25 Screenshot-Worthy Pixie Cuts for Curly Hair


Curly pixie cuts

As a substitute of the well-known lyric, “ladies simply need to have enjoyable,” it needs to be, “curls simply need to have enjoyable.” Cease holding onto your curls’ lifeless, brittle, or strayed ends. Minimize them so your hair can develop again thicker, more healthy, and longer. Let your curls stay their greatest life. Oftentimes, the favored opinion mistakenly associates #HairGoals with size. The fact is the 2 truly aren’t hooked up to one another and by no means have been. That is all an phantasm. Pixie cuts for curly hair are so cool, so in, and so lovely.

The type might sound barely limiting, however there are a plethora of how you possibly can type your pixie that can make your curls look renewed, simply ask stylists Gina Rivera and Anastasia Stylianou (we did). It is also the best strategy to begin over when you’re coping with harm.

Forward, marvel at 25 pixie cuts for curly hair we’re in love with. 


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Zoë Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz textured pixie

Go away it to Zoë Kravitz to put on a curly and spiky texture collectively just like the cool lady that she is. Cropped types can nonetheless have the utmost dimension, particularly once you mess around with shapes like Kravitz.

“Zoey left some size on prime that she types so as to add peak and dimension and to create a singular look every time she types,” says Rivera. To realize her type, she suggests including a root booster on the base of the scalp. “I like Innersense Magnificence’s Volumizing Foam ($28). Then, use gel from mid-strand to the top of the hair with a view to form and generate the look.”

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Logan Browning

Logan Browning natural curly pixie

Logan Browning’s tight coils look all types of great on this curly pixie. Gentle layers and bangs contribute to its impeccable form. “To boost this easy type,” begins Stylianou, “I like to recommend utilizing light-weight merchandise to permit the hair to do its personal factor. I’d apply a small quantity of DevaCurl Wave Maker ($28) when hair is moist. And end off utilizing Hair by Sam McKnight Cool Lady Barely There Texture Mist to melt the hair and provides it quantity and texture.”

(Observe: Hair by Sam McKnight Cool Lady Barely There Texture Mist just isn’t accessible within the US. For one thing related, we suggest Joico Seashore Shake Texturizing Finisher, $13)

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson texturized pixie

We’re in love with Jennifer Hudson’s feathery curls. If you happen to look intently, you possibly can see that some are even crisscrossing. “Right here, a mid-length pixie has a whole lot of texture but additionally presents as being mushy because it’s barely longer on the crown,” explains Rivera. She provides, “This can be a nice look that you’ll not need to over-style. Use a styling mousse and shine serum. To get the marginally tousled impact, use fingers when blow-drying hair. Full the look with a spritz of Clutch hairspray ($17) from By Gina.”

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Evan Rachel Wooden

Evan Rachel Wood wavy pixie

Preserving size within the heart with tapered sides is what we name a hair energy transfer. Evan Rachel Wooden swept her curls over to at least one aspect for a contact of aptitude whereas her refined highlights serve to naturally brighten her complexion. To copy her elegant pixie, Rivera says to create peak by including root increase to the longer hair on the crown. “Utilizing a spherical brush, direct hair off of the face after which curl the ends utilizing a spherical brush or massive barrel curling iron. End with a pure maintain hairspray ($17). I like to recommend Clutch by Gina,” she says.

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Halle Berry

Halle Berry


You possibly can’t speak about pixie cuts with out mentioning Halle Berry. Her iconic tousled ‘do will all the time reign supreme and appears timeless to this present day. Whereas this type is extra relaxed and wavy than curly, the size on the prime right here remains to be good for her pure texture.

“One tip I’d give in case you have quick hair is that you just need to be sure you put the work into getting the standard,” says Stylianou. “I’d suggest utilizing blow-dry primer for one of these texture and coiffure to make sure it seems to be clean and shiny. My fave is Christophe Robin Each day Cream With Sandalwood ($36).”

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Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron curly pixie

This throwback of Charlize Theron’s daring and upright curly lower won’t ever get previous. To lock a mode like this in place, get your fingers on Tresemmé Tres Two Hair Mousse Further Maintain styling mousse ($7). Rivera provides, “Go away sides barely shorter and comb down phrases or pull towards to combine it up when styling. Use a root increase to get peak on the crown. I like Matrix Biolage Hydrafoaming styling mousse ($24) for this goal. Subsequent, use a one-inch curling iron to loosely curl again the hair on the crown, after which separate the curls utilizing your fingers.” End with a number of spritzes of hairspray.

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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie faux pixie

If you happen to’re not able to decide to a full-on chop, do like Nicole Richie and go along with this fake pixie/ updo. Its wispy, swept-back type is so basic. Once more, experimenting with totally different lengths will immediately add dimension to your lower. For added gloss, end with a shine spray.

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Rihanna pixie

Who remembers short-hair Ri? Relating to curly pixies, you possibly can hold them intently cropped like so, and add a bit of quantity by utilizing a mini flat iron to raise from the basis of every curl. Rivera provides how a fringe that sits excessive on the brow works to completely body Rihanna’s face.

This type is ideal when you’re in search of one thing low upkeep. “I like to recommend starting with Morrocanoil’s Hydrating Styling Cream ($36) then use a small spherical brush to create mushy curls and barely straighten hair turning at simply the ends when styling. Use fingertips to maneuver and place curls. End the look with shine spray to get luster, I like Redken’s Diamond Oil Excessive Shine Ethereal Mist ($17) for this goal,” says Rivera.

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Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga curly hair

Actress Ruth Negga’s pure curls look beautiful in her ever-changing pixie types. These outlined spirals go well with her so effectively. And in case you are buying round for different quick, pure hairstyles, we have rounded up our favourite inspiring seems to be.

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson pixie

Quick-haired Scarlett Johansson is our favourite. There’s one thing so extremely breathtaking about her shaved curly type. It might presumably be the juxtaposition of her female, crazy curls mixed together with her rocker-esque, tapered sides. Both manner, we’ll take it. Rivera agrees: “The quick pixie with the shaved-up sides and the good pompadour crown brings out the very best in Scarlett Johansson,” specifically, “her lovely cheekbones.”

To get this type, Rivera advises, “Shave the perimeters leaving your pure shade as the bottom. On the crown mix a spotlight with a root soften with a view to create dimension. I like to recommend a root booster to supply raise and quantity on the crown.” End with a light-weight hairspray, corresponding to Shu Uemura Moya Maintain Ending Hair Spray ($40).

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Audrey Tautou

Audrey Tautou curly pixie haircut

French ladies have nailed stylish but visually easy hair, and they’ve divulged how. Exhibit A: Audrey Tautou. Her mushy, voluminous curls have a barely undone end, proving that there’s perfection in imperfection.

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Zendaya pixie cut with finger waves

Zendaya is an old-Hollywood glam queen with these good finger waves. This classic type seems to be greatest on quick hair. “Paying homage to days passed by, Zendaya reveals that nice seems to be by no means exit of fashion in terms of finger waves. To realize this look half the hair deep to at least one aspect, use styling gel when creating these beautiful finger waves. End with a shine spray like Morrocanoil’s Glimmer Shine ($30),” says Rivera.

For the final word slickness, tie your hair down with a silk scarf for 20 minutes post-styling.


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Amandla Stenberg

Amanda Stenberg curly pixie

Amandla Stenberg stepped on the purple carpet paying homage to this angular, high-top fade that took over the ’80s and ’90s. Her curls look wholesome and hydrated; nonetheless, in response to Stylianou, the burgundy shade is the actual star of this ‘do.

“One factor I like about this look is the colour,” she says. “I really feel once you’re going for a mode like this, a easy daring shade actually finishes it off completely. I like to recommend utilizing shade glosses to reinforce the lower and provides the hair depth. Christophe Robin has a fantastic choice of Short-term Colour Gel ($35). Prep curls utilizing DevaCurl Styling Cream ($28) to reinforce curls and provides them a bit of construction.”

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Joey King

Joey King curly pixie

Joey King’s hair is an instance of how one can develop out your pixie (whereas it nonetheless being a pixie) with type and style. Purpose for quantity and raise on the roots the place curls shine brightly up prime however are extra relaxed on the backside and sides.

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Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe pixie with gold headband

Feast your eyes on Janelle Monáe’s ethereal, imitable pixie that’s merely perfection. Her feathery curls adorned with a bejeweled headband make her seem like a strolling goddess. “Monáe’s lovely layers are simply lengthy sufficient to supply a mushy fairly than spikey look,” feedback Rivera.

To type, she recommends, “Apply a styling cream and a shine serum, then utilizing a spherical brush, dry hair and barely direct bangs to at least one aspect. To actually nail the look, add a headband and tease barely on the again. Model curls gently over the backcombed space for some further quantity. Spark off with a ending spray.”

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Rowan Blanchard

Rowan Blanchard short retro waves

Rowan Blanchard goes retro together with her stylish crop. A pointy side-part provides construction to her glossy undulations and enhances her heart-shaped face. Paired with a purple lip, it is as if she simply stepped out of an previous Hollywood image.

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Solange Knowles

Solange curly blonde pixie

It was a second when Solange stepped again into the platinum realm. “The additional size mixed with the beautiful platinum is the proper strategy to embrace your curls. The mixture retains this have a look at heart stage,” notes Rivera. Though it isn’t specified if these curls had been achieved with Bantu knots, a twist-out, or perhaps a braid-out, they’re thriving. That is one other Afro-textured type that pure ladies ought to attempt if going shorter is sooner or later.

If it is a type you are excited about, Rivera suggests assembly along with your colorist to find out the proper shade in your pores and skin tone. Additionally, hold some size and add a curl-enhancing product to get the proper form.


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Samira Wiley

Samira Wiley short natural curly crop

Generally all it takes to mild up a room is a smile like Samira Wiley’s and a coiffure to match. Her look is minimalist, but it surely makes a press release. We’re loving the distinction of texture with shaved sides and an extended curly mop on prime.

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Maria Borges

Maria Borges natural hair pixie

Victoria’s Secret Angel Maria Borges exemplifies the fantastic thing about Afro-textured pixies. Though so much of naturalistas reward large hair, this trimmed type is equally eye-catching. In accordance with Rivera, “Maria Borges is the epitome of a natural-born magnificence with this short-cut pixie. That is the proper search for emphasizing her beautiful lengthy neck and superbly formed eyes and brows.” She underscores that the important thing to creating this type is wholesome hair.

To get you there, Rivera recommends “utilizing an excellent wetline that has biotin, collagen, and the B Nutritional vitamins that guarantee hair well being. Pure BioGen Complicated is my favourite shampoo ($16) and conditioner ($16) for enhancing and sustaining extraordinarily wholesome hair.”

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Alia Shawkat

Alia Shawkat curly pixie with red headband

Alia Shawkat is certainly one of our fave poster ladies of curly hair. She makes an argument for embracing hair’s pure texture. All you want are a number of styling merchandise and a killer purple headband to drag off this moppy pixie.

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Halsey's pixie haircut

Singer Halsey provides her pixie lower a bit of rock star edge with this wavy moist look paired with purple lips. To pull off the moist look, the key is to combine collectively a little bit of hair gel and hair cream. If you happen to simply use gel, your hair seems to be crunchy. If you happen to simply use cream, your hair can look greasy. Work the gel/cream combination by way of your hair, utilizing your pure curls and texture to present you quantity.

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Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner-Smith pixie cut

Actress Jodie Turner-Smith combines stylish finger waves with shaved sides on this fashionable and completely screenshot-worthy pixie. To create finger waves, work a dollop of mousse, corresponding to The Doux Mousse Def Texture Foam ($15) by way of your hair. For finger waves, mousse usually works higher than gel. Use a high quality tooth comb to brush your hair right into a wave and your fingers to maintain the curls or grooves into place.

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Ginnifer Goodwin

Ginnifer Goodwin's pixie cut

Ginnifer Goodwin performs off her pure texture with this lovable tousled pixie haircut. Work in a volumizing mousse and dry your hair with a spherical brush. Apply a molding paste, corresponding to R + Co Model Styling Paste ($29) to create a piecey texture and end off with hairspray for added peak and to carry the type in place.

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Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong'o

Not like Monáe’s look (above) with the headscarf within the heart of her pixie, Lupita Nyong’o makes use of her headband to push all her hair again to place the emphasis on her lovely face. A small delicate headband is the proper accent for this look. Give the remainder of your pixie some quantity by teasing the again and set with hairspray.

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Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway reveals off her lightened up pixie that makes use of her wavy texture to create this eye-catching pompadour. To repeat her look, spray some root booster, like L’Ange Grand Debut Root Booster ($23) onto roots and dry utilizing a spherical brush. Slick again the perimeters of your hair and spray on hair spray to set your look.

  • How do you type a naturally curly pixie lower?

    To chop down on upkeep and styling time, work with you pure texture. That begins with asking your stylist for a pixie lower that enhances your curl sort and utilizing merchandise that hold coils moisturized and outlined.

  • How do I do know if I am going to look good with a pixie lower?

    Nearly anybody can rock a pixie lower so long as it is tailored to go well with you. So earlier than making the lower, you may want to contemplate your face form and options, in addition to your hair sort and way of life. There is no one-size-fits-all pixie.

  • Is a pixie lower good for curly hair?

    Sure. Other than being low-maintenance, a curly pixie lower is extremely versatile. Having pure texture requires minimal styling as a result of you possibly can simply let your curls do their factor—so long as you put money into the proper merchandise, that’s.



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