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Updated on January 24, 2021
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21. Curly Pixie Pin Up Style

Short Curly Silver Hairstyle

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This curly hair pixie cut is reminiscent of pin up girls featured decades ago – but with one unique twist – granny color. Many millennials are going for “granny hair” which is when hair is colored grey, silver or white. It’s a sure fire way to modernize those classic pin curls for a whole new style.

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Women with textured hair can sometimes feel that they have to forego super short styles because medium length hair will be unflattering to their curl pattern or too thick and unruly around the face. But, with the right cut and color tricks you can make your curls work for you. There are beautiful 30 examples of winning pixie haircuts for curly hair below.

Curly and Wavy Pixie Cuts

With curly hair you may go for extra short sides and nape, an asymmetrical pixie or a pixie-bob. Choose according to your curl pattern and face shape. Here are the suggestions.

1. Platinum Blonde Pixie with Side Bang

Sometimes short cuts can seem too neat or polished for a woman who wants to be noticed. A cool-toned pixie cut should turn heads, and a long bang will add some mystery to your wavy pixie cut.

2. Sassy Pixie for Curly Hair

Not everyone can pull off super short bangs, but if you have the bombshell facial structure to make it work (perfectly arched brows, full lips and high cheekbones) they can actually add a welcome bit of whimsy to your overall appearance.

3. Blonde Undercut for Fine Hair

By giving your style texture, you can also make thin hair appear more full and bouncy. Simply curl your hair and brush it upwards for maximum volume, but avoid applying this method all over your head. Without slick or tapered sides this can go from head-turning to eye-rolling.

4. Wavy Disconnected Cut

The super short cut on top with a flowing side bang is an interesting mix between a bob and a pixie. It’s a daring look for a woman with an adventurous spirit.

5. Sultry Shaggy Layers

The key to sexy hair is that it looks soft and effortless, like you want to run your fingers through it. The layered curls hit the mark with the way they casually fall and frame the face–and when you are this gorgeous, you definitely want to show off your best assets.

6. Ultra-Short Curly Pixie

A curly pixie cut may sound challenging, as our intuitive perspective of such a cut is always with stick straight hair. However, curly hair actually looks amazing with a short, simple cut like the one seen here. The trick? A quality curl product to keep the lift up all day.

7. Multi-Length Cut for Curly Hair

If you want something a bit more creative than the standard short pixie, try a modern style that works with varying lengths. One example is a hairstyle that’s tapered on the sides and back but tumbles down into longer sections on top.

Curly Pixie Bob

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8. Side Swept Voluminous Haircut

If you have thicker hair, you will be able to use it to your advantage when it comes to a thick pixie cut. Use a styling product to position hair into a long lasting side swept style. The best part about this look is found in the fact that it can be easily grown out into a longer style over time.

Side-Parted Pixie For Curly Hair

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9. Classic Curly Cut

Channel a true retro vibe with this curly and cropped cut that pays homage to the 1950s and 60s. Pixie haircuts for curly hair can still look very feminine even when hair is quite short.

Short Haircut For Curly Hair

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10. Colored Curls

Show off your beautiful curls with some fun and bold color options. A vibrant orange paired with an icy lavender is just one idea – pick any combo of hues that truly expresses who you are. Curls are great at showing off, and color only adds to the look.

African American Curly Copper Pixie

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11. Multidirectional Pixie

If your hair tends to lean more toward wavy than actual ringlet curls, work with it to pull off this cool tousled style that’s anything but sloppy. Apply a quality mousse while hair is still damp and get ready for creative tresses that last all day.

Long Shaggy Pixie

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12. Strawberry Blonde Pixie Cut

When it comes to a pixie cut curly hair has a lot more variation than straight hair, so go ahead and play with length, direction and color as much as you’d like. If you’re looking for something bold and different, go for a strawberry blonde – you can always go darker again if you don’t like it.

Short Strawberry Blonde Hairstyle

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13. Curly Hair Shaved

Shear the under layer of hair, fading it around the ear line, but leave some curls to be wild up top. This look is edgy and expressive, and also super simple to maintain on a daily basis. This is best on a younger woman, but any age can pull it off if you have the right attitude!

Women's Undercut For Curly Hair

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14. Closely Cropped Curls

If you are a no-frills kind of gal, keep things simple with closely cropped hair that resembles a more classic androgynous style. Easy to wear, and it also makes showers a breeze in the morning. If you want things to be a bit more original, play with some color that veers far from your natural hue.

Short Messy Blonde Hairstyle For Women

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15. Electric Pixie

Pixie cuts for curly hair can be pretty basic – and on the other end of the spectrum, they can be truly electrifying. Go all out with a vibrant hair color not easily found in nature – a hot pink, neon blue or day glow orange for starters.

Short Curly Bright Red Hairstyle

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16. Spiked Curly Shortcut

Keep things short but fun with this hairstyle that takes advantage of every perk your naturally curly hair has to offer. Starting with a carefully coifed front fringe, remaining hair is spiked and styled in a wild upward direction.

Messy Pixie For Curly Hair

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17. Sweet and Sophisticated Short Cut

Bookish personalities look adorable with this very simple short pixie cut that defies the complicated morning prep so many women struggle with. Use some product to make a dramatic side sweep, and allow your hair to go natural in color and texture.

Women's Side Part Tapered Cut

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18. Pixie Cut for Round Faces

Round face shapes are adorable, and yet so many women believe the only solution to thinning out the face is to wear hair long. In some cases this couldn’t be further from the truth – in fact, round faces can benefit from an asymmetrical cropped hairstyle. If you can pull off a curly pixie, go for it! Your round face has never looked cuter.

Short Asymmetrical Pixie For Curly Hair

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19. Texturized Bouncy Curls

Ethnic hair is often curly, and many women struggle with style options. One of the best styles available for curly and exotic hair is a longer tapered version of the pixie cut. Use a smoothing conditioner to keep frizz at bay.

Short Tapered Cut For Natural Hair

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20. Wavy Pixie Bob

Relaxed and yet still stylish, this wavy style is all about the angles and length. This is a good option for girls who still want hair long enough to style into a clip or ponytail, but overall want a simple look that is ready to wear.

21. Curly Pixie Pin Up Style

This curly hair pixie cut is reminiscent of pin up girls featured decades ago – but with one unique twist – granny color. Many millennials are going for “granny hair” which is when hair is colored grey, silver or white. It’s a sure fire way to modernize those classic pin curls for a whole new style.

Short Curly Silver Hairstyle

Instagram / @presleypoe

22. Tapered Cut for Girls

Maybe you were around for the 1990s, or maybe not – but allow us to leave you with this hairstyle example that rocked the decade. It’s easy to do – simply ask your stylist for a taper on the sides and back paired with longer, forward strands in the front.

Layered Tapered Pixie Cut

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23. Tightly Wound Pixie Cut

If you have that tightly coiled hair that is too stubborn to ever obey, a pixie is perfect for you. Cropped fairly close to the roots, it tames coils and keeps them in place.

Very Short Natural Hair With Highlights

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24. Asymmetrical Half Shaved Style

This wavy pixie cut is all about rebellion – and it’s also simultaneously lovely. The buzzed section can be a work of art with a variety of shapes and design options. The front can be worn long and sassy, embracing your natural curl or wave.

Short Asymmetrical Undercut Hairstyle

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25. Angled Curly Cut

Can’t decide between a long pixie and a super short one? Why not go middle of the road with this short and long combo that frames and illuminates the face. It’s a beautiful look when you’re truly ready for something different.

26. Pixie with Long Side Bangs

A little bit of texture goes a long way. While a cropped style with a long side bang is nothing new, this curly pixie hairstyle gives it a modern spin by incorporating soft and sexy coils for natural movement that is very on trend.

27. Braided Effect Hairstyle

Braids are an instant way to add sweetness to any style, but just because your hair is short that does not mean you have to skip the look altogether. Mimic a braid pattern by layering tightly spaced curls in a row. The result is a glowing, braid-like crown.

28. Wild Tousled Waves

In case you want to put an edgy spin on your curly pixie hairstyle, simply add loads of texture. This lovely messy look is all the rage!

29. Natural Curly Pixie

If you are gifted with tight ringlets, you should not avoid short hairstyles either. Embrace your texture with even curls that taper off just around the perimeter to keep you looking more posh and less like a poodle.

30. Sassy Cut with Sweeping Bangs

This pastel look creates texture by brushing your wavy pixie cut in different directions. This is a great option for women with thick hair who still crave a bit of volume.

As you can see, curly pixie haircuts can work for a variety of face shapes and skin tones depending on how you style them. From wild curls to sleek waves, there is a worthy style for any woman.

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