Bored of your black hair? Here are 5 reasons a black pixie cut should be your next hairstyle

Amra | 04 January 2018

Never underestimate the power of the pixie cut + black hair!


Want to get on the new year, new you hype? We get you. But if the sea of bright colours and wacky 2018 hairstyle predictions has got you in a muddle, know that we’ve got your back. To help you slay your year and your natural hair, it’s high time you tried the style that’s on everyone’s lips: the black pixie cut.

Regardless of whether you’ll get a pixie cut wig, weave or take the plunge for real, here are the reasons why we’re living for black pixie hairstyles this season.

5 reasons you should get a black pixie cut, like, right now


close up shot of woman with curly black pixie cut backstage at a show, wearing red lipstick and drop earrings
A pixie cut for black hair? It’s fashion, darling! Credit:

1. It’s fashion-approved

While hair trends come and go (be it the lob, party bob and more), the pixie cut is one of those styles that continues to dominate the red carpet and runways.

But just because it’s seen on the glitterati season after season, that doesn’t mean you need a glam squad to achieve the look! You only need to be clear with your stylist on how you want your pixie cut to be and you’ll leave the salon with a ‘do that will never be passé. 

pixie cut black hair: close up shot of zendaya with black hair pixie cut on the grammy award red carpet, wearing nude makeup and colourful dress
No matter your face shape, there’s black pixie cut out there for you. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. There’s a black pixie cut for every face shape

Naysayers might convince you that this cut will only suit a certain face shape or hair type, but we’re here to remind you that black pixie hairstyles can be tailored to flatter any face shape and mane texture.

Now, if you need more reassurance and want to know more about how to style the look for your face, rest assured our pixie face shape guide has got you covered.

Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Spray

Editor’s tip: The secret to making your pixie cut + black hair red carpet-ready? The Alberto Balsam Stunning Shine Sprayof course! This shine-boosting spray will help make your mane look dazzling, all while leaving it smelling of peaches and rose oil. Ooh la la!

close up shot of rihanna with black pixie cut that has a side fringe, wearing blue dress on the grammy awards red carpet
Pair a fringe with a black hair pixie cut and you’ll be slaying 24-7! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. It looks fierce with a fringe!

The best thing about rocking a pretty pixie cut on black hair? You can also pair it with a on-trend fringe of your choice, like Rihanna has done. Not only will you be slaying two trends at once, but it will also ensure you steal the spotlight at your next event.

From sultry side-swept bangs to sophisticated blunt ones, sprucing up your black pixie cut is going to be easy as 1-2-3!

close up shot of alexandra shipp with curly black pixie cut hairstyle, wearing a tiara crown on the red carpet
Which hair accessory trend will you rock? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. You can play around with hair accessories and colour trends

If you’re worried about hitting a wall with your black hair + pixie cut combo, you easily shake things up with either a new colour or some snazzy hair accessories.

In this example, Alexandra Shipp has tressed up her pixie cut black hair with a tiara headband, and guess what? She’s killing it!

See? A pixie cut for black hair textures can be taken from 0 to 100 with just a simple mane move. Thanks for the tip, A!

black pixie hairstyles: close up shot of janelle monae with black pixie haircut, wearing sunglasses, a red lipstick and a designer suit and top
Struggle with styling your mane? A black hair pixie cut might just be the answer. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. But most importantly, it’s a low-maintenance style

Now, if you’re wondering if a pixie cut for black hair is hard to maintain, we’re here to set the record straight: it all depends on whether you get it done for real or not (black pixie cut wigs and weaves would naturally require more effort).

But, generally speaking, since it’s shorter in length, less maintenance is required. Honestly, what’s not to love about black pixie hairstyles?!

TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax

Editor’s tip: Tempted to get a black hair pixie cut? To get the perfect textured pixie, you’ll need to make sure to get your hands on the TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax and watch this step-by-step tutorial, ASAP.


Loved seeing all of these black pixie hairstyles? If we’ve tempted you to try out a fresh cropped ‘do for the year ahead, be sure to check out the hottest short black hairstyles from Instagram to try now.


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