7 Tips to Know Before Getting a Pixie Cut

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We heard you want to get a pixie cut. So there are a few things to know beforehand but don’t worry, we’ll guide you through it.

  • Styling becomes a whole new story.

After getting a new short hairstyle one of the first things that you will notice is that you have to approach styling your hair in a whole new way. This is exciting though. You get to plan and figure out ways to style your hair that you couldn’t do with long hair before. Sometimes you might get lucky (the stars align themselves and you sleep at just the right angle) and when you wake up… it looks better than if you spent an hour styling it. It happens.

  • The shorter you go the less maintenance there is.

Great examples are Emma Watson and Anne Hathaway. Apply some texture with pomade, paste or wax and your good to go. Its really is that simple. The longer it is the more you have to mess with it to get it the way you want. So it comes down to what your comfortable with.

  • Some guys find it really sexy.

Some guys find short hair styles to be attractive. Long hair can often hide our faces and have you ever noticed that when your hair is pulled back you sometimes get more looks? Its because when the hair is pulled back the neck is exposed and men find the neck to be an attractive part of a woman’s body. So when you have a pixie cut it accentuates some attractive features… your neck and face. Guys will definitely notice.

The only opinion that matters when it comes to your hair is yours… and your stylist’s. When you like it, that’s all that matters.

  • Ignore the haters.

Sure its nice to get input from friends and family on a new haircut, but it’s not their hair. The only opinion that matters when it comes to your hair is yours… and your stylist’s. When you like it, that’s all that matters.

If you love your new style and everyone knows it, your real friends are the ones who support you.

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The jealous ones (that don’t have the courage to try a pixie cut in the first place) are the ones who will tell you they don’t like it… when they really do. There are also the brutally honest ones (we know who they are) but its still just their opinion. Your not trying to please everyone else… the goal is to be happy with what you want.

  • Most importantly, go with a stylist that is recommended or has a portfolio.

A lot of great hair stylists have their portfolio on social media so you can see their work. If there is a particular stylist your interested in you can always call up the salon or check the website to see if they have an online portfolio.

The stylist should be focused on you, listening to what you want and asking follow up questions.

One of the most reliable methods is to find someone (or someone you know) that has a similar type of hairstyle and ask them who cut it. Word of mouth is still one of the best ways to find a good stylist.

Clients of great stylists rave about their work and will happily recommend them to you. Before getting the haircut, the stylist should be focused on you, listening to what you want and asking follow up questions. You’ll know if they are listening or not.

  • Open communication with the stylist is key

Once you decide on who you’d like to go go with, openly communicate with her/him on what your vision is and ideas. Bring examples photos of some you like. Pinterest + Facebook are excellent tools for this. A few things a good stylist looks at are how to work the pixie style with the shape of your face, the texture and thickness of your hair.

When your planning to go this short, they don’t just dive in. Stylists plan and if the exact pixie cut you want won’t look quite right, they’ll tell you. Let them know you’ve never gone this short before and ask them to talk you through it so they’ll explain what they are going to do along the way.

When going through the styles you like, they can show you examples of what can work and what should look good and you can agree or disagree. Its totally up to you.

  • Awesome idea – If your not sure, go half way with a long pixie cut.
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 11: Actress Katie Holmes arrives to the premiere of DreamWorks Pictures' "Tropic Thunder" on August 11, 2008 in Westwood, California.? (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)

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If your unsure if you want to go that short… take it in steps. Go with something like what Victoria Beckham or Katie Holmes did. Its much shorter than what they had before and if they want to go shorter that option is always there.So by going half way it gives you 2 options. You can decide to go shorter if you really like it or grow back out because its not that short and at least you tried something new.  In a few months it will grow back out (depending on how short you go). Think of it as a long pixie cut to test it out. Some stylists call it a “bob”. Taylor Swift’s hair is a great example.

If you decided to get a pixie cut or would like to share your story, write it in the comments below and post it to this article.

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