A pixie haircut is a simple way to make your looks sharper and brighter. Short hair draws extra attention to your face, so you should think in advance what features you’d like to accentuate with your short haircut. Extra short pixie, for instance, flatters girls and women with delicate facial features and big eyes. If you have some extra pounds, it’s better to decide on a pixie with a tapered silhouette and elongated bangs.
Ultra-Cool Pixie Cuts for Thick Hair
Here are 40 best pixie ideas in pictures!
#1: Short Blonde Pixie
Short hair will look wispier than it actually is, when dyed a light color. Ash blonde is a very cool option. To keep things trendy, why not to spring for an androgynous, edgy style, like this one? On the one hand, it has a retro, swinging 60s flavor, but, on the other, the darker roots are reminiscent of the contemporary ombre style. Perfect mix!
#2: Choppy Dark Brown Pixie
This chick looks like she’s just put on her blue suede shoes and is about to paint the town red! We love how the stylist took the naturally shaggy texture of her dark hair and turned it into a super hip style. Tip: it works amazingly well, when paired with biker-chic outfits, as seen above.
#3: Medium Curly 50s-Inspired Pixie
Do you like vintage looks? Then you will love looking like both a pinup and a perfect housewife, with this style. The model’s naturally dense hair has been curled with an iron. The asymmetric fringe and contrasting eyebrows create a dramatic effect.
#4: Growing Out Pixie
Here’s one more look that works amazingly well for long faces, because it’s asymmetrical, light colored, and layered. Check out all the angles, back view included, to fully understand how wonderfully the layering and dyeing process work in a pair.
#5: Long Layered Side-Parted Pixie
The best thing if you’ve got a naturally rich mane is that you can get very creative with texture and length, in case you get your hair cut short. The model in this photo, for instance, chose a bob-like cut – but one that’s shorter on the other side of her parting, so that it qualifies as a pixie. This may be a good choice for round faces. We love the messy look, as well as the color gradient: darker at the back, platinum blond for the fringe.
#6: Jet-Black Waved Pixie
Don’t know what to do with that wild and wavy hair? Chop it off! Go for the “Rihanna look” by leaving the hair extra long in the front and super short in the back. Benefit from your hair’s natural wave by letting the curvaceous locks fall forward across your eye like a sultry fringe. The look is totally mysterious and totally cool.
#7: Sunny-Side-Up Pixie Cut
Pixie cut styles are not for the meek. They’re for those seeking a bold, fresh look. So, if you’re going to go bold, you might as well take it a step further and add a pop of color. Dye the front of your ‘do a bright, neon yellow to give people even more to fawn over when they look at you walking down the street.
#8: Curly Top Pixie
Think pixie cuts are not an option for super curly hair? Think again. The tapered style pictured here actually works to your benefit in keeping your tendrils manageable and maintained. And these are the two goals that are always in focus when dealing with thick, curled hair, so it’s a total win-win.
#9: Thick Blue Hair
Breathe life into that straight hair of yours in not one, but two ways. First, get a cute, Mia Farrow-inspired pixie cut. Then, go the extra mile by dying it a vibrant blue and purple combo. An unusual color blend and a choppy cut will make you the focal point of any and all rooms you may enter.
#10: Choppy Thick Hair
One of basic recommendations concerning a pixie cut for thick hair is to take out some of the bulk via choppy layers. This is especially important when dealing with extra textured locks. A razored cutting tool will thin out the layers and make them look natural and effortless. Blunt, unblended layers just won’t work on this short cut.
#11: Plush Pink Pixie Cut
If you’re at a loss how to style a pixie cut, look no further than the brightest hair trend rocking the beauty world: cotton candy hair. A bright coral pink is the perfect solution for keeping that textured cut as bold as can be. And while a neon hair color may seem like a more rebellious, punk-inspired move, pink hair actually has more of a softening, youthful vibe.
#12: Silver Fox Pixie
Contrary to popular belief, silver hair doesn’t just belong to the elderly. These days, metallic, glistening hair is all the rage. So, why not throw it on your pixie cut? Let the top of your head shine brightly in a silvery shade, while the bottom offers a stark contrast in matte black. It’s a completely unexpected look with a serious style payoff.
#13: Thick Platinum Cut
Platinum pixie cut styles are about as chic and stylish as they come. So, even if you’re not a blonde, beach-dwelling California girl, you can still rock a bleached cut. Try a variation of a faux hawk that includes shaved/close-cut sides and longer spikier locks up top. For a piecey look, apply some pomade or styling wax to the hair and finger comb the layers forward.
#14: Pixie with Fade
Take a risk and treat yourself to a nice undercut. Leave it wild as a peacock everywhere else and you’ll be rocking a new ‘80s look. Keep the long locks under control by using heat styling tools like a flat iron or large curling iron. Shape the hair to your liking and add some texturizing powder to give it a naturally messy and undone finish.
#15: Two-Tone Pixie Cut
Short pixie cuts get even more expressive with creative hair color solutions. Try a cool two-tone color that will also distinguish the lengths and textures within your cut – the longer choppy blonde top with staggered, feathery tips and the shorter neatly tapered dark sides and back.
#16: Razored Cut for Thick Hair
Pixie cuts for thick hair should be interesting and a little risky. Try playing with rounded edges and razored layers to create a totally cool geometric-type cut. Curve out the hairline and create a soft, lightly buzzed undercut, with the top left a bit longer. You’ll have light, feathery locks that are easy to style and totally low maintenance.
#17: Thick Faux Hawk
Give your pixie hairstyle a more androgynous edge with a pompadour bang. Flip the long section up top and to the side. Spray it with a strong-hold hairspray to secure the shape and keep it in tact all day long.
#18: Thick Raging Ringlets
Forget the back view of your pixie haircut. It’s all about the front-row seat, as that’s where you get the full effect of your natural, curly mane. Long, luscious curls deserve to roam free, so let them grow nice and long. Get both sides tapered in a sort of alternative pixie cut. You won’t regret it.
#19: Long Shaggy Pixie Cut
A pixie cut for thick hair should show off the hair you were born with. Instead of letting thick, wayward hair work against you, let it work with you, by having it cut a bit longer and in angled layers. Try long, layered sides that frame the face and sweeping bangs. A fringe is an especially good option if you have a long face or if your forehead leans on the larger side.
#20: Fringed Pixie
Wispy, feathery bangs are the perfect complement to an ethereal, fairy-like pixie cut. Make sure the bangs are cut jagged with a razored tool, so they can look perfectly imperfect.
#21: Thick, Textured and Highlighted
Thick hair is typically restrained to a life of long lengths. However, when worn in a short, pixie-like shape, thick locks are very cute and manageable. The thick textured hair makes for a fuller, bolder haircut that can be curled, straightened or left to its own devices.
#22: Black Bombshell Pixie
When you think pixie, you probably think a toehead or a platinum-shaded Tinker Bell. Switch up the stereotypical pixie haircuts for thick hair by rocking a raven-colored style. Keep it short and spiky for an edgy punk look that will have everyone staring … in a good way. Now just pair the hair with some red lipstick and a leather jacket, and you’re ready to rule the hair world.
#23: Two-Toned Blonde Pixie
Two shades are way better than one, aren`t they? Dye your hair both honey and platinum shades to liven up your short, cropped look. Your ‘do will instantly get brighter.
#24: Thick, Sleek and Short
Go for a more sophisticated pixie cut by creating a sleek, side-parted style. This is a versatile look that works with any and all occasions or ensembles. You’ll be the picture of elegance and class.
#25: Jewel-Toned Pixie Cut
Consider pixie cut styles to be your tickets to total and complete hair freedom. Show your wild side by adding flashes of beautiful jewel tones like ruby, amethyst and sapphire. The three shades complement each other perfectly and will work to transform your hair into a prismatic, vibrant work of art.
#26: Blonde Pixie With Nape Undercut
We’re bringing you a back view of this style, because that’s where the magic happens. The closely clipped or shaved sides and nape, together with the side-swept styling and choppy layers are incredibly easy to maintain on a daily basis. What’s more, such cuts tend to grow out well.
#27: Feathered Pixie
There are two styling elements that make this look work. One is the red undertone of the brown color. The copper-auburn mix draws the onlooker’s attention to the model’s picture-perfect complexion and her striking grey-green eyes. Then, it’s certainly the cut’s beautiful feathered texture that makes her short locks look adorably lively.
#28: Streaked Pixie With Long Bangs
The problem with haircuts for long faces is that 90% of the inspirational pictures out there feature long or medium hair. But what if you want to keep it short, for the sake of easy maintenance and budget-friendly styling? Here’s your best option: a medium-length pixie cut, with choppy layers and highlights in your color of choice, plus some medium-length asymmetrical bangs will be ideal for your thick hair.
#29: Super Short Blonde Pixie
It’s true that very short hairstyles do not work for everyone. But if you are blessed with classical facial features, you may try it. The model opted for a luminous blonde, which compliments her skin tone. What’s more, since the texture of her hair allows it, she also went for the sexy wet look. And it works!
#30: Messy Upswept Tapered Pixie
Is your hair wavy? Has it been described as shaggy, on occasion? If it has, then it’s time to put it to work for you! That’s just what this model has done, by combining a tousled wet look, with significantly noticeable black roots, and high volume at the top. The result? An ideal pixie cut for thick hair that adds femininity through the perfect combination of styling ingredients.
#31: Asymmetrical Pixie With Highlights
Does this look remind you of Rihanna? Good, it should. It’s a great pixie style for heart shaped faces, which is a feature you probably share with RiRi. The ultra-long bangs tossed casually to one side and the blond streaks frame the wider top of your face, thus bringing your eyes and lips into the limelight.
#32: Edgy Fauxhawk
Mohawk has been known as one of the hottest short styles through the recent seasons. All you need is an undercut, an upsweep at the top, and a bit of holding spray. You are officially ready to rock the party! This hairstyle may be flattering for square face shapes.
#33: Textured Pixie Haircut For Thick Hair – With Bangs!
What does a natural brunette do with a lot of volume to her hair, but little patience for a complicated maintenance routine? That’s simple: she gets a textures pixie haircut. In terms of how to style a fringed, choppy short cut, nothing could be easier. Wash, finger-brush with a bit of a product to add in a parting or style a Mohawk, and you’re all set.
#34: Blonde Braids With A Pixie
Caution: this is one of those pixie cuts for thick hair that definitely won’t work with thinner locks. You need a lot of natural volume and texture to braid short hair. For extra pizazz, get closely cut sides and the nape section. You’ll look like the perfect crossbreed between a punk and a hippie princess.
#35: Platinum Blonde Pixie With Bangs
We kick off our list of pixie cuts for thick hair with this daring, ultra-bright blonde look. The punk inspiration behind it is obvious, thanks to the upswept bangs and shorter sides. It’s a great look for oval faces, as it adds just enough volume to highlight the wearer’s features.
#36: Pixie With A Tendency To A Curl
Curly hair may cause you troubles with styling, but if it’s a short haircut, like Audrey Tautou’s, you will be able to use your unique texture to your advantage. The right length and good hair thickness are crucial points here, but the reward is worthwhile.
#37: Sassy Pixie
The pixie hairstyle of Jamie Lee Curtis is the absolute benchmark of style and good taste. Lately Jaime Lee sticks to the same silhouette, texture and length in her short haircuts, because she has found her ideal style, that makes her look youthful and stylish.
#38: Pixie With Point Cut Bangs
This pixie variety is probably the most attractive and universal women’s short haircut that is in high demand in 2016. Sami Gayle defines the texture of her point cut bangs with wax and effortlessly gets a cute hairstyle for every day.
#39: Angled Pixie
Kellie Pickler also sports an elongated pixie, but her version differs notably from the one, presented by Anne Hathaway. Kellie’s cut features the angled sideburns and point cut ends, so it obviously appears edgier and needs some extra definition during styling.
#40: Funky Tapered Pixie With Angled Bangs
Halle Berry is another celebrity who looks breathtaking with short hair. Her choice is this cool pixie with a feathery finish, that can be styled in scrunched waves or in rigid locks with defined ends, like in the picture. We believe Halle has found a secret elixir of youth, so excellent she looks!
If you choose the right short haircut, your styling time will be reduced to the minimum. The only moment to watch with pixies is the timely trimming to maintain the perfect shape. Outgrown pixies do not always look very appealing.