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THE BIXIE HAIRCUT TREND IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET—BUT WHAT IS IT?

THE BIXIE HAIRCUT TREND IS ALL OVER THE INTERNET—BUT WHAT IS IT?

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Everything You Need To Know About The Bixie Trend

Winter 2021’s most-talked about haircut trend is “The Bixie.” So, is it a bob? Is it a pixie? Well, you guessed it—it’s somewhere in between. But as bixie becomes a trending word on the internet, it’s been paired with a range of different celeb haircut pics that have us asking: How do we approach the cut technically if a client requests it?

 

Keep scrollin’ to check out the trendy haircut. We recommend grabbing your Paragon II for the precision line work you'll need to create with these tips to achieve the look!

Photo Credit: Instagram via @rowanblanchard

 

Photo Credit: Instagram via @brianacisneros

 

Photo Credit: Instagram via @_hairbylaurie

 

Photo Credit: Instagram via @bellavisci x @hairxaya

 

Photo Credit: Instagram via @rowanblachard
 

 

Hmm… This Haircut Looks Familiar

Let’s throw it back to the ’80s for a hot second, when Lady Diana’s street style and short feathered haircut influenced the world’s biggest beauty trends. Flash forward to 2021, Princess Diana is EVERYWHERE. Models like Hailey Bieber have nodded to Diana’s iconic fashion style, we’ve all binged “The Crown” and hit the theaters to see Kristen Stewart portray pop culture’s princess. ✨ A few decades later, the trends have returned. 

 

In some ways, the bixie appears to be Princess Diana’s famous ’80s haircut with a 2021 update: Heavily layered, texturized and cropped in between the length of a short bob and a pixie. 

 

The Key Elements Of The Bixie

“Basically, it’s equal part bob and equal part pixie,” says ARC™ Scissors cutting expert Briana Cisneros (@brianacisneros). “It [has] a beautiful grow out as well, that [the client] could grow into a full blown bob.” If a client requests this cut, here are a few important factors Briana shared in a recent IG post

 

  • Key terms to know: Shattered, texturized and layered
  • This look utilizies both razor- and scissor-cutting techniques for achieving maximum movement. 
  • Consult with the client about what length they want, and what’s most suitable for their face shape and lifestyle. 
  • Pair with short curtain bangs if a client requests fringe.

 

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Long Layers: 10 Pro Tips + Common Cutting Mistakes

Long Layers: 10 Pro Tips + Common Cutting Mistakes

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“I want layers, but keep the length”—we’ve all heard our clients say this a million times. That’s why the long layered haircut will keep your books filled and your clients coming back. Here’s what we’re seeing on the 2021 trend radar: shorter layers that frame the face, often paired with ’60s curtain bangs and blowouts that accentuate the layered look.

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’90S MONEY PIECE BOB

’90S MONEY PIECE BOB

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Our fave color trend to come out of 2020? The ’90s color revival of chunky highlights and bold money pieces galore! Here’s why we love it: This high-contrast look is a go-to for the client who wants to maintain their dark base but add a pop of brightness. Or maybe it’s just giving us all of the nostalgic feels—back to the days of Spice Girls, Blockbuster Videos and Winona Ryder movies? OK, back to the hair. 

Here’s how Wesley Palmer (@wesdoeshair) created this dreamy money piece bob on a grown-out rooty blonde. Tap the beaker for the formulas and scroll for the pricing and how-to!

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BOBS: 4 EXTENSION TIPS TO AVOID AN AWKWARD GROW-OUT

BOBS: 4 EXTENSION TIPS TO AVOID AN AWKWARD GROW-OUT

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Want to know how to skip the awkward mullet phase when growing out a pixie cut? Help your client transition with ease using this genius idea—building a bob with extensions! To lay the foundation, we tapped Hairtalk® Senior Master Educator Alicia Iannone to share her go-to tips for creating this chic style. 

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