14 Super Short, Totally Chic Boy Haircuts For The New Mother

Though I heard rumors to the contrary, you can, in fact, take a shower when you have a newborn. But strand-by-individual-strand sessions with a straightening iron? Hmmm. Everyone’s threshold for postpartum grooming is different but in general the fewer minutes with products and round brushes you require the better.

Enter the boy haircut. It’s made it’s comeback already. Michelle Williams, Ginnifer Goodwin and Winona Ryder are just a few the celebrities who’ve successfully worked the look. I’ve seen it more and more around New York on women who look adorable and sexy with pageboys or messy boy shags. Though perhaps forever associated with Satanic symbolism, Mia Farrow’s Rosemary’s Baby pixie look is, nevertheless, completely awesome. She may have been carrying Satan’s spawn but the hair? Genius.

The short crop can be punk like Pink or classic like Audrey Hepburn. It is effortlessly chic and youthful and possibly the most convenient mom cut ever. It *never* requires blow-drying. Here are some images to inspire you. Not all of these women are mothers, but that’s my point: Just because you had a baby doesn’t mean you have to succumb to mom jeans and a mom haircut.

  • Young Judy Dench 1 of 14
    Young Judy Dench
    We all know how brilliantly the pixie plays on the older Judi Dench, but here's a good shot of her back in the day.
  • Michelle Williams 2 of 14
    Michelle Williams
    Michelle has let her hair grow along with Matilda but she was on the cutting edge of short-short when she became a mom.
  • Brillaintly Gorgeous Woman On Some European Street 3 of 14
    Brillaintly Gorgeous Woman On Some European Street
    This one is from she's super styling, but her hair took all of five seconds of her time this morning.
  • Agyness Deyn 4 of 14
    Agyness Deyn
    She's been working the short thing for a long time; this is actually long for her. And a reminder that triple process bleach is your friend with very short hair.
  • The shortest of the shorts 5 of 14
    The shortest of the shorts
    This is from a great series of short haircuts featured in Essence Magazine online. How elegant is this? Redefining low-maintenance.
  • Cate Blanchett 6 of 14
    Cate Blanchett
    She always toys with the shag, this is as short as I've seen her go, and it's awesome. She seems to favor the long straight bang-- a sophisticated 80s throwback look.
  • Another Gorgeous Woman On A Street In Europe 7 of 14
    Another Gorgeous Woman On A Street In Europe
    Another splice of inspiration from
  • Kat Holmes 8 of 14
    Kat Holmes
    She got a lot of flack for this, but I think she looks fabulous.
  • Pink 9 of 14
    Proof that you can make yourself punk with a handful of gel and about a minute.
  • The Real Life Hallie Barry 10 of 14
    The Real Life Hallie Barry
    This is another shot from the Essence series on short hair-I was going to put up a picture of Hallie Barry but I love this non-celebrity version of the same look.
  • Mia Wasikowska 11 of 14
    Mia Wasikowska
    She was so brilliant as plan Jane Eyre, but this is a step-up from the long, Victorian plats.
  • Real Life Blogger! 12 of 14
    Real Life Blogger!
    Here's fellow-Babble blogger Holly Whitney. She documents her bold haircutting move on her awesome blog I love it.
  • The Mother Who Started It All 13 of 14
    The Mother Who Started It All
    She may be carrying Satan's spawn, but her hair is genius.
  • Ginnifer Goodwin 14 of 14
    Ginnifer Goodwin
    She makes sister-wifery look cool.

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