While the bixie haircut is part bob, part pixie cut, this short ‘do is entirely a yes if you’re toying with the idea of making the chop. This trendy short haircut dates back to the ‘90s, further proving that history truly repeats itself — especially when it comes to beauty trends. The bixie combines the edgy and layered style of a short haircut with the longer length of a lob to make styling easier and maintenance less frequent.
If you’re someone who likes to spend as little time as possible on their hair every morning, we have a good feeling you’re going to be charmed by this trendy ‘90s hairstyle. So, read on, as we share the scoop on the bixie haircut and how to style it.
What Is the Bixie Haircut?
As the name suggests, the bixie haircut is a cross between a bob and a pixie haircut. It’s the best of both worlds because it’s not as long as a bob but not as short as a pixie. This means you get the choppy, voluminous layers that define a pixie cut with the longer length of a bob, which allows the haircut to maintain its shape as it grows.
If you’ve been thinking about making the chop, the bixie is the perfect entry point because it’s short but manageable and you don’t have to dedicate tons of time or heat styling to make it look good.
Best of all, the bixie cut looks great with all hair types and hair textures, from curly strands to wavy hair to straight tresses. It’s even a great option for thin hair as the shorter length and choppy layers help to fake the illusion of fuller hair.
How to Style a Bixie Cut
As with any hairstyle, the right styling products separate a good routine from a great routine. Fortunately, the bixie is so easy to style that you really don’t need much for it to look pretty. The key to rocking this choppy, short hairstyle comes down to texture. Check our top tips for styling the ‘90s bixie cut.
1. Use a Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner
Most short haircuts look better with volume so give your strands a boost with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Shampoo, Paraben-Free and the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Hyaluron Plump Hydrating Conditioner, Paraben-Free. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, this hydrating duo gives fuller, shinier and bouncier hair with every wash.
If you have curly tresses, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Push Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Seal Conditioner. This duo is formulated with hyaluronic acid and castor oil to keep your curls bouncy, moisturized and defined without weigh-down. It's a great addition to your styling routine if you have curly or wavy hair.
2. Embrace Texture
The bixie haircut is all about choppy, voluminous layers and those tend to look their best with a little bit of texture. Opt for a texturizing spray or tinted dry shampoo, such as the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for Blonde Hair if you have light-colored hair or the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair in you have brunette hair.
These formulas not only absorb oil at the roots but they give your hair texture and add volume to your strands without leaving any white residue behind. Aim the nozzle at your roots and spray it evenly throughout your hair. Then, run your fingers through your tresses to ensure the product is spread thoroughly.
3. Always Remember Heat Protectant
Cutting your hair short is a great way to give your strands a healthy, fresh start but that doesn’t mean you can forgo heat protectant. If you want to rock a sleek bixie or add some curls for extra texture, don’t forget to prime your strands with a heat protecting leave-in.
For dry hair, we love the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In, a lightweight serum that also helps to smooth hair and banish frizz. For wet hair, we suggest the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Weightless Blow Dry Primer, Heat Protectant before a blowout to provide a long-lasting style and 48-hour frizz control.
Edited by: Reece Andavolgyi; Photo Credit: IG/@melissathehairwizard