Things to Consider Before Getting a Pixie Cut

Several celebrities have gone ultra-short with their hairstyle over the past year or so.  Take Jennifer Lawrence or Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting for example.  There are also celebs that seem to always rock a short cut, like Gennifer Goodwin and Halle Berry.  A Pixie cut can be easy and freeing, but there are some things to consider before you chop.

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Your Face Will Be Front and Center

With the bulk of your hair gone, all eyes will be on your facial features.  It might be time to rethink your makeup.  If you’re used to running out the door without makeup, that might not be an option any longer.  If all eyes are on your eyes, play them up!  It wouldn’t take much makeup.  Put a little brown shadow on your lids and mascara on your lashes.  Even a little bit of makeup will make your eyes stand out.

Facial Hair Removal Will Be More Important

Let’s face it.  Humans are mammals.  Mammals have hair.  With your face being more on display, that means facial hair will be more on display as well.   When hair is long, it can hang down and cover the sides of your face and your facial hair isn’t as noticeable.  Depending on how short the pixie cut is on the sides, that part of the face could be uncovered.  Hair removal will become important.  If you have a lot of peach fuzz, waxing might be the easiest.  There are plenty of at home kits that you could try.  If you only have a few spare hairs, tweezers will work.

 You Might Need to Rethink Your Accessories

If you’re used to wearing large earrings, they might seem overwhelming with a short haircut.  A pair of small studs or small hoops will be less overwhelming.  Dangles would be fine if they’re no more than an inch long.

You’ll Need More Frequent Haircuts

Although styling a short cut is easy on a daily basis, that ease comes at a price.  You might need to make it back to a salon on a more frequent basis to keep it trimmed.  When a short haircut grows out, it becomes shaggy looking.  Depending on the texture of your hair, it can become harder and harder to style, the longer you go between haircuts.  The usual time frame to go back for haircuts when you have a pixie cut is between three and six weeks, so it is well worth finding a stylist you trust at a reputable salon or boutique, such as this hair salon venice florida if you live in the southeast. If you are located elsewhere, you can always find a local well-reviewed salon online or through personal recommendations from friends or neighbours.

Growing a Short Haircut Out Can Be Tedious

If you’ve had enough of your short haircut and feel like working toward longer locks again, the process can take a long time.  During the time of growing short hair out, there can be times of awkwardness.  Even when you’re trying to grow your hair out, you will need to make frequent salon visits to keep your hair shaped.  If the back of your hair was cut short at your neckline, it can start to look tail-y if you don’t get it cut frequently.  Hair also has a tendency to grow out at different rates on different parts of the head.  Your cosmetologist will know the best way to keep your hair shaped while you grow it out.

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