So you’re craving a major hair change. May we suggest trying the pixie cut? To prove that pixie cuts are universally flattering (and provide a bit of inspiration for your hairstylist!), we’ve rounded up the women who have inspired us with this short hairstyle over the decades. From, Twiggy to Teyana Taylor, it’s time you try the A-list short ‘do.
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Charlize Theron, 2020
Charlize Theron proves you can style the pixie for any occasion, including the red carpet. This cut was done by hair legend Adir Abergel.
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Zoe Kravitz, 2020
The coolest of all cool-girls has rocked the pixie for sometime now—and we become re-obsessed with it every time we see a photo of her. The tight style frames the starlet’s face and showcases her delicate features.
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Singer Halsey shows off her ear-skimming cut while in the hot seat at Jimmy Fallon.
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Teyana Taylor, 2020
Taylor is known for a few things: her amazing dancing skills (we’ll never forget “Fade”), her abs, and her perfect choppy pixie cut.
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Jada Pinkett-Smith, 2020
About a week into the new decade, Jada Pinkett-Smith deemed it the Era of the Pixie. She traded her blonde braids for a curly pixie with bangs, a switch we’ll be bringing to our stylists ASAP.
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Jodie Turner-Smith, 2019
It’s the gorgeous finger waves, a nod to Old Hollywood Glamour, for me. She paired this look by hairstylist Larry Sims with graphic liner, a single drop earring, and a Gucci dress for a modern siren look at the Queen and Slim premiere.
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Bella Hadid, 2019
Model Bella Hadid is no stranger to a hair makeover—like this slick pixie that she rocked at the 2019 Met Gala. More recently, she also rocked a shaggier platinum version for Dior.
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Rowan Blanchard, 2019
“Chopped all my hair off happy 2019,” Blanchard declared on her Instagram Stories when debuting her new look. But the change has proved timeless. At the Vanity Fair Oscars party, she juxtaposed the modernity of the cut with Old Hollywood waves.
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For the ACE Awards, Ciara took a “1, 2 Step” to her stylist’s salon chair. She emerged with a choppy, dark pixie cut with layers and fringe. The simplistic look complements her enviable bone structure and, perhaps, pays homage to her 2009 flirtation with the chop.
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Joey King, 2019
After chopping her hair short for Hulu’s The Act, King transitioned from buzz cut to pixie perfection effortlessly. Her look has remained versatile, sometimes worn spiky and severe and others, as she did at the Emmys, styled soft and layered.
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Scarlett Johansson, 2018
Scarlett Johansson gives her cut a deep side part and casually sweeps it across her forehead. The talented actress has kept her hair short for over three years now and it doesn’t look like she’ll be going back to long locks anytime soon.
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Cardi B., 2018
For her first red carpet appearance since the birth of Kulture, Cardi B. pulled out all the stops—including this classic and elegant pixie cut, a collaboration between hairstylists Sean Christopher Fears and Tokyo Stylez.
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Katy Perry, 2018
Hair chameleon Katy Perry ushered in her 30s with a short, bleached bob, telling W that it made her feel liberated.
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Maria Borges, 2018
The Victoria Secret model made history when she wore her natural hair down the VS Fashion Show runway. The short style suits the beauty who has fluctuated from a longer fro to this short pixie fro.
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Ruby Rose, 2017
We all wish we could look as cool as Ruby Rose. The Australian beauty adds depth to the short cut with honey browns and rich caramel highlights.
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Tyra Banks, 2017
We’re digging Banks’ hazel pixie that matches her golden eyes. The supermodel styled her strands to the front creating a fun faux hawk.
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Cara Delevingne, 2017
The model turned actress took the big chop in April 2017 and has been sticking with the short hair ever since. Delevingne can accessorize a pixie like no one else, adding headbands, clips, and bows to spice it up.
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Kristen Wiig, 2017
The hilarious actress adds plunging bangs to her pixie cut. The dark roots create a bit of edge and pair nicely with the dirty blonde hair color.
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A true hair chameleon, Zendaya can wear any style and make it look natural. This platinum blonde bowl cut is a piece of cake for her.
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Michelle Williams, 2017
“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 British ELLE in 2011, referring to her late partner Heath Ledger. We hope she keeps the sweet and sentimental cut forever.
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Janelle Monae, 2017
Janella Monae experiments with a red carpet pixie, topping the look with a gilded headpiece.
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Viola Davis, 2017
Viola Davis turns the pixie into an Oscar-winning hair look.
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We’re gonna go ahead and assume Kehlani’s cut was inspired in part by Salt N’ Pepa.
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Lupita Nyong’o, 2016
Lupita Nyong’o wears her short curls pushed back with a chic headband.
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Jennifer Hudson, 2016
Shaved on the sides, pushed forward in the back.
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Halsey gelled her short hair skyward for a modern take on the ’60s greaser look.
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Lena Dunham, 2015
Lena Dunham returned to the pixie club in March 2015 after first trying the look two years before. She showed off the short ‘do on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
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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.
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Jennifer Lawrence, 2014
Jennifer Lawrence is living proof that a pixie cant can be as versatile as any hair length. She debuted her chopped hair on her Facebook, during her Hunger Games: Catching Fire press trail.
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Pamela Anderson, 2014
Pamela Anderson may have been America’s blonde bombshell in the nineties, frolicking on the beach as her long hair whipped through the wind, but this shorter style suits her.
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