While, yes, pixie haircuts have been around since the dawn of time, I'm calling it RN: They're going to be legit everywhere later this year, especially since so many celebs have been chopping off their hair as of late. I might be a little biased, but I think there's something super sexy and industry-defying about having short hair, and there's no better time than the start of a new season to try something new.
Not only does a pixie haircut put your face front and center, but it also drastically cuts down on styling time. And contrary to popular (and completely outdated) belief, every face shape and hair texture can pull off a pixie. Don't believe me? Here are 20 of your favorite celebrities effectively proving otherwise. Check out their short cuts and styling tips, ahead, and prepare to get on board with the next trend.
Zendaya's Old-Hollywood Pixie Cut
The key to recreating Zendaya's pixie cut with super-glossy finger waves? A strong gel or mousse, which you'll want to rake through wet hair to set the look.Continue reading below ↓
Scarlett Johansson's Shaved Pixie Cut
Follow Scarlett Johansson's lead by opting for a pixie cut with cool, shaved sides. You'll want to play up the texture of your longer pieces, so make sure you have a lightweight styling paste on hand to twist little pieces to define them.Continue reading below ↓
Janelle Monáe's Accessorized Pixie Cut
Welp, Janelle Monáe's freakishly cute pixie cut is officially the reason I'm getting a haircut. And, uh, yeah—I'll definitely be accessorizing it with a pretty headband.Continue reading below ↓
Lily Collins' Layered Pixie Cut
Lily Collins' layered pixie cut is pretty much the best of both worlds—she's got short, choppy layers towards the crown of her head with longer, face-framing pieces swept to the side. Texturizing spray is a no-brainer if you're going for Lily's look.Continue reading below ↓
Ciara's Fringy Pixie Cut
Want to take your pixie cut to the next level without getting full-on bangs? Consider Ciara's barely-there fringe and super-choppy layers the ultimate inspiration.
Michelle Williams' Platinum Pixie Cut
Michelle Wiliams has been a pixie stan since day one—and it's easy to see why. The actress's platinum blonde hair looks ridiculously pretty in a closely cut pixie.Continue reading below ↓
Bella Hadid's Faux Pixie Cut
When in doubt, pull a Bella Hadid and try a ~temporary~ pixie cut with a super convincing wig. I'm personally very into these side-swept bangs, y'all.Continue reading below ↓
Joey King's Mohawk Pixie Cut
Jourdan Dunn's Sandy-Blonde Pixie Cut
Sandy blonde highlights gives Jourdan Dunn's pixie cut a leg up on the rest. Follow her lead by running a texturizing paste throughout your ends for a little lift.Continue reading below ↓
Emilia Clarke's Side-Parted Pixie Cut
All hail the Mother of Pixie Cuts (sry, had to). Take a page out of Emilia Clarke's book and part your haircut way to the side. Don't forget to finish with a blast of volumizing hairspray throughout your roots for a touch of piece-y texture.Continue reading below ↓
Kerry Washington's Long Pixie Cut
There legit isn't a single hairstyle that Kerry Washington can't pull off, but I'm especially into this long pixie moment. Sweep your bangs across your forehead to channel the actress.Continue reading below ↓
Halsey's Buzzed Pixie Cut
Halsey's pixie is kinda like a fresh take on the bowl cut for 2019. To replicate her edgy, matte texture, try raking and smoothing a tiny dab of a maximum-control styling paste over dry hair.
Zoë Kravitz’s Choppy Pixie Cut
Baby bangs aren't for everyone, which is why Zoë Kravitz’s funky pixie cut is the perfect antidote if you can't stand hair on your face. After straightening your clean, dry hair, reach for a pomade with a matte finish, then use your fingers to piece sections and lift hair at the root in the front.Continue reading below ↓
Rowan Blanchard’s Banged Pixie Cut
When actress Rowan Blanchard chopped off her longer waves into a choppy pixie cut, I gasped—in a good way. To copy her look, use a combination of a hair wax with a pomade for some nice texture that's super flexible.Continue reading below ↓
Katy Perry’s Textured Pixie Cut
To get a voluminous yet piece-y pixie cut like Katie Perry's, rake a golfball-size puff of mousse through damp hair before blow-drying it, then twist a tiny dab of hair paste through your shorter layers for added texture.
Ruby Rose’s Blown-Back Pixie Cut
To get Ruby Rose's look, smooth a multi-purpose product like a nonsticky mousse-texturizer hybrid or a shine enhancer, detangler, and conditioner through wet or dry hair to create softly sculpted strands.Continue reading below ↓
Teyana Taylor’s Close-Cut Pixie
Move over Audrey Hepburn—Teyana Taylor is coming for your title of queen of the pixie. For a super-sleek finish, run a mini flat iron over sections of your hair to lay them flat, then spritz on a shine mist for a megawatt finish.Continue reading below ↓
Cara Delevingne’s Shaggy Pixie Cut
Shags come in all shapes and sizes, and Cara Delevingne’s blonde pixie cut is proof. To preserve your color (and the integrity of your hair), grab a color-safe shampoo and use a heat protectant spray when blow-drying or flat-ironing. Or better yet, allow your hair to air-dry to give your bleached strands a break.Continue reading below ↓
Nyakim Gatwech’s Coiled Pixie Cut
To enhance a shorter, natural pixie cut like Nyakim Gatwech's, try a creamy co-wash product and a hydrating leave-in conditioner to keep your hair looking—and feeling—moisturized throughout the day.Continue reading below ↓
Kris Jenner’s Versatile Pixie Cut
Beyond her savvy business acumen, Kris Jenner might actually be better known for her signature pixie cut, which is surprisingly pretty versatile. The longer length allows her to style it with bangs, side-swept layers, or extra height up top.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.