Pixie cut haircuts are all the rage right now. With tons of celebrities rocking them, like Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, and Jennifer Lawrence, there is no shortage of proof that pixie cuts are super cute.
Despite what some may believe, there are a ton of ways for you to style a pixie cut. Even though there’s less hair to work with, you still have a ton of freedom when it comes to styling your hair. And many of these hairstyle choices are quick and easy enough that they can be worn in your everyday life and mastered with just a little bit of practice.
Here are 10 ways to style your pixie cut!
1. Everyday Casual and Messy
This is a perfect look if you’re looking for something quick and casual for your everyday life. Once you get good at doing this style, you can have it done in around five minutes, perfect for busy weekday mornings.
Start with damp hair and brush back with a fine-tooth comb. Spray with a volumizing product (bonus points if there’s a heat protecting element in it!). Blow-dry the shorter sides and back of your hair down. Part the longer pieces of hair at the top of your head however you prefer and blow-dry. Focus on your roots to give your hair volume.
Headbands are a staple accessory for people with long hair, but they can also be used in pixie cut hairstyles as well.
Place your headband at the front of your head, just a little bit above your hairline. Take the longer “fringe” or “bangs” pieces at the top of your head tuck them under the headband, so the hair is covering the headband.
This hairstyle is a good choice if you’re looking for something quick that will also get the longer pieces of your pixie cut out of your face.
3. Curled Look
Even if you don’t have naturally curly hair, you can still rock a curled pixie hairstyle if you’re looking for a more formal hairstyle.
Take the longer pieces at the top of your head and curl them back with a small flat iron or curling iron. Work in small pieces to make sure every piece of hair is curled. A curled pixie cut is a good choice if you need a hairstyle that’s a little more formal and you have some time on your hands.
4. Tie In A Bandanna
A bandanna is a great choice if you’re looking for a cute hair accessory to take your pixie cut to the next level. Find a bandanna or scarf in the length, style, and color that you want. Make sure it’s long enough to tie around your head.
There are plenty of ways to wear a bandanna in your pixie cut, with the most common being to tie it around your head with a bow sitting on top of your head. From there, you can choose to tuck the front pieces of your hair into the bandanna or style them like you would bangs. A pixie cut with a bandanna is a good choice if you think your outfit for the day could use an extra accessory.
5. Slicked Back and Formal
A sleek, slicked back look is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a formal hairstyle if you’re going to an event that requires you to dress up, like a wedding reception or a work event.
Run some gel through some damp and brushed back hair. Part hair to your liking, blow-dry, and finish with some hairspray to hold everything in place. This is one of the easiest and quickest formal hairstyles you’ll ever come across.
6. Faux Hawk
Faux hawks are a great hairstyle choice if you’re looking for something fun for an event like going out with friends on a Friday night. Mastering a faux hawk with a pixie cut is easier than you may think.
Backcomb hair towards the front of your head to give it volume and make it stand up. Spike the hair on top of your head by raking hair wax through and pulling your hair upwards. Shape your faux hawk to your liking and finish off with some hairspray.
The faux hawk is an easy look if you’re looking for a different everyday hairstyle.
7. Bangs And A Beanie
Beanies are great accessories for your everyday outfits, especially when it starts to get colder outside. Throwing on a beanie is a good choice for when you need an accessory to tie your outfit together and you don’t feel like putting a ton of work into your hair.
Styling your pixie cut with a beanie is super easy. Just brush the longer parts of your hair forward to give yourself some faux bangs and then put on a beanie. It’s a good option on those cold days when you’re running out the door.
8. Pinned Back
There are some days when you don’t want the longer pieces of your pixie cut in your face. A pinned back look is a must-do on those days.
Getting these longer pieces of your pixie cut out of your face is easier than you may think. Brush your hair back and pin the longer pieces to your head with bobby pins. If you want a more “finished” look, push the pinned back hair forward to mimic the early 2000s “Duff Puff” hairstyle.
Just because you have a pixie cut doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with braided looks. It may take a little bit of practice, but with time you can master the art of French braided pixie cuts.
Braided pixie cut hairstyles are a good choice on days where you feel like putting some more time into your hair and you’re looking for a more intricate look.
10. Throw On A Hat
There are some days where you really don’t feel like putting a ton of time into your hair. On those days, hats like baseball caps will be your best friend. Just brush your hair back and put a backward baseball cap on top.
This is a good choice on days when your hair isn’t cooperating with you. After all, not every day can be a good hair day.