Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Hairstyles: 5 Celebrity-Inspired Pixie Cuts that Create Dramatic Short & Sassy Looks

Jennifer Lawrence: The long and...

For Jennifer Lawrence, 2013 will always be known as the year that began with a thud and ended with a big bang. Remember what happened when she ascended the staircase to accept her Academy Award for Best Actress in Silver Linings Playbook last February? The superstar stumbled and tumbled as she tripped on her floor-length Dior gown.  

Lawrence now makes headlines for another reason. Her portrayal as Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games: Catching Fire helped the movie shatter all box office records. Plus, she's receiving critical acclaim this month for her performance as the reckless wife of a con artist in the '70s disco era crime drama American Hustle--opening in wide release today. 

...the short of it.

Then, in the middle of the back-to-back flick frenzy, Lawrence made a bold beautynista move. She chopped off her long locks to sport a playful pixie cut. The crop top trend, which has been embraced by several celebs, allows you to create versatile day and evening looks without a lot of muss and fuss. Your hair also dries faster, and you end up using less amounts of styling products--so they last longer. 

Ready to take your strands from flowing to fierce this holiday season? Check out the latest short and sassy styles from Miley Cyrus, Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson and Pamela Anderson. We've also included must-have hair tools, accessories, styling products, and shampoos and conditioners to help make the transition easier. 

Happy hair holidays!


Photo by Nat Ch Villa
Before: Curls just wanna have fun.

After: You go, girl!


Photo by Adam Bielawski
Before: Fashionista.

After: Beautynista.


Photo by Angela George
Before: Hannah Montana locks.

After: Miley Cyrus rocks.


Photo courtesy PETA
Before: Beachy.

After: Bitchin'.

SHINE: 100% Pure Volumizing Shampoo (Kelp & Mint). BEAUTY: Purify and protect your hair, while also adding luster to your locks, with aloe vera leaf juice, peppermint and kelp extracts, virgin coconut oil and vitamin E. BEACON: Vegan, and gluten and cruelty free. Also contains no detergents, synthetic chemicals, or artificial fragrances or colors.

SHINE: Affinage Sham Rock Styling Hairpaste. BEAUTY: Apply to dry or damp hair to create hold and high shine during holiday party season. BEACON: Supports The Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation.

SHINE: Alba Botanica Leave-In Conditioning Mist (Drink It Up Coconut Milk) and Anti-Frizz Serum (So Smooth Gardenia). BEAUTY: The mist smoothes unruly curls and brings locks back to life, while the serum tames flyaways for a more polished look. BEACON: No animal testing and vegan. Free of sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, phthalates, artificial colors and silicones. Supports Furry Friends Rescue, Farm Sanctuary and Kitten Rescue.

SHINEBeauty Without Cruelty Aromatherapy Hair Care Shampoo and Conditioner (Rosemary, Mint, Tea Tree). BEAUTY: Step up shine, smoothness and scent with rosemary, sweet orange, peppermint and tea tree oils. BEACONVegan and no animal testing. Free of parabens, SLS/SLES and synthetic fragrances.

SHINE: Belson Products Gold 'N Hot Professional 1875 Watt Ionic Ultra-Lightweight Dryer with Tourmaline. BEAUTY: The tourmaline-infused outlet grille emits negative ion heat to minimize frizz and maximize shine. BEACONThe parent company, Helen of Troy, supports the American Cancer Society.

SHINE: Davines Oi Absolute Beautifying Shampoo, Oi All In One Milk and Oi Absolute Beautifying Conditioner. BEAUTY: The shampoo and conditioner help boost body and brilliance, while the milk facilitates blow drying and fights frizz. BEACON: Free of parabens and sulphates. No animal testing.

SHINE: Jane Carter Solution Hair Nourishing Serum. BEAUTY: Strengthen your strands and prevent the possibility of breakage with essential oils of lemon, grapefruit and ylang ylang, and vitamins A, D and E. BEACON: Supports Women For Women.

SHINE: Maijan Argan Oil Shimmer Shine Spray. BEAUTY: Argan, rosewood and ylang ylang flower oils, along with grapeseed extract, help boost the shimmer power of your strands without leaving any residue. BEACON: Vegan and no animal testing. Contains no alcohol, parabens or sulfates. 

SHINEScunci headbands. BEAUTY: Meet your main squeeze under the mistletoe with these on-trend metallic hair accessories, which can be found at mass market retailers. BEACON: The parent company, Conair, supports the American Red Cross and National Dance Institute.

SHINE: Sonoma Soap Company Daily Shampoo and Daily Conditioner (Citrus Medley). BEAUTY: Enhance moisturization and silkiness with tangerine, grapefruit and orange oils, and aloe vera leaf juice. BEACONNo animal testing and vegan. Free of parabens, gluten and artificial colors. Supports Clean the World.

SHINE: Unilever TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo (Color Care) and 24 Hour Body Non-Aerosol Hair Spray. BEAUTY: The shampoo helps you refresh the look and feel of your hair between washes without leaving any visible residue, while the hair spray fights frizz and maximizes manageability and volume. BEACON: The Unilever Foundation supports Oxfam, Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Food Programme

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