We pretty much contemplate getting a pixie cut at least once a year. There’s just something so alluring about this daring ‘do–so much so, celebs are always trying out the pixie trend.
But every Mane Addict knows that pixie cuts are not for the faint of heart. It takes some serious guts- and some super sharp cheek bones- to take on an ultra-cropped cut. So it’s no surprise that fashion’s most elite faces take the pixie plunge at least once in their career. From Audrey Hepburn’s fringed pixie to Zoë Kravitz’s choppy close-crop, every it-girl in the book has tried this trend. This summer, stylists and style icons are putting a shaggy spin on this cool girl cut- and we’re obsessed. This may be the year we finally pull the trigger on the pixie trend.
We rounded up the 11 shaggy pixies we’ll be dreaming about until our next salon appointment.
1. Heartthrob Layers
This voluminous pixie cut is giving us major 80s teen dream vibes. With lots of layers and blown out bangs, we’re over the moon for this bleached-out take on the shaggy pixie trend.
Not ready for the shortest of strands? The pixie bob is an excellent in-between option for those of us looking for a drastic, but not too drastic, change. With longer, face-framing layers, the pixie-bob offers versatility galore.
3. Short Sides
On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have super short sides. Keeping the lower half of the look at a buzzcut length adds a bit of edge to an otherwise laidback aesthetic.
4. Grown Out Crop
Kristen Stewart has been our go-to short hair icon for a while now. Her ultra-dark roots and platinum ends add a bit of punk rock to this longer pixie cut. This whole look is incredibly 90s in the best possible way.
5. Sideswept Pixie
You can’t ever go wrong with a bit of sideswept fringe. Adding choppy layers into a traditional, side-parted pixie gives this whole aesthetic a moveable, modern mood. Linda Evangelista herself would be proud of this eye-catching cut.
6. Sleek and Short
Did someone say soiree? Longer pixies are ideal for the red carpet. Perfectly gelled, expertly parted, and pushed back ever-so-slightly, this demure pixie is short, sleek, and super in for summer.
7. Curly Cut
Not quite a pixie, not quite a bob. King Princess’s tousled tresses give a much appreciated burst of texture to her shaggy short ‘do. This overgrown pixie cut highlights the singer’s natural curls.
8. Fringey Pixie
A little fringe goes a long way. Actress Joey King stunned everyone when she stepped out onto the Emmy’s red carpet with this ear-length cut. Her perfectly curled bangs give this whole ensemble a bit of a retro vibe.
9. Bronde Crop
There’s no question about it: bronde is this summer’s hottest shade. Actress Amandla Stenberg was way ahead of the game, rocking this super short curly crop way back in January.
10. The Lowkey Mullet
The mullet has been slowly gaining popularity ever since Miley Cyrus revived the cut last year. This summer, we’re taking the mullet trend one step farther and a couple inches shorter. Actress Rowan Blanchard is definitely pulling off this super shaggy, top-heavy cut.
11. Messy Bangs
From messy to manicured, actor Brigette Lundy has pretty much mastered every iteration of the pixie. Seriously, this tousled, two-toned take on the shaggy pixie is making us ultra jealous. It’s just too damn good.