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 styles that suit all hair and face types.
Ahead, we’ve found you the best pixies to try in 2019.
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
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
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 Sprayinto your mane to give it volume and major beachy vibes.
A pixie cut can really take your blonde hair colour to a whole new level. Credit:@telli.jpg
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
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
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
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
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
If you have got fine hair, this cute pixie is your shortcut to thicker-looking, volumised tresses. Credit:@sarahb.h
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.
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
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
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
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
Be bold and brave in 2019! With a super short, boyish cut, you can finally let your 3C curls take centre stage. Credit:@theeastwesterner