Beauty Hair Hairstyles Short Hair 25 Pixie Cuts for Any Face Shape By Caroline Shannon Karasik Caroline Shannon Karasik Instagram Twitter Caroline Shannon Karasik is an instructor at Catapult and an MFA candidate in Antioch University's creative writing program. Her work has appeared in InStyle, The Cut, Narratively, Catapult, Vice, Women's Health, among others and she is currently at work on a memoir. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, daughter, and five adopted cats. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on June 29, 2022 @ 12:30PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Getty Images Summer is just around the corner, and while that means it's a solid time to investigate that viral Amazon swimsuit, it also means there's no better time to consider a short hairstyle. And if you're ready to truly go short-short, an edgy short pixie cut is the ultimate option. Eliminating all that sweaty hair sitting on your shoulders and low-key styling are just two of the perks of pixie cuts. The classic haircut is also surprisingly versatile. Shaggy Pixie Cuts That'll Convince You to Chop Off Your Hair That's because long and short pixie cuts, pixie cuts with bangs, and even curly pixie cuts have entered the short hair repertoire, making them a score no matter your face shape. Check out these celeb-inspired looks for inspiration and find the best pixie cut for your face shape. VIDEO: 9 Times Lucy Hale Gave Us Short Hair Envy on Instagram 01 of 25 Zoë Kravitz J. Merritt/Getty Images The Big Little Lies actress debuted this cropped look in 2018, giving it her own flair with textured waves and a little volume. 02 of 25 Pink Karwai Tang/Getty Images Whether she's wearing it smooth and parted to the side or curly and pink, the singer has been rocking some version of the pixie for years. 03 of 25 Ginnifer Goodwin Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images The actress is a tried-and-true fan of the pixie, wearing it in styles ranging from this sleek dark brown look to the silvery-lavender hue she had a few years ago. 04 of 25 Kristen Wiig Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Kristen Wiig swapped her typically shoulder-grazing locks for this shorter look, leaving enough length on top to allow for an eye-grazing side part. 05 of 25 Ruby Rose Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images The Batwoman actress is no stranger to bold style moves — after all, she once dyed her hair magenta — and this layered pixie cut is no exception. 06 of 25 Tilda Swinton Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Actress Tilda Swinton brings some serious side-swoop game with this pixie. We love that it has some length on top that allows for various styling options. 07 of 25 Charlize Theron picture alliance/Getty Images Not quite ready to go full pixie? Take notes from Charlize Theron (who has also worn her hair in an actual pixie). Style your already short hair in a small braid at the back of your head, then use gel or paste to style long pieces on top. 08 of 25 Ellen DeGeneres Steve Granitz/Getty Images Sure, Ellen wore other short looks back in the day, but the pixie has been the comedian's staple for well over a decade. 09 of 25 Samira Wiley John Shearer/Getty Images Cropped at the sides, actress Samira Wiley's pixie is ultra stylish. 10 of 25 Halsey Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images So, you already tried a pixie and want to take your style game up a notch, huh? Take a cue from singer Halsey, who dyed their short look a bright red hue. 11 of 25 Kristen Stewart Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images The Twilight actress has worn her hair in several short styles, including the time she shaved off all of her hair into a platinum blonde buzz cut. But this new blonde style with dark roots features more length, allowing room for change. 12 of 25 Maria Borges Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images The Angolan model wears short hair quite well, and this longer-on-top pixie with baby bangs needs to be seen. 13 of 25 Valorie Curry Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images The After Darkness actress gave her pixie a pop of red color and a sleek side part. 14 of 25 Ruth Negga Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images The actress often accessorizes her curly pixie cut with jeweled headbands. 15 of 25 Kris Jenner Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images It won't surprise you that mother mogul Kris Jenner's signature look even has its own name — "The Boss Pixie." Short in the back and long on top, this pixie is perfect if you want your new look to include side-swept bangs. 16 of 25 Scarlett Johansson Frazer Harrison/Getty Images The Avengers actress wore a few different blonde versions of the pixie before landing on this voluminous brunette style for the 2018 Met Gala. 17 of 25 Kate Hudson Cindy Ord/Getty Images The actress — who has been a devout fan of long blonde hair — debuted a shorter look in 2018. 18 of 25 Kerry Washington George Pimentel/Getty Images The Scandal actress showed up to the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars Party with a brand new pixie cut, featuring side-swept bangs. 19 of 25 Emilia Clarke Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images The Game of Thrones actress debuted her new look this fall, posting a pic to Instagram with the caption: "Me: I'm thinking when Gwyneth and Brad had the same hair cut. @jennychohair: I got 'chu." Hairstylist Jenny Cho gave Clarke a pixie that is short on the sides with long, choppy layers up top. 20 of 25 Jada Pinkett Smith Steve Granitz/Getty Images The Red Table Talk host revived the blonde pixie cut she originally sported in the '90s, and we are here for it. 21 of 25 Katy Perry Steve Granitz/Getty Images The singer took her platinum blonde pixie cut from everyday chic to ultra glam by styling her longer-on-top style to one side for the red carpet. 22 of 25 Michelle Williams Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images A collection of pixie cuts simply wouldn't be complete without Michelle Williams. As the reigning queen of the look, she likes to wear her pixie with a bit of length on top so she can add texture or play with a side part. 23 of 25 Maggie Gyllenhaal John Shearer/Getty Images The actress has often favored shorter hairstyles, and this one is no exception. Keeping it short on the sides with some volume on top, Gyllenhaal left room to play around with the look. 24 of 25 Glenn Close Steve Granitz/Getty Images The Oscar-nominated actress has worn her pixie cut at several different lengths, but this longer, layered look is one she continuously brings back into action. 25 of 25 Cardi B Axelle/Bauer-Griffin Cardi B's pixie cut draws attention to a variation in length around the eyebrows, creating a cool bangs effect.