Celebrities seem to love the pixie cut: a short hairstyle that clips the hair close to your head. Definitely a hair power move that gives a woman a cool, waifish style. From Audrey Hepburn to Michelle Williams, there is always someone willing to give this face-framer a go. This short do takes a real commitment though. Once it is cut, it could take months, even longer for some women to grow it out long enough to curl or straighten it. So who, besides Halle Berry, could wear this look successfully?
Start by studying your face shape. While there is no real way to know how your cut will look until after your shorn, you need some pre-game recon. Check out your face shape. (Personally, I think the pixie cut looks great on anyone confident enough to style and wear it but each pixie style should consider the face shape.)
Oval-face: Women with a distinct oval face have an advantage with the pixie; it's the perfect shape for an angled, textured cut. Keep the bangs soft and layered and don't be afraid to choose a more dramatic angled pixie. Don't go too spiky though. This hardens your oval-shaped face features.
Heart-shape: Play up that heart-shaped face by asking for a style that feathers slightly around the eyes. Consider long side bangs or wispy bang sections for the best look.
Square faces: Lucky square-faced girl! You get to go super-spiky if you like! Create huge hair drama that plays down your square jaw.
Diamond-shaped mugs: Congratulations! The pixie was made for your unique face shape! Play up those angled cheekbones with short top bangs and longer bottom bang sections. Give the back a stacked bob shape or trim it all back to a sexy, boyish look.
So who's ready for a pixie cut?
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