How to Choose the Right Pixie Haircut for Your Face Shape

Pixie haircuts are hot and trending these days, but they don’t look as good on every shape of face. Instead, it may be a good idea to research the most flattering looks for your angular jaw, high cheekbones, fuller features, high forehead, etc. Whether you face is round or oval, heart or diamond shaped, long or square, makes all the difference in the world. Figure out what shape your own face is, learn how to choose a pixie haircut for your face shape and then head out the door towards that salon. The cut will look great on you, but how it’s cut will make a world of difference.

Why pixie though? Other than the fact that it’s the loveliest of short hairstyles and totally in style at the moment, it’s utterly adorable, feminine and chic. It does look best on the oval face when hair is thin but you can pull it off on most women without much problem, particularly if you have heart, square or diamond shaped faces.

How to Choose the Right Pixie Haircut for Your Face Shape

Pixie Haircuts for Oval Faces

This is the ideal face shape for the ultra-short pixie haircuts, giving you height as well as emphasizing facial features. You can technically wear your hair with any form of pixie cut and have it look utterly delectable. Bangs may look good but going as short as possible with little wisps here and there will look the best. You do have it good though since you can play with heavy bangs and different textures and still look perfectly chic.

Pixie Haircuts for Heart-Shaped Faces

Chances are that you have a high forehead. A short pixie cut helps take the emphasis off that fact which is bringing out your eyes and cheekbones. You don’t want excessive volume at the top, unlike the rounder face types. Instead, you should make sure your cut gives your head height, as you don’t want it to allude to a shorter look.

Pixie Haircuts for Round Faces

You might want to keep the hair below the chin instead of going for those super short haircuts as this will elongate the face a little and slim it slightly. You also want a lot of volume on top so your face looks a touch narrower. A long layered top section can let you style your hair with gel as well. Your aim with this cut is to minimize the roundness of the face; adding angles through a side-swept bang while keeping the pixie straight is your best bet.

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Pixie Haircuts for Long Faces

If you have a long face that’s not quite an oval, you should approach the pixie cut with quite a bit of caution as you might end up chopping up locks into a style that may not suit you very well. A short bob is better than a pixie cut as the latter would draw too much attention to the length of your face. However, you can pull it off if you give yourself a side-part and keep it wavy for width and balance.

Pixie Haircuts for Square Faces

Short pixie haircuts add texture to the look, as well as volume to the hair. Wispy bangs, light layers and a softer haircut will keep the look from adding too much edge to an already square jawline. Longer bangs in a side-sweep look really good with this type of face while adding height to your features.

Pixie Haircuts for Diamond Faces

Just like the square faced look, pixie haircuts add to the texture and hair volume while accentuating facial features which may be pretty, dainty and rather feminine on this face type. Furthermore, you might want to go with a cut that’s flatter on top and with bangs as this will give your face length and bring out the eyes.

Why we love pixie hairstyles so much is that short hair generally takes so little time to dry and style and you have the advantage of always having perfectly polished looks with minimum efforts!

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