Maggie Gyllenhaal daydreams about having long luxurious “mermaid style” locks.
The actress was first seen with her new pixie crop hairstyle at the end of March.
Maggie revealed the style was born through necessity rather than desire while in attendance at the Kate Young for Target launch party earlier this week.
“I originally cut it in, like, a bowl cut for a movie. But when I got home I was trying to figure out what to do with it, so I asked Serge [Normant, her hair stylist] to cut it, and he cut it all off!” Maggie exclaimed to PEOPLE.
“I have a fantasy of what it would be like to have mermaid-style long hair, but I wasn’t even close to that when I cut it last time.”
Although she daydreams about long luxurious locks, Maggie quite likes the look now. She joins a whole host of other Hollywood beauties who have sported similar super short styles, including Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway.
The star joked that her husband actor Peter Sarsgaard approved of her dramatic new look.
“I think the way he feels about me really does not have a lot to do with my hair,” she smiled. “And I’m really incredibly grateful for that.”
The Lovelace actor shares two children with Maggie - Ramona, six, and Gloria Ray, eight months.
He recently attended the Sundance Film Festival where he displayed a new hair look – by way of a grizzly beard.
Peter joked that it is his baby daughter who dictates his grooming habits.
"My daughter is eight-months-old, and if I shave at this point it's going to be so traumatic," Peter laughed. "She knows me as a man with a beard. You get attached to these things."
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