Pixie is the most popular short haircut for women. Its poetical name is reminiscent of forest elves, fairies and sprites. Removing the bulk from the sides and adding height on top, this haircut can miraculously create a sweet lively look for women with round faces. Look at these inspirational photos, and you are sure to see that opening up your face is a great idea after all!
Pixie Cuts for Round Faces
If your face is round, your pixie must feature volume on top that visually elongates your face and brings it closer to the ideal oval. Stylists recommend backcombing on the crown to achieve the desired effect. Pixie is a very good choice for thin hair.
Whether you opt to cover your ears or reveal them, give your preference to the asymmetry that always flatters round faces. For example, try a pixie with long asymmetrical bangs. They visually cut the broadness of your face, making it narrower.
A pixie haircut often enhances the natural charm of round faces. You may also try to introduce a few colorful tresses or a couple of highlights to refresh your style. Let’s see some successful images of pixie haircuts, which are super trendy in 2023.
#1: Pixie Hairstyle with Choppy Layers
Pixie is among the most low-maintenance haircuts. You can create very different pixie styles, depending on the occasion and your preferences from neat sleek ‘dos to rebellious funky hairstyles. The easiest way to style pixie is by smoothing your tresses with a dab of wax or ruffling them slightly with gel for a chic tousled touch. Make sure you’ll define occasional feathers.
#2: Long Side Bangs
A pixie haircut is achieved thanks to a special technique that suggests cutting your hair shorter at the temples and nape and leaving longer locks on the crown. You may create a sassy asymmetry thanks to long bangs. You may “flip” the bangs with the straightener to keep hair from getting into your eyes and let it frame the face beautifully.
#3: Messy Pixie Cut
This is so adorable! Part pixie, part bowl cut, the imperfect styling reveals a spunky personality. Ask your stylist for blunt cut bangs, cute short sideburns and longer hair tousled on top. When hair is short, your face becomes the star, so experiment with fun, colorful makeup.
#4: Salt and Pepper Look
This cute cut has a super cool vibe. The natural hair color looks beautiful and makes the hairstyle zero maintenance. The interesting baby bangs along the hairline create a distinct oval face frape to trick an eye. Plus, there’s a good mix of sleek and messy styling.
#5: Forward Styled Pixie Cut
This pixie haircut for round face is styled as well as humanly possible. No seriously. Everything—from the piece-y bangs to the spiky upper section—is so on point. While this look incorporates closely clipped sides, that isn’t totally necessary (if you’re afraid). You can keep hair about half an inch long in the back.
#6: Spiky Pixie for Round Face
This short pixie has clearly made her day! For a fun style, sculpt hair up and out in the back. To do it, work a medium hold mousse into damp hair and blow dry with a small brush, holding each section away from the head as you are blow-drying. It will take some practice to master on yourself!
#7: Pixie Cut with Curtain Bangs
Pixie cuts for round faces can go as urban and modern as you dare. Short blonde hair and curtain bang trends aren’t going anywhere soon. Keep the roots darkened for interest and dimension.
#8: Long Pixie with Deep Side Part
Lots of women love side bangs, but not all women can pull them off. Pixie cuts for round faces are the perfect opportunity to try. This face shape is a perfect match for the style, and where short hair is involved, extra visual interest is a must.
#9: Purple Streaked Pixie
For a cute look that will turn heads, opt for a messy, short pixie with a flattering color woven through. While it’s tempting to pick your favorite color, you’re better off consulting your closet. In front of a mirror, hold up different pieces of material to your face to see what makes your eyes and smile stand out.
#10: Thin Hair Pixie Haircut
It is natural for hair to start thinning with age, that’s why mature women often cut hair to maintain the illusion of thickness. Style hair to one side, preferably, against the natural growth of hair to create a cowlick that will hold hair up. This simple trick is the true magic women with round faces and fine hair adore.
#11: Full Messy Bangs
When you go for a pixie cut for a round face, you should definitely think out of the box. If sweet, short bangs aren’t you, then keep them long. With the long choppy pieces on top, you can pull off a variety of looks — everything from punky faux hawks to tiny top knots.
#12: Bleached Pixie Hairstyle
For pixie hairstyles that are young and modern, platinum is a great go-to. Especially when dark hair is peeking through! This is a grungy cool look that will definitely improve your everyday style. Notice how the longest piece of hair meets the hair at the temple? That creates a pretty shape.
#13: Shaggy Pixie Haircut
Shaggy haircuts with messy wispy layers is a surefire way to hit a trendy, attractive look. Plus, choppy layers is a great tool your stylist can use to customize the cut to the round face shape. This version of the pixie cut is truly effortless and dreamy.
#14: Extra Short Pixie for a Round Face Shape
This super short pixie combines a men’s haircut with the girly wavy fringe. To style it, you’ll need a fine tooth comb, a quality gel that won’t later turn flaky, and just a few minutes. Sigh. Any girl who has spent hours in front of a mirror is getting jealous right about now.
#15: Long Pixie Cut with Loose Waves
Long pixie is one of the fail-proof haircuts for round faces. Long layers allow playing around with diverse hairstyles for short hair, from curling your locks with a small-diameter curling iron to making a cute loose Dutch braid to bring hair away from the face.
#16: Pixie Bob for Round Faces
Let your layered pixie hit the jawline to shift the focus away from the chubby cheeks. You may wear the longer layers as long face-framing bangs or push them to one side for a change. If you choose to slick them back, make sure you style the look with added volume on top.
#17: Sleek Ear Length Cut
Short haircuts with blunt ends make the jawline look tighter, which is a great hack for a chubby face or a sagging jawline. Showy block coloring will be a cherry on top earning you a lot of compliments.
#18: Edgy Pixie Undercut
A winning element of pixie haircuts for round faces is tight sides that visually elongate the head. If you don’t mind turning heads, opt for shaved sides and balance the look with feminine soft layers on top.
#19: Short and Tousled Pixie
This sweet, feminine cut has a very short tapered back that curves with the head and long messy pieces on top. This is the classic pixie, a staple for women who love going short. Women with naturally straight hair will have the benefit of low daily maintenance with this cut.
#20: Stacked Pixie Bob for Fine Hair
If your hair’s natural texture is straight, flat limp locks may be a common issue. Using dry shampoo on freshly washed hair may save the day. Blow dry the layers at the crown and the asymmetrical fringe with a round brush to create volume and movement. Leaving bits in front of your ears will frame the face, making it look thinner.
#21: Choppy Layers Pixie
A messy, wispy haircut with bangs is a great choice for those with fine hair and round faces. It gives an edgy and sexy look, and it’s easy to style with just a drop of a styler.
#22: Short Naturally Curly Hair
If you have curly hair and a fat face, avoid haircuts that hit your jawline or cheekbones. Pixie haircuts with tapered sides and fluffy curls on top will nicely balance chubby cheeks. An added bonus is a sassy short curly style that is easy to maintain.
#23: Pixie for Round Face and Thick Hair Texture
Thick hair with natural waves can more easily achieve this amazing amount of volume, but the right products never hurt.
#24: Swept Back Pixie Cut
Typically, pixies are styled forward. But they can also be swept back — whether for a formal evening or just as your everyday look. A long pixie is especially chic when blown or brushed back. You’ll want to employ a light hold spray to keep hair in place without added stiffness.
#25: Short Pixie with Layered Bangs and Blue Highlights
Pixie hairstyles can work on a variety of hair types, including straight. You can simply blow dry or brush your hair over and you’re good to go! Push the longest layers to the front, and you’ll add in funny pointed fringe for a change. The bright color gives visual interest to what would otherwise be a pretty simple haircut.
#26: Messy Pixie Hairstyle
For women with round face shapes, a tomboy haircut can be a great option to give the illusion of a longer, more angular face. This style is short on the sides and back, with the top kept longer and styled either messy or sleek. Fun and unique!
#27: Short Natual Hair
We are absolutely in love with this Teeny Weeny Afro. Not only is the haircut flattering for round face shapes, but its golden hue is also a perfect match for the deep skin tone.
#28: Tapered Sides
A tapered pixie cut for round faces looks immaculate, but be ready for more frequent salon visits to refresh the undercut and preserve the neat look. Consider cutting bangs shorter or parting them, as this will open up your facial features.
#29: Asymmetrical Pixie
The fun part about choosing asymmetry when you go short is there’s still room to go shorter, so you can continue to experiment. Not to mention that side-swept fringe is totally beautiful.
#30: Bowl Cut Pixie
Can’t get our eyes away from this stunning two-tone pixie that mimics a famous bowl cut. Blonde feathered layers create impressive lightness and the nape undercut is so much touchable.
#31: Long Layers Swoop
For a long pixie that has plenty of Old Hollywood glamour, style hair up, back and to the side. You will definitely need a blow dryer to achieve volume this high. Make sure to purchase a large barrel round brush and practice to perfect your technique.
#32: Pixie Mullet
Pixie mullet is a short hair trend you couldn’t miss. This fashionista has chosen to try a softer, shaggy version, and it looks absolutely stunning on her thick wavy hair.Pixie haircuts are always fresh and on-trend, and they are excellent for round faces. You just need to take into account the nuances of your looks, such as your face shape and expressivity of facial features and choose the right cut accordingly.
Pixie haircuts are always fresh and on-trend, and they are excellent for round faces. You just need to take into account the nuances of your looks, such as your face shape and expressivity of facial features and choose the right cut accordingly.
With a pixie haircut you look younger and instantly draw attention to your face. Note that a short pixie cut has to be renewed regularly or it will lose its shape and won’t look as stylish as before. Not sure what kind of bangs to pair your pixie with? Want to check on more versions of short hairstyles for your face shape? View the galleries with bangs for round face and short hairstyles for round faces.