Create a messy textured pixie cut to give drama to your short hair

Even if you have short hair, you can explore different hairstyles. The messy textured pixie cut is one of them. Read on to find out how to create this 'do. 
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A pixie cut may be the shortest haircut out there, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment with different hairstyles. Sure, you might be tempted to just blow dry it and go, but if you have a little bit more time, you can do more with it. If you’re in the mood for something edgy, you can create a quiff. If you want something more versatile but still carries oomph, try a messy textured pixie cut. Here’s how to create one.

Step 1

Wash your hair

Every day, your hair and scalp get exposed to dirt, excess oil, and various chemicals from the styling products you use. Deep cleanse your hair and scalp by washing your beloved mane with TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo and TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner. These are enriched with natural ingredients such as ginger and green tea that help bring back lost nutrients to your hair.


Woman with textured pixie cut
Step 2

No to heat damage

After washing your hair, spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your damp locks to protect them from heat. The spray will act as a barrier between your hair and heated styling tools.

Messy textured pixie cut: Asian woman spraying heat protectant on her black pixie cut
Step 3

Dry your hair

Set your blow dryer on low to medium heat. Then, finger comb your pixie cut as you blow dry your hair. Pull up some sections of your hair so the inner sections get dried, too.

Messy textured pixie cut: Asian woman blow drying her short black hair against a blue background
Step 4

Clip your hair

Divide your hair into front and back sections. Then, clip the back section so it stays in place as you style the front section.

Messy textured pixie cut: Asian woman clipping the back section of her black pixie cut
Step 5

Time to iron

Now, it’s time to use your flat iron. Take a section of hair from the unclipped part and clamp it in the flat iron. Hold the section of hair in a C-shape or S-shape as you clamp to create a textured look.

You can also lift the small sections of your hair and point them to different directions as you clamp them. The key here is to make the textured parts seem random to create a natural look.

Messy textured pixie cut: Closeup shot of Asian woman ironing her short black pixie cut
Step 6

Keep clamping

Repeat the previous step until all sections of your pixie cut have been styled.

Messy textured pixie cut: Closeup shot of an Asian woman ironing her black pixie cut
Step 7


Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your hair to make your hairstyle last long. Style your hair using your fingers to create the final look that you want.

Messy textured pixie cut: Asian woman spritzing hairspray on her black pixie cut
Step 8

Tres chic!

Creating a messy textured pixie cut is an easy way to jazz up short hair. You can wear this ‘do every day to almost any occasions. It can add pizzazz to your corporate office wear.

You can also style your hair this way when you’re having lunch with your friends at your favorite restaurant. Complement your hairstyle with statement earrings to look super chic.


Messy textured pixie cut: Asian woman with a tetxured pixie cut sitting on a swing in a playground

Get the products you need for this hairstyle by using the following links:
TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo
TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Even with short hair, you can have a lot of hairstyle possibilities. Try the messy textured pixie cut now and see what drama it can bring to your short hair.

Next read: Find the ideal hairstyle for your heart-shaped face. These short hairstyle ideas for heart-shaped faces will solve your mane woes.



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