Considering an A-line haircut? Score straight As with these 7 face-flattering styles

Ever thought about getting an A-line haircut? Let our edit of Instagram's hottest styles sway you...  

Stuck for your next look? When it comes to timeless hairstyles, they don’t come much more classic than a sophisticated, graduated A-line haircut.

Popular with A-listers like Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow, this versatile style has been shown to flatter women of all ages, regardless of whether you have thin or thick hair types. Oh, and what it lacks in length, it more than makes up for in texture!

So, if you’ve stumbled across this page ahead of your next hair appointment or even if you’ve never considered an A-line haircut before, why not have a look through some of favourite styles from Instagram now and see if we can’t persuade you!

A-line hair cuts we’re loving from Instagram


side profile of a brunette woman with a textured a line bob
Textured tresses? Yes please! Credit:

1. Textured A-line bob

Fine hair? No problem! In fact, an A-line haircut can help to give shape and body to limp locks. Plus, by adding textured layers like this will take the look one step further, giving you both a root (and confidence!) boost. Credit: @luxeparlour

Editor’s tip: Make the most of those freshly-trimmed layers with a texturising product, such as the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray. A quick spritz of this will instantly plump up your layers and give you an effortlessly tousled look.

side profile of a blonde woman with a wispy a line lob
Wispy layers add a femininity to shorter cuts. Credit:

2. Feathered A-line lob

If you’re concerned about having an A-line haircut that’s too angular, why not try softening up the edges using the feathered layering technique?

Feathering will help to give the ends of your hair a wispier, less structured feel, while still maintaining that distinctive diagonal line that makes the look unique. Credit: @hairdesignbyellie

side profile of a brunette woman with an aline bob and bangs
Bangs are always a welcome addition to any style. Credit:

3. A-line bob with bangs

Similar to the French bob trend we’ve been seeing this season, this look combines a classic full fringe with a subtly graduated A-line haircut.

Neat and smart, this is a great one if you’re looking for a professional cut for work which doesn’t require too much upkeep or styling time in the morning. Now go get those extra few minutes of beauty sleep! Credit: @ez.naive

woman with a blonde a line pixie cut with pink dyed sections
Who could resist this pink pixie?! Credit:

4. A-line pixie cut

We have Cara Delevingne and Katy Perry to thank for bringing the pixie cut back onto fashion scene, but if you’re not sure you can pull off such a bold, short style, you could always try a more feminine alternative, instead.

This A-line haircut incorporates short back layers with chin-grazing bangs, giving you the best of both hair worlds! Credit: @kirashanellsanoja

side profile of a woman with dark blonde medium length a line hair
Who said medium length hair was dull? Credit:

5. Medium length A-line hair

More of a lob fan? We hear ya. Not everyone is destined to rock short hair, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the trend, too!

This Instagrammer proves that A-line details can look just as flawless on those with shoulder-length medium hair, adding shape to an otherwise basic cut. No FOMO here, people! Credit: @bowzerscastle

side profile of a woman with a brunette a line stacked bob
Stack it up for extra volume where you need it most. Credit:

6. Stacked A-line bob

Think you’re too old to rock an A-line haircut? Well, think again, because this stacked look is all the proof you need.

Whether it’s hair loss or deflating volume that’s your bugbear, this choppy layered look will instantly revive your look, giving it a youthful, full-bodied feel and making you the envy of all your friends! You can thank us later.  Credit: @purehairstudio563

back view of a woman with an a line blonde bob with shaved detail
If conventional isn’t your vibe, this will do just the trick. Credit:

7. Undercut A-line bob

While A-line haircuts are a classic, don’t assume this means you can’t add a quirky twist to the look if you want to!

If you’re looking for something a bit edgier, take your style inspo from this blondie and work an undercut detail into the nape of your neck. Sleek on top, wild underneath – don’t say we don’t cater to everybody! Credit: @hairbysophielou

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Editor’s tip: To create more of a contrast between your top layers and your punky shaved undercut, use a serum or oil, such as the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil, to add shine and fend off frizz for a salon-sleek finish.


If none of these A-line looks have caught your eye, don’t fret! Our Short Hairstyles page has plenty more where this came from, so you’re bound to find something there that’s more up your street. A bowl cut perhaps?

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