A pixie cut is a short women’s haircut you typically see on a fashionably gamine woman. If you are a tomboy at heart or just want to shake things up a bit and don’t mind a crop, definitely go for a pixie haircut! You may lose most of your locks but what you gain is a simple wash-and-go style, an added edge to your and lots of compliments.
What Is a Pixie Cut?
Pixie crop or pixie cut is a women’s haircut about half an inch to 3-inches in length. It may either be one-length or cut shorter on the back/sides and longer on the top.
Pixie haircuts became popular in the 50s, after the premiere of the Roman Holiday featuring the charming short-haired Audrey Hepburn. In the 60s, actress Mia Farrow and supermodel Twiggy wore the cut as well. Moving to modern day, many celebrities have tried pixies, too, such as Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne, Pamela Anderson, and Miley Cyrus, among others.
Pixie Haircut Benefits
If you are ready for a short crop, here are some reasons to choose a pixie:
- It’s practical. That means less time and money on styling.
- It’s expressive. It perfectly frames the face and makes cheekbones pop.
- It’s ideal for hair color experiments. Less hair to bleach and your tresses quickly regenerate.
Check out trendy hair color ideas for a pixie cut.
As a disadvantage, many point out the lack of versatility. A myth! Just look below in our gallery at how differently short hair may be styled and put that hesitation aside. The only drawback is that a Sunday-bunday and lazy ponytail is not an option.
Best Pixie Cut Ideas for 2020
Modern pixies are often paired with long side bangs or a shorter angled side fringe. They are upgraded with choppy, spiky layers and undercuts. The contrast of lengths, such as long hair on the top and very short tapered sides and back is very in. A great idea for a pixie is to try a new fashionable hair color you’ve never tried but have always wanted to. Now’s the time! Check all these variants and other beautiful ideas — flip through!
Finding a picture of a haircut you kinda dig, can be the foundation for getting your vision across to a stylist. Keeping the top and sides longer than a traditional pixie can add volume, and change the shape accordingly. These small changes make this pixie linger near the borderline of turning into a Dorothy Hamill wedge; a testament to why it will always be a classic cut.