The right haircut is something that can quickly and easily change your whole look for the better. One of the best (and always stylish) haircuts to try is the stacked haircut, which is both chic and fashionable. Stacked haircuts can be super short or of medium length just touching the collarbone.
Charming Stacked Haircuts
The most essential element of getting a quality stacked cut is to ensure that the back section is cut to perfection. Since it is stacked in the back, the back view is the focal point of the look, so it must be done right. If you are still unfamiliar with the stack style, just think of a bob that’s rounded at the back through gradual layering and commonly slightly angled toward the front.
The following pictures showcase a wide array of cute stacked cuts that suit a variety of hair types. So, if you’re looking to try this haircut out and need a bit of inspiration, these pics are here to do the job.
#1: Stacked Bob for Thin Hair
The back view of this A-line haircut shows why it works so well for fine hair. By opting for an angled and layered cut, you get a style that shows your strands are actually much thicker than you’ve thought they are.
#2: Sleek Stack
The major benefit of a stacked bob haircut is its rounded silhouette that looks flawless with straight hair. Angled to perfection and complimented with soft layers, this cut would look amazing on practically anyone.
#3: Stacked Bob with Wispy Layers
An angled bob is a trendy approach to your standard short cut. Spritzing a texturizing spray and tousling straight hair with a creamy wax transforms your basic cut into a current hairstyle with a laid back vibe.
#4: Short Blonde Bob with Piece-y Layers
A stacked bob upgraded with piecey layers creates a shattered rounded silhouette. This one suits rectangular and square shaped faces, especially if the frontal hair reaches the chin. Blonde highlights with dimension spotlight pieciness, boosting texture and movement.
#5: Stacked Bob with Root Lift and Bangs
An extra lift at the roots is achieved by blow drying with a round brush or at least with your head upside down when you are in a hurry. After shampooing and conditioning, flip your head over then dry towards the floor. Using this technique adds height to those who have a flatter head and have trouble maintaining volume in the crown.
#6: Highlighted Bob with Stacked Layers and Bangs
A swoopy haircut that is short in the back and long in the front is perfect for someone seeking a more sophisticated look. A rounded style with bangs adds a contemporary feel to an already on-trend dirty blonde color.
#7: Stacked Jaw-Length Bob for Straight Hair
Short stacked bobs are edgier than your usual blunt or lightly layered bob. They bring a hint of sassiness but can fit any occasion – a night out on the town, a day at the office filled with meetings, or a cute lunch date at your local cafe. Each one calls for its own individual style, and this cut provides the versatility you need.
#8: Short Layered Bob with Subtly Highlighted Bangs
To bring life to your tresses and avoid damaging your whole head of hair, consider adding subtle highlights in the bangs. These soft touches will bring color and dimension without compromising the health of your hair. Style your bangs swoopy with a straightener to show off the movement of the hair.
#9: Two-Tone Angled Stack
Like a grown-up strawberry shortcake, this layered bob is oh, so sweet. Platinum blonde is fiercely contrasted against fuchsia to create a look that brings color-blocking to your locks. A risk worth the payoff, this style will work no matter your preferred color combo.
#10: Platinum Blonde Bob
The beauty of stacked haircuts is in their power to accentuate the volume of even the thinnest strands. The layered back gives your hair a little extra oomph. To boost it even more, make friends with a good texturizer and a fine-tooth comb. Then, tease the roots of your hair for more body.
#11: Inverted Bob Undercut
An undercut is a rocker chic slash punk approach to this already statement-making stacked hairstyle. As there is so much going on with the haircut itself, try toning down the color and stick to minimal styling, such as sleek and straight or gently curved. This is accomplished by using the round brush technique while blow drying.
#12: Slanted Bob with Choppy Back
The steep angle and contrast of length between the back and the front of this bob is definitely eye-catching. The blunt cut in the back cascading to a pronounced point in the front creates interest that doesn’t ask for any additional styling tricks. A little tease to reveal the texture is all you need with this gorgeous stacked bob haircut.
#13: Sharp Angled Stack
This stacked haircut utilizes dramatic layers in the back with a straight cut nape and longer, angled front, making it great for women who love the look of a bob with the ease of a pixie cut. Ready to wash-and-go in the morning, you never have to worry about finding those forever-lost hair ties with this ‘do.
#14: Inverted Bob with Finely Chopped Back
The inverted bob with delicate and refined layers pairs beautifully with a subtle golden blonde balayage. For those who have lighter-colored hair, ask your stylist about utilizing clay based bleach rather than powder. It provides a less damaging lightening effect to intensify and bump up your brightness.
#15: Stacked Nape-Length Bob with Elongation
The shorter the length and the bigger the slant of your angled bob, the more dramatic it looks and the more height you have on the crown. This is a great cut to visually elongate a round face, and it can also soften a square face if you opt for the style where your front pieces slightly curl under.
#16: Wavy Layered Caramel Balayage Bob
Curls aren’t always easy to pull off when you choose a stacked layered bob cut. With a lack of length, it is important to make sure you don’t place your iron too close to the root. For a natural, messy wave, take a curling wand measuring one inch and only wrap the hair once or twice before gently shaking them out.
#17: Short Curly Blonde Balayage Bob
An alternative to a pixie is a very short asymmetrical bob. Extending the fringe to graze the chin allows for more flexibility, whereas a boyish cut can be rigid in its styling capacity. While a regular trim is still needed, longer lengths are much more high maintenance.
#18: Stacked Brunette with Caramel Balayage
Lots of stacked layers show off the body of the angled bob pictured here. To achieve this level of fullness, you will definitely need hairspray with a strong hold. Piecey caramel highlights also help boost volume, creating almost a reflective effect.
#19: Fiery Stacked Bob
If you want to go bold with your color (and by bold we mean electric), why not try an equally daring cut like a short stacked bob? It’s a sleek choice to pair with a vibrant hue without sacrificing your sense of style.
#20: Shattered Plum Red Bob
An investment in a rich color has a hefty price tag attached to it. For your hair health and your wallet’s interest, it pays to be wary of the products you choose to buy. When picking your haircare routine, look for sulfate free shampoos, as using regular ones results in dull, lifeless locks.
#21: Stacked Bronde Bob with Dramatic Angle
Exaggerated short stacked haircuts, such as this one, require regular trims to retain their flawless shape. Establishing great communication with a professional you trust is essential when committing to a daring look. Consistent visits to the same person will make certain you achieve the same outcome every time.
#22: Spicy Burgundy Bob Shag
The key to a perfect balayage is a talented colorist. When transitioning from black brown to any lighter color, some kind of bleach is involved. It may take multiple sessions and can be harmful, however, a short-to-medium length supplies a healthier base and, therefore, less damage.
#23: Short Textured Brown Bob
The difference between a chic bob and your grandma’s favorite style is the addition of modern textured layers. With this, a beach wave is ideally matched. Short haired girls can still include a beachy style into their lookbooks, but most of the styling will be concentrated towards the face.
#24: Pretty Rounded Ash Blonde Bob
A cropped, stacked haircut with a dramatic angle gives additional height and body for the crown. These elongate and balance out a rounder face. A great quality blow out, root lifting product, and strong hold hair spray will enhance the effect and make it last.
#25: Tousled Inverted Bronde Bob
A bob crop is a great solution if you are tired of your length and your hair is tired of styling. To stay away from split tips, incorporate a deep conditioning treatment one to two times per week. For your daily care, employ a leave in conditioner and a drop of argan, hemp, or coconut oil.
#26: Extreme Teased Stack
Not every stacked cut is steeply angled and sleek, as some feature an extreme teasing finish and almost straight-cut edges. Here, you have a stacked style that is heavily backcombed at the crown and cut bluntly across the bottom.
#27: Medium Brown Stack
There is not a lot of fuss or frills to this medium brown version of the stacked cut, that’s why it looks so polished. Carefully angled on each side, this classy A-line haircut also features a slightly off center part and cute flipped in edges.
#28: Two-Tone Short Shaggy Haircut
If you are a fan of an overly teased crown and a feathered finish, then you are sure going to like this half pixie, half stacked bob haircut. The bulk of the hair is blonde, while the nape is dark chocolate brown.
#29: Cute and Discreet Espresso Brown Bob
Whether you choose a bob with bangs or without, the back view is as important as the front of your look. If you are slim and have a long neck, a shorter bob will flatter you immensely. Otherwise opt for a medium bob or a lob.
#30: Steeply Angled Bob with Blunt Edges
A steeply angled long stacked bob is a quirky cousin of the popular lob. A haircut with blunt edges promotes denser, thicker looking hair if your hair is not too fine. To boost the effect, apply an oil-based nourishing serum for shine after straightening or blow drying. Additionally, make sure to always utilize a heat protectant spray or cream.
#31: Blonde Stack with Deep Side Bang
In terms of long stacked haircuts, this one is top-notch! With bangs deeply parted and swooped to one side, bright blonde hair color and perfectly angled lob cut make a sexy hairstyle you’ll love to rock. This is how stacked haircuts should look.
#32: Strawberry Blonde Stack with Red Highlights
A stacked haircut comes in a variety of colors, and this blonde one with red highlights is guaranteed to garner loads of attention. This particular stack cut can be recommended for fine hair because due to its shorter length and layering, it creates the illusion of a thicker mane.
#33: Wavy Brown and Burgundy 2-in-1 Bob
Fabulous for curly hair and for thick hair alike, this medium, wavy cut is sexiness personified. There’s a shorter straight underlayer and a wavy and messy top layer, cut choppy and uneven to enhance the fullness of the shape. The brown and burgundy hair hues add spice to the cut.
#34: Chocolate and Caramel Bob with Bangs
Thanks to the power of the layered bob you don’t have to completely leave your emo days behind you. The asymmetrical cut gives it an extra edge, but to really play-up your punk-inspired vibe, opt for fiery highlights and dramatic, side-swept bangs with a deep part.
#35: Jet Black Stack with Layers
With a solid base color, let the stacked bob do all the talking. The black color gives it boldness while still maintaining a certain degree of understated allure. With wispy layers, you won’t have to resort to high-contrast highlights for added dimension.
#36: Pastel Ombre Style
This long stacked cut lends itself to being the ideal canvas for a girly ombre with a touch of edge. The colorful tresses bring new life to this iconic cut, catching a new hue hiding under every dramatic angle. You can go jet black, pink, and super light all in one look while still keeping it classy.
#37: Grey Wispy Inverted Cut
Go grey, on purpose and include some warm-toned highlights. We promise it will look cool. The ashen hues mixed throughout the wavy style will be just as chic with straight hair.
#38: Voluminous Medium-Length Bob
For a fuller effect, this hairstyle relies on added volume up top and on the sides instead of just the common stacked-in-back look of most bobs in these pictures. To achieve the sky-high height, try teasing the hair, throwing in some dry shampoo or even add a hair piece like a “bump it“. Remember those things? They are cheesy but they work.
#39: Blonde Inverted Bob
One part sophisticated and one part sassy, this haircut will take you from a day behind the desk to a night on the town. The layered bob is always a versatile choice with low maintenance. Just add natural-hued highlights if you want to spice it up a bit.
#40: Short Blonde Stack
Curly or straightened, blonde or brunette, this face-framing cut will undeniably look cute on anyone who sports it. Although, it’s easier to style with a looser curl pattern and straight hair. But, if you don’t mind putting a little heat on your coils a couple of times a week, there is no reason it can’t work for you too.
#41: Sleek Brunette Bob
One trick to tame short stacked haircuts is to keep the ends curled under. If you have thicker or wavier hair, you know the struggle of it flaring out with short cuts. Avoid the undesirable triangle shape by working on the sections of your hair with a wide curling iron, pulling each one through the iron from root to tip, curling it only at the very bottom. This will give you just the right kind of volume.
#42: Wavy Burgundy Lob
One thing you want to avoid if you have any sort of curl pattern is a completely blunt cut. Your curls can be unpredictable, so you can’t be sure what your hair will look like post salon trip. Go for wispy layers and a medium length, to give you something to play around with. And why not add some fun color while you’re at it?
#43: Wispy Black Bob
Chic and casual, the pitch black hue gives a bold look to this short ‘do. The piecey layers convey it beautiful sway and movement. Probably the best part about this take on the stack is how effortless it is.
#44: Inverted Blonde Style
Chic and easy for the woman always on the go, this cut frames the face while keeping it super short around the back of the neck. It’s a fuss-free style that looks good without much maintenance — besides a quick brush in the morning. The dark nape undercut and blonde highlights enliven the look with super-natural dimension.
#45: Dimensional Dirty-Blonde Stack
A more textured take on stacked bob haircuts, this cut features chunky V-cut layers and dimensional balayage highlights. That means it will be anything but boring to wear.
#46: Inverted Platinum Blonde Bob
This blonde bombshell shows that a platinum hue can work with any skin tone as long as there’s a really good cut. We have listed many photos of swoon-worthy stacked bobs, but African American short hairstyles are often the most impressive ones. Don’t want to bleach your hair to get an eye-catching style? Don’t be afraid of wigs when you want to try out a new look.
#47: Sexy Red Bob
The shiny burgundy red looks almost metallic. It complements the sexiness that this edgy cut naturally exudes. Images like this one show that you don’t need waist-length locks to show off your femininity.
#48: Curly Brunette Stack
Fun and flirty, loose barrel curls are a popular choice of stacked hairstyles. They evoke a youthful vibe that is also sophisticated, making it a chic everyday style. The deep brown hue plays up the innocent feel, but it will look just as cute (or sexy!) with any color of the rainbow.
#49: Wavy Gray and Lavender Stack
The best stacked option for thick hair, this style is all about the texture and color. A good idea for salt and pepper hair to get a trendy, head-turning yet any-age-appropriate hair color.
#50: Mid-Length Bob
This angled medium-length brown cut is punctuated by the presence of well-placed layers throughout. The layers provide shape, movement and depth to the classy cut, which is cute and easy to style.
Medium and short stacked haircuts for curly hair or straight locks continue to be just as popular now as years ago, when they have been first introduced. One of the best things about them is that they look like a rather complicated style, but offer so much ease in terms of everyday styling. If these pictures aren’t enough to convince you, keep searching stacked cuts…we are sure you’ll find one that stacks high above the rest!