Plus, expert tips on how to take care of it.
If you're in that awkward in-between stage of growing out your pixie and looking for ways to style it, you've come to the right place. It turns out there are countless ways to style a longer pixie cut — you just need the right inspiration to make it happen.
"The long pixie is an effortless take on the traditional pixie cut," says K18 stylist Amber Maynard Bolt. "It is typically short through the back and sides like a pixie, but with longer layers or bangs on top. It is a more low-maintenance alternative to the pixie. It's also a great look for someone who normally wears it shorter to change into."
Bolt adds that this style is great for all hair types and textures, and there are endless possibilities for styling it. "Really, anyone can wear a long pixie," agrees celebrity stylist and Dyson global styling ambassador Matthew Collins, adding: "What exact cut you have, however, depends on your hair type or face shape,"
As with any hairstyle, you'll want to bring a few photo references to show your stylist so they can tailor a perfect cut for you. Below are 35 ways our favorite celebs have styled their longer pixie cuts.
According to Collins, a creative way to approach the longer pixie is to go the side-swept bangs route. For the 2023 Oscars, Halle Berry wore her longer pixie with deconstructed finger waves for a spin on side bangs that supplies a glamorous Old Hollywood vibe.
Rowan Blanchard's cut is also known as the trendy "bixie" — it's basically a bob crossed with a pixie. Bolt recommends using something like the K18 Leave-in Molecular Repair Mask to support a healthy mane for styling.
Give your longer pixie the plaited treatment for a stunning style. Danai Gurira wraps her protective braids in intricate waved shapes along her face for an elegant red carpet look.
Janelle Monáe's side-swept longer pixie is chic and classic. Simply part your hair on one side and style your longer layers in an effortless wave for a sultry look.
Andrew Fitzsimons, celebrity hairstylist and founder of Andrew Fitzsimons haircare, recommends giving your hair a blowout for maximum volume. Before blow-drying hair, he says to use a product like Andrew Fitzsimons Body Volume Blowdry Spray to dampen hair to amplify your longer pixie pieces.
Collins is a huge fan of this curly, longer pixie. Logan Browning wears her natural curls here, which perfectly frame her face.
If you have fine hair, you'll want to use some product to give it body. Bolt recommends starting with a thickening or volumizing spray to add that "little oomph" at the top of your head, as seen here on Carey Mulligan.
Fitzsimons says that longer pixies are a great option if you're looking for something low-maintenance but still creative. Opt for a deep side part and layered waves to define the face like Lily Collins.
Collins is all for Rita Ora's longer pixie era. This bleached shade is bold, and the piecey layers give her an edgy rocker vibe.
The coolest way to frame your face with a long pixie? Micro-bangs, as demonstrated by Jodie Turner-Smith with her graphic crop here.
Kristen Stewart might just be the reigning queen of longer pixies. Collins loves her "choppy [and] effortless" vibe, seen here with layers tousled throughout.
Collins recommends using a strong mousse or thickening tonic to add some grit and definition to fine hair before blow-drying it. A dry matte paste is a great option to finish the hair and lock it in place.
If you have a curlier texture but want to opt for a sleek, slicked-back look like Zoë Kravitz, Bold says to break out the hair gel. Give yourself a deep side part for a more dramatic look, and have at it.
When in doubt, slick it back. Katy Perry wears her bleached blonde longer pixie cut slicked back in a structured pouf. The effect is equal parts edgy, bold, and easy to recreate.
Scarlett Johansson's long layers give her pixie some added definition. Sweep pieces across your forehead for a bold bangs moment if you're looking to recreate her look.
It's giving Parisian chic. Tautou's wavy layers make for a voluminous pixie style that looks good on just about everyone.
The easiest way to style your longer pixie is with side-swept bangs. Opt for long layers that cascade across your forehead, like Anne Hathaway, to give your short hair a cute, French-girl vibe.
Halsey's wavy hair gives her longer pixie cut a retro feel. We especially love the curled ends, which add extra dimension.
Viola Davis has been serving up major pixie cuts for years now. And the actor knows the ultimate trick for more body: a sweep of volume across the crown.
Bolt says you can always turn to Michelle Williams for longer pixie inspo. Her go-to hairstyle remains iconic and super easy to recreate with a stylist.
Tavi Gevinson's darker roots pop against her bright blonde and give her hair some added dimension. Opt for darker undertones for your longer pixie cut if you're looking to balance out your blonde for fall.
Bolt often looks to Issa Rae for curly and coily hair inspo. Here, Rae wears her cropped curls in a faux hawk for added volume up top.
Pro tip: Use a styling tool like the Dyson Supersonic to smooth and shape hair if you have a fine and straight texture. Collins adds that you can use a styling concentrator to add texture, volume, or shape.
Cara Delevingne's silver hair is chic on its own, but with added layers to her longer pixie, it's one of the best shag cuts around.
Evan Rachel Wood
Give your deep side part a retro spin. Here, Evan Rachel Wood adds a classic old Hollywood wave to her hair for a cool, vintage effect.
Piecey, side-swept bangs make for a playful look. Here, Kerry Washington adds texture to her cut with layers throughout.
If you're still in your Barbiecore era (because same), give your longer pixie cut the ultimate dye job and go hot pink like Nicole Richie. The rich shade adds just enough dimension to her perfectly undone layers.
If you have thick hair, a deep side part pays dividends for a longer pixie cut. Gabrielle Union's hair is swept all to one side, which adds volume to her already bold style.
Give your longer pixie cut some unique accents with braided layers. Julianne Hough's crop is adorned with French braid-like details along the hairline.
For a more casual spin on the wet hair look, give your longer pixie some movement. Maggie Gyllenhaal's layers are only partially slicked back and have that tousled feel for an effortless vibe.
Touseled layers are often the way to go for a longer pixie cut, especially if you have fine hair and want to give it some added dimension. Robin Wright wears her layers in front as bangs for a nice added touch.
Jamie Lee Curtis
A longer pixie cut can be a powerful signature. For proof, look no further than Jamie Lee Curtis. The actor embraces her natural silver and spikey ends for her playful pixie.
Slicked into sculptural waves, Jennifer Lawrence's pixie cut is extra impactful swept back for the evening.
With a longer pixie cut, you can totally give it the half-up, half-down treatment. Kate Mara gathered her longer layers into a mini half-updo with braided detail for a unique style that we love.
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