Ever wonder how you look like with short hair? You may have stood in front of the mirror many times, wondering if chopping your long hair would be worth it. Well, wonder no more! You can actually fake a short ‘do by creating a faux pixie. No more crying at the salon while your trusted stylist cuts your beloved long hair. With a faux pixie, you can experiment. Here’s how.
How to create a faux pixie
Start with soft, bouncy hair
Spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray onto your hair to guard against heat damage. Concentrate on the sections that will be styled.
Curl it, girl!
Add texture to your tips by curling them using a flat iron. Curl your hair toward one direction.
Divide into sections
Part hair into to horizontal sections. Twist the top section (the one near your crown and forehead) and form a small bun, then clip it.
Get a fine-toothed tail comb and comb the lower section of your hair background. Then, gather your hair, and twist it upwards to form a bun. Secure with bobby pins.
HAIR HACK: Spray TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your fine-toothed comb to create a sleeker ‘do.
Unclip the top section of your hair and part it into two horizontal sections. Push one section at the back, then twist the front section and clip it.
Using your tail comb, tease the unclipped section of your hair, pushing locks onto your scalp to create dimension. Then, twist hair into a bun and hold in place with bobby pins.
Make curls again
Unclip the front section of your hair and clamp it with a flat iron. Twist the iron as you pull it to make your hair wavy.
Spray and secure
Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray to keep hair frizz-free. This will also help make your hairstyle last long. After spraying, gather hair on top of your head near your hairline, for a vertical ring shape, and secure the ends with a bobby pin. Make sure that the tips of your hair are not seen.
Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray again as you smooth your hair with your fingers.
You look as though you’re about to strut the runway. So chic and fab! The faux pixie is a great hairstyle for when you want to unwind with your friends. You can wear this ‘do for after-work wine and cheese or a more-than-casual dinner. When you want to dress up during weekends, you can style your hair this way, too.
To order the products needed for this hairstyle, please use these links:
DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo
Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Conditioner
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray
Love your faux pixie? You might have the guts now to cut it all the way and get a real pixie. You might love it just as well. With a faux pixie, though, you can have the best of both long and short ‘dos. Have fun styling your hair!
Next read: Looking for short hair pegs? Get inspired by these celebrities who look absolutely gorgeous with pixie cuts.