Anne Hathaway’s Pixie

While we’re on the subject of hair, can I express just how badly I want Anne Hathaway’s pixie cut? I’ve been thinking about this long and hard, and here are my thoughts on the matter.

Reasons why I should go for Anne Hathaway’s pixie cut.

1. It is something completely unexpected for me.

2. It would be a breeze to style. Can you imagine how much time I would save?

3. I could have my own Audrey Tatou moment in time.

4. It’s very rare to see a pixie cut where I live. I mean, it’s ORANGE COUNTY, the land of double process and hair extensions.

5. D is totally on board.

Reasons why I should not go for Anne Hathaway’s pixie cut.

1. I don’t look like Anne Hathaway.

Unfortunately, I think we have a winner, folks.

Thoughts? Would you ever cut a pixie?

  • Leandra

    January 11, 2013 at 6:27 am

    I’ve been wearing a pixie for about a year now and I love it. I get tons of compliments on it and now I’m actually having a hard time imagining it long ever again. I totally think you have the face for a pixie and it will make your eyes look amazing, but it can be a HUGE shock to the system at first, especially if you have long hair before. Also, it’s a PITA to grow out.

  • Alice

    January 11, 2013 at 6:40 am

    You would look SO GOOD with a pixie cut.

  • Sarah

    January 11, 2013 at 7:05 am

    I grew my hair out for 4 years. One Saturday right before Thanksgiving I took my iPhone with a saved picture of Anne to my stylist and never looked back. Best decision I’ve ever made. I would say it helps I have to a pretty great, talented, trendy stylist who I trust to give me a great cut. I live in LA if anyone wants her name. :)

  • Kate

    January 11, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I have almost this exact pixie cut myself and have been rocking it long before Anne joined the ranks of liberated women. Yes that is how short hair makes me feel. On a big day I spend 5 minutes on my hair (cowlick in the front). On an easy day 30 seconds. I haven’t washed my hair in 3 days and today it looks the best of all of them.

    I am pretty whether I have long or short hair but with short hair my features come forward. I am 5′ 10″ with a petite frame/features. With short hair the compliments go from you are so pretty to wow you look fierce. When I did the first big chop 8 years ago I thought I would feel less sexy/get less male attention but that has not been the case. I enjoy being able to be bolder with makeup and accessories because my face is not overwhelmed with so much hair.

    I have friends who have tried shorter with varying success. Having thick hair that has some body to it seems to be helpful (as I do).

    As for growing it out, I would suggest starting with a Ginnifer Goodwin style pixie first. Longer bangs, longer crown. You can still go really short in the back, but then if you don’t like it, it is a breeze to grow out.

    Good luck with your decision. On my list of life decisions I’m happy about, having my daughter is first and cutting off my hair is second.

  • Ninotchka

    January 11, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I think you would look AMAZING in a pixie. With your gorgeous face? Total no brainer. I had a Gwyneth Paltrow in Sliding Doors pixie once and have vowed to cut my hair that short at least one more time during my lifetime. I didn’t own it like I should have. Youth is wasted on the young! :)

  • narmalie

    January 11, 2013 at 7:40 am

    I’ve been wanting one FOREVER but have been too chicken. I just went from LONG (bra-strap in the back) length hair to a shoulder-length choppy bob, but have been dying to go pixie.
    I actually think you would look great with a pixie! You have great cheekbones and features. Maybe wait until summer and then see how you feel!

  • MommyTime

    January 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

    DO IT DO IT DO IT!! You have to have really good bone structure to pull off a pixie, I think — and you do. It would be so much fun. Also, haircuts are not tattoos. You can always change your hair. It would take a little while to grow out, but it’s just time. And it would be really great to have something so different.

  • Staci Magnolia

    January 11, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I agree with Kate and Leandra!
    I’m a pixie girl, myself! But a platinum one.
    Being bold and independent has always been who I am but this cut has become such a part of my personality.
    I can’t ever imagine having another hairstyle ever again.
    And they’re right, I’ve never had so many compliments from strangers on anything, ever!
    Whoorl, you have such wonderful facial features I think the cut would look stunning on you!

  • Sarah

    January 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I’ve had a Pixie cut before and loved it. You should DEFINITELY do this! New year, new hair. Yes, yes, yes!!

  • melissa

    January 11, 2013 at 8:20 am

    You have a great face shape for a pixie cut! You’d look fantastic… not everyone can sport that style and I think that you most definitely could.

  • Linda

    January 11, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I’ve been rocking a pixie cut for 10 years and if you think they’re hard to come by in Orange County, try living in the Midwest! Land of Lost Creativity! Anyway, not everyone can pull off a pixie, but I think you have the facial features to do it. In my opinion, the secret to a good cut is: 1) A good stylist who is experienced in cutting and styling a pixie 2) Product (I LOVE Brocato Shatter) and 3) Having the confidence to pull it off. Just a word of warning, though: If you decide to go pixie and then decide to grow your hair back out, be ready for a slow and painful journey! :)

  • Brittany

    January 11, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Girl, you could totally pull this off.

  • sizzle

    January 11, 2013 at 8:38 am

    I think you know how I feel about a pixie. :-)

    Short hair forever!

  • Christina

    January 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I have had a pixie cut multiple times, and I loved it every time (well, not the first time…but after some color and learning how to style it I did!). My 11th & 12th grade (’98 & ’99) pictures are both with a pixie cut :)

    I have been wanting to go back to it, but am still holding on to some baby weight (which makes my face much chubbier). So maybe when I lose it all I will take the plunge. Until then I will continue to grow it out – it is the longest it has ever been – very close to bra strap length.

  • Steph

    January 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Do it!!!!

  • Jaclyn

    January 11, 2013 at 8:42 am

    While you don’t look exactly like Anne Hathaway, I do think you have several of the qualities I consider ideal for pulling off a pixie cut: you have large, beautiful eyes, a small head/face, and a long neck. You would look GREAT with a hair cut similar to hers.

  • AC

    January 11, 2013 at 8:48 am

    You should totally do it! You would look amazing.

  • Tera

    January 11, 2013 at 9:11 am

    You would be so gorgeous with a Pixie. I say do it!

    • whoorl

      January 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

      The question is…are you up for it? ;)

  • Lauren D

    January 11, 2013 at 9:19 am

    You are beautiful no matter what but would you consider donating you hair if you chopped it? A beautiful gift indeed :)

    • whoorl

      January 11, 2013 at 9:26 am

      Absolutely! If I do, I will be donating to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. :)

  • Abby - Bright Yellow World

    January 11, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I cut my pixie about a year ago, and I love it with all my heart!

  • Mea

    January 11, 2013 at 9:29 am

    From someone else who lives in OC…

    First off, I love the idea of more women in OC having less hair. The sector of the OC population that has Barbie doll-like hair is overwhelming and just seems to continue to grow (pun intended–I think of those dolls we used to play with that had the “growing hair” that you could pull out from the hole in their head!) It would be good for our daughters to see more OC women sporting different looks.

    Secondly, I can’t claim success with short hair like most of the other gals who commented here. I have a prominent nose, large hooded eyes, and average mouth and cheekbones. As much as I’d like to say I still feel pretty with less hair, I don’t. I need more hair to balance my features. It truly is a question of balance for someone with my features.

    As for you, you don’t have the same need for balance as I do. Your face is already balanced without a frame of hair.

    I know it’s not as simple as a math equation, but in your case, you are already equal on all sides. And in non-math terms, you’re downright gorgeous. Go for it!!!

  • Iowamom

    January 11, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I said no on FB and I’ll give you my 2 cents. I tried this cut in college….yes, 1993. My hair is similar to yours and there’s a lot of it. I struggled with keeping it from looking fresh and not poofy (not a great word but you get it). It has to be really short to keep it awesome looking like Ann. Your beautiful face will look good framed by any hairstyle! Looking forward to seeing your results if you go through with it.

  • Jen Campisano

    January 11, 2013 at 9:44 am

    I didn’t intentionally cut my hair into a pixie, but when I got cancer and cut it short preemptively, I got more compliments than I ever did with long hair, which I’d had all my life. As it started to grow back in between treatments, women would stop me in the grocery store at least once a week to ask where I got my hair cut. I always expected them to ask about cancer, but it was always about my cute pixie cut (guess the illness wasn’t as obvious as I thought).

    Now I’m nearing the end of treatment again + would give anything for hair at all!

    Agree with all the comments that you are beautiful and can pull anything off – go for it!

  • Sheila

    January 11, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I got my pixie haircut over the summer and I still absolutely love it. However, my hair has never been as long and as pretty as yours aka I haven’t done a shampoo commercial. :) I think you’d look gorgeous with a pixie though!

  • Cass

    January 11, 2013 at 9:53 am

    You are not helping! I made an appointment to get a pixie just before New Year’s, then cancelled at the last minute. I’ve had a pixie many times and I am trying to rock the long hair right now but seeing Anne Hathaway everywhere has still left me undecided. Somehow with shorter hair, I feel more edgy and stylish. Sigh…

  • Jen Campisano

    January 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

    You can see the original cut here: http://www.boobyandthebeast.blogspot.com/2011/09/chemo-cut.html. Looking back, I actually think it was cuter even shorter than this. So I guess I can thank cancer for that?

    Can’t wait to see what you decide!

  • Amanda Brown

    January 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I say go for it! I am fully prepared to do it myself one day in the not-so-distant future. (Aka: the next time my mangey kid brings home head lice from school and we all get it. I am going to do it then.)

  • Shasta

    January 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Please, please, please, do it! You would look AMAZING with a pixie. Jump in with both feet and don’t look back!

  • Rhi

    January 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Oh, I think you’d be gorgeous with a pixie! If my hair were a different texture, I’d do it, but with my unruly waves, I feel like it might be too…poofy on me.

  • Jill Will Run

    January 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I’ve been tempted by a pixie cut for years… but my husband thinks he would hate it. But lately, with a very grabby 4-month-old, I’m getting very tired of ponytails!

    But I think I’d have to color my hair to pull of a pixie too. And that starts making the easy maintenance thing diminish.

  • Claudia

    January 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Totally you should do it. I have this cut too and it’s just a breeze. Something new for 2013 for you! Do it!!

  • Anne

    January 11, 2013 at 10:44 am

    You could totally pull it off! Anne Hathaway is basically your celebrity doppelganger

  • Tera

    January 11, 2013 at 11:11 am

    I would be delighted and honored! ????

    • whoorl

      January 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Bust out your pixie portfolio – I’m interviewing! (Hahaaa okay, maybe not, but I kind of feel like I need to.)

  • Christina

    January 11, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Go for it!!! I think you would look great. Maybe a pixie more like Ginnifer Goodwin if you’re nervous. Either way, it’s hair, it will grow back. =0)

  • Mari

    January 11, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I vote for no. You have beautiful hair and it would be a shame.

  • Gabi

    January 11, 2013 at 11:25 am

    You are just as beautiful – maybe more beautiful – than Anne Hathaway! The pixie cut would look darling on you. But I think you would regret it. You have amazing hair. (I have almost-pixie short hair, and I love it, but if I could pull it off, I would rock your long locks.)

  • Ashley

    January 11, 2013 at 11:36 am

    You’re so gorgeous, you could TOTALLY pull this off. The funny part? I always end up showing my stylist your current haircut:) You’ll look amazing no matter what. I think your beauty radiates from within.

  • Lea

    January 11, 2013 at 11:37 am

    you’ve definitely got the looks to pull it off but you seem more like a long-haired gal frankly. Try out a wig for a while maybe?

  • Emily

    January 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Do it do it do it. It would look so awesome on you. I have had hair this short and I, in NO WAY, look like a movie star but it’s so easy and so fun. Really fun and worth it once in your life. xo

  • Just Shireen

    January 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    We’re on the same page. Well, nearish. I’ve been considering going super short, too. I’m all on board until I see someone with beautifully styled long hair and then I convince myself I’ll put in the effort long hair takes. (I won’t)

  • Sarah | The Cyclist's Wife

    January 11, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I say go for it! I’ve had both long and short. A pixie is really fun and now that I’m in the process of growing mine out sometimes I want it back. Make sure you have a good stylist and I highly recommend some texture cream and/or wax if you don’t already have it. It always looks cute and it is so easy to style. Downsides are it is hard to go out with un-done hair; at least my pixie cut bed head did not look good! No up-do’s either. But so much less maintenance and it makes it fun to play with different earrings and other jewelry. Click my link to see my bridal pixie. Your hair will grow back, go for it!

  • Mari

    January 11, 2013 at 1:09 pm
  • Susan

    January 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    You know I am a devoted pixie girl, and I love love love all the incarnations of Anne Hathaway’s crop, AND I think you would look fab with short hair. But I feel compelled to add a wee bit of warning about daily maintenance: the wash-and-go pixie is rarely actually wash-and-go, particularly with the longer crown and bangs. I keep mine crazy short because once it’s longer than about three inches I have to blow dry and flat iron to get it to look right. Which may not be a deal breaker for you — its not like it takes me more than a few minutes to do all that. I’m just saying.

    Also? The pixie is PERFECT for running. So easy!!!

  • Amti'b

    January 11, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    How about half way, blunt bob with blunt bangs? So not oc!

    • whoorl

      January 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm

      Someone else already has dibs on that haircut in this family. ;) It’s all or nothing for me.

  • suburbanmom2

    January 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I think you would look fabulous with a pixie a la Anne Hathaway. However, if I had your gorgeous hair I would never cut it off! I vote no.

  • Ginger

    January 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    God, no. You will regret it. You regretted the collarbone length? This will be waay worse

  • Haley @ Cardigan Junkie

    January 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I think you could pull it off, for sure! However, if you actually enjoy trying different styles and textures like you seem to do, then you may get bored when your options are limited to slicking back/tousling/parting it/headband. Gennifer Goodwin seems to be fine with it, though.

    I personally hated having short hair (mine is super thick and straight) and actually have woken up crying because I had nightmares about getting it cut short again, but I am not as petite as you and need some hair to balance the rest of me out.

  • Victoria

    January 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Go for it! I have very short hair too. I went from about shoulder length to as short as AH’s about 15 years ago. Love it and would never consider long again. Be brave.

  • Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian

    January 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    I think you would actually look pretty great in a pixie cut! I can see it working with your face. For me, I’d be terrified though. I’ve always had at least shoulder length hair. The wildest I get is getting it cut to chin length!

  • Jennifer

    January 11, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    You could rock it, but I think you would cry and cry just like Anne did when she got her’s cut. She did…. she cried and cried.

    I would not advise that trauma right now. Finish your move in and get everything settled. Buy a new jacket instead.

  • Michelle

    January 11, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I have had pixie cuts in the past, I had been trying to grow my hair out for a long time.. I don’t know why, it doesn’t look good on me. Yesterday I had my hair appt. and decided to go back to my pixie cut.. I feel liberated!!! My husband loves it, I love it, I love the time I spent this morning getting myself put together… wahoo! I decided 19 years ago to cut my hair off (it was LONG, as most was back then, it was a risk and I have loved it ever since. Go for it!

  • Jae

    January 11, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Have a pixie and adore it. I have never gotten more compliments on my hair (or my face) in my life. It’s a shocker, though, for a while after. When I first did it, I regretted it. And then as I learned how to style it, and style the rest of me with it, I couldn’t imagine anything else.

    Maybe baby steps leading up to it? Forever ago when Sassy was still its own magazine, there was an article in it about how a woman went from hair about your length to hair about Hathaway’s length over about 6 months. It was the smartest advice I had ever seen in a magazine.

    Either way, you have gorgeous hair!

  • Hannah Alyse

    January 12, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Do it! Pixie cuts are so hot. In a carefree and sexy way. Plus the cut is super quick to pull off :)

  • Mel

    January 12, 2013 at 10:42 am

    You have the perfect face for a pixie cut! I tried a pixie cut when I was younger, but I have the wrong shape of face. I didn’t pull it off well. DO IT! :)

  • Rebecca

    January 12, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I checked out your Pinterest board and saw that you also have pics of a blunt bob with bangs. Try that first. If you decide that it’s too short you can more easily grow *that* haircut out than the pixie. Having had a pixie, I will say that it’s not that easy to maintain. Haircuts and color were every 6-8 weeks. It’s fast to blow dry (you must, otherwise your hair will be too flat) but you also need to do make-up and earrings to feel “complete.” Maybe that’s just me though. Good luck with your decision!

    • Keri

      January 15, 2013 at 5:29 am

      I agree! Same here :) It’s fun for awhile, and then the realization sets in about maintenance! I know some people keep a pixie nicely for years though. I’ve always grown it out. But that’s the thing with hair. It grows :)

  • Melissa

    January 13, 2013 at 9:54 am

    A pixie would look great on you! I did a pixie years ago, and it didn’t look very good on me. And I felt it took longer to style my hair and needed more make-up to feel feminine. Then again, I am a throw-it-up-in-a-ponytail type of girl. Then it took me forever, with many in-between stages, to grow it out. I wish I could pull it off, but I am going to keep mine long.

  • Pamela

    January 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I think you would look good in a pixie, but I don’t think you should do it. Remember how stressed you were after just cutting off a few inches? You said then that you’ve essentially had the same style forever and even cutting that much through you for a loop. And all that was was a hair cut.

  • Sara

    January 13, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    I cut mine into a pixie a few months ago, and have not regretted the change! In fact I love it, and receive frequent compliments. It’s true that I get trims more often, but I use a lot less product which balances that out. It’s cute smooth or messy, and looks great with thin scarves and clips. I was also dying my (previous very long) hair (lots of grey) and with a shorter cut, I was able to go with a lighter color and some light pieces in the front that blend with grey as it’s growing in. I love it!

  • Sara

    January 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Wanted to add — I do use more makeup, but don’t feel any less feminine. Also, I donated my hair to a friend going through cancer treatments which helped any feelings of loss. I think it would great on you, and, selfishly, I would love to see what you do with short hair! You have such great tips normally, it would be great to see how those change.

  • Sarah

    January 14, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I did go for a pixie. 1997. Chopped off 10 inches in one appointment.
    One of my favorite photos of myself is from that time. It’s perfectly tousled and wavy and I look happy. I love that one of my best hair days ever is captured on film. (Yes. FILM. Oy.)

    Speaking of cute pixie cuts…have you ever checked out the blog MaybeMatilda? The author had a gorgeous short pixie. Pinterest worthy, really. Gorgeous!

    I recently chopped off 6 inches or so, but instead of a pixie, I’m now going for the short in back/long in front bob, a la Gwyneth. (The first attempt was good, but not quite right. Back to the drawing board!) Who knows, maybe I’ll re-pixie soon!

  • Olivia

    January 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I’ve had a pixie cut for the better part of the last 12 years, and I love it. It allows my fine, straight hair to actually have style rather than just lay limply. Just last week I asked my stylist to take it super short, like Hathaway’s in the denim shirt, and it’s awesome. I don’t even need to use the hair dryer. I just let it air dry while I get dressed and then tousle it with a little pomade.

    I think you do have a similar face shape to Anne’s so it would look good on you.

  • ohjennymae

    January 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    i loved my pixie cut! as soon as i grow out and donate again, i’m planning on going back to it! you would be adorable! added bonus. donating your hair! my 10 year old is gearing up for her bat mitzvah project in 2 years by asking people to start growing out their hair or sending donations to her from now until then. she’s decided to send everything to Pantene after doing some research, too. if you’re interested, you could be one of her first donations!

  • Nila

    January 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    I love a pixie cut and you’d look great with one. The only problem is that you seem to like change when it comes to your hair and a pixie cut is so hard to grow out. Letting it grow out over your ears is the worse when you go that short. It is fun to have all the different phases of growing out, but it takes a lot of upkeep.

    And when you have short hair, there is some bed head involved. I find that the shorter my hair, the more styling is required as opposed to being able to wear a top bun or something easy like that.

  • Kristen - Cool Mom Picks

    January 16, 2013 at 8:39 am

    So…. we chatted about this. I’ve had them twice, and never really *loved* them either time, however, I actually liked the grow out phase (my hair is wavy and it worked well). I actually did it because I had been coloring my hair so much and just wanted a fresh start. (The first time was a TOTAL breakup haircut – ala Felicity).

    Anyway, my thing with the pixie is that I feel like you have to be made-up and “done” to make it look awesome. Like I can get away with scraggly longer hair and lipstick, but I always feel like with a pixie (or short hair cut), I’d need to wear more make-up and look more pulled together. (These are my own issues with it of course).

    I can’t wait to hear/see what you do!

  • CL

    January 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Can I vote no? Even Anne cried about that haircut. I always try to say something nice when someone makes a big change like that. I think that’s why people say they get so many compliments on their pixies. “Better you than me” is what I’m really thinking. They may have no need for my pity, but I always feel so sorry for people with short hair. It’s because I know how long it would take me to grow that out. FOREVER. My fringe will not grow for anything. And I take biotin. I don’t get it.

    When Katie Holmes cut her hair short, I said that will grow out before mine ever does, and sure enough….

    • CK

      January 26, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      You feel sorry for people with short hair? That’s really kind of insulting, LOL! I am one of those people who have never gotten more compliments than when I have a pixie. I also have people asking for the name and number of my stylist, so I don’t think that’s just a “better you than me” comment. As far as growing it out – not everyone wants to. It’s part of my personal style, just as long hair is for others.

  • Ellie

    January 18, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I’m getting a pixie cut next Thursday and I’m terrified!!! I’ve been thinking about doing it for over a year now though and my hair’s just long enough to where I could probably donate it. I could stand to let it grow a few more weeks but I’ve decided now and just need to take the plunge. Wish me luck!!

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