The Bixie Haircut Over 50 Tutorial

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As women get older they look to more mature hairstyles. But they still want something stylish and up to date. Short haircuts are often associated with being more mature. And as women age, generally their hair gets thinner so giving it more hair texture and layers to appear more voluminous is desired. You can find many haircut ideas for short hair but you might want to look at bixie hairstyles for older women. It’s time to watch this bixie haircut over 50 tutorial.

Unlike the mullet or sometimes the shag, bixie haircuts are more favorable for older women. It can work well with the young modern woman and it can work great for women over 50. It’s classic style that can be worn by women of all ages. The bixie is basically a pixie bob haircut. It’s a combination of a bob in the back and pixie cut in the front. It’s a short hairstyle that’s trendy yet classic.

Follow along with the bixie cut video below or read through the transcript. This bixie haircut over 50 tutorial video guides you on how to create this beautiful haircut for your older clients.

Bixie Haircut Over 50 Tutorial


Welcome back to the Jatai Academy. I’m Russell Mayes, Director of Content for Jatai and today we’re going to be studying how to do a bixie haircut. A bixie is basically a bob in the back and a pixie in the front.

So we’re going to start here with a natural center part. We’re going to section off a little above the occipital bone to the center of the ear. Then we’re going to take a triangular section right in the center and I’m going to use my Feather Plier Razor. It is the sharpest razor I have. It also has the most control and gives me the most detail of any of my razors in my collection.

I’m going to pull this out at 90° from the head and I’m going to imagine what angle of graduation that I want to create here in the nape. So pulling it 90° and cutting it a little longer at the top of the section getting a little shorter at the bottom. And I’ll just go through with a nice even razor stroke all the way through and then I’ll start to pivot from the center out towards the edges. I’ll pull that back into my previously cut section, find my guide and then follow my guide as I work forward. So this is a classic you know triangular graduation type of graduated bob that we’re doing in the back where it’s nice and tight down at the nape and slowly starts to stack and build some volume in the back of the head.

Now I’m going to continue my sections here and continue my razoring and trying to keep the razor stroke the exact same throughout all my sections so I can keep an even amount of weight distribution through each section that I’m doing.

I’ve gone through and prepped the hair with a little bit of Jatai Blade Glide to give it a nice smooth cutting experience. Now we’re here. We’re working on the last section. You’ll see me pull that out, find my guide from underneath and work towards the edges here around the jawline. And I want to hit this right around the jawline right just a little bit under the ear so when it falls forward it falls and curves with the jawline and with their natural bone structure. Now I’ll go through and do the exact same thing on the other side.

Starting back at the center. Taking my center section and continuing to razor just like I did on the other side. The important thing here is that I’m cutting from the inside towards the outside. As opposed to always cutting from right to left, I’m cutting internal out. Doing this method makes cutting the right side of the head a little bit more difficult because I actually have to cut over the hand that’s holding the section. So I’m cutting from the inside of my fingers towards the tip of my finger. Where on the other side I was cutting from the tip of my finger in towards the knuckle of my fingers. And just following the same guides that I was doing and trying to create the same angles and the same shape on both sides. Again, pulling out my last section, following my guide, working that in and trying to make sure I fit this right under the ear right around the jawline.

Now here after I’ve finished all of that I’m going to go through with my Feather Styling Razor. Now the Feather Styling Razor has a guard on it so I don’t have to be as careful. So what I’m going to do here is called a sculpture cut where I’m just basically running the blade across the top of the hair and going through and tapering it and thinning it. At the top of the section up where my parting is, I use a lot less pressure. And as I get down to the nape where the edges are I’m using a lot more pressure. So I’m going to take out more hair down at the bottom of this section and less hair at the top.

So what this is going to do is it allows me to keep the same shape that I have but I’m thinning it out a little bit around the edges and making those bottom hairs flow and separate and become really really soft. Now this method does take a little bit of practice. So the first time you’re going to do it you’re going to go through and use way too much pressure and just whack a big hole in it. So I urge you to practice this on a mannequin head or practice it on somebody that loves you that can’t get too mad at you because the first time you’re going to remove some hair.

So now we’re going to go back and continue our graduated bob. We’re going to take our next section. This is going to go to the high point of the ear. We’re going to pin all the other hair out of the way. I’m going to pull this out off of peak curvature of the head which means that if I lay the comb right at my parting at whatever angle of elevation that that comb is showing me that’s the elevation that I’m going to pull the hair up to. And then I’m going to use my guide from underneath and continue my graduated bob. So this will help me build up some shape, build up my bob in the back. But also because I’m using the razor it’s going to keep all kinds of texture into it and I can control how much weight builds up.

So I can have a really solid shape, but it will be very very soft in its appearance because I’m using a razor to apply the shape. Do the same thing on the other side just, trying to make sure I get the sides matching being careful not to cut myself too.

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Now we’re going to continue on and taking parallel sections to the previous sections that I had underneath and just continuing that on both sides. I’m going to pull everything pined out of the way start in the center, find my elevation. Right there is my elevation. That’s how I’m going to elevate that and hold that up and then follow the guide underneath, keep a broad razor stroke and continue my graduated bob.

Now whenever you’re going to start to use a Plier Razor you know a razor without a guard, I have to be very sensitive to the razor stroke and the moving of it back and forth. If I can take the razor and just go straight up and down, I won’t cut myself even if I touch my finger. The reason that I’ll cut my finger is if the blade is moving back and forth, not just up and down. So sometimes I start with a circular motion and that’s when I can cut myself. Whereas if I just continue to go straight up and down, I run far less of a risk.

Here you can see where my graduated bob is giving me a nice little corner right around the front and continuing that nice solid shape. Going back to cutting with the razor, start small. Take your sections small. Don’t start with large sections. Small sections are a lot easier to control.

When I apply the razor to the hair, I want the razor moving. Moving razor cuts so much easier than me trying to force it. And also, I want to make sure that I have a very very sharp blade. The sharper blade makes it effortless to cut. If I feel that the hair starts to push or I have to push the razor against the hair to get it to really cut, it’s time to change the blade.

Now here’s our last section and I’m just combing everything in its natural fall and even distribution around the natural parting. And anything that hangs over from the hair underneath, I’m going to cut off. Now this elevation here as you see I’m getting around the front. Around the front I will elevate it less to build up a little bit more of a solid shape there around the front. So elevate more in the back, a little less around the sides. That will give me a nice bob shape.

And just taking my time and making sure everything fits in nice and tight like I want. Continuing the same thing on the other side, trying to match my razor stroke as much as I can. The more that I can match my razor stroke on both sides obviously the more even and the smoother and the more balanced that the haircuts going to be. I could always go back in and you know thin hair out more by channel cutting it, but the more optimize that I can get while I’m cutting it the better it’s going to be and the more that the shape is really going to set in.

Here we’re going to start around the front. I’m taking a section from my bang section all the way to the high point of the ear and now I’m going to go through and start working on my little pixie bangs and blending that into the corner of my little bob shape right there around the bottom. I think this is too much hair so I’m going to pin some of that hair out of the way. And I’m pulling this straight forward. There’s my little bang shape and I’m cutting that down in a nice broad stroke all the way to the corner of my bob shape in the front. Right there. That’s the length I’m going to and I want to make sure everything blends through. As I need to I’ll go through and channel cut some of that out to make sure that my texture is really soft and really separated around the front. I want to see a lot of separation around the front to give me a little bit more movement and a more lived in type of shape.

I think that you know hair fashion right now is all about soft movable shapes. It’s not about this real precise glass smooth types of precision that was so prevalent in the 70s. There’s so much more freedom of movement in in today’s modern hair shape than it was in the past.

So we’re going to continue on with that. Now we’re going to take our next section, pull that forward, follow our guide from underneath. We’re going to channel cut first and then cut the length off so that we can kill two birds with one stone, channeling, removing of weight and removing of length.

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Now I’m just shaking it to see how it fits in to see if I need to remove any more weight around the front. Going to continue on. As I continue back from the front, I am elevating the hair. So by elevating it it’s going to remove more weight than if I just continue to pull everything forward. So this is going to actually bevel my shape going from the front to the back. So I’m cutting a round shape not only from the top going down but a round shape from the front to the back.

So it’s going to have more fullness around the back especially around the ears because that’s going to give me my bob shape, but it’s also going to be really really layered really textured so I get that pixie shape around the front and around the top. So I get that shortness and that airiness around the front, but I also have some hair to give me some fullness around the ears and make it much more interesting than if it’s just a pixie haircut all over.

Continuing to channel through. I’m going to do the same thing on both sides. I’m going to work this all the way to the center of the back and then continuing to elevate bringing that into my previously cut section.

Being mindful of my razor stroke. Being mindful of how much texture that I’m applying, how thick each section is. Because when you hold it up you can see where the sections are thicker. I’ll take out more like right through there. That’s pretty thick. We’ll take some of that out. As I get to the bottom maybe it’s not so thick so I don’t take as much out. So I want to pay attention to that and each section gets its own attention to detail to make sure it fits within its own boundaries. That’s why I’m always shaking it so much like this to see if there’s any weight that sticks out like I don’t want and to make sure everything’s flowing and give it a nice kind of lived in.

So here’s our end result. Here’s our shape. We’re going to go through and blow it dry and I’m just going to put the diffuser on, put a little bit of texture spray into it and just go through and diffuse it and use my hands to style it as opposed to using a brush because I want this to have a natural lived in shape. And the diffuser and my hands will help me develop that.

Put a little bit of styling cream on it at the end just to smooth some of my texture out make sure that I got my pieciness in there like I want. Here’s our end result. And you know I think it looks pretty good. We got a nice little bob shape there on the sides in the back that you can tuck behind the ear or I can have that come forward. Got a lot of variety. I like it.

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Short Bixie Haircut Over 50 Final Thoughts

As you can see If you followed along in the video, you can see how this bob pixie haircut can work with a range of ages. It’s classic yet modern look can be adjusted and styled based on client preferences. You can make it a pixie bob haircut with bangs or small curtain bangs and you can style it for more volume or more flat. It’s a versatile cut that women can appreciate.

Here’s the final short bob pixie look.



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