11 April 2012

the pixie cut series


Hello friends! What have I been up to during all these weeks of blog silence? Well, among other things such as working really hard all the time, amping up my yoga practice so I don't stress myself into an early grave, hosting the FSC Podcast and generally kicking it around town...

... I've also been growing out the ol' pixie cut.




Sigh, the pixie cut. I've been meaning to wax poetic about it on here for awhile, and now that I'm growing it out, today is as good a day as any to start. Ever since I cut my hair short, it has been the #1 compliment I've gotten from strangers and also one of my top insecurities. Interesting, eh? More women come up to me to talk about my haircut now than ever before in my life. I get so many questions about it, so very many questions, that I thought some of you here might have the same questions. Fortunately, I have a limitless enthusiasm for talking about hairstyles. Since I Googled the hell out of pixie cuts before, during and after my own brush with short hairdom, I'll offer a few tidbits for the pixie-curious folks out there.

The Pixie Cut Series
Part 3: Growing it out
An Update- 8 Months Later

"Part 1, Chopping it all off" is coming up this week right here on the blog. Get ready, long-haired vixens, you will be scrambling to join the short-hair club soon.

10 comments:

  1. yes!! i love this, obviously. And i completely agree with your statement "it has been the #1 compliment I've gotten from strangers and also one of my top insecurities."

    isnt that strange? seriously, the most compliments ive ever recieved in my life! from gals AND fellas. but i continued to constantly ask joey "do i look like a boy? what about from this angle? how about now? what if i put on a little more eyeliner?" daily lol

    im so excited for this series, pixie partner :)

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    1. woot woot, pixie partner!

      in part 2, i plan to talk about how weird it is to have short hair because i kept thinking i had to overcompensate with girliness in order to not look like a boy.

      i should have you do a guest post :)

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  2. Of course, I love this. I love short hair period and no one looks more wonderful in a pixie cut than you...not saying that because I'm your mom either.

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  3. I have fallen in love with my super short haircut, but I feel like it's time for a change! Thank you for outlining what to expect when growing the pixie out! I've had a good time changing the color of my hair more in the past year than I have in my whole life, and I do get those compliments from strangers! People always say: "I wish I had the face for that haircut!", "How did you get the courage to cut it?" among other things. Five weeks ago I was at my shortest --about 1/2 inch all over. I have a long way to go, but hey, it's hair! It will grow back!

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  4. I've been eager to try something completely different with my hair for about a year now. My only concern is that this kind of haircut won't look right because my hair is thick. Any suggestions?

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  5. Thanks for giving me the cojones to cut my hair. I'm a big believer in the "What the hey, it grows back" but on the pixie I've been umming and aaaaahing for weeks. I've always been a bit of a Rapunzel because I have somewhat large features. I'm definitely not a soft featured girl so I have sat at night, often until 3 or 4 am, trying ridiculous google searches. "Pixie cut big nose ladies", "pixie lady handsome", "cropped big nose small mouth long face women". I learned an awesome lesson about the value of the moderate safe search on Google. Who knew there was so much fairy/pixie themed porn out there? After weeks of haranguing my friends "BUT WHAT IF I LOOK LIKE FELICITY HUFFMAN IN 'TRANSAMERICA?" I've decided to just take the damn plunge. They also promised me that they would buy me lots of pretty hats. So, thank you for FINALLY appearing in my Google search. Now I will have short hair and bake an array of your tasty baked treats. Keep up the radtacular blogging.

    Thanks all the way from Australia.

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  6. Im a 13 year old girl and i have long hair(two inches longer than collarbone) im thinking of getting a pixie. Im scared that i wont look pretty since i have a round face. Im also scared of looking like a boy. Any tips or advice will be much appreciated thank you. (BTW, i live in singapore in south east asia so rules in america or uk or europe dont apply thx in advance)

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  7. i decided on the pixie cut because i am almost 40, and look so much younger. i believ that the pixie cut showed my shades of being a mother of twin 10 year olds, and three teenagers. leave the long flowy hair for your teens. They feel more confident because people arent askng them if I am their older sister, and I feel more confident because i feel like I actually look like a mom. I love short hair, and i feel like i'm now out of the bracket of the whole "competition thing" that most women do, and just more comfortable of being "me" and not so caught up in the whole" society" outlook on what is beautiful. on a side note: I realize that i wear less to no make up now that i have very short hair. with long hair I also wore a lot of make up, so i could look like everyonge else. now i don't tan, and enjoy my soft natural looks, and feel 100% more like a person, than an object...

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    1. also...i actually went alot shorter than the pic that is shown. my fiancee does my hair, and he is the only person that i trust to cut it. i'll post new shorter pix soon.=) by the way...love your hair!

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