growing out a pixie & got an even shorter pixie !
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|Fri, 09-28-2012 - 1:01pm|
I had a pixie cut this summer, short in back, but longer layers on top, side, and crown, and bangs. I wanted to grow it out. I waited 3 months until I got that “bell” look, but close to a layered bob. My usual stylist relocated. I went to a new hairdresser, on a few referrals. He is pricey but supposedly the best stylist and colorist.
I explained I want to grow out my hair, but it’s very thick, and I get stuck in a rut and land up chopping it off. I then told him my bangs are very heavy and fall in my face. He asked if I wanted bangs. I said I want side swept, thinned out bangs. He asked if once my hair is long, will I want all one length or layers. I said due to thickness of my hair, long layers.
He said he needed to cut and layer my hair to get into a manageable style to grow it out. This is where I thought he would trim a little bit out of the weighted area, “bell” look.
What I got was super short matching in length 3 “layers throughout my hair. Without careful styling, it looks like a mullet. The top layers are ridiculously short, with short bangs. When he chopped off the length I worked on to grow, he took with it, all of the nice highlights.
He colored my hair my dark blonde root color to cover my grays and roots. I asked about highlights, he said it is too short for highlights, but I can get them in 2 months. The darker blonde color isn’t awful, but not flattering at all.
I have researched growing out pixies, and the best method I saw was cut across bottom, then snip through hair to re shape to avoid the “bell” and “mullet” part. I also read that having a real nice color helps keep it pretty though the awkward phase.
I am so totally disgusted. This cut is shorter than the pixie I had before, and ugly. I see it heading toward mullet for sure. Is there a reason all the layers needs to be the same length? Maybe there is a different way to grow it I am unaware of?