Youthful, fresh and virtually wash-and-wear, pixies have proven to be a favorite of women with straight hair for ages. However, when it comes to haircuts such as the pixie cut black hair or those with curly/African-American hair textures kind of had to work around Mother Nature to achieve that trademark straight, spiky look.
Ever since the advent of hair rebonding and relaxing though—not to mention the power of a quality-made weave—it’s quickly becoming an immensely popular, democratic hairstyle with an uptown/downtown appeal. Whether blown out, spiked up or swept demurely to the side, there’s no mistaking the confidence that this look instantly gives the wearer. Scroll on for the best ways to wear the black pixie cut:
Face Forward: 25 Fierce Black Pixie Cuts
1. Baby Bangs
A real pixie cut typically has some sort of micro fringe going on around the hairline, with the most flattering ones hanging a bit longer on the temples.
Sometimes the best way to spice up super-short pixie cut for black hair is with a striking color.
3. Bowl Cut
Want something totally off-the-runway? Go for a blunt bowl shape, which you can totes sweep to either side as desired.
4. Brushed Up
Pretty and neat, this classic iteration never goes out of style.
5. Natural Curls
Who said straight hair got to have all the fun? These fun 3B curls get the pixie treatment with this boyish crop.
6. Blown Out
Relaxed lengths can enjoy some lift and shine when blown out at an angle via a blowdryer and a round brush, then swept to one side Tip: Some volumizing mousse, such as TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, helps give a long-lasting shape.
7. Finger Waves
A subtle Marcel wave serves up some retro-inspired vibes.
Ask your stylist to razor-cut your layers, and use a small round brush for easy flipping!
Want to get in on that trendy wet look? Apply a gel, like Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum, to give your curls a glossy definition.
So clutch for days you’re feeling preppy, or when you just can’t even.
A rounded pixie cut on black hair works the best when it’s been slightly relaxed. Some highlights can add a sophisticated touch.
A longer version that flips out slightly at the nape is ideal for those with a wide forehead and narrower or angular jawlines.
Power! This confident pixie haircut for black hair features strands that have been prepped with mousse (try Dove Style+Care Volume Amplifier Mousse) and blown up from the root.
14. Short ’n Spiky
For those who can’t deal with damage from hair relaxing, a short, spiky natural-textured look can offer a similar vibe.
Those with high foreheads (and an even higher cowlick) can benefit from a fringe that grazes the hairline.
You can wear an off-center parting with a black pixie haircut, as long as your bangs are slightly longer on the sides.
17. Deep Side-Swept
The versatile side-swept pixie can also be styled with a deeper, sexier part that bisects the forehead.
Keep the half-undercut trend alive with a fun side fade that you can cover at will.
So-called due to its evenly layered appearance, a square pixie has somewhat equal thickness on top as it does on the sides and back.
20. Super Cropped
A tightly cut pixie is a great transitioning haircut for women who want to even out curly roots with straighter ends.
We’re in love with @tahirajoy’s awesome 1920s-inspired vintage hairstyle.
22. Parted Pomp
The sassy, shiny, rockabilly appeal of this haircut—those sideburns!—is part pinup, part diva.
23. Asymmetrical Waves
Cute corkscrew waves are also a clever way to upstyle a side-shaven undercut.
24. Tight Curls
Or you can go for a series of tight barrels to jazz up a regular side-swept pixie cut.
25. Long n’ Spiky
Longer relaxed hair can also be worn up for a look with a lotta attitude.