The most popular very short hairstyles for women are variations on the pixie haircut. When the hair is cut into a pixie style, it is cut short or shaved on the sides and left longer on top, though it generally does not extend past the tops of the ears.
Pixie haircuts may be worn with curly or straight hair. One variation on the style is the fauxhawk, in which the hair is gelled upward to form a peak in the center of the head. Another variation is styled with a deep side part in which the bulk of the hair is combed over to one side.