Pixie Hairstyles That Will Make You Want to Chop Off Your Locks Today

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8 Pixie Hairstyles That Will Make You Want to Chop Off Your Locks Today

03 November 2017
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

Pixie cuts are making a comeback this year and for good reason—the short and sassy style looks great on just about anyone. Not only are pixie cuts stylish as ever, but also they're super low maintenance. Your new ‘do will giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “I woke up like this.”

If you're still not sure a pixie cut is right for you, we've rounded up eight killer styles that are bound to convince you.

Side Swept Bangs

If you’re not ready to chop off all of your locks, consider asking for a pixie cut with long side swept bangs. The bangs will add a feminine touch to your ‘do and leave you with a few more styling options.


If your pixie is longer on the top or beginning to grow out, a pompadour is the perfect style for you. Tease the hair at the top of your crown, backcombing until you’ve reached your desired amount of volume. Comb the teased hair back until the top is smooth. Set your look with a strong hold hair spray.

Embellished Pixie

It’s easy to find yourself in a styling rut when you don’t have as much hair to work with, but a sparkly accessory is a great way to switch up your look. Style your hair as you normally would and pop a glittering headband or hair clip on to instantly elevate your look.

Platinum Blonde

The perfect time to try out a new color is when your hair is cut super short. Take advantage of your super short locks by trying out a killer new color.

Slicked Back

If your pixie has begun to grow out but your prefer your hair styled very close to your scalp, consider slicking it back. This sleek and simple look is insanely easy to pull off and looks incredibly chic on just about everyone.

For this look, begin with wet hair or dampen your dry hair using a spray bottle filled with water. Once your hair is damp, work a medium hold styling gel through your strands and comb your hair straight back from your face . Now that your gorgeous face is front and center, swipe a killer highlight on your cheekbones to complete your look.

Curled Top

This romantic ‘do is perfect for anyone who likes to keep their pixie on the longer side. Using a ¾-inch curling iron, curl all of your hair in one inch sections. Once you’ve coiled your entire head, run your fingers through your hair to slightly loosen the curls for a tousled final look.

S Curls

This flapper inspired style is perfect for your next ‘20s themed soiree. Begin by parting your hair to the left or the right and applying a liberal amount of medium hold gel to the larger section of hair. Comb the gel through your hair until it is completely saturated and evenly distributed.

Starting in the middle of your head, brush a one-inch section toward your forehead. Then, using your comb and a little help from your fingers, create a S-shaped wave. Continue to the next section, creating another S-shaped wave until you’ve completed the entire side. Tuck any extra pieces behind your ear. Repeat on the opposite side, allowing the gel to completely dry.

Teeny Weeny Afro

Big chops are not just for people who are transitioning anymore. Take the plunge and let your beautiful face take center stage with this daring cut. Ask your stylist to cut your hair close to your scalp, leaving just about a half an inch of length.

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