Pixie haircuts are an adorable yet sexy take on short hair for women, and while they borrow some elements from men’s haircuts, they are wholly feminine. In recent years, celebrities like Emma Watson, Zoë Kravitz, and Anne Hathaway have taken the chop, making the rest of us long for our own pixie hairstyle that will transform us into a whimsical fairy-creature.
We’ve got a ton of pixie hairstyle ideas for you today, but before we get into that, we’ll cover a bit of the history of the pixie cut. Then we’ll help you figure out which pixie haircuts will flatter your features and hair type the best. To finish things off, we have hand-picked a ton of pixie cut hairstyles, including long and short pixie haircuts, and plenty of pixie cuts in between!
In this article:
- 61 Cool Pixie Haircuts for Women to Get Inspired
- What Is the Pixie Cut Like?
- How to Choose the Best Pixie Cut for Your Face Shape?
- Figuring out the Right Pixie Haircut for Your Hair Type
61 Cool Pixie Haircuts for Women to Get Inspired
There isn’t just one way to rock a pixie haircut! It’s a very varied haircut, and you have tons of options for the style of the cut itself as well as for hairstyling!
1. Minty Pixie Cut
Starting off with something extra cool, the minty pixie cut! Pixie haircuts combine well with fashion hair colors – dyeing is a quicker process, and the effect is very intentional. This look features closely-cropped sides and longer, wavy locks on top styled into a wavy, tousled quiff.
2. Side-Swept Pixie Hairstyle
The wonderful thing about pixie cut hairstyles is that if you keep the top long, there is a lot you can change up from day-to-day. This is a softer and more feminine way of styling a pixie, with a smooth side part and swoop that frames the face. Lovely!
3. Pink-Touched Pixie Hair
This is another side-swept take on pixie cut hairstyles, but without a clean side part, so it looks a bit more spontaneous. With dark sides, a bleached top, and pink-dyed ends, this look is complex yet adorable with a lot of depth.
4. Platinum Short Pixie Haircut
This twist on a bowl cut is as chic and modern as can be, thanks to closely-buzzed sides and the pearly platinum blonde hair color that has become so popular in recent years. A few mussed strands near the crown and dark roots keep this short pixie haircut from too pristine.
5. Tousled True White Pixie
The next step up from platinum is going full white with your pixie haircuts, which does take some time and effort, but the result is memorable. The pixie cut itself is a little tousled, with the ends cut choppily but with a lot of attention paid to how the length of each strand frames the face.
6. Graduated Pixie Cut
This is one of those long pixie haircuts that borrow a few elements from bob haircuts. It’s an asymmetric cut that, when side-parted, you can really see how carefully it was cut in a graduated style that is shorter at the crown and longer in the front, to flatter the features and feel feminine while still being weightless.
7. Tousled Chocolate Pixie Hairstyle
This is the kind of look that feels simultaneously adorable but also a little rebellious. The tousled tresses look even more textured thanks to thin honey babylights, while the side-swept fringe frames the face elegantly to give that cute touch.
8. Fresh Silver Pixie Haircut
This is not your grandma’s gray hair. This metallic silver look is as high-fashion as it gets, with brown roots peeking out for depth, and the longer top of the hair styled into a tousled quiff that still has a lot of shape and structure.
9. Pastel Fauxhawk Pixie Hair
A pastel fauxhawk is the best combination of femme and masc all in one look. Metallic baby blue hair dye ensures that this short pixie haircut will draw the eye, while the fauxhawk styling gives a lot of edginess and drama.
10. Choppy Warm Platinum Pixie
This platinum shade looks a little warmer thanks to a hint of peachy brown at the roots, which also adds the feel of volume to the quiff. A lightly mussed quiff and a defined side part, this look marries clean and messy touches to a purposeful and stylish effect.
11. Whimsical Graduated Pixie
This is one of those long pixie haircuts, thanks to the graduated fringe, even though in the back, the hair is quite short. Reminiscent of Victoria Beckham, this pink look is airy and feminine but with a whimsical touch.
12. Blonde Pixie Cut with Side Shave
This is the kind of pixie cut that is a real wash-and-go. The side shave will require a bit of maintenance, but it is also oh-so-cool in the summer, while the longer top allows for flexible styling, also helping to balance out the face.
13. Copper Pixie Hair
Is there anything more stunning than a deep natural redhead with freckles? The answer is easy – the same redhead in a pixie cut! This look feels a little ‘60s-inspired, thanks to a slightly volumized crown and swoopy side bangs, and in fact, reminds us of Goldie Hawn’s late-60s look.
14. Choppy Silver Pixie Haircut
When you have naturally sleek, straight hair, a slightly choppy and more piecey bang can add a lot of texture. With these silvery locks, it’s a modern look with just enough volume to flatter most face shapes.
15. Pinned Blue Pixie Cut Hairstyle
A little bobby pin is all you need to turn your pixie cut into something just a touch more femme – not to mention it’ll help to pull those stylish but not always comfy bangs out of the way! This wavy, blue pixie cut definitely benefits from this easy embellishment.
16. Textured Pixie with a Fade
This simple and delicate platinum pixie is flattering to most face shapes, thanks to choppy bangs and just a bit of volume at the crown. The fade along the edges is stylish as can be, and it can keep you cool in summer.
17. Blonde Gradient Pixie Cut
This is another one of those pixie cut hairstyles that borrow the graduated side bang from bob hairstyles. The golden blonde shade is luxurious, with darker roots that add a purposeful touch and a bit more depth.
18. Gold Fringed Pixie
The golden blonde fringe on this pixie haircut transforms the entire face, bringing lightness and softness with very little effort. This lovely pixie has a bit more volume on top, while the sides are closely buzzed, which is great for elongating the face, even while bangs hide a bit of forehead.
19. Luxe Pixie with Textured Bangs
There is something very dramatic and luxurious about thick, textured bangs, which work so nicely to add a bit of heft even to the lightest pixie cut. The silvery platinum shade of the hair in this look makes everything feel just a touch more ethereal.
20. Volumized ‘60s Pixie Cut
This textured pixie hairstyle combines the piecey styling of modern times with that big ‘60s volume at the crown. It’s a playful but totally feminine look that we adore on all hair colors, but especially stunning redheads.
21. Playful Pixie Haircut
This pixie hairstyle has a really lovely silhouette, with a bit of height at the crown and some longer strands along the sides, but without any bulk – it’s just light, playful, and flattering. The platinum shade and choppy bangs keep it modern and fun.
22. Ice Pixie Hairstyle
This take on pixie cut hairstyles feels soft, romantic, and ethereal. The silver-blue shade of the hair is totally dreamy, while the smooth, side-swept part with clean side bangs frames the face in a flattering, feminine way.
23. Black Gold Pixie
This black and gold pixie hairstyle just screams opulence. This effect comes from the shiny white gold locks contrasted against the dark roots, as well as from the smooth yet voluminous styling.
24. Sleek Pixie Bob with Undercut
This sleek, modern hairstyle combines a pixie haircut with elements of a pageboy and graduated bob. The sleek styling only emphasizes the pristine undercut and careful graduated cutting, while cool platinum color adds a futuristic feel.
25. Candied Grapefruit Pixie Cut
If you want a very cheerful pixie haircut, make sure to choose a cheerful color! The mix of pastel pink and peach dyes gives a candied fruit vibe that perfectly complements that piecey, textured styling, while the dark, buzzed sides balance things out with a bit of darkness.
26. Long-Fringed Pixie Cut
Don’t worry, this is not a serious styling suggestion, although we do love this long-fringed pixie hair! The grown-out roots, in combination with the medium blonde shade, give us some grunge vibes, and the textured fringe offers a ton of styling options.
27. Textured Retro Pixie Hair
While textured pixies are usually more of a modern look, there is something about the added length at the sides and the very piecey bangs that gives this look a retro charm. It is soft and sexy, with a hint of nostalgia.
28. Pointy Fauxhawk Pixie
Did you know fauxhawks can be really friggin’ cut? They are when combined with short pixie haircuts! This is an example of how you can style those long-fringed pixies, simply by getting your hair to point up with the help of a strong-hold hair pomade.
29. Side-Parted Silver Pixie with Bangs
Choppy and modern, this is one of those short pixie haircuts that feel perfect for anyone with an edgy or avant-garde style. Silver tresses are always striking, but what stands out to us in this look is that when shorter layers at the crown are pulled sideways in a side-part with bangs, the volumizing look still works.
30. Pixie Hairstyle with Matte Quiff
Before we get into it, let’s take a second to gush over how well this model rocks her natural hair color, gray hairs and all! Despite the touch of white, this pixie is ultra-youthful, with shaved sides and a mess of waves on top that was given some order with a matte clay pomade.
31. Front-Brushed Blonde Pixie
This gorgeous platinum blonde is showing off how great a pixie can be on fine, straight hair. Keeping the strands longer on the sides works just fine because the hair lays down flat, while the top looks amazing brushed every which way. In this instance, the styling relies on brushing the longer strands at the front forward and sideways into a side bang, while volumizing crown layers were brushed forward to add texture.
32. Pink Mid-Fade Pixie Haircut
Pink is one of our favorite hair colors for pixie haircuts because it adds a feminine contrast even to more unisex or masc variations on the style. In this look, it’s a great contrast on top, while the dark natural color is prominent on the sides in a stark mid-fade.
33. Cozy Undercut Pixie Hairstyle
Long(-ish) and shiny locks of hair falling over a hidden undercut feel cozy, as though those layers of hair protect the shaved sides and back of the head. There is also something sexy about it since at first glance the hair seems like it was cut into a long pixie, and suddenly you get a peek at something a little more subversive.
34. Brushed Back Glam Pixie
The intense amount of glamour in this look comes both from the model’s attitude and from the golden-colored shock of hair at the top. Brushing the hair back really opens up the face and is a nice change of pace for those with pixies who normally rock side bangs.
35. Silver-Touched Curly Pixie
This pixie hairstyle is a little wild and unusual since it is extra-long on top, while the sides are shaved. This means that when it’s styled to look more volumized, like with these curls, it adds a lot of height and takes up a ton of space, contrasting against the close-cropped sides. Slightly angled to the side and with the touch of silver, it appears intentional rather than ludicrous.
36. Bright Summer Pixie Hairstyle
We love ultra-warm fashion colors in the summer, and this peachy orange hair dye is definitely fitting. Along with a tight fade all around the back of the head and sides, this is definitely one of those short pixie haircuts that will keep you cool all summer long.
37. Elegant Silver Pixie Hairstyle
Some pixie hairstyles are a little edgier, but this one is pure class, even with the dyed silver hair. This is because the silhouette is so timeless and elegant, with just a bit of graduated volume at the back just above the neck, and a simple side part that allows the hair to swoop down where it can frame the face.
38. Rocker Pixie with Side Shave
Anyone else getting rock ‘n’ roll vibes from this look? It’s those perfect spikes of razored hair that beg to be headbanged, while the asymmetrical side shave is a classic bad girl touch. Despite being seriously edgy, this look is also very flattering thanks to the careful placement of volumizing layers.
39. Pixie Crown Hairstyle
This pixie was styled with the shorter layers at the crown sticking up, and thanks to the cool, metallic blonde shade that the hair was dyed, it really does look like a crown! It’s a playful way of styling an otherwise very elegant and classy pixie cut.
40. Soft Bob Pixie Hairstyle
This is another example of bob-meets-pixie hairstyles, where the hair was basically cut into a short graduated bob that fades into a pixie on the other side. This lets you enjoy both styles, and as a bonus, it is guaranteed to grow out beautifully.
41. Dramatic Pixie with Temple Fade
Lots of girls have pixie haircuts, but very few also rock the rare temple fade. The fade, actually also surrounds the ear, giving remarkable contrast against the ultra-volumized top for the hair, which was left very long at the front and got gradually shorter towards the crown.
42. Amber Orange Long Pixie
Long pixie haircuts can be just as playful as short ones, as this choppy look proves. The shiny layers of orange and amber hair were parted to the side in a classic shape that will flatter anyone, despite the wild colors.
43. Blonde Rocker Pixie
Fades combine with dyed pixies to give a drastic two-tone effect, and when the contrast is between dark roots and a blonde top, the result is often edgy and industrial with rocker vibes. The fade goes quite high, and the top layers are styled to just hang against the head, which makes the contrast even more jarring.
44. Tousled Top Pixie
The combination of strands tousled upwards and downwards clarifies just how versatile a pixie with a longer top can be. This look could just as easily be brushed down to frame the face or volumized entirely for an edgy unisex look. Clearly, it’s the best style for those who like to change things up drastically from day-to-day!
45. Fluffy Crested Pixie Cut
Like the crest of a bird, this quiff is impressive yet soft-looking. While styling this look into waves would make the blonde seem a bit softer, this cut is totally attention-grabbing instead! The style retains a fluffy feel thanks to the feathered way it was layered when fading to the sides.
46. Chocolate Caramel Spiky Pixie
A fun way to spice up naturally dark hair is with streaks of caramel and blonde, which add warmth and texture. In this look, the layered crown was styled in a fun, spiky manner, which stands out against the smoother side bang.
47. Long Pixie Haircut with Fade
We love just how dramatic the contrast between a fade and a top can be. When you keep this kind of length, styling the hair upwards can be tough, but you can also easily hide the buzzed sides by pretending it’s a bob. Either way, striking and cute!
48. Metallic Mauve Pixie Hairstyle
This jewel-toned hair is to die for! Metallic mauve is a great shade for pixie hairstyles, including this super unique spiky look, which features a sharp fade at the nape of the neck, a spiky crown, and a swooping side bang worth of a mid-2000s emo singer.
49. Pixie Bob with Grown-Out Roots
Grow-out pixie haircuts can be difficult to manage, but with a bit of graduated bob inspo, the process can become easier. With this look, we also have some dark, grown-out roots, which deepen the look and add a punk edge.
50. Copper-Touched Brunette Pixie Cut
This simple, clean pixie hairstyle includes just enough length to really frame the face without becoming a bob. A few ultra-slim streaks of copper hair color help to warm up and brighten brunette locks, while also adding more dimension.
51. Multi-Directional Classy Pixie
A great way of playing around with a classy pixie silhouette is by arranging pieces of hair, so they go in different directions. The main part of the fringe was brushed to the side, but a few pieces face forward, which gives intentional randomness.
52. Bombshell Pixie Hairstyle
Yes, you can absolutely be a bombshell blonde, even with a pixie haircut! This look proves that bombshell hairstyles are primarily about the attitude, although they also require volumized styling, a dramatic side part, and maybe some waves.
53. Popping Green Pixie
This shaggy pixie haircut is fun and modern, and the bright colors only reinforce that fact! Blue on its own would be awesome, but that pop of green hair makes things special. The shorter layers at the crown are a modern way of giving elongating volume, while the way the bangs start out longer at the temples and shorter at the center gives the illusion of a diamond face shape.
54. Modern Hepburn Pixie Cut
Dark hair, a simple silhouette, and feathery bangs all come together to give major Audrey Hepburn vibes. This is a classic way for those with diamond and heart-shaped face to rock a pixie, thanks to the bangs and the even length of the hair along the top and sides.
55. Copper Pixie Shag
Flawlessly highlighted hair looks so soft in this shag-inspired twist on the pixie haircut. The shape is carefully sculpted, but textured styling makes the look seem effortless, while the wash of brighter ginger on the sides and bangs amps up the metallic quality of the copper hair color.
56. Elegant Short Pixie Haircut
This clean pixie haircut still has a lot of texture, but it’s softly elegant thanks to slightly more straight styling and a phenomenal sculpting technique that gives a really flattering silhouette to the head. The crown is a bit more volumized but in a gentle, tapered way that makes the neck look long, while the combination of blonde with dark roots is rich and full of depth.
57. Naturally Wavy Pixie
Most of the pixie haircut inspiration photos we’ve shown have been heat-styled, so it’s nice to have a change of pace with an air-dried pixie cut. A masterfully sculpted haircut will look good under any circumstances, no just when blow-dried or straightened.
58. Rose Quartz Pixie Haircut
This rose quartz shade of pink is a stunning, metallic take on pastel shades that work beautifully with pixie cut hairstyles. The cut itself is simple and choppy, with shorter layers at the crown for volume, piecey sides, and some fun bangs.
59. Color Remix Pixie Hair
If you love playing around with interesting colors, this is the way to do it with pixie haircuts. Multi-colored streaks on the top really stand out and amp up the textured feel of the hair. Combine it with some bangs, and you can feel truly adorable.
60. Yellow-Tipped Pixie Cut
This is a truly innovative twist on pixie haircuts! The vivid yellow hair dye decorating the fringe adds brightness and cheer to the look, while the precise line over the shaved sides is a conceptual touch that stands in contrast to the textured styling.
61. Tousled Pixie Bob
This asymmetrical cut gives the best of both worlds, combining the tousled fun of a pixie cut with the big swoop of a bob. Even the coloring works with the cut, with the shorter side and roots a natural ash brown, while the swoop is a bright blonde.
What Is the Pixie Cut Like and What’s Its Background?
A pixie haircut is a short women’s hairstyle named after the fantastical forest creatures, also known as fairies. It’s shorter than a bob haircut, but still features a bit of hair on the top or on the sides, which keeps it away from being an ultra-short buzz cut.
Women started sporting short hair as a fashion statement in the ‘20s, albeit in the form of a short bob haircut, while pixie haircuts, which are both shorter and more similar to men’s hair, became truly popular in the 1950s thanks to the ultimate style icon, Audrey Hepburn. Hepburn had her hair cut short for the film “Roman Holiday,” in which her character, a princess, has her long locks short into a short pixie haircut in order to fly under the radar while on vacation.
In the ‘60s, more female celebrities, like the model Twiggy and actresses Goldie Hawn and Mia Farrow, decided to rock pixie haircuts, making this particular short style for women a touch more acceptable. In later years, many other female celebs experimented with the style, including Madonna and Linda Evangelista in the ‘80s, Winona Ryder in the ‘90s, Halle Berry and Natalie Portman in the ‘00s, and even Beyonce in 2013.
In each decade, pixie hairstyles were styled in a way that would fit in with other hairstyle trends from the era, so there was a lot more volume in the ‘60s and ‘80s, while in the ‘90s, pixie cuts were styled to be a little messier and more grunge.
The Modern-Day Pixie Cut
These days, women’s pixie haircuts often keep the hair long at the top, while the sides are more closely cropped or even buzzed. This is a technique borrowed from the re-emergence of men’s undercuts and quiffs, but it works well for women since it allows for varied styling techniques and can also keep a few layers longer near the front, which takes away any anxiety a woman might have about her hair looking too short or masculine.
One thing women often forget when opting for pixie hairstyles is that they require regular maintenance – cropped and shaved styles need to be touched up at least once every two weeks, while long pixie haircuts will still need the loving attention of a hairdresser once a month. Growing out a pixie haircut can be a difficult process since there is an inevitable middle stage before the hair reaches a bob length that doesn’t look good, especially if it’s not very carefully styled.
While celebrities seem untouchable, we gotta admit that even to this day, normal human women can face stigma from sporting short pixie haircuts, as writers for both The Cut and Huffington Post have attested, although pixie cuts also come with some upsides. According to Natalya Jones in her piece for HuffPost, shorter hair has helped her be taken more seriously in the workplace, while for Laurie Penny in her 2014 New Statesman article, short hair is an incidental political statement that can help keep misogynist men away.
How to Choose the Best Pixie Cut for Your Face Shape?
You should rock whatever type of pixie haircut that makes you feel the best, but if you want to make sure it’s a little extra flattering, we have advice best on face shapes that might help you narrow things down.
Best Pixie Cut for a Round Face
Those with rounded faces, which are about equal in length from top to bottom and across, and overall softer features, are often the most concerned about whether a pixie haircut will flatter them.
The truth of the matter is that a pixie haircut will expose more of your face, which can be scary for those who rely on long hair to hide a rounded jawline, but it can also help balance out your features and elongate your face as long as it’s styled and cut properly.
A choppy pixie cut with side bangs is often the best choice since the angle of the side bangs will elongate the face, while the choppiness will add a bit of sharpness to your features. Avoid totally covering up your forehead with the bangs, and keep the sides cut short to avoid making your face look wider. For days when you’re feeling brave, style it up into a mussed quiff, instead – it’ll reveal your gorgeous face, but it’ll also be very elongating.
Best Pixie Cut for a Square Face
Women with a square face with a strong jaw and sharp features can look very powerful with the right pixie haircut while playing around with styling can instead soften your features. It’s up to you if you want to rely on longer layers near the front of the face to soften your features or if you’d like more of a quiff to show off those angles while also elongating your features.
If your face is more rectangular-square, you can have a bit more hair along the sides, while for true square faces that are slightly wide, keeping the sides buzzed will keep your face more elongated. To keep things soft, stick to wavy or textured styling since overly straight pixie hairstyles can look a little flat and flimsy against your powerful features.
Best Pixie Cut for a Diamond Face
There is no wrong way to wear a pixie haircut when you have a diamond-shaped face, with a slim forehead and jawline but angular, high cheekbones. With that said, some pixie hairstyle silhouettes can do wonders for your features.
You can opt for a very short pixie if you simply want to let your face shine, but if you love the look of bangs, any style can look nice with your features. Pixie cuts with a ton of volume at the crown can sometimes overwhelm your face, but generally, as long as the strands near the front have a bit of heft, the rest of the look can remain balanced.
Our advice is to keep the top of your hair long so you can move it every which way, playing with parts and back swoops so you can just have a lot of fun!
Best Pixie Cut for a Heart Face
Take your inspiration from Audrey Hepburn, who is famous for her heart-shaped face with a slim jawline, high cheekbones, and rounded forehead. Pixie hairstyles are fantastic for this face shape because they can really show off the delicate facial features while giving balance at the top and slightly camouflaging the forehead.
The best pixie haircuts for heart-shaped faces are ones with a bit of a bang or a fringe. There are no rules as to the kind of bangs you choose. Choppy, side-swept, baby doll – all kinds of bangs look awesome with a pixie cut for a heart-shaped face. You can play around with lengths and feel confident in your look.
The only pixie haircuts we would recommend avoiding are ones with large quiffs since they will add too much bulk on top and throw your features off balance. A more tapered fauxhawk-style pixie cut can work, however!
Best Pixie Cut for an Oval Face
Anyone with an oval face is blessed to be able to rock any and all pixie hairstyles. We really recommend experimenting with all of them! You can start off really short and then grow your pixie out or start out with a longer pixie and slowly take it shorter and shorter. Don’t forget to experiment with products and styling techniques so you can get the most out of your look.
Best Pixie Cut for an Elongated Face
If your face is a little elongated, the key is to choose a pixie haircut that doesn’t elongate your features further. Jamie Lee Curtis is a great inspiration here since she knows how to rock a flattering pixie cut!
The key is to avoid volume directly at the center of the crown, while side-parted looks with a bit of oomph are okay. Choppy bangs can help as well, as does making sure your pixie is balanced at the sides of the face – avoid side shaves at all cost!
Figuring out the Right Pixie Haircut for Your Hair Type
All hair types can look amazing with a pixie haircut, but when choosing the exact type of cut, you still want to keep in mind the thickness and level of straightness or curl of your hair.
Pixie Haircuts for Thick Hair
It makes sense to gravitate towards short pixie haircuts when you have thick hair since they can take off a lot of that weight. The key when choosing out a pixie hairstyle is to take off a lot of bulk with undercutting and layering techniques, as well as to remember that the hair will likely fall into a more solid shape – hairstylists who are experts at hair sculpting techniques will be able to ensure your hair settles down perfectly.
Pixie Haircuts for Thin Hair
Pixie hairstyles can be very easy to rock when you have thin hair since you don’t need to worry as much about it sticking up strangely or ending up with cowlicks. However, it’s important that you choose a pixie cut that texturizes the hair a bit and gives more volume. Shorter layers on top can often fall over the hair to add some natural volume, while a volumizing mousse or texturizing spray can give your hair bulk in a different way.
Pixie Haircuts for Straight Hair
When you have straight hair, you usually have a lot of control over how your hair will fall, and you don’t need to worry too much. The only parameters you’ll need to keep in mind are more based on what you like and what will flatter your face shape. With that said, many people with naturally straight hair also have very thin hair, in which case texturizing and volumizing layers might be a good idea.
Pixie Haircuts for Wavy Hair
When it comes to wavy hair, pixie hairstyles need to be a little more carefully thought out – especially if your hair is very thick. Styles with shorter sides will require regular upkeep, but you won’t have to worry about your waves, causing the hair to stick up oddly.
If you’re a big fan of pixie cuts that are slightly longer on the sides, you might have to use products or styling to make sure the hair lies down flat and doesn’t stick up. Any looks with longer hair on top can be really fun, but bangs will require a bit of styling every morning.
In other words, you can do whatever you like, but some variations on the pixie hairstyles will require more maintenance than others.
Pixie Haircuts for Curly Hair
When you have curly hair, you run the risk of all short haircuts going instantly into afro-territory, which, while super cute, might not be what you’re going for when you want a pixie cut. This is an instance where modern styles actually work really well!
A pixie with shaved sides and longer hair on top actually works extremely well for curly-haired folks, since it gives easy structure so that a mop of curls right on top contrasts playfully. If you do want to keep a bit of length along the sides, just make sure your hairdresser knows how to work with curly hair since this is a look that will require very careful sculpting as well as an understanding of how your curls fall.
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