AHP Indie Stylist

Volume 3 Issue 1

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N ot a m e m b e r ? J o i n at a s so c iate d h a i rp rofe s sio n a ls .c o m 27 THE TREND Best of Both Worlds The bixie is the fresh, fun cut that all your clients want by Mary Barthelme Abel What is it about this cut that makes it so trendy right now? Stylists can fi nd fresh interpretations for today's trends by looking into the past. The bixie is a blend of two well- known trends from the past: bob and pixie. What makes this cut so unique is the combination of the solid feel of a short bob with the textured layers and movement of a pixie. A short- textured pixie fringe and interior in contrast to a more structured perimeter sets the mood of this look. Why do you love it? A bixie is the best of both worlds. Depending on how the cut is personalized, it can be worn by anyone—high density, low density, and most textures. For someone with a lower-density, weaker hairline, strength can be built by staying more to the bob side. However, if the hairline is strong and high density, it might be better to lean more toward the layering of a pixie. Understanding hair growth patterns, texture, and density will further empower your ability to enhance this haircut. Who is this cut best for? It's perfect for anyone looking for a fresh and versatile shorter haircut that can be styled easily. It works with most hair textures and densities. It's also good for the person who is going shorter for the fi rst time, as it can be designed to leave a feeling of length around the face. Name a few stylists who inspire you with their interpretations of the bixie. Both Jorge Perez (@jorgedoeshair) and Becka Bradshaw (@beckabradshaw) are rocking some bixie cuts. "The bixie is a contemporary form, blended with modern textured layers," says Sam Villa Artistic Director Teresa Romero, who's loving this versatile, flattering cut. "It blends all the good traits of a bob and pixie," she adds, "and how the stylist combines these elements will customize the bixie to the wearer and their lifestyle." We asked Romero to give us the 411 on the bixie.

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