I can only imagine how liberating it must feel to take the leap towards the ever so sophisticated pixie cut, made popular by 60s icons Twiggy, Jean, and Mia. Unfussy and easy to manage, the face-transforming do certainly isn’t for everyone. But honestly, what’s the worse that can happen? When all is said and done, hair does grow out. So would you ever be brave enough to go for the full chop?
(images from Pixie Cropped, Vogue, & Karla’s Closet)
What an amazing collection of inspo photos! I’ve never gone pixie but I have the feeling I’m working my way up to it… My last chop was inspired by this:
And not only did I go all the way with the bangs but I also lost a good 6 inches off my already fairly short hair! (you can see some shocked photos of me on my blog’s facebook if you’re curious) It feels super liberating and exciting, and I think that while I’m feeling adventurous I’ll probably keep going shorter before I eventually grow it out again. Just the thought of going pixie gives me vertigo! Definitely bookmarking these photos for future inspiration!
I absolutely love the pixie cut, seriously must feel so good and liberating. Unfortunately I totally don’t have the face for it. Thanks for sharing these photos though! So beautiful!
If I could pull this off I would. I think Anne just looks gorgeous in a pixie cut.
Love how they style it!! Beautiful face even more beautiful with this hair cut:)
I really love this hair style!!
I cut my hair into a pixie a few months ago and dont think I’ll ever go back 🙂
love this! it´s my haircut! xo, Alma
Love your article. Oh I have done that too. I am a trendsurvivor ! The drawback is that it grows so quickly that you need a haircut every month to maintain a super cool pixie hairstyle.
See you in my blog, maybe.
Love it!! Wish i cut my hair like this!!
this look is really adorable on the right people! you definitely have to have a beautiful face to pull it off! charlize’s new do at the oscars last night was also a great example of a pixie!
The Pixie is a cute cut/style. I wore it in the 70’s. But as a kid all I looked like was a boy till I filled out. 🙂 But I had 3 brothers who were barbers so cuts were free.
It looks soooo good on Anne Hathaway!
Love when women wear it short…and it looks wonderful..
I love the pixie cut though the shortest I’ve ever gone is to a short angled bob that was shorter in the back and face framing in the front. It was SO liberating and my hair felt so much healthier, getting a fresh start, but I think the pixie would be too extreme for me!
yep, i love short cuts, but my curly hairs are too messy for it. but i was in love with winona ryder’s hair in girl interrupted.
I used to have a pixie and it really suited me. I miss it so much! Unfortunately in my attempt to become more commercial (i work as a model) I decided to grow it out and I’ve reached my second ‘wall’ and am therefore missing it more than ever!
Here is my 2 cents on how to choose a hairstyle and how to deal with those growing pains (as tempting as it is to just go back to short!):
If anyone can help me decide whether to keep my fringe (bangs) or grow it out, I would really appreciate that too!
p.s. @Ewa I love short curly hair! Not pixie length, but a bit longer so it’s like a cherubic halo of curls… gorgeous!!
I’m a bit older than all of you lovlies, and have been wearing my hair like this for the past 15 yrs!! Take the plunge, you may never go back to long hair
Nice hairstyle !
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I have curly hair and had wanted to cut it all off for ages. Did it about two years ago (went from bra strap length when flat ironed, a little shorter when curly to a pixie) and it felt amazing. I never thought I had the face for it but when going short (even pixie short) there are certain cuts and styling tips that can change it enough to fit your face, I was lucky enough to find a great stylist. I loved my cut so SO much (I even dyed it pink which I also wanted to do for a long time) but I also started missing my curls terribly so I started growing it out a year ago. I’m a dancer and definitely got funny looks when I cut it, I’m also from Mexico (where I still live) and people got a bit judgmental (“woman shouldn’t have short hair!!”) but most people liked it. I totally see my self doing it again, definitely worth trying 🙂
They looks great in that hairstyle. Have a nice monday.
i love this style.
i will do it one day when i get tired of my hippie hair.
OMG, now I want to cut my hair.
I completely adore this look- but not on me. I think you have to have naturally straight hair- which I don’t- and a semi strong jawline. The look needs to be edgy so that you can add in your own style. Which lots of times turns out to be ultra girly and sexy. Props to those who can pull it off- I’m jealous.
so gorgeous xx
I did it last spring. My hair had become very damaged and I decided that the only way to get it back in shape would be to chop it off and start from scratch. I had had short hair once before, but not nearly as short as a pixie. It felt super liberating to cut it all off, and it was really fun to look so very different all of a sudden, but I decided to grow it out again after a couple of cuts because it wasn’t versitile and needed very regular upkeep, which sort of cramped my style. It’s almost to a chin-length bob now. Looking at this photos almost makes me want to cut it again, but the growing out process has been so frustrating that I think I’ll go long again for a few years before I cut it short again. It would be a great option for just after having a baby, I think, because it is so fast and easy.
They all look gorgeous!
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I chopped my bra-length hair off december 31th and it was the best decision ever made! Happy new hair, is what I liked to say ^^ Only problem is that awesomm mullet that keeps coming back….
did it last month! have always had long hair and “that” ponytail. i love it!
gonna take these to my hairdresser next week: pixie it is!
love these photos! Pinning them for the next time I get the itch to go pixie – I’ve had many of these cuts over the years, and love them dearly. It’s so liberating and fun!
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i am SO into this. i’ve been thinking about chopping my hair off for months. i think i’m in the home stretch. closing in on it! 🙂 can’t wait.
I’m always torn with growing my hair out and cutting it short. Living in a tropical country, a pixie cut is just perfect for the warm sunny days! Nothing feels better than a short fuss-free cut on a hot day. Your post isn’t helping make my hair dilemma any easier tho. Those photos make it look even more inviting!
i rocked the F out of a pixie cut in my younger years.. i was thin enough in the face to pull it off, just that once, though. years later, i unearthed a few great polaroids of my dainty do and i tried to return to my former glory.. not so much luck. i’ll never forget those magical years of my living my “prime” (haha, shucks, i could give myself a tiny break). Anyone who is considering the leap… start short then get shorter. it’s easier to handle the change that way, i found.
The pixie cut is one of those cool hairstyles that is so boyish yet so feminine at the same time. Unfortunately i could never carry it because of my round face 🙁
I had long long hair till my butt, and one day didn’t say to anybody anything and cut it to a pixie cut. I was and still am very happy about it. Next thing I did- I am blond from last month. So I definitely love to do smth with hair, because I know it will grow up. No fear about changes and I guess it is the easiest change that I can make.
I don’t think that I could ever do that to my hair!
I love pixie cuts… I think they are so cute… I just wish I had enough courage to cut my hair off.
bleached the hell out of mine and so i had to have it cut off, it wasn’t long to begin with but not it’s well above my ears and it just makes me feel self-confident and like a little boy.
my plan : kil my hair with bleach and a perm wich i real want to do and then go for the pixie cut 🙂
i’ve already done it and i loved it but it sucks when you want to go back to long hair and don’t have money to go to the hairdresser a lott.
YES! I’ve always wanted to take the plunge, but I really don’t think it would look good on me unfortunately. But when people do rock it, I’m so so envious.
This is one of the trends I absolutely adore but I somehow can’t find the courage to try it! The selection above almost makes me want to try it!! 🙂
I’ve had a pixie for three years now. I try to change it a little bit every time. It’s so easy to maintain and it looks so good that I’ve never really considered letting my hair grow again, although it was originally one of those crazy decisions I made when my ex left me 🙂
I love the pixie cut! Although having afro hair makes it literally impossible to sport the look without getting extensions in!
OMG I love this post! And it couldn’t have come at at better time. Since I’m seriously contemplating getting a pixie cut. I’ve been thinking about it for year, but i just don’t have the courage to do it. But Anne Hathaway’s look is really making me consider taking the scissors.
I so would like to do a pixie cut! However as my hair is curly and does not behave as I want to most of the time I’m not sure that’s a good idea. All people I’ve seen with this cut always have straight hair and I don’t know if its worth to flatten it every day 🙁 You don’t have any suggestions or pictures of people with curly hair that have a pixie cut?
Love this pictures and love short hair. Everyone should try it st least once in their lifetime! I cut my hair short several times, grown it out, cut it of again. Now it has been short for almost a year, and this time I’m not going back. At the moment I sport a very short pixie, with clipped neck and sides, a real summer haircut!