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Beauty & Beyond: How to Rock the All Mighty Pixie Cut

When it comes to hair trends, the pixie cut is charming us again. Sure, beauties like Emma Watson and Michelle Williams have been rocking them for years, but recently Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce and Pamela Anderson (who just crossed the New York Marathon Line with one) are now sporting short-shorn hair. Think fashion icon Twiggy and the poor sweetie in the horror classic Rosemary's Baby. (Minus the demon-child maternity wear, of course.)

Pixie Cut Trend

The cut flatters in several different ways. For one, it draws added attention to an already striking face. After all Vidal Sassoon famously cut Mia Farrow's hair off in 1954 for that famous spooky role (wait, maybe you should revive Halloween and watch the classic horror flick for inspiration). The idea was to show off her beautiful bone structure and features.

The look also lends a sense of whimsy. Pixie itself is mystical in nature--there's an impish, otherworldly quality about pixies.

It seems intimidating, but here are the details on this playful yet sexy crop top.

It Commands Attention: This is not for the shy. The pixie is bold, made more for the blossoming beauty than the wallflower. Sporting a pixie cut amid a sea of long wintertime locks guarantees look-at-me status, so be ready to bring it on when they cut it off. You’ll be the center of attention because it leaves nothing to hide behind. So wear it with confidence.

It Works for Almost Everyone:According to expert stylists, all face shapes can wear the pixie well because it's cut to flatter all types of bone structures and facial features. Even your age doesn't matter. As long as your stylist is skilled, they can modify a pixie style for every age.

There is one possible exception: the curly girl. If you have twirly, whirly locks you might want to think twice.

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It's Easy to Modernize:Today's pixie can be freshened up by staying true to the classic concept while changing a few elements of the cut. Perhaps the fringe is cut with subtle asymmetry, contrasting color is balayaged [painted] through the top, or a razor is used to create a more textured look.

The Best Products

Now that you've done it, what are you going to do with it? Those who think short hair is wash-and-go might be surprised at how just a little attention can really amp up your shorter cut. A pomade is a great all-around product that's easy to work with to define texture. This can be used to make chunks of rocker style, giving your pixie a little edge. Try Davines Defining Shine Pomade is great, and Oribe Original Pomade is a no-brainer. For a slicked back look, try a light styling gel like Bb. gel or ALTERNA
Caviar Anti-Aging Seasilk Oil Gel. And since fly-aways are front-and-center with short hair, try the new Kerastase Oleo-Relx Smoothing Controlling Care oil.

Enjoy your new sprite style!

Photo credit:, Getty. J. Lawrence L Prima/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES from E!

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