26 Cutest Short Layered Haircuts with Bangs

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A short layered haircut with bangs offers voluminous styles with texture and movement. The chop is easier to jazz up, perfect for getting a chic look.

Stylist Amber Ree of Ladysmith, BC agrees how a short layered cut breathes life into tresses. “It gives fullness to flat, heavy or dull hair. Adding the fringe can really help create a fuller appearance,” she explains.

Just make sure to blow dry the bangs every day for a style that lasts longer.

A chop with layers and bangs requires more trims, so this isn’t for women looking for a low-maintenance style. It’s not even ideal for those who like pulling their hair back into a ponytail.

Short haircuts are customizable and come in many forms. When choosing your cut and style, consider your lifestyle.

Ree suggests, “Ask your stylist before getting a chop. They can help you choose what will accommodate your lifestyle the best.”

Say bye-bye to a boring hairstyle. Check out these inspiring photos of how you can get short layered hair with bangs!


#1: Jaw-Length Inverted Bob with Full Bangs

Jaw-length inverted bob with full bangs perfectly pairs with curtain bangs. A short inverted bob with bangs and layers is a great haircut for ladies with full hair, with the many layers, you lose the weight of full hair but still have lioness volume.

#2: Layers and Bangs for Short Fine Hair

Check out this layered haircut with bangs. It is suitable for short, fine hair. Aim for fullness in the crown if your hair texture is finer. Adding bangs can enhance the volume of the haircut and accentuate its shape. Tapered ends suit the fine texture, creating a shaggy style. Using Oway root spray when you blow-dry helps the product work better at the roots.

Jaw-Length Layered Wavy Bob with Fringe
Instagram @__k_vu__

#3: Short Wavy Bob with Fringe

Next time you go to the salon, how about a change? A wavy bob with layers around the crown adds volume. This is great if your hair is thin or fine. Adding wispy, feathered bangs softens the style and gives a round shape.

#4: Shullet with Soft Layers and Bangs

Keep your style up-to-date to avoid looking old when you’re over 40. If you have a petite face shape, then try cute hairstyles with soft layers. You can maintain length at the sides with an angled fringe. This type of hairstyle creates a feminine twist on the sometimes harsh mullet look.

Very Short Layered Shag with Mini Bangs on Ladies with Fuller Face Shape
Instagram @_hairsplinters

#5: Very Short Shag with Mini Bangs

Consider getting a very short shag with mini bangs. A trendy French bob with shaggy layers can be a great option for women with an artsy style and fine, thin hair textures and density. This cut will give you layers for your crown, frame your face with cute bangs, and make your hair appear fuller with shorter lengths.

Short Choppy Layered Pixie with Side Fringe
Instagram @zinoveva_elena

#6: Choppy Pixie with Side Fringe

Layered haircuts include a wide variety of lengths and styles. The choppy pixie is a style that appeals to a broad audience due to its unique texture and side sweep. This cut can be tailored to fit all face shapes with adjustments to length in specific areas to suit your personal style. The undercut adds more texture and reduces weight in thick hair. It also works on thin hair to create a contrast in lengths.

#7: Textured Pixie with Thin Bangs

This photo shows a playful, texturized pixie cut ideal for women over 60. With either my regular cutting shears and texturizing scissors, or simply a feather razor, I can achieve this haircut. Adding feathered bangs completes this style. This picture serves as an ideal inspiration for a pixie cut.

#8: Trendy Highlighted Short Hair with Bangs and Layers

A highlighted short haircut with bangs and layers is a lively play of dynamism and depth. The cut is versatile, delicately brushing the jawline, with a flurry of layers adding dimension and movement. The signature feature is its playful long curtain bangs. The haircut’s blonde highlights create a vibrant tapestry of color that accentuates the layers and imbues the style with an undeniable personality.

Choppy Layered Bob with Blonde Balayage and Bangs
Instagram @soubecas

#9: Choppy Bob with Blonde Balayage

You should try a choppy bob with blonde balayage as your next cut. One of the most well-worn hairstyles, a bob is versatile and compliments most facial features. You’ll want to try to style your choppy bob flatter and closer to the head for the most current shape. You can use your hands to dry, pulling your hair gently towards your face and applying a texture putty for your messy finish. A blonde balayage is a great accent to your bob adding dimension and depth.

Short Shag with Micro Bangs for Wavy Hair
Instagram @ruteboazhair

#10: Short Shag with Micro Bangs for Wavy Hair

A short shag with micro bangs for wavy hair is great for ladies with low-density hair. Short layered wavy hair with bangs can create the illusion of fuller hair due to strategically placed layers within the pixie hairstyle.

#11: Neck-Length Textured Bob for Fine Hair

A neck-length textured bob for fine hair needs soft layers to blend beautifully. Pair it with brow-length bangs and you have endless styling possibilities within your layered style.

Short Textured Cut with Curtain Bangs
Instagram @vanillasalonsp

#12: Short Textured Cut with Curtain Bangs

Short layered hair with curtain bangs is perfect for heart-shaped faces. Adding extra texture may be needed depending on your hair type, and super silky hair will definitely need more texture.

Multi-Layered Short Mullet with Choppy Layers
Instagram @mo_safi_

#13: Multi-Layered Short Mullet with Choppy Layers

A multi-layered short mullet with choppy layers is the newest ways to get a short layered haircut with bangs. Short choppy hair with bangs has many layers, with the top layers often being the shortest.

#14: Chin-Length Layered Haircut with a Fringe

Ladies with heart-shaped faces can easily rock a layered chin-length bob with bangs. This layered haircut is perfect for thick or thin hair but be sure to ask your stylist if extra texture may be needed to achieve wispy layers.

Ear-Length Curly French Bob for Round Faces
Instagram @highnoonhair

#15: Ear-Length Curly French Bob for Round Faces

An ear-length bob with bangs is an extremely unique short cut. It’s a version of a layered haircut but with added fringe that blends around the face. Ladies with thicker hair can rock an ear-length bob anytime.

Undercut Pixie with Choppy Bangs
Instagram @adele_pollard_

#16: Undercut Pixie with Choppy Bangs

An undercut pixie with choppy bangs is a popular short haircut that has many styling options. Short hairstyles with bangs and layers look best on ladies with oval-shaped faces.

Short Bob Cut with Square Layers
Instagram @nothingobvious

#17: Short Bob Cut with Square Layers

Pair face-framing bangs on short hair with a layered style that suits many face shapes and hair types. A short bob cut with square layers may need “de-bulking” on the ends to create blended edges instead of a blunt cut.

Related: Face-framing layered hairstyles for short hair.

Feathered Bob with Side-Swept Bangs for Women Aged 60
Instagram @kariebell_hair

#18: Feathered Bob with Side-Swept Bangs for Women Aged 60

A feathered bob with side-swept bangs is the perfect hairstyle for women over 60. A short stacked bob with a fringe can be easily customized, worn curly or straight, and looks great with all face shapes.

Related: Stylish short bobs with bangs for 60-year-olds.

Wavy Shag with Bangs for Thick Hair and Square Faces
Instagram @hirohair

#19: Wavy Shag with Bangs for Thick Hair and Square Faces

A wavy shag with bangs for thick hair and square faces is perfect for thick or thin hair textures. Short styles with layers and bangs can help add volume due to the excess weight being gone. Ask your stylist for extra texturizing for the full volume desired.

Related: See more short shag hairstyle ideas.

Sleek Round Bob with Wispy Bangs
Instagram @jbrovchenko

#20: Sleek Round Bob with Wispy Bangs

A sleek round bob with wispy bangs is a very popular hairstyle for ladies wanting a short cut, but who have thinner hair. Short layered hair with fringe often needs “de-bulking” to help the layers not look choppy.

#21: Pixie with Long Bangs for Straight Hair

A pixie with long bangs for straight hair has many options. A long layered pixie cut with bangs is always a trending look. A crop-length pixie tapers towards the front and usually stops at your jawline.

Related: See more short hairstyles with bangs.

#22: Razored French Bob with Textured Bangs

A razored French bob with textured bangs requires precision to cut, face-framing layers and is perfect for thicker hair. A layered bob with fringe is perfect for ladies over 60.

#23: Layered Pixie for Curly Hair

Short curly hair with bangs and layers is extremely modern and has many styling possibilities. This layered haircut looks great on many face shapes and can be customized to suit your lifestyle.

Related: Cute curly pixie hairstyles.

#24: Edgy Shaved Pixie with Side Bangs and Stacked Layers

An edgy shaved pixie with side bangs and stacked layers is great for oval-face shapes. Short layered hair with side bangs has many layers that are precisely cut to lay perfectly.

#25: Straight Bob with Bangs for Women Over 50

A straight bob with bangs for women over 50 who are overweight need precise cuts. It’s a perfect short hairstyle, low-maintenance, and a customizable layered cut.

Related: Modern layered bobs for women over 50.

Messy Razored Bob with Short Bangs for Thin Hair
Instagram @bareeminimum

#26: Messy Razored Bob with Short Bangs for Thin Hair

Short wispy layered hairstyles with short feathered bangs have become a very popular style. To achieve the best messy, razored bob with short bangs for thin hair, ask your stylist for a texturizing spray to help add grit for added volume.