The pixie cut is a short crop that is one of the most stylish and stunning short haircuts around for women. Many female celebrities have been rocking the pixie cut. The style oozes personality, strength, and femininity, with an ounce of sexy. The style can be more versatile than you think by keeping it elegant, or wild and punkier depending on the way you would style it. The Pixie cut has been around since the 20s during the time of the Gatsby, until modern day. You may recall in the 50s when Audrey Hepburn won the hearts of many with her short hairstyle in Roman Holiday. Her pixie cut took elegance to a new genre, with her soft waves and suited her sophisticated and polished character. Read on below to see how you can turn your pixie cut into a feminine, versatile look, and hopefully we will convince you why you should get one.
This pixie cut with short across bangs gets it’s feathered textured through razor cutting on the ends.
The sides and back areas are cut in rather short, while the top left a little longer has a splash or two of tips to accentuate even more uneven texture. A short pixie cut is perfect for all hair textures, but even more so thick coarse ones.
Now if you are daring why not try a super short pixie that could be considered a short crop if it wasn’t for the longer wispy top layers.
Pixie cuts look great on really dark or really blonde hair colors when hair is cut this short. The question is are you game enough to give this a go?
A pixie bowl cut is a dramatic haircut which uses undercutting on the nape and sides. You almost get this look when you grow out a short pixie cut, however the trick here is to leave the top hair longer and chopped into slight layers, creating an edgy look that gives the hair some lift. It will also provide texture to your hair that can be accentuated with some blonde highlights.
Too scared to go full pixie cut on your hair? Why not play it safe with a long pixie haircut style. This is an excellent option if you are wanting to transition to a shorter and cropped look, but do not want to get the razor out on your hair completely. The long pixie cut is extremely feminine, and gives women a lot to work with when it comes to styling.
Another short pixie cut that is a timeless look. A very short pixie haircut is flattering to all face shapes, and requires little to no maintenance. You can dress it up with some styling products to provide texture, or keep it sleek for an elegant look.
The slick back pixie cut look is a sleek finish. Use product to push your cut back. This will accentuate your forehead, and facial features, while providing a polished look.
One of the most cool and edgy pixie cuts for women is the asymmetrical pixie cut. By keeping one side longer than the other, your face will appear slimmer and longer, and will highlight your jawline.
Straighten the longer side, or give it a curl for a radiant look.
Victoria Beckham can take some credit for bringing back the Pixie Cut with this classic wispy look.
Razor cutting creates the uneven wisps that add texture and softness to otherwise flat straight hair.
This undercut Pixie requires a little courage with a carefree attitude.
The back and sides are clipper curt short and then a few lines are cut in short for something different, while the top layers remain longer.
Katie Holmes wore a pixie cut for a while with long bangs and wispy feathered sides tucked in behind her ears.
Who said that short hair is not sexy?
Alter your pixies with a bleached blonde look, or a platinum blonde color. This color will give the impression of dandelion soft hair. This look is a favourite of many celebrities, and the blond color allows flexibility with your make up.
Halle Berry is known for her perfect bone structure and of course, her spiked short do.
Why not try a sexy, sweep your hair to the side and use add texture to your hair with some spikes at the back. Darken your hair as well like Halle to get her overall look.
Pink is an in-trend color at the moment that looks great with a short, semi-shaved hairstyle. Try adding some color to your pixies with different shades of pink – whether you want to leave it bright or more subtle with a pastel pink. Either way ladies, your pixie cut will look fabulous!
Give your pixie cut an edge with a one-streak color. Choose a specific color, whether it be a lighter or darker shade of the rest of your hair, or a completely contrasting hue, and flick it through your crop, pixie cut. This look will have you styling your pixie cut in more ways you could imagine, with a multi-toned look.
The Rihanna pixie cut is back, and one of our favourites! By adding some length to your pixie cut, create a nice side swept bang with angled razor cut sides. I will tell you both men and women will be turning heads for this look.
An everyday pixie cut is extremely versatile. The dark hair color suits almost all skin complexions, and face structures. Keep your cut all one length, or stagger the lengths like in the image above to create texture.
This Pixie will be easy to maintain and create a sophisticated, warm look.
A textured pixie cut with a lot of dimension and direction is a beautiful, causal look. Achieved through choppy layers, it will make fine girl’s hairs look thicker and provide more volume.
For that reason, a textured pixie cut is perfect for women with fine hair. Easy to do in the morning with some product, you can style this look in under five minutes.
Rather than keeping your new, pixie cut one color, you can add highlights to make it look more radiant. Add dimension to your pixie haircut that includes keeping the back a little longer. If you have thicker hair, then the highlights are a good idea to aid break up the ‘mass’ of color.
If you are a brunette, your options are endless with a lighter brown, darker brown, or blonde. You could even try a shade of red.
One of the most cool and edgy pixie cuts for women is the asymmetrical pixie cut. By keeping one side longer than the other, your face will appear slimmer and longer, and will highlight your jawline. Straighten the longer side, or give it a curl for a radiant look.
Try a messy pixie look for an effortlessly cool cut. An easily maintained short pixie that will leave your hair looking textured, and fluently glam! The look is easily achievable with some product, and ruffle of your fingers through your hair.
A pixie cut with bangs is an elfin look. Keeping your super-short style maintained, it will leave your face looking sharp and will define your angled features. Sweep your bangs across your face for a square shaped face, but leave your bangs blunt for an oval or round face. This look is posh, and feminine.
A flicked pixie cut tends to stick out giving the illusion of thicker hair. It is easily styled, and by using the texture of your hair, it will create a beautifully soft, face-framing result.
People think that pixie haircuts are only for the straight haired girls. However this is completely incorrect. This cute wavy pixie cut can be groomed to give a sleek look, or gentle finger waves to create a funky style.
This look can be extremely elegant, or very contemporary. It will require a bit more upkeep than straight hair, however it is totally worth it!
Forward falling slice cut layers make a perfect Pixie Cut for fine hair types. Creative hair coloring techniques such as frosted ends will make fine hair look coarser, helping to add needed texture.
Pixie cuts don’t always need to fall onto your face as can be seen in this great example. Razor cutting or chipping just above the mid lengths actually helps to add body on the top, making this chic pixie perfect for round, heart, and wide face shapes.
This two tone Pixie cut is perfect for fine wavy hair types. The dark roots actually area part of the look, of adding contrast and making the roots deeper and more solid looking.
Another cute little Pixie cut where bright and bold copper red hair color has been used to make the hairstyle stand out. For extra lift when styling try adding styling aids to the root area.
A true classic Pixie hair cut where sections have been razored away for a 3d effect between layers.
The beige blonde hair color with darker roots also makes it somewhat funky and one to try.
Here is a new take on the Pixie Cut, short cropped in the sides and back with a very heavy razor cut top section.
Blonde two tone highlights accentuate texture. movement, and style.
Scarlett Johansson was always able to wear short hair and indeed the Pixie Cut.
She swept her longer top section to the side with razor cut and blonde highlights to add extra texture.
Jennifer Lawrence shows has to wear a Pixie Cut with longer wispy bangs and shorter top area.
Extra blonde clumpy highlights make her fine hair appear thicker, and also help to add texture.
Even Kaley Cuoco got into the Pixie Hair trend a few years ago with a slightly longer razor edges cut.
Blonde highlights are truly key in making this Pixie look even more textured than her natural hair is.
As you can see, short hairstyles can look amazing, and make you feel incredible.
The best way forward is to book in and speak to your hair stylist who will give you the best personalised advice possible.
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Short haircuts and hairstyles for women can be best described as where the hair has been cut to sit above the shoulders (generally around the collar) in varying lengths and layers. The arrangement, combination, and shape of hair lengths becomes the numerous hairstyles we
have come to know, some include short pixie crops, uniform layer cuts, graduated bobs, razor cuts, undercuts, and many more.
Short haircuts for women are the different ways that hair stylists cut hair. This is generally done by using hairdressing scissors, shears, razors, and clippers, and techniques that all cut the hair shaft in different ways, resulting in a variety of looks.
Short hairstyles for women are the completed look that is achieved from the numerous hairstyling techniques applied to short haircuts that can coincidentally be made to look very different each time by changing the procedure and hair care products.
Short female hairstyles are for everybody, and for every age. One of the main reasons that short hairstyles do appeal to older women is due to time constraints and easier home hair care maintenance, saving valuable time and effort.
However the frantic way we live our lives means more and more younger females are looking for ways to save time and effort, and still have a short haircut that makes them look and feel amazing.
Getting a short womens haircut should not be determined by one’s age, rather it should be considered as an option along with other important factors such as
● Hair type
● Face shape
● Lifestyle, profession, personality
● Ability for home hair styling
● Time available for home hair maintenance
● Commitment required for regular haircuts, upkeep.
The benefits of having a short female haircut are numerous and include some of the following;
● Short female haircuts are low maintenance and save valuable time in home hair grooming.
● A female with a short haircut will tell you that their hair is much healthier. This is due to the hair being younger, stronger, having far less exposure to climate, chemicals, heat and moisture damage caused by some hair styling.
● A well executed short haircut can be very flattering, drawing attention to a woman’s eyes, cheekbones, face or other personal attributes.
● A short female haircut is more versatile, many different looks can be created from one haircut.
● Believe it or not, it’s much more comfortable to sleep with a short haircut.
● The biggest benefit by far with getting a short female haircut is that the change will make you look refreshed, anew, while it will make you feel energized and amazing.
Short answer is YES! The longer answer is short haircuts can be very sexy indeed, and all depends on the way the hairstylists design the best haircut for each woman individually.
Razor cutting creates wispy hair that softens the look of short Pixie crops to look very sexy, blunt short Bob Cuts with jawbone hugging lines and bangs that draw attention to beautiful eyes is also incredibly sexy.
Can anybody argue that Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, or more recently Katy Perry, or Zoe Kravitz don’t look incredibly sexy?
Short straight haircuts ooze class, style, definition, structure, and personality. Straight hair that is cut short can be made to look blunt, solid, feathered, chic, modern, neat and clean. For straight fine hair types, short female haircuts that are shaped with heavy top layers make the hair appear thicker and more abundant, while straight coarse hair types really come to life when an open razor is used to add texture and to eliminate weight.
Cutting wavy hair short will eliminate weight and encourage it to bounce back to it’s glorious texture. This is particularly good for fine hair types that often fall limp and tend to look lifeless when longer.
Naturally, there are times when owners of naturally wavy hair want it to be straight, and this versatile hair type can be transformed rather easily through blow-drying and hot irons that consequently will leave the hair smooth and straight, but alas with body and hold.
Short female haircuts on wavy hair texture are adjustable, flexible, and most of all can be a great way to accentuate a person’s face shape and attributes when executed expertly.
Cutting or layering curly hair shorter will encourage it to bounce up, restore it, and can look amazing providing you get the right haircut. Short curly haircuts are all about shaping hair, using geomeryty against a client’s face shape and other attributes to come up with the winning look. There is an art to cutting curly hair, remembering that the nature of curls will appear much
shorter when styled naturally.
Advantages for having short female curly haircuts include versatility, better hair condition, and saving valuable time.
Females have been cutting their locks off and working it for centuries now. Popular female short haircuts have come and gone over the past 100 years and some of these include:
● 1920’s Browband; where a jewelled band was worn across the forehead accompanied by feathers or flowers.
● Late 1920’s Eton Crop hairstyle where hair was slicked down firmly and a distinctive kiss curl swirl of hair stuck over women’s foreheads.
● Finger waves
● Short Angled Bob Cuts with Solid Bangs
● Marcel Waves, where hot tongs created deep crested waves.
● Pin Curls
● Italian Cut
● Short Crop, introduced to mainstream by Audrey Hepburn in 1953’s Roman Holiday
● The Pageboy in 1960
● The Bob, reintroduced by Vidal Sassoon
● Geometric Bobs
● Mop Tops
● The Wedge
● Spikes and Pixie Cuts
● Concave Bobs (Victoria Beckham)
● Short Crops
YES, from 20 years of haircutting experience I can declare this to be true. Now what is important is the way short haircuts are planned around particular face shapes, always taking into account a person’s hair type and then other physical and personal attributes.
For example, people that have oblong (longer face shapes) should try to minimise any height on top that will add more vertical length. However bangs (fringes) help to halve the vertical length, as do side parts that make long faces appear less narrow.
Some types of current short haircuts for women include the following;
● Short Crops
● Pixie Cuts
● Layer Cuts
● Graduated Short Bob Cuts
● Wedge Cut
● Stacked Bob Cut
● Blunt Cuts
● Faux Hawk
Always consider your hair texture first, what will it do when hair is cut off, when weight is taken away? Wavy and curly hair types will no doubt bounce up and appear even shorter while straight hair textures may need some special cutting techniques such as chipping, slicing, razor cutting to encourage wispy ends, shag, body, or blunt ends to do the opposite.
The next thing to consider is your face shape, what are you trying to hide or promote?
The rule of thumb is to always aim for the most oval adjustment possible.
My advice is to really not overthink this, just find a bunch of images that you really like and then send these or take them along to your hairstylist that should know right away which of these could fit your hair type, face shape, attributes, time requirements, and personality.
It’s normal to be frightened of what is unknown, or what may be irreversible; however, there is a saying: nothing ventured, nothing gained. The fact that you may not like your new short hair makeover is a poor excuse for not doing it. Remember, an opinion is a poor substitute for an experience so don’t make your mind up without giving it a go.
YES, these tools are a great way to go one step further than simply selecting some favoured hairstyle looks on other people.
Seeing yourself with a new virtual short haircut, or hair color is very insightful and safe. Further to this, it’s not the overall look that people struggle with in makeovers, but rather the sudden change, and so a virtual hairstyle makeover gives you time to adjust, buy in, get opinions from people around you, and to accept the new short haircut before you actually get it
Lastly, remember your hair may not allow you to do everything a virtual hairstyle shows, however this is where your hair stylist will provide you with their expert advice during the valuable consultation.