Michelle Williams's 'In-Between' Hair Length: What Do You Think?

04/10/2013 at 11:07 AM ET

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Since Michelle Williams announced that she’s growing out her pixie cut, we’ve been eagerly waiting to see how she’d deal with that growing-out phase that stars from Michelle Obama to Krysten Ritter have all dreaded.

And at the Kate Young for Target launch event last night, we had our answer: She’s handling it with attitude!

After a few years of going gamine, pairing her Mia Farrow-esque crop with ’60s-inspired trapeze dresses and boxy coats, the star seems to be adapting to her new, more punk-y mid-length look. Her deep-parted hair, worn combed over with pieces falling loose, looked fierce against her dotted sheer bodysuit and shorts from stylist Young’s Target collection.

If she’s having any grow-out angst, it didn’t show: Williams sported a wide smile at the launch, and rocked the heck out of her funky outfit.

Tell us: What do you think of her new look?

–Alex Apatoff

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Hair , Michelle Williams
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Kalla on

Love her, but its a little too “+8 Kate” for my taste.

erica on

She is beautiful with any hairstyle

gigi on

Its cute -I wish I could let my hair grow out that way -but alas my hair is wavy, super thick and would look ridiculous not silky & straight like hers.

Jen on

As my aunt always told me, “The hairstyle doesn’t make the person, the person makes the hairstyle!” That is why it is super beautiful on her and wretched on Kate Gosselin.

Deni Smith on

Really cute style but if she is trying to grow her hair out why is one side really, really short?

carina on

1. she has wavy hair, that is straight becouse she has an hair dresser behind that blows and iron her hair
2. she looks cuter with the hair shorter, she used to use it short becouse that’s what Heath Ledger loved about her when they were in love, and grow the hair back feels like she is over Heath and is kind of sad that she wanted to keep his memory alive and now she isn’t anymore.

LB on

Oh please. Don’t compare this classy, low-key person to the viper Kate Gosslin. There is NO comparison.

Tanya on

I think it’s super cute, wish I could pull something like that off.

kh on

looks a little bed-heady. maybe its just the angle of the pic. she is so cute, though.

CC on

I don’t understand when women say they want longer hair, and then chop it off. Like Pink – she gave an interview saying her dream is a ballerina bun….. so stop shaving your head and you’ll have it. This is not a good hairstyle for anyone.

Angie on

Carina, by growing her hair out she’s not trying to keep his memory alive anymore? How does that make sense? Her hair is not what kept his memory alive, it’s HER hair. On another note, I don’t like it but she’s always beautiful. One question though, how is this going to help it grow out during the awkward stage?

karlee on

Just come out of the closet already

Stacia on

Very cute, although the long hair hanging in her face looks irritating.

Sulndance on

she needs to grow her hair long, she is not a natural beauty and can’t carry off any hair length

Jacque on

I love it! She pulls that off great. I wish I had the guts. . .

Ari on

As someone who struggles with letting her hair grow out (it’s just so heavy and requires so much maintenance!) I love seeing what other people do to get through the awkward growing out phases. She looks cute!

islandgrrrl on

It’s great – you get the short with a bit of long feel at the front of the face, which is more flattering than short all over I think for women. Looks sexy for short hair.

curlyk on

I love it! It reminds me of the “punk” style we had in the 80s. So fun!!

E. on

Wow some of you on here are definitely the definition of ‘catty women’. You can say you don’t like it on her and leave it at that. I realize everyone has their opinion but to be so outwardly rude simply for that sake says a lot about you.

cynlee on

not sure…

SteveRR on

With that cut and a hint of an adam’s apple in this pic – yikes – she could be belting out show tunes in a seedy NY dive.

robby on

She remains fixated with being a pixie and is unable to realize that she must now be an adult. She must learn to embrace her adulthood lest she morph into a caricature.

Elle on

Oh no…NO NO NO. She’s way too pretty for that cut. :(

Katie on

very cute!! not kate plus 8 at all!!

hair30 pas cher on

I have read so many articles or reviews concerning the blogger lovers except this post is truly a fastidious article, keep it up.

Sylvia Tarvers Weston on

I think she is adorable no matter her hair style!

PM on

She’s really cute in any hairstyle but I really don’t like it

Red Skye on

She has a cute face that “New Do” looks like an 1980’s style!

Lacy moore on

It looks awesome!

sandy on

My hair cut is similar and get a lot of complimats
I will be 79 in may!!!!!

JeanE on

I know it’s hard during the grow-out phase, I’ve been through it several times but I don’t care for this punky look, just push it behind your ears and show your pretty face!

Lynn on

She obviously has long extensions clipped in on the one side. She is cute though.

kimk1234 on

Her hair looks cute!! Growing out hair is so hard.
I doubt she kept her hair short for Heath. Any smart girl knows that they should do their hair for themselves, not anyone else.
My hairdresser always said, “The hair’s here to stay, but the men go away!”.

guest on

I think it makes her look like she’s in her early 20’s, and not as sophisticated for the age she is, and it doesn’t go with the suit, but she is pretty and can pull off any style. Like her better with the pixie or something more contemporary.

Anne on

She looks good for her age.

Vee on

It looks terrific on her. I think it’s a great look. She doesn’t look like cookie cutter pretty girl and that’s refreshing.

guest on

Love it!!!! Thats about the cutest hair style ive seen on her yet :)

Shawn on

This cut isn’t great. I am having 80-s flashbacks. There is always an awkward phase when growing your hair out. Considering that, it isn’t that bad.

Amy on

She is a doll in any hairstyle and in any outfit. Plus she’s a terrific actress.

Amy on

It’s really clever, too, I think to have the longer section with short sections. Going from a short haircut to long means that in the middle you have this really challenging phase. But this might be a way to skip that phase mostly, or do it differently, because some of the hair will be quite a bit longer.

Kay on

Super cute!!

KAR on

I love it!

lunaticlarry on

Only one that has to like it is her. For gosh sakes, it’s hair, it will grow back! And frankly, if she doesn’t like it or grows tired of it, she has a gajillion dollars and can get extensions.

blair on

She is so pretty that she could fix her hair any style and look great!

Julie on

Looks like she borrowed Suri’s scissors.

Daffygrams on

Too Kate Gosselin-like to me. Sorry.

Tiffany on

It’s not like she is keeping it that way. It is going to look weird for awhile as it grows. I hope she keeps a shorter style though.

KellyL on

It’s cute and spunky. But it would drive me crazy because my hair would always be in my face.

Wendy on


Amy on

Looks a little too much like Kate’s.

wow on

Dang it’s way cute.
For you weird people obsessed with lesbians: why do only lesbians have short hair?

zolaft on

Ummm…I think there may be an announcement soon

JVB5058 on

I don’t know how it can count as growing it out when it’s asymmetrical. Eventually it’s going to have to be evened out by cutting it again. But she wears it well.

Cate on

Super cute!

Liz on

I love it!!! :)

Kelly on

She PAID for that…OUCH!!!

Kelly on

Seriously….That looks like ????

donna on

You can put lipstick on a Pig….Its still a Pig

Swissyfaye on

Love the look.

Donna on

One word….NO!!!!

Maria on

She is just so darn cute, she can carry off those short cuts.

Shannon on

Its the exact same cut that Frankie from The Saturdays has…..just on the opposite side…cute tho

huh on

It’s just a little longer on one side than it normally is. NOT a big difference! She’s super cute!

Heidi on

I love this hair style and it is far more edgy and peicy than Kate G.’s i’m growing out my hair to have it cut for cancer and I think I might steal this look !!

Carrie on

It looks like a comb-over. I’d hate to see it in a wind storm or after she first wakes up.

Surfin on

Too retro 80’s and not in a good way. Looks like one of those old band do’s like ABC or Howard Jones…

northerner on

Love it – finally! She looks gorgeous and edgy. Was not a fan of the ‘cute’ look, although she can pull off anything.

taradew on

adorable! flawless!! beautiful!!!!

Zara on

Hate it!!!!!!! She looks solo cute with her pixie cut. It reminds of an 80’s skater cut. I say cut the bangs and either keep it short or grow it out.

SHar on

Too Kate & 8 ish!!! But cute.

Elaine on

Love it! She looks great! Wish more of these Hollywood stars with long, staggley hair parted down the middle would chop it off. The 1960’s ended decades ago. Let it rest!
Why does every female in Hollywood look the same with long hair?

what on

It was starting to look so cute, and she took it all the way back by shaving the side so close. I don’t like this at all!

Rain on

I like it! It makes me want to cut my hair too…but I don’t think it woud work on me.

CanadaGurl on

Why are you comparing her to that poor excuse of a mother

Ann on

On her it’s cute. But she looks amazing with short hair.

Rai on

She is simply adorable! Cute without even trying to be… Miley, take a lesson!

Junior on


Skipp on

I think it’s super cute on her– the new-do :)

GG on

She looks adorable. Kate G. can only dream about looking this cute.

Laurie on

Cute, in a Flock of Seagulls sort of way.

D on

I think it’s cute perhaps limiting, but I like it. It will grow.

Brayden on

Uck! She looks horrible!

Jeanette on

She’s a classic beauty who pulls off short hair brilliantly!!! Why can’t more women be like her and not so damn cookie cutter!

Ann on

Cute hair cut for a cute lady……..why is Kate Gosselin’s name even mentioned as she is a hasbeen….

jackie2830 on

G O R G E O U S !!!!!!!

Jenn on

@carina..so because she changed her hair “she is over Heath Ledger”. I’m glad to see you know her personally. Maybe she justed wanted a new hair cut like lots of women.

Good Tx Girl on


dancer92136 on

Love her but not the hair.

kell on


IToldYouSo on

I had that haircut in 1985. This is not new.

D on

She had to ANNOUNCE she’s growing hair? That’s a lovely photo of her but seriously????

Skiwoman60 on

Love it.It really suits her and isn’t like Kate Gosselin’s at all.

One Two on


Morgan on

….no. She’s a beautiful woman but the hair? No.

kate on

Love this style, i have it i also had long hair for years and until you get it cut short you then realise that long hair does nothing for the contours of the face but is great if you like to hide behind it!


Undoubtedly to hide her lazy pixie ass from being killed by the Americans. The idiot shouldn’t have gone to America to challenge them in the first place. Time to come home, idiot.

suzycreamcheese on

I see the face Heath loved.

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