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Hair

Style your short hair like Nomuzi Mabena and Thando Thabethe

When going for the pixie crop, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re abandoning any chance of versatility with your hair.

 

From Nomuzi’s finger wave to Terry Pheto’s side parting, short cuts can be styled just the same as longer hairdos, which is why we’re here to give you some helpful tips on how to mix things up.

 

Soft bangs – Thando Thabethe

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You can still get a fringe if you have a pixie cut – you just want to make sure it isn’t chopped too harsh. Take inspiration from someone like Thando Thabethe and opt for soft bangs that flow from the top of your crown onto your forehead.

 

Go for a side sweep for a feminine touch, and if you’re worried about your fringe looking too thick simply thin out the strands with a comb or your fingers. It may be tempting to get the fringe cut short but to give it a more relaxed feel, keep it lengthy so it blends well into the sides.

 

Volume – Gail Mabalane

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Give it oomph by adding volume – perfect as a fun touch for a night out. Think of Gail Mabalane with this look; thanks to the short length of your hair, there’s nothing stopping you from styling it upright. It also adds the illusion of having longer tresses as you style it upwards.

Add texture, using a styling product and gently tugging at the ends of different strands to tease them into different directions.

 

Side parting – Terry Pheto

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Something as simple as changing your parting can also give your short hair a new look. Switch from side to side, or arrange your hair from a spot in the middle of your crown. This will leave you with different lengths in different areas each time you change it up. It also gives you the perfect chance to accessorise, whether it is with a headband or hair slides for a cute touch.

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