A lot of times, girls and women with curly and naturally textured hair feel like they are obliged to undergo something akin to a pixie cut just to be able to manage their unruly hair.
And while it might be true that curly hair can be a lot to handle, we are also here to tell you that we have found some absolutely delightful curly pixie cut ideas that will actually make you fall in love and wish you could get them, not feel forced to. Let’s take a look!
1. The Kinky Curly Pixie Cut
Kinky curly hair is so incredibly beautiful that we felt we had to place it first on our list. If you go for this haircut, it will be an overgrown pixie that you will absolutely adore for the sense of freedom it will give you.
2. The Spiral Curly Pixie Cut
If you have a spiral curl pattern, we advise you to leave a few longer strands in the front when you get the haircut. In this way, you can still enjoy this awesome gift you got from mother nature. You should also know that spiral curls are, in fact, quite rare.
3. Pixie Cut for Thick Curly Hair
Embrace the thickness of that curly hair and give it a new life with this overgrown blonde pixie cut. The darker base makes it look a lot slimmer thanks to the contrast between the brown and the golden honey blonde on top.
4. Short Curly Hair in Pixie Haircut
Short pixies are the best pixies, aren’t they? This white chalk version is absolutely glamorous, especially when paired with bright red lipstick. This a perfect example to show you that you shouldn’t be afraid to go for a closely cropped pixie haircut.
5. How to Style a Curly Pixie Cut
If you decided to get a super short curly pixie, then ear cuffs are surely the way to go as far as style is concerned. They are very trendy and have been for years and, frankly, look how cool they are. You can go for something more demure or the full-on crystal-studded piece.
6. Long Curly Pixie Haircuts
When you think of a long pixie cut, it doesn’t necessarily have to mean long strands hanging down your face. You can get a bit millennial when you cut curly hair and go for this awesome asymmetrical long pixie with a shaved side and shades of blue and green on the long top.
7. Curly Pixie Cut on Black Hair
How romantic does this pixie look? And not just because of the Lolita sunglasses, but because of the hair as well. It’s a short crop with jumbo curls that sit on top of her head like a real, organic crown.
8. The Unicorn Curly Cut
It’s probably obvious why this is called the unicorn cut. The curly bangs have been styled into a hard, tri-dimensional V shape at the front, which also happens to be pearly blonde. The result? You are now a curly unicorn!
9. The Curly Blue Pixie
Nothing goes better together than pixie cuts and unconventional colors. Maybe just PB and J. The idea here is that a touch of color can add depth and dimension to your unruly mane and make it a lot more fun to look at.
10. The Alicia Keys
Here’s a throwback picture of singer Alicia Keys back when she too was sporting a short and naturally curly pixie cut. We absolutely love that the front was longer, the bangs making her look soft and sweet.
11. Pixie Cuts with Color Stripes
Can you create a fauxhawk just out of color? Apparently, you can. Evidently, we’re not sure you can even call it a fauxhawk in this case. Maybe a technicolor hawk. Either way, it’s a hairstyle that we love and would like to copy someday.
12. Growing Out a Curly Pixie Cut
If you already have a curly pixie cut and now you want to grow it out, we suggest you consult your stylist. He or she will be able to trim your mane a bit as you go and decide what looks best for your type of face.
13. The Indigo Curly Pixie Cut
We simply cannot get enough of nontraditional colors combined with pixies. Just look at this inky indigo and the eye-catching effect it creates when placed against the gold of those huge hoop earrings.
14. The Purple Curly Pixie Cut
Once you enter the realm of the purple, color-wise, you won’t ever be able to leave, believe us. Purple has a way of hooking you, and then never ever letting you go. Look at this gorgeous shade mirrored by her lilac makeup.
15. The Autumn Curly Pixie
Pixies are perfect for autumn as far as hairstyles go because they allow you to wear as many thick scarves as you want without getting your hair caught in them. Here is a gorgeous shade of honey that’s bound to get you through the leafy season too and invoke a fall vibe no matter the season.
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16. The Short and Cool Curly Pixie Cut
However, come summertime, everyone is in search for their new music festival look. We have to say that it doesn’t really get any cooler than this, does it? Copy this look from A to Z, and you are guaranteed to have the most fabulous Instagram pictures.
17. The Round, Afro-Like Pixie
Curly hair can do with a pixie cut that straight hair simply cannot pull off. Like this one of a kind round pixie. It’s a jumbo afro with purple and blue tints that’s perfect for summertime and for showing off your face shape.
18. The Ombre Curly Pixie Cut
Yes, even if you have a pixie cut, you can still jump on the ombre trend. Here’s one example that showcases not one, but three different colors. It starts off with a natural brunette and gradually descends into cherry red and blonde.
19. The Chocolate Brown Pixie Cut
We are absolutely in love with this pixie cut’s color. It’s a lovely chocolate brown with just a little bit of cinnamon mixed in there to give it a slight edge. The styling is amazing too with a nice pair of theatrical gold earrings.
20. Short Curly Hair with Hair Designs
They are also called hair tattoos and come in every shape imaginable. This is just a basic line that a stylist creates with a razor. However, you can get anything you like, from the logo of a brand to your favorite Disney Princess.
21. The Hair Scarf Look
You can also style a superb curly pixie cut by using a headscarf. Use a thin, silk one (because it is easier to tie and won’t cause you to overheat). It’s also best to use a soft one that won’t do any damage to your hair in the long run.
22. The Cherry Red Curly Pixie Cut
Unconventional colors can also mean a new take on traditional shades. This, for example is a metallic cherry red. It’s clearly a few steps up from what we would normally consider red hair.
23. The Overgrown Curly Pixie Cut
If you’re in love with your curls but still want a short haircut, here’s a possible solution. Go for an overgrown pixie for the top part of the head. Let your curls run wild and dye them in a kooky color such as this cobalt blue with purple tints.
24. The Pixie Haircut with Deep Side Part
Not only is this pixie a gorgeous shade of blonde, but it also made all the more stunning by the side-swept and long bangs. This allowed it to style itself naturally and organically into a type of overgrown fauxhawk that you can easily wear every day. You can also tame it with some help from styling products.
25. The Blood Orange Pixie
You know that blood oranges are delicious, but did you know you can also use them as inspiration for your next hair color? This one is perfect for the transition between summer and autumn, mainly between August and September.
26. Short Pixie with Blonde Streaks
You can also spice up your color by adding just a dab of blonde into it. Dip a few of your front strands into beige blonde or even bleach and watch how your whole demeanor changes when you reveal the new hairstyle.
27. The Curly Mohawk with Shaved Sides
Fauxhawks have been trending for a long time. They serve as a contemporary replacement of the iconic punk rock hairstyle which required a lot of gel to create. This version is a lot more creative and relaxed as it combines a long pixie cut with shaved sides.
28. The Tri-Colored Curly Pixie
If you are bold and whimsical by nature, you can always try a Cruella de Vil type of look and go for a two-tone hairstyle. This one is actually a tri-color as it has a brunette base, half of it is brown and the other half is golden blonde.
29. The Salt and Pepper Curly Pixie
This type of pixie is called this way because it’s a naturally mature gray color. When you reach a certain age and your hair starts to change colors, it’s called ‘salt and pepper.’
30. Pixies with Hair Accessories
If you need to go to a fancy event and want to make your short hair look a little bit smarter, you can always embellish it with a golden hairband. This one has small laurel leaves on it which you can pair with your jewelry.
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31. The Viola Davis
Actress Viola Davis received unanimous praise a few years ago when she announced she had decided never to wear her wigs again and, instead, simply go for her natural hair. This is what she looks like. Congratulations!
32. The Curly Sue Style
This type of curls is called ‘the Curly Sue.’ You may have heard of it before but who was Curly Sue? She was a character who used to appear in old John Hughes movies. Curly Sue was a homeless girl with a heart of gold but with her hair perfectly kept in seamless curls.
33. The Silver Curly Pixie Hairstyle
This season is all about extreme blonde. That’s right. Say goodbye to your good girl blonde and hello to platinum, silver, iceberg, milk, and dawn shades of blonde. They will make you look like a true ice queen.
34. The Gorgeously Curly Pixie Cut
Sometimes, it’s all in the styling. If you have a simple, boyish haircut, you can definitely refine it via your styling choices. The combination between the matte red lipstick, the heavy gold choker, and the rose gold velvet shirt is absolutely fabulous.
35. The Rihanna
Even Ri-Ri went for the cut at some point during her long career. This is the singer with her naturally curly hair in a long pixie and very little makeup. We have to say that we are very onboard with this natural Rihanna look.
36. Short Hair, Loose Curls
If you don’t have any curls of your own or if you do but want to style them a bit, you can always bring out the old faithful hair curler. It will add some much-needed structure to the coils and make them look tamed.
37. The Sweet Curly Pixie Cut
Far from being boyish or manly as many might think about short hair, pixie cuts actually have the unique quality of making women look delicate, feminine, and sweet.
38. The Rose Gold Curly Pixie Cut
You will be happy to find out that, as far as colors go, rose gold is still one of the most loved trends. As you can see, it also looks just as good on a pixie cut as it also helps draw attention to the natural curl pattern and the roots too.
39. The Permed Wedge Pixie
Here’s a blast from the past for you. This is a permed wedge pixie with a blonde on brunette twist. It used to be a preferred style back in the 2000s, hoop earrings included.
40. The Meg Ryan
Speaking of blasts from the past, here’s actress Meg Ryan, the queen of romantic comedies from the 80s and 90s. With titles such as Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, she ruled the silver screen and charmed everyone with her curly and messy hair.
41. Curly Pixie with Long Bangs
Another way of styling your pixie cut is by adopting a set of long bangs. It’s a very modern cut that works especially if you have a round face because it elongates it a little and makes it a bit more angular.
42. The Curly Pixie with Undercut Look
Speaking of very modern pixie cuts, here’s the undercut version. It’s perfect if you’re a lady with an edge who’s not afraid to push the boundaries, and who also doesn’t have a too strict of a dress code at the office.
43. The Wavy Pixie Cut
A wavy pixie is a bit simpler to style than a curly one. You can still use your curler if you want some more texture or even your hair straightener for some small beach waves. For extra help, look up some tutorials on YouTube.
44. The Naturally Curly Short Cut
All you will need to deal with this natural haircut will be a handful of mousse every day or a few blobs of hair wax. Rub them into your hair and arrange the locks and curls with your fingers in whichever way you see fit.
45. The Retro Curly Pixie Cut
Ask your stylist to give you an undercut along with your pixie so that you can style it into a retro hairstyle. Get a killer cat eye and some red lipstick and you will look like a modern version of a pinup girl.
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46. The Asymmetrical Pixie
Asymmetrical cuts work best if you pair them up with some extravagant earrings. Make sure to keep your makeup to a low, though, especially during the daytime so as not to look too theatrical.
47. The Volumized Curly Pixie
If you’re a fan of volume in your curly hair, then discuss with your stylist the option of him or her leaving a bulk of your curls on top of your head when you receive the haircut. After that, you can style accordingly.
48. The Temp Fade Curly Pixie
Temple fades are very slimming and elongating as long as your facial structure goes. Once again, it’s an important decision that needs to be discussed with your stylist, especially if you already have an angular face.
49. Lowlights in a Pixie Cuts
Lowlights can add a bit of texture, volume, and depth in case you have thin hair. Sometimes, our hair can be so thin that not even curls can make it look too volumized. Try the lowlights trick instead.
50. Summer Highlights in a Pixie Cut
This is the modern version of the old blonde highlights we all used to wear back in the 2000s. it’s a lot more layered and feathery now, so you can go ahead and give it another go.
Ready to Change Your Look?
Our delightful curly pixie cut ideas range far and wide so browse through them all because you are bound to find one that suits you, no matter what facial type you have, or hair type, or what color you would like it to be.
But remember to discuss this decision with your stylist first because a short crop is definitely a big change! Still which one of these was your favorite?
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Susan is a successful hair stylist who chose to combine two of her biggest passions: writing and styling! When she is not sharing her experience with out readers, Susan updates her skills and knowledge with new styling courses and trainings. She specializes in event hair and makeup and is working on her own illustrated hairstyle book.