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Short Layered Haircuts for Women

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Written by Graham Alan   

Short layered haircuts suit any age and as long as they're cut well, any hair type can wear them – even wavy or curly hair types! Many women go to the same hair stylist for years, setting for a haircut that's less than stellar, mainly out of habit. If you feel it's time for a change, get the latest trends and ideas in the world of short layered haircuts and set for the style that will flatter you the most!

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. 

Short Layered Pixie HaircutLayered Pixie Hairstyle


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 hair to 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 give the hair volume and give 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 Short Layered Haircuts as bangs by bringing them forward and sweeping them off to one side. Or, for a different look, push them back behind the ears.

Short Layered Bob Hair StyleBack View of Short Layered Bob Hairstyle

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 Short Layered Haircuts, style by brushing hair forward from behind the crown and work through a styling paste to show off every end.

Short Razor Cut Hairstyle Very Short Layered Bob

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's 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.

Short Layered Shag HairstyleShort Layered Haircut

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2010 21:30
 
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