Celebrities Who’ve Gone From Flowing Locks To Pixie Cuts – Which Look Do You Prefer?

August 12, 2013  |  
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It’s not uncommon for celebrities to change up their hairstyles every once in awhile, but sometimes we see celebrities take the plunge and do something drastic, like go grey or, in this case, nearly bald. Going from long flowing locks to a short hair cut is definitely a huge change, but these Hollywood stars seem to be able pull off almost anything. Here are 14 celebrities who chopped off their hair.


Beyonce has warn her signature blonde locks for years, but after a concert mishap in which her hair got caught into a stage fan, maybe Queen Bey wanted to be all over headline news for another reason. Just a few days ago Beyonce debuted her new pixie cut, which we have to say, looks absolutely amazing on her. Who needs long hair when you have a face like her? She looks just as gorgeous as ever!

Tia Mowry

After hitting up the red carpet at the 4th Annual Give & Get Fete, Tia Mowry was able to show off her new, sleeker, and shorter hairstyle. After getting married and becoming a mom, Tia realized that she was now a totally different person, and what better way to celebrate that than by cutting off all of her hair and starting off new? Tia also said that having long hair comes with a lot of emotions and experiences, and it was time to let things go!


Rihanna is one of those celebrities who changes her hair every other week it seems, so this isn’t the first time that we’ve seen her pull off a shorter, pixie-style hair cut. Just as soon as everyone was getting used to her “Brr” hair, she changed it up again. We have to say, we love her new natural look, and the curls work well for her. Anyone wanna put bets on how long this style lasts?

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron has been all over the board when it comes to hair cuts. She’s been long, she’s been bald, and she’s been short. Back in April, she stepped out, son in arm, with her new short blonde locks that were accented by bright red lips, and this time, the cut wasn’t done for a movie role. Her new short hair perfectly accentuates her facial structure, so hopefully it sticks!

Lisa Wu Hartwell

Last month, former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Lisa Wu debuted her very different look at the Chopard Jeweled  Eyewear Launch. Lisa is well-known for having super long and thick black hair, but this time, she’s taken things up a notch and gone to the complete opposite side of the hair spectrum by cutting her hair into an edgy pixie cut. Lisa seems to be loving her new cut, all thanks to her stylist, Elijah Datrick.

Miley Cyrus

When Miley Cyrus first hit the Hollywood scene, she had long auburn colored hair that flowed past her chest. Fast forward a few years and Miley now has a short spiked hair cut that is nothing other than platinum blonde. When she first made the chop, she got all sorts of slack, but Miley claims that short hair is entirely her, and that after the cut, she’s never felt better.

Willow Smith

When it comes to hairstyles, we’re not sure Willow Smith ever had a style that didn’t catch the media’s eyes. Willow has gone from long straight black hair to dyed buzz cuts, spiky-pixie cuts, and now she’s back to wearing a blonde wig. In any case, Willow doesn’t seem to have any problems with wearing some pretty crazy hairstyles. She can definitely thank her parents for that one.


Solange, just like her sister, took a huge plunge when she went from super long braids to a more natural afro look, which we definitely love on her. While Solange has always seemed to be the one living in the shadows, she’s slowly but surely making her name known in the music as well as in the fashion world, not to mention in the world of Hollywood moms. Most recently she’s been rocking her afro, which does wonders for her overall look.

Emma Watson

Emma Watson will forever be known as Hermione in the Harry Potter movie series, but as she’s grown up, she’s moved away from her long red curly locks. Back in October 2010, she made headlines when she chopped off her signature locks, which caused all sorts of differing opinions among her fans. Despite the mixture of good and bad attention after debuting her new hairstyle, Emma claimed that she had never felt as confident as she did when she cut her hair. Nowadays she’s back to her long locks.

Alicia Keys

Ever since becoming a famous singer years ago, Alicia Keys has pulled off all sorts of hairstyles. She’s worn micro-braids, which was the “must-have” hairstyle way back when, tons of different up-dos, and long curls, all of which she was able to pull off flawlessly. In January 2012, just in time for the inaugural ball, she switched everything up and stepped out with a bob haircut. This style is definitely one of the sexiest that she’s chosen.

Hayden Panettiere

Ever since she became a well-known face on the big screen after Remember the Titans, Hayden Panettiere has kept her long blonde hair just that way. But she threw the media and fans for a huge loop back in 2010 when she gave the world a first glimpse of her new bob hair cut. Years later, she’s returned to her long blonde locks.

Anne Hathaway

2013 has proven to be the year that Anne Hathaway did all sorts of new things to her hair. She originally cut her hair completely for the movie Les Miserables, and often complained that she looked like her gay brother and wasn’t such a huge fan. However, months later, she was still rocking the short pixie cut, and even went platinum blonde. Most recently she’s kept her hair short and has gone back to an auburn-brown color.

Halle Berry

Though you may not remember it, years ago Halle Berry rocked long tresses of flowing black hair. However, ever since she made the decision to go short, her pixie cut has become the new norm for her, as she is often styling and creating new looks with her hair. It is worth saying that ever since Halle has been pregnant with her second child, her hair has been longer than we’ve seen it in a while!

Portia de Rossi

Not only is she known for being Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi is also well-known for her waist length hair. However, back in 2012, Portia underwent a huge transformation and cut off her long locks. She now sports a much shorter style that is definitely a huge change, but one that a lot of fans, and her wife, really likes.

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