A pixie cut is a short hairstyle for women for all ages, hair textures, and face shapes. However, pixies are also the best option for older women. Pixie cuts are cropped into layers to create that sought-after tousled effect. Short pixie cuts aren’t just for gamine women, though. Pixies are also a bold fashion statement used by feminine women who dare to stand out from the crowd.
Know that not all of these gorgeous short haircuts are created equal, so really take your time looking at these pictures of popular haircuts for those unique differences. Choose the right length, color, and texture to get a customized pixie cut that is perfect for you.
#1: Long Pixie Cut for Women Over 70
If you’re over 70-years-old and looking for a long pixie cut, try an undercut pixie with a side part. The long, swooping bangs will conceal fine lines on the forehead. The shorter back will keep styling time to a minimum. For volume in the crown, work in a dollop of volumizing mousse and use a 1” ceramic round brush to shape and curl your hair as you blow-dry.
#2: The White Pixie
Going silver? Try the white pixie! This light and airy crop makes gray hairs look extra angelic.
#3: Growing Out a Pixie
Growing out short hair? Why not try growing out a pixie! The pixie cut is a super stylish crop that will compliment your best features. Set the stage for your eyes (and cheekbones) to shine with this choppy, texturized do!
#4: Very Short Messy Pixie
Chop things up with a very short messy pixie! This shorter on the sides and longer on the top approach looks especially gorgeous on women with oval faces.
#5: Super Short Pixie for an Oval Face
The super short pixie also looks fantastic on an oval face. Women with oval faces will find that nearly any haircut looks good on them, especially pixies.
#6: Pixie Weave for African-American Hair
A pixie weave is a great option for African-American hair when wanting to go short. Weaves are a great way to achieve any cut, color, or style you want without the long-term commitment, or making the big chop.
#7: Flattering Pixie for Straight Hair
A pixie can be incredibly flattering for straight hair. Women with straight hair who desire a choppier look should ask for a squared cut, whereas women who want something softer should aim for a cut that’s more rounded.
#8: Edgy Pixie with Hard Part and Undercut
Take your edgy pixie to the next level with a hard part and undercut. This unique take on the pixie cut is a great way to add some individuality to your hairdo.
#9: Long Pixie Cut for Women Over 60
A long pixie cut for women over 60 is a perfectly balanced crop that gives off a youthful appearance with a bit of masculine edge. In an age of “style for everyone,” this haircut will fit most any situation and any outfit.
#10: Brunette Pixie
Chop it all off and go for a brunette pixie! This super choppy cut is ultra freeing and sure to turn heads.
#11: Angled Pixie
A jaw-hugging angled pixie is a beautiful cut to show off your neck and collarbones. If your Décolleté is your best feature then be sure to try this cut!
#12: The Sassy Pixie
The sassy pixie is the perfect hairstyle for women looking for a bit of edge. A lot of personality for a short cut, this choppy look is easy to style and even easier to have fun with.
#13: Asymmetrical Pixie with an Undercut
Feel the breeze with an asymmetrical pixie with an undercut! Women with thicker hair who desire a pixie should try adding an undercut to create extra time between haircuts.
#14: Short Pixie with Wispy Bangs
A short pixie with wispy bangs frames the face in a way that makes eyes pop. It’s important to choose a hairstyle that compliments your features.
#15: Flattering Pixie on Women Over 40
A flattering pixie on women over 40 gives fine limp hair and thicker appearance and movement. A pixie haircut for women in their 40s gives a youthful appearance.
#16: The Contemporary Pixie
The contemporary pixie gives a youthful modern appearance at any age. Opens up the face with still having length to style. Grows out nicely and is versatile for all women!
#17: Platinum Pixie
A platinum pixie is a show-stopping look that will never go out of style! Gives edge and no need to style! Plus, it’s universally flattering.
#18: The Natural Gray Pixie
The natural gray pixie is a great way to show off the gray but giving a style to the look! Great way to embrace older women with glasses! Perfect for a natural soft grow out.
#19: The Pixie Bowl Cut
The pixie bowl cut gives a modern twist to the bowl cut. Medium to thick hair textures are ideal for the bowl shape. Ask your stylist to texturize for added texture.
#20: Stunning Red Pixie
A stunning red pixie is a fierce color that stands out instantly. Such a versatile color gives an edge to pixies.
#21: The Stacked Pixie
The stacked pixie gives body and lift to fine straight hair. Helps give shape to hair that lays flat so ask your stylist for inverted layers in the back for the stack effect.
#22: Pixie with a V-cut Nape
A pixie with a v-cut nape gives a severe v-shape and an intricate style. Gives a lot of body and shows off thickness to any hair texture.
#23: Purple Lavender Pixie
A purple lavender pixie can be rocked at any age for an edgy look! Ask your stylist for cropped hairstyle that shows off the dimensions for the purple lavender.
#24: Swept-Back Pixie with an Undercut
A swept-back pixie with an undercut gives natural volume and lift. Fine hair works best with the undercut. Blow-dry with mousse for extra lift and bounce.
#25: The Low-Maintenance Pixie Hairstyle
The low-maintenance pixie hairstyle is perfect to just wash and go. Ask your stylist for a lot of texture and movement for easy maintenance and softer grow out.
#26: The Pixie Wedge Cut
The pixie wedge cut is perfect for fine to medium hair that has natural texture! Gives body and shape to hair and softly drapes the around the face.
#27: Funky Rose Gold Pixie
A funky rose gold pixie is a trend that never goes out of style! Rose gold gives a pixie cut instant edge.
#28: The Uneven Pixie
The uneven pixie is a great way to try a pixie without sacrificing length. Gives length to play with and style for a more feminine look.
#29: The Pixie Mullet
The pixie mullet is a great way to give the mullet a modern flair! Plus, it’s versatile on all hair types.
#30: Medium Pixie Cut
Medium pixie cuts are a great way to try a pixie without going totally short. Pixie cuts for women are very versatile. They’re easy to grow out and maintain.
#31: Cool Spiked Pixie
A cool spiked pixie is a look that stands out and never goes out of style. Gives an instant edgy look to any cut. A pixie cut for women can give a soft or edgy appearance depending on how you style. Use your favorite hair paste to spike it.
#32: Messy Rocker Pixie Makeover
A messy rocker pixie makeover gives fine straight hair lift and texture instantly! Short pixie hairstyles Are perfect for volume and give movement to the hair.
#33: Bold Blue Pixie Color
A bold blue pixie color stands out for its high fashion look. Short pixie cuts for women are perfect to try out bold colors to give a more edgy look!
#34: The Ultimate Face-Framing Pixie
The ultimate face-framing pixie can really accentuate cheekbones. Ideal for square shaped faces, it softly lays around the face. Short pixies can be customized for any face shape.
#35: Short Layered Pixie Cut
A cute short, layered pixie cut that gives a modern hipster vibe.
#36: The Bixie Haircut
Go for the bixie haircut. For fuller hair, an undercut will take away from the bulk so you can pull off the modern bixie. Adding in some textured crown layers for body with a bob-shaped perimeter gives a bixie the finishing touches. Great for round and pear-shaped faces. You can play around with a deep side part, swept bags, or a curtain bang.
#37: Unique Long Layered Pixie
A short pixie has a rounded, head-hugging shape. The great thing about it is that the short layers through the top are different lengths. This creates movement and a lot of texture.
Use Craft Clay from Sebastian to give it lots of texture and separation. You can also finish your long layered pixie with a bit of light dry hairspray to hold the look.
If you’re ready for short hair and your hair type is similar to this model, go for it.
#38: Short & Shaggy Pixie Cut
If you have naturally wavy short hair and find yourself asking “should I get a pixie cut?” A shaggy pixie haircut is your answer. Shaggy pixie haircuts are a hot style for women who can pull off these charming styles.
#39: Androgynous Pixie for Thick Hair
Opt for a boyish or androgynous pixie haircut on thick hair. I love this little cute pixie! It’s cut with a longer, very texturized top. You can wear this with side-parted bangs around the face or all styled up and up for a “borrowed from the boys” or tomboy look.
Try a good product with hold and definition like Rock Hard Gel (although feels like more of a cream) from Oribe is great for this style.
A short pixie hairstyle actually works very well on medium to pretty thick hair. Straight to slightly wavy hair will work best for this style as it’s meant for very little styling. The style will show off your face and features and works great for many different face shapes. Any lifestyle works as pixie cuts go between edgy/trendy to conservative, depending on how you style it!
#40: Pastel Pixie
Consider a smokey pastel on shaggy long pixie cut. I love these types of pixie cuts because there is so much movement in the color and the longer layers on top. I think this is the most versatile a shorter crop can be and have some fun color too!
Joico Metallics is a great product to make the pastels, but any direct dye or semi-permanent color mixed with conditioner will do! I recommend some volumizer before blow-drying for movement and then a texturizer to mess up the layers once dry.
Fine to medium density hair is great for this short style! Any skin tone can wear these colors because of the metallic undertone to the pastels. They compliment all skin types! I think this pixie definitely requires a strong personality to pull off the statement both the cut and color makes. It’s fun but still professional, so any woman can pull these pixie hairstyles off going to school, the office or anywhere!
I recommend your colorist do a hair strand test before trying to create these pastels as they require a lot of lightening first. A good, clean blonde base will allow for these pastels! If you’re wanting to have chopped hair, make sure you go for maximum versatility. Keep length in the front and on top to give pixie hairstyles lots of styling options.
#41: Soft Pixie for Women Over 50
Any woman over 50 with confidence can pull off short pixie haircuts like this on. This haircut can work well on straight or wavy hair textures. The color is just hints of warm highlights to add even more texture.
Going short can be scary the first time, so if you are considering this cute pixie cut with highlights make sure you are ready to let go and trust your stylist to create the perfect look. The more confident you are in your hairdresser, the better your result will be!
#42: Stylish Pixie for Women Over 60
A short style is one of the most stylish ideas for pixie cuts for women over 60! A big thanks to the texture, this short hair offers a classy look that fits your sophistication. A pixie even looks great on older women with glasses. Blonde with babylights is excellent in covering your grey strands on a short haircut, too!
#43: Pixie Bob Haircut
Opt for one of the top pixie cuts for this year with the layers, deep side part, grey color and shaved sides.
#44: Shaved Undercut Pixie
Shaved sides on an undercut pixie cut is a top trend this year.
#45: Perfect Pixie Cut for Black Women
This is a gorgeous example of a pixie cut for black hair.
#46: Edgy Pixie Cut for Thin Hair
#47: Cute Pixie Cut for a Round Face
Another beautiful example for a pixie haircut for a round face and tan skin.
#48: Edgy Cut for A Little Girl
A little girl no more with a rocking edgy pixie cut with long side-swept bangs. Add a pop of your favorite fashion color for a funky short hair ‘do! Pixie haircuts are adorable on little girls because their facial features are dainty at that age.
#49: The Cutest Way to Style a Pixie Cut
Try a very short pixie cut with a smooth shave on the side and nape. In the upper part is a modern bowl with long and short hair.
Pixie cuts aren’t for everyone. It’s recommended to those with a thin face, and a young and dynamic girl.
#50: Beautiful Blonde Pixie with Long Bangs
A blonde pixie haircut with a fringe is beautiful. It allows softness and movement to the hair and is very versatile for styling. The piecey fringe offers a feeling of length and is able to be worn down, to the side, or pulled back. You can wear this messy or smooth and anywhere in between.
A short pixie cut has lots of versatility with the styling. You can keep the fringe down and have a romantic, soft feel, pull it all back creating an edgier look or smooth it all down creating a more polished look. Options are endless!
The blonde adds to the texture and gives the hair dimension which is important for pixie cuts. You are able to see the pieces and the movement. This blonde pixie was done by painting all the hair off of the scalp to keep the dimension of the roots and offer easy outgrowth.
A shaggy pixie cut is suited for most hair types. When styling pixie hairstyle use a heat protectant from roots to ends and added a blow-dry activated texture spray. I hand-dried the entire back of the head in the direction I wanted it to lay and added volume at the top by drying the roots upwards. I dried the fringe to the opposite side it was to lay to create soft volume when styled. The pixie was finished with a dry texture spray and some tousling.
Pixies with bangs are so fun and lend themselves to so many styling options, as they can be easily tailored to each person and are a killer way to show off your style.
#51: The Best Pixie with Wispy Bangs
The shape of this choppy pixie cut is a soft, classic cut.
The hair you wear has to be an extension of you and your personality. A soft cropped cut with just enough texture to allow you to have multiple styling options.
As far as using styling products, less is more – a light texture cream or soft holding wax’s work great for allowing versatility and hold without needing bulletproof hair spray.
#52: Michelle Williams’ Pixie Haircut
Just like Katy Perry, Michelle is well known for short hair and this pixie cut short was specifically cut for her late partner, Heath Ledger.
#53: Morena’s Blonde Pixie with Bangs
The beautiful Brazilian-American actress went from dark brown hair to a very bold, short pixie cut with bangs. Blonde pixie cuts are a very statement-making and fashion-forward look.
#54: Metallic Short and Choppy Pixie
The short choppy pixie cut is inspired by modern trends in steel and metallics.
Not everyone can pull off short choppy pixie cuts and keep it feminine. Choose soft shapes if you have strong features.
Be prepared to style your hair daily and really invest in products to maintain style and color. Listen to your hairdresser if they offer good advice and be brave and leave your current one if they offer no ideas.
#55: Shattered Pixie with Choppy Bangs
Opt for a short hair cut like a shattered pixie-length haircut. There is a lot of texture that helps break apart any solid lines in the hair.
Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner for coarse hair to help soften the cuticle. For how to style a pixie cut like this, use a dry wax-like Kevin Murphy Rough Rider to add some volume and separate the layers.
Pixie haircuts like this one would work best on someone with an oval face shape. However, anyone with a bold personality can wear it. This haircut is great for those with an active lifestyle or career since it does not take very long to style and there is no need for hair ties!
Use social media to find a hairstylist that specializes in cutting short hair pixie cuts, and get a trimming every six to eight weeks, and invest in a good styling product.
#56: Classic, Disconnected Pixie Bob
Consider a classic disconnected pixie cut. The sides and the back are trimmed much shorter than the top, almost like a chic pompadour. This is a very airy, textured haircut.
A pixie haircut calls for a styling product with hold that builds a foundation, and a smoothing styling product for the ends. Once dry, use a texture product for hold and style. I highly recommend R&Co Rockaway Salt Spray, R&Co Aircraft Pomade Mousse, and R&CO Continental Wax.
Depending on the hair length, this style works for many face shapes. The pink pastel tones work better on someone with a cool complexion. As for lifestyle and personality, this is for someone who wants their hair to have a lot of movement and life.
It’s not the best for those who want a very structured haircut or for every piece to lay exactly the same. The more confident and comfortable you are with a pixie hairdo, the better this will look on you.
Try starting with a slight undercut, layered pixie bob. That look is a nice transition into this haircut! I always feel comfortable cutting this on someone when they are not trying to talk themselves into or out of it. They have to want it to own it!
#57: Disconnected Pixie for Fine Hair
This is a cross between a pixie cut and a disconnected undercut with bangs. It’s the perfect combination of cute and feminine, yet still edgy and fun.
For styling pixie hairstyles, use KMS Add Volume spray on wet hair. After drying and styling, finish with Goldwell Unlimitor spray wax to give it some texture.
These kinds of pixie haircuts are best suited for someone with a heart-shaped, oval or square face. For closely cropped styles like this one, you need to have the right hairline in the back (higher is better). Keep in mind is that it will draw more attention to your facial features. Because of this, some women tend to want to play up their makeup.
If you are considering this type of look, have a good consultation with your stylist who knows your hair (and you personally) to decide if it’s the right choice. Also, with a shorter style like this, you will have to maintain the pixie every four to five weeks.
#58: Blonde Pixie with Layers
Go for a disconnected long pixie with an undercut and bang produced with a razor to give it softness and more texture.
For styling pixie hairstyles use ARROJO products. Their texture paste and hair cream specifically, which will create the texture and messy hair.
A long pixie haircut with bangs will be great for women who are looking for a cool, edgy, modern, or even a bald kind of look. It’s great for straight or wavy textured hair.
Understand that pixie haircuts are a short haircut and it needs higher maintenances. It’s a really fun haircut to have!
#59: Super Short Pixie Shag
Consider a sweet, edgy, and feminine choppy pixie cut. I love the contrast between the short hair on the sides and the longer hair on top. The combination of the haircut and color come together to create a truly unique look.
To style your short cut, use K Mousse Bouffant by Kerastase on damp hair then air dry or diffuse to enhance the texture. This mousse will hold the texture well without becoming crunchy. Taming choppy or wavy hair is all about the products. Having great products which hold your wave and fight frizz make a night and day difference to the end results. After the hair is dry, add some Kenra Dry Texture Spray to enhance the texture even more.
Pixie haircuts are great for the stylish woman on the go. It’s perfect for the busy mom or grandma as well. It’s an easy, no-fuss style, especially if you have a cool choppy texture! This is a pixie hairstyle that lets you play with your own texture. This pixie will work well with a petite, slimmer face.
It’s a low-maintenance pixie bob style, but you must go back to the salon for a clean-up every three to five weeks. Not everyone can pull off this pixie haircut, but if you can, it will make a serious statement!
#60: Curly Pixie for Naturally Curly Hair
A short curly pixie cut is a mix of short and edginess, but also soft and feminine. I love the bits and pieces of the haircut that frame her face and neck.
I used a pomade mousse from R+Co hair called Aircraft to fingerstyle and air dry. You can use your favorite light pomade or hair wax.
This curly pixie was created for women with naturally curly hair, but can work on anyone with fine to medium texture. It’s very low maintenance because you can simply tousle or air dry it. It will look best on oval or square-shaped faces and with any skin tone.
Keep in mind curly pixie cuts are typically shaved to the natural texture, so be open-minded about your texture and how your hair falls. That’s what makes it special and personal for your curly hair and your style!
#61: Gorgeous Grey Pixie for Older Women
This pixie cut an edgy look with some sass, depending on how you want to wear it. You can wear this slicked to the side for a more formal look, or textured and messy for an everyday style.
Use a texture spray/workable hairspray and a pomade. To create this short hairstyle, try Kenra Professional Texture Spray and Layrite Original Pomade.
This short hairstyle for older women also works for women of all ages. I have seen platinum and salt-and-pepper colors on so many skin types and it looks beautiful on everyone. This is great for someone that wants something they can maintain easily while still wanting to be able to style for different occasions.
The best tip for this short pixie is to use products! A lot of times people get frustrated because their style never looks the same as when they left the salon, but they aren’t taking the time to use what’s right for their hair! Don’t be scared to try different things and always start with a small amount of product and add more if needed.
#62: Razor Cut Pixie with Long Bangs
This pixie screams beauty, edgy, and feminine at the same time. What’s great about this haircut is that it has the strength of modern short pixie cuts, but the versatility and softness through the top to allow you to style it many ways.
Oval or elongated face shapes work best for pixie haircuts like this one, as it does not lengthen the appearance of the face. If you’re into effortless style, this is perfect for you because you can let it dry naturally or have a quick blow dry and go with the right product.
This short cut is all about that strength but at the same time, effortless style. Embrace that and run with it! Be willing to play with the product as your main styling tool.
#63: Edgy & Chic Short Wavy Pixie
Short pixie cuts can be edgy and chic style. With a pixie cut hairstyle, anyone can rock this pixie haircut, you just have to have self-confidence, rock it and own it.
With the correct haircut, a strong firm pomade and a little oil serum combo will easily achieve this pixie haircut. Don’t forget to add your stronghold hairspray as well for the finishing touch.
Now many people may say this pixie haircut is not made for certain face shapes, skin tones, etc., but I believe this wavy pixie hairstyle is multicultural that can really create a whole new look for someone. Another cool thing about this hairstyle is that if done properly, it can be worn both in the nightclub or in the office. It covers all the bases!
Short hair does require more maintenance. In order to keep this look looking fresh and chic, just be prepared to visit your hairstylist at least once a month.
#64: Long Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs
Long pixie cuts can be short hairstyles that are not only professional but extremely low maintenance. It has enough length in the front to be worn to the side, in a pompadour, wavy, or without any styling at all. This pixie hairstyle makes it incredibly attractive for women for all of these factors.
For this particular long pixie haircut, use Kenra Blow Dry Spray to protect from heat and reduce drying time in half. It also leaves the hair shiny and manageable. The second product you should use for this pixie haircut is Moroccanoil Light. The third product is Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray. This is my HOLY GRAIL of texture products. It isn’t heavy, it leaves beautiful texture in the hair, and it smells divine!
A long pixie haircut is amazing for many different types of women. It does not matter your hair type, face shape, skin tone, or lifestyle.
Make sure to always book in advance so you can be in the salon every four to five weeks to maintain! Other than that, be prepared for the endless compliments that it receives.
#65: Before and After Androgynous Pixie
Check out this before and after of an androgynous pixie. With its clipper cut sides and longer length on top, this cut is perfect to spike up or wear down. Maintenance on this cut is about every 4 weeks to keep the sides nice and tight. Spray wax is a great product to really show off that texture and get the top spiked out without having a heavy feel to it.
#66: Very Short Pixie With Micro Side Bangs
Channel Mia Farrow with a very short pixie with micro side bangs. This cut is great for women with petite features. Keeping the hair short really showcases the face and can transform your appearance. A pixie requires more salon maintenance to keep it looking sharp, so consider that if time and budget are an issue.
#67: Tapered Pixie Hairstyle
A tapered pixie hairstyle is an excellent choice for fine hair. To achieve a lovely feathery and piece-y look ask your stylist to use a razor for the cut. Style with a wax or pomade to define the shape and add texture.
#68: Textured Pixie for Women Over 70
If you’re in your 70’s, you likely have thin hair. One way to boost it is to ask your hairstylist to texturize your cut. Keep the length around 2-4 inches with varying lengths. If you’re looking for a wash-and-go long pixie cut, this is it!
Frequently Asked Questions
A classic pixie haircut is shorter and tapered in the back and sides, with a little more length on the top. Depending on your face shape, this is where you can play with the length of your bangs to compliment the end look.
A pixie can be low-maintenance, typically if you have fine-medium texture and minimal cowlicks. The way your pixie is cut or styled also plays a role in the maintenance it may require, so it’s always a good idea to consult with a professional to see how much work needs to be put into your cut.
A pixie cut can look fuller with the help of styling products. Volumizing mousses and sprays can add lift and fullness, as well as texturizing pastes, powders, and sprays to add separation and definition.
Going from a pixie to a bob can take 4 months up to a year. The biggest challenge when growing out a pixie is keeping the nape short while the top and sides grow out. It requires a lot of patience but with a good stylist, they can make the growing stages a lot more flattering.
Pixies can be a great option with curly hair! Having natural curl can add great volume and movement to your pixie, and knowing how to work with your curl pattern is important so the cut stays structured and not frizzy.
Oval face shapes are the most versatile and can pull off a pixie cut haircut. Heart and square face shapes can also rock a pixie cut, too. A pixie cut is going to be the most ideal for petite face shapes like a round, square, or heart face shape. Smaller faces can become overwhelmed with long hair so pixies are a great option that keeps the overall look balanced.
A layered pixie cut has a seamless blend of long and short hair, with shorter usually on the sides. Layers help remove weight but maintain length and volume.
The short answer is yes! Round faces just need a little more customizing to accentuate certain parts of the face, such as cheekbones. Longer face-framing layers or curtain bangs are common for round faces as well.
To make your pixie more feminine, try adding a few longer layers towards the face, whether it’s face-framing bangs or layers on top that add height and swoop forward. A smoother cut that is less wispy or choppy will help take away the “edgy” look.
Fine hair may need a little more texture to help add volume and give the illusion of thicker, fuller hair. Try adding a sea salt spray into your routine!