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How to Style a Long Pixie Haircut

Learn how to make the most of your short strands.

The pixie haircut has been a staple since Vidal Sassoon cut Mia Farrow in this shape for the movie Mary's Baby in 1968. The timeless cut has evolved over the decades while remaining a classic request behind the chair. And with editors, models and celebrities hopping on the short style this season, it's time we all learn the different ways long pixie haircuts can be styled and worn to accentuate all your best features.

 

If you're looking to wear your hair on the softer side, spray Densité on damp hair, then blow dry with your fingers to give your mane a little support. Add Lumi-Controle to give it a healthy-looking, separated shine. Now, if you're more in the market for a textured version, apply Volume Envy Extra Mousse to towel-dried hair and blow it dry. Tousle your strands with your fingers as you go to promote that lived-in look you're aiming for.

Some people love to push the boundaries with a Pixie Haircut by wearing it with lots of textured volume for a slight pompadour look. The best way to get maximum volume is to apply Volumetry Anti-Gravity Effect Spray at the root. Once your roots are lifted to your desire, apply Volume Envy Extrathroughout your midlengths and ends. Blow-dry your hair while pinching your roots for a little added lift.

 

For a natural-looking lift (with just a little bit of edge), rough dry your pixie. What's more, by using your hands, you'll be able to avoid making your long pixie look bubbly, the way a brush might.

 

The beautiful thing about long pixie cuts is that once they're styled post-shower, they can last in all their textured glory for days to come. If you want to give the shorter look a try, but are feeling a bit apprehensive, try using the L'Oréal Professionnel Style My Hair app to see how it would look before making the first snip.

 

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