Stop Everything & Check Out Selena Gomez With A Pixie Cut

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Update: Okay, so Selena Gomez didn't actually chop her hair into a pixie (April Fools'!). But, we thought it'd be fun to imagine a world in which she — and our other favorite long-haired celebs — took the plunge. Check out the transformations ahead, and let us know your favorites in the comments below.

This story was originally published on August 26, 2015.

Hollywood has the tendency to — how do we put this? — completely freak out when a celebrity cuts her hair into a pixie. Gossip columnists love to use words like “brave” and “risked” when talking about the first time an actress steps out with a shorter 'do. (After confirming whether or not it’s for a role, of course.) But taking a pair of shears to long hair isn’t scary — it’s liberating. So, we went ahead and imagined a world where even the women most known for their long hair — Gisele, Jennifer, Sofia — went ahead and made the chop. The results are strong, sexy, and feminine. And guess what? Everyone survived.

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Sofia Vergara
Vergara’s lengthy mane has afforded her hair-care sponsorships, so no doubt her commitment to long locks is deep and real. But doesn’t this voluminous crop offset her jawline nicely?
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Jessica Alba
The starlet’s dainty features look even more so with a soft, side-parted ‘do.
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Jennifer Lopez
J. Lo has been taking the scissors higher and higher recently — and we decided to help her with those last few inches. She’s wearing that fictitious pixie and not letting it wear her.
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Jennifer Aniston
Considering Aniston rarely wears her hair up, I think we can safely say that this ‘do will never occur IRL. But her eyes somehow look bluer and sparklier with this swoopy blonde cut.
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Kerry Washington
With this fringed crop Kerry Washington looks even more the part of a Washington insider with the capability of “handling” just about anything.
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Selena Gomez
Hands-down our favorite transformation — who knew Gomez was born to rock a pixie?
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Blake Lively
Blake Lively’s locks continue to bring in the press accolades, regardless of the fact that they’ve stayed the same length since Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. With this platinum crop, she's giving us major Robin Wright vibes.
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Kim Kardashian
This hair chameleon has gone from a platinum bob back to long locks within the span of a week — so we could definitely see a pixie like this one in her future. Maybe even tomorrow.
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Here’s a person whose mane has a fame of its own, spawning a veritable ombré’d beachy-wave movement for years now. With this sophisticated side-parted style, she continues to be a serious stunner.
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