The Mixie Is the Retro Haircut Trend Everyone Should Try This Spring

Written by Ashley Locke

Short hair is all the rage for spring. And so are combination cuts. We’ve seen the rise of the bixie haircut this year, and now the mixie haircut is getting its time in the spotlight. Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, and more celebs have opted for this combination short ‘do as of late. Atlanta hairstylist Julia Siegferth has an idea as to why the mixie is so popular right now.

“With the rise of personal style, funkier cuts and colors are on their way to salons all over,” they share. “Hair is inherently genderless and customizable, so I believe that the mixie is a really fun choice for anybody. It leaves the door open for an array of style variations and gender expressions, hence its popularity.”

Whether you’re considering the mixie haircut trend yourself or just want to learn more about it, Julia breaks down everything you need to know about this combination cut below!

What Is the Mixie?

The mixie is quite literally the combination of a mullet and a pixie haircut. “Think bangs, tendrils, all the flippy shaggy bits,” notes Julia. The front tends to be a bit shorter and more length is in the back.

Who Is the Mixie Best For?

Julia is quick to share that this daring short ‘do is perfect for anyone who wants to try it. “With the right styling products, anyone can have this cut. I have a mixie and my hair is pin-straight. It just takes a little extra styling,” they say.

They strongly encourage you to book a consultation beforehand so your stylist can figure out the right mixie haircut for your face shape and hair type. “Any haircut can be tailored to any face shape and style. Booking a consultation with a stylist is the best way to decide if someone will understand your vision,” Julia mentions.

What Should You Ask for If You Want the Cut?

If you decide to get a mixie, Julia again echoes the importance of a consultation. “There are so many variations of this haircut, but in my consultations, I typically break it down to three sections to define what someone really wants,” they say.

They first start off by figuring out which type of bangs the client wants, whether it be “curtain, baby bangs, shaggy bangs, etc.” Then they determine if a client wants their ears to be covered or uncovered. “Do you want to be able to tuck any hair behind your ears? What kind of face-framing are you into?” The final part of the consultation is determining the length. “How long do you want the ‘party’? Flippy and short or longer tendrils?” All questions to think about before getting a mixie haircut.

“If you can pin down these three things, you can pin down the best cut for you,” they note. But they also mention that you shouldn’t “be afraid to ask your stylist for their opinion and what they think would be best for your level of maintenance.”

How Should the Mixie Haircut Be Styled?

Knowing what to expect when styling a new haircut is also critical to determining whether or not it’s right for you. Even if you already have a mixie, Julia’s advice is incredibly helpful.

“I always recommend a product to add grit to the hair,” they begin. “Typically these haircuts don’t have a part, most of the hair in front of the ears plays into the bangs, so I typically try to push everything forward, then flick the ends of the bangs out. Embrace the funky bits!”

They suggest using R+Co’s Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste because “it’s a great non-aerosol option that can give the hair some great texture and lasting power. It’s like skipping the first-day hair feeling.”

Mixie Haircut Inspiration

Below are a handful of mixie haircuts to use as inspiration for your own take on the haircut!

Want a short haircut but not ready for the mixie? The bixie may be a better option for you, so learn all about it HERE!