- Halle Berry drew gasps when she stepped out at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards in a daring, cleavage- and belly-baring dress and a spiked, sassy pixie cut. Berry is known for often wearing her hair in short hair styles that show off her natural beauty. Berry’s short, sexy hair styles prove that African American women can create sexy black hair styles, and don’t have to over-process their own hair, or get expensive extensions, to get long, silky, “good” hair styles. Berry lets the real texture of her hair shine with short hair styles, as she did with the spiky pixie. While stars like Berry get ready for events at Hollywood hair salons, this style can be achieved at home with a good initial cut.
Stylists at hair salons specializing in black hair styles created a basic layered pixie, with baby bangs that can be wisped off to the side, and very short layers at the crown to achieve dramatic volume. Texturizing pomade was worked through the layers to help create volume and lift without crunch and dry residue, and then a styling iron was utilized to place the short layers at the crown to create eye-catching drama. The texturizing pomade also shaped the striking sharp wisps pulled in front of the ears to draw attention to Berry’s cheekbones and eyes. All in all, this is a sexy, simple style for the woman who wants to hear that she looks good, and not just that her hair looks good.