Pixie Cut: How to Get the Perfect Haircut for Your Face Type

Alyssa François | 24 April 2016

Pixie cuts for everyone!

The pixie cut is adored by many, but not often thought of as a style that everyone can effortlessly wear. We don’t think that’s the case. We love how this haircut is easy to style and care for as well as how it brings a bold look to your overall appearance. However, when you are going for the pixie, you’ll need to know just what you what and even what your face type is, which will play into how the look will connect to your frame and personal style. Whether your face is long, square, round or heart-shaped, every face shape has a different appeal that can work with the pixie. Before you head to the salon, read on to learn about which pixie cut will match your unique features.

Pixie Cut for All Face Shapes

Ed’s Note: Before heading to your stylist, take note of the facial features you want to accentuate or tone down. Knowing this will help your stylist determine which type of pixie cut you’re aiming for, and how to make it work for you.

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Long side swept bangs on a pixie downplay hard lines on a square face shape. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Off-Center Part Pixie Cut for Square Faces

Try a pixie with a deep off-center part that allows you to change the direction of your part as you desire. Ask your stylist for short, textured layers within your pixie cut. The layers of this crop will balance out your face shape, creating a piecey or feathered pixie. 

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Micro bang and pixie mix on a round face. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Pixie Cut with Bangs for Round Faces

Hairstyles with bangs suit your spherical face shape. Ask your stylist to pull pieces and layers of hair forward to add definition. The longer length from a fringe will also help slim down a fuller face as it also helps elongate it. If a fringe isn’t your thing, ask for a piecey bang for an edgier effect, or go even funkier with a subtle faux-hawk. Use Suave Professionals Firm Control Sculpting Gel to mold and hold it in place.

pixie cut with volume
Va-voom! Volume to up the ante on a pixie and add attention to the eyes on a heart shaped face. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Voluminous Pixie Cut for Heart-Shaped Faces

Volume and texture just may be your new BFF. When some lift and texture is added to your style, it accentuates your eyes. Ask for a pixie cut styled in a manner that draws focus to the best or your most favorite facial features. For this look, it’s all about the cut and the layers: If want to go a little further, add in a bold color to enhance your texture.

Sleek Pixie Cut for Oval Faces

Oval face shapes have tons of flexibility with their pixie cut; you can pretty much rock any style you want. If you want to stay on-trend, try a sleek, slicked-down pixie that can be styled in place with a smoothing serum for a glossy finish. The final look of this neat pixie style is modern and classic.

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Long asymmetrical layers help add width to an oblong face. Photo credit: Dvora

Pixie with Asymmetrical Layers for Oblong Faces

When deciding on your new cut, aim for a length that doesn’t vertically stretch out your face. Ask for a pixie with longer layers and a cropped length at the sides and neckline that frames your ears. Longer layers at the crown help balance our your narrow face shape. Using your longer layers to your advantage (and to switch your style up from time to time) you can also give your pixie cut a bedhead feel with wavy locks with the help of Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray and a little tousle with your fingers.

Which pixie cut will you be going for?

 

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