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17 Things Everyone Growing Out A Pixie Cut Should Know

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1. Know what to expect. / Creative Commons

Search blogs, Instagram, and Youtube for others' experience growing out a pixie – you can pick up tips and tricks for every transition period, especially if you can find a blogger with a hair type like yours. Beauty blogger Laura Neuzeth's 8 month journey is a great place to start reading up.

2. Be prepared to style for every stage.


You have around a year to take advantage of new styles, so don't miss out on making the most of every length you hit along the way. Check out this guide for tips to style hair from pixie to should length.

4. Grow your headband collection.

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Nothing tames a growing pixie better than a good old fashioned headband. Add flair while you get fly aways and awkward fringe out of your face in seconds with these handy accessories. Check out the best styles for short hair here.


5. Bond with your bobby pins.

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When in doubt, a transitioning pixie can be subdued by bobby pins – simply tuck the longest layers out of your face, or transform the whole style with some simple twisting and pinning.

6. Use a well placed hair clip to change the shape of the cut instantly.

Pinning the long layers back is an easy way to make an unruly growing pixie look tame. Sweep the longest fringe to the side and tease before pinning to instantly add volume and shape.

7. Find the right product for your growing hair.


Using products that nourish and strengthen hair while it grows will help your hair look better on the daily and as it reaches your desired length in the long run. See this guide to products that do what they promise for various hair types, and ask your hair stylist for personal recommendations.

8. Whip any transition length into shape with a curling iron.

Control uneven layers by adding curl and volume with this tutorial for curling short hair.


9. Twist your front layers away from your face to keep things under control.

Braids and twists that start at the crown are perfect for growing pixies, even if longer hair is used in the tutorial. Since your front layers are often your longest, they'll be the easiest part of the cut to play with, as well as the part that needs the most taming. See the tutorial for this twist braid here.

10. Get creative with patterns for curly and natural hair.

If you're growing out thick, curly, or natural hair, the process will likely last longer for you – which means you get more time to be creative with part patterns and bunches. Check out this tutorial here.

11. Capitalise on your longest layers with a braid.

Braiding the longest parts of your growing pixie will give the illusion of more length than you have, and helps keep unruly fringe off your face. Check out these braids you can do for transition lengths.

12. Hide messy transition layers with an accent scarf.

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A scarf is an easy and stylish way to hide hair you just can't tame, and will suggest length even when your hair hasn't done much growing yet.


13. Blow dry, straighten, and tuck the longest layer behind the ear for a short bob effect.

You may need a bobby pin or some hairspray to keep this sleek look in shape, but it's worth a bit of effort.

15. Fake a bouffant with braids, bobby pins, and hairspray.

If you're out to a formal event, try this tutorial and add a thin french braid with front layers if you've got enough length.