The 15 Best Pixie Cuts for Thick Hair

Pictures of the best pixie cuts for thick hair

A pixie cut for thick hair is a short haircut that’s heavily layered and textured to decrease bulk. A pixie is typically cut short on the sides and nape area and longer on top.

The secret to a snazzy pixie is the volume, so naturally thick-haired women are fashionably privileged because of the innate volume that they have!

Haircutting specialist Brian Aguilar spruces up pixies every now and then and demonstrates how much can texture and bangs add finesse to a short cut.

Thick tresses demand regular trims and proper care, as it can get too wild and unruly if not duly taken care of.

Tapered pixies show off the face even more, so it’s key to consider which facial features you want to highlight more. Face-framing pieces and layers can do wonders to a pixie cut and your overall look when done strategically.

Lady celebs who have recently been spotted donning a rocking thick pixie are Ruby Rose, Viola Davis, Blake Lively, and Tyra Banks, and they’re more than enough source of inspiration!

These are the best pixie cuts for thick hair:

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Layered Pixie With Bangs

Layered pixie cut with bangs for thick hair
Instagram @randa.rivera

This is a short, layered pixie cut with long, side-swept bangs. This is a great cut to have if you have jet black, super thick hair.

Asymmetrical Pixie

Asymmetrical Pixie
Instagram @lysalynn94

A little bit off-center does not hurt anybody. In fact, it saves the day! Asymmetrical pixie cuts for thick hair will soften the face while still keeping structure.

Super Short Pixie

A very short pixie for thick hair
Instagram @hairdesignby_jennifer

A very short pixie cut for thick hair is one of the easiest cuts to maintain for women with thick locks.

Considering adding texture to your coils by using sea salt spray for a beachy vibe.

Thick Pixie Bob

Pixie bob cut for thick hair
Instagram @salonmackk

A pixie bob haircut for thick hair should have longer layers, which will also flatter women with longer faces.

This cut also leaves a lot of room for styling and a lot of room for comfort.

It’s the best of both worlds!

Choppy Pixie with Bangs

Choppy Pixie haircut for thick hair
Instagram @sophiedalymakeup

A choppy pixie with bangs is a great cut for women with thick, straight hair.

Razor cutting short layers is a wonderful way to thin up those thick locks.

Love this cut? Check out more short pixie cuts with bangs.

Cute Pixie for Women Over 50

Cute pixie cut for thick hair and over 50
Instagram @jessy.legrantsalon

Long pixie cuts for women over 50 with thick hair are heavily layered and sharp.

Spiky Pixie for Women Over 60

Flattering pixie cut for thick hair and over 60
Instagram @badassmuthacutter

A spiky pixie cut for women over 60 can benefit with internal layering.

This short spiky pixie cut for thick hair will also make for a great canvas to add blonde highlights.

Thick Shaggy Pixie

Shaggy Pixie haircut for thick hair
Instagram @vainballard

Get the chop and ask for layers to go. This cool pixie cut for thick hair is great for creating volume and framing the face.

The Long Pixie Cut

The long pixie cut for thick hair
Instagram @stevie.hairdo

Give yourself a big chop with this long pixie cut for thick hair.

Growing out a thick pixie cut into a bob is a the most maintenance thing you can do.

Thick Wavy Hair

Pixie cut for thick wavy hair
Instagram @louiblunthair

The good thing about having thick hair with a pixie cut is the amount of volume that is retained in whatever cut it is in.

When getting a feminine pixie cut for thick wavy hair, request it to be a little longer than you see here, as all of the waves coil a bit.

Flattering Pixie for a Round Face

By style creator, Daniel Martins
Hairstylist @ Hair Style by Daniel Martins in Goias, BR

This is a modern beautiful pixie haircut for bold women who have style, a short neck, and a lot of thick textured hair on top.

Pixie haircuts for thick hair need drying with an ointment and working your hair with your hands to look natural. It combines with all kinds of face and texture hair.

Pixie Undercut

Pixie Undercut for thicker hair
Instagram @pixierqueen

By style creator, Lucas Piex
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Berlin Hair in Sao Paulo, BR


This undercut pixie haircut for thick hair is clean and fresh.

Adding an undercut in a pixie is pretty easy to deal with on your daily routine since you only have to care about the top of your head.

This long pixie cut also makes it easy to manage thick, natural curls.

This is an aggressive pixie hairstyle, so the real question is if you can handle this kind of look.

Use of leave-in and natural dry to reveal the natural curls of your thicker hair.

Curly Pixie for Thick Curly Hair

Curly Pixie for Thick Curly Hair
Instagram @dayve_donovan

By style creator, Dayve Donovan
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Odyssée Addikt in Montreal, QC


This is a lovely long pixie cut for thick curly hair.

This pixie is more organic and natural, taking the personal essence and beauty of each woman and doing something strong and pretty to make feel her beautiful.

👉See more pixies for curly hair

Messy Pixie for Coarse Hair

Messy Pixie for thick Coarse Hair
Instagram @geiovan_styles

By style creator, Antonio Geiovan
Hairstylist @ Antonio Geiovan Styles in Julington Creek, FL


A messy pixie cut for thick coarse hair with purple highlights and texture will leave you looking like a rock star!

Pixies for thick hair, depending on your hair thickness, do need a little bit more styling to pull it off, being that these are edgier haircuts. A

Are you making a big change from long to short hair? If you’re ready for the commitment of a short haircut , then this is the perfect pixie.

To style this thick pixie, you will need some type of pomade or shaping wax to give it that piecey textured look!

A Thick, Edgy Pixie

An Edgy thick Pixie cut
Instagram @prymebeauty

By style creator, Kiana Borth
Salon Owner @ Pryme Beauty in Sugar Land, TX


This thick pixie cut is edgy and accentuates the features of the face and adds a feminine touch.

This cropped pixie style is great for women with thick hair who are on the go.

Make sure you consider your natural texture and growth patterns when considering a shorter pixie.

You may need to be prepared to do a bit of styling depending on the pixie hairstyle you’re going for including using a texturizing spray, wax, or a flexible hairspray.

Flat iron or small barrel curling iron can be used to add sleek shine or fun waves to your thick strands.