pixie cut pictures...

i made a post last week asking about pixie cuts. well, after a really exhausting, slightly traumatizing weekend, i think i have the haircut i want.

if you remember, after christo's on friday my hair looked like this....



i kept trying to like it, but i woke up and it was a mess. the shape when it wasn't tucked behind my ears in the front was weird, it was sort of like corinne bailey rae's hair...and at its worst, more like tina turner's hair shape, but a mini version. yeah, yikes. (i like that shape on corinne, just not me). i washed my hair, tried to see what i could do with it, but the shape of the cut made it completely unfamiliar terrain--probably because it wasn't what i asked for. ANYWAY, in case anyone was wondering, i did get a refund for the haircut, but not for the biosoftening. i didn't think it was fair at all since the cut i asked for to begin with (a super short pixie) did not require a relaxing treatment costing hundreds of dollars.... but i'm still really grateful they were decent enough to give me back something. Moral of that story: if you know the haircuts you want, and the hairdresser tells you it's not possible or doesn't agree, just leave. if they say they're going to start off cutting slow, but it seems like they may secretly want your hair to go in a direction you didn't have in mind when you walked in, leave. unfortunately i wasn't perceptive enough, and i'm WAY TOO POLITE. now i know that no matter how many people tell you the haircut you envision "won't work," GO FOR IT. you know your hair better than anyone else.

after lots of tears, i went to salon santa cruz. i knew it was meant to be when santa, the owner, had the exact haircut i wanted, and she has curly hair! she listened to what i said, told me the cut was totally possible (obviously, she has it), and gave me what i wanted. i was out of there in no time, for one fourth of what the experience at christo's cost me.

here are some pics of the day i got it the cut from santa.





to achieve that look, santa put some gel-type stuff in my hair, brushed it with a side part, and tied some of that thin paper around the front to keep it down. (i don't know the exact name, but it's the stuff they use to hold your hair in place when you get it wrapped at the salon.) then i sat under the drier for a bit, and voila.

then today, i was looking at pics of halle berry's curly pixie, thinking, "i wonder if i can't get something similar..." so i wet my hair in the shower, put gel in, scrunched it a bit, placed the curls in the front where i wanted, and diffused for 2-3 minutes. total time was about 5 mins. it's not quite halle (cause I'm no halle), but i like it!







the pics are kind of awkward but i was trying to get different angles so you could get a sense of how the cut might work with your own hair, in case anyone is thinking of getting a pixie too. i should have put makeup on for these, oh well.

thanks for reading (sorry it was so long!) and for all the advice you gave. i didn't respond to every comment but i really did appreciate everyone's help!
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I LOVE IT!!! It's so so cute! It totally works - still shows your curls and flatters your face. Aw... you're making me miss when I had my hair pixie short! I have to stay focused, I'm growing mine!
I read your previous thread, so I'm glad to see that you finally got the cut that you wanted and that it worked out the way you wanted. You were right to trust your instincts - it's super cute.
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I LOVE IT!!! It's so so cute! It totally works - still shows your curls and flatters your face. Aw... you're making me miss when I had my hair pixie short! I have to stay focused, I'm growing mine!
I read your previous thread, so I'm glad to see that you finally got the cut that you wanted and that it worked out the way you wanted. You were right to trust your instincts - it's super cute.
Originally Posted by curlyneen
thank you so much!! all of your comments and pictures really helped me and were very encouraging. and yes, stay focused! even though i just got it cut a few days ago and i do love the cut, i'm also excited to grow mine out too!

thanks again.
mixed, frizzy 3B hair
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I LOVE IT!!! It's so so cute! It totally works - still shows your curls and flatters your face. Aw... you're making me miss when I had my hair pixie short! I have to stay focused, I'm growing mine!
I read your previous thread, so I'm glad to see that you finally got the cut that you wanted and that it worked out the way you wanted. You were right to trust your instincts - it's super cute.
Originally Posted by curlyneen
btw, i just looked at your fotki and holy sh*t your hair is so beautiful. i really need to start investing time in learning about this CG stuff, especially once my hair starts growing....i hope it's okay if i ask you some questions about it when the time comes!
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I love it. I liked the first cut, but I love the "fix-it" cut. It shows of your gorgeous eyes, cheekbones and lips! And that skin...I'm seriously jealous. And contemplating a pixie cut, even though I know I can't pull it off.

Congrats on getting a refund for the haircut. Bummer that they won't refund the other treatment. I would e-mail Christo directly and see what he says. If the guy had just done what you asked, you wouldn't have needed it anyway because you're hair would be so short, you wouldn't need one.

The hair is kickin', I'm so happy you like it!
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No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I love it. I liked the first cut, but I love the "fix-it" cut. It shows of your gorgeous eyes, cheekbones and lips! And that skin...I'm seriously jealous. And contemplating a pixie cut, even though I know I can't pull it off.

Congrats on getting a refund for the haircut. Bummer that they won't refund the other treatment. I would e-mail Christo directly and see what he says. If the guy had just done what you asked, you wouldn't have needed it anyway because you're hair would be so short, you wouldn't need one.

The hair is kickin', I'm so happy you like it!
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
thank you so much!!! and jealous of my skin?? wow, i have two very visible zits in that picture, haha. but thank you!

i bet you COULD pull it off!! i wasn't sure if i could until i actually got one, and honestly, depending on the time of day, i'm still not sure sometimes. but i really do think everyone should go for a cut if they really want it. you only live once, it'll grow back, and it's an experience you'll always remember. plus it means guilt-free dying/experimentation! i'm thinking midnight blue for mine soon...

if you wear ponytails, then you can do a pixie! that's how i see it.
mixed, frizzy 3B hair
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It's cute! I like it better in the pics where you styled it. I say that every time someone gets a haircut, lol. But srsly. I like the first cut too, but the second one is more flattering to you I think.
I love it!!! It looks terrific on you. I especially like how you styled it. You're so lucky - your hair looks great at lots of different lengths!
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I LOVE IT!!! It's so so cute! It totally works - still shows your curls and flatters your face. Aw... you're making me miss when I had my hair pixie short! I have to stay focused, I'm growing mine!
I read your previous thread, so I'm glad to see that you finally got the cut that you wanted and that it worked out the way you wanted. You were right to trust your instincts - it's super cute.
Originally Posted by curlyneen
btw, i just looked at your fotki and holy sh*t your hair is so beautiful. i really need to start investing time in learning about this CG stuff, especially once my hair starts growing....i hope it's okay if i ask you some questions about it when the time comes!
Originally Posted by 5shana5
Thank you! Of course you may ask questions when the time comes.
fine & thin, 3A/3B Botticelli curls
Started CG July 6, 2008

Current experiments:
- Deva Low Poo (every 3 days)
- Suave Naturals coconut conditioner for cowash
- AOHR for detangling the length
- KCKT/KCCC combo
- Diffuse with the Deva Fuser

my fotki: http://public.fotki.com/curlyneen
Location: Denver, CO
riot crrl and saricurl, thank you both so much! i think i like it better curly now too.
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It looks so fabulous on you!!
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That is an awesome cut and looks fantastic on you!

And if you're giving sunshinegrrl your nice skin, will you give my your great lips? : )
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Love it! You look beautiful, and it suits you. I'm so glad you were able to get what you wanted and that Christo gave you a refund.

Absolutely adorable! You must like it too - you're smiling this time.
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You know what???? I do love it! It look soooo stinkin' stylish on you Way to go!
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You know what???? I do love it! It look soooo stinkin' stylish on you Way to go!
Originally Posted by juvjoy
thank you so much!!
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Last edited by curlinicator; 02-02-2013 at 12:41 PM.
Wow, it looks great!!! I'm glad you went back to Christo's and got some of your money back. Although, I do agree with you that you should have gotten it all back considering that he forced the treatment on you. You pointed out some good warning signs when going to a stylist!

I'm glad it ended up the way you wanted. I think the cut is very flattering and I love the way you styled it!
Originally Posted by curlinicator
yeah, i agree. it's really hard to remember to trust yourself when a hair stylist is basically telling you your hair is gonna look like complete sh*t unless you get the treatment they want you to get. it was an expensive lesson to learn, but i'm glad i learned it once and for all. after this i realized how truly psychological a seemingly simple hair appointment can be.

thank you so much!! i'm getting used to it a little bit more every day.
mixed, frizzy 3B hair
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It looks so fabulous on you!!
Originally Posted by tycho19
thank you!!
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That is an awesome cut and looks fantastic on you!

And if you're giving sunshinegrrl your nice skin, will you give my your great lips? : )
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl

haha aww thanks! i wish i had worn makeup in these pictures though, looking at them is making me uncomfortable hahah :P
mixed, frizzy 3B hair
twitter: @amazinglife
Love it! You look beautiful, and it suits you. I'm so glad you were able to get what you wanted and that Christo gave you a refund.

Absolutely adorable! You must like it too - you're smiling this time.
Originally Posted by LoloDSM
thank you so much!! and yeah i made sure to smile after the comments i got last time...lol
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