How to style your pixie haircut this summer party season

Is your pixie crop summer-ready?

A pixie haircut is a pretty awesome hairdo to wear every single day, as it can be easy to maintain and style, plus it never fails to look modern and cool. But how are you planning to rock your short crop this summer party season? While it may seem as though your options are more limited than, say, someone with longer hair, turns out there are many fab styles on Instagram to inspire – if you know where to look! Wanna know how we’d style our pixie haircut for all those upcoming weddings and swanky soirees?  Then keep reading to discover our favourite looks and learn how to achieve them now.

5 Ways to style a pixie haircut this party season


platinum blonde pixie with gemstone headand
Add a pretty headband. Credit:

With a pretty headband

When it comes to styling a pixie haircut, going for an edgy accessory is always a great way to amp up the cut. So, simply add a headband that is sturdy and substantial; try a wide one embellished with rhinestones or studs for a rock ‘n’ roll touch. For a more casual outcome, add some softly tousled textures by scrunching in some TRESemmé Perfectly un(Done) Sea Salt Spray (£5.50) and style with your fingertips. Credit: @sarahcadosh

slicked back pixie haircut
Sleek and smooth pixie haircut. Credit:

Sleek and smooth

For an ultra-glamorous look that’s right off the red carpet, slick your hair back and keep your pixie super lustrous. Use straighteners to help smooth your locks, and apply a serum – try the Toni&Guy Glamour Serum Drops (£7.49*) – to help boost that glamorous, red carpet-ready shine. You can also add a deep side parting or a softly tousled, side-swept fringe for a stunning twist on the classic, everyday pixie look. For a more contemporary take, go for a dramatic wet look using gel or wax to keep your hair looking sleek all day (and all night) long! Comb backwards to smooth and tame any flyaways – and you’re ready to go! Credit: @aline___pereira

blonde swept back pixie pompadour inspired
Swept-back pixie haircut. Credit:


Similar to the old-school pompadour, this voluminous swept-back look exudes fashion-forward edgy vibes, making it a strong style to rock during party season. Start by prepping your hair with VO5 Plump It Up Weightless Mousse (£3.99*) to boost height and hold. Apply it to damp hair before blow-drying into this impressive ‘do. Then work some pomade through your hair with your fingers to sweep it back and create a textured finish. Credit: @callienation

Red haired woman with a slightly wavy pixie haircut
Pixie with soft waves. Credit:

With soft waves

Who said that curls and waves are just for longer tresses? Soften up the lines of your pixie cut with the addition of some tousled waves. Start by adding a little volumising mousse to create body, before using a small curling iron to produce soft curls. Then gently separate them with your fingertips for a relaxed, tousled look, and finish with a defrizzing serum. Credit: @arielmainardi

blonde short hair with front french braid
Front French braid. Credit:

With a front French braid

Thought you couldn’t wear braids with your pixie haircut? Think again. To create this beautiful look, you’ll need a slightly longer, or grown-out pixie (with at least 3 inches at the front). Create a deep side parting and divide the part near your hairline with the most hair into 3 sections. Then create a French braid that goes around the side of your head, and secure it in place with bobby pins. Tip: to make it easier to style, try spritzing some TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo (£14.50*) on your tresses before plaiting to give some extra grip and hold. Credit: @raquelsmx

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