If you are up-to-date on your celebrity gossip, then you are well aware of the takeover of the “Pixie” among starlets and singers. This year alone, we have seen A-list stars such as Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Hudson, Pamela Anderson and Kristin Chenoweth take the short leap.
History of the Pixie
Pixie cuts first became popular for flapper girls in the 1920’s. Once the Roaring Twenties slowed, the pixie cut became a bit of a rarity. Then the famous Audrey Hepburn wore the style in her film, Roman Holiday, in 1953. In the 1960’s actress Mia Farrow and British supermodel Twiggy rocked the pixie cut. It became even more popular later by Goldie Hawn in Laugh-In. Fast forward to modern celebs who cut away their long locks, Winona Ryder, Alyssa Milano, Anne Hathaway, Emma Roberts, Natalie Portman and of course, Miley Cyrus.
The Modern Cut
Today, the pixie cut is out in full force and hasn’t been this popular since the days of Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn. For women of the non-celebrity variety, there are several pros and cons to consider before buddying up to the scissors:
- A Newly Found Confidence: If you feel like you’re ready for a dramatic change, then this is the perfect way to achieve hair liberation. You’ll probably walk, or rather strut with a new short-hair swagger.
- Wash and Go: Shorter, cropped hair usually requires much less maintenance than that of the longer variety. You can easily shampoo, towel dry and run your finger through your mane with a bit of gel, and you’re good to go!
- Instant Face Lift: Short hair puts all the focus on your facial features, so it really showcases your cheekbones, brows and eyes. Your face will look instantly more refined and definitely “lifted.”
With any style, there are also a few cons that you should be aware of. These include:
- Can Be High-Maintenance: Depending on how quickly your hair grows, you may have to cut it every six to eight weeks.
- Numerous Hair Washes: Since your hair is shorter, dirty or oily hair is much more noticeable.
- Less to Work and Play With: Although pixie cuts can be styled into a myriad of different looks, such as a punk-style mohawk or swept back, the pixie can still feel more limited compared to longer styles. Anything that involves braids or curling probably isn’t feasible.
As for the pixie’s staying power, we might have to wait and see. Unfortunately, staying with the pixie is one way to avoid growing it out!