BEAUTY BAR: Pixie Cut

The pixie cut has been a recurring look throughout the decades. We admired it on Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn back in the day. Then Halle Berry waltzed into Hollywood with this signature look. Then in the last couple years, it captured the likes of Emma Watson, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence and, most notably, Miley Cyrus. Most recently, even Scarlett Johansson hopped onto the trend during her pregnancy last July and has sported it all the way through her Avengers 2 promo tour this year. This trend is on a rising tide and it is not slowing down.

This Fashionista was the first that I spotted around town with this haircut. When I was able to speak with her, she talked about how she decided on the haircut while flipping through a GQ magazine. She had been contemplating a change for awhile and was drawn to the models’ cuts. It suddenly became an ordeal for her. And when she finally took the leap to cut off her locks, she described how powerful it felt to be able to rock the look.

Her overall look was very androgynous and it really worked with her haircut. The staple in her outfit that really complimented her hair was definitely her cross-body bag over her bralette and graphic muscle tee. Other than that, her bone structure and plump lips did enough to help highlight her face and really pull off her pixie cut.

Are you daring to sport a super short haircut for this summer? For most people, a pixie cut will be a major change in their look so it’s best that you do your research on who will be cutting your hair first. If you are like our Fashionista and want to take on a haircut that you’ve seen on a male and are more specific about a type of skin fade or shape up using a razor, then check out some male barbers who may be more used to the style you are looking for. If that doesn’t matter much to you, then the type of stylist may not matter as much, but you should still do some research to select a salon and/or stylist that you believe will best orchestrate your vision. Check online review sites for the best rated salons in your area and then look up the employees. Many hairstylists now have links to Instagram accounts that act as a portfolio of their work.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? Short hair is definitely low maintenance, but it still isn’t no maintenance. Luckily, this Fashionista shared a piece of her hair maintenance routine and some of her favorite products to help keep up the look. The first thing she does is use Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Teasing Dust to volumize her hair when she wakes up. Then she uses Style Sexy Hair Slept In Texture Creme and scrunches up her hair to give it the tosseled-top look. When she’s done styling, she then uses Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray to keep it together throughout her day. With that, there should be no hair out of place for hours.