5 Tricks To Growing Out A Pixie Cut

Celebs like Michelle Williams and Emma Watson have made the pixie covetable. And although it’s a risky cut, it’s just that — a haircut, and hair does grow back. These leading ladies are proving that the transition from short to long hair can be worry-free, and even a great style all in itself.

1. Snip Often
It may sound counterintuitive, but the key to making the transition period work is constant trims. With so many short layers, you need to trim consistently to bring strands closer to the same length. After almost a year of growing out her pixie, Emma Watson finally has a collarbone-skimming style with soft side bangs for added movement.

Emma Watson 39th Annual People's Choice Awards

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Emma Watson at the 39th Annual People’s Choice Awards

2. Go Asymmetrical
Michelle Williams has created a new cut for us to envy — the wispy banged pixie. The asymmetrical cut is quirky and flattering. With hair longer in front, this cut will transition seamlessly into a bob.

Photo: Getty Images  Michelle Williams at Oz: The Great and Powerful London Premiere

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Michelle Williams at Oz: The Great and Powerful London Premiere

3. Keep Bangs In Check
Since Anne Hathaway first debuted her pixie, she’s also added bangs to the mix. However, unlike Michelle’s, her bangs are only slightly longer than the rest of her hair, and they end above her eyes.

Photo: Getty Images  Anne Hathaway at the 85th Annual Academy Awards

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Anne Hathaway at the 85th Annual Academy Awards

4. Try Texture
Evan Rachel Wood has let her hair grow into a soft, above-the-chin crop. This look works so well because of the texture. Evan’s piece-y waves hide any imperfections, like strands growing in longer than others.

Photo: Getty Images  Evan Rachel Wood at Sundance

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Evan Rachel Wood at Sundance

5. Go Choppy
Once her pixie grew a few inches, Ginnifer Goodwin added choppy layers to better frame her face.

Ginnifer Goodwin

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Ginnifer Goodwin at the 30th Annual PaleyFest: The William S. Paley Television

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