The Top 33 Short Pixie Cuts for 2022 Have Arrived

Pixie Cut

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.

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Unique Long Layered Pixie

Blonde layered long pixie cut
Instagram @mila_kryshchykhina

This 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, which is what I love most about it.

Use Craft Clay from Sebastian to give it lots of texture and separation. You can also finish 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.

Short & Shaggy Pixie Cut

Short and Shaggy pixie haircut
Instagram @mila_kryshchykhina

If you have naturally wavy short hair and find yourself asking “should I get a pixie cut?” A shaggy pixie haircut is is your answer. Shaggy pixie haircuts are a hot style for women who can pull off these charming styles.

Androgynous Pixie for Thick Hair

androgynous pixie cut
Instagram @melanie.astill

This is 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.

This 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. This 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!

Pastel Pixie

Shaggy pastel pixie cut
Instagram @caitlintyczka

This is 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 doing 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.

Soft Pixie for Women Over 50

Soft pixie cut for women over 50
Instagram @julieserranohair

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 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!

👉 See more stylish pixies for women in their fifties

Stylish Pixie for Women Over 60

Stylish Pixie for Women Over 60
Instagram @hairbykellief

This short style is 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. This pixie even looks great on older women with glasses. Blonde with babylights is excellent in covering your grey strands on a short haircut, too!

Short Layered Pixie Cut

Short layered pixie cut
Instagram @rodrigocintra

A cute short, layered pixie cut that gives a modern hipster vibe.

Pixie Bob Haircut

Pixie bob haircut
Instagram @chloenbrown

Chloe has one of the top pixie cuts for this year with the layers, deep side part, grey color and shaved sides.

Shaved Undercut Pixie

shaved undercut pixie
Instagram @imsimplyjessy

Shaved sides on an undercut pixie cut is a top trend this year.

Perfect Pixie Cut for Black Women

A perfect pixie cut for black women
Instagram @kali_atartistry

This is a gorgeous example of a pixie cut for black hair.

Edgy Pixie Cut for Thin Hair

edgy pixie cut for thin hair
Instagram @presleypoe

If you don’t want long hair, then this edgy pixie cut short style is a great look to opt for. Also, check out this comprehensive guide from xojane.

Cute Pixie Cut for a Round Face

pixie cut for a round face shage
Instagram @rcgimene

Another beautiful example for a pixie haircut for a round face and tan skin.

Edgy Cut for A Little Girl

Edgy Pixie cut for a little girl
Instagram @hair_by_ashb

A little girl no more with this 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.

The Cutest Way to Style a Pixie Cut

The cutest way to style a pixie cut
Instagram @dyachenkobystudio

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 like this aren’t for everyone. It is recommended to those with a thin face, and a young and dynamic girl.

Beautiful Blonde Pixie with Long Bangs

Blonde pixie with long bangs
Instagram @vitosatalino_official

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.

This 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 like this 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.

The Best Pixie with Wispy Bangs

best pixie with wispy bangs
Instagram @redavidhair

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.

Michelle Williams’ Pixie Haircut

Michelle Williams pixie haircut
Source / Gage Skidmore

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.

Morena’s Blonde Pixie with Bangs

Morena Baccarin's short pixie cut with bangs
Credit / Gage Skidmore

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.

Metallic Short and Choppy Pixie

metallic short choppy pixie
Instagram @studiobyjoan

The short choppy pixie cut is inspired by modern trends in steels 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.

Shattered Pixie with Choppy Bangs

shattered pixie with choppy bangs
Instagram @demetriusschool_eng

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.

Classic, Disconnected Pixie Bob

Classic, disconnected pixie bob
Michele Sanford / Instagram

Style by Michele Sanford
Stylist & Owner of Boho House Salon in Vero Beach, Fl

How would you describe this?

This is 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.

What’s your best advice for it?

This 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 is 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!

Disconnected Pixie for Fine Hair

disconnected pixie for fine hair
Instagram @giboazhair

This is a cross between a pixie cut and a disconnected undercut with bangs. It is 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.

Blonde Pixie with Layers

blonde pixie with layers hairstyle
Instagram @tatavorobyova

This is 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.

This long pixie haircut will be great for those people 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!

Super Short Pixie Shag

super short pixie shag

This is 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 this 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.

This is a low maintenance 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!

Curly Pixie for Naturally Curly Hair

Brown curly pixie cut for naturally curly hair
Holly Seidel / Instagram

Q&A with Style Creator Holly Seidel

Hairstylist @ Winslow Salon in Kirkland, WA

How would you describe this?

This 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.

What’s your best advice for it?

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 cury hair, but can work on anyone with fine to medium texture. It’s is 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 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!

Gorgeous Grey Pixie for Older Women

gorgeous grey pixie for older women
Instagram @malcolmcleavoncuts

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.

Razor Cut Pixie with Long Bangs

razor cut pixie with long bangs
Instagram @nikitenko_elen_

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.

Edgy & Chic Short Wavy Pixie

Edgy and chic wavy pixie haircut
Instagram @hdbywhitney

Q&A with style creator, Whitney Green
Hairstylist @ Warren Tricomi in New York, NY

How would you describe this?

Short pixie cuts can be edgy and chic style. What I love about this hairstyle is that anyone can rock this pixie haircut, you just have to have self-confidence, rock it and own it.

What’s your best advice for 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.

Long Pixie with Side-Swept Bangs

long pixie with side-swept bangs
Instagram @giboazhair

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.

Short Pixie with Wispy Bangs

short pixie with wispy bangs hairstyle
Instagram @heavenlyhunt

Before and After Androgynous Pixie

before and after androgynous pixie
Instagram @dyachenkobystudio

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.

Very Short Pixie With Micro Side Bangs

very short pixie with micro side bangs
Instagram @giboazhair

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.

Tapered Pixie Hairstyle

tapered pixie hairstyle
Instagram @nikitenko_elen_

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.