beautiful woman with a styled pixie haircut in a prom dress

The prom dance is a milestone in every girl’s life, and looking anything but your absolute best is not an option. Obviously, you will acquire a great designer dress for this very special occasion, and if you have short hair, a pixie cut is ideal. With that in mind, here are some novel-style tips inspired by celebrities to make sure you turn some heads.

Prepping Your Pixie for a Special Event

Pixie cuts are effortlessly chic and versatile, but transforming them from everyday cool to special event-ready can be a mystery. Fear not, short-haired queens! Here's your guide to prepped-to-perfection pixie prep for any dazzling occasion.

  • 1. Deep Condition and Trim:

Treat your mane to a luxurious deep conditioning treatment a few days before the event. This will ensure your hair is healthy, hydrated, and manageable – the perfect canvas for styling magic. Don't forget a trim (especially if you haven't had one in a while) to get rid of split ends and maintain the shape of your cut. You can do both of these yourself or choose a hair salon for a pre-prom treatment. 

  • 2. Tame Flyaways:

Flyaways are the arch-nemesis of a sleek, polished look. Combat them with a leave-in serum or a touch of hairspray applied with a toothbrush (for ultimate precision). Pro tip: lightly smooth flyaways with a fine-toothed comb and hairspray instead of brushing, which can create frizz.

  • 3. Amplify Texture and Volume:

Textured pixies are all the rage, and adding texture and volume can take your style from cute to captivating. Use a texturizing spray or mousse on damp hair, focusing on the roots and mid-lengths. For extra oomph, blow-dry with a diffuser or scrunch your hair gently with your hands.

Kate Hudson with blonde pixie hair at Golden Globes
Kate Hudson at Golden Globes

Style #1. Glam It Up:

You can turn a simple pixie cut into something glamorous with little effort. It’s important to know what dress you’re going to wear, and if you have yet to do that, Peaches Boutique is one of the best prom dress stores. When you buy from an online boutique, prices are generally lower. Start with brushing your hair back. 

With the most glamorous headband, you can find, gently push the strands of hair through the hairband, and finish it off with some good hair setting spray, which should hold the hairdo for the entire evening. Add a few well-placed hairpins for good measure and you are ready to wow your friends!

Anne Hathaway with pixie cut
Anne Hathaway with pixie cut

Style #2. Frame Your Face With Curls:

You will need a good set of hair curling tongs for this style, and by creating a couple of long curls on each side of your face, you can create a great look – one that will go well with any prom dress. You might want to experiment for a few days before the prom night, which will allow some trial and error by creating different thicknesses of curls and seeing how they look. 

There are some great images of pixie styles you can find online that have been glammed up a little, and if you can’t find one that suits you, there are lots more websites that are dedicated to working miracles with short hair. 

Cara Delevingne and platinum pixie
Cara Delevingne and platinum pixie

Style #3. The Faux Up Hair Do:

If your pixie cut is long at the front, like Cara Delevigne's hair, you might just get away with this unique style, which will require some good hair-finishing spray and quite a few bobby pins. Use the pins to keep the hair up, then apply the spray, which should give you enough hold, and with all the pins on the top of your head, no one will notice them.

Katy Perry and wavy pixie cut
Katy Perry and wavy pixie cut

Style #4. Sleek Waves:

The waves work better with a longer pixie cut, and by creating a parting on the right side, you can comb the longer hair to the left or to the front, like Kary Perry. With lots of gel or spray, you can train both sides to lay flat for the entire night. Take a few bobby pins with you in case you need some extra hold halfway through the evening. A trial run is always a good idea.

Alexa Demie with vintage pixie
Alexa Demie with vintage pixie

Style #5. The Vintage Pixie Roll:

Channel classic Hollywood glamour with a vintage-inspired pixie roll. This timeless and sophisticated style adds a touch of retro elegance to your short hairstyles. To achieve the vintage pixie roll worn by Alexa Demie, use a curling iron to create soft curls along the top of your pixie cut, then gently roll and pin the curls into a faux bob.

Enhance the vintage allure with a bold red lip and vintage-inspired accessories. This style pays homage to the glamour of yesteryear while celebrating the contemporary charm of a pixie cut.


Prom night is not just for long-haired beauties; pixie cuts can be equally, if not more, enchanting and stylish. Whatever you do, don’t leave this until the last minute. If possible, take a whole weekend and play around with hairstyles until you feel confident with one. With the right dress, your prom will be one to be remembered for all the right reasons.

Lots of love,