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Ask a Hairstylist: How to Grow Out Your Hair After a Pixie Cut

Start with the sides and back.
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Q: My hair is naturally light brown, but currently very light blonde. It's slightly wavy when long, but mostly straight now that it's short. My main challenge is that I'm starting to get bored with my pixie cut, but I'm not sure that I want to grow it out just yet. 

Jamie's light blonde pixie style.

I also don't know how to go about growing it out once I do want to start. Thank you. — Jamie

Jamie is getting bored with this cut.

A: Jamie, I would start by growing out the sides and back. 

Keep the top short for a bit, and keep your side-swept fringe as long as you can. This way, you will always look stylish while you are on your long hair quest.

Jennifer Lawrence at a 2013 press conference for 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

Allowing your dark roots to peek through at this length will give an edge that will add more character.

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Then I would grow it into this long short cut. 

Elisha Cuthbert's blonde bob.

From the first shorter cut to this, I would stay away from hairdressers, with the exception of trimming off the skinny ends at the nape only. I call this a dusting, not a trim.

Then grow, grow, grow…

This is a great versatile hairstyle for your wavy hair.

Mid-length hairstyle for wavy hair.

At this point, your hair will need to be reassessed. Forecasts are not a great idea because you have had your hair short for quite some time and hair changes constantly. 

Please send in another photo if you continue to grow it so I can help guide you from there. I would love to help advise on your colour at that time as well.


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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