Chrissa Hardy
Updated September 02, 2016
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Ah, the pixie cut. The hairstyle that’s on just about every woman’s list of hair goals. It’s a bold look, and even though the end result is usually extremely adorable, it’s also a style that exposes more of our head and neck shape, making us feel vulnerable and freaked the eff out to give it a go.

Zooey Deschanel, aka our lady of eternal #hairgoals and #stylegoals, rocked a pixie cut back in 2002, and guess what? She. Looked. Rad. It doesn’t appear that she chopped off her locks for a role in a movie, and the pixie cut happened before she filmed The Good Girl alongside Jennifer Aniston in 2002.

And while the pixie cut didn’t last too long, the time she had it was glorious. Here are just a bunch of photos of Zooey with her perfect pixie.

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Not the thick bangs we’re used to, but still totally on-point.

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I have no idea if Zooey was ever an early ’00s sk8er, but she definitely got the look down.

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The pixie is a bit grown out into a 1920s short bob, but effortlessly chic, per usual.

Brb, gonna pin all of these to my hair inspiration board for my next trip to the salon.