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13 December 2017
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Emily Arata

Senior Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L’Oréal, Emily works with celebrity stylists to make finding the right cut, color, or style easier than ever before. She's previously written for Allure, Elite Daily, and First We Feast.

There is no haircut that makes an impact quite like the pixie does. This cropped, androgynous style holds onto its popularity regardless of the decade, encouraging generations of women to lose the length and make a bold statement.

If you’re not yet in the know, let us tell you: Not all pixie hairstyles are the same. It’s not one universal cut, but rather one with subtle nuances. Should your stylist taper your cut to the line of your neck? Should he or she style your face-framing pieces into an edgy peak? These are all the question you’ll need to work out before fully committing to the cut.

Those looking for major pixie inspiration can look no further than a few of our favorite pixie ideas.

Pompadour Pixie Cut

Do you like to stand out at nearly any social event? Do tailored, androgynous styles suit you perfectly? You might be a candidate for the pompadour pixie cut, a cut that’s all about drama.

Instead of cropping the hair close to the top of your head, your stylist will leave it longer. Then, he or she will teach you how to build a voluminous pompadour using either a texturizing spray or a mousse. Finish the style off with a healthy coat of hairspray.

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Disconnected Pixie Cut

“Disconnected” might have a negative connotation, but there are few short cuts prettier than the disconnected pixie. If you’re confident in your jawline and itching for something new, ask your stylist for a cut that’s cropped close to the head at the back and sides but is dramatically longer on the top.

A sharp side part can bring extra nuance to the style, creating nearly effortless volume on top. The look is the perfect match for the woman who’s skilled with a round brush and a blow dryer.

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Nouveau Hawk Pixie Cut

Be honest: Your interest in this cut is piqued simply because it involves a fancy word like “nouveau.” Think of the nouveau hawk as the would-be punk style you loved in high school, but all grown up. It’s a more drastic version of the disconnected pixie, with a buzzed base and longer top.

Your stylist will likely use a razor to cut a piecey, edgy texture into your top section before teaching you how to build volume.

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Asymmetrical Pixie Cut

Unlike the disconnected pixie cut, the asymmetrical version enables the wearer to hold onto much more length. Your stylist will work toward clean lines at the neck and over the ears, but leave enough length on one side of the face for you to tuck behind your ears.

If you’ve spent years worshipping at the altar of the lob, the asymmetrical pixie cut is a natural next step. You’ll get all the flattering aspects of shoulder length hair with half the drying time.

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Shaggy Pixie Cut

This is the style that probably springs to mind the second you think “pixie cut.” This shaggy, rocker-inspired ‘do plays particularly well with dimensional color. Choppy texture and blonde highlights are a hair match made in heaven. For extra drama, start with a dark brunette base color.

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