16 Long Pixie Cuts You Can Totally Pull Off

The best long pixie cuts

A long pixie cut is a short hairstyle 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.

Tips on How to Choose a Long Pixie Cut

Here are the most important things you shoulder consider when choosing a long pixie cut.

  • 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 to balance out a strong jaw-line.
    • Long Faces: Choose a side-parted look with 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.

Some celebrities who have famously worn a long pixie cut include Ginnifer Goodwin, Twiggy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Evan Rachel Wood and of course, Disney’s Tinker Bell. Consider having it with wispy or face-framing layers, with an edgy undercut or some cute bangs, straight or curly, smooth or ruffled, and you’ll absolutely always have a fantastic result! You’ll surely get countless compliments once you chop your locks into one of these gorgeous long pixie cuts. Be tempted to go short with one of these fabulous long pixie cuts for your inspiration!

The Best Long Pixie Cuts

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Ideal Long Layered Pixie for Round Faces

Ideal long layered pixie cut for round faces
Instagram @hairofslytherin

This long layered pixie cut is all about texture. Asymmetrical long bangs work so well on broad faces to make it appear narrower. To pull off a softer and cuter look on long pixies, add some waves. Choppy layers offer more flattering options for short hairstyles and women who are not entirely comfortable with the shorter length.

Asymmetrical Pixie

Long asymmetrical pixie cut
Instagram @dapperbycaitlin

For those who want to keep their natural hair yet show off an edgy round pixie hairstyle, this one’s for you. The unevenness of this long pixie style plus that amazing natural texture both work so well in highlighting and balancing the face shape.

Choppy Pixie For Fine Hair

Choppy Long Pixie Cut For Fine Hair
Instagram @courtneyxcentrichair

Who wouldn’t want to chop off their hair if it will look this sleek and edgy long layered pixie?

Hair that’s long on top with long bangs leaves room for versatility in styling a long pixie cut for fine hair.

Give this gray pixie cut a shot!

Sassy Blonde Pixie For Thin Hair

Q&A with style creator, McLaine Craig
Owner / Hairstylist / Makeup Artist @ Halo Salon in Rossville, TN

How would you describe this look?

I call this style a long pixie with undercut. This style has really gained popularity. This is one of my favorite styles that is modern and fresh but also very versatile! She can style it straight, wavy, switch her parting, tuck it behind one ear for an asymmetrical cut. Short, thin hair doesn’t have to be boring! We kept the color soft with a root smudge after adding blonde highlights to a pale blonde pixie, which adds depth to her short hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If a client is considering long pixie hairstyles, I always look at hair texture, head shape, and talk to the client about styling. If you are looking for a twist on shorter hair that’s anything but boring, this square pixie cut is for you! It has the shortness around the nape and ears with the length of the top and crown. It’s perfect for changing up the usual!

Textured Long Top with the Side Shaved Short

Q&A with style creator, Lisa Dang
Hairstylist / Makeup Artist / Educator @ Voila Salon Uptown in Waterloo, ON


How would you describe this look?

This long-length pixie is “non-traditional.” It’s a little bit edgy and yet still feminine. The long top with longer bangs give this cut a softer look, and the color screams feminine. It also fades out to a gorgeous pastel pink! The edgy part of this shaved pixie is in the back. It features an undercut (from sides to back) that shapes the hairline into a “V” shape. The coolest thing about this haircut is the styling because it’s very versatile. Long pixie hairstyles look great with waves, sleek, or even textured!

Any advice for someone considering it?

The maintenance for this cut and color can last about 8 weeks. The color can go longer if you’re working towards a pastel color. Because the fringe is longer, it can be suitable for even round faces! It does suit most face shapes. My favorite way of styling this cut is by using a paste. I love using Free Mind Mud by O’right. It’s a flexible, matte finish paste that helps bring out all of the texture in this cut without feeling heavy or crunchy. The product allows for restyling after working out or even wearing a hat!

It’s a great cut for someone with an existing pixie who wants to change things up. Some people think you can only do so much with short hair but that’s not true! This cut is short but it has lots of different elements that make it stand out versus the traditional pixie.

Fun Pixie with Undercut

Fun Long Undercut Pixie
Instagram @anthonytrianoski_hair

Who wouldn’t want to go short when you see this super cool blue hair paired with a deep side part? Having a pixie with undercut asymmetrical long pixie cut on straight hair also works on textured hair and on all types of complexion. If you’re ready to stand out from the crowd then this cut and color will do it!

Cool Long Curly Pixie Cut

Cool Long Curly Pixie Cut
Instagram @noemivalenciahair

A daring and sassy long curly pixie haircut for girls with naturally curly hair is all about the texture and definition. Leave some length pieces in front for a flirty touch!

Modern Shaggy Pixie with Long Side Swept Bangs

Modern Shaggy Long Pixie with Side Bangs
Instagram @serinastyledme

The best thing about having super cute and short haircuts is that you don’t need to spend much time to style it. This lived-in tousled brown pixie cut is enough for it to appear fashionable! This long pixie cut with a side fringe is perfect for modern women with curly and thicker hair.

Tapered Long Pixie With Bangs

Tapered Long Pixie With Bangs
Instagram @judeviola

A haircut this dreamy and so modern only happens if you are confident enough to go this tapered long pixie cut with bangs! The long face-framing fringe makes it even edgier.

Edgy Long Pixie Bob with Long Side Bangs

Edgy Long Pixie Bob
Instagram @kasdoeshair

Wavy long pixie bob haircuts make for very cute options for a short haircut. Keeping the hair trimmed and shaped while growing out a long pixie is key in maintaining longer pixie cuts with long side bangs like this one made by Stylist Kas Yeager. Use shadow roots if you want to add dimension to fine hair on this cute pixie bob cut.

Cute Pixie for Naturally Curly Hair

Long Pixie Cut for Curly Hair
Instagram @wherezashdoinhair

Here are some stylish locks cut so short to bring out your best facial features! It’s also one way to reduce the upkeep that curly hair requires. A curly pixie cut with longer strands provides that extra texture that brings focus to the facial area.

Long Pixie for Black Women

Q&A with style creator, Erika Parham-Cormier
Stylist @ Erika Cormier Hair in Tucker, GA


How would you describe this look?

My client with black hair was wearing a really short pixie and now she’s growing it out a little into a long pixie haircut. We are keeping it short but more length in the bang area. She has very thick hair and it is relaxed. I created a dark brown hair color using Pravana Chromasilk 3N. It’s dark but still natural-looking.

What I love right now about her new long pixie haircut is how healthy and shiny it is. I used Aquage Silkening oil before I curled her hair and finished off with Aquage Beyond Shine.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For those looking considering long pixie haircuts, I have to look at their head and face shape and hairline. I will then suggest a cut that’s complimentary for them and we go from there. This cut can be styled in different ways as well. Working with different textures, I’m able to show my clients that they have many options with this cut.

Some can rock curls, whether it’s their natural curls or curls from a small flat iron. While others prefer it straight or bumped with a flat iron. When you have a great cut it can be worn in many ways. Depending on their texture I would suggest a styling hair products like a wax, pomade, or moisturizer to help keep their style maintained until they come back to the salon.

Silver Pixie for Older Women

Q&A with style creator, Jen
Stylist @ Parlour Salon in Toronto, ON


How would you describe this look?

This is a long pixie on short hair. The best thing about this silver pixie is that my client’s hair color is 100% natural. Her silver highlights made the look that much better.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Understand that everyone has different hair textures. In this photo, she has very thick, coarse hair. Looking at images of hair that best resembles your own could save you the heartache of a gray pixie cut that doesn’t suit you at all.

Your hairstylist can usually deliver on your expectations if your reference photos match your own hair textures and types (naturally curly, straight, etc) well.

A Long Androgynous Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Courtney Chaput
Hairstylist @ Rockwell Salon in Elkhorn, WI


How would you describe this look?

This is a pixie with a long front pixie, also called a Lixie.

My guest has no fear when it comes to how short, so we decided to do an undercut (not only for the edgy feel it gives, but that’s the part that annoys any short-haired client as it’s growing out so the shorter the better around the hairline I say!)

The coolest part is how much texture this cut has. I’ve had many guests request “no thinning shears” because of a bad past experience. But I say do your research, trust your stylist, and don’t limit their tools and skill set.

Any advice for someone considering it?

As you, you grow out a long pixie, know that your confidence with your look means more than any textbook answers. and if you never try it you’ll never know.

Long pixie styles like this require a lot of maintenance in the salon but so much ease at home. Because of all the texture, styling should be a breeze. A little texture paste (Pureology: mess it up) or texture spray (Amika: Un.Done texture spray) and you’ll be on your way!

Long Pixie For Thick Hair

Long Pixie For Thick Hair
Instagram @michellekellogghair

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Kellogg
Hairstylist @ Life Is Suite by Sheri & Michelle in Wellington, FL


How would you describe this look?

This is a textured A-line long pixie cut for thick hair using mainly a razor and texturizing shears. The great thing about this feathered pixie is that it always looks done whether it’s freshly washed or on day three. Before my client always had her hair up in a bun and now she has a finished look all the time while still feeling pretty and stylish.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I love the versatility of this long pixie haircut! You can take this to a multitude of levels. With this cut and the right hair products, you can have several variations. Creating a soft wave and some texture wax you can achieve a beachy lived in long pixie hairstyle. If you’re trying to accomplish a sleek, smooth, and refined appearance, you can flat iron it with some serum and heat protectant. Or you rock it out with a straight edgy textured style using texture wax or defining creme. Don’t forget to finish it with a good soft holding hairspray.

Messy Pixie with Long Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Rachael Jernigan
Stylist @ Genesis Salon in Mobile, AL


How would you describe this look?

I’ve always loved asymmetrical long pixie haircuts. It’s the perfect way to have an edgy, short cut without sacrificing all of your lengths. Many of my clients want to go short without looking too masculine, and I believe this is a great option. There is so much versatility with this cut. You can wear this true pixie sleek and polished, full of texture and tousled or have side swept bangs.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a relatively low maintenance long pixie hair cut without necessarily having to “look” low maintenance. I would recommend this cut to a client who has no problem dedicating a small amount of time to styling and is willing to use a product to achieve their desired result.

With this particular client, it only took maybe 10 minutes to dry and style. She has natural curls (as well as an adorably vivacious personality!), so we accentuated her curls with a flat iron, and finished with Redken’s Wax Blast.

Wax Blast is also the perfect product to use on this cut with straight hair to add texture and get that edgy look. My personal favorite is using Redken’s Quick Tease at the root for height, followed by Wax Blast for texture. It is a look that can translate well no matter what aesthetic and suits a wide variety of face shapes.