16 Gorgeous Pixie Cut Styles to Experiment With

Check out these pixie cut styles that will surely send you dashing to the salon!

If your hair has never gone above your chin, the idea of getting a pixie cut can be quite terrifying. Going short is a drastic change, and it takes a while for you to grow it out when you change your mind. However, when done right, pixie hairstyles can lend your features character, and give you the vibe you want to go for: edgy, sweet, funky—it all depends on how you style it.

You can wear a pixie cut super short, long-ish, straight, or curly—you really have a lot of options. Here are different pixie haircuts that vary in length, texture, and style. You probably just need a little push, and we have a feeling these looks are about to give you one big shove!

1. Wavy and Tousled

Gorgeous pixie cuts: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with short dark hair smiling
Go for a textured pixie hairstyle to add oomph to a casual look.

For a softer, feminine vibe, keep the front a bit long and add soft waves using a small to medium rounded flat iron. Make sure not to create small curls to keep the look relaxed. Lightly ruffle for a messy-chic effect.

Editor’s tip: Get that beautiful bounce and body by washing your hair with Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen & Nourishment Conditioner. These are our go-to products when we want natural volume in our hair.

2. Straight and Relaxed

straight and relaxed pixie cut
Keep it easy and casual. Credit: iStock

For a chill, laidback vibe that’s easy to achieve, keep it simple. This look is easy to pull off if you already have naturally straight hair. Just use shampoo and conditioner that tames frizz and keeps your hair smooth for a frizz-free, wash-and-wear ‘do.

3. Pixie Cut with Baby Bangs

pixie cut with short bangs
Pair your pixie with baby bangs for a fashionably edgy look.

Here’s something with a tiny bit of edge to it. The baby bangs blend seamlessly with this pixie cut, smoothly transitioning from super short strands in front to longer ones on the sides and back. If you have oval face shape, you won’t have a problem pulling off this look.

4. Sleek and Side-Parted

Sleek and side-parted pixie hairstyles have a runway vibe. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you want a polished, high-fashion look, style your pixie cut sleek and straight with a neat side part. It’s also a great option if you don’t like hair that keeps falling on your face and covering your eyes. Finish this hairstyle with hairspray to keep all strands in place.

5. Curly

Curly pixie cut
Curly hair pixie for the win!

Who said curly girls can’t rock a pixie cut? With the right cut and style, you can definitely pull it off, too. To make sure your curls behave, apply hair mousse then blow dry your hair. This will define your curls and keep it looking fab all day.

Editor’s tip: Prep your hair for curling by applying a dollop of TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse. This will give you well-defined curls while taming frizz in the process. 

6. Long and Asymmetrical

asymmetrical pixie cut
Go for an asymmetrical pixie haircut if you want something a little funkier. Credit: iStock

Nail a rocker-chic edgy vibe with an asymmetrical pixie cut. If you want to experiment with a look you’ve never tried before, this is it! This type of pixie cut definitely adds an ounce of personality to your everyday look.

7. Pixie Bob

Short sleek hair: Closeup shot of woman wearing a white blouse with short black hair
With a chic pixie bob, you’ll look fresh even on a scorching hot day Credit: Shutterstock

Don’t have the guts to go for a full-on pixie? Then opt for a long-ish one that almost looks like a bob. Then, give it a side part to make it look sleek and trendy.

8. Slicked Back Pixie

Gorgeous pixie cuts: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with short dark brown hair smiling
You’ll never go wrong with a polished, slicked-back hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

If you’re stumped with ideas on how to style your pixie cut, just go for this look. Simply brush your hair back, spritz hairspray, and you’re done. You can wear this as your day-to-night look, especially on a Friday when you have plans to hit the bars after work.

Editor’s tip: Give your hair some hold without weighing it down by finishing a slicked-back look with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. Its lightweight formula also won’t leave an icky residue on your hair. 

9. Pixie Cut with Clips

Woman with brown pixie cut with hair clips
Look chic and youthful with trendy hair clips on short hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Hair clips are super in, and for an excellent reason. They easily jazz up your hair no matter its length! Add some clips on your pixie cut when you feel extra girly. Meanwhile, slim gold clips can give you an elegant pixie hairstyle that’s perfect for parties.

10. Braided Pixie Hairstyle

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Milkmaid braid on short hair? A big yes! Credit: Raquel Brust

You can definitely braid short hai⁠r—bobs, lobs, even pixies! If you’re having a tough time braiding your hair, give your strands more grip by spritzing sea salt spray. This is also a good hairstyle to wear when you’re growing out your short hair.

11. Pixie Cut with Quiff

Asian woman with pixie cut with quiff wearing a sleeveless denim vest
On the edgy-chic end of the style spectrum? Style your hair this way! Credit: Hariono Halim

A quiff hairstyle is not just for men! You can definitely create one on your pixie cut if you’re in the mood for something edgy and somewhat boyish.

12. Pixie Cut with Headband

Woman with short blonde hair with headband
Having a bad hair day? Wear a headband to keep your hair in place. Credit: Shutterstock

Another quick way to style your pixie haircut is by putting on a headband. You can go for those printed headscarves for a playful look, or you can wear a plain headband to complement a texturized hairstyle.

13. Blonde Pixie

model wearing a white coat is walking on the catwalk with her blonde pixie cut
Blonde is a statement color for Filipinas. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Adding color to your pixie cut is also a nice way to rock it. Depending on how gutsy you are, blonde is a really nice hue for this haircut. So, it’s time to bring out that free-spirited woman in you and color your mane blonde!

14. Semi-layered Pixie with Bangs

model is wearing an off-shoulder white top that beautifully shows off her shoulders and pixie cut
An uneven pixie cut makes for an edgy short ‘do. Credit: indigitailimages.com

You will definitely fall in love with this variation to the pixie cut. The uneven lengths of your hair give it a nice finish and body. Plus, the bangs fall right near your eyes which adds to the unique style.

Editor’s tip: This cute hairstyle is best worn with great hair volume. After blow-drying your hair, put on some VO5 Extra Body Mousse to give your hair more volume and body. Plus, it keeps frizz away and protects hair from humidity. 

15. Short and Wavy Pixie

model is wearing super chandelier earrings that stand out with that haircut
Walk with your chin up and show off your pixie cut. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Even wavy and curly-haired girls can definitely pull off a pixie. This particular style lets you wear it really short. But, mind you, the slight curls and waves take on a huge role in the overall look of your hair!

16. LWB (Long, wavy, bangs)

model wearing a white coat is sporting her unique pixie cut
This haircut is the answer if you’re torn between a pixie cut and a bob. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Want to go all the way with experimenting on your pixie cut? Why not put together length, waves, and bangs? This hairstyle is definitely going to rock!

Now, you have all these reasons to get a pixie cut. Send us a selfie featuring your new pixie cut should you ever end up going for it, will you?

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