How to Style a Pixie Cut, According to Celebrities
Deciding to chop off your locks and don a pixie haircut takes some major courage. Perhaps that’s why it is the ultimate cool-girl hairstyle of Hollywood.
If you are thinking about making the cut or already have, you likely know the transformative powers of the pixie: Not only does a pixie hairstyle highlight cheekbones (no illuminator necessary), but it also signals confidence, says The Cut. And while the cute ’do has a few downsides, mainly upkeep, it more than makes up for this minor drawback with its versatility. To show you the many ways in which you can style a pixie, we’ve rounded up the coolest super-short celebrity haircuts, from icons like Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn to current A-listers like Miley Cyrus and Michelle Williams.
Below, witness the best celebrity pixie cuts of past and present. Keep scrolling to see why the pixie haircut is the most versatile hairstyle in Hollywood.
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Ruby Rose’s slicked-down ’do epitomizes elegance. For a slick, almost wet-looking pixie like Rose’s, add a shine-inducing oil like Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil ($52) to straight strands.
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Twiggy’s sideswept pixie totally encompasses mod style. Use a comb like Mason Pearson’s Fine Tooth Comb ($26) to sweep your locks to one side.
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Lupita’s natural texture looks even more stunning when accessorized with a headband. To get her look, rock your natural texture and apply a dainty accessory like this Cara Skinny Crystal Headband ($28).
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Braid your pixie for an unexpected hairstyle that looks both romantic yet edgy. To get Hough’s look, add some texture to your hair with Amika’s Perk Up Dry Shampoo ($22), which will give the hair grip and make your braid hold all day long and well into the night.
Lily Collins’s high-volume pixie is the perfect look for an evening out. Embrace your cowlick à la Collins and add some Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse ($29) to your roots.
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Gwyneth Paltrow’s simple yet chic style is super easy to re-create. Simply add a pin or decorative clip like these Marc Jacobs Crystal-Embellished Hair Slides ($45) to get the look.
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Kristen Stewart proves you can still have beachy waves while rocking a pixie. Use Ouai Wave Spray ($26) for a similar effect.
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Halle Berry’s signature pixie might be the most coveted short ’do of our time. To reach spikey heights like Berry’s, use a root-lifting product like Bumble and Bumble’s Thickening Spray ($20).
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For a pixie as perfectly polished as Michelle Williams’s, spray a toothbrush with Living Proof’s Flex Shaping Hairspray ($25) and run it atop your tresses to tame unwanted flyaways.
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Audrey Hepburn’s baby bangs are truly iconic. Keep yours in place with a bit of R+Co Outerspace Flexible Hairspray ($29).
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Want to dress up your short ’do? Make like Zendaya and give retro finger waves a try. To get the look use a curling iron and setting pins like Conair’s Styling Essential Wave Clips ($10).
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While Watson’s pixie was fairly simple, her perfectly placed wispy bangs gave her major style points. For sleek and smooth tresses like Watson’s, try Living Proof’s No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream ($37), which smoothes away frizz, controls moisture, and keeps baby bangs in place.
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Scarlett Johansson’s pompadour works just as well at the office as it does at a concert. To achieve Johansson’s hair height, add a pomade like Oribe’s Fiber Groom ($34) to your tresses.
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Anne Hathaway’s ’90s-inspired ’do is a classic. To get the look, give your pixie a little lift like by adding a touch of L'Oréal Paris’s Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray ($4) to your roots.
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Want gorgeous bold bangs like Jennifer Hudson’s? Blast them with a hair dryer like Drybar’s Buttercup Blow Dryer ($195). Not only will this add volume to your hair, but it will also make your bangs that much easier to style later on.
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