Cropped Talk: Our Fashion Director on the Pixie Cut

I recently realized something about myself: I’m in a hair rut. After a teenage bout with experimentation (jet black, bright red, and a bob inspired by 90210’s Kelly Taylor), I’ve played it pretty safe with my hair. But secretly, I want to be a lot bolder. I want to be one of those women who is a natural hair chameleon, who can go from a platinum asymmetrical bob to long auburn waves with ease. Some women – like Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry, Drew Barrymore, and Rachel McAdams, just to name a few – actually have this ability.

Jackie Nasser on the Pixie Cut

But what I really, really want to do is chop it all off. I’d love to just go for it and get a pixie cut. Now seems to be the time, with Jennifer Lawrence rocking hers on The Hunger Games red carpet, Charlize Theron mastering the “slightly longer in front/shorter in back” version, and even Beyoncé showing off her pixie for a day. It’s a scary decision, but I have to tell myself that it will always grow back, right? And who knows, I might even end up loving it so much that I’ll be a pixie for life.

So, should I take the plunge?

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Jackie Nasser joined Rue La La as Fashion Director in November of 2012. In close collaboration with the merchandising teams, she leads content production for lookbooks, style tips, and curated Boutiques. Jackie is the former Lead Editor for InStyle’s sister shopping site,, which she launched. Prior to that, she served as Senior Fashion Editor at Lucky and at ELLEgirl, ELLE Accessories, and


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