If we were to list the most iconic pixie haircuts, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Seberg and Mia Farrow would be at the top. These film and fashion stars sported the boyish crop with boldness during an era when big hair was extremely popular. The look conveyed a sense of freedom that modern-day icons like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Charlize Theron embody with their modern take on the classic hairdo.
"Nothing enhances a beautiful bone structure more than a cute short haircut," according to celebrity hairstylist Sascha Breuer, who styled Anne Hathaway's pixie while she promoted 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises." "It’s feminine, alluring, classy and downright stunning."
He adds, "The crop visually summarizes much about this trend -- it's about short sides and an ever-so-slightly longer top and fringe, with the top and the sides blending perfectly. In essence, that makes the current pixie crop a comeback of the 1960s version of the haircut, then popularized by the likes of Mia Farrow."
Breuer's top tip to get the best out of your pixie haircut: Don't force this type of hair. Enjoy it. "Short haircuts are very low maintenance. The secret is not to over style. Just simply play with you hair to achieve texture -- twisting, scrunching, smoothing and defining individual sections," he says.
Which pixie haircut do you like best? Check out the most memorable examples below.
Audrey Hepburn, circa 1950
Jean Seberg, circa 1960
Twiggy, circa 1967
Liza Minnelli, 1967
Mia Farrow, 1967
Linda Evangelista, 1989
Winona Ryder, 1994
Keri Russell, 1999
Keira Knightley, 2005
Audrey Tautou, 2006
Halle Berry, 2009
Carey Mulligan, 2011
Ginnifer Goodwin, 2013
Charlize Theron, 2013
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