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Q: Hi there! My name is Gina and I'm thinking about growing out my pixie cut to something softer, less tough-looking.
My hair colour is a chestnut brown, and is poker straight. It is extremely thick and I need to get it cut at least once a month. Thank you for taking the time to do my consultation! — Gina
A: Gina, thank you for the consultation request.
You are are fortunate to have such thick hair and are super-pretty.
There are many options to keep a strong look and not so tough. This is my favourite cut for you:
The strong bang and asymmetrical length would frame your face beautifully.
To keep things interesting in the growing phase, here are three cuts to help get you there.
Once the top has some length, then grow out the sides and back:
I would would wait until about this length to add the bangs:
Not very many people have this much hair, but if you persevere, you could have luscious long locks like these:
Chestnut brown really suits you and I would not be messing around with colour until you settle on a style. I find colouring along the way hinders the growing process because of damage and unwanted shades. That's when the scissors come back out.
Best of luck on your growing quest and have as much fun as you can along the way.
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.