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Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss cuts and colors her hair like Twiggy’s (not like Miley’s!)

Some say Elisabeth has pulled a “Miley.”
We say, “No way!” What do you think?

Elisabeth Moss, a.k.a. Mad Woman Peggy Olson, has taken a page out of the ’60s by cutting her hair into a super-short Pixie popularized by Twiggy. For those of you who are too young to know who Twiggy was, take it from us. We wanted to look like her—more for her hair than for the stick thin figure that insired her name. (Back then we didn’t have to worry about being stick thin!)

Many writers are saying that Elisabeth was inspired by Miley Cyrus, who they are now calling a trendsetter. We couldn’t disagree more with the Miley comparison. First of all, Ms. Moss’ new shortcut has more class and is much more flattering than Ms. Cyrus’. (And we’re sure the new blonde won’t be desperately seeking attention with non-stop tweets!)

Secondly, Elisabeth has more in common with Emma Watson who went super short, pretty and sophisticated two years ago. Thirdly, the Pixie’s perfect for the retro Mad Men (even though Elisabeth is acting coy and saying she will be wearing wigs to make Peggy look the same next season).

And last, but certainly not least, E. wanted to try something new. “I wanted to do something really different,” she told US Weekly last Tuesday when interviewed at the premiere of For a Good Time, Call…

No matter what the reason, we think Elisabeth’s do-over is a winner!

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Carey Mulligan’s hair: an education in style

Carey Mulligan barely resembles the young schoolgirl she played in An Education. Her transformation started right the Oscars 2010. That night Carey stood out for two reasons: her leading actress nomination and her barely-there blond haircut (below right). As you can see, the sudden star wasn’t content to stay with the pixie even though it was adorable! She has grown her hair out a tad, but it looks quite different. With that little bit of extra length, Ms. Mulligan can wear her hair windswept, braided to one side, conservative, sexy, sophisticated… you get the idea! 

It’s hard to believe that Carey in a mop top (right) is the same person as Carey the Academy Award nominee. Oscar night the cameras were drawn to Carey, and that drew in the fans. All of the attention hasn’t gone to her head. She seems like a real-life 20-something who likes to experiment with her look. At the same time, she brings to mind celebs who thrive on change (sort of like Madonna and Lady Gaga but more like Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Emma Watson, etc).

Even when her hair was short and dark red, Carey found ways to mix it up. One night, she used a dab of product and brushed her hair to one side. Another evening, she applied something stronger, separated the bangs and put on a headband. Anyone who doesn’t know better would think that you can’t get any versatility from a short cut. But you know better and Carey proves it!