How to style a “pixie” like Ellen’s

EllenClick the top title to open One of the hottest hair trends of the season is the pixie cut. At the recent 86th Annual Academy Awards, host Ellen DeGeneres and her hairstylist Laini Reeves of Starworks Artists showed how to take the casual cut from sporty to elegant.

“The Rene Furterer products really helped to take this iconic look to the next level,” said Laini, explaining her technique. “They created a multi-textured look with great depth, while keeping her balayage blonde locks soft yet edgy.”

Here are Laini’s step-by-step directions to recreate Ellen’s look:

First, I sprayed René Furterer Voluma Volumizing conditioning spray-no rinse at the roots. Next, I used a blow-dryer while twisting the hair into small sections, creating a bend all over. I then created volume on the crown and on the sides with a small round brush.

To finish, using the René Furtherer Modeling Paste, I tousled the hair a bit with my fingers to enhance the texture and to adjust the shape. Ellen was ready to electrify the stage at the Oscars.

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