Have you ever run across a photo of a celebrity with a haircut that is so good, it makes you rethink your entire appearance?
New lipstick colors? Curated.
And after just a few snips? Pure magic!
Ahh…the unwavering seduction of the pixie cut!
For us, a pixie hairstyle (generally short on the sides and back of the head; longer on top) was never just about short hair styling. When one of our most beloved starlets took the plunge, we were captivated for a reason.
The bold hair moves were reflections of nonconformity, empowerment…defining moments in personal style. Our girls informed us we could be beautiful and unabashedly badass!
And we didn’t hesitate to follow suit.
Although “the pixie” has reemerged as one of the most influential haircuts for 2022, let’s first pay tribute to ten of its most memorable, game-changing adaptations in our history:
1. Josephine Baker
The original. Her swooped look continues to inspire.
2. Grace Jones
Self-expression personified! Wickedly fearless!
3. Anita Baker
The Queen of R&B’s pioneering efforts made pixies office-appropriate and polished.
4. Halle Berry
The oscar-winning stunner made pixie cuts timeless.
5. Toni Braxton
Their asymmetrical renditions oozed sensuality in a male-dominated world.
7. Nia Long
Black America’s sweetheart made pixies boss.
Those tendrils have forever-elevated the pixie’s cool factor.
Gave us girl-next-door sweetness!
10. Missy Elliot
The G.O.A.T. ‘Nuff said!