Pixies are all the rage these days and more and more women are cutting their long hair and going for much shorter, androgynous hairstyles. If trimmed precisely, a pixie can make a big impact on your overall appearance and up your style quotient by several notches. However, to make your short hairstyle work, it should be cut according to your specific face shape, so that it draws attention to the right facial features and conceals what you do not want to flaunt.
So, before you decide to go for the chop, check our list of pointers below to choose a pixie as per your face shape:
Pixie Styles for Long Face Shapes
If you have a long face shape, a very short pixie may actually make your face appear longer. We recommend that you go for a slightly longer pixie hairstyle with added wavy texture to create a sense of width and balance off your long face shape. Wearing your hair with a side sweep or a heavy fringe can also help to achieve a proportionate look.
Pixie Styles for Oval Face Shapes
If you have an oval face shape, you can pull off just about any style of pixie. Play around with your natural hair texture, make it sleek or tousled and pair your pixie with heavy side-swept bangs to create a fabulous on trend hairstyle that can be sported anywhere.
Pixie Styles for Round Face Shapes
If you have a round face shape, we recommend a straight pixie with angled face-framing pieces and side-swept bangs. These will help to draw attention to the cheekbones, offset the roundness of your face and make it appear longer. Keep the top hair short and tousle it with some deconstructing gum to enhance its texture.
Pixie Styles for Square Face Shapes
Piecey, shaggy and even messy pixie hairstyles look awesome on women with a square face shape. The piecey texture helps to balance off a strong, square jawline while slightly tousled top hair adds an illusion of length and gives you a cool hairstyle too! Style your pixie with some hair fix putty to create spikes or a windswept effect or apply a tiny amount of styling gel and back brush your hair for a sleek, wet look finish.
Pixie Styles for Heart-Shaped Faces
Swooping bangs make a pixie hairstyle stand out on a heart-shaped face and draw attention to the eyes. You can go for an asymmetrical pixie haircut with a shorter back and longer front section. Spritz your tresses with some strand-smoother serum spray to lend a smooth, polished finish to your hairstyle.