The Pixie: haircut of courage.


Posted in News on August 2nd, 2011 by Reagan

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I feel like the highlight of my hairs life/career will be the day I get a pixie cut. I have always wanted one. I mean, ever since Ive been in my 20s Ive wanted one. I never really thought about it before then. I dont know what is stopping me really. I am pretty proud of my hair-guts, and Im not really afraid to try new things.but the pixie, at this point its almost the untouchable. What if its not as exciting as Ive always thought it will be? What if I like it for only a month?

I know Ill have a pixie one day, but it has to be the right time. So, for now Ill look longingly at the pixie hair of my fancy. The girls with all the hair courage.

Carrie Mulligan

Michelle Williams

Sienna Miller

Agyness Deyn (she comes into my salon. Her platinum pixie is cuter than you can imagine)

My mom. Photo of a photo from the late 1950s, shes the cutie on the left. My mom is actually an inspiration to me in a lot of hairy ways. Ive had a client for 3 years that gets my moms shaggy early 70s cut.

So. I vow right here on Hairdresser On Fire, that one day I will get a pixie. I will not be afraid forever. I will have one.

It just might be two or three or four years.

PS Something about a pixie screams for a drastic hair color, right?

Hair Answers: Best cut for very thin hair


Posted in Answers, Celebrities on November 29th, 2010 by Reagan

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Q by Claire: ***I have totally thin hair but I dont want my hair shorter than ponytail length. Which cut is best for me? Also, I live in Australia. DBJ.

A by Reagan: Not to get all mushy on your Australian a, but my heart really goes out to people with super duper thin hair. It is hard to feel beautiful when you arent happy with your hair. I have some really good tips for you though, Claire! So get pumped!

Tip number one-Get a trim often. Really thin hair tends to lose its shape much faster than thick hair. Keeping your ends trimmed up will make it look fuller.

Tip number two-Blunt cuts are best. Dont let anyone use a razor or texturizing sheers on you. Avoid point cutting too. You want your ends blunt so that it doesnt look stringy.

Tip number three-Avoid too many layers. It will make the length thinner. You can have long layers if you insist, but nothing shorter than an inch or two above the length.

Tip number four-Bangs (fringe) are awesome. I really try to talk my super thinnies out of lots of layers, like I was saying in tip three, so a straight, square cut with bangs makes for a nice style. Bangs prevent your cut from looking boring, and gives you a beautiful shape. There are many lengths and ways to wear bangs, so find something that you like with your face shape. A round face looks better with sweepy bangs.

Tip number five-Clip in extensions. You could also go for more permanent extensions, but those are very expensive and have to be redone every few months. I have clients who clip in a couple of rows when they go out, and it creates so much fullness. Remember, you can get extensions the same length as your hair if you dont want your hair longer. Just a few rows will make a big difference. Give it a try!

Here are a few pictures of the ideal thinny hair cut.

Nicol Richie has extremely thin hair. This haircut is perfect for her. She has extensions all over the place for thickness, even in her bangs! I can tell, cause its my job to tell.

Agyness Deyn has a very similar cut, but shorter and with a heavier fringe. This look will be best between her length, and just an inch or two past your shoulders. You dont have to have super short hair just because its thin!

***I wrote my own question for Claire, just to get to the point. Dont be offended, Claire. I want you to be my friend, and one day Im going to make it down to Australia.

ps, I give up with the pictures. no matter how I try, they never center properly. Boo.