Short Straight Alternative Pixie Hairstyle





Added: 13th November 2017
The back and sides of this hairstyle is tapered into the head with long layers through the top, which is styled under for a chic look and feel. The bangs are swept to the side to soften the face and completes the over-all 'do brilliantly. Product is needed to keep this hairstyle is in place.

Our model looks chic and stylish here in a layered short hairstyle. She suits short hair well due to her oblong face shape, expressive eyes and high cheekbones. She looks best in styles with side swept bangs thanks to her high forehead. The tapered sides and back in this cut show off her face nicely, while the longer layers at the front give her some forehead coverage and bring the focus up to her eyes. This ‘do works well with her hair type, which is fine and straight, as it can be blow-dried to add volume and shape, as seen here. The asymmetrical fringe is a nice touch and along with the color, gives her 'do an edgy finish.

Speaking of color, our model has a fair, cool complexion and light blue eyes. Here she goes for a cool color combo with a panel of dark copper in the front, icy blonde on one side and cotton candy pink on the other. This color combo and technique gives her 'do a trendy edge while working well with her skin tone and eye color. This color combo requires more than average upkeep as the colors will fade and the roots will need to be done quite often to keep it looking stylish.

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Styling




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1 . Apply Mousse

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

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2 . Finger Dry the Back with Blow-dryer

Use your blow-dryer and your fingers to dry the back of your hair by moving your hair around to allow the heat to pass through it.

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3 . Part to the Left

Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your left eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even left part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.

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4 . Blow-dry the Crown

To blow-dry the crown/top sections, take a section of hair no bigger than the diameter of the brush and blow-dry the hair placing the brush under the section of hair. With your blow-dryer in front of the brush, follow the brush in an upwards direction at the roots and an outwards position at the ends for volume and softness. Continue until the section is dry.

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5 . Use a Small Radial Brush

A small radial brush is used on shorter hair types to add more body or in longer hair types to create curl. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

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6 . Blow-dry Hair Under to the Right

Take a section of your hair no wider than the diameter of your brush. Place your brush under and at the roots of your section. Then with your blow-dryer above, drag the brush up through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair following with your blow-dryer and pulling the hair to the right. Repeat until your hair is completely dry.

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7 . Blow-dry Bangs Forward to the Right

When blow-drying your bangs to the side, section your hair up and clip your hair back to leave only your bangs out. Remember to make sure that your bangs are damp to make blow-drying more effective. Next, take your brush and place it underneath the hair and then blow-dry starting from the roots, adding tension to the hair as you go. Slowly pull your section down to the ends and continue until dry.

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8 . Blow-dry Left Side Forward

Take a section of your hair from your ear to your temple the same diameter as the brush. Place your brush underneath the hair starting at the roots and pull the hair slowly in a forward and downward direction with your blow-dryer above. Be sure the section is dry and then repeat the step on a new section of hair directly above.

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9 . Blow-dry Right Side Forward

Take a section of your hair from your ear to your temple that is the same diameter as the brush. Place your brush underneath the hair starting at the roots and pull the hair slowly in a forward and downward direction with your blow-dryer above. Be sure the section is dry and then repeat the step on a new section of hair directly above.

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10 . Lift Roots Using Wax

Apply some hard wax to your fingertips and then rub it into your roots while lifting your strands for soft volume.