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How Do I Choose the Best Short Layered Haircut?

B. Miller
B. Miller

A short layered haircut is a hairstyle that can look good on many different types of people, especially those with longer or narrower faces who want to choose the most flattering style. Choosing the best short layered haircut can be a challenge, but there are many different ways to find examples of styles that you can bring to a hairstylist. Searching online for examples is one way, as well as looking through magazines or books. Asking honest friends for recommendations can also be helpful, as they might be able to provide ideas for the best looks for you.

A few different ways exist to achieve a short layered haircut. This can include short layers, long layers, or a mixture of both; it is helpful to decide what you want, so you can be as specific as possible with the hairstylist. Short layers are, somewhat predictably, cut much shorter around the face and head, while longer layers are left at the longer length with most of the layering taking place near the ends of the hair. People with curly or thick hair might find that longer layers are a better option, while those with hair that is more fine might choose shorter layers to give hair more volume. A hairstylist will generally be able to provide helpful advice about this choice.

A hairstylist cutting a short bob.
A hairstylist cutting a short bob.

There are a few different styles of a short layered haircut that you might choose. A layered bob is one popular option for women, in which the hair is cut overall to about chin length, and then layered. Some people choose to add bangs with this haircut as well. A pixie cut is another option that is often very short, and can be flattering on women with very defined features; it is also easy to wash and wear. People with short layered haircuts should keep in mind that they require more frequent trims to maintain, however. Men typically do not get layered haircuts, but a hairdresser may be able to provide advice or suggestions in this area.

A pixie cut is one option for a short layered haircut.
A pixie cut is one option for a short layered haircut.

Numerous websites and magazines offer short layered haircut ideas. Some websites allow you to upload a picture, and then see how different hairstyles might look with your face. You can then print the picture and bring it with you to the hair salon to show your stylist. Most hair salons have books and magazines as well to offer suggestions to clients looking for ideas.

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    • A hairstylist cutting a short bob.
      By: Rido
      A hairstylist cutting a short bob.
    • A pixie cut is one option for a short layered haircut.
      By: Lisa F. Young
      A pixie cut is one option for a short layered haircut.