Andrea Osvart's Short Haircut

Andrea Osvart pixie hairstyle
Contemporary pixie cut - Photo: Massimiliano Marino/Shutterstock
The lovely, Hungarian-born model and actress, Andrea Osvart, is seen here with what is a nearly-iconic gamine pixie haircut. She is widely-recognized by her signature short haircuts, and the beautifully-textured layers in this short hairstyle are colored with a multi-dimensional spectrum of colors that give the look added visual interest.
The Basics of the Cut
This haircut follows the traditional lines of feminized super-short hairstyles. The perimeter cutting lines feature a wedge-cut at the front of the ear, and a nape cutting line that curves gently to a tapered point at the center nape.
The layering involved is steep along the bottom edge of the style, building to what is not-so-much a "weight line" as a "zone" where the increased lengths form a curved fullness. The longest lengths are in the crown and top sections, allowing for some added versatility in the specifics of the styling of the hair.
The layers are textured using a point-cutting technique to give an almost feathered look to the pixie when styled. The fringe area is short to balance Andrea's modest forehead, and is also textured to give a softness which is perfectly suitable for the look as it prevents the prominence of any hard angles that would work against her delicate features.
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The Color
Starting from a base of warm brown, Andrea's hair is given dimension with a blend of highlights and lowlights that are each one to two shades lighter than the base. The result is a fully-realized natural color that seems to be even deeper than it is due to the play of light and reflectivity of the color on the hair.
In addition to the darker base tone, there appears to be an almost-coppery auburn with a golden blonde and a few slender locks of pale, creamy gold to finish out the effect. The base is a somewhere around a level 4 or 5, with the predominant highlight color being a warm level 6, followed by a level 7 in a golden shade and the final addition of the slim selections of level 8 to add sparkle.
Keeping the colors close in relation to their partnered shades means that as the natural color emerges in the new growth, the hair can retain its appeal longer. Since the transition appears to create an ombre effect, the look remains "cutting edge" longer before needing a retouch service.
The Secrets of Styling:
Once you've recreated the cut and created the palette of color you want for the look, it's time to evaluate the techniques used in styling this look. As shown, the hair is basically blown dry with a vented brush using a strong-hold mousse product for control and softness.
The hair is directed in a curving radial pattern from the crown area. The hair should be lifted with the fingers and a diffuser used to warm, then cool, the top and crown sections, so that you can maximize the volume in these areas, creating the pleasing silhouette of the style.
The fringe area is directed across the forehead in a sweeping fashion, with the ends flipped up and back over the hairline in soft, "c" shapes. A small amount of styling paste or wax pomade can be used on the fingers to rake through the hair and create added detail to the layers.
By pinching and drawing out the fingers in various places along the hairstyle, the layers and texture can be shaped into points that are esthetically pleasing and offer a greater degree of styling versatility and visual impact.
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