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Go Short: 15 Incredibly Chic Pixie Hairstyles to Try

Pixie hairstyles capture the essence of feminine beauty by framing the cheekbones, highlighting the eyes and elongating the neck. It’s a look that combines both effortless and chic. Can you think of a better combo?

The pixie hairstyle has been popularized by many celebrities (Michelle Williams, Rihanna and Halle Berry all come to mind) and has been spotted across the fashion runways season after season. Are you looking for both a versatile and fresh new look?

Try one of these lovely pixie hairstyles on for size!

1. Piecey Side Swept Bangs

Try adding side swept bangs that are full of texture to your classic pixie haircut. Bangs help frame the face and soften features.

Piecey Side Pixie Hairstyle pixie hairstyles

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a volume mousse to roots and ends.
  2. Blow dry using fingers, lifting hair in the crown area straight up.
  3. Emulsify a small amount of wax between fingers and apply to ends.
  4. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Bumble and bumble’s Thickening Full Form Mousse for extra lift and hold.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

2. Cropped Curls

Curly girls can rock pixie hairstyles too! Leave the top a bit longer for curl definition and styling options.

Cropped Curls Short Cute Pixie Hairstyle

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply gel and curl crème from roots to tips.
  2. Twist hair and diffuse.
  3. Gently shake twists out.
  4. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Kinky Curly’s Curling Custard for definition, hold and shine. Bonus? It conditions your curls as well!

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and curly hair types.

3. Tousled Elegance

Have a little bit of natural wave or curl? Try this simple tousled look that’s perfect for warm days or even for a beach vacation.

Tousled Pixie Cute Style with Waves Tousled Pixie Cute Style with Waves Side View

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a texturizing spray.
  2. Scrunch hair and allow to air dry.
  3. Lightly mist hair with texturizing spray.
  4. Touch up unruly areas with a 1-inch curling iron by taking just the end of the hair and wrapping around curling iron.
  5. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Bumble and bumble’s Surf Spray. It adds texture while soothing the hair with natural seaweed and kelp extracts.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes except long and works best with thin to medium hair densities.

4. Jagged Edges

Like feeling fashion forward? Try this gorgeous pixie hairstyle with extra texture around the edges.

Jagged Edges Auburn Pixie Hairstyle with Long Spiky Bangs Jagged Edges Auburn Pixie with Long Spiky Bangs Side View

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a smoothing crème from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair using a small paddle brush.
  3. Flat iron bangs towards face.
  4. Apply a high shine wax.
  5. Pull pieces of hair together around face.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Trevor Sorbie’s Moulding Mud for medium hold and high shine.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

Styling Tip: 

Run wax through hair to create a messy, bedhead look before piecing hair around the face together.

5. The Undercut

This pixie hairstyle gives the illusion that the hair is much longer than it is. Show off your undercut with a deep side part.

The Undercut Sculpted Pixie Hairstyle Look The Undercut Sculpted Look Side View

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a small amount blow drying crème from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair using a denman brush.
  3. Use a flat iron to smooth ends.
  4. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Aveda’s Style prep smoother for a sleek, shiny blow dry.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

Styling Tip: 

Blow dry hair around head like it’s a giant roller to get the perfect amount of volume and bend.

6. Texture Galore

Loving building texture and volume into your pixie hairstyle? Now you can have both!

Texture Galore Long Blonde Pixie Hairstyle Texture Galore Long Blonde Pixie Hairstyle Side View

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a root booster from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry using fingers, lifting hair in the crown area straight up.
  3. Emulsify a small amount of wax between fingers and apply to ends.
  4. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Paul Mitchell’s Volumizing Spray for weightless lift that thickens hair and adds body. It’s heat activated, so make sure you blow dry after applying.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

Styling Tip: 

When applying wax, really work the product into the hair. Once product is worked into the hair, then you can smooth pieces into place.

7. Birds Of A Feather 

A little avant-garde, a little artsy. This stylish pixie hairstyle is perfect for an art gallery opening, concert, or even out to dinner. It’s fresh, modern and fashion forward.

Birds of a Feather Wavy Short Pixie Cut Birds of a Feather Wavy Short Pixie Cut Artsy Look

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply root booster to roots and volume mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair straight up from head.
  3. Using a 1 or 1¼-inch barrel curling iron, curl the top part of hair. Alternate directions of curls (one forwards, one backwards)
  4. Allow curls to cool.
  5. Create a deep side part.
  6. Backcomb the roots on top.
  7. Smooth backcombing and pull bangs up and back.
  8. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Sexy Healthy Hair’s Touchable Weightless Hairspray for medium hold with tons of shine and without the extra weight.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and thin to medium hair densities.

Styling Tip:

When applying hairspray, gently rub hair against itself to create soft, wispy ends.

8. Bowl Me Over

So mod with a modern twist! Looking to channel your inner Twiggy (who isn’t?!)? Try this sleek pixie hairstyle.

Bowl Me Over Sweet SimplePixie Hairstyle Look Bowl Me Over Sweet Simple Pixie Hairstyle Look Back View

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, blow drying lotion from roots to tips
  2. Blow dry hair using a denman brush. Blow dry hair from side to side, wrapping it around the head.
  3. Smooth front using a flat iron and bend ends under.
  4. Use a 1-inch curling iron to add lift and curl to the crown.
  5. Apply a small amount of argan oil to ends.
  6. Mist hair with a shine enhancing hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Macadamia’s Healing Oil Treatment. It conditions, adds shine and helps reduce blow drying time.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

9. Windswept Diva 

This pixie hairstyle modernizes feathered hair by giving it movement and texture with the right amount of tousle.

Windswept Diva Pixie Hairstyle Windswept Diva Pixie Hairstyle Side Pieces

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a volume mousse to roots and ends.
  2. Blow dry using fingers, blow hair from side to side.
  3. Create a soft, deep side part.
  4. Emulsify a small amount of pomade between fingers and apply to ends.
  5. Lightly backcomb ends.
  6. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Hanz De Fuko’s Quicksand for weightless volume and definition.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and medium to thick hair densities.

Styling Tip:

Embrace the imperfections of this style. It’s meant to be windblown, like you were riding in a convertible with the top down all afternoon.

10. Ravishing Red Crop

Thinking of going for a big chop? Try this sultry and sophisticated look with well-defined curls. This pixie hairstyle opens up the face and highlights the eyes. Did I mention it’s super easy to style? Seriously, like five minutes or less!

Ravishing Crop Short Red Style

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, a leave-in crème conditioner and medium hold gel.
  2. Twist curls for extra definition and allow to air dry.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Living Proof’s No Frizz Leave-in Conditioner to lock in moisture and revitalize parched locks.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

11. Rosemary’s Baby

This cute, simple pixie hairstyle is reminiscent of Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby. Chic, girly and eternally innocent, this pixie style is the epitome of a wash and go hairstyle.

Rosemary's Baby Simple Pixie Hairstyle Rosemary's Baby Simple Pixie Hairstyle Styled Over the Ears

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a small amount of argan oil from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair using fingers.
  3. Use a flat iron to smooth bangs.
  4. Apply a small amount of wax.
  5. Gently brush bangs towards face.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Josie Moran’s Argan Oil to soften and moisturize. Bonus? It can be used on your hair, skin and nails!

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

12. Indie Princess

This pixie mixes the right amounts of bedhead and perfectly styled. It’s perfect for a night out, a concert, or even the standard workday.

Indie Princess Simple Style with Texture Indie Princess Simple Pixie Hairstyle with Texture Back View

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with air dried hair, apply a pomade from roots to tips
  2. Ruffle hair with fingers.
  3. Smooth hair around face and under the crown.
  4. Mist with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Aveda’s Light Elements Defining Whip for texture and definition.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

13. The Big Bang

Loving your pixie hairstyle that’s longer on top and shorter in the back? Try combing all of the hair forward and making a thick, heavy fringe.

Big Bang Cute Simple Pixie Hairstyle Look

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a blow dry lotion from roots to tips
  2. Blow dry hair forward using a flat paddle brush.
  3. Using a small round brush, dry hair at crown under.
  4. Apply a small amount of shine serum.
  5. Flat iron bangs towards face.
  6. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try O’Right’s Volumizing Hair Cream. It conditions as it volumizes!

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

14. Slicked 

Sometimes big hair that is full of volume just isn’t in the cards. Try creating a slicked back pixie hairstyle that’s equal amounts stylish and professional with a dash of fun.

Slicked Cute Red Simple Style for Straight Hair Slicked Cute Red Simple Style for Straight Hair Side View

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a gel from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush, styling away from the face.
  3. Use a small amount of wax to set style.
  4. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Verb’s Forming Fiber for a flexible hold with a matte finish.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

15. Faux French Twist

Craving long hair or have to look extra polished for an evening out? Try a faux French twist! It gives the illusion of an updo without all of the fussy bobby pins.

Faux French Twist Pixie Hairstyle Faux French Twist Pixie Hairstyle Side View

How to Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a volume mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Section off top of hair. Blow dry the back and sides straight down.
  3. Take top down. Create a deep side part.
  4. Working section by section, using a small round brush, round brush top of hair away from part.
  5. Backcomb roots on top and through the crown.
  6. Smooth hair over backcombing and wrap top part towards back of head.
  7. Mist hair with hairspray.

Product Recommendation: 

Try Aveda’s Force Control for the ultimate long lasting-hold and protection against humidity.

Face Shape and Hair Density: 

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

Pixie hairstyles are variable and modern while being feminine and glamorous. Don’t be afraid to step out of the box and try these new fun styles or a twist of your own. The styling possibilities are endless when it comes to cute, short cuts!