The “Wixie Cut” Hair Trend: 31 Incredible Ways to Get It

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

#1: Textured Winged Pixie for Thick Hair

You should consider a textured winged pixie for thick hair if you’re trying a shorter style. A wixie is on trend and is styled with your natural body, so it’s easy to manage. The cut has many layers in the crown and a shaggy perimeter, adding softness to your shape. Your finish is simple with a texture putty and either air drying or tousle dry with your hands.

The Short Blonde Wixie Cut
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#2: The Blonde Wixie Cut

A wixie cut is a good choice for those who want a longer pixie cut. The cut combines the benefits of short hair and longer sections that frame the face. It suits people with round or long faces. It’s perfect for those transitioning to shorter hair but still wanting a bit of length.

Woman with a chic elf crop haircut and a natural smile

#3 Chic Elf Crop Haircut

The elf crop haircut showcased here is a whimsical yet chic choice for those desiring fantasy with a modern edge. The model’s hair type, with its fine structure, complements the style’s need for subtle volume, while the even hair density ensures a balanced shape. Perfect for accentuating delicate facial features, this cut frames the face without overwhelming it. The soft layers meld into a natural flow, suitable for both straight and wavy textures. Be aware that the elf crop may require regular trims to maintain its shape, and for those with very curly hair, daily styling might be needed to preserve the sleek silhouette.

Short Winged Cut with Messy Layers
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#4: Winged Cut with Messy Layers

A winged cut with messy layers is an ideal choice for those who appreciate a relaxed, lived-in hairstyle. Expect curls out of place or strands to look disheveled on most days, as it’s the intended style of this haircut. If your hair ranges from fine to medium and has a wavy or curly texture, consider trying a winged haircut with messy layers. Short, messy, layered haircuts offer an edgy look. You can customize these cuts to match your preference.

Cute Wixie Cut with Blonde Highlights
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#5: Cute Wixie with Blonde Highlights

A chic wixie cut with blonde highlights is a fashionable hairstyle that showcases femininity and style. This short and sassy haircut features a cropped length that highlights your facial features. The blonde highlights add dimension and brightness to your hair, creating a stunning contrast against your natural or dyed hair color. A wixie with blonde highlights is a versatile style that works well for women of all ages and hair textures.

#6: Textured Wixie Haircut

Flipped-out short styles are great for narrow jawlines. Winged pixies will give you that flip and a little length to work with to flip out. Plus, they add that short pixie style you’re looking for. This style is a great wash-and-go if you have some natural wave to your hair, using a little texture spray.

Short Shaggy Wixie Hairstyle with bangs
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#7: Shaggy Wixie Hairstyle

A short style with texture and movement will combine razor and scissor techniques. It will help you create soft and jagged edges in the hair. A longer layered wixie combines a short shag and a longer pixie hair style. It works well on all face shapes with features kept in mind when determining facial framing and neck length.

#8: Ginger Wixie with Face-Framing Bangs

A ginger wixie with a face-framing bang is a cute, soft, short hairstyle. This wedged pixie has shaggy layers and wispy pieces that make it irresistible. Ask for a tapered nape with soft tendrils and a short layered crown with longer lengths left surrounding the face. Add some Pureology Style + Protect Mess It Up Texture Paste to style this beauty and let it air dry.

Winged Voluminous Crop with Caramel Blonde Hue for Longer Faces
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#9: Voluminous Crop with Caramel Blonde Hue

A voluminous crop with a caramel blonde hue is perfect for those seeking a stylish and chic look. This hairstyle combines short, cropped layers with a warm caramel-blonde color. It creates a stunning and dimensional effect. The texture adds depth and movement to the hair, giving it a lively and dynamic appearance. When requesting this hairstyle, ask your stylist for a caramel blonde hue that suits your skin tone.

Copper Red Short Wixie Shag with Choppy Bangs and Layers
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#10: Copper Red Wixie Shag

The copper red wixie shag is an edgy, bold hairstyle that will frame the face beautifully. The copper-red color adds a fiery and striking appeal to the look, making a strong statement. The wixie shag haircut combines short, textured layers with longer sections. This creates a dynamic and playful texture. The copper-red hue enhances the dimension and adds depth to the hairstyle. This edgy hairstyle is perfect for those who want to embrace their individuality. This low-maintenance style is easy to style. Remember, less is more when styling a shag. Be sure to ask your stylist for color-safe products to keep your copper red vibrant.

#11: Soft Wixie with Short Wavy Bangs

Consider a soft wixie with a short wavy bang. You’ll want lots of layers added to your naturally wavy hair to achieve the organic shape. Remember to leave long tendrils around the face for softness. If you’re not sure if you have any natural wave try scrunching your hair with a texture putty. You might be surprised! The short bang adds a punch to the cut, but the bang can be left longer if you desire.

Peachy Short Razor Cut Wixie with Fringe
Instagram @hairbyfitz

#12: Peachy Short Razor Cut

Try a peachy short razor cut if you’re looking for a new short hairdo. The peachy color is the perfect way to add color to your look, while the razor cut gives it extra spice. Make sure to find a stylist comfortable with using a razor, as it gives the perfect texture for the cut.

Auburn Red Baby Winged Pixie Shag with Flicked Ends
Instagram @erinbhair

#13: Auburn Red Baby Shag

Try the trendy shape of an auburn red baby shag. A shag is a great shorter cut to try out because of the soft lengths that make it appear longer than it is. A razor would be a great tool to achieve the wispy layers shorter in the crown and wispy at the bottom. Remember to style your shape flat on top for the most modern finish.

Winged Mixie for Fine Hair and Longer Face Shapes
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#14: Winged Mixie for Fine Hair

The winged mixie for fine hair is a chic and edgy hairstyle that adds volume and dimension to fine hair types. This wixie style creates the illusion of fuller hair by adding texture and dimension. The winged shape is created by soft feathered layers and styling. This haircut is a fantastic choice for anyone with fine hair.

#15: Winged Pixie with Soft Tendrils

The winged pixie with soft tendrils is a soft hairstyle that adds a touch of playfulness to a short cut. The added framing around the face adds a romantic touch. It’s a perfect choice for those who want to embrace a short and sassy style with a hint of femininity.

Copper Messy Waves for Dark-Rooted Wixie Cut
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#16: Copper Messy Waves

Copper messy waves for a wixie cut offer a low-maintenance style for curly hair. If you’re in the market for a low-maintenance hairstyle, this is a great shape to consider. Adding a copper color adds depth and warmth. The messy texture enhances the overall charm and effortless vibe. It’s an ideal choice for those who want to embrace their natural texture and waves.

#17: Textured Pixie with Long Back

The textured pixie with a long back is a trendy haircut with a unique twist on the classic pixie cut. This hairstyle mixes the idea of mullet and a pixie. This makes it an interesting and unique hairstyle. It’s a great choice for those who want a bold haircut that showcases their fashion-forward style. I suggest using a texture paste to enhance the natural texture created in this hairstyle.

Tousled Wavy Wixie with Layers and Side Bangs
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#18: Tousled Wavy Wixie with Side Bangs

A tousled, wavy pixie is the perfect combination of edgy and professional hair! It can be styled with a curling iron to create or embrace natural waves. It can also be styled with a flat iron for a more sleek look. To get the tousled look, a spray wax is what I would recommend for product!

Bright Copper Hair with Messy Choppy Winged Pixie Cut and Bangs
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#19: Bright Copper Choppy Pixie

Go to the funky side in a bright copper choppy pixie. The winged back style of this pixie will complement most face shapes and is versatile. You can tuck it behind the ear or, for a change, bring it forward, surrounding the face so it takes on a messy bob shape. You’ll want lots of textured layers with a bit of length in the crown for the perfect balance. Drying this cut will be simple because you’ll want to use the natural movement that the cut will provide.

Long Winged Pixie with Shaggy Edges and Bangs
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#20: Long Pixie with Shaggy Edges

If you’re considering a short haircut, but want it to be soft around the edges, try a long pixie with shaggy edges. This style is so cute and feminine. Ask your hairstylist to add lots of texture, or have them use a razor to cut this long pixie. A razor will give a softer look and wispier edges. To style, simply blow dry and use a texture spray or paste to finish the look.

Wispy Layered Winged Pixie with Fringe for 40-year-old Ladies
Instagram @salonprofix

#21: Wispy Layered Pixie with Fringe

A wispy layered pixie with fringe is a trendy and versatile hairstyle. It always exudes a youthful and edgy vibe. This haircut features short, textured layers that create a light appearance. The addition of a fringe adds a touch of softness and frames the face beautifully. When requesting this hairstyle, tell your stylist about your desired length and texture.

Short Winged Pixie Bob with Curtain Bangs for Diamond Face Shapes
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#22: Short Pixie Bob with Curtain Bangs

A short pixie bob cut with curtain bangs is a stylish hairstyle that combines a pixie cut and a bob haircut. This haircut features short, textured layers creating a voluminous look. The curtain bangs, which are longer and parted in the middle, frame the face and add a touch of softness. When discussing this hairstyle with your stylist, mention the desired length and level of texture you want.

Jaw-Length Winged Pixie Mullet with Waves and Fringe
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#23: Winged Pixie Mullet with Waves

A winged pixie mullet with waves is a unique and bold hairstyle. It combines a pixie cut’s edginess with the waves’ playful texture. This haircut features longer layers at the crown and nape, creating a mullet-like shape with shorter sides. The waves add volume and movement to the hair, giving it a stylish and effortless vibe.

#24: Wixie with Chunky Layers and Bangs

A wixie with chunky layers and bangs is a trendy and versatile hairstyle. It combines the pixie cut with bold, textured layers and face-framing bangs. The chunky layers add dimension and movement to the hair, while the bangs draw attention to the face. This haircut works well for various hair types and face shapes. It can be tailored to suit individual preferences. When discussing this hairstyle with your stylist, consider the desired length and thickness of the layers. Also, talk about the length and shape of the bangs.

Short Sun-Kissed Blonde Wixie Hair with Bangs for Oval Faces
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#25: Sun-Kissed Blonde Wixie Hair

A sun-kissed blonde wixie hair style is perfect if you want an in-between, short haircut. Soft highlights compliment this haircut very well. Be sure to incorporate warmer tones so its stays reflective and bright!

Textured, Winged Wixie Pixie with Short Crown Layers
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#26: Textured Pixie with Short Layers

The textured pixie with short layers is a nice choice for adding volume and dimension to your hair. The short layers create a textured, dynamic look that enhances natural hair texture. This hairstyle is perfect for those who want a low-maintenance yet stylish option. The layers add movement and body to your hair, giving it a fuller and more voluminous appearance. It’s a versatile haircut that can be styled in various ways, from tousled and messy to sleek and polished. The textured pixie with short layers is a great way to embrace your hair and its beauty with volume and texture.

Tousled Bixie with Winged Layers and Micro Bangs
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#27: Tousled Bixie with Micro Bangs

The tousled bixie with micro bangs is a softer and more feminine take on the classic pixie cut. The tousled texture adds a touch of effortless charm to the hairstyle. The micro bangs frame the face beautifully, enhancing your features. This hairstyle is incredibly versatile. It allows you to style it in different ways to suit various occasions.

#28: Micro Bob with Highlighted Bangs

The micro bob with highlighted bangs is a trendy and stylish haircut. It adds a touch of playfulness to your look. The micro bob is a short and chic hairstyle that frames the face. The highlighted bangs create a striking contrast and add dimension to the look. The highlights can be customized to complement your hair color and skin tone. This allows you to achieve a personalized and unique style.

#29: Winged Pixie Cut with Textured Top

The winged pixie cut is a trendy, relaxed hairstyle that will show off cheekbones. The winged shape of the cut adds a subtle lift to the sides, creating a flattering frame for the face. The textured top adds dimension and movement to the hair, giving it a relaxed and effortless look. This hairstyle is perfect for those who want a low-maintenance yet stylish option. It can be easily styled with minimal effort. The winged pixie cut with a textured top is a versatile choice. It can be sleek, polished, or tousled for a more edgy vibe. It’s a chic and modern haircut that adds a touch of glamour to any look.

Short Razored, Winged Pixie Shag with Bangs and Long Sides
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#30: Razored Pixie Shag with Long Sides

The razored pixie shag with long sides is a bold and edgy haircut. It combines the elements of a pixie cut with shaggy layers and long side sections. The razored texture adds an element of movement and texture to the hair. And the longer sides create a playful and versatile look. This haircut is perfect for those who want a stylish and low-maintenance hairstyle. It exudes confidence and attitude. The razored pixie shag is easily customized to suit all face shapes and hair textures. This makes it a versatile choice for anyone looking to make a statement with their hair.

#31: Super Short Shaggy Pixie

The super short shaggy pixie is a trendy haircut with lots of fullness and texture. This style features cropped, textured layers that create a tousled, effortless look. This style of a pixie has a touch of edginess and versatility. This style is ideal for someone not wanting to do lots of styling. Air drying will be the best way to wear a shaggy pixie. This is a bold choice for those who want to make a statement and embrace a low-maintenance hairstyle.

Are you considering a wixie cut but unsure how it will work with your hair texture or face shape? We sat with renowned hairstylist Ka Chu Mok for expert advice on achieving the perfect wixie. With years of experience and a passion for creating stunning hairstyles, Ka Chu Mok shares valuable insights to help you make the right choices. Read on to learn more!

Meet The Expert

Ka Chu Mok
Ka Chu Mok
Ka Chu is a haircutter with over 15 years of experience.
You can find him at KC-haircutter in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

How to Find Your Ideal Wixie

When it comes to this cut, the key lies in creating soft and feathery outlines. Ka Chu Mok emphasizes that for those with fine or thin hair, a wixie haircut is a great option as it naturally adds volume and fullness. “Finer hair types already have this effect, and the cut enhances the appearance of thicker hair,” Ka Chu Mok explains.

On the other hand, if you are blessed with thick hair, it’s important to consider disconnected or thinned-out outlines to achieve that desired soft and airy look. The same applies to straight hair. For those with naturally curly or wavy hair, this cut offers an ideal platform for a messy yet structured look.

Customizing the Cut

Ka Chu Mok highlights that understanding your face shape is crucial in determining the right wixie. Different face shapes require specific considerations to ensure a balanced and flattering result.

For round faces, Ka Chu Mok recommends a shorter straight fringe combined with longer winged pieces. This combination helps create a visual balance and elongates the face.

If you have a square face, a round or curved fringe will soften the angular lines. On the other hand, for those with a longer face shape, opting for a longer fringe and shorter pieces around the ears can help create a harmonious look.

Oval and heart-shaped faces have more flexibility, as the wixie cut can be customized without specific balancing techniques.

Effortless Maintenance for All Lifestyles

Maintaining and styling this cut shouldn’t be a hassle. Ka Chu Mok shares valuable tips and product recommendations for different lifestyle types. For a smoother and head-hugging look, Kevin Murphy’s Easy Rider, a defrizz cream with a lot of shine, is recommended. Simply apply it to damp hair and let it air dry or use a hairdryer for added convenience.

If you prefer a textured and airy wixie, Ka Chu Mok suggests using a sea salt spray like Hair Resort Spray and a fingertip of styling paste such as Free Hold on damp hair. To enhance your natural texture, use a diffuser when drying your hair. Finally, use the styling paste to create soft and feathery outlines.

Photos of the Most Amazing Wixie Cuts