40 Hottest Short Stacked Bob Haircuts to Try This Year

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A short, stacked bob is a woman’s haircut cut shorter at an angle, making the front longer and the back shorter and rounded with layers. This way, a stacked cut allows the hair to pack extra volume even when cut super short by making the angles more striking!

Look up to fashion stars Victoria Beckham, Jenny McCarthy, Evan Rachel Wood, and Halle Berry and how they pulled off a short bob that’s stacked and made it timeless! What’s exciting is that their stylish stacked bobs can now be easily duplicated in various styles.

Color and haircut specialist Daisy Villa from San Diego, California, wows her clients with how she brings out the best version of their short hair regardless of their hair types – curly, straight, and wavy – the results are consistently super chic and cute!

Based on your face shape, desired length, and hair density, your hairdresser can also incorporate highlights, bangs, an A-line, or an undercut to suit your personality. Consider this your ultimate hairstyle change that’s flattering no matter your age and character. I will say this, though, stacked bobs are perfect short haircuts for women over 60!

If you are in search of a trendy short ‘do, then check out this list of popular short, stacked bob haircuts!


#1: Stacked with Visible Layering

The style features a stacked bob at the back with textured graduated layers, creating a beautiful bob that hugs the neck. The hairstyle design includes a visually extended front section and a shorter stacked back. This haircut is especially suitable for medium-density, straight-textured hair. It’s ideal for those with oval, long, or heart-shaped faces.

Short Stacked Bob with Natural Blended Tones
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#2: Stacked Bob with Natural Blended Tones

When deciding on a short stacked bob, add natural blended tones to enhance the look! Adding soft blended highlights will showcase texture and layers in this haircut.

Brunette Short Stacked Bob for Thicker Hair
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#3: Brunette Stack for Thicker Hair

Try a brunette stack for thicker hair to get a classy shape. By utilizing thickness in hair texture, a bob looks great with length around the face that gets gradually shorter in the back. Upkeep may require regular trims for these stacked short haircuts.

Short Copper Stacked Bob Cut
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#4: Short Copper Stacked Cut

You can keep your style both classic and trendy at the same time by choosing a short copper stacked bob. The style of the cut evolves over time, but it always features voluminous layers. These layers are shorter at the back and gradually extend towards the front. Adding copper or auburn hues will enhance the bob by providing a lively pop of color that aligns with current trends. Consult your stylist about the best length for your hair when deciding the overall look of your bob cut. Most clients aim to enhance their face shape with their hairstyle. Your stylist can help determine the best cut to accomplish that goal. If you have fine lines or wrinkles, consider adding a fringe to your haircut. This addition can help hide and soften these features.

All Natural Color on a Stacked Bob for older women with short straight hair
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#5: All Natural Color on a Stacked Bob

A stacked bob can be the perfect choice for women who seek a short, low-maintenance hairstyle. This classic cut is chic and versatile. Adding natural-looking color can create a beautifully subtle and youthful effect. An all-natural hair color protects the hair, adds dimension, and enhances the haircut’s shape. With straight hair, you should keep the length just above or below the chin line to avoid creating a boxy look.

#6: Classic Short Brunette Bob

Are you looking for a classic and versatile haircut that you can wear to any occasion? Consider a short brunette stacked bob with visible layers. This haircut is perfect for those who want to create the illusion of a longer neck. Visible layers will add texture, volume, and dimension to your tresses. Chopping away the heavyweight while adding some much-needed flair. This cut works best for those with straight or wavy hair but can be tailored to suit most hair types. As an expert, I recommend styling it with a texturizing spray. It will enhance the layers and create movement and body in your hair. To maintain this short style, remember to see your hairstylist every 4 weeks for a haircut.

Short Brunette Stacked Bob Cut with Visible Layers
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#7: Brunette Stacked Cut with Visible Layers

Here’s a brunette stacked cut with visible layers. I suggest trying a short style with movement and a strong shape for fine hair textures. Ask for a layered cropped bob. A cut with a blend of pixie, bob, and crop all at once. Layers throughout will give movement to the style and some crown body for a gorgeous shape.

#8: Dark Auburn Stacked Bob with Layers

A short stacked bob is perfect for professionals in their 30s and 40s. A precision bob will make you look sophisticated with a polished style. The perimeter is strong with softly textured layers that give movement to the hair.

#9: Solid Red-Copper Stacked Bob

One of the best things you can do to freshen up your look this year is to try a solid red-copper stacked bob. This style works well with oval, heart, and rectangular face shapes. And it requires minimal styling. A spritz of hairspray will keep flyaways in place!

Sharp A-Line Bob with a Messy back and slight taper with stacking
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#10: Sharp A-Line Bob

A high elevated wedge cut works best on medium to thick hair types with straight or slightly wavy textures. It gives off strong vibes without sacrificing movement. As the bob transitions into stacked layers at the nape of your neck, it provides structure to the style while creating volume around your face for added definition. To keep this cut looking its best, use mousse when styling and finish with a semi-matte paste for texture and hold.

#11: Dark A-Line Stacked Cut with Highlights

If you’re looking for a great short cut to compliment your thick hair, try an inverted bob. To give your hair more depth and dimension, add some contrasting highlights. Together, both will add movement and curvature. The extra texture will also debulk your hair and make your hair pliable.

Highlighted Stacked Bob Hairstyle
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#12: Highlighted Stacked Bob Hairstyle

You must approach it carefully when choosing a highlighted, stacked bob haircut. Consider how much lightness you want to add. Have your hairstylist guide you on what would suit your face shape. If you can, invest in an expert hairdresser who can guide you on a style just for you.

#13: Blonde High Stacked Short Bob

A high-stacked short bob is a classic style. A short to medium stacked bob haircut is great for thick or thin hair and requires moderate to easy styling. The stacking in the back is layered to create natural volume, and layering in the front is longer to create a sleek blonde look around the face.

#14: Natural Grey Stacked Bob with Layers

A natural grey stacked bob with layers will make you look polished and stylish. You can’t go wrong with this haircut. If you maintain this length, a quick blow-dry will be all you need to look fabulous for any occasion.

#15: Blonde Stacked Swing Bob

A blonde stacked swing bob is one of the most versatile cuts. If you need more volume in your hair, you’ll want stacked layering to support and give it shape. Swing bobs can be styled straight, curled, or round brushed for volume and movement! The short swing bob looks great on any face shape and can be customized with fringe for those used to bangs.

Feathered stacked bob with piece-y layers
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#16: Feathered Stacked Bob with Piece-y Layers

A feathered stacked bob has graduation in the nape and many piece-y layers throughout. A cut such as this will need some maintenance. A 5 or 6 week trim should do the trick.

#17: Stacked with Blonde Balayage

The stacked bob with blonde balayage is a gorgeous short hairstyle. It’s perfect if you are looking to get more volume and thickness. While most hairstyles with balayage are long, short-stacked bobs are just as beautiful. Keep in mind, however, that hair below the occipital bone will not get any blonde pieces. This is because it’s too short and might look like blonde spots.

#18: Stacked Bob with a Nice Back View

A refined, short, stacked bob haircut that is attractive at the back and front is one to try out! Get the look by straightening your hair and brushing it inwards to achieve a rounded look.

Short Stacked Shattered Bob
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#19: Stacked Shattered Bob

A stacked shattered bob is a versatile cut that can be suited to fit your needs. If you’re concerned about how this cut will accommodate your face shape, there are different ways to style it. Round-face shapes should try adding a bit of height in the bang and bring the sides forward. If you have longer features, I recommend pushing the sides away from your face. The shattered layers can be curled for another option.

#20: Short Stacked Bob For Thick Hair

Spice up your thick bob by giving it a warm, amber color. If you’re being adventurous, you can style wavy curls at the ends to create more texture in your stacked hairstyles.

#21: Stacked Bob for Older Women with Short Hair

A stacked bob for older women with short hair is a great option for women experiencing some thinning in their hair. Add soft layers and texture for added volume. When styling, add Aveda Smooth Infusion into a boar bristle brush when blow-drying for a smooth, sleek finish.

#22: Wedge Stacked Bob for Women Over 70

A wedge-stacked bob for women over 70 creates a fuller style for fine hair. If you want to be bold, adding lilac coloring makes it more fun!

Related: See more short bobs for women over 70.

#23: Silver Stacked Bob for Women Over 60

A silver stacked bob for women over 60 is perfect. The long layers and short undercut allow for easy styling and maintenance.

inverted stacked bob for thin hair
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#24: Inverted Stacked Bob for Thin Hair

A short stacked bob with layers is more fun as you explore multiple stacks of short hair that are sure to rack up your hair’s volume. The longer hair at the front gives a flattering effect on this short stacked bob for thin hair that will surely complement your hairstyle and color.

Related: See more short, stacked inverted bobs or all stacked inverted bobs.

stacked bob for women with fine hair
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#25: Jaw-Length Stacked Bob for Fine Hair

A subtle and clean stacked bob on short hair allows women with fine hair types to achieve great volume and shape for their everyday hairstyles! Short hairstyles for women over 60 with fine hair include bobs and pixie cuts.

Related: Check out more bobs for women over sixty with fine hair.

Dramatic high-stacked bob for women over 50
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#26: Dramatic High-Stacked Bob for Women Over 50

A dramatic high-stacked bob for women over 50 is a great cut to add volume to flat, limp hair. Salon owner Emily Horsefield from the UK created it, which also looks pretty with full-head highlights!

Horsefield says, “The graduated cut makes it easy to get volume into the hair. There’s no need to put in the hours of blow-drying, styling, and applying products.”

#27: Super Short Stack

Opt for a short cut that is a stacked, slightly short inverted bob. Get an undercut at the nape to eliminate cowlicks. You can wear it with choppy,  wavy, rock straight hair, or curly hair, and the texture will still be visible.

When considering short stacked haircuts, make sure you find a confident stylist in cutting short hair, as that can make or break this hairstyle. Also, make sure you have time to style this cut. It is not a wash-and-go style.

With short bob haircuts for women, make sure you have proper styling products like a volumizer, heat protectant, a dry texture spray, and possibly a light pomade.

Related: High stacked inverted bob haircuts.

Short stacked bob with side bangs
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#28: Short Stacked Bob With Side Bangs

A short stacked bob with side bangs is a beautiful classic cut. A bob that’s stacked means it has shorter layers in the back that get longer in the front to the desired length. This short stack style is for women of all hair textures and face shapes. You can’t go wrong.

Very short stacked bob
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#29: A Very Short Stacked Bob

If you’re looking for a cute, short haircut, consider a very short, stacked bob. Short but still very feminine, a layered stacked bob is very versatile. It can be worn straight, curled, or tucked behind the ears. If you have fine hair, ask for an extra-short stacked bob to add volume to your limp locks.

Short Wavy Bob That's Stacked
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#30: Short Wavy Bob That’s Stacked

“It’s a very textured, layered, wavy stacked bob on short hair,” describes stylist Yuliya Yotova of London. “If you have a lot of hair and absolutely no time to style it every day, pick an effortless short, wavy cut. At the same time, it’s versatile to fit any occasion if styled a certain way.”

When it comes to a stacked haircut, Yotova says to go for it! “It’s on-trend and suits almost every face shape.”

This high-stacked bob is so versatile and easy to wear and style. It’s perfect for ladies with thick hair and medium to fine hair because it takes lots of the weight out, giving texture (thick) and creating volume, body, and movement (medium to fine).

“It can be styled smooth with a dryer and round brush, waved with wands, thongs, or straighteners, and even left to air dry,” says Yotova. “If using any hot tools, ladies, always use a good heat protector – for example, Nectar or Extentioniste Thermique by Kerastase.”

#31: Stacked with Bangs

A short stacked bob with bangs is classy. For women wanting a bob haircut, this will always be in style. To get the straight look created here, blow dry with smoothing lotion and a round brush.

Angled short stacked bob
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#32: Angled Short Stacked Bob

An angled short-stacked bob is stunning for all ages, especially with thick hair. A short angled bob stacked in the back has longer, face-framing pieces with multiple layers in the back to create a clean, rounded cut. There is no limit to short-stacked hairstyles.

Short stacked pixie bob
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#33: Stacked Pixie Bob

A gorgeous stacked pixie bob haircut requires lots of texture. With multiple layers and shaggy ends, the extra texture makes for a more voluminous style.

#34: Short A-Line Stacked Bob

Opt for a very chic short a-line stacked bob. Take pictures with your stylist when discussing this type of graduated cut.

The short A-line bob needs to be where you discuss, as well as the degree of graduation for the back. Always discuss maintenance for this stacked bob haircut.

Short stacked layered bob
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#35: Short Stacked Layered Bob Haircut

A short, stacked layered bob is a precision cut to create a beautiful rounded cut. A short-stacked bob hairstyle is gorgeous, worn straight or curly, and looks beautiful with thicker hair. Short hair is a lovely, never-ending trend.

#36: Stacked Bob For Curly Hair

This is a short, stacked bob haircut with an asymmetrical shape. “Dry and wet cutting techniques were used to achieve this short hairstyle,” says salon owner and hairstylist Mandy Rogers of British Columbia, CA.

“When working with natural curl, it’s really important to create a strong foundation to the cut while it is damp with low tension,” explains Rogers. “Use freehand texturizing and cutting techniques to enhance the curl’s natural shape. This was achieved using a straight and curved shear for the cut. Curved shears can work wonders when trying to manipulate the direction of a curl.”

The strong lines of the inverted bob combined with the disconnected curls create a beautiful shape. The asymmetry is so flattering. Such stacked haircuts for curly hair look great from every angle and can work on women of all ages.

“When it comes to face shape, this stacked bob hairstyle is fantastic on the majority. The one exception is the heart-shaped face. A lob is a better choice in that case,” she adds.

Gels, sea salt sprays, waxes, and wax sprays are more suited for the style. In short, this is a cut for a woman who has the time to style their hair for 30 min a day. If you take the time, it can be a super fun, sassy, and sophisticated style.

#37: Short Stacked Bob with an Undercut

Short hair is a stacked bob cut that is a fun, edgy, stylish, and professional style.

What’s also great about it is the undercut. If you’re unsure about if you want a straighter cut, ask your stylist for an asymmetrical short bob with an undercut in the back.

There was a lot of texture put into this stacked cut to give the feeling of weightlessness. Starting with a traditional triangular shape, a more extreme angle was created to preserve length in the front.

Having the right amount of hair is crucial for short stacked haircuts. This will not work well for women with super fine or very thin hair. But on the flip side, too much hair or natural texture can make this very difficult to achieve, which may also need a lot of work to style.

A short stacked bob cut for women with a round face shape is not recommended. This is because it would only create more roundness for them.

#38: Platinum Blonde Stacked Bob Cut

A beautiful blonde stacked bob cut is a sure-fire way to show off a long neckline and straight shoulders. Blondes wear a stacked bob cut quite well, as it helps add volume and shape to potentially flat hair. A strapless top, a racerback top, or a crewneck tee shows off the shoulder and neckline leading up to a stacked bob, which always gives a feminine, sexy feel.

soft brown bob that's stacked
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#39: Soft Brown Bob That’s Stacked

A soft brown bob that’s stacked can create a full, voluminous look to the back of the head while keeping length toward the face. A stacked bob is versatile and can be detailed to become as slight or bold as you want it to be. This cut works very well for women with fine to medium hair, as it can help to create volume throughout the hair.

#40: Stacked Bob for Grey Hair

Go for a stacked bob for grey hair. A classic short stacked bob is great for fine hair needing body and shape. Great for older women who want an easy style with a quick blow-dry and 1-inch round brush.