When I was at the Game Developer's Conference in the spring, I think every second woman at the conference had this haircut. To me it comes across as the 'I am tough, but I want to look like a girl" kind of thing, but it seems like it is almost trying too hard. Some women can really pull it off, but a lot seem to be doing it because they want to piggyback what it means and it seems like a safe way of being risky. Which kind of counter-acts the attempt at being risky in the first place. I do think it can look really good on certain people though, so it's not something that I would criticize someone for. But it is definitely a hairstyle that has quickly developed an associated 'meaning'.
I hate it. :/ Mostly because it's very restrictive. Not every outfit or hairstyle is going to compliment 1/4th of a shaved head. For example, it wouldn't look right if she put her hair in a bun and wore something business wear. It also just screams "SHEEP!!" So many girls are only doing that because it's trendy and they would have never done it on their own had a ton of other females not done it first.
I very much like styles similar to this - I think it is very individual in the sense that sometimes you like to see something different more experimental - A lot of the time it depends on the girl with the hairstyle, it often really suits some girls.
Dislike it, its unfeminine as well as a red flag. From my experience side-cuts are generally a way of self-destructive behaviour. Cutting away the beauty of hair, especially on women, is a huge huge red flag.
Noooooooo, sorry to tell you but a big no for this hair style. It's somehow like a project given to barbers where they asked to display some random no of hair styles and the best styles will be implemented further and the above given is the remained behind.
My friend has pretty much this exact hairstyle! Except that the shaved part is a slightly smaller area (it doesn't reach quite that far behind her ear and it's not as high up). She has wavy hair like that too, slightly darker. I think it looks really good on her. However, very few people can pull it off. You need to have the right kind of face, the right sense of style (my friend's is a bit more punk/laid back) and the right kind of personality.
its very restrictive you have to have the right bone structure and even then it only looks good for that particular hair style but if you are having a lazy day and just want to put it in a bun, you can't do that. And when you grow it out, it looks lopsided and weird.