Pixie haircut: Pam Anderson’s do invokes some Tinker Bell magic

Pixie haircut: Pam Anderson's pixie haircut garners rave reviews and gives the Baywatch actress back her sparkle. Maybe it's time we all found our pixietude.

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Pixie haircut: Pamela Anderson shocks fans when she abandons the long locks she sported for two decades in favor of this pixie haircut.

Pam Anderson gets a pixie haircut and magically looks a decade younger, and while some credit the salon, parents know the inner Tinker Bell vibe being reignited when we see it.

Apparently the product Anderson’s stylist used in her pixie haircut was pixie dust because the Baywatch actress got her sparkle back.

However, Tinker Bell is not just a haircut, she’s a thriving vibe and those who can pull it off look younger because inside they’re clapping for themselves.

Every little girl knows how to Think Tink. Adults however, often require a trip to the salon to recapture the pixietude.

It’s Halloween and I fully expect to meet Tink at my doorstep shouting “Trick or treat” in a tinkly, high pitched giggle that is fairy through and through. 

As a little girl I loved Tink because she was imperfect as she suffered unrequited love of Pete Pan, jealousy of Wendy, and was so brave and selfless in the end that she was willing to give her life to do the right thing.

I still clap for Tinker Bell but found that I rarely applauded my inner fairy until my youngest son, Quin, developed a monster crush on her and insisted we watch all the new movies about her and her new pixie posse.

My husband was aghast when he saw us watching a Tinker Bell movie with Quin.

Quin patiently took his father aside and explained, “Pop, seriously, she’s amazing, she can build anything out of anything!”

His 18-year-old brother Ian who is dating a girl who proudly sports a pixie cut as she whomps the heck out of giants at jiu jitsu added, “And she’s hot. Let’s not forget that.”

Being Tink has traditionally been about having curves, a little extra fairy junk in the trunk, a human streak of occasional foot stomping, but now, thanks to more modern thinkers at Disney studios, she’s got an aptitude for engineering and being an actual tinkerer.

The great thing about a pixie haircut is that while it looks great on a svelte woman with a heart-shaped face, it can be pulled off by almost any size woman who is willing to work that attitude.

My darling friend Margaret is not built like either Anderson or Tinker Bell, yet her pixie cut works perfectly because she is all Southern sass, and when you look at her you know there’s magic there.

Last night at my son’s Maury High School concert a teen sat in the front row with an apple red pixie do all in black attire and rocking that pixie like the punk fairy she is inside.

I think that we should all Carpe Tinkum and follow Anderson’s lead whenever possible, if not in the actual haircut then in attitude.

After all, what’s really stopping us from letting our inner pixie out for a little romp on a daily basis?

All parents become tinkers at some point when a toy breaks or a costume needs a little jury rigging.

We shouldn’t need to wish upon a star like Pam Anderson to summon our fey qualities in adulthood.

Just repeat after me:

Think of the happiest things 
It's the same as having wings 
Let's all try it just once more 
Look we're rising off the floor 
Jiminy 
Oh my 
We can fly 
You can fly 
We can fly

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