i love pixies. i got mine cut real short in the summer to a "halle berryish" pixie. but no spikes it took 5 min to wash and dry . soo easy and lots of compliments.BUT i just dont feel like me. when i take off my makeup i want to cry. i look like a boy. i cant just laze around makeupless.... so, while i dont regret cutting it im back to growing out. i have about 1/2 inch on the side and bottom of the back . the rest is a bit longer. its to long to wear as a pixie but very short. ' anyway i have been wearing fancier scarves and trying to get it to form a curl. looks ok as it grows.although its only been a weekas i said i loved it but it wasnt me.hope it grows fast.