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There are dozens of types of haircuts that include classic looks, and more modern, edgy styles, all of which can be grouped into categories according to hair length. Some of the most recognizable haircuts include the pixie, the bob, the shag, the mullet, and feathered haircuts. There are also a number named after the people or characters who wore them. Two types that became popular because of television actresses include the "Farrah Fawcett," a style that the actress wore when she was on Charlie's Angel's and the "Rachel," a style worn by Jennifer Anniston during her first few years on the television show Friends.
The pixie and the bob are two of the most common short haircuts. The pixie is a very short cut in which the hair is just 1 or 2 inches (2 to 5 cm) long. In some cases, the front is much longer so that the person wearing the cut has bangs or even a sort of mop of hair on the top of her head. This haircut became very popular in the 1960s when it was worn by both the British model Lesley Hornby, better known as "Twiggy," and the actress Mia Farrow, who wore it in the horror film Rosemary's Baby. The bob haircut is a cut in which the hair is jaw-length and either uniform in length or angled. This haircut, which became popular in the 1920s and has experienced a number of revivals since then, may include bangs.
The shag and the mullet are two types of haircuts that can be applied to medium length hair. The shag is a style that requires a great deal of layering, especially around the crown of the head. This creates a very full look with lots of wisps of hair that fan out from the head. In the mullet, the hair on the top of the head and around the face is quite short, but the hair in the back is much longer. Both the mullet and the shag can include bangs.
The feathered haircut is a common long style in which the hair around the face is cut in layers. These layers then "feather" away from the face. This haircut was very common in the 1970s but has made a few comebacks. It is usually styled with a curling iron for maximum effect.