The Modern Pixie
The Cut: This summer’s pixie cut is more playful than it has been in seasons past, according to Anh Co Tran, the Los Angeles-based hairstylist who first gave Goodwin her crop two years ago. "The new pixie is very versatile. It can be punk-y, sleek, playful or feminine, but ultimately it's all about movement and texture this summer — slightly disheveled."
Who Can Rock It: According to Tran, who also used to work with Winona Ryder, this cut works best with hair that has a slight wave. When it comes to face shape and features, he thinks it looks best on women with smaller features because "it can really exaggerate things. Although, this cut looks adorable on women with large eyes.” Ahem, Twiggy, Winona, and Michelle Williams.
Daily Routine: This look is wash and wear. Tran recommends towel drying the locks to remove excess water before adding product. "If you put product in your hair when it's too wet, it will just dilute the product." He recommends a light molding wax like KMS Molding Paste. Don’t have any on hand? "A little hand lotion will do the trick. It creates great texture and separation in the hair."
Upkeep: Short hair is great for summer because it's carefree and easy to work with on a daily basis, but Tran warns that it also requires a lot of upkeep. "It can lose its shape and get bulky quickly if you aren't careful, so make sure you are willing to commit to haircuts every four to six weeks."
Expert Advice: Nervous about cutting it all off? Tran suggests easing into the look. First, pull the hair back and loosely let pieces fall. If you like the look, then start with a shag, which has made a comeback, then work on gradually going shorter.
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The Modern Pixie