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The Wixie takes hold…the what?!

Emma Corrin @emmalouisecorrin

Think of a Pixie cut but with wings and you get the Wixie, the latest trending style.

In an article on HJI, Sam Burnett of Hare & Bone explains: “The Wixie is a take on the shorter shag but with a cropped section in the middle. So, lots of texture, very choppy, with more length around the nape and sometimes the front and sides.”

Kelly Shone-Adams, OSMO Technical Advisor, adds: “The Wixie is a lot lower maintenance than other cuts, leaving clients to embrace the grow-out, going 8-12 weeks in-between cuts.”

In terms of suiting clients, this cut can be tailored to any face shape. “With the winged areas and length around the sides and nape, you can adjust this length and heaviness to frame the face shape of your client,” says Sam. But it is heart face shapes that this cut is extremely flattering to. “It accentuates the jawline and cheekbones beautifully,” says Kelly. And it’s clients who have natural movement and texture within the hair that are perfect for this trend. “Those with straight hair will require more styling and therefore not recommended to have this cut,” Kelly notes.

In terms of technique, “I would approach it as if I was cutting a Pixie haircut – short layering around the head shape, leaving some length around the sides and the nape,” Sam tells us. “You can also leave a little over-direction around the front of the hairline to create a longer, softer fringe.” And with razor cutting being a popular technique with creating texture, this is the perfect haircut to practice your skills, removing weight.”

As this look is all about the tousled, messier finish with lots of texture, texturising products are a must when it comes down to the styling. “Start with something light and moisturising, and layer up with a sea salt or texture cream,” says Sam. “Work with your fingers to create more of a head hugging feel, and either leave to dry naturally or blow-dry with a diffuser. Once dry, you can loosen up the style with your fingers and finish with a dry texture spray.” Source:


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