Nikki Goddard
Updated on March 21, 2023

Few hairstyles are as empowering as a pixie. Bold but feminine, they grant you confidence and make a bold beauty statement. If your hair could use a little change and you are ready for something manageable and effortlessly chic, check out these trendy varieties of a messy pixie hairstyle.

1. Razor Cut Short Pixie

Razor cutting is a popular technique that adds texture to your short hair and softens the ends. Naturally wavy hair looks stunning razor cut into a pixie hairstyle. The messy texture enhances tenderness and femininity.

Messy Chocolate Brown Pixie

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2. Salt and Pepper Messy Pixie

Sport your grays with fresh confidence with a pointy pixie haircut. Natural gray peeking through the pixie cut lends an extra dimension to short hairstyles. Throw in several silver highlights to boost the effect.

Beautiful Salt and Papper Pixie Look

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3. Messy Pixie Bob with Elongated Bangs

Modern and bold, this blonde pixie cut with bangs manifests freedom and versatility. Customize the look by playing with a flat or curling iron, sweeping your hair back or sideways to explore cute messy styles. It’s also a great middle ground between long hair and short pixie haircuts.

4. Charming Side Swept Pixie Bob

This adorable messy pixie bob conquers with its charm and simplicity. Styling comes easy with pixie cuts: warm a dollop of texturizing cream in your hands and comb your fingers through your pixie haircut. Works like a charm!

Asymmetric Pixie with Blonde Highlights

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5. Edgy Pixie

Adding dimension on top is a failproof way to forge a captivating short hairstyle. Spiky tufts of hair give an edge to a sweet blonde pixie cut. This edgy short pixie is a great way to show off your playful personality.

Boyish Platinum Blonde Spiky Pixie

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6. Messy Pixie Cut with Bangs for Thick Hair

Pixie haircuts work wonders for thick hair removing the bulk of hair that weighs itself down. This messy pixie hairstyle has the top and side tresses swept forward to blend with choppy bangs.

Bowl Cut Pixie with Tousled Texture

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7. Messy Pixie Cut with Caramel Highlights

Sun-bleached tresses add summertime freshness to messy hairstyles all year around. A soft new shade draws just enough attention to your hair texture and adds that airy feathery feel to your hair. This highlighting technique makes a pixie for fine hair look more voluminous.

Dark Messy Pixie with Chunky Copper Highlights

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8. Blazing Textured Pixie

One of the undeniable benefits of short hairstyles is that they are color experiment friendly. Create a unique combo by fusing a hot shade of flaming orange with a messy pixie cut for a one-of-a-kind short hairstyle.

9. Berry Blonde Pixie

This short pixie cut looks even better in berry blonde. A stylist’s tip: when platinum blonde hair seems too flashy, tone it an interesting shade. This blonde pixie with a tousled texture on top and neat slicked-down sides gives off a sweet feminine vibe.

Ash Blonde Pixie for Straight Fine Hair

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10. Pixie Bob with Long Side Bangs

Bold and feminine, this asymmetrical pixie cut with elongated bangs is absolutely charming. It’s one of the most low-maintenance and versatile pixie hairstyles, as the fringe can be worn on the other side or secured back with bobby pins.

Messy Pixie with Side Swept Bangs for Thick Hair

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11. Messy Pixie with Undercut

The juxtaposition of this pixie hairstyle serves as a foundation for a modern swank look. The edgy undercut is paired with a feathery choppy pixie. The locks are textured and swept back-to-front for additional volume. Simply stunning!

Messy Blonde Pixie with Shadow Root and Shaved Undercut

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12. Platinum Blonde Pixie Haircut

Opt for soft layers all through a short pixie cut and elongated side bangs. It will give you more styling options and everyday versatility. Apply texturizing spray to damp hair and blow-dry it using your fingers to lift and shape your locks. Or simply brush your bangs to the side for a classy sleek look.

13. Layered Pixie Haircut

Messy pixie haircuts look lovely in their layered incarnation. This cut is excellent for thin hair, lending it extra dimension and volume. The feathery pieces frame your facial features beautifully, hiding forehead lines and softening all types of face shapes.

Classy yet Trendy Pixie Cut for Women over 50

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14. Shaggy Pixie Haircut

With lots of volume on top and thinner layers framing the face, this pixie haircut is an epitome of a chic, effortless style. The ruffled texture exposes the length variations within the pixie cut and makes the haircut look volumetric.

Shaggy Pixie Cut for Round Face Shapes

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15. Punky Short Pixie Haircut

Fierce and rebellious, this fiery pixie crop with V-shaped bangs and long sideburns is out of this world. Take cues from gothic aesthetics to create the look that works for your face shape and personal style.

16. Long Pixie Haircut

This simple messy pixie with thick bangs turns all attention to the eyes. Messy pixie haircuts like this one work well with lots of different hair textures, including straight hair. Long pixie haircuts are modern and classic, while ultimately practical.

Messy Jet Black Pixie with Full Bangs

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17. Sideswept Pixie Haircut

This side-parted short pixie hairstyle is excellent for maintaining a professional look at work. Enhance the on-duty appearance with a smoothing serum to look stylish and put-together.

Messy Black Pixie Hairstyle with Shaved Lines

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18. Messy Pixie Cut with Long Bangs

Nothing can beat long side-brushed bangs in complementing nearly all face shapes. It will look equally great with a round, square, heart-shaped, or oval face shape thanks to its ability to balance your features.

Messy Short Pixie with Long Block Colored Bangs

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19. Feathered Messy Pixie Haircut

Messy pixie haircuts with a feathered finish are light, stylish, and sexy. It’s a very flattering cut on any face shape and creates an illusion of thicker tresses for fine hair. Short pixie haircuts will be an excellent choice if you want a casual short hairstyle that’s low maintenance but chic.

Textured Pixie on Thick Brunette Hair

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20. Short Pixie Cut for Thin Hair

When getting short pixie haircuts for thin hair, make sure to ask your stylist to work in lots of texture. Otherwise, your short pixie might look flat. Sporting your natural hair color on the outgrown roots will create color contrast and add dimension to your thin hair.

Short Pixie with Balayage for Thin Hair

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21. Shaggy Pixie Haircut with Highlights

This messy pixie features voluminous wispy strands ending in soft warm highlights for a mesmerizing effect. It looks as though sunlight is bouncing off your locks. The two contrasting tones make pixie cuts pop!

Bob to Messy Pixie Transformation

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22. Touseled Short Pixie Haircut

Before diving into the world of short hairstyles, discuss what type of short pixie haircut will complement your face shape and neckline. Pixie hairstyles with lots of volume on top are ideal for women with petite features and fine hair. The tousled feel of your pixie cut will lend you all the sass and confidence that you need.

23. Gamine Messy Pixie Cut

Try a short pixie with a tomboyish charm. The baby bangs and short tresses beautifully frame your face. Perfect pixie for thick hair if you fancy wash-and-go short hairstyles. The skillful layering will reduce the bulk of your thick hair, resulting in a gorgeous lightweight messy hairstyle.

Short Pixie Cut with Subtle Spikes

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24. Classic Short Hairstyle

The classic short hairstyles are timeless and beautiful. This pixie haircut features short hair on the sides and the back with slightly longer tresses on top. Its basic design and simplicity will ensure styling flexibility. Classic pixie haircuts will work great for both natural and showy hair colors.

Textured Pixie with Short Bangs

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25. Soft Pixie Haircut

Messy pixie haircuts are great for women with big foreheads. When getting this haircut, ask your stylist for textured layers on top and soft bangs framing your face. Avoid too much hair layered around your forehead though, so as not to direct attention to this area.

Androgynous Pixie with Curtain Bangs

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26. Edgy Pixie with a Shaved Line

Messy pixie haircuts with shaved lines will appeal to nonconformist women who prefer to pave their own way in style. Short hairstyles always catch people’s eyes and with the added bonus of unusual trimming, you are sure to be in the limelight.

Dimensional Blonde Pixie with Undercut Sides

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27. Playful Asymmetrical Pixie

With short hair at the back and long bangs, this pixie cut lends you a mischievous playful vibe. Alternatively, you can let the fringe fall over your eyes for a retro 60s look or slick back all the hair.

Red Brown Pixie Bob with Swoopy Bangs

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28. Seventies-Inspired Short Shaggy Cut

Acquire an artfully messy bedhead look with this trendy short shag hairstyle. Ruffled styling matches the unkempt character of 70s-inspired messy pixie haircuts perfectly.

29. Wavy Pixie Hairstyle

Embrace your beautiful hair texture with a wavy pixie cut with longer layers on top. Apply curl cream before blow-drying your hair for stunning bouncy curls. Neatly shaped, but with a messy flair, this short hairstyle has a boyish charm to it.

Messy Long Pixie for Naturally Wavy Hair

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30. Super Short Choppy Pixie Cut

Short pixie hairstyles are a roaring success because they can give you a fresh youthful appearance in an instant. Give your face a gorgeous frame with a bunch of choppy layers. Ask your stylist for styling product recommendations and tips on recreating this look at home.

Tapered Platinum Blonde Pixie for Thin Hair and Round Face

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Practical and easy to style, with tons of charm and amazing versatility, no wonder pixie hairstyles are all the rage. Take a plunge and experiment with a fresh look today!