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73 Best Pixie Cut Hairstyles For 2022 You Will Want To See

Consider this your ultimate source for pixie cut inspiration.

A pixie cut is a short women’s haircut with short layers at the back and the sides and a longer section at the top. Pixie hairstyles first came about in the 1920s when women experimented with the bob haircuts and other short hairstyles. And thanks to Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, the pixie rose in popularity in the 1950s. Since then, stars like Twiggy, Madonna, Emma Watson, Katy Perry and more, have been fans of them.

Nowadays, pixie cuts remain popular because of the large variety of lengths and modern styles that suit all hair and face types. Another reason short pixie haircuts are loved is due to the fact they’re practical and take less time to style.

Best Pixie Cut Ideas for 2022

If you’re thinking of getting a short crop and need some inspiration, take a look at all the pixie cut hairstyles that are trending, below, to inspire you to take the plunge.

Classic Pixie

If you’re dreaming of channelling Audrey Hepburn vibes, this classic pixie cut is destined for you. With the addition of a chic side-swept fringe, this haircut is sure to flatter all face types.

Pink Pixie Cut

There’s no denying how popular the colour pink is! If you want to get a cut and a new colour, this dreamy hairstyle is all you need to inspire you.

Pixie Cut With Highlights

This highlighted pixie is utterly stunning. Adding in highlights is a great way to bring life to any cropped cut.

Low Maintenance Pixie

The best thing about pixie cuts? Depending on the cut you opt for, they’re fairly low maintenance. And, this effortless one is the perfect example.

Editor’s tip: Are you in need of more hair volume to create your favourite hairstyles? Simply spray the TRESemmé Day 2 Volumising Dry Shampoo on your mane and roots before styling. Et voilà! Instant lift and body.

Oval Faces

If you’re lucky enough to have an oval face shape, you’ll be able to work any pixie style. From layered ones or ones with bangs, no matter the style, it’ll easily flatter your face shape.

Edgy Mullet

Miley is that you? We’re loving this soft, choppy cut and think it’s perfect for anyone looking for a punky cut that is right on-trend.

Pixie With Curtain Bangs

Curtain bangs are here to stay and if you team them with your fave cut, you’ll be sure to feel like a Tik Tok star!


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You’ve seen choppy bob hairstyles taking over, but what about choppy pixies? As this beauty demonstrates, they’re just as fun and practically made for texture lovers.


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If you really want to go bold, you should consider adding some shaved detailing to your pixie haircut. Credit: @salsalhair


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This elegant, short pixie cut is similar to the one Audrey Hepburn sported in Roman Holiday, and if you want to feel like an old Hollywood star, you know what to do. Credit: @pixiebrasil


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There’s no need to get rid of all of your hard-earned lengths! Opting for a long pixie will help you retain some hair and allow you to show it off in a cool, new way. Credit: @pixiepalooza

Thick Hair

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This cute pixie is undeniably pretty and an easy way to make thick hair more manageable. Credit: @lauraescanes

Editor’s tip: Texture is key for keeping a thick pixie cut from falling flat. So, we suggest you try spraying the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray into your mane to give it volume and major beachy vibes.


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A pixie cut can really take your blonde hair colour to a whole new level. Credit: @telli.jpg

Naturally Curly Pixie

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

Halle Berry Pixie

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This super sweet ‘do has been a signature look for Halle for quite some time now, featuring shorter length on the sides, and longer layers on top, meaning her cropped ‘do is full of texture and volume.

Square Faces

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If you have a square face, your main goal should be to soften out your angular features. A tousled, side-swept pixie haircut like this one will complement your face shape flawlessly. Credit: @gabriellecassi

Older Women

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Pixies are a great short hairstyle for older women. On top of being super easy to maintain, they also do a great job of adding a playful, youthful feel to your overall style. Credit: @accidentalicon


Editor’s tip: Neutralise brassy tones and embrace grey hair with the Dove Silver Care Shampoo. This purple shampoo helps to enhance a radiant shine leaving hair beautiful and healthy.

Pixie With Fringe

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The best thing about rocking a pretty pixie cut on black hair? You can also pair it with an on-trend fringe of your choice like Rihanna has done.

Katie Holmes Pixie Cut

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Chopped to above chin length, she wore her pixie combed over to one side with a deep side parting. The hairstyle complemented her feminine features and accentuated her sculpted jawline on a whole other level!

Robin Wright Long Pixie

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Robin Wright is living proof that long, side-swept pixie crops work a charm for mature women. Plus, notice how her haircut works to flatter and soften her square face shape.


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If you’re a fan of messy hairstyles, look no further than this ’60s-inspired pixie. With tousled, feathery layers here and there, you’ll be channelling Twiggy vibes in no time. Credit: @audremarvin

Wet Look Pixie

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Kristen decided to style her super short, bleach blonde locks in a slicked-back manner, with an on-point side parting.


Editor’s tip: Create wet-look styles with the Alberto Balsam Wet Look Gel. This long-lasting and non-sticky formula helps you to create slick back styles just like Kristen Stewarts.

With Bangs

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When it comes to pixie cuts, there are so many bangs cuts you can combine with them to make them really stand out. Our personal fave? Side-swept bangs. They work a treat on all face and hair types. Credit: @jordi_renee

Fine Hair

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If you have got fine hair, this cute pixie is your shortcut to thicker-looking, volumised tresses. Credit: @sarahb.h

Pixie Shag

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Edgy, yet wonderfully chic, a shag-like pixie is the ultimate hairstyle for thin hair, as the addition of lots of layers and zig-zag texture creates the impression that you have more hair than you actually do. Credit: @artistadesconhecida

Editor’s tip: To give this layered look some added volume, try giving your crop a spray of the VO5 Dry Texturising SprayThis will help plump up your pixie and give it an extra shaggy finish.

Cara Delevingne Pixie Cut

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Cara is no stranger to creating fashion-forward looks but it’s not her eyebrows that are causing envy this time. Credit: @caradelevingne


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This curly pixie lets the top layers do the talking. Keeping it nice and neat on the sides really amps up the movement of the hair on top. Credit: @esther.itterly

Ellen DeGeneres Short Hair

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Much-loved presenter Ellen DeGeneres has been rocking a blonde pixie crop for as long as we can remember! Most recently, though, she’s opted to leave her naturally dark roots peeking through her bleached tresses, for an undone look, as well as chop in several layers to help create a tousled, textured effect.

Pixie With Braids

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Braids aren’t just for those with long tresses. In fact, they can be a great alternative to garlands or headbands. But can you braid a pixie crop? Well, yes! Of course, due to length, some braided styles are out of the question, but flat braids are a short-haired girl’s best friend.

Round Faces

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Having a round face doesn’t have to be hard work when it comes to choosing a pixie hairstyle. Choose a style that’ll lengthen your face shape and give definition like this pixie pompadour. Credit: @shorthairlife

Long Faces

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The easiest way to make a long face shape look less lengthy? With a fringe, of course! From full, blunt fringes to side-swept ones, bangs really are your face shape’s best friend. Credit: @_sabina_vanessa_



Editor’s tip: Designed for coloured hair, the Love Beauty and Planet Blooming Colour Shampoo Bar is deeply moisturising and colour-protecting. What’s more, it smells like red berries and roses.

Long Bangs

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Keep some length in the front to create edgy long bangs that give off major punk girl vibes. Credit: @healthyhappywifelife

Short Blonde

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Looking for a fun short blonde hairstyle to inspire your next trip to the salon? This sexy look is destined for you. Credit: @anaa.favaron

Very Short

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Don’t let length weigh you down! Getting a tightly cropped short pixie style like this one will make your hair stand out and cut your styling time in half. Credit: @rachelrenaepaz

Mushroom Pixie

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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.

Grey Pixie

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Ready to jump on the grey hair bandwagon? If not, our round-up of the best grey hair colours, here, will tempt you to pair the hue with your chosen pixie look. Credit: @katiemartinstudio

Pixie Bob Cut

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Want to test the waters before taking the pixie plunge? Start slowly and get a pixie bob cut. It’ll help your transition to shorter locks a whole lot easier. Credit: @chloenbrown

Shaved Sides

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All we have to say is… sign us up! Adding some shaved sides to your pixie hairstyle will . Credit: @hrctlvrs

Red Mushroom Cut

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Keep the fire going all year long with this vibrant red pixie. If Ariel was released in 2022, we’re certain she would rock this eye-catching look. Credit: @hairdressers_lookbook

Editor’s tip: Give your coloured pixie a major dose of TLC with the  TRESemmé Colour Shineplex Serum, which is designed to provide frizz control and leave your mane feeling soft and looking super shiny.


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We don’t know about you, but we’re loving this playful, textured pixie hairstyle. The layers in it make the cut look thicker than it is, which is a big bonus! Credit: @pixiepalooza


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Can an undercut really make a difference? Yes, yes, it can! This cut is super fierce and bound to get you noticed. Credit: @dahling_its_danae


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Want to find a new way to revive your brunette hair? Three words: Get a pixie! Credit: @topmerve


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Nothing beats a little layering, especially with a pixie haircut. You’ll never be bored with this Pinterest-worthy cut! Credit: @xiao_stylist

Jamie Lee Curtis Grey Pixie

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As well as proving that both short and grey hair is uber fashionable for mature women, Jamie is also an advocate for the fact that thinning, aged hair can be full of life when chopped into a pixie crop.


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When you combine grey and silver together, you get the dreamiest shade ever! So, it makes sense why this colour looks so cool in pixie form. Credit: @madeleineschoen


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Everyone’s going crazy for shaggy haircuts right now, and we’re here for this shaggy pixie cut hairstyle. What do you think? Credit: @lib_george


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Just because you’re going shorter, doesn’t mean you can’t still rock beach waves! And, this beauty is proving that short hair has just as many styling options as long hair. Credit: @autumnhartt


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This ash blonde hair colour is guaranteed to make any short pixie pop. Credit: @raquelsmx

Feminine Pixie Cut

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If you want to amp up those feminine vibes with your chosen cut, keep your pixie short and leave some wispy strands at the front to create cute faux bangs. Credit: @allthingsneena


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It’s not just male celebs who are bringing back the buzzcut! In fact, women are also getting on this trend and tempting us to brave the shave. If you need an example, just take a look at this pretty look. Credit: @sherlynsuzette

3C Pixie Cut

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Be bold and brave in 2022! With a super short, boyish cut, you can finally let your 3C curls take centre stage. Credit: @theeastwesterner

Editor’s tip: Wake up to effortless curls with the VO5 Overnight Curl Cream. Designed to fit into your nightly hair routine, this frizz-fighting and curl-enhancing cream works to revive your hair while you sleep.

Dark Blonde

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Keep your pixie looking California chic with a sunkissed, dark blonde hair colour. Credit: @lauranicolehair


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If you’re looking for a new colour to refresh your short cut, experiment with this rich, emerald green tone. Credit: @samihairmagic


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If you want to make your natural hair easier to manage, you should try getting a short, cute pixie cut like this. Credit: @aiyanaalewis

Classic Grey Pixie

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Working her cropped ‘do with a side-swept fringe, and a super on point grey hair hue, this style maven has tapped into a number of hot trends with one simple look. Credit@sarahb.h

Side-Swept Pixie

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If you’re thinking about switching up your look with a short ‘do, but don’t want anything too edgy, we recommend keeping some long layers at the front of your crop, as this will provide you with some extra versatility, allowing you to mould your pixie cut whenever you feel like a change. Credit@tanja_978

Mohawk Style Pixie

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Clipped super short on the back and sides, and retaining the length on top, the extreme aesthetic isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you are brave enough to dare this look, then you’ll open yourself up to a world of amazing styling opportunities to experiment with – think bold colours, textures, and different accessoriesCredit@tochi_tms

Polished Pixie

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Taking its style cue from iconic fashionistas such as Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy, the polished pixie is a style that has been worn throughout the ages, continually growing in popularity, thanks to its sleek and clean-cut aesthetic.  Credit@kyrzayda_

Jagged Pixie 

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Tap into the runway trend, simply by updating your pixie with lots of spikey layers, which will help to elevate this classic cut. Credit: @mallory.fay

Accessorised Pixie

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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.

Black Pixie Hairstyle

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Now, if you’re wondering if a pixie cut for black hair is hard to maintain, generally speaking, since it’s shorter in length, less maintenance is required.

Permed Pixie

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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.

Tousled Pixie

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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.

Sleek and Slick

Slick back highlighted pixie

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.

Bandana Pixie

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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!

Jagged Edge Pixie

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Cool, contemporary, and super-fun, a jagged edge pixie is sure to turn some heads – for all the right reasons, of course! Credit@princessstiefel

Super Short Pixie

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Super-short and ultra-chic, this close-cropped look is super low maintenance when it comes to styling, yet is totally dramatic, edgy, and forward-thinking. Just remember, to maintain this style, frequent visits to your stylist are a must! Credit: @elizavetak_47

Floral Pixie

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Whether it be a garland or a single statement bloom, flowers are an easy way to add a touch of romance to your pixie cut.

Clips & Combs

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If glitter, gold and flowers aren’t your thing, delicate clips and combs are a great way to subtly add a point of difference to your pixie cut.

Pixie With Headband

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Whether you opt for an eye-catching thick style or more understated version, Alice bands can provide a subtle and classy touch to pixie cuts.

Pixie With Sparkle

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Nothing says party like a bit of sparkle. Did you know you can instantly glam up your pixie cut just by adding pretty gold leaf or glitter to your hairstyle?

Danii Minogue

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Opting for a deep side parting and sweeping her fringe to one side, Dannii looks positively radiant in her red carpet ensemble! Now, who wouldn’t want a gorgeous hairstyle like that?

Wavy Pixie

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Perfect for adding interest, depth, and plenty of movement, a wavy pixie is one of this season’s most popular trends. Soft, feminine waves are also super-glamorous and are perfect for taking your style from day to night with ease! Credit@00andie00



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