Short layered hairstyles are really hot in the fashion and beauty industry at the moment! They can be sassy, sultry, sweet or chic! This article is going to give you an inside look at 50 different varieties of short textured hairstyles that are currently flourishing on the trend scene!
Pictures of Trendy Short Layered Hairstyles
Layers on short hair enhance texture and volume of your cropped locks, adding that extra amount of sass to your hairstyle that looks awesome in any age. Get inspired and think of how you can diversify your current short hairstyle!
#1: Classy Layered Pixie
For a style that is youthful and timeless all at the same time, try this gorgeous choppy pixie. This cut is the perfect mix of messy and sleek. You can slick it back for an evening wear look, or rely on a texturizing product for some bedhead-inspired styling.
#2: Textured Layered Bob
Who doesn’t love a classic bob? This version is perfect—it’s slightly shortened in the back to create a flattering shape and layered towards the ends to avoid a heavy, blocky look. The lack of bangs also works great for this haircut. Long pieces in the front give you a lot of styling options.
#3: Short Asymmetrical Crop
Short layered haircuts are so much fun! You’ll enjoy your morning style routine because it will go so much faster. If you’re curious on how to style this look, the key is to tuck some hair behind the ear, and leave some forward. Use a medium barrel round brush when you blow dry your hair to get the volume.
#4: Short Layered Cut
If you have naturally straight or slightly wavy hair, this will be incredibly easy to style. The layers create the definition in the cut, so to keep it up, you’ll need to get haircuts every 4-6 weeks, at least. A leave-in moisturizing treatment applied after showering will enhance texture, while keeping the look soft.
#5: Dark Pixie Cut with Layers
Some of the best short layered hairstyles are incredibly simple. This fuss free-look is all about shape. The side part and forehead-skimming bangs create a classic framing (especially when combined with the cute little sideburn pieces). If you’re looking for pictures of longer pixie cuts to show your stylist, consider this great example.
#6: Perfectly Layered Pixie-Bob with Volume
Short length hair can still have long layers. The differentiation between the voluminous pieces in the back and the long pieces in the front is what gives this style tons of personality. Wash your hair with a volumizing shampoo and then blow dry hair straight up with a round brush.
#7: Layered Bob with Brown Highlights
We love the soft, barely-there highlights in this short messy style. In fact, the haircut has a great mix of effortlessness and purposefulness. To master that deadly combo, create waves in the top layer of your hair with a medium barrel curling iron and then run your fingers through to separate.
#8: Short Ombre Locks
The key to successful layered short haircuts is finding the silhouette that goes with your face and your wardrobe. Having the bottom edge of the hair all one length gives this cut a grungy, urban feel.
#9: Short Balayage Hair
If you want a neck length haircut that is very easy to style, look no further. This bob works very well with curls and waves because the layering gives structure and shape to thick hair. Women with curly hair often fear brushing their hair out, but doing so can actually create soft, flattering waves.
#10: Layered Crop with Piecey Bangs
Here’s a super gorgeous crop with bangs. This cut would not be nearly as fantastic without the piece-y, layered front, so if bangs are your thing, this might be an option for you. To style, rub pomade between your fingers then work it through the layers, pulling hair in different directions at the ends.
#11: Side Parted Short Hair
Short layered hair typically looks best with a side part, so be sure to practice styling it that way. The side part gives a short cut height and volume and compliments the layers that your stylist has cut in. To keep the hair from falling in your face too much, blow dry it lifting at the roots towards the back and sides, leaving just a little in the front.
#12: Thick Layered Bob
If you have thick hair (particularly with a coarse, wavy texture), don’t think that bobs aren’t for you! You absolutely can rock a short length with thick hair. You just have to find a stylist that understands how to layer the cut removing thickness in the ends (while preserving your natural volume).
#13: Short Silver Curls
The silver hair look is such a stunning trend. Even though it seems to be popular on the internet, it’s still rarely seen in real life, so if you want something unique, this could be it. Waves add to the glamour of this look. When curling short hair, work only on the top layers.
#14: Orchid Colored Layers
Short layers pair very well with bright, fun colors. What’s really cool about this style is that the short under layers are dyed a bright fuchsia while the longer hair on top is pastel. That makes the pastel colors pop. The bright-and-light idea can work with any color you like.
#15: Flared Out Pixie Layers
Some of the best, all-time favorite short hairstyles incorporate flipped up layers. Curling some layers up and some under or to the side creates a very youthful, flirty style. To get the look, blow dry hair up and to the side to create volume. Then use a straightener to flip up some of the ends.
#16: Layered Wavy Bob
For a bob that looks very urban and modern, try using the straightener method to create waves. All you have to do is bend the hair once on each piece, making sure that the ends point towards the face. Creating wavy texture helps the layering really stand out and frame the face.
#17: Twisted Balayage Layers
Short hair with layers offers great opportunities for experimenting with highlighting. These sandy highlights give the look a modern vibe while accentuating the curls and waves. To master the style, opt for imperfect, uneven texture by curling hair randomly with a straightener.
#18: Layered Blonde Bob
Some cheek-skimming side bangs and curled layers will look great framing any face shape. When it comes to styling, add a few quick curls and you’re good to go!
#19: Bob with Soft and Simple Layers
This short layered bob is so pretty! The soft feathery layers are very elegant and classy—but still modern. If you want a piecey, razored bob like this one, show your stylist pictures to more easily communicate the type of layering you want.
#20: Platinum Pixie
For an adorable pixie cut with a punk edge, platinum or white is a no-brainer. This gorgeous haircut features tapered sides and nape topped with medium and long choppy layers. Pair it with a red lip and a cat eye for a killer look with short hair.
#21: Stacked Layered Bob
Finding short hairstyles for women is simple now! This stacked and layered bob is simple, convenient, and easy to maintain. Bangs are left longer in the front, and the back is short enough to show off the ears.
#22: The Grunge Girl
Short layered bob hairstyles are quite popular now. This style is achieved by leaving the front longer and stacking the back. The bangs are kept extra-long and grazed with a lighter hue for a lovely detailed look.
#23: Easy Styled Golden Apple Bob
The back view of many haircuts can be forgotten when we spend so much time looking into the mirror. Take the stress out of your hairdo simply by creating lots of layers in the back that can be tamed easily!
#24: Short Stack in the Back Bob
After seeing endless cute layered haircuts everywhere, this one is a fresh take on a classic style. Super short stacking in the back gives a messy texture, while the auburn highlights really pop next to the darker brown underneath.
#25: Ash Blonde Wavy Angled Bob
Another brilliant short style idea is this angled wavy bob. For thin hair, a style with more depth and visual complexity can increase the appearance of volume significantly. Get the ends at the base of the neck chopped, and the face-framing locks angled downward.
#26: Curly Sue, Where Are You?
This is a great way to show off your natural curl and dimensional hair color in a cute, textured curly do. The effortless short wave with a messy feel is set off beautifully with delicate caramel highlights.
#27: Sunrise Bob with Curls
Wavy, short layered hairstyles are great! We love this caramel-toned brown blonde chop job so much! Use a wide curling iron or rollers to set some loose waves, and don’t worry if the ends are uneven, that is what makes a trendy style!
#28: Starlet Rings
Finding new styles for black women can sometimes be a challenge. But there are so many creative ideas out there already! This is a unique combination of curls, layers, and very subtle highlights. They all enhance texture and visual appeal.
#29: Platinum Layered Bob
A shaggy layered short haircut is perfect for women who are looking for low maintenance variants. This platinum blonde color is so bright, we are thinking of hitting the slopes! An oval shape to the wedge in the back accentuates the beautiful jaw line, being flattering for a more angular face shape.
#30: Tousled Bob with Layers
Having fine hair is not a downside when you want a short style. These longer side bangs are set up a bit higher to increase the height, and the platinum overtones brighten up the complexion.
#31: Smooth Waves Layered Bob
Here is a great longer bob featuring wavy hair with a few, well-placed ombre highlights. Having the smooth bottom line helps to make the cut seem more solid, and the length in front enhances its elegant feel.
#32: Pointed Lady Redhead Bob
Seeking the best short layered hairstyles, you will see many interesting photos, but none will be as striking as this angled bob. The low stack at the base of the neck draws the eye around to the pointed front detail. Flat, eyebrow-skimming bangs finish the look.
#33: Bettie Boop Shag
This modern Bettie Boop tribute creates layers on top, with bangs feathered across the forehead. The blue-black really stands out, and a bit of a texture all around the edges gives a playful look that can still be dressed up.
#34: The Violet Vixen
For the brave, and confident women out there, we present this easy to maintain choppy pixie cut. There are still layers involved, but they are just very short layers. A violet overtone makes this platinum style quite unique!
#35: Layered Amber Pixie-Bob Cut
One of our more traditional short layered haircuts is this cute style – it’s easy to care for and simple to update. The dark base color is brightened to a light rust hue, so each section gets a fabulous dimension and individual flair!
#36: Brown Blonde Short Edgy Hairstyle
This angled ear-length cut is very edgy, while it definitely maintains some neo-punk aesthetic! This hair do is great for women who like to push the envelope and make fashion statements that are bold and unique. The combination of bleach blonde tips and the brown roots provides a nice contrast in color that is stark yet appealing to the eyes.
#37: Short Bob with a Subtle Ombre
Jessica Alba looks lovely with her neck-length bob, and so do most people who choose to go with such a classic hairstyle. The neck length bob has a super sophisticated essence and is awesome for women who want to look fresh but professional!
#38: Feathered and Fine Hairstyle
Hairstyles with short layers like the one in this picture are great for women with fine hair. It truly accentuates your bone structure and brings attention to your beautiful features! The feathers help to add body and volume to limp hair, while the ascending length creates an implied visual slope that makes any face appear thinner!
#39: Short Layered Flip Hairstyle with Bangs
The neck-length flip with bangs is great for a more mature woman who wants to compliment her beautiful face shape while concealing a larger forehead. The outward flips at the ends of the hair draw attention to the defined cheekbones. The length is long enough to frame the face without dragging it down.
#40: Neck-Length Bob with Side Bangs
The neck length bob with side bangs is very choppy, and it has a very rock hard vibe about it. The bleach blonde hair color also emphasizes the choppy layers that are styled to frame the face. This is the perfect mix of punk and pretty! It also looks great when worn with deep blues and purples.
#41: Short Layered Ombre Hairstyle with Flicks
This neck length hairdo is flipped outwards and matched with a brilliant color solution that brings out the color of Lisa’s eyes. It’s a hot, young take on a typical layered hairstyle for short hair. The ombre also adds a beautiful color gradient to accentuate the layering of the hair, while bringing out the skin undertones!
#42: Side-Parted Bob with Layers
This neck length hair style with bangs looks great on women with naturally slender faces. The long side bangs help add flare to the front of the face, while the neck length hair cut in the back maintains minimal distractions. This style looks particularly good with corky ensembles.
#43: Messy Short Layered Hairstyle
This messy ear length hair cut is very artsy and looks perfect on those with eccentric and eclectic style. The best part about it is that it has no rhyme or reason so that it is minimal maintenance. You can wake up and go and still rock your hairdo with confidence.
#44: Short Layered Pixie Hairstyle
This bleach blonde pixie cut is very stylish and it brings certain sass to the look of short hair! The fact that you have such a small amount of hair means that your styling will be a breeze. This also means that you shouldn’t be afraid to experiment with new looks!
#45: Short Layered Hair with Bangs
This ear length cut with choppy side bangs is super sexy! It draws major attention to the eyes by the way that the bangs are swept casually but purposefully to the side. This is a great option for women who want to show off the shape or color of their eyes!
#46: Shaved-Side Short Haircut
The undercut hairstyle is nothing new but it is certainly trendy! It’s a sassier and classier answer to the traditional short bob. With such a stark contrast in length from side to side, you are bound to make a bold fashion statement!
#47: Wavy Layers for Short Hair
This particular hair cut is very popular. However, it is commonly worn straight. By adding cute waves, you give a new look to an aged hairdo! It’s great when you want to diversify your appearance and try new styling techniques!
#48: Naturally Messy Short Layered Hairstyle
This neck length hair cut is very sophisticated and is further beautified by the way the wearer’s natural wave patterns are allowed to show through. When styling your cut, try rocking your natural texture for a change!
#49: Choppy Neck Length Bob with Bangs
This choppy neck length bob is quite a corky hair cut that looks best on those with feminine styles of dress. Yet it’s simple but unique and can be worn to any occasion!
#50: Flipped-Out Short Haircut
This jaw length flip with side bangs is a lovely hairstyle for a woman of any age. The flips add a bit of attitude without being overly dramatic, while the side bangs are an awesome face-framing element!
As you’ve seen throughout all the 50 of these hairstyles, short layered hairdos are great! When looking to spice up your look and try something new, considering one of these hairstyles is a wonderful option!