The Pixie Cut is Back in a Big Way, and We're Smitten
Like any strong, bold style choice, the pixie cut can be divisive. People pretty much love it, or hate it—there's no room to feel "meh" on the short hairstyle associated with Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, Mia Farrow, and Tinkerbell. You’re in, or you’re out.
Surprisingly, in the last few weeks the pixie cut has emerged as a clear growing trend for spring, as many a celebrity has stepped out baring a cute new version of the retro 'do. As someone who spent her entire life in camp "nay" for the pixie cut—ever one to favor feathery long beach waves—I've found myself genuinely shocked to adore how it looks on a fresh crop of stars.
Rather than recoil at what I once felt was a boyish and un-alluring look; I've been leaning in to get a closer glance, in awe of how sexy and cool these women, from Lily Collins to Zendaya, look with modern-day takes on the iconic cut.
If you don't believe me, or if you've always been team pixie and want some inspiration for your next trip to the salon, keep scrolling to see how six celebrities are making the pixie look better than ever.
We cannot stop staring at the edgy, undone perfection of Lily Collin's new chop, courtesy of celebrity stylist extraordinnaire, Mara Roszak. Roszak posted a picture of the transformation, along with this Coco Chanel quote: "A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life." Indeed! As for Collins, she shared a photo with the hashtag #shortandlovingit.
The stunning singer stepped out with a new asymmetrical, layered crop at this year's Grammys, and killed it on the Academy Awards red carpet with a clean, deep-side-parted take on Twiggy's iconic 'do.
Last but not least, we are utterly smitten with Zendaya's cute crop that took the Grammys by storm. The style looks sophisticated and classic on the stunning 18-year-old star, and we love how the feathery textured front-fringe nods to the pixies of the '60s. It's a delightful mix of tomboy and coy that we wish we could pull off.
Which was your favorite pixie of the bunch? Would you ever get a similar cut? Sound off in the comments!