33 Short Shaggy, Spiky, Edgy Pixie Cuts and Hairstyles

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Beautiful Blonde Pixie

Beautiful Blonde Pixie

Instagram @mikaelabalzerhair

Q&A with style creator, Mikaela Balzer

Stylist @ Brian Graham Salon in Minneapolis MN

How would you describe this look?

This is a favorite look of mine – the blonde, textured pixie with fringe. It allows softness and movement to the hair and is very versatile for styling. The piecey fringe offers a feeling of length and is able to be worn down, to the side, or pulled back. You can wear this messy or smooth and anywhere in between. My favorite thing about this cut is the versatility of the styling. You can keep the fringe down and have a romantic, soft feel, pull it all back creating an edgier look or smooth it all down creating a more polished look. Options are endless!

The blonde adds to the texture and gives the hair dimension which is important in a pixie cut. You are able to see the pieces and the movement. This blonde was done by painting all the hair off of the scalp to keep the dimension of the roots and offer easy outgrowth.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A cut like this is suited for most hair types. My model has a medium amount of hair with fine texture. Very coarse, thick hair may want to keep a bit more length to help with styling control. This type of fringe can be worn with all face types and is easy to tailor to your preference while still keeping a pixie feel.

When styling this look I used a heat protectant from roots to ends and added a blow-dry activated texture spray. I hand-dried the entire back of the head in the direction I wanted it to lay and added volume at the top by drying the roots upwards. I dried the fringe to the opposite side it was to lay to create soft volume when styled. The look was finished with a dry texture spray and some tousling.

Pixies are so fun and lend themselves to so many styling options, as they can be easily tailored to each person and are a killer way to show off your style.

The Best Pixie with Wispy Bangs

The Best Pixie with Wispy Bangs

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Q&A with style creator, Jason Nash

Haircutting Specialist / Art Director @ Douglas J Salon in Okemos, MI

How would you describe this look?

This shape is a soft, classic pixie with a little bit of Mariah’s personality added to it. I wanted to customize the style to fit Mariah’s sensibility and enhance her face shape.

I feel that the hair you wear has to be an extension of you and your personality. A soft cropped cut with just enough texture to allow the guest to have multiple styling options.

I would have to say my favorite thing about the shape is how well it enhances not only her personality but Mariah’s face shape. Let’s face it not everyone has an ideal face shape. Liking a hair cut picture is one thing but creating the appropriate lengths and shape which is suitable for the face shape is the difference between a great haircut and a good one.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I’d really encourage them to make sure they have the right hairdresser for the job. Is your hairdresser a designer or a groomer, there’s a big difference.

Someone who understands bone structure and face shape and most importantly, understands who you are as a person. What’s your fashion sense, what’s your ideal maintenance schedule, and what are all your needs? As far as products I feel less is more – a light texture cream or soft holding wax’s work great for allowing versatility and hold without needing bulletproof hair spray.

Michelle Williams Pixie

Michelle Williams

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Michelle is well known for this look that she originally cut short for her late partner, Heath Ledger.

Morena’s Short and Spiky Cut

Morena Baccarin short and spiky hair

Credit / Gage Skidmore

The beautiful Brazilian-American actress went from dark brown hair to a very bold, short pixie cut with bangs.

Aqua Green Undercut

Aqua green undercut

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Q&A with style creator, Presley Marie Poe

Hairstylist @ The Parlour in Portland, OR

How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This pixie-inspired look is a juxtaposition of hard and soft lines that together create a finish that embodies femininity and strength.

What I love about a great short haircut is that it truly encourages a passerby to see the face it’s framing before we actually look at the hair itself, putting more attention towards a beautiful face than what’s framing it.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

For this finished look, I used Pravana Twist flexible fiber to enhance the texture and increase shine.

For at home care, Pravana Vivids Shampoo and Conditioner are essential for keeping to the vibrancy of this color. Always make sure to wash in cold water!

What type of person would this look work best for?

This is a haircut for the bold and beautiful. A strong haircut definitely calls for a bold personality! This color, in particular, would be best paired with a skin tone that has cooler undertones, but with a switch of the color, the style can be rocked by any skin shade!

A soft pixie bowl haircut is great for the active or special event lifestyle. It’s great for looking sleek and chic while out of the way for your workout.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Know that a while cute hairstyles like this are definitely less maintenance daily, you will have to get trimmed a bit more frequently. It is a wonderful feeling to feel the wind on your neck on a brisk day and nice not to get your hair caught on things!

Try a look like this with high texture for a softer grow-out, and ask your stylist for a natural nape instead of a hard lineup for a more feminine effect.

Metallic Short and Choppy Pixie

Metallic short and choppy cut

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Q&A with style creator, Toni Beckham

Senior Technician & Style Director @ Toni & Guy in Cottesloe, Western Australia

How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

The look is a playful interpretation of an Edie Sedgwick ‘it girl ‘ look, while the color is inspired by modern trends in steels and metallics. I love how strong but effortless the look seems.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

To maintain the color, I would recommend label.m Color Stay Shampoo and Conditioner. Ash/lilac tones are very delicate, but this shampoo cleanses as it seals, shields and maintains the life of the color in the hair.

This client’s hair is quite thick, so she didn’t need a lot of volumizing products. I blow dried the hair smooth, and toward the end blasted label.m Shine Mist through with cold air.

What type of person would this look work best for?

Not everyone can pull off short locks and keep it feminine. Choose soft shapes if you have strong features.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Be prepared to style your hair daily and really invest in products to maintain style and color. Listen to your hairdresser if they offer good advice and be brave and leave your current one if they offer no ideas.

Pageboy Maroon Red

A pageboy pixie

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Style by Rebecca Gahms

Hairstylist @ London’s Salon & Spa in Tacoma, WA

How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a very Michelle Williams-inspired pixie or pageboy haircut.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

You could use a ton of different products depending on how spunky or classic you want this style to look. It might be short, but it’s actually a very versatile look. My go-to for this look is Mannequin Styling Paste by R+Co. Use it on towel dried hair and blow dry it in for grit and volume. Put it in dry to get that piecey texture, or do both!

What type of person would this look work best for?

I would choose this look for someone who is trendy, sassy, and/or on the go. I would aim for more of a heart or diamond face shape. I love a pixie when you really want to highlight someone’s great cheekbones, and both of these face shapes are super complimentary to that.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look or already has it?

I think 90% of rocking short hair is having the personality and confidence to do it and not care what people have to say about it. The first time I chopped all my hair off, I looked like a 12 year old boy…because I felt like one. Then I embraced the new style, put on some lipstick, wore it with confidence, and fell in love with my short funky locks. Now my hair is long for a change and anytime I mention cutting it everyone raves about how much they loved it short.

Go to a stylist that understands short women’s hair. There are tiny details that can make your haircut very masculine, or very feminine, and it makes all the difference.

Short Side Swept Caramel Highlights

Short side swept caramel highlights

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Style by Tricia LaBarge Diedrich

Owner/Colorist @ OptimaGold Hair Spa in Mohawk NY

How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This disconnected trendy hairstyle is one of a kind. What my favorite thing about it is that the rich, deep chocolate and caramel-hued strands are full of sheen, really showcasing the luxurious and stylish layers.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

To recreate this look, some of the best products for a look like this that I recommend are Goldwell Hot Form Spray blown out with a Denman brush, then a slight touch up with a flat iron. A great finish spray is Goldwell Sprayer.

What type of person would this look work best for?

This is great on round, oval, heart or square face shapes. A good stylist can always tweak this general look to suit your personal features.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look or already has it?

There is no room for error when the hair has been chopped short. You can ask friends, strangers who have a haircut you like, or even search on social media for a salon or stylist near you that has great reviews.

Shattered Choppy Bangs

Shattered choppy bangs

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Style by Amaris Pattynama

Independent Hair Artist in Lake Forest, CA

How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this as a shattered pixie-length haircut. There is a lot of texture that helps break apart any solid lines in the hair. I love that she has coarse, straight hair, so it is a fun challenge to structure her hair to appear light and airy.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

I would recommend using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner for coarse hair to help soften the cuticle. For how to style this look, I would recommend a dry wax like Kevin Murphy Rough Rider to add some volume and separate the layers.

  1. What type of person would this look work best for?

The is haircut would work best on someone with an oval face shape. However, anyone with a bold personality can wear it. This haircut is great for those with an active lifestyle or career since it does not take very long to style and there is no need for hair ties!

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look or already has it?

I highly suggest using social media to find a hairstylist that specializes in cutting short hair. I recommend trimming every six to eight weeks and investing in a good styling product.

Classic, Disconnected Bob

Classic, disconnected bob

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Style by Michele Sanford

Stylist & Owner of Boho House Salon in Vero Beach, Fl

How would you describe this look and what’s your favorite thing about it?

This is a classic disconnected pixie cut. The sides and the back are trimmed much shorter than the top, almost like a chic pompadour. This is a very airy, textured haircut.

Which products would you recommend to help create and maintain this look?

This look calls for a styling product with hold that builds a foundation, and a smoothing styling product for the ends. Once dry, use a texture product for hold and style. I highly recommend R&Co Rockaway Salt Spray, R&Co Aircraft Pomade Mousse, and R&CO Continental Wax.

What type of person would this look work best for?

Depending on the hair length, this style works for many face shapes. The pink pastel tones work better on someone with a cool complexion. As for lifestyle and personality, this is for someone who wants their hair to have a lot of movement and life.

It is not the best for those who want a very structured haircut or for every piece to lay exactly the same. The more confident and comfortable you are with a pixie hairdo, the better this will look on you.

What’s your best tip for someone who’s considering this look?

Try starting with a slight undercut, layered pixie bob. That look is a nice transition into this haircut! I always feel comfortable cutting this on someone when they are not trying to talk themselves into or out of it. They have to want it to own it!

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