So, the time has come, and you’re contemplating your next big hair move. You might be thinking of trying layers, highlights or even getting extensions. But you might have yet to consider a pixie haircut.
Known as one of the most life-changing haircuts you can get, there’s a lot to think about before a stylist chops off your flowing strands. In fact, a pixie haircut can be so dramatic that you might even question what you’re doing while you’re sitting in your stylist’s chair.
If you’re concerned about whether or not a pixie hairstyle is right for you, we’re offering options to help find which will work the best for you.
8 Pixie Cuts to Consider
Pixie hair is definitely not a one-size-fits-all kind of deal — there are so many variations to choose from. Below, we’re sharing eight of our favorite pixie cuts to try.
1. Long Pixie
Like we mentioned above — pixie hair doesn’t have to be super short. If you want to ease into this hair trend, consider trying a long pixie cut. Now, this cut certainly won’t mean you have long flowing strands, but it’ll give you a little more length to work with. Think long layers with lots of movement that flow into side bangs.
2. Short Pixie
A short pixie is a great option for those who are searching for a low maintenance cut. With strands that tend to be no longer than an inch all around, you can practically roll out of bed and head out the door — though we’d recommend brushing your teeth and completing a skin care routine in between.
3. Layered Pixie
If you have thin or fine hair, consider a layered, textured pixie cut. This will help create the appearance of more volume — which is why those with thinning hair often have layered strands.
4. Shaggy Pixie
A shaggy pixie works with just about any hair texture and pixie length. It’s also perfect for those who feel as though they may end up wanting to grow out their hair, as the shaggy layers will camouflage any uneven length. You can play them up with a texture spray or balm, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty.
5. Undercut Pixie
If you want something edgy, we recommend trying an undercut pixie. The cut typically involves longer layers at the top of your head that slightly drape over a shaven section on the bottom of your mane. The stark contrast between the two lengths also creates the illusion of fuller hair.
6. Asymmetrical Pixie
If you can’t decide between a long and short pixie cut, this is a good option for you. The asymmetrical pixie features a length that’s longer on one side than the other for a trendsetting look. Consider it the best of both worlds. It also happens to be one of our favorite pixie cuts for thick hair.
7. Pixie Cut With Bangs
Those with round faces look particularly stunning when a pixie cut is paired with an angled bang, so this kind of cut would create more dimension. That being said, just about anyone can combine bangs with their pixie cut, depending on their preferences.
8. Curly Pixie Cut
You don’t have to sacrifice your texture when going for a shorter style. Curly hair happens to look seriously beautiful when paired with a short pixie haircut. It’s all about embracing your curls with the right styling products, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse, which can add definition to curly hair without making it stiff.
Edited by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo Credit: Rachel Williams @rachelwstylist, Photo Design: Crystal Simone
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