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The Most Iconic Pixie Cuts of The ’90s

21 different styles to help you chop it all off.

There’s something very freeing and empowering about chopping off all of your hair. We may do it when something significant happens in our lives, whether it’s a bad breakup, just landed our dream job, or finally emerging back into the real world after a global pandemic. Sometimes we do it to cool us down during the warmer seasons. And sometimes, we simply take to the scissors just because we feel like it.

The pixie cut has, without a doubt, made a comeback in recent years, with some of our favorite celebrities rocking the androgynous, cropped tresses. However, before Ruby Rose, Zoë Kravitz, Iris Law, and Miley were seen sporting the ‘do, the badass babes of the '90s nailed the trend spot on, inspiring us all for the next two decades (and counting) to come.

From grungy to polished, tousled to sleek, we rounded up the 21 most iconic pixie cuts of the '90s that make us want to get rid of it all. Click through the gallery below for some serious hair inspo to bring to your next hair appointment. 

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Angelina Jolie looked like a total badass in Hackers back in 1995.

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Chloë Sevigny rocked a crop for her controversial role in Kids in 1995.

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Who could ever forget Nia Long’s role as Lisa with her iconic bang pixie cut in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?

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Demi Moore had a choppy bowl cut in the early '90s tearjerker Ghost.

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We're madly in love with Drew Barrymore's pixie cut from 1995's Mad Love

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Toni Braxton has put cute pixie cuts on the map for Black women since her self titled album released in 1993.

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Gwyneth Paltrow chopped it off for half of her role in Sliding Doors in 1998.

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Halle Berry sported a short crop in Race the Sun back in 1996. She rocked this pixie cut for basically the entire decade, and then some, and we're not mad about it.

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Janine Turner had the perfect pixie when she played Maggie O'Connor on the '90s television show Northern Exposure.

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Jada Pinkett Smith has always let us know she can (and still does) rock a close-cut blonde look.

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Josie Bisset made a bowl cut look good when she played Jane Mancini on Melrose Place

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We have serious hair envy over Kelly Rowland in the "Say My Name" music video. Check out that blue tint.

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Model Christy Turlington, who was one-third of “the supers” supermodel trio, made ultra-high fluffy pixie cuts high fashion.

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Linda Evangelista, can you be any more perfect? The iconic supermodel chopped it all off in the late '90s.

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Madonna's style (and hair) is ever-changing, but one of our favorite looks has to be this jet black chop from her music video for "Rain" in 1992.

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Monica was another R&B legend who was a great inspiration for Black women to chop it all off.

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I chopped all my hair off in the third grade after I saw Natalie Imbruglia rock this look in the music video for "Torn," no lie.

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Sharon Stone has had many hairstyles over the years, but we're huge fans of this bleach blonde choppiness from 1999.

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T-Boz pulled off a pixie cut and a side part in the music video for "Baby Baby Baby" back in 1992.

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Honestly Missy Elliot wouldn’t have been “Misdemeanor” with out being super duper fly with this jerry-curl pixie cut.

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Winona Ryder forever, need we say more?