Pixie Hairstyles for Fine Hair

Michelle Williams looks glam and chic with her sleek pixie hairstyle.

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A pixie hairstyle works especially well on fine hair, by taking weight out of your hair that would just be dragging it down and leave it looking even limper. The style is soft and sweet, well-suited to your thin strands. It gives you an instant boost, making your mane look thicker and more voluminous. Don't think a pixie cut has to be plain either; just because you don't have a lot of length to work with, that doesn't mean there aren't a number of different ways to style your short 'do.

Sleek Straight

One of the quickest and easiest ways to get uber-glam hair is to style it sleek and straight. If your hair is fine but really curly, a flat iron will get rid of any natural wave left in your hair after blow-drying. Finish with a bit of pomade around the ends of your hair to create a more texturized look and hold your sleek style in place.

Spiky 'Do

For a spiky 'do that's soft and sexy, a little bit of pomade goes a long way. You don't even need any special styling tools to achieve the look. Scoop up a bit of pomade, blend it between your hands and run your hands through your hair. After you've coated your hair with the product -- paying special attention to the top section -- pull up on random tufts of hair around the front of your head to create soft spikes.

Clipped Up

You can't style too many updos when your hair is pixie short, but if you have a longer, shaggy pixie cut, a clipped up style works well and creates a glam, dress-up look. It also creates the illusion of more volume in your hair. Use a fine-toothed comb to gather a small section of hair together on the top center of your head. Make the section about two to three inches wide and hold it down so the hair lays flat against the top of your head. Slide a fancy barrette over the hair a few inches back from your face, to hold the hair in place.

Pinned Back

A pinned back style is a fun and fancy style to try if you have a bit longer pixie. Part your hair to one side and work some texturizing cream through your locks to build up some volume. Pull up the section of hair on the side opposite your part, holding it just above your ear. Slide a decorative barrette in over the hair to hold it in place. This sweet style creates sort of a sideswept look.

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