Welcome Back To The Pixie Revolution,
Well here we are and it's just about 1am east coast time Friday night early Saturday morning.
By now your all wondering how Mrs Mac's haircut went tonight.
I wont keep anyone hanging and wanted to get this up as soon as possible.
I know by putting this all up right away it leaves little suspense and I wont have anything new
in the Mrs haircut realm until mid November.
But I'm too excited not to put it up tonight.
So as promised we took some before shots last night.
They turned out pretty good I have to say.
It's with Mrs Mac's camera which we always use, but in our new bathroom and the lighting it seems,
has added to the clarity and sharpness of the photos.
So last night we took a panaromic set of pics to show the full spectrum of Mrs Mac's current
hair, and I gotta say as I was taking the pics, I thought it looked pretty good. Really good infact, for not having it cut in about 6 weeks. Her last cut was August 23rd to be exact.
I finger combed it giving the overlapping drape a side swept look in the back. It looked healthy
and full. And for a moment I kinda felt bad Mrs Mac was going to be getting it cut shorter.
It really looked so nice as you will see in the before pics.
We discussed a little about what she planned on having done today, and it was as planned: the top
left alone no texturizing or added layers, and the back and sides rebuzzed. I actually did mention that
Perfect Cut suggested a #2 buzzing. Mrs Mac seemed open to the idea
and said she would talk to the stylist when she got there and in the chair and see what she thought.
I told her I would be happy with a #3 and she didnt have to push the envelope on my behalf.
Today came and our appointment was 5:15. Mrs Mac only get's out of work at 5pm, so I had to make tracks to pick up our kids and get them to the salon to meet up with Mrs Mac as the kids had trims too.
When I got there Mrs Mac was relaxing in the waiting area downstairs and still hadnt been called up yet. We managed to talk and I mentioned the possibility of a #2 buzzing and she said she would ask what the stylist thinks.
I honestly told her, I didnt know if it would look too severe or not, and it's her call and if she thinks
it would look too harsh go with a #3 instead.
Before long the kids got ther trims and Mrs Mac was next.
The salon was packed for a Friday night, so unfortunatley for me I couldnt get a front seat view like
I normally do when we have late appointments where I can plop down in one chair over as the kids play and no one else is left but our family and our stylist
So I held the fort down in the waiting area with our kids and could barely see as Mrs Mac and the stylist had the furthest back station.
I could see our stylist, and two sets of salon chairs blocking Mrs Mac's upper torso and head.
No fidgeting or manuevering could help me.
The salon stations are up a set of stairs which are not much about 5 to 7 steps, but sitting down in the waiting area all the salon chairs block one another and if your in the back seat you cant see it from the waiting area.
So I see Mrs Mac talking to the stylist. I see she has her pictures, the same as her last cut.
They talk for a minute or so but with all the noise I cant hear a thing. Might as well be the Peanuts adult characters talking in all those Charlie Brown cartoons.
Through it all and my next to no view, I do see our stylist standing over Mrs Mac as Mrs Mac sits in the chair and I see clippers in her hand. I try to see what color the guard is, but it's hard to tell.
First I think it's a blue which would be a #3 then after moving in my seat to try and see again I realize that it looks from a distance to be purple which would indeed make it a #2.
I wish I could tell you more detail, other then I saw our stylist, push the clippers up into Mrs Mac's head in back, and that it went up really high. I only saw it go up one or two times, but it seemed
the stylist was plowing it up much higher then last.
About 15-20 minutes had passed and everyone in the salon had left, including the other stylist and customers so I made my way up to grab a seat in a salon chair right next to Mrs Mac.
Our Stylist took the clippers out one more time, almost as if to do it for me, and I saw it was indeed a
#2 guard, The stylist did a one more time once over all thru Mrs Mac's buzzed back and sides to make sure it was all even.
She then got the small clippers out and outlines around the ears a bit and cleaned the bottom up a bit.
She left the hairline natural though and didnt square it off or outline it as Mrs Mac likes it natural looking and feels it looks more feminine not outlines.
Mrs Mac and the stylist then told me they talked it over and agreed to go with a #2 but also they both
agreed they should take the clippered part up higher all around.
Which I noticed immediately.
Mrs Mac told me afterwards she wanted it this short, and I didnt have to worry that I pushed her.
It was her idea alone to take the set buzzed line up higher.
And I must say it is certainly buzzed up high.
We're talking Pink and Miley Cyrus territory folks!
In fact it reminds me of Miley's cut alot. We plan on taking pics of Mrs Mac with her hair
slicked gelled back like Miley did as when Mrs Mac got out of the shower tonight and combed it back it looked like this lady's hair:
So without further ado
Here is the before and after shots in order.
I should note it took alot for me to get the after pics tonight.
Mrs Mac was tired and cranky and ready for a shower, when I managed to get the pics and after reminding her of her fanbase on here she agreed.
I was determined to get pics of her freshly buzzed back and sides.
Tommorow ( Sat) we wouldnt be able to get them because Mrs Mac has an all day voulunteering
gig for our kids school and I know she would be beyond exhausted tommorow night for pics.
I did get Mrs Mac to promise a set of pics this coming week while the buzz part is still nice and short, and Mrs Mac wearing something nice and some hoop earings on like we did in the early July
So let us know what you think?
Is a #2 clippering too short?
Have we gone too far?
Mrs Mac loves it.
But I think as far as how high the buzzed part goes and the #2 we've reached as far as we can
go with this cut as far as shortness.
Like Pink and Miley I think they've reached as far as they can go with severity.
Which leads to something I've been thinking about lately. It seems these new generation pixies, are going shorter and shorter with closely buzzed sides and napes and backs, and the top left longer, that there's no where else the style can go but longer if it continues to evolve. The envelope cant get pushed any further my friends.
For all intent purposes 3/4's of Mrs Mac's entire head is a #2 buzzcut.
The pull in on this cut is the contrast of longer hair on top and buzzed sides and buzzed back.
Once you've buzzed off all possible hair real estate but the top, you cant go any shorter, because if you buzzed the top off, you got a plain ol' all over buzzcut and you loose the very essenense of why we love these cuts and angled bobs:
The contrast between long(er) hair and buzzed hair.
So in my opinion, this trend will go as short as a #2 or #1 sides and back, but then you will see a grow out, and a new trend start that is longer and has the side buzzed look grown out.
I'm not sure what it will be but I predict those 90's bowl cuts with buzzed backs that Demi Moore, Josie Bissett and Chynna Phillips had might make a comeback as the next progression of the pixie cut as a result of going as far as you can go with the current sidebuzzzed back buzzed pixie. I see softer less severe looking longer sides and blunt precise lines of longer hair but the back's being left buzzed short.
Not sure when this might happen maybe a year from now but that's my call. I'm sure it wont be exactly like those 90's bowl pixie cuts, but it will be reminiscent of them with a modern twist.
For now though Mrs Mac and myself are basking in her sidebuzzed and back glory.
I got alot of buzzed real estate to rub tonight.
Here is the before pics:
almost didnt want her to get it cut it looked so great