There is a reason Kristen Stewart, Ruth Negga, Zoe Kravitz, Rita Ora and others prefer a pixie now and then – this short, sassy power cut leaves nothing to hide behind. It screams confidence and makes a woman shine! Ruth Roche, Global Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Color Care, shares a technique that combines using a razor and shears to achieve the perfect balance of length, weight and texture.
Tips for Cutting a Short and Sweet Pixie
· Roche suggests using a Sam Villa Signature Series Razor to cut the interior and fine tune with shears after drying hair.
· When cutting around the ears, use only the tip of the razor blade to create a soft clean line.
· Cut a curved line into the front sections by ears so hair can be worn forward or pushed back.
· In top section, alternate cutting hair from short to long and long to short in vertical sections for a variation in length and texture.
· Many sections will not connect - long and short and blunt and feathered areas living together is what creates the unique texture and shape.
· The bigger the section, the bolder the texture…smaller sections will yield softer texture.
· To tighten the nape area, skim the surface with a razor.
· Dry with Pureology Smooth Perfection Shaping Control Gel and Light-Weight Smoothing Lotion to add hold and slip for the fine-tuning with the shears.
· Use a combination of slide cutting and notching with shears to finesse final shape and texture.
· Finish with Pureology Color Stylist Density Definer and Cuticle Polisher for defined hold, shine and texture.
“This pixie is short and sweet – the nape is tight, soft length spills over in the back and the front and crown areas are short and textured,” says Roche.
[Images courtesy of Ruth Roche]