30 Celeb-Impressed Pixie Cuts for Thick Hair

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Kate Mara / Ruth Negga / Zendaya pixie cuts

Critical query: What’s chicer than an impeccably executed pixie lower? Our response: nothing. In reality, the one factor stopping us from getting one ourselves is the sheer terror that we would remorse the choice after the actual fact. One other severe query: Is there such a factor as phantom hair sensations? We would wish to know.

Regardless, we have settled on a compromise, relying on our favourite celebrities to proceed their gutsy inspiration. And presently, now we have our sights set on pixie cuts for thick hair. Texture is all the time the MVP with regards to lower and magnificence, and pixie cuts are not any totally different. So we rounded up 30 inspiring pixie cuts for thick hair courtesy of our favourite celebrities and reached out to stylists Gina Rivera and Clay Nielsen for his or her trade perception.

Hold scrolling, and put together to feast your eyes on 30 pixie haircuts that look nice on these with thick hair.

 

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Asymmetrical Pixie

Rihanna pixie
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From fire-engine pink to an asymmetrical bob, Rihanna has just about finished each lower and colour justice—after which some. Nevertheless, this edgy pixie lower circa the 2008 Grammy Awards hit a excessive observe. (And it has been etched in our brains ever since.) Nielsen feedback, “I like asymmetry in haircuts. It permits the hair to maneuver a bit extra freely particularly when it is smooth and shattered like this. A small flatiron like T3 Singlepass Compact ($89) is nice for smoothing shorter hair post-blow-dry or on day two, three, 4…”

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Sculpted Pixie

Scarlett Johansson pixie
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For a sculptural tackle the basic pixie, we give a nod to Scarlett Johansson’s one-of-a-kind lower she wore throughout the 2017 Academy Awards. “Disconnection is a favourite of mine, particularly with quick hair. A haircut like it will positively preserve your styling time down,” says Nielsen.

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Lived-In Pixie

Lily Collins pixie
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Not fairly able to go full-on pixie? Take a cue from actress Lily Collins who demonstrates a superbly lived-in lower should you’re after a bit extra size. To not point out that her well-placed layers are a superb answer when you’ve got thicker strands.

Based on Nielsen, “This can be a good instance of the haircut while you’re rising out the Scarlet Johansson. There’s nonetheless disconnection, however the sides have stuffed in and are now not shaved. Management Paste ($32) from Aveda is a superb product for a coiffure that feels lived in.”

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Curly Crop

Lupita Nyong'o natural curly pixie
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Obtained curly hair? Then think about emphasizing your pure texture—and displaying off your neckline whilst you’re at it—with a curly crop. Rivera instructs, “To hold out this model, use a smooth styling mousse and permit it to dry naturally. Use a choose or a comb to barely loosen and raise curls. End the look with a styling spray. I like Clutch Hair Spray ($17) as a result of it permits for motion.”

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Lengthy, Layered Pixie

Keira Knightley pixie
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Keira Knightley exhibits off her lengthy pixie flawlessly. It is a timeless model that isn’t solely trendy but in addition sensible in concealing nice strains on the brow (in case that is one thing that pursuits you), notes Rivera. To model, she advises utilizing mousse on the roots after which drying hair utilizing your fingers, tousle a bit. To create piecy texture, use a styling serum earlier than sweeping bangs throughout your face.

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Piecey Pixie

Maria Borges pixie
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Maria Borges fashions this piecey pixie like no different. For thick coarse strands, a mode like this retains hair trying stylish and requires little or no maintenance. Type and easy with Floor Texture Paste ($31) for versatile maintain.

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Lengthy, Asymmetrical Pixie

Victoria Beckham blonde choppy pixie
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Victoria Beckham’s lengthy asymmetrical pixie mixed with uneven layers is edgy and dare-we-say, posh. Observe her lead by making use of a root booster earlier than styling. “Going from beneath, tousle the hair barely on the roots on the lengthy facet to create raise and quantity. End by pulling bangs throughout the face utilizing your fingers after which, calmly comb excessive layer of hair to make it seem easy. Full the look with a ending spray,” instructs Rivera.

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Quick, Curly Pixie

Ruth Negga curly pixie
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The queen of displaying off her pure texture whereas on the pink carpet, Ruth Negga demonstrates {that a} quick and candy pixie would not essentially require hours on finish of styling. Merely “use Unite Boing Defining Curl Creme ($30) on moist hair and dry the hair with a Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($429) with the diffuser attachment ($40) for the right curls,” recommends Nielsen. If the value tag of a Dyson hairdryer sounds a bit steep, we have explored different curly-hair and budget-friendly choices to select from.

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Facet-Slicked Pixie

Kate Mara pixie
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To tame thick hair whereas rocking a pixie lower, do like actress Kate Mara and go for an effortlessly glamorous, side-slicked take. (It is also nice for displaying off that bone construction.)

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Lengthy, Uneven Pixie

Tyra Banks pixie
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Tyra Banks rocks the pink carpet with this lengthy uneven pixie. “Tyra’s pixie lower makes use of level chopping the place the hair is elevated away from the scalp and the scissors are used to chop small notches into the ends of the hair segments, creating ‘factors’ within the layers,” notes Rivera. She suggests styling with a mousse and directing hair ahead from the mid-upper scalp when drying. Oribe Grandiose Hair Plumping Mousse ($22) will get the job finished, to not point out it smells ah-mazing.

The wonderful thing about this lower is that it is extremely versatile. Apply some stiff styling gel to ends in order that they tackle extra excessive factors and create a very totally different look.

 

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Deep Facet-Parted Pixie

Ginnifer Goodwin pixie
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A surefire method so as to add drama to a pixie lower for thick hair—and likewise flatter a spherical face—is an ultra-deep facet half à la actress Ginnifer Goodwin. Much like Lily Collins’ pixie, Nielsen feedback, “The asymmetrical and longer hair within the entrance permits for lots of flexibility in styling, whether or not you wish to change your half, easy it again or have a protracted fringe within the face, this lower offers one many choices for styling.”

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Stylish, Shiny Pixie

Emma Watson pixie
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Sophistication meets low-maintenance on this trendy pixie. “A deep facet half mixed with superb shine makes this model that Emma Watson wears a standout,” feedback Rivera. For this lower, you may wish to go away sides barely longer with the highest shorter. To model, half the hair deeply to 1 facet after which use a shine serum like Aveda Sensible Shine-On Spray ($48). Lastly, end by combing by means of hair till it lays near the scalp, instructs Rivera.

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Asymmetrical, Androgynous Pixie

Jennifer Hudson asymmetrical pixie
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The singer and actress proves {that a} shortened size would not essentially reduce versatility, because of this asymmetrical and ever-so-cool androgynous take on the standard pixie lower.

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Brushed-Again Pixie

Jennifer Lawrence pixie
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Simply once we thought we could not love her extra, Jennifer Lawrence went and received a pixie lower. She’s since let it develop out, however again in 2014, this brushed-back model was all the things on the Academy Awards pink carpet. “This can be a nice instance of rising the pixie out right into a bob,” says Nielsen. “All her hair is lengthy sufficient to tuck behind the ears. Simply since you are rising your hair out doesn’t imply you need to have a haircut you don’t like or that’s ‘in-between'”

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Shaggy Pixie

Zendaya blonde pixie
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Depart it to Zendaya to make us crave shaggy bangs, gilded highlights, and 99% much less hair from only one superb hair look. Sure, the pixie lower was simply momentary, however we predict it deserves a endlessly standing ovation. Based on Nielsen, “This haircut is nice while you wish to exhibit your cheekbones. Having a extra concentrated line on the high of your cheekbones will certainly draw consideration to them.”

“Ensure to speak to your stylist about eradicating weight since a form like this will usually really feel like a ‘mushroom’ if the density shouldn’t be eliminated correctly,” recommends Nielsen.

 

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Strawberry Blonde Pixie

Meagan Good blonde pixie
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Meagan Good’s strawberry blonde pixie is oh-so-romantic. The texturized waves on high add quantity and intensify her shorter sides. To maintain your pixie from falling flat, calmly spray Joico Seaside Shake Texturizing Finisher ($23) to raise and outline waves.

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Carefully-Cropped Pixie

Zoe Kravitz
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Be nonetheless our hearts. Zoë Kravitz has been working a pixie lower for some time now, however her super-close crop and ethereal bone construction are a match made in haircut heaven. “One in all my favourite pixies,” feedback Nielsen. “That is pretty low-maintenance if you’re prepared to sleep with a scarf to maintain hair trying flat and easy. I additionally suggest the Rsession Professional Root Management Urgent Comb ($108) for the sides and general ending”

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Blonde Pixie With Darkish Roots

Kate Hudson pixie
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Kate Hudson has all the time had a lock on glamorously lengthy tresses, so when she went rogue for a job and shaved her head, the world did a double-take (in one of the best ways doable). And as her strands started to develop out, she confirmed off a litany of super-demure types to accent her contemporary pixie lower. “The colour offers this lower a ton of dimension that wouldn’t exist with out the darker roots. Ensure your colorist and stylist are on the identical web page to provide the outcomes you need,” says Nielsen

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Curly, Pompadour Pixie

Alicia Keys curly pixie
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Alicia Keys’s pompadour pixie lower seems distinctive styled with curls. Her shut facet shave contrasts along with her smooth, thick, curls, enjoying up their quantity and texture. Apply a small quantity of product like Kiehl’s Grooming Options Texturizing Clay ($14) on arms and work by means of hair to model.

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Uneven, Textured Pixie

Katy Perry piecey blonde pixie
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Pre-chop, Katy Perry was identified for her lengthy and luscious locks. Now she demonstrates one of many final pixie cuts for thick hair: longer size on high, intently shaved sides, and an elegant dusting of fringe. Discuss superb hair transformations.

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Lengthy-Layered Pixie With Facet Half

Julianne Hough pixie
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Julianne Hough proves how the appropriate parting—on this case, a deep facet one—can do wonders. Rivera explains how extra-long layers pulled instantly from the again of the crown ahead and swooped throughout create a enjoyable and informal look. “Use styling mousse and a massive spherical brush to create quantity and to direct the hair,” she provides. We’re followers of Tigi Catwalk Sturdy Maintain Mousse ($11) and T3 Skilled Spherical Quantity Brush 3” ($40), respectively.

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Prime-Heavy Pixie

Nia Long pixie
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Nia Lengthy embraces her thick, pure hair on this cropped, top-heavy pixie lower. Inform your stylist to chop sides shorter and go away some additional size on high. Type with Ouai Air Dry Foam ($28) so as to add quantity and maintain. Because the product is light-weight, it would not crush thick hair.

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Accessorized, Uneven Pixie

Cara Delevingne platinum pixie with headband
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Cara Delevingne has had many head-turning hair moments. Right here, she combines a conventional bang with a uneven pixie for a wonderful face-framing model. “Working with contrasts, the black headband actually pops in her platinum hair,” feedback Rivera. To duplicate Delevingne’s ‘do, she instructs, “Blow-dry hair ahead utilizing root increase to create raise and brushing [bangs] to 1 facet with a wide-tooth comb. Use fingers to tousle the hair on the roots excluding the bangs. End by including a headscarf and spritz of Clutch Hairspray ($17) for maintain.”

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Modernized Retro Pixie

Jodie Turner-Smith retro pixie
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Jodie Turner-Smith stands out with this contemporary tackle Hollywood glamour model. We love the distinction between her shaved sides and glossy retro S-waves. You will want a strong-hold styling gel just like the aptly named Davines This can be a Sturdy Maintain Cream Gel ($25) to copy this look.

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Lengthy, Teased Pixie

Anne Hathaway pixie
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Anne Hathaway’s overgrown pixie is envy-inducing. “The longer sideburn model sides paired with the longer bangs work to border her face in a wonderful method. She does an awesome job of getting a little bit of added top by making use of some styling gel and teasing barely in the back of the crown,” says Rivera. To get Hathaway’s excessive sheen, she recommends spraying a lightweight mist of Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine ($30).

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Minimalist, Platinum Pixie

Kota Eberhardt silver pixie
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Kota Eberhardt proves she is aware of how one can use colour to make an affect—even should you’re not working with numerous it. Her minimalist pixie actually stands out on this platinum shade.

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Edgy, Volumized Pixie

Miley Cyrus pixie
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Miley Cyrus’s crop is all about enjoying with contrasts—whether or not they be lengths or colours. “This model creates numerous quantity however doesn’t detract from Miley’s beautiful facial options. The usage of platinum colour additionally creates extra depth,” feedback Rivera.

To repeat this look, Rivera recommends styling with a stiff gel to get top on the crown after which barely teasing the again of the crown and brushing hair over. A agency maintain ending spray will guarantee hairs keep put.

 

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Lengthy, Modern Pixie

Sienna Miller pixie
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Easy, but beautiful can greatest sum up Sienna Miller’s pixie. “She makes this look work by staying away from quick uneven layers and as a substitute, selects lengthy layers which might be each lovely and natural-looking,” notes Rivera. To realize this ‘do, “be sure to make use of a shine serum and a big spherical brush to dry hair. When hair is 90-percent dry, use your fingers to create your half and pull aside,” she provides.

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Tightly Coiled Pixie

Issa Rae natural curly pixie
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Issa Rae works along with her thick, tight coils to realize a pixie that performs with contrasting texture and quantity. By retaining the perimeters intently shaved, she additional emphasizes the curly quantity on high.

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Spiky Pixie

Halle Berry pixie
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It is true: No Pixie Minimize Corridor of Fame can be full with out Halle Berry’s iconic look. And although she’s flirted with longer size on and off, her signature spiky lower (good for including some additional definition to thick hair) will all the time have our hearts.

FAQ
  • What varieties of merchandise ought to I put money into if I’ve a pixie lower?

    A high quality dry shampoo (so you possibly can go longer in between washes) and a texture spray and wax (to form the model) are all nice merchandise to have in your pixie lower arsenal.

  • How usually does a pixie lower should be trimmed?

    To maintain your ends trying wholesome, these with a pixie lower ought to in all probability get a trim each 4-6 weeks.

  • How usually ought to I wash my hair if I’ve a pixie lower?

    It’s best to wash your quick hair each 2-3 days (use a dry shampoo in between if it begins to look or really feel greasy).

 

 

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