A pixie cut is a short hairstyle that’s short on the sides and nape area and longer on top of the head. 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.
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!
If that isn’t enough to give you more reasons and inspiration, I’ve put together a collection of the trendiest pixie cuts for thick hair below. See it for yourself!
Layered Pixie With Bangs
This is a short, layered pixie cut with long, side-swept bangs. This is a great cut to have if you have jet black hair that’s super thick.
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 super short pixie cut is one of the easiest cuts to maintain for women with thick locks. Considering adding texture and then using sea salt spray for a beachy vibe.
A pixie haircut with longer layers will 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
A choppy pixie with bangs 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
Long pixie cuts for women over 50 are heavily layered and sharp. It’s a very elegant way to keep comfort and beauty in one cut.
Flattering for Women Over 60
Pixies for women over 60 with thick hair can benefit with internal layering. Doing so will also make for a great canvas to add blonde highlights.
Get the chop and ask for layers to go. This pixie cut for thick hair is great for creating volume and framing the face.
The Long Pixie Cut
Retain your thick strands in a chop with this long pixie cut. Growing it out to a bob seems like the next thing for this pixie.
Thick Wavy Hair
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. Opting for a short chop with long locks gives room for fuller hair to be styled.
Flattering for a Round Face
By style creator, Daniel Martins
Hairstylist @ Hair Style by Daniel Martins in Goias, BR
This is a modern, practical pixie haircut for bold women who have style, a short neck, and a lot of texture on the fringe and top with volume. It’s an easy cut to stylize for all occasions.
Adding highlights and gives shape to a woman’s face.
This visual has to combine with your style in your day to day, that is, stripped and modern. It needs to be perfect just by drying with an ointment and working your hair with your hands to look natural. It combines with all kinds of face and texture hair. Just dare and do not be afraid to change!
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. The undercut style is pretty easy to deal with on your daily routine since you only have to care about the top of your head. This style also makes it easy to manage natural curls.
This is an aggressive pixie hairstyle, so the real question is if you can handle this kind of look. The routine itself should be pretty easy.
Use of leave-in and natural dry to reveal the natural curls of your hair.
Curly Pixie for Thick Curly Hair
By style creator, Dayve Donovan
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Odyssée Addikt in Montreal, QC
This is a lovely curly pixie cut for thick hair.
This 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.
It’s important to consider your head and face shape, the nature of the hair, the lifestyle, and the commitment. Most importantly, you must feel pretty and beautiful, so do not overdo it!
Messy Pixie for Coarse Hair
By style creator, Antonio Geiovan
Hairstylist @ Antonio Geiovan Styles in Julington Creek, FL
A messy pixie for course hair with purple highlights and texture will leave you looking like a rock star!
Think about how much time do you give yourself when you are getting ready. Pixies for thick hair, depending on the texture, do need a little bit more styling to pull it off, being that these are edgier haircuts. Are you making a big change from long to short? Are you ready for the commitment of short hair and having to come in sooner to keep up with the length?
When regarding if this style is good for you, think about your face shape and how you like to wear your hair. With this style, you can be pretty versatile with how you want to style it. M
Depending on your hair texture, you may have to blow out your hair with some type of mousse or styling creme, but to finish this out, you will need some type of pomade or shaping wax to give it that piecey textured look!
An Edgy Pixie
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. It can be worn so many different ways whether sleek, curled, to either side! This pixie style is great for women with thick hair who are on the go.
Depending on the time you take to style it, it can look like a different haircut each time! Rock a pair of your favorite oversized earrings and own your next event!
Make sure you consider your natural texture and growth patterns. You may need to be prepared to do a bit of styling depending on the look 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.