15 Screenshot-Worthy Pixie Cuts for Curly Hair

Updated 12/21/18

Instead of the infamous lyric, "girls just want to have fun," it should be, "curls just want to have fun." Stop holding on to your curls' dead, brittle, or strayed ends. Cut them so your hair can grow back thicker, healthier, and longer. Let your curls live their best, short life. Oftentimes, the popular opionion mistakenly associates #HairGoals with length. The reality is the two actually aren't attached to each other and never have been. That's all an illusion. Pixie cuts for curly hair are so cool, so in, and so beautiful. 

The style may sound slightly limiting, but there are a plethora of ways you can style your pixie that will make your curls look renewed. It's also the ideal way to start over if you're dealing with damage. Ahead, marvel at 15 pixie cuts for curly hair we're in love with. 

Pixie Cuts for Curly Hair
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Leave it to Zoë Kravitz to wear a curly and spiky texture together like the cool girl she is. Cropped styles can still have the utmost dimension, especially when you play around with shapes like Ms. Kravitz. 

Pixie Cuts for Curls
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You can't talk about pixie cuts without mentioning Halle Berry. It's impossible. Her iconic curly 'do will always reign supreme and looks timeless to this day. Straightforward curls using a one-inch rod will replicate this style. 

Cute Pixie Cuts for Curls
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Keeping length in the center with tapered sides is what we call a hair power move. Evan Rachel Wood swept her curls over to one side for a touch of flair. 

Cute Pixy Cuts for Curly Hair
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Who remembers short-hair Ri? When it comes to curly pixies, you can keep them closely cropped like so, and add a little volume by using a mini flat iron to lift from the root of each curl. 

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Anne Hathaway's wispy, swept-back style is so classic. Again, experimenting with different lengths will instantly add dimension to your cut. 

Curly Hair Pixie Inspiration
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This throwback of Charlize Theron's curly cut will never get old. Her curls sat bold and upright. To lock a style like this in place, get your hands on Tresemmé Tres Two Hair Mousse Extra Hold styling mousse ($6).

Short Styles for Curly Hair
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We're in love with Jennifer Hudson's feathery curls. If you look closely, you can see that some are even crisscrossing. 

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Zendaya is an Old Hollywood glam queen with these perfect finger waves. This vintage style looks the best on short hair. For the ultimate slickness, be sure to tie your hair down with a silk scarf for 20 minutes beforehand. 

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Actress Ruth Negga's natural curls look gorgeous in her ever-changing pixie styles. These defined spirals suit her so well. 

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Short-haired Scarlett Johansson is our favorite. There's something so incredibly breathtaking about her shaved curly style. It could possibly be the juxtaposition of her feminine, loopy curls combined with her rocker-esque, tapered sides. Either way, we'll take it. 

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Feast your eyes on Janelle Monáe's ethereal, imitable pixie that is simply perfection. Her free-flowing curls adorned with a bejeweled headband make her look like a walking goddess.  

Curly Pixy Hair Looks
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Victoria's Secret Angel Maria Borges exemplifies the beauty of afro-textured pixies. Although a lot of naturalistas praise big hair, this trimmed style is equally as eye-catching. 

Pixie Hair Looks for Curls
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It was a moment when Solange stepped back into the platinum realm. Although it's not specified if these curls were achieved with Bantu knots, a twist-out, or even a braid-out, they are thriving. This is another afro-textured style natural girls should try if going shorter is in the future. 

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Amandla Stenberg stepped on the red carpet paying homage to this angular, high-top fade that took over the '80s and '90s. Her burgundy curls look healthy and hydrated, too. Yes, girl! 

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Natalie Portman's wavy curls are slightly finger-waved in the front and seem to be her natural curl pattern everywhere else. If you have jet-black hair and fair skin, this style will look amazing on you. 

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