Watch: Create The Modern Pixie by Ruth Roche

The Fall 2014 shows from Gucci, Tom Ford and Joseph all had a 1960’s hair vibe, with higher crowns and deep side parts. There was also an element of "shape on shape" going on within many designer’s collections. Ruth Roche, Artistic Ambassador for Pureology Serious Colour Care, mixed these influences with the short hair trend seen on Jennifer Lawrence, Michelle Williams and Julianne Hough to create a fun Modern Pixie. See how to do the cut, and check out more tips from Roche below!

Roche holds her fingers horizontally and swipes the tip of the razor vertically to remove weight and then cuts on a horizontal angle to remove length. When working with razors, it’s a good idea to use surface cutting to create the perimeter. Start at the bottom and work side to side while moving up the head using the bottom sections as a length guide for the sections above. It’s important to drop the elevation when nearing the crown so the layers become longer to promote volume at the crown. When cutting the sides, change to vertical sections so the layers lay light and flat to the head. For the top, use horizontal sections again.

“For this cut, you really have to give hair an attitude adjustment - you have to take it from big heavy and dense to light and windswept,” says Roche.

After cutting, Roche suggests blow-drying with hands, finishing with a round brush and then using the Curtain technique to further texturize. Use index finger and thumb to part hair like a curtain, pinch the hair underneath closest to the head and softly slide cut with shears. “Using a shear on the dry hair will prevent roughing up the cuticle with a razor, plus it allows you to better see what you’re doing as you go,” adds Roche.

Work Pureology Colour Stylist Density Definer molding paste through hair to define shape and texture. “This cut is short, but feminine, it has the heavier front, fuller crown and geometric shape that give it the 60’s flavor,” says Roche.

[Image/video courtesy of Glow Communications]

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