People usually cower in fear at the thought of getting a pixie cut. And listen, we've been there. Some of us are still there. However, we can all probably agree that when done right, a pixie can be nothing short of life-changing. Most converts to the cropped 'do end up never looking back, and that's despite the maintenance (read: constant trims) that a pixie cut actually requires. Thinking of joining their side? Keep reading!
Here are 10 of the most flattering pixie cut styles you should try:
1. Classic pixie
Nothing quite beats the silhouette of a classic pixie cut if you want an ultra short cut. It's a style that Audrey Hepburn wore back in the day, and it's still a timeless look everyone should try at least once. To give a more modern feel to your look, ask your stylist for layers—it'll instantly add texture!
2. Pixie cut soft cropped fringe
If you want a softer look for your chop, hold off on the choppy layers and add some shape with a fringe instead. Keeping your bangs around half an inch above the brows will also maintain the pixie's "short" look and will be super flattering on small or heart-shaped faces!
3. Side swept pixie cut
A side swept pixie will work great on those who want their cut to feel less bare. That's because in this style, your hair will run diagonally across your face, helping frame the widest areas of your mug like the forehead and cheeks. It's also a great way to show off your natural texture if you have thick or wavy hair!
4. Grown out pixie with side bangs
When you can't commit to a cropped cut just yet, try a longer version like a grown out pixie to test the waters. This style is only slightly shorter than a bob so if it doesn't work out for you, it won't be difficult to grow your hair out again. But to make the most of it, choose a hair partition that reveals your "good side" and add side bangs to the other for some face-framing action.
5. Pixie mullet
Looking for a more experimental pixie? Cop the pixie mullet that Ursula Corbero wore in Money Heist. There are three key elements to this chop: the shortened sides, choppy bangs, and finally, nape-length locks to really give it that mullet feel. It may not be everyone's first choice, but it's an easy way to wear two bold haircuts at once!
6. Short pixie cut
If it's your goal to go as short as possible, make Zoe Kravitz your hairspo. The actress' take on a pixie cut is almost bangs-free, featuring only texture-adding layers along the hairline for some dimension. Those who want to show off their cheekbones like her will love this look for sure!
7. Short platinum blonde pixie cut
Getting a pixie is a bold enough transformation on its own, though if you want to push the envelope a little more, couple it with a platinum blonde dye job. Afraid it'll wash you out? Don't be. Just avoid bleaching your brows since it will frame your face now that your locks are light as can be. You can also ask your colorist for dark roots if you prefer a lower-maintenance look!
8. Side swept pixie with undercut
An undercut can take a regular pixie cut to the next level. It's best paired with a longer chop like a side swept pixie, since it offers a flattering contrast with the softness and length of the cut. Some people even opt to have their shaved sides dyed a different color for a cool two-toned effect!
9. Pixie bob with blunt bangs
Like the long pixie cut featured above, a pixie bob is an option for those who prefer an easy transitional style over a classic crop. What's great about it is that cheek-grazing blunt bangs will add coverage to the sides of your face, making sure you won't be overwhelmed by the shortness of the look. You can opt to have them cut curtain-style, too, if you prefer a softer finish.
10. Textured pixie cut for wavy hair
Wavy- and curly-haired people never have to worry about their locks looking flat with a pixie cut. If anything, it'll actually show off your texture even more, especially if you go with a style that's thicker at the top. Don't miss out on a brow-length fringe either for a more flattering, face-framing look!