4 Different ways to style a long pixie cut

Who knew a pixie could be this versatile?!

If you recently visited the salon to get a long pixie cut, then congratulations, because you’ve made a brave and bold styling choice, that is totally on trend! However, now that you’ve taken the plunge, you may be wondering how to style this chic cut, to really make it stand out from the crowd – after all, there’s not much hair to work with, is there?

But before you start having second thoughts about your cropped hair decision, let us reassure you, that long pixie cuts are actually incredibly versatile! So, to help you on the next step of your pixie cut journey, scroll down and check out these 4 different ways to style it.

Ideas on how to style your long pixie cut


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Long pixie cut styling ideas: Curls. Credit: Indigitalimages.com


Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to exclusively work your long pixie with super straight tresses (yes, really!). You can now rejoice at the fact that it’s actually possible to create luscious, bouncy curls in your cut, too! This ‘do has loads of attitude and personality, and makes for a fresh and fashion-forward way to rock the look.  

To get the look:

1. Start by running a small amount of VO5 Extra Body Mousse through freshly washed hair.

2. Now, take a brush and blowdry your hair, lifting the hair from the root as you dry, to inject lots of added volume.

3. Once your hair is completely dry, use a half inch curling wand to curl all your hair, starting from the crown. To do this, section off your hair into small pieces and curl one section at a time.

4. When you have styled your whole head, run your fingers through the curls to loosen them and give your look a softer edge!

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Long pixie cut styling ideas: Slicked back.

Sleek and slick

If you want a no-fuss style that can be achieved in a matter of seconds, then turn your attention to the slicked back pixie. This sleek, stylish, and totally sexy hairdo requires virtually zero maintenance throughout the day, and has become a firm favourite with top celebrities and style icons – just look at Miley Cyrus, she works this look like no other!

To get the look, simply apply a few pumps of the VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray to the palms of your hands, before running them over your mane. You can even go one step further, and apply more product to your hair, to embrace the ultra-chic and on-trend wet look trend!

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Long pixie cut styling ideas: Tousled waves.

Tousled pixie

In doubt over which way to style your long pixie? Then for a fail-safe choice, try ramping up the volume and texture of your hair, and working the look in undone, tousled waves. This pixie has a universal appeal thanks to its soft and feminine aesthetic, as well as its effortlessly-cool finish. But what makes this look so great, is that you only need to spritz your crop with a little of the Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray into dry hair, and scrunch the product in. It really couldn’t be easier!

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Long pixie cut styling ideas: Bandana.

The bandana pixie

Some of you may think of this as cheating when it comes to styling your locks, but the bandana has undeniably become one of the hottest (and most versatile) hair accessories of the year! A great way to adding a fun and playful dimension to your pixie, bandanas come in a wide variety of colours and patterns – so you really are spoilt for choice when dressing up your crop!

Still need a little bit of styling inspiration? Well, we’ve scoured the internet and found the 5 best ways to work a headscarf according to Instagram, just for you! You’re welcome.


Not rocking a short crop, but feeling inspired to take the plunge? We thought so. In that case, you should head on over to our Pixie Cut page, for loads of celebrity inspiration, how-to tutorials, and expert styling tips!