Should you get a pixie cut? Here are the tools and tricks of the trend
From layers to lobs to bobs, hairstyles are trending shorter this season. If you’re ready to go all-in on a new style, now’s the time to get a pixie cut a la Tyra Banks. Or Jennifer Lawrence. Or Emma Watson. Or Michelle Williams …
Start with a consultation with your hair stylist. He or she will know whether your hair can handle the cut because a pixie works best on thick, naturally wavy hair, while fine, straight hair can require oodles of product to avoid falling flat. Also, consider whether you’re really ready to be committed to the look because you’ll need a trim every four to six weeks to keep the cut looking on point.
But if you can rock it–and commit to it–pixies, when worn well, are edgy, feminine, sexy and sophisticated all at the same time. Ready to take the pixie plunge? Here are some products you’ll need to have handy:
Tame your locks with this flat iron that features tourmaline ceramic technology to reduce frizz and static while being gentler on your hair. Plus, you’ll amp up the shine without adding product. Infiniti Pro by Conair 1-inch ceramic flat iron, $55.99, Conair-store.com
Use this simple wax stick to create a piecey look without a greasy build-up. TIGI Bed Head Hair Stick, $21.99, ulta.com
If you tend to be heavy-handed with waxes and pomades, try a beach spray to add texture without the fear of overdoing it. Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, $27, sephora.com
Adding a little bit of lift can take a sweet cut to edgy in a heartbeat. To get the look, run a dab of this texturizer through your hair and then use your fingers to lift your hair as you blow dry. Living Proof Amp2 Instant Texture volumizer, $24, Sephora.com