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When you’re going for a chic ‘do that will show off your edgy style, a stacked hairstyle might be just what you need. With layers in the extreme, a stacked hairstyle involves carefully crafted cuts rising up from the nape of your neck. With these angled layers stacked on top of each other, your hair will have a trendy shape that exudes fierce style.
The back of this haircut is where the stacked layers shout your super style. The shortest layers go at the nape of your neck and the horizontal stacks get progressively longer as they go up from there. You can start with just a buzz of hair at your neck and go from there or you can start longer if that works better for your style. The longest layers at the crown of your head will create trendy height and shape.
Your options for the front of this hairstyle are many, ranging from short and choppy to long and tapered. Go for choppy or wispy bangs or a sexy side-sweep over your forehead. Try a messy part on either side, a sleek part exuding chic style or no part at all with bangs hanging straight down.
The sides of a stacked haircut also vary in length and style. Have your sides long enough to touch your shoulders if this face-framing, romantic style works for you. Another option is to go shorter, for a choppy look on the funky side. You can even opt for asymmetrical sides with one side short and choppy and the other side longer and tapered, if that appeals to your rockin’ sense of style.
Styling a stacked hairstyle can be simple or complicated. This style is the ultimate in versatility, letting you wash-and-go or blow it out, depending on the look you want. Slather on a leave-in conditioner after washing and conditioning. If you’re opting for the no-frills look, add a little mousse or gel all over and position your damp hair where you want it. It will dry quickly and you’ll be good to go. If you need a little more structure and style, grab the blow dryer and a round vented brush after adding the styling gel. Wrap your hair around the brush as you direct the heat of the blow dryer to your hair. By concentrating the blow dryer at the crown of your head, you can create tons of volume.