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6 things to remember when getting a pixie

Let’s chat a little bit more about getting a pixie cut shall we?

It is an exciting thing, some may say life changing. I love having my hair cut short and after 5 years not including a couple of grow outs I am back with my pixie cut.

Read more about pixie cuts here: Pros and Cons

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One | Upkeep

You may think that a short haircut will mean less upkeep. Wrong, I am sorry to say. You will require regular trims to keep the dreaded mullet at bay. It will also mean that you are able to experiment a little more with things like hair colours. By the time you are ready for your next trim chances are most of the dye will have grown out!

Two | It’s all about the face

Short hair will mean that your smoosh (that’s your face FYI) will be front and centre. There is no hiding behind hair anymore. It is great for playing about with different make up looks – maybe a bright lipstick or some eye lash extensions.

Three | Styling

Your styling time will be cut in half. In half I tell you!

Long gone are the laborious minutes of blow drying and straightening your hair. Now you can give your hair a quick blast, pop some wax through it and you are good to go!

Four | Comments

The sad truth is, some people will be assholes about it.

You are less girly or you looked better with long hair. These comments will come but these sort of comments mean that you can filter out the small minded, idiots in your life. Take these comments with a pinch of salt because at the end of the day it is your hair and if you like it who the hell cares with Barry from IT support thinks it’s butch looking.

Five | Love/Hate

At first you may hate it then you  may realise that you actually love it. If you do end up hating it remember that it is just hair and it will grow back. If you are very much swaying, I would opt for maybe a bob or a longer pixie before taking the plunge and getting a true, fully blown all singing, all dancing pixie.

Six | Stylists

Get a good stylist. One that you trust and one that knows what you are looking for from your pixie cut. If you get someone that totally understands and is on your wave length then you are going to have the best pixie cut experience. My hairdresser is honest, if I suggest something that just isn’t going to work she won’t do it for the sake of it. This way you aren’t stuck with a haircut you hate or don’t feel your best in.

More pixie related posts: 13 things you shouldn’t say to someone with short hair.

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