The Best Hair Wax for Women: Tips on Styling a Pixie Cut

The best hair wax for short hair, revealed.

Finding the best hair wax for women isn’t without its challenges. Between running around keeping pace with the stuff of life to looking selfie-ready at every turn, short hair requires products that keep it looking fresh and groomed, but still retain the nuances of its style.

First and foremost, these products have to be reliable. Remember, a quality hair wax is a pixie cut’s last line of defence in keeping a good hair day. No longer just a guy’s thing, women have also been looking at hair wax to tame and control their short haircuts and give their look some added personality and texture.

What is Hair Wax?

Woman with a short platinum blonde boyish pixie cut
Find the best hair wax for women with short hair. Credit: Rupert Laycock

Hair wax is a hair product with a paste, balm or clay-like formula optimum for creating texturised looks. Most hair waxes have a rubber-like consistency that enables you to restyle your hair during the day even after the product has set on your hair, making it one of the more versatile styling products out there.

Unlike gels, which can contain alcohol, wax can allow for a variety of different finishes, from glossy and spiky to fluffy and bedhead-like. It doesn’t keep your hair locked in place in extreme conditions — like, say, during a convertible ride or if you’re caught in a tropical thunderstorm — but it does a great job of providing some stylish definition with natural-to-medium hold.

Best Hair Wax for Women: Our Recommendations

Woman with short platinum blonde pixie cut hair with a black headband
Transform that simple ‘do into an overachiever with some wax. Credit: Rupert Laycock


For Volume and Lift: VO5 Styling Wax


Wax can give a fluffy, voluminous feel to short haircuts, especially those that have a more rounded shape at the crown. After blowdrying hair into place, shake through some VO5 Styling Wax, using your fingers in a front-to-back direction for a tousled, airy feel. Pat down the hair near your temples to refine the sides.

For a Neat and Clean Look: TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax

Just because your cut is wash-and-wear, it doesn’t mean you can’t play around with some texture. Cropped, boyish pixie cuts can benefit from some strategically-placed product on the back of their heads (to prevent cowlicks) and to define their parting. Spray some TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax onto your hair and pat down problem areas as desired.

For Side-Swept Glam: TIGI S Factor Creamy Molding Wax

Pixie cuts with longer hair on the fringe area can be styled with the bangs sweetly parted to one side and the rest of the hair combed in place. For some hold and shine, finish with a tiny amount of TIGI S Factor Creamy Molding Wax distributed near the roots — comb it through your strands in a downward motion using your fingers for some modern tousle.

For Precision: TONI&GUY Polishing Wax Stick

The TONI&GUY Polishing Wax Stick comes in a handy stick format that makes it ideal for adding definition and control exactly where you want it. Just apply directly to your hair from the stick and mould your ‘do into position.


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