In the past couple of years, many celebrities (as well as we peasants) have decided to go with the daring pixie cut. Here are some things to know, as well as things you should never say to those you love who may be pixie wearers.
KEEP IN MIND:
It’s much easier to take care of.
I know, it’s shocking. For some reason, people have the idea that the pixie requires hours of work in the morning. Most days, I just get up and leave, to be honest. And you use less shampoo. Yay you.
You won’t look like a lesbian, I promise.
Well, I’m a lesbian, so I can’t say I don’t look like one… But usually lesbians won’t hit on you. We don’t look at the hair to see if you’re a homo. Honestly we look at your nails. (That was a joke oh my god please do not go get acrylics now… I promise you do not look like a lesbian if you are not a lesbian. Even lesbians don’t usually look like lesbians.)
It shows off more of your face.
If you have beautiful brows, this is a perfect way to show that off. If you have a round face, the pixie cut is the perfect way to show off its thinner features. On the negative side of this, if you have low self esteem then keep in mind that the pixie cut will expose your entire face. Be prepared for that, friends.
You will get bed hair (good or bad).
As much as this is something we pixie wearers try to hide, it’s vital that you never ever go to bed with wet hair. You’ll wake up with an unwanted faux hawk or pompadour, and it will not be cute like Miley’s. However, sometimes you might find that after a good nap, you wake up and your hair is softer or less poofy… just accept this. But please for the love of P!nk do not go to bed with a wet pixie cut.
You might have to learn about new styling products you’ve never used before.
If you’ve got a faux hawk going on, or a very P!nk-esque pompadour (I bring her up a lot because she’s the queen of the pixie- Don’t hate) or even an undercut, you’ll probably be using some new hair products. Take some time to look at molding wax, hair gels, pomade, among other things (and definitely hairspray). In my pompadour days, no-shine molding wax was everything I needed. If you’ve got more of a Justin Bieber style, look for the word “texturing” on said products – it does wonders (and yes, I’ve been there as well *shudders*)
A few things to never say to a new pixie wearer (or an experienced one for that matter)
What the hell have you done?
Never ever should this be a thing under any circumstances.
You look just like (insert celebrity with pixie here)!!!
We both have short hair omg stop.
Are you a lesbian now?
Actually hair doesn’t have a sexual preference so no I’d say not.
I liked it better long.
Thanks, asshole. This honestly is one that really hurts my feelings the most – basically it’s you telling me I used to be pretty but now I’m not.
Your face looks so much more grown up and less fat!!!
So I looked like an obese 9 year old before? Gee, thanks.
When you grow it out…(insert scenario here)
Who says I’m growing it out? Stop saying “when you grow it out” or talking about how long it takes. Yes, I know. No, that does not mean I want to go through all that shampoo and hours getting ready in the morning again.
In a nutshell, I do believe that it is worth chopping it off… it’s scary to think about, but once you chop it off, you’ll feel fresh and new. It’s like a new beginning. The best moment for me was getting out of the shower and realizing that my hair wasn’t dripping all over the floor and my face. You feel the wind on your neck and feel free. It’s so easy. But it’s a scary step to take… and it’s not for everyone. But those who dare to venture onto team pixie typically not only belong here, but stay here.