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Pixie Vs Bixie: What Is A Bixie Haircut?

Thinking of cutting your hair short, but have absolutely no idea which style to go for? Well, you’re in the right place. 

There are a plethora of hairstyles trending for 2022, but amongst the short haircuts, there is one that is currently reigning supreme, say hello to the Bixie haircut, a very welcome nod to the 90’s. 

But “what is a bixie haircut?”, we hear you ask; keep reading for everything you need to know.

 

What is the Bixie Haircut?

You’ve probably put two and two together and figured out that the Bixie haircut is a hybrid between the popular pixie and bob haircuts, a pretty elite duo. Too long to be categorised as a pixie and too short to be a bob, the bixie effortlessly merges elements of both, combining short choppy layers with feathered ends.

This pixie bob haircut is one of the 90’s short hairstyles that has made a major comeback, originally rocked by stars such as Winona Ryder, Meg Ryan, Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore. 

 

Woman with brown bixie haircut

Image Credit – Pinterest

 

If you’re looking for some modern bixie inspiration, you won’t struggle to find a host of celebrities who have recently sported bixie cuts, including Florence Pugh and Rowan Blanchard.

 

Florence pugh with bixie haircut

Image Credit – Pinterest

 

Will I Suit a Short Hairstyle?

One of the best things about the bixie style is that it suits different hair types, face shapes and personal styles. The key is to discuss your look with your hair stylist to ensure the cut is adapted to fit you. 

We recommend the bixie cut to those of you that are tempted to do the big chop but aren’t quite ready to go super short with a pixie haircut. For example, this is an uber trendy and less scary way to play around with shorter hair.

The Bixie is also the perfect cut for transitioning from a style like the pixie cut, to something a little longer like a shaggy bob, or a wolf cut, which is currently all over our TikTok feeds.

Say goodbye to that awkward phase of being “in-between” lengths where your hair has grown out, leaving you somewhere between a bob and a pixie cut, now you’ll be bang on trend!

 

Short bixie haircut

Image Credit – @ursulolita

 

How to Style a Bixie Haircut

You should try to keep the hair looking as natural as possible using light products to help add texture and volume. 

Ultimately, this half bob, half pixie cut is super versatile and can be customised, whether you choose to go curly, wavy or smooth, slicked back or flicked out. For a day look embrace your natural texture and for a more sleek night look, use straighteners to make the hair more polished.

 

Thin Hair 

To add volume to finer hair you can use products from the Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing range. 

Adding products such as Aveda’s Pure Abundance Style Prep spray to your locks before blow drying will give the hair a real boost. 

This light-weight product boosts volume with a natural corn-derived polymer, allowing you to maintain the freshly tousled, relaxed finish of the Bixie cut.

 

Thick Hair

Your stylist will be able to take off some of the weight during the cut with the choppy layers, this will go a long way in making the styling process much easier.

Use a styling cream prior to blow drying to smooth thick hair down, but go easy on the use of products as you want to avoid the hair looking overly styled, it should look as undone and effortless as possible.

 

Are you Ready for a Bixie Haircut?

Whether you’re transitioning from a shorter cut or you’re going for a dramatic chop from longer locks, you can put your trust in our experienced stylists.

At Strand & Lock, we always have a consultation to get to know your hair and personalise your chosen look to suit your hair type and style.

Book an appointment or get in touch to discuss your new look.

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