I've just been leaving it to grow for a few months, so now have a rather lovely mullet. Any advice as to what I should ask the hairdresser to do to it? Am not a hair person, and the most I'm likely to be bothered to do with it is whack the straighteners through it, so nothing that requires loads of blowdrying faff etc.
Remus I've been growing out a pixie for about a year and I'm just coming out of the mullet stage into the weird-looking bob stage. For me there wasn't really anything the hairdresser could do with scissors apart from keeping the ends neat and in good condition. I always asked her not to take too much off so it never looked any different after I'd been the hairdressers.
I think avoiding the mullet look is all in the styling. Is it long enough to clip back into a quiff at the front? What about scarves? There's a great website with ideas for styling a growing pixie. Let me see if I can find it...
I was considering it a while ago and my hairdresser told me that the best approach is to grow the front out first, whilst keeping a slightly shorter choppy style at the back. Then grow the back to match once you have more to work with in the front. I assume this is to avoid the mullet look, and you can style the front hair to cover up the most awkward back stage. I haven't actually dared go for it yet, but I would imagine any good hairdresser would know their stuff.
I have just about grown mine out now though my hair is still pretty short - jaw length bob I suppose - I've just been having it trimmed at the back until the sides and front grew down. Now I've had a bit of a fringe cut in, swept to the side not straight which helps but that's preference as I can't do one length hair.