Layered Short Hair: 20 Ways Pinays Can Rock This Hairstyle!

Add personality to your look with these layered short hair ideas.

Layering hair can transform any look from dull and lifeless to artsy and flamboyant. Layered haircuts are easy to maintain, and they easily give off an effortlessly breezy, youthful, and carefree vibe. Ready to chop off those locks and go for layered short hair? Here are ways to style your tresses for a new you.

1. Short Layered Bob

Asian woman with short brown hair wearing a brown blouse smiling
Look fresh-faced with a neat, layered bob. Credit: Shutterstock

Go for an easy-to-wear look for your day-to-day activities by going for a short layered bob. The layers can help tame pesky flyaways naturally and distribute volume evenly throughout your hair. Just apply a drop of hair serum for that sleek, frizz-free look.

2. Layered Wavy Hair

layered short hair: Asian girl is smiling and one hand is on her neck
The hairstyle is simple yet elegant and can be worn on any day. Credit: Natasha Estelle

With waves, your layers get more defined. Aside from using a curling iron, you can also create waves by using a blow-dryer or heatless styling hacks like sock curls and tousled hair.

Editor’s tip: Nail waves and textured hairstyles by spritzing TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair a light, invisible hold that keeps your hair from falling flat.

3. Beach Waves for Short Hair

Asian woman with short black wavy hair with bangs wearing a blue sleeveless dress
Need to glam up for daytime parties? Make waves on your layered short hair.

Highlight the different lengths of your hair by going for beach waves. Wear this ‘do whether you’re meeting your friends for coffee or you’re going on on a romantic date. If you want to add more volume to your hair, apply hair mousse before blow drying and curling. The mousse will also help tame frizz!

Editor’s tip: Make your short hair soft and bouncy by washing it with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner

4. Layered Short Hair with Bangs

Side view of a woman with short red hair with bangs wearing a sleeveless top
Add texture to flat and fine hair by going for a layered haircut. Credit: Shutterstock

Look effortlessly chic and hip with a layered bob and bangs. This combo gives off a hip look that you can glam up or down depending on your outfit. You can even apply hair wax on your hair when styling to make your layers look more defined.

5. Layered Hair with Rainbow Pastels

Woman with short hair with pink and green color wearing a white blouse outdoors
Two pastel colors make for a sweet, artsy look. Credit: Shutterstock

For a look that screams bubbly and artistic, color your hair in two pastels. The hues add an extra layer of depth to an otherwise simple layered bob. To keep your hair color looking vibrant, use a dry shampoo that instantly refreshes and cleans hair while giving it body and movement.

Editor’s tip: Keep your dyed hair from drying out while maintaining its vibrancy by using Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner

6. Choppy Bob with See-through Bangs

Asian woman with short dark wavy hair with see through bangs wearing a denim jacket
This season is the perfect time to get a K-Pop-inspired hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

The K-Wave isn’t going to die anytime soon, so keep on riding on this trend by getting see-through bangs along with your layered short hair. Throw in some texture for a chic, everyday look.

7. Bouncy Blowout

Indonesian woman with a brown medium bob smiling
Use a rounded brush while blow drying to keep your layers looking great. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Going somewhere fancy? Jazz up your short layered hair using your blow dryer and a round brush. Now, you have a beautiful, bouncy blowout that moves with you.

8. Messy Layered Bob

Asian woman wearing a denim jacket, smiling with her messy hair look
More charm, less effort. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Sometimes, making a mess is all it takes to style your hair. With a messy layered bob, you don’t have to worry about making your hair look perfect. Just scrunch your hair or create loose waves using a curling iron, spritz some spray, and you’re done!

9. Curly Pixie Cut

Boyish haircuts: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with short black curly hair wearing a white blouse
Live out “short hair, don’t care” with a curly pixie cut. Credit: Hariono Halim

You can’t have a pixie cut without layers, and if you have natural curls, brace yourself for a totally edgy hairstyle! Just keep your curls nourished and moisturized to keep frizz at bay. A drop of hair serum or leave-on cream is all you need.

10. Layered Lob

How to use hair wax: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with shoulder length black hair wearing a white blouse
There’s more to love about your lob when beautiful layers are added into the picture. Credit: Hariono Halim

While a lob is more of a medium-length haircut, layered bobs can easily become layered lobs once they start growing. Just make sure the tips are free from split-ends by getting regular trims even if you’re planning to grow out your hair.

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11. Layered Glam Waves

Asian girl wearing a white dress poses elegantly to show her layered short hair
Layers and waves make a good team to make you look stunning. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Look elegant with this layered short hairstyle. If you have natural curls, you can just emphasize them with mousse. If you have straight hair, don’t worry! All you need is a curling iron with a medium or large barrel to create these glam waves.  

12. Textured and Tousled

Girl is looking at something at a distance and has beautiful layered short hair
Relaxed and worry-free best describe the look of this hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Don this gorgeous hairstyle whenever you want to look chic but relaxed. The soft waves add volume to your hair and plump it up to keep it from falling limp. You will definitely look vibrant and fresh all day!

Editor’s tip: Make your waves fluffy and defined with some VO5 Extra Body Mousse. It adds volume to your hair without making it feel heavy. Plus, you will love how shiny and smooth it will be all day. 

13. Messy Layered Pixie Cut

Model is facing the camera, wearing black-rimmed eyeglasses and layered short hair
Make your pixie stand out by giving it layers. Credit: Shutterstock

Woke up with a bad hair day? Just scrunch your pixie cut and rock a messy-chic look all day!

14. C-Cut with Long Bangs

Girl is wearing a sexy black top and is smiling at the camera with her side bangs covering half of her face
The look of sophistication. Credit: Shutterstock

Got short straight hair? Then the C-Cut hairstyle is perfect for you! It lengthens your neck and makes you look slimmer. And with long side-swept bangs, it also tapers your face, making it suitable for girls with chubby faces.

15. Short Shaggy Hair

Asian girl is wearing a blue dress with her right hand gently touching her face as she flaunts her layered short hair
The short shaggy hairstyle is a classic ‘do. Credit: Natasha Estelle

You may think that shaggy hair is no longer uso, but you can definitely wear it today. If you love texture and layers, a short shaggy haircut is a great way to flaunt these while looking edgy.

16. Layered Asymmetrical Pixie

layered short hair: girl is facing the camera but her body is facing sideways as she flaunts her unique hairstyle
The asymmetrical pixie cut is cool and stylish. Credit: Shutterstock

We’re seeing more and more women donning very short hairstyles these days and we’re loving them all. But if you want to stand out with your own hairstyle, go for the asymmetrical pixie cut. It’s not just airy and comfortable but is also stylish and sophisticated. It is perfect for round faces because the longer part can cover your cheeks, creating the illusion of a slimmer face.

17. Wavy Center-Parted Bob

Asian woman with short wavy black hair wearing an off-shoulder white blouse
Soft waves and layers add bounce and volume to short thin hair. Credit: Shutterstock

Look delicate and ultra-feminine by parting your hair in the middle and creating loose waves. Aside from a curling iron, you can also use a flat iron to create these shallow waves. If you don’t have styling tools, just go for tousled hair, a heatless hair curling hack. Complement your ‘do with an off-shoulder top for that chic summer vibe.

18. Pink Layered Bob

Asian woman with short pink hair
Look like a rock star with bright pink hair. Credit: Michelle Pedron

If you want a different kind of layered hair, get blunt layers instead of textured ones. Make it even edgier by dyeing your hair with a bold color like pink, blue, or green.

19. Straight and Side-parted

layered short hair: beautiful women is posing for a photo wearing a tube top and great-looking hair
A blowout adds volume to straight hair. Credit: Shutterstock

This hairstyle can give short and medium-length hair some volume. Just part your hair deeply on one side and blow-dry near your roots to make your hair bouncy.

20. Wavy Lob with Clips

Young Asian girl looks playful in her pose while scrunching her hair
Accentuating a simple wavy hair is the trick. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Take the cutest hair clips you have and slide them nicely onto your hair. Feel free to mix and match different clips for a chic and playful look. This doesn’t even take five minutes to do.

There are many easy ways to style layered short hair. Have fun experimenting with different hairstyles to jazz up your short hair and keep it from looking plain.

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