Spring 2009 Hair Cuts: Cropped Bob & The Pixie


In 2009, the hair trends are all about the extremes. When it comes to The Bob Hairstyle, it’s the real “play-it-safe” hair-doo for 2009. It’s the only hair cut that isn’t extreme in any one direction and it’s leftover from 2008 so you have a high risk of blending in with the crowd with a bob this spring.

However, there are ways around this. If you want to keep your short hair, mix it up a bit by doing a cropped bob or a Pixie Cut. Both are low maintenance hairstyles that are totally and more interesting than a standard bob cut.

Another way to mix it up a bit is to have your stylist cut a few fringe style bangs for you. Play with texturizing spraysicon and waxes for added dimension.

Textured Crop: To achieve this easy-going hairstyle, ask your stylist for choppy layers. For optimal results, have your stylist use a razor for this part. This adds texture and dimension. Wash and air-dry and finish with a styling wax to enhance the layered pieces. The volume created by the short pieces on the top of your head will add height and beautiful volume. This helps balance a round face like Mandy Moore’s.

Messy Look: You can also go for a messier look like Agyness Deyn by simply shampooing, conditioning and apply mousse while hair is still wet. Then let air-dry. When dry, add a shine wax to the ends. And to get the messy look, grab hair at the crown and pull up after applying the wax. Spray lightly with a flexible hold hair spray like Aussie Opposites Attract Extra Strong + Touchable Feel Hairsprayicon

Pixie Cut: Rub a large blob of sculpting serum or mousse in your hands and work through your hair. Continue brushing through with a one-inch ceramic round brush pulling hair forward toward the face. Let hair air-dry. Or you can blow-dry hair forward and accentuate the pieces with styling wax.

Here’s some products we recommend for short hair:

Styling Mousse

What: Aussie Opposites Attract Strong Hold + Touchable Feel Styling Mousseicon

It’s like the perfect man. Strong, but with a soft side. And the best part? It won’t hog the remote. I like this mousse because it doesn’t make my hair dull and sticky. It’s light-weight but has excellent hold and feel. Great for short AND long hairstyles. Read our full review >>

Price: $3.99

Discounts: New Customers: Receive $5 off $30 or $10 off $50 on your first non-prescription order!

Where: Drugstore.com

Hair Root Pump Spray Mousse

What: Sexy Hair Concepts Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Spray Mousseicon

Shake can well before using. For lift, spray into damp hair at the scalp and mid shaft areas. Blow dry hair away from scalp. This is the only product that gives me big volume. It’s easy to apply and it works SO WELL! I highly recommend this one for anyone that wants real volume.

Price: $13.99

Discounts: New Customers: Receive $5 off $30 or $10 off $50 on your first non-prescription order!

Where: Drugstore.com

Texturizing Spray Wax

What: Pantene Pro-V Texturize! Spray Wax

This is my personal favorite. This texturizing spray work great on short to medium hair. Just shake well. Spray onto dry hair. Use fingers to tousle and lift layers. To define curls, spray onto damp hair and scrunch.

Price: $5.99

Discounts: New Customers: Receive $5 off $30 or $10 off $50 on your first non-prescription order!

Where: Drugstore.com

Stay tuned for more Spring 2009 Hair Trends…

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  • Dianne

    I happen to wear my hair in a short pixie with a twist.I sometimes spike.

  • http://www.targetlover.blogspot.com zobars

    hi there,
    No offense but what about some styles for those of us who don’t have straight hair ? I have a little curl in my hair and it is not straight for sure. i have cut my hair really short and i don’t know if I can have a hair style actually ??

  • http://thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

    @2. – Hi Zobars. I actually haven’t seen any “in” hair styles for short curly hair! Have you tried straightening your hair and spiking it? Like a pixie hair style? Use a shampoo and conditioner that encourages straightness and then use a straightening balm like Sexy Hair Blow It Up Gel

  • http://www.myspace.com/lalainey lainey

    actually, an inverse bob can look really good with wavy or curly hair.. my friend has pretty curly hair and she wears it short in an inverse bob style and it looks great on her!

  • jasmin

    hi! i have and simply love the pixie cut. i have done it for years. i do not have a problem with finding products as much as finding people that can actually cut this style. help!!!!

  • http://thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

    @5. – Hi Jasmin. Finding a good salon is no easy task. Best bet is to stay away from places like Cost Cutters and in-mall salons.

    Except to pay at least $40 for a hair cut. When it comes to letting someone else cute your hair, you definitely get what you pay for! I’m sure you can find a reputable salon near you that you’d be happy with.

    Good tip is to look for salons that do more than cut hair. Generally places that also do professional waxing etc, are going to have more professional people working for them.

    Too bad you don’t live in NH. You could go to my salon! My stylist Jon, is soooo good. I will never go to anyone else.

  • Georgia C

    i have brown straight hair thats just over the sholder. i have a side parting with a fringe that is just over my eyebrows. i always straighten my hair and it look very nice but im getting bored of this style now, and i want to know if there is any other hair styles/cut that would suit me. p.s. i have an oval/round face shape.
    thanks, georgia x.

  • Jill

    I found my stylist because a friend went to the same salon for a haircut. I’ve also been so bold as to walk up to someone with an awesome haircut and say, “I LOVE your hair! Who’s your stylist?”

  • Tracy

    You absolutely DO NOT have to pay $40 for a great hair cut.
    My stylist is $25 and she has done every hair style imaginable for me. Just yesterday I went and got a pixie. It’s perfect.
    And I totally agree with asking somebody with cute hair where they got it cut. That’s how I found my stylist. I’ve been going for years.
    I’ve paid as much as $50 for a cut before, but now I get a way better hair cut for half the price.

  • http://thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

    No, you don’t HAVE to pay $40 for a great haircut, but you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who costs less and can actually cut hair properly. At least that’s my experience…

    I don’t like trusting my hair to another person, so I haven’t been to a lot of different places in order to find the best price. And I’m sure, most people wouldn’t want to do that either.

    Congrats on finding a great stylist that only charges $25! Where abouts is your stylist? You must share your wonderful, cheap stylist with the rest of us!

  • Claire-Marie

    Wow! I get a cut and a wax for $25… Then again my stylist has been a friend of mine for the past 11 years – and this is the salon price that is charged for both. But tis NOT the ‘Full Service” Price. It’s the price for a cut and wax, of course she styles it before you walk out the door and she also gives pointers on how to keep the GREAT look.

    I ONLY see ONE person for my hair. If she moves or I do, I’d be frantic – well maybe not, but I’m PICKY about who touches my head.

    My last cut was a pixie – on Sunday… Oh and we’re doing highlights in a couple of weeks. My stylist and I are thinking blonde or red.

  • http://mindofanavant-gardiste.blogspot.com Brittany M

    I simply love the pixie cut, it’s sweetly chic!