Real Simple August 2014

Real Simple

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Pixie Pointers

A few tips, tricks, and reality checks for Life With Short Hair.

You can skip the (costly, time consuming) highlights. "I never recommend them on pixies," says a color specialist at Maxine Salon, in Chicago. "Not only do highlights look busy with all those layers_they also resemble polka dots on the back of the head, where the hair is really shorth." At most, go for a few face-framing lowlights. If grays are the issue, match your original shade with a demipermanent home hair color, like Garnier Nutrisse ($8 at drugstores), which fades gradually, so you never have to go through a conspicuous lines-of-demarcation stage.