We’re talking about pixie cuts!
This hairstyle is most likely popularised by Audrey Hepburn when she sported the look in her debut film, Roman Holiday, in the 1950s. And in the 1960s, another icon, Twiggy, carried the style off.
The style has been put on the limelight as modern-day icons, the likes of Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna and Charlize Theron sported them.
It may be tempting to jump onto the bandwagon after seeing Emma Watson looking so much edgier with it. She’s been the face of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter for the last 10 years or so. We’re familiar with her shoulder-length hair until the last movie wrapped up, and she surprised everyone with a pixie cut for her role as Sam in Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Do men like it?
While we don’t sport hairstyles just to pander to our male counterparts, I was interested to know what men who typically say they love long hair would think about these celebrities and their edgy ‘do. I did a straw poll with 10 men and no surprises here – 8 out of 10 of them said they preferred the celebrities above-mentioned with longer hair!
Nevertheless, I say if you’re up for it, go for it. When else are you going to be a daredevil and chop your locks off?
Tips For The Perfect Pixie Cut
If you do decide to sport the pixie cut, here are a few tips!
1. Do your research. Find a pixie cut that you like from pictures of celebrities who have or already have sported a pixie cut. This helps you to communicate easier to your hairstylist.
2. Go to a hairstylist whom you trust your (hair) life with. Everyone has that hairstylist who is able to do anything to your hair, and still make you look good. If you haven’t found this significant other, you need to, pronto.
3. Communicate with your hairstylist. Tell them your intentions and how you want your hairdo to look like. Remember those pictures you collected in Tip 1? Time to show them to her/him.
4. Consider your hairstylist’s advice. Your stylist should have dealt with enough hairdos and face shapes to know what may look good on you. Ask her/him why you think it won’t suit you and decide if you want to take the risk.
5. Style it right. Ask your stylist how you should style it to keep it looking like how it does when you step out of the salon. If you’re not ready to spend too much time styling it, tell your hairstylist and she/he can give you one that requires lower maintenance.
6. Be confident! You may at first feel self-conscious about the new hairstyle, but hey, it’ll probably grow on you (and everyone around you!)
BUT, if it doesn’t work out, don’t fret. Your hair will grow… Eventually.