Legendary Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn redefined glamour with her ‘elfin’ features and her iconic pixie haircut. Here’s why …
“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” So said hair, fashion, and beauty icon Audrey Hepburn whose eye for hairstyles and trends painted Hollywood gold.
The British actress and humanitarian went from girl-next-door, ballet dancer, and model to a silver-screen starlet, Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF, and the most naturally beautiful woman ever in a poll of beauty experts, beating sultry actress Angelina Jolie, the stylish Grace Kelly, and even the timeless Princess Diana.
One of the most inspirational women of all time, Audrey Hepburn was the quintessence of style and fashion throughout Hollywood’s Golden Age. Even long since her death, she’s still admired for the stylistic icon she was. Audrey Hepburn’s hairstyles embodied the essence of each decade she was part of. Never a hair out of place, she was flawless in any hairstyle. Our favourite? Her pixie cut.
What Is a Pixie Cut?
Pixie crop or pixie cut is a women’s haircut about half an inch to 3-inches in length. It may either be one-length or cut shorter on the back/sides and longer on the top.
Audrey Hepburn’s pixie cut
A fringe was a standout feature of most of Audrey Hepburn’s hairstyles. She wore her fringe in various lengths during the different decades appropriate to her style, face, and age. During her younger days, she was more daring wearing her bangs in a blunter, shorter way whereas going for a softer, more flowing look toward her golden years. Her hairstyles are still trendsetting, but the ones that caught the public’s eye was The Boy Crop, The Beehive and The Bun. One of her most legendary styles was the super-smooth Pixie Cut. There are many different ways this particular style can be worn. Some prefer wearing it sleeker, smoother, and going for a more polished look like Hepburn in the ’50s and the new era like Emma Watson. Others dress it up by pushing their boundaries in a more edgy textured fashion like Miley Cyrus.
What colour was Audrey Hepburn’s hair?
When it comes to hair colour, Hepburn always veered on the side of caution, not straying too far from her naturally brown locks, although at one stage in her life she did lighten her hair a few shades. At Tymeless Hair & Wigs, we believe your hairstyle is half of your overall look and your hair colour makes up the other half. The one compliments the other and you can’t compromise either of them. The hair market consists of various colour products. Working with Joico Hair, the condition of your hair is our main priority. Healthy hair means high shine and soft smooth locks – both scream Hepburn!
It is noticeable throughout Hepburn hair journey that hair colour was a prominent factor. Whether you prefer making the most of your natural hair colour or jazzing it up with cosmetic colour beauty stays in the eye of the beholder. In Audrey Hepburn ‘s own words: “The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows in passing years.”
What face shape can pull off a pixie cut?
Almost all pixie hairstyles look great on oval, square, and heart-shaped faces. This particular style looks great on round face shapes because it provides angles, which visually soften the face’s roundness.
The Boy Crop
The Boy Crop stood the test of time with Hepburn – it enhanced her natural beauty even more by boosting her elegant facial features and it could do the same for you. Chic ponytails and tying hair up was another big thing for her. In the ’60’s she perfected the ultra-sleek bun, which was inspired by one of her films “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”. This look can easily be created by someone with long hair.
Hair accessories for pixie cut styles
Why not sass up your updo with some Audrey Hepburn inspired hair accessories? Hepburn loved wearing something in her hair – rocking it out with a big flower or keeping it simple with a headband. She showed that you can wear a crown, even if you’re not royalty. Hepburn knew that every woman should be treated like a princess and was often seen wearing a feminine crown on her head. While Hepburn loved The Beehive, this style is a definite no-no in our generation. It has been replaced by the Bohemian look. Think big, natural texture, luscious hair incorporated with a lot of plaits.
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