“The mixie is a marriage of a shorter version of the mullet, with a pixie haircut,” says London-based hairstylist Neil Moodie, who boasts clients such as Phoebe Dynevor, Jodie Comer and Naomi Campbell. “It’s effectively a short pixie, but all the edges are longer, which lends a much softer look. It can work on straight, wavy or curly hair.”
Take inspiration from this cool cut by Paige McNeil on Instagram. Though dreamt up in Atlanta, this pixie-meets-mullet is giving us all the London cool girl vibes.
The Box Braid Bun
More a protective style, Charlotte Mensah is making a case for the show-stopping updo after a year of mainly wearing hair down. “Box braids in a bun is a thing and they look really great,” said Charlotte on Instagram. Keep frizz and flyaways on lockdown with the Manketti Oil Finishing Mist.
“This year people may start moving away from texture like shags and mullets. Instead, heavier silhouettes and bolder lines will take precedence,” says Tom Warr, academy director at London’s Blue Tit Salon. The new 2022 version of the bob takes inspiration from French hair cutting, which Tom has coined the “bi-bob” (it accentuates the bi-level area of the face, such as the eyes and cheekbones.)
“A bob with a heavy fringe is a perfect example,” says Tom. “It still has shape, as it’s shorter at the front and longer at the back, but heavier lines define features and stand out. Look at influencer Chloe Miles.
“Styling wise, you want to get a flat, straight-ish finish — but it can’t look too perfect,” says Tom. He suggests rough-drying hair, taking a small amount of the OWAY Smoothing Cream, and applying heat from a hairdryer in downward strokes. “Its cute, fresh, and timeless,” says Tom.