A long pixie cut is a short-length cut where the hair is longer than a traditional pixie cut. Long pixies are usually shorter in the back and sides, while longer on top with long bangs. It’s the best haircut for women who want a low-maintenance, short hairstyle that isn’t too short.
Minnesota-based stylist Torrie Rinehart likes this type of short cut that can help women with fine or thin hair. “If you’re frustrated by your hair’s lack of volume or by its limp texture, shorter cuts like a longer pixie are ideal. It works only if you can commit to using products,” she says.
Tips on How to Choose a Long Pixie Cut
What’s great about long pixies is the opportunities to change things up. Play with colors and add some details like a fringe or an undercut. “You can always grow your hair back if you think it wasn’t right for you,” Rinehart assures.
Short, sculpted pixie haircuts tend to seem like your tresses grow a lot faster. Especially on thicker hair, you may feel like it starts to poof out as it grows. Rinehart suggests “getting weight consistently removed from your mane. Go to the salon every 6-10 weeks to keep its shape.”
Here are the most important things you shoulder consider when choosing long pixie haircuts.
- Maintenance: If you want to keep your hair short, it will require more salon visits and styling to time.
- Styling and Products: Buy some texturizing paste, wax, or spray for a modern messy pixie crop.
- Face Shape:
- Round Faces: Keep the bangs longer and angled and the hair straight to make your face appear narrower.
- Square Faces: Consider a long shaggy pixie cut to balance out a strong jawline.
- Long Faces: Choose a side-parted look with a wavy texture to shorten your face a bit.
- Oval Faces: You can pretty much wear any cut you see here!
- Heart Faces: You can also choose any cut that catches your eye!
- Hair Type:
- Thick Hair: Will require more texture to thin and shape the cut to take weight out.
- Thin and Fine Hair: Ask your stylist to cut more layers for your hair to appear thicker.
- Curly Hair: As with most cuts for curly hair, it will require more maintenance and products to keep your curls healthy and the shape of your cut. I suggest seeing a DevaCut specialist.
- Wavy Hair: Don’t expect a polished look unless you flat iron. Embrace your natural waves. Apply product, brush, diffuse and comb or use fingers to style.
Having a consultation with a professional is important when you’re wanting a grown-out crop. Your stylist may have envisioned a haircut idea that you hadn’t considered. They know what suits your hair type, face shape, lifestyle, and product regime the best. You can also check our guide if you want for more tips.
Before you schedule your next haircut, check out these examples of popular photos of long pixie cut ideas and save your favorite photo for inspiration.
Pictures of The Trendiest Long Pixie Cuts
#1: The Bixie Hairstyle (Long Pixie + Bob)
When you bridge the gap between the long pixie cut and a bob, you get the bixie hairstyle! The bixie has a clean-cropped neckline, but maintains length around the face, anywhere from the cheekbone to the jawline. This pixie bob haircut is extremely versatile, making it favorable for women of all ages.
#2 Bold Red Long Pixie with Bangs
A bold red, long pixie cut with bangs may be what you’re looking for if you want to add some spice to your tresses. The rich red hue makes this full pixie cut look as fierce as fire. This long cropped hair cut is versatile and easy to style and the best option to add volume. Try using a dry texture spray to show off your hair’s texture.
#3 Long Pixie with Swoopy Layers
This fantastic long pixie hairstyle with swoopy layers is perfect if you want a comfortable cut that is also chic. It’s one of the greatest options for women who want to highlight the cheekbones and eyes, leaving the face more exposed, like in the image above.
#4: Long Champagne Blonde Pixie Cut
Try going for this long pixie cut with champagne blonde tones throughout. The tones of champagne blonde are unique, cool, and radiant, avoiding any hint of a dull, ashy look. Keeping the top part of your pixie cut a bit longer will lend the hairstyle versatility and volume.
#5 The Low-Maintenance Long Pixie
Try this low-maintenance long pixie haircut if you’re a woman on the go. This pixie haircut can be cut in a customized fashion with a triangular shape, so your hair flows from a shorter back to a longer front, swaying toward your eyes.
#6: Stunning Lixie Makeover
If you’ve been trying to find a way to grow out your pixie, this is it! Out of the box and trendy, this stunning lixie makeover is a girl’s dream. It factors in most of the qualities of a bob while featuring the best start parts of a pixie.
#7: Feminine Blonde Wavy Lixie
You should try a wavy lixie if you’re searching for a short but feminine hairstyle. The longer lengths of the crown keep you looking soft and enable you to curl your hair in a modern fashion. An all-over blonde pixie really makes this cut pop. Be aware all-over lightening can be hard on your hair, so protein treatments and heat protectants are important.
#8: Modern Shaggy Long Pixie with Long Side-Swept Bangs
Your long pixie cut should suit your daily routine. If you want it short enough to wash-and-go, tell your stylist during the consultation. The best thing about this super cute and short shaggy pixie haircut is that you do not need to spend much time styling.
#9: Modern Tapered Long Pixie With Bangs
Long pixie cut with bangs will help you look younger because they lift your facial features. This hairstyle is a great choice for polishing your appearance without requiring lots of daily styling time. The long face-framing and wispy bangs make this wispy pixie cut even edgier.
#10: Long Pixie Cut with Wispy Fringe Bangs
Go for a long pixie cut with wispy fringe bangs if you’ve been thinking of going short, but prefer to maintain some length around your face. A wispy fringe with long textured sideburns not only keeps things interesting but delicately frames your face. Add bright blonde highlights to play up the texture and help volumize fine strands.
#11: Side-Parted Long Layered Pixie Cut with Choppy Layers for Round Faces
A long layered pixie cut for round faces is all about texture.When you make also make it an asymmetrical pixie with long bangs, it will help make your face appear narrower. To pull off a softer and cuter look like this, add some waves or keep it sleek (as shown), and invest in great at-home products.
#12: Longer-Length Pixie with an Undercut
Long undercut pixies are creative ways to show off your personal style. However, it’s the best fit for finer to thicker densities that are smooth in texture. This style is often achieved with the use of a razor by a salon professional.
#13: Piecey Lixie with Sideburns
A stylish piecey long pixie with sideburns is an edgy haircut with an extreme texture that frames the face. The cropped undercut in the nape creates a ton of volume in the crown, while the deeper side part adds volume to the fringe area. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair, blow dry, and finish with a dry texturized for at-home hair care.
#14: Inverted Pixie Bob
When it comes to different types of long pixie haircuts, opt for an inverted pixie bob haircut because it’s a shorter version of a stacked bob. If you’re ready to sass up your pretty pixie styles, this may be for you. Have some soft feathery side pieces cut around your face to soften the style and have the back stacked for volume and texture.
#15: Stunning Pixie with Long Bangs
I love cutting and seeing my clients with asymmetrical longer pixie haircuts. This trend is a perfect way to have an edgy, short cut without sacrificing all of your length. There is so much versatility with this cut with long bangs. For example, you can wear your hair sleek and polished, full of texture and tousled, or have side-swept bangs.
#16: Cute Long Pixie with a Long Fringe for Straight Hair
Consider a long pixie with a long fringe for straight hair to boost volume and accentuate your eyes. Remember, a lixie haircut is achievable by cutting your hair in the back to nape length while leaving it longer toward the front. Your stylist can customize this elongated pixie to flatter your unique face shape and give you lots of styling options.
#17: Choppy Silver Long Pixie for Women Over 60
A choppy silver pixie for women over 60 is a go-to option for naturally fine hair. A longer pixie cut can compliment any hair texture, especially when creating a style that lifts the face. If you plan on getting this cut, ask for some point cutting in the refinement stage of your haircut service to guarantee low-effort styling.
#18: The Feathered Long Pixie with Disconnected Sides
The feathered long pixie cut has been a classic staple option among women who want to keep their options open. Ask for a lixie haircut with shorter, disconnected sides to achieve the pixie hairstyle desired. You can blow it out, straighten it flat, and have all the fun you want when styling!
#19: Tousled Layered Long Pixie for Naturally Wavy Hair
#20: Trendy Balayage with a Long Pixie for Women Over 60
Try a balayage with long pixie if you want a low-maintenance hue but want to showcase those added textures. It’s a perfect way to add depth and dimension to a lengthy pixie hairstyle. This blonde hair color can be flattering to any skin complexion, but always ask your stylist for their advice!
#21: The Grown Out Long Pixie Cut
A blowout for long pixie cuts has endless possibilities. In fact, a pixie cut is usually shorter on the sides and longer on top. It’s important that you know mid-length pixies usually do better with choppy layers, extra texture, and more volume.
#22: Feathered Long Bob for Women Over 50
Try the feathered long pixie if you’re a woman over 50 and you want a modern and easy-to-maintain haircut. This gray long crop is ideal to cut every 2 months to keep it short and with a polished finish.
#23: Bright Extended Long Pixie with Undercut and Waves
A long undercut pixie with waves is a trendy choice when you have short hair with it long on top. Soft waves with a wand will add a beautiful touch to a long side-swept pixie. The undercut takes away some weight from the shorter side of your haircut and gives a clean style. You’re looking at 4-6 weeks of maintenance on this longer-length pixie.
#24: Edgy Long-Length Asymmetrical Pixie Cut
If you want to keep your natural hair yet show off an edgy round pixie hairstyle, this spectacular cut is for you. The unevenness of this long-length asymmetrical pixie style, plus the amazing natural texture, both work perfectly in highlighting and balancing your face shape and facial features.
#25: Choppy Lengthened Pixie with Side Bangs For Fine Hair
Choosing a long pixie cut doesn’t have to be a big commitment. You can have it shaped to grow out nicely if you’re not 100% sure it’s for you. This type of pixie is often referred to as a Twiggy haircut. Long pixies have hair that’s long on top with long bangs leaving room for versatility in styling a long choppy pixie for fine hair.
#26: Sassy Blonde Long Pixie Style For Thin Hair
This is a longer pixie haircut with a hidden undercut. A long pixie cut allows you to style it straight, or wavy, switch your parting or tuck it behind one ear for an asymmetrical cut.
Related: Best long pixies for thin hair.
#27: Textured Long Top Pixie with the Short Shaved Side and a Fringe
This long-length pixie is non-traditional. It is a great way to be a little bit edgy and yet still feminine with longer bangs gives long pixie hairstyles a softer look, and the color screams feminine. It also features an undercut (from sides to back) that shapes the hairline into a “V” shape. The maintenance for this cut and color can last about 8 weeks.
Related: See more pixies for full faces.
#28: Fun Longish Pixie with Undercut
One potential drawback to keeping a long pixie cut is the maintenance. You’ll need trims every 4-8 weeks to keep it looking sharp and stylish. An undercut is a perfect option for women with thick hair that simply need weight taken off to add extra texture to their hair. The disconnection can also help you go another 2-3 weeks without needing a trim.
#29: Messy Long Pixie with Long Side Bangs
Try an edgy long pixie cut with long side bangs if you need to update your style. Longer pixie cuts are a great choice if you’re a bit timid about going into a short haircut. The longer lengths around the ears keep this long pixie bob hair cut soft-looking. If you like variety, wear the long bangs styled to either side.
#30: Cute Black Long Pixie for Naturally Curly Hair
A long pixie cut has the perfect amount of length and layers for curly or wavy hair. Ask your stylist to use the dry-cut technique, curl by curl, to get this curly pixie cut style. Layer the hair by angling the shears downwards and make sure you cut the curls where they live. Diffuse the curls when styling to maximize the volume of your hair.
#31: Feminine-Looking Long Pixie for Black Women
Try short hair that’s longer on top if you have black hair. It’s a great grow-out cut if you currently have a really short pixie and want to grow it into a long pixie haircut. Try keeping it short but more length in the bangs area. This works best if you have very thick hair and it’s relaxed.
#32: Silver Mid-Length Pixie for Older Women
A silver pixie for older women is a very sophisticated style. This long pixie on short hair contains multiple, precisely cut layers and is often shorter in the back and longer around the face. A grey pixie cut allows women to wear their natural silver hair color with a fun style.
Related: Best long pixies for older women.
#33: A Long Androgynous Pixie
Long androgynous pixie haircuts are very common and can be cut and styled in many different ways. Short hair with long sides is always in style and stunning on most face shapes.
#34: Stylish Long Pixie For Thick Hair
Consider a long pixie if you have thick hair to keep your hair looking sleek and sharp. Long pixie hairstyles that have a side-parting are ideal to avoid your hair from bulking too much when it’s short. This medium pixie length keeps a little weight to enable the hair to sit in a sleeker silhouette and thus, will be easier to maintain.
#35: Textured Long Pixie with V-Cut Layers
Give your tresses some life and pull off a textured pixie with V-cut layers for a quick and easy hairstyle! Ask your stylist to use a scissor-over comb technique to achieve that close tapered finish. I also recommend point-cutting to achieve a pieced-out texture. This creates super short wispy pieces around the fringe and ears.
#36: Trendsetting Long Pixie with Bangs Haircut
A long pixie cut can be difficult to style at first if you cut off a large amount of hair. If this is you, give your locks a couple of weeks to adjust before deciding whether you like this hairstyle. Don’t be afraid to try all the trendsetting styling options out there as you adjust to your edgy new ‘do.
#37: Extra Long Pixie with Wispy Ends
An extra long pixie haircut with wispy ends gives you that edgy pixie style with the comfort of length around your face. Wispy ends can be achieved by adding texture to the ends of your haircut. This look is ideal for medium to fine hair textures.
#38: Unique Outgrown Long Pixie Mullet
The pixie mullet hairstyle is an edgier version of a traditional pixie. Growing out the back length allows you to try a new look without much effort.
#39: Fiery Long Shaggy Pixie Cut
A fiery long shaggy pixie cut is an ideal cut for women looking to conceal fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead and eyes. The texturized layers make for easy styling, quick drying, and a low-maintenance style. To style, spray a small amount of sea salt spray into damp hair and blow dry in all directions or air dry. Once dry, use a pea-sized amount of pomade and rub it between your hands, then apply to your hair in places where you want a piecey texture.
#40: Effortless Black Wavy Lixie
A black, wavy long pixie hairstyle is a great cut to step to the shorter side of life without losing too much length on the top. The softly textured bangs really soften the face shape and elongated the neck by having shorter sides. Throw a little leave-in curl cream into damp hair or choose to diffuse it on low speed with low heat to enhance natural texture.
#41: Platinum Long Pixie with an Undercut
Try a platinum long pixie cut with an undercut for a feminine touch to a short style. This haircut is a great for fine hair to give more shape and fullness.
#42: Jet Black Long Pixie Cut with Side Burns
Check out this edgy, yet fashionable long pixie haircut with sideburns. With a super cropped top and textured sides, this haircut is sure to give you that sass you’ve been wanting. The ideal hair type for this cut is medium to thick hair. Carving out the sideburns to create softness around the face gives this haircut the uniqueness and flattery for any face shape.
#43: Stunning Long Pixie Before and After
This before and after of a long pixie hairstyle is stunning. This transformation goes to show that sometimes you just need a pick-me-up! This length is extremely low-maintenance and very easy to style, so you will never get bored with your short hair. Before blow-drying, massage a dime-sized dollop of Schwarzkopf Repair Rescue into your hands and distribute evenly for added shine and softness.
#44: A Long Pixie for Women Over 70
Women over 70 should definitely give a long pixie cut a try. This youthful style will have you feeling young and fresh again. This textured cut can be accentuated by flat ironing the very tips to give it an even shaggier appearance.
#45: Dry Razor Cut Lixie
A lixie that is dry razor cut is one of the all-time favorite looks amongst women. The softness of this style is unmatched and super low-maintenance. Taking only a few minutes to style every morning, it can’t get much easier than this. Massage a nickel-sized dollop of Redken Aerate into your hands and distribute evenly for added texture and volume.
#46: Modern Long Pixie with a Smudge Root and Highlights
Longer pixies can look more modern by adding a smudged root and highlights. Classic pixies are typically too short for highlights, but with this longer version, you can pump up your brightness. A smudged root can make your outgrowth less noticeable between color appointments.
Related: Best pixie haircuts with highlights.
#47: Brunette Side-Swept Long Pixie with a Long Top
A side-swept long pixie cut creates lots of volume and movement for women who want effortless texture and a lived-in style. Side-swept bangs help offset any asymmetric facial features and can help bring overall balance to your face with one side cut at chin-length.
#48: Blonde Long Pixie with Fringe for Older Ladies
Try a blonde long pixie with fringe if you’re an older lady looking for a younger style. A long piecey fringe that frames the face is perfect for hiding fine lines, while also carving out your cheekbones. Be sure to cover your grays with a beautiful buttery blonde bleach and tone.
#49: Long Pixie Cut with Choppy Side Burns
Often achieved with the use of a razor, the best long pixie cuts should be maintained over the course of 4 to 6 week appointments.
#50: Cool Long Curly Pixie Cut
A daring and sassy long curly pixie haircut is great if you have naturally curly hair. It’s all about texture and definition. A long pixie hairstyle like this looks great when leaving some length pieces in front for a flirty touch!
#51: Dimensional Bixie Hairstyle
A bixie hairstyle is a mix between a long pixie and a bob. To achieve this longer pixie haircut, your stylist will need to point cut into the added layers to create a beautiful textured shape. Be aware if you have curly or super thick hair, as you’ll have to work harder to finish this style. All you need is smoothing cream, a large round brush, and a flat iron that can help.
Commonly Asked Questions:
Despite what most think, long pixie cuts are actually high maintenance. Not only are you looking at frequent trips to the salon to avoid an awkward grow-out, you are also adding much more time to your get-ready routine. You’re less likely to achieve easy volume and effortless texture with shorter hairstyles without some sort of styling.
There is a specific pixie cut to match each face shape and long pixies are best for round faces. Using sharp angles around the perimeter and long side-swept bangs is ideal. This long face-framing compliments rounder face shapes.
Long pixies compliment thin hair well. Leaving more length with shorter layers at the crown gives the appearance of thicker hair. Short layers are great for finer hair and volume but when losing length it can make the perimeter more sparse in an unflattering way. Long pixies work best to counteract those concerns.
With thicker hair, you should probably turn to a shorter pixie rather than a long one. The extra length with a long pixie may hinder being able to take out that extra bulk and can create an unflattering mushroom or helmet shape.
Pixie cuts, even long ones, are shorter than bobs. They taper very short at the hairline rather than being stacked layers. Bobs appear rounder and sleeker, normally with internal layering. Pixies have more texture with shorter visible layers.