If we had to rank haircuts in terms of how bold and daring they are, the pixie cut would be the obvious winner. Seriously, it takes some courage to ask your stylist to chop off your locks and watch as your long strands hit the salon’s floor. That’s why we’re especially impressed when some of Hollywood’s most gorgeous women show off a short crop—and look amazing while they’re at it.
After Beyonce, the latest celebrity to go for a tress transformation, debuted her super short style, we realized that not only is the pixie cut a gutsy, statement-making move, but it can also be pretty versatile. Here, 12 awesome ways celebrities show us how to style the pixie haircut.
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Everyone's favorite wild child, Miley Cyrus, spiked up her pixie cut (and showed off her dark roots) for a punk rock vibe.
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Beyonce shows off her daring new 'do, a dramatic change from her famous longer locks.
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"Fast & Furious 6 actress" (and Chris Hemsworth's leading lady) Elsa Pataky's piecey, side-swept pixie looks sexy yet effortless.
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Anne Hathaway's chocolate brown hair looks soft and super feminine brushed forward over her forehead. It's the perfect complement to her light pink lips and shiny, girly gown.
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Ever the risk taker, Rihanna rocks the pixie cut (and practically every hairstyle she tries), proving that a simple style is a good excuse to go bold with your makeup. Here, she looks gorgeous with bright lips, dark eye makeup, and lush, long lashes.
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Charlize Theron's soft, wavy pixie cut looks ultra-feminine paired with bright red lips and flawless, glowing skin.
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We're pretty sure Ginnifer Goodwin has tried every short haircut in the book, and we love her for it. Here she pairs a more boyish, slightly messy style with magenta lips, a dramatic cat eye, and defined brows.
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No stranger to the pixie cut, Carey Mulligan swept her slightly wavy, buttery blonde hair into a less severe side part.
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Michelle Williams proves that even short hair needs some accessorizing from time to time. Her studded headband adds some edginess to her asymmetrical hairstyle.
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Evan Rachel Wood's short hair looks both corporate and chic thanks to a slick side part and a little volume.
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We'll never forget when Emma Watson chopped her strands into a daring, super short cut. Slicked back and side parted, her sleek hair and daring eye makeup made for an edgy and gorgeous combination.
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The (unofficial) queen of the pixie cut, Halle Berry, has let her usually close-cropped cut go a little long. We love her windswept, subtly highlighted strands.
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