Short layered hairstyles are on the rage in the beauty industry right now. They are versatile and can be chic, polished, sexy, sweet, or sassy. Let’s go through 70 short layered hairstyles that are popular at the moment.
Texture and volume come from the layers in short hair. You can look awesome at any age with that amount of sass. Become inspired and try a new style!
#1: Classy Layered Pixie
This style is timeless and youthful at the same time. This choppy pixie is the perfect mix of sleek and messy. Add some texturizing product for day and a slicked back look for night.
#2: Feathered Stacked Bob With Voluminous Crown
The feathered bob is a must-try if you want to switch up your short hair. It is cute, totally on trend, and easy! Your face takes the stage while the wispy strands and blown back look make a statement, too. Layers bring depth to this style, but for an extra punch, ask a stylist for a balayage and a teased crown.
#3: Short Asymmetrical Crop
You’ll enjoy your mornings more with this fun layered haircut. The key to this style is to leave some hair forward and to tuck some behind your ear. For the volume, use a blow dryer and a round brush.
#3: Bob With Soft and Simple Layers
This pretty bob has feathery layers that make it classy and elegant, while still being modern. Though if you want it to be razored and piecey, like this, show your hairstylist a picture!
#4: Dark Pixie Cut With Layers
The best things in life are simple, including this short style. This one is all about shape and is fuss-free. It frames your face with bangs that skim your forehead. This longer pixie cut is perfect with a little sideburn. Show this picture to your stylist for a great style.
#6: Stacked Pixie with Dimensional Blonde Highlights
Shorter cuts allow for different levels of layers which means if you’re looking for volume, go with stacked layers. If you add in some blonde highlights and mess with your part, you can get the most out of your pixie cut.
#7: Blunt Bob With Messy Surface Layers
Despite popular belief, short hair can be sexy, versatile, and fun. It shouldn’t be underestimated. This one has tousled layers and blunt ends which give it a edgy vibe. To brighten it up or give it a more sophisticated look, lay your layers down with a fine-bristle brush.
#8 Chopped Undercut Pixie
A pixie cut can go from average to artsy with some layers. This look delivers personality by having loads of volume and movement. It might be very short, but it’s still sweet and feminine.
#9: Messy Razored Pixie Bob
Messy can be good. For example, this voluminous bob is full because of its tousled and teased layers. The strategic and disheveled look are stylish.
#10: Curled Under Sleek Brown Bob
This is smooth and polished with light layers that give a flattering shape and blend easily. If you curl the ends in when styling, they won’t flip out and will create a perfect bob.
#11: Long Tapered Pixie with Messy Crown
Short hair with layers is easy to maintain and cute. For an everyday, this style is chic with its side-swept fringe. You may lack in length, but this cut makes up for it in height with the teased crown.
#12: Jagged and Angled Blonde Balayage Bob
Most modern bobs aren’t one length. Ask for a cut that is longer in the front, shorter in the back, at an angle with irregular layers spread throughout. Using a balayage technique and different colors in between layers gives a dynamic style. You can even use a curling wand to shape waves.
#13: Stacked Bob with Lifted Crown
This stacked bob is longer in the front and shorter in the back. It is sleek and full of volume which keeps the classic cut interesting. Highlights take this cut to a different level.
#14: Cute Black Pixie With Side Bangs
To get an easy cut and help your hair fall where it needs to, ask for a pixie cut with short, choppy layers and side-swept bangs to frame your face. Go with a deep bluish-black color for a great statement.
#15: Golden Blonde Layered Inverted Bob
If you want to have a sassy cut, ask for a neck-length bob. To perfectly compliment your sass, opt for an inverted bob. Highlights and layers with give depth to keep it lifted.
#16: Edgy Platinum Bob with Purple Tint
Join the wild side and switch up your length and color. It’s never too late. Try a short, layered bob cut and add a platinum blonde balayage. Add in a pastel purple tint for a pop of color and edgy vibe.
#17: Twisted Balayage Layers
There are opportunities galore for highlights with short cuts that have layers. Sandy highlights give the curls and waves just the right accentuation. Try curling with a straightener for an imperfect, modern vibe.
#18: Sliced Tousled Bob with Bangs
There are so many options for cute, short cuts. Make a bob yours with wispy layers, balayage, and bangs. You can have a casual or sophisticated vibe, there’s something for everyone.
#19: Tapered Textured and Highlighted Pixie
If you play around with angles and colors, a sweet and charming pixie cut and turn edgy. To make it bold and daring like your rock and roll self, choose high-contrast colors, and a tapered cut.
#20: Stacked and Steeply Angled Black Bob
If you like the angled style, try going with one of the edgiest layered pixie. Have a stylist cut the edges at an angle then blend in stacked layers. A solid color with subtle highlights give this cut a great look.
#21: Pearl White Pixie Bob
Icy white is a bold look for women that want a signature look. With such light colors, layers become your friend to bring movement and volume. Without the texture, the light colors lay flat.
#22: Layered Wavy Jaw-Length Bob
The texture in short haircuts is crucial. Layers create an effortlessly stylish and laid-back vibe especially with looser waves. They give the volume and movement the tresses need without being overwhelming.
#23: Inverted Bob with Elevated Crown
Short layers will build volume in the back of an inverted bob. The neck-length bob is perfect if you have nape tattoos. Regardless, this stacked cut is timeless and cute.
#24: Nape-to-Jaw Length Layered Bob
Varying lengths in your bob keeps things interesting and bring movement. A slanted cut is more universally flattering and has a slimming effect than it’s cousin the blunt bob.
#25: Wavy Bob with Peek-a-Boo Bangs
Color and bangs always make short, layered haircuts fun. Bangs can create a look of mystery and highlights keep your look understated.
#26: Short Rounded Bob with Root Lift
It is essential to find your right shape when it comes to short hairstyles. Opt for a rounded bob with shorter layers that gives your roots a lift and pumps in some movement. If in need of a little extra volume, use a volumizing spray.
#27: Ash Blonde Layered Bob with Black Root
Having the contrasting colors of the black and blonde and the cropped layered cut makes a fantastically cute hairstyle perfect for everyone. Try an inverted choppy bob with exposed dark roots and platinum color and you’ve got a great, edgy style.
#28: Side-Parted Voluminous Pixie Bob
Sometimes thick hair can be a challenge. Having a short cut and adding layers really emphasizes your natural volume. Add in some choppy pieces and a deep side part and you’ve got a statement. To boost the wow factor, add some color!
#29: Stacked Rounded Pixie With Temple Undercut
Get stacked layers that form a tapered shape and spread chocolate highlights throughout and you’ve got a spiced up pixie bob. Opt for a temple undercut for a detail that adds unique style.
#30: Asymmetrical Silver Pixie with Root Fade
Asymmetrical cuts are super easy to play with when you have a short length. A metallic silver shade fading out from your roots and a feathery front fringe transforms you into an enchanting pixie. This style gives a nice framing effect.
#31: Silver Fox
This style is proof that a short and sassy haircut can work for women with thicker hair. It is sassy, silver and a tousled, textured dream.
#32: Two-Tone Rounded Pixie Bob
Dimensional highlights emphasize layers. This style is ageless, but adding a mix of color and texture provides a more modern feel. You could even add swooping bangs for a great look.
#33: Chocolate Bob with Subtle Caramel Balayage
Even light layers can look full with short hairstyles. Cutting a few longer layers into a bob style allows you to still get extra volume and shape without having to have short layers. Opt for a faded caramel balayage to give an extra special touch.
#34: Bronde Bob with Lots of Fine Layers
Don’t choose between colors you really like. A bronde bob is the best of both worlds. Having lighters layers at the tips and darker roots give a nice contrast that wispy layers will show off.
#35: Dark Pixie With Top Layer Balayage
It’s easy to commit to a partial balayage than going all the way with color for short haircuts. Try having darker roots and highlights on top.
#36: Aerial Gray Layered Pixie
You can make your haircut come to life with layers and colors. This cut is a great combination of the two. The unique grayish-blue tone is exciting and wispy layers break it up and give it dimension.
#37: Pixie with Long Piece-y Layers
You can take a combination of what’s trending and your personal style and create a look like this cute, long, choppy bob. The balayage with the wispy bangs makes this look stand out.
#38: Rounded Bob with Dimensional Layers
Texture brings any cut to life, but especially bobs. The warm balayage and sleek lines make this bob sophisticated and polished. Perfect for both running errands or attending a special event.
#39: Neat Feathered Pixie Cut
There is a lot of leeway in the length and finish of short layered cuts, but a short pixie is a great choice. It keeps it femininity with feathered layers and keeps away a school-boy look, though those can be cute, too.
#40: Sassy Shape
Volume, volume, and more volume. This sassy cut has amazing shape and crazy height. The classy feel comes from a rich color that takes years off your face.
#41: Short Wavy Dimensional Bob
This style with its beach blonde hue and waves channels all kinds of summer vibes, though it can still be refined for formal occasions. The freeness of the strands and the texture makes this look an easy ‘do.
#42: Angled Destructed Bob
The solution to your length problems is a short to medium cut. You can experiment with shorter tress at the nape with longer strands and layers around the face. A sleek edge comes from the graduated cut that gives this style a nice look.
#43: Soft Balayage Hair
A very easy style comes with this neck length haircut. It works well with both curls and waves due to the layering giving shape and structure to thick hair. Even if you have curly hair, brushing it out will give soft waves with this cut.
#44: Short Feathered White Hairstyle
A simple and classic look a short layered bob offers modern appeal with retro vibes. The white hue and layered top have made this retro style contemporary.
#45: Wavy Messy Bob for Fine Hair
With short cuts, even frizz and flyaways can work to your advantage. This hairstyle doesn’t skim on volume. To give the bob new life, tease the roots with a fine-tooth comb.
#46: Edgy Brunette Pixie Bob
The dramatic bang swooping across the face makes this cut totally punk. Channel your inner punk and go dark, bold and edgy. It will give them something to remember.
#47: Ash Blonde Pixie with Long V-cut Bangs
These short styles are a favorite due to their low maintenance qualities. Colored bobs occassionally need touch ups but letting your roots grow out adds dimension and sass. All you have to do with this style is wash, tousle and you’re ready to go.
#48: Asymmetrical Blonde Balayage Bob
The sexy finish of this bob comes from the texture and the loose, subtle waves. The edgy element comes from the short cut at the nape of the neck. However, lighter roots can make this style seem softer.
#49: Razored Pixie Bob With Long Layers
Using a razor cut on this short style gives the wispy ends and easy upkeep. The jet black hue makes a statement and the movement and sleek style are perfect for a minimalist.
#50: Disheveled Side-Parted Pixie Bob
Despite not having very many inches, you can still do a lot with a short length. A timeless cut can become a cool, carefree vibe with a disheveled bob. It is just as sleek and stylish with a modern flair that a traditional blunt cut doesn’t offer.
#51: Dramatic Razored Brunette Bob
Razor-cuts and edgy vibes are best friends. Opt for edgy side band with a combination of short and long layers. The jagged edges add a bit of spunk while still looking polished.
#52: Nape-Length Layered Butter Blonde Bob
A butter blonde shade with a short layered cut is a perfect delicate style. To add a bit of depth, leave the roots darker. Opt for a stacked effect- shorter in the back, longer in the front.
#53: Short Black Stacked Bob
You can have a perfectly sleek style anytime you want with a short, layered bob. An added lift in your roots can be obtained by having stacked, blended layers with longer pieces in the front.
#54: Gray and Blonde Metallic Pixie Bob
This is a great style for women embracing their graying locks. Take advantage of it by adding hints of silver and metallic blonde. Pair it with long side bangs and a modern pixie cut and you’ll have a new, flirty style.
#55: Silver Bob with Pastel Purple Root
Covering your roots with pops of color like light purple is the new trend in exposed roots. Don’t distract from the fun color. Keep layers soft and simple.
#56: Short Feminine Bob with Layers
Short layered hairstyles are romantic and sweet. The way the layers are cut makes this a great style for everyday wear or style the stacked, layered bob in wispy, swept curls for a special event.
#57: Tousled Brown Blonde Stacked Bob
Sleek and straight cuts aren’t the only way to have a dramatic style. A stacked bob gives a bit more movement and texture. For dimension and vibrancy, add some highlights here and there.
#58: Very SHort Rounded Textured Bob
The bend at the ends gives this style a fullness. A firm hold hairspray and some teasing will keep this ‘do in place ass day. The piecey layers emphasize the volume.
#59: Dark Brown Pixie-Bob with Copper Highlights
Dramatic splashes of color marry perfectly with short layered hair. A light copper is a great complement to dark brown hair. A unique combination between a pixie and a bob is perfect for those who can’t decide.
#60: Ash Blonde Bob with Dimensional Layers
Highlights can enhance the layers in your hair. This style is the perfect example with the ash blonde darkening and lightening at the same time in sync with the finely cut layers.
#61: Textured Layered Bob
A classic bob is timeless. The shortened back gives a flattering shape while the layers help avoid a blocky look. The long pieces in the front gives great styling options especially with the lack of bangs.
#62: Brown and Gray Layered Bob
Bob cuts are the perfect medium for short hair with layers. You can decide how long or short you want your layers to be. Cut shorters layers in the back, with longer strands of hair in the front.
#63: The Grunge Girl
Stacking the back and leaving the front longer gives a grunge look. Extra long bangs that are touched with a lighter hue give a detailed, softer look.
#64: Easy Styled Golden Bob
Create lots of layers in the back that can be easily tamed and forgotten about. We spend so much time looking at the front, you want an easy to tame back.
#65: Softly Layered Brown Bob
If you have thinner hair, you should take into consideration the texture before you go cutting layers. Light layers mixed with short hair gives just the right amount of volume and fullness. If you have brunette hair, mix in subtle highlights to make a statement.
#66: Angled Layered Blonde Balayage Bob
Looking to switch up your style? Try this angled bob. It doesn’t take too much to style with the right layers. A white-blonde balayage transitions well with the layers if you’re looking to change colors too.
#67: Straight and Sleek Strands
If you are looking for a sleek and easy short layered haircut, opt for this inverted bob. Add height and volume with a few shorter layers in the back and an angle on the front pieces. Try a killer smoky grey hue to really stand out from the crowd.
#68: Playful Blonde Bob
Perfect for running your fingers through your hair and shaking it all around. Just do a quick blow out with a round brush to stay looking good.
#69: Perfectly Layered Pixie-Bob with Volume
This style receives tons of personality from the voluminous pieces in the back with long pieces in the front which means short hair can still have long layers. Blow dry straight up with a round brush after using a volumizing shampoo to create this look.
#70 Inverted Bob with Brown Highlights
The barely-there highlights in this short, messy hairstyle has a great mix of purposefulness and effortlessness. Create waves in the top layer with a medium sized curling iron. Then, separate with your fingers to create the deadly combo.
Short layered hairstyles are versatile as you’ve seen throughout these 70 hairstyles. If you’re feeling a bit sassy or looking to try something new, gives one of these options a go!