40 Cool, Low-Upkeep Pixie Cuts

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A “pixie” lower refers to a method that’s brief on the perimeters and again and barely longer on high—normally with brief, wispy bangs styled to the facet. Pixie cuts are surprisingly versatile and, unsurprisingly, pretty low upkeep. In addition they embody a number of completely different seems to be and have come a good distance for the reason that traditional, Twiggy-style pixie of the Nineteen Sixties. “The pixie has developed over the previous few years,” says Arizona-based hairstylist Erin Powers. Trendy pixie cuts look pretty when styled and slicked again, however celebrities have confirmed you may also put on the pattern messy and undone.

Anybody can put on a pixie lower, particularly should you’re in search of a timeless type that requires minimal effort for max chicness. There are, nevertheless, some lengths that look extra flattering on sure face shapes, if that is what you are in search of. “An important pixie haircut relies on not simply face form but in addition the form of the consumer’s head,” says Karie Bennett, founder and grasp artist at Atelier Salon and Studio in California. “Since a brief haircut is mainly influenced by bone construction, it’s essential to think about that earlier than you determine on size and form.”

Forward, we share 40 superstar pixie cuts to encourage your subsequent haircut together with styling ideas from Powers and Bennett.

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Curly

Ruth Negga - Pixie Haircut
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When you have naturally curly hair, a pixie lower à la Ruth Negga can be excellent for you. Simply ensure you’re outfitted with a good curl cream to maintain these ringlets on lock.

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Micro-Bangs

Rihanna
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A chunk-y pixie with micro-bangs is not for the faint of coronary heart, however the outcomes are main. “I feel the important thing level to figuring out a pixie is that it ought to open the particular person up,” says Powers. Take a word from Rihanna and add face-framing micro-bangs for further affect—and ensure you have a good molding gel and hair straightener to work with.

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Shut Crop

Cynthia Erivo - Pixie Haircut
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For those who want comparatively low-maintenance hairstyles, a detailed crop like Cynthia Erivo’s might be your greatest wager, particularly when you’ve got a thick, pure texture. (Bonus factors should you go white-blonde, too).

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Slicked-Again

Shailene Woodley pixie cut
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Bear in mind Shailene Woodley’s pixie lower part? (Similar, we miss it). She’s again to sporting an extended type, however again within the day, she was the queen of glossy and slicked again. Take a web page from her ebook and magnificence it with ease with an epic styling gel and your favourite hair straightener.

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Platinum

Anne Hathaway - Pixie Haircut
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Is it simply us, or is Anne Hathaway’s platinum-pixie second extremely underrated? Anne’s ‘do proves that even should you’re a pure brunette, you will get your dream look with the appropriate ideas, merchandise, and colorist.

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Retro

Ruby Rose - Pixie Haircut
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Attempt one thing relaxed and retro-feeling in case your hair texture permits it. A lower that’s cropped on the perimeters and longer on the highest creates loads of alternatives for type experimenting—and wispy bangs in entrance will give folks all of the cool greaser vibes (in a great way). Leather-based jacket offered individually.

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Accessorized

Cara Delevingne - Pixie Haircut
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Cara Delevingne has all the time had an affinity for pixie cuts, however her white-blonde variation must be one in every of our favorites. With a contrasting black ribbon and spiked items on the highest, this look makes a significant assertion (each on and off the pink carpet—we would put on this type to the workplace).

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Pastel

Halsey Pink Hair
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A pixie lower might be the right alternative so that you can experiment with a brand new, daring hair colour you may be nervous to attempt in any other case—like singer-songwriter Halsey’s pastel-hued ‘do. For those who don’t prefer it, you understand it’ll develop again quickly and you’ll pay your hairstylist one other go to—and should you do prefer it, you’ll be part of the ranks of a few of our favourite hair dye-partial celebrities.

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Facet Bangs

Kat Graham
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With face-framing items and wispy facet bangs, we vote for Kat Graham to sport this type completely.

To get Graham’s voluminous pixie, work in a dollop of thickening mousse into your roots. Use a hairdryer and a flat brush to type your hair up over to 1 facet.

 

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Facet Bangs

Kat Graham
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With face-framing items and wispy facet bangs, we vote for Kat Graham to sport this type completely.

To get Graham’s voluminous pixie, work in a dollop of thickening mousse into your roots. Use a hairdryer and a flat brush to type your hair up over to 1 facet.

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Fringed Bangs

Andy Allo - Pixie Haircut
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A intently cropped lower like this pairs completely with micro-fringe bangs, an equally daring pattern value experimenting with. Pair it with a deep facet half and extra-short, trimmed sides, like Andy Allo.

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Buzzed

Adwoa Aboah
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This may technically not be a “pixie lower” underneath the usual definition, however we love the thought of buzzcuts catching on within the magnificence world. Consider the lower as only a daring, riskier step up from a pixie—however clearly, think about how a lot you’ll miss styling your locks (should you gained’t in any respect, shave away!) and the way a buzzcut will complement your face form earlier than you pull the set off.

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Lengthy Bangs and Quantity

Viola Davis
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Viola Davis proves how glam a pixie haircut can actually be. The secret is to get lengthy, wispy facet bangs and longer items on high you can type and tease to offer the phantasm of quantity (all whereas holding it intently cropped within the again).

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Facet Half

Maria Borges - Pixie Haircut
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We love the refined side-part in Maria Borges’s intently cropped ‘do. See shorter hair as a chance to up your make-up sport too: This pink-lip and cat-eye mixture is killer.

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Quantity Up High

Kerry Washington
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Kerry Washington has saved sufficient size on the high of her pixie to efficiently type it with wispy bangs for a pink carpet-worthy look.

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Traditional

Zoe Kravitz - Pixie Haircut
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Clearly, one in every of our favourite magnificence inspirations wants no introduction, however her iconic haircut may. “A traditional pixie could be very brief and cropped,” notes Powers. A intently cropped pixie lower like this requires comparatively frequent trims, however when the top result’s as glossy, stylish, and face-framing as Zoë Kravitz’s ‘do, it’s undoubtedly value it.

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Lengthy in Entrance

Rinko Kikuchi - Pixie Haircut
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Take notes from Rinko Kikuchi: You’ll be able to simply add next-level quantity to your pixie lower with lengthy items within the entrance. All you want is an effective teasing routine—our favourite ideas, proper this manner.

Teasing your hair all the way in which from the tip to the basis might trigger harm. Take the part you’re teasing and place your comb in the course of the hair (not the very finish) and run it down in the direction of the roots. Then, take a brush and easy out the highest layer of your hair.

 

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Slicked and Parted

Jennifer Hudson
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Jennifer Hudson gave us main Mia Farrow vibes again when she had a pixie lower. We love the way in which you possibly can simply type a pixie by merely parting it on the facet and slicking it again—you may seem like a film star, and it will solely take you a couple of minutes to drag off.

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Size and Layers

Hikari Mori - Pixie Haircut
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“Pixie lower” is not synonymous with “practically bald.” In actual fact, “as all types do, the pixie has plenty of personalities now. It may be a bit longer, grown-out wanting, have an extended fringe, be a bit shaggy,” says Powers. Hikari Mori demonstrates you can have loads of size and layers to work with, even should you make the chop—her low-maintenance type is ideal for individuals who simply wish to straighten out some kinks and run out the door.

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Grayish-Purple

Ginnifer Goodwin - Pixie Haircut
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Like we mentioned, getting a pixie lower is the right alternative to experiment with a hair colour you have been too beforehand nervous to drag the set off on. Take a web page from Ginnifer Goodwin’s ebook and go for a reasonably pastel that skews virtually grey (the right complement to your favourite colourful eyeliner).

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Face-Framing Bangs

Kate Hudson - Pixie Haircut
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Kate Hudson’s pixie lower is just about excellent. The bangs body and flatter her facial characteristic to a tee—and with a piecey lower like this, you possibly can preserve it comparatively low-maintenance (apart from the occasional trim) relying in your hair texture.

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Sideburn Strands

Zendaya
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For the final word girl-next-door haircut, look no additional than Zendaya. To get the look, ask for brief facet bangs and lengthy sideburn strands you possibly can type nevertheless you need.

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Trendy Bowl-Minimize

Meagan Good
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The pixie inspiration stays in Meagan Good’s lower. We love the way in which her bangs veer into “bowl-cut” territory whereas nonetheless remaining as stylish and glossy as ever.

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Chestnut Hue With Matching Brows

Michelle Williams - Pixie Haircut
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Michelle Williams has sported a pixie lower in practically each hair colour conceivable, however this heat chestnut hue must be one in every of our favorites. Do not forget that your eyebrows could turn into extra of a spotlight should you chop your hair off—and should you’re dyeing your pixie, it is a good suggestion to match your brows inside a shade vary or two to your new hair.

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Waved

Janelle Monae - Pixie Haircutt
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Getting a pixie lower with bangs of various lengths is the right option to depart room for experimenting. Take Janelle Monáe’s pixie lower: it is made immediately extra pink carpet-appropriate with the easy addition of a styled curl within the entrance.

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Razored Bangs

Angela Bassett
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You may already know this, however this is one other public service announcement: Spiked hair is not only for boy banders. Get Angela Bassett’s look with some good styling mousse—and preserve the size lengthy and razored for extra texture, so you possibly can swap it up by day (or everytime you’re not in a spiky temper).

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Glam

Jada Pinkett Smith
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“One factor a couple of pixie is it transcends age teams,” says Bennett. Whereas many younger celebrities are carrying the look, it seems to be simply as stylish on the older set. Right here, Jada Pinkett Smith proves how a pixie lower is actually finished. She’s been rocking hers for years—take a web page from her ebook and magnificence your pixie lower slicked again with a deep facet half.

Take a tip from Smith and provides your pixie a bit further aptitude along with her cool, twisted sideburns. Merely use a bit styling gel to assist your sideburns stand out.

 

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Bobbed Pixie

Katie Holmes - Pixie Haircut
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If there was a cheerful medium between a “bob” and a “pixie,” this might be it. (However for this text, we’ll let it fall underneath the latter). To get the look, ask your stylist to maintain some longer items in entrance so you possibly can type them and put on them behind your ears as you please. A Katie Holmes-approved facet half is the right final touch to this glossy ‘do. For shine like Katie, attempt Aveda Sensible Spray-On Shine ($31).

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Blonde With Roots

Elsa Pataky
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If you have already got blonde highlights and pure roots or undertones, a side-swept pixie lower might be the right option to showcase some dimension. Or, if you would like to dip into each new blonde highlights and a brand new pixie haircut on the similar time, Elsa Pataky’s iconic, dirty-blonde ‘do may be the right place to begin.

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Two-Tone

Katy Perry - Pixie Haircut
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In search of an edge? Hold your sides brief along with your pure (or, in Katy Perry’s case, darker) hair colour—and go full-on with bleach-blonde highlights on the highest for a cool, surprising (and Katy Perry-approved) distinction.

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Brief and Layered

Halle Berry
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No pixie haircut roundup could be full with out the ‘try this launched dozens of box-office blockbusters. styling pomade on your layered items can have you feeling like Catwoman your self.

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Lengthy on High, Cropped on the Sides

Charlize Theron in a polished pixie
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“Lengthy on the highest and brief on the perimeters” is an effective rule of thumb. Charlize Theron’s blonde ‘do leaves sufficient lengthy items on the highest to type for occasions, whereas holding it intently cropped and low-maintenance on the perimeters. It is the most effective of each worlds.

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Piecey Texture

Audrey Tatou - Pixie Haircut
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French actress Audrey Tatou has been identified for her iconic cropped lower for many of her profession—and we will see why she’s caught with it for thus lengthy. When you have thick, coarse hair, a piece-y pixie might work completely on your texture and face form.

For this look, “you’ll want a superb texturizer with medium maintain,” says Powers, who provides that her private favourite is R+Co Sand Citadel Dry Texture Créme ($29).

 

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Shaggy

Gladys Knight
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When you have a naturally wavy hair texture, Gladys Knight’s ‘do is the right, low-maintenance type (particularly for many who love hopping out of the bathe and operating out the door). Simply ensure you have a superb texturizing spray in your again pocket.

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Trendy Mullett

Coco Rocha - Pixie Haircut
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No, you do not have to be a supermodel to drag this off. Coco Rocha’s lower is one thing we’ll name “mullet-chic”—enterprise within the entrance however a (refined, grown-up) get together within the again.

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Wispy Bangs

Micah Gianneli
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So far as we’re involved, nobody does model-off-duty magnificence higher than Micah Gianneli. Wispy bangs create an immediately stylish, easy (in appearances, anyway) type.

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Glossy and Styled

Robin Wright - Pixie Haircut
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When you have naturally superb, easy-to-style hair, Robin Wright’s easy pixie is ideal for you. With the appropriate layers and face-framing bangs, girls with skinny hair can have one thing to have fun: a low-maintenance type you possibly can merely shake and stroll out the door with.

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Straight Throughout Fringe

Alina Sueggeler - Pixie Haircut
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Face-framing, straight-across fringe will make a press release—and offer you ample further hair to work with to alter up your type. And when you’ve a brief lower, you gained’t stress in regards to the dedication of “straight-across bangs” as a lot (since they’ll even out quicker than should you had longer tresses).

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Messy Texture

Natalie Portman - Pixie Haircut
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Possibly it is bedhead, perhaps it is movie-star magic. In any case, Natalie Portman’s messy-yet-styled pixie lower is like if no-makeup make-up was a coiffure. Two phrases: effortlessly stylish. To type the look, Bennett advises “rough-drying the hair utterly after which utilizing both a light-weight pomade or a styling cream. One thing that picks up the feel however rides on the surface of the haircut, so that you keep the amount on the root.” Attempt Ouai Matte Pomade ($24) for the same consequence.

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Dramatic Facet Bangs

Mary J Blige
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For extra-dramatic facet bangs, ask for extra-long items within the entrance of your pixie lower and a deep facet half. You’ll be able to experiment and magnificence it 1,000,000 alternative ways, like this retro wave à la Mary J Blige.

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Wispy

Ciara
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When you have naturally thick hair that’s comparatively simple to work with, you’ll love one thing low upkeep, like Ciara’s shaggy ‘do. You’ll be able to roll off the bed and obtain a wispy, piece-y pixie with a easy texturizing spray.

FAQ
  • How usually do it is advisable to trim a pixie lower?

    To keep up your stylish brief hairdo, you will want to get your pixie lower trimmed a minimum of each 4 to 6 weeks. Some folks want to go each two weeks to maintain their look exact. Both approach, sustaining a pixie haircut requires frequent journeys to the hair salon.

  • How lengthy does it take to develop out a pixie haircut?

    For those who get uninterested in your pixie lower or determine it isn’t for you, it would take about six to 9 months to develop it again out. On the plus facet, you’ll get to expertise some enjoyable in-between hairstyles as it’s rising out, corresponding to a shag and a bob. Be sure to proceed to see your stylist to take care of some type of type as it’s rising out.

  • Are pixie cuts good for curly hair?

    Sure, pixie cuts work nicely with many various hair textures, together with curly hair. In actual fact, see out high image of actress Ruth Negga for inspiration. The secret is to discover a stylist that may work along with your pure texture to chop your hair in a approach that flatters your face. Additionally, ensure you use merchandise made for curly hair to maintain your curls moisturized and frizz-free.

 

 

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