It’s an updated take on the Audrey Hepburn pixie cut.
There’s something about having thin hair that can make us understandably shear shy. One stray snip can prove catastrophic to our style and, while it sounds a tad dramatic, might prove to be the reason why six months pass before we’re willing to step foot in a salon again. That being said, an attachment to longer-style cuts might be what’s holding hair back from living its fullest life. Trust us, to fall in love with your short hair you might just need an expertly crafted short cut, and we think we found just that.
Actress Michelle Williams (you might remember her from Dawson’s Creek) has become reigning queen of the pixie cut. She proves time and again that this classic cut is anything but a one-trick pony. Perhaps our favorite iteration of the cut made popular by Audrey Hepburn, is how Williams had it styled for a red carpet premiere back in 2013—and, we can assure you, this style still works years later.
With a deep part and longer layers on top, her pixie look expertly gave the appearance of an elegant updo from the front, and a ladylike short style once turned to the side. We absolutely love the side swept long bangs and how her cropped sides were just long enough to tuck behind her ears, giving the cut a neat finish. Because of the longer layers, Williams is able to give the illusion of full volume at the crown, which fine-haired women know can be a battle.
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We think this pixie cut is the perfect option for women with thin hair who are a bit apprehensive when it comes to going short. The longer layers will keep within your comfort zone, but the pixie style crop will elegantly frame your face and ensure you never again worry about dreaded scraggly ends. Now, there are similar cuts that have gone terribly wrong (think porcupine and gel, lots of gel). To stay on the right side of this style, keep it smooth and soft just as Williams did. Blow dry with a round brush and sweep bangs over the forehead. Finish with a light-hold hair spray. You can tease the crown before spraying, but be sure to smooth it out gently to complete the feminine style.