Any routine can grate after awhile, and if you’re itching for a change you may consider switching careers, escaping to a white-sand beach or dipping a toe into the online dating pool. But there’s another way to reinvigorate your day-to-day that doesn’t risk your life savings or mental health: chopping your locks. Scary, thrilling and a wee bit dangerous, a dramatic new haircut of the latest style, the pixie, can instantly transform your outlook and get you noticed in a hurry. If you remain unconvinced, here are three celebrity inspirations to push you over the edge and into your stylist’s chair.
Everyone’s favorite imaginary best friend slashed off her tresses in favor of this beautiful and youthful look. It’s choppy and versatile, and you can style it a dozen different ways, which is why it suits the multifaceted starlet. Ask your stylist to give you the same side-swept bangs that flatter every face shape and consult him or her on whether a smattering of lowlights will help emphasize your best features, as they do with Jennifer.
Not yet a household name—wait for it—this young actress from the film “Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom” pairs her commendable talent with an avant-garde hairdo that features plenty of bounce and shine. Couple these curls with a bold attitude to pull off the flat sides and bouffant faux-hawk center that makes this look so gorgeous and fun. Suffering from stick-straight hair? Just select a short hair professional from Vagaro to curl the top section and provide you with pointers on how to style it at home.
She won Miss USA in 2003 and went on to star in popular TV shows and movies, but it’s Susie Castillo’s hair that garners the greatest accolades. Her weightless curlicue flourishes create a stylish halo around her face, naturally highlighting her features. This look is low maintenance for those with naturally curly ‘dos, and while it’s playful, it has all the elements of a timeless style.