There is a myth revolving around pixie cut hairstyles, one that claims that the pixie does not flatter everyone and that you must have a particular face shape or certain features. Well, we consider this to be highly inaccurate. Consequently, this is what we will be prooving today: everyone can sport a pixie.
To do so, we have rounded up some of the coolest pixie cut ideas for you to choose from and get inspired by!
1. The Simple Pixie Cut
The first idea is always the simplest. Here is a traditional pixie cut that leaves the whole of your neck exposed but that also keeps a tuft of hair in the front. Go for a tousled and messy look to style it.
2. The Slick Pixie Cut Hairstyle
At the other end of the messy pixie cut, we’ve shown above is this very slick and shiny one. This pixie cut is more of a very short bob as it borrows its trademark features. Go for a deep side part to create the illusion of bangs.
3. The Twiggy Pixie Cut Hairstyles
If you want to go for a supermodel look like the likes of Twiggy and her company, then this is the pixie cut for you! It’s incredibly short, yet not short enough to make you look like a teenage boy. In other words, it’s perfection in a haircut!
4. The Pixie Cut with Bangs Hairstyle
You may also add a touch of flair to your short pixie by letting some bangs survive the scissors. Tousle them around with some mouse for a mess head effect.
5. The Textured Pixie Cut Hairstyle
This haircut is caught somewhere between a bob and a pixie cut. Ask your stylist to layer it for you to add volume. It will also make it easier to style on your own.
6. The Army-Style Pixie Cut
This lovely lady shows us what army glamour looks like with her metallic gray hair and super short pixie. If you want to replicate the look, you can get a buzz cut in the back and some short bangs in the front. A cool style that will suit your short hair.
7. The Two-Toned Pixie Cut
Do you know a great way of showing off how proud you are of your new pixie? Dyeing your hair in two separate colors. Add a darker tone for the backsides and under the hair and a lighter, fun one on top.
8. Volume on Top Pixie Cut Hairstyles
A pixie cut can also help add some inches if you’re not entirely satisfied with your height. When your hair is cut, you can leave some longer strands on top of your head and then puff them up with some mousse.
9. Gun Metal Gray Pixie Cut
Go one step further and dye your hair a lovely gun-metal gray color. It will add depth and texture to your pixie cut. In addition, it will make it look even fresher and more stylish than it already is.
10. The 2000s Pixie Hairstyles
Even though right now we are going through a revival of the 90s, that doesn’t mean you cannot borrow from the 2000s too. Here is a pic of Mandy Moore sporting her famous chocolate short choppy pixie cut.
11. Pixie Cut and Braid
One way of looking like a real fairy, even with short haircuts, is by braiding your bang. The lovely lady in the picture looks absolutely stunning in an icicle-blonde shade, a pixie cut, and a messy braid at the front.
12. The Long Pixie Haircut
Long-haired ladies looking shorter, say hello to the long pixie! This one was layered and straightened with an iron to give it a retro vibe, but it can also be worn messy and free.
13. The Asymmetrical Pixie Haircut
Nothing says youth and fun like this asymmetrical pixie cut. It comes in a fantastic deep chestnut color, but you can dye yours any way you want. Put a comb through the bangs for a slick finish.
14. The Shaggy Pixie Haircut
Our use of words here is not accidental, as the lovely lady is holding the cutest dog. Take a cue from her and sport your very own shaggy pixie cut in a natural color.
15. Frozen to Perfection Pixie Hairstyle
Here is another lovely gal that turned to frozen white blondes as her color of choice. She is also donning a mesmerizing pixie cut complete with scruffy bangs and smoky eye makeup.
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16. The Pixie Haircut for Thick Hair
A pixie cut is, in fact, perfect if you happen to have very thick hair. Not only will you lose all the length of the strands, but the haircut will also take away much of the hair’s body and volume.
17. The Ash Blonde Pixie Hairstyles
Blonde beauties can’t seem to get enough of the pixie cut. Therefore, here is one more sporting a very messy and relaxed short style colored in a lovely ash blonde.
18. The Layered Pixie Haircut
Pixie cuts of this sort are very alluring and becoming. They have sharp edges that frame the face perfectly, exposing the length of your gracious neck.
19. The Long and Stacked Pixie Hairstyle
In this context, stacked means layered and taken to the next level. In fact, you have a pixie cut, but with layers upon layers upon layers of your luscious locks. We love the shades of red too!
20. Turquoise Pixie Hairstyles
This is the definition of fashionable and hip. A relaxed and beautiful young woman sporting a fantastically turquoise pixie cut, pretty dream catcher earrings, and spot-on makeup!
21. The Bourgeois Pixie Cut
Here is an example that the pixie cut truly does fit anyone. As you can see, it’s a lovely ash-blonde shade cut into a pixie, with a bit of volume on top and splendid pearl earrings. In addition, the makeup is demure and classy.
22. Wavy Hair and Shaved Sides Cut
How does this work? Firstly, you go for shaved sides (go as far as you’re comfortable). Secondly, you move all the hair to the other side. Finally, use a small length curling iron to get some beach waves in place.
23. Under the Sea Colors in Pixie Hairstyles
Nothing works better with a pixie haircut than bright, neon colors. Get inspired by this inky shade of blue, which reminds us of the deep, blue sea on an icy morning.
24. Going Punk Rock with a Pixie Cut
We’ve already shown you what shaving off a little bit of hair on the sides is like. But here’s another idea: shave it all off! You’ll get a lot of hair on one side, none on the other, and a truly outstanding haircut. Dyeing your hair, too, is optional but recommended for a completely new look.
25. The Chunky Pixie Haircut
We called this the chunky one as this is how the edges of the hair appear. It’s also close to a bob, as far as haircuts go. Therefore, you can pass it off as one in case you get tired of your pixie.
26. The Spiky Pixie Haircut
Moving on, we have yet another example of a spiky pixie. With this hairstyle, you get a lot of spikes on top of your head for a true messy bedhead situation. You’ll look relaxed and poised at the same time!
27. Chestnut Red Pixie Hairstyles
Lacking inspiration for your new look for a night out in town? Problem solved! Evidently, we have this super short and choppy pixie cut and the wonderful makeup to thank for this.
28. The Undercut Pixie with Long Bangs
Believe it or not, the undercut is just as important as the strands on top when it comes to the pixie cut hairstyle. Pay special attention to it and choose a style that fits the shape of your head.
29. The Wavy Pixie Haircut
Leaving some longer strands of hair on top of your head when you get your pixie cut will allow you to curl it up with your iron. You’ll get the best of both worlds! With your short, wavy and blonde hair, looking good is achievable.
30. The Undercut Pixie Haircut 2.0
The rocking look may be obtained by cutting your hair very short in the back and on the sides and leaving the outer strands as long as you want them. Don’t forget about the undercut, either!
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31. The Icing on the Cake Pixie Hairstyles
We loved this do so much that we called it ‘the icing on the cake.’ It is very short on the sides and in the back. In addition, the top is longer and has been styled to look like a bit of delicious whipped cream. A great hairstyle that requires you less time in maintaining.
32. The Mohawk Pixie Haircut
Who said mohawks are out? You can help bring them back into the mainstream by donning this fabulous mohawk haircut. Moreover, this lady added a lovely light copper hue to her locks too.
33. The Goth Pixie Haircut
Well, it’s not goth per se, but it surely does remind one of that style. As a matter of fact, what it does do is make us think of a gal that is fierce, proud of who she is, and bravest of them all. Look at those sleek edges! A beautiful display of a cool vibe.
34. The Pixie Cut with Long Bangs
This type of pixie cut is all about the bangs. They do say that one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. However, we cannot help but admire this young lady’s front locks and looks.
35. The Short and Blunt Pixie Haircut
Keep it short. Also, keep it blunt. Keep it messy. And, of course, keep it, pixie! You will be the belle of the ball! Very cool, isn’t it? Try it out!
36. Snowy White Pixie
This lovely lady has such an amazing polar blonde hue to her locks that it looks almost natural. With it, you can start getting ready for winter (but you can also sport it in all the other seasons too).
37. Silver Pixie Hairstyles with Gray Undertones
When your hair color matches your silver earrings, you just know you’ve found a golden ticket. As a matter of fact, the many shades of gray in this pixie cut give it an almost regal look.
38. The Pixie Cut for Round Face
As we mentioned in the beginning, there is no face shape that the pixie cut cannot flatter. Part your hair sideways and create an illusion of long bangs. In addition, you may also sweep it across the head in a faux mohawk.
39. Boyish Charm Pixie Haircut
This is the type of pixie cut that will best highlight your cheekbones. Balance that boyish look by going for some cool accessories or with some daring makeup. It also looks air-dried and easy to maintain.
40. The Snow Queen Pixie Hairstyles
You’ve guessed it. We have chosen many white-blonde examples because, as we all know, winter is coming. There’s just something about a pixie cut and blonde hair, isn’t it?
41. The Edgy Pixie Haircut
Its chunky pieces and straight lines make this quite the edgy pixie haircut. Apart from that, the angles of the cut are so sharp that they perfectly elongate the face.
42. Black and Red Pixie Style
It is a fantastic idea to keep the undergrowth in its natural hair color and dye the rest in a contrasting hue. It can help you easily get that fierce and cool look that so many women covet.
43. Ash, Blonde, and Black Pixie Hairstyles
Here is another spin on the idea above. Only that, in this case, you can see not two but three colors in this pixie. There’s dark hair in the back, an ash blonde in the middle, and a light blonde in the front.
44. The Claw-Shaped Pixie Haircut
We endearingly called this one ‘the claw.’ The sharp edge of the cut takes on a whole new meaning with this pixie cut. In addition, you can follow the lines of your face and cut away at your bangs at will!
45. The Chic Shaved Side Pixie Haircut
As far as pixie cuts go, there’s nothing chicer than this. Apart from that, watch how chic turns downright cool when you side sweeps your bangs into perfection.
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46. A Deep Brunette Pixie Hairstyles
This shade of intensely dark brown hair brunette will highlight just about anything! From your skin tone to your eyes, to your cheekbones and the earrings you wear.
47. The Feathered Pixie Haircut
Why is this one called ‘feathered?’ Because the upper strands of hair have been chopped off so that they now look like feathers. Additionally, this will also give you an airy and fresh look.
48. The Michele Williams Pixie Style
Here is Michele Williams, one of the most famous ambassadors of the pixie haircut. Apart from the one above, she also sported a long and curly pixie when she notoriously portrayed diva Marilyn Monroe.
49. The Pastels Pixie Hairstyles
We’ve said this before, but it’s worth mentioning again. If you decide to go for the pixie cut, we see no reason why you shouldn’t go all the way and dye your hair too.
Here is an amazing example of dyed rose gold hair color combined with just a touch of lilac. You’ll look like an actual pixie with this one!
50. Curly Hair Pixie Style
Take a curling iron to your top locks to add some texture to your pixie cut. If you dye your hair ice blonde, make sure to leave the roots a bit darker for a more natural feel to it.
51. French-Style Pixie Hairstyles
You will now because this pixie cut can almost make you hear the crowds chattering away on Champs Elyse. In addition, the long faux bangs simply ask for a cute striped shirt to complete the look.
52. The Messy and Layered Pixie Cut
We’ve talked about messy before, but this one takes the cake. The very long sandy bangs drape over the face while the short brown back complements the length of the neck.
53. The Shades of Silver Pixie Cut Hairstyles
Silver and purple hair have a way of going together like nothing else. Dye your pixie cut silver and paint your lips purple. In fact, why not dye your hair purple and paint your lips silver too?
54. Pixie in the Front, Bob in the Back
This haircut is so well executed and such a great idea that it truly looks as if it’s a pixie from the front and sides and a bob from the back. You’ll get a truly unique look if you go this way!
55. The Really Short Curly Pixie Cut Hairstyle
Curly hair can be a joy and a pain to style. But when it comes to a pixie, the curlier, the better! Keep it short on the sides and in the back, and let it run in wild curls on top of your head.
56. Tousled and Messy Wavy Pixie Cut Hairstyles
The styling here is impeccable. Her golden blonde hair pairs incredibly well with the flowery shirt. This combo makes it look like the sun came out from a field of blue flowers.
57. Black and White Classic Pixie Cut
This is as simple as simple gets. The magic of the pixie cut lies in the fact that it can make you look feminine beyond anything you’ve ever imagined. Who would have guessed you could get that even with such short hair?
58. Fauxhawk Pixie Style
Here is the faux mohawk we referenced a few examples ago. The ash-blonde cut into a rocking pixie pair off nicely with a powerful brow and a statement lip.
59. The Delicate Pixie Cut Hairstyles
Here is one type of pixie that will make you look elvish enough to fit into a fairytale. The dark color helps soften the features rather than harden them, and all is mainly thanks to the short haircut.
60. Curly Pixie with Undercut
If you want to maintain your naturally curly hair but still bring a modern touch to it, choose this simple pixie cut that will highlight your mane. Make it all the more interesting by cutting in a subtle undercut.
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61. Dirty Pink Pixie Cut Hairstyles
A colored pixie cut highlights your features while adding personality to your style. The dirty pink pixie haircut works perfectly on blonde or light brown hair.
62. Sea Foam Green and Messy Style Pixie Cut
If you want to make a statement during the fall seasons and you don’t know which of the examples above to choose, you can always go for a messy pixie cut in a pastel color. Here is an idea in seafoam green combined with just a little bit of turquoise to make you stand out from the crowd.
Ready to Change Your Look?
So there you have it, many of the best pixie cut ideas that will fit you no matter your style, face shape, hair color of choice, or way of life. But enough chit-chat from us.
Tells us, which one of these is your favorite and has you eager to chop off those locks? Leave a comment and let us know!
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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.
I aprpeciate you taking to time to contribute That’s very helpful.
I would love to see hairdos for us ladies who have very heavy hair. Each strand of my hair is heavy. It is now a normal thickness since I have aged, but it remains just as heavy. It has some natural curl and wave and absolutely hates being razored. When anyone razors it it tends to make it frizz and look witchy. I do have it in a bob now which I iron to make it straight. Got tired of the waves and curls. I like easy to care for styles too.
Arianne Samuel says
You can see here some hairstyles for your hair type, also layered haircuts would look amazing on your hair!
Would like to see pixies on women with silver grey hair & how to accent going grey. Thanks. SC
Arianne Samuel says
There are some pixies with silver grey in this article, or for more reference, you can check out the 70 Grey Hair Styles, Ideas, and Colors . Enjoy!
I would love a pixie, but i have very thin hair. I am using a bob for 10 years now, as the hair is not that much and a bob helps giving the illusion of more quantity and some volume. Do you thin I could try a pixie?
Arianne Samuel says
You should definitely go for a pixie cut, it works great for thin hair! Look here for more pixie cuts for thin hair, or you can even get a short layered hairstyle after you let it grow a bit, check this out for short layered hairstyles ideas.