The pixie cut is back in town, and for good reason. It's bold and daring and adored by celebs like Emma Watson, Michelle Williams and Ginnifer Goodwin.
"The pixie is edgy, yet classic, and defined by either spiky, sharp, narrow layers around the face or soft angled bangs," says Edward Tricomi, co-owner of Warren-Tricomi salons. "It's the in cut right now because it epitomizes effortlessness and convenience while making a bold statement." This short crop isn't for everyone. It takes guts to wear, and for those who have rounder faces, it's not the most flattering. "People with very strong facial features and angular faces can pull it off because the style softens the face," says Tricomi.
Flaunting a pixie has its advantages: It's super easy to style and maintain. You can blow-dry in a short time and comb through your hair and style it with only your fingers, Tricomi says. Overall, it's low-maintenance and perfect for the girl on the go. Here, our essential product guide for upkeep.
A workable paste like Redken Rough Paste 12 Working Material is exactly what you need to define
your do. It provides style and manageability while imparting a rough, ragged texture for a bold look. Rub a small amount (one pump of paste) in your hands and use on damp or dry hair, and you're good to go.
If your hair is on the finer side and tends to fall flat, try a volumizer like Redken Wax Blast 10 High Impact Finishing Spray-Wax, which adds oomph without weighing your hair down. The aerosol wax spray gives a satin-matte finish that's easy to style soft or piecey. One mist is all you need to work with.
Whether you're prone to frizz or prefer a smoother look,
Phyto Phytodéfrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm for Frizzy Hair will help you create a softer style. It's a nonchemical straightening balm that hydrates, softens and protects your hair. Since it's heat activated, apply it on wet hair and then blow-dry for the best results.
To keep your pixie in place, try L'Oreal Vive Pro Glossy Style Smooth Gloss Serum, a light formula that works hard to smooth and improve strands so they don't frizz up. Use on wet or dry hair to add glossy shine and definition.