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    Pixie Haircut and Crop Haircut What is the Difference?

    Do you know the difference of pixie cut and crop haircuts?

    Julie Asks:

    I got my hair cut a couple of days ago at an expensive hairdressing salon, thinking they would do a good job and I’m so unhappy with it. I decided to cut my chin length bob cut into a crop cut. I was sure the stylist and I both had the same picture in mind. I said I would like it cut like Ginnifer Goodwin’s crop cut and he told me it would look great on me and started cutting. My “crop cut” looks much shorter than Ginnifer’s and its so short I don’t know what to do with it! Please help!


    Pixie cuts and crop cuts can easily get misinterpreted in name by both hairdressers and clients. I’ve seen hair magazines mismatch the haircuts at times, calling what I would name a pixie cut a crop cut and vice versa.  I wore a ‘pixie cut’ every summer from as early as I can remember, until I became master of my own domain.  My sisters and I hated the short haircut back then that made us look like boys . . . for us (and many in our generation) the name ‘pixie cut’ got a bad connotation.

    For what it’s worth, pixie cuts have shorter layers throughout. If you hold the hair straight out from the head it would measure approximately 1 ½ to 2 inches in length. Crop cuts have longer layers on top or sometimes just in the bangs, measuring more like 3 to 4 inches in length.

    Unfortunately for you, Ginnifer Goodwin has dabbled back and forth between pixie cuts and crop cuts for quite a while now, and your stylist had one picture of her in mind, while yours was quite another. A picture in hand of the hair style you like is your best defense against a mishap like the one you just experienced in the future. A picture tells a thousand words!
    The good news is if you can wear the crop cut, you should also be able to wear the pixie cut. The key is learning how to style this short cut. To get a cute, edgy look to this style, you only need a bit of imagination and some molding paste to separate the pieces. Use a picture to copy or go back to the hair stylist and ask him to show you how to style it.

    An old quote from the hair industry you may or may not like . . .”the difference between a good and bad haircut is only a couple of weeks”

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