Short hair ideas: would you try a long pixie cut?

/ 05.21.2014
Pretty pixie cut
Pretty pixie cut

Getting a pixie cut requires careful consideration. There are a lot of things to think about, like how the style will work with your face shape and natural hair texture. Because of this, a longer pixie can be a more forgiving option and can help you to decide whether or not you want to go shorter.

Keep it versatile

With more length, there generally tends to be more room to move. This is especially important if your hair has a natural wave or curls. You have more styling options when you keep the length on top, such as sweeping the hair to one side, parting it where you want or styling different textures. Being able to move your hair around will help you decide what you like most about the cut, how you want to wear it and whether you want to keep it!

Be warned, however, that any short cut requires a certain level of maintenance to keep it looking just right. This means you may have to visit the salon more often than you do now for trims. Just because a hairstyle looks low-maintenance, doesn't mean it is! In a similar vein, you should also talk to your stylist before you go ahead and make the cut. They'll be able to help you decide if it's the right option for you.

Take control

Be the boss of your own hairstyle by styling it exactly how you want it. A long pixie is really the best of both worlds because there's enough hair to play with but not so much that you'll have to spend loads of time in front of a mirror.

Tousled: For a laid back, tousled texture, spray the hair with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and scrunch the hair. You can dry it in twisted sections on a medium heat setting or pin the twists against your head and let them dry naturally. Either way, shake your fingers through them once dried and shape with a little Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum.

Piecey: To create some artful strand separation, apply a very small amount of Deconstructing Gum through the hair, being careful not to overload the strands. Tousle the hair and twist small sections, focusing on the ends, then shape with your hands to finish.

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