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How To Get The Emma Watson Pixie Haircut

Ten years after first debuting her drastically shorter locks, the Emma Watson pixie haircut is trending once again. It’s all thanks to the Harry Potter star becoming the face of Prada Paradoxe at the end of last year.

But how is this version of the Emma Watson pixie cut different to its predecessor and, more importantly, will it suit you? How do you ask your hairdresser for it if you’re ready to take the plunge? 

What is the Emma Watson Pixie Haircut?

Emma Watson’s Prada campaign had the fashion and beauty worlds all abuzz about the newest version of her iconic pixie cut.

This iteration sees the actress opting for a slightly more grown up version of her previous crop, which suited her youthfulness perfectly at the time.  

The Prada Emma Watson pixie cut has wispy tendrils of hair that frame her face along with a blunt micro-fringe and texture through the length on top for a slightly edgier look. 

Will the Emma Watson Pixie Cut Suit Me?

While Emma may be able to rock the look with confidence, thanks to her fabulous bone structure and delicate features, it’s a sad fact of life that the pixie cut might not be for everybody.

Hairstylists generally agree that face shapes that are more oval in structure are usually best suited to gamine crops and pixie cuts – but that doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel at the first hurdle!

Even if your face isn’t particularly oval, a good hairdresser will be able to suggest tweaks that can make the look work for you. For example:

– If your face is more round than oval ,you could opt for a softer fringe to frame the face 

– You could also ask to have more layers cut in to lengthen your face

– Conversely, if your face is long, having fewer layers and a side fringe will help add balance

When it comes to hair types, there isn’t really anyone who needs to steer clear of the ‘do. A pixie cut like Emma Watson’s Prada campaign will suit straight, wavy and curly hair – again, your stylist will be able to make tweaks and recommendations that suit you individually.

As a general rule of thumb, the thicker your hair is, the fewer layers you’ll need as you’ll already have the volume and texture required. It goes without saying, therefore, that thinner hair will need more layering.

How to Ask for the Emma Watson Prada Pixie Cut

Going for a very short hairstyle is a bold move and one you need to make certain you really, really want it! Especially if you have mid length to long hair at the moment.

There’s no going back once that first chunk of hair hits the salon floor, so make sure you’re 100% committed to the Emma Watson pixie haircut before you book your appointment.

Before you pick up the phone or click the ‘book now button’ we suggest using one of the many hairstyle photo apps that are out there to get some sense of how a pixie cut will look on you. 

If you’re set on the idea (and trust us, we’re not trying to scare you off, we just want you to be sure!) then asking your hairstylist for a pixie cut, or even THE Emma Watson Prada pixie cut will give them ample idea of what you’re looking for.

And, as always, the classic bit of advice still stands: take a photo with you to show your stylist so there’s no mistaking what you want. 

How to Style the Emma Watson Pixie Cut

One crucial thing to remember when you’re going for an ultra short haircut is that growth will generally be a lot more obvious than it is with longer styles.

Regular trims are a necessity when your hair is as short and defined as this, so make sure you’re prepared to pay a few more visits to the salon than you might normally.

When you’re getting close to your next appointment, if the cut does feel like it’s in urgent need of a trim, there are ways to disguise the fact. Hair grips and clips are one way of sweeping a slightly-too-long fringe to the side and keeping it in place, as are different styling products.

In fact, we think that’s one of the fun things about pixie cuts like Emma Watson’s. Using different products can totally transform the look.

Generally you will want to ensure you have lots of texture, so products that add volume and hold are a great bet. Try Aveda’s Texture Tonic which is ideal for pixie cuts thanks to its ability to create a naturally tousled look and piecey definition.  

We also love the Light Elements™ Texturizing Creme which is a gorgeously creamy wax that works with all hair types.

Or you could dare to be different and switch up the look for a night out with a product that enables hold but that adds high shine too, such as Aveda’s Brilliant™ Anti-humectant Pomade.

Get the Emma Watson Pixie Haircut at Strand & Lock

Are you ready to unleash your inner pixie? Whether you want a crop that says swinging 60’s, a wispier, more alternative version of the ‘do, or you’re inspired by the Emma Watson Prada pixie cut itself, come and talk to us.

At Strand & Lock Bermondsey, our friendly team of expert hair stylists are looking forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve the pixie cut of your dreams. 

Book your appointment today and while we can’t promise that Prada will come knocking on your door, we can assure you that you’ll leave our salon looking and feeling fabulous.

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