3 Ways To Style A Pixie Cut

A pixie cut is a great style because it works for every decade and is very interchangeable,  says celebrity stylist, Cristophe. If you’re going for a 60’s look, like actress Mia Farrow in the movie, Rosemary’s Baby, it is best to style your pixie cut in a very clean and slick side part.  A good product for achieving this look would be Argan Oil.

mia montage pixie cut

“If you’re going for a 70’s look, start by blow-drying your hair straight forward and brushing it downwards.  This is a very smooth look, as well, and can be achieved through using a styling serum, he says.  For an 80’s look, it’s good to style your pixie cut the “messy” way by using a pomade (like Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Hold & Control Smoother)  product to achieve the look of an asymmetrical mohawk, like singer Annie Lennox’s pixie cut.

annie pixie cut montage

As we move forward into the 90’s and 2000’s, it’s all about uncoiffed looks, like Ellen DeGeneres’s pixie cut.  Another great way to style a pixie cut is by recreating some of the latest runway looks by incorporating a chic headband.


According to Jennifer McGann, the Director of Cosmetology and Nail Technology Education at Tricoci University, the pixie is one of the most fun styles to play with! You’ll need a really great pomade, like Redken Rewind. It has great pliability and allows you to maneuver the hair while maintaining hold.

redken rewind for pixie cuts

Start styling a pixie by blow-drying it using your fingers in the direction you want it to lay. “I always like to have some fun in the fringe area by styling it the opposite direction as the rest, almost creating a parted fringe. This creates textural interest and dimension!” Jennifer says.

Next, use your fingers to create any look you want! Use about a nickel size of pomade in your hands and emulsify it well – be sure it’s spread out over your entire palm and lightly on your fingertips before applying. Now, use your fingers to separate and place the hair as desired!

If you feel like you need a little something extra for hold, spray some medium hold hairspray on your fingertips and apply to the hair using your hands. This is a great technique to create hold in specific places.