If you’re looking for a fresh new haircut that not only ticks all the latest trend boxes but just so happens to work on all face shapes and hair types, too, then look no further than a pixie cut with bangs. Saved on all our Pinterest boards and spotted on our Instagram feeds, this dreamy hair combination has been popping up everywhere!
Already finding an excuse as to why this style isn’t for you? Well, stop. Not only are pixie cuts universally flattering (meaning there’s no reason why you shouldn’t give one a whirl) but the shorter cut can help to accentuate facial features you didn’t even know you had – so long, contour kit.
From a long pixie cut with bangs to an edgy micro fringe, see our top pixie hair ideas by scrolling through our gallery above and for all our expert tips simply read on…
Pixie haircut with bangs: 8 styles we're loving right now
If you thought long hair was low-maintenance, you will be pleased to know that you can be just as casual and laid back with a shorter style. Take Scarlett Johansson’s textured short pixie cut with bangs for instance; its casual aesthetic means you can simply wash and go with minimum styling required.
Tip: To stop your tresses from falling flat, ask your stylist to add in feathered layers for some natural bounce and movement.
We have style icons of decades past (including Mia Farrow and Jean Seberg) to thank for bringing this classic short pixie cut with bangs to the mainstream.
The timeless haircut still looks as fresh today as it did during its peak in the 1960’s, so you only need to turn to classic movies such as Breathless and Rosemary’s Baby for all the best hair inspiration.
Editor’s tip: Style your pixie using a reworkable wax for a natural-feeling finish that still gives tresses definition. We love the VO5 Soft Moulding Wax as it provides the shine and frizz-control you need while smoothing all your frizz woes, too.
Looking for pixie cut with long bangs combinations? Frankie Bridge’s pixie-meets-bob-length tresses are a great way to dip your toe in the pool of shorter styles without fully committing.
By styling her tresses over to one side in a side-parting, Frankie has created the illusion of soft, feminine side-sweeping bangs which we just love.
From Ruth Negga (above) to the iconic Halle Berry pixie, more and more women are embracing pixie cuts on curly hair – and when it looks this fabulous, we understand why.
To give her style a little edge, and to make her pixie cut and long bangs combo really pop, Ruth has accentuated the curls at the front of her hair so they’re more defined, which works to highlight her stunning features.
5. Sixties pixie
When it comes to pixie cuts, there’s no better place to look than the ’60s for inspiration. With her honey blonde pixie cut and long bangs, Michelle Williams is channelling major Twiggy vibes with this homage to the retro style.
Editor’s tip: If you’re thinking of styling your pixie straight and sleek, make sure to prep your hair before using heated styling tools.
We suggest using TONI&GUY Primer Smoothing Spray for not only protecting your hair from heat and humidity but for helping to control frizz, so you can have the smooth and sleek tresses you have always wanted.
Already rocking a pixie cut but want to update your style? Or how about simply playing around with which bangs style will suit you before you take the plunge? Then you know what they say: fake it ’til you make it.
Simply sweep your hair forward to create side, full or even sweeping bangs. Each of these faux styles have their benefits, but the best thing is that you can try them all and see which suits you best!
8. Bowl cut
We bet you never thought you’d see the return of the bowl cut but it’s a whole lot more flattering this time around, we promise. Light blonde and textured, Carey Mulligan’s soft, textured look adds a softness to this short cut that makes it suitable for all ages.