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Tips for growing out your pixie cut

Growing out your hair can be frustrating, especially when it comes to pixie cuts. To make the process a bit less painful, we’ve got a few fun ideas for when you’re between lengths.

Ginnifer Goodwin's sleek pixie

Don’t forget the best resource of all

Say what? Learn how to communicate with your hairstylist.

Talk to your stylist! Your stylist can guide you through your growth, offering tips based on your unique hair type and texture. Because the ends of your hair will be framing your face, regular trims are important to keep any split ends in check.

Experiment with the right products

Count on products to help you keep your hair in check. Looking for a sleeker style like Ginnifer Goodwin’s? Smooth a straightening serum like Redken Glass through damp hair before blow drying. Flat iron the longest ends and use your fingertips to gently tease at the crown before finishing off with a volumizing hair spray. I love Kevin Murphy Anti-Gravity Spray for just the right amount of va-va-voom.

Carey Mulligan's braided hair



This easy trick
is ideal for those
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Neuma’s Style TexturizerAdd a braid or a twist

Braids and twists are easy ways to make your hair look fab on days when you’re short on time or energy (or both!). For a look like Carey Mulligan’s, towel dry hair and use a texturizing product like Neuma’s Style Texturizer throughout the damp hair. Beginning at your part, add a braid and pin behind your ear.

Experiment with makeup and jewelry

Though pixie gals are no stranger to using their haircut to play up their best features, be sure to take advantage of this as your hair grows. With your ears and neckline front and center, try a bold necklace or earrings. Also, experimenting with makeup is a great way to take attention away from your tresses on bad hair days — use it to boost your confidence!

Michelle William's headband


Best buys: Find the best accessories for bad hair days.

Headbands aren’t just for your daughter anymore — they’re popping up on short-haired celebs like Emma Watson and Michelle Williams. A headband is an easy way to add polish and glam, making it the perfect accessory for feeling pretty.

Final words

Hair growth takes time and waiting can be so frustrating… especially when you’re over your cut and anxious for something new. Look on the bright side and remember that all of the waiting will be worth it! In the meantime, have fun experimenting with styling and accessorizing your growing hair.

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