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. And if you’re looking for short layered hair ideas, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up 25 layered looks for you, so go check them out!
Hairstyles for Layered Short Hair
1. Short Layered Bob
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 flyaways and distribute volume evenly throughout your hair. Just apply a drop of hair serum or leave-in conditioner for that sleek, frizz-free look.
2. Layered Wavy Hair
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
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
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
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
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
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.
8. Choppy Bob with See-through Bangs
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. Deep Copper Choppy Bob
This reddish-bronze hair color jazzes up any haircut, including short layered hair. It gives your choppy bob a fresh, youthful vibe, and it’s flattering for almost any skin tone, too!
10. Bouncy Blowout
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.
11. Messy Layered Bob
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.
12. Curly Pixie Cut
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.
13. Layered Lob
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.
14. Ash Gray Layered Bob
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.
15. Textured and Layered Pixie Cut
Woke up with a bad hair day? Just scrunch your pixie cut and rock a messy-chic look all day!
16. Textured Pixie Cut With Highlights
17. Layered Glam Waves
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.
18. Short Shaggy Hair
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.
19. Wavy Center-Parted Bob
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.
20. Pink Bob with Blunt Layers
21. Layered Pixie Bob
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.
22. Messy Layered Hair with Headband
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.
23. Wavy Lob with Clips
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.
24. Tousled Layered Lob
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.
25. Wolf Cut Hair
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.
26. Pixie Cut with Side Bangs
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.
27. Blonde Choppy Lob
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.
28. Asymmetrical Bob
With layered hair at the back and on one side and diagonal tips on the other, this short haircut is equal parts chic, edgy, and adventurous. To style, just blow-dry or iron your hair straight to better showcase the layers and diagonal tips.
Editor’s tip: For straighter hair and reduced frizz, try Cream Silk Standout Straight Tri-Oleo Conditioner. It has Tri-Oleo Complex, which consists of three lightweight and nourishing oils such as argan oil, rosehip oil, and marula oil that help strengthen, smoothen, and moisturize your hair.
29. Wispy Pixie Cut
Look laidback and relaxed with this ‘do. Just scrunch your hair and style using your fingers, and you’re good to go!
30. Textured French Bob
This haircut doesn’t have heavy layering. But when you add soft, casual waves in certain sections of this haircut, it looks subtly layered. Overall, it looks low-maintenance and effortlessly chic.
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.