The Mixie is The New Trending Cut of The Season

The Mixie

We’ve seen the mighty mullet grow more and more popular over the last few years but now, we’ve got a fresh take: The Mixie. Here’s everything you need to know on The Mixie to help recreate the look for your clients…

What is The Mixie?

The Mixie haircut is a meeting of two haircuts that have grown in popularity in the past couple of years, the mullet, and the pixie.

“This is a style that features longer hair hitting the shoulders at the back, and on top is cut super short as with a pixie, with shorter layers to give variations in length,” says Dylan Brittain, Creative Director and Owner of Rainbow Room International’s George Square salon. “After lockdown, so many clients became more experimental with their looks, opting for creative cuts just like this.”

Many clients are also looking for effortless haircuts that require little styling. “This haircut is ideal for those who are looking for something a little more low maintenance, as it looks great without the use of heated styling tools and instead by simply spritzing through a sea salt spray to give extra texture,” Dylan tells us.


The Mixie

Recreating The Mixie on your clients

As always, working out the best iteration of The Mixie in your client consultation is crucial. “For those with more defined jaws, such as those with square face shapes, may want some length to the sides and the front to give their look softness,” explains Dylan. “Contrastingly, those with narrower face shapes may want to have their pixie cut shorter at the sides to add width and help balance out the face. A fringe can also look great when added to this haircut to give the finished style even more edge.”

What’s more, this look works well for most hair types and being versatile, can be adapted to suit the individual. “Fine and thick hair types suit this look, however it’s a particularly fantastic haircut choice for those with fine hair as it gives the appearance of thicker, fuller hair on the top. I also love this look with curly hair types, as by adding in some texturising spray can really help enhance the curls and draw attention to them,” adds Dylan.

Maintaining The Mixie

It’s important to recommend the best styling products and how to use them before your clients leave the shop, to help their Mixie cut maintain its look. “My favourite products for styling this look are matte pomades, waxes and gels,” says Dylan. “Mousses and texturising sprays are also great and can be scrunched into damp hair to add body and enhance the hair’s texture.

“Texturising sprays can also be used on the finished look for those who want to quickly style their hair and go. We should also, as always, recommend that our clients use good quality hair care such as conditioning shampoos to keep their haircut looking its best in between appointments and free from split ends,” Dylan advises.

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