If long hair has been your thing for as long as you can remember, this just might be the year you make a change. Take me, for example. I’ve had long hair my whole life (with the exception of one not-so-chic VB-inspired bob), but something about how wonderfully undone and effortlessly stylish short hair can be means the idea of chopping it all off is really starting to appeal to me.
It might have something to do with the blunt bobs I’ve been seeing around, but I’ve never been more inspired to chop all of my hair off and go for a shorter style. And while a bob might seem like the obvious choice right now, going even shorter is equally as chic—and it seems I’m not alone in thinking so.
Yes, that’s right. I’m talking short, short. Pixie-cut short. From near-on buzz cuts to pretty cropped curls, the pixie cut is actually far more versatile than you might at first think, and it seems to be the style du jour. All it takes is a bit of styling paste (rumour has it that American Crew Defining Paste, £15, is the best around) and a can of Elnett, and the world is your oyster.
But I get it, a pixie cut is quite the commitment, and there’s no doubt that a lot of research needs to go into choosing the right style for you. Before you embark on a pixie-cut journey, it’s important to consider a few things, including how much time you really have to dedicate to styling your hair every morning and also whether or not you rely on your hair as a comfort blanket. (Trust me—it’s a thing.)
If, however, you’re already totally set on the idea of a pixie cut being your next big hair step, keep scrolling for all of the inspiration you might need.
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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.