With 2022 now in full swing, it couldn’t be a better time to take that “new year, new me” energy and manifest it — starting with your tresses. There are a plethora of new hair trends to choose from, but there’s already one, in particular, that’s shaping up to be the biggest of all — and it’s called the bixie. The much-buzzed-about short chop was first seen on some of our favorite stars back in the ’90s, but it’s making a major comeback (as are most ’90s beauty-related things) and is seemingly everyone’s current obsession. Ahead, we break down why the bixie is making waves across the beauty world.
What Is The Bixie?The bixie haircut is a cross between a bob and a pixie. It’s the best of both worlds in one cut because it’s not as long as a bob and not as cropped as a pixie — it’s somewhere in the middle. The hybrid haircut is great for those who want to keep their mane on the shorter side but are looking to add texture and an extra oomph of edgy flair to it. And if you’ve been thinking about making a dramatic chop, the bixie is the perfect middle ground because it’s low-maintenance and manageable — and who doesn’t love that in a hairstyle? Best of all, the bixie looks great with all hair textures.
How To Style The Bixie
As with any hairstyle, you’ll need the right styling products in order for it to go the distance. Fortunately, the bixie is so easy to style that you really don’t need much for it to look great. The key to rocking the choppy hairstyle comes down to texture. Opt for a texturizing spray or dry shampoo, such as the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Air Volume Dry Shampoo, or if you have brunette hair, the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair. These formulas not only give texture to bone straight strands but also add volume to dull, day-old hair without leaving any white residue behind. Just aim the nozzle at your roots and spray it evenly throughout your hair. Then, run your fingers through your strands to make sure the product is spread thoroughly.
The bixie is so versatile that you can also wear it on the sleeker side using hot tools. Just be sure to use a heat protectant, like the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Slayer Pre-Iron Spray Leave-In, beforehand to avoid frying your hair. Whether you choose to keep your bixie straight or textured is up to you — but both styles are guaranteed to pull your entire look together.
Written by: Sophie Dweck; Photo Credit: IG/@melissathehairwizard
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