Along with Jennifer Lawrence’s new chop, a whole host of celebrities in the last few years have braved the big chop.
Done right, it looks super chic, fresh and modern- but beware! Don’t plunge into this style without a little careful consideration.
While the pixie or crop may seem like an easy wash-and-go cut, it’s not a style that will suit everyone. From hair type to budget, there are a lot of things to keep in mind before making such a drastic change.
Some tips on deciding on whether this style will work for you:
Seek out a specialist:
Someone who knows how to cut short hair properly is key. If you see someone who has a haircut you like, ask them who did it. This is especially important for ladies with wavy hair as this requires more precision than those with fine, super straight tresses. If you have wavy hair, a short crop or pixie cut is very hard to maintain.
Are you brave enough to be bold:
The pixie cut is made for those who are bold and confident in their femininity. Having a super short cut means knowing how to style it quickly on the go, while putting more emphasis on your other features. Many who opt for the big chop describe it as a freeing experience.
Your face shape:
Take note of your face shape, which informs how short you should go. Pixie cuts tend to look best on oval, square, and heart-shaped faces. Heart-shaped faces can pull off shorter pixie cuts as it brings attention to the eyes and away from the long jaw line. If you have a round face, opt for a longer style with some height on top to elongate the face, providing slimming results. Square-faced ladies should ask for soft layers to make the features appear less harsh.