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Do You Love the Pixie Cut?

I first chopped my hair in high school a la Winona Ryder, then in college it was the Samaire Armstrong faux-hawk. I always grew it out because there weren’t many girls with the pixie cut during the late 98’s and early 00’s era of long highlighted Britney Spears tresses.

Pixie cut

Pixie cut

About 4 years ago suddenly inspired by Selma Blair’s bleached ‘do I randomly chopped in again in my bathroom which gave my then bf quite a shock. It was the most liberating feeling to not care what society thinks a beautiful woman should look like and my confidence went gone through the roof! Lately I’ve been noticing more women joining the pixie revolution… its like a secret society… giving each other an nod as our hairless heads meet. I feel there is more of an acceptance for the ‘do and I haven’t had the desire to grow it since. When it was long it took me an average of 15-20 minutes to style my hair with 6 products, blowdry and iron which has been dwindled down to on wash of Dr. Bronner’s, cream wax, comb and go! I get compliments on a daily basis equally from men and woman. I rarely am mistaken for a lesbian (was pretty bummed at Pride when the woman kept stating I looked “stiff” [meaning straight]) or a boy, if so its usually old men or young boys who aren’t quite in my date interest anyway!

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5 thoughts on “Formal Hairdo: Twist & Pin Side Ponytail”

  1. Andre says:

    1, Is it okay for a guy to have long hair or have it in a ponytail?

    2. For guys, how much should they shave around their ponytail; just above the ears or have only the top of the head in a tail.

  2. sarah w says:

    i have pretty long curly hair and i would love to put it in a side ponytail for prom. problem is, when i put it in a ponytail my hair poofs out around the elastic. is there anyway to do a pretty side ponytail without an elastic?

  3. louisewoods1984 says:

    *On the way to going all natural (no perm in over a year)
    *Uses flat iron about once a week to straighten hair out.

    So here’s the thing. Back when I had relaxed hair I wore my hair in a ponytail for about a month straight because I needed a touch up and it didn’t look good to wear it down. By time I finally got a perm my stylist told me the middle of the back broke off because I wore ponytails too much. Now that I don’t perm my anymore and flat iron it to straighten it the humidity really messes it up when I wear it down so now I wear it in a ponytail a lot. My question is, even though my hair isn’t permed but I straighten it and put it in a ponytail will it still break off?? Please help because I don’t know what to do!!! Thanks!

  4. shahrukh says:

    Hi everyone, tomorrow I have to wear a jersey to school for my soccer game. I just got out of the shower so I need quick answers. Should i blowdry and straighten my hair and put it up for tomorrow or leave it curly and up in a ponytail?

  5. Jonathan says:

    I love to blow dry my hair and style it for school, but I have PE first hour and I have to put it up or else it gets nasty. And when I take it down, I have this awful ponytail line!! Suddenly all of that styling goes to waste.

    Any suggestions for ways I could put my hair up that won’t leave any crimps in my hair? Thanks!

    P.S. I’ve tried clamps, clips, and headbands. Nothing works!

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