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Styling my Pixie Cut

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What I am wearing: Zara crop top, Topshop dungarees

Halla Friends,

Today I show you how I style my very short pixie cut. I am no professional and I think I do it completely wrong to how my hair dresser advised me, but this is just the most convenient and was way – and people tell me it looks good, so I don’t care, haha.

The black and white pictures are just after I showered and washed my hair with the Garniers Maple Shampoo (I don’t use conditioner, because my hair is naturally really soft and has always been healthy without conditioner, I am not sue if it’s even wise to put Conditioner in such short hair), then I towel dried it. I just kind of scrub it with my towel, which people say isn’t good, but yet again, I don’t care. Now I look very messy and so we get to the next step of brushing it. I have two options that is do, I either brush it out, like the sleek 20’s style photos you see or I brush it out and then scrunch it up again with my hands, so that it is a little wilder and messy. For brushing it, I just use a normal plastic hair brush and brush everything down, including my pony onto my forehead, sometimes  I even flat it out with my hands afterwards. I have so many swirls in my hair and thats why it looks so flapper-like when it’s wet, but I also like it, because they have a nice swirl, when they are dry. When I was younger I had crazy curls and oh how I wish I had them back! The last photo is the one where I scrunched my hair again and made it a little messy, after brushing or scrunching, I just let it air-dry! Normally I wash my hair in the evening, but when it’s school break, I usually shower in the mornings. Everyone has days, when the hair doesn’t look quite right, but on those days I just let my hair how it is. It’s just normal that sometimes you have it flying everywhere, but not where you want it and normally after a few hours, they are a little more flat again!

To me this is the easiest cut I ever had and so many people told me that it really suits me, which I am very happy about! To me it was a act of change. I wanted to cut my hair short like this for years, but I never did it, because I was afraid of what other people thought about me, but now that I did it, it wasn’t that difficult and people really liked it. Those who matter, don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter! I have grown up so much with this do and I look so much older. I mean one year ago people guessed my age to 12 years (dafuq) and now I am a solid 18 or older, yay. I just want to look how I feel and well back then I kind of felt like 12, but now I have so much more responsibility and I do so much more again. I can only advise you to cut your hair to a pixie once in your life. Don’t follow the rules that society has set up for us gils/women, we can do the fuck we want and we can look how we want as well! For me, I’ll always be going back to this hairstyle if my hair is very unhealthy or I completely need a makeover. At the moment, I don’t want to cut it again, but I’d like to see how I can let it grow out into a short parisian bob. With bangs, like Mathilda from “The professional”, or even a little longer like Baby from “Dirty Dancing” or Marilyn Monroe, I’d love some curls again and maybe even a different hair color. At the moment (and for like forever) I am really into ginger and plain blond hair!

What is your hairstyle, or your inspo?

 

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Body-positivity|Audrey Hepburn

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What I am wearing: Tally Weijl skirt, handmade sweater (from my granny), Caledonia tights

You probably know Audrey Hepburn from the numerous movies she’s created and you probably also fell in love with her aesthetics, like I did. There was and sometimes still is, where I adored her to the point, that I idealized her too much. I had to look like her, had to be like her and had to have the same figure as her. Her style just was and is one of the greatest inspirations to me, I have filled my whole Pinterest board with photos of her, and I am naturally striving to copy her effortless, vintage, classic look, but at he same time, I thought I could only pull all that off, if I was as thin and lean and especially tall as her. All her dresses and skirts and trousers would only look good on me at a certain weight. And that certain weight wasn’t nearly my healthy weight, I weighted much too less, yes maybe, I had the same bmi as audrey did, but did that make me look like her? No. Simply because there is no way, that you can look completely like another person, especially if one only focusses oneself on the weight aspect (which was the biggest to me at that time). Let’s think about this whole situation: Why would I want to look like someone else, when I could just enhance myself and how I look? Why would I starve myself to a unhealthy weight, only to be ill and miserable and not good-looking then? Why do I set my icon, who did so much more than just look pretty, on a higher scale than myself? Aren’t we all worth the same and aren’t we all good enough just for being? Why should size or height or race or gender or anything even matter? Why does it in this society? I am asking myself these same questions every day and I always, always come to the conclusion, that there is so much more to life, than just beauty, a certain body shape and what you have eaten or not eaten on that day. Lemme tell you girl, I don’t think Miss Hepburn would be proud of us for trying to change ourselves and starving ourselves at a full-set table. We are living creatures that deserve every right to eat and express oneself, we need every body shape and we need to cherish every body shape and height and color and whatnot. It’s not healthy not to be at the weight your body is designed to naturally be, and who wants to be ill. I do not, thank you very much.

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