Call the Salon Because These 20 Short, Layered Hairstyles Look Seriously Cool

If you’ve landed here, you’re most likely considering some short, layered hairstyles for your next salon visit. Or if you have short hair already, you might be looking for ways you can change up your look day to day. The good news is that there are so many cool short hairstyles to choose from, and the fashion set has been delivering endless short hairstyle ideas that we are desperate to take to the salon this season.

You might have been led to believe that short hair means committing to one look. But that’s simply not the case. Bob haircuts look incredible worn straight and sleek or with cool-girl waves, and hair accessories can totally transform short hair by giving it an effortless update—ideal if you’re looking for low maintenance hair. Equally, braids and natural texture suit a number of short hairstyles. Whether it’s jaw-skimming braids or perfectly layered curls, there’s a short hairstyle to suit every hair texture and style. We’re big fans of the bob haircut, and French girls are forever giving us short hair inspiration. 

Ahead, you’ll fine the top 20 short, layered hairstyles we’ve saved from fashion girls. Warning: They will want you to take the plunge and go short.

A shoulder-grading bob is a sure winner when styled with a soft bend in the hair. 

Curly hair with expertly shaped layers will give body and shape in a bob haircut.

Curtain bangs are a great update for shorter hairstyles.

A deep-waver hairstyling tool is the quickest way to add body to short hairstyles with layers.

A sleek bob with invisible layers ensures your bob has body and movement.

Tie a hair scarf into the hair to instantly elevate your look. Add chunky gold jewellery, and you’re good to go.

We’re lost for words at how glamorous this side-swept cropped hairstyle is.

The easiest way to update short hair? Tuck it behind your ears like the fashion set—it’s ideal to keep shorter layers of hair out of the way too.

The French bob is one of the most timeless styles around. Go for face framing layers and a wispy fringe to tap into this style. 

Who says claw clips are just for longer hair? Leave shorter layers to fall free for an effortless look.

Use a gel to create this slicked-back hairstyle on shorter hair. It’s an ideal way to switch up your style for the evening.

The best hairstylists can expertly cut individual curls for perfect layer placement.

A hybrid between the pixie haircut and the mullet, this layered hairstyle is one of the chicest hairstyles to have right now. 

Elevate your bob by running your hair straighteners through the hair and turning it outwards on the ends for a ’90s-inspired flick in seconds.

A super-short pixie cut with choppy layers gives life to short hair.

Undercut hairstyles (where length is kept on top of the head) are ideal if you’re looking to go short but still want some length to play with.

Shorter hair is the perfect canvas for hair accessories—bonus points for the Prada headband.

Shorter braids are a fail-safe choice, as Oluwaseun demonstrates.

A choppy micro fringe cut a couple of centimetres above the brows gives your short, layered haircut a cool twist.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a choppy pixie haircut, this is your sign.

A texture spray will enhance shorter layers, giving hair that lived-in texture synonymous with cool girls.

A hair pomade will give shine and hold on shorter hair with layers. This one layers effortlessly without weighing hair down.

A hair diffuser will perfectly dry curls, leaving them bouncy, glossy and full-bodied. 

Take advantage of the shorter drying time that shorter hair needs by using an air-dry cream. 

This hydrating gel-cream drenches hair with hydration for a glossy shine without weighing hair down. This would also work layered up for a wet-look effect.

Up Next, These 4 Low-Maintenance Hairstyles Look Particularly Chic With Thick Hair

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