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The 20 Best Celebrity Pixie Cuts
       2015/3/25 11:01:13
It has such a sweet little name, but it has been worn by some of the biggest, boldest, and bravest stars throughout history. Proving the cut has staying power, Pamela Anderson (yes, really!) and Jennifer Lawrence have recently debuted their own versions. Here, we round up the women who have inspired us with this short hairstyle over the decades. 


Julianne Hough, 2014
The former Dancing with the Stars favorite is not a stranger to short hair, she has gone from long waves to an asymmetrical bob and back again. But she just got a little more drastic and joined the pixie club. We like!


Jennifer Lawrence 



Michelle Williams, 2013
"I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it." Williams told us in 2011. After three years of wearing the beloved look, however, it seems the actress is now thinking of going long again. 


Miley Cyrus, 2013
"Tick tock tick tock," Cyrus wrote to her Twitter fans, only a short time before posting a photo of hairstylist Chris McMillan about to chop off her girl-next-door locks. The big reveal was a drastic bleached pixie cut with shaved sides and long bangs that sent the social space into a frenzy. But the singer stood by her look. "Never felt more me in my whole life," she wrote in response, and proceeded to win over her naysayers by showing them just how gorgeous gutsy can be.



Hall Berry, 2013
When Berry first cut her hair short in 1989, her manager told the future Oscar winner she was never going to get work. She believes she booked her first role in the TV series Living Dolls simply because she stood out among all the other actresses with long, wavy strands.



Charlize Theron, 2013
When you're playing a chracter named Imperator Furiosa, not just any hairdo will do. That's why Theron went bold and shaved off every last strand for her upcoming film Mad Max: Fury Road. She said it took her about three months to get it to the perfect pixie length, and she showed us just how perfect that length could be at the 2013 Academy Awards.


Anne Hathaway, 2012
As she shed her hair for playing the role of grisette Fantine in Les Misérables, Hathaway admitted she shed tears as well. But, alas, all that woe was for naught. Afterall, she took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her part in the film and soon became a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet, as well.



Rihanna, 2012
At the MTV VMAs, Rihanna took home the award for best video of the year for "We Found Love," and also put together one of our favorite beauty looks of the year, with the debut of her pixie cut that looked downright stunning with bright red lipstick and a white gown.


Ginnifer Goodwin, 2011
This actress is so attached to her pixie cut that she now has a wig clause written into every one of her contracts. "I find it hard to express myself when I'm growing out a very bad chracter haircut," she said. "As long as I can wear a wig, I can be any chracter and in real life I can be myself."



Emma Watson, 2010
Watson got a magical makeover when the Harry Potter series wrapped filming, trimming her shoulder-length hair into this pixie style that transformed her from Hermione Granger into a red-carpet superstar.


Carey Mulligan, 2010
It's been red, it's been brunette. It's been braided, it's been set with fingerwaves. It's been worn every which way, but we still can't get enough of Mulligan's pixie paired with a Prada dress and Fred Leighton earrings at the 2010 Academy Awards.


Victoria Beckham, 2008
Some refer to it as the "poxie." We prefer to simply call it the chic hairstyle that marked her transition from pop star Posh Spice to fashion star Victoria Beckham. She unveiled the look at the same time she unveiled her first ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week.


Katie Holmes, 2008
What could create even more of a sensation than Holmes' chin-length bob? The wispy pixie that followed it.


Agyness Deyn, 2008
"It really depends on how I'm feeling," the model told Fashionologie about her famous punk-influenced short hairstyle. "It's something I like to express in addition to the way I dress. I've done that all the way through growing up. You just get to the point of shaving it all off, and I've gone through years where I dye it, shave it, grow it out, and have fun with it all over again."



Natalie Portman, 2006
"It was a one-shot deal, and that was the most stressful thing about the experience," Portman said of her scene in V for Vendetta in which her hair is shaved off. It was hairstylist Mark Townsend who made certain growing out the buzz cut wouldn't be as stressful, leaving her hair longer on top for what he said offered her more versatility.


Keira Knightley, 2005
Due to an overlap in the filming schedule, Knightley wore a wig for her final scenes in Pride & Prejudice to cover the tough pixie cut she took on for her role as Domino Harvey, the Ford model turned bounty hunter. The wig wasn't needed on the red carpet, however, where she made the choppy ombré style every bit as romantic as anything Mr. Darcy would have wanted.


Keri Russell, 1999
It was the cut that almost everyone eventually had an opinion on, due to the amount of controversy it stirred. When hairstylist Philip Carreon traded in Russell's long ringlets for this short curly look to kick off her second season starring in Felicity, the show's executives blamed it for a drop in the ratings. Russell, meanwhile, called it liberating. "It has been so good for me," she said at the time. "It's been such a freeing thing, because I've had hair down to my bum since I was 15."


Linda Evangelista, 1989
It was the moment that defined her career and apparently quadrupled her rate, but Evangelista said she wept as hairstylist Julien d'Ys created the layered chestnut pixie that she would later describe as "bowl cut with sideburns."


Mia Farrow, 1968
"Your invaluable sleuth to hair history" is what the actress declared herself in a recent letter to the New York Times, in which she set the record straight on who exactly was responsible for her short haircut. "I had literally cut it myself earlier that year—with a pair of fingernail scissors," Farrow wrote. "Vidal Sassoon is mentioned in the book Rosemary's Baby and the film. So, Paramount decided to stage a photo shoot in which Mr. Sassoon trimmed my 1 1/2-inch hair to 1 inch. The whole event was taken in good spirits." As it should have been; Sassoon was reportedly paid $5,000 for the press stunt and, until Farrow's letter, given all the credit for being the mastermind behind her iconic style.


Audrey Hepburn, 1953
The 1950s gave rise to hairstyles named the bouffant, the flip, the poodle, and, yes, even the artichoke. But it was the pixie cut, which Hepburn revealed in Roman Holiday, that has had the most enduring impact. The crop was part of the film's storyline, about a princess who goes incognito—thanks to a hairdresser chopping off her long strands—to get a break from her royal duties.




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