My friend Lauren is a darling. She has the sweetest pixie cut to match her equally sweet personality. Look at them eyes—they don’t lie. She’s been feeling a little bored with her pixie cut lately, so I jumped at the chance to help her switch it up a little and show her some easy styles to make her excited about that hair. Because it’s good hair. Really good hair.
Okay, let’s talk about the first look. Wanna?
Step One: To begin, I sprayed some dry shampoo under Lauren’s layers. She has pretty fine hair (ooooohhh, so fine), so this helped add some texture. I then chose large sections toward her crown and backcombed a little to give some extra volume.
Step Two: I used a straightener to flip the ends of Lauren’s hair out (I use this GHD iron and I love it). I feel like you can possibly go too crazy with this step, so start off subtly and add more flippies where you need them.
Step Three: Use a little hair wax and pull at the ends of the hair. This helps the ends keep their texture and shape. Be sure not to use too much or your hair could end up really gummy. Finish this look with a couple squirts of hairspray!
Alright, let’s get on to the second look, shall we?
Step Two: Take a section of hair from the thinner side and twist. Pin with a bobby pin.
Step Three: Use a small barrel curling iron or wand and wrap longer sections of hair around it. Don’t clamp the ends if you are using a curling iron— this just helps to add even more texture! Once you are satisfied with what you’ve curled, finish with a little hairspray. You can pull some hair over to cover the bobby pins if you like.
Okay, time for the third and final look for this group of styles!
Step One: Follow the first and second steps for look one. Once you have a little messy texture in your hair, grab some of that handy-dandy hair wax and rub a little through the front section of your hair. Again, not too much or the front of your hair could look kinda yuck.
Step Two: Give the back side of that section a little backcombing action. Once you’ve done that, smooth the front and pull back with a bobby pin. It helped me to twist the ends of Lauren’s hair when doing this so her hair stayed where I wanted it to.
Seeing how easy and adorable these looks are almost makes me want to bring back my own pixie cut. It’s been a lot of years ago now, but I’ll never forget how freeing chopping all my hair off was! Maybe one day… xo. Katie
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