Go short or go home.
Pixie cuts may be a handful to deal with (the constant maintenance and styling tricks), but here are 50 reasons why they might be the best cool girl style of the century.
When you're starved for ideas on how to style super short pixie styles, remember that your childhood friend, the ribbon headband, is a great way to break up your hair. If it's a thicker band it can even help you keep fly-aways in place.
It was only a matter of time before this beauty maven made a leap for a shaved head and then a pixie cut, which she wears in her typical nonchalant fashion (purposeful cowlicks and all).
Whoever said mullet styles are universally unflattering have never seen a great pixie cut with a *reverse mullet* (longer on top, super short in the back). Johansson's is a much more masculine take on the pixie that truly looks badass on her frame.
Zoë Kravitz's bleached blonde pixie cut alone earned her a spot on many Best Beauty lists at this year's Met Gala, which was the perfect Audrey Hepburn-esque addition to her elegant look.
One "can't leave home without it" product for pixie cuts is a pliable wax that will keep little wispy cowlicks at bay. If you want to nip the problem right in the bud, do as Isabel Lucas does and apply a gel or wax all over strands for a "wet hair" look where no hair is out of place (especially when you're between trims).
A major perk or downfall of bleaching your hair when you have super short strands is that you'll likely end up with Guy Fieri-esque frosted tips when your roots grow out (refer back to Kristen Stewart's pixie cut for further evidence). But if you've got the confidence (and great hair) of Miley Cyrus, you can pull off the look without batting an eyelash.
Major snaps to Perry's 2017 hair transformation. Instead of going for the typical sweet and chic cut, she took a major style leap by shaving the sides, keeping the roots dark, and wearing the ends long and platinum blonde.
One of our 2017 class of Fresh Faces brought her A-game to our celebration in L.A. by adorning her pixie with adorable bird pins.
Trust Sarah Paulson to pull off even the edgiest of short cuts. Try sweeping your hair straight back instead of pinning it off to the sides when it grows out for this look, and add some lowlights like hers to keep things interesting up top.
As with Audrey Hepburn before her, when you've got naturally curly hair your pixie cut is bound to be blessed with even more texture (read: less hassling with thinning out your bangs and layering your short strands).
There's a fine line between keeping a cute angular point at the nape of your neck (which makes your short cut look less square) and rocking a full on mullet as your end bits grow out, but Bennett's showing us the primo way to do the former by curling up the tuft of hair at the back.
When in doubt about how to style your pixie differently, slick a styling paste in your hair and lift at the roots while blow drying with a round brush for hair with height.
The signature angled pixie bangs look especially adorable when they're piece-y and separated like Brazilian actress Taís Araújo's. Ask your stylist to thin out your bangs if you're dealing with thicker hair to achieve the same effect.
It's not every day that you see a pixie cut paired with blunt and even eye-skimming bangs, but Jaime Pressly's making the case for something more structured than the wispy, windswept styles of the past.
Angela Bassett's feathery baby hairs keep this punk-style pixie from skewing too masculine.
Kris Jenner's not a regular mom, she's a *cool* mom, so it makes sense that she'd opt for this rocker-chic DIY style cut (that looks purposefully uneven) instead of a conservative matronly style.
Evan Rachel Wood looks like a modern-day flapper with this curled up and flipped back style (pro tip: it's a sophisticated way to keep long bangs in check when you're growing them out).
A little gel in your bangs will help keep hair out of your face (for a powerful look that's "all eyes on me").
In which Geldorf exemplifies a "go big or go home" mentality with an edgy cut dyed a very of-the-moment shade of pastel pink.
R.I.P. Watson's gorgeous pixie cut, featuring these adorable piece-y, super short strands.
Blue Bloods star Sami Gayle goes the longer route with eye-sweeping, uneven bangs that are a dreamy style to flag for at-home bang trimming inspiration.
A little bit of layering and piece-y structuring in your bangs can help you achieve an cute mini flick like Dunham's.
Elsa Pataky's bangs are grown out slightly longer, which makes them the perfect choice for this deep-part look that has her hair sweeping across her eye-line. *Swoons*
Naturally wavy hair + short angled bangs = pixie cut gold. Slick a tiny bit of paste into your fringe for some support (without the weight) and blow dry downwards then in the direction you want your fringe to land while drying your hair.
Michelle Williams' oh-so-perfect cut is how you grow out your pixie right: It's colored, swept in front of her eyes, and expertly layered.
What's it like being such a cool, happening teen? Here, Millie Bobby Brown shows us a sophisticated way to style a cropped cut—slicked back and tucked behind the ears.
The more piecey and the more textured the cut, the better to balance out delicate features like Knightley's.
Marie Claire cover girl Sienna Miller proves that yes, you can have a center part with a pixie cut.
The best part about this style? It keeps all of the attention on your face, as seen here with Goodwin's glow-y beauty look.
Is there anything that Rihanna can't pull off? Serious question.