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Why Maggie Gyllenhaal cut her hair super short

Think Maggie Gyllenhaal wanted a short pixie cut for spring and summer? Not really — she did it to cover up a terrible bowl cut!

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Michelle Williams might have caught eyes with her short, funky ‘do on Tuesday night at the Kate Young for Target launch, but Maggie Gyllenhaal is also rocking a different style.

The actress and mom of two is currently sporting a pixie cut — but it’s not because she wanted to chop her longer strands.

“I did a film in Ireland with Michael Fassbender, and I cut it in a bowl cut for that,” the 35-year-old actress told InStyle at the event. “It was awesome for the movie, but then when I was home, I couldn’t make it work!”

So, she turned to the pros — specifically, NYC stylist Serge Normant.

“I walked into his salon and said, ‘Can you fix it?’ and it came out looking like this,” she said.

Her husband, Peter Sarsgaard, loves the look.

“I think the way he feels about me really does not have a lot to do with my hair,” she joked to People. “And I’m really incredibly grateful for that.”

She’s growing to love it, too.

“When I was about 25, I had really short hair, and I loved it, but I always thought I would never do it again,” the mom of Ramona and Gloria Ray said. “But it feels great to have short hair! And it’s nice now that the weather’s gotten warm.”

That’s the glass-half-full spirit we love!

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