3 Tips for Working a Pixie Cut

Though the pixie cut made its big debut more than half a century ago with beauty icons like Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy and Mia Farrow, this fearless hairstyle has made a comeback recently. Pixie cuts have been sported by some of the hottest celebrities, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Beyoncé.

While this daring and modern hairstyle can work with many face shapes, it’s sometimes difficult to determine if you can pull it off, and if you can, which type of pixie cut to get. If you’ve toyed with the idea of a serious trim, these three tips will provide you with the information you need before getting a pixie cut and how to rock it after!

1. Evaluate Your Face Shape

While you may think that some people can naturally pull off a pixie cut while others can’t, celebrity hair expert Angelo David Pisacreta of Angelo David Salon says that “anyone can pull off the pixie cut; it’s just about figuring out the dimensions, then working the hair to fit your facial shape.  ... When asking for a pixie cut from your hairstylist, you want the cut to match the shape of your face to enhance your focal features.”

So if you’re considering a pixie, the first thing to consider is which face shape category you fall into.

Heart-Shaped Faces

Heart-shaped faces, such as Carey Mulligan’s, look best with side-swept bangs and shorter cuts to draw attention to the eyes and create a slimming effect on a wider forehead.