5 New Ways to Style a Pixie Cut like Scarlett Johannson
Most starlets these days grab our attention with their hair by doing something drastic, like a here-today-gone-tomorrow chop or a fairy tale color revamp. Not Scarlett Johansson. The Avengers: Age of Ultron actress has been working her most recent pixie cut — an edgy razed undercut — on red carpets since she shaved her locks last year, bringing a completely new look with her to each event. Needless to say, she’s busting the belief that short-haired girls have few-to-no styling options and acting as major pixie cut inspo (short-to-shorter cutsare in this year). With a little help from our resident beauty babe Misty Spinney, we’ve broken down ScarJo’s five most recent hairstyles (they’re easier to DIY than you might think!), plus pegged a place for you to wear them all through spring.
1. The Bombshell Curl: Scarlett amped up the volume at the European premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron in London. To get the same height, use a thick-barrelled curling iron to curl your hair up and back and a volume spray like Kenra Professional Volume Spray 25 ($17) for next-level height and hold. (Photo via Anthony Harvey/Getty)
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2. The Lazy Girl Look: This year, the #wokeuplikethis look isn’t just reserved for Sunday mornings. To get Scarlett’s textured + tousled ‘do from the Hollywood premiere of Age of Ultron, backcomb your hair to build a lifted foundation, then use a flatiron to set your hair up and back before you gently fuss it around with your fingers with a wax like TIGI Bed Head Hair Stick ($15). (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
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3. The Not-So-Romantic Side Sweep: Adding a dramatic side part to soft hair is a fool-proof way to make your look more romantic like that, but we’re swooning hard over ScarJo’s slick, edgy twist on the style. For a similar look as her MTV Movie Awards hair, apply a root-lifting spray before you blow dry your hair away from your scalp and over and away from the part to shape and create volume. Finish by piecing it out with your fingers and adding some shine using a styling cream like Bumble and bumble Brilliantine ($24). (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
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4. The Oil Slick: Scarlett’s Academy Awards super slicked-back pompadour matched the elegance of the night. To get the fancy-fierce look, liberally apply a straightening cream like TIGI Bed Head Straighten Out Straightening Cream ($19) all over your locks before you blow dry them up and back to get that rounded shape. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
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5. The Cute Combover: At the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Scarlett kept her hair pretty and polished with a softer, more matte version of a dramatic side part. Once you’ve exaggerated your part, use a blow drier to lift your roots up. Then direct your hair straight out before intentionally pulling it over to the side. Mend just the ends with a hair wax to get the perfect soft and sleek balance. (Photo via Jason Merritt/Getty)
What ways do you style your short ‘do? Tell us all about your short hair DIYs in the comments below.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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