35 Best Pixie Cut Hairstyles For 2020 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 styles that suit all hair and face types.

Ahead, we’ve found you the best pixies to try in 2019.


woman with short brown pixie cut
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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

woman with thick medium brown pixie cut
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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.


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


woman with curly pixie cut hairstyle
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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

Round faces

woman with a round face and swept back pixie with shaved side
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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

woman with a long face with a pink pixie cut hairstyle
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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_

Square faces

woman with square face shape and tousled blonde pixie cut hairstyle
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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

older woman with swept back hairstyle
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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


woman with dark brown messy 60s pixie haircut
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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

With bangs

woman with dark brown to blonde pixie cut 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

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


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


woman with long blonde choppy pixie cut
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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.

Long bangs

woman with dark brown side swept long bangs and pixie cut
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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

woman with short blonde pixie cut hairstyle
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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

woman with very short brunette pixie cut
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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


woman with short grey pixie cut
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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

woman with an ash blonde pixie cut bob

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

woman with dark brown pixie cut with 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


woman with red bowl cut pixie cut
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Keep the fire going all year long with this vibrant red pixie. If Ariel was released in 2019, 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.


woman with dark textured pixie haircut
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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


woman with golden blonde pixie cut with undercut
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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


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


woman with layered dark brown pixie haircut
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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


woman with grey silver pixie cut
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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


woman with dark brown shaggy pixie haircut
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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


woman with silver blonde wavy pixie haircut
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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

Ash blonde

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

Feminine pixie cut

woman with light brown 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


woman with a purple buzz cut pixie hairstyle
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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

woman with 3c pixie cut hair
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Be bold and brave in 2019! With a super short, boyish cut, you can finally let your 3C curls take centre stage. Credit: @theeastwesterner

Dark blonde

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


woman with green pixie cut hairstyke
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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


woman with natural dark brown short pixie

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

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