When Were Short Pixie Hairstyles in Fashion?


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The short pixie hairstyle has slowly gained popularity since the 1950s, but it became especially fashionable in the 21st century. Countless celebrity icons, such as Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus and Halle Berry, tried the hairstyle.

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When Were Short Pixie Hairstyles in Fashion?
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The pixie cut made its original Hollywood debut in the 1953 film "Roman Holiday," in which Audrey Hepburn's character, a princess who wishes to disguise herself, dons the short hairstyle. Hepburn's pixie was the first of a number of famous pixies seen in the following decades, worn by Mia Farrow and Goldie Hawn in the 1960s, Liza Minnelli in the 1970s, Madonna in the 1980s and Gwyneth Paltrow and Sharon Stone in the 1990s.

The pixie gained popularity since the 2000s, when big names Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman adopted the style. The pixie continues to be the favored hairstyle of numerous celebrities as of 2015.

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