The first thing you should consider when searching for a short layered haircut is how short you should go. This depends on two things: face shape and hair texture. Oval face shapes are especially great for short haircuts because they’re proportional and balanced. Choices include super-short pixie haircuts – especially if your face is petite – but also layered bobs, chops, flips and bangs.
Women who have slightly square jaw and those with a slightly round, yet petite face can also go short. Just think of how short, strong haircuts look on women with striking, angular cheekbones. If you have a dramatic sense of style, you can be slightly outside the oval realm and still look great sporting a short layered haircut.
The short layered pixie haircut makes the face the main focus. Cut to silhouette the head, layers are tapered near the temples. To style the layered pixie for a shiny finish, treat your hair with a lightweight conditioner several times a week. Once your strands are styled, mist moderately with shine spray.
Layers can easily spice up a simple short haircut. Getting layers help to give the hair volume and a different “look” to the hairstyle, as it makes the hair multi-dimensional. The hair will have more movement and there are more styles you can play around with for everyday wear and also when you want to glam it up for parties. You can style layers as bangs by bringing them forward and sweeping them off to one side. Or, for a different look, push them back behind the ears.
If you want incredible texture and an easy to style haircut that just falls into place, get your short bob tapered at the ends, then get it sliced through and through with a razor. Get surface layers cut shorter than underlayers, which will add to the choppy feeling even more. To bring out layers, style by brushing hair forward from behind the crown and work through a styling paste to show off every end.
For medium-textured hair types that are easy to handle, get lots of layers on top and razor-cut sides to remove bulk. Style the crown with a round brush and blower to enhance the shag-effect.
Plenty of piecy layers are perfect for enhancing hair volume. Even though layers are short, you can easily play up strands blowing hair out with a round brush. For body that lasts, set the crown area on hot rollers, then remove once hair has cooled.