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.
With its short and cropped length, the pixie cut offers a liberating and low-maintenance option that exudes confidence and flair. From edgy spikes and textured layers to soft side-swept bangs and sleek cuts, there is a multitude of short pixie cut variations to explore. We have curated a collection of inspiring and diverse ideas that we’re confident will pique your interest.
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.
If you like your hair to be wash and wear, this tousled hairdo will suit you just fine! Undercut on the sides and at the nape of the neck, the straight and messy ashen-blonde locks just “pop” off the crown of your head in a new and provocative arrangement each time you wash and style it.
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.
Only the most confident woman is willing to blend two extremes in one style: pixie cut with shaved sides and gray hair. The sides and back are shaved to the skin, and the longer, graduated layers burst up and around the crown to contrast the undershave and complete this fun, quirky style.
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.
Can’t decide if you want to go blonde or black? No need to! The short two-toned pixie is the perfect solution. When you bleach a very short cut partially, leaving your roots natural it’s optimal for dimension and maintenance. And with this high contrast of colors, it’s a real head turner!
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.
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.
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.
A fabulous example of how short you can go with a pixie-cut and still stay youthful and feminine. Boyish, (but not masculine by any means), a very short textured back and neat sides give way to a flounce of tamed blonde locks at the top.
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.
Womanly and highly fashionable, one of the best examples of short pixie haircuts looks fabulous in an ashen blonde with a pink undertone. The contrast of textures and lengths lets your hair make a statement of its own.
Want to join the pixie club? How about this short pixie haircut then? It helps you reveal the face shape perfectly, highlighting your cheekbones and facial features. With this sassy hairstyle, you will easily stand out in any company!
Face-framing baby bangs and triangular sideburns are the hallmarks of a short pixie cut. These classic hairstyles look great on women who are confident and don’t mind wearing their tresses in a super short cut.
Very short haircuts for women provide a boyish appearance. The cut in this length is easy to style and doesn’t require anything but a towel dry.
This hairdo is not the shortest version of the pixie hairstyle, so if you want to stick to something longer and “safer” rather than experiment with your hair much – go for this style. Balance the face shape with a layered fringe and add more layers on top to make your pixie more voluminous.
This is a timeless pixie-do for the feminine woman who has been blessed with natural wavy locks. A slightly longer variation of the popular short cut, you’ll be able to work with your waves instead of fighting against them. Just a finger-pick and a tousle on top, and you’re on your way!
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.
Here is a textured pixie cut that anyone can have fun with! The long bangs can be worn swept to one side, combed over or spiked up. The nape is squared off and perfected. The gray-brown color palette adds to the visual interest of the trendy urban hairstyle.
If short hair is sexy, then very short pixie haircuts are even sexier! The side-swept bangs add dynamics, and the tousled crown section brings some extra texture and height. The closely cropped sides and white blonde highlights contribute to the bold look that shows off the ears and your swanlike neck.
The bright white color of this super short hair is just a small part of its appeal. The fluffy texture of the closely cropped pixie helps each piece stand out and provides a sense of fullness around the head. The baby bangs and micro sideburns frame the face and ooze modern edginess.
When you are considering short and sassy haircuts, you might be thinking of the one with a messy tousled top and neat, tapered sides. You’d be right! A classic pixie that works for textured hair of any color, the art is in the messiness. Who says windy days have to be a hassle for your hair?
If you have straight hair but want to stay away from very short haircuts because you think they look too boyish, consider a more feminine pixie with lots of long layers covering the undercut. The back has a lot of fullness and volume.
The side-parted pixie has tons of feminine appeal and works great for thick, straight hair. The back and sides are cropped close to the scalp, and the sideburns are shaved into perfect triangles. It’s a hairstyle that can look corporate and edgy, and it’s super easy to style.
If you’re blessed with thicker textured hair that tends to have a mind of its own, you’ll love the way our “piece-y” pixie works with your waves. Complete it with a fairly bright and glimmering metallic blonde and get ready to be bombarded with “Who does your hair?” questions wherever you go.
Boisterous and eye-grabbing, the very short undercut around the sides and back sets off the full, long, pointed layers of the crown section. To pull off this look, you need to have confidence and let your hair be the star of the show.
Unassuming, neat, and fashion-forward, going the androgynous route is a trendy way to pay homage to the super short haircuts of today. The sharply angled and closely shaven undercut certainly lends itself to boyish vibes, while the free-flowing longer locks boldly state: “I’m all girl!”
If you have very fine, straight hair, you might want to consider this spiky pixie hairstyle that increases the height and depth of your short hair by shaggy layers. A little bit of product helps to volumize and keep the crisscrossed strands just where you want them. Blonde babylights make the hairstyle look light and natural.
The side-swept baby bangs and the radiant gray blonde hair color create a soft and sophisticated hairstyle that is perfect for professional women who want to keep things natural and easy to maintain. A super short pixie brushed forward also helps to disguise fine hair that may be thinning according to female pattern hair loss .
If you’ve decided to cut your hair really short but you still want to retain texture and volume, brush it forward. Thin hair will look thicker, and the short bangs and triangular sideburns add a hint of youthful femininity.
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.
The spiky top and side-swept baby bangs give an urban, modern feel to short pixie haircuts. Match your dark brown hair color to your eyebrows to enhance the chic and dramatic flair of your look. The long, angular sideburns are delicate and feminine.
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.
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.
Modern, bold, and edgy — very short pixie haircuts are a variant you can’t miss. Bright blond spikes cropped close to the head, barely-there bangs, and the sharp accent of dark eyebrows make this cut a stylish combination that is great for nights out at the club, and totally appropriate for days at the office.
For girls who like to wear their hair short and neat, a simple pixie cut is the way to go. The ash blonde cut is parted on the side and combed smooth on the top, so there are no flyaways. You can tuck a few strands behind the ears and wear a pair of oversized glasses for a trendy look.
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.
The choppy textured structure along with the catchy frosted highlights are signature details for this ‘do. But don’t fail to notice the way the bangs fall in nice, sharply angled layers! We believe such refined short pixie cuts with bangs make the wearer look like an actual pixie!
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!
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.
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.
This super short pixie hairstyle is one of the trendiest pixie haircuts this season! It allows you to highlight your beautiful facial features and is also great to wear during the hot summer months. Pair it with massive earrings to look chic and classy.
Ideal short hairstyles for women with thick hair types must have a lot of texture to control the mane, and this pixie cut is an excellent example. Paired with a short fringe, it makes your thick hair lighter and airy, and it looks very lovely as well.
Think a short pixie haircut won’t work with your round face? Think again! If you opt for a textured cut that builds an additional height on the crown of your head, it will visually elongate and slim a full face.
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.
Who said that short haircuts couldn’t be soft and feminine? Do you remember the iconic Michelle Williams style with a stunning blonde pixie? This short layered haircut looks extremely gorgeous and gentle, so if that’s what you need, don’t be afraid to experiment and cut your hair short!
Looking for a way to make your thin hair look fuller and thicker? How about a short layered haircut and wispy bangs? With the right amount of layers and appropriate texturizing product, this choppy pixie cut will look really gorgeous!
Feel like a superstar with this bold spiky pixie that, to some extent, reminds a faux hawk. This hairstyle is one of the ways to make your fine hair look more voluminous. You can give it even more texture if you go for the blonde hair color.
Getting undercuts is the best way to keep outgrown pixie cuts from looking messy and unkept. The side-swept bangs add softness and sweetness to the style, while the volume on top visually makes the hair thicker and fuller. Add contrast to your brown base by getting locks dyed blonde to bring a more feminine impression to your short pixie haircut.
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.
If you ask most women who prefer cute pixie haircuts why they like them, they usually answer: “They’re fast and easy to style.” We couldn’t agree more! This messy, tousled bronde balayage hairstyle offers the best of both worlds: sophistication and maturity combined with the wash and wear convenience.
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.
Looks like this edgy short pixie was made to storm the catwalk! To get this hairstyle, ask your hairstylist to cut your short hair in layers and dye it in a flattering blonde shade, which is best for those with a cool skin tone. Style your choppy pixie using products like lightweight wax or pomade to add toughness and texture to your hair.
This makeover looks kind of radical, but to our mind, it only highlights the beauty of its owner. Short bangs balance the face and make it softer, which is great for women with long or oval face shapes. But keep in mind, when you are wearing short pixie haircuts, it’s essential to work in texture; otherwise, the cut can start looking flat.
It’s hard to describe how much we love this spiky pixie haircut! The sides and back are closely shorn like in the professional men’s cuts, and the long spikes on top provide a perfect constant to the extra short sides. Style your spikes with hair wax or any other appropriate product to edge them up.
Are you looking for a sophisticated yet stylish pixie you can wear both to the office and on a date? Then this cute pixie cut with shaved sides and micro bangs is what you need! This hairdo will look equally stunning for thin and thick hair types, so you definitely won’t regret implementing this style!
A fine choice for women with baby-fine hair, the side-parted short pixie uses angular styling and straight lines to create a professional appearance. Stacked hair on the crown offers just the right amount of frivolity and youthfulness.
Blonde faux hawk can refresh and bring some edgy vibes to any short pixie cut, especially when paired with an undercut. Tease the hair a bit to add extra volume and create “movement” that will perfectly contrast with the shaved sides and back.
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!
What an edgy pixie hairstyle! The shaved sides of the short pixie fade cut give it a masculine edge, but the cute blonde bangs are feminine. Bright blonde with dark roots is an attractive color combination that looks fantastic on most skin tones.
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!