Pixie cuts for oval faces: 5 Directional looks to try now

Thinking of getting the chop? Luckily there are many pixies to suit your versatile face shape!

We know that not every hairstyle suits every face shape, and choosing one that’s just right for you can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. But when it comes to embracing one of this season’s hottest haircuts – the pixie –  there are plenty of different variations to suit an array of face shapes. Good news is, finding great pixie cuts for oval faces couldn’t be easier. 

Bold, daring and super sassy, the pixie cut is certainly worthy of its fashion-forward status. This cut can also be adapted in many ways with minimal effort, so the versatile nature of this trendy haircut should certainly not be underestimated. With that in mind, we’ve created a list of our favourite pixie cuts for oval faces that you need to try now. 

5 Pixie cuts for oval faces


Pixie cuts for oval faces: polished slick pixie cut
Pixie cuts for oval faces: Polished pixie. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Polished pixie

Pixie cuts are both universally appealing and super stylish, meaning they rarely go out of style. In fact, the polished pixie has been dominating hair trends since it was first sported by fashion icons such as Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn many decades ago. And today, it’s more popular than ever, thanks to the likes of Michelle Williams and Emma Watson, both of whom have sported this cut with much success.

Tip: To style, try using VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray (£2.99*) in conjunction with your hair dryer for a sleek and sturdy hold, without that crispy feel. So, get ready to channel your inner Emma Watson and feel empowered by your polished pixie! 

Pixie cuts for oval faces: strawberry blonde short pixie cut
Pixie cuts for oval faces: Jagged pixie cut. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Jagged pixie cut

Cool and fashion-forward, yet ultra chic, this edgy cut is sure to turn heads for all the right reasons. The addition of spiky, strategically-placed layers not only promotes movement, shape and texture, but it also elevates this classic cut by adding volume and interest. To get the tousled look that this cut calls for, use a small amount of the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax (£2.99*) to create a touch of quirky dimension. 

Pixie cuts for oval faces: brunette pixie cut
Pixie cuts for oval faces: Close-cropped pixie. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Close-cropped pixie

There are lots of ways to style the classic, short cropped pixie – whether you wear it neatly swept to the side, or with bucket loads of texture, the possibilities are truly endless. The addition of choppy layers will give your pixie a boost in volume, while adding interest, movement and shape.

To style this pixie cut, you may find that you have to layer a couple of products to achieve the shape and texture you’re after. As such, we’d recommend using a clarifying wash and care system, like the TRESemmé Cleanse & Replenish Deep Cleansing Shampoo (500ml, £3.69*) and Remoisturise Conditioner (500ml, £3.69*) at least once or twice a week to ensure you don’t get any nasty buildups on your scalp.

Pixie cuts for oval faces: Brown spiked up pixie cut
Pixie cuts for oval faces: Spikey pixie. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Spiky pixie

If you’re looking to add a bit of off-kilter cool to your pixie cut, we’d definitely recommend working in some messy layers to create a spiky pixie, to create lots of luscious, lived-in textures.

To style, use a texturising spray, like the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray (£7.49*), to help achieve the texture and movement you’re looking for. 

Pixie cuts for oval faces: Undercut pixie cut. Credit: Indigitalim
Pixie cuts for oval faces: Clssic pixie with a fringe. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Classic pixie with a fringe.

It’s a common misconception that if you opt to chop off your locks, you’ll be limited when it comes to styling. But a classic pixie with bangs built in just proves that this certainly isn’t the case.

This statement cut involves taking the back and sides much shorter, while the top can be left as long as you wish, and styled into a straight forward or side-swept fringe. 

The best thing is, the contrasting lengths of this cut opens up a whole host of opportunities that’ll allow you to manipulate your hair and experiment with a number of playful styles. How you choose to wear your pixie is entirely up to you! 

So, now that you know all about the best pixie cuts for oval faces, which one will you go for?

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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