Pixie Haircuts for Thick Hair – 50 Ideas of Ideal Short Haircuts

A pixie haircut is a simple way to make your looks sharper and brighter. Short hair draws extra attention to your face, so you should think in advance what features you’d like to accentuate with your short haircut. Extra short pixie, for instance, flatters girls and women with delicate facial features and big eyes. If you have some extra pounds, it’s better to decide on a pixie with a tapered silhouette and elongated bangs.

Ultra-Cool Pixie Cuts for Thick Hair

Here are 50 best pixie ideas in pictures!

#1: Short Blonde Pixie

ash blonde pixie with dark roots


Short hair will look wispier than it actually is, when dyed a light color. Ash blonde is a very cool option. To keep things trendy, why not to spring for an androgynous, edgy style, like this one? On the one hand, it has a retro, swinging 60s flavor, but, on the other, the darker roots are reminiscent of the contemporary ombre style. Perfect mix!

#2: Choppy Dark Brown Pixie

This chick looks like she’s just put on her blue suede shoes and is about to paint the town red! We love how the stylist took the naturally shaggy texture of her dark hair and turned it into a super hip style. Tip: it works amazingly well, when paired with biker-chic outfits, as seen above.

shaggy pixie with tapered sides


#3: Long Choppy Uneven Pixie Cut

This choppy cut features the longest length in the front and progressively decreases in length towards the back. The look is an easy transition from longer hair to a total pixie cut, as the face-framing length gives it an almost bob-like appearance, but the nape is from a short cut.

Side Parted Choppy Tapered Pixie

Instagram / @rosemarymonicahair

#4: Mussed Up Layered Pixie with Highlighted Bangs

Embrace a messy, cool-girl texture. Whether you look for a crop to compliment straight hair or a pixie cut for thick curly hair, layers and a tapered silhouette are key. When styling, opt for a messy finish to show off the moment of the hair, an essential attribute of a modern haircut of any length.

Messy Pixie For Thick Hair

Instagram / @askforjamie

#5: Adorable Long Tousled Brunette Pixie

Scared of a pixie cut that lays flat? It’s easy to style a longer pixie without sacrificing your love for volume. Add a root booster or volume enhancer to the roots before blow-drying your hair, and flip your head over when drying to amp up volume even more. When you’re through, just shake it out and go!

Disheveled Brown Pixie Bob

Instagram / @walkerswerkshop

#6: Extra Long Blonde Pixie with Tapered Nape

As women’s hair varies in textures, finding a complimentary cut means “every day a good hair day” with minimal styling. When it comes to pixie cuts for thick coarse hair, a longer side-parted style feels the most natural and flattering for stubborn strands.

Bronde Pixie Bob

Instagram / @megahairmaniac

#7: Finely Chopped Caramel Pixie

Thick hair needs to be well shaped to look good in any short hairstyle – straight, wavy or curly. A tapered silhouette and plenty of choppy layers build up that shape you want in a pixie cut for thick wavy hair. And it will look equally flattering if styled straight with a root lift. This cut is not very short and it lets you play with textures and coloring whenever you are ready for a change.

Pixie Bob With Feathered Layers

Instagram / @iwearblackallday

#8: Curly Top Pixie

Think pixie cuts are not an option for super curly hair? Think again. The tapered style pictured here actually works to your benefit in keeping your tendrils manageable and maintained. And these are the two goals that are always in focus when dealing with thick, curled hair, so it’s a total win-win.

Tapered Pixie For Curly Hair


#9: Long Messy Blonde Balayage Pixie

Experimenting with the color of your pixie cut is a great way to personalize the look. The hair painting or balayage techniques allow a stylist to add in tones that complement your roots as the pixie grows out. An ashy blonde with dark roots oozes a rocker-chic vibe that works well with the shape.

Long Blonde Pixie With Black Roots

Instagram / @priss_duarte

#10: Pixie with Long Crisp Layers and Nape Undercut

The thinner and longer the layers, the less “puffy” or “spiky” your pixie will look. Hair that reaches the ears all the way around and has a dramatic undercut at the nape of the neck allows for a striking contrast with loads of intrigue. Keep the undercut short, but not totally buzzed.

Caramel Blonde Layered Pixie

Instagram / @androgynyprodigy

#11: Short Feathered Tapered Cut

The best pixie cuts for thick hair work with your texture, not against it. Asking for feathered layers will de-bulk your thickness and give your hair a lighter feel. The result is the perfect pixie to run your fingers through.

Brunette Pixie With Razored Layers

Instagram / @shorthairbyshawni

#12: Tapered Pixie with Feathered Crown

Using the feathering technique only at the top of the head creates volume and height, while the tapered finish at the nape of the neck keeps this style from seeming too sloppy. If hair is one color, layers can create a similar depth to that of highlights, making your ‘do even more photogenic.

Women's Brunette Taper Cut

Instagram / @iwearblackallday

#13: Layered Strawberry Blonde Pixie

The most professional of all pixie cuts, the classic cropped pixie is neat and chic. The face-framing strands double as side-swept bangs, and the nape of the neck is clipped and clean.

Caramel Blonde Pixie With Nape Undercut

Instagram / @courtneyxcentrichair

#14: Pixie with Fade

Take a risk and treat yourself to a nice undercut. Leave it wild as a peacock everywhere else and you’ll be rocking a new ‘80s look. Keep the long locks under control by using heat styling tools like a flat iron or large curling iron. Shape the hair to your liking and add some texturizing powder to give it a naturally messy and undone finish.

Faded Undercut Pixie


#15: Two-Tone Pixie Cut

Short pixie cuts get even more expressive with creative hair color solutions. Try a cool two-tone color that will also distinguish the lengths and textures within your cut – the longer choppy blonde top with staggered, feathery tips and the shorter neatly tapered dark sides and back.

Black And Blonde Short Choppy Pixie


#16: Messy Pixie Bob with Piece-y Layers

Modern pixie haircuts for thick hair often fall somewhere between a true pixie and a short bob. From the front it’s a bob, from the side view it’s half bob, half pixie, and it’s a real tapered pixie from the back, complete fusion!

Tousled Layered Long Pixie

Instagram / @jacksy

#17: Short Fluffy Blonde Cut

A little length in front of the ears paired with a fluffy, feathered crown is a fun, edgy look that platinum color amps up even more. To keep this style lifted all day long, use your fingers to haphazardly run a matte texturizing paste throughout the top of the head, spiking it up, and slick down the sides.

Feathered Blonde Pixie

Instagram / @amybuckingham_hairslayer

#18: Thick Raging Ringlets

Forget the back view of your pixie haircut. It’s all about the front-row seat, as that’s where you get the full effect of your natural, curly mane. Long, luscious curls deserve to roam free, so let them grow nice and long. Get both sides tapered in a sort of alternative pixie cut. You won’t regret it.

Short Hairstyle With Long Curly Top

Instagram/ @costelloxcult

#19: Long Razored Teased Pixie

If you aren’t a fan of polished looks, razored layers can add extra edge to a simple style. To style a fashion-forward look, keep face-framing layers sleek and neat, and use a teasing comb to give some oomph to your shortest strands in the back.

Messy Pixie Bob With Side Bangs

Instagram / @shmoakin_hair

#20: Classy Brunette Pixie with Back-Swept Layers

Perhaps the most refined of all short pixie cuts for thick hair features layers long enough to sweep back and blend with a clean and tapered nape of the neck. Ask your stylist for an undercut to give an additional lift to the top and opt for a V-cut nape and sideburns instead of the traditional ones.

Brunette Pixie With Undercut

Instagram / @nataliakop

#21: Edgy Choppy Gray Pixie for Thick Hair

Not all layers need to be swept back — a cut with layers styled forward oozes total rocker vibes. If you plan to sport this look, make sure to show up at your salon for regular trims, so you don’t end up with hair in your eyes in a matter of weeks.

Gray Shaggy Pixie

Instagram / @luis_valdezhmua

#22: Black Bombshell Pixie

When you think pixie, you probably think a toehead or a platinum-shaded Tinker Bell. Switch up the stereotypical pixie haircuts for thick hair by rocking a raven-colored style. Keep it short and spiky for an edgy punk look that will have everyone staring … in a good way. Now just pair the hair with some red lipstick and a leather jacket, and you’re ready to rule the hair world.

Black Spiky Pixie


#23: Short-to-Medium Choppy Blonde Cut

The choppier the layers, the stronger the impression your cut makes. Not quite bob-length, rather those of a long pixie, these medium layers pair well with the dirty blonde shade to create a cool, carefree, and somewhat stylishly unkempt finish.

Long Choppy Piece-Y Pixie

Instagram / @himnhair

#24: Thick, Sleek and Short

Go for a more sophisticated pixie cut by creating a sleek, side-parted style. This is a versatile look that works with any and all occasions or ensembles. You’ll be the picture of elegance and class.

Long Brunette Pixie Haircut


#25: Tousled Pixie with Long Crown Layers

With a nape undercut, the long V-cut layers really pop. When you have a short style this chic and edgy, you can stick to a basic solid color or your natural hue to draw attention to the cut and texture, while keeping the color discreet.

Pixie Bob With Nape Undercut

Instagram / @patrick.trant

#26: Long Feathered Blue Black Pixie

A blue glaze on dark brown or black hair is a great way to add some dimension and fun to a still-safe color. With thick hair it’s important that your cut doesn’t look blocky in a solid dark color, that’s why a blue tint and high shine finish work so good for this pixie bob. And wispy layers certainly play up the look.

Wispy Textured Pixie Bob Cut

Instagram / @bossladyhairdiva

#27: Textured Bronde Balayage Pixie

The contrast between the super-short back and the very lengthy front layers in this style is appealing, especially when color is used to highlight the difference of lengths. A bronde balayage — not quite brunette, not quite blonde—works with naturally darker roots so your color is easier to maintain for longer.

Choppy Bronde Pixie With Long Bangs

Instagram / @doridoeshair

#28: Blonde Pixie Bob with Feathered Layers

A long pixie cut for thick hair with back-swept layers looks like the all-over bangs in the coolest way possible. To avoid any helmet-head situations, make sure long layers are feathered and fanned out when styled.

Blonde Layered Pixie Bob

Instagram / @amaralsilvio

#29: Medium Curly 50s-Inspired Pixie

Do you like vintage looks? Then you will love looking like both a pinup and a perfect housewife, with this style. The model’s naturally dense hair has been curled with an iron. The asymmetric fringe and contrasting eyebrows create a dramatic effect.

long curly pixie hairstyle


#30: Messy Upswept Tapered Pixie

Is your hair wavy? Has it been described as shaggy, on occasion? If it has, then it’s time to put it to work for you! That’s just what this model has done, by combining a tousled wet look, with significantly noticeable black roots, and high volume at the top. The result? An ideal pixie cut for thick hair that adds femininity through the perfect combination of styling ingredients.

short vintage hairstyle for black women


#31: Jet-Black Waved Pixie

Don’t know what to do with that wild and wavy hair? Chop it off! Go for the “Rihanna look” by leaving the hair extra long in the front and super short in the back. Benefit from your hair’s natural wave by letting the curvaceous locks fall forward across your eye like a sultry fringe. The look is totally mysterious and totally cool.

Wavy Brunette Pixie With Long Bangs


#32: Sunny-Side-Up Pixie Cut

Pixie cut styles are not for the meek. They’re for those seeking a bold, fresh look. So, if you’re going to go bold, you might as well take it a step further and add a pop of color. Dye the front of your ‘do a bright, neon yellow to give people even more to fawn over when they look at you walking down the street.

Curly Pixie Bob Hairstyle


#33: Thick Blue Hair

Breathe life into that straight hair of yours in not one, but two ways. First, get a cute, Mia Farrow-inspired pixie cut. Then, go the extra mile by dying it a vibrant blue and purple combo. An unusual color blend and a choppy cut will make you the focal point of any and all rooms you may enter.

Blue And Purple Pixie


#34: Blonde Braids With A Pixie

Caution: this is one of those pixie cuts for thick hair that definitely won’t work with thinner locks. You need a lot of natural volume and texture to braid short hair. For extra pizazz, get closely cut sides and the nape section. You’ll look like the perfect crossbreed between a punk and a hippie princess.

braided pixie hairstyle


#35: Choppy Thick Hair

One of basic recommendations concerning a pixie cut for thick hair is to take out some of the bulk via choppy layers. This is especially important when dealing with extra textured locks. A razored cutting tool will thin out the layers and make them look natural and effortless. Blunt, unblended layers just won’t work on this short cut.

Short Choppy Pixie For Black Women


#36: Pixie With A Tendency To A Curl

Curly hair may cause you troubles with styling, but if it’s a short haircut, like Audrey Tautou’s, you will be able to use your unique texture to your advantage. The right length and good hair thickness are crucial points here, but the reward is worthwhile.

pixie haircut for thick curly hair

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#37: Plush Pink Pixie Cut

If you’re at a loss how to style a pixie cut, look no further than the brightest hair trend rocking the beauty world: cotton candy hair. A bright coral pink is the perfect solution for keeping that textured cut as bold as can be. And while a neon hair color may seem like a more rebellious, punk-inspired move, pink hair actually has more of a softening, youthful vibe.

Curly Pastel Pink Pixie


#38: Silver Fox Pixie

Contrary to popular belief, silver hair doesn’t just belong to the elderly. These days, metallic, glistening hair is all the rage. So, why not throw it on your pixie cut? Let the top of your head shine brightly in a silvery shade, while the bottom offers a stark contrast in matte black. It’s a completely unexpected look with a serious style payoff.

Silver Blonde And Black Undercut Pixie


#39: Angled Pixie

Kellie Pickler also sports an elongated pixie, but her version differs notably from the one, presented by Anne Hathaway. Kellie’s cut features the angled sideburns and point cut ends, so it obviously appears edgier and needs some extra definition during styling.

elongated pixie haircut

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#40: Funky Tapered Pixie With Angled Bangs

Halle Berry is another celebrity who looks breathtaking with short hair. Her choice is this cool pixie with a feathery finish, that can be styled in scrunched waves or in rigid locks with defined ends, like in the picture. We believe Halle has found a secret elixir of youth, so excellent she looks!

pixie haircut with edgy bangs

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#41: Growing Out Pixie

Here’s one more look that works amazingly well for long faces, because it’s asymmetrical, light colored, and layered. Check out all the angles, back view included, to fully understand how wonderfully the layering and dyeing process work in a pair.

long shaggy pixie


#42: Thick Platinum Cut

Platinum pixie cut styles are about as chic and stylish as they come. So, even if you’re not a blonde, beach-dwelling California girl, you can still rock a bleached cut. Try a variation of a faux hawk that includes shaved/close-cut sides and longer spikier locks up top. For a piecey look, apply some pomade or styling wax to the hair and finger comb the layers forward.

Platinum Blonde Layered Pixie


#43: Razored Cut for Thick Hair

Pixie cuts for thick hair should be interesting and a little risky. Try playing with rounded edges and razored layers to create a totally cool geometric-type cut. Curve out the hairline and create a soft, lightly buzzed undercut, with the top left a bit longer. You’ll have light, feathery locks that are easy to style and totally low maintenance.

Short Razored Pixie Haircut


#44: Long Shaggy Pixie Cut

A pixie cut for thick hair should show off the hair you were born with. Instead of letting thick, wayward hair work against you, let it work with you, by having it cut a bit longer and in angled layers. Try long, layered sides that frame the face and sweeping bangs. A fringe is an especially good option if you have a long face or if your forehead leans on the larger side.

Long Feathered Pixie


#45: Fringed Pixie

Wispy, feathery bangs are the perfect complement to an ethereal, fairy-like pixie cut. Make sure the bangs are cut jagged with a razored tool, so they can look perfectly imperfect.

Short Layered Pixie With Bangs


#46: Thick, Textured and Highlighted

Thick hair is typically restrained to a life of long lengths. However, when worn in a short, pixie-like shape, thick locks are very cute and manageable. The thick textured hair makes for a fuller, bolder haircut that can be curled, straightened or left to its own devices.

Short Brown Hairstyle With Caramel Highlights


#47: Two-Toned Blonde Pixie

Two shades are way better than one, aren`t they? Dye your hair both honey and platinum shades to liven up your short, cropped look. Your ‘do will instantly get brighter.

African American Blonde Curly Pixie


#48: Jewel-Toned Pixie Cut

Consider pixie cut styles to be your tickets to total and complete hair freedom. Show your wild side by adding flashes of beautiful jewel tones like ruby, amethyst and sapphire. The three shades complement each other perfectly and will work to transform your hair into a prismatic, vibrant work of art.

Long Layered Pixie With Side Undercuts


#49: Blonde Pixie With Nape Undercut

We’re bringing you a back view of this style, because that’s where the magic happens. The closely clipped or shaved sides and nape, together with the side-swept styling and choppy layers are incredibly easy to maintain on a daily basis. What’s more, such cuts tend to grow out well.

short blonde undercut hairstyle

Instagram/ @ashleyatimmortal

#50: Feathered Pixie

There are two styling elements that make this look work. One is the red undertone of the brown color. The copper-auburn mix draws the onlooker’s attention to the model’s picture-perfect complexion and her striking grey-green eyes. Then, it’s certainly the cut’s beautiful feathered texture that makes her short locks look adorably lively.

textured pixie haircut


If you choose the right short haircut, your styling time will be reduced to the minimum. The only moment to watch with pixies is the timely trimming to maintain the perfect shape. Outgrown pixies do not always look very appealing.