Ask a Hairstylist: The Best Pixie Cuts for Wavy Hair

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Q: I recently donated my hair, and cut it to chin-length. Since then, it has gotten to almost shoulder length (a little longer than the photo... this was taken a couple months ago). 

Alicia is thinking about going a lot shorter.

I've been thinking recently about getting it cut a lot shorter (think pixie-length), but I am unsure of what style would suit me best.

My hair is naturally wavy and brown, a pretty normal texture and medium thickness. What should I do with it? I'm up for anything. Thanks! — Alicia

A: Wow, what a natural beauty you are, Alicia.

You could do almost anything with your hair—as long as you would be happy with it, it will suit you.

This is my first option:

Morena Baccarin at the 2011 Showtime Summer TCA Tour.

With your natural movement and colour, it would obviously be a great look for you.

This dark shade of colour would certainly make your eyes pop, and would be a bit more edgy:

Dannii Minogue at the 2011 MyDaily Amazing Women Celebration.

A dark rinse will be the easiest way to acquire it and the easiest way to get rid of it. When you have short hair, it is the best time to play with your colour if you want drama.

This is a very current colour that would be super-cool on you:

Short platinum pixie cut.

A little harsh on the hair, but again, if it is short, then it is easy to grow out, and you can always colour it a darker shade to make the grow-out painless.

Have fun with these suggestions. If you are to keep it long, please do not colour your hair. The reason being, with all of the short layers, there is not enough length for the light to reflect and show off your natural colour. 

Hair colour changes throughout your life and you will never have this one again.


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

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