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How pretty do you have to be to pull off a pixie cut?

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AdventureBe Sat 20-Jun-15 16:10:46

Short hair suits me (IMHO) but ATM I have a longish fringe and some body to it.

I'm thinking of going much shorter because the current do takes quite a bit of doing, can't take any moisture in the air without flopping and I think it's a bit dated/aging.

However, I'm an ordinary looking middle aged woman, rarely wear make-up and I have a larger than average nose!

scarletforya Sat 20-Jun-15 16:17:04

Just personal opinion, I've said it recently on another thread but I think when people imagine pixie cuts they imagine Halle Berry and Charlize Theron but the reality is more Denise Welsh and Janice Battersby.

In other words I think although it's low maintenance it's very unforgiving.

LaurieFairyCake Sat 20-Jun-15 16:20:30

I think it's very unforgiving too unless you have petite or gamine features

I don't think the larger nose counts you out though - are your eyes quite large too? If so I think having large eyes balances it out

What rules a pixie cut out in my opinion is 'mannish' features like a square jaw, no cheekbones etc

NomiMalone Sat 20-Jun-15 16:22:26

I agree with scarlet

I think slim pretty women with fantastic bone structure suit pixie crops (Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron, Sienna Miller). I don't think many 'regular' folk look good with them.

AdventureBe Sat 20-Jun-15 16:28:06

I'm slim with a narrow slightly heart shaped face, long and straight does nothing for me at all, it's just the nose !

absolutelynotfabulous Sat 20-Jun-15 16:35:37

I used to have very short hair. It's still short but it's more layered/ choppy now. I have small features and wear loads of makeup. I can't grow it (I would, though, now I'm er....getting on).

I have a friend who is in her 60s with a crop and she looks great (admittedly she's very slim, almost boyish, with fab cheekbones).

albertcampionscat Sat 20-Jun-15 16:38:52

I have decent bone structure and am not hideous, but I ain't no Charlize Theron either and I definitely look better with short (even very short) hair than with long. You do need a good hairdresser though.

absolutelynotfabulous Sat 20-Jun-15 16:39:16

Meant to add why should your nose be a problem? Add some volume to balance your face and don't have a centre parting and you'd look fine. Could you try on some wigs?

Rivercam Sat 20-Jun-15 16:39:43

I'm not pretty and I have a pixie cut! I'm also an ordinary looking middle age woman.

Ask your hairdresser for his/her advice to see whether it would suit you, or to cut it too suit your features. I think it's a great haircut.

AdventureBe Sat 20-Jun-15 16:40:24

I like the look of my hair flatish from the front, it's just when I catch a glimpse from the side, I realise that it could be a problem.

Outwith Sat 20-Jun-15 16:42:16

I have a very short pixie cut, and I think I look better with it than with long hair. I'm not beautiful by any stretch, maybe pretty on a good day?

Just do it grin. It'll grow back if you don't like it.

Cocolepew Sat 20-Jun-15 16:44:12

I dont think you need to be pretty confused
You either suit short hair or you don't.
I cut mine this morning into a very short pixie, though, obviously, I'm gorgeous grin

StayGoldPonyBoy Sat 20-Jun-15 16:48:42

I'm a hairdresser and the thought that you need to be thin and pretty to pull one off is crap.

However, a badly cut pixie can look ok on a gorgeous girl but horrendous on your average middle aged woman! You need someone who is great with short hair and to choose the right style.

I'm a size 12 with no defined jaw and I hop between a soft, long layered pixie cut like Carey Mulligans, and a short bob. I would look daft with a Halle Berry or Jennifer Lawrence style one. I need something to frame my face so I always keep it slightly longer in front.

Get yourself on pinterest!

MrsDeVere Sat 20-Jun-15 16:52:58

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MitzyLeFrouf Sat 20-Jun-15 16:57:23

It's more about bone structure than prettiness. Emma Willis' hair is absolutely gorgeous. On her.

Whatabout Sat 20-Jun-15 16:59:14

I'm a uggo with a pixie cut, otherwise I'd be an uggo with longer hair.

noddyholder Sat 20-Jun-15 17:02:37

I love that jean seberg look and am envious of anyone who can carry it off I would fear the Pat butcher effect on me but agree with Mrsdevere go the whole hog and no spikes I do think you need an exceptional bone structure though envy

bunchoffives Sat 20-Jun-15 17:02:52

You have to be very very pretty like me. Unless you're as pretty as me Forget. It.

grin

Viviennemary Sat 20-Jun-15 17:06:25

I don't think it's very flattering to anybody tbh. Even pretty people would look better with longer hair. And a lot of people look downright awful.

MerryMarigold Sat 20-Jun-15 17:08:53

I suit pixie cut and I'm not at all pretty but I have good cheekbones and small features (inc. v small eyes). It seems to open up my face. I also look better if I have long hair worn up. But now I'm old and have a really bad frown line in the middle of my forehead, I think I can't do the pixie anymore as the fringe is too short sad.

AdventureBe Sat 20-Jun-15 17:10:50

Yes, a really short, flat Jean Seberg ( had to google her blush ) is what I want.

I have bone structure, whether it's exceptional is another question....

gallicgirl Sat 20-Jun-15 17:10:53

I read once that a pixie cut is more successful if your head sticks out more at the back.

The texture of your hair is important too. Some hair shapes the skull better than others.

Cocolepew Sat 20-Jun-15 17:12:24

Not true Vivienne Ruby Rose looks a million times better with short hair

Cocolepew Sat 20-Jun-15 17:12:24

Not true Vivienne Ruby Rose looks a million times better with short hair

squizita Sat 20-Jun-15 17:13:17

I think you need a certain small/delicate face. So a really pretty woman with bold or strong features (eg Florence W) it wouldn't work on.

I have a round face but my head is also very round so I fear I'd look like a Brussels sprout if I got one.

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