What is the first image that your mind conjures up on hearing the word ‘pixie’? Is it a dainty, cute and magical fairy who is a one-of-her-kind blend of mischief, fun and frolic? Right from our childhood days, our impression of pixies has been shaped courtesy of characters like Tinker Bell and Twilight and this is exactly what pixie haircuts are all about. Thus a woman sporting this hairdo is expected to be childish and maybe evil but is irresistibly endearing as well.
Describing this haircut
This is one of the feminine hairdos in which the hair is made ultra-short around the ears as well as the back of the head while the front is laced with layered and spiky bangs. Some variations that can be tried are short and tapered layers which are extremely close to the scalp, a happening Mohawk style or slightly longer strands which might entail the use of a barrette.
Types of styles
Getting a pixie haircut requires a lot of preparation, the foremost being the willingness to part with your locks in case you intend to shift from your long tresses to a shorter hairdo. The next step entails selecting a style which would be perfect for your face as also your personality and in this regard pixie haircuts range from being standard to choppy, shaggy or even boyish.
Who must go for this hairdo?
Since pixie haircutshave a way of highlighting facial features, they should be the first choice of women who are blessed with stunning looks, beautiful cheekbones and mesmerizing pair of eyes. But at the same time it can be tried out by any woman who wishes to alter her looks drastically and wants to sport something that is unusual and different. Therefore it is an ideal option if you wish to draw attention to your face and can prove to be a major confidence-booster in a social event.
An essential criterion here is maintenance and success with pixie haircutscan be a reality only when the need for style is balanced with the amount of time that can be devoted to hair care. To add a touch of craze, using a hair gel or mousse is recommended but subsequent to consultation with an experienced hairstylist.
A good cute short hairstyle for summer.
And here is a gallery of short pixie haircut.