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Julianne Hough has a genius way to wear a grown-out pixie

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

A cheeky way to style your pixie cut as it grows out

For any gal who's ever chopped her hair into a pixie cut (or even a super-short bob), you know how limited your styling options can seem.

A cheeky way to style your pixie cut as it grows out

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Braids, updos and the like are all a bit challenging to create, after all, when your hair is short. But Julianne Hough has shown us an easy yet adorable way to style your growing-out pixie to resemble a complex updo.

We got Moroccanoil’s Artistic Director Antonio Corral Calero to share his tips for recreating Julianne's braided 'do in a few simple steps. You're welcome!

Get the look

  1. For the perfect foundation, apply the Moroccanoil Treatment on damp hair. It is the perfect foundation for smooth, frizz-free style. It also makes hair easier to manage for creating the edgy pieces in the front.
  2. To add texture, apply the Moroccanoil Root Boost directly on the root. This will create lift and body at the top, essential for achieving Julianne’s style.
  3. Create a deep part on the right side. Blow dry hair with a small 25 mm Boar Bristle Round Brush, brushing hair toward the back of the head.
  4. Create a very loose crown braid, starting on the right side (going toward left). Secure with a bobby pin.
  5. Using the new Moroccanoil Molding Cream gently add extra texture and pull out pieces with fingertips. The Molding Cream will help create the piecey texture and added messiness with long-lasting hold and a shiny, frizz-free, edgy style.
  6. Tame flyaways and secure the style with a fine mist of the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray.

More 'dos we adore

Zendaya's sleek ponytail
Kendra Wilkinson's cute braid
Kristin Cavallari's loose waves

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