Pixie Cut: everything about the trendy short haircut

The pixie cut is a real statement – on the head. With him you can no longer hide behind long strands. You don’t have to either. Because: With such a pixie haircut you are not only trendy, you also show that you are strong and delicate at the same time. In this article, I’ll tell you exactly how the short haircut looks, who it suits and how the celebs wear it.

What is a pixie cut?

The pixie cut is a short haircut for women. The short neck and the relatively long top hair are characteristic. The neck is stepped and can also be shaved. On the sides and back of the head, the hair is short and leaves the ears free. Often, however, sideburns are left standing. The remaining outer hair remains up to ten centimeters long and is therefore very variable. It can be laid flat in an elegant parting or styled rock upwards. Light beach waves or even a water wave can be conjured up with it.

A pixie highlights facial features and makes the neck look particularly long. By the way: The name of the short haircut is derived from English. There pixie means elf. So with a pixie haircut we become the modern elf. Isn’t that awesome?

Who Does the Pixie Haircut Suit?

If you have a very round face, such a short haircut can be less of an advantage for you because it emphasizes the curves. For all other face shapes, I would say: Go for it! A square face can appear softer with long top hair and soft, curved sideburns. If you have a heart-shaped face, however, the top hair should not be too voluminous. A completely layered pixie cut is better here. If your face is oval, you can wear the pixie in all variations.

Countless actresses in the last few decades have shown that the pixie cut really suits (almost) everyone. Starting with Audrey Hepburn, who made the short haircut socially acceptable with her film “Sabrina” and really looked like an elf. We also involuntarily associate Jean Seberg with a pixie haircut. She wore it in the Nouvelle Vague classic “Out of Breath”. British model Twiggy also contributed to the popularity of the pixie. She became a British style icon, and so did her hairstyle. More recently, stars like Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Keira Knightley, and many others have worn the classic cut.

The pixie cut is suitable for these hair types

The pixie cut is basically suitable for all hair types. Fine, straight hair can benefit in particular, as it can gain volume through the cut. But even thick hair can be shaped well with the pixie and thinned out a little so that it falls well. Do you have curls? No problem. Your frizzy mane can also be tamed with such a short haircut. However, it is important that the cut is really adapted to your hair structure. Here – as with the cut anyway – a good hairdresser is particularly important.

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