Last Updated on February 4, 2023 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. 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 pixie cuts.
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The Pixie Cut: Young Hollywood’s New Hair Trend
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Don’t forget to take the opportunity to show off some gorgeous dangling earrings with this type of cut.
Looking for more hairstyle ideas? Check out this easy bow hairstyle.
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