Anyone who's toyed with scissors knows that even the tiniest trim can make a world of difference in how you feel. However, it takes a special kind of motivation to go for the ultra-bold pixie — especially for short hair newbies. For one, maintaining it is far from easy. (If your hair grows fast, you may find yourself freshening up your cut every few weeks!)
Despite the maintenance and initial shock you might feel, the results are always worth it — just ask anyone who's dared to go this short and you'll end up hearing that they felt liberated and empowered. Even more exciting? It's a cut that every texture is able to embrace. All it takes is the right stylist, an open mind, and a whole lot of hair product. See some of the pixies we've had our eyes on lately, ahead...
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Kristen Stewart debuted a new platinum-blonde pixie cut at the Toronto Film Festival, styled with a deep part by hairstylist Christian Wood.
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2018's true hair chameleon, Cardi B, showed off her most dramatic hairstyle yet at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards, showing off a short pixie courtesy of celebrity hairstylist and wig master Tokyo Stylez. (Was she inspired by new BFF Kris Jenner? Perhaps.) For a woman who loves long pink wigs, long blue wigs, and even long rainbow wigs, this short look was a welcome surprise.
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For Rooney Mara's smooth style, grab your spray bottle and a light-hold product, then get to slickin' with your fine-toothed comb. (This how-to will help!)
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Katy Perry's chop is multifaceted. "Sometimes your hair falls out when you go too blonde. So, this is the way I handled it,” she told Ellen DeGeneres in May. But in June, she gave some deeper insight: "People like to talk about my hair, right? They don't like it or they wish that it was longer...That is a little bit of why I cut my hair, because I really want to be my authentic self 100%.”
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"#Pixielicious," is how Cara Delevigne described her new chop (done by Mara Roszak) in July.
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To keep your curls intact, like Nicole Murphy, try setting your wave pattern with a light gel — and if time permits, sit underneath a hooded dryer or diffuser for a few minutes to set it.
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Fret not if you wake up with your hair all over the place: A mini flat iron can help put things back into place.
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