Long pixie hairstyles are a beautiful way to wear short hair. Many celebrities are now sporting this trend, as the perfect pixie look can be glamorous, elegant and sophisticated. Here we share the best hair styles and how these styles work.
Beautiful Long Pixie Hairstyles
Check out the ideas in pictures below to get inspired.
#1: Long Blonde Pixie with V-Cut Layers
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A longer length of the longer pixie cut allows to experiment with silhouettes of your hairstyle varying the amount, length and position of layers. You may try cuts short in the front and long in the back or go with an extremely short nape and long flowy layers on top.
#2: Long Pixie with Razored Crown Layers
If you have fine hair, a pixie cut can help you to incorporate dimension and texture. Ask your stylist for razored layers at the crown to create an added height that also looks pretty fun. You’re left with a soft, wispy effect that’s undeniably chic.
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#3: Chopped Blonde Pixie with Long Bangs
One of the most on-trend styles for short hair, the long pixie cut with bangs is cute and funky all year round. The choppy layers add depth, while the blonde hue makes a serious style statement. Use a texture paste to fluff up the angled pieces and further enhance the volume.
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#4: Edgy Long Pixie for Fine Hair
Due to its varied lengths, the long, layered pixie looks cool and edgy. The random shorter layers throughout generate some extra thickness around the crown. Simply wear your tresses smooth or ruffle them up for versatility.
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#5: Messy Asymmetrical Pixie Cut
This edgy look is featured here in a row of pictures, which allow you to get the full scope of it — from the back view to the hip frontal part. We love the deep side parting, which achieves a spectacular dramatic effect, fit for an urban princess of hipsters, as well as for a bohemian dreamer.
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#6: Fun Orange-y Undercut Pixie
If you’re searching for a unique, vibrant aesthetic, then look no further! The orange-y undercut pixie has the two-in-one fun factor. This style is developed by shaving the hair at the back of your head and leaving the longer lengths to fall freely over the shaved section. This approach has recently been made popular thanks to celebrities such as Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.
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#7: Asymmetrical Brunette Pixie
How to make the one-color pixie interesting? Opt for the asymmetrical silhouette, add shine with hair products right for your hair type, and define some strands with waves. The haircut pictured here will look good on curly hair too, so try it if you want something trendy and non-banal.
#8: Blonde Vintage Pixie
A long pixie can easily be manipulated into a retro-inspired style with a round shape reminiscent of the sixties. Think Twiggy, Goldie Hawn and Mia Farrow for inspiration. You can even flick out the ends using a curling iron for an enchanting vintage feel.
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#9: “Almost Bob” Pixie Cut
A pixie can look almost like a bob when the layers are long and appear “grown out.” It’s best worn smooth and sleek for maximum impact, which can be achieved with a straightener. Also, opt for a lengthy, sweeping side fringe to flatter and frame your face.
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#10: Shaggy Side-Swept Pixie Cut
Fashion-forward and fierce-looking, a shaggy pixie that has been side-swept and disheveled epitomizes androgyny. The super short lengths require a reasonable amount of boldness to pull off, but the result is undeniably striking.
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#11: Side-Parted Pixie Bob with Tapered Nape
Add pizzazz to a pixie bob haircut by enforcing a tapered nape, where your hair length gradually becomes shorter from the top of the head down to the nape of your neck. As well as producing an individualistic shape, the side parting inspires visual intrigue.
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#12: Uneven Shaggy Pixie Bob
If you want a cut that screams carefree, choose an uneven shaggy pixie. The lengths vary significantly to achieve the mussed up, chaotic effect. Request an unusual coloring and wear your locks naturally tousled for a standout aesthetic.
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#13: Classy Long Layered Pixie
If you desire a pixie cut that oozes class and sophistication, this long, layered option might be the one for you. The shape is built with long and short choppy layers covering the back undercut to construct a polished and refined appearance. Blow dry smooth to amp up the glamor.
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#14: Classy Feathered and Tapered Pixie
A long pixie cut can be effortlessly revamped using the feathering and tapering techniques. To adopt the understated, feathered look and avoid leaving a blunt edge, the hair is sliced with a razor. The result is gorgeous and elegant.
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#15: Long Pixie with Dimensional Layers
Dimensional layers are accomplished through a multitude of lengths and highlights. Here, images show that different shades of blonde really complement a pixie cut with a choppy finish. And a bonus? It requires minimal styling.
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#16: Pixie Undercut with Curly Top
A short curly bob or a longer pixie is given an instant style update with an undercut. If your hair is naturally curly, let it flow freely on top and contrast this wildness with a closely cropped back section.
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#17: Neat Black Pixie with Long Bangs
Quirky and alternative, this long pixie cut has a shorter back that has been stacked and undercut as a point of difference. It utilizes blended layers to create a round shape at the crown, which lifts up the hair to cause fullness.
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#18: Messy Auburn Pixie Cut
A bright personality can pull off a cheeky pixie look. Just because it’s short doesn’t mean it can’t be layered. Loads of angles and a ton of texture liven up your look. A sizzling hot red color could be just what you need to take your pixie to the next level.
#19: Vintage Long Pixie
Bring back a vintage feel from the old Hollywood with a sultry short hairstyle. A deep part with a voluminous side-sweep is beautiful yet easy to pull off. Let your long side bangs flip out at the end. Tease the roots to create the right amount of height.
#20: Wispy Cut for Poker Straight Hair
You can establish interest with poker straight hair through introduction of wispy layers. Embracing the inverted bob shape, it’s ideal for women with fine hair as it immediately pumps up the volume.
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#21: Wavy Pixie with Undercut
This long pixie cut has all the volume and femininity of a longer cut with the ease of a short style. A slight undercut will draw attention to waves and curls in the top layer, and the stacked back will add some height.
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#22: Long Pixie with Swoopy Layers
Put a contemporary spin on this conventional pixie cut by incorporating swoopy layers. These do develop dynamic lines that are sure to dazzle. Use a smoothing cream to eliminate any flyaways for a trendy and lustrous look.
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#23: Silver Pixie with Long Chopped Layers
If you’re feeling experimental, try a dramatic yet reasonably long pixie haircut. As well as being ahead of the style pack, this ‘do features choppy layers that create some stunning distinction. Just make sure that you wash your hair with a purple shampoo to prolong the ashy color.
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#24: Voluminous Feathered Pixie
To make your ordinary pixie stand out, give it more texture and definition with layers and backcombed styling. Tease those angled pieces and shape some of them with a curling iron to develop a full and youthful-looking style that’s undoubtedly sensational.
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#25: Long Softly Layered Pixie Cut
To obtain a glossy and graceful aesthetic, opt for a pixie with soft stacked, V-cut layers cut around the crown. This silky short hairstyle can be blow dried smooth and teased at the roots to show off its stunning shape. You may also want to highlight your locks subtly to produce a shiny, polished effect.
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#26: Layered Long Pixie Cut
As is usually the case with layered looks, this long short cut is also appropriate for thin hair. Your locks may look wispy when cut straight, or with a round base line. But try layering various lengths of hair strands and your mane will gain tremendously in terms of volume — and with no product either!
#27: Ash Blonde Asymmetric Bob
The most unique long pixie styles are the ones that aptly pair two entirely different lengths of hair. Three quarters of this haircut are a bob with the remaining section being a short pixie-length. Tie the two parts together with a striking hair color.
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#28: Cute Layered Inverted Pixie Bob
An inverted pixie bob is perfect for formal events and daily wear, depending on how you style it. The buzzed back and sides make a great contrast with the long top, and the inverted shape creates a totally edgy look.
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#29: Mermaid Green Long Pixie
The longer pixie can be feminine and face-framing as well as short and quirky. With short cropped hair on one side and long sweeping bangs on the other, this style perfectly blends two lengths into one style. And, a root fade if plan to sport an unnatural hair color like this emerald green.
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#30: Long Gothic Pixie
This season be ready to spice up long pixie cuts with unusual colors and tousled styling. This long pixie sports cropped side bangs and a stacked back. Make the most of the look with lots of layers and a generous amount of hairspray, wax or gel.
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#31: Pink and Orange Haircut
The neatly shaved undercut and the sweeping lengthy top section make for a really unique hairstyle. This is a relatively low maintenance ‘do too; the striking cut and bright colors draw attention on their own, so there isn’t much need for styling!
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#32: Gorgeous Long Lilac Inverted Bob
This is a beautiful transition style between a pixie and a bob. The graduation between the lengths is smooth and neat – perfect for those who want a short style appropriate for formal events.
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#33: Feminine Blonde Layered Pixie
A long pixie haircut can be worn with shorter bangs to soften the face and a few side layers to give it a cool angled frame. This particular style covers the ears and accentuates the jaw line – ideal for oval and heart-shaped faces.
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#34: Short Asymmetrical Haircut
There’s no need for a drastic undercut to pull off a pixie-like bob, a subtle difference in length can look just as good. This style sports long cheek-grazing layers on one side of the face and shorter swept back locks on the other.
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#35: Classic Curly Pixie Cut
Girls with curly hair have an advantage of being able to rock a longer pixie in two different ways. Wear your hair natural and curly for a deceptively short cropped look. Or, straighten your hair for a longer inverted bob style.
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#36: Undercut Pixie with Purple Highlights
Long pixie haircuts look best with a bit of color! These purple and black pieces highlight the stacked back with an undercut. Maximize the inverted pixie bob with shorter layers to show off the color and texture of the style.
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#37: Long Pixie with Choppy Fringe
This choppy platinum blond style really does make the wearer look like a fairytale pixie — or perhaps the fairy Tinkerbell. Note that the fringe is much longer than the hair at the back of the head, which works toward building a bit of natural volume at the top.
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#38: Wispy Pixie Cut with Bangs
Channel your rebellious side with a short spiky pixie cut and contrasting long bangs. This style needs a bit of a light hold texturizing product and hands-on styling to make the most of the layers. Finish the look off with a statement color like this delicious creamy blonde, for example.
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#39: Short and Sweet Haircut
If you want an understated pixie bob haircut, try a cropped cut for sultry brunette locks. Keep the top of the hair long, and wear it side-parted, with a root lift. Go as short as you like on the back.
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#40: Grown-Out Pixie for Square Faces
It’s edgy, with a trending pastel color, layers, and very long fringe swept away to one side. And the best part? It doesn’t detract from the model’s natural beauty, by emphasizing her cute features. Her strong jawline is perfectly balanced, which is what all great haircuts should do, at the end of the day.
#41: Asymmetrical Pixie Bob
Nothing says that you’ve embraced a short cut quite like an asymmetrical style. Your cut can be longer in the front and shorter in the back. Or, you can increase the fierce factor and take it shorter on one side. A subtle wave enhances this style keeping its cuteness, but the attitude is undeniable.
#42: On the Fringe Cut
Gorgeous long pixie cuts have lots of edges and sections to make your face standout. Choose a short cut with a wispy fringe that lengthens at the ears. Make an even bigger statement with bold blonde coloring. Raise the volume with a strong hold hairspray.
#43: Ear-Level Blonde Pixie Style
This pixie bob works surprisingly well for oval and delicate long faces, since it accentuates their natural elegance. The ear-level length hair on one side is balanced out by its lengthier counterpart on the other, and together they create a wonderful counterpoint, in terms of hairstyle structure.
#44: Platinum Pixie with Undercut
Keep your coif current with a close cut or shaven back. If you’re feeling bold, extend the close cut to the sides. Maintain your do long on top for a funky style that’s fun to play with. An extreme platinum color adds poise and is sure to turn heads.
#45: Asymmetrical Pixie with Long Bangs
To one side, this pixie is shorn very short, while to the other, the hair almost extends to the jaw level. As can be seen on the model, this brings out the features in the upper half of the face, like the light colored eyes and impeccably maintained eyebrows. It’s not an extremely pretentious style, but it won’t work as well for square face shapes as it will for oval and oblong ones.
#46: Effortless Haircut
A longer, low-maintenance pixie is the essence of the girl next door. Texture, volume and a bit of wave combine to bring a powerful but adorable cut to life. Less is really more when it comes to effort.
#47: Painless Pixie
This picture of a long pixie haircut presents a style anyone can rock. It’s cute, fresh and has just enough attitude to make it stand out from the crowd. A cut this painless requires virtually no maintenance and stands the test of time.
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#48: Smooth Sailing Haircut
Here’s an elegant and refined short haircut style with a deep side part and angled fringe. Longer hair on one side creates a fun element of asymmetry for a more dynamic hairstyle. Maintain a smooth finish and you’ve got a perfectly polished mane.
#49: Layered Pixie with Length at the Nape
This cute hairstyle with long bangs also features choppy layering, which tends to work best with very light color options. It is also the case here, where the platinum strands are offset by the darker roots.
#50: Modern Pixie Style
A long pixie haircut with a modern twist could be just what you need to revitalize your look. With lots of length on top and closely cut back you get a trendy and confident look. Add further dimension with a platinum color on top of the dark underlayer.
#51: Elongated Wavy Hairstyle
If you’re looking for a more natural pixie hairstyle, try one that’s feathered and upgraded with an exaggerated front fringe. A longer section of hair can be swept or braided to the side. Who doesn’t love having options?
#52: Shine on Pixie
A look with a long pixie cut is like a blank canvas. Once you’ve got the right cut in place, you can stylize it any way you feel. You can keep it pin straight, or soften it with some waves. Combine the two together in one hairdo. Plus, it allows you to pull off any color you like. An iridescent purple tone can add lots of shine to your pixie.
#53: Chin Length Cut for Fine Hair
In the first picture the model’s triangular face and soft hair seem mismatched. But the ‘after’ image, in which the hair has been cut and styled into a cute, edgy pixie bob, goes to show how some layering and length variety goes a long way.
#54: Choppy Inverted Pixie Bob
If you like short styles, but don’t want to lose length around your face, try the inverted pixie bob. This long front short back style combines choppy short layers of a pixie with long face-framing locks of a bob.
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#55: Long Silver Pixie Style
This pixie cut (that is almost a bob) has lots of length but does not sport the usual neat parting. The hair is styled messily with a maximum height from the crown of the head, and the locks are layered asymmetrically throughout the cut.
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