Julianne Hough debuts her new shaggy pixie cut: super-cute or not so much?


I have to give Julianne Hough some begrudging credit. After she did blackface for Halloween, she offered a heartfelt apology and then she did what so few celebrities manage to do successfully: she went away. No more daily pap strolls, no more walking every red carpet she could find. She went away for several months, allowing most people to forget about the controversy, and then she began making the occasional appearance – some workout pics here or there, a Grammy party last month.

And now she’s changed up her look! Just a few weeks ago, Julianne’s blonde hair was past her shoulders. But she debuted a new pixie cut this weekend. I kind of like it? I’m not one of those women who gets super-jazzed about pixie cuts in general – I think it’s a strong look and you need a certain kind of face and attitude to pull it off. Think Charlize Theron rather than Michelle Williams. Does Julianne have the kind of face that can pull off a pixie? Hm.

I will give her credit for not going TOO short. She left the top part a good length, and it’s going to be less awkward for her to grow it out if and when she chooses to try something else. So… I kind of like it. Some people believe that every young woman should try a radical pixie cut at least once. I’m not one of those people, but I do think she’s at the right age to experiment with her look like this. Just as long as she’s not doing blackface again, I’m fine with this.



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  1. HappyMom says:

    I think she’s such a pretty girl (and terrible actress) that she even makes this shaggy short cut (which is not my fave) look cute.

    • SonjaMarmeladova says:

      I’ve never seen her in anything ( I hate Nicolas Sparks movies,, was she in anything else? ), but she is very pretty.
      Now, I love pixie cuts, but I hate when they live the bangs longer. The prettiest ones are completely short, like Emma Watson’s.
      I wish I could pull of a pixie, but my feature’s are too big, although I did love it on Anne Hathaway, but she has Hollywood stylists.

  2. QQ says:

    No, she looks like a mom of two and it probably has to do with how big it is, her styling and clothes (this is the same thing The Lovely Tamron Hall had going on before she finally stopped, cut her sides once and for all and made the clothes pop! AKA My Short Hair Nightmares) ; That said, how awesome for us that she torpedoed this whole “Trying to Happen” all by herself

  3. Kali says:

    On my computer, the photo of Julianne is right above the pic of Charlize Theron and it’s the exact same cut, just parted to different sides. Julianne does not come out the winner when compared to others with similar hairstyles (see: Robin Wright).Its a cute enough cut though.

  4. Mel M says:

    Not so much. This looks very 90′s to me with those sunglasses and lipstick. Why do people want the 90′s back, they were the worst for fashion!

  5. MisJes says:

    I applaud her for having the bravery to try something new with her hair – but unfortunately, it does not nothing for her.

  6. magpie says:

    She doesn’t have the face or style for the “pixie” look. She looks like a 40-year old with mom hair.

  7. Belle Epoch says:

    Looks like a wig! Where is her scalp? And what an unnatural color. Not a fan, obviously!

  8. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something that’s just….unattractive about her. I don’t know what. I think she’s a cute girl, with pretty eyes–maybe it’s her styling/clothing choices. I was watching the People’s Choice awards–the one when Kaley Cuoco hosted, and she came out wearing the ugliest dress, her hair and makeup all wrong—maybe that’s it.

  9. Clucky says:

    Don’t care for her hair and her lipstick looks very 1990s Brenda Walsh to me.

  10. eliza says:

    Lol. She now looks twice her age with that cut.

  11. pleaseicu says:

    She’s a cute girl and pixie cuts can look adorable. However, I think her particular cut (and maybe it’s the make-up and how she’s styled it too) ages her prematurely. She looks mid-to-late thirties instead of her actual age which is 23-24 IIRC.

  12. Jayna says:

    No. And, in my opinon, the majority of the actresses who have cut their hair really short don’t look good in it, which shocked me. I don’t like Jennifer’s either. I don’t like Anne Hathaway. They all look prettier in a longer style than the pixie or very short style. I guess we really have few classic beauties these days that can carry it off. They are pretty women whose features and/or bone structure aren’t enhanced by really short hair or their hair is so thin that it just looks thinner. I remember Alyssa Milano looked awful back when she did it, and I usually consider her such a pretty woman.

    I liked Julianne with that touseled bob she did last year. She looked adorable. She’s a bland actress. I don’t know why she keeps getting roles. I saw that movie she was in with Fergie’s husband where she was fleeing from an abusive husband, a romance movie, and she was okay, but just doesn’t have the range or charm on screen to elevate an average script.

  13. MrsBPitt says:

    I am not a fan of the pixie…very few look good in this cut! Charlize Theron and Halle Berry are the only ones that rock this look, in my opinion! Didn’t like Miley’s, didn’t like Michelle Williams, don’t like Robin Wright’s, hate JLaw’s and hate Julianne’s…

    • Jayna says:

      Halle can rock short hair, but, honestly, I don’t like Charlize in her really short hair. She’s a beautiful woman, so could never look ugly and can carry off any haircut. But to say it is really flattering, no, it’s not really. People like Audrey Hepburn, the short hair was flattering on her and enhanced her beauty. That’s what a short cut should do if it works. The short haircut in no way enhances Charlize’s beauty.

      I hated Miley’s for a long time. She didn’t look good. Then she finally found a style cut that is adorable. So now I like it. That flat forward style she wore at first was not good on her moon pie face. But the thick on top, swept over, short on the sides is adorable at age 21 with her young face.

  14. Nicolette says:

    The whole pixie style cut is so played out now. Boring.

  15. I Choose Me says:

    I think the too severe eyebrows (they need lightening up) and the dark lippy is what might be making her look older. The cut itself is cute.

  16. Vee says:

    What is with the awful gray colored hair? Not a fan of the cut, but the hair color is heinous!

  17. Peanut says:

    Lol, I’m starting to think you ladies don’t hang out with many actual moms. Because I do and I can tell you first hand – mom hair is a sloppy ponytail. Not a pixie cut.

  18. JC says:

    Nope. It’s incredibly dated. Very Jennie Garth circa 1997. Doesn’t do a thing for her. Jennifer Lawrence she ain’t.

  19. Pumpkin Pie says:

    It can happen that women cut their hair to make a change in their life when things go bad, like break-ups (but some break-ups are ok) And nowadays, extensions damage hair big time. That said, I don’t like this haircut. She is very pretty, a talented dancer and she seems to be a nice person. I find her ok. Her looks are debatable though.
    Right this moment, I am very curious as to what’s in that box she’s carrying in the first picture. I am craving cake like crazy.

  20. Kezia says:

    I am just astounded the author doesn’t like Michelle Williams hair! Julianne could take a leaf out of Michelle’s book on how to do the pixie with longer length on top

  21. EG says:

    I would be willing to bet that most of these pixie cuts are the result of extensions gone bad. (This includes Jennifer Aniston, who now has extensions again.) I don’t think anyone in Hollywood really wants a pixie cut–it’s not that versatile and long (fake) locks still rule the red carpet–but sometimes those darned extensions just pull out all of your hair and you have to cut it off. Robin Wright and Charlize may be the exception to this.

  22. Haolebunny says:

    I think she is too young to be Helen Mirren Jr. I don’t like it on her at all.

  23. kimbers says:

    She’s D list with a 1997 Drew Barrymore haircut and 90s color lipstick. ..but she makes it work!

  24. Linas says:

    She looks like The Joker in the last picture.

  25. S says:

    Drew Barrymore in that late 90s flick with Chris o’donnell. That’s who I would have thought this was if not told otherwise

  26. suzi says:

    I have a pixie cut, but not by choice. Next week is my one year anniversary of my last chemo appointment. It is taking forever to grow my hair back to the shoulder length angled bob that I felt suited me so much better. I would have never cut my hair this short by choice. Too chicken, plus I don’t think it flatters my face. Hopefully in a couple more months all the layers will be one length and I can grow it back to my shoulders again. Counting down the months……