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Listen, we understand that a pixie cut can seem like a terrifying style to try, but we feel the need to remind you that not only will you automatically look like a badass baller, but you'll also be in the company of 60-plus celebrities who have already taken a chance on a pair of scissors. Trust us, rocking a fresh new pixie cut is the best way to spice up an ordinary 'do for 2020. From an icy white short crop to a sleek and molded pixie, we're here to provide you with the most mesmerizing cuts of all time. Prepare to scroll, stop, screenshot, and save these stunning styles for your next salon visit. P.S. We won't be offended if you pause mid-way to call your stylist.
Even though this temporary sleek style from the Met Gala did not last long, it goes without saying the supermodel looks unbelievable in an elegant pixie.
Eberhardt's snow-white shade steals the show. Not much styling is even needed when you have a head-turning hair color like this.
This is a nod to old Hollywood glamour effortlessly worn on Turner-Smith. This style is serving vintage vibes, and I'm here for it.
Theron has managed to entirely reinvent her look with a hair transformation. The sleek simplicity of her ice-y blonde pixie makes this style look timeless.
Supermodel Cummings' jet black hair is a winter mood. Add a shaggy cut for even more cool points.
Who says your pixie has to stop at the nape of your neck? Absolutely no one, as stunningly shown on Richards. Her salt and pepper streaks, curtain bangs, and flipped ends is a killer combination.
There's no other way to describe Grace's long pixie than cooler than cool. I'm personally very into this side-swept style, y'all.
When Cardi rocked the hell out of this pixie at the VMAs, everyone knew it was a wig, but we were convinced the rapper needed to take the plunge IRL.
Dress up your pixie with finger coils like Stenberg and add a healthy amount of pomade for a long-lasting hold. Disclaimer: The patience this style requires is worth it.
Malone's voluminous layers add depth to her choppy cut. You have freedom to cut and layer as you please—a "perfect" pixie does not exist.
You can probably spot singer Kehlani's lustrous shine from a mile away. Rake a small dollop of Oribe Gold Lust Oil ($38) through your pixie with a fine-tooth comb to achieve the same shine.
Play up your pixie with swooped bangs like Wiig. But take things a step further by adding a softly flipped bang for extra flair.
Good added feminity to this close cut with romantic, forward-facing curls, which is a tried-and-true way to pizazz a pixie.
Canadian supermodel Rocha kept her sleek side part interesting with an exaggerated bang. Case in point: choose a side and have fun with it.
At the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscars Party, Gabrielle Union showed off her shortest style yet. Pairing your pixie with a deep side part will add structure—especially with choppy layers.
For just one second, try not to stare at Teyana Taylor's unreal abs and look at her dope pixie. This is giving me '90s vibes in the best way possible. Mini barrel curls wherever you see fit gives cuts such character and flair.
My favorite hot mom, Jada Pinkett Smith, in this slicked-down, highlighted pixie proves less is more.
A grown-out pixie is always a good idea. To make the shape of your pixie super-flattering, longer layers and side-swept bangs is a no-brainer. It adds so much sass to Washington's fun style.
When it comes to pixies, layers, layers, and more layers are your friend. Supermodel Jourdan Dunn's simple style is taken up several notches because of her choppy layers.
Who says you have to choose between a brunette or blonde pixie when you can do both? Ruby Rose shows the magic that happens when the two colors collide.
A timeless pixie cut, as shown by Viola Davis, will never not look amazing. A subtle change of color with low-key highlights make the style your own.
Interested in a buzzcut but don't want to go all the way? Resident hair badass, Pink, showcases the beauty of shaved sides. Try a tapered cut paired with major volume in the middle.
Zendaya, one of my favorite hair chameleons who never plays fair with her fabulous hairstyles, shows how color and cuts just go together. Her sandy blonde streaks and wispy bends showcase how much fun you can have—even with less hair!
Yes, your hair can look damn good sticking straight up—thank you, Halle Berry, for this photogenic proof. Berry, the queen who has been rocking iconic pixie cuts before pixie cuts were even a thing (don't argue me on this one), looks so cool with this spikey style. If edgey looks don't intimidate you, show this look to your stylist.
Heavy, side-swept bangs will add an element of dimension to your pixie cut. Take a texture tip from Anne Hathaway and layer your bangs for a fuller look.
An inky, jet-black shade will give your cut a moody, mysterious, and effortlessly cool vibe. The contrast of Ginnifer Goodwin's dark and glossy strands coupled with bold brows to match against her olive skin tone is so gorgeous.
We mean, just look at the individual twists of hair, like Hudson just casually raked her fingers through her pixie and it stayed like that.
Long in the front, super-short in the back, faded on the sides, Perry's pixie is a choppy, feathered dream. To define the sections, rub a dab of pomade between your fingers, then rake and twirl random pieces of hair.
Who says you can't have it all? At least, in the world of hair. Because Luckett's long, side-parted bangs take the usual severity out of pixie cuts and adds an element of softness to her face. Slick down the sides with a mix of styling cream and gel, and let your front bangs hang freely.
When you're out of ideas for styling your super-short pixie, remember your childhood friend, the ribbon headband, is still nearby to help you break up your hair. Slide a thicker band over a textured cut and tie it in a bow at the base of your neck.