How about something short and chic? When I think of something short and chic, I think of the classic pixie. And when I think of the classic pixie, I think of the tiny French woman who wore it to perfection -- Zizi Jeanmaire.
The collaboration between Zizi and her renowned choreographer husband, Roland Petit, would take the ballet world by storm with the world premier of the ballet “Carmen” in London in 1949.
Zizi came to Hollywood in the 1950s and made frequent appearances on television.
American men fell in love with her accent and American women went mad for her chic little Do. The pixie cut became the last word in chic.
Think the day of the pixie cut has come and gone? Think again. Like every great classic, it never really goes away; it just reinvents itself.
This modern version of the classic pixie is oh-so-sleek and oh-so-edgy with its short, choppy sides, longer front and full, side-swept bangs.
You don’t need to be a 20-something to pull off this cut.
All you need are classic features, flawless skin and a come-hither smile to make the most of this Gamine Do.
This classic pixie has longer sides, shorter side-swept bangs and a bit of volume at the crown.
It’s a more feminine cut which draws attention to the eyes framed by a strong eyebrow.
There’s something utterly sweet and innocent about this cut, but with a dash of pixie dust that promises a night of magic.
Oh, and just so you know, the pixie can be dressed up for a night out on the town.
Look at this great headband in embellished velvet. Is that not adorable?
And BTW, this is the perfect pixie face – almond eyes, great cheekbones and full, sensuous lips.
No pixie dust needed here.
A little volume at the crown creates the perfect balance.
Again, we have a lovely young woman with great skin and perfectly arched eyebrows framing her beautiful blue eyes.
The shorter the Do, the more we focus on the face. Make the most of it.
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Now, we come to my absolute favorite pixie. It’s positively chicissime.
Here, the hair is a bit longer on top, but still very short and ultra sleek, almost severe.
There’s no hiding anything with this cut. Everything is exposed.
What gives the architecture of this cut interest is the lift at the crown and the strong, yet subtle, use of blonde streaks.
To highlight her perfectly proportioned face, she has done a strong eye and eyebrow and added a bright color to her lips. The overall effect is strong and sexy.
Have I succeeded in convincing you about the pixie? Well, for those of you who remain unconvinced or who are feeling just a bit too timid to give it a go, I may have something more to your taste………..next time………….the Bob. Stay tuned.