Growing Out a Pixie Cut

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There’s no doubt about it, pixie haircuts are cute AF. If you’ve had the confidence to rock this style, then you’ll probably also have loved the convenience of how much faster it is to take care of.

But it’s human nature to want what we don’t have, so as your pixie cut starts growing, you’re now pining for longer locks again.

Well, you’ll be pleased to hear there are some styling ways to do this, without having to wear a hat. So if you’re thinking of growing out a pixie cut, then read further to find out how.


Growing Out a Pixie Cut

You love the vibe of your pixie cut, although it’s also made you aware of just how fast your hair does grow. Having a pixie cut is not as low maintenance as commonly thought, because you have to get it trimmed and keep the back of your neck shaved to keep it from looking like an ‘80s mullet.

So now you want your longer locks back, but you’re dreading the growing-out process. On average, most people’s hair grows about half an inch every month, so it will take an entire year before your hair transitions into a bob shape as it gets longer.

Luckily, there are a few ways to make this transition period from a pixie cut to longer locks less painful and awkward, so that you won’t have to worry about bad hair days.

Bang It Out

One of the best things that happens when growing out a pixie cut is bangs! It’s an inevitable fact that as the strands at the front of your head get longer, you will have bangs. And just like your pixie cut, you will need to keep on top of their high maintenance as your hair grows out.

Of course, if you’ve had bangs before, you’ll know how to style them. If you’ve never had bangs before and are not sure if they’re right for you, then have a warm-up first with a side-swept fringe, which will give a more shaggy, feathery look.

And then there are curtain bangs, which have made a comeback post-pandemic.

Curtain bangs are a great way to incorporate bangs into your style, especially if your hair has a natural center parting. You can even try out curtain bangs while you still have your pixie cut to help along with the transition to add a softer texture to your face as you grow your hair out.

Fluffy Shag

As your hair gets longer, it’s the in-between stages that are the most difficult to style. Luckily for you, the trend for fluffy hair means you won’t have to worry about feeling awkward.

Fluffy hair works great for shorter hair because of the different lengths, which provide texture to this vintage carefree look.

Volume and fluff are so hot right now, so grab your styling tools and get creative.

If you need some fluffy hair inspiration, then read our article How to Get Fluffy Hair.

Sexy Slick

When you think of Emma Watson or Tilda Swindon, you’ll probably visualize them rocking their short tresses on the red carpet with a slick-backed style. This look oozes confidence and also is a great way to exhibit an androgynous hairstyle.

Wet hair always looks sexy. So this slick back style is a chic way to show off your uniqueness. Slick backed hair can also be made to look:


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Hetianmei Headband

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Yes, you’re growing your hair back from a pixie cut, but you may find that a strategic undercut will give your style an edge while you wait for the rest to grow out. Think Scarlett Johansson or Rhianna… you really need to be confident to pull this one off.

Curl Story

Having curls will help blend in any bits of uneven lengths or sections of hair that just won’t play how you want them to. Using a curling iron can help you to make curls that look more flattering.

You can use a 1/4-inch curling iron if your hair is very short, although if you also use a 1/2-inch curling iron, the unevenness of tighter and looser curls will add even more volume and fluff to your new hair style.

Bob Jobs

Ain’t no doubt about it, bobs are one of the most classic hairstyles that lives on in every generation. Once your hair reaches jaw length at the front and sides, then you can embrace the short inverted bob.

The inverted bob is when the hair is slightly longer at the front and layered at the back to add volume. This will be your first bob, especially if you’ve been rocking an undercut.

With this shape, it will be easy to grow and trim your bob as it grows for about six to nine months.

You’ll definitely need to visit a stylist to get your bob done, because they are high maintenance and need regular trims to look good.

Final Clips

Mini Hair Clips

Get creative with mini hair clips  to hold back stray front pieces from your face while your pixie cut grows out. It’s a great way to also change up your styling woes.

These mini hair clips are sturdy and durable, and will even hold thin hair in place.

If your hair is still a horror when you’re growing out a pixie cut, then you can always find a favorite hat, cap, or head wrap to wear. These turban-style head wraps  will add a funky edge to any outfit and can hide your hair drama away where no one else can see.

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And don’t forget, confidence is key to feeling attractive so don’t waste your time obsessing about something others may not even notice.

The most important thing to remember above all, is that healthy hair is beautiful hair, so as long as you nurture your locks while it goes through its ‘puberty’ stage of growing out a pixie cut, with patience you’ll soon have long, flowing strands again.

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).