Confidence is key when rocking a pixie cut. Few hairstyles are as daring and expressive as this popular look. If your hairstyle needs a little change and you want to throw unconventional into your mane, check out all the reasons a pixie might be the best new style for you. Empower yourself with the following tips for a haircut that’s hard to miss. Be careful though, once you go short, you may never grow it back.
Short haircuts are trendy, feminine, and chic, there’s no doubt about that. For that reason, our team has put together a list of our top pixie haircuts ideas for the unforgettable 2020. To take it up a notch, you can add some bright undertones, subtle balayage or neon streaks. Go for a bold new hairdo next time!
What Is a Pixie Cut?
You’ll know pixie cuts when you see them. This timeless short style has been worn for decades. From Twiggy in the 1960’s, Winona Ryder back in the 80’s, to Rhianna on the stage belting out Umbrella, pixie haircuts are hardly for the timid.
Short pixie cuts have defining characteristics that still allow for variability. Cropped sides and back paired with a longer interior are the basic elements of a haircut, bangs being optional.
Pixie cuts can flatter all types of facial shapes and features. If you have a heart-face shape, square or an oval (which can typically wear any hair style), a pixie is a modern cut that can be worn one length or textured for a sexy, effortless style.
Pixie Haircut Benefits
Short pixie cuts are sassy and bold and can adapt to many styles. They’re not just edgy, there’s plenty of other benefits to making the cut.
Decreased styling time
Shave off some time in your morning routine and you’ll have time to spare for other things, whether that be enjoying your morning coffee or spending an extra few moments to get that cat-eye liner right. Pixies are quick to blowdry and don’t require an arsenal of tools or products to style. A volumizing mousse, salt spray or a styling paste will define your pieceness with ease.
Chemical friendly style
Guilty of over-processing your hair? Short hair doesn’t care. Keep your hair in tip-top shape and opt for cuts every 3-4 weeks to maintain the style, and remove the split ends from chemical processing.
Ideal for blondes
You’ll turn even more heads with your blonde or highlighted locks when you pair your light hair color with an expressive and short hairstyle. Miley Cyrus pulled it off, and so can you.
Easy to grow out
Once (and if) you ever get tired of your short style you can grow out a pixie with plenty of ease. Hair accessories can help pin back bangs and an undercut can make it a breeze to keep the length on the top while transitioning shape, such as an inverted bob.
Many people feel liberated after ditching long hair in favor of a pixie. The carefree and laid-back nature of the cut can help your other assets shine, such as your high cheekbones or great smile. Showcase your outer beauty and confidence with a cut that’s just as exciting as you.