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Got a Pixie – Now what? Tips from Redken Styling & Grooming Expert

Sunday, 19 July 2015 01:42

Some of our favorite celebrities, including Katy Perry, Kate Mara and Lily Collins, have recently debuted their new pixie cuts, each with a slightly different but super stylish twist. Redken Styling & Grooming Expert Jenny Balding has the scoop on three of the best ways you can style this season’s must-have haircut.

With short cuts, you need to create attitude, whether it’s rock-and-roll or romantic,” says Jenny. “By choosing the right styling products, you can create definition, shine or volume to achieve the specific look you’re going for.”

Featured below are Jenny’s three favorite ways to style the pixie cut, along with steps and products needed to create each look:

Look #1: The Forward Sweep
1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair.
3. To direct hair forward, blow-dry using your fingers in a side-to-side sweeping motion for tousled texture. Once hair is dry, take random pieces and flatiron for additional dimension.
4. To enhance texture and definition, reapply a small amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel, and work into a chic, forward sweep.
5. Finish with a mist of Redken wax blast 10 high-impact finishing spray-wax for instant undone texture.
6. The next day, mist Redken pillow proof blow dry two-day extender all over to refresh the style.

Look #2: The Sleek Pixie
1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair.
3. Create a deep side part, then use a fine-tooth comb to blow-dry hair as smooth as possible in the direction you want it to lay.
4. Once hair is dry, flatiron to smooth out any kinks.
5. For added sleekness, reapply a small amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel and comb through to distribute. Position the fringe across the forehead and finesse the shape as needed, tucking any longer pieces behind the ears.
6. Finish with a thorough mist of Redken quick dry 18 instant finishing spray for shine and long-lasting control.

Look #3: Glam Volume
1. Mist Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer onto damp hair and comb through.
2. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel evenly throughout hair. To maintain natural texture, blow-dry hair using your fingers, lifting sections as you dry to add volume.
3. After hair is completely dry, use a 1” curling iron to randomly curl sections downward. Take small sections and alternate directions to create dimension
4. Emulsify 2 – 4 pumps of Redken short sculpt 19 touchable texturizing gel in your palms and run your hands through the hair, using your fingertips to gently lift and shape the front layers into an upward direction.
5. Finish with a mist of Redken control addict 28 extra high-hold hairspray for maximum control.
6. The next day, mist Redken pillow proof blow dry two-day extender all over, using your fingers to refresh the texture.

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