How To Sport Pixie Hairstyle For Different Face Shapes?

by Ankita Biswas

The pixie cut is a short hairstyle with a twist to it. It is short on the back and sides and longer in the front. Picture it! Doesn’t it just seem glamorous?

The pixie cut was first popularised in 1950’s and is now the staple hairstyle of Celebs like Halle Berry, Rihanna, Keira Knightly, Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes. This hairstyle is also very popular amongst teenagers and teen celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Emma Watson too.

These pixies are easy to care for and can be worn casually or can be styled for special occasions. It is ideal for women and young girls who do not want to spend a lot of time in styling.

There are different pixie haircuts for different face cuts. Below are some of pixie hairstyles:

1. For Oval Faces:

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Women with Oval shaped face can pull off any look especially the bold pixie cuts! You can add a fringe on the crown for volume. Short fringes draw attention to all your features and will accentuate your cheek bones and full lips. You can either keep the fringes on your forehead or side sweep them on any side. If you’re looking for a softer look, keep the fringe longer.

2. For Round Faces:

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The main aim for round faced beauties is to make it look a little more elongated. This can be done by adding height to the crown. A lot of layers need to be added to provide that required volume. For round faces, avoid short bangs, as it would decrease the volume on the crown. The back of this haircut is almost a barbershop style boy cut.

3. For Heart Shaped Faces:

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For a heart shaped face, the main goal is to add height to elongate the face. In this hairstyle, a lot of texture is added to the crown to give the face the right balance. The sides are kept flat to keep the face elongated. Heart shaped faces have a wider fore head, so you can add fringes to hide the forehead. You can either keep your fringes in the front to highlight your face or side sweep them to make your fore head appear narrower. This pixie hairstyle is best for women having small face, striking eyes and high cheek bones.

4. For Square Faces:

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If you have a square shaped face, then you have a strong angular jaw line and your face measures about the same from top to bottom and from side to side. For this pixie hairstyle, get a soft layered cut. Do not get a blunt cut as it would accentuate your square jaw line. Also avoid straight, blunt and thick bangs. Instead go for side swept bangs that are just below the brow length. Keep your hair cut just below the jaw line.

5. For Balanced Faces:

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Beauties with a balanced face can go for a short bob pixie hair cut. The cut is short at the nape, while the top and sides are thicker for more versatility. This layered bob look with hair tucked behind your ears, looks like a short pixie. You can also go for short bangs over your fore head which highlight your cheek bones.

So do you plan to sport a Pixie soon? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ankita Biswas

I am a 20 year old engineering student.. An avid writer, orator and a journalist by hobby, I am also a food blogger... I love getting dressed in chic clothes and the right make up of course!!!