3 Tips for the Perfect Pixie

(photo courtesy of Sam Villa)

Cutting a pixie can be daunting for both the stylist and guest, but Mandy McCullough, Sam Villa Ambassador, Redken Artist and salon owner at Fancy Finish, has three tips for creating perfection every time.

“If short haircuts make you nervous, this pixie is one that will not let you down because it can easily be customized to every client, making them feel like you are a short hair genius,” says McCullough who will be demonstrating an entire pixie cut and how to personalize it for every client on Monday, April 19th at 8:00 AM PST/11:00 AM ET on Facebook.

3 Tips for Pixie Perfection

  1. Shears – Choosing the right tool always affects the results.  Below the perimeter the cut follows the head shape, so a shorter shear like the Sam Villa Signature Series Swivel Shear 6” helps control sections and create a contoured silhouette. Above the perimeter is all about creating texture and removing bulk, so the Sam Villa Signature Series Dry Cutting Shear 7” is ideal to power cut the top of the shape, see here.
  2. Sections – Diagonal sections create a softer silhouette to frame the face and works with almost all hair types, see here.
  3. Product – Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 is a little of what every short hair client craves. A little dry shampoo and a little moldable texture cream mixed together to give a little lived-in longevity. See application here.