50 Lovely Short Layered Haircuts — Comprehensive Guide

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Short layered haircuts are very common, and their popularity is always growing as more women discover the beauty in them and the effect they have on their looks. The biggest advantage of keeping these hairdos is that they make your locks look longer and more voluminous than they are. Stacking provides a woman with an easy way to add some volume and it is also simple as it only involves neat trimming and careful arrangement of the strands. There are many options to choose from, and different designs will work for wavy, curly or even straight locks, and you only need to figure out what looks best on you. Below are 50 top notch short stacked hairdos that you can try.

# 1 Wavy and Spiky Bob

Stacking the strands creates a lovely texture but what makes this design excellent is that it has an attractive spiky and wavy look. The blonde highlight and the beautiful side swept fringe also add some beauty to the style.

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The design of this headdress is amazing, and it will make any woman feel good and confident about their looks. Apart from the edgy pixie cut the hues used in the haircut are splendid, and they make a woman look classy. Purple is a common color, but the dye job in this style takes it a notch higher.

# 3 Short and Sweet

You do not have to keep very long locks to wear a layered haircut since even a couple of inches can still be stacked and look lovely. This design is a perfect example of this since the bangs are only a couple of inches long and creatively layered with the back tapered short. The lovely color also adds to its beauty.

# 4 Chic and Curly

The texture in this headdress and the attention to detail when making the cuts is fantastic. In this design, the shot curls only need a few cuts to create some uniformity at the top while the sides and back are brushed out to create a tapered look. The wet look in the style is also fantastic and for this, you will need to use a generous amount of gel.

# 5 Sexy Curls

Dark brown shades will always create an amazing hairdo, and the good thing is that they seem to work for most ladies. For this style, the brown hue is maintained on the crown while the sides have a dark black tone. The brown curly top is given a minor side part to create a disconnection with the sides and back that are then tapered short to create a perfect layered look.

# 6 Stacked Amber Pixie Bob Cut

This headdress is a more traditional look with a dark base that brightens to a blonde hue. It is an easy design to care for and update but what makes it unique is that each section of the has an incredible dimension and flair. 

# 7 Refined Freelights

Color does all the magic in this style, and you do not even have to make any effort to stack your hair especially if you have straight strands. In this design, a center part is enough as it exposes the lovely shades and also creates an amazing layered headdress.

# 8 Cute Face Framing Bangs

This headdress explains why more ladies in this modern era prefer to keep short hairs. It is gorgeous and looks almost effortless. The face framing bangs come from intricate trimming, and their side framing effect originates from the center part. You should also give the hair some lovely purple highlights to spice up the looks. 

# 9 Undercut Blonde with Shaved Designs

Undercuts are cute, but they should not always be plain especially if you want to create a unique layered haircut. Apart from giving your undercut, a beautiful fade you can enhance it further with some shaved lines to create a lovely pattern like in this blonde design. To finish your stacked look, you should sweep the locks to the opposite side to expose your undercut.

# 10 The Silver Pixie

With a unique color choice like silver, you do not have to do much to stand out. The strands in this headdress are only a couple of inches long, but the bangs look fabulous thanks to the color. The faded undercut also creates a lovely contrast with the top.

# 11 Soft Stack with a Cute Fringe

These delicate strands are very cute, and although they are very simple, they add an immense beauty to a woman's looks. The chin length strands are trimmed and stacked carefully but what gives them an edge is the cute fringe that comes all the way to the eyes.

# 12 Messy and Layered Bowl Bob

The only notable thing that you will need for this style is to trim your hair equal all around to create a bowl haircut. After the cut, you should mess up you strands and arrange them in layers while giving more attention to the fringe.

# 13 Choppy Balayage Bob

Hand painting your locks will help you get a beautiful and modern tone. The color and texture in the design are simply amazing, and they help transform this messy grunge waves into a very elaborate hairdo.

# 14 Amazing Voluminous Layered Bob

There are many cute hairstyles for short locks that you can wear, but the layered bob will always work well for most women. This headdress will look even more fabulous if you have a voluminous dark hair like this one. With such a full volume you only need to come up with a creative styling. Side sweeping all the locks will create beautiful layers and give your strands some extra volume.

# 15 Awesome Blue Pixie Hawk

There are no restrictions on the style that you can wear if you are bold enough to experiment with new things. This blue hawk is a perfect example of this, and it involves shaving the sides short and then giving them some razor patterns. The long hairs in the middle should then get a good dark blue dye job. 

# 16 Blonde Dimensions

It is all about dimension in this layered short blonde bob. The perfect dimensions come from a good scissor trim, but the color melt between blonde and brown hues also help make this design fantastic. 

# 17 Short Chocolate Brown Bob

Chocolate brown is a lovely tone, but it looks more fabulous when used on a short voluminous bob like this one. In this style, the hair is given an extra volume with a center part and then swept to the sides in layers. The thickness of the strands makes the chocolate brown hue look fantastic and detailed.

# 18 Gray Balayage Bangs

This style will redefine your view of casual looks. The hair has lovely gray balayage shading that looks fantastic on the messy strands. Apart from the color, the locks will not need any fancy styling except stacking and messing them up for a perfect outdoor look. 

# 19 Perfect Copper Strands

Copper hairs are eye-catching, but this will only be true if you give them a fresh style like this one. The edgy copper locks are swirled to create an intricate face framing design that adds some detail to a woman's face.

# 20 Blonde Pixie Swirls

This design will require you to leave an extra length at the top, but the final look that you get is worth it. For this style, you should cut the sides and back short and then design the long top to create a swirl that flows on the side of your face. 

# 21 Ash Blond Layered Bob

Apart from the perfect blow-dry job on this hair, there is nothing fancy done on it since the color and layering the locks makes it look fabulous enough. The volume that the layers create is incredible, and it will make a fantastic design for ladies who like to keep a full hair.

# 22 Wavy A-Line Bob

The moderate shallow side part in this design makes a big difference as it gives direction to the flow of the hairs. Apart from this, it also exposes the shadowed roots and hence creating a lovely contrast with the wavy locks. The texture of the locks and uniform trims also make this a classy headdress.

# 23 Dark and Fashionable Lob

Cute hairstyles for short hair do not have to be below the chin level as you can still have a few extra inches like in this style. Some ladies will prefer to keep more length, and so this long bob will work well for them, and it involves highlights on a dark base. The dark brown streaks are hand painted to look natural, and the locks also have moderate waves on the lower half of the headdress.

# 24 Intricate Pixie Cut

If you like complex short layered haircuts, then this is a perfect idea for you. In this style, the strands are cut very short but in layers. The lowest layer at the back and sides has some amazing razor shaved designs while the one above it has a blue dye job. The top most section has a shade of dark red, and this is the most dominant tone in the design. 

# 25 The Trendy Crop Cut

Ladies with a round or oval face shape will look perfect with this short crop cut as it accentuates their faces. A pixie crop cut is very widespread, but this one is very different from others since it has some beautiful layers that are pushed forward to form a cute fringe over the face and it also has a perfect dark tone. 

# 26 Fabolous Blonde Ombre

If you get the color and texture right, you can never go wrong with short layered cuts. In this style, the perfect blond ombre and the texture of the brushed out curls makes all the difference. And so to style it you will only need a center part and then push the locks to the back and sides in layers.

# 27 Asymmetrical Purple Hairs

There is nothing sophisticated about this headdress but it looks very complicated thanks to its color and cuts. Although the strands are quite thin cutting them in an asymmetrical design and arranging them in layers gives them more volume. The purple ombre shading then helps to spice up the look. 

# 28 Seductive Ombre Long Bob

The color in this headdress is very simple as it involves moderate blonde highlights on a dark base but the design seems very complicated. However, the sophistication comes from how the long bob is cut and stacked. Sweeping the short front strands over the face to create a fringe also adds some detail to the design.

# 29 Wavy Bob

Tyra Banks has been inspiriting ladies for many years, and apart from her obvious talents, she is also a fashion trendsetter especially with her hairdos. This style of hers has an incredible volume and color. It also has some lovely waves, and it frames her face nicely to make her look gorgeous.

# 30 Cropped and Tapered Haircut

This cute headdress will work for any lady no matter how thin her hair might be as it does not require a lot of hair. Here the locks are trimmed to a couple of inches at the top while the back and sides are tapered short. The soft bangs created from the cuts are then highlighted with a sweet purple hue and then finished with a side sweep to create lovely layers.

# 31 Soft Undercut and Textured Bob

Moderation in cutting, coloring and styling your strands is the surest way to get a top notch look. Although this short bob has some lovely texture, this is not enough to make it outstanding, and so a soft undercut is introduced. And the bangs are then swept over it to create perfect layers. You can have it in any color that you wish but blonde will look best.

# 32 Carefree Lob

Ladies with lovely natural strands can make a simple headdress look outstanding, and they also do not have to do much. This long, carefree Bob comes from center parting the locks and then pushing them to the sides to create a lovely carefree, casual look. However, this design also requires a good color and some waves or brushed out curls to look good.

# 33 Detailed Balayage Waves

The balayage coloring brings out a level of detail in this hairstyle that is very hard to achieve when using any other method of coloring. Short layered cuts have to be detailed to look good, and the color melt between the blond and brown in this design gives this hairdo all the detail you can ever wish to have on your headdress. 

# 34 Demi Lovato’s Pixie Cut

Demi is very cute, and she also knows how to dress her hair for a trendy look. In this style, for example, she gives her growing out hair a lovely undercut with shaved designs. She also has a side part from which she stacks most of her locks to the sides. At the back, she uses some colorful green highlights to enhance her hairstyle.

# 35 Trendy Blonde Undercut

This blonde undercut is fabulous, and you will hardly see anything that looks better than it, but this is only true if you can pull it off right. Getting the cut should not be a problem as you only need to trim the sides short. However, the diagonally swept long wavy hair will require some skills to style it correct.

# 36 Mild Textured Waves

Some ladies like to keep simple hairdos, but this does not mean that they do not look elegant. The textured waves in this design are as easy as they can get, but they also have an excellent color and a shallow center part that makes the style lovely.

# 37 Classic Short Perm

A perm will always look cute, and it is hard to get it wrong since it is a very simple headdress. This style has regular trims and color that helps create the perfect perm. Styling involves creating shallow diagonal parts and then sweeping the strands to the back and over the face. 

# 38 Gorgeous Bright Red Lights

Even if you do not like some color on your locks, you should try some red highlights as you can never go wrong. Red offers a lot of versatility as there are many shades to choose from but this bright red shading on a dark base makes a perfect style. The look is further enhanced by stacking the strands and also by its asymmetrical cut.

# 39 Edgy Chic Cut

A pair of scissor and a comb is all that you need to make this elegant, chic haircut. For this long bob to look fantastic, you should trim the locks creatively to give them an edgy look. The coloring is also vital since the blonde locks should have shadowed roots. Apart from this, you only need to center part and arrange the locks in layers to finish your design.

# 40 Platinum Layered Bob

A shaggy and layered platinum bob will be perfect for ladies who are looking for something unique that requires minimal maintenance. The platinum blonde hue is dazzling, and you can be sure that you will get the attention of anyone that looks at you. And the wedge shape design below the jaw line accentuates the face nicely and will be perfect for ladies with an oval face shape.

# 41 Gorgeous Curls

This afro-inspired design is ideal for African Americans due to the texture of their hair and skin tone. However, it will not be suitable for those that have a small face as it will be overwhelming for them. In this design, the curls should be trimmed uniformly and arranged in layers throughout the head with a few of them left to hang over the face.

# 42 Lovely Pink Short Strands

The dazzling effect of this headdress may be too much for ladies that do not like colorful hairs. It also goes extreme with the cut since the hairs are trimmed very short. However, the top maintains longer bangs than the tapered sides. To finish the lovely pink design you need to side part the locks and then sweep the long bangs from the top to the side.

# 43 Vintage Wavy Bob

Old school looks always make a great hairdo, and they are also very simple to wear. This blonde design is a perfect example of how you can rock your wavy locks without doing much but still look refined. The lovely texture of these strands makes them easy to design and for a perfect layered look, you only need to create a side part and side-sweep your locks.

# 44 Short and Feminine

The short layers in this style are very feminine and neat, and so they make an incredible headdress. Their dark tone also adds to the beauty, and a shallow center part enhances it further. This headdress is fantastic for ladies who have thin strands and symmetrical face shapes.

# 45 Brunette Inverted Bob

The shine in this design is splendid, and it will make a woman stand out. Burgundy hair tone is beautiful but in this cut it is spiced up by the asymmetrical design and the blunt fringe on the forehead. All this beauty comes from balayage hand painting, but the shine comes from hair spray. 

# 46 Platinum Show Off

There is no better way to show off your beautiful platinum locks than letting them flow freely. The locks in this headdress have a fantastic texture and volume and since the color is perfect a shallow part will be enough to create a lovely layered haircut. Apart from the color, the waves are also incredible and hence making this a very classy design.

# 47 Black Hair Magic

Black hair is not popular by chance as it creates a distinct look that works for most ladies. In this design, it is enhanced with edgy cuts that create a lovely face framing design. The shallow side part and styling the locks over one eye also helps create a fabulous look.

# 48 Highlighted and Braided

The loose braid on this headdress might be very straightforward and easy to make, but it makes a significant difference in the style. Apart from the braid, the hairs have some beautiful highlights and are also left wavy and slightly messy.

# 49 Beachy Wavy Bob

Beach waves make a perfect outdoor look, but you can also style them for any occasion that you wish. In this style, the waves are darkened at the roots and given a side part before being stacked on the side. The waves frame the face nicely and will help make all the beautiful facial features visible.

# 50 Perfect Short Cut

This haircut gets everything right, and it is so good that you will hardly even notice just how short the strands are. The ash gray tone also helps to spice up the looks, and it color melts with the blonde hues to create a perfect shade. To get a lovely style with this hair, you only need to create a shallow center part then comb your locks to the sides and back.

Short layered haircuts offer a woman the opportunity to look good without having to do much. And since the locks are short you will require minimum maintenance and hence making them ideal for every woman. The 50 styles above are magnificent, and they are all very easy to wear and style. You can try a couple of them with your short strands, and they will also give you some inspiration on what to do with your hair if you prefer something different from the 50 headdresses.

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