How to Style a Pixie Cut, According to Celebrities

Updated 04/23/19

The pixie haircut requires some serious commitment—perhaps that's why it's the ultimate cool-girl hairstyle of Hollywood. If you're thinking about making the cut, you likely know the transformative powers of the pixie: Not only does a pixie hairstyle highlight cheekbones (no illuminator necessary), but it also signals confidence, says .

And while the cute 'do has a few downsides, mainly upkeep, it more than makes up for this minor drawback with its versatility. To show you the many ways in which you can style a pixie, we’ve rounded up the coolest super-short celebrity haircuts, from icons like Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn to current A-listers like Miley Cyrus and Michelle Williams. Below, witness the best celebrity pixie cuts of past and present.

Slicked pixie cut
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Ruby Rose's slicked-down 'do epitomizes elegance. For a slick, almost wet-looking pixie like Rose's, add a shine-inducing oil like Oribe ($52) to straight strands.

Julianne Hough Pixie Cut
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Braid your pixie for an unexpected hairstyle that looks both romantic yet edgy. To get Hough's look, add some texture to your hair with Amika's ($22), which will give the hair grip and make your braid hold all day long and well into the night.

Polished pixie cut
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Twiggy's sideswept pixie totally encompasses mod style. Use a comb like Mason Pearson's ($26) to sweep your locks to one side.

Short natural hair
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Lupita's natural texture looks even more stunning when accessorized with a headband. To get her look, rock your natural texture and apply a dainty accessory like this Cara ($28).

Lily Collins short hair
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Lily Collins's high-volume pixie is the perfect look for an evening out. Embrace your cowlick à la Collins, and add some Bumble and Bumble ($29) to your roots.

Gwyneth Paltrow short hair
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Gwyneth Paltrow's simple yet chic style is super easy to re-create. Simply add a pin or decorative clip like these Marc Jacobs ($45) to get the look.

Kristen Stewart hair
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Kristen Stewart proves you can still have beachy waves while rocking a pixie. Use Ouai ($26) for a similar effect.

Halle Berry hair
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Halle Berry's signature pixie might be the most coveted short 'do of our time. To reach spikey heights like Berry's, use a root-lifting product like Bumble and Bumble’s ($20).

Michelle Williams Hair
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Deep Side Part

For a pixie as perfectly polished as Michelle Williams's, spray a toothbrush with Living Proof's ($25) and run it atop your tresses to tame unwanted flyaways.

Audrey Hepburn hair
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Micro Bangs

Audrey Hepburn's baby bangs are truly iconic. Keep yours in place with a bit of R+Co ($29).

Zendaya short hair
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Want to dress up your short 'do? Make like Zendaya and give retro finger waves a try. To get the look use a curling iron and setting pins like Conair's ($10).

Emma Watson short hair
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Piecey Bangs

While Emma Watson's pixie was fairly simple, her perfectly placed wispy bangs gave her major style points. For sleek and smooth tresses like Watson's, try Living Proof's ($37), which smoothes away frizz, controls moisture, and keeps baby bangs in place.

Scarlett Johansson pixie cut
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Scarlett Johansson's pompadour works just as well at the office as it does at a concert. To achieve Johansson's hair height, add a pomade like Oribe's ($34) to your tresses.

Anne Hathaway short hair
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Anne Hathaway’s ’90s-inspired ’do is a classic. To get the look, give your pixie a little lift like by adding a touch of L'Oréal Paris’s ($4) to your roots.

Jennifer Hudson short hair
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Bold Bangs

Want gorgeous bold bangs like Jennifer Hudson's? Blast them with a hair dryer like Drybar's ($195). Not only will this add volume to your hair, but it will also make your bangs that much easier to style later on.

Miley Cyrus hair
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It doesn’t get more rock 'n' roll chic than Miley Cyrus's bleached faux-hawk. To keep yours in place, try using this Moroccanoil ($28) for defined spikes and flexible hold.

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