It’s innately terrifying to experience some sudden hair transition, but there’s something frightening about a pixie crop, specifically. Reducing your lengths to three-or-less inches means to say good-bye to your loyal topknot, to say good-bye to your high pony fallback ~ and ~ your trusty bedtime braid. Sift though the near-bottomless reserve of celebrity inspiration, however, and you can be shocked to discover that there are countless ways to style a pixie cut.
First of all, there’s the cut itself: you might go shaggy and feathery like Princess Diana in the ’80s or quick and clean like Mia Farrow around Rosemary’s Baby. You could swipe the long, sweeping bangs to the side like Twiggy’s ’60sera or apply a layer of baby fringe to the Audrey Hepburn. It can be styled straight or curly, slicked back or spiked up. The pixie can be elegantly polished or edgy or rough.
Kristen Stewart’s tousled pixie is a master lesson of punk chic. A short back and sides keep the look clean while the tips are bleached and every wave gives it the quintessential Kristen Stewart feeling of carefree.
But shaggy doesn’t necessarily fit messy, as Kerry Washington has proven, aka the ~epitome of elegance~. Her teased crown and long, swoopy fringe are a crossroads between edge and elegance.
And when you’re ready for a little extra oomph, don’t shy away from a chic headband or a sprinkle of chunky hair clips. Pixie cut wearers will also follow the 2020 accessories theme.