While the desire to chop our hair into a pixie cut always kicks in this time of year, in 2021 the urge is hitting particularly hard. Maybe we just need to get rid of some dead weight or are simply ready for a major change now that there’s a light at the end of the Covid tunnel, but short haircuts are majorly trending. And why not go as short as possible?
For too long there’s been a misguided idea that chopping your hair had to be some kind of political statement or edgy act. While that can certainly be the case with shaving your head, the antiquated belief that long hair is the ultimate symbol of femininity couldn’t be less true. Short hair is as much a style choice and way of self-expression as a bold lipstick or nail color.
Still, it can be intimidating to go for a full pixie haircut. Luckily, celebrities have embraced shorter lengths with open arms, whether it’s for a role in a movie, in honor of a new season, or just because they felt like it—meaning you have plenty of icons to steal inspiration from. If you’ve been considering taking the plunge, we suggest you scroll on for the best pixie cut ideas for 2021.