One Pixie, 5 Looks (Thanks, Charlize!)

By Rosanne Ullman | 11/17/2013 3:11:00 PM


click image to zoomFor everyday wear, keep the styling simple and let underneath lowlights create the interest. (Photo by Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images) Your client loves the pixies we’re seeing on a diverse crop of celebs from Pam Anderson to Jennifer Hudson, but she’s afraid that she’d get bored with such short hair. No ponytail, side pony or topknot. No flirty flipping or long, romantic waves. Still, she has the features to carry a pixie and would love the wash-and-go lifestyle. She just can’t decide.

How can you help? 

Find a gorgeous celebrity who really rocks the pixie. That would be Charlize Theron. Show your pixie-yearning client how more aggressive layering or heavier volume in the fringe area can provide a variety of options. Even without changing much about the cut, you can take your fingers and some product and show your client how to switch up the pixie to match the occasion.

Click here to read more about celebrities’ pixie looks.

For instruction in a pixie cut-and-color, check out the video below posted by Guy Cammarano and Angela Dolan for Regis Corp.

click image to zoomOn jeans-and-sweater days, tease out the natural wave to give her a casual layered look. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images) click image to zoomStrong, sweeping fringe in a smooth blowout provides a great option for a professional in the workplace. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Variety)
click image to zoomAnother dressy look combines natural or iron-waved texture with sweeping fringe. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD) click image to zoomFor date night, contrast volume on top with close-cropped sides, and introduce your client to the small-barrel curling iron. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Rosanne Ullman

Rosanne Ullman, Project Editor | Modern Salon Media

Rosanne has been writing for the salon division of Vance Publishing for more than 30 years, contributing landmark articles ranging from a year-long historical series in the 1990s marking MODERN SALON's 75th anniversary to a more recent, comprehensive tribute to Vidal Sassoon's impact on the industry. She was involved in the conceptual planning for First Chair and has directed several of Modern Salon Media's custom publishing projects. Rosanne holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University's famed Medill School and contributes to her community through three elected terms on her local school board.

Rosanne is our go-to provider for Modern Salon Media's Healthy Hairdresser e-newsletter. You can e-mail Rosanne Ullman at


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