Move Over, Bobs—the French Pixie Cut Is Making a Comeback This Winter

It's official: We're in our short haircut era. It seems that just about every celebrity—and everyone on my FYP— is going for the chop right now. Bob hairstyles have always been timeless haircut, but lately we've seen everyone from Zendaya to Hailey Bieber trading in their longer hair in favour of a jaw-skimming cut. Box bobs, Italian bobs, blunt bobsFrench bobs (I could go on and on about the types of bob hairstyles) are all doing the rounds at the moment. But it seems a lot people are inclined to go even shorter this summer—enter the French pixie haircut.


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Loïcka Grâce's French pixie proves that this haircut is both chic and timeless.

When I think of a pixie haircut, I'm instantly transported to the 2000s, when the likes of Rihanna, Victoria Beckham and Frankie Bridge convinced us to emulate their short cropped styles. But now, the pixie haircut is making yet another comeback and its giving French-girl chic. In fact, searches for 'French pixie haircut' are up over 3000% year-on-year, and 'pixie cut' has over one billion views and counting on TikTok. So, we're not seeing this haircut going away anytime toon.

There are so many variations of the pixie haircut. Some have longer lengths at the front for a face-framing fringe, while others can be super-cropped and choppy, giving this haircut plenty of texture. If you're feeling the call of the salon, then scroll ahead to see the best pixie haircuts I've screen-grabbed. 

French Pixie Haircut Ideas


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Curls look chic in this cropped haircut.


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I love the micro-fringe with this pixie haircut.


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Remember when Emily Ratajkowski opted for this hairstyle? I love the volume and choppy texture through the front.


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This cropped pixie is so chic.


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This haircut was quite literally made for Pixie Lott—and I love this wispy fringe.


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This pixie haircut on Charithra Chandran lives rent-free in my mind.


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How amazing is this curly pixie cut on Julia Garner?


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This short haircut lends itself so well to waves.


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Emma Watson's side-swept pixie is a timeless look.


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I love this glamorous styling on Halle Berry's pixie cut.


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I'm taking this short pixie cut inspo straight to the salon.


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Halsey has also gone for the cropped French pixie cut.

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Eleanor Vousden
Beauty Editor, Who What Wear UK

Eleanor Vousden is the beauty editor for Who What Wear UK. She was previously deputy editor at Hairdressers Journal, health writer at Woman & Home and junior beauty editor at beauty website Powder. She has also contributed to Wallpaper and Elle Collections with written and styling work.Working as a beauty journalist since 2015 after graduating in fashion journalism at the London College of Fashion, she has been highly commended at the BSME Talent Awards for her work on Powder and also contributed to the title winning Website of the Year at the PPA Awards.Eleanor’s journalistic focus is to provide readers with honest and helpful beauty content. Through words, video and live broadcast, she has interviewed several celebrity makeup artists, hairstylists and top dermatologists throughout her career, as well as celebrities such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Scarlett Johansson. She has a particular interest in finding solutions for acne and eczema, which she has experienced firsthand. She has also amassed a large collection of fragrances and can never say no to a new candle.When she’s not writing or testing the latest beauty product or treatments, she’s on the seafront in her hometown of Brighton and Hove, where she lives with her partner and her miniature dachshund.