50 Best Pixie Cuts That Slay The Short Hair Game

You don't need long locks to inspire the best hair styles.

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From our favorite pop stars, to iconic movie stars and runway models, there are so many notable celebrities that are rocking a pixie hair cut. An evolution from our much beloved Tinker Bell, these styles are much more than the Disney stars' pixie dust.

Giving facial features the spotlight they deserve, many of these pixie hair cuts offer inspirational style, and show off sharp jawlines and popping bold eyes. Looking to take the plunge and switch things up with your hair? Read on as we review the top 50 pixie hair cuts on some of our favorite pop-culture icons. 


Our favorite musicians...

1. Halsey



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This incredible pop singer sure does know how to put on a performance, and her pixie cut gives her that edge to mesmerize a crowd. 


2. Katy Perry



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While relatively new, Katy Perry is loving her new pixie cut. Along with rocking different shades (like blonde and black), she's also utilizing many colors to show her personality.

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3. Miley Cyrus



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Since her latest album, Miley has been working on growing out her locks. But let's not forget the pixie was her dramatic persona of a no-longer Hannah Montana reputation. 

4. Rihanna



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Is there any style, haircut, or color Rihanna can't pull off? In 2012, she rocked the pixie and inspired the hair-do with an entire fan base replicating her look.


5. Jennifer Hudson



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Jennifer not only has a beautiful voice, but a beautiful pixie cut as well. Not hiding her face, Jennifer's pixie cut was able to show off her best features.

6. Kelly Rowland



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Kelly from Destiny's Child slays on stage, music videos, vocals, and back in the day, ultimate hair goals. She started the trend of the pixie style meets the reverse bob, and everyone later decided to adopt this trend. 


7. Victoria Beckham



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Speaking of a reverse bob, back in 2008 Posh Spice, otherwise known as Victoria Beckham, rocked this look. While technically not a pixie, this very short length is the perfect gateway look for those interested in going full pixie. 

8. Madonna



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In the 1980s, Madonna pulled of the pixie cut hair with such flare. As this was the time of permed and big hair, let's not forget that her pixie had a little bit of bounce as well. 


9. Pink



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Our favorite punk rocker has always been spotted with her iconic pixie. Best of all, she never disappointed with creating diversity in her pixie's hair color as she sometimes incorporated PINK! into her look. 


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10. Shailene Woodley



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For the movie The Fault In Our Stars, Shailene had a incorporate a pixie cut into her look. And not only did she create one of the most incredible performances in the film, she loved her hair so much that she continued this look for quite a while. 


11. Julianne Hough 

Giving us ultimate "I wish I could dance like this goals," Julianne Hough rocked a pixie cut back in the day and has recently returned to the short hair life, where she rocks an adorable banged bob. Who needs all that hair flying around when you're trying to break down the latest dance moves?

12. Anne Hathaway



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For her Oscar-winning performance in Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway had to rock a pixie cut. Not only did she pull it off beautifully, she created a look that defined her with such pose and elegance. 


13. Keira Knightley



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Notably everyone's ultimate girl crush, this Chanel brand ambassador pulled off the pixie cut and shocked us all, as she's known as the classic Victorian age beauty with locks spiraling down her back. 

12. Zoe Kravitz



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With a dad like Lenny Kravitz, it's no surprise that Zoe would pull off a bold and edgy look like a pixie cut back in the day. She now rocks long dreads in the hit series Big Little Lies.


13. Ruby Rose



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If orange is the new black, then pixie cuts are the new bangs.

14. Zendaya 



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Is there anything Zendaya can't pull off? A pixie cut frames her face perfectly, and when aired on the red carpet it not only shocked the crowd, it created a trend of pixie cuts everywhere. 


15. Carey Mulligan

This British Icon gave us ultimate hair inspo in The Great Gatsby. Daisy's (and Carey Mulligan's) pixie cut was the perfect representation of the 1920s flapper girl era. 

16. Kristen Wiig



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There's nothing funny about Kristen Wiig rocking an incredibly fierce pixie cut, so she'll have to leave that to her movies and stand up. 


17. Audrey Hepburn



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A classic beauty with a classic pixie cut do, Audrey Hepburn might of been the OG when it comes to our current fascination and the trend of pixie cuts.   

18. Julie Andrews



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Speaking of original icons, Julie Andrew's pixie cut dates back to the film The Sound of Music. If the handsome Captain Von Trapp can get behind Julie's beautiful hair-do, we sure can too.  


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19. Viola Davis

Viola is such a classic beauty, and her pixie haircut completes her look amazingly. Plus, when attempting to "get away with murder," you can't be having your locks getting in the way.  


20. Uma Thurman



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Instead of killing Bill, Uma is killing the trend game. Traditionally moving between the reverse bob cut and the pixie cut, Uma plays around with wearing shorter hair. With her piercing blue eyes and prominent chin, she rocks the pixie better than many!

21. Janelle Monáe

Hidden Figures star Janelle Monae is one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood. As Janelle pulls off the pixie hair wonderfully, we're sure she could style her hair anyway and look fabulous. 


22. Lena Dunham



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Bold and sassy, it would make sense for Lena to change up her whole look and change to not only a pixie cut, but go platinum blonde as well!

23. Jennifer Lawrence



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Leading Lady Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence just proves further that there is nothing she can't pull off — even a pixie cut!


24. Ginnifer Goodwin



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This Once Upon A Time star plays Snow White on the show and copied Snow's style in real life. Now both the iconic Disney animation star matches the ABC live-version star. 

25. Emilia Clarke



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Mother of Dragons can do whatever she wants and slay while doing it. But we also can't get over how Emilia Clarke can be both incredibly fierce, but extremely adorable all at the same time. 


26. Pamela Anderson



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Even though this prior Baywatch TV star is known for her long golden locks, she sure can pull off the short pixie cut as well.

27. Charlize Theron



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This South African mega star pulls off an amazing pixie cut. The way she also pairs her pixie cut perfectly with some tousled curls gives her style more body and life (whether in her Dior commercials or in her long list of A-list movies). 


28. Lupita Nyong'o



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One of Hollywood's favorite stars, Lupita Nyong'o pulled off a beautiful pixie cut during the latest Marvel film, Black Panther (and continues to keep her locks trimmed). 

29. Michelle Williams 



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This I Feel Pretty movie star should feel pretty in her signature pixie cut hair style. 


30. Maggie Gyllenhaal​



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While Maggie is new to the pixie hair game, she's pulling it off like a pro. Featured in the Netflix hit, Kindergarten Teacher, the pixie is in full force and helps give the character a part of her personality. 

31. Scarlett Johansson 



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This woman can pull off both a leather body suit and a pixie cut, and we're all curiously awaiting what Scarlett will pull off next. 


32. Halle Berry



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Halle is quite the classic beauty, especially when rocking the pixie cut in the original Flintstones. She sure had Fred (aka John Goodman) screaming yabba-dabba-doo. 

33. Emma Watson



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Emma (our favorite, nerdy witch), while speaking up for women and education, was simultaneously rocking a pixie cut. Proving that beauty standards are not just one fold.  


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34. Jean Seberg



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This French icon pulled off a beautiful pixie cut while being featured in over 34 Hollywood and European films, bringing trending styles across oceans. 


35. Tilda Swinton




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As many know her as the White Queen from the Chronicles of Narnia, Tilda Swinton shows that women in charge can rock an incredible pixie cut and look fabulous doing so. 

36. Rooney Mara

While Rooney Mara (as a person) isn't known for her pixie cut, her character in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo does. She goes on in the film to kick butt and slay, with no long hair getting in the way. 


37. Winona Ryder



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Before Stranger Things, Winona Ryder was a young actress rocking a pixie cut in the early nineties. And why not? She looked fabulous while doing so!

38. Shirley McClain



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It's only fitting that we call out one of the most classic and notable beauties that ever rocked a pixie cut. Shirley McClain deserves a spot on our list, as her bouncy and full-volumizing has been seen on our televisions and movie theater screens for several decades. 


39. Demi Moore 



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It's common to think of pixie cut Demi Moore and automatically envision the pottery scene from the movie Ghost. And why not!?

40. Goldie Hawn 



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Before the recent trend set off, Goldie Hawn was styling a pixie cut way back in the day. Since she looked so incredible with a pixie, we're curious: do we think Kate would be up for trying it?


43. Keri Russell



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Before baking pies and being a secretive Russian spy, Keri Russel was a Mickey Mouse Club member and later went on to star in Felicity. Her 90s pixie style haircut led all millennials to eventually place this short hair styled on their inspirational boards. 

44. Natalie Portman



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For the film V for Vendetta, Natalie Portman shaved her head for the role. We never knew a woman could be so stunning with a bald head. As the hair grew out over time, Natalie rocked a pixie haircut for a while.  



Our favorite models...

45. Maria Borges 



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Named African supermodel of the year in 2013, Maria Borges earns a spot on our list for her sleek pixie cut. You can find her on the catwalk for the yearly Victoria Secret Fashion Show.  

46. Cara Delevingne



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Starting off as a model, Cara Delevinge can now be seen in movies as well. In the last couple of years, Cara has been loving her pixie cut. As her pixie matches her street style and bold attitude, it almost appears like she was made for the pixie cut. 


47. Kate Moss



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Back in the early eras of Kate Moss (being seen on all major fashion runways), she pulled off all fashion trends, makeup practices, and hair styles. One of these hair styles includes the iconic pixie. The pixie cut framed Kate's face and drew attention to her prominent facial features.  

48. Linda Evangelista



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It was said that once Linda Evangelista decided to rock the pixie cut, her modeling career skyrocketed. Not only did it show her features better for editorial work, it created a deep sense of personality that was made distinctive on the runway. 


49. Herieth Paul



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Maybelline girl Herieth Paul is now crushing brands and runways all over the world — and bringing her pixie cut with her along for the ride. 

50. Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks is a legend in the modeling world. Now the face of America's Next Top Model, but before the long golden locks, Tyra rocked a pixie cut back in the early 90s. 


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Elizabeth Blasi is a New Yorker. A lifestyle & travel writer, who is often seen with a suitcase in hand, jetsetting to her next location. But as a true Digital Nomad, her love of writing and romance novels means her laptop is always beside her.