Trying to anticipate whether a certain haircut would look good for our face shape is a problem all of us have to deal with every time we think about changing our look and making a daring, radical change. For many women, the decision to have a short hairstyle such as a pixie is both tempting and frightening.

On the one hand, the sexiness and the lower level of maintenance of these hairstyles are seen as wonderful advantages while on the other hand the total exposure that this type of hairstyle tends to bring is a thing that is generally seen as a source of uncertainty that makes this decision a little harder to take.

Taking into account our dominant facial features when choosing a hairstyle is one of the most crucial aspects that can influence our level of satisfaction when it comes to any type of hairstyle.

As a general rule, pixie hairstyles are best suited for women with delicate features but almost any woman can pull off a pixie hairstyle if she is armed with the right knowledge. Here’s what you should think of before choosing a pixie hairstyle depending on your face shape:

Oval face shape

Because this face shape is considered the ideal one, almost no choice is restricted , especially because a pixie haircut is one of the best ways to emphasize one’s features. Choosing soft bangs is recommended as they can highlight your facial features even more adding a little drama. As far as styling options are concerned it is advisable to stay away from short spiky hairstyles as these will add unnecessary length to the face.

Round face shape

While most hair stylists recommend longer hairstyles for this face as they can optimize facial features more effectively, a super short pixie can also work for this face shape even though it might pose some challenges. However, you should be careful and choose a layered hairstyle that adds height at the top of the head to be able to increase the length of the face and create a more oval face shape. A short spiky hairstyle is another great choice for this face shape.

Heart face shape

Short hairstyles work well for this face shape because they tend to create a focal point around the eyes emphasizing them. When choosing a short hairstyle for this face shape the focus should be directed on finding a way to balance the facial features by adding width to the chin area. The best short hair cut for this face shape is a flexible one. It is advisable to choose a hairstyle that can be backcombed or to choose long side swept bangs to balance the features and create harmonious angles.

Oblong faces

Reducing the overall length is one of the top goals when choosing a hairstyle for this face shape. Pixie hairstyles with bangs are a great choice due to the fact that they don’t add extra length. Side swept bangs is a good choice for this face shape as it will create the illusion of a shorter forehead. A super short jagged-cut hairstyle is an excellent choice for this face shape.

Square face shape

Spiky short haircuts are one of the best choices for this face shape. Choosing a hairstyle with softer edges is also advisable as it will create softer overall lines downplaying the harsh angles from the jaw area.

Diamond face shapes

Similar to the oval face shape, this face shape poses very little restrictions when it comes to selecting a short hairstyle. The best thing about a pixie hairstyle for this face shape is that the beautiful cheekbone structure of the face will be emphasized more than with longer hairstyles. You can choose a variety of styling options without too much fuss.