The pixie cut is certainly having a moment! Not long after Jennifer Hudson revealed her dramatic chop last week, Jennifer Lawrence, Kristin Chenoweth, and Pamela Anderson quickly followed suit, and we don't blame them -- the style is super-flattering, and we're considering making the change ourselves. That's why we just had to ask Chenoweth's hairstylist Jonathan Hanousek for his expert tips on what to consider before getting a pixie cut, and how to keep the style on point (like Chenoweth's stellar vocals!).
"I am loving this trend toward short hair in Hollywood. The reality is that women are sexy with short hair, and I feel like it shows strong self-confidence," he told InStyle.com. "Almost anyone can wear their hair shorter, but keep in mind that everyone's features are different and that you need to make adjustments accordingly." Hanousek recommends picking your most-striking feature, and playing that up. "If you like your eyes, then cutting your fringe just below your brows will show them off. If you have great cheekbones, then drop your fringe just below them," he added.
In Kristin's case, she was inspired by Charlize Theron and Jenna Elfman's short crops, so Hanousek took that direction and kept her bangs long. Also, keep your hair texture in mind so your stylist can tailor the cut to flatter you. "Generally straight to wavy textures work best, but don't count yourself out if you have thicker or coarse hair," he noted. A few quick passes of a straightener or blowdryer will allow you to work either a sleek finish, or you can let your hair air-dry so your natural texture can come through.
Hanousek also recommends anti-frizz products, but be sure not to overload as a little goes a long way -- especially on shorter lengths. "My secret weapon is Moroccanoil Frizz Control ($34; moroccanoil.com). On Kristin, it adds the perfect amount of weight without making hair feel greasy," he told us. "I also blow-dry with White Sands Undercover Styling Spray ($21; whitesandsproducts.com). It has medium hold, works on all hair types, and gives you just enough control without being stiff."