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Kate Mara's New Pixie Cut Has One Notable Non-Fan: Her Dad


When Kate Mara cut her hair short earlier this summer, we had a feeling she might get a little scissors-happy and go even shorter. And she delivered almost immediately, rocking a choppy, piecey pixie for her Fantastic Four press tour. We’re loving it, but is everyone else in her life?

Kate Mara pixie cut
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Kelly Ripa had similar questions about the look when Mara appeared on Live With Kelly and Michael Tuesday morning. First of all: Is the style more work or less than her formerly long locks? “Oh, less!” Mara said. “I don’t have to wash it now, I don’t have to brush it. I love it.”

Ripa agreed, then asked how others have reacted to it. “I got a lot of nice things,” she said, but “I got one sort of negative thing said to me. I text messaged my dad the other day saying I miss you, and his response was, I miss your hair. So, thanks Dad!” (For the uninitiated, her dad is a big deal on the New York Giants scouting staff, and her sister, Rooney Mara, is no stranger to bold hair looks either.)

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L’Oréal Paris hairstylist Mara Roszak tells PEOPLE that the inspiration for Mara’s cute crop is, well, Mara herself. “A pixie is something that is a major decision to do; the person has to be prepared, and she immediately owned it,” Roszak says. “She has such beautiful bone structure and features, so I knew going pixie would be perfect on her. It’s something she’s always wanted to do and the response has been amazing.”


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Do you agree with Mara or her dad? Would you go super short?

— Alex Apatoff, reporting by Jackie Fields