3 Ways To Style A Pixie Cut

3 Ways to Style a Pixie Cut via A Beautiful MessMy friend Lauren is a darling. She has the sweetest pixie cut to match her equally sweet personality. Look at them eyes—they don't lie. She's been feeling a little bored with her pixie cut lately, so I jumped at the chance to help her switch it up a little and show her some easy styles to make her excited about that hair. Because it's good hair. Really good hair.

Pixie cut before stylingHere is Lauren's hair before styling. Her layers are a little longer than when she initially chopped her hair off. I personally LOVE this length!

Okay, let's talk about the first look. Wanna?

Dry shampoo is great for textureStep One: To begin, I sprayed some dry shampoo under Lauren's layers. She has pretty fine hair (ooooohhh, so fine), so this helped add some texture. I then chose large sections toward her crown and backcombed a little to give some extra volume.

Flip ends with a straightenerStep Two: I used a straightener to flip the ends of Lauren's hair out (I use this GHD iron and I love it). I feel like you can possibly go too crazy with this step, so start off subtly and add more flippies where you need them.

Hair wax is great for styling a pixie cutUse hair wax to get a tousled lookStep Three: Use a little hair wax and pull at the ends of the hair. This helps the ends keep their texture and shape. Be sure not to use too much or your hair could end up really gummy. Finish this look with a couple squirts of hairspray!

Darling pixie cutDarling pixie styleSee what I mean? Total doll.

Alright, let's get on to the second look, shall we?

Comb hair over to create a deep part
Step One: Use a comb and create a very deep part. 

Twist the hair and pinStep Two: Take a section of hair from the thinner side and twist. Pin with a bobby pin.

Use a small curling iron or wand to create textureStep Three: Use a small barrel curling iron or wand and wrap longer sections of hair around it. Don't clamp the ends if you are using a curling iron— this just helps to add even more texture! Once you are satisfied with what you've curled, finish with a little hairspray. You can pull some hair over to cover the bobby pins if you like.

Darling pixie stylesLove this adorable pixie cutThis look is my personal favorite for Lauren! It's so good on her.

Okay, time for the third and final look for this group of styles!

Add hair wax for holdStep One: Follow the first and second steps for look one. Once you have a little messy texture in your hair, grab some of that handy-dandy hair wax and rub a little through the front section of your hair. Again, not too much or the front of your hair could look kinda yuck.

Back comb and pin hair back with a bobbi pinStep Two: Give the back side of that section a little backcombing action. Once you've done that, smooth the front and pull back with a bobby pin. It helped me to twist the ends of Lauren's hair when doing this so her hair stayed where I wanted it to.

3 Ways to Style a Pixie CutAdorable pixie haircutSeeing how easy and adorable these looks are almost makes me want to bring back my own pixie cut. It's been a lot of years ago now, but I'll never forget how freeing chopping all my hair off was! Maybe one day… xo. Katie

Credits: Author and Photography // Katie Shelton. Photos edited with Petal from the Fresh Collection and Imogen from the Folk Collection.