Mia Farrow is synonymous with scandal: A messy marriage to Frank Sinatra, an even messier situation with Woody Allen, but the hair-obsessed will always remember the pixie scandal. The cut famously given to her by Vidal Sasson on the set of her breakout role in Rosemary’s Baby is stamped in public memory. Over four decades later, the still popular cut made headlines again. Earlier this year, Mia corrected a statement in the New York Times, declaring that she cut the pixie herself with fingernail scissors. The hair community was shocked. Yet who really knows what’s true and what’s not. One thing’s for sure, fans continue to embrace and mimic this famous cut. Want to be as iconic as Mia? Read on to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart
Consult with your stylist about getting a pixie cut. They can best advise you on what type of crop will be best for your face shape and lifestyle. And be warned, the pixie cut is not for wallflowers. By cropping your hair, you put all your facial features on display. Confidence is key in owning this look.
Though the pixie is a great wash-and-go cut, you have to commit to it. You’ll need more frequent visits to your stylist to maintain the easy looking shape. That means salon visits at every four-to-six weeks to keep up the ‘do.