Graduated Pixie Haircut For Fine Hair

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Added: 12 Mar 2018
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Our model is flaunting a graduated Pixie haircut that is ideal for her fine hair type. Pixie Haircuts are not just for Teenagers anymore. As we know, hair is sensitive, and it always requires lots of care and attention. With this in mind, this graduated Pixie haircut is an ideal hairstyle that you can apply to fine hair types.The back and sides of this hairstyle are tapered close to the head with minimal layers added through the longer top. A chic side part paired with a soft blow dry finishes this look off. This Pixie cut will suit a variety of face shapes: oval, oblong, square, heart, diamond and triangular - so you can find the right style which suits your features. It has a side sweep that adds volume at the top and sides to create a good scrub of hair and then gradually thins down towards the back.

This graduated Pixie looks a softer, textured version of the classic side-swept 'do. It is neat in the back section, with long layers falling gracefully down the sides. A gentle blow-dry forms an elegant, tapered bang for slightly added volume at the top. The bangs are styled across the forehead to compliment the face and complete the overall 'do brilliantly. Graduated Pixie is a hairstyle with long sections of hair that are longer than others, while the other parts are shorter. It is often seen as one of the most versatile cuts with endless styles you can wear. The key to creating this look is to use mousse and hair spray, which will help keep the strands in place. Regular color treatments are also needed to keep this light blonde tone looking beige blonde and to counteract brassy tones. A fine-haired girl may want to accompany her light shade with highlights for a dramatic look. A subtle blonde color could be best for someone who doesn't wish to look like a Barbie doll.

Hairstyle Type

Hair Color
Light Blonde

Haircut Technique

Scissor Cut


Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

21 - 30, 31 - 40, 41 - 50, 51 - 60, and Over 60

Forehead Height


10 minutes
Use a root-boosting mousse on towel-dried hair to get extra volume from your blow dry.
Mousse and Hair Spray
Blow Dryer

Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

step 1

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.

2. Part to the Left

step 2

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

step 3

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

step 4

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

step 5

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

step 6

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

step 7

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

step 8

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. Apply Hairspray

step 9

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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