Pixie Haircuts: The Best Crops of the Year and How to Style Them

Year in review: The short crop edition.

We’re calling it now: the pixie cut has been all the rage lately, and thankfully this style isn’t going away anytime soon! We are excited to share some of our favorite pixies. This list includes everything from colorful pixies to curly pixies to those that are nearly buzzed off. We hope that these styles will inspire your new look as you check out the best of the best. Read on to check out the trendiest pixie haircuts that we adore.

1. Colorful Pixie Haircut

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Pixie haircuts with color were all the rage over the last year. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

Wild hair colors have gained just as much popularity as pixie haircuts as of late. These two trends are even better when you combine them! We’re in love with this pink ombre pixie haircut that just looks gorgeous on a short crop.

2. Shaggy Pixie Haircut

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This year was all about embracing your natural texture in your pixie. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The last year saw the resurgence of the shag hairstyle. On pixie length hair the shag adds a lot of layers (which is great for thick hair) and gives a gorgeous tousled look. Add some extra texture to your pixie by scrunching in some sea salt spray. We love TRESemmé One Step Volume 5-in-1 Volumizing Mist.

3. Long Pixie Haircut

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The long pixie can give you the perfect amount of length.

The long pixie gives you tons more options of different styles you can wear! With a long pixie, you can do this fun swooping, voluminous look, or you can wear a curled short hair look. Whatever style you choose, you’ll look gorgeous in this super flattering cut.

4. Super Short Pixie

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Another option is to keep your pixie super short and sculpted.

Another version we love is the micro pixie cut. This low cut look can give you a vintage vibe so keep it modern by going for a shiny finish. Amp up the shine in your hair by applying a light mist of Love Beauty and Planet Soft Hold & Shine Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Hair Spray.

5. Curly Pixie

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Embrace the curly pixie! Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

In the last year, we saw a lot more people with gorgeous ringlets making the chop. We love the look of a good curly pixie as it’s such a romantic cut for curly hair. Like with any hair type, if you’re making the leap from long hair to a pixie haircut, make sure you go to a hair stylist you trust. You’ll want to make sure that your pixie cut is flattering for your face and works well with your curl structure.

6. Piecey Pixie Haircut

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The layered look was big this year, especially on pixie haircuts.

Adding a piecey texture is a good way to take any pixie cut and make it look more modern.

7. Buzz Cut

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The buzz cut chop was a hit in 2019. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2019 has been the year of the buzz cut for both men and women. Buzz cuts on women show off your beautiful face and your shining confidence. No hiding behind your hair with this look! You can wear a super short crop like this one or let it grow a half inch longer for a chic, long buzz.

8. Mini Afro

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This mini afro is everything. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We are pretty obsessed with the teeny weeny fro and we think you can see why! The mini ‘fro is so much fun and a bit easier to maintain than a longer afro. As with all curly haircuts, we recommend that you amp up the moisture to get shiny healthy hair. Mark your calendar to do a mask every other week and get regular trims to maintain this look. This is the perfect pixie haircut for women with natural hair!

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