I have had hair above my shoulders for the last 12 years or so and am just now attempting to have a style that goes past my shoulders. And I had a pixie haircut right after college that I LOVED! It was the easiest hairstyle I have every had. It was beyond wash and wear. If I didn't want to walk out of the house with wet hair, it literally took about 45 seconds to blow dry. Men have it so easy.
Here a few vintage pixie haircut finds if you are looking to simplify your vintage hairstyle life. They are in a timetable order. These first 2 styles are from the early 50s. The first one is from a movie and in it, the actress also wore her hair loosely brushed back on the sides and top with a little lift with some pomade and it was so cute.
This style is from 1959. If you can't tell from the picture, the hair is parted all the way on the side and the bangs are roller set to come up in a pompadour that feathers to the side with a little curl onto the forehead.
And this final pixie, which is very similar to what I did after college, is from the 60s. My mom, who gave me my fine hair, wore her hair like this in college in the late 60s.