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The smooth pixie: a minimalist, daring tomboy cut

This tomboy cut, very different from the original style that boosted the model Twiggy's career in the 60s, is called a pixie. We particularly love it when it's smooth. Here's a closer look at this minimalist and refined 'it-girl' hairstyle...

Fall head over heels for the tomboy cut

The smooth pixie cut is a short style with a big personality, but also a soft side. It's the ultimate proof that long flowing locks are not the secret to feminine beauty: an exposed neck and a forehead framed with graphic locks of hair can be just as sexy. The proof: hair stylists backstage on the runway produce as many faux pixies (both straight and wavy) as they do faux bobs on models with long hair.

An androgynous style that's far from plain Jane/James...

The pixie look is harder to pull off in real life than it looks in magazines: it takes a brave girl to risk seeing if it suits her face shape. However, according to L'Oréal Professionnel expert hairdresser Denis Holbecq, it suits round faces just as much as oval and triangle shapes. His advice: "it looks better on blondes than redheads" and why not "take the spotlight from Sharon Stone and try platinum blond"?

A cut that requires expert styling

So that the cut looks natural and easy to style, the layering needs to be precise and requires meticulous upkeep by an expert. As for the style, a flat iron is essential to create clean and chic lines so you can channel your inner avant-garde fashionista!

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