25 Chic Pixie Cut + Black Hair Combos We Love

Screenshot away! These pixie cuts for black hair are all-occasion (and weather!) perfect.

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:

baby bangs pixie cut black hair
A micro fringe is the year’s hottest bang style.

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.

bleached pixie cut black hair
Deep condition hair after bleaching to avoid damage.

2. Bleached

Sometimes the best way to spice up super-short pixie cut for black hair is with a striking color.

bowlcut pixie cut black hair
Go the high-fashion route with a fringe that’s cut straight across. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

brushed up pixie cut black hair
Blow-dry your hair before combing to the side for a smoother finish.

4. Brushed Up

Pretty and neat, this classic iteration never goes out of style.

natural curls pixie cut black hair
An overall-curly look is fresh and unusual. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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.

blown out pixie cut black hair
Apply some mousse for lift and hold.

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.

finger waves pixie cut black hair
Keep the temples and sideburns flat and softly curled for a true vintagey take.

7. Finger Waves

A subtle Marcel wave serves up some retro-inspired vibes.

feathered pixie cut black hair
Blow-dry your hair outward with a small round brush.

8. Feathered

Ask your stylist to razor-cut your layers, and use a small round brush for easy flipping!

gelled pixie cut black hair
Scrunch in some gel serum for shiny, moisturized ringlets. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Gelled

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.

headband pixie cut black hair
Imbibe a ’60s mod feel with a thick headband. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Headband

So clutch for days you’re feeling preppy, or when you just can’t even.

soft pixie cut black hair
A lightly blown-out finish is perfect for all occasions.

11. Soft

A rounded pixie cut on black hair works the best when it’s been slightly relaxed. Some highlights can add a sophisticated touch.

shaggy pixie cut black hair
The longer sides and back gives this look more versatility.

12. Shaggy

A longer version that flips out slightly at the nape is ideal for those with a wide forehead and narrower or angular jawlines.

moussed pixie cut black hair
Mousse it on, then muss it up.

13. Moussed

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.

short and spiky pixie cut black hair
Nix the relaxants with a short, punky ‘do.

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.

side-parted pixie cut black hair
A neat side-parted pixie goes well with high cowlicks.

15. Side-Swept

Those with high foreheads (and an even higher cowlick) can benefit from a fringe that grazes the hairline.

middle parted pixie cut black hair
No need to overstyle an awesome haircut.

16. Middle-Parted

You can wear an off-center parting with a black pixie haircut, as long as your bangs are slightly longer on the sides.

deep side-swept pixie cut black hair
Miss Congeniality: We’re all about this quintessential, wear-anywhere pixie.

17. Deep Side-Swept

The versatile side-swept pixie can also be styled with a deeper, sexier part that bisects the forehead.

side-shaven pixie cut black hair
Unleash your inner rockstar (at least after 5 p.m.) with a now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t pixie undercut.

18. Side-Shaven

Keep the half-undercut trend alive with a fun side fade that you can cover at will.

square pixie cut black hair
Clean-cut and evenly shaped, this pixie grows out surprisingly easily.

19. Square

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.

super cropped pixie cut black hair
Take the pain out of transitioning back into natural hair with a super-short haircut.

20. Super Cropped

A tightly cut pixie is a great transitioning haircut for women who want to even out curly roots with straighter ends.

flapper pixie cut black hair
Perfectly sculpted pin curls make the look. Photo credit: @tahirajoy

21. Flapper

We’re in love with @tahirajoy’s awesome 1920s-inspired vintage hairstyle.

parted pomp pixie cut black hair
That bumpy flip on the hairline is everything. Photo credit: @voiceofhair

22. Parted Pomp

The sassy, shiny, rockabilly appeal of this haircut—those sideburns!—is part pinup, part diva.

asymmetrical waves pixie cut black hair 2
Sweep hair over and across your hairline to expose that sick undercut. Photo credit: Dvora

23. Asymmetrical Waves

Cute corkscrew waves are also a clever way to upstyle a side-shaven undercut.

tight curls pixie cut black hair
Align them neatly for a faux 360-wave aesthetic.

24. Tight Curls

Or you can go for a series of tight barrels to jazz up a regular side-swept pixie cut.

long and spiky pixie cut black hair
This punky look definitely puts your face forward. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

25. Long n’ Spiky

Longer relaxed hair can also be worn up for a look with a lotta attitude.

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