Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fresh Fall Look: Pixie Hair

Lake Arrowhead, California: November 1, 2011

This is my favorite time of the year--the period between Halloween and Thanksgiving. The leaves start showing their true colors and temperatures begin cooling down. It's an invigorating reminder that the holidays will soon be here.

Change is in the air. So it usually gets me thinking about turning a new leaf in my own life, such as getting a new hairstyle. My long tresses currently fall well below my bra line, but I'm seriously considering a radically different look--a pixie 'do.

Several celebrities and supermodels have rocked super short locks at one point or another in their careers. Here are a few faves: 

Agyness Deyn

Mia Wasikowska

Tilda Swinton

Nia Long

Known for its versatility, the pixie hairstyle adapts well to any personality. It can be perky (tousled with spunky fringes), practical (simple yet sophisticated) or playful (light ends with dark roots). To maintain the look, you need the right shampoos, conditioners, styling creams, hair sprays and tools. Check out the following products, and let us know if you have a new fall 'do.

SHINE: Avalon Organics Clarifying Lemon Shampoo and Conditioner cleanses without stripping and hydrates without adding excess weight. BEAUTY: Lemon peel extract and shea butter remove dulling residues and restore natural highlights. BEACON: Contains no synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, propylene glycol or sulfates.

SHINE: Conair travel size MiniPRO 2-in-1 Ceramic Styler and 1/2 inch Ceramic Crimping Iron feature handy storage pouches and ceramic plates for even heat distribution. BEAUTY: Both add smoothness and shine while reducing frizz. Crimping iron allows you to create a few stylish wavy strands or a dramatic headful. BEACON: Supports The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

SHINE: John Frieda Flat Finish 1 inch Straightener with ceramic titanium coated plates and Frizz-Ease Hair Serum with hydrolyzed silk control flyaway hair. BEAUTY: The serum helps repel humidity to prevent weather-related frizz. BEACON: Kao Brands, the parent company, supports United Way and Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

SHINE: Short Sexy Hair Play Dirty Dry Wax Texturizing Hair Spray (medium hold) allows you to style with no sticky build up. BEAUTY: Spray lightly for a pieced, separated look. BEACON: Supports Look Good...Feel Better.

SHINE: UNITE Eurotherapy Creamy Paste Styling Cream contains castor oil and pine tree sap, which provides texture without stickiness or extra weight. BEAUTY: Adds separation and definition, but washes out easily. BEACON: No animal testing. Also contains no sulfates, parabens or sodium chloride.

SHINE: Voya Silky By Nature Shampoo and Forget Me Knot Conditioner utilizes seaweed and vitamins B5 and E to help add moisture and protect hair from environmental damage. BEAUTY: Organic lemon peel, lime and almond oils repair and replenish locks. BEACON: Contains certified organic ingredients and hand harvested seaweed.

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