50 Types of Choppy Pixie Cuts Women Are Asking for This Year

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A choppy pixie is a textured and piece-y, ear-length crop that’s perfect for bold women. It’s composed of tons of layers to create extra volume and fullness to the hair.

Beware, this bold and feminine pixie cut can totally bring more attention to your face. Stylist Jennalee Warren from Worcester, MA explains, “The right short cut can accentuate a lady’s features and elevate her look.”

Shorter haircuts are easier to prep than the longer ones, yet these demand styling. It makes a massive difference in the tressess’ overall finish.

What’s tricky about a pixie is its lack of versatility. “If you’re someone that likes to change your hairdo every day, this chop may not be for you,” Warren warns.

A consultation would always be beneficial to gals wanting to try such trends. Ask whatever questions you have. Share stories about your lifestyle since your new hair may affect it.

“You and your stylist can take little bits you enjoy about the cuts and combine them to customize a style,” says Warren.

Warren suggests not to plan the cut in a very structured manner. “Using a razor and paying attention to what you’re carving out of the mane is key for a great textured look.”

Browse through these photos and check out the trendiest choppy pixie cuts for a fresh chop! If you want tips and details on choosing a pixie cut, read our guide.

Punk Pixie Cut for Platinum Short Hair
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#1: Punk Pixie Cut for Platinum Short Hair

Embrace your short hair with a punk pixie style! Notice the darker undercut really showcases the angles of the lighter hair on top. Keeping some of the choppiest pieces longer maintains a feminine look. For added height, dry hair thoroughly and use a molding paste to place hair.

Platinum blonde choppy pixie cut with dark roots for fine hair

#2 Stylish Layered and Choppy Pixie

A layered and choppy pixie cut is gorgeous on many face shapes, especially oval. Choppy, lengthy pixie haircuts have many styling options. Getting short sides with long, choppy bangs can be worn straight, wavy, or curly!

Young woman with a short, textured pixie haircut featuring a blonde tousled top and dark undercut

#3 Dynamic Undercut Pixie with Textured Top

Looking to freshen up your style with a daring twist? This dynamic undercut pixie is a fabulous choice. The sharp contrast between the undercut and textured layers on top add height and volume to straight, medium-density hair. While the dark roots add depth and ease the maintenance, the blonde highlights offer a stunning lift. To keep this spiky texture, work with a light hold gel or pomade. Just be aware that this cut will need upkeep to maintain its edgy profile, so plan for regular salon visits.

Stylish woman with curly short pixie haircut highlighting voluminous curls and shorter sides

#4 Curly Elegance in a Short Pixie

This chic pixie with its naturally curly texture and voluminous top layers is a striking cut. The curls add a touch of glam, while the shorter sides keep it neat and modern. Suitable for those in their 30s, it’s ideal for thick hair.

Young woman with wavy, short pixie cut and sweeping bangs, wearing glasses and statement earrings

#5 Wind-Swept Bangs on Wavy Pixie

Capture a breezy and youthful spirit with this wind-swept bangs pixie, ideal for wavy hair. The bangs effortlessly sweep across the forehead, softening your features, while the textured layers bring out a carefree vibe. This style suits medium-density hair, adding movement without needing constant styling. The natural brown with delicate highlights creates depth, enhancing the wave. To style, use a light cream to define waves. While this look is perfect for the young and active, remember you’ll need regular trims to keep those bangs perfectly sweeping.

Short tousled layered hairstyle for a heart-shaped face with a thoughtful expression

#6 Soft Tousled Layers for Heart-Shaped Faces

Introducing a cut that’s perfect for my heart-shaped face clients: a tousled, short style with just enough layers to flatter and frame your cheekbones. The dark hue offers a timeless elegance, while the fine texture of the hair benefits from the subtle volume this cut provides. It’s a versatile look for those in their 20s, creating a balance between ease and fashion. For styling, a light mousse and a blow dry will suffice, lifting the roots slightly for that casual, soft effect. While this look is low-fuss, regular trims are a must to keep the shape intact.

Elegant young woman with a short layered choppy pixie cut and side-swept fringe in a chic interior

#7 Side-Swept Fringe on a Layered Pixie

This layered pixie with a side-swept fringe elegantly frames the face, highlighting the eyes. Perfect for an oval face and fine hair, it creates an illusion of volume while remaining sleek. The light texturing of the fringe gives a modern update to a classic style. A light volumizing product can lift the roots for styling, and a simple brush through will maintain the shape. Keep in mind that the fringe will need regular trims to keep the look sharp.

Copper Short Choppy Pixie Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

#8 Copper Short Pixie with Bangs

This feisty copper pixie cut with bangs is a real head-turner! Its short, choppy layers paired with those cheeky side-swept bangs make for a playful yet manageable look that’ll frame your face beautifully. The textured top gives oomph and volume, letting those with thicker hair enjoy a lighter feel. Its copper tone will brighten your complexion, but remember, the bold color will need upkeep to stay vibrant. To style, work in a bit of pomade for that piecey charm.

Platinum Pixie with Choppy Ends

#9 Platinum Pixie with Choppy Ends

Opt for a modern twist with this asymmetric platinum pixie. Its artfully uneven layers enhance volume in fine hair, while the contrasting roots give a multi-dimensional effect. To achieve that effortlessly chic, tousled style, massage a dab of texturizing paste into your strands. This vivacious cut is simple to maintain and ideal for the young at heart, yet remember, the striking platinum shade requires regular attention to maintain its vibrancy. It’s a daring, lively choice for a standout look.

Punk-inspired choppy pixie cut with voluminous crown for heart-shaped faces.

#10 Spicy Blonde Messy Pixie Cut

This punk-inspired messy pixie cut is perfect for a heart-shaped face, adding edge to straight, fine hair. The contrast between the undercut and choppy layers on top creates volume, enhancing the crown. Ideal for those in their playful 30s, it’s a low-maintenance yet bold statement. Styling is a breeze with texturizing paste, though the platinum shade will require regular color upkeep.

#11: Wispy Fringe on a Choppy Pixie

This style features a wispy fringe on a choppy pixie. If you wish to add more texture, consider a razor-cut short shag. If you have thick hair, consider adding extra texture and thinning it out for a lighter look. If you have finer hair, a razor cut is good for adding texture without needing much extra thinning. This is a great style for round and diamond face shapes with its asymmetrical parting.

Shaggy Pixie Cut for Choppy Hair

#12 White Shaggy Pixie Cut

Go bold with a platinum blonde shaggy pixie cut. The fringe is snipped unevenly to soften the facial outline, while the darker roots bring a contemporary flair. Its layers, inherently choppy, pump up the volume for medium-density strands. While a shaggy pixie cut is a breeze to style for that edgy look, keep in mind that platinum shades require frequent toning to keep their cool. Apply a dab of paste or wax to enhance that textured, piece-y finish.

Short Choppy Pixie Cut with a Playful Ponytail for a Trendy, Low-Maintenance Look

#13 Trendy and Low-Maintenance Pixie

This playful take on the low-maintenance pixie cut is ideal for the young adult looking to add some edge to a standard choppy style. It works well with an oval face shape, keeping styling simple yet fun. The straight medium-density hair is texturized into choppy layers for a bed-head look that can be amped up or subdued. Keep in mind, the short length will require a trim every 4-6 weeks to maintain the rebellious charm.

Dark Blonde Textured Pixie Hairstyle for an oval face shape, showing layered volume and color depth

#14 Dark Blonde Textured Pixie

Step into the chic world of pixie hair styles with this dark blonde textured cut. It’s a vivacious choice for fine hair, offering layers that enhance volume without overwhelming your delicate strands. While the tousled layers are playful, they also demand styling to maintain their dynamic look. The dark-to-light color gradation adds depth, making this an edgy yet easy-to-manage option for those who embrace a modern, edgy aesthetic.

#15: Ashy Platinum Pixie Cut

If you need a hairstyle that gives an edgy and playful vibe, try the ashy platinum pixie cut. The platinum color not only offers a unique and bright feel but also provides a lot of texture to accentuate volume and a spiky, wispy length. For home styling, use matte clay to shape your hair and a flexible hold spray to keep your style fresh all day.

Choppy Pixie Cut with Undercut for Straight Hair, showcasing easy styling and a youthful edge.

#16 Modern Pixie with Choppy Layers

Embrace the edge and ease with this pixie. Its undercut lends an unexpected twist while thick, choppy layers add volume and structure, making it a cinch to style for straight hair. This cut is youthful yet mature, with pieces that softly frame the face for a fresh, vibrant look. While it’s low on maintenance, keep in mind the grow-out phase, which will require visits to the salon to keep the back short and the layers defined.

Platinum Textured Choppy Pixie Cut for Elegant Mature Women

#17 Tousled Choppy Pixie Cut for Women Over 50

Here’s a fresh take for my ladies thinking about going short. This textured cut is a platinum dream, giving a light and airy feel that’s perfect for adding oomph to fine or thinning tresses. Great for oval faces, it frames with graceful precision. The darker roots are your low-maintenance bonus, providing depth without frequent salon trips. It’s an age-defying style, bringing a playful but elegant essence to the table. For styling, work in a light volumizing product, and tousle to keep it looking effortlessly chic. This cut is all about embracing texture and enjoying the easy styling of short hair, although keep in mind that the shorter the cut, the more frequent the trims to maintain its sharpness.

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#18: High Stacked Choppy Pixie Bob

The high-stacked choppy pixie bob is a bold and edgy hairstyle that combines elements of a bob and a pixie. With stacked layers and a choppy texture, this unique look adds volume and movement to the hair. I recommend going nice and short in the back to achieve this look while maintaining length and volume around the ears. It’s also important that this hairstyle has defined, separated sections. Be sure to inform your stylist that you want a wispy, airy texture.

The Choppiest Pixie Cut for Short Hair
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#19: The Choppiest Pixie Cut

The choppiest pixie cut makes a dynamic short hairdo. We can add choppy layers for it to give the hair texture and motion and bring a fun, young look. This hairstyle fits all kinds: straight, wavy, curly. The layers change based on hair texture and face shape. This cut is easy to maintain and style; hence, it is a top pick for busy women.

#20: Short Choppy Pixie Crop with Dark Roots

Try this short choppy pixie crop with a dark root for a super textured style! The dark root will give you a softer grow-out and added depth. All the layers will help keep this look easy to style with lots of movement.

#21: Dark Copper Swept Pixie

Try a shade of dark copper with a heavily textured, side-swept pixie cut if you’re looking for a fun, wash-and-go style. I suggest using a pomade or hair wax to define the texture more.

Long Choppy Pixie Makeover for older ladies with aging hair
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#22: Long Choppy Pixie Makeover

Try this long choppy pixie makeover if you want a new way to wear your hair! Always try to plan your salon visits ahead of time to ensure you keep this haircut in perfect shape!

Choppy Pixie with Beautiful Highlights
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#23: Choppy Pixie with Beautiful Highlights

A pixie style with highlights is a fun and playful hairstyle that adds dimension to any hair type. The layers are strategically placed to highlight different parts of the face. This makes it a great option to opt for if you want to accentuate your features. This haircut works best for women with thin or fine hair, as it adds thickness and movement. To style a choppy pixie, I suggest starting with damp hair. Apply a volumizing mousse at the roots for added lift. Blow dry with a round brush, flipping the ends outwards for extra texture. Finish off with a texturizing spray for a piecey and effortless look.

Blonde Balayage on a Choppy Pixie for older ladies with short thin hair
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#24: Blonde Balayage on a Choppy Pixie

Blonde balayage on a pixie is a great way to give fine and short hair more texture and depth. The lighter hues in your hair create dimension, while the choppy layers add body and movement. This style suits older women who want to freshen up their overall look. The pixie cut is easy to maintain and style, making it perfect for the busy lifestyle. Use a pomade before you blow dry to keep your hairstyle looking great all day. Then finish with the same product to add texture.

#25: Finger-Styled Pixie Cut

A finger-styled pixie cut can be a great hairstyle for ladies with short hair. This low-maintenance cut boasts textured layers that add volume and depth to the hair. Ideal for those with oval or heart faces, this haircut can elongate the face, making it more angular. Adding color to the hair can also enhance the choppiness and texture of the cut, making it more dynamic.

#26: Pixie Cut with Choppy Layers and Fringe

pixie cut with choppy layers and fringe allows for multiple styles. The layers give texture with a more relaxed finish to the haircut. I advise anyone wanting to try something short to go for it! Ask your stylist for ways to style it and the proper products when you get it cut so you don’t get bored or frustrated.

#27: Metallic Pink Pixie Cut

Give a metallic pink pixie cut a try. With my years of experience, I have found anybody can pull off a pixie. It depends on the length and shape you choose to fit your lifestyle, personality, and face shape. Don’t be afraid to go short. Try an undercut crop like this if you have an oval, round, or heart face shape. It works great for fine textures and can be textured more for thicker hair.

Choppy Fringe with a Spikey Top on a Choppy Pixie Cut for women with golden blonde hair
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#28: Choppy Fringe with a Spikey Top

Consider a spiky top with a choppy fringe. If you can work with your hairline cowlicks, you can create a fun texture for an extra lift. For a pear face shape, pull hair forward around the temples to create some width with a pixie.

#29: Choppy and Layered Pixie

A choppy and layered pixie is a chic and edgy cut. The nape and around the ears keep it soft. The layers and texture make it youthful and edgy for the best combination. If you can, 4-6 week maintenance will be needed to keep things tidy and from overgrowing.

Dark Brown Piecey Choppy Pixie
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#30: Dark Brown Piecey Pixie

The dark brown piecey pixie, a short haircut for the edgy, effortless girl. Ask your stylist for the best styling cream for your natural texture. Or, ask for a lesson on creating waves with a flat iron to add bendability to this soft haircut.

Sassy Choppy Pixie Hairstyle for Older Women

#31 Sassy Pixie for Older Women

Sassy pixie hairstyles are popular with older women, as they give the illusion of fuller hair. A choppy pixie cut is easier to maintain, but with all the layers and added texture, it allows for stunning and chic hairstyles.

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#32: Coppery Piecey Pixie with Bangs and Sideburns

Go for the bold with a coppery piecey pixie with bangs and sideburns. When you wear your hair with messy layers it will give your fine hair more texture and body. Using a texture paste is a must to get a piecey undone style. Dyeing your hair a bright copper will warm up your skin tone for a glowing and beautiful complexion.

#33: Bright Blonde Pixie with Dark Roots

Bright blonde pixies have a short life before they showcase natural growth. They can look rather trendy with dark roots. If you wish to go for long periods between visits, you can always range from 4-6 weeks. However, the closer the retouches are the more you can keep a bright blonde color.

#34: Champagne Blonde Lixie

If you’re a woman with finer hair and a wider set forehead, instead of a long bob, try a pixie. The shorter layers along with Bed Head’s Queen for a Day spray, help your hair appear fuller. A side-swipe bang or longer fringe can narrow your forehead. Make sure you ask your stylist for their recommended styling products. That way you get the most out of your cut’s style.

Cute Choppy Pixie with Micro Bangs
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#35: Cute Pixie with Micro Bangs

If you want to do less with your hair and more with your style, a cute, choppy pixie with micro bangs may be your best bet. If you want, maintenance may vary from 4-8 weeks. Ask your stylist about your hair growth. That will determine how often you’ll get into the salon.

Alluring Long Choppy Pixie
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#36: Alluring Long Choppy Pixie

If you’re searching for a softer style, consider a long choppy pixie. When you mention a pixie to your stylist, pay attention to the length around your ears. Leaving the ears covered changes the cut to a much softer shape. And, it gives you the versatility of tucking the sides. If you need to add texture to your strands make sure you apply a paste to show off the choppy layers. Try blow drying with your hands for a more natural finish.

Platinum Choppy Pixie with Choppy Fringe
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#37: Platinum Pixie with Fringe

A platinum pixie with fringe is great for the woman who loves non-traditional styles. Adding crown layering and piece texture can keep the style youthful and playful. It’s important to use proper stylers to get a pieced-out look. Try Paul Mitchells Spray Wax for added definition.

#38: Extra Choppy Long Pixie

A fun, new cut we love is an extra choppy long pixie. The choppy layers make it easy to add texture and shape when styling. One of the best ways to style this layered pixie cut is with a flat iron and texture spray. Use a volumizing lotion before rough drying your hair. Once it’s completely dry, flat iron your hair straight out from the direction of growth. To finish, you will flip your head upside down and spray with texture spray, give it a few shakes and flip back.

Choppy Pixie with Balayage for Older Ladies
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#39: Choppy Pixie with Balayage for Older Ladies

Try rocking a choppy pixie with balayage if you’re an older lady. This easy-breezy cut is as simple as wash-and-go. To wear your hair in a messy style use some texturizing paste. Use your fingers to mess it up and go. I would use my shears and chip into the edges to get a more soft feminine feel.

Beautiful Very Short Choppy Pixie Haircut
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#40: Beautiful Pixie

A pixie haircut is for anyone who is on the go and doesn’t want to spend too much time fussing over the style. The messier the better and it can all be done in 5 minutes or less. A textured cut mixed with soft wispy hair around the ear adds to the playfulness of the cut, which can easily be styled right out of bed with a light pomade.

Related: Very Short Pixies

Naturally White Textured Choppy Pixie Cut
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#41: Naturally White Textured Pixie Cut

Naturally white hair looks great in a textured pixie cut. Transform yourself with a trendy style. Pay attention to the length around the ears and back. I suggest a soft taper, so your undercut does not look bald. The top should be short and choppy, with bits hanging over the undercut. This will create a great dimension and interest.

#42: Edgy Pixie with Buzzed Sides

Buzzed sides on a pixie is more than a little edgy! Great for any hair type, especially thick hair that needs to lose some bulk. The sides of this choppy undercut pixie blend flawlessly with the tapered back and nape. Even if you have some curl, this funky, piece-y choppy pixie cut for thick hair can easily be obtained by flat ironing and adding hair paste and a light spray.

Boyish Choppy Pixie with Fringe
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#43: Boyish Choppy Pixie with Fringe

Keeping a heavy fringe on a choppy pixie adds so much softness around the perimeter of the cut. Choppy pixie hairstyles don’t have to be boxy and boyish to be edgy and cute. Keeping the layers soft and messy is just as easy to style as it doesn’t need to be overdone.

Chocolatey Feathered Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs
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#44: Chocolatey Feathered Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs

Side-swept bangs on a feathered pixie add a lot of character to a short style. Consider this chic option when wanting a more feminine take on a sassy cut that also accentuates your cheekbones. Super short at the nape and back of the head, the hair blends toward the front with longer, textured layers. Style forward and piece-y in the back and don’t be afraid to get messy with it.

#45: Flattering Pixie Bob with Choppy Layers

Angled and choppy layers just above the chin is the perfect pixie bob combo. Cropped and stacked super short in the back, plus layered with tons of texture, this cut is great for fine to medium hair as it tends to add the illusion of fullness. This layered pixie cut is a great step to help you decide if you’re ready for shorter hair. Style this short choppy pixie bob haircut with loose waves by bending the hair with a flat iron and finishing with a texture spray.

Eye-Catching Choppy Pixie with Baby Bangs
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#46: Eye-Catching Pixie with Baby Bangs

Disconnection is the name of the game with this pixie and baby bangs. Very eye-catching and easy to style, this edgy pixie cut is great for most hair types, as long as you’re willing to book frequent salon appointments as this unique shape will require more maintenance. Blow-dry forward from the crown and really piece out the longer bits with a pomade or paste when pulling off a tousled cut.

Voluminous Pixie Crop
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#47: Voluminous Pixie Crop

A voluminous pixie crop is for women’s thick voluminous hair, too! Don’t let a lot of locks hold you back from going for the big chop. Notice the edges are clean cut then tapered up to the parietal ridge, connecting the choppy pixie fade to where the soft choppy layers begin. Be sure to keep the texturizing towards the ends of the hair as cutting close to the scalp will cause shorter hairs to stick straight up.

#48: Platinum Spiky Pixie with Choppy Bangs

Choppy bangs on a spiky pixie make for an edgy haircut that gives you instant confidence. This style looks amazing on all facial features of an oval face shape. Consider using Aveda Control Paste to give your pixie the spiky look and hold it all day.

#49: Brown Choppy Pixie Crop with Sideburns

A choppy cropped pixie on brown hair can give texture and spunk to your style. Choppy styles are a great choice for women with wavy hair. It’s for those who don’t color their hair because they add dimension without the upkeep of color. Try a small barrel curling iron to give a wavy look to your pixie.

#50: Grunge Asymmetrical Pixie Cut

Get your grunge on with an asymmetrical pixie. Super short on one side and blending into a bob length on the other is an accessory unto itself. Choppy cuts can be as unique as the person wearing them. From the micro bangs on down, this pixie can be blown out and styled with a round brush for lift at the root to smooth the longest parts.