Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Scoop On Styling Your New Pixie Cut


In spite of the August-like humidity that we’ve been experiencing, Summer 2016 doesn’t have to mean bad hair days. Summer and it’s humid temperatures bring thoughts of going shorter with our hair. A few members of Team TME have certainly had those thoughts floating through our heads for the past few weeks and we know that we aren’t the only ones. But there is somewhat of a misconception regarding short hair. Mainly that a short style, like the Pixie, is going to be a "one note" look. So not true! 

Some of our favorite celebrities, including Katy Perry, Kate Mara and Lily Collins, have tried the Pixie -- each with a super stylish twist. We think that everyone can agree that these ladies look stunning, but rest assured if you decide to go this route you need the scoop on the best ways to style this sexy cut. Turning to our friend, Redken Grooming Expert and Cutler Stylist Jenny Balding, Jenny shared a few of her favorite (and easy) ways to style the Pixie cut. 

Jenny’s first bit of advice, “With short cuts, you need to create attitude, whether it’s rock-and-roll or romantic.”  This is our personal philosophy of life, but oh-so-true with this specific hairdo. Jenny has shared three amazing looks and the simple ways to achieve them using Redken stylers.



The Forward Sweep
  1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
  2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair.
  3. To direct hair forward, blow-dry using your fingers in a side-to-side sweeping motion for tousled texture. Once hair is dry, take random pieces and flatiron for additional dimension.
  4. To enhance texture and definition, reapply a small amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel, and work into a chic, forward sweep.
  5. Finish with a mist of Redken wax blast 10 high-impact finishing spray-wax for instant undone texture.
  6. The next day, mist Redken pillow proof blow dry two-day extender all over to refresh the style.




The Sleek Pixie
  1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
  2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair.
  3. Create a deep side part, then use a fine-tooth comb to blow-dry hair as smooth as possible in the direction you want it to lay.
  4. Once hair is dry, flatiron to smooth out any kinks.
  5. For added sleekness, reapply a small amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel and comb through to distribute. Position the fringe across the forehead and finesse the shape as needed, tucking any longer pieces behind the ears.
  6. Finish with a thorough mist of Redken quick dry 18 instant finishing spray for shine and long-lasting control.




Glam Volume
  1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
  2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair. To maintain natural texture, blow-dry hair using your fingers, lifting sections as you dry to add volume.
  3. After hair is completely dry, use a 1” curling iron to randomly curl sections downward. Take small sections and alternate directions to create dimension
  4. Emulsify 2 – 4 pumps of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel in your palms and run your hands through the hair, using your fingertips to gently lift and shape the front layers into an upward direction.
  5. Finish with a mist of Redken control addict 28 extra high-hold hairspray for maximum control.
  6. The next day, mist Redken pillow proof blow dry two-day extender all over, using your fingers to refresh the texture.


You don’t have to be afraid that a shorter style is only going to offer you one look. As you can see, one cut ... three different stunning styles!



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