Feathered layers seem to have never gone out of style since their massive popularity in the 1970s. They make for an airy, voluminous look and are loved for flattering virtually all hair types.
If you want to combine this trend with a short haircut, stay with us. We’ve gathered the best examples of short feathered haircuts — from edgy pixies to elegant lobs — to help you make your choice.
This remarkable transformation has been made by Italian hair stylist Vito Satalino who’s based in the sun-kissed Monopoli. The asymmetric parting combined with long side-swept bangs perfectly balances out the round face shape, while feathery layers add stunning volume and movement to this cut.
Looking for beautiful ways to reduce the excessive thickness of your tresses? Indian hair stylist Jagadish definitely knows his way around it, so check out his Insta page for some major inspo. And, of course, pay attention to our today’s pick — an ultra-light, feathery lob with wispy bangs we find absolutely flattering!
With the eye-catching 70s shag having made a wholesome return to hair trends, it might be hard to resist it. Pair a feathery shag with the trendy curtain bangs, and have all eyes on you!
LA-based hair stylist Hiro Ochi is a master of particularly feminine hairstyles, whether pixie-length or long hair. This feathery pixie is no exception — it looks sexy and feminine, providing the comfort of short hair at the same time.
Classic and elegant — this is how Rodrigo Gimenes describes his creation, and he couldn’t be more right. The timeless pixie suits women of any age and style and can be your best bet if you seek to add more volume to your hair.
This irresistible playful vibe is what you get when combining plenty of feathery layers and one of those voguish shades of blonde. Of course, you should be ready to spend extra minutes in front of the mirror each morning to keep such a hairstyle in its best shape, but it’s absolutely worth it!
Sal Salcedo at Nova Arts Salon in LA knows how to make women happier, no matter whether they come for a romantic look or a bold transformation like this sultry mullet. Sleek bangs and the feathery back create just the right contrast to stand out from the crowd.
It’s safe to assume that bobs have never been out of vogue. Practical and flattering, this haircut is also incredibly versatile. For example, you can juice up your bob with tons of shaggy, feathery layers for more volume and fun.
Ladies looking for more volume often choose the graduated bob cut, a popular version of the bob that has more length in front and more volume at the back. Getting a bob with feathered layers makes this cut even more voluminous, so consider this combo if you strive to achieve a fuller look.
This short feathered cut with side-swept bangs is all about elegance and style. It’s not a secret that the shorter the hair, the easier it is to achieve the ultimate volume (with the right products, of course!).
Our next pick is a shoulder-length feathered cut by Nunzio Saviano, a New York-based stylist with an impressive portfolio. The simple shape and a multitude of feathered layers make this cut look incredibly feminine and chic.
If you’re a fan of the 90s styles, consider this statement feathered pixie cut with a longer top. Of course, dyeing the top bright blonde is essential to amp up the vibe.
A feathered asymmetrical bob could be your way to go if you want to add movement and dimension to your hair. While it might appear not so easy to style at first if you’re an asymmetrical bob newbie, this stunning look is really worth it.
For a fresh twist on the classic pixie, go for feathered layers, and don’t rush to brush them away from your face. This way, you’ll get an elegant vintage look to beautifully accentuate your facial features.
The feathered bob is an excellent choice for women with thin hair. While its length combined with feathered layers helps inject volume the thin tresses usually lack, a deep side parting contributes to an even more fuller appearance.
Ladies with thick wavy hair looking to embrace a short cut should definitely consider the a wavy bob with feathered layers. These make waves more defined and help create amazing volume, resulting in a chic, flattering hairstyle.
A classic bob spiced up with wavy feathered layers and bangs looks cute and romantic. The layers help secure extra volume, making this cut an excellent choice for women with thin hair.
We can’t take our eyes off this masterfully layered long bob with tons of texture. Feathered layers help create a stunning shape and add movement to thick hair.
Rodrigo Gimenes describes this haircut as a beautiful option for women who want to rock short hair but have reservations about going radical, and we can’t help but agree. A short bob allows you to have the best of both worlds — the convenience and low maintenance of short hair and the feminine look longer tresses provide.
Shaggy feathered layers are a great choice if you’re looking to add some major oomph to your usual lob. So save this pic and show it to your stylist to rock a mind-blowing combo of volume and texture.
This short feathered bob by Alessandra Nakamura is all about movement that is achieved with the help of highlighted feathered layers. Steal this idea if you crave simplicity and elegance in your look.
Dark brown hair and the bob cut are a couple made in heaven. For more volume and texture, you can juice your bob up with feathered layers. Also, consider adding side-swept bangs — these make for an incredibly cute look.
Girls who love keeping their hair simple and comfortable to wear might want to try this super short pixie. Feathered layers help achieve the right texture, bringing even more edginess to this bold look.
Feathered layers work wonders in reducing the bulk of thick hair, making it look light and voluminous. Also, note how much depth and dimension can be added by blonde highlights strategically placed on a dirty-blonde base.
This stunning pixie proves that short haircuts can be not just comfortable and flattering, but also sexy and feminine. One way to achieve it is by incorporating a multitude of soft feathered layers for a romantic messy look.
Feathered layers help create some extra volume on thin hair, still, this is the shape that makes this pixie stand out. “Short and tight, this cut hugs the head shape and falls forward beautifully,” says Joe Profita, the creator of this pixie, and these are just the right words to describe his beautiful creation.
According to the author of this stunning feathered bob, the right cut and color can visually change your face shape and skin color, accentuate your features, and make your eyes sparkle. That’s exactly how we feel about it, too!
If you have thick, unmanageable hair, consider a short feathered haircut like this. Elaborated layering will make your tresses easier to tame, while the feathery texture is everything you need for stunning volume and movement.
Sydney-based Daniel Jianing Liu knows his way around razoring techniques, which help him inject a new twist into any cut you could imagine. This trendy razored wolf cut is an excellent example! Grab this idea if you crave something cute and edgy at the same time.
Treat yourself to the fantastic lightness and volume tons of feathered layers provide. This stunning hair’s lower part is accentuated with a feathery texture sure to turn heads.
A pixie, a wolf cut, a bob, or a lob — all these timeless short haircuts combine well with feathered layers. Consult your stylist about the best options to flatter your face shape and enjoy your transformation!