Not quite a pixie, not quite a bob
January 2, 2014 10:07 AM Subscribe
I've seen variations of a hairstyle on various stylish-seeming women that is sort of halfway between a pixie and a bob. It has the layers of a pixie, but is a few inches longer--maybe a little less than chin length? It does not have the traditional cut-straight-across-the-bottom look that a bob has. Bangs may or may not be part of the equation, but they are usually longer and sideswept. The hair almost seems to be shaped so that it hugs the head as it curves down into the neck, rather than hanging down in drapes.
posted by whistle pig to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (23 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I am hairstyle illiterate and really need either a picture or good words to explain to my hairstylist what I'm after. Using google image search for either pixie
tends to return results like the linked ones, which is not what I'm after.
If it matters, I have wavy hair, and am looking for a softer, less hard-edged-totally-straight look than many of the hairstyles I'm seeing online.
Do any hair-savvy Mefites know what I'm talking about? The hairstyles I'm seeing around could be the result of growing out a shorter haircut more than any conscious style, but they look really cute.
(I am also aware that I can do the thing where I ask the woman on the street where she gets her hair cut, but I always feel silly doing this for some reason.)