"Crowning Glory"


Then: In the 1950s and 1960s, the pixie cut liberated women from sleeping in their rollers and weekly dates at the salon for a wash and set. The cropped coif reached new heights when stars like Audrey Hepburn, Jean Seberg and Mia Farrow went for the big chop – a cut that cemented their careers and made their faces unforgettable on the big screen. The pixie was bold, with sharp lines and ultra-short length that had a boyish yet sexy appeal.

Now: Today's versions, as worn by Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway are a bit softer and more feminine, and have a slept-in look. Pixies don't have as much to prove, so they are wispier and carry a bit more length on the top and in front for ultimate versatility. A styling pomade will give short strands staying power. The best grooming tools for the pixie? Your hands – they'll ensure short hair looks sexy and separated, not spiky.

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