If your biggest fear about chopping your hair off is, "What will happen when I want to grow it out?"... just stop. Live in the moment! Seize the day! The answer to your question is, "It will grow out!" Your hair will grow back. You will get through any awkward stages with grace and spunk. You will experiment with different styles. You will contemplate wearing a turban to work. All of these are good things! So, my promise to you is that Yes! Your pixie cut will grow out, if you so desire. Here are my tips for growing it out with dignity.
Part 3: Growing it out
Be patient. Obviously. My last maintenance pixie cut was sometime in late November. My hair grows really fast, but it's still a pretty short hairdo right now. I'm not aiming to grow it much longer than a cute bob, so I'm just a month or so away from that goal. For what it's worth I estimate the transition from pixie cut to chin-length layered bob will take about 6-7 months.
Cosmo agrees that frequent trims will preserve your sanity during the grow-out phase. Don't be in such a rush for long hair that you miss out on some great in-between style.
It's your call on the bangs. I kept mine trimmed because I thought I looked less haggard and more put together, but you could also decide to grow those out at the same time. Whatevs.
Let the sides grow. Those parts around your ear will grow out and will prevent a mullet. They'll also give the illusion of longer hair since they frame your face. Leave 'em be for at least a few months and you'll feel a lot better on your path to longer locks.
That concludes The Pixie Cut series! As a sidenote, about 90% of the times I tried to type out "pixie cut", I actually wrote "pixie CUTE". Which is fitting, because short hair is so freaking cute. I hope this has helped any of you who are on the fence to take the plunge, or maybe it reaffirmed that you are most comfortable as a long-haired vixen. Either way, let's continue to wildly collect photos of Michelle Williams and other cute, confident, pretty ladies who are proving to the world that short hair is feminine and fierce. Leave your tips for growing out a pixie cut in the comments. Although, I should be honest that this blog series is making me want to go super short again!
The Pixie Cut Series
Part 1: Chopping it all off
Part 2: Rocking the pixie
Part 3: Growing it out
An Update- 8 Months Later