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Five Perfect Celebrity Pixie Haircuts

Updated on September 13, 2010
Emma Watson's Pixie Haircut
Emma Watson's Pixie Haircut

Pixie haircuts are back with a vengeance, hurrah! This season, starlets have been hacking at their locks just as fast as they can find scissors in California, and the results have been some very cute conversions to the short side.

Perhaps most notably, Emma Watson had her trademark wavy hair shorn and announced her decision on popular Web 2.0 social networking site Facebook, saying:

'"Dear all. Cut my hair off a few days ago...Feels incredible. I love it. I've wanted to do this for years and years; it's the most liberating thing ever. Hope you like. Big love from Emma x."

Of course, Emma wasn't the first star with short hair and she won't be the last. Let's pause for a moment shall we, and observe some of the starlets who have recently chosen pretty short hair. Yes, let's do that.

Michelle Williams' Pixie Haircut
Michelle Williams' Pixie Haircut
Natalie Portman's Pixie Haircut
Natalie Portman's Pixie Haircut
Keira Knightley's Pixie Haircut
Keira Knightley's Pixie Haircut
Tabatha Coffey's trademark pixie haircut.
Tabatha Coffey's trademark pixie haircut.

Of course, pixie cuts don't suit everyone with a face. They work best on slim, waif like women with good facial structure. The hint is in the title 'pixie' - it's a delicate little haircut most suited to delicate little women. That's not to say one cannot enjoy all lovely shortness of shorn hair if one is on the larger side of the weight spectrum, but one must keep in mind that pixie haircuts usually work well on pretty celebrity women because they highlight their naturally beautiful features and slim bodies.If one has a more curved build, one risks looking a little butch with the introduction of a shorter haircut.

One must also be aware that a short haircut will inevitably draw the eye to the features of the face. Long hair (especially long blonde hair) makes women look good because it draws the eye of the onlooker away from possible facial imperfections and casts a perfect golden halo about the head. When one goes for a pixie haircut, one can no longer hide things like the fact that one's eyebrows are slightly lopsided and one's nose is a slight bit too large.

Shorter haircuts also tend to send men into despair and dissaray, for reasons best known to themselves, even the most modern of men often prefer women with longer hair. It's probably because its something of a marker of health to have shiny long locks, and we all know how men love those markers of health (they really do.)

This is not to say that one should not get a pixie haircut. I love it when my hair is short, it is, as Emma Watson noted, incredibly freeing to have short hair. It's also easy to take care of, easy to style and requires much less maintenance overall. But the pixie cut is a bold and controversial one. If you're attached to the idea of being regarded as traditionally pretty, you may find the after effects of a pixie cut somewhat traumatic.

If you do decide to go the pixie route, make like celebrity stylist Tabatha Coffey and rock the hell out of it. Rock it so hard lesser hairdressers burst into tears when they see you.


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