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: Messy Ash Blonde Pixie Undercut
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.
#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: Fluffy Gray Hairstyle with Undershave
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.
#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: Half Blonde Half Black Short Pixie
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!
#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: Very Short Textured Ash Blonde Cut
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.
#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: Chic Textured and Undercut Pixie Cut
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.
#13: Short Spiky Pixie Brushed Forward
Can we get a “Hail Caesar?” Say hello to the brushed-forward pixie hairstyle that looks like it walked right out of Ancient Rome. However, a white blonde frosting over a mousy-brown base color really modernizes this classic look. Straight, pointed sideburns are a wonderful choice to accent the cheekbones.
#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: Chic Choppy Pixie for Round Faces
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.
#16: Very Short Spiky Blonde Cut
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.
#17: Rich Brunette Pixie for Wavy Hair
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!
#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: Extra Short Metallic Yellow Undercut Hairstyle
The vibrant yellow color makes the choppiness of short layers really stand out. This color is best used in a creative work environment, where it will be appreciated. Enter the quirky hair world with an undercut in your natural color.
#20: Short Choppy Pixie with Asymmetrical Bangs
How do you make one of these fabulous short pixie cuts your own? Go with an asymmetrical bang. Add texture with razored layers and a basic color that really flatters you. This is just one of many recipes!
#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: Black Messy Tousled Pixie
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?
#23: Cute Tomboy Pixie Cut
The epitome of a little boy cut, (but this one’s for girls!). If that’s what you’re going for, consider doing it with razored layers and V-cut sideburns. In this case you’ll want to put a little more time into styling and shaping, because the key to this cut is keeping it straight, combed, and orderly.
#24: Short Tapered Pixie with Long Crown Layers
This is one of those short pixie hairstyles that are great for a girly-girl. It looks as if every individual lock has been carefully placed by hand. The swoopy, angular fringe draws attention to the cheekbones and perfectly balances the closely cropped sides and nape area.
#25: Piece-y Blonde Pixie for Textured Hair
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.
#26: Silver Undercut with Long Choppy Layers
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.
#27: Short Androgynous Cut for Girls
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!”
#28: Cool Finely Chopped Spiky Pixie
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.
#29: Classy Side-Parted Tapered Pixie
A “fine” choice for women with baby-fine hair, the side-parted short pixie uses angular styling and straight lines to create a wispy, professional appearance. A slight spikiness on the crown offers just the right amount of frivolity and youthfulness.
#30: Messy Chopped Pixie with Blonde Balayage
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#34: 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.
#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.
#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.
#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!
#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!
#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!
#40: 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.
#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: 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.
#44: 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.
#45: 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!
#46: 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.
#47: 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.
#48: 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.
#49: 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.
#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.
#52: 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.
#53: 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.
#54: 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.
#55: 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.
#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: 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.
#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!