The Pixie Cut: Young Hollywood’s New Hair Trend

Last Updated on January 27, 2024 by Ellen Christian

When you think of the pixie cut, what Hollywood icons come to mind? For me, pixie cuts remind me of Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy. They’re classics. 

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The Pixie Cut: Young Hollywood's New Hair Trend

The Pixie Cut: Young Hollywood’s New Hair Trend

Every bit the lady with a unique style and look that is all their own. Of course, current icons like Mia Farrow and Madonna are also known for wearing this hair style.

A few Hollywood icons will always be known for their pixie cuts: Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow, Jean Seberg are just some of the names that come to mind.

Younger stars with this style

While longer locks have long dominated the red carpet in recent years, this style has emerged as a refreshing trend among some of Hollywood’s brightest young starlets like Emma Watson, Vanessa Hudgens, Mia Wasikowska, and Evan Rachel Wood.

The Pixie Cut: Young Hollywood's New Hair Trend

Writer Leslie Gornstein of the Los Angeles Times recently checked in with Carla Gentile about the evolution of this haircut and how it can transform a young actress from fairly unknown to major fashion starlet.

The Pixie Cut: Young Hollywood's New Hair Trend

How do you wear this hairstyle?

This hairstyle is typically worn longer on the top and front and shorter on the sides and back. It can refer to the classic style worn by many fashion icons in our past as well as the more edgy styles worn by today’s stars.

A pixie cut 2018 style can include longer layers that appear grown out or a razored, shaggy look.

The Pixie Cut: Young Hollywood's New Hair Trend

Short pixie cut

Of course, not all pixie cuts look the same. A short pixie cut like the one often seen on Twiggy or Halle Berry will look different than the long pixie cut seen on Audrey Hepburn or Pink.

The Pixie Cut: Young Hollywood's New Hair Trend

Pixie cut with bangs

Whether or not you wear your pixie cut with bangs will depend on where your part is. You can create a typical bang with a center part. Or, try a sideswipe with a side part.

You may find it helpful to use mousse to add body or a more textured look to your hair.

The Pixie Cut: Young Hollywood's New Hair Trend

Textured pixie cut

One of the reasons that this style has been around for so many years is its versatility. If you opt for a textured pixie cut, you can change your appearance easily to a more edgy look.

How to dress with a pixie cut

This style can lend a chic and modern edge to your overall look. To accentuate this hairstyle, opt for outfits with clean lines and contemporary styles.

Consider high-neck tops and dresses to draw attention to your neck and face, and to create a balanced silhouette. Additionally, earrings can be your best ally. Large hoops or long drop earrings can elongate the face and bring a touch of glamour to your look.

Don’t forget to take the opportunity to show off some gorgeous dangling earrings with this type of cut. Find out more about the best earrings for short hair.

Remember, the key to dressing with a short cut is to let it be the star of your ensemble, so keep your outfit simple, yet tasteful.

Looking for more hairstyle ideas? Check out this easy bow hairstyle.