Pixie cuts are incredibly chic, which is probably why they’re a growing trend right now. While celebs have been stepping out left and right with pixie cuts it’s easy for the rest of us to feel a bit intimidated by pixie cuts. They’re a pretty dramatic haircut, and a major change. If you’ve been thinking about making a change to your hair and giving a pixie cut a shot you’re in the right place. We’re sharing tips on how to get the right pixie cut for your face. To be honest, it’s all about flattering your face shape with a pixie cut.
Round face? Many ladies with round faces feel like they’re limited with pixie cuts but it doesn’t have to be that way. Experts suggest that the best way to add a pixie cut for your face is to have the pixie cut in a way that adds angles and sharper shapes to the look. The structured elements of angles help to counterbalance the roundness of your face, helping to flatter your face rather than fight it. One way to do this is to add side swept bangs to the pixie cut.
Square face shapes need something opposite of those with round faces. Since you already have structure in your face shape, it’s about balancing the natural shape you have. Experts suggest that adding texture and definition to the TOP of the pixie cut, wearing the pixie cut where it’s styled a bit away from your face, helps to balance the naturally strong jawline you have to create that great balance. This helps to enhance and shine light on your face shape rather than working against it.
Heart face shapes need balance, too! It’s suggested that one of the best ways to choose the right pixie cut for your face is to add bangs to the mix. Adding bangs, even side swept bangs, to a pixie cut helps to bring focus to your eye area and really enhance the natural shape of your face. It’s also said that those with a heart shape can opt for shorter length throughout the rest of the hair style to flatter their face shape as well.
Long face shapes need something that’s quite different than the above mentioned faces. Most experts suggest that if you have a long face you want to keep your pixie cut on the longer side. Going too short when you have a long face shape can be a bit too much with your face shape and instead of enhance it, counterbalance it. Keep the sides and front, especially the areas around your face on the longer side to essentially mimic the shape of your natural face.
Anytime you’re thinking about getting a pixie cut it’s essential that you go to a professional who has experience with short hair styles. Pixie cuts, when cut properly, can be incredibly flattering but it’s all about having a style that flatters your face shape!