Fairies capture a certain part of the imagination, a desire for freedom and lightness, which may be why they are often pictured with short blonde crops. Pixie cuts in flaxen shades have an ethereal weightlessness, and they look great straight out of the shower. Light hues soften the strong lines of the head-hugging shape, giving this look a flirter, more delicate feeling than its brunette counterpart. To get this whimsical style in a few simple steps, click through to notes. –– Laura Martin
Step: Ask your stylist for a classic pixie cut with a brow-length swing fringe; the bang will add versatility and softness to the tapered shape. Diffused edges and lots of internal texture will add movement and reduce bulk.
Special thanks to Laura Martin, senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, for sharing professional hairstyling advice with Style Noted