Here’s our answer to your question “Should I get a pixie cut?”

Mitch | 10 May 2018
should i get a pixie cut

Go through this checklist to find out if pixie cut is for you!

Have you recently fallen head over heels for a pretty pixie cut you saw on your Instagram feed and couldn’t stop imagining yourself rocking the ‘do? If you haven’t gone super short before, the idea could get a bit scary and you probably often find yourself asking the question “should I get a pixie cut?” It’s not an easy decision to make, so to help you figure out the answer to your own question, we put together a checklist of things you need to consider if you’re planning to make the cut.

“Should I get a pixie cut?” you ask? Here are things you need to consider if you’re thinking about getting this haircut

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First, consider your face shape.

1. Your face shape

Your face shape is the first thing you should always consider when you’re going after a new haircut because while there are styles that are universally flattering, there are some that are harder to pull off if you don’t have the right angles on your face. So if you’re trying to get a pixie cut for the first time, your first order of business should be identifying your face shape. If you have oval, square, or a heart face shape, you most likely won’t have a hard time making a pixie work for you. If your face is round or long, however, you must proceed with caution. There are a lot of ways you can wear a pixie, and the key is to find a style that works for you and tailor the haircut to your face shape.

2. Your hair type and texture

Styling a pixie cut can be tricky if you have coarse, curly, or frizzy hair. If your hair belongs to any of these categories, you have to know that there will definitely be bad hair days, and you should be prepared to work hard to achieve the look that you want. You might want to consider getting a keratin treatment first if you have naturally unruly hair. Fine, straight, and wavy hair have a better chance at easy styling.

Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Choosing the right products can help you get frizz under control and achieve a smoother, more manageable hair. We recommend washing with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo and Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Conditioner to make your pixie cut easier to style.

3. Your personality

The way you wear your hair reflects your personality, and it’s always best to get a haircut that’s you so you can wear it with confidence and don’t end up regretting making the cut. Short haircuts like a pixie are usually a gutsier look than medium or long hair, but if you believe it suits your personal style, you won’t have a problem rocking the short-haired look.

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Are you ready for the upkeep? Credit: iStock

4. Your level of patience

A pixie cut typically requires regular trimming (every 4-6 weeks is the recommended frequency) to keep it in the perfect shape. And contrary to popular belief, short hair is not easier to style than longer hair. It’s actually the opposite. If you’re up for a high-maintenance ‘do and you’re ready for the upkeep, go ahead and make the cut. But if you don’t have the patience to fuss over your hair every single day and to make regular trips to the salon, getting a pixie cut may not be the best idea.

5. Your stylist

Do you have a stylist that you can trust? You gotta get everything right if you are to pull off short hair perfectly, and you’ll be putting your entire look in the hands of your stylist so make sure he/she is someone who knows you well and gets your style, or at least someone with lots of good reviews.

Hair grows back, you’re not gonna be stuck with a look you don’t like forever, but to avoid regretting your hairstyle choices altogether, make it a habit to do research so you can answer the question “should I get a pixie cut” better. We hope our checklist helped!


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