The short and long of my new pixie haircut

Zoe Tay Pixie Haircut

I’m all for short haircuts. Well, I don’t have a choice really because my limp and thin hair texture doesn’t not allow me to keep my hair long anyway. I didn’t really like the pixie haircut until I spotted it on Zoe Tay. I thought it looked very sassy and chic on her.

Variation in the length of the sides and back
The pixie haircut was made popular by Hollywood celebs like Katie Holmes and Rihanna. Even Keira Knightley took on the hairstyle, which is cut to be short and close to the head, especially the fringe. The variation is in the length of the sides and back, where one can tailor to allow for longer or shorter hair.

pixie short hairdo

Blunt fringe with short back
So earlier in the week, I went for my haircut and my hairstylist gave me something that is kind of pixie-like. A short and blunt fringe – something which I rarely have and quite a short back. But he kept the sides slightly longish. Even though I think it’s different, but my son kept reminding me that my hair now looks like Zoe’s in The Ultimatum.

More attention on facial features
With a style like that, it’s a bit of a double-edge sword. On one hand, I can look a bit more youngish but on the other hand, more attention is put on my face. Hence, I have to put a bit more color to my pale face plus contour my cheeks a little so that my face don’t look too fat! In terms of styling, it really depends. I can also wash and wear this haircut quite well but if I want to look more chic, then I should spend more time styling it with hair gel or mousse.

Victoria Beckham is growing out her pixie
Anyway, I’ve just learnt that Victoria Beckham is letting her pixie haircut grow out. It was reported that when she was spotted in Los Angeles recently, her brunette locks reached just a few inches above her shoulders. Heh. So I guess I can visit my hairstylist in another three months’ time!


  1. minsin says:

    This hair style suits you alot. It really does enhance the facial feature of yours.

  2. ann says:

    Looking good with your new hair cut! It suits you very nicely. Very chic.

  3. BT says:

    I love your new hair cut, cute and chic. I’ve similiar one few years ago, but very take time and $, so long hair is easier. 3 months seems a long time, I went for trimming every 1.5 months in that time even I want to return to long hair.

  4. flochoe says:

    Love your new chic look! Vibrant and you looked so fresh and young ?

    Wish I have a slimmer face for this hairstyle…

  5. Paris B says:

    You’re lucky to carry off the pixie cut – it suits you ? My face is just too big ?

  6. Jackie says:

    oh wow. so chic ad pretty! i love girls with short hair. i think it’s because i can’t get away with it. #k8SjZc9Dxk#k8SjZc9Dxk

  7. patsy says:

    It’s a revamp! Very classy and trendy, you look great, honestly.

  8. Nikki says:

    I can never go that short, but with you, you look great as you have a nice small face ?

  9. prettybeautiful says:

    i agree that you too look as chic as zoe tay! my face is like a piece of bread..i cannot carry off short hair =/

  10. Steph says:

    i love your haircut, its so chic and it frames your face well. i can never pulloff such a haircut. makes me look fatter ?

  11. Connie says:

    your hair cut suits you a lot! I currently have short hair too ?

  12. AtelierGal says:

    your faceshape is suitable indeed, whereas mine resemble a fishball on my puffy days T.T

    I still prefer long hair ?

  13. Blovet Beauty says:

    Wow.. u are super daring.. i could never find the guts to chop off my hair.. & I have a FAT face!! hahaha U carry it off much better !

  14. sesame says:

    Thanks Min Sin!

  15. sesame says:

    Thank you Ann! Good thing my current shampoo helps give the volume too.

  16. sesame says:

    Heheh…I was kidding about the 3 months. Usually I need a haircut every 2 months. Longest I can stretch is 2.5 months but the hair would look a terrible state by then.

  17. sesame says:

    I actually thought my face look a bit fat with this cut, which I don’t mind cos I’ve lost a bit of weight and prefer not to look sunken.

  18. sesame says:

    Your face don’t look too big from the pics I’ve seen. But longer hair suits you well.

  19. sesame says:

    Thank you Jackie!

  20. sesame says:

    Thanks Patsy!

  21. sesame says:

    Not as chic as Zoe lah…she’s so glam!

  22. sesame says:

    I like it too but it also makes the lines on my face more distinct! ?

  23. sesame says:

    Yes I noticed…you look pretty in your short hairdo!

  24. sesame says:

    Nothing like that…your face does not resemble a fishball! You’ve got a pretty face! And long hair is nice on you too.

  25. sesame says:

    My face shape is oval so I guess this works…plus I’ve lost some weight and the fats are gone too.

  26. sesame says:

    You look great in your long hair so keep that…I can’t do long hair now. ?

  27. pf1123 says:

    Hey Sesame! You looked great! Yes, I believe that shorter, sassier hair instantly takes a few years off! I think your cut draws attention to your the apple of your cheek (shown above). Good idea to contour your cheeks! I think bright polished cheeks also makes one look younger and fresher!

    How do you contour your cheeks? I contour my face at the side towards my chin with a shadow shade so my face looks sharper and slimmer.

    I had my hair cut dramatically shorter about a year or so ago. People couldn’t recognised me! I was with shoulder length hair and suddenly I cut it a bit shy of my jaw line.

    After that, I let grow out for about 10 mths with just trims.

    A month ago, I went for another cut. Changed my hair stylist first time in years! I have an inverted bob with my left side longer than my right.

    The layer was fantastic at my back. I have a rather flat head and I’m pleased with the bob which gave me some volume at the back. The hair stylist did a great job at doing the asymmetrical layering as its also shorter on the right and longer on the left at the back.

    Immediately, I felt that this haircut made my eyes look bigger! Or perhaps it just focus the attention to my eyes. ?

    I’m very happy with this cut!

  28. stiffedneck says:

    Great hair cut!!! I cut my hair short as well, like Victoria Beckham wen she first cut it short 2 yrs ago. I don’t want to have long hair anymore afterward, since shorter cut makes my hair look more volume like urs too.

  29. Elaine C says:

    I love that haircut on you. It’s perfect! You look beautiful!

  30. Su says:

    This haircut is perfect for you! I often agonise over the beauty of shorter hair cuts and the desire to keep my hair long. ?

  31. sesame says:

    Hey PF, you’re very lucky to have such thick hair because you have a lot more room to play with. I think the bob should look very flattering on you! My hairstylist always say I’m lucky because I have a round head shape to compensate for my lack of hair. Otherwise, his job will be very difficult! Hee…

  32. sesame says:

    I like the convenience of short hair too and I find that as women age, fewer look great with long hair.

  33. sesame says:

    Thanks Elaine! You’re making me blush…

  34. sesame says:

    I know what you mean. Sometimes I look at a nice hairstyle which is longer and immediately I wish I have long hair. Haha…

  35. imp says:

    you look great in it. the back is plumped full of volume. nice! the shorter fringe makes u look fresh anyday.

  36. pf1123 says:

    I have to do continue to do rebonding to tame my hair. I should envy your fine hair!

  37. sesame says:

    Thanks imp! I’ve not had short fringe for along time now.

  38. sesame says:

    I guess the grass is always greener on the other side? ?

    Forgot to answer your q about contouring. I use the same technique as yours but with a light hand as my face is quite small…too much and it’ll look sunken and old.

  39. chenyze says:

    it actually went rather well on you! (=

  40. Jeh says:

    Love it, you could go for the piecy look as well! Wax + flat iron, voila!

  41. sesame says:

    Thanks Chenyze! ?

  42. sesame says:

    Oh never tried flat iron…always thought it’ll make my hair more limp. But adding wax is an interesting idea!

  43. Richard says:

    I don’t know how long your hair was before you took these pictures but I will say that, as a hair pro myself, this shorter hair suits you perfectly. It’s a very flattering cut for a pretty face like yours and would look just as good a tad shorter on the ears next time too.

  44. sesame says:

    Hey Richard: thank you for the compliments! ?

  45. fred says:

    you look like a boy…let your hair grow…be a woman

  46. sesame says:

    Oh thanks. I never had anyone telling me that I look like a boy in my face though.

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