At this point, you’re probably very familiar with the “bixie” trend — the hairstyle combining a bob and a pixie — but have you heard of the “mixie” haircut? This newcomer on the hair-trend block is yet another twist on 2022’s It hairstyle, only this time, it merges the mullet and the pixie haircut for a fearless new look.
“A mixie is an edgy haircut that is longer in the back, like a mullet, and short, like a pixie, in the front,” Jenny Cho, celebrity hairstylist, tells POPSUGAR. It’s no secret that mullets made a strong comeback over the last two years with Miley Cyrus proudly leading the charge, but it’s also understandable why some people might be a little hesitant to jump on board the rocker-hairstyle train — it is a commitment. But the mixie is a good way to dip your toe into the business in the front, party in the back style.
How does it stack up to all of the other new short haircut trends we’ve been seeing? “Mixie as a haircut feels uniquely different from what we’ve been seeing but also has a slight ’70s retro vibe that feels familiar,” she says. At the salon, you’ll want to explain the mullet-pixie combo hairstyle to your stylist, but Cho also recommends going to a professional who specializes in this type of haircut. “You really want to seek out a stylist who’s known for edgier haircuts — someone who gets the look and can also understand how to alter it depending on your face shape and texture.”
Speaking of, the mixie is great for all hair types and textures, but the style of your hair (straight, wavy, coily, etc.) will alter the way it looks on you. “Depending on your texture, it’s a pretty low-maintenance haircut because of the loose length around the hairline,” Cho says. “You can let it go longer than a short, tighter pixie.” To give the hairstyle that messy look, Cho recommends using a product that adds some grit to the hair, like the R+Co Velvet Curtain Cotton Touch Texture Balm ($34), the Sachajuan Ocean Mist Hair Cream ($34), or the Kristin Ess Fragrance-Free Texturizing Paste ($10).
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