Think you might be ready to go really short? Is it time for a simple, easy care wake-up-and-go haircut? Or, are you looking for a new look that is trendy? Consider a pixie! Subtle differences in the cut allow creating a customized look that is perfect for you.
You definitely can go short, but you need to do some research and planning beforehand. Talk to your stylist about the possibilities. Not all pixies are the same. This classic cut can be styled-edgy or soft-just right for your face shape. It is versatile enough to be wash-and-go on one day and stylistic and trendy on another. Your choice.
Face Shape Matters
When it comes to a pixie; one cut definitely doesn’t fit all. If you have a heart-shaped face, you can do almost anything. If your forehead is high, you can add a longer bang. For a round face shape, volume on top gives the illusion of length.
With an undercut, the hair is cut very short on the sides and back. Longer hair on top adds versatility – swept to the side, parted in the middle or slicked back. When styling, you can switch from edgy pompadours and spikes to a more classic boyish-but-feminine style.
Before You Commit
Here are some tips on how to proceed before you commit to the shears:
- Schedule a consultation. Bring photos of the styles you think you want and listen to the advice of your stylist. Talk about highlights and color changes effects.
- Take time to think it over. A pixie cut can be a dramatic change. Many find it liberating – a new hairstyle that leads to other changes in makeup and wardrobe.
- If your hair is damaged from the constant use of heating tools and dyes, the pixie is a stylish way to give your hair a fresh start with the growth of healthier-looking locks.
When you’re ready to go, make sure to schedule your appointment for a time when you are relaxed, and your stylist is not rushed. Give yourself time to enjoy the new look afterward.
Want to keep your pixie’s effortless look? The secret is in the trim. You’ll need regular salon appointments to maintain the styling.
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