I recently realized something about myself: I’m in a hair rut. After a teenage bout with experimentation (jet black, bright red, and a bob inspired by 90210’s Kelly Taylor), I’ve played it pretty safe with my hair. But secretly, I want to be a lot bolder. I want to be one of those women who is a natural hair chameleon, who can go from a platinum asymmetrical bob to long auburn waves with ease. Some women – like Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry, Drew Barrymore, and Rachel McAdams, just to name a few – actually have this ability.

Jackie Nasser on the Pixie Cut

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December 12, 2013

When Jennifer Lawrence chopped off her long locks, I got nervous. The pixie cut is a tough look to pull off. But with every red-carpet appearance she’s made this week, I’ve breathed a little sigh of relief.

Jennifer Lawrence

She went windswept in Madrid, sleek and edgy in Paris, and piecey in L.A. And don’t even get me started on her latest Dior dress. Pure perfection. Yes, I think it’s safe to say my JLaw girl crush is fully intact.

See all of Jennifer Lawrence’s Catching Fire premiere looks on MTV.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 19, 2013

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Check Out: Which past designer collaborations are currently on eBay. Among them? Isabel Marant for H&M pieces posted (gasp) before last week’s launch.

Find Out: Where people in the industry actually went to college. Hint: The nods to Parsons and FIT are sparing.

Know: The phrase “pixie haircut” has been searched 511 times more this year than last. Thanks, JLaw.

Help: Filipino-born designer Josie Natori give back to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Tell us what you’re buzzing about this week, or tweet at us at @ruelala.

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November 18, 2013

Sayonara, long locks. From JLaw to Beyoncé, all of Hollywood’s hottest starlets are forgoing shoulder-grazing hairstyles in favor of chic pixie cuts. But does that mean you should follow suit? Or, as my mother would put it – if Beyoncé jumped off a bridge, would you jump, too?

Pixie Cut

Well the answer, dear mother, would be: not without careful consideration. Which is exactly what celebrity hairstylist Sascha Breuer recommends you do before taking the pixie-cut plunge.

Check out all of Breuer’s pre-scissor tips on Fashionista before booking your next salon appointment. Wouldn’t Mom be proud?

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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November 12, 2013