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Does your look fall flat? The problem may be your haircut. Thin, fine and straight hair has a way of pulling down your face and your style. Update your look with a short, stacked haircut. Unlike traditional layered hairstyles, which focus on different lengths, stacked hairstyles also play with your hairstyle's width and symmetry. The right stacked style gives your hair more volume and fashion-forward edge. Stacked haircuts demand less styling than other short 'dos, so you have the option to wash-and-go or spend just a few minutes creating special effects.
The wedge hairstyle remains the go-to look for women with short hair who want to show some style. However, the soft edges and horizontal layers of a classic wedge do not have the same dramatic contrast as a modern stacked haircut. Go with a modified wedge, with precise, angled layers. Starting at the back and base of your hairline, the cut entails leaving each angled layer slightly longer than the one under it until you reach the point where you want it to be the widest. Then you move upward, cutting each layer shorter.
Single-length bobs have a manicured look, but stacked bobs add drama. This graduated bob is shorter in back and longer as it reaches the front of your face. Even if you have a super-short style, keep a few strands longer to frame your face for a feminine effect. Give your look edge by trimming these longer strands with a razor instead of scissors.
Short, Jagged Layers
If you have straight or barely wavy hair, you can create movement with short, jagged layers. Keep the back of your hair short and wear the front slightly longer. Chop the front segments different lengths to get raggedy, jagged pieces that add angles around your cheekbones.
For a super-modern, glammed-up look, wear a sweep of side bangs with a short, stacked style. The most daring versions of this look feature bangs that start from a deep side part and swoop over your head to cover one eye. Keeping your hair shorter in back makes your neck appear longer, while the swoop of hair in front showcases your facial features.
Pump Up the Volume
Stacked hairstyles add width to your facial silhouette, but if you find yourself hungry for more, use styling tools to pump up the volume of your haircut. Distress your locks with backcombing or teasing. Finger-comb volumizing mousse through your widest layer or on the hair at the crown of your head.