Help! Can I (honestly) pull off a pixie haircut?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Can I pull off the long-on-top/fauxhawk/messy pixie?
    Yes! Do it! : (223 votes)
    67 %
    It would be so-so. : (24 votes)
    7 %
    Keep your current haircut! : (30 votes)
    9 %
    Definitely do NOT get a pixie. : (53 votes)
    16 %
    Get a different haircut entirely! (Please include a picture?) : (1 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 3
    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @Minnow:  I think you have the PERFECT face for a pixie cut! You are naturally very pretty, with great bone structure 🙂 I say go for it! These are my faves on your inspiration board:




    DAMN I wish I could pull this look off!


    Post # 4
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    You are adorable and remind me of Alice from Twilight.

    I would get a longer pixie with bangs instead of something short and spiky.


    Post # 5
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    You’re concerned about looking boyish… I think it would look too boyish on you.

    Post # 6
    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @PermaStudent:  +1 I really love the first picture, that would look great on you. Love the darker hair too

    Post # 7
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think a pixie cut is perfect for a small head/face. There are some people on here that tell EVERY BEE “no” about cutting their hair. 

    Post # 8
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I think you’d look really beautiful! I think you could also pull it off a little shorter on the top, like the picture of Anne Hathaway you have pinned!

    Post # 9
    2562 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think if you do the cut, the trade-off has to be feminine makeup.

    Not that your makeup isn’t feminine NOW, but in order to counter the boy-ish ness of a short hairdo, I think it’s usually a good idea to apply a little more – maybe just some tinted chap stick or some blush.

    When I cut my hair short, it turned into this uncontrollable curly mop (when long, I have straight hair) and I was mistaken for a boy on more than one occasion!
    At the time, I didn’t wear any makeup (and had rather chubby cheeks)

    One thing I bought but never used much was hair wax – it’s aweseome for the winter but kind of floppy in the heat. It keeps your hair messy & tussled looking without making it hard and crunchy.
    For some reason that was too much work for me (probably because mascara was, too, at the time) but it looked so much better when I used it.

    So (IN CONCLUSION) that’s my vote – DO IT!
    It will look ADORABLE!

    Post # 10
    1965 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    you can definately pull it off. You have a very similar face shape to me. i got my pixie about 3 weeks ago and love it doesnt look boyish at all. Do it. 

    i do not wear much on my lips but wear dark eye makeup. I agree a pixie with side bangs would look great on you.

    Post # 11
    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013


    @PermaStudent:  Agreed- love the first inspiration pic!

    I wish I could pull this off as well. Post pics after the haircut- can’t wait to see it!!

    Post # 12
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Minnow:  Damn you and that awesome board!!  I have a haircut coming up on Wednesday and mine is about the length in your first photo and now I want all those long on top pixies!!

    I really really like the blond one that @PermaStudent:  pulled from your board.  So much that I’m tempted to take it to my stylist…

    Post # 13
    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Minnow:  Oh lordy. I agree with a PP above..some bees will tell everyone not to cut their hair. You’re a pretty lady and there is no way anyone is going to think you’re a boy. I say go for it.. I think your face will be perfect for a pixie.

    Post # 14
    462 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think your face would be accentuated by a pixie cut nicely, do it!!

    Post # 15
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    You have the dream bone structure for a pixie. Do it! 

    Post # 16
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    DO IT!  you have great boen structure…a floppy pixie will be uber cute on you.

    If you want to girly up the look/makeup, do a smokey eye and nude lip!  It is my favorite look when I go pixie.


    I think your asymmetrical cut was too heavy for your face… softer layers and more movement will look best.  Long on top also gives more styling options.


    good luck!

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