Here are The 19 Coolest Undercut Pixie Cuts I Found

Best pixie undercuts

An undercut pixie is a women’s haircut where the sides or back are shaved and disconnected from the short hair on top. In essence, it’s an edgy cut that fuses two bold, versatile, and sporty haircuts together and is invented to satisfy fashion-savvy rocker chicks.

There is nothing more to ask for from this low-maintenance look that gives a strong yet feminine image. Albeit the short length, there are plenty of styles you can go for – bangs, messy coif, and even a faux hawk!

You’ll be attaining extreme cool-girl vibes with the help of some hold and styling products such as waxes and clay. Plus, dyeing your cropped hair with trendy fashion colors could complete the look.

Notable personalities who confidently carried this androgynous style are Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Scarlett Johansson. San Antonio hairstylist David Solis features some of his insane work on pixie cuts with undercuts and vivid colors, and they’re definitely to die for!

It’s practical, striking, and contemporary – if you need more reasons why you should get an undercut pixie, check out these popular images below!

Undercut Pixie Bob

Undercut Pixie Bob
Instagram @hair.by.tish

I’m sure any hair length would be gorgeous on you right now. But there’s something about a short pixie bob with an undercut that will certainly pull out your wild side.

Perfect Thin Hair Pixie

Undercut pixie for fine hair
Instagram @bleachedandblown

The dainty girl’s guide to looking doll-like: has gorgeous fringes even with a short pixie haircut!

Curly Pixie Undercut

Curly undercut pixie
Instagram @kathleenismystylist

The waves and curls add to the texture of the whole cut, complementing length, layers, and color.

Edgy Pixie Undercut

edgy pixie undercut
Instagram @rachels_craft

A short hairstyle often spells confident. With an undercut and a wild hair color too, it definitely exudes a specific level of extra.

Asymmetrical Pixie Undercut

Asymmetrical Pixie Undercut
Instagram @emma.scissor.handz

With this kind of short chop, I say go big or go home, am I right?

Platinum Pixie

Platinum pixie undercut
Instagram @courtneyxcentrichair

Enrich your already immaculate facial features with a high chop hair.

Pixie with Long Bangs

Undercut pixie with long bangs
Instagram @miamihairmel

Layers on top combed over the face makes for long bangs. Pixie cuts usually use bangs to create a wonderful balance of lengths.

Shaved Sides

Shaved undercut pixie
Instagram @allydayne

Lessen the fuss of styling by lessening your hair to style! Great for easy maintenance and also gives a new look.

Undercut Pixie Haircut With Cute Bangs

undercut pixie haircut With Cute Bangs
Instagram @fadedinc

Q&A with style creator, Rory Sevajian
Master Barber @ Faded Dream Studios in Sterling, VA

How would you describe this look?

This is a bald faded pixie that is very textured and shattered in the top hair but very soft in the faded sides and nape. It will grow out nice because there are no harsh necklines. The color is a rose gold tone on the highlighted top hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you are looking for a bold yet soft look for a short hairstyle, avoid harsh lines and curve the weight line within the fade. As far as styling products, I would use clay for a dry textured, lived-in look.

Pixie Undercut Fade

Pixie undercut fade
Instagram @cha_chi_to

Q&A with style creator, Chachi Becker
Short Hair & Cutting Specialist @ Northwest Barber Association in Portland, OR


How would you describe this look?

The look is considered a disconnected undercut. What sets this particular undercut apart is the skin fade. I love showing clients that skin fades are not just for men. Fades can be used to express strong and confident femininity by the person wearing the cut, especially when the fade is coupled with a dramatic style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Fades this tight are typically not done in a salon, but in a barbershop. However, creating clean sections, using proper hand position for elevation and distribution, and adding texture to personalize the top of the cut with shears are just as important as knowing how to fade. My advise to anyone looking to replicate this cut would be to see a barber who has a salon/stylist background.

Remember, there is no such thing as men’s or women’s haircut. A haircut is defined by the person who wears it. Stay fierce!

Texture Cut for Thin Hair

Undercut pixie for thin hair
Instagram @hairgod_zito

Work your way around those light locks and create layers and layers for texture. Mix in some color variations for depth and added attitude.

Trendy Grey Colored Pixie

Grey undercut pixie
Instagram @joeltorresstyle

When you’ve got hair this cool, you don’t need any statement because this says it all! The cool-toned ashy color surprisingly works for a lot of skin tones, great for trying out an edgy style.

Pixie Cut with Bangs

Undercut pixie with bangs
Instagram @fernthebarber

Go all out with that short chop! Curl it up top while keeping it avant-garde with a blunt cut and undercut around.

Ideal for a Round Face

Ideal for a Round Face
Instagram @sonia_mascara

Q&A with style creator, Sonia Mascarenhas
Student / Makeup Blogger @ in India


How would you describe this look?

The cut is buzzed and faded throughout the entire area below the crown with one side being buzzed with a longer guard at the side of the crown. The “shorter” side is exposed completely. The other side features a cheek length fringe which is blended into the shorter hair at the back of the head. The cut is shaped with a shaved-in hard part, dividing the faded, exposed side and the longer fringe.

Despite the fact that one side is constantly exposed, my favorite thing about this cut is the versatility. When the fringe is about cheek-length, it allows for it to be worn down and across the face, up in a quiff off the face, and/or behind the ear or pushed back. Each style can provide a different look and reflect a different sort of edginess or softness. Another perk, when it comes to this cut, is that it can work with any hair color from natural tones to bright colors. If one is comfortable with the faded side showing off the natural color, the fringe can be dyed a more fun color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would say that styling products are essential to carrying this haircut. My personal preference is a frizz control serum right after washing and conditioning the hair. When it comes down to styling it, be it the downward fringe or quiff, I choose a hair wax to shape the style and hairspray to finish.

The versatility of this cut makes it a joy to style. It offers plenty of styling options. I would base the style on ones face shape and personal needs. Styling this cut needs a fair amount of time and effort. I wouldn’t call it a low maintenance pixie. Styling and upkeep require frequent trims. It’s a learning curve when it comes to playing with it and setting it to suit you, but it’s definitely worth the work!

In my personal experience, I find this cut to suit thick hair given that the majority of the hair is buzzed off. For this cut, thin hair might look a little scarce. With thick hair, the fringe still looks full and textured. It would work on both curly and straight hair, though.

I believe that you can pull off any haircut with any face shape if you have the confidence to work it! This haircut can help elongate your face shape, so if you have a long face, you might prefer to keep some length on the sides to balance the look.

It’s given that this cut is not for the faint of heart. You would definitely have to be emotionally prepared to carry this look. It can help boost your confidence too. Despite how short it is, it isn’t a wash-and-go haircut. The wearer would need to be able to allocate time to style it for the day.

Overall, if you’re thinking of getting this cut, it can be scary, but I would recommend taking the plunge. It garners more attention and compliments than you’d think and can be very flattering.

Short Undercut Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Edouard Martin
Senior Hairstylist @ Industria in Montreal, QC


How would you describe this look?

It’s a more feminine version of the trendy crop haircut with more length around the crown to build some mass that would create a bit more roundness instead of keeping it too straight like you would do on a man. I also added a lot of texture on the top, so she would be able to style it different ways. It’s important to educate your clients on how to style their hair. Never assume that they already know.

What I love the most about it is how she pulls it off. Not every woman would dare to rock a skin fade with short bangs and yet women with delicate and soft features seem to be the best candidates for that!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consider the direction of your hair growth. Make sure to pay attention to that, since the bangs are styled forward and not to the side. It’s a very low maintenance style that will require you to have it refreshed every 3/4 weeks.

As for products, I like to use a matte paste on damp hair then dry it with a blowdryer and mess it up a bit with my fingers. That will create texture and a natural finish with just enough hold. My favorite is Poker Paste from L’Oréal Professional.

Undercut with a Back View

Q&A with style creators, Mark Howard – Manager & Senior Stylist, and
Eva Green – Colourist @ John Olivers Hairdressing Grp in Norwich, UK


How would you describe this look?

This look is an undercut with a scissor over comb throughout the sides and back, taken high up. The top is left quite heavy but with texture added into the ends as well as with the color. It has been prelightened then toned.

I love this look because it is very flexible in terms of how it can be styled. There are far more variable styles than perhaps people may think. Here I added some soft bends in using a wand and lifted the front into a quiff. It can also be styled flatter and straighter for a smooth chic finish or messed up for a tousled look.

We also play around with different toners, as on the prelightened hair, you can really change the overall look with a different tone. We have used silvers, blues, pinks, and peaches.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Be brave and go for it! This client gets so many compliments on her hair, as it’s quite a statement and reflects her personality. She finds it easy to style using a low amount of products, perhaps a styling paste or powder and a good shampoo and conditioner to maintain the tone.

Cool Undercut with Design

Q&A with style creator, Katrina Velte
Barber / Stylist @ Allora Salon and Spa in Victor, NY


How would you describe this look?

Undercuts can be a versatile look. It can be for those who want to reflect their inner unique personality and to those who are looking to just control underlying styling issues like cowlicks that were restricting a previous style.

My favorite part about undercuts is that each undercut is unique! It can stand out for that client who wants to “whisper, speak, or shout” for about 2 weeks before it grows out. You can’t see the design, so you can change it up faster than a person who wants just a dusting every 6-12 weeks.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Even though an undercut is pretty cool, consider the stylist who has the artistry to cut it! Remember to have the skill, one must pay for that specific cut since not everyone can draw! Do your research and make sure you have the budget for it. Also, if you have longer hair (past the shoulder length etc.), consider a consultation with your stylist!

Some folks are completely married to their length and for whatever reason just wants to have a drastic change just for a moment! That’s a red flag for a lot of us stylists! In most cases, consultations are complimentary, and the discussion can be about your experience with the amount being taken off, product choice to achieve the style, whether or not the cut will fit your overall profile, and to what you had in mind with lots and lots of pictures to reference by! Remember, it will take a year and a half to three years for you to grow back what you lost to the length you have!

Upkeep is sometimes an issue since an undercut design is a high maintenance cut as well as a high dollar one! Can you afford to keep your design every 2-3 weeks with the proper products at hand? Or do you mind stretching it out to 5 weeks like a man’s haircut and just touch back into it? Either way, you know your hair will eventually grow back, and in order for you to keep the “coolness” in there, you have to maintain it!

Long Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Alice Kim
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Hair by Alice Kim in Happy Valley, OR


How would you describe this look?

This cut is a combination of a long pixie/undercut that first started off using clippers – with a number two guard and working my way down to a zero for her fade. To give the angled look for the top portion, I pulled everything back, so that the pieces around her face gradually got longer. Cutting the back right above her occipital bone gives a beautiful shape (side profile) and volume. I layered the top and added a bunch of texture so that when styled, it doesn’t fall flat.

The undercut pixie haircut added with the platinum blonde highlights adds another layer of wow, especially when you’re trying to go for an updated and easier way to transition from full color to highlights in order to blend the grey. I sliced out sections of her hair to get the maximum amount of blonde I could get in to blend her grey but still left room for her natural color at the roots, so that the grows out looks intentional (shadow rooted).

This look is so liberating since most people don’t have the guts to cut off half ahead of their hair. I love that this look gave my friend so much confidence. My favorite part is that it turns heads! Not only is it fun as a stylist to create this look but I love hearing about how many compliments she gets.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My client and friend is a mother of three but can rock this edgy, modern look. Because she is only dealing with half a head of hair, it is an easy hairstyle to have when you have a busy lifestyle! All you have to do is use a toning shampoo to maintain the blonde, throw in some uplifting foam, and blow dry for volume. You can use a small round brush to get the maximum amount of lift and my favorite thing to do is to finish off with a light transforming paste by Aquage to piece out and define the strands of hair.

This finishing touch makes a huge difference in the look! I would recommend this haircut to anyone because it is truly customizable to you. Although my client has an oval-shaped face, someone with a rounder face can pull it off by leaving the fringe a little longer to balance out the look. You can leave your hair uncolored but the blonde really adds texture to my client’s naturally fine textured hair. From curly hair, straight, fine to thick, if you’re looking to be liberated, I would highly suggest asking your stylist for this long/pixie undercut!

Nice for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Chelsey Colón
Hairstylist @ The Black Cat Salon in Kailua, HI


How would you describe this look?

I love this undercut pixie haircut because it’s creative – a twist on an already edgy look. This is a double undercut pixie because there’s a clipper cut undercut, and on top of that is a layered undercut with a disconnected top section that falls over both. The whole thing is shattered with a razor, so it’s extra piecey and punk rock. She can wear it flipped to either side, messy as a wash and wear, or hit it with a hot tool to soften the look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re down to try something a little different, this is a super fun cut to rock. Minimal product use and quick styling time make it super fun and versatile. The upkeep to maintain the shape is a pretty standard 6-week haircut appointment.

The fun part about the clippered layer is that you can come in between cuts and have that shaved up, so you get the most wear out of it as the rest of the shape gets longer.

Straight, wavy, or curly haired ladies (or guys) can wear it with a different look for each texture. If you have a lot of hair, the razoring helps to collapse the shape, so that it looks lived in.

I might advise against this cut on someone with an extreme amount of hair or on someone who’s not sure if they like short hair with their face shape because depending on the personal expectations, it might not match up with what they’re envisioning. But for the most part, I think if you want to wear something, you should just go for it. At the end of the day, it’s your hair and you should rock it how you want it.