28 Very Short Pixie Haircuts for Confident Women

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Trendy very short pixie haircuts are versatile cropped styles for women of all ages. The length varies from ear to jaw-grazing cuts. Whether you like it sleek or tousled, pixies flaunt confidence and elegance.

Stephanie Burt, a hairstylist at Haus of Flint Salon in Draper, Utah, classifies a pixie cut as cute and low-maintenance. “It’s a chic get-up-and-go style that can be neatly done or disheveled. It even looks awesome if you do nothing at all with it,” Burt describes.

For ladies thinking of getting a big chop, Burt suggests considering your face and head shape. A pixie is suitable for “anyone with a nice long neckline and a perfect curvy head,” she states. Pixies appear effortless on women with heart-shaped faces, too.

Keeping the nape neat and tapered creates a sleek edge on your neck and cheekbones. Consider the hairline, if not done well, the fringe won’t lay right and a cowlick appears. Visiting the salon every 4-5 weeks is requisite to maintain the shape.

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#1: Piece-y Blonde Pixie Haircut

A piece-y pixie haircut is a bold statement and can make for an exciting change. Blonde on a pixie should be an allover blonde or painted. Avoid foil highlights as they will create lines that will show in short hair. A pixie will be cut with lots of layering and can be best cut with a razor. Always rough-dry your hair and follow with texture paste and hairspray to hold.

#2: Short Blonde Pixie with Long Bangs

A short pixie with long bangs has a shorter cut on the sides and longer strands on the top of the head. When looking for practicality and attitude in a haircut, bet on a very short pixie hairstyle.

Very Short Freshly Textured Pixie with Bangs
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#3: Freshly Textured Pixie with Bangs

For aging hair, try bangs on a freshly textured pixie. If you are looking for a haircut that will style itself, this is it.

#4: Cute Undercut Pixie with Short Sides

Consider an undercut pixie with short sides if you’re desiring an edgy and versatile look. A pixie for very short hair is bold and fun to wear. Style it smooth or with extra texture depending on your mood for the day!

Trendy Short Pixie with Layers
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#5: Trendy Short Pixie with Layers

A short pixie with layers is versatile and bold. The short layered haircut flatters different face shapes and hair textures.

Cute Pixie Cut for Blondes
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#6: Cute Pixie Cut for Blondes

Consider a pixie cut for blondes with shaved sides if you’re thinking about going short. To keep this style looking sassy, as with most pixies for short hair, visit the salon every few weeks for some trimming. Remember to use a purple shampoo and conditioner every week to maintain the bright blonde hair color.

Modern Undercut Pixie for Women Over 40
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#7: Modern Undercut Pixie for Women Over 40

An undercut pixie for women over 40 holds power and practicality for every woman facing this modern-day world. Styling very short haircuts with plenty of volume at the root is highly recommended.

#8: Voluminous Pixie Bob for Older Women

pixie bob for older women is a versatile and bold haircut. Try a very short cut with volume if you want practicality in your everyday life.

Edgy Pixie for Women with Round Faces
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#9: Edgy Pixie for Women with Round Faces

An edgy pixie for women with a round face shape leaves the face thinner with side bangs. A pixie for the shortest hair grows fast, so visit the salon every month to keep your cut fresh and beautiful.

Very Short Pixie Cut for Thick Hair
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#10: Very Short Pixie Cut for Thick Hair

short pixie cut for thick hair looks great when brushing the strands out, kneading it with a dry pomade, and fixing it with a spray to finish it off.

#11: Sassy Shaggy Pixie Cut for Women with Glasses

A shaggy pixie cut for women who wear glasses has long bangs that can be worn on the sides. Adding hair mousse on very short pixie cuts creates extra volume and texture to thin hair.

#12: Very Short Spiky Pixie Cut

Use some styling gel to style a spiky pixie cut. Find pixies for short hair that suit your facial shape and enhance all your best features.

Very Short Pixie for Curly Hair
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#13: Very Short Pixie for Curly Hair

Add some leave-in conditioner on a pixie for curly hair to create defined curls and to control its volume. Bet on a pixie for short hair if you want to showcase the beauty of your natural tresses.

Bold Short Pixie for African-American Women
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#14: Bold Short Pixie for African-American Women

A short pixie for African-American women looks beautiful with natural hair textures. Black hair illuminates the eyes and eyebrows, enhancing the overall look.

Charming Short Choppy Pixie with Bangs
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#15: Charming Short Choppy Pixie with Bangs

A short choppy pixie with bangs is a very charming version of the pixie cut. The fringe adorns the face. Transform very short pixie hairstyles with short or long bangs to enhance your facial features.

Modern Super Short Pixie Cut
Instagram @kurzehaare

#16: Modern Super Short Pixie Cut

A super short pixie cut has a shorter side and irregular or frayed bangs that give it a modern look. A very short pixie haircut requires high maintenance to keep the shape and finish.

#17: Versatile Low-Maintenance Pixie Cut

A low-maintenance pixie cut is a good choice for women. Pixies for the shortest hair create a charming look with versatility.

#18: Stylish Wavy Pixie Haircut for Women Over 30

Think about a wavy pixie haircut if you’re a woman over the age of 30 and if you like a little more length up top. Easily style this very short haircut by adding some barrel curls. Use a curling iron and lightly separate the curls with texturizing cream.

Related: See more hairstyles for ladies over 30.

Bright Blonde Very Short Pixie Haircut
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#19: Bright Blonde Very Short Pixie Haircut

Consider a very short pixie haircut if you’re ready to rock a spiky, undone look. It’s good in any hair type. Very short pixies should have edges that are short to gather attention up top and around the face. Get those spikes to stick up with styling wax.

#20: Youthful Short Pixie for Women Over 70

A youthful short pixie for women in their 70s is created by keeping the edges soft and wispy. To keep your very short pixie cut looking feminine, create length in front of your ear to ensure no harsh lines. Ask for lots of texture around your face and throughout the top. This cut is good if you have natural waves, as you can blow-dry and go with a texturizing spray.

#21: Classic Short Pixie Hairstyle

A short pixie hairstyle is a simple, clean haircut. Pixies for shorter hair come in all shapes, but this classic boy cut is worth a try. You can’t go wrong with a side part and gently tousled bangs. To achieve a lift and volume up top, try using a curling wand for a slight bend.

#22: Cool Long Pixie with Bangs for Short Hair

A cool long pixie with bangs for short hair is a good option for fine hair texture. Very short cuts can be versatile with long fringe. Bangs can be twisted back with a clip or easily brushed to the side. Keep the side cut close around the ear to keep the focus up the top.

Related: See more long pixie hairstyle ideas.

#23: Extra Short Pixie with Wispy Bangs

Women with thick, straight hair should consider an extra short pixie with wispy bangs. The bulk of the hair is pulled forward from the crown, and lots of texture is required to control fullness. Wispy bangs break up any hard lines around the face. Keep the sides and nape cropped short to showcase this short pixie.

Grey Spiky Pixie for Women Over 60
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#24: Grey Spiky Pixie for Women Over 60

Try a grey spiky pixie for women over 60 if your hair is soft and thick. Very short hairstyles can often take the burden of styling thick hair away. Ask your hairstylist for lots of texture so that the ends wouldn’t be as thick as the base. Finish this cut with a gel-like pomade for control.

Short Pixie Shag Cut
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#25: Short Pixie Shag Cut

A short pixie cut is best styled by pulling the majority of your hair forward from the crown. It gives this shaggy hairstyle lots of movement in front of the ears and around your face. It’s perfect for medium-textured hair but can be beneficial for fine hair, too. Added choppy layers give the appearance of added volume. Blow-dry your hair forward and style with a texturizing spray.

Wash-and-Wear Pixie for Older Women
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#26: Wash-and-Wear Pixie for Older Women

A wash-and-wear pixie for older women is great for a simple and on-the-go style. Pixies for the shortest of hair don’t have to be boring! Accessorize this cut with headbands or barrettes. For an extra piecey style, rub a matte pomade between your fingers and apply to the ends.

#27: Dark Brown Short Pixie with Shaved Sides

A short pixie with a shaved side is a bold, edgy cut that is great for women who want their hair off their necks and ears. A pixie for shorter hair looks great when styled in several ways, but spiked and messy is an ideal way to style a pixie. With shaved sides, it’s vital to make haircut appointments every 3-4 weeks.

#28: Asymmetrical Pixie Hairstyle for Women Over 50

An asymmetrical pixie hairstyle for women over 50 gives the illusion of longer hair with the maintenance and styling versatility of a very short hairstyle. Having a thicker, heavy side fringe is ideal for women over 50 as they hide any forehead wrinkles they may have.

Related: See more asymmetrical pixie hairstyles.

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