Does the same ole same ole look day after day have you looking for help with how to style that pixie cut with bangs of yours?
Does it seem like you’re locked into a look with few styling options?
Or maybe you’ve grown tired of the short stuff. So much so you are on the lookout for wearable hairstyles for growing out a pixie cut. But in the meantime you need ideas to keep it looking fresh, new or at least tolerable?
C’mon, now. Transforming pixilated tresses from bland to fab doesn’t require a degree in cosmetology.
But if the transformative powers of your pixie are beginning to wane here’s some ways to breathe new life into your mane.
Because the truth is you can escape from that hair rut you’ve fallen into without doing anything drastic like shaving your head or something.
Now when it comes to answering how to style a pixie cut with bangs it usually comes down to one of two methods. You’re either going to use a flat iron or a blow dryer and round brush. Throw in some volume inducing products and that’s the process in a nutshell. And it works whether you’ve got long bangs, short bangs, side bangs or a side swept fringe.
Of course the devils in the details. Which is why we’ve got six video clips showing you exactly how to pull this off.
Or what you might say are just the ideas your hair has been waiting for to get back to sweet and sassy.
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- How To Style A Pixie Cut With Side Swept Bangs With A Blow Dryer
- Blow Dryer Styling A Long Pixie Cut With Long Bangs
- How To Style A Pixie Cut With Side Bangs Using A Flat Iron
- Can You Braid A Pixie Cut?
- How To Curl and Style A Pixie Cut With Bangs Step By Step
- Tutorial: Flat Iron Styling A Pixie Cut With Bangs
As you’ll see this cut is pretty darn versatile. That is as long as you have something to work with. More on that in a bit. But first let’s take a look at …
How To Style A Pixie Cut With Side Swept Bangs With A Blow Dryer
Here’s how to make a blow dryer work for your pixie cut to bring a semblance of order out of post shower hair chaos.
Okay so given there’s much less hair on the sides that’s what she attacks first to get them smooth and flat.
Then after rough drying the Mohawk area with the help of finger combing she brings out the brush. Do note that she places the brush under her hair. Then she twirls it forward pulling it through her hair to straighten and smooth.
There’s not a lot to the technique.
Plus when you don’t have much hair also notice how fast it goes from damp to finished product.
Must Know Hack: Blow dry the crown area hair directed forward. Then to achieve the side swooped, framing affect look to the bangs use the brush to curl the ends under.
Remember. The versatility of this cut comes from the length around the face.
If you have short layers around your face then you’re pretty much stuck with what you can do with it. So make sure your stylist understands you want longer layers towards the front so you have styling options.
Blow Dryer Styling A Long Pixie Cut With Long Bangs
A fringe with volumized height flipped out in the front is a way to dramatically change things up.
This elegant look is all about getting lift and volume into your longer bangs using a little back combing. That way they’re up and off your face.
Doesn’t matter how long or short or even if the sides or one side of your pixie ‘do is shaved. If you have longish bangs this will work as an exciting styling alternative for you.
This is supposed to take on the look of a finger combed style. You know, messy without being too disheveled or slipshod? Think more of a perfectly imperfect look – if that makes any sense.
Must Know Hack: Dry your bangs by flipping them backwards and twirling the brush backwards while blasting with the hair dryer. For crazy volume then use this old stylist trick – flip the fringe to the opposite side.
How To Style A Pixie Cut With Side Bangs Using A Flat Iron
Okay so here’s how to use a flat iron on a pixie cut with a fringe.
Good to know because pixies can go very very wrong in an instant. Then what? This video will help insure that doesn’t happen to you.
Knowing your way around a flat iron can make such a difference for your pixie.
This straightener styling tutorial starts after blow drying and clipping the top section of her hair out of the way. She’s not expecting much beyond some clean up from the styling tool using a basic curl under technique to accomplish that.
The idea is to give your hair a bit of a swoop before applying a texturizer to amp up the body. The result is an edgy rocker chic look with the bangs draped across her face.
Must Know Hack: Those with fine, short hair can really benefit from a texturizing product like Amika Undone Texture Spray. It delivers instant volume and lift that lasts for hours. Leaving you with plenty of tossed and tousled texture without the drying effects of salt spray.
Can You Braid A Pixie Cut?
You most certainly can.
So don’t automatically write off rocking braids because your hair is on the short side. Okay very short side. Braids are absolutely doable as this demonstration video proves.
Learning how to braid things up with tiny plaits can transform your how look in minutes. Yes it may take more patience. But as this video shows, it can be done and isn’t THAT hard.
Again just because your hair is short doesn’t mean you can’t rock braids.
Must Know Hack: With shorter hair you need to think small. As in braiding up smaller sections. Then gently pancake the result. Just be sure to take care to fatten it up without ending up with short ends poking out. Master those two hacks and you too can have a braid to flaunt.
How To Curl and Style A Pixie Cut With Bangs Step By Step
Curling your pixie with bangs doesn’t mean hours styling. This explainer video shows how to get a curly look in only five minutes or so of flat ironing time.
If you have pixie length hair with bangs and are unsure about curling with an iron now’s the time to pay attention. With this one you get to see curling technique up front and personal. That along with the camera-ready results she produces.
She take pains to explain the method she uses. Of course you can see what she’s doing too.
Basically she works her magic using a one inch straightener on one inch sections of hair. Opening up her face by twisting the tool to curl away from her face.
Remember you can tighten up the curl by twisting the straightener more or looser by twisting it less.
Note too she twists the freshly minted curls with her fingers. That’s a little trick worth knowing to help get longer shelf life from any curls you create.
Oh and I wouldn’t be as concerned as she is curling 100% of your hair. As others note here and elsewhere some texture variability is a good thing. No one will be able to tell and you’re likely getting some added interest into the style.
Must Know Hack: When you get up to the Mohawk section many like her divide it in half and work it as two sections. That and as she points out it’s a good idea to not go crazy with the curls near your part. She shows how she makes sure that doesn’t happen.
It you want a seriously curly pixie this is the video for you.
Flat Iron Piece-y Styling A Pixie Cut With Bangs
Okay so your question is how to use a flat iron on a pixie cut to style it up. But not so much for curls but to shape the style?
Gotcha. This high energy tutorial reveals some quick ins and outs of doing just that.
You can absolutely use a straightening iron to piece out your pixie and make it a bit more dimensional.
The idea with this look is NOT to create curl but to smooth things some so the hair’s not dead straight. That makes more sense after you’ve hit play.
The before and after flat ironing shots tell the tale. They show she added just the right amount of piecy-ness for a totally cute look.
Must Know Hack: The KEY is to not touch every single strand with the iron. Guess you could say in this case less styling is more. The idea is to sculpt a few pieces that are the difference makers. That and don’t forget to give the back some flat iron love.
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