How-To Video: Textured Pixie

From legendary icons like Mia Farrow and Audrey Hepburn to current trendsetters like Halsey, Viola Davis and Michelle Williams, the pixie cut has been a long-time staple in the hair world. Though the cut originated in the Roaring Twenties as a sign of women's liberation, the pixie remains prominent today for all of the same reasons—it's powerful, it's fashion-forward; and it's incredibly flattering. 

In today's how-to video, Matt Beck (@freesaloneducationshows us a fun and updated take on the pixie with a ton of added texture. If you have a client who's stuck in a haircut rut; or one who's looking to spice things up a bit, learn how to recreate the look below. 

Get the look:

  • Section the hair: a rectangle on top of the head, use the parietal ridge as a focus point and then straight across the center of the crown. Build a triangle off of that.
  • The point of the triangle should go down to the occipital bone, which is where you want to start the cut.
  • Take your first parting slight diagonal forward. The diagonal part enables movement and direction, plus it's a lot easier to hold while cutting.
  • Work across the head shape, maintaining that slight diagonal forward angle and cutting straight out from the head. 
  • Be sure to maintain consistency with your comb. 
  • Repeat on the other side of the head, working in half-inch sections. 
  • To cross check, work around the head in the opposite direction using a diagonal back angle.
  • Flat wrap the hair and blow it dry to check your consistency and weight distribution before moving on to the top section. 
  • On the top section, use a razor cutting technique for added texture.