The Pixie Haircut – 10 Iconic versions of the classic short hairstyle

Sarah Oglesby - June 2, 2017 Celebrity Hairstyles, Hair Cutting, Hair Trends, Hairdressing History

The Pixie Haircut – 10 Iconic versions of the classic short hairstyle

Short hairstyles are always popular in the summer, and the iconic pixie haircut is a versatile choice.  The pixie cut can be adapted to suit a multitude of face shapes and hair textures. Furthermore it provides beautiful results on women of all generations.

At MHDPro, we know how popular pixies are with your clientele and this round up provides you with iconic pixie haircut inspiration.

10 Iconic Pixie Haircuts

The Long Pixie Haircut

The long pixie haircut was the look that launched Twiggy in 1966 and it has been transforming the lives of celebrities ever since. Michelle Williams has worn a Twiggy inspired Pixie cut for years. This look is the perfect shape for Michelle’s petite features.

Michelle Williams' long pixie haircut

Michelle Williams’ long pixie haircut is the perfect length and shape for her petite features

Similarly, Anne Hathaway has looked stunning in all versions of a pixie hairstyle, however her long pixie haircut is our favourite. It offered her endless styling choices and she always looked polished and faultless.

Anne Hathaway's Long Pixie Hairstyle

Anne Hathaway’s Long Pixie Hairstyle

The Agyness Deyn Pixie Cut

Supermodel, actress and singer Agyness Deyn’s pixie haircut is so iconic that at the height of her fame clients asked for it by name. The haircut is extremely flexible and could be styled to suit the nuances of every designer she walked the runway for.

The Agyness Deyn Pixie Haircut

Agyness Deyn’s Pixie Haircut was so iconic client’s asked for it by name

Angyness Deyn's Pixie Cut for Temperley London 2008

Angyness Deyn’s Pixie Cut styled for Temperley London 2008

The Round Textured Pixie Haircut

In the late 1960s the round textured pixie haircut rose to fame thanks to Mia Farrow’s breakout role in Rosemary’s Baby. Vidal Sassoon famously cut her hair for a Paramount photo shoot and we haven’t looked back since.

Mia Farrow's Iconic Pixie Hairstyle

Mia Farrow’s Iconic Pixie Hairstyle

French actress and model Audrey Tautou is another ultimate pixie hairstyle icon. Her round textured pixie haircut is ideal for her dense wavy hair and has inspired many low maintenance pixie haircut wearers around the world.

Audrey Tautou's Round Textured Pixie Hairstyle

Audrey Tautou’s Round Textured Pixie Hairstyle

Short Square Layered Pixie Haircut

The short square layered pixie haircut builds up weight where the head shape naturally rounds off. Keira Knightley’s square layered pixie demonstrates how stunning this technique can look when it is used to enhance a face shape.

Keira Knightley's Square Layered Pixie

Keira Knightley’s Square Layered Pixie

Katie Holmes’ also wore a square layered pixie haircut. This hairstyle was the perfect blend of light texture, squareness and length. Katie has a high hair density and this look released the thickness to create the ultimate iconic ethereal look.

Katie Holmes' Textured Square Pixie Hair Cut

Katie Holmes’ Square Layered Pixie Hair Cut

The Short Round Uniform Layer Pixie

Perhaps the most classic of all of the pixie haircuts, the short round uniform layer pixie haircut hugs the head shape and enhances stunning feminine features.

Actress Audrey Hepburn debuted the round uniform layered pixie in her first on-screen role in the 1953 Academy Award winning movie Roman Holiday. Not only did the role catapult her to fame but also catapulted the pixie hairstyle to woman across the globe.

Audrey Hepburn's Uniform Round Layered Pixie Cut

Audrey Hepburn’s Uniform Round Layered Pixie Cut

Winona Ryder has been one hairstyle chameleon that we have loved since she first appeared on our screens as a teenager back in 1985. Our favourite look is her short uniform layered pixie cut.

Winona Ryder's Short Round Uniform Layered Pixie Hairstyle

Winona Ryder’s stunning short round uniform layered pixie

Harry Potter fans around the globe were stunned when actress Emma Watson cropped her hair into a short round uniform layered pixie. This look completely transformed her persona from child star to sultry iconic woman.

Emma Watson's Sultry Pixie Hairstyle

Emma Watson’s Sultry Pixie Hairstyle

Learn these Iconic Pixie Hairstyles with

On MHDPro we have the ultimate pixie haircut online hairdressing course. Our Pixie Cut Variations collection features lessons on each of these iconic shapes to expand the repertoire of looks that you can offer your stylish shorter-haired clientele. Each lesson builds on the skills learned in the previous to provide you with a structured progressive learning experience. Once completed, you can download and share your exclusive CPD Certificate of Recognition.


Looking for some more pixie cut inspiration? Visit our Iconic Pixie  Haircuts mood board on Pinterest.