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Short Straight Casual Pixie Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs - Light Blonde Hair Color


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Added: 10 Jan 2018
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Description

Our model is flaunting a sweet layered 'do here with a multi-color effect. The back and sides of this short simple style is tapered into the head, with the front and top having many long, fine layers to soften the face. The shape of this hairstyle is perfect to complement an oval face shape and needs only a small amount of product for hold and shine, along with some backcombing at the roots for height and volume. To maintain this light icy blonde color, regular touch ups are needed to keep it looking cool and fresh.

Type

Hair Category
Casual
Hair Length
Short
Hair Elasticity
Straight

Suitability

Gender
Women
Face Shape
oval,oblong,diamond,triangular
Hair Density
Medium
Hair Texture
Fine
Age
21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, and Over 60
Height
Any
Weight
Thin/Average/Large
Glasses
Yes

Styling

Styling Time
10 minutes
Styling Tip
Use a root boosting spray at the roots before blow-drying to add extra volume.
Products
Gel Spray and Hair Spray



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Styling Steps

1. Apply Gel Spray to Roots

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Hold the gel spray no closer than 3 inches from your hair and then evenly mist the gel spray into the roots to create a stronger hold style. Gel spray will hold well and will not look wet or weigh the hair down. Using your gel spray in this fashion will create added hold and a longer lasting style.

2. Part to the Left

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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.

3. Use a Medium Radial Brush

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A medium radial brush is used on medium to long hair types to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures or to add body to straight hair. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

4. Blow-dry the Back Under

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To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

5. Blow-dry the Crown

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.

6. Blow-dry the Sides Under

Sidesunder

To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

7. Blow-dry Bangs Forward to the Right

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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.

8. Tease Hair

Tease

Pick up a small selection of hair from your mid section no bigger than your tail comb. Place your comb at the roots and then comb up and down until the hair is standing up by itself. Continue to the crown and finish at the sides. Repeat this step if you require more volume.

9. Pinch Hair for Texture Using Gel

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Apply gel to your fingertips and then pinch small clumps of hair in an up and forward motion. For a messier look, pinch the clumps in different directions.

10. Style Bangs to the Right Using Gel

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Apply gel to your fingertips then gently rake through your bangs, sweeping the hair to the right as you go.

11. Apply Hairspray

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To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.




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