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Bye-bye, long pixie. All hail the Jean Seberg short haircut!

The long pixie haircut was fun while it lasted, but we're taking trends to a new, even shorter level now with inspiration from Jean Seberg's short haircut in the movie "Breathless". Think ultra-short: either straight like the actress or with the slightest hint of a wave.

Why Jean Seberg's hair makes us "Breathless"

Long gone are the days when very short hair was for boys only, but in the 1960s film by Jean-Luc Goddard, such a short cut was (literally) on the cutting-edge of fashion and beauty trends. Instead of giving the beautiful French actress a masculine look, this short New Wave pixie actually emphasised her delicate feminine features.

How to get the perfect short haircut

The most flattering short haircut depends on your face shape and hair type, so your best bet is to visit your hair stylist for a professional consultation. In general, pixie cuts look best on round and oval faces, but can be cut and styled to flatter other shapes. For curly girls, the right cut depends on the hair growth and curl pattern, while those with fine, straight hair may want a little more length to create volume and depth.

How to style super short hair

Some of the advantages of having a pixie haircut include quicker showers, longer-lasting haircare products, no flyaways on windy days and easy hair styling. For quick, light and long-lasting hold, try a spritz of Infinium Pure hairspray by L'Oréal Professionnel. Or, for re-workable textured hold with a modern matte finish, we recommend the Deviation Paste from Tecni.ART. Simply warm a small amount between your palms and use to create deconstructed sections.

If your short pixie cut is looking a little flat, instead of washing it again use a dry shampoo to soak up the oil at the roots and give you natural-looking volume with a matte effect. Simply spray, wait a few seconds, then tousle using your fingertips.

Short hair is where it's at, thanks Jean!

Image credits: Getty Images - Catwalking

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