Haircuts: Short Layered Hair Cuts and Hairstyles
Many women think regularly about getting their hair cut in a short style, but then they get too scared to do it. The problem for most women is that they’re afraid that they aren’t going to look good with short hair. This is usually caused by the fact that women with long hair have never really learned how to style short hair.
What's important to know is that you can get really cute short layered haircuts that offer a wide variety of different style options. You can look young and flirty or grown-up and professional by choosing the right style for a short layered cut. There are great short curly hair cuts as well as great straight haircuts for short layered hair.
There are a lot of great reasons to get a short haircut. Short hair is easier to take care of. Since it’s easier to take care of, it’s easier to keep short hair healthy. Plus short hair is more manageable; it dries more quickly, among other benefits. Once you know how to style it, it’s really simple to get great looks from a short layered haircut. Take a look at some of the options for cuts and styles below.
The Short Layered Bob
One of the best short haircuts that many women choose to get is the short layered bob haircut. This is a simple bob cut that has many different layers to it. The layers create a full look for the haircut. You can use coloring and highlighting effects to enhance the different layers and show them off.
This is a really textured look that looks complicated and stylish. In reality, the cut itself does all of the work. In most cases, you can just wash-and-go with the short layered bob cut. Simple use of hair gel and a blowdryer can maximize the impact of this type of short layered haircut.
Spiky Short Layered Hairstyle
Someone who wants to go really short with their haircut may consider trying out a spiky haircut. You can use a layering effect to keep the bottom of your hair short while leaving enough long on top to create great spikes. This type of haircut is edgy and hip. It’s easy to maintain since your hair is really short. It’s fairly easy to style since it just involves some hair gel or spiking glue. And it has the added benefit of giving some height to your frame.
Many women find that this type of short layered hairstyle also provides a thinner look for the face. This is a concern for many women in regards to short haircuts because they fear that being unable to hide behind their long hair will make their faces look pudgier. The spiky short layered hairstyle proves that that’s not the case at all.
Longer in Front
One type of short layered hairstyle that has become really popular in recent years is the style that is longer in front than it is in the back. The long layers in front frame the face nicely and give you the illusion of having longer hair. The shorter layers in back create a stylish haircut that is really easy to maintain. It’s like getting the best of both long hair and short hair. Come to think of it, this is kind of like the reverse design of a mullet—but it offers a much more stylish and flattering look!
Short Cut With Long Bangs
A short layered haircut that is similar to the one described above but which provides a different effect is the cut that is super short in the back but has long bangs that are swept forward. The emphasis for this haircut is on the bangs. You can slick back the rest of your hair or just let it hang there, but you’ll want to style the bangs to be the attention-getter of this hair cut. The most famous person to have this type of great short layered cut is Mary J. Blige.
Short Curly Hair Styles
Women who have naturally curly hair may find that a short layered look is ideal for them. Curly hair can be difficult to tame and to take care of. With a short layered cut, you can let your hair go a lot more wild and worry less about taming it.
Even women who have straight hair may consider going with a curly look when they go short. If you don’t have natural curls, you may want to opt for curls just at the ends of your short layered hair to give the new cut some bounce and energy. Short curly hair styles work for women of all ages.
Flipped Out Layers
A really cute look that can make you feel more youthful is to get simple layers which you can flip out or flip under depending on your mood. You can go with just two or three layers for a short haircut (slightly above shoulder length is ideal). Then you take the top layer and curl it under or curl it the opposite direction to create different looks. This one is fairly easy to take care of although it leans towards a longer haircut than some of the other short layered options that you have.
Short Blunt Layers
Blunt layers are layers that are cut kind of harshly. The effect is usually one akin to "bedhead" or "messy hair" styles that aren’t right for everyone but that can look really sexy on the right woman. Most blunt layer haircuts are long. However, you can do short blunt layers as well. This is a really edgy type of haircut. It’s best if you have eyebrow-length bangs that are bluntly cut to complete the look. You can use short hair updos to make this look less edgy when you need to be more conservative.
A Lady's Mullet
One of the most well-known short layered cuts is the mullet. This is short in the front and long in the back. It is more common to see among men than women. However, some brave women have found that the mullet is a style that works for them. It's particularly popular with gender-bending ladies but it can work for others as well. If you want something different, this one would be it.