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15 Hot Pixie Cuts Looks That’ll Make You Want to Go Short

Have you noticed how so many Hollywood stars are sporting a pixie cut these days? Jennifer Lawrence recently made the news for chopping off her long locks! Be inspired and take a look at the various version of this timeless haircut.

1. Simply Polished

This sleek pixie cut is super smooth. Hair is combed forward and flat with precision cut pointed side burns and a very tapered nape. Hair is kept extremely short pretty much everywhere except the upper horseshoe section of hair on the top of the head.

Polished Smooth Pixie Cut

How to Style:

Because this pixie is cut so short all you need to do is:

  1. Brush hair forward and to the side.
  2. Allow it to air dry.
  3. Use a bit of grooming cream to define your style and polish it off.

Recommended Products:

Prive Grooming Cream.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Smaller, heart shaped faces would be ideal for this look. Straight hair or hair with a subtle wave can wear this look.

Tip(s):

Short haircuts are very low maintenance day to day as far as ease of styling goes, but you must keep up with haircuts more regularly as the shape can grow out quickly.

2. Swept Over

This blonde pixie cut has a tapered neck and a long side bang to help frame the face and add softness.

Blonde Pixie Cut with Long Side Bang Blonde Pixie Cut with Long Side Bang Side View

How to Style:

  1. Blow hair dry with fingers or a paddle brush. Push hair forward so hair lies nicely on the forehead.
  2. Push bangs to the side and flat iron to finish off the look.

Recommended Products:

Redken Glass Serum.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round shaped faces with medium to thick hair that is naturally straight or can be flat ironed easily is ideal

Tip(s):

Take the time to arrange your hair the direction you want it to lay while it’s drying. If you don’t, you won’t be able to achieve the look you want.

3. Peekaboo!

This sassy pixie cut has a hint of teal peaking through. The neck is tapered, but the length is left super long on top and soft over the ears for a fun and flirty result.

Sassy Pixie Cut with Teal Highlights

How to Style:

  1. Blow hair dry in the direction you want to lay. Push hair forward towards the face on the top front half, then blow dry hair back on the crown and back for a voluminous result.
  2. Use your favorite pomade or hair wax to go in with your fingers to break up the layers and add texture.

Recommended Products:

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Paste.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round shaped faces with thin to thick amounts of hair with wavy texture is best.

Tip(s):

Use a flat iron or a curling iron to detail your strands after hair is dry or to touch it up on day two.

4. Spiked Up

Spiking up the top of this pixie really makes it rock and roll! Hair is cut short around the neck, ears, and sides and left longer on top.

Pixie Cut with Spiked top

How to Style:

  1. Remove moisture from hair after getting out of the shower.
  2. Use a strong hold gel or hair wax to grab the top section of hair and spike it up. Apply the product from roots to ends to get a long lasting hold.
  3. Use the same hair wax to push the bottom half of hair down and flat against the head and around the ears.
  4. Use a strong hold hairspray to lock your look in place.

Recommended Products:

Oribe Rough Luxury Pomade.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long faces are not the best candidates for this hair-raising style. Thin to thick hair amounts that are straight to wavy in texture is ideal.

Tip(s):

A fun, rocking look like this doesn’t have to be perfect. A little edgy mess is more interesting and cool!

5. Curly Coif

Got curly hair? No problem! You can still rock a pixie cut. This awesome hairstyle shows how ringlets can make a super cute, textured pixie. The sides are slicked back and curls are scrunched and worn natural on top. Love!

Curly Pixie Cut with Texture

How to Style:

  1. Apply some medium hold gel to hair from root to ends.
  2. Use a comb to slick sides back so they lay smooth and as flat as possible.
  3. Use your fingers to scrunch and encourage your natural curls to form on top of your head.
  4. Allow curls to air dry or use a diffuser attachment on your dryer to blow hot air on them as they dry.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil Curl Control Mousse.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes and curly hair texture work best for this look.

Tip(s):

To keep your curly pixie cut modern, make sure the hair around your neck is kept tapered and short. It will help keep the silhouette sleek and sexy instead of round and frumpy.

6. The Latest Buzz

This asymmetrical hairstyle definitely has a sharp contrast between hard and soft. The super shiny locks are curled and wavy while the sides and back are buzzed! This is definitely a daring cut worth trying.

Asymmetrical Shiny Pixie Cut Asymmetrical Shiny Pixie Cut Side View

How to Style:

  1. Use a curling iron to finish off the ends and create a polished effect.
  2. Sweep hair over to one side and spray to add texture, define your layers, and lock your look in place.

Recommended Products:

Prive Grooming Cream.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or heart shaped faces with straight to wavy hair texture will wear this pixie style best.

Tip(s):

If you are making a huge change in hair length and you also color your hair, your stylist may cut your hair first to save time in the salon.

7. Copper Killer

If looks could kill, this sexy pixie hairstyle would! The neck is tapered and cut with a razor for that shattered, edgy effect. Hair is left longer on the top and also cut with a razor for tons of pieced out texture.

Sexy Pixie with Tapered Neck Sexy Pixie with Tapered Neck Side View

How to Style:

  1. Apply a mousse from roots to tips on damp hair.
  2. Blow the hair on the back of your head down as it dries.
  3. Remove the moisture from the hair on top of your head while lifting hair up with your hands to create texture and volume.
  4. When hair is completely dry, rough hair up with some pomade or hair wax to show off all the layers.

Recommended Products:

Got2b Playful Pomade.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval shaped faces and long foreheads are ideal candidates for this pixie cut. Wavy texture on clients with super thick hair is best.

Tip(s):

Bangs are a great way to camouflage long foreheads and hide wrinkles, too!

8. Windblown

To get super model hair – just add wind! This super sexy pixie cut is left longer on top and around the ears for softness. Hair is tapered at the neck to keep the look chic and cool.

Chic Pixie Cut with Tapered Neck

How to Style:

  1. Prep damp strands with a strong holding mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Dry hair back on the sides and forward on top.
  3. When hair is dry go in and lift hair up to add that tousled texture. Use your hands and don’t be afraid to really get in there with product to create that windblown effect.

Recommended Products:

Oribe Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with thin fine hair that is straight or wavy can easily achieve this style.

Tip(s):

Carry a travel-sized hairspray around in your purse for quick and easy touch ups throughout the day.

9. Precision Cut

The horizontal lines of this pixie cut are sleek and precise. Not one hair is out of place.

Sleek and Precise Pixie Cut

How to Style:

  1. Blow hair as smooth and flat as possible.
  2. When hair is completely dry, use a flat iron to go in section by section and flatten out hair even more.

Recommended Products:

Prive Flash Brilliance Shine Spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Long, oval shaped faces are best and the straighter your hair is naturally, the better!

Tip(s):

Precision cuts are awesome but are often cut to be worn just one way. Be aware that you won’t have many styling options with such a “perfect” haircut.

10. Sweeping Sophistication

Hair is left longer around the neck on this pixie making it a tad more soft and feminine. The length on top is a little shorter, but still long enough for versatility and shaping.

Soft Feminine Blonde Pixie Cut

How to Style:

  1. Apply a medium hold mousse to hair strands and comb through.
  2. Use a comb to slick hair up and back to lay in the direction you want it to dry.
  3. Grab your blow dryer and point air down the hair shaft in the same direction you combed hair so it dries in place.
  4. Spray to hold.

Recommended Products:

Pureology Root Lift.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or square shaped faces and fine to medium amounts of hair with straight to wavy texture will wear this style best.

Tip(s):

If you’re worried about a short haircut appearing too masculine, keep the length a little longer around the neck and ears. It will keep the look soft and girly.

11. Spiked Out

This super spikey haircut definitely stands out from the crowd and is not for the faint of heart. Edgy bangs and a majorly textured style make this pixie crazy, whimsical, and fun.

Super Spikey Pixie Haircut

How to Style:

  1. Prep hair with a mousse when hair is damp to help with styling when hair is dry.
  2. After hair dries naturally or with a dryer, spray it all over with a texture spray.
  3. Go in with your hands and rough it up to pull hair out and spike it up.
  4. Spray it again for hold and extra grit.

Recommended Products:

Prive Texture Spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or square shaped faces and thin hair with wave is ideal.

Tip(s):

Got damaged hair? Try a pixie haircut! You’ll chop off most of your dead ends and can start anew with healthy strands and a fun new haircut.

12. Fancy Pants

Hot roller pixie! These silky strands are curled up and rolled up for a fun retro style. This is a great look for a fun, formal event.

Retro Pixie Cut with Curls Retro Pixie Cut with Curls Side View

How to Style:

  1. Roll up your hair in hot rollers. Put them in while they’re hot and allow them to cool down completely before removing them.

Recommended Products:

BaByliss Professional Instant Heat Rollers.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces with medium thickness hair of all textures can rock this gorgeous look.

Tip(s):

Spray hair with some hairspray before, during, and after your hot roller application for great hold.

13. Altitude with Attitude

Long layers are cut at the cheekbones for lots of sassy movement around the face in this rad pixie style. Hair is tapered super short around the neck.

Pixie Cut with Long Layers

How to Style:

  1. Blow hair dry with a round brush. Lift hair up to create volume as you dry strands.
  2. Use a flat iron to smooth out strands when hair is completely dry.

Recommended Products:

Infrashine 1” Ceramic Plate Flat Iron.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, oval, or square shaped faces with straight hair (and lots of it) can totally rock this pixie.

Tip(s):

The style is shown parted down the middle, but you can also slick hair to the side with a deep side part for a totally new and different look.

14. Tousled Texture

You can still have big hair even with a short haircut! This voluminous pixie is blown out for optimum volume and curled for a beautiful and formal texture. Thick bangs finish off this cute crop.

Voluminous Pixie with Curls and Bangs

How to Style:

  1. Grab a large curling iron and set your entire head of hair. You could also opt for hot rollers to achieve this look.
  2. When hair is curled, spray with hairspray and then run fingers through to break up the pattern and create a full and wavy result.

Recommended Products:

L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This pixie is best for heart shaped faces and thick hair with straight to curly texture.

Tip(s):

Have your stylist use texturizing shears on your hair to remove bulk. It will help keep your hair from being weighed down and keep your style looking good all day long.

15. Hot Topic

A bouffant-styled pixie makes the look very retro and rockabilly. Hair is teased on top and slicked back for a super fun hairstyle. Tattoos not required.

Bouffant Styled Retro Pixie

How to Style:

  1. Section out the top and slick sides down with a pomade or gel.
  2. Tease the top roots to create a cushion and spray with hairspray for hold.
  3. Grab a brush and gently slick hair back over your teasing.
  4. Spray to hold.

Recommended Products:

American Crew Medium Hold Spray Gel.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Faces with wider, more square jaw lines will be balanced out with this hairstyle. Wavy to straight hair textures will love this style.

Tip(s):

Keeping some length on top of your pixie cut allows you to have some versatility when it comes to styling.

Pixie haircuts can be worn many different ways, but each one has flirty elements that make them a great choice for your sassy inner self. Spice up your drab boring hairstyle by taking the plunge this coming year. Try a pixie!