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5 Short Feathered Hairstyles with a Modern Twist

Turn the short feathered hairstyles trend from the '70s and the '80s into a modern short haircuts with these stylish ideas.

Some may say that feathered hairstyles are a thing of the past. We, however, feel that short feathered hairstyles are back on the rise with a brand-new and modern iteration. For some inspiration, we gathered looks from women who seem to have short hair cuts down pat. From the pixie to featured layers, we’ve found short haircuts that work for virtually everyone.

Read on and scroll through our gallery of these modern and pretty stylish feathered hairstyles:

1. Short Textured Layers for Short Haircuts

woman with blonde textured feathered hairstyles--short haircuts
When it comes to textured layers. Go short but not too short when working with short haircuts Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

One of the easiest ways to wear short feathered hairstyles without feeling like you’re wearing an old school ‘do is to add soft textured layers. To achieve this style, ask your stylist to add layers throughout your crop. The goal is to get enough layers to make your style fuller, and long enough to create trendy short haircut styles like half-updo looks for short hair or braids.

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2. Flipped Ends on Short Haircuts

older woman with flipped ends hairstyle
Tired of the same old look? Flip your ends for a change on short hair cuts. Photo credit:

Curling your hair in the opposite direction is a great way to add some flair to short hairstyles. Try your hand at short floppy hairstyles, like above, with just a few simple steps. Wash, blowout, and flip the ends with a curling iron. Easy, right? For added volume before styling use Suave Root Lifting Volume Boosting Spray. All you need to do is spritz this at the roots to achieve more body before styling your strands. We love this product because it gives you more volume with additional grip and holds, which makes styling so much easier.

3. Messy Feathered Layers on Hairstyles for Short Hair

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Add feathered layers in your regular bob.

Messy short hairstyles look even better with a set of feathered layers. To achieve textured short haircuts like this one, it’s all about the styling technique and the products you use. Rough drying with a blowdryer after using a texturizing salt spray will do the trick. Liberally spray the product throughout clean damp hair, then rough-dry with a blowdryer. Set your look in place with a flexible hold hairspray, and you’re set!

4. Voluminous Feathered Crop

woman wearing voluminous short feathered hairstyle
Boost your feathered style with a bit of volume for a fuller look with short hair styles . Photo credit:

A feathered hairstyle that lacks volume is one of our least favorite things unless it’s intentional. Keep your look full of life with a hair care system that helps create a fuller look. For fine hair types, opt for TRESemmé Pro Pure Light Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner. Washing and conditioning with this system and an effective blowdrying routine shall do the trick and give volume to short hairstyles.

5. Wispy Pixie

woman wearing pixie version of short feathered hairstyles
A short feathered pixie cut is the easiest look of them all.

Short wispy hairstyles, like pixies with layers, are one the most sought-after low-maintenance short haircuts for women regarding short feathered hairstyles. Like those voluminous short haircuts for women, the key is keeping your hair full, light, and airy. This style is definitely the perfect choice.

Are you thinking about trying one of these styles? Be sure to share the results with us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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