Every time we see Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros) rocking her signature shaggy pixie, we consider calling our stylists on the spot. Finishing a cut can be just as important as the cut itself, especially if it is a major change for your client. Scroll through for all of her tips and tricks on styling a pixie for the next time your client requests a chop. 


4 Things To Consider When Styling A Pixie

1. Foundation

An easy at-home styling routine starts with a strong cut. Pixies are so personalized and can be so easy when the cut is done right. If texture and growth patterns are taken into consideration when cutting a pixie, the result is a cut that basically styles itself. Briana uses her ARC™ Scissors Paragon II to texturize and remove weight where it is necessary with deep point cutting.

Press Play Below To See Her Texturizing Tricks In Action! 

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That feeling when you finally get your pixie cut after holding out for so long!!! My lovely client’s hair was WAY too heavy and really needed so much hair cut off from the underneath. Her hair texture is very similar to mine, she has fine hair but a TON of it. If we didn’t take the underneath as short as we did it would have looked like a big bubble with no movement or shape. Also, some majorly deep point cutting was absolutely essential! It felt so amazing to be back in action! Thank you all for your awesome advice about how to operate business and keep everyone safe! I took it all to heart and it paid off! #hairbybrianacisneros @arcscissors #razorcut #scissorcut #pixiecut @nothingbutpixies @behindthechair

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2. Prep

Styling is even easier when you prep the hair with the right product, so choose the prep product based on the hair texture. "If I am in need of straightening or smoothing the hair, I will choose something to aid me in that depending on the client's hair. However for my own hair, I prep my hair with Wella EIMI Ocean Spritz and blow dry it in using ghdhair Air Elite. I use a flat brush to flat wrap the back and sides and then get some curl, flip, and volume in my bags. I mix together three parts EIMI Perfect Me with one part EIMI Rugged Texture and work it through, evenly distributing through the mid-lengths and ends first. Then I’ll flip, wave, and add finishing touches with my ghdhair Platinum+ Styler," says Briana.

Watch This Process In Action Below!


3. Natural growth pattern

"In my opinion, it is always best to work with the hair’s natural growth pattern and cowlicks rather than trying to fight them and force them into a position that they push back on. For instance, in the crown area, allowing the hair to flow and move with the natural growth pattern will give the hair a natural push forward towards the face on the top and also down towards the nape in the back in a way that almost styles its self," explains Briana.

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There are a few simple but important things here to note! Neutralizing the hair’s growth pattern is essentially blow drying the hair against the way that it naturally falls/ grows. This will eliminate any cowlicks and give the hair natural looking volume. Then over exaggerate your God given curl pattern and let your hair dry naturally by twisting it in the direction that the curl wants to go. This will give you a great blue print for where and what direction to curl the hair. Then finally after the foundation is taken care of use the flat iron to encourage and seal the look. Take random section that are needing the most encouragement. I curl the hair at the root then release the section twist it once and continue the curl with a slightly straighter bevel by flicking the ends out or under. And shake it out! #hairbybrianacisneros

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4. Fringe

"Another major area to pay close attention to is the fringe area. The fringe on a pixie is the part that I feel is really responsible for the personality of a haircut and also weighs in on the suitability for the client. It is one of the major areas that can change an entire face shape", explains Briana.

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