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How 'edgy' a pixie cut can I get away with?

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PacificDogwod Wed 15-Jun-16 21:06:15

Honest opinions, please, suitable for RL grin

I am 50.
Have mid-brown (hennaed) hair.
Some wave/frizz hmm
I live and work in semi-rural suburbia.

I have finally come off the fence made an appointment to have my mid-back length hair cut to a pixie - the change in length does not particularly phase me, I've done it several times in my lifetime. It's only hair grin

Here's my question: I quite fancy something really very short sides and back (maybe a gentle bit of undercut?) with a longer top. Am quite happy to be a bit edgy but not ludicrously so. I wear no make-up day to day, I have no facial piercings and no tattoos and work in a job in which I really don't want to scare the horses. Or the neighbours.
So all the many lovely mohican pixies I have wasted hours and hours on looked at online are really not an option.

So, am I having some kind of hair related mid-life crisis? Am I nuts?
Should i just embrace my inner Deirdre and settle for Middle-Aged Hair??


PacificDogwod Wed 15-Jun-16 21:41:25

This one?

Or is this more 'appropriate'?

ApplesTheHare Wed 15-Jun-16 21:43:40

Not really sure what anyone going for a pixie cut hopes to achieve...What is it you're hoping for by going for it?

TitsForBrains Wed 15-Jun-16 21:46:31

I like both of those

I am near 50 and have a pixie cut - probably making me biased, but I think they work well. I also don't really wear make-up.

I have something like this:

Ginnifer Goodwin

Nishky Wed 15-Jun-16 21:47:02

No do not settle for middle aged hair! As you say. It is only hair. Will go back.

Can't look at links as Pinterest does funny things on ipad

Chrysanthemum5 Wed 15-Jun-16 21:47:36

Apples - maybe people who get a pixie cut like it, or it suits their face shape.

OP I like them both but I'd ask your hairdresser about which one would work best for you in terms of face shape and how much time you have for styling etc

TitsForBrains Wed 15-Jun-16 21:48:11

Apples - I'm not trying to achieve anything with my haircut other than to please myself. What do you try to achieve with yours?

PacificDogwod Wed 15-Jun-16 21:50:46

I am trying to achieve shorter hair grin
Cut down on drying time
Have a change - bored of long hair at the mo'.
In the past I have been bored of short hair, and guess what? I grew it again!

Ginnifer looks great but a bit too short for me, I think.
I quite fancy it really short at the side/back and longer on top.

I think I remember having that kind of hair cut in the mid 80s <New Romantic> grin

MsBlandingsBuildsHerDreamHouse Wed 15-Jun-16 21:53:44

I love love love the first one, but agree that your hairdresser is best-placed to help you choose which will work best for you.

Flanderspigeonmurderer Wed 15-Jun-16 21:55:16

What about something like Lena Heady?

witsender Wed 15-Jun-16 21:56:34

I have a haircut much like you describe, I'm mid 30ies and get a lot of compliments on it. I'm quite grey though! It is a bit like this pic

ButtfaceMiscreant Wed 15-Jun-16 21:58:20

I am getting a pixie cut at the weekend after years of wanting one then chickening out. I am having this as my inspiration and cannot wait! I am 28 but I was told it wasn't feminine enough or stylish enough but meh, I am not stylish and it looks plenty feminine to me! awful grammar please forgive me

Sadik Wed 15-Jun-16 22:01:42

I think your first one is much better, and IMO if you're a bit older it's better to err on the edgier side than otherwise (I'm 46, so same age bracket as you).

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 15-Jun-16 22:02:12

Hides because I'm trying to grow out my short hair...................grin

Short hair does take effort in so much as you need to set aside the time for haircuts (it can go from 'Mmm okay' to 'pants' in a couple of days.

You can try all sorts of product to get the look you want on the day but with wavy hair, you need to make sure you don't get the 'Mushroom' head where it all pouffs out or the 'Mad Professor Look' where your longer combover bit goes wild.

I was sitting in the car one day, there was a women walking along with the back of her hair tucked into her coat and the growing out sides flapping like him out of A Flock of Seagulls ( Pacific don't say you don't remember AFOS wink ) That's the look I want to avoid .......

Cocolepew Wed 15-Jun-16 22:04:13

I like the second one best, dont like the long bits on the first one.

MsKite Wed 15-Jun-16 22:07:09

I really like the first one and have saved it to my haircut board, so thanks! Go for that if you think it would suit you? More scope to do different stuff with it too

Cocolepew Wed 15-Jun-16 22:08:53

Mines like this, but the top lies flat. I bleached it and put a silver toner in.
Im 47 and dont know what I hope to achieve fucking weirdo question

PacificDogwod Wed 15-Jun-16 22:10:14


What's wrong with a bit of Flock of Seagulls, hm?!

I want wavy, tousled hair with lots of structure so know I will have to throw a fair bit of product at it. And yes, more hairdresser's appointments - which is another bonus wink

The look I am trying to avoid is the "Mad Mushroom Dragged Through A Hedge Backwards' one - it's a risk I am prepared to take.

PacificDogwod Wed 15-Jun-16 22:12:19

I like the long bits, also a teeny bit long at the back.

At heart I am an ageing rock chick, in RL I have never had a particular 'look'. Just, you know, clothes. And hair grin

Must be MLC hair….

Oh, I've got some of the ones you guys posted on my Pinterest board too. Great minds - or rather great taste!

Ouriana Wed 15-Jun-16 22:12:37

I love love love the first picture!
Pixie cuts can sometimes look a bit frumpy on older women so I think its better to be edgy than play it safe

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 15-Jun-16 22:13:20

The first one you linked to looks like classic 'middle aged hair' to me. Definitely not edgy. The second is better.

Ouriana Wed 15-Jun-16 22:13:30

Before I get flamed, by older I mean again over 21 grin

PacificDogwod Wed 15-Jun-16 22:15:51

Oh, interesting, Mitzy, you like the 2nd one better?

I'll see if I can find a picture of what I am trying to avoid - hang on a mo'

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Wed 15-Jun-16 22:17:44

i think the second link is better of those two...first one is a bit tryhard Tinkerbell does the menopause

Mine is quite like buttface's pic, but not such a nice colour and a bit choppier

I really really liked the style of the girl in The Night Manager and took pics of her last time I went, but the stylist got a little scissor happy and i ended up a bit more on the Howard Wolowitz side of things, but after a month it has started to behave itself and look more like her than him. thanks the lord

BlossomCat Wed 15-Jun-16 22:18:23

I'm very nearly fifty, and I took this picture in to describe the haircut I wanted to the hairdressers. I too have hennaed hair, and have had lots of compliments with this, and I feel very confident. Which is what I wanted to achieve .. hmm
not blue though

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