African American women rock the pixie haircut quite possibly better than any other nationality. If you want to truly own a short hairstyle, a pixie cut is ideal. With its minimal maintenance requirements and lovely compatibility with black hair, you will love finding a style all your own.
Black Pixie Cuts – Pleasure to Wear, Breeze to Care
Whether you wear your hair curly or relaxed, there’s a cute pixie for you to flatter your face shape and features. Once you can a quality short cut, it won’t take too many of your precious minutes to bring it to perfection on a regular basis. Draw inspiration from the suggestions below!
#1: Black Pixie Cut for Thick Hair
Black hair is often very thick, which can make many styles a struggle. With this short cut, the sides are clipped extra short above the ear line, while the hair up top is free to do its own thing. It’s best to divide the two sections with shaved lines.
#2: Cropped Cut with Bangs
While working in some choppy layers, this pixie cut uses bangs to soften the face and add a touch of modern beauty to the final style. This works best on relaxed hair, so if you love to rock straight or slightly wavy tresses, this forward focused cut will look beautiful.
#3: Pixie Style with Highlights
Sometimes blondes do have more fun – especially when it’s a gorgeous, confident African-American with blonde highlights! Black pixie cuts don’t have to commit to one hue – mix it up with blonde, red or vibrant neon colored highlights.
#4: Red Layered Cut
Go bold and beautiful with bright red hair that’s sure to stop traffic. The trick to this color is not to use it throughout – keep some hair your natural hue – beneath the brightly colored top layers. Curl the layers to show off the color without overpowering your facial features.
#5: Curly Black Pixie Cut
With honey colored highlights and beautiful ringlets (natural or added), this messy cut is perfect for both casual and evening wear. Since the focus climbs upward thanks to the curls, you can pair this hairstyle with bold earrings, large sunglasses or vibrant fabrics.
#6: Lightened Hair with Long Bangs
Add some lighter color to the top of your hair and incorporate a deep part with long side bangs. This can bring out the eyes, conceal the forehead and thin the face thanks to the asymmetrical cut brought to life through the bangs.
#7: Short African American Pixie Cut
If you have an oblong face, a pixie cut looks best when it’s short, feathered and to the point. This tightly cropped style is paired with a textured style for a lovely, simple look that defies expectation.
#8: Asymmetrical Haircut with Color
You’re young only once, so take a risk with a hair color you never considered before. From lavender to day-glow yellow, the sky’s the limit when it comes to the various hues out there. Pair your chosen color with an asymmetrical pixie cut that really shows it off.
#9: Tapered Messy Pixie
African American pixie cuts don’t have to be boring – take advantage of your hair’s natural texture for this soft, tousled look with shorter and longer layers. Some colored tips finish off this modern, casual style.
#10: Very Short Hair
Slimmer girls with beautiful facial features can pull off extremely short hair. African American women in particular do well with this sort of cut thanks to their hair’s natural texture and volume.
#11: Wavy African American Pixie Cut
Things don’t have to go all natural or straight – instead, work in some fun waves! You can style your hair in a variety of ways, but the curvy finger waves will always be a lovely focal point. Color your hair a bright hue for even more of a statement.
#12: Haircut for Heart Shaped Faces
Straight, side swept and lovely – three ways to describe this close pixie cut that means business. This will work well on a variety of hair types, but you will likely want your hair to be as straight as possible to accentuate the dramatic beauty of this mane.
#13: Curly Natural Pixie Cut
Let Mother Nature be your stylist with this pixie cut that accentuates natural hair texture. From tight curls to loose waves – whatever you’ve been blessed with, bring out the best it has to offer with this cropped, graduated cut.
#14: Styles for Oval Faces
African American pixie hairstyles are fun to wear and beautiful to observe. This cut features thick, side-swept bangs and blunt layers to flatter an oval face.
#15: Black Curls with Undercut
With closely clipped sides and a curly top, this hairstyle is ideal for a confident black woman. Clean cut to be appropriate for the office, but, clearly, also inviting a party vibe, this hairstyle is given a boost of volume and beautiful, accurate edges.
#16: Long Top Pixie for Round Faces
For this classy style you’ll need straightened hair. The asymmetrical cut with long bangs can really flatter a round face. Heavy-set women look beautiful with this style – which can also be easily worn wavy.
#17: Purple and Blue Layered Cut
This style is heavily layered and then colored to show off each section as an individual statement. Use vibrant hues of purple and teal, or choose any hues you love. Don’t forget to wear some bold makeup with this style, as you don’t want your face to look “washed out” next to your vibrant strands.
#18: Natural Hair Pixie Cut
Simple and lovely, this pixie haircut relies upon the beauty of natural hair paired with a distinct sense of style from the wearer. If you want to chop your long locks but don’t want a ton of prep work in the morning, this is a good cut to try.
#19: Short Hair with Bangs
This hairstyle uses coifed bangs and sideburns to bring out your facial beauty. Bangs are cut short and choppy for a modern take on a classic short hairstyle that’s endured through generations.
#20: Shaggy Pixie with Color
Combine curls, layers and color, all in one cropped cut with long, loose angled strands. You can still have rather short hair while holding onto your femininity with this fun style that looks great with some punched up color.
African Americans really do corner the market when it comes to gorgeous short hairstyles, like sassy pixies. From feathered to choppy cuts, from vibrant colors to natural locks, these short styles truly do look lovely on all African American women.