60 Cute Short Pixie Haircuts – Femininity and Practicality

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Rocking a short style can be difficult sometimes. The weather may cause your hair to frizz and look unpolished or you may find that the overall aesthetic is not girly enough for your flirty feminine style. But, there is no denying the ease of a short pixie cut, as it truly takes the guesswork out of the classic question of how you should style your hair each morning. The looks below range from curly and cute to sleek and spunky with enough options to suit any woman’s style.

Versatile and Cute Short Pixie Cuts

Pixie works for any hair type – straight or curly, thin or thick. Here are nice ideas on versatile pixie cuts and hairstyles we are sure you’ll want to try.

#1: Icy Short Pixie Cut

Sometimes a deep smoky hair color can overshadow or darken your features, which can be unflattering especially for smaller faces. This does not mean that you must skip out on the gray trend for your super short cut. Try an icy grey-blue hue to instantly brighten and inject a much needed dose of coolness and chic into your look.

#2: Short and Sexy

The popular cropped pixie can be worn slicked, swooped or spiked — the possibilities are endless. If volume is what you are after, one of the best ways to get a textured cut is with choppy layers. They create movement and volume within the longer sections of your hairdo.

#3: Short Spiky Cut

It’s a good idea for a pixie haircut to boost the effect from layers with an undercut, especially for a cut that’s really short. It lifts layers and allows for tousled, messy spikes, inherent to a laid-back, devil-may-care kind of haircut.

#4: Pixie Brushed to One Side

Blonde hair and blue eyes make a winning combo. Swept to the side, the bangs both stand out and frame the face, making the cut look feminine and pretty in spite of being so short.

#5: Almost a Faux Hawk

Faking a faux hawk is easy with very short hair. This ‘do relies on textured layers styled in spikes on top and slicked on the sides to create the needed shape. Styling wax or gel helps with this task. It must be mentioned that platinum blonde color is on-point with such bold hairstyles.

#6: Hawk-Like Hairstyle

This is a fabulous fake mohawk, right down to the silver shade. It’s one of the most popular pixie haircuts – in the classic faux hawk style, it’s long on top and tapered on the sides. It takes a product with excellent hold to maintain those high spikes. Go for a wax or a powerful hairspray, but avoid anything that leaves a sticky residue.

#7: Edgy Asymmetrical Haircut

This hair cut represents the best of both worlds: being long in front and on top, it’s short and stacked in the back. The latter creates much-needed volume in the back, while the former frames the face and highlights the eyes. A difference in lengths within a cut is very of-the-moment, and it offers a perfect opportunity to add some color to highlight the layers, such as platinum blonde or some bright shade of your choice.

#8: Undercut Pixie Haircut

This hair is as pale and soft as dandelion fluff! It’s closely cropped, almost shaved on the sides and chopped on top with the length increasing towards the quiff. Well, it’s a cool androgynous cut.

#9: Choppy Crop

Inspiring short pixie haircuts are easy to find and recreate. To make a short haircut stand out, a little asymmetry always helps. The bangs are jagged and cut at an angle. Uneven bangs add both interest and a fun frame to styles like this.

#10: Buzzed Pixie Haircut

To get a super short version of the pixie, ask for a buzz cut. The stylist will bring out an electric razor, but it’s not as scary as it looks at first glance. In fact, it’s easy to specify the desired length and there’s no worry about ending up with something shorter than expected.

#11: Bedhead Look

Short tousled hairstyles are so cute, plus, they’re extraordinarily easy to achieve. This haircut looks incredible on women with wavy or curly hair. Styling is as fast and effortless as a simple comb of the fingers. Just make sure to ask for a cut that’s a bit longer on top and shorter on the sides.

#12: Short Pixie with Long Layers

Notice the way the bangs are feathered forward in sharply angled layers. The “points” of hair on the forehead and temples are signature details for this ‘do. We believe such refined short pixie cuts make the wearer look like an actual pixie!

#13: Rockstar Red Pixie

If you feel like a rock star on the inside, why not reflect that in your latest hairstyle? Besides the bright color, what sets this look apart is the varying length of the layers. From super short in the middle to longer bangs around the face, the jagged sections create the attention-grabbing volume.

#14: Women’s Fade with a Side Design

This is an epic pixie undercut, to say the least. The color is fierce, especially the way the silver locks contrast with the dark base. The real attention-grabber is the shaved, arrow-inspired line. Undercuts and fades offer plenty of space for artistic designs.

#15: Short Pixie with Side Undercuts

Short pixie hairstyles with undercuts are a perfect choice for bold, creative, or playful women who enjoy having fun with their hairstyles. In addition to the fabulous fade of the undercut sections, there’s a definite mohawk vibe going on here, made even more daring by the lovely lilac color.

Women's Choppy Mohawk

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#16: Tapered Pixie

If you have an oval face and big eyes, you won’t look less feminine with an androgynous haircut. Add red lip and cute studs or large earrings, and you will actually enhance your femininity on the contrast with a male hairstyle.

#17: Chic Short Style

Everything about this cut is tres chic. The sides and back are closely shorn like in the professional men’s cuts. To contrast the extra short sides, this style is long on top and softly feathered forward. This is a modern update for the classic cut.

#18: Hepburn-Inspired Pixie Haircut

Picture Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina after she returns from Paris with flawless cooking skills, killer confidence, and a sophisticated haircut. Audrey brought pixie haircuts for women into mainstream, making them the most enduring short styles. This soft, face-framing ‘do is definitely Audrey-inspired, and it’s a must for doe-eyed beauties with a stunning bone structure.

#19: Perfectly Spiked Crop

And this androgynous hairstyle combines the masculine and the feminine in the most beautiful way. It’s a simple haircut that’s tapered on the sides and long on top. The tousled, deliberately messy spiking is the most important detail for stealing this look.

#20: Choppy Pixie Undercut

Go the undercut route to splash out with a punk rock-inspired ‘do. The hair on top is long, chopped, and deliberately asymmetrical, topping a smooth, closely shaven pixie undercut.

Undercut Haircut With Choppy Top

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#21: Pretty Punk Cut

Jagged, uneven pixie hairstyles have a definite punk feel. This is an example of extreme asymmetry that leaves several long locks framing the face. Everything else is super short, which creates a stunning, eye-catching contrast of lengths.

#22: Short Pixie with a Quiff

This picture proves that you can have a mod short hairstyle even if your hair is very thin. Here is a dynamic style with awesome flow in the short layers inspired by the movement of sea waves.

Pixie Hairstyle For Thin Hair

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#23: Burgundy Spice Pixie

Pixie haircuts for women are a must-have for ladies with big eyes and chiseled cheekbones that they are dying to show off. If you want to experiment with color in the chilly months, this is a good option because it’s vibrant while still being cool toned—although it can definitely work year round. Bonus points for matching your lipstick in a similar wine shade.

#24: Side Swept Cut

Long layers are perfect for cute pixie cuts because they allow you some versatility within a look that doesn’t have much length; when the back is buzzed short, try to balance it out with soft sweeping bangs in the front.

#25: Short and Spiked

The best short pixie haircuts are the ones that are the most unexpected. Even though this style can seem edgy with the sharp square hairline, surprisingly the short textured top adds softness. Make sure to keep your makeup soft and natural to balance it out.

#26: Cool-Toned Cut

Smoke toned hair colors are extremely popular this year, but it’s important to consult a professional so that your color does not look like gray box dye. The hue above is a complex mix of silver, purple and dark brown at the base to create depth. This is perfect for women with thin strands who want to make their short cuts look thicker.

#27: Copper Red Pixie With Bangs

For some women, crazy haircuts and colors may not work in the office environment (or they simply aren’t your style). If this is your case, sophisticated layers in a rich vibrant color are your best bet to stand out while still being conservative.

#28: Layered Violet Side Bang

A deep purple color is a worthy option when you crave a head-turning look that still maintains some element of sophistication. While indoors this color might read like a jet-black hue, when the light catches your strands, it transforms into a vibrant violet; perfect for the professional in a business casual environment with a bit of a wild side.

#29: White Blonde with Choppy Layers

White blonde is a more creative spin on the standard blonde pixie cut. The bleached color and sharp layers are an edgy contrast to sweet facial features.

#30: Silver and Shaggy

While a few gray strands may be a sign of getting older (and wiser), a full-on smoky gray look shows off your playful, youthful side. Thick, luscious waves on top provide an effortless, “I woke up like this” vibe that embodies casual chic. The perfect short pixie haircut for a creative collegiate.

#31: Playful Pixie with Angled Locks

Sami Gayle looks wonderful with her pixie cut. Short hair is a visiting card of the young actress. Her image of a fragile teenage girl is simply adorable! The angled locks create wonderful texture. Besides, the offered variant, you may also style those feathers spiky or brushed backwards with a lift at the roots.

angled pixie haircut

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#32: Evening Style for Pixie Cut

Styling your pixie sassy with lots of texture and definition or slicked back is not a difficult task. While an evening pixie hairstyle often seems like a challenge. Frankie Sandford shows off an awesome style with a side part, cool volume and a shapely face-framing wave. If you want a perfect hairstyle, trust it to a professional.

cool hairstyle for short pixie haircut

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#33: Easy Version of Elegant Pixie Hairstyle

And Kellie Pickler’s hairstyle can be easily re-created at home if you have time and desire. You need to blow dry your locks with a round brush and comb them back with a styling product. It’s better to use wax or pomade.

short pixie haircut styled elegantly

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#34: Short Pixie Cut for Fine Hair

Kristin Chenoweth appeared at the 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year event with a cool short hairstyle that flatters both her face and body proportions, as Kristin is only 1,50 m tall!

short pixie haircut with long side bangs

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#35: A-Line Pixie Hairstyle with Highlighted Texture

Julianne Hough is a gorgeous blonde with blue eyes. The short cut makes her appearance even brighter than it is naturally. The exquisite highlights enhance the texture and add a dimensional effect. All it takes to look ravishing is to make a simple A-line hairstyle with your favorite styling product.

a-line hairstyle for short pixie haircut

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#36: Short Pixie Cut for Thick Hair

It’s believed that if you have thick hair, any haircut will look good on you. But there is always a risk to end with a monolithic, blocky look. Jennifer Hudson’s thick hair is cut with a razor to alleviate the ends and enhance the texture of her cut.

black short pixie haircut

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#37: Edgy Pixie with Lots of Texture and Highlighted Bangs

If your hair is thin, choose with your stylist a volume-boosting hair color solution with darkened roots and sun-bleached ends. Style your pixie with lots of texture. Mia Wasikowska shares with us a very cute “bedhead” pixie look. We love!

short pixie haircut with ombre

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#38: Very Short Pixie Haircut with a Feathery Texture

The shorter your hair is, the thicker it appears. Layering and texturing of the ends also adds the desired volume. Valorie Curry is rocking the stylish short pixie with an extra edge – cute, stylish, sweet, but not cloying!

extra short pixie haircut

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#39: Super Short Pixie with Darkened Roots

Morena Baccarin has classic facial features and a square face shape that, luckily, lacks very pronounced angles. Such a face looks good with haircuts of any length, and a very short cut is not an exception. If you dare to chop off your locks very short, think of an interesting hair color idea. With short hair you can easily unleash your fantasy!

short pixie haircut for blonde hair

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#40: Ultra Short Blonde Pixie

As for Charlize Theron, she is definitely a cutie with very short hair. We loved her sexy bob looks, but this extra short boyish cut is something! And, pay attention: Charlize also have classic facial features and perfect face shape.

ultra short pixie haircut

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#41: Highlighted Pixie

The pixie with a razored finish is fresh and edgy, so it’s definitely going to make you look younger. The highlights bring this ‘do to the next level of sassy, lightening and brightening the longer strands on top.

#42: Short Work of Art

Short pixie cuts are universally appealing, which means they will never go out of style. But, sometimes you need to shake things up and refresh the look if you have been wearing it for a while. Because there is not a lot of length to work with, try painting a design into the flat section of your style that can easily be washed out at the end of the day.

#43: Polished Pixie

Take a cue from the iconic beauties of the past like Audrey Hepburn and stick the basics with a sleek short cut. The soft, feminine brushed down layers are posh and polished for a look that will transition well into any event.

#44: Jagged Cut

It can be difficult to find a way to be edgy in short styles without bright dyes or crazy designs. What’s great about this look is that it manages to pack a punch with subtle details. A deep midnight purple color and spiky layers elevate the classic cut.

#45: Candy Coated Cut

This style is a lesson in contradictions balancing hard and soft in an exciting new way. It may not look like typical short pixie haircuts because of the asymmetry and long razor cut layers, but that’s what makes it stand out. Take it a step further with a pastel pink and champagne blonde color for a cotton candy inspired hairdo.

Asymmetrical Pastel Pink Pixie

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#46: Spiked Pixie

This style uses hard lines and messy layers to create texture within the super short haircut. The height throughout the crown balances out the flatness in the front.

#47: Colorful Cut

Short pixie hairstyles are not always flattering for longer faces because they can end up emphasizing big foreheads. To combat this, try a flirty side bang in an eye catching blend of pink and orange that resembles a beautiful sunset. Make the front stand out by keeping the back dark and natural.

#48: Short and Smoky

An undercut is when the back and sides are clipped short while the top remains long. This gives you the ability to manipulate the look anyway that you wish; brush it back for a Mohawk-like style or brush it down for long bangs. The shades of dark and light purple create a smoky color combination that is both soft and edgy.

Long Top Short Sides Pastel Purple Hairstyle

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#49: Brown Mohawk Cut

After years of being the go-to option when women want to spice up their style, Mohawks have grown a little stale and predictable. Refresh the look by adding soft, touchable waves on top of your short pixie cut instead of hard spikes or bold bright colors.

#50: Platinum Pixie

Blonde hair can seem too sweet or “girl next door” for some women. Short spiky bleached layers are a way to move towards the edgier end of the spectrum because the pale hue brings a sense of hardness to the otherwise polished look. Long side burns are a fun detail that will set your style apart.

#51: Short Lilac Flip

It can be hard to pull off a cropped cut in such a light shade when you have fine strands, but going short is often a very nice solution. Play with the difference of lengths which naturally involves the contrast of textures – short acicular sides and a neatly combed back longer top, for instance.

Extra Short Ash Blonde Pixie

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#52: Contrasting Cut

You have to have major attitude to pull off one of the bolder short pixie hairstyles like this one. A half bang may not be flattering on most people, but with a dark cat-eye and vibrant lipstick it can work! Balance the edgy cut with a pretty rose gold dye job.

#53: Side Bang Pixie

A temporary color is the best friend of an edgy girl with a conservative job. A heavy side bang pixie cut is pretty tame on its own, but you can jazz it up for a night on the town with a little bit of hair chalk. Highlight your undercut for a pop of color that can be washed out in the morning.

#54: Ruby Mohawk Cut

Nothing is wrong with being matchy-matchy when your color looks this good. Pair a hair-raising crimson cut with an equally vibrant lip color. With so much red, it’s best to tone down the rest of your look with a neutral palette like black or grey.

Burgundy Colored Pixie Mohawk

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#55: Sugary Pixie

Pink, the singer, has one of the most well-known short pixie cuts in the business, and she always surprises fans by dyeing it varying shades of –no surprise here—pink. One of her best looks in pictures is a sleek parted candy colored cut. If it works for an award-winning rocker, why not try it out for a little star power of your own?

#56: Edgy Blonde Cut for Oval Faces

While people may look at blondes as cute and bubbly, with the right short pixie cut, blonde hair can actually come off as tough and help you channel your inner bad girl. The key is to look for matte shades with relatively minimal highlights.

#57: Red Hair with Long Bangs

There is no greater color combination than red hair and green eyes. It’s a super flattering match, as the two are the complementary colors. The long bang softens the face and draws attention to your striking eyes.

#58: Deep Red Haircut with Wavy Bangs

If you have a pale complexion, play off of it by contrasting your skin tone with a fiery red hue. The color stands out by itself, but it might seem too bright and edgy for some when styled with straight or spiky strands. By adding waves to your short layered haircut, you can maintain a soft romanticism within your style.

#59: Choppy Cotton Candy Spikes

The best way to amp up a sugary sweet color is with an edgy haircut. Pastel colors are not just in for your wardrobe, they look great on your hair as well. Although the hue can seem a little darling on its own, when paired with intense spikes and a shaved back it is transformed into the perfect signature style for a confident woman.

#60: Short Pixie Hairstyle and Shaved Mohawk

If you feel that your overall look is too boring, a Mohawk is a good way to show off your creative side through your haircut. With such a statement look, keep your color simple with a subtle ash blonde hue.

Looking through the pictures of short pixie haircuts, you have probably noticed that they are very versatile. This means chances are high there’s a cut and style which flatter you ideally. You only need to find it. Perhaps our ideas have given you some food for thought. And if you are still unsure, consult a good stylist. Good luck to you in searches of your individual style!

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