10 Best Pixie Cuts for Curly Hair We Adore in 2019

Jonesing for some pixie cuts for curly hair? We've got the short (and sweet) lowdown.

Pixie cuts for curly hair can have you looking #flawless. Curly gals might’ve shied away from a pixie cut back in the day, frightened of the dreaded wedge-head look, but we here at All Things Hair really, really feel your pain and want to let you know you can totally rock a super-short ‘do with minimal fuss.

While curly hair can be thick, bushy and get hard to tame from time to time, pixie cuts for curly hair can reduce the bulk (which is amazing when it’s mega-hot outside), not to mention cut down styling time and stay seriously cute to boot!

Here are some pixie cuts for curly hair that will make you do the happy dance:

1. A-Line Pixie

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Flirt with your bangs.

A cool pixie cut for curly hair is the A-line pixie. A-line means that it’s shorter in the back and longer in the front. If you have a square- or long-shaped face, opt for side swept bangs. If you have a round face, to make your face appear longer, when styling the A-line pixie, add height to your crown. An easy way to do this is to spray on TIGI Copyright Custom Create Volume Lift Styling Spray only on the roots, let the product dry and then style with your fingers and blow-dry into place.

2. Ringlet Pixie

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Have envious ringlets? Lucky you! Get your pixie cut with long bangs—show off those ringlets—and have the back and sides cropped a bit tighter. We know that curly hair is thirsty for moisture, so keep curls healthy and gleaming with Nexxus Oil Infinite Hair Nourishing Oil. The Amazonian Babassu oil and African Marula oils nourish hair without weight, and help add shine to your curls.

3. Updated Poodle Cut

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Retro chic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The poodle cut is one of the retro pixie cuts for curly hair that’s perfect to wear now. Cut a bit like a boy cut, the curls are left long on the top and have face-framing bangs.

4. High and Tight Pixie

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Volume at the top.

This curly hair pixie cut is a combination of a fade and a pixie. A Fixie? A Faxie? Whatever! Hair is cut very tight (close to the head on the sides and back). The top is left long, as it will be styled upwards for volume. When hair is damp, apply a small amount of Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Styling Crème Serum to hair. Using a small round brush, blow hair on top (a.k.a. crown) dry in small sections. When dry, gently break up the rows of curls so that hair has volume and height.

5. Highlight Your Curls

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A rainbow of shades.

Another uber-cool crop for curls is the mushroom pixie. Hair is cut long on top—which lets your curls and waves go free—and very tight, almost buzzed everywhere else. To really show off the pixie cut for curly hair, get highlights in your favorite shades.

6. Feathered Pixie

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Loose and wild. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If your hair is a combination of curls and waves, you might want to try a feathered pixie. This pixie cut for curly hair features a combination of short and long layers. It’s that messy, perfectly done/undone style that says #wokeuplikethis.

7. Boy Cut Curly Pixie

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Just shake your head and go. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Here’s a pixie that has almost zero maintenance (yay!). The boy cut is one of the pixie cuts for curly hair that’s a bit more structured, as the boy cut is adapted into a pixie cut. Curls are brushed into place, and you can add micro bangs or push them back.

8. Slick it Back

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Change it up once in a while. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

There are times when you want to switch up your curly pixie into a sleek slicked-back style. It’s so easy to do! When hair is damp, comb through TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Firm Control Gel and air dry.

9. Shaggy Pixie

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The secret’s in the layers. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

What? You thought shag cuts were only for longish hair? Nah! Take the shag to a new level with the shag cut pixie. This is a pixie cut for curly hair that lets you curls shine with uneven long layers. Keep hair moisturized, soft and frizz-free with Suave Professionals Avocado + Olive Oil Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner.

10. Tapered Pixie

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Have kinky, curly hair? A chic way to get it to behave is to wear the tapered pixie. Hair is very tight—almost a razor cut on the sides and back—while the top is a sexy riot of curls.