Elizabeth Siegel, Allure magazine
After seasons of long layers (and even longer extensions) actresses like Anne Hathaway and Miley Cyrus are going shorter. Much shorter. But these aren't boy cuts-they are soft and feminine. "The trend that we're seeing right now is pixie cuts with an Audrey Hepburn vibe," says hairstylist Adir Abergel.
See more: The 10 Commandments of Mascara
To make sure your cut doesn't scream tomboy, Abergel recommends asking your stylist to use thinning shears instead of a scissor to cut the back, just as he did for Hathaway after she went short for Les Misérables. He also recommends using the shears to create longer layers, at about ear height, all around. "That takes the weight out of the hair so the pixie collapses on itself, which is so pretty," says Abergel. "Even if you have fine hair, you really have to thin it out. It keeps the cut from looking bowl-y." Short bangs, like Hathway's fringe, are another feminine touch: Ask your stylist to cut sideswept mini bangs when your hair is wet, and then cut deep notches into them after they're dry. "That prevents the bangs from looking like a sheet of hair," he says.
See more: The 6 Most Flattering Haircuts for Round Faces
And there's one more thing that Hepburn, Hathaway, and anyone else who can pull of a pixie has in common: petite features. "A pixie works really well on smaller faces, because it accentuates all of your features," says Abergel.