10 Ways to Wear Layered Short Hair

All Things Hair Team | 19 September 2019
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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. Wavy layered 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.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: To hold your styled hair in place and to give off that tousled look, spritz TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray into damp or dry hair.

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!

Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo

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.

Cream Silk Color Protect Conditioner

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 rounded 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

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.

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!

Enjoy the flexibility and playfulness that comes with layered short hair. Make sure to incorporate a good hair care routine to keep your locks looking strong and healthy.

Next read: Think braids are just for long-haired ladies? Here are some easy braids for your short tresses. Try them and be creative as you can be in styling your short hair. 

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