Layered Short Hair: 25 Ways Pinays Can Rock This Hairstyle!

Don't know how to style layered short hair? Here are some ideas.

Getting layered hair is one way to spice up your ‘do. Layers give your hair more dimension and help in keeping it from looking flat. They also help distribute volume, especially if you have thick hair. Layers can work on any hair length, but if you’re looking for a fresh, new look, consider getting layered short hair.

Layered haircuts are easy to maintain, and they easily give off a 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. If you want a more polished, wavy look, just curl the bottom half of your hair so the top remains sleek and smooth.

Editor’s tip: Start with smooth and sleek hair by shampooing with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It is formulated with KERA10 Protein Complex that penetrates your hair up to 10 layers deep. It also gives your hair 10 salon benefits, which include making your hair soft, shiny, smooth, and frizz-free. 

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: Keep your hair soft and fresh with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo. It has five flower essences that help make your hair five times smoother and more fragrant! 

4. C-Curl Layered Bob

Asian woman with layered short hair wearing a white top
The C-shape helps make your layered bob look bouncy. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Got a chin-length or medium-length layered bob? Keep it in good shape by blow-drying it while brushing its underside inwards. Do this to one section of your hair at a time. The result is a trendy, C-shaped bob that’s inspired by Korean short hairstyles.

5. Layered Short Hair with Bangs

Asian woman with short layered hair with bangs wearing a white top and black skirt
Wispy bangs make your layered bob look chic and relaxed. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Look effortlessly chic and hip with a layered bob and bangs. This combo gives you a flexible look that you can glam up or down depending on your outfit. Make your bangs wispy by making them look randomly styled using your fingers.

Editor’s tip: Keep your hair full and thick-looking by protecting it from hair fall and breakage. Use Cream Silk Ultimate Reborn Hair Fall Defense Tri-Oleo Conditioner. It is infused with Tri-Oleo Complex, which is composed of three lightweight and nourishing oils that help strengthen, smoothen, and moisturize your hair. This conditioner is also formulated with Break Shield Complex, which helps in giving you 99% less hair fall from the first wash.

6. Choppy Bob with Waves

Asian woman with wavy choppy bob wearing a blue dress
Want some texture and volume? Add waves to your hair. Credit: Hariono Halim

What better way to show off your layers than with soft waves. To create this look, curl one small section of hair at a time using a curling iron. When all sections of your hair have been curled, loosen the curls by gently brushing or finger-combing your hair.

7. Choppy Bob with Hair Studs

Asian woman with tousled layered hair wearing a black top
Glam up your bob or lob with sparkly hair studs. Credit: All Things Hair

Accessorize your tousled layered hair by adding hair studs or tiny hairpieces on one side. First, part your hair deeply on one side. Then, put the studs on the section with less hair. Position them at temple-level and behind your ear.

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8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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!

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.

11. 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 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.

12. 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.

13. Ash Gray Layered Bob

Asian woman with ash gray layered short hair wearing a red blazer
Ash gray hair color on a layered bob is a trendy, must-try look! Credit: Natasha Estelle

Want to make your layered bob look edgy? Dye it ash gray. To style your hair, simply scrunch it and seal it with a texturizing spray.

14. Textured and Layered Pixie Cut

Asian woman with a textured pixie cut smiling
Define those layers on your pixie cut with a textured hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

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

15. 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.  

16. 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.

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.

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18. Pink Bob with Blunt Layers

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. Layered Pixie Bob

Asian woman with short hair wearing a white top
If you’re net ready for a super short haircut, try this layered pixie bob. Credit: Binh Ly on Unsplash

A pixie bob is a short haircut that has the silhouette of a pixie cut with a length that’s almost a bob. If you want to be adventurous with how you layer your hair, give this haircut a try.

20. Messy Layered Hair with Headband

Asian woman with layered hair and headband wearing a denim jacket
Make your bedhead ‘do stylish by putting on a headband. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Wear a wide headband or head scarf together with your messy layered hair for a chic and casual look. This also won’t take you long to do, so you can wear this ‘do on busy days working from home. Simply scrunch your hair and put on a headband when you suddenly have to attend an impromptu video call.

21. 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.

22. Tousled Layered Lob

Woman with Tousled Layered Lob
Soft, shallow waves make a center-parted lob look relaxed. Credit:

A slightly messy look also works on long bobs and shoulder-length hair. If you’re not fond of using a curling iron or a flat iron to achieve those waves, try heatless hacks like sock curls or using bobby pins to create tousled hair. The result is just as awesome sans the risk of heat damage.

23. Wolf Cut Hair

Back shot of an Asian woman with brown short hair wearing a colorful shirt
If you’re looking for something other than bobs and pixie cuts, try this haircut. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

This haircut is characterized by a long back that tapers to the nape, layered short sides, and bangs cut at eyebrow level. It’s like a cross between a mullet and a shaggy haircut.

24. Pixie Cut with Side Bangs

Asian woman with a pixie cut wearing a gray cardigan
If you have naturally wavy hair, you can go for this type of pixie cut. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

This type of pixie cut gives you more hair to layer, as the side bangs are cut longer. Give your side fringe textured and layered tips so it sweeps to the side in a natural-looking way.

25. Blonde Choppy Lob

Asian woman with blonde layered hair
Mix blonde with brown shades in your balayage hair for added depth. Credit: Christian Diokno on Pexels

Aside from curling your hair and adding soft waves, coloring your hair can help make your layers more defined. A blonde balayage hair color helps add depth and dimension to your hair, and this draws more attention to your layers.

There are many easy ways to style layered short hair. Have fun experimenting with different hairstyles to jazz up your short hair and show your personality.

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