When it comes to classic haircuts that have not only stayed trendy, but actually grown in popularity, few looks have been able to hold that title as well as the beloved pixie haircut. From their rise to fame in the 1960′s to this very year, the pixie hairstyle has continued to wow people worldwide, and it’s likely that it will do so for years to come. If you’re looking for a light, low-maintenance cut that’s both sassy and classy, the pixie cut may just be the look for you! It’s one of the HairBetty blog’s favorite looks of all time, and we love helping people find the perfect pixie for their look.
The pixie cut is essentially just a very short women’s haircut with bangs. There are literally dozens of variations on the pixie, but the standard look is a boyish cut made more feminine with wispy layers, bangs and styling. Pixies range from the ultra-short, like that of Emma Watson or Mia Farrow, to those that have quite a bit more length, like Goldie Hawn’s famous pixie.
Looking back through history at the women who have famously sported the pixie is a
who’s who of fashionable, well-loved ladies. Perhaps the cut that started it all was that of Audrey Hepburn in the 1950′s, as she was one of the first women to eschew the traditional long hair and try an ultra short cut that became highly popular. Soon women like Twiggy and Florence Henderson (Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch) jumped on the bandwagon, and the cut really took off. The 70′s and 80′s saw a bit of a dip in the popularity of the pixie, but in the 90′s it came back in force. Gwyneth Paltrow and Winona Ryder were two of the most famous pixie-sporting stars of the age, and since the 90′s, the pixie simply hasn’t gone away. Recently we’ve seen gorgeous pixies on Halle Berry, Natalie Portman and Carey Mulligan, and the list goes on and on!
If you’re thinking about getting a pixie hairstyle, check out the HairBetty hairstyle catalog and do a search for “pixie.” Look through the various styles until you find one that you think would be great for your face and hair. Essentially what you will be deciding is exactly how short you want it, how you want your bangs to look (long? sideswept? wispy?), whether it goes over or around the ear, and how much lift you want on the crown.
You can also always send in your photo to HairBetty’s hair expert’s through our form and let them find you the right pixie cut! Getting the right pixie is a breeze when you have tools like these at your disposal, so take a few minutes and find the perfect pixie for you. You’ll be showing off your gorgeous, new short cut in no time flat!