The pixie bob haircut is the perfect cut to greet the new season! It’s fresh, chic, and literally cool. But at the same time may be intimidating. Or is it?
A pixie bob is a short type of hairstyle – a hybrid between the super short pixie and an ear- or jaw-length short bob. The resulting hairstyle will be a stacked or layered bob, perfect for those seeking volume and a wash and wear cut.
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Pixie Bob Haircuts to Freshen up Your Spring/Summer 2021 Look
1. Mini Bangs With Pixie Bob
Pixie bob haircuts usually carry a cool, tough girl aura. If that’s not your vibe, then I invite you to add mini bangs that are cute even on girls with smaller forehead heights.
The width of your bangs depend completely on your preference, but I advise you to trust your stylist on this. Your stylist might recommend mini bangs that are better suited to your face shape or the size of your forehead.
If your face is quite small, wider bangs might look better on you and may even add a pretty charm to your look. Wider faces may benefit from mini bangs with less width that could somewhat reshape your face.
2. Wavy and Tousled
Yes, beauties with wavy hair can still cop and rock the pixie bob haircut. In fact, this may be a great way to tame your frizz and reign in the volume especially if you have especially thick strands.
A fresh or electric color like platinum may make the tousled look intentional and part of the style. You might even get away with bed hair with this one!
3. Bob With Fringe Bangs
Keep your pixie layers and stacks to a minimum and go with fringe bangs. Early 2000s hairstyles lends itself to today’s pixie bob haircut to add a romantic, girl-next-door-vibe to an otherwise cool girl hairstyle.
This is great for beauties with straight hair that don’t need that much more volume on their crown. This is a great wash and wear haircut that rarely needs hair products to tame and maintain.
But if you have straight hair, but with very fine or thin strands the next haircut is it.
4. Stacked Pixie Bob Haircut
For girls that dream of volume, this is instant volume in a hairstyle – sans product! And for girls that dream in technicolor, highlights and lowlights could also help you achieve the illusion of volume.
If you want to color your hair, start with a chocolate shade with caramel highlights to really show of the stacks and layers. A classic color combination applied on a modern haircut makes for a very elegant style.
5. Slicked Back
Style your hair with gel and comb it back with a wide-toothed comb or with your fingers. The pixie bob haircut may exude a more casual, fun-loving, and edgy style, so a slicked back look can help reign it in and make it neat and formal.
This is what I mean by versatility. The wet, pulled back look on a pixie bob transforms the haircut into a polished do without sacrificing any of the style or edge of it.
6. Platinum Pixie Bob
Color your hair a cool platinum shade to turn this punk look into an electric one. This shade could also help you cop a softer look especially if you’re a brunette with jet black hair. But at the same time, there’s nothing about this color that says “damsel in distress.”
Use purple shampoo regularly to keep your color from turning brassy or yellow. Start by using it daily or a week, then cut back to once weekly otherwise your hair will turn purple.
7. Pastel Pink Pixie
Platinum – been there, done that, right? So let’s kick it up a notch with pastel pink in contrasting red and lilac shades.
Apply mousse on damp, towel-dried hair and part your hair to the side. This will create a voluminous wave on one side and could help keep your hair from falling flat especially for beauties with straight and thin hair.
8. Hot and Tousled
If you’re the type of person that likes messy and tousled hair, then the pixie bob is perfect for you! Trim down your hair on the sides, but keep the middle section long. In the morning, all you need to do is run wax through your hair and tousle and style it until you get it the way you like it.
Styling your hair will never take more than 10 minutes and involve more than a hundred bobby pins. The pixie bob haircut did that.
9. Volume Pixie Bob Haircut
Attending a wedding, but your hair hasn’t grown long enough to tie into a bun?
This look is equal parts feminine and edgy and 100% it girl approved! You’ll find that when you rock a pixie bob haircut that mousse and a lightweight hair spray will be your best friends. Change up where you part your hair, style them differently, and you’ll find that there’s so much more to a pixie bob than a short haircut.
10. Neat Pixie for Small Faces
If you have a small face paired with a petite frame, I usually recommend steering clear of shaggy haircuts especially if you have thick and unruly hair.
A cute pixie polished with a pea-sized amount of wax is a great look for petite beauties. It frames the face very well and keeps your hair from looking bigger than your body.
11. Thrown and Wavy Pixie Bob Haircut
The short hairstyle is curly girl approved, believe it or not. If you’ve grown tired of attempting to tame curly and frizzy hair, try the pixie bob haircut.
In fact, I would recommend a short haircut to curly girls that have done years worth of damage to their tresses. Think of this as a hair care reset.
Your hair, unlike your skin, cannot easily recover from damage. The only way to revive your tresses is to chop them off and allow them to grow out naturally. This haircut can help you reset and keep it tamed while you’re at it.
12. 50s Curls Pixie Bob
This is also a great hairstyle for beauties with big, round curls. To tame the frizz, apply curl defining cream on your shampoo days.
The red lip creates an entire vibe no other color can achieve.
13. Romantic Pixie Bob for Curly Hair
I love simple, French girl styles. It’s so effortless, but absolutely elegant and well put together.
Great for girls with wavy to curly hair, but if you have straight hair you can just curl it on your own. The small mini bangs add so much character, giving you the girl-next-door effect.
Pixie bob haircuts are surprisingly versatile and suit all ages and hair types. You can take advantage of the pixie style to fashion stacks or layers in your to create the illusion of full and healthy hair. But if you’re hesitant to go that short, the bob will keep your hair at a comfortable length.
There’s nothing you can’t do with a pixie bob haircut besides tying it. But style-wise, you’re not sacrificing much because a pixie bob is all the style and attitude you need to make any outfit work.
If you want something that can go from prim and proper to punk princess in five minutes or less, then do consider the chop.
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