By Marianne Mychaskiw
Updated Jan 24, 2013 @ 1:27 pm
Mia Farrow Hair
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Ever since debuting that iconic pixie in Rosemary's Baby, Mia Farrow's gamine style has long served as short hair inspiration—and it turns out, the cut was a DIY move! The star's pixie has been attributed to the late hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, but the look was actually the work of Farrow and a pair of nail scissors, The New York Times reports. "Vidal Sassoon is mentioned in the book Rosemary’s Baby and the film. So, Paramount decided to stage a photo shoot in which Mr. Sassoon trimmed my one and 1/2-inch hair to one inch," the star wrote in a letter to the newspaper. "The whole event was taken in good spirits. I intend no disrespect to Mr. Sassoon, but he had nothing to do with my haircut." And the rumor about the style causing a rift between Farrow and then-husband Frank Sinatra? Not true! Sinatra loved the change so much, he was a factor in keeping it short, Farrow added.

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