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Wonderful, elegant haircut builds volume and breathes life and height to the roots. Painless to put together and upkeep, whatever your hair type you'll have marvelous fun trying different accessories.

Do you have thick and impulsive locks making you look untidy no matter what you do? Save yourself from those kinds of troubles by introducing a stricter regime, strong hold gel makes an excellent drill sergeant!

Remember Meg Ryan in the film "City of Angels"? Exquisite, beautiful, and draws attention to the face, especially gorgeous on women that have rounder faces. We love short and curly styles, especially because they're unique. A hybrid of a pixie cut and a super short bob. What's so powerful about short hair is it demonstrates confidence, and what's hotter than confidence? Perfect if you have natural curls, even if your hair is straight or wavy, it's a delight.

The pixie cut is edgy and classic. The cut's popularity grew in the 1950's spurred on by Audrey Hepburn's role in Roman Holiday where she wore a short, wavy and tousled pixie cut and it has in the public consciousness ever since. In the sixties, world famous model Twiggy also made the pixie her signature style, the seventies and eighties saw superstar women like Liza Minnelli, Linda Evangelista and even Madonna rocking various forms of the cropped cut. Even in today's Hollywood, mega stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, and Anne Hathaway have all, at some point, dared to chop their locks in favor of the short style.

Available in most lengths, use enough gel and curl each section over a curling iron. As for the base cut; a softer, rounder bob is very flattering for women who have a more oval or longer face shape but is pretty universal. A horizontal graduation is snipped in fine sections and has a razor cut edge which allows the bottom to fall onto the hairline. The texture allows for a lot of versatility and fluid movement. It works best on fine or medium texture, though curly girls can often get a wilder feel.

The volume gives this classic a new lease of life, a bouncy cut is particularly effective on the thicker thatch. Styled using extra height, can be perfect for a special occasion. Ideal for long faces or more mature ladies but not exclusively.

The banged bob haircut has been a staple of any age group for around a century. A huge hit in the roaring twenties for many flappers and is still popular today. The cut itself is blunt, graduated layers trimmed into smaller sections keep everything clean and symmetrical, which then provides a frame for the face. The bob can be flattering for all face shapes if you pay special attention to balance and proportion. For example, round faced women should stay away from very wide or U-shaped bangs. Inward layering toward the ends helps thicker hair not be so mutinous and also provides a nice, subtle guide shape for finer or thinner hair.

Flecks of Blonde. Perfect Style to Combat Thick and Unruly Tresses. Big Showy Curls all in One Direction. Blonde Pixie Cut could be Straight out of the Sixties. Trendy, Messy, Vague Side Parting. Bouncy Pixie. Maximum Height and Volume. A Totally Classic Bob in a Shiny Dark Color.

Highlights and Volume.

Heavy chopping at the back but gets longer towards the front. Adding extra volume using mousse or spray could make it more elegant. An elegant short design resembling Edie Sedgwick's trademark blonde crop or a grown-out version of Ginnifer Goodwin's favorite.

 

The parting toward the right exhibits volume from the wispy fringe. Achieve the height either from a little teasing near the roots or the use of a volumizing styling product (mousse, spray or wax). Once this posh look is set, it could last an entire day, little to no touch-ups necessary. Number 9 has technical similarities but styling differs.

Enforce Order

Save yourself from the kinds of troubles that accompany rebellious locks! Why fight it? Gel will nail it in place.

 

Perfect for problematic tresses, it screams rocker chic but not over the top. Cut short and using styling products, brush upwards to create height and volume. Nobody will tell your tresses are a nightmare to wrestle with. To follow is another example of the effect of styling products but in a whole different way.

A Flawless Choice for Work or a Night Out.

Versatility is a great attribute for girls on the go. Natural curls make the situation far simpler. Take clean dry hair, brush it out using a brush with flexible bristles. Start at the tips, and work your way up. Mist on a heat-protectant spray, then section off from the bottom. Using a round curling iron start curling at the root first, and don't clamp down hard, be gentle. Curl each section in different directions, once you're done, let it cool and add serum.

 

When considering straight hair, the process won't be much different. Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to give you texture, add mousse. Blow-dry while trying to enhance the body, while you dry the roots and back flip your head upside down. Once dry, section off large pieces and use a medium curling iron on each section. Make sure the section heats through, and repeat until you're complete. Once you've curled entire head use a strong hairspray to keep the curls in order.

Sixties Retro Blonde Pixie.

A pixie is a great all-rounder. The back and sides are often shorter than the crown and bangs. There are many varieties and derivatives of the cut and even more ways to style, it's anything but typical. Options for styling can be as simple as a wash and go. The fact that it can look great without requiring excessive maintenance is a huge draw. Spraying a little bit of texturing spray, a multi-use product for many different styles on dry hair and running your fingers through can give added dimension and shine without putting too much strain on your schedule.

Dramatize.

Achieve more drama by spraying volumizing or boosting products on the roots and either lifting with your fingers while drying or drying upside down. Either option will give maximum lift to your short tresses. There are less severe styles achieved by using a small amount of wax or pomade. Finish by wielding a curling iron or wand to achieve more choppy but playful waves and slight curls. Be careful when using pomades and waxes, however; a little bit can go a long way and overdoing it can make create grease and spikes looking. The pixie is great for straight hair but awesome curled, as actress Keri Russell proved.

 

Many who try a pixie cut have said it's a very scary but liberating feeling. Cutting off the security blanket of long locks for a neck-baring style you can't hide behind. Whether it's your signature style or something you've always wanted to try, there's one thing for certain: The pixie cut is an iconic hairstyle that has remained popular for over half a century!

Tousled Dark Burgundy.

The top layers are the longest and it's often much shorter underneath with the sides cut to a diagonal line which accentuates cheekbones and opens up the jaw line. A trendy brown haircut with a hint of red/purple benefitting from a messy feel, sport at many different occasions adding a nice selection of hair jewelry, bands or even a small neck scarf similar to the one exhibited by the model.

 

Messy yet playful since it has soft spikes scattered everywhere. Enhance short locks by introducing clips, stylish bands or sparkly accessories for different events in your calendar. Messy styles have enough of a playful vibe for clubbing or partying, the tresses are short at the sides and crown and there are some long strands at the back. The top has some waves and soft spikes that give it funk. For a more formal occasion like prom, wedding or corporate party, comb through to make it a little sleeker or fluffed up and given volume but kept tidy.

A Conservative Look with a Sparkle in its Eye.

Bouncy pixie crops are a must on a thicker mane. Bouncy crops add volume and give a classic and elegant look. The sides and forehead are wispy because of the razor crop so it can lengthen the appearance of your face, which in effect also emphasizes the softness of your jaw line. Michelle Williams has been tagged the queen of the pixie look. She has made it her own to the extent that it's almost eponymous.

 

The bouncy pixie style as shown is similar to some of Michelle's best pixies. The bounce comes from the razor-cut wispiness at the sides and forehead. The texture and volume come from the highlights and uneven cuts on top. Other celebrities who have sported this style include Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, and Agyness Deyn.

A Classic Dark Shiny Bob.

What continues to draw women to bobs is they can be as low maintenance as you want! Washing and wearing aren't difficult and you can accentuate this more simple haircare routine using lots of simple and quick accessories like headbands and barrettes. The playful and softer half-up styles are popular. A basic style, pinned half up or pulled back leaving the bottom half down. Constructing bobs often entails the help of some strategically placed bobby pins. Combine the two methods achieving a messy half bun by pulling back the larger section into a little loop. Finish with an elastic and then pinning the shorter sides up for a messy finish.

 

Go a little more daring by combing all your bangs back and spray using a high hold hairspray. Achieving a faux bouffant, use a straight iron on the sides creating a sleek look that accentuates the cheekbones. The bob, if left alone with minimal product and a little bit of volume from a large curling iron, has been a classic for many years. In an emergency, impart shine using minimal effort by straightening the hair and curling the ends inward. Apply shine-enhancing finishing spray and enjoy a look that can be either playful or professional. Celebrities to wear a bob hairstyle with bold bangs have ranged from Katie Holmes and Natalie Portman to Kelly Osborne's lavender colored cut and style or actress Anna Faris' bold platinum bob.