While variations of the pixie haircut have been around since the 1920s, it was Mia Farrow who introduced and popularized the pixie haircut to the world when she played a harassed mother in Rosemary’s Baby in the 60s.
If you’ve had a blemish on short boyish haircuts, now is the time to take action! And you have at your disposal several justifications to motivate your choice.
This type of haircut is ideal on hot summer days, but it is extremely fashionable. Let’s remember that celebrities like Katy Perry and Cara Delvingne are among those who gave up long hair in favour of short haircuts. Even Kylie Jenner and model Gigi Hadid sometimes play with short wigs for their appearances in front of the cameras.
How do you know which pixie suits you?
There is no doubt that pixie haircuts are super stylish, but how do you know if such a haircut will suit you? Is simple. Make an appointment with your stylist and consult together. The specialist will pay close attention to the shape of your face, the direction of hair growth and will study your daily care routine. All this before I recommend you briefly you should cut your hair or how big the change should be.
Short and versatile
Fortunately, pixie haircuts are super versatile and believe us you will have many options for styling yourself. When it comes to pixie, the choices are endless, and you can experience as many as you want, even with short hair. At least, in the morning when you wake up, don’t worry about your hair, how it looks, how you style it. All you need is a brush, two clever hands, a splash of styling wax for extra effect.
Since then, women all over have taken to this trend because it’s so versatile and easy to wear, being a little less than a bob but more than a buzz cut. It’s practically halfway between the two, and it looks stunning, so here are more celebrities who have sported it – all for your inspiration!
1. The Charlize Theron Pixie Haircut
Charlize is one of the major celebrities and Hollywood A-listers who was wearing the pixie haircut long before it actually became a major trend. She made a fabulous choice of it too because it perfectly complements her bone structure.
2. The Natalie Portman Pixie Haircut
We know well enough that Natalie Portman is not one to shy away from major transformations when it comes to movie roles. She lost a lot of weight for Black Swan and even said goodbye to her long hair by shaving her head when she had to, which led her to this awesome pixie haircut.
3. The Audrey Tatou Pixie Haircut
French actress Audrey Tatou is here to model a slightly longer, more overgrown type of pixie haircut that reminds us of what French chic meant back in the 2000s. Use some hair wax to style this haircut.
4. The Mia Farrow
Here is the pixie that started it all (or at least one of them). This is actress Mia Farrow photographed by Bill Eppridge in 1967. She was allegedly given the renowned short haircut by Vidal Sassoon but later revealed that she had actually cut her hair with a pair of fingernail scissors some months before.
5. The Halsey
It wasn’t until Halsey dyed her hair blonde and chopped it all of to this remarkable pixie that we noticed how much she actually looks like Marilyn Monroe. Also, notice the subtle shaved sides.
6. The Zendaya Short Hair Idea
Is there anything that Zendaya cannot pull off at this point? It is true that she uses weaves, extensions, and wigs most of the time to get all the different looks, but she fabulously rocked this two-tone short choppy pixie too.
7. The Cara Delavigne Pixie Haircut
Even though this dark and almost natural brunette is not her color, Cara still looks good and manages to pull it off. The choice of pixie might have been a bit unfortunate – because of the bangs – but the supermodel is beautiful enough to make it work.
8. The Zoe Kravitz Pixie Haircut
Here’s Zoe Kravitz at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival. She was attending the screening of Racer and the Jailbird and definitely caught everyone’s eye with her daring pixie haircut and nude smoky eye.
9. The Jamie Lee Curtis
Doesn’t it feel like actress Jamie Lee Curtis has been wearing this haircut for the longest time? It doesn’t really matter because this natural salt and pepper pixie haircut makes her look wonderful.
10. The Kaley Cuoco Pixie Haircut
A few years ago, The Big Bang Theory leading lady Kaley Cuoco chopped off her good girl next door blond tresses into a classic feathered pixie. Sheldon didn’t like it, but we absolutely adored her in it – she can really rock this short style!
11. The Judi Dench Pixie Haircut
Another thespian who seems unable to part with a haircut that makes her look this incredibly good is Judi Dench. The British actress has settled into this silver pixie haircut many years ago – although she wears wigs on set when she has to have long hair.
12. The Emma Watson Pixie Haircut
We’re not supposed to have favorites, but we consider this one of actress’ Emma Watson’s best looks so far. This simple haircut highlighted her finely carved features, and we really wish she would go back to it.
13. The Audrey Hepburn
The same can be said about Audrey Hepburn who was an equally elegant and feminine actress and person. Therefore, her boyish pixie did nothing but enhance those features and make her look like a little doll.
14. The Shailene Woodley
Actress Shailene Woodley is proof that a pixie haircut works on round faces as well. She opted for a very natural nutmeg brown color that matches her eyes and makes her look distinguished and a little more mature.
15. The Drew Barrymore Pixie Haircut
Drew Barrymore in the 90s was the epitome of cool. In fact, we still look to her when we need some style and makeup inspiration because she was just that good. Here she is with a blonde pixie haircut with black roots.
16. The Sharon Stone
When you look like Sharon Stone, there’s really not much you can do wrong. The actress opted for a longer version of the pixie – volumized and layered – in her signature blonde. We also love that she’s making glasses look sexy.
17. The Victoria Beckham Pixie Haircut
Posh Spice has been on a true roller coaster – hair-wise. Not all her choices have been the best ones, but this particular dark pixie haircut is to die for. She really has the Mia Farrow look, the brunette version.
18. The Rooney Mara Pixie Haircut
The same goes for actress Rooney Mara who is sporting the exact same type of pixie haircut as Victoria Beckham and Mia Farrow, only in chestnut brown. The hair color matches her eyes and is highlighted by the red lipstick.
19. The Demi Moore
Another actress who wore the pixie long before we made a passion for it was Demi Moore. Back in the 90s, Demi was one of the ‘it’ girls of Hollywood and everyone wanted her hair. Remember when Monica from Friends intended to cut her hair like her but failed?
20. The Kristen Stewart Pixie Haircut
It was only natural that Kristen Stewart’s pixie haircut to be just as edgy as she is. It’s an overgrown asymmetrical version of the classic, which she paired with metallic gray makeup and nude lipstick for this occasion.
21. The Katy Perry Pixie Haircut
A few years ago, Katy Perry pulled a Miley Cyrus and cut all her hair off into a platinum pixie. She’s since returned to long hair and interesting colors.
22. The Miley Cyrus
Speaking of Miley, here’s a closeup of the platinum pixie that marked her transition from her early Hannah Montana-good girl days into her bad girl persona. She has come back since then and regrew her hair.
23. The Pink Pixie Haircut
A lady who has never been afraid to give us some attitude and not just when she was going through a rebellious teenage phase is none other than Pink. She has stayed true to her edgy persona.
24. The Kelly Osbourne Pixie Haircut
For some people, the matchy-matchy game is too much – but not for Kelly Osborne. The combination of purple hair and lipstick is definitely her look!
25. The Evan Rachel Wood Pixie Haircut
Even though she has long, flowing hair in Westworld, in real life, Evan Rachel Wood wears a pixie haircut with short elongating locks. Her color of choice is caramel blonde which highlights her baby blue eyes.
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26. The Ruby Rose
We love the beautiful Ruby Rose with this gorgeous metallic silver pixie haircut. She looks edgy and cool, exactly like we would have wanted to look.
27. The Rita Ora Pixie Haircut
Did you know that Rita Ora has naturally curly hair? You can’t really tell because she does such a fine job of hiding it all the time. But we really like how she looks with straight hair too!
28. The Halle Berry
Actress Halle Berry also has curly hair in real life, although she wears her curls from time to time. However, she is partial to this sleek and feathery pixie haircut that flatters her slim bone structure.
29. The Tyra Banks
If Tyra says a pixie haircut is all the rage right now, you’d better believe her. This former supermodel went for chestnut brown with golden highlights and under lights – the perfect color combination for fall!
30. The Nicole Ari Parker
You may remember this actress from movies such as Brown Sugar which posited existential questions the likes of ‘When did you fall in love with hip-hop?’ She’s as young and beautiful as ever with a gorgeous chocolate-colored pixie haircut.
31. The Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren’s pixie haircut is more a cross between a long pixie and a short bob. She also wears it in combination with a set of wispy bangs. Her color of choice is platinum white that does wonders for her eyes.
32. The Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has come a long way since she played the teenage girl with bad hair in The Princess Diaries in 2001. She has now turned into a sophisticated and mature woman, as proved by this elegant pixie haircut.
33. The Kirsten Dunst
This dirty blonde is a dream come true for every girl out there with blue or green eyes and fair skin. Kirsten Dunst makes a case for the pixie cut as well, showing us that less is more indeed.
34. The Julie Walters
She may have been the motherly redhead that lead the Weasley clan in the Harry Potter series but, in real life, Julie Walters sports a fantastic and edgy spiked pixie cut in a creamy and beige blonde shade.
35. The Jennifer Lawrence
People all over the world gasped when Jennifer Lawrence cut off all her hair into this marvelous blonde pixie – she looked cute and girly.
36. The Lea Seydoux
French chic truly knows no limits, and none other embodies it as well as actress Lea Seydoux. She played Belle in the French version of Beauty and the Beast long before Emma Watson did, a superb version of the movie you should definitely watch.
37. The Carey Mulligan
Is Carey Mulligan the British version of Lea Seydoux? Perhaps! Both actresses have the same ineffable and feminine quality about them that makes them so attractive to the camera. And they both look so good with a pixie haircut!
38. The Mia Wasikowska
Isn’t actress Mia Wasikowska the spitting image of Mia Farrow? They even have the same name. If they ever make a biopic of the late actress, Wasikowska should definitely play her.
39. The Christy Turlington
She was one of the biggest supermodels of the 90s and one of the best representatives of the pixie haircut, in our opinion. Christy Turlington definitely had the bone structure required to pull off this hairstyle.
40. The Lily Collins
Actress Lily Collins went for a much longer version of the classic pixie cut which actually brings her closer to a bob – but not quite there yet. This can be a fantastic inspiration for you if you want to grow out your hair.
41. The Ginnifer Goodwin
Ginnifer Goodwin might be the best-looking person with a round face to wear a pixie haircut on our list. It simply suits her incredibly well. She wears the proper makeup and accessories for it as well.
42. The Keira Knightley
Back in the 2000s, Keira Knightley was going through a rebellious phase and decided to go for this shaggy pixie cut. As it turns out, it still holds today and has not become outdated one bit.
43. The Mandy Moore
The same cannot be said, unfortunately, about this long, feathery, and volumized pixie haircut that Mandy Moore used to wear when she was younger. Of course, it was all the rage back then, but it’s off the shelf now.
44. The Lena Headey
Many people couldn’t actually believe it when they found out that Cersei Lannister of the much-beloved Game of Thrones does not have long, blonde hair in real life. In fact, actress Lena Headey has short, black tresses.
45. The Kate Hudson
Another actress who might have missed the mark a little with her choice is Kate Hudson. Although she is still as beautiful as ever but this type of super short and textured pixie cut doesn’t help her face shape.
46. The Wynona Ryder
The stunning Wynona Ryder wore the pixie haircut before most of us even knew what it was. Who can forget how amazing and original she looked in Autumn in New York wearing a ball gown and a pixie cut?
47. The Michelle Williams
Actress Michelle Williams has been a fan of the pixie for the longest time. On-screen, she wears weaves, wigs or extensions, but in real life, she cannot say goodbye to the platinum pixie.
48. The Claire Foy
It was a little difficult for audiences all over the world to see their beloved Queen Elizabeth chop off her vintage and royal curls, but Claire Foy looks cute enough with this pixie cut to make it all better.
49. The Gemma Arterton
We absolutely love the small and wispy baby bangs actress Gemma Arterton decided to add to this lovely pixie haircut. They cut across her forehead and sweeten her otherwise square face.
50. The Scarlet Johansson
Scarlet Johansson has never looked better than with this outstanding vanilla blonde color that matches her glowing tanned skin and sets off her blue eyes. She paired it off with golden makeup and baby pink lips.
Things You Need to Take Into Account Before Cutting Short
- Long hair is heavy and hanging, short hair is lighter. This means that if you have natural curls, they will redefine themselves, accentuating them.
- The styling kit will most likely need to be replaced. You need smaller brushes to help you work your hair easier.
- Taking care and arranging short hair takes less time. First of all, it will dry faster. After being blown out by 50%, use the dryer to get volume, apply a little hair mousse and let it dry completely. That’s it. But you won’t be able to resort to emergency styling – ponytail or light braiding.
- You will use less shampoo, but you will need to cut your hair more often to maintain your haircut.
- It will take you a while to get used to the new length, but it doesn’t take an essential element out of your mind – it grows back. Two and a half centimeters a month.
- Try to understand why you want to get a haircut. Maybe the desire for change has deeper implications and the last thing you will need would be another major change.
- Take into account – and so will the stylist, the texture of the hair and the shape of the face. The length, for example, is decided by the shape of the face, the head, the line of the jaw and the neck. It will radically change the way you look, which can lead to changes in your wardrobe. Sometimes dramatic.
All the pixie haircut versions stem from the same grandmother – the ones that appeared in the 1920s. However, as you have seen from our list, the pixie cut comes in different shapes and sizes and can accommodate every type of face out there.
So with so many options, which ones of these are your favorites? Let us know in the comment section below which kind of pixie you’re planning on getting!
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