Miss France’s Bold Pixie Cut: A Look at the Celebrities who Broke the Internet with Their Daring Hairstyles

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Miss France winner, Eve Giles has made waves with her pixie haircut as she finds herself in the centre of a bizarre ‘woke‘ row.

The mathematics student is the first woman in history with a pixie haircut to bag the illustrious beauty pageant title. 

The 20-year-old beauty noted in her acceptance speech that her victory was not only her achievement  but a ‘win for diversity’.

Describing how ‘every woman is unique’, Eve added: ‘We’re used to seeing beautiful Misses with long hair, but I chose an androgynous look with short hair’.

But, Eve is not the only celebrity in pop culture to have cause a ruckus with her hairstyle choice. 

MailOnline takes a look at all the celebs who also caused a stir with their daring new looks…

Miss France winner, Eve Giles has made in the beauty pageant world with her controversial pixie haircut (pictured)

Miss France winner, Eve Giles has made in the beauty pageant world with her controversial pixie haircut (pictured)

But she is not the only celebrity in pop culture to have caused a stir with a hair choice. MailOnline take a look at all the celebs who also caused a stir with their daring new looks

But she is not the only celebrity in pop culture to have caused a stir with a hair choice. MailOnline take a look at all the celebs who also caused a stir with their daring new looks

 

1. Jennifer Aniston donned ‘The Rachel’

The layered bob quickly became one of the most iconic hairstyles of the decade (pictured 1995: Jennifer Aniston)

Jennifer Aniston's hairstylist came up with The Rachel in a bid to repair Jen's hair (pictured)

Jennifer Aniston’s hairstylist came up with The Rachel in a bid to repair Jen’s hair (pictured left). The layered bob quickly became one of the most iconic hairstyles of the decade (pictured right in 1995)

Jennifer revealed she was not a fan of the famous do, labelling it as the 'ugliest haircut' she had ever seen (pictured left to right: Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow)

Jennifer revealed she was not a fan of the famous do, labelling it as the ‘ugliest haircut’ she had ever seen (pictured left to right: Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow)

When you think about 90s haircutS, the famed ‘Rachel’ immediately comes to mind.

The famous hair-do, donned by Friends actress Jennifer Aniston, had much of the world in a metaphorical chockhold.

Aptly named after the sitcom character, Rachel, the hairstyle was designed by hairstylist Chris McMillan, in a bid to repair Jen’s damaged hair.

However, not everyone was a fan of the voluminous shoulder-length style, and distinct frame. 

In 2011, the actress admitted to US magazine Allure that the style was not her favourite look.

‘How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen,’ she said. ‘What I really want to know is, how did that thing have legs?’

‘I love Chris but he’s the bane of my existence because he started that damn Rachel.’ 

 

2. Kim Kardashian’s Blonde Debut in 2015

Kim Kardashian caused major turbulence when she stepped out with platinum blonde locks  (pictured in 2005)

The transformation was strikingly different from her usual long black tresses (pictured 2015)

Kim Kardashian caused major turbulence when she stepped out with platinum blonde locks. The transformation was strikingly different from her usual black tresses (pictured 2015)

Even hairstylistS were up in arms about the reality TV star's new look. with top hairstylist saying she did not think the colour 'worked' for Kim (pictured with Katy Perry)

 Even hairstylistS were up in arms about the reality TV star’s new look. with top hairstylist saying she did not think the colour ‘worked’ for Kim (pictured with Katy Perry)

Kim Kardashian caused uproar when she swapped in her trademark black tresses for a short platinum blonde look.

Many were shocked by Kim Kardashian’s transformation when she stepped out at Le Royal Monceau in 2015, branding it ‘her most extreme look yet’

It wasn’t the first time the reality star had changed her hair, having previously donned a caramel brown look, as well as cornrows.

However, the platinum blonde was perhaps the do that had hairstylist most up in arms.

Discussing the mother-of-four’s haircut, top hairstylist Jo Hansford told MailOnline: ‘We don’t think this colour works for Kim.

‘She has completely lost her identity. Her long glossy locks had been the envy of everyone for a long time and although the blonde is a statement, she’s lost her trademark and doesn’t stand out from the crowd anymore.

‘Often an extreme change of hairstyle or colour can be a sign that something else dramatic is going on in someone’s life so perhaps this is the case.’

 

3. Lily Allen Goes Red 

Lily Allen stunned fans when she shared a subway selfie with her new vibrant red locks (pictured)

The red look was a far cry from her trademark black hair (pictured 2022)

Lily Allen stunned fans when she shared a subway selfie with her new vibrant red locks. The red look was a far cry from her trademark black hair (pictured left 2023, right 2022) 

In November, Lily Allen stunned her fans when she revealed she had binned her Pixie cut look and opted for a standout red do.

The Not Fair singer, 38, looked effortless as she rocked the bright red wig on the subway, looking similar to the Little Mermaid.

Posting up a storm, Lily wore a knitted black beany and a sultry glossy red lip.

After sharing the stunning image with her 1.6 million followers, her fans flocke to the comments to tell the star how ‘perfect’ and ‘stunning’ the look was.

Her shocking transformation came days after she spoke out on her marriage with David Harbour.

She said their relationship is ‘so great’ after speculation over their romance when eagle-eyed fans noticed Lily was no longer following David on Instagram.

 

4. Kate Beckinsale Goes Blonde 

Kate Beckinsale seemed to turn back time with her stunning new blonde bob (pictured)

She looked like she hadn't aged since the days she would don her long brown tresses (pictured 2013)

Kate Beckinsale seemed to turn back time with her stunning new blonde bob. She looked like she hadn’t aged since the days she would don her long brown tresses (pictured left 2023, right 2013)

Kate Beckinsale looked like Paris and Nicky Hilton's twin while attending Kathy Hilton's annual holiday party in Bel Air on December 9

Kate Beckinsale looked like Paris and Nicky Hilton’s twin while attending Kathy Hilton’s annual holiday party in Bel Air on December 9

Kate Beckinsale stunned fans after she ditched her brunette tresses for a bright and vibrant blonde bob. 

Time does not seem to have an impact on the actress, 50, who appeared very youthful with her brand new glamorous look. 

Kate looked younger than ever when she made an appearance at Kathy Hilton’s annual Christmas party this year.

The blonde bombshell posed up a storm alongside Hilton heiress, Paris Hilton and her sister Nicky in a busty sleeveless metallic pink gown. 

Beckinsale — who shut down plastic surgery claims earlier this year — paired the look with teetering silver heels. 

 

5. Florence Pugh Shaves It All Off 

Florence decided to go big for this years Met Gala (pictured)

Her buzz cut was a striking change from her usually long blonde hair (pictured 2021)

Florence decided to go big for this years Met Gala. Her buzz cut was a striking change from her usually long blonde hair (pictured right 2023, left 2021)

Florence made a dramatic entrance on the red carpet with her plunging wedding inspired white silk gown

Florence made a dramatic entrance on the red carpet with her plunging wedding inspired white silk gown

Florence Pugh decided to be very bold with her hair choices this year as she stepped out onto the Met Gala red carpet with a buzz cut.

The Black Widow actress made a dramatic entrance at the New York City event, with her shaven head coupled with a bold black tall wired hat with feathered detailing.

She donned an extreme plunging wedding inspired white silk gown for the star studded evening which cascaded behind her as she walked up the famous stairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Don’t Worry Darling star backless garment boasted a long black ribbon which was tied into a neat bow around her busty.

Florence accessorised with dazzling silver bracelets and a simple pair of drop pearl earrings.

She showcased her beauty with a flawless palette of makeup including a smokey dark eye shadow and blushed cheeks.

The actress was joined on the carpet by Valentino designer Pier Paolo Piccioli who looked dapper in a black suit which he teamed with white trainers and sunglasses.

 

6. Anne Hathaway’s Buzz Cut 

Not only did Anne Hathaway floor fans when she cut her hair for her role in Les Miserable, she also shocked herself (pictured 2012)

The Dark Knight actress confessed that she looked like her older brother Michael (pictured 2012)

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The starlet admitted looking like her sibling gave her the confidence to look at herself in the mirror (Pictured left to right:  Thomas, Anne and Michael Hallaway)

The starlet admitted looking like her sibling gave her the confidence to look at herself in the mirror (Pictured left to right:  Thomas, Anne and Michael Hallaway)

The Dark Knight actress completely floored fans when she chopped off her beautiful brown long locks when she played Fantine in Les Miserables. 

Anne later revealed she too was shocked to see what she looked like with a shaved head.

The actress, 41, shared with RadarOnline that she was taken aback to find she looked like her older brother Michael, which gave her the courage to look at herself.

She told the publication: ‘When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother.’ 

Anne has openly expressed her admiration and close bond with her brother in  2010 interview with GQ.

Previously Catholic Anne said: ‘The whole family converted to Episcopalianism after my elder brother came out.

‘Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother?’ 

 

7. Emma Waston’s Daring Fringe 

In 2018, Emma Watson made the daring decision to chop a super short fringe (pictured)

The haircut was extremely different from her usually classic and sleek look (pictured 2017)

In 2018, Emma Watson made the daring decision to chop a super short fringe.  The haircut was extremely different from her usually classic and sleek look (pictured left in 2018, right 2017)

In 2018, Emma Watson, 33, made the daring move to chop off her luscious locks when she opted for a short fringe.

 The Harry Potter actress stepped out on the BAFTA tea party red carpet in Los Angeles with her edgy hair do.

Posing up a storm, the Perks Of A Wallflower actress kept it elegant in a stylish monochromatic outfit when she debuted the new look.

 Finishing off the look with a cool-toned makeup look, Emma wore a sleek and subtle silver necklace.

 

8. J Law’s Dramatic Pixie Haircut

Jennifer Lawrence rocked the boat when she stepped out in a short pixie cut in 2013 (pictured)

Jennifer joked that she made the move just to annoy Hunger Game director Francis Lawrence (pictured 2012)

Jennifer Lawrence rocked the boat when she stepped out in a short pixie cut in 2013. Jennifer joked that she made the move just to annoy Hunger Game director Francis Lawrence (pictured left 2013, right 2012)

Jennifer Lawrence rocked the boat when she stepped out in a short pixie cut in 2013.

A far cry from her long brunette tresses when she played Katniss, J Law looked strikingly different in her short pixie cut.

Debuting the new haircut at the Global Google+ Hangout Q&A for Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the actress revealed she made the cut because she was constantly dying her hair.

Before sharing the revelation, Jennifer joked that she made the move just to annoy Hunger Game director Francis Lawrence.  

‘I just did it to make Francis mad,’ she jibbed. ‘I did it just to annoy him. He totally thought it was me giving him the finger.

 

9. Katy Perry’s Big Blonde Chop

Post split with her now  fiancé, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry decided to make a huge change in a dramatic post-breakup haircut (pictured 2019)

The Swish singer, 39 cited Michelle Williams as inspiration for her new look (pictured: Katy in 2012)

Post split with her now fiancé, Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry decided to make a huge change in a dramatic post-breakup haircut. The Swish singer, 39 cited Michelle Williams as inspiration for her new look (pictured left: Katy in 2017, right 2012)

After her split with her now fiancé, Orlando Bloom, in 2017, Katy chopped off her long locks in a dramatic post-breakup haircut.

The Swish singer, 39, kept her fans updated on Snapchat as she made the big cut, debuting her blonde pixie cut in real time.

She shared her inspiration for the haircut came from Michelle Williams but quipped that she resembled Miley Cyrus’ 2012 hairdo slightly more.

Behind the iconic rebrand was Chris McMillan, who is also Jennifer Aniston’s hairstylist and is responsible for the iconic 90s Rachel haircut. 

 

10. Natalie Dormer’s Shaved Sides

Natalie Dormer had to shave the side of her head when she played Cressida in The Hunger Games (pictured 2014)

The starlet confessed that she 'loved' the look but it was 'cold' (pictured 2014)

Natalie Dormer had to shave the side of her head when she played Cressida in The Hunger Games. The starlet confessed that she ‘loved’ the look but it was ‘cold’ (pictured 2014)

Natalie Dormer had to shave the side of her head when she played Cressida in The Hunger Games. 

However, in 2014, the Game Of Thrones actress shared with ABC’s Good Morning America that she was happy her blonde hair was starting to grow.

Regarding her daring look for the film, Natalie told the programme: ‘Every single day it was clean-shaven – to put the tattoo transfer on everyday,’ she replied. ‘So it was bare skin for nine months.’

She continued: ‘I loved it, but it was cold.’ 

 

11. Miley Cyrus’ Rocker Pixie Cut

The singer updated her look amid lockdown with help from her mother and stylist (pictured 2020)

Miley wore a vintage Metallica shirt after the haircut

The singer updated her look amid lockdown with help from her mom and stylist (pictured 2020)

Her hairstylist, Sally Hershberger described the pixie mullet cut by Miley's mother, Tish (pictured 2019), 'as an ongoing creative haircut'

Her hairstylist, Sally Hershberger described the pixie mullet cut by Miley’s mother, Tish (pictured 2019), ‘as an ongoing creative haircut’ 

In 2020, Miley Cyrus did not let the pandemic crimp her style.

She shared her brand new ‘pixie mullet’ with her 216 million followers on Instagram, thanking her mother, Tish Cyrus, and her hairstylist, Sally Hershberger, for the joint effort.

The Wrecking Ball crooner confessed her mother gave her the chop, with the guidance of Sally via FaceTime.

Sally told People: ‘Miley sent me over a picture for inspiration, but this pixie mullet is completely different than the original inspiration photo.’ 

She also quipped that the coiffure was ‘an ongoing creative haircut’, continuing that the superstar songstress was pleased with the results.

She added: ‘It’s so cool and daring to mesh together two styles into one that really expresses her own sense of style.

‘We were both really happy with how the haircut turned out and I’m sure her mom will keep tweaking it a bit.’

 

12. Olivia Colman Goes Platinum Blonde

Olivia Colman debuted her adventurous new look at the Wonka world premiere at The Royal Festival Hall in London on November 29. 2023 (pictured)

Only 24 hours prior she was spotted with her classic brown tresses (pictured)

Olivia Colman debuted her adventurous new look at the Wonka world premiere at The Royal Festival Hall in London on November 29. 2023.  Only 24 hours prior she was spotted with her classic brown tresses (pictured)

It is not the first time the Academy Award-winning actress has gone blonde, as she previously made the leap to the lighter side during the 2020 awards season (pictured 2023)

It is not the first time the Academy Award-winning actress has gone blonde, as she previously made the leap to the lighter side during the 2020 awards season (pictured 2023)

Olivia Colman debuted her adventurous new look at the Wonka world premiere at The Royal Festival Hall in London on November 29. 2023.

The Oscar winning actress, 49, ditched her signature short brunette locks for platinum blonde.

The Academy Award-winning, 49, traded in her classic short brown tresses for a daring platinum blonde haircut.

Stepping out looking sleek on the star-studded red carpet, Olivia smoothed down her icy locks. 

It was only 24 hours prior to the premiere that Olivia was spotted with her previously brown locks at a London photocall.

This is not the first time Olivia has ever gone blonde, as The Crown actress previously made the leap to the lighter side during the 2020 awards season.

 

13. Chico’s Plaits

Chico Slimani was unrecognisable on Good Morning Britain when he stepped out wit his plaits (pictured 2023)

Fans compared performer turned wellness guru to Wednesday Adams on social media (pictured in 2015)

Chico Slimani was unrecognisable on Good Morning Britain when he stepped out wit his plaits. Fans compared performer turned wellness guru to Wednesday Adams on social media (pictured left: 2023, right 2015)

Chico looked considerably different when he stepped out on Good Morning Britain in November 2023.

Viewers would not be judged for being unable to pinpoint the former X Factor star as he looked staggeringly dissimilar to his younger self.

During this time on the competition show, he coined the catchphrase, ‘It’s Chico time!’ and became hugely popular with fans. 

Rocking the bold hairstyle, Chico Slimani, 52, showed off his long locks whilst he donned a black felt hat.

The performer-turned-wellness guru, featured on the show with his woven plaits to discuss whether is was appropriate to ‘objectify men’ following Patrick Dempsey being named the Sexiest Man Alive by People.

Fans took to social media to share their shock at crooner’s transformation, with some comparing him to Wednesday Adams. 

One wrote: ‘Are the plaits attached to the hat or his head?; ‘Chico looking like Pippa Long Stocking’.

Another chimed in: ‘#ThisMorning Chico channelling Little Bo Peep.’

 

14. David Beckham’s Mohawk

David Beckham has had his fair share of iconic haircuts over the decade, but perhaps his most controversial is the mohawk (pictured 2001)

In an interview with English football coach, Gary Nevilla, David shared that then-Manchester United Manchester manager, Alex Ferguson ordered him to shave it off (pictured 1998)

David Beckham has had his fair share of iconic haircuts over the decade, but perhaps his most controversial is the mohawk. In an interview with English football coach, Gary Nevilla, David shared that then-Manchester United Manchester manager, Alex Ferguson ordered him to shave it off (pictured left: 2001 right, 1998)

David Beckham has had his fair share of iconic hairstyles over the course of his career.

However his most controversial to date was his 2001 mohawk according to the footballer.

The former England captain confessed that his then-Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson ordered him to shave off the hairdo. 

Discussing his most disputed look with English football coach Gary Neville, David said: ‘Probably the mohawk. It lasted until the gaffer saw it and he made me shave it in the changing room.

He also confessed which haircut was his favourite, over the many he has donned during the last few decades. 

Referring to his current haircut at the time, he joked: ‘Apart from this one?’, adding: ‘I always loved the skinhead because it was easy, you didn’t have to do anything with it so I loved the skinhead.’

 

15. Mia Regan’s Mixie 

Mia Regan stepped out in a rocker inspired blonde look at the British Fashion Awards  in 2022  (picutred 2022)

A daring change from her dark blong long bob she previously wore (pictured 2022)

Mia Regan stepped out in a rocker inspired blonde look at the British Fashion Awards in 2022. A daring change from her dark blong long bob she previously wore (pictured 2022)

The stunning model, 20, flashed her legs in a white minidress comprised of netting and feathers after her boyfriend Romeo confirmed their reconciliation

The stunning model, 20, flashed her legs in a white minidress comprised of netting and feathers after her boyfriend Romeo confirmed their reconciliation

David isn’t the only person in the Beckham household who has had a haircut that stirred the pot.

Romeo Beckham’s model Mia Regan, stepped out in an edgy and dramatic new look at the British Fashion Awards in 2022.

Donning, the rocky bleach blonde look Mia looked vibrant at the awards after Romeo confirmed their reconciliation.

The blonde bombshell  posed up a storm in a white minidress comprised of netting and feathers, while elevating her height with knee-high black boots.

The new look was a huge contrast to her previous haircut, which was a toned down caramel brown long bob with a feathered fringe. 

 

16. Beyoncé Ice Blonde Tresses

The vocal powerhouse stunned as she graced the red carpet with platinum blonde locks after lightening her honey blonde tresses (pictured right  earlier in the year)

Pictured earlier in the year with her darker locks

The vocal powerhouse stunned as she graced the red carpet with platinum blonde locks after lightening her honey blonde tresses (pictured right earlier in the year) 

Beyoncé sent the internet into a meltdown as she debuted platinum blonde locks at her film premiere in Los Angeles on November 25, 2023

Beyoncé sent the internet into a meltdown as she debuted platinum blonde locks at her film premiere in Los Angeles on November 25, 2023 

Beyoncé sent the internet into a meltdown as she debuted platinum blonde locks at her film premiere in Los Angeles on November 25, 2023.

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The vocal powerhouse stunned as she graced the carpet of Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé in a silver Versace dress in Beverly Hills, California.

But her new long bright silver tresses have been at the epicentre of a very heated conversation, leaving many divided over her new look.

Some fans speculated the pop superstar had been bleaching her skin, after she posted a flurry of images with her new sultry ice blonde hair. 

Taking to X, formerly known at Twitter, users were divided, penning: The platinum blonde looks amazing on Beyoncé. Sorry guys. Y’all were wrong lol.’; ‘beyonce keeping this blonde in rotation but i need jet black beyonce back IMMEDIATELY’; 

‘I am shocked Beyoncé died her real hair platinum blonde.’; ‘Beyoncé LET THE BLONDE GO’; ‘Beyoncé rly bleached her real hair platinum blonde �� bald era incoming 

‘Beyoncé ice blonde era is SICKENING’; ‘Still can’t get over Beyoncé with platinum blonde hair’; ‘Beyoncé is really turning into Becky with Good hair.’; ‘Perfect is an understatement.’

Others praised the Break My Soul crooner for always switching up her looks, while another labelled her as the greatest artist and, ‘the most beautiful woman on earth.’

 

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