Long pixie hairstyles are a beautiful way to wear short hair. Many celebrities are now sporting this trend, as the perfect pixie look can be glamorous, elegant and sophisticated. Here we share the best hair styles and how these styles work.
Beautiful Long Pixie Hairstyles
Check out the ideas in pictures below to get inspired.
#1: Layered Long Pixie Cut
As is usually the case with layered looks, this long short cut is also appropriate for thin hair. Your locks may look wispy when cut straight, or with a round base line. But try layering various lengths of hair strands and your mane will gain tremendously in terms of volume—and with no product either!
#2: Long Pixie with Choppy Fringe
This choppy platinum blond style really does make the wearer look like a fairytale pixie—or perhaps the fairy Tinkerbell. Note that the fringe is much longer than the hair at the back of the head, which works toward building a bit of natural volume at the top.
#3: Grown-Out Pixie for Square Faces
It’s edgy, with a trending pastel color, layers, and very long fringe swept away to one side. And the best part? It doesn’t detract from the model’s natural beauty, by emphasizing her cute features. Her strong jawline is perfectly balanced, which is what all great haircuts should do, at the end of the day.
#4: Ear-Level Blonde Pixie Style
This pixie bob works surprisingly well for oval and delicate long faces, since it accentuates their natural elegance. The ear-level length hair on one side is balanced out by its lengthier counterpart on the other, and together they create a wonderful counterpoint, in terms of hairstyle structure.
#5: Messy Asymmetrical Pixie Cut
This edgy look is featured here in a row of pictures, which allow you to get the full scope of it—from the back view to the hip frontal part. We love the deep side parting, which achieves a spectacular dramatic effect, fit for an urban princess of hipsters, as well as for a bohemian dreamer.
#6: Platinum Pixie with Undercut
Keep your coif current with a close cut or shaven back. If you’re feeling bold, extend the close cut to the sides. Maintain your do long on top for a funky style that’s fun to play with. An extreme platinum color adds poise and is sure to turn heads.
#7: High Lavender Cut
With a short undercut do that’s long on top, you can add height and give the style more volume. Part hair to one side and backcomb from the deep side swept bang to the crown. Be sure to get the ends thinned out to keep the cut light and easy to style. Such a simple and elegant look can get away with a fun purple or pink tinge.
#8: Short Sides Long Top Pixie
Want very short hair in the back? Short sides long top hairstyles are very popular for men, yet the bravest women with oval faces and big eyes can pull this androgynous look too. The effect is awesome and especially suitable for sportier types, who do, nonetheless, want to preserve some degree of femininity.
#9: Asymmetrical Pixie with Long Bangs
To one side, this pixie is shorn very short, while to the other, the hair almost extends to the jaw level. As can be seen on the model, this brings out the features in the upper half of the face, like the light colored eyes and impeccably maintained eyebrows. It’s not an extremely pretentious style, but it won’t work as well for square face shapes as it will for oval and oblong ones.
#10: Effortless Haircut
A longer, low-maintenance pixie is the essence of the girl next door. Texture, volume and a bit of wave combine to bring a powerful but adorable cut to life. Less is really more when it comes to effort.
#11: Painless Pixie
This picture of a long pixie haircut presents a style anyone can rock. It’s cute, fresh and has just enough attitude to make it stand out from the crowd. A cut this painless requires virtually no maintenance and stands the test of time.
#12: Smooth Sailing Haircut
Here’s an elegant and refined short haircut style with a deep side part and angled fringe. Longer hair on one side creates a fun element of asymmetry for a more dynamic hairstyle. Maintain a smooth finish and you’ve got a perfectly polished mane.
#13: Layered Pixie with Length at the Nape
This cute hairstyle with long bangs also features choppy layering, which tends to work best with very light color options. It is also the case here, where the platinum strands are offset by the darker roots.
#14: Modern Pixie Style
A long pixie haircut with a modern twist could be just what you need to revitalize your look. With lots of length on top and closely cut back you get a trendy and confident look. Add further dimension with a platinum color on top of the dark underlayer.
#15: Elongated Wavy Hairstyle
If you’re looking for a more natural pixie hairstyle, try one that’s feathered and upgraded with an exaggerated front fringe. A longer section of hair can be swept or braided to the side. Who doesn’t love having options?
#16: Funky Pastel Green Pixie
Who would’ve thought that the words ‘adorable’ and ‘spiky’ could sit side by side in the same sentence? Well, they can, when you throw in blue-green hair and some softer spikes than you’d see in a Mohawk for instance. Add some ornamental flowers, for good measure, and prepare to emerge as a full-blown hippie princess.
#17: Plum Red Pixie Evolution
Like many long pixie hairstyles, this one, too, is based on a short and spiky cut that has naturally grown out in time. The model has maintained her plum red color. The final style goes a long way in terms of showcasing how a little length difference can dramatically alter a single style.
#18: Messy Auburn Pixie Cut
A bright personality can pull off a cheeky pixie look. Just because it’s short doesn’t mean it can’t be layered. Loads of angles and a ton of texture liven up your look. A sizzling hot red color could be just what you need to take your pixie to the next level.
#19: Vintage Long Pixie
Bring back a vintage feel from the old Hollywood with a sultry short hairstyle. A deep part with a voluminous side-sweep is beautiful yet easy to pull off. Let your long side bangs flip out at the end. Tease the roots to create the right amount of height.
#20: Shine on Pixie
A look with a long pixie cut is like a blank canvas. Once you’ve got the right cut in place, you can stylize it any way you feel. You can keep it pin straight, or soften it with some waves. Combine the two together in one hairdo. Plus, it allows you to pull off any color you like. An iridescent purple tone can add lots of shine to your pixie.
#21: Wavy Pixie with Undercut
This long pixie cut has all the volume and femininity of a longer cut with the ease of a short style. A slight undercut will draw attention to waves and curls in the top layer, and the stacked back will add some height.
#22: Choppy Inverted Pixie Bob
If you like short styles, but don’t want to lose length around your face, try the inverted pixie bob. This long front short back style combines choppy short layers of a pixie with long face-framing locks of a bob.
#23: Asymmetric Pixie with Long Bangs
Want a pixie cut but can’t bear to lose your long bangs? Keep the back and sides trimmed, and let the top stay long. Leave the long locks naturally wild as a statement piece – this can also give your haircut a fun asymmetrical twist.
#24: Pastel Pink Choppy Pixie
A new take on the long pixie cut is this choppy inverted style. The hair at the back is layered with a slight nape undercut, and the front of the cut features long angled bangs. Style the hair with a product suitable for your hair type to give those layers definition and show off the different lengths.
#25: Long Silver Pixie Style
This pixie cut (that is almost a bob) has lots of length but does not sport the usual neat parting. The hair is styled messily with a maximum height from the crown of the head, and the locks are layered asymmetrically throughout the cut.
#26: Pink Pixie Bob with Feathery Layers
Pixie-cut-bob styles are all about layers. This pink cut boasts tons of layers all the way through the hair, adding height to both the long front and short back. The key to this look is confident, eye-catching styling with lots of hairspray!
#27: Ash Blonde Asymmetric Bob
The most unique long pixie styles are the ones that aptly pair two entirely different lengths of hair. Three quarters of this haircut are a bob with the remaining section being a short pixie-length. Tie the two parts together with a striking hair color.
#28: Cute Layered Inverted Pixie Bob
An inverted pixie bob is perfect for formal events and daily wear, depending on how you style it. The buzzed back and sides make a great contrast with the long top, and the inverted shape creates a totally edgy look.
#29: Mermaid Green Long Pixie
The longer pixie can be feminine and face-framing as well as short and quirky. With short cropped hair on one side and long sweeping bangs on the other, this style perfectly blends two lengths into one style. And, a root fade if plan to sport an unnatural hair color like this emerald green.
#30: Long Gothic Pixie
This season be ready to spice up long pixie cuts with unusual colors and tousled styling. This long pixie sports cropped side bangs and a stacked back. Make the most of the look with lots of layers and a generous amount of hairspray, wax or gel.
#31: Pink and Orange Haircut
The neatly shaved undercut and the sweeping lengthy top section make for a really unique hairstyle. This is a relatively low maintenance ‘do too; the striking cut and bright colors draw attention on their own, so there isn’t much need for styling!
#32: Gorgeous Long Lilac Inverted Bob
This is a beautiful transition style between a pixie and a bob. The graduation between the lengths is smooth and neat – perfect for those who want a short style appropriate for formal events.
#33: Feminine Blonde Layered Pixie
A long pixie haircut can be worn with shorter bangs to soften the face and a few side layers to give it a cool angled frame. This particular style covers the ears and accentuates the jaw line – ideal for oval and heart-shaped faces.
#34: Short Asymmetrical Haircut
There’s no need for a drastic undercut to pull off a pixie-like bob, a subtle difference in length can look just as good. This style sports long cheek-grazing layers on one side of the face and shorter swept back locks on the other.
#35: Classic Curly Pixie Cut
Girls with curly hair have an advantage of being able to rock a longer pixie in two different ways. Wear your hair natural and curly for a deceptively short cropped look. Or, straighten your hair for a longer inverted bob style.
#36: Undercut Pixie with Purple Highlights
Long pixie haircuts look best with a bit of color! These purple and black pieces highlight the stacked back with an undercut. Maximize the inverted pixie bob with shorter layers to show off the color and texture of the style.
#37: Bright Blue Inverted Pixie
Try a bright Manic Panic color with a sharp inverted pixie to really show off the shape of your haircut. This style features elongated wispy layers in the front and short snipped hair in the back – a perfect cut for ladies with thin hair.
#38: Wispy Pixie Cut with Bangs
Channel your rebellious side with a short spiky pixie cut and contrasting long bangs. This style needs a bit of a light hold texturizing product and hands-on styling to make the most of the layers. Finish the look off with a statement color like this delicious creamy blonde, for example.
#39: Short and Sweet Haircut
If you want an understated pixie bob haircut, try a cropped cut for sultry brunette locks. Keep the top of the hair long, and wear it side-parted, with a root lift. Go as short as you like on the back.
#40: Layered Pixie for Curly Hair
A big chop is a bold step, but when you see an inspiring example, like this one, you can’t resist! The curls grazing the cheeks and the nape are absolutely cute and the flow of layers forward is just amazing.
#41: Asymmetrical Pixie Bob
Nothing says that you’ve embraced a short cut quite like an asymmetrical style. Your cut can be longer in the front and shorter in the back. Or, you can increase the fierce factor and take it shorter on one side. A subtle wave enhances this style keeping its cuteness, but the attitude is undeniable.
#42: On the Fringe Cut
Gorgeous long pixie cuts have lots of edges and sections to make your face standout. Choose a short cut with a wispy fringe that lengthens at the ears. Make an even bigger statement with bold blonde coloring. Raise the volume with a strong hold hairspray.
#43: Lush and Long Haircut
The long pixie haircut offers so much versatility and is great for anyone with a creative side. By maintaining length, you have more opportunity for wild styles. With lots of texture up top, this cut is intentionally unintended.
#44: Elongated Fiery Red Pixie
A short hairdo can beautifully frame your face and accentuate your best features. Keep a deep side part, longer length and layers throughout. The style is easy to maintain and every bit sophisticated.
#45: Long and Light Pixie Bob
A shorter hairstyle that’s layered generously through the ends creates a light and airy feel. With a texturizing product you can achieve a windswept look. While it does have that messy feel, it’s still all class.
#46: Fierce and Long Pixie
A pixie style with lots of lengths and angles creates more intrigue than any other short cut. Show off your fierce strands with little to no effort. There’s no right or wrong way to style a cut like this.
#47: Mohawk Haircut Redux
A long pixie can be turned into an art form. The closely clipped side contrasts well against the length and volume on top and in the back. Choose one side to part your hair on or go for an either-or cut. Smooth your hair out with a hair straightener to keep it looking slick.
#48: The Long and Short Cut of It
A sultry, angled bang is a great way to create dimension in a shorter cut. The razor-edged texture also gives the illusion of a multi-layered style. You can tuck the side behind one ear or let it out in front. Straighten your hair out flat for further sleekness.
#49: Edgy Layers for Thick Hair
A long pixie cut can deliver just as much zsa zsa zsu as any long and bouncy hairdo can. With lots of layers and piece-y sections, a cut that’s long on top can be stylized in a number of different ways from soft waves to crisp feathers or edgy spikes.
#50: Long, Layered and Fearless
A bob-pixie hybrid proclaims class and confidence. Color your hairstyle all over in a mixture of fiery hues to really turn up the sass. Style it straight or add in some finger waves to highlight your face. The possibilities are endless.
#51: Flaming Hot Pixie for Thick Hair
Verging on a bob, but definitely based on a pixie cut structure, this style is all about volume and texture. This being the case, we only recommend it to women with a rich mane, who want to sport a haircut that doesn’t involve any complex daily styling for a change.
#52: Raven Black Long Pixie Hairstyle
This steamy brunette is sporting a vintage-inspired long pixie, reminiscent of the voluptuous vixens who used to pose as pin-ups in WWII. It’s a chic style and a highly feminine one —so make sure to pair it with outfits that bring out your natural curves and assets.
#53: Chin Length Cut for Fine Hair
In the first picture the model’s triangular face and soft hair seem mismatched. But the ‘after’ image, in which the hair has been cut and styled into a cute, edgy pixie bob, goes to show how some layering and length variety goes a long way.
#54: Half Pixie Half Bob Cut with Highlights
Both lighter strands and asymmetrical cuts can work for young girls, as evidenced by this cute model. Although the longer side resembles a bob, the cropped, multi-layered shorter one brings the style back to typical pixie standards.
#55: Long Pixie Hairstyle for Heart Shaped Faces
This short cut solves one of the thornier problems for women with inverted triangle shape faces. It conceals the wide, tall forehead and emphasizes the model’s high cheekbones and sparkling eyes. The dark roots-lighter tips combo also illuminates her glowing facial features and literally ‘opens up’ her expression for the whole world to admire.
#56: Choppy Pixie Bob with Balayage Highlights
But what if your hair is neither shaggy, nor messy, and not even a tad wavy? You’ve got this alternative, which involves longer strands to both sides of the face and a cropped, precise cut at the back. As with fine hair, enriching straight hair with texture via layers is always an efficient solution for volume.
#57: Crisp Back-Swept Waves
Retro curls on longer pixie cuts add glamour and elegance. They are ideal for a beautiful evening look. Charlize Theron wears loose curls away from the face for sophisticated Hollywood allure. This style can be created with a heated curling tong and then spritzed with hairspray for maximum hold.
#58: Long Edgy Pixie with a Side Sweep
A deep parting on Kristen Stewart gives a fresh punk vibe to a longer pixie cut. Using a texturizing product helps to create more movement in the hair and add volume. This style is perfect for teen girls or those in their twenties as it’s on trend and looks great with highlights.
#59: Refined Straight Pixie Cut
Wearing a long pixie hairstyle with bangs like Sienna Miller is highly flattering for oval and long face shapes. This style can be rocked with different hair accessories, and is ideal if you’re planning to grow out your hair. A little volume on top helps to add thickness to fine locks.
#60: Long and Tousled Hairstyle
Wearing swoopy bangs with a side parting like Mandy Moore is highly flattering for rounder face shapes. Added layers help to achieve the look of thicker hair. These look beautiful both on younger and more mature ladies. This style is very versatile and can be worn with lots of texture or as a sleeker ‘do.
These were the best hairstyle suggestions for short-to-medium length hair from celebrities. Try a new turn on your time-tested style!