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Lately we have seen a wave of new haircuts worth putting on your Pinterest board. Jada Pinkett Smith and Iris Law have shaved their hair to a striking number one, while early adopters Rihanna and Zoe Kravitz are sporting the short pixie cut that Edie Sedgewick, Mia Farrow and Twiggy made famous in the 60s.
Yet if you've lived a life with hair below chin length, going that short takes guts - and petite, symmetrical features, if we're being honest. Which is why when Nicole Kidman took to Instagram to reveal a longish pixie haircut on the set of her latest project, it is a reminder that if you play with the contrast of short (back) and long (front), the pixie suits everyone at every age.
Kidman's newly lopped locks appear to be a character move, but there are others who demonstrate the haircut's merits impeccably. Take Tilda Swinton, who showed off a clementine-shaded long pixie at the Cannes film festival. While Yvonne Strahovski, the Handsmaid's Tale actress, posted a newly chopped chic side-swept style on social media in July.
There's no ignoring Maye Musk, 73, who proves that the versatile short/long style is utterly ageless. Musk styles hers in a quiff, to the side, and sometimes with curls. As does actress Sharon Stone, who had her bob cut into an elegant long pixie at the end of lockdown.
In our conversations with top hair stylists, they often refer to Kate Moss's early 2000s pixie that she then grew out into a peroxide blonde short, floppy New Romantics style. Both equally chic.
Thinking of going from long to short? Then, look no further than these shining examples, below.
5 reasons why the 'long pixie' is the most wearable hairstyle of the moment... perhaps ever
1. Any texture goes
Sharon Stone wears her pixie spiky, curly and straight, showing the haircut's versatility
2. Softness around the neck is super feminine
By leaving a few wispy bits around the neckline and around the ears, it helps to create a flattering feminine vibe
3. Bold colours elevate the style
From Tilda Swinton to Helen Mirren's previous pink style, the bolder the hair colour, the classier the look
4. The length at the front softens facial features
Kate Moss's noughties pixie is soft and fluid
5. It can be styled a number of ways
Maye Musk wears her long pixie over her forehead or blow-dried back to create added volume