A new season is as good an excuse as any to switch up your hairstyle, and with the sweltering summer months fast approaching, maybe you’re looking to shed some layers by way of a chop. If you’re nodding your head right now, you could consider a pixie haircut with bangs. Pixies are a timeless take on a short ‘do, and adding a bit of fringe in the front is the perfect way to modernize the look.
The increasing temperatures make the ultra-short cut even more appealing. “Pixies are a perfect option for summer because they are light and airy — nothing to pull up and out of your face in the heat or humidity,” notes hairstylist and Mizani global curl specialist Antonia Wazir. Plus, less hair means less time spent melting in front of the mirror. “You’re not stuck in a humid bathroom with a blow dryer and heat tools, sweating before you leave,” adds Devin Graciano, hairstylist and head of product development at Goldie Locks, on the allure of the pixie.
Beyond the logistics, rocking a pixie cut with bangs is a foolproof way to ooze an easy glamour that’s sure to turn heads — and few cuts are as versatile. There’s truly a pixie for every mood, whether you’re feeling bold and edgy or chic and elegant. Larry Sims, celebrity hairstylist and co-founder of Flawless by Gabrielle Union, just recommends that you keep your face shape in mind. He also says to go to a professional for the cut and opt for a style that you’ll be able to maintain at home with minimal heat, to ensure “the integrity of the hair.” But have fun with it because, as Sims says, pixie haircuts are “effortless, sexy, and fly — all at the same time.”
If you’re sold on pixie haircuts with bangs, then scroll on for eight versions that are perfect for summer.