Just because you have a shorter hairstyle doesn’t mean you can’t have lots of fun experimenting with it. If you’ve been growing out your short hair, there are styling tricks that you can try to make it look chic during that phase. Girls with short hair still have a ton of choices when it comes to styling, especially if you have a trendy long pixie cut. Here are ways on how you can play up your look so you can wear that long pixie cut with attitude.
1. Tousled and textured
A long pixie cut usually consists of a shorter cut at the back and long bangs, which often comes out as side-swept. The longer length of your bangs is enough for you to pull off a tousled and messy-looking do—and yes, like that of au naturel beach waves. You can do it using a flat iron or make it messy by scrunching. Just use the right product to hold the “mess” throughout the day like a hair wax or a sea salt spray.
Editor’s Tip: When styling your the longer strands of your pixie cut, make sure to use TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray and then proceeding to run your hands throughout your hair to give it more body and hold.
2. Colored long pixie cut
Brighten up your look by adding some highlights and lowlights to your long pixie cut. Credit: ShutterstockAdding some color to your long pixie cut creates more character and adds more oomph to your look. If you want a bit of drama without going overboard, try getting some highlights. This hair coloring method can help create more depth to your hair, while also making it look refined and subtly edgy at the same time.
You can also dye your entire hair with a color that’s a shade or two lighter than your natural hue. Try medium brown shades for a little hair makeover sans the drastic change.
Editor’s tip: Keep your colored hair vibrant by switching to Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner. It protects your hair from dryness and dullness, too!
3. Slicked back
If you just want a simple yet put-together look, then go for a smooth and polished long pixie cut. You can comb our hair back or toward the side—the direction depends on you. After you’re done combing, seal your pixie cut in this hairstyle with hairspray.
Editor’s tip: Nail a slicked-back hairstyle using TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. Its lightweight formula won’t leave a sticky residue on your hair. It also gives your hair just the right hold to make your ‘do last all day.
4. Long pixie cut with headband
You can also style your long pixie cut with hair accessories. Having a headband or a headscarf on hand is a good start. Just tie it on your head like a bow or a headwrap and voila! Say hello to a pretty pixie cut!
5. Hair clips
You can also jazz up your short hair with hair clips. Just put these hair accessories on one side to create a chic and feminine look. If you want a more elegant hairstyle, use hair clips with studs or metallic finish.
6. Long pixie cut with quiff
Make your hair edgier with a quiff. Yes, this hairstyle isn’t only for men. You can easily create one by brushing or ironing the front part of your hair upward. Finish with hairspray, and you’re done! This look suits street style or rocker-chic outfit, so go for this ‘do when you’re in the mood to rock and roll!
So, which of these is your favorite? Whichever way you go, make sure you pick a hairstyle that you’re comfortable with. After all, what better way to express yourself than through your hair?
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