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Wet-Look Pixie: A Striking Style for Shorter Strands

An edgy, trendy look.

A daring look that exudes confidence, the wet pixie has been cropping up on Hollywood red carpets resulting in an edgy glam that's both bold and beautiful.

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This ultra-chic style is certainly having a moment. Adding a wet look to short hair will make the style even more eye catching, drawing attention away from your locks so your face is front and center. A wet pixie is a low-maintenance look that, when styled properly, stays put for hours-so you can quit fussing with your mane and seize the day (or night) in style.

Begin with dry hair and work a nickel-size amount of styling balm or paste into your palms, then distribute evenly throughout your 'do to define and texturize. Smooth sections with fingers until the desired shape is achieved. We've seen wet pixies with both side parts and sleek bangs, but the boldest way to go is straight back. If you opt for this brazen style, try teasing hair on the top of your head-beginning with the crown-an inch from the base of your scalp. Then gently smooth strands back away from your face. Finish with a quick coat of styling gel and firm hairspray for increased stability.

Pro Tip

When styling your wet-look pixie, adding a little extra lift will make your short cut even more evening ready. Use a small round brush while blow drying to lift strands at the crown. The resulting volume illuminates face length, upping the drama.

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