A pixie haircut is a simple way to make your looks sharper and brighter. Short hair draws extra attention to your face, so you should think in advance what features you’d like to accentuate with your short haircut.
Extra short pixie, for instance, flatters girls and women with delicate facial features and big eyes. If you have some extra pounds, it’s better to decide on a pixie with a tapered silhouette and elongated bangs. Here are the 50 best pixie ideas in pictures!
1. Pixie with Long Crisp Layers and Nape Undercut
The thinner and longer the layers, the less “puffy” or “spiky” your pixie will look. Hair that reaches the ears all the way around and has a dramatic undercut at the nape of the neck allows for a striking contrast with loads of intrigue. Keep the undercut short, but not totally buzzed.
2. Choppy Dark Brown Pixie
This chick looks like she’s just put on her blue suede shoes and is about to paint the town red! We love how the stylist took the naturally shaggy texture of her dark hair and turned it into a super hip style. Tip: it works amazingly well, when paired with biker-chic outfits, as seen above.
3. Long Choppy Uneven Pixie Cut
This choppy cut features the longest length in the front and progressively decreases in length towards the back. The look is an easy transition from longer hair to a total pixie cut, as the face-framing length gives it an almost bob-like appearance, but the nape is from a short cut.
4. Mussed Up Layered Pixie with Highlighted Bangs
Embrace a messy, cool-girl texture. Whether you look for a crop to compliment straight hair or a pixie cut for thick curly hair, layers and a tapered silhouette are key. When styling, opt for a messy finish to show off the moment of the hair, an essential attribute of a modern haircut of any length.
5. Adorable Long Tousled Brunette Pixie
Scared of a pixie cut that lays flat? It’s easy to style a longer pixie without sacrificing your love for volume. Add a root booster or volume enhancer to the roots before blow-drying your hair, and flip your head over when drying to amp up volume even more. When you’re through, just shake it out and go!
6. Extra Long Blonde Pixie with Tapered Nape
As women’s hair varies in textures, finding a complimentary cut means “every day a good hair day” with minimal styling. When it comes to pixie cuts for thick coarse hair, a longer side-parted style feels the most natural and flattering for stubborn strands.
7. Feathered Pixie with Nape Undercut
The best beautiful pixie cuts for thick hair feature uneven feathered layers over a nape undercut. This way you show off lots of texture and create gorgeous lightness and movement in otherwise simple and boring short hair.
8. Elongated Pixie with Long Layers
Pixie cuts for thick hair are no longer hard to style when given long layers. Restore body and texture with this low-maintenance cut. A few subtle highlights around the crown make the hairstyle dimensional.
9. Long Messy Blonde Balayage Pixie
Experimenting with the color of your pixie cut is a great way to personalize the look. The hair painting or balayage techniques allow a stylist to add in tones that complement your roots as the pixie grows out. An ashy blonde with dark roots oozes a rocker-chic vibe that works well with the shape.
10. Modern Dark Blonde Layered Pixie
If you have thick hair, opt for a short pixie with highlights of a lighter shade, for example, this warm ash blonde hue. Also, consider adding wispy layers to soften your look and bring more movement to the locks.
11. Feminine Undercut Pixie for Curly Hair
This pixie cut for thick curly hair is super feminine and soft thanks to its delicate curls. With an all-over color or subtle highlights, you can’t go wrong.
12. Long Disheveled Pixie with Blonde Balayage
Doesn’t this long pixie cut for thick hair make you want to chop your locks off right now? The subtle piece-y waves on top keep the look soft. The bright blonde highlights over a dark base deliver a movie-star flair.
13. Shaggy Tapered Pixie with Side Bangs
A messy pixie with a little bit of curl means ultimate texture and dimension. Use a straightener or a curling iron for small curls. You’ll be the epitome of style.
14. Voluminous Pixie with Angled Sides
Another great way to style pixie haircuts for thick hair is to work in angles. These create a flattering geometric shape and lift up the face. Ask your stylist to keep the edge blunt for a neat angled look.
15. Choppy Silver Pixie
Women with straight hair will love rocking this cropped choppy pixie. For thick coarse hair, a style like this tames locks in a classy way. Let bangs graze your eyebrows and sideburns cover your ears if you prefer a face-framing look that can balance out your face shape.
16. Messy Pixie Bob with Piece-y Layers
Modern pixie haircuts for thick hair often fall somewhere between a true pixie and a short bob. From the front it’s a bob, from the side view it’s half bob, half pixie, and it’s a real tapered pixie from the back, complete fusion!
17. Feathered Gray Pixie with Long Bangs
Gray and purple go so well together! Be bold and try out this super cute layered cut. Blow dry or flat iron for a soft, girly pixie and you’ll be the envy of your friends.
18. Boyish Tapered Pixie Cut
Looking for something on the shorter side? A very short pixie like this boyish tapered cut is ultra edgy and low-maintenance. Style with pompadour bangs and finish the look off by sweeping crown pieces forward for more texture.
19. Long Razored Teased Pixie
If you aren’t a fan of polished looks, razored layers can add extra edge to a simple style. To style a fashion-forward look, keep face-framing layers sleek and neat, and use a teasing comb to give some oomph to your shortest strands in the back.
20. Classy Brunette Pixie with Back-Swept Layers
Perhaps the most refined of all short pixie cuts for thick hair features layers long enough to sweep back and blend with a clean and tapered nape of the neck. Ask your stylist for an undercut to give an additional lift to the top and opt for a V-cut nape and sideburns instead of the traditional ones.
21. Neat Boyish Cut with Long Angled Bangs
Straight hair looks as chic as ever when given long angled bangs. Sweep them to the side and leave loose or pin back for a cute date night look. Show off a statement necklace or earrings with this neat yet edgy hairstyle.
22. Tapered Pixie with Side Undercuts
Remember Ashlee Simpson’s pixie days? We have a feeling she would approve of this tapered pixie. Side undercuts are something you don’t see every day and the layered pieces covering them are the perfect addition to the cut.
23. Tapered Pixie with Feathered Crown
Want to go short but don’t want to lose body? The tapered pixie with a feathered crown is the best in keeping volume. During the day run your fingers through the hair for a quick refresh. A great look for women with thick hair and round faces, this style will help elongate your face shape easily.
24. Thick, Sleek and Short
Go for a more sophisticated pixie cut by creating a sleek, side-parted style. This is a versatile look that works with any and all occasions or ensembles. You’ll be the picture of elegance and class.
25. Tapered Pixie with Angled Sideburns
The angled sideburns on this tapered pixie introduce a cool static detail and the layered locks throughout are dynamic and make your hair look fashionable and healthy. For a subtle and sophisticated color, highlight a dark base with auburn babylights. Prefer a lighter color? Go for golden highlights!
26. Messy Pixie for Thick Wavy Hair
This pixie cut for thick wavy hair can be worn by women of any age. Fluff up the hair with mousse or hairspray to give voluminous waves to your messy pixie. If you prefer low-maintenance cuts, this look is for you!
27. Long Razored Pixie with Feathered Crown
The long pixie cut with highlights features enough length to be feminine yet it’s also edgy and bold. For women with thick hair and round faces, this look can help elongate and slim down the face in a flattering way.
28. Blonde Pixie Bob with Feathered Layers
A long pixie cut for thick hair with back-swept layers looks like the all-over bangs in the coolest way possible. To avoid any helmet-head situations, make sure long layers are feathered and fanned out when styled.
29. Bronde Pixie Bob for Thick Hair
One way to make pixie haircuts for thick hair stand out is to give them highlights. This one looks summer-fresh with the bronde balayage color. The best thing about the pixie bob is its versatile look – you can grow it out into a bob until your next salon appointment or crop it back into a shorter pixie if you decide so.
30. Brilliant Pixie Makeover for Long Hair
A feathered pixie is probably the most feminine cut among all short hairstyles, isn’t it? Apart from beautifully framing your appearance, which makes you look softer and more elegant, this haircut is easy to style and maintain.
31. Tapered Textured Black Pixie
For thick coarse hair, a tapered textured pixie tames locks in a sophisticated way. Having layers near the face long will allow you to pull them back for a date night look or when you’re killing it at the gym.
32. Finely Chopped Caramel Pixie
Thick hair needs to be well shaped to look good in any short hairstyle – straight, wavy or curly. A tapered silhouette and plenty of choppy layers build up that shape you want in a pixie cut for thick wavy hair. And it will look equally flattering if styled straight with a root lift. This cut is not very short and it lets you play with textures and coloring whenever you are ready for a change.
33. Short Blonde Pixie
Short hair will look wispier than it actually is, when dyed a light color. Ash blonde is a very cool option. To keep things trendy, why not to spring for an androgynous, edgy style, like this one? On the one hand, it has a retro, swinging 60s flavor, but, on the other, the darker roots are reminiscent of the contemporary ombre style. Perfect mix!
34. Short Feathered Tapered Cut
The best pixie cuts for thick hair work with your texture, not against it. Asking for feathered layers will de-bulk your thickness and give your hair a lighter feel. The result is the perfect pixie to run your fingers through.
35. Choppy Thick Hair
One of basic recommendations concerning a pixie cut for thick hair is to take out some of the bulk via choppy layers. This is especially important when dealing with extra textured locks. A razored cutting tool will thin out the layers and make them look natural and effortless. Blunt, unblended layers just won’t work on this short cut.
36. Pixie With A Tendency To A Curl
Curly hair may cause you troubles with styling, but if it’s a short haircut, like Audrey Tautou’s, you will be able to use your unique texture to your advantage. The right length and good hair thickness are crucial points here, but the reward is worthwhile.
37. Tapered Pixie with Feathered Crown
Using the feathering technique only at the top of the head creates volume and height, while the tapered finish at the nape of the neck keeps this style from seeming too sloppy. If hair is one color, layers can create a similar depth to that of highlights, making your ‘do even more photogenic.
38. Layered Strawberry Blonde Pixie
The most professional of all pixie cuts, the classic cropped pixie is neat and chic. The face-framing strands double as side-swept bangs, and the nape of the neck is clipped and clean.
39. Angled Pixie
Kellie Pickler also sports an elongated pixie, but her version differs notably from the one, presented by Anne Hathaway. Kellie’s cut features the angled sideburns and point cut ends, so it obviously appears edgier and needs some extra definition during styling.
40. Trending Pixie Bob with Highlights
Can’t decide between a classic bob hairstyle and an edgy pixie cut? How about combining these two magnificent options and going for a fancy bixie hairdo? Style your hair like this using a round brush to make your straight hair this dimensional!
41. Classic Pixie with Long Side Bangs
Make your thick hair feel lighter and more carefree thanks to this textured pixie with choppy layers and side bangs. A good thing about this haircut is its versatility, so you can feel free to match it with any outfit, as it will rock your style anyway!
42. Short Fluffy Blonde Cut
A little length in front of the ears paired with a fluffy, feathered crown is a fun, edgy look that platinum color amps up even more. To keep this style lifted all day long, use your fingers to haphazardly run a matte texturizing paste throughout the top of the head, spiking it up, and slick down the sides.
43. Playful Blonde Pixie Haircut
Razored choppy layers, bright strawberry blonde highlights, and messy styling create this trendy, youthful look worth everyone’s admiration. A pixie haircut will complement your appearance and emphasize your beautiful eyes, and it’s also a great way to express your personality.
44. Short-to-Medium Choppy Blonde Cut
The choppier the layers, the stronger the impression your cut makes. Not quite bob-length, rather those of a long pixie, these medium layers pair well with the dirty blonde shade to create a cool, carefree, and somewhat stylishly unkempt finish.
45. Tousled Pixie with Long Crown Layers
With a nape undercut, the long V-cut layers really pop. When you have a short style this chic and edgy, you can stick to a basic solid color or your natural hue to draw attention to the cut and texture, while keeping the color discreet.
46. Elegant Brown Pixie for Thick Hair
Airy yet voluminous, this lovely pixie bob oozes grace and tenderness! Ask for soft layers if you want to make your thick mane a little more weightless. Style your hair to one side and enjoy the movement of the sassy side-swept bangs.
47. Charming Layered Pixie Cut
Do you remember a famous Halle Berry hairstyle she wore on one of the Hollywood red carpets in the 00s? This gorgeous style reminds us of that popular pixie haircut! If you want to thin out your thick hair while keeping the volume at the crown, we recommend you repeat this long textured pixie.
48. Dark Brown Hair with Choppy Layers
This pixie cut is something bigger than a regular short hairstyle. It can truly transform your appearance and give you a more stylish and eye-catching look. In addition, short side bangs is a great tool to balance your long face shape.
49. Textured Bronde Balayage Pixie
The contrast between the super-short back and the very lengthy front layers in this style is appealing, especially when color is used to highlight the difference of lengths. A bronde balayage — not quite brunette, not quite blonde—works with naturally darker roots so your color is easier to maintain for longer.
50. Stunning Red Pixie with Shaved Sides
We are crazy about this posh dark red hair color, especially paired with the bixie style! Note that thick hair pixie short haircuts look exceptionally beautiful when styled to the side.
If you choose the right short haircut, your styling time will be reduced to the minimum. The only moment to watch with pixies is the timely trimming to maintain the perfect shape. Outgrown pixies do not always look very appealing.