31 August 2012

the pixie cut series: an update

You all remember the beloved Pixie Cut Series , yes? Well here is a little update on the growing out process.
My hair grows fast. My last pixie cut was in December 2011. This photo was taken in July 2012, after two maintenance cuts to keep it at a short bob length. Long hair! All of the sudden I realized that it is no longer "Oh yeah, I'm growing out a pixie cut" but is just in full-fledged, vintage Christine chin-length bob mode.


I mean, it's a bob! When did that happen?


And look! I can even pull it into the world's stubbiest ponytail!

For those keeping track then, it took me about seven months to completely grow out the pixie cut. Really, you could consider a shorter time but even when other people told me it was grown out I still think there were awkward bits for the last few months. Now I am completely satisfied that is has grown out.

And now I'm also seriously considering how to chop much of it off at my next hair appointment. Or at least, spruce it up a bit. 

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

45 comments:

  1. I was looking for pixie cut pictures when I found your site. The bob is very cute but your previous pixie looked simply fabulous. Makes you look younger also. Go short.

    Sarah

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    1. Thanks :) I'm still trying to look older at this point, not younger, but I appreciate the kind words!

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  2. Keep it at the bob! I really love it, and I totally understand the "trying to look older" thing.

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  3. What about keeping all the length on the sides and front, but getting your bob "stacked" so that only the back is cut short? That's a very populist stlyle, and easy to grow out since the back grows fast.

    Sarah (again)

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  4. thanks for this! I am currently in the process of growing out my hair from years of pixies and this gives me motivation!

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  5. I Love your bob. it's so full and bouncy looking. I am growing our a pixie, so it's good to know by spring I should be in good shape.. I have rocked a pixie more than I have longer hair. But time to try again.. can always cut it..it grows back !

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  6. I love your cute do! I was looking at pixie bob cuts for adults and found your picture/blog. The stubby pony tail made me have to comment because my 5 year old has a pixie bob haircut and she did her own stubby pony but she did it on the front of her head. It was so hilarious.

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  7. Thanks so much for the article with pics! I am in the process of growing my pixie cut out because my hair is very thick and most stylists don't thin it out properly so I end up with square sides and a flat back.

    Your suggestion about keeping the back trimmed as it grows is an excellent one. I need to do that! Thanks again.

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  8. ditto on the last comment... bad experience with a pixie
    i was googling and found you site it's kinda nice to now that i'm not the only one growing out a pixie!!
    i hope it's okay if i take you "keep it trimmed" picture to my stylist!
    thanks for these entries!!!

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  9. I was googling "how to grow out a pixie" and found your blog to which I'm now subscribing. :) Thank you for all the advice regarding the growing out process (I really need it; I'm not a very patient person).
    I thought you looked amazing in your pixie, but I understand the desire for more length. I only had a pixie for two months before I decided to let it grow. I found out my head is too round for this style, unfortunately. :( Am now aiming for shoulder length, and luckily my hair grows pretty fast, so in about a year I'll reach my goal. Now I just need to tame that mullet...

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  10. Thank you for this! I've been keeping a pixie cut since March of this year, then after my last (and shortest pixie) in July, I decided to grow my hair back. I've been used to sporting really long hair (and I mean halfway down my back) until I decided a drastic change into a bob, then finally the pixie cut. My hair had grown a mullet, but I was too stubborn to have it cut. But with your pixie cut series, I've finally decided to have the mullet cut. =)

    My real name is also Christine, by the way. =)

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  11. Hi, I'm a teen. I decided quite sponataneously to chop off my locks, and now I'm in the process of growing it out. I feel like I'm at a mullet stage, and I'm not sure. Do you think it would be possible for me to email you some pictures? I would LOVE any insights or guidance.

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  12. You look lovely (and funky etc) either way! I'm growing out my pixie (mixed feelings about this) and I decided to just kind of let it grow...yeh, totally sporting the mullet. You've inspired me to get off my lazy bum and see my hairstylist - cos your growing out stage really just looks like a good hairstyle too!

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  13. Hi! Great pics, adorable cut(s)!

    I am about to cut my fairly long (beyond my shoulders) hair pixie short for the first time and I am terrified!!! In the 8 months between the photos above, how often did you go into the salon for a trim or maintenance? Or is that 8 months of uninterrupted growth? Thanks!

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  14. I have been growing my hair out since February & am to about this point. I just can't stand it. I keep seeing all these celebrities get their adorable pixie cuts and think "AHH I MISS BEING SASSY!!" I feel like Ron Weasley in Goblet of Fire....( http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/1700000/Ron-Weasley-harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire-1742487-375-280.jpg <---me right now. not really but basically.)
    Anyway. It's just long enough to be obnoxiously in my way & just barely long enough to pull back in a "I'm totally faking it with these bobby pins" half-ponytail. D: any accesorization advice would be lovely!

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  15. Loved this little series! I need it for motivation. I have had a pixie for a few years now and go between having it platinum blond and dark and spiky or close to my head like Michelle Williams. I too have never received more compliments on any hair styles in my life. I just need something different. You look adorable with your pixie. I'm curious what your hair looks like now? Do another update!!

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    1. Thanks! Keep rocking that pixie. My hair is looking like this: http://www.unspeakablevisions.com/2012/12/the-asymmetrical-bob.html, and I often post photos on Instagram at @unspeakvisions.

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  16. I just have to say that this has been helping me in my attempt to grow out my pixie cut...I'm about five months in with no trims accept a few to the back but since November or so I haven't cut it, and it's January now.... I will officially be growing out my hair for five months on the first of February...and I can already put it into a tiny ponytail too <3 I do everyday just for the simplicity and I have to say it makes things a lot simpler for me. It makes me not afraid of sticking it out for the next 3 to 4 months. I think you look cute both ways though :)

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair at all of those stages, my hair has also been through the growing out proccess of a pixie and the mullet is the worst! but now im undecided about whether to grow it out to a bob or keep it pixie longer, i just love the short! everyone needs to experince it at least once in their life lol love it!

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  18. I love this, I have a pixie cut like Ginnifer Goodwin or I had because I am in the process of growing it out, I cut it in December, its barely March and i can make a stubby ponytail lol. I think my hair is growing fast, not sure

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  19. I've been considering getting some type of pixie cut for the summer season. After reading your Pixie Cut Series I am certain I want to try it and then maybe grow it out a bit to see what length I would like most.
    It was very inspiring and comforting, thank you ^_^

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    1. My thoughts and feelings EXACTLY.

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  20. I love this series of posts! I have had a pixie cut before and have been growing it for awhile, but am off to chop it again this week. This series just made me even more confident about my decision! You are adorable with your pixie AND your bob. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Thank you for sharing these posts. I'm going to get a pixie like your :)

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  22. Ugh! I chopped mine off IMPULSIVELY in February, so to SEE your hair grown out super cute in 8 months gives me HOPE! LOL Thanks so much for posting this! WAY CUTE hair BTW :)

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  23. Wow, I've been looking endlessly for a good pixie picture could bring in to my stylist's when I get my hair cut. Thanks!!!

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  24. Thank you SO much for chronicling your adventures in short-hairdom. Uber inspiring and you've given me hope - as I just came fro ma HACKJOB of a haircut that is leaving me little to no choice for rescue aside from a longer pixie. All I wanted the "stylist" to do was to change my long inverted bob (back just at my nape, front to my collarbone), and make it more blunt to (eeenter irony) GROW OUT BETTER. *sigh* So I'm having a rescue cut today and I'm sure your story will prove invaluable in having me look presentable again. :) TY OODLES!

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  25. i got a pixie cut a couple of years ago, only problem is that my hair grows pretty quick so had to keep maintaining it with regular cuts, quite expensive!

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  26. Why would you trying to be looking older? You really dont need to look older... who would want to look like a soccer mom in her 30s or 40s? Grow your hair out!! Also, if you stop cutting it so much ("trims") it will grow faster. That is very very very little growth for 8 months.

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    1. Ah, my cranky Anonymous observer, those "trims" prevent the dreaded mullet as you grow out a pixie cut! Chop chop chop! What's the point of rushing to have long hair when you look dreadful during the in-between months?!

      I aim for quality when it comes to growing out a cut, not quantity or speed.

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    2. Um, hair grows at a set speed based on your genes and diet, and cutting it doesn't affect how fast it does its thing. For your information.

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  27. I'm so glad I came across this blog....I have been flirting with a pixie since high school days when the closest I came was Molly Ringwald in 16 Candles. I've had it short many times and everyone always loves it...but I never quite go full-pixie. Now I'm ready! Thank you!!!!

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  28. I love your blog. I've had short hair since 1994! Prior to that, it was always long. I've tried (unsuccessfully) about 45 times to grow it out. Problem is, I'm a stylist, so I own scissors... and i DO cut my own hair- most of the time on a whim. Someone needs to confiscate them! I'm really going to try this time- though I will get NO support from my husband who loves it short. Pray for me.

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  29. Thank you for this blog. I am in the process of growing out my pixie, and the sides are a little past the ears and the tapered part is flipping up. I'm tired of going to get it cut down every week the back grows so fast. So I have finally decided to just let it grow of course with trimming a little to keep it from the mullet look. I have very little to no patience with everything and let me tell you this is definately helping learn patience. I am so ready for it at least get past my ears them I'll be ok. I hope nothing every happens to me were I have to go short. I am used to long hair and this is an experience for sure. The blog has gave me life (lol). I will be purchasing some cute hair accessories to complete this journey.

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  30. Thank you so much for posting this!!!!! I am a cancer survivor and I am trying to grow my hair out after having lost it. It's currently a very short pixie and I've been struggeling with how I would get through the awkward grow out stage. There is a ton of information out there for how to rock the bald look but nothing on how to grow out. I really appreciate the info and the pictures and your hair looks great every way that you wear it! Thank you!

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  31. I think growing your hair out of a pixie cut has to be one of the most difficult hair challenges (much more than colour). I'm currently growing mine out and am in the middle of the awkward stage. You're blog is definitely a good motivational tool. You hair looked awesome through all the stages as you have a natural wave. Mine is very straight and thicker than usual as I'm pregnant at the moment.

    Ellen Shilling, congratulations on beating the big C!! I'm sure growing your hair is a small challenge compared to what you went through beating cancer. Embrace each of your hair stages as they are important milestones. Good luck :)

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  32. I am so jealous of you... I've been "growing out" my pixie since April 2013 and it's still in mullet territory and growing painfully slow. I'm only doing this so I have options at my wedding next year, but I actually quite enjoyed my pixie. DARN YOU!

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  33. yay! love your pixie posts! I've been growing mine out now for a long, long time (mine started much much shorter than yours so is taking a bit longer to grow out!). My secret has been the undercut! yes, sounds shocking, but as a woman with waaaay too much hair, in the in-between stages, the undercut helped me keep things under control and then once my on top hair was longer and heavier, I could grow out the stuff underneath... a bit shocking, but worked! love the new do too! xx

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  34. Im someone who suffers with salon chair syndrome.I've decided that I just need to stop and just allow it to grow so this is what im doing.12months without a snip and give the money to charity or just save it.I've had too many disasters by absent minded stylists thatvtell me a trendy style is a man cut with side licks.and then lets dye it red!l like annie lennox but I dont like her that much.or if I tell a stylist I jog there goes an inch if I add I also swim another.if I say I've got a home gym well lets just say I could do a better job.im a woman im femminine and I dont care if I've got one grey in my head I dont care anymore I taking charge.

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  36. I got a pixie cut about 6 months ago, when I just got fed up with my long hair! I went from hair that went to about my bra-line to a pixie cut, and loved every minute of it. And of course I never missed my hair on my back because about 2-3 months before I got it cut I NEVER wore my hair down! After seeing a picture of me with long hair, I decided to grow it out. I'm at the awkward stage right now, the top is pretty long, but too short to put up with bobby pins and such. Anyways, your blog has been with me from the beginning! I even used the picture of your hair cut (from the first part of this little series), then eventually went to very short hair. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your hair journey with us! :)

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  37. I cut my hair into a pixie in Feb 29th 2016 and we're on April 8th 2016 and I already have it almost as long as your bob from 8months later! Nevertheless you look adorable with the Bob.

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  38. Just started growing my pixie out 3 months ago, and your hair looks fabulous at every stage-definitely using your different styles as inspiration!

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  39. Thank you so much for this. It ha e me a timeframe for growing out my pixie cut, which helped me be patient. I am only at the 3 month mark, but your advice about "trimming the mullet" really helped as it was what was driving me nuts. As long as I keep the back short it feels less frustrating!! It was also great to be able to show my hairdresser what I want at each stage.

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