Are you tired of spending hours on your hair every morning? Do you want a short hairstyle that’s easy to style but still chic and stylish? Look no further than the pixie cut with bangs! This edgy yet feminine style has been a favorite among women for decades and is still going strong. From soft, piecey bangs to sharp, bold edges, the pixie cut with bangs is a versatile look that can be tailored to fit any personality and face shape.
Meet The Expert
Mikaela Balzer, a hairstylist with over 20 years of experience.
Mikaela currently works at Sloane’s Beauty Bar in Minneapolis, MN
Balzer’s number one tip for women considering a pixie cut with bangs is to be realistic about the maintenance they are willing to have. “How often are you willing to get your bangs/pixie trimmed? The answer to that question will have a lot to do with the length and shape of the entire look,” Balzer says. Soft, piecey bangs and softer shapes require less maintenance, while a higher maintenance pixie cut with sharper edges can be really short.
The biggest benefit of a pixie cut with bangs is that it’s great for almost all hair types, according to Balzer. It’s a quick and easy style to maintain and is super versatile in terms of styling. Fine hair types may benefit the most from a pixie cut as it grows out the softest and can use a bit of volume, which is gained from being cut shorter.
However, there are drawbacks to getting a pixie cut with bangs. Maintenance is the greatest concern, as it requires regular trims every 6-10 weeks depending on the shape and length. Thick hair types require the most maintenance as the shape is lost faster due to hair density.
One thing that many people, including stylists, may not know about the pixie cut is that it doesn’t have to be super short everywhere. Balzer suggests leaving softness and weight in certain areas of the haircut to make a huge difference in how the hair responds to styling and how the cut grows out.
When considering a pixie cut with bangs, it’s important to ask your stylist about shape and styling. Balzer stresses that shape is crucial with a pixie cut as it puts everything on display. “Your eyes, cheekbones, neck, head shape, and even forehead matter when finding the perfect pixie with bangs for you,” Balzer explains. It’s also important to discuss styling expectations with your stylist to ensure that the cut will meet your needs.
Now, check out this picture gallery of inspiring pixie cut with bangs photos, and get ready to be inspired!
#1: Black Pixie Cut with Side Bangs Style
A pixie cut with side bangs complements any face shape. Achieve this hairstyle by picking the best side to create your part. It’s important to give hair more movement and volume. Then, cut long layers starting from the front of the face. Easy to wear and maintain—who else is in love with this long pixie cut?
#2: Long Sweeping Bangs on a Pixie
Consider long sweeping bangs on a pixie when you want to switch up your current hairstyle. This look can frame the face beautifully and add dimension to a once-boring cut. It’s perfect for those who want a low-maintenance style with an added touch of glamour. The length of the bangs can vary depending on preference. But they should be long enough to sweep to the side, and you can blend them seamlessly with the rest of the hair.
#3: Trending Pixie Shag with Bottleneck Fringe
Try this pixie shag with bottleneck fringe for a new trendy cut! This fun cut will give your hair tons of volume and texture. I advise purchasing a good texture spray to style this daily.
#4: Chic Pixie Bob Makeover
A chic pixie bob makeover can be just the thing to add lift and shape to your face. Ask for a longer pixie when deciding to go shorter. Longer pixies can have length around the ear and be more forgiving with face-framing. When you decide to go shorter it’s also important to note you may need a new styling routine. I suggest a small blow-dry round brush. My favorite is the DryBar Half Shot Small Round Blow-Dryer Brush.
#5: Textured and Undercut Pixie Cut with Fringe
Try this textured undercut pixie with fringe. The under cut is a great way to eliminate unwanted bulk in the hair. Be sure to ask for styling product recommendations.
#6: Edgy Blonde Pixie with Long Choppy Bangs
An edgy blonde pixie with long choppy bangs is an instant shift and helps lift the facial features. If you have high cheekbones, a pixie that emphasizes your eyes is the best way to compliment your face shape. I recommend adding lots of texture and short layers for an edgy effect. Try a dry-cutting method for added texture and softness.
#7: Cute Pixie Shag with Curtain Bangs
A lixie shag with curtain bangs and textured layers is a great style for those with a big forehead. It’s perfect for framing the face. When getting this cut, make sure to avoid having too much hair layered around your forehead. Instead, ask for shorter layers that fall around your face. The shorter bangs and layers will help to draw attention to your eyes. And the longer layers in the back will give you a bit of definition and body. With this style, make sure to use a light-hold styling product to help give your hair a bit of texture and movement.
#8: Coffee Brown Long Pixie with Sideburns
Instead of settling for the same old pixie cut, ask for a lixie to shape your long face. This look is perfect for refreshing your style while maintaining low maintenance. It’s best suited to your hair that is thicker in texture. It allows you to keep the volume up without too much effort styling. To make sure your layers stay put, use a lightweight hairspray. Try Oribe Superfine Hair Spray to keep everything in place. Ask your stylist to skip any extra product, as this style looks best when left natural!
#9: Choppy Bangs on a Short Pixie
Choppy bangs on a short pixie works well for super straight hair that lacks movement. A woman’s short pixie haircut with short bangs on very straight hair can feel a little lifeless. That’s why adding choppy bangs allows it to sit with more shape and texture. The hidden shorter choppy lengths push the longer hair forward to enhance movement and curvature around the face.
#10: Bright White Pixie with Bangs and Sideburns
A bold and edgy style can come from a very chic combo of cut and color. To ensure you get a color that compliments your skin, talk with your stylist about a hue for you. A short pixie can have style and movement in the bangs and details around the facial features. For example, the sideburns. You must consider how much effort you’d like to put into your everyday styling. However, this length grows out relatively fast. It guarantees you a fresh style every salon visit.
#11: Soft Pearl White Pixie for Women Over 70
A soft pearl white pixie for women over 70 is a perfect face-flattering style. It’s perfect for women who want an easy-to-style look that’s timeless and elegant. To ensure you get the best outcome, work with a hairstylist who can advise on maintaining this beautiful cut. You can enjoy your new style with regular trims and good-quality shampoo and conditioner.
#12: Sassy Pixie Bowl Cut
If you’re looking for a bold and sassy hairstyle, the pixie bowl cut with bangs is a great choice. Instead of opting for an edgy undercut, make sure you wear soft layers that frame your face. This will help to create a flattering crop. This style works best on medium-length hair and can be adjusted to fit most face shapes.
#13: Choppy Long Pixie with Fringe
A choppy pixie with a fringe is a functional and pretty shape that you’ll love. The long tousled top and short sides and back will be easy for you to manage while giving you great lines. If you can keep the top closer to the head and moving forward, you will be rewarded with a modern shape. The best way to achieve a flatter shape is to dry the roots down, not up. This technique will work whether you use a round brush or your hands.
#14: Chic Pixie with French-Inspired Bangs
Consider a soft and chic pixie with French-inspired bangs. Your stylist will need to texture cut your style, leaving length around the ears and back. This will add softness. Try to blow dry the top forward, moving the bangs to the side as you go. The bangs can be cut slightly asymmetrical to enhance the shape. You will need to apply a texture paste to bring out the chunky layers for a tousled finish.
#15: Soft Light Brown Pixie with Soft Fringe
A light brown pixie with a soft fringe is a chic style that brings female empowerment to those that wear it. If your hair has a lot of dark pigment, I suggest finding a stylist that is capable of achieving the best results. Patience will play a factor. They may have to remove any obstacle that allows for a hue that is void of any brass.
#16: Textured Pixie with Bangs and Layers
Consider a textured pixie with bangs and layers if you’re looking for a quick and easy style. With this style, you don’t have to spend a lot of time styling your hair. My experience with shorter hair is the less you fuss the better it looks. Ask your stylist to texturize the top and front of your hair, you’ll get some extra froth. Add a pomade throughout your hair and you’re out the door.
#17: Super Cute Tousled Pixie with Fringe
A super cute tousled pixie with fringe is soft and edgy. If you’re opting for something fun and youthful, try adding a long fringe around your face frame. In order to have tousled texture, you must request dry cutting into your haircut when its dry. Ask your stylist to include this at your next appointment.
#18: Pastel Pink Pixie with Fringe
A pastel pink pixie with fringe is the coolest way to wear your hair. If you can go for a pixie, then you can go pink! This combination of cut and color creates a head-turning style that everyone will love.
#19: Feminine Brunette Pixie Cut with Sweeping Bangs
A feminine brunette pixie cut with sweeping bangs is a chic hairstyle loved by many women! I recommend using texturizing shears to have a softer wispy bang. I suggest also using a texture paste for a cute quick style that holds.
#20: Cute & Edgy Pixie with Fringe
Try this cute and edgy pixie with fringe if you want to add more texture to your hair! I personally recommend having your hair cut with a razor as it’s helpful in creating a lot of texture. This is an easy and edgy hairstyle that you will love.
#21: Long Wavy Pixie with Wavy Bangs
Embrace your natural hair texture and consider a long wavy pixie with wavy bangs. In my experience, once you try short hair you’ll never go back. The ease and style of a short cut are exemplary. If you can, blow dry your long pixie with a diffuser, moving the top toward your face. This will give you a flattering, wavy finish that is trendy and soft.
#22: Cute Pixie with Fringe with Glasses
Rock a cute pixie with fringe with glasses if you love a hairstyle with spunk and personality. Pixie haircuts are so cute and feminine and are so versatile as far as styling goes. Be mindful to keep the length around your ears where your eyeglasses would sit very very short, otherwise, it will stick out over your eyeglasses. Be prepared to get this short cut freshened up at a hair salon every 3-5 weeks, as pixie cuts have to be well-maintained in order to keep their stylish shape.
#23: Brunette Pixie with Full Wispy Bangs
You can pull off a brunette pixie with full wispy bangs. Short hair shows off your strong vibe and is so easy to manage. One of the best ways to accent your eyes is to wear a full bang. If you want versatility you can still push them over to the side or style them straight backwards. So take the plunge into short hair and try something new.
#24: Dark Brown Textured Pixie with Fringe
Try a dark brown textured pixie with face-framing bits. Wear your hair framing towards your face if you have a fuller forehead and want to create a soft balance. Avoid going too short in the crown layers as they may stick up where your cowlick lays. Your stylist can follow your pattern of hair growth and head shape to determine the best length for you.
#25: Shaggy Pixie with Soft Highlights for Thick Hair
If you have thick hair, try a shaggy pixie cut with soft highlights. The beige tone highlights help break up the brown and give dense hair more dimension. Seek out a stylist that specializes in shaggy pixie hairstyles to get the best result. Use a style cream like Cult and King Style to combat frizz and puffiness.
#26: Asymmetrical Pixie with Bangs
An asymmetrical pixie with bangs is an edgy short hair cut. Getting asymmetrical bangs on a pixie adds a little feminine touch to the entire short hairstyle.
#27: Short Choppy Pixie with Wispy Bangs and Highlights
Thicker hair can benefit from a short choppy pixie with wispy bangs and highlights due to the overall feeling of lightness to the hair. The highlighted blonde lightens the color and gives heavy hair softness. It also enhances the choppy layers, which removes weight from heavier hair types.
A pixie haircut with wispy bangs is for women who want their hair full of feathery texture
#28: Stacked Pixie with Long Side Bangs
A well-crafted stacked pixie with long side bangs works wonderfully for finer hair types. With the stacked effect, it shapes the hair for fullness. The long side bangs are less layered to keep their structure on the perimeter.
#29: Layered Pixie for Thick Hair with Bangs
Try a layered pixie for thick hair with bangs. Shorter layers help in removing bulk from tresses that have a lot of density.
A pixie cut with bangs for thick hair is best if amped up with texture. So achieve the spiky, piece-y, and textured definition by styling hair with a fiber paste.
#30: Curly Pixie Haircut with Bangs
Wearing a curly pixie haircut with bangs is one of the best ways to embrace natural texture. It’s short, sweet, and breathtaking! To enhance the texture of such a short curly pixie cut with bangs, mist it with a sea salt spray. That’s good enough to give the curls a piece-y definition.
#31: Messy Pixie and Bangs with Long Layers
A messy pixie and bangs help create a style with greater density and volume. If tresses need extra zest, a pixie hairstyle makes a superb option. Style the layers at the top with soft waves to form a movement and a tousled effect. Chic, edgy, and low-maintenance—what else can you ask for?
#32: Wavy Long Pixie with Bangs
Try a wavy long pixie with bangs to add extra height to your hair and lengthen smaller face shapes. Whether your hair is naturally wavy or you style it this way, allowing this texture to unfold through the top of the head adds height and volume from the stacked effect waves produce.
When it comes to your long wavy pixie hair, keep the bangs layered to get the full effect of the sweeping motion.
#33: Cute Pixie Cut with Short Bangs
A classic pixie cut with short bangs is flattering for square and oval face shapes. Its neat cut displays a strong, classy impression.
Since pixies are easy to maintain and style, it’s a perfect option for ladies who are busy most of the time.
#34: Shaggy Pixie Hairstyle with Bangs
A shaggy pixie hairstyle with bangs makes short hair possible for fuller hair types. The purposely messy texture is created from layering the shaggy pixie cut with fringe, helping remove weight from thicker hair types, reducing some volume, but enhancing movement. Discuss with your stylist the best length of bangs suitable for your facial structure.
#35: Pixie Cut with Long Bangs
A bold pixie cut with long bangs is done by sculpting and carving the crown area for texture and airiness. Leave a little length around the ears to keep the hair looking soft and feminine.
This short hair with long bangs on a pixie cut is quick and easy to style without sacrificing shape and style.
#36: Super Short Pixie Haircut with Bangs
A super short pixie haircut with bangs suits diamond faces, enhancing the cheekbones. Short haircuts with bangs work well on diamond face shapes because they tend to lose width below and above the cheeks. Longer bangs add width to the temples and emphasize cute cheekbones.
#37: Side-Swept Bangs on a Pixie Cut
Side-swept bangs on a pixie cut keep femininity to your look and keep longer face shapes in balance. Adding side-swept bangs will shorten the length of the face as the bangs fall across the forehead. This not only helps the face appear shorter but also softens a structured hairstyle.
#38: Platinum Blonde Undercut Pixie with Bangs
An undercut pixie paired with a fringe is an excellent choice for women with platinum short thin hair. Undercut pixie cuts will make your hair look fuller and may help a healthier regrowth of hair.
#39: Pixie Cut With Straight Bangs
Opt for a pixie cut with straight bangs and texturized for movement, so the crown looks piecey and edgy.
The most important part of a short haircut for a woman is the balance between the shape of the cut and the bangs. Your stylist should determine the length of your undercut pixie with bangs based on your face shape.
#40: Feathered & Messy Blonde Pixie Cut with Wispy Bangs
A feathered pixie cut with a wispy bang offers a soft look. Short pixie haircuts with bangs can stay fresh for a very long time. Get regular trims to maintain their shape. When styling, spritz a salt spray to boost its texture.
#41: Textured Pixie For Fine Hair with Bangs
A textured pixie and bangs is for ladies with fine hair. For the girl with thin tresses, this short pixie cut with bangs can offer an illusion of a bulkier result. When styling, finish it off with a balm to create separation and texture.
#42: Brown Pixie Haircut with Full Bangs
Short pixie hairstyles with bangs that are full suit women with an oval face shape. Bangs slightly break up the form of a bigger forehead.
Opt for this one if you have an active lifestyle and don’t have much time for styling.
#43: Edgy Pixie Bob with Fringe and Volume on Top
Perk up a pixie bob with a fringe to complete a soft, younger-looking finish. A pixie haircut with bangs works well on thick hair, making it easy to manipulate into any texture. On a related note, check out these pixie bob cuts
#44: Pixie Undercut for Silver-Haired Women
A pixie undercut looks great with a textured style on top with clean nape and sides.
Getting a short pixie cut with bangs with an undercut, combined with a strict square at the top emphasizes the cheekbones and eyes. This makes the face look much younger.
#45: Light Pink Pixie for Older Women
Donning a light pink pixie while being an older woman is the ultimate role model for an authentic self. If all the natural pigment has gone to the wayside and the only thing left is silvery-white hair – make the most of it and go pink!
Depending on your skin tone, try a pink pixie with a lovely shade of red, purple, or of course – pink.
#46: Grey Pixie for Women Over 60 with Glasses
A grey pixie with a fringe looks flattering for women over 60 with glasses. The soft texture around the face gives separation and style while keeping hair away from glasses.
Consider a razor cut to really enhance texture and movement.
No need to style just wash and go.
#47: Messy Blonde Pixie with Side Bangs
A messy blonde pixie with side bangs is perfect for women who want a short cut but also want facial framing. Cheekbone grazing side bangs help balance heart and diamond face shapes.
You’ll definitely want to grab a texture spray to help bring out the texture and add shininess.
#48: Chic Pixie with Side Fringe and Side Burns
A chic pixie utilizes side fringe and sideburns to modernize a classic cut. Soft, but noticeable texture helps blend out the fringe, allowing for extra length around the face. This crop balances the best of both worlds: a short cut with the security of face-framing.
#49: Tapered Blonde Pixie with Long Bangs
A tapered pixie with long bangs is an elegant and classic style. Perfect for a professional environment, this cut is chic and powerful. It will work on a variety of hair textures as well.
Blow-dry with a round brush for volume or style with a flat iron for something sleek.
#50: Soft Pixie for Older Women with Grey Hair
A soft pixie cut works well on older women with fine grey hair. Ask your stylist for lots of texture and layers. Style with a texturizing style cream such as Cult and King Jelly to enhance the texture and add shine.
#51: Short Pixie Hairstyle with Bangs for Women Over 40
Try a short pixie hairstyle with bangs if you’re a woman over 40. Short haircuts tend to exude high confidence in women, not having to hide their face.
Because the cut is cropped close to the head and face, this is easily one of the lowest maintenance styles. A styling pomade distributed evenly throughout and some quick finger styling will have you on your way.
#52: Copper Tapered Pixie Cut
Consider getting a warm copper tapered pixie cut if you’re wanting a new haircut that you can style both reserved and playfully. Very low on the sides and back, the top layers are typically cut with razors and different shear types to create dimension and plenty of texture.
The bangs can be swept to the side for a soft daytime style. In the evening, turn it up with hairspray, a flat iron, and some piecing of the ends to give this haircut a more edgy style.
#53: Pink Pixie with Curtain Bangs
A pink pixie with curtain bangs is an edgy yet youthful approach to the classic pixie cut haircut. Curtain bangs can be customized to frame features of the face and even be styled with wax to give it a piecey look, or blown out with a bend to give it flair at the ends.