Short hair never goes out of style. From the classic chic of Audrey Hepburn to modern style icons like Halsey and Cara Delevingne, there is a kind of natural, killer class that seems to always emanate from a perfectly manicured pixie cut. While there’s not a lot of length to work with, there are endless options for personalizing a pixie and, as short-hair-loving girls will tell you, every couple of months you get to reinvent yourself with a whole new style.
This bold cut draws attention to your face by removing the distraction of long hair. It also cuts way back on styling time and is a joy in the hot summer months. The lightness of having such little hair has to be experienced to be believed and, contrary to the old, outdated beliefs, every hair type and face shape can pull off a pixie; it’s all about finding the right style to suit. To help you find the pixie cut that’s perfect for you, we’ve picked out 9 celebrities who are rocking the latest and best ultra-short hairstyles. We’re willing to bet you’ll be ready to call your hairdresser by the time you get to number 9.
Halsey’s Super-short Pixie Buzz Cut
Pop singer Halsey seems to change hairstyles with the same regularity other people apply to their underwear. Keeping track of this hair chameleon’s ever-changing style could be a full-time job in and of itself. When her locks were long they were constantly changing color, from silver to black to teal, bright pink and a whole host of ombre combos in between. Now, she’s all about the cotton-candy pink undercut.
With tresses so short, dying your hair a million different colors isn’t as much of an issue as it is when you’re trying to preserve the health of long hair. It takes far less dye to get the color you desire and, within a couple of months, the dyed hair will grow out, be chopped off and you’ll be left with fresh locks ready for a new color. This is the perfect style for girls who like to express their personality through color.
Zoë Kravitz’s Choppy, Textured Pixie Cut
Here, Zoë Kravitz demonstrates how to rock a short haircut when you have naturally wild, curly, and textured hair. Such hair allows for some killer styles that girls with soft hair just can’t achieve. As celebrity hairstylist Laurie Heaps explains, “the height on this cut perfectly complements her cheekbones.”
If you want to make your cheekbones pop like Zoë’s, your best bet is to blowdry your hair upside down and then find yourself a quality pomade with a matte finish. Warm it between your hands and then work it through your hair a section at a time, using your fingers to lift the hair at the root.
Rowan Blanchard’s Pixie With Bangs
Actress Rowan Blanchard shocked fans when she appeared sans her signature long wavy hair. Blanchard isn’t one to let other people’s beliefs about who she is hold her back and, rather than clinging to the style she had when she entered into the world of celebrity, she opted for a bold new look that represents her growth and her future rather than her past.
To get Rowan’s look, start with a small amount of good quality spray wax and then finish with a pomade to add texture. The wax will give you the flexible hold you need while the pomade will help you piece out the style so it sits just how you want it.
Katy Perry’s Bold and Buzzed Pixie
With extra-short buzzed sides and plenty of volume on top, Katy Perry’s cut elongates the face, making it perfect for petite girls who want a bold look. However you’re feeling inside, you can’t help but look confident with such a killer hairstyle. And sometimes looking confident on the outside is enough to get you feeling it on the inside!
If this voluminous, textured look is the style for you, a good puff of mousse will be essential for your daily styling ritual. RUn it through damp hair and then hit it with the blow-drier. For the final touch, work in a dab of hair paste and piece out your hair to get the shape and texture you desire.
Ruby Rose’s Smooth Waves
Ruby Rose is bringing back the 90s with her mesmerizing, gorgeously highlighted mop of hair. This unique style has even led celebrity hairdresser, Ted Gibson, to label Ms. Rose “a fashion icon in the making.”
To style your pixie just like Ruby’s your best bet is to invest in a non-sticky, multipurpose mousse-texturizer hybrid. These products can be worked through your hair dry or wet and are designed to create a flowing style that’s only softly sculpted.
Teyana Taylor and the Tiniest of Pixie Cuts
While any form of pixie cut will win you points for being bold, Teyana Taylor’s ultra-short do definitely takes it up a notch. The short and choppy style accentuates her arched brows and strong cheekbones while making that bold, deep red lip color really pop. She looks strong and feminine all at once.
If you’re a fan of Teyana’s super-sleek, super-strong, super-feminine finish, you might be surprised to learn that even hair this short can benefit from a mini flat iron. Run sections of your hair through the iron to get them laying just so and then spritz with a shine mist to get that red carpet finish.
Cara Delevingne’s Punk Pixie
This brilliantly blonde, shaggy pixie screams punk couture, just like Cara’s outfit. While she’s a little too perfectly coiffed to survive at a real punk gig, you have to give it to her, the look is bangin’. Cara’s light blonde locks, smoky eyes and pale lips work together to create a pretty killer combo.
This level of blonde-ness is pretty rare in nature, so if you’re keen on getting your locks to this level, be sure to use a color-safe shampoo. Whenever you apply heat to your hair, whether it be with a blow-dryer or flat-iron, you’ll also want to use a good heat-protectant spray.
Nyakim Gatwech’s luminous pixie with natural texture
Proving our earlier point that literally any kind of hair texture can be bangin’ in a pixie cut, Nyakim Gatwech’s hair is almost more dazzling than her sparkling silver dress. A good hairdresser will be able to create a cropped shape that works with your natural texture to bring out your best features. WIth Nayakim’s hair, the stylist has even carefully selected the perfect color to accentuate the beautiful tone of her skin.
For a super-short pixie with a natural texture like Nyakim’s, a creamy shampoo and ultra-hydrating leave-in conditioner will work wonders to keep the frizz at bay, particularly if you’ve opted for a bold color. If your hairdresser has created a flattering shape, not a whole lot else is needed to style.
Kris Jenner’s short-long pixie hybrid
For those who are teetering on the edge of the world of pixie cuts, unsure as to whether to take the plunge, a longer pixie hybrid style like Kris Jenner’s is a great place to start. Having your hair trimmed to this in-between length makes for a versatile do that allows you to create a bevy of different styles.
To get the kind of height Kris is rocking in this shot, spritz the roots of your hair with a boosting spray while it’s freshly wet from the shower. Then, while applying heat with a blow-dryer, backcomb your hair to add volume.