Hair today, gone tomorrow! Have you seen Katie Holmes’ new pixie cut?

We did NOT see this one coming!  

Dawson’s Creek and Batman Begins actress Katie Holmes is known for her signature long brown hair and actually, she hasn’t really changed up her look very much at all over the past 10 years. That is, until now…

This week she reminded us all that she can style it out like the best of them, stepping out in NYC with a dramatically shorter pixie cut. Joining a host of stars like Cara Delevingne and Zoë Kravitz in the pixie squad, Katie looks just as gorgeous with shorter hair – not that we ever had any doubts about that!

Katie Holmes is now rocking short pixie hair


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Katie’s transformed herself for an upcoming movie role. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

The 38-year-old actress had been spotted out and about a few times with shorter-looking hair over the past week, but she first gave fans a proper look at her new style at a FAO Schwarz event in NYC.

With her classic brunette mane chopped to above chin length, she wore her pixie combed over to one side with a deep side parting. The hairstyle complimented her feminine features and accentuated her sculpted jawline on a whole other level!

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Sharing a selfie of her new ‘do with her 1 million Instagram followers, we almost had to do a double take! With her oversized sunnies and floppy hat, the resemblance to Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn is uncanny, wouldn’t you agree?

Lifelong fans of the actress may have clocked that this isn’t the first time Katie has gone short. She has tried both pixie cut and bob styles in the past, so the change shouldn’t come as too much of a shock. This time, however, it’s said to be for a movie role, but we’re intrigued to see whether she’ll let it grow out once filming is over… only time will tell!

Editor’s tip: To emulate Katie’s slicked over style, get yourself some of the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax and apply evenly throughout your hair. Then, taking a tail comb, trace where you’d like your parting to be and create a side part. Use the comb to style your strands into your desired look and the wax will ensure it stays looking ace all day.


If Katie’s new pixie has inspired you to go shorter, find out more about the background of this iconic style with our short history of the pixie cut article. From Audrey to Emma Watson, discover the enduring appeal of this timeless style and all of the different ways to wear it.