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Go short or go home (but don't actually leave—we love you).
Listen, we understand that a pixie cut can seem like a terrifying style to try, but we feel the need to remind you that not only will you automatically look like a badass baller, but you'll also be in the company of more than 70 celebrities who have already taken a chance on a pair of scissors.
So to get you inspired to finally make the chop, please take a gander at these 70 ridiculously pretty pixie cuts. We won't be offended if you stop reading to call your stylist.
At the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars Party Gabrielle Union showed off her shortest style yet. Pairing your pixie with a deep side part will add structure—especially with choppy layers.
Unsuprisingly, no one could close their mouths about Rowan Blanchard's pixie when she dropped the dramatic debut on Instagram at the top of the new year. Recently, she's been growing out baby bangs and long side-burns, and I'm really feeling it. Lesson: your bangs don't have to look uniform to look cool.
For just one second, try not to stare at Teyana Taylor's unreal abs and look at her dope pixie. This is giving me '90s vibes in the best way possible. Mini barrel curls wherever you see fit gives cuts such character and flair.
There's no reason you can't experiment with length. Why yes, pixie cuts and shaggy bangs that touch your nose, flawlessly executed by Emilia Clarke, do in fact go quite nicely together.
Singer Halsey looks so stunning with short hair. OK, she looks stunning in many hairstyles but this pixie is at the top of the list. Lifted layers like this add height to your hair, even when it's cut so close.
My favorite hot mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, in this slicked-down, highlighted pixie proves less is more.
You're looking at an almost-fade, near-but-not-yet buzzcut worn so beautifully by model Dilone. An eye-catching color like platinum is what gives this textured pixie such a cool factor.
A grown-out pixie is always a good idea. To make the shape of your pixie super-flattering, longer layers and side-swept bangs is a no-brainer. It adds so much sass to Washington's fun style.
When it comes to pixies, layers, layers, and more layers are your friend. Supermodel Jourdan Dunn's simple style is taken up several notches because of her choppy layers.
Who says you have to choose between a brunette or blonde pixie when you can do both? Ruby Rose shows the magic that happens when the two colors collide.
A timeless pixie cut, as shown by Viola Davis, will never not look amazing. A subtle change of color with low-key highlights make the style your own.
Interested in a buzzcut but don't want to go all the way? Resident hair badass, Pink, showcases the beauty of shaved sides. Try a tapered cut paired with major volume in the middle.
Zendaya, one of my favorite hair chameleons who never plays fair with her fabulous hairstyles, shows how color and cuts just go together. Her sandy blonde streaks and wispy bends showcase how much fun you can have—even with less hair!
Yes, your hair can look damn good sticking straight up—thank you, Halle Berry, for this photogenic proof. Berry, the queen who has been rocking iconic pixie cuts before pixie cuts were even a thing (don't argue me on this one), looks so cool with this spikey style. If edgey looks don't intimidate you, show this look to your stylist.
Heavy, side-swept bangs will add an element of dimension to your pixie cut. Take a texture tip from Anne Hathaway and layer your bangs for a fuller look.
An inky, jet-black shade will give your cut a moody, mysterious, and effortlessly cool vibe. The contrast of Ginnifer Goodwin's dark and glossy strands coupled with bold brows to match against her olive skin tone is so gorgeous.
We mean, just look at the individual twists of hair, like Hudson just casually raked her fingers through her pixie and it stayed like that.
Long in the front, super-short in the back, faded on the sides, Perry's pixie is a choppy, feathered dream. To define the sections, rub a dab of pomade between your fingers, then rake and twirl random pieces of hair.
Who says you can't have it all? At least, in the world of hair. Because Luckett's long, side-parted bangs take the usual severity out of pixie cuts and adds an element of softness to her face. Slick down the sides with a mix of styling cream and gel, and let your front bangs hang freely.
When you're out of ideas for styling your super-short pixie, remember your childhood friend, the ribbon headband, is still nearby to help you break up your hair. Slide a thicker band over a textured cut and tie it in a bow at the base of your neck.
Stewart and short cuts go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or Stewart and vampires. Either way, the actress wears her pixie in her typical nonchalant fashion—i.e. with purposeful cowlicks and all.
Whoever said mullet styles are universally unflattering have never seen a great pixie cut with a *reverse mullet* (longer on top, super short in the back). Johansson's is a much more masculine take on the pixie that truly looks badass on her frame.
Zoë Kravitz's bleached blonde pixie cut alone earned her a spot on many Best Beauty lists at this year's Met Gala, which was the perfect Audrey Hepburn-esque addition to her elegant look.
One "can't leave home without it" product for pixie cuts is a pliable wax that will keep little wispy cowlicks at bay. If you want to nip the problem right in the bud, do as Isabel Lucas does and apply a gel or wax all over strands for a "wet hair" look where no hair is out of place (especially when you're between trims).
A major perk or downfall of bleaching your hair when you have super short strands is that you'll likely end up with Guy Fieri-esque frosted tips when your roots grow out (refer back to Kristen Stewart's pixie cut for further evidence). But if you've got the confidence (and great hair) of Miley Cyrus, you can pull off the look without batting an eyelash.
Major snaps to Perry's 2017 hair transformation. Instead of going for the typical sweet and chic cut, she took a major style leap by shaving the sides, keeping the roots dark, and wearing the ends long and platinum blonde.
One of our 2017 class of Fresh Faces brought her A-game to our celebration in L.A. by adorning her pixie with adorable bird pins.
Trust Sarah Paulson to pull off even the edgiest of short cuts. Try sweeping your hair straight back instead of pinning it off to the sides when it grows out for this look, and add some lowlights like hers to keep things interesting up top.
As with Audrey Hepburn before her, when you've got naturally curly hair your pixie cut is bound to be blessed with even more texture (read: less hassling with thinning out your bangs and layering your short strands).
There's a fine line between keeping a cute angular point at the nape of your neck (which makes your short cut look less square) and rocking a full on mullet as your end bits grow out, but Bennett's showing us the primo way to do the former by curling up the tuft of hair at the back.