Pixie cuts are bold, sassy, and fashion-forward. Not everyone can rock this look, but those that do give us all the urge to chop our hair and join in on the flair.
If you’re looking for a funky new ‘do, or you’ve hit a creative block when it comes to styling your killer cut, we got you covered with some spicy and fun ideas. Snippin’ your tresses above your collar bone may seem like a courageous thing to do, and once it’s done, you’ll feel fresh, flirty and free.
SO, here are some ~lewks~ you can attempt when styling your hair:
Keep Bangs Soft Or Piecey
To keep your cut a little more feminine, blow-dry your bangs to the side using a small
round brush. By wearing the bangs soft and side-swept, like Robin Wright, it helps minimize
a square jaw and make the pixie cut look less severe.
If your bangs are shorter, you can still achieve the piecey look by flat ironing the face-framing
sections, and finishing by tousling and departing them with your fingers.
Use Products That Add Texture
The trick to keeping your hair modern and youthful like Charlize Theron’s is by using products
that add toughness and texture to your hair. You can do this by getting lightweight waxes or
pomades and dumping any gel or frizz fighters in the trash.
By using a styling fiber, it adds shine without sacrificing texture, the way it would if you were to
use something that only adds shine and extreme hold, like gel.
But Don’t Over Do It
Waxes and pomades are great, don’t get us wrong; but using too much will inevitably leave you
looking like a greased spike ball. And unless you’re into the punk rock never-washed-my-hair look, go
If you want your hair to look just a lil roughed up but still textured, like J.Law’s, the
amount you use is very important. A dime-size dab is enough to help you achieve something
like this. But if you’re worried about over-suing, don’t worry, you can avoid them altogether and
just use a beach spray, which adds grit and makes you look sexy without the dirty.
Change Your Part
The best part about having a pixie cut is the ability to part your hair different ways. Don’t assume that
just because you have short hair, you gotta keep it one way until the end of time- no! Change it up, flip it
to one, and then the other. You’ll see easy it will be to make your pixie cut feel fresh and new.
Take a look at Coco Rocha here, her part is usually in the middle, but by switching it to the side, it gave her
a brand new vibe and we are HERE for it. So part yours in the middle, the side, or even pull it back and voila!
Just because your hair is short doesn’t mean you can’t have volume. So middle fingers in the air to anyone
that’s ever come at you with that bullshit. Adding volume to a pixie cut is a lot easier than you’d think- it’s even
easier than long hair.
The best way to achieve volume would be to use a lightweight volumizer through your damp hair and gently lifting
it with your fingers as you blow-dry it. Want more body? Flip your hair upside down while you’re blow-drying it and
you’ll be sure to end up with envy-worthy volume like Miley’s.
Looking at these pictures makes us want to chop our hair ASAP. And really, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to styling your short ‘do. So go on, get to experimenting, and feel free to google ideas- the internet is filled with inspo.