The Best Haircuts to Get After a Pixie

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The best haircuts to get after a pixie

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Q: I really enjoy trying out tons of new, crazy hairstyles, but I find myself stuck with this short, pixie-like cut. 

Hair consultation - Lilian

Lilian wants to grow out her pixie cut and change her hair colour.

Don't get me wrong, I like it so far, but waiting for it to grow out is getting a little tedious. My hair is thick, dark brown (nearly black), a normal texture and super-wavy when it's longer.

I've come to the conclusion that I want to colour it, but I'm not sure how; I've never had colour-treated hair before. 

What should I do with it, and what kind of hairstyle should I try next? I'm up for anything, so long as it doesn't require hair gel! — Lilian

A: Lilian, you look great with your hair short, but obviously change is in the air.

I love this cropped long-short cut for you. 

Michelle Williams, Tiffany Blue Book Ball, 2013

Michelle Williams at Tiffany's Blue Book Ball in 2013.

Skip the gel and use a hand cream to make the separation and texture like this picture.

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton.

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton.

This will lend itself for a longer cut down the road.

Michelle Williams, Oz the Great and Powerful London premiere, 2013

Michelle Williams at the 2013 London premiere of 'Oz the Great and Powerful.'

I would also put some highlights in your dark hair to show movement. 

Halle Berry, X-Men Origins Wolverine premiere, 2009

Halle Berry at the 2009 premiere of 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine.'

These tones will work with your skin and eye colour beautifully.

Piecey hair texture

Highlighted brown hair.

I think this style would suit the shape of your face, too, but I would wear your own colour with this look!

Short bangs

Short bangs.


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.