23 Chic Pixie Cut Ideas – Popular Short Hairstyles for Women

Simply put, pixie cuts are sensational. As one of the most classic ways for a woman to wear short hair, not only is it a timeless look, but there are so many different fun and unique ways to style (and color) it.

It doesn’t stop there either…

Short pixie cuts can be extremely low maintenance (yep, you can simply get up and go!) and based on how you get it cut, it’s pretty easy to transition into other looks later down the road.

But if all of this hasn’t convinced you to make an appointment with your stylist, hopefully the following pictures will.

Pixie with lots of blonde up top

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This is a pretty awesome short haircut, no matter what. But the fact that it has a layer of blonde up top (and throughout the front) while being dark underneath makes it look almost multi-dimensional.

Classic short pixie

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Simple easy daily hairstyle for women: This is basically a shorter way to wear a classic pixie. It’ll work on any woman of any age. Really well.

Side part pixie

simple messy short pixie cut for women

If you have a pixie that you’re currently in the process of growing out, here’s something that you can do with those “disheveled pieces”. Put in a side part, add a bit of product and push your hair to one side (or the other).

Lavender and grey pixie

layered ombre pixie cut with long bangs

We know you have to tilt your head a bit in order to take all of this look in. But once you do, c’mon! Isn’t it totally worth it? The cut and color are pretty amazing.

Short feathered pixie

Bleached pixie cut

If you’re not familiar with who actress Brigitte Nielsen is, when you get a chance, Google her. Back in the 80s, she looked a lot like this…including her hair. Yeah, she was pretty amazing back then. You will be now by “revisiting the past” with a pixie cut that’s just like this one!

Tapered sides pixie

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Daily haircut for short hair: pixie!~ As you can see from the “before” picture, this model’s hair was already pretty short. But what makes it look a lot sleeker is the fact that the sides are tapered.

“Uneven” pixie

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Although we’re calling it uneven because one side is longer than the other, a pixie cut like this one can put your life perfectly into balance!

Pixie with super short bangs


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You’ve got a cute face. Why hide it behind a lot of hair? Thread your brows, put on a couple of coats of mascara and trim your bangs back. You’ll look as adorable as she does! (Better!)

Black pixie with dark blue highlights

side view of short black pixie cut

Blue is popular right now when it comes to hair color, but we totally get it if you don’t want to have light blue, aqua or even royal blue hair. How do you feel about this approach to the trend? Jet black hair with dark blue highlights. It’s pretty striking to us. A favorite color technique, no doubt.

Copper-colored pixie

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Short haircut for 2016: Copper is a big trend right now when it comes to hair color. Sure, this cute is pretty impressive on its own but the color is definitely what takes it to a whole ‘nother level!

Slick-back Mohawk pixie

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Yep. It’s a Mohawk and a pixie—all in one. You can tell from the length of top that it can be styled all sorts of ways but we like that she opted to have it slicked back. (HOT!)

Black-and-white pixie

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There are two features that makes this pixie extraordinary. The super low tapered back and the fact that it’s colored black and white throughout the top and sides. Looks like something that Ms. Miley would try, doesn’t it?

Razor cut pixie

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A razor is what helps to give a hair more definition. The cut itself is super cute but the detailing on the neckline is what really catches our attention. Yours too?

Front-or-back pixie

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Although the right stylist can cut pretty much any pixie into a way that you can wear the top and front of your hair either forward or backward, the reason why this one earns the “front-or-back pixie” name is because it’s cut in such a way that your hair will look like it was made to be styled…no matter which direction you brush it.

Pixie with curly front

short messy pixie cut for women

Is your hair naturally curly? Then cut those sides down and leave some length up top. But don’t straighten it. Let your curly tresses flow!

A-line pixie

short blonde pixie cut with long bangs

A-line pixies are nice, not just because of how they look but how easy they are to grow out once you’re ready to try something new.

Pixie with blonde and brown trim

short ombre pixie cut with bangs

A killer pixie cut. An amazing approach to color. Rather than totally changing your entire head, do a bit of creatively highlighting. If you decide to “trim the front”, we guarantee that you’ll receive “ooos” and “ahhs” everywhere you go.

Naturally grey pixie


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If you’re a woman over 50 and some of grey has started to set in, here’s how you can wear a modern cut while still keeping your natural color. We support you doing both.

Green pixie

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A green pixie ain’t for everyone. But if you looked at this picture and thought “Yeah, I need to get that look!” then we know who it is for. The bold and daring..YOU!

Do you love these chic pixie cuts? If you don’t want to cut your hair too short, why not try these classy bob hairstyles?

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