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Short hair tutorials: messy pixie + headband

/ 03.16.2015
Short, choppy pixie cut with a headband
Short, choppy pixie cut with a headband

Short pixie hairstyles are perfect for anyone who wants an edgy style, but doesn't want to deal with a high-maintenance cut. They're cute, cool and interesting all at the same time, and you can style them in many different ways. We love this messy, choppy hairstyle, especially with the added detail of a simple headband.

To find out how to recreate the look, just follow the tutorial below.

How to style it

Step 1
Starting with clean, towel dried hair, spritz Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Quick Dry Primer Spray evenly all over.

Step 2
Rough-dry your hair with your blow-dryer to whip up a messy texture right off the bat. To add volume, lift pieces of hair with your hands or a comb and blast the roots to fix it in place.

Step 3
Once all of your hair is dry, warm a small amount of Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum in your hands to emulsify it - a dime-sized amount should be enough - and scrunch it in.

If you want more of a wet-look finish, use some Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel instead. You'll need slightly less as it's easier to spread through your hair than the gum.

Step 4
Tousle and scrunch your hair to add more texture, then rake it into place with your fingers.

Step 5
Put your headband on and pull a few pieces of hair loose all around it to complete your new, messy pixie!

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