Video: How to Style a Pixie Cut

Keeping it short and sweet.

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If you’re in the market for a short haircut, we’re here for you—these days, nothing feels better than a big, clean chop! And no haircut screams cutting-edge more than pixie cuts. This avant-garde yet feminine look has become a style worthy of cult status, and we can definitely understand why: It’s undeniably hot, unique and is a style statement all on its own. One thing pixie haircuts aren’t lacking is style. Whether you don’t know what to do with your hair or are seeking inspiration and a push to make the cut, we’ve rounded up several ways, from the boyish to the feminine, to work your pixie, so you can learn how to style a pixie cut.

And after you chop your mop into a short pixie, you’ll need to learn switch up your styling routine to learn how to style pixie cuts; although your hair will be shorter, pixies do still take some styling time and patience. But once you find the length that suits you, you’ll find that it’s relatively quick and painless to style pixie cuts.

We like pixies of all lengths, from teeny-weenie Afros to ear grazing crops. Read on to learn more about how to style pixie cut for this year and to get inspired:

Step 1

Protect your strands.

Start off with freshly-washed hair and protect your strands with a heat protectant. We love TRESemmé Between Washes Style Refresh All-in-1 Styling Spray

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Step 2


Use a small round brush to blow dry your hair away from your face in an upwards direction.

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Step 3

Roll the brush.

Roll the brush underneath your hairline to create volume.

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Step 4

Secure your style.

Use a smooth hairspray, like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Smooth Hold Level 2 Hair Spray, to secure your style.


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Step 5

You're done!

That’s it! Enjoy your voluminous pixie

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1. Deep Side Part

ways to style pixie cuts for straight hair.
Flip that hair girlfriend. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

If you’ve read any of our posts for longer hair, you’ll know we love a good side part and they’re great for short hair, too! Adding a deep side part to your short hair is one of the best ways to polish your style. You don’t need to go for the super straight hair look either. Deep side parts are also great for wavy and curly textures.

2. Wavy Side Bangs

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Waves for days.

Speaking of wavy textures let’s chat about wavy ways to style pixie cuts. We’re firm believers that short cuts look good on all face shapes and hair textures. If you’ve been hesitant to go short because you have wavy hair we encourage you to give it a shot! We love how elegant this wavy side bangs style looks.

3. Bangs

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We love a pixie that incorporates bangs!

Do you love a pixie haircut with bangs as much as we do? This soft set of full bangs blends seamlessly into the rest of your style.

4. Messy Bowl Cut

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Perfect for that androgynous look. Photo credit:

We love how effortless this style looks. Simply run your fingers through your air-dried hair to create that messy bed head look that lasts all day.

5. Angled Mini ‘Fro

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Naturally curly girls rejoice! Photo credit:

A cute style for naturally curly gals is the angled mini afro. It’s ever so slightly longer on top and tapers down the sides to give a really cool, sleek effect. This cut is also great if you struggle to get your baby hairs to participate since they are shorn shorter they tend to mesh well with the rest of your hair.

6. Delicate Defined Curls

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Perfect curls are the best curls.

Are these curls perfect or what? We love the look of super defined perfect curls on short hair. To get this perfectly curled look, make sure you keep your curls hydrated. Spritz your curls with Love Beauty and Planet Light Hold & Frizz Control Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Light Hold Hair Spray. Coconut milk moisturizes your strands as this mist provides gentle hold that won’t weigh your curls down.

7. Topped Off With Volume

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All the volume, all the time.

We love the look of pixie cuts with a whole lot of volume. The voluminous look works when you have a pixie cut that’s a little bit longer on top. To get that volume, use a wax product! We love Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick for hair this length.

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