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!
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1. Wavy and tousled
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
12. Pixie cut with headband
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
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
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
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. Kinky pixie
This is another one of this cute hairstyle that you should do. Especially suitable for kinky curls, you will never have to worry about tangles and untamed and frizzy hair.
17. LWB (Long, wavy, bangs)
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!
Editor’s tip: Keep your hair in check all day with VO5 Gel Wax. It lets you shape your hair like a wax and keep it in place like a gel. There’s nothing like having two benefits in one product!
Now, you have 17 gorgeous 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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