Beginning of the year, there was a major buzz in the hair scene when several celebs lopped off their locks in exchange for a pixie crop. Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart, Zoë Kravitz to name a few, and then Cara Delevingne went for a shave to remember for life. The pixie haircut in platinum blonde is stunning but it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. Once it’s off, there’s nothing left to hide. This ultra-chic hairstyle is however, much more versatile than you think. If you’re inspired enough to consider chopping it all off, the good news is that it will last for a few months with just a trim in between and it will grow out into a real funky style.
But if that’s too huge a commitment to make, consider the lob aka long bob that many A-listers are currently sporting. This mid-length is perfect for those who want a haircut without going for a complete chop. It lets you grow out easily too. However, you may need to blow-dry your hair to keep it looking sleek as it can kink once it touches the shoulders.
If you are still unsure whether to cut or not, try faux pixie cuts like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid who recently rocked ‘short hair’ on the Tom Ford S/S 18 runway. Their hair was folded and styled to look like a messy choppy pixie (your hair needs to be layered for this). The ends of the hair were also brought over to give the illusion of bangs.
Cara's shaved head for a movie role has since grown into a funky pixie cut that's simply awe-inspiring.
Like Cara, Kristen also debuted a big chop this year, trading in her bob for an edgy buzz cut.
Katy's new-found liberation in the form of a blonde pixie haircut and we just can't get over how fab she looks. It's probably her best transformation yet.
The actress chopped off her blonde braids in place of this platinum-blonde pixie cut. It's probably the best thing she's done since bleaching her locks as they were becoming too dry and damaged. Do check with your hairdresser if you're unsure if your head shape is suitable for this length.
Lucy is one of those who rocks in any hair length - beautiful when long and sassy when short.
The actress has been sporting a really cute and modern bob on and off the red carpet. We love how it's been styled into piece-y, slightly blunt waves.
If Selena can cut her hair short, so can you! She replaced her many years of long layers with a sophisticated lob. As seen in her IG, her new 'do is very versatile - you can wear it wavy, choppy or super-sleek.
We're head over heels over Bella's blunt short bob that she debuted this summer. Simply slick your hair back with some wax for an ultra chic look.
We're glad that this millennial is breaking the conventional idea of what is considered beautiful. Short is the new sexy.
Gigi looks so good in this faux pixie cut, we almost want it to be real! But then again, she'll probably look just as good bald.
Will Kendall ever go this short in real life? This piece-y pixie looks so fabulous on her, she may be inspired to go for the real chop.
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