Short Stacked Curly Hairstyles

You'll love your locks with a short stacked style.

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Stacked hairstyles have offered a popular way to boost volume since the 1970s. These styles offer sophistication and cut down on maintenance time by keeping those locks in line effortlessly. Stars such as Victoria Beckham have made stacked hairstyles ultra popular, and curly haired gals can pull them off with flair.

Face-Framing

A short cut with layers trimmed to frame the face, creating a rounded look, has a classic appeal. The hair gently slopes upward all the way around the head. The short layers keep hair at a more uniform length, creating a sweet and youthful look.

Gradual Wedge

A gradual wedge cut trims the hair upward at a subtle angle, becoming shortest at the back. Hair is cropped close to the nape, with the top layers staying longer, giving the hair more of a horizontal than vertical line. Go for longer layers, which will give the cut more of a triangular shape, to add flair.

Stacked Shag

The stack shag creates lots of flippy layers that give hair loads of texture. Though stacked cuts are usually cropped at the nape of the neck, this 'do sometimes keeps the hair at the nape a couple inches long. This lets it flip out to create a sassy look. Try a dramatic wedge that tapers sharply upward at the back for this 'do, combined with short layers at the top to add maximum body.

Stacked Lob

The long bob is the perfect fix for ladies who want to try a short cut but love long, luxurious locks. Curly hair takes ages to grow out, after all. Keep your front layers shoulder length or just above, and have the rest of the hair angled upward. Styling will feel so much easier when you don't have to worry about what those unruly back locks are doing!

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