Going for the crop is a huge decision, we all know that. Therefore, you might need something to soften the blow.
Usually, stylists come up with the solution of the long pixie cut.
It’s not exactly a chopped or cropped pixie in the true sense of the word so that you don’t have to suffer that much.
But it is still the short hair you’ve always been dreaming of.
In other words, it’s a middle ground or compromise solution. And a pretty one at that.
Here are our 50 adorable long pixie cut ideas for you to choose from!
1. The Long Pixie Cut with Over Swept Bangs
If you decide to go for the long pixie cut with bangs, we have a great solution so that you can spice things up once in a while.
Use some hair wax to sweep it all up over your head. In this way, it will look like a completely new haircut.
2. The Raven Long Pixie
Here is a very feathery pixie cut, raven in color, that works perfectly well for the fall and winter alike.
You can pair it off with your favorite nose ring and an oversized sweater, thus leaving your entire elongated neck exposed.
3. The Platinum Long Pixie Cut
An asymmetrical pixie, such as this one, in perfect platinum, will do amazing things for both your eyes and your skin tone.
It will highlight an enlighten both, giving you a sort of fairy glow. It’s perfect for summertime when we’re all looking for that dewy look.
4. The Chunky Long Pixie
What we loved most about this hairstyle are its ends. They are very chunky and choppy. You can ask your hairstylist to use a razor to get that look.
Pro tip – it’s best that you don’t attempt this at home because you might not be able to pull this off.
5. The Angled Long Pixie
This angled long pixie is intended for wavy hair. To be able to copy it, you will need some hair wax and a blow-dry.
Simply run your fingers through your hair with the hair wax as you blow dry it and arrange the hands in this messy yet stylish tangle.
6. The Wavy Long Pixie Cut
Here’s another pixie that requires some props. For this one, you’ll need your old curling iron.
Part your hair sideways and use the iron to create some curls or beach waves on the longer half. Apply some hairspray to keep everything in place.
7. The Jaimie Alexander
You may remember actress Jaimie Alexander from the Thor movies where she played the Lady Warrior Sif. In real life, she sports a pitch-black long pixie cut, and it’s a good thing that she does. She looks absolutely stunning!
8. The Face-Flattering Long Pixie
There’s a reason why this pixie is called thusly. It looks good on anyone and any type of face out there.
There’s just something about that mangled mess of soft curls that frames the contours of the face in a beautiful and inviting way.
9. The Julianne Hough
Julianne Hough went for quite the look change when she went from medium-length wavy hair to this short pixie.
But she looks absolutely amazing as this long pixie cut gives her a sweet and chic appearance.
10. The Chic Long Pixie
And speaking of chic, here’s the French version of the pixie. It’s asymmetrical and straight to the point of being blunt.
You can, of course, tame it and keep it in one place with the aid of a few bobby pins, if you so desire.
11. Medium Pixie with Long Bangs
If you decided on a simple and conventional pixie cut, one way in which you can jazz it up a little is by wearing your bangs very long.
The bonus to this is that not only will you look very cool, but they will frame your face nicely as well.
12. The Sexy Long Pixie
Far from making one look like a boy, as some might argue, pixie cuts can, in fact, be very sexy. We recommend that you wear yours with a smoldering smoky eye and a pair of statement earrings to accentuate your hotness.
13. The Aqua Pixie
Don’t be afraid to go for bold, unconventional colors. This, in fact, is one of the great benefits of having a pixie cut. Short hair means that you can easily try out different colors. This is an awesome shade of aqua green.
14. The Undercut Aline
What’s better than a long pixie cut? A pixie cut that comes with a surprise underneath. Take this aline cut that has a hair design.
How cool, modern, and fresh is that? We also love the dark color of the hair with just a few streaks of ruby red on top.
15. The Side Cropped Long Pixie Cut
Just as the name suggests, this pixie has its sides all cropped out almost to a minimum, while the top needs to have a bit of volume. The bangs here are asymmetrical and quite heavy, while the color is a uniform, stony gray.
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16. The Ginnifer Goodwin
The She’s Just Not That into You actress has now become famous for her long pixie cut ideas. She always wears the same shade of dark inky black and retro makeup and she looks pretty as a picture wherever she goes.
17. The Evan Rachel Wood
Although we love the architecture and height of her long pixie cut as a whole, we simply adore Evan Rachel Wood’s hair color.
18. The Mia Wasikowska
Our very own Alice in Wonderland went for the long pixie cut as well. Only that hers is long in the front, where she decided to sport the unicorn quiff.
We like the color of her hair as well, a beautiful ombre brown with blonde ends that matches her eyebrows.
19. The Lilly Collins
Actress and model Lilly Collins cannot help being elegant no matter what she does. Even her long pixie cut is regal.
It’s a side-parted bouffant in a super dark toffee brown that matches the color of her eyes almost exactly. Wowza!
20. The Keira Knightley
The queen of the pirates herself, Keira loves a good crop. And she definitely has the face for it.
Her slender facial structure, as well as her high and very well-defined cheekbones, make her look absolutely stunning in a choppy long pixie cut.
21. The Jennifer Lawrence
Here’s another incredibly famous silver screen siren that went nuts for a good crop.
Jennifer chose a more serious, almost matronly way of wearing her own long pixie cut for this Red Carpet event complete with almost nude makeup and diamonds around her neck.
22. Short Back, Long Front
Which one do you prefer? Well, it doesn’t really matter, since you will be getting both with this awesome and modern long pixie cut.
However, we must warn you that this cut is a bit high maintenance so make sure you think about that before you get it.
23. The Miley Cyrus
Here is quite a wonderful long pixie cut from singer/actress Miley Cyrus, who decided to combine a faux hawk with a high pompadour, all in a glorious shade of butter white.
If you want to be a little copycat and get it, make sure your roots are a bit darker than the rest, to keep it looking natural.
24. The Natalie Portman
The Black Swan is yet another Hollywood actress who benefits greatly from a long pixie cut because of her very slim and angular face. Although her cut is almost boyish in this picture, she still looks feminine and delicate.
25. The Scarlet Johansson
The opposite of delicate and total ballerina, like Natalie Portman, is Scarlet Johansson.
The actress who plays the Black Widow looks like a complete badass in this long pixie cut, one who would be capable of taking one or two supervillains on her own.
26. The Charlize Theron
By far one of the most beautiful women in the world and the face of the J’Ador Dior perfume for years, Charlize has fallen prey to the long pixie cut as well.
And it’s a good thing that she did. We get to admire a lot more of her next to perfection facial structure.
27. The Shailene Woodley
The entire world fell in love with the young actress in The Fault in Our Stars and so did we.
She is definitely hair goals for all of us, especially with this messy long pixie cut that she wore so proudly on the Red Carpet every chance she got.
28. The Stone Gray Long Pixie Cut
Sometimes, the color does all the work for you. It also does all the talking and it can say a lot more about you than you ever knew.
This is a shade of stone gray that will work great if you pair it off with smoky eyes and a light coral lip to warm things up a bit.
29. The Carey Mulligan
She played both Daisy to Jay Gatsby and Bathsheba Everdeen, so she has proved herself worthy of our attention.
In real life, she likes to keep it simple with a bottle blonde long pixie cut and nude makeup. No need to gild the lily!
30. The Michelle Williams
She might have played the biggest bombshell of all time, Marilyn Monroe on the silver screen.
However, in her private life, Michelle Williams loves to keep it down to the basics with a sandy beige pixie cut and brown-based makeup.
31. The Halle Berry
Actress Halle Berry has a different approach to the long pixie cut than her fellow actresses.
She loves spikes in her hair and she never misses an opportunity to show them off. She always wears her hair in a beautiful dark coffee color.
32. The Mandy Moore
We love to see how beautifully Mandy Moore has grown up and matured. Her dark caramel long pixie cut shows exactly that.
It really shows off her age, complimented by that set of statement golden earrings and the smoky eye.
33. The Wavy Long Pixie
If you happen to have wavy hair and you also want a pixie, nothing easier when it comes to styling.
Apply a little bit of hair wax and then use a soft brush to push it all back over your head creating some waves as you go. Problem solved!
34. The Audrey Tatou
Just when you didn’t think that Audrey Tatou’s face could get any sweeter than it already is, she goes and gets a feathery long pixie cut.
And now she looks, if possible, more adorable than ever. Copy the look, including the minimal makeup with the baby pink lip.
35. The Long Pink Pixie
If you want to go for a pastel color, you have to start with the traditional pink. It’s easy to pull off and nowadays you can even do it at home because it comes in easy to use bottles. Choose the shade you like best and go for it.
36. The Julianne Hough (Again)
Actress Julianne Hough knows what she wants and goes for it. And so should you. This is a long pixie cut in a beautiful classic beige blonde that has been twisted into a fake mohawk especially for the red carpet.
37. The Ruby Rose
Keeping in tone with her androgynous look, model Ruby Rose opted for a long pixie cut as well.
This time you can see her in a beautiful chestnut with just a tint of red color that accentuates her green eyes and creamy complexion.
38. The Anne Hathaway
The long pixie cut is also a great pro tip for looking younger longer. It illuminates your entire face and elongates your neck, wiping off some five to ten years in a heartbeat.
That works especially if you try a darker shade on your hair rather than a lighter one.
39. The Pink Bowl
An interesting and unique take on the long pixie cut is the bowl hairstyle. You can see it here in a shocking pink shade combined with a bit of cream white for contrast and depth.
Keep your makeup to a minimum so as not to risk looking theatrical.
40. Slick and Buzzed
Although it sounds like something you would post on Twitter at 4 in the morning, it’s actually what this long pixie cut is all about.
It’s short, slick, it derives from a buzz cut in the back, and it’s very artistic. What more could you want?
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41. The P!nk
Nobody does a long pixie cut better than songstress P!nk. In fact, she used to sport them back when they weren’t even so much of a trend and she still rocked.
That’s how cool P!nk really is. Enough said. Words are superfluous here.
42. The Cropped Long Pixie
With this simple version of the pixie cut, it’s all about the accessorizing.
If you know how to highlight all the essentials, then you will have no trouble in transforming a plain cut into something massively stylish, cool, and energized.
43. The Curly Long Pixie Cut
When you have very curly hair, a pixie cut might actually be a blessing in disguise.
It will be a very low maintenance type of hairstyle that you don’t have to worry about. Plus, it will act as a protective hairstyle for your magnificent curls.
44. The Elegant Long Pixie
Although short and, sometimes, blunt, a pixie cut can be as elegant as they come. Once again, it’s all about your styling choices.
And you know what makes everything elegant? That’s right. The red lipstick. Slap some on and everything will be alright in the world.
45. Hipsters Unite
Here is a mixture of hipster elements that will surely have you scream in delight. The hairstyle is a long pixie cut in a very high and messy pompadour.
Then you have the cat eye makeup with matte lipstick, the retro fake aviator glasses, and the oriental nose ring.
46. The Angled Long Pixie Cut
This year’s trend calls for an undercut. Therefore, if you really want to be stylish, not only do you have to get a pixie cut, but you should shave one side of your head as well.
The multiple earrings don’t hurt one bit. Pun intended.
47. Bed Head
If you love the idea of walking around with a bead head all day, there are things you can do about that.
For example, you can invest in a high-quality sea salt spray or in some good hair wax and then use your hairdryer to create that mess head.
48. The Hair Scarf
Long pixie cuts work great with head scarfs if you want to go for that retro vibe that we all know and love. Choose a multicolored one or a scarf that has a fun pattern for summertime.
49. The Asymmetrical Long Pixie Cut
Asymmetrical pixies have the advantage of toeing the line between a pixie cut and a short bob. This means that you get the best of both worlds, depending on how you choose to style your haircut.
50. Undercut and Silver Hair
If you plan on dying your pixie silver, then we suggest you leave the under shave in its natural color or dye it in a darker shade than the silver. This will help give it an overall more natural feel.
51. Gray Pixie Cut with Pink Highlights
This metallic gray pixie cut has a wonderful surprise in store. Some pink and blue peekaboo highlights that will brighten up your day and make you look cool, interesting, and edgy. What more could you want?
52. Long and Wavy Pixie Cut
If you have wavy hair, you can celebrate and enjoy it with this medium-length pixie cut. If not but you’re still a huge fan of this style, break out your curling iron and give yourself some waves or some curls.
53. Long Trendy Pixie Cut
As you may have already noticed, this year has been all about extreme blondes. This means everything between platinum, iceberg, and milky white. All you need to do is choose your favorite shade and start bleaching.
54. Long Ombre Pixie Cut
If you’re a fan of blonde hair but don’t to bleach your hair, try the good, old ombre style. It will give you a bit of the blonde feeling but without too much of a change. You will still look really cool.
55. Comb Over Long Pixie Cut
Comb overs are both a great way to update your long pixie cut and a super fun way to deal with your bangs in case you are growing them out of your simple wish for a change.
Pro tip – stock up on really good hair wax.
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