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28 Cute Pixie Cut Ideas We Love for 2017

Are pixie cuts in for 2017? You bet! The pixie haircut is still hot and getting one is the perfect way to stand out from the crowd. If you’re asking yourself “what kind pixie cut should I get?”, know that not all short pixie cuts are created equal, so really take your time looking at these pictures for those unique differences. Choose the right length, color, and texture to get a customized pixie that is perfect for you.

  • Aqua Pixie Cut

    aqua pixie cut with short sides

    Instagram @presleypoe

    Q&A with style creator, Presley Marie Poe
    Hairstylist @ The Parlour in Portland, OR


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This pixie-inspired look is a juxtaposition of hard and soft lines that together create a finish that embodies femininity and strength.

    What I love about a great short cut is that is truly encourages a passer by to see the face it’s framing before we actually look at the hair itself, putting more attention towards a beautiful face than what’s framing it.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    For this finished look, I used Pravana Twist flexible fiber to enhance the texture and increase shine.

    For at home care, Pravana Vivids Shampoo and Conditioner are essential for keeping to vibrancy of this color. Always make sure to wash in cold water!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This is a haircut for the bold and beautiful. A strong haircut definitely calls for a bold personality! This color in particular would be best paired with a skin tone that has cooler undertones, but with a switch of the color, the style can be rocked by any skin shade!

    A soft pixie bowl cut is great for the active or special event lifestyle. It’s great for looking sleek and chic while out of the way for your workout.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Considering if a pixie will work for you? Know that a while a cute pixie is definitely less maintenance daily, you will have to get a cut a bit more frequently. It is a wonderful feeling to feel the wind on your neck on a brisk day and nice not to get your hair caught on things!

    Try a pixie with high texture for a softer grow-out, and ask your stylist for a natural nape instead of a hard lineup for a more feminine effect.

  • ‘It Girl’ Pixie Haircut

    It girl pixie cut

    Toni Beckham / Instagram

    Q&A with style creator, Toni Beckham
    Senior Technician & Style Director @ Toni & Guy in Cottesloe, Western Australia


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    The look is a playful interpretation of an Edie Sedgwick ‘it girl ‘ look, wile the color is inspired by modern trends in steels and metallics. I love how strong but effortless the look seems.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    To maintain the color, I would recommend label.m Color Stay Shampoo and Conditioner. Ash/lilac tones are very delicate, but this shampoo cleanses as it seals, shields and maintains the life of the color in the hair.

    This client’s hair is quite thick, so she didn’t need a lot of volumizing products. I blow dried the hair smooth, and toward the end blasted label.m Shine Mist through with cold air.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    Not everyone can pull off short hair and keep it feminine. Choose soft shapes if you have strong features.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Be prepared to style your hair daily and really invest in products to maintain style and color. Listen to your hairdresser if they offer good advice and be brave and leave your current one if they offer no ideas.

  • Michelle Williams Inspired Pixie Cut

    pageboy haircut

    Rebecca Gahms / Instagram

    Style by Rebecca Gahms
    Hairstylist @ London’s Salon & Spa in Tacoma, WA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a very Michelle Williams-inspired pixie or pageboy haircut.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    You could use a ton of different products depending how spunky or classic you want this style to look. It might be short, but it’s actually a very versatile cut. My go-to for this look is Mannequin Styling Paste by R+Co. Use it on towel dried hair and blow dry it in for grit and volume. Put it in dry to get that piecey texture, or do both!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    I would choose this cut for someone who is trendy, sassy, and/or on the go. I would aim for more of a heart or diamond face shape. I love a pixie when you really want to highlight someone’s great cheekbones, and both of these face shapes are super complimentary to that.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look or already has it?

    I think 90% of rocking short hair is having the personality and confidence to do it and not care what people have to say about it. The first time I chopped all my hair off, I looked like a 12 year old boy…because I felt like one. Then I embraced the new style, put on some lipstick, wore it with confidence, and fell in love with my short funky locks. Now my hair is long for a change and anytime I mention cutting it everyone raves about how much they loved it short.

    Go to a stylist that understands short women’s hair. There are tiny details that can make your haircut very masculine, or very feminine, and it makes all the difference.

  • Caramel Disconnected Pixie Cut

    Caramel disconnected pixie cut for older women over 40

    Tricia LaBarge Diedrich / Instagram

     

    Style by Tricia LaBarge Diedrich
    Owner/Colorist @ OptimaGold Hair Spa in Mohawk NY


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This disconnected trendy pixie is one of a kind. What my favorite thing about it is that the rich, deep chocolate and caramel hued strands are full of sheen, really showcasing the luxurious layers .

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    To recreate this look, some of the best products for a pixie cut that I recommend are Goldwell Hot Form Spray blown out with a Denman brush, then a slight touch up with a flat iron. A great finish spray is Goldwell Sprayer.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    The pixie cut is great on round, oval, heart or square face shapes. A good stylist can always tweak this general look to suit your personal features.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look or already has it?

    Find a pixie pro! There is no room for error when the hair has been cut short. You can ask friends, strangers who have a haircut you like, or even search on social media for a salon or stylist near you that has great reviews.

  • Shattered Pixie Haircut

    Shattered and choppy pixie cut

    Amaris Pattynama / Instagram

    Style by Amaris Pattynama
    Independent Hair Artist in Lake Forest, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it? 

    I would describe this as a shattered pixie cut. There is a lot of texture that helps break apart any solid lines in the hair. I love that she has coarse, straight hair, so it is a fun challenge to structure her hair to appear light and airy.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would recommend using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner for coarse hair to help soften the cuticle. For how to style, I would recommend a dry wax like Kevin Murphy Rough Rider to add some volume and separate the layers.

    3. What type of person would this look work best for?

    This haircut would work best on someone with an oval face shape. However, anyone with a bold personality can wear it. This haircut is great for those with an active lifestyle or career since it does not take very long to style and there is no need for hair ties!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look or already has it?

    I highly suggest using social media to find a hairstylist that specializes in cutting short hair. I recommend trimming the cut every six to eight weeks and investing in a good styling product.

  • Classic, Disconnected Pixie Cut

    A classic disconnected pixie cut by Michele Sanford

    Michele Sanford / Instagram

    Photo Shape Editor: https://www.tuxpi.com/photo-effects/shape-tool

    Style by Michele Sanford
    Stylist & Owner of Boho House Salon in Vero Beach, Fl


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it? 

    This is a classic disconnected pixie. The sides and the back are are cut much shorter than the top, almost like a chic pompadour. This is a very airy, textured haircut.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    This look calls for a styling product with hold that builds a foundation, and a smoothing styling product for the ends. Once dry, use a texture product for hold and style. I highly recommend R&Co Rockaway Salt Spray, R&Co Aircraft Pomade Mousse, and R&CO Continental Wax.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    Depending on the hair length, this style works for many face shapes. The pink pastel tones work better on someone with a cool complexion. As for lifestyle and personality, this is for someone who wants their hair to have a lot of movement and life.

    It is not the best for those who want a very structured cut or for every piece to lay exactly the same. The more confident and comfortable you are with a pixie haircut, the better this will look on you.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Try starting with a slightly undercut, layered pixie bob. That look is a nice transition into this haircut! I always feel comfortable cutting this on someone when they are not trying to talk themselves into or out of it. They have to want it to own it! 

  • Disconnected Undercut Pixie

    undercut and shaved pixie haircut

    Instagram @mellowhair1

    Q&A with style creator, Melanie Skeoch
    Owner/Hairstylist @ Mellow Hair in St. Catharines Ontario, Canada


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a cross between a pixie cut and a disconnected undercut. It is the perfect combination of cute and feminine, yet still edgy and fun. My favorite thing about this look is the undercut, and of course the color. I love icy cool tones!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    For this particular pixie, my product of choice to maintain the color is “sterling silver” shampoo (an anti-brass shampoo) by AG. For styling, used KMS Add Volume spray on wet hair. After drying and styling, I finished with Goldwell Unlimitor spray wax to give it some texture.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is best suited for someone with a heart shaped, oval or square face. For closely cropped styles like this one, you need to have the right hairline in the back (higher is better). If you have never had a pixie before, another thing to keep in mind is that it will draw more attention to your facial features. Because of this, some women tend to want to play up their makeup.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    If you are considering this type of look, I suggest having a good consultation with your stylist who knows your hair (and you personally) to decide if it’s the right choice. Also, with shorter hair you will have maintain the look every four to five weeks.

  • Bowl Cut Inspired Pixie Cut

    pixiecut bowl cut

    Instagram @ladyponyo

    Q&A with style creator, Peggie Huang
    Hairstylist @ ARROJO Studio in Soho, NYC


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a disconnected pixie cut with undercuts. It was inspired by a bowl cut, but cut with a razor to give it softness and more texture.

    My favorite thing about it is that it’s a really playful haircut. It’s very versatile, giving the client lots of different ways to wear it.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would recommend ARROJO products. Their texture paste and hair cream specifically, which will create the texture and messy look.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look will be great for those people who are looking for a cool, edgy, modern, or even a bald kind of look. It is great for straight or wavy textured hair.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Understand that it’s a short haircut and it needs higher maintenances. It’s a really fun haircut to have!

  • Edgy, Textured and Long Pixie Cut

    edgy long textured pixie haircut

    Instagram @annapanagis

    Q&A with style creator, Anna Panagis
    Master Stylist @ IKON SALON in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is an edgy, long textured pixie cut with some disconnection throughout it as well. It is a trendy cut and especially nice if you are working on growing out a previously, very short pixie cut.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    Depending on the look you’re trying to create and your lifestyle, I would do a quick blow dry using my fingers to create some volume and texture, then smooth out with brush if necessary. Follow up with a pomade, running it through the hair in different directions, styling it to whatever you are in the mood for.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is basically for anyone who is open to change if your hair is long. Those with normal to fine hair and an oval or heart shaped face shape pull it off best. Anyone who is looking for something more edgy and low maintenance could try it though.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    If it’s crossed your mind to try a short look, just do it. Short cuts are always edgy and never go out of style, and you can always trendy it up with color. There are so many short fun cuts out there, but make sure you go to a stylist that can be very creative with your hair. Step out of your comfort zone!

  • Messy Pixie Cut

    Q&A with style creator, Anna Syloucreutz Ojermark
    Master Stylist @ The Crazy Arrow Salon in Alamogordo, NM 


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a sweet, edgy, and feminine pixie cut. I love the contrast between the short hair on the sides and the longer wavy hair on top. I also colored the hair with dark brown and a hint of metallic violet to give an industrial edge. The combination of a pixie cut and color come together to create a truly unique look.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    To style this pixie, use K Mousse Bouffant by Kerastase on damp hair then air dry or diffuse to enhance the texture. This mousse will hold the texture well without becoming crunchy. Taming wavy hair is all about the products. Having great products which hold your wave and fight frizz make a night and day difference to the end results. After the hair is dry, add some Kenra Dry Texture Spray to enhance the texture even more.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    I recommend this look for the stylish woman on the go. It’s perfect for the busy mom as well. It is an easy, no-fuss style, especially if you have a cool wavy texture! This is a pixie cut that lets you play with your own texture. This look will work well with a petite, slimmer face.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    This is a low maintenance cut, but you must go back to the salon for a clean-up every three to five weeks. Not everyone can pull off this look, but if you can, it will make a serious statement!

  • Mia Ferro Inspired Pixie Cut

    mia ferro pixie cut

    Instagram @lynzeecorbett

    Q&A with style creator, Lynzee Corbett
    Stylist @ Salon Luxe in Claremont, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This look is inspired by some of my favorite short haircuts worn by Mia Ferro in Rosemary’s Baby and Twiggy. My favorite thing about a short crop like this is that it ends up looking more feminine then when the client’s hair was longer!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I love the Davines line. I shampooed her with Your Hair assistant prep shampoo and the mild cream conditioner. This is a nice cleansing and conditioning combo that won’t weigh the hair down. I finished with This Is A Dry Texturizer. I’ve really been into using dry finishing sprays on short hair lately to add almost a matte, fur-like texture. Plus I find it easier for the clients to use at home.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    Everyone can wear short hair. It comes down to personality. A woman who wears her hair short is confident, daring, flirty and adventurous with a side of practicality. This look can be customized to accommodate any face shape. Going back to Mia and Twiggy, Mia has a very short pixie cut fringe and Twiggy has a longer side swept bangs, creating the same look but accommodating their different face shapes. Low hairlines and really pear shaped faces might be a bit of a challenge, but not impossible! At the end of the day, it’s pure personality and poise that pulls off short hair.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    If you’ve been wearing your hair pulled back in a ponytail for a while and feel confident a short crop will look just as good if not better, go for it! You can also work in baby steps with your stylist, playing with shorter and shorter shapes each appointment.

  • Fun & Piecey Pixie Cut

    Example of a pixie cut for a round face and black hair

    Instagram @travistakara_

    Q&A with style creator, Travis Takara
    Stylist @ LuxeLab Salon in Santa Monica, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a fun textured pixie. My favorite thing about this haircut is how textured and piecey it is, making it super easy for the client to style. This client’s hair at this length is very thick and resistant, so the cut is perfect for her.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I love Clay Definer by Shu Uemura. It’s a pomade that is great for all hair types. I love that it brings out the piecey-ness of this haircut without making it feel too gritty or sticky. To create this look, I put Clay Definer in while the hair was wet and blow dried it into shape. Wet hair is easier to mold into place, especially if you’re a perfectionist with your hair.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This haircut works best on many hair types. My favorite is fine hair because at this length, it sits so perfectly and makes it very easy to style. In terms of lifestyle, I’d say this works well for someone that has an on-the-go lifestyle that doesn’t have a lot of spare time to spend on their hair.

    This haircut looks great on many different face shapes, but an oval face shape especially. Because the client doesn’t have long hair to cover the chin or cheekbones, it really shows off the softness in her features. That being said, just because you don’t have an “ideal face shape” for a pixie doesn’t mean you can’t pull one off. A fun and outgoing personality is really all you need!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best tip for someone that’s considering this haircut is to be comfortable with yourself. This is such a fun haircut and there are so many ways to accessorize your look because you have a cute and edgy haircut. I would say to let the haircut inspire you to try new things with your wardrobe or even your makeup.

  • Platinum Color Pixie Cut

    platinum-pixie

    Rivet Kitty / Instagram

    Q&A with Style Creator Carrie

    Hairstylist @ Bang Salon in Chicago, IL


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is an artistically chic pixie. Since the definition of artistically is “in an aesthetically pleasing way”, I thought that fit well. It is also fitting since my model happens to be a professionally trained vocalist. The great thing about this style is that it creates a beautiful frame around one’s features and it’s so easy to manage.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    Since the hair has been lightened, I strongly recommend a shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair. For this haircut, a firmer styling paste can be used to show off the texture and definition for more of a “rocker” look. Alternately, a pomade can be used for a softer, more natural style.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    One trait that people who look fabulous with a really short haircut have in common is more delicate facial features with good cheekbones. It’s even more flattering on someone with large eyes or a fuller mouth. Short pixie haircuts works best on oval, square or heart shaped faces that are not too long or especially broad in the jaw area.

    The great thing about this haircut, and why I get requests for it or similar styles so often, is the ease of daily wear. It’s so effortless to style and maintain. My clients love that their hairstyle doesn’t take too much time away from their busy schedule. With a shorter cut, it’s basically wash and go.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Transitioning from a long to short cut can be a new and bewildering experience. A person considering doing so should have a consultation with a stylist. Visuals help while sharing ideas, so bring photos of hairstyles that you like to you and your stylist can determine what works best for you.

  • Curly Pixie Cut

    Picture of a curly pixie cut for curly hair

    Holly Seidel / Instagram

    Q&A with Style Creator Holly Seidel

    Hairstylist @ Winslow Salon in Kirkland, WA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This pixie look is a mix of short and edgy, but also soft and feminine. I love the bits and pieces that frame her face and neck.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I used a pomade mousse from R+Co hair called Aircraft to finger style and air dry. You can use your favorite light pomade or hair wax.
    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look was created for someone with a naturally wavy texture, but can work on anyone with fine to medium texture. It’s is very low maintenance because you can simply tousle or air dry it. It will look best on oval or square shaped faces and with any skin tone.
    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Keep in mind that this was cut to her natural texture, so be open minded about your texture and how your hair falls. That’s  what makes it special and personal for you and your style!

  • Pixie Cut With Blonde Highlights

    spiky-pixie-cut

    Cami Mcknight / Instagram

    Q&A with Style Creator Cami Mcknight

    Hairstylist at Hair-Do Salon in Mesa, AZ


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a short pixie with a buzzed undercut. It is very textured because she has a lot of hair and we wanted it to be cute and funky. My favorite thing about the cut is that it can be worn to both sides and is very versatile. 

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look? 

    To create this look, I love using Bumble and bumble Texture before I blow dry. I use that on all of my pixies because it gives good texture and hold for the style. At the end, I always use a pomade. I love Bumble and bumble Sumo Tech. It gives the hair that piecey and messy look. Products are so important because they bring a haircut to life.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look would work best for people who have strong but small and symmetrical features. This pixie doesn’t have a lot of softness, so it draws attention to the jawline. Daily maintenance is great in regard to styling a pixie cuto, but this is a more high maintenance cut that needs cleaning up every four or so weeks.

    Can a pixie cut work with thick hair?

    Yes, having thick hair is always a plus when getting a pixie.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look? 

    I would make sure you can afford to keep it trimmed up every month, and be ready to spend money on the appropriate products to make it look cute. Products are key! Also, finding a stylist that can do great pixies is important. They need lots of texturizing to lay right and be easy to wear.

  • A Simply Gorgeous Pixie Cut

    short-platinum-pixie-cut

    Ceairra Kopcheck / Instagram

    Q&A with Style Creator Ceairra Kopcheck

    Hairstylist @ Mane Tame in Arizona


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is an edgy pixie with some sass, depending on how you want to wear it. You  can wear this cut slicked to the side for a more formal look, or textured and messy for an everyday style. I love this look because it is very versatile and I truly feel like anyone can rock it.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I recommend a texture spray/workable hairspray and a pomade. To create this look, I used Kenra Professional Texture Spray and Layrite Original Pomade.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This hairstyle works for everyone and all ages. I have seen platinum on so many skin types and I think it looks beautiful on everyone. This cut is great for someone that wants something they can maintain easily while still wanting to be able to style for different occasions.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    The best tip for this look is to use products! A lot of times I see people getting frustrated because their style never looks the same as when they left the salon, but they aren’t taking the time to use what’s right for their hair! Don’t be scared to try different things and always start with a small amount of product and add more if needed.

  • Razor Sharp Pixie Cut

    ginger-hair-pixie-cut

    Carly Rae Coady / Instagram

    Q&A with Style Creator Carly Rae Coady

    Hairstylist @ Harlow Salon in Nashville, TN


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This pixie screams edgy and feminine at the same time. What’s great about this cut is that it has the strength of a short cut, but the versatility and softness through the top to allow the client to style many ways. The copper shade pairs well with the strength that is in redheads, but at the same time they (to me) represent all that is unique in beauty. 

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I definitely love any type of texture, ESPECIALLY in a short look, so I love to cocktail Bed Head’s Joyride Powder Balm with Sfactor Creamy Molding Wax to create soft control and to allow the manipulation of the hair working from roots to ends. I used TIGI Copyright Color for the red. From my experience their longevity for red hair color is unparalleled. 

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This cut works best on oval or elongated face shapes as it does not lengthen appearance of the face. If you’re into effortless style, this cut is perfect for you because you can let it dry naturally or have a quick blow dry and go with the right product. Copper tones are best on naturally warm toned skin, so if you’re on the cooler side, a cooler red may work best!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    This look is all about that strength but at the same time, effortless style. Embrace that and run with it! Be willing to play with product as your main styling tool.

  • Asymmetrical, Wavy Pixie Cut

    Pixie cut with back view and from the front and side

    Travis Kimpel / Instagram

    Q&A with Style Creator Travis Kimpel

    Hairstylist @ Kelly Cardenas Salon in Chicago, IL


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    My favorite thing about it is that it’s an asymmetrical look while still being very feminine. This particular guest loves having her sides pretty clean, but she gets body and versatility with the length and layers on the longer side.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    For this look, we took Angelique to white blonde all over first. Even though her natural color is pretty light, there was definitely some delicate hair fabric that needed love. I recommend Paul Mitchell’s Ultimate Color Repair Triple Rescue as it restrengthens with quinoa extract, protects against heat damage, and seals the cuticle to prevent color fade.

    What type of person would this look work best for?
    This works best for medium hair types that’s aren’t too curly. Asymmetrical looks are definitely not for just anyone, so I recommend it for personalities that like to have fun with their hair and probably someone who is also in an artistic field professionally.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look? 

    Make sure your stylist goes over the proper blow dry procedure to keep your style looking awesome. I used Paul Mitchell’s 413 brush with the Neuro Grip blow dryer and flat wrapped the hair before using a smoothing iron to curl.

  • Faux-Hawk Fade Pixie Cut

    faded faux hawk pixie cut

    Instagram @mahrithemaven

    Q&A with style creator, Mahri Jones
    Owner+Hair Maven @ Parlor Salon in Richmond, VA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a punk-inspired, disconnected and faded faux-hawk! I love how bold and strong it is, yet it maintains softness around the perimeter. Most of my cutting lately has been inspired by strong shapes and soft nuances. I like to blur the line between “masculine” and “feminine”.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    Before any other products, I ALWAYS recommend a heat and color protectant that adds moisture. My favorite is Unite’s 7 Seconds Detangler. After that, I use a root-boost enhancing product to give hold from the base like Unite’s Expanda Volume (adding in Expanda Dust, for finer hair that needs extra lift). Then I recommend a pomade to piece out to your desired shape. Right now, I’ve been loving a mix of R+Co’s Badlands and Continental. Finish up with a strong hold hairspray (I use R+Co’s Vicious) and you are good to go!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is definitely for a creative person that is confident in owning their look. Someone that wants to make a statement, without looking like a teenager. Someone with a story to tell.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Start slow and know your own parameters. If you know you’re the kind of person that doesn’t handle change well, do not jump into a cut like this! Start with something shorter, then move to a tighter fade, then start playing with shapes. My inspiration is drawn from the contours and shape of the head.

    What is your best tip in regards to recreating/maintaining this color/style?

    I did not do the color, but if I had, I would recommend a color protectant and a pigmented conditioner (made by your professional colorist/stylist) to maintain the color between appointments.

  • Unstructured Pixie Bob

    Q&A with style creator, LaRissa Marie Chapa
    Salon Owner/Stylist/Colorist @ ilikeprettyhair in Breckenridge, CO


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a “structurally unstructured” pixie with both feminine with masculine notes. The hairline is tapered into a “V” shape as opposed to a men’s traditional round or square hairline. The undercut over the ear blends into a soft piecey hairline around the face.

    It has a “yin yang” feel, and that’s what I love most about it. This look is sexy and versatile. It can be left in the natural texture, blown out smooth and sleek, swept up into a faux hawk, styled with the fringe/bangs more straight across, or tucked the hair behind the ear for a more classic bob feel. It works for whatever vibe you are feeling.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    For this look I used R+Co Prep followed by R+Co Aircraft pomade mousse, then finished with R+Co Badlands dry shampoo paste. The Aircraft pomade mousse is great for this type of style because you can let it dry natural and it will dry without frizz or crunch. If you use it with a blow out, it has just enough grit to it that it holds the shape with out being silky soft. The Badlands paste is great for pieceyness without a sticky tacky feel or look. Product is definitely key in all pixie cuts.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This look is best for those who enjoy styling their hair. Many people think short hair is easier when in all actuality, hair that is long enough for a ponytail is the easiest! Short hair takes time and maintenance. Many face shapes can wear this cut, it just needs to be tweaked to accentuate the individual’s features. It is especially striking on those with a long neck.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    My best tip for someone considering this look is color. The color is key! You can even keep it minimal with just a few soft pieces painted in for dimension. If not, this can easily feel like a “Mom Cut”. The color accentuates the cut and takes it to the next level.

  • Edgy & Chic Pixie Cut

    edgy chic pixie cut

    Instagram @hdbywhitney

    Q&A with style creator, Whitney Green
    Hairstylist @ Warren Tricomi in New York, NY


    How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

    This is an edgy and chic pixie cut. What I love about this hairstyle is that anyone can rock this look, you just have to have self confidence, rock it and own it.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    With the correct pixie haircut, a strong firm pomade and a little oil serum combo will easily achieve this look. Don’t forget to add your strong hold hairspray as well for the finishing touch.

    What type of person would this look work best for? (Hair types, face shapes, skin tone, lifestyle, personality, etc.)

    Now many people may say this look is not made for certain face shapes, skin tones, etc., but I believe this hairstyle is multicultural that can really create a whole new look for someone. Another cool thing about this hairstyle is that if cut properly, it can be worn both in the nightclub or in the office. It covers all the bases!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Short hair does require more maintenance. In order to keep this look looking fresh and chic, just be prepared to visit your hairstylist at least once a month.

  • Undercut Shadow Root

    undercut shadow root pixie cut with dark hair

    Instagram @cutbyivis

    Q&A with style creator, Ivis Hernandez
    Hair Artist @ Against The Grain in Spring, TX


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is an undercut pixie with a shadow root and hand painted balayage highlights. My favorite things about cut are that it’s super easy and fast to style and it’s slightly versatile. It’s a short cut, but looks very sexy and sassy.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would recommend a texture cream before the blow dry, then spray wax, dry shampoo or even a pomade (but nothing too sticky) to bring out the texture and dimension in the cut. Finish it off with a soft to medium workable hairspray.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    When choosing your color, use colors that best compliment the client’s skin tone. Medium or medium to coarse hair works best for these cuts. Straight, wavy, or curly hair can all wear this look, it just depends on how much time they are willing to spend on their styling time.

    Oval, square and heart face shapes wear short hair best, but really as long as you have the confidence and personality to match, anyone can rock it.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Realize that while this is a low maintenance style at home, it is higher maintenance in the salon. I recommend short cuts like this come into the salon every five to six weeks for maintenance. Choosing the correct styling products are also important to take into consideration.

  • Magenta Accents

    pixie cut with red highlights

    Instagram / @lifeofanjelii

    Q&A with Style Creator Anjelii Loconte

    Hairstylist @ GD Beauty Bar in El Dorado Hills, CA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it? 

    This is a fun pixie look! My favorite thing about this look is that it’s edgy, but a full time mom who has three kids can rock it and still feel sexy and classy 

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would recommend a volume spray or mousse to create volume and add grit to the hair before blow drying. Finish this look with a dry texture spray or a wax to piece and polish.
    What type of person would this look work best for?

    Honestly this look is for anyone who wants to have a easy to maintain style, and someone who wants to feel and look different. I love a woman with confidence who is comfortable rocking this look!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Make sure the client is ready to have and maintain this look, as well as to have a good time with it!

  • Pixie Cut With Movement

    pixie cut with movement

    Instagram @wwesleyjohn

    Q&A with style creator, Wesley Hanlon
    Creative Director @ Sassoon Salon and Academy in Toronto, Canada


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This pixie has a rounded, head-hugging shape. The great thing about it is that the layers through the top are different lengths. This creates movement and a lot of texture, which is what I love most about it.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I used Craft Clay from Sebastian which gives lots of texture and separation. You can also finish with bit of light dry hairspray to hold the look.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    The look is great for anyone with confidence. The cut can work well on straight or wavy hair textures. The color is just hints of warm highlights to add even more texture.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    If you’re ready for short hair and your hair type is similar to this model, go for it.

  • Nothing But Pixies

    front-pixie-cut
    back-pixie-cut

    Instagram / @hairsamurai

    Q&A with Style Creator Vanessa Williamson

    Hairstylist @ Rendezvous Hair Salon in Columbus, OH


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is an incredibly classy short hairstyle that is not only professional, but extremely low maintenance. My favorite thing about it is the versatility. It has enough length in the front to be worn to the side, in a pompadour, wavy, or without any styling at all. It makes it incredibly attractive to the guest for all of these factors.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I try to live by the rule that most styles can be created by only using three products. For this particular style, I used Kenra Blow Dry Spray to protect from heat and cut drying time in half. It also leaves the hair shiny and manageable. The second product that I used for this look is Moroccanoil Light. I used this so that the client’s hair would not only feel like silk, but also to help treat her lightened hair from the inside out. The third product that I used was Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray. This is my HOLY GRAIL of texture products. It isn’t heavy, it leaves beautiful texture in the hair, and it smells divine!

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This style looks amazing on many different types of clients. My entire philosophy as a stylist is to empower each guest to be the most confident version of themselves, period. That is all this style requires. Confidence! It does not matter your hair type, face shape, skin tone or lifestyle.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Make sure to always book in advance so you can be in the salon every four to five weeks to maintain! Other than that, be prepared for the endless compliments that it receives. This client gets stopped on the streets by people praising her beautiful hair!!

  • The Boy Pixie Cut

    short-pixie

    Instagram / @hollygirldoeshair

    Q&A with Style Creator Holly Seidel

    Hairstylist @ Winslow Salon in Kirkland, WA


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a boy cut pixie or androgynous pixie. I love this little edgy pixie! It’s cut with a longer, very texturized top. You can wear this pixie cut with bangs around the face or all slicked back and up for a “borrowed from the boys” look.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I would recommend a product with hold and definition. Rock Hard Gel (although feels like more of a cream) from Oribe is great for this style.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This style actually works very well on medium to pretty thick hair. Straight to slightly wavy hair will work best for this style as it’s meant for very little styling. This cut will show off your face and features and works great for many different face shapes. Any lifestyle works as this cut goes between edgy/trendy to conservative, depending on how you style it!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    Going short can be scary the first time, so if you are considering this cut make sure you are ready to let go and trust your stylist to create the perfect look. The more confident you are in your hairdresser, the better your result will be!

  • Smokey Pastel

    pastel colored long pixie cut

    Instagram / @elissawolfe

    Q&A with Style Creator Elissa Wolfe
    Hairstylist @ Axis Hair Salons in Vancouver, BC


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This is a smokey pastel look on a long pixie. I love this look because there is so much movement in the color and the longer layers on top. I think this is the most versatile a shorter crop can be and have some fun color too!

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    I used Joico Metallics to make the pastels, but any direct dye or semi-permanent color mixed with conditioner will do! I recommend some volumizer before blow drying for movement and then a texturizer to mess up the layers once dry.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    Fine to medium density hair is great for this cut! Any skin tone can wear these colors because of the metallic undertone to the pastels. They compliment all skin types! I think this pixie definitely requires a strong personality to pull off the statement both the cut and color makes. It’s fun but still professional, so any woman can pull this off going to school, the office or anywhere!

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    I recommend doing a hair strand test before trying to create these pastels as they require a lot of lightening first. A good, clean blonde base will allow for these pastels! If you’re wanting to make the big chop, make sure you go for maximum versatility. Keep length in the front and on top to give you lots of styling options.

  • Funky Pixie Cut

    multiple views of a pixie cut

    Instagram / jennhair123

    Q&A with Style Creator Jennifer Giancaterino
    Hairstylist @ Renaissance Salon in St.Catharines, Ontario


    How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

    This look is very edgy and funky. There is a lot of texture in this cut which allows for more volume and fun look. My favorite thing about this cut is that there is versatility with the styling. You can have a smooth look or a more textured and voluminous look. Another great thing about this cut is that you can add a variety of different colors to make the cut even more creative.

    Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

    With this type of style, you need to use a pomade or some type of paste to add texture to the look. At our salon we make our own products called Acina. First I used a product called Flexy which is a texture mousse that adds volume and texture. The second product I used is a pomade called Rough from Ancina, then I finished with Supershine hairspray by Oribe to keep the look in place.

    What type of person would this look work best for?

    This type of look can work best for anyone who is interested In being creative with their hair. Any skin tones will be able to go with this cut as long as the color will match their skin tone. This woman has finer hair, but when you cut finer hair shorter it allows the hair to look thick and fuller. Having a creative personality works with this haircut as it is edgy and funky.

    What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

    The best tip for someone who is considering this look is that it is easy to style and can really be a wash and go hairstyle. Women do not need to spend lots of time styling this look and that allows them to have more time to do other things, which is what clients like to hear!