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Must-Try Pixie Cut Styles for a Chic and Modern Look

This short haircut comes in different versions—all stylish, of course! Check them out in this roundup.

Getting a pixie cut can be quite terrifying if your hair has never gone above your chin. Going this short gives your look a drastic transformation, and it takes a while to grow your hair out when you change your mind. However, when done right, pixie haircuts for women can lend your features character and give you a fresh and modern look.

A pixie cut can be super short, long-ish, straight, or curly. It’s also one of the trending haircuts in 2024, so now is the perfect time to try it. Whether you’re looking for a sweet-looking and universally flattering cut or something specific like edgy pixie cuts for round faces, there’s a pixie cut style that’s right for you. Check out these hair ideas we’ve rounded up for you.

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1. Tousled Pixie Haircut for Women

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Go for a textured pixie hairstyle to add oomph to a casual look. Credit: Hariono Halim

Creating a textured pixie cut can keep your short hair from looking flat. To do this, add soft waves using a small to medium flat iron to style your hair this way. Then, lightly ruffle for a messy-chic effect and seal with a few spritzes or hairspray.

2. Pixie Haircut for Curly Hair

Asian woman with a curly pixie cut wearing a white blouse
Your curls shouldn’t stop you from getting a pixie cut. Credit: Hariono Halim

Got curly hair? You can rock a pixie cut with proper layering and styling. Why don’t you try a side-parted pixie haircut to highlight your hair’s natural volume and bounce? To keep your curls in good shape, apply hair mousse and dry your hair using a diffuser.

3. Wavy Pixie Cut for Women

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A pixie cut works on naturally wavy hair, too. Credit: Marielle Capinianes from Pexels

The key to nailing a wavy pixie cut is to work with your hair’s natural texture and movement. Ask your hairstylist to follow where your hair naturally curves so the layers of your hair give you a flattering cut.

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Editor’s tip: Wavy hair is prone to frizz, especially when humid. Keep frizz under control by washing your hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It has KERA10 Protein Complex that goes up to 10 layers deep into your hair. It gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash, including smoothness, softness, and shine. 

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Pair TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Serum Conditioner for best results.

4. Pixie Haircut With Side-Swept Bangs

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This hairstyle helps add volume to your ‘do. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Make your pixie cut look bouncy with side-swept bangs. Cutting your hair this way is also a great way to add balance to your face if you have a round face shape.

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Editor’s tip: Keep your short hair soft and smooth with Dove Straight & Silky Keratin Tri-Silk Serum Shampoo. It is formulated with keratin, fiber actives, and serum ingredients to instantly repair damage, deeply nourish and protect your hair, and leave it extra beautiful. It also has Amino Essence that boosts hair health and keeps your hair fibers nourished up to their core. 

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After shampooing, use Dove Amino Restore 1 Minute Serum Conditioner. It has amino-infused serum capsules that go deep into your hair to treat frizz and dryness from within. It leaves your hair soft and silky in just one minute. 

5. Pixie Haircut 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 also create one if you’re into edgy pixie cuts for round faces. The added height gives the illusion of an elongated face. A quiff also gives you an androgynous look.

6. Pixie Bob

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With a chic pixie bob, you’ll look fresh even on a scorching day Credit: Shutterstock

Don’t have the guts to go for a full-on pixie haircut? 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.

7. Slicked-Back Pixie Cut

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Look neat and polished with a slicked-back pixie cut hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Brush your pixie cut back and spritz hairspray to create a wet hair look. It’s a sleek and smart hairstyle you can wear when working from home. It also keeps hair off your face, letting you focus on your tasks. 

8. Wispy and Relaxed

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Keep it casual and chic. Credit: Shutterstock

Create a laid-back vibe by blow-drying your hair with low heat while finger-combing to give it texture and movement. The result? A chic pixie hairstyle that’s perfect for working and chilling out at home.

9. Sleek and Side-Parted

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Rock this sleek look from day to night. Credit: Hariono Halim

It’s similar to the slicked-back pixie cut, but this one has a side part. You also brush your hair diagonally toward one side. Finish the look with generous spritzes of hairspray. You can wear this as your day-to-night look, especially on a Friday when you have plans to hit the bars after work.

10. Asymmetrical Pixie Bob

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An asymmetrical pixie bob highlights your gorgeous jawline and frames your face. Credit: Shutterstock

Want something different? Rock different cuts on each side of your hair! On one side, get short hair that tapers on your nape. And on the other, have your hair cut at chin length. Then, style it by straightening it with an iron or by creating tousled waves using a curling wand.

11. Pixie Haircut With Full Bangs

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Rock a full fringe with your pixie cut. Credit: Gatot Adri from Pexels

You can wear a forehead-covering fringe with your pixie cut, especially if you have a long face shape. Add textured tips to your bangs for a more natural look. You can also add highlights to give your hair more dimension.

12. Pixie Cut With Short Bangs

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Short bangs give your pixie cut a retro vibe. Credit: Pixta

This pixie haircut is not for the faint of heart. Baby bangs can be tricky to pull off. But when cut or styled correctly, these short bangs can give your pixie cut a bold look—perfect if you want to stand out.

13. Light Brown Pixie Haircut

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Want a total transformation? Get a pixie haircut for women and a new hair color. Credit: Shutterstock

Get a new hair color and a new haircut for a total transformation. This light brown hair color makes your pixie cut look fresh and trendy.

14. Chocolate Brown Pixie Haircut

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If you love dark colors, try chocolate brown. Credit: Shutterstock

Chocolate brown can help add warmth to your face, and it also jazzes up a pixie cut. How’s that for a makeover? 

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Editor’s tip: When your hair starts to grow, touch up your roots using TRESemmé Root Touch-Up Spray (Dark Brown Color). It gives your roots instant coverage and conceals gray strands, leaving your hair color fresh between salon sessions.

15. Peach Pixie Haircut for Women

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This peach pixie cut is equal parts edgy and sweet. Credit: Shutterstock

Experiment with a color you’ve never tried before! If you love pastels and light colors, get a peach hair color. It flatters morena skin and adds character to your short ‘do.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo

Editor’s tip: Bleached hair tends to get discolored over time, so use TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo to keep your hair from going brassy. Its purple formula neutralizes brassy tones, so you can enjoy your bleached hair colors longer. It also has jojoba oil for moisture and shine.

TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner

Pair TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Shampoo with TRESemmé Pro-Color Series Blonde Brilliance Conditioner to get the best results. 

16. Straight Pixie Haircut With a Deep Side Part

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Use a fine-tooth comb to smoothen out stray strands and make your hair look neat. Credit: Shutterstock

If you have thin hair, part your hair deeply on one side to create the illusion of having thicker locks.

17. Pixie Haircut With a Headband

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Jazz up a pixie cut with a fabric headband.

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

18. Super Short Pixie Haircut for Women

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Walk with your chin up and show off your pixie cut. Credit:

If you’re into super short hair, try this pixie cut style. But, mind you, the slight curls and waves give your hair texture and movement. It’s a stylish option for women with naturally thick and wavy hair.

19. Comb Over

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Wear this ‘do with your blazer to nail a corporate-chic look. Credit: Shutterstock

Got a pixie cut with a short fringe? Style it this way to make it look sophisticated. First, comb your hair backward or a little bit to one side. Then, spritz hairspray all over your hair.

20. Curly Pixie Cut With Short Sides

Asian woman with a curly pixie haircut wearing a printed caftan.
Here’s another stylish way to rock short, curly hair. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

If you want to tone down the volume of your natural curls, get a pixie haircut with cropped sides and a long, curly top. It looks fresh and light, while your natural curls take center stage.

Things to Consider Before Getting a Pixie Cut

1. Your Face Shape

Your face shape is the first thing you should always consider when getting a new haircut. While there are universally flattering styles, some are harder to pull off. So if you’re trying to get a pixie haircut for the first time, your first order of business should be identifying your face shape.

Pixie haircuts for women come in different styles. The key is to pick what works for you and tailor the haircut to your face shape. For example, if you have a round face shape, a pixie cut with long, side-swept bangs can help give you a more balanced face shape. On the other hand, if you have an oval face shape, you can style your pixie haircut slicked back to showcase your well-proportioned facial features.

2. Your Hair Type and Texture

Like any other hair length, styling a pixie haircut can be tricky if you don’t have healthy hair. It’s important to follow a hair care routine that keeps your hair nourished and moisturized to control frizz, protect hair from dryness, and make your hair manageable.

Work with your hair’s natural texture and movement when styling your pixie cut. Also, go to experienced stylists who can cut different hair shapes and textures. They will know what cut will work best with your hair.

3. Your Stylist

Speaking of stylists, do you have one you can trust? You need to get everything right to pull off short hair. You’ll be putting your entire look in the hands of your stylist, so make sure that he or she knows you well and gets your style. It also helps to check salon reviews online, so you can go to one with a pool of professional stylists who can give you an excellent cut.

4. Your Personality

The way you wear your hair reflects your personality, and it’s always best to get a haircut that’s you so you can wear it with confidence. You wouldn’t want to wake up the following day and cry with regret the moment you see yourself in the mirror.

Getting a pixie haircut is a bold move, especially if you’ve had long locks all your life. But if you believe it suits your style, you won’t have a problem rocking this short haircut.

5. Your Commitment to Regular Salon Trips

Pixie haircuts for women require trimming every four to six weeks to keep them in good shape. It’s also better to have the trimming done by a professional because it involves some layering. If not done right, you might end up with a haircut that has an awkward shape. So, if you don’t see yourself scheduling regular salon appointments, you may have to think twice about getting this cut.

6. Your Hairstyling Habits

While it’s true that short hair is easier to style than long hair, a pixie cut isn’t something you can simply let go. With the high humidity levels in our country, your hair can easily get frizzy, even if it’s short. To keep your hair on point, you can style it by giving it a quick blow-dry and a few spritzes of hairspray.

You can also accessorize your pixie cut by wearing hair clips or a headband. Feel free to play around with different accessories until you get the look you want.

7. Your Hair Color Preference

Wearing a pixie cut can mean less expensive hair coloring sessions because the hair is short. But with hair as short as a pixie cut, your roots growing may look more awkward than they would in longer hair, so you’ll need to go back to the salon more often for color touch-ups.

With this checklist as your guide, you can decide if a pixie haircut is right for you.