19 Cutest Curly Pixie Cuts for Curly Haired Girls

Cute curly pixie cuts for women with curly hair

A curly pixie cut is a short haircut for women with naturally curly hair that’s cropped into layers, creating a tousled effect. An all-time trend that first blew up in the ’60s, this universally flattering curly short hairstyle is loved by many women for its volume, definition, and high fashion appeal!

Pixies are great short haircuts for curly hair as they are lower maintenance and let you embrace your natural hair texture -without the weight of having long locks.  If you’re the type who loves a messy, get-up-and-go look and having less time to spend for styling each morning, well, you’re on the right path!

Curly pixies are not just an everyday hairstyle but also fitting for night-outs and formal happenings. Celebrities like Ruth Negga, Halle Berry, Blake Lively, and Rihanna confidently carry theirs while walking on the red carpet!

Keeping the pixie’s length and shape of a curly short haircut could require salon visits every 3-4 weeks.

For styling pixie curly cut, use products like gel, spray, and cream to help defrizz and define your curls.

Here are pictures of some of the best curly pixie cut ideas.

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The Voluminous Curly Pixie

Voluminous Pixie cut for curly hair
Instagram @lisaharrishairred

Curly pixies are perfect for women over 40 who want a younger look. Consider keeping long bangs for a more youthful look.

Ideal Pixie for Curly Thick Hair

Pixie cut for thick curly hair
Instagram @audieshadesofhair

The best curly pixie haircuts for thick hair include lots of texture. This takes out a lot of the weight and bulkiness.

I recommend you see a stylist who specializes in DevaCuts or the Curly Girl Method pixie cut, as they’ll know how to best shape short curly hair.

The Curly Pixie Bob Perm

Q&A with style creator, Jessy Jin
Hair Artist @ Pomp and Proper Salon in Vancouver, BC

How would you describe this look?

A curly pixie bob is great for very thick and straight with s some natural texture to it.

This is a short curly hair cut with a perm that is not as short as a typical pixie but also not quite a medium length.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you are considering a pixie perm, make sure you have a proper consultation before you book a full appointment. Gather some pictures to really show what size of curls you want and how natural you want it to look, and also bring your hair history with you. This is very important, for your hair integrity matters.

I love prepping short permed hair or naturally curly hair with Pureology color fanatic – one of my favorite light hydrating leave-in conditioner that is also color-safe. Also, you can use it on wet or dry, so you can spritz on the second or third day to hydrate their curl.

For styling this curly short pixie cut, the L’Oreal professional (Hollywood curl range) Wave Fatal and Spiral Queen are the best layering products thick curly hair. Apply after towel dry when their hair is still wet. Start with Wave Fatal. Apply generously, then on top, I layer Spiral Queen mousse on top. Scrunch the hair to bring the curls and diffuse or air-dry.

The Curly Long Pixie

Long curly pixie cut
Instagram @hairbyannriordan

If you’re afraid to go too short, consider a curly long pixie cut. It’s a great middle-ground.

Ask your stylist to keep the bangs longer.

With this short cut, you can easily style at home by applying a simple pomade and styling with your fingers.

If you want more ideas for short hairstyles for curly hair, check out these other long pixie cuts.

Cute Pixie for Naturally Curly Hair

Cute Naturally Curly Pixie
Instagram @hairmagicbypatricia

This cute naturally curly pixie is best for women with tightly coiled curls and long faces.

Adding the bangs across the forehead keeps more of the focus on your eyes.

Curly Layered Pixie

Curly and layered pixie haircut
Instagram @wenzelsalon

A layered curly pixie does a great job at either removing bulk for thick hair or adding volume for thin hair.

Curls like these are the perfect style for short curly haircuts.

Curly Pixie for a Round Face

Curly pixie cut for a round face
Instagram @beaubollinger

For curly pixie hair, it’s best to keep the cut just above and around the ear area for a face-framing look.

Laying the curls give it an edgier appearance.

Pixie for Thin Curly Hair

Pixie cut for thin curly hair
Instagram @andy_doesyourhair

Getting a curly textured pixie is great for women with thin hair because it creates more volume for your curly locks.

After that, get your Liza Minnelli-inspired curly look in a blonde form!

How to style a curly pixie hairstyle:
1. Air dry or diffuse dry hair
2. Finger comb through hair
3. Apply a mist spray for a more textured look.

Asymmetrical Pixie

Asymmetrical curly pixie cut
Instagram @val.vincent_

A curly asymmetrical pixie will bring a softer look because it balances out your facial features.

The curls give volume and texture, completing this asymmetrical curly pixie.

Blonde Pixie

Blonde Pixie
Instagram @violetta_cosmos

A blonde pixie goes perfectly with curly hair. Ask your stylist to add layers to create more dimension. It’s a modern way to show off curly pixie cuts.

Side-Parted Wavy Pixie

Side-parted curly pixie haircut
Instagram @ashleytuckerstyling

A simple side-parted pixie cut for wavy hair is best for women with slightly curly, almost wavy hair.

Considering keeping the length near your ears for a more face-framing look.

If you have straight hair, consider getting a permed pixie cut.

Curly Pixie with Bangs

Curly pixie cut with bangs
Instagram @kkuyt_stylist

The key to a cute curly pixie cut with bangs is to ask your stylist for an asymmetrical cut. This allows your bangs to sweep across your face.

To style, add mousse to wet hair, scrunch your tight coils and let hair dry.

See more pixie cut with bangs.

Textured Pixie for Fine Hair

Fine curly hair pixie cut
Instagram @paytoncharleshair_

When considering pixie cuts for curly hair that’s fine, opt for layers and styling to mimic fullness. It’s like being naturally blessed with chunky locks too.

Super Short and Curly Pixie

Super short curly pixie
Instagram @silva.hairdresser

A very short pixie cut with a slight undercut will add more volume on top.

If you’re looking for a short curly hairstyles with sass and low-maintenance, then this one is for you.

A Very Curly Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Carolyn Beckwith
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Hair by Carolyn Beckwith in Poway, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is very curly pixie haircut has playful caramel ribbons running throughout.

If you’re in the middle of growing out a curly pixie, adding caramel colors is a great way to spice it up.

I absolutely love curly short hair with this tight natural curl and the color gives the style even more character!

Any advice for someone considering it?

There are a couple of things to consider when thinking about curly pixie hairstyles. One is working with the natural curl and texture rather than fighting against it.

This is a great style for the short curly hair girl on the go who likes low maintenance.

Accessorizing short hairdos for curly hair can include bandanas, jeweled headbands, and don’t forget earrings – simple studs with a stunning hair clip or statement hoops can really set these curls off!

Taking advantage of your natural curl is as easy as using the right products and diffusing with a very restricted air flow diffuser.

This naturally curly pixie cut is also super cute with the front bang section pinned off to the side.

The Curly Undercut Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Coral Gable
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Penny Lane Studios in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look?

This is a great curly pixie undercut because it takes the sides incredibly short but blends the top in a way to keep the silhouette soft.

It can sometimes be a challenge with how long to keep the curls on top so it stays tight enough to keep the shape but long enough to have the freedom to style the pixie haircut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You have to get your hair cut far more often than when your hair is longer, so factor that into your budget and time. If your hair is less curly on top, you would need to get reshaped much more often.

Shapes like this cute curly hair are fun because depending on the product and styling, it can transform into a very different shape pretty easily.

Face shape plays into styling short curly pixie cuts. For example if you have a round face, styling to give yourself more height is helpful unless your goal is to accentuate that round shape.

The Curly Messy Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Jen Cortez
Curl Specialist & Salon Owner @ The Hive Salon in Minneapolis, MN


How would you describe this look?

A curly messy pixie benefits from a full, voluminous crown.

A haircut like this can highlight your eyes and cheekbones.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Any woman with naturally curly hair can pull off a pixie cut. It’s all about feeling confident in your stylist and their ability to work with your texture.

Naturally Curly Red Pixie

Red Curly Pixie
Instagram @curls_i_am

Q&A with style creator, Jasmine Levy
Curly Hair Specialist @ Curls Rock Hair Studio in Boca Raton, FL


How would you describe this look?

With this gorgeous short curly pixie cut you can get the “big chop” you’ve always wanted. I used my own technique called the “curlspiration” cut to achieve this look. Keep the top longer an edgier look.

When doing the big chop and if your curly hair is healthy enough, do a bold color because it makes you want to celebrate letting go and embracing a part of yourself that you felt they couldn’t.

Any advice for someone considering it?

You don’t need to have previously damaged hair to go this short for a curly look. I love pixies on curly girls since the hair is already textured.

Any curl pattern from 2a to 4c can rock a naturally curly pixie cut. Just be sure to look for pictures with girls having your curl type, so you can have an idea of how it will turn out.

Keeping the hair a little longer and rounded on top works for the round, square, and oval faces.

Like every curly girl, they use a lot of product in their hair, so getting a curly pixie will save so much time and money!

Always keep the curls hydrated especially if you do color. I always recommend the Deva Curl conditioners, as I feel they do give the best hydration. The only downside is you will be seeing your stylist more often.

The Natural Pixie for Black Hair

Q&A with style creator, Teddy Baker
Master Stylist @ Taboo Hair Care in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look?

Pixie haircuts for curly hair like this are all about keeping the sides short and growing the top out.

This cut can be adjusted for any type of curl.

Short curly pixie haircuts are great because you can wear the hair in front of the ears for a softer 70s vibe or slick it behind the ear for a more polished and dressy look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

With any pixie cut, curly hair needs a cream to defrizz/define and a spray or gel to hold the curls in place.

To style this natural pixie cut, use Motion.Lotion and spray it big on top with Session.Spray (both Kevin.Murphy products).

This pixie for natural hair works best for women with strong features such as high-cheekbones, big eyes, or a strong jaw.