Forget everything else, short layered haircuts for women are the coolest style to go for! Whether you choose a sexy bob, a flirty pixie cut, or anything in between (like a pixie bob), short hairstyles are here to stay!
A short layered hair can help you look much younger. You will radiate a good mood, which will not go unnoticed by those around you. We have prepared a variety of short layered hairstyles, which follow the latest trends in 2023 and guarantee you a modern look. At the same time, you will look younger and more beautiful.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a teen or mature woman, there are plenty of flattering short haircuts with layers you can choose from.
If you’re not quite sure where to start with yours, enjoy this broad selection of short layered haircut ideas we have handpicked for you below!
1. Short Layered Bob Haircut
We can’t think of any better way to start our list than with a dazzling hairstyle. Not only is the layered bob downright spectacular, but so is the choice of coloring. This is the ideal short layered hairstyle for the unconventional woman who can hardly wait to show her true colors.
2. Flirty Short Hair with Layers
A short hairstyle that any woman can rock is this voluminous cut. It is particularly recommended for women over the age of 40, but it looks adorable on younger ladies as well. Flirt in the classiest way possible!
3. Mature Layered Short Haircuts
Raquel Welch, a style icon and source of inspiration for women of all ages, proves just how effective a short haircut with plenty of feathered layers can be in offering a flirty and youthful look.
4. Short Layered Haircut for Straight Hair
You should take advantage and make the most of short layered bob haircuts like this one, especially if your hair is naturally straight. You won’t have to spend hours on end getting ready to go out as your straight locks will fall perfectly in place on their own!
5. Short to Medium Layered Haircut
What if you want to get a haircut, but you’re not willing to go that short? Well then, a short to medium cut with layers is in order. The layers go from short to long in the front and can make for a chic, shoulder-length hairstyle.
6. Short Layered Haircuts for Thin Hair
Battling the lifelong struggle of having fine hair? We feel you and got your back too! A short and layered cut is just what you need to bring your thin locks back to life. We also recommend adding some highlights, blonde – or in whatever color you like – as this will create the illusion of thicker hair.
7. Playful Short Layered Hair
An actress and singer that’s quite close to our hearts, Mandy Moore never ceases to brighten up our day with a cute look. Some years back now, she used to rock this short hairstyle, and she did so flawlessly. It is an overgrown, long layered, and choppy pixie.
8. Fiery Short Layered Hair
Not afraid to go full out glamorous with short layered haircuts? Then bring on the color! Experiment with red hair and highlights for some extra sass. The longer layers of red are intertwined with shorter ones that are highlighted in different shades of red including copper and burgundy.
9. Short Hair with Layers for Round Faces
A significant factor you need to take into consideration when choosing your new layered hairstyle is the shape of your face. For ladies with a round face, we recommend going for an inverted bob. Its face-framing layers will help create a slimming effect and will also draw attention to the features.
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10. Professional Short Layered Hair
Ladies who work for corporations or have jobs with a strict dress code must have a clean-cut and to-the-point hairstyle. One of the best short layered haircuts to go for in these environments is the slicked-down pixie. It’s also a good look for a job interview!
11. Short Layered Haircuts with Bangs
We love so many parts about this particular Dianna Agron look that it’s hard to pick just one. The choppy bangs and equally dicey haircuts are jaw-dropping. Couple this with the blonde hair balayage and you get the icing on the cake and the cherry on top.
12. Cute Short Layered Hairstyles for Teens
High school life has its ups and downs, but one of the perks is showing off your new look! Impress all your friends with an adorable short haircut with layers and add some graceful side part bangs to it to complete this incredibly easy hairstyle for school.
13. Feathered Haircut
What if you want to feel like the wind is constantly raking through your hair? What you need, then, is a feathered layers haircut. As the name suggests, this layering technique helps create a feathery effect. It’s just what a gal with fine hair needs!
14. Effortless Short Hair with Layers
If your hair is naturally thick and you usually have to get ready for work or school in record time, then this pixie haircut is one of your best choices! The short layers are perfectly trimmed so they will fall in place effortlessly and with minimal input from you.
15. Short Layers for Oval Faces
We’ve already presented a great short layered haircut for ladies with round faces. Now, it’s time to show one for women with an oval face shape. Essentially, this is a classic bob that was cut inwards to frame the structure of the face. The swept-back bangs are also a nice touch too.
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16. Bold Super Short Haircut
It takes heaps of courage to rock this haircut, but we encourage our bold and daring readers to try it out or adapt it to fit their tastes! The overall look is extremely eye-catching, so we will be pointing out its various elements.
First, you have the long top and shaved sides pixie cut. Then, there’s the shaved design. And last but not least, admire the brunette sides and platinum blonde to white long top.
17. Thick Hair
We simply adore the masterful shaping of this short haircut! It’s a pixie haircut, but with longer bangs in front. This short hair with fringe and layers that were strategically trimmed helps add extra volume to the back, front, and all around, in general.
18. Boho Hairstyle
This dreamy pixie cut will surely melt the heart of our indie and boho-type readers. It delightfully combines short layers with a fringe, and it will perfectly complement women with small faces. The blunt cunt bangs also help enhance the overall sweet and innocent but daring look.
19. Medium Haircut
This is yet another excellent option for women seeking a haircut between medium and short in length. It is a layered haircut for straight medium-length hair that was also enhanced by the copper on brunette ombre dye job.
20. Ombre Bob
Keeping on this note, let’s talk more about coloring ideas for short layered haircuts. This is an angled bob-shaped short hair cut that was further brought to life by a dark brown to blonde ombre coloring. The caramel transition makes it all the more beautiful!
21. Pixie Balayage Hairstyle
For a discrete color gradient, we recommend looking into balayage options. This pixie, for instance, is one of the best haircuts to try out if you want a bold look made even the more special thanks to its coloring. The roots are deep charcoal that goes to blend out into silvery layered tips.
22. Wavy Hair
Wavy hair is more than generous when it comes to the number of short layered haircuts you can try out with it. Also, thanks to layered cutting and the versatile length, you can reduce the maintenance time to a bare minimum. As long as the shape is well-defined from the beginning, you shouldn’t have any styling problems at all!
23. Short and Stacked Haircut
Another way to cut down on maintenance is by using the stacked cutting technique. This works great on short to medium short haircuts as well as long ones.
Stacking is a popular method in the bob haircuts category with its layers that start long and end short near the nape. Enjoy that natural volume boost on your short-layered hairstyle!
24. Spiky Color Blend
For an even bolder take on short layered haircuts, consider blending more than one color – go for two or more! In this pixie example, you can see how various tones from the blonde and red palettes are stunningly melted together for a dynamic look.
25. Short Layers and Undercut
We’ve talked all about undercut designs before, but this example hits the nail right on the head! Not only is the top part full of lively layers, but the sleek undercut follows up to beautifully complete the look!
26. Choppy Haircut
To make the transition from long to short hair all the easier, go for some medium short haircuts first. This shoulder-length cut will make the final short chop easier to achieve. It is also beautiful all on its thanks to the choppy layering and styling and the beautifully done blonde highlights.
27. Short Hair with Bangs and Layers
This style of short layered haircuts will look wonderful on anybody, regardless of their face shape! The bangs, as well as the messy styling, make a huge difference when combined with the layered locks.
Also, while the messiness will be easier to obtain on wavy hair, it works just as well on curly and straight locks too!
28. Layered Afro Ringlets
Women with afro-textured hair can slay a short haircut any time, any day. The fact that their natural hair texture is full of volume makes the maintenance a breeze and we recommend a progressive length for an ultra-cool effect!
29. Braided Hairstyle
Although shorter locks are a bit more limited in terms of styling, there are still plenty of ideas to work and play around with. For example, this small side braid is adorable – you can add more of them or even go for a crown braid – still, this will only be achievable if you have some long layers!
30. Curly Hair
Layers are everything when it comes to adding even more volume to your ringlets. And this stacked bob is one of the coolest short curly hair with lots of layers styles out there! The fact that it also features blonde highlights only helps add more oomph to an already great look!
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31. Easygoing Haircut
And we are back to ladies with straight hair for this one. Just like the example from #4, this is an effortless hairstyle for women with naturally straight locks. Make sure you get the layers right and rake your fingers through your hair for extra volume – without any hair products either!
32. Short Layers on Top
This is a picture-perfect pixie haircut with impeccable layering. Although the bangs are long, the layers are kept short and flow amazingly into one another for this splendid look. The white hair color is also amazing!
33. Brown and Blonde Hair
This is another look that genuinely impressed us for more than one reason. We’ll start with the coloring – the brown and blonde balayage looks ravishing! Then, we love how the layers in the haircut extend to the choppy bangs, which is another detail that caught our eye.
34. Feathered Bob
The feathered bob strikes again in yet another charming version. While it is showcased on superb raven locks, this is one of the short bobs that can be adapted for any color or hair texture.
35. Long Hair with Short Layers
We wanted to touch on the idea of long hair with short layers as well, even though we also have an article specially dedicated to it too.
Even waist-length can come to life and gain volume with some alluring layers. Take this photo as just one example of the many great long-layered haircuts with short bangs out there.
36. Voluminous Pixie Short Haircut
Even though they are some of the shortest haircuts out there, pixie cuts are also incredibly versatile. For example, this shot proves that it is easy to add feathered layers and add an abundance of volume – provided the pixie is styled accordingly, that is.
37. Young Girl Hairstyle
Layered haircuts are just as useful, pretty, and appropriate for little girls as they are for women. They will make kids look and feel adorable, especially with some short layered haircuts that are also so much easier to maintain.
38. Inverted Bob
When getting a layered bob, inverted cutting is an essential option to keep in mind as, when combined, the two methods will result in a voluminous, flirty, and chic hairstyle. One that is also so easy to style.
39. Classy Shaved Hairstyle
Who said that shaved hairstyles were too far out? Plenty of these kinds of short-layered haircuts can be quite classy. Take this photo above, for example, and admire the elegance of side-swept layered locks combined with a shaved side.
40. Very Short Layered Haircut
If you’re willing to go above and beyond with the shortness of your haircut, choose a blunt or choppy look. Women with small or oval-shaped faces will look radiant with this outgoing hairstyle.
41. Pastel Blend Hairstyle
This is a superb dye job that uses the melting technique to combine three pastel shades. The color melts also help accentuate the various layers in the hair as well as its waviness. This latter can be obtained with a curling iron or wand.
42. Spiky Haircut
This haircut is daring and delicate at the same time, and the way you wear it will set the mood. Keep it natural for a delicate look, or add some quality hair products to make it spiky and daring. We also dig the strawberry blonde/copper hair color.
43. Asymmetrical Haircut
Why not step fully outside conventions and the comfort zone with an asymmetrical haircut? We love how this particular cut has just enough asymmetry to make it wearable daily and yet it still looks spectacular and out of the ordinary. Note the full side bangs as well!
44. Short Blunt Layered Haircuts
Blunt bangs look phenomenal when paired with short layered locks, especially when the fringe is shorter and verging on micro bangs. This is a dreamy hairstyle for the unconventional woman who is not afraid to experiment with her look.
45. Flippy Short Layered Hairstyles
Want your hair to look brilliant at any angle, regardless of how you flip or part it? Then this is likely the perfect haircut for you. It’s slightly longer than even the other medium cuts on our list, but the perfect layers deserve all the praise!
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46. Super Curly Hair
Curly hair is, by far, the most generous texture as far as short layered haircuts are concerned. Corkscrew curls will easily fall into place, no matter how short or long their overall length might be.
47. Short Blonde Layered Haircuts
We showcased plenty of blonde hairstyles in this list, but we wanted to specifically offer this color in the spotlight. Short layered haircuts are often associated with the hot season, and we all know that blonde is among those timeless hair colors that always invoke summer colors!
48. V-Shaped Haircut
Take your haircut creativity up a notch by considering distinct designs. A V-shape, for example, works wonders if you’re aiming for an ultra-short haircut. The top section gains volume thanks to this carefully crafted shape. Take a moment to appreciate this choppy layered hair from the back view, showcasing an almost V-shaped elegance.
49. Pastel Rainbow Layered Hairstyles
Carry the rainbow with you wherever you go! This is yet another great way to wear pastel hair if the previous examples weren’t funky enough for you. Add a bit of every color in the rainbow in your layered hairstyle and use the choppy layers to accentuate the hues. It will make for a funky fresh look.
50. Short Layered Shag Hairstyles
We will end our list on a fabulously messy note with an idea of short shag hairstyles. Continue following us on HairMotive, and you’ll see just how much we adore messy hairstyles. After all, this short layered haircut is just one of the many great shag haircuts out there!
Short Layered Haircuts FAQs
You cand dry your short layered hair normally, but if you have a habit of washing your hair before bed, make sure it is completely dry, otherwise, you will wake up with a shape of hair that is difficult to straighten and you will have to moisturize it again. Also, if you wear hats in summer or other accessories to protect from the sun, you must keep in mind that due to perspiration and hat pressure, your hair will lose its volume and will not look as good at the end of the day.
If you have long hair, you can postpone the next visit to the salon, when you are too busy, but in the case of short layered hair, the frequency of appointments increases with the hair growth. To maintain a short haircut, you will need more frequent retouching.
Short hair does not have to be a challenge. For a woman, short hair is a way of expressing, a state or simply part of personal style. Short hair must harmonize with the physiognomy, character, and natural shape of the hair, otherwise it can be a total failure. As with any haircut line, but especially for short hair, you have to take into account the way you style your hair: do you always wear the same hairstyle, and do you want to style it depending on the occasion? Do you need fixed lines or versatile lines? Once the desired look is obtained, a very important role is played by styling products, with the help of which different shapes and textures can be obtained.
In conclusion, there is an abundance of short layered haircuts in 2023, and they are so versatile and oh so stylish. They come in all shapes and sizes and are perfect for all personalities.
While you can opt for a sleek and classy cut that grazes your chin, you can just as well go wild with the boldest super short haircut you can think of!
In the end, the best short cut is the one that doubles as a reflection of your personal style. Which one did you go for? Tell us your story in a comment!
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Jenni Haward has been working as a hairstylist for almost 11 years. With that much experience, she was able to start her own business. It has been two years since she started and had made three salons in three different cities and is still growing. She is continuing to pursue the career hoping to impact more with her skills and knowledge.