Post # 1
so after almost 1 1/2 months of getting married, i am getting sooo antsy with my long hair. i typically get my hair cut all the time, going from longer to shorter but never growing my hair for a straight 2 years – i am going nuts!! my family mentioned last weekend that i hadn’t cut my hair even, and they were shocked it was still long.
soooo begins the battle of HOW i do it.
i’ve been on instyle makeover, ‘trying’ on different hairstyles so i can actually see it on me. my husband actually thinks the style i want is hot and sexy, but i don’t know how i will feel having the same head of hair as him from the back.
also looking for input from any bees with this current hairstyle, how do you like it? is it easy to maintain and style? i am used to spending 45 minutes each day blow drying and flat ironing, so if time is the question i’m not worried.
please, give me your opinion. any thoughts appreciated.
Post # 3
I’ve had a pixie cut, and it looked good, but I hated it. Of course this is just my experience, and you could love it, but I just hated how long I was stuck with that cut and then short, awkward cuts while growing my hair out. Never again!
Post # 4
any other opinions ladies?
Post # 5
I’ve always been jealous of women who could pull this off, and I totally think you could. Go for it!
Post # 6
@Natalieh86: ooooh thank you! it’s kind of terrifying, i’ve done the asymetrical bobs, but nothing this short. it’s nice to see more support than my hubby who would say i look fab in a paper bag
Post # 7
my hair is normal this short. sometimes i cut my bangs even shorter.
in my wedding pics, my hair was long for me and i chopped it back to a pixie within a week.
i love my hair short. it takes 5-10 minutes to do my hair.
Post # 8
I think that style only works well if you have a really round face. (I have an oval face as well, and I know short hair looked HORRIBLE on me when I tried it once.)
You mentioned flat-ironing every day, do you have curly/wavy hair? I do, and I flat-ironed my hair for years. But I found it’s easier to just go with it! I scrunch some texturizer in my hair after my shower, either drip-dry or blowdry with a diffuser, and I’m good to go. I’ve found for me, between shoulder-length and collarbone-length is the “sweet spot” for me looking halfway decent with minimal effort.
Post # 9
@abbyful: my hair is an oddball texture, it looks like yours – not really 100% wavy, but not straight. i try the diffuser but i’m not a fan of how my hair looks afterwards. that’s a really good opinion though on the long face though, thank you!!
Post # 10
honestly a good pixie cut done well can suit anyone,theres so many different ways of doing them! I went from hair just past my shoulders into a super short pixie cut and seriously loved it! it was so easy to style,although you will notice it needs cutting more often even the slightest growth is noticable! As much as I loved my pixie cut, I got bored of it very quickly because I love trying new things with my hair all the time, and growing it out has been a nightmare and I seriously miss having long hair (although Ive just qualified as a hairdresser,so now I know all the different things I could do with long hair,I miss mine more)
Growing it out seems to take forever and it always needs restyling as the length is changing. But go for it,as much as I miss having long hair, I dont regret having tried it!
Post # 11
@kimbo89: thank you! the statement of you never know until you try it is stuck in my head, otherwise thankfully there is hats!
Post # 12
Do it! I always swore I would never do it – my mother has had a pixie cut for 40 years and she is SO CUTE it is ridiculous. She was a pixie bride, even.
I was always like “I will NEVER do that I love my long hair”
Yeah. I’ve got a pixie. I did it three years ago and will NEVER go back.
It is so flattering on me, my SO begs me not to grow it out, and I’m going to be a pixie cut bride too. I get offended when people ask if I’ll be growing it out for the wedding. WTF no.
I always thought that guys wouldn’t find it attractive but it drives my SO crazy, he actually gets sort of antsy if it starts getting too long because he’s afraid I’ll grow it out! No worries, I won’t.
If your hair has some natural body, its easier to deal with. I literally wash it, towel dry it, and maybe if it is humid give it some spray or a little gel, but otherwise nothing. I don’t blow dry it. It looks better a little messy. My mom struggles (maybe 5 mintues of hair time) with hers a little more because she has super fine hair, so she has to fight it going flat. I’ve got really thick hair so I don’t have that problem.
The best part is I feel like I look pulled together every day. I never have days where I’m like “well, I’ll just throw it up in a ponytail” and even if I feel like crap, my hair remains pretty awesome which is a bonus.
I don’t ever feel like I look like a boy, but I’m pretty girly. Also it is SO CUTE with a headband or a barrette in it!
Peer pressure, but I say go for it. If you hate it you could grow it out, which is a pain but there are tutorials online for the best way to do that (I researched before i took the plunge!)
Post # 13
@Ms-Lace: You could always do it really gradually,thats what I always recommend then you dont have that shock factor so it doesnt feel too extreme, eg go for a shorter and shorter bob and then the pixie cut. I think they always look lovely!
Post # 14
can i ask people to post pictures of their pixies? i am looking online, but obviously celebs have their pixies looking pristine – i would too if i had travelling hair stylists at $900 a pop
Post # 15
I voted no. I LOVE pixie cuts, but you have to have a pixie face (a round/square, tiny, delicate features). Your face is more on the oblong/oval side (mine is too), and I don’t think pixie cuts work on us. A shoulder length layered cut or a bob, on the other hand, would look awesome on you.
Post # 16
I don’t have a pixie but sorta a inverted bob and freaking HATE IT! I miss my long hair…
Me with long hair..
And with the now hair…