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Why the Pixie Will Always be a Statement

Reagan Breinholt's picture

Mia Farrow was one of the pioneers of this chic hairstyle.

The pixie haircut has been around for a while now. I love a good pixie and there's always been a tiny part of me that wants to try it. What I love about pixies, is that they are such a statement. It's a bold move if you think about it, sort of like a hair investment. You're putting all your faith that you're going to look good without very much hair. And if it doesn't look good? You're stuck like that for practically a year before you are even long enough for a bob. To me, that's what makes a pixie so cool. The type of girl who gets a pixie is the type that says "Listen, it's only hair…So it's short! I've got cooler things to worry about.”

If you look at the celebrities with pixies over the last several decades, it's the cool girls rather than the typical hot girl (sex symbol types) who are always rocking them. Twiggy in the 60s, Mia Farrow in the 70s, Jamie Lee Curtis in the 80s, Winona Ryder in the 90s and Audrey Tautou in the early 2000s. They are all very beautiful, sexy women, but their style is more "cool girl" than "hot girl" if you get what I mean. Now we have Emma Watson, Carrie Mulligan and of course Michelle Williams all wearing pixies. This cropped cut seems to always be around, but never becomes the "it" cut. Which is why it will always be a bold statement.

I'm always excited to see which celebrity will go pixie next! Have you ever worn a pixie?


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