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Last updated: November 25, 2020

How To Style A Pixie Cut

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Learn How To Perfectly Style A Pixie Every Time

Every time we see Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros) rocking her signature shaggy pixie, we consider calling our stylists on the spot. Finishing a cut can be just as important as the cut itself, especially if it is a major change for your client. Scroll through for all of her tips and tricks on styling a pixie for the next time your client requests a chop! 


When styling a pixie there are few key things to take into consideration:


1. Foundation

An easy at-home styling routine starts with a strong cut. Pixies are so personalized and can be so easy when the cut is done right. If texture and growth patterns are taken into consideration when cutting a pixie, the result is a cut that basically styles itself. Briana uses her ARC™ Scissors PARAGON II to texturize and remove weight where it is necessary with deep point cutting. Press play below to see her texturizing tricks in action!



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2. Prep

Styling is even easier when you prep the hair with the right product, so choose the prep product based on the hair texture. “If I am in need of straightening or smoothing the hair, I will choose something to aid me in that depending on the client’s hair. However, for my own hair, I prep my hair with Wella Professsionals EIMI Ocean Spritz and blow dry it in using ghd Air Elite. I use a flat brush to flat wrap the back and sides and then get some curl, flip, and volume in my bags. I mix together three parts Wella Professionals EIMI Perfect Me with one part Wella Professionals EIMI Rugged Texture and work it through, evenly distributing through the midlengths and ends first. Then I’ll flip, wave and add finishing touches with my ghd Platinum+ Styler,” says Briana. Watch the below video to see the process in action!



3. Natural Growth Pattern

“In my opinion, it is always best to work with the hair’s natural growth pattern and cowlicks rather than trying to fight them and force them into a position that they push back on. For instance, in the crown area, allowing the hair to flow and move with the natural growth pattern will give the hair a natural push forward towards the face on the top and also down towards the nape in the back in a way that almost styles its self,” explains Briana.



4. Fringe

“Another major area to pay close attention to is the fringe area. The fringe on a pixie is the part that I feel is really responsible for the personality of a haircut and also weighs in on the suitability for the client. It is one of the major areas that can change an entire face shape”, explains Briana. SOUND ON for how Briana styles her bangs!




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