When a woman cuts her hair short in a movie, it’s a symbol of the personal transformation she’s about to undergo.
Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables.
Natalie Portman in V for Vendetta.
Jennifer Lopez in Enough.
Shailene Woodley in Insurgent.
As Coco Chanel puts it:
“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”
When I first saw the movie Divergent, I identified with Shailene Woodley’s character, Tris, right away. I think we all do, because—let’s face it—no one fits nicely into those little boxes, or factions of society. We all exhibit each one to some degree.
Then, when she cut her hair off in the 2nd movie, Insurgent, I really felt a connection. Being a fellow pixie myself, I could relate. Not to mention, she goes on to kick some major ass in that movie, which makes me want to identify myself with her character even more.
So, without further ado, our very first celebrity #pixiecrush goes out to Shailene Woodley, and just in time for #wcw! This girl (or perhaps her professional celebrity stylist?) knows how to rock a pixie a million different ways. If you think short hair is boring, just Google “Shailene Woodley pixie cut” and peruse the image results for five minutes. You’ll change your mind pretty quickly. Here are a few of my favorites:
(Okay, so in that last one, I might be more focused on the figure to the left of Shai . . . but regardless . . .
Amiright or Am. I. Right?)