After a multi-decade hiatus, the bixie haircut is officially back. Also known as the “pixie bob haircut,” this style combines the chicness of a cropped pixie ‘do with a touch more length, luscious layers, and a heaping dose of volume. Not only does this hairstyle look cool and effortless, but also the low-maintenance pixie bob haircut makes for easy upkeep between salon visits.
What Is A Bixie Haircut?
What is a pixie bob haircut, you ask? And more importantly, how do you ask for this trendy ‘do the next time you’re at the salon? We’ve got answers.
Long story short, the bixie haircut is a happy medium between a pixie haircut’s short and chic length and the bob haircut’s volume and layers. The low-maintenance pixie bob haircut was the “it girl” style in the ‘80s, ‘90s, and even the early ‘00s, and it’s officially popular again in 2022.
To get the look, schedule an appointment with your hairstylist and bring in one or more inspiration photos. Listen to your stylist’s input, as well, since they’ll have some excellent insight into how to create the most flattering cut for your hair texture and face shape.
What Is The Difference Between A Bob Haircut And A Pixie Haircut?
The biggest difference between a bob haircut and a pixie haircut is the length. While pixies are cropped close to the head and typically don’t go past your ears, a bob usually hits right around the chin.
With a bixie haircut, you get the best of both worlds. It feels shorter than a traditional bob and has much more texture, as well. The “carefree” length and layers grow out more eloquently and don’t require constant upkeep to maintain precision.
7 Bixie Haircuts To Inspire Your Next Chop
Whether you’re all about the low-maintenance of a pixie bob haircut or you’re here solely for the “it factor,” here are eight bixie haircuts to consider trying on yourself.
Bouncy & Full Bixie
Bring on the volume! This classic buoyant bixie cut features long layers, lots of volume on the top and sides, and ample texture. For that glossy sheen, treat your strands to Mizani Moisture Fusion Intense Moisture Mask. It delivers the feel of silky soft stands and a frizz-free finish.
Pixie Bob Haircut With Bangs
This bixie keeps things a bit more cropped at the nape, but layered bangs in the front help create more length and dimension.
Soft and Layered Bixie
If you have fine hair, a bixie cut will still work for you! Soft, long layers create the look of more volume while adding beautiful texture. Don’t forget to use hair products to your advantage, too. For example, Pureology Style + Protect On the Rise Root Lifting Mousse will help create volume at the roots, while Pureology Style + Protect Mess It Up Texture Paste can add more piece-y texture throughout.
Undercut Pixie Bob Haircut
For an edgier take on the bixie cut, try an undercut with longer layers on top. And for an even bolder approach, dye your hair a wild color like this.
Asymmetrical Pixie Bob Haircut
Add some intrigue to your bixie with some asymmetry. This one’s pretty bold, but there’s an entire spectrum you can play around with here.
Long & Loose Bixie
Not quite ready to commit to a shorter length? Aim for the loose and voluminous waves of the bixie, but keep the length a bit longer.
Yep, you can have a bixie cut while embracing your curly texture! This look is slightly longer, but you can go even shorter if you want. To define your curls, try Mizani Curl Define Pudding. This luxurious curl activating product helps elongate and define while adding shiny vibrance.
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