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The Year of The Pixie

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It's a new year!  We're all starting fresh this year, reinventing ourselves.  What better way to discover the new you than a fresh beginning for your hair?  Liberate your hair from years of hiding in ponytails, hats and scarves!  A new pixie style might be right for you!

So what is a pixie, exactly?

"A pixie cut refers to a short woman's hairstyle, generally short on the back and sides of the head and slightly longer on the top. Women began exploring shorter hairstyles in the 1920s, which were widely popular by rebelling women known as flappers.  The pixie cut has occasionally been brought into the spotlight, being worn by world famous stars and models such as Alyssa Milano, Natalie Portman, Kiera Knightley, Rihanna, Katie Holmes,Victoria Beckham, and, recently Emma Watson.

Pixie cuts work best on women with thin straight hair. Fine features, such as high cheekbones and large eyes, are accentuated with this hairstyle. Depending on the style, pixies range from as short as a half inch in some places to two or three inches long in others. Pixies are very easy to care for and can be worn casually, or dressed up for special occasions." [Wikipedia.org]

Get Inspired Today! 

Print these photos to bring into GENEVA on your next visit, or feel free to use the STYLIST KEYWORDS (provided below) to help describe your desired style to your GENEVA stylist.

 

Shannyn Sossamon Pixie Cut 

Free & Sassy

Shannyn Sossamon - STYLIST KEYWORDS: fringy, whispy, flirty,
long bangs, feminine, soft, natural wave, piecey, cheek-length sides, cut-out ear

 

Emma Watson Pixie 

Cool & Chic

Emma Watson - STYLIST KEYWORDS:  earthy, very short, tapered in back,
baby bangs, sharp, clean, sophisticated, rounded shape

 

Ginnifer Goodwin 

Romance & Timelessness

Ginnifer Goodwin - STYLIST KEYWORDS:  romantic, feminine,
tapered sides and back, swept off the face, messy, height on top

 

Michelle Williams

Hip & Modern

Michelle Williams - STYLIST KEYWORDS:  mod, long layers on top,
tapered back, long bang, side swept bangs, straight, smooth, rounded

 

Worried about how to keep a feminine look while rocking your new pixie cut? 

When starting with a new short haircut, it will most likely be intimidating for the first several days.  The most common concern is looking too 'boyish' or masculine.  The easiest way to combat this look and feel more confident with your new short 'do is by altering your makeup.  Adding subtle touches of femininity can really make a difference in the way you feel and how people will perceive your new style. 

Three Easy Steps to Instant Femininity!

  1. Always wear blush!  It's one of the absolute most feminine things that can go on your face. Choose a flattering pink tone and lightly dust it onto the apples of the cheeks and center of the cheek bone. 
  2. Invest in a lash curler to give your lashes an instant flirty flip.  Don't forget your mascara!
  3. To add a girly touch to your eye makeup by choosing to use shades with a touch of shimmer or frost.

Use these steps to get you through your initial transition, and after that, feel free to rock your own style!

 

 

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