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25 Incredibly Stylish Pixie Cuts

The pixie haircut is still on trend and getting one is the perfect way to stand out from the crowd. Not all pixies are created equal, so really take time looking at pictures and styles for those unique differences. Choose the right length, color, and texture to get a customized pixie that is perfect for you.

#1 Pastel Pixie

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Leave some length on top for more versatility with your pixie! The sides and neck are kept really short for a nice, crisp effect. The top is blown up and styled into a fun and whimsical fauxhawk.

How To Style:

  1. Comb slightly damp hair forward, then flip your head upside down and blow dry to get as much volume as possible.
  2. Defy gravity even more by using a strong hold pomade and hairspray to lock your look into place.

Recommended Products:

Oribe Superfine Strong Hold Hairspray will help lock your strands into place.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, square or heart shaped faces can wear this look with ease. Thick hair with natural wave is ideal for this hairstyle.

Tip:

Avoid using a brush when drying or styling this look. Just use your fingers to keep a more natural looking result.

#2 Jagged Edge

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This fun and funky pixie plays up its wild and full texture. Ends are blunt cut on the top and buzzed on the sides and back.

How To Style:

  1. Grab a super strong hair gel and be generous with your application. Rub it up and back into hair strands and pinch the tips to create that full and spikey look.

Recommended Products:

Use Short Sexy Hard Up Gel for great shine and great hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or heart shaped faces would look great with this high volume look. Super thick hair on the straighter side is the ideal hair type.

Tip:

Pixie hairstyles, or really all short hairstyles, oftentimes require a lot of product. Use a clarifying shampoo once a week or every other week to make sure you remove all product residue from your strands. Doing so will help your daily shampoo and conditioners penetrate the hair easier and work better.

#3 Angled Beauty

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This cute pixie has a very soft and flattering shape. The bangs are left long and pushed forward to really frame the face.

Angled Pixie Haircut with Long Bangs

Style by Salin Bernal, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

How To Style:

  1. Brush hair forward and part to the side.
  2. Use a light texture spray on the top and in the bangs to show some separation.
  3. Use a pomade on the crown to add some spikiness and whimsy.

Recommended Products:

Prive Texture Spray is light enough on fine hair and will add enough texture and definition to all types of strands.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces are ideal for most pixie cuts and this is no exception. The forward-framing bangs make it a good choice for those with longer foreheads as well. Fine to medium amounts of hair with straight to wavy texture are ideal hair types.

Tip:

These longer bangs can be gelled up and back to create an awesome fauxhawk. Make the most of a short hairstyle by taking advantage of different styling options!

#4 Tempting Tresses

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This softly textured pixie lays forward and fames the face nicely with a razored fringe. Longer pieces are left in front of the ears for interest and drama.

Softly Textured Pixie Haircut

Style by Flonnie Westbrook, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Brush hair forward so it can dry smooth.
  2. Use a flat iron on bangs to bevel them under and push them to the side.
  3. Use your favorite pomade or hair wax to run through strands and show off your amazing texture.

Recommended Products:

Redken Rewind!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces are ideal for this cut. Ladies who have thin to medium amounts of straight or wavy hair texture while style into this look easily.

Tip:

Tuck those longer strands behind your ears for a subtle but different look.

#5 Borderline Boldness

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This pixie has a laser cut edge to it that looks so unreal! The whole shape is cut really short with just enough length on top to rough up with some hair wax.

How To Style:

  1. Grab your favorite hair wax, pomade, or gel and rake through hair.
  2. Use your fingers to pinch and shape your strands until you achieve the shape and texture you desire.

Recommended Products:

Redken Water Wax is a great shine- adding and layer defining pomade.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round face shapes on ladies with thick straight hair are the best clients for this hairstyle.

Tip:

Don’t forget to use color to your full advantage, even in a short pixie hairstyle. Your color choice can take a look from drab to fab in no time!

#6 Razored Edge

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This textured pixie is kept soft and feminine with a slight edge. The hair has slightly ragged edges with long wispy bangs that blend into razored side burns.

Razored Edge Pixie Haircut

Style by Kate Legan, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

Razored Edge Pixie Haircut Sculpted Hair Front View

Style by Kate Legan, The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. Use fingers to brush bangs to the side and then rough up with hands while drying.
  2. When hair is dry, grab your favorite pomade or wax hair product and pinch the ends of bangs and sideburns to create a pointed/piecey look.
  3. Use more product to rough up the crown to create shape and volume.

Recommended Products:

Kerastase Nacre is a hair wax from their Nutritive line. The entire line is great at adding nutrients to your hair, just from styling! Nacre is a very light wax that will help add volume, shape and texture to your short pixie.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Side bangs are great at off setting long foreheads. Heart shaped faces will be framed fabulously with the almost chin grazing side burns.

#7 Pixie With Spikes

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This super short pixie is edgy and chic. The fringe is kept extremely short with textured ends. The same ragged texture is echoed throughout the entire haircut that keeps the look blended and adds interest.

How To Style:

  1. Use your fingers or a comb to arrange hair into place right out of the shower. Pull your bangs to the front and then lightly brush to the side.
  2. When hair is arranged and organized, you can allow hair to air dry or blow dry.
  3. When your locks are completely dry, go in with your favorite styling products to polish off edges and spike up the top. Use your fingers to style for the most natural look.

Recommended Products:

Use a combo of products for this spiky hairstyle. Start with Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Paste to add texture and spikes, then hold it in place with Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Hairspray.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

This haircut is very edgy so harder angled faces with square lines should stay away from this particular style.

Tip:

Cowlicks and hair growth patterns make a huge impact on all haircuts, but especially with pixie haircuts. Make sure your hair stylist examines your hair and scalp closely to create the best short hair for you.

#8 Sugar Pixie

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This longer and softer version of a pixie almost looks like cotton candy. The pale blonde color has a soft pinky hue that adds depth and dimension. This particular pixie haircut is cut short around the ears, but left slightly longer and soft around the rest of the head and perimeter.

Pale Blonde Sculpted Pixie Haircut with Longer Bangs

Style by Kerra Coticchia

Pale Blonde Sculpted Pixie Haircut with Longer Bangs Side View

Style by Kerra Coticchia

How To Style:

  1. This softer styled pixie can be easily achieved with a small brush and a blow dryer. Really use the tools to direct hair to the side for that side-swept effect.
  2. After you have dried your entire head of hair, go back in with a light hair cream to break up and show off your fun layers.

Recommended Products:

Use a light cream instead of a sticky pomade or wax to keep your pixie looking soft. Try Grooming Cream by Privé for that perfect defining effect.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes can be complimented with this soft hairstyle. The bangs help balance out vertically shaped faces and the sideburns help add shape to round or squared face shapes. Straight to wavy hair that is medium to thick will work great for this pixie.

Tip:

Not all pixies have to be an inch long. When hair is left longer you can part it to the side and have more styling options.

#9  Grown Out Pixie

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

This adorable hairstyle is a great goal for people growing their pixie out. The nape is kept short and tapered and blended into longer layers on top while gorgeous long side bangs are the highlight in front.

Short Blonde Wispy Pixies

Style by Kathy McCaffrey, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

Short Blonde Wispy Pixie Sculpted Back

Style by Kathy McCaffrey, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. Grab a small round brush and use your blow dryer to add volume to the back layers and sleekness to the front.
  2. Part hair to the side and run your flat iron through after hair is dry if you need to.
  3. Use a light shine spray to enhance your color and style.

Recommended Products:

Privé has a product called Shine Spray that speaks for itself. Put a few spritzes on wet or dry hair for an amazing mirror-like finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes can rock this cute hairstyle. Try this out if you have naturally straight or wavy hair with thin to thick texture.

Tip:

Don’t forget to play up your color even with a short haircut. Use every element you can to make your hair flatter you and make you look your best.

#10 Pixie Shag

Written by Cynthia Nicasio

The amazing amount of texture in this pixie creates a fabulous shag-like style. The entire cut is achieved with a razor for that fun zig zag texture.

Pixie Shag Cut with Longer Bangs

Style by Folicle Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

Pixie Shag Cut with Longer Bangs Sculpted Back

Style by Folicle Salon and Spa, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

This is a really short pixie so drying and styling will be a breeze!

  1. Direct your bangs forward and blow dry your entire head of hair.
  2. Piece in your favorite pomade for definition and hold.

Recommended Products:

Alterna Bamboo Style has an Ultra-Hold Sculpting Clay that is applied effortlessly and will keep your texture all day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval faces would look best with these longer bangs. Thin to thick hair that is wavy are great ingredients for this hair recipe.

Tip:

Short hair is often extremely healthy, but make sure you take care of it with the proper hydrating and protein-adding products.

#11 Raging Red

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Hot and spicy red hues make this pixie incredibly beautiful. The hair is left fuller and thicker on top and tapered around the forehead, ears and neck. Pushing hair forward adds tons of volume and razored ends play up the edgy texture.

Dramatic Deep Red Hues Side Swept

Style by Vu Nguyn, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

Dramatic Deep Red Hues Side Swept Pixie Haircut - Long Face Framing Pieces

Style by Vu Nguyn, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style:

  1. Towel your hair out of the shower and then grab your blow dryer.
  2. Use your fingers to blow dry your hair forward, really pushing hair from the back towards the front to create volume.
  3. Flick bangs to the side to create a slanted style around the face.
  4. Use your favorite texturizing and styling products to finish off your look.

Recommended Products:

Hair Play Clay Crème is an awesome sculpting product by KMS California. Use it to rough up the roots of the hair for volume and pinch onto the ends of hair for texture and whimsy.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Petite face shapes will shine with this cool pixie haircut but all face shapes can rock this look. Thick hair is best that has minimal to no wave.

Tip:

Don’t forget to change up your makeup when you make a huge change with your hair color. Different colors will flatter and complement you depending on your hair’s color.

#12 Peacock Pixie

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This cute short haircut stands out with a fun splash of color and feathered splays of hair. The neck area is extremely short and tapered and blends up into almost a faux hawk type cut on the top.

Cute Short Brunette Pixie Haircut with Blue Peacock Highlights

Style by Jennifer Maggiore, Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA

Cute Short Brunette Pixie Haircut with Blue Peacock Highlights - Front View

Style by Jennifer Maggiore, Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry your hair forward.
  2. When hair is dry, go in with your favorite piecing product to add some grit and texture to the look.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble’s Sumotech gives a soft texture look with a medium hold and is designed to show off the layers and texture in your haircut.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes would look beautiful in this peacock inspired pixie. Thick to thin hair that is on the straight side with a slight bend is best.

Tip:

Avoid highlighting or accent colors on the back of a pixie. The result will be tiger or leopard like. Keep chunks of color or highlights within the bangs or top of the head for the most natural and flattering look.

#13 Platinum Ice

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This snowy white pixie exudes glamour and fashion. Side-swept bangs are echoed throughout the haircut for a fabulous swept over hairstyle. The length is tapered around the ears but still has some softness.

Platinum Ice Smooth Side Parted Pixie Haircut

Style by Kandace Harbin, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

This pixie is an easy two-step process.

  1. Blow dry hair to the side with your fingers.
  2. Finish your platinum pixie off with a flexible pomade or light spray.

Recommended Products:

This pixie doesn’t require a cement holding gel. Instead, opt for a soft pomade that will help break up and show off your texture like Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Paste. Just a tiny dab rubbed on your fingers will do the trick.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes can rock this look. Long, oval faces will wear it especially well due to the full bangs in front. Medium to thick hair that is on the straight to wavy side naturally will be able to carry off this platinum pixie.

Tip:

You always want to be aware of your skin tone when going for a color this light. Also consider lightening your brows if needed or changing up your makeup routine.

#14 For The Catwalk

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This unique, high fashion haircut is not for the faint of heart. The hardest part about this hairstyle will be your stylist cutting it exactly right. Once that is done, you’ll only have to worry about arranging your hair into its proper place.

Catwalk Pixie Haircut Stunning Black Sleek Cut

Style by Randy Currie & Benjamin Camagna, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style:

  1. Comb hair and use your fingers to pull bangs forward and laying flat.
  2. Use a product with some stickiness to it to pinch the longer bangs pieces together, then rough up the crown area for drama and volume.

Recommended Products:

To get hold and a mirror-like shine, try Water Wax by Redken. It gives stunning shine and flexible hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Thick hair that is naturally straight or wavy can pull off this futuristic hairstyle. Round or heart shaped faces are the best candidates.

#15 Rockabilly Mohawk

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This look may be intense and the grow out may not be easy, but this may be one of the most fun pixie cuts of all time!

Fun Mohawk Pixie

Style by Hailee Swore, Makeup by Claudia Alvarado, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

Fun Mohawk Pixie Side

Style by Hailee Swore, Makeup by Claudia Alvarado, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

How To Style:

  1. Apply volumizing styling gel to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair into mohawk shape with small brush.
  3. Finish with texture product and medium to firm spray.

Recommended Products:

Rusk’s Being Sexy Gel is a strong hold gel that creates texture and shape with maximum hold. Rusk’s Being Warped is a styling wax that adds chunky, thick texture and is humidity resistant.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Wider and rounder facials shapes may want to try a longer version of this style so as to not be overpowered by such a strong shape.

#16 Confident Coiffure

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This look makes a serious statement for the modern stylish woman. It is very feminine and radiates confidence.

Modern Feminine Pixie

Style by Hailee Swore, Makeup by Claudia Alvarado, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

Modern Feminine Pixie Side

Style by Hailee Swore, Makeup by Claudia Alvarado, Blaze Color Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

How To Style:

  1. Apply volumizing foam to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair back with small round brush.
  3. Back comb for additional volume.
  4. Spray with hairspray and smooth the hair back into desired shape.

Recommended Products:

Mousse by SEVEN provides a strong hold for building all day volume, protects from heat and has all day frizz control.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Curlier and thicker hair types may want to smooth out hair before styling .

#17 Super Short Pixie

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This look is for the bold! We love this pixie because it is easy to style and super low maintenance.

Bold Low Maintenance Pixie

Style by Lana Dykes, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, William Wesley Grand Salon & Spa, Davenport, IA

Bold Low Maintenance Pixie Back

Style by Lana Dykes, Makeup by Jasmine Miller, William Wesley Grand Salon & Spa, Davenport, IA

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling cream to damp hair.
  2. Shape with fingers.
  3. Let air dry.

Recommended Products:

Bumble and Bumble has a new product called Don’t Blow It that provides soft texture and shine and doesn’t require any heat styling for easy all day wear

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

For this kind of look, hair texture and face shape play nearly no role as this look is all about confidence.

Tip:

When going dramatically short, strong makeup and accessories are a must to keep your new short ‘do from looking boyish. Frequent visits to the salon are a must to maintain a style like this.

#18 Airy Textured Pixie

Written by Irene Bredthauer

It definitely takes the right cut to achieve this look and it might take some practice styling to get the finish just right, but we love it because it’s the perfect balance of softness, texture and volume.

Textured Pixie with Highlights

Style by Robin Cook, Makeup by Betty Mekonnen, Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling foam to damp hair.
  2. Work foam through hair, shaping the top upwards and sides downwards.
  3. Blow dry hair with small brush in the direction of the style.
  4. Finish with a soft texture paste and medium hold spray.

Recommended Products:

Pureology’s Silk Bodifier is a rich styling foam that builds body with a flexible hold and can be reactivated by heat or moisture to restyle your hair when needed.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will work well with petite and slimmer face shapes and hair of all texures. For wider, rounder facial shapes, an elongated version could fit well.

#19 Sleek and Sweet

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This is a very polished look for work or play that will really show off your short style.

Sleek Pixie with Highlights

Style by Kelley Danford, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Sleek Pixie with Highlights Side

Style by Kelley Danford, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing cream to damp hair and comb through.
  2. Blow dry with a small round brush.
  3. Comb hair in direction of part.
  4. Smooth hair with flat iron.

Recommended Products:

TIGI’s S –Factor Smoothing Lusterizer is designed to smooth hair and protect it from frizz and humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works well with most all face shapes and hair types.

#20 Soft Pixie Style

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This pixie features a soft style for everyday wear. Here is a look that is easy to style and can be worn out for a couple days with just a product touch up.

Soft Pixie with Highlights

Style by Jackie Evans, Makeup by Ms. Jackee, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Florence, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply volumizing foam to damp hair.
  2. Spritz hair with heat protectant.
  3. Blow dry hair going back with your fingers.
  4. Spray with styling hairspray. Curl with small curling iron going back.
  5. Loosely break up curls with a shine serum.

Recommended Products:

CHI Volume Booster is a liquid spray that creates weightless volume, making it the perfect product for blow dry styling. CHI’s 44 Iron Guard is one of the most popular products from the CHI line. It has ceramic particles to give maximum protection from heat and does not build up on the hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look can be flattering on most all face shape and hair types.

#21 Soft Short Texture

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Here is a very clean yet feminine short style that is easy to maintain at home. Just note that most shorter hairstyles may require more frequent visits to the salon to keep the shape clean.

Soft Easy Feminine Pixie

Style by Nancy Hamilton, Makeup by Ms. Jackson, Lady of Grace, Peoria, AZ

Soft Easy Feminine Pixie Side

Style by Nancy Hamilton, Makeup by Ms. Jackson, Lady of Grace, Peoria, AZ

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing cream or gel to damp hair and comb through.
  2. Smooth down the sides and back with a blow dryer and a brush.
  3. Blow dry the top with small round brush.
  4. Spray with hairspray and comb through. Curl select pieces to add texture.

Recommended Products:

OSIS Soft n Straight has heat protection for styling and has a smooth silky finish without weighing down the hair.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works well with lean face shapes and nearly all hair types can style this easily.

#22 Textured Crop

Written by Irene Bredthauer

This haircut may require more experienced stylist behind the scissors, but it will be worth it! With just a little product, this look can be worn many different ways.

Textured Pixie with Bangs

Style by Stephanie Turner, Hair Extronaire, Duncanville, TX

Textured Pixie with Bangs Side

Style by Stephanie Turner, Hair Extronaire, Duncanville, TX

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing cream to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with a round brush.
  3. Pass a flat iron through the hair.
  4. Piece out some hair with a dry wax for added texture.

Recommended Products:

Pureology’s Super Smooth control frizz, intensifies natural shine and protects from heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This will look great on most all face shapes. Finer and straighter hair types will have to style more often to keep the body and shape of this look.

#23 Sexy Pixie

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Here is a pixie that is reminiscent of an edgy, more grown up Tinker Bell! This style is very pretty and feminine with just a little edge to it.

Sexy Edgy Pixie

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing spray to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with a small round brush.
  3. Dry side a part into hair. Dry hair in an upwards direction from the head.
  4. Smooth with a flat iron if needed.
  5. Finish with texture paste.

Recommended Products:

Eufora’s Piece Works Defining Paste adds definition to layers and creates pliable texture without build up.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works well on most all face shapes. Curlier, coarser hair types may want to look into smoothing treatments if they want this style.

#24 Windblown Wave

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Here is a very soft and feminine take on a shorter women’s style. Seemingly effortless, this little number takes nearly no time at all to style!

Soft Wavy Pixie

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

Soft Wavy Pixie Side

Style by Yellow Strawberry Global Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Spray a thermal protectant and setting spray onto dry hair.
  2. Curl hair all over with a medium curling iron or wand.
  3. When hair is all curled, spray with hairspray.
  4. For more body and volume, break up the curls with a wide comb or brush. For more curl, break up the curls with your fingers or a tail comb.
  5. Shape hair with fingers and finish with shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Kenra’s Platinum Dry Thickening Spray provides 24 hour flexible hold and heat protection, and also thickens the hair for added body and volume.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

Finer, straighter hair types may want to opt for a smaller curling iron for this style.

#25 Sassy Little Pixie

Written by Irene Bredthauer

Here is a very soft and feminine look that is easy to style. This is a very cute look for women who want a pixie style with a soft fringe.

Sassy Pixie with Soft Fringe

Style by Katrina Ammons, A Perfect Image Hair Studio, Hampton, VA

How To Style:

  1. Apply styling foam to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry with fingers until hair is 60% dry.
  3. Complete the blow dry with a small round brush.
  4. Finish with a shine hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Aveda Phomollient is a lightweight styling foam that gives a soft finish and light to medium hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look works well on most everyone. It will give finer hair types more natural volume.

These gorgeous pixie haircuts will not only launch you into the front of fashion chic, they are also amazingly easy to maintain. Whatever pixie haircut idea you choose, experiment and style to your heart’s content with this fabulous and timeless hairstyle.