How to style your pixie haircut? The pixie hairstyle has been around forever. I remember when I was a child what we called a pixie is not what a pixie is today. In the 80’s & 90’s a pixie haircut was pretty much the same on everyone. The style was extremely short on the sides and back and layered all over. Bangs were often whispy and the ear area was cut out. The hairstyle has evolved into a trendy style women and men are both sporting.