Carey Mulligan worked a cool pixie crop in 2012

Carey Mulligan: the perfect pixie crop

The pixie crop is a popular style at the moment. Celebrities are trying it left right and centre and we have to say, we can see why. It's one of the prettiest styles out there, but it's not for everyone. If you are used to having long hair, then it goes without saying that the mere thought of chopping off your locks can be rather daunting. For those of you toying with the idea of getting a crop, we have some inspiration for you in the form of Carey Mulligan .

The young British actress has worked a number of different styles recently but her pixie crop is the one that really stands out in our mind. Pictured here at the 2012 NY Times Arts & Leisure weekend in New York, Carey's hair looks chic, healthy and on-trend. Her pretty features form a striking contrast with the cut and we personally think she looks better than ever with this style (no mean feat for someone with a such a great red carpet track record).

Sideswept chic

Carey has styled her hair simply, opting for a side parting . Her side fringe frames her face beautifully, and stops her 'do from looked too styled. Wearing your crop straight, like Carey, adds instant polish and is perfect for a formal occasion.

Top tip: If you want a messier look, you can style your hair into a rock crop to mix things up a bit.


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