15 Super-Hot Short, Stacked Bob Haircuts

Short stacked bob haircut ideas

A short, stacked bob is a women’s haircut that’s cut shorter and in an angle, making the front longer and the back shorter and rounded with layers. This way, a stacked haircut allows the hair to pack extra volume even when it’s 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 stacked cut and made it timeless! What’s exciting is that their stylish stacked haircuts can now be easily duplicated in a variety of style.

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 unfailingly 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 surely flattering no matter your age and character.

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

For Thick Hair

Short Stacked Bob for Thick Hair
Instagram @hairondisplay

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.

Nice Back View

Short Stacked Bob Back View
Instagram @beautyparadesalon

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

Inverted Bob

Short Inverted Stacked Bob
Instagram @vanessa_hooks_13

More layers, more fun as you explore multiple stacks of short trimmed hair that is sure to rack up your hair’s volume. The longer hair at the front gives a flattering effect that is sure to complement your hairstyle and color.

Bob for Fine Hair

Short Stacked Bob for Fine Hair
Instagram @chrisashleighhairdesign

A subtle and clean stacked bob that allows those with fine hair types to achieve great volume and shape for their everyday hairstyles!

Super Short Stack

Super Short Stack
Instagram @shmoakin_hair

Q&A with style creator, Sheridan Holyoak
Hairstylist @ AVEsalon in Ogden, UT

How would you describe this look?

This cut is a stacked, slightly inverted bob. This particular client has an undercut at her nape to eliminate cowlicks. My favorite thing about this cut is the texture it has. You can wear it wavy or straight, and the texture is still going to be visible.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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

Make sure you have proper styling products volumizer, heat protectant, a dry texture spray, and possibly a light pomade. I have clients with many different hair types that wear this style of cut, so as long as you have a stylist who knows what will work best for your hair, this will be a great cut for you.

With Side Bangs

With Side Bangs
Instagram @monaaleee

Playing safe doesn’t mean looking boring. The solid dark chocolate brown gives a professional feel to this asymmetrical chin-length bob hairstyle.

Q&A with style creator, Ramona Lee Wilson
Hair Stylist @ Prisma Hair Co in Albuquerque, NM


How would you describe this look?

This look is a customized, layered look on a classic bob.

This particular client loves volume! She’s also a high styler, and she loves to round brush and flat iron. I took both of these elements into consideration before creating this bob for her.

My favorite thing about this particular look is how easy it is to style. Bobs are typically created to fall into place which is what I did for this cut. We did a bit of an undercut around the nape of her neck, and the idea is her hair will naturally bevel under and hug her head and hairline beautifully. We then topped it off with some airy layers and a swoopy bang!

A perfect recipe for easy styling.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great style for someone who loves to style their hair! It’s also great for someone who loves volume and height at the crown. Your best tools for this look would be a round brush and a little bit of sea salt spray right at the root!

A Very Short Stacked Bob

Very Short Stacked Bob
Instagram @maritza_hair

A simple layered bob just below ear-length is made elegant by its tousled top. This is suitable for those experimenting with their dirty blonde hair.

Q&A with style creator, Maritza Valle
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Hair Loft Studio in New Orleans, LA


How would you describe this look?

This haircut is a stacked pixie with texture, and this is great for anyone who is edgy yet classic. I created a unique color by balayaging the hair, instead of your traditional foil highlights. This technique helps enhance the haircut and promote a natural outgrowth, creating low maintenance look for anyone on the go.

My favorite thing about this haircut and color is that it’s uniquely tailored to the client, giving them a personal look. In order to keep this haircut fresh, I always recommend for a quick touch up every four weeks.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The maintenance is easy and natural, so this is great for anyone who is always on the go and wants a professional look. This haircut is great for anyone who has a diamond-shaped face with dense hair, as the haircut helps enhance all of the right facial areas.

My two favorite products to create this style are Kerastase Eau De Vagues which gives a beach-like texture and the Baume Densite Homme which is a nice modeling texturizing paste which has the effects of increasing density, giving the hair a piece-y look.

Short and Wavy

Short and Wavy
Instagram @yotovayuliya

Q&A with style creator, Yuliya Yotova
Designer Senior Technician @ Headmasters Clapham South in London, UK


How would you describe this look?

It’s a graduated and very textured layered bob. My beautiful client had a lot of hair and absolutely no time to style it every day, so we picked a cut that is effortless. At the same time, it’s very versatile so that it can fit in any occasion if styled a certain way.

I had to take a lot of the weight out which I did by using my favorite tool – the feathered blade razor. First I blow-dried it straight, and she said it’s the first time she likes her hair straightened! Then I did some deep point cutting and slicing. Finally, I added some waves with a GHD platinum + straightener. Voila, she had the best cut she ever had!

Any advice for someone considering it?

Go for it! It’s on-trend at the moment and suits almost every face shape.

This cut is so versatile and easy to wear and style. It is perfect for ladies with thick hair and medium to fine hair because it takes lots of the weight out giving texture (thick), 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. If using any hot tools, ladies, always use a good heat protector – for example, Nectar or Extentioniste Thermique by Kerastase.

I love using Paul Mitchell’s Undone texturizing spray on medium to fine hair because it gives extra volume, body, and texture as well as a good hold that’s not crispy. For thick and extra thick hair – one of my favorites is Elixir Ultime serum by Kerastase which is always a good idea!

Stacked with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Nicole Hicks
Hair Stylist @ Denton Color Lab in Denton, TX


How would you describe this look?

This is a lower-maintenance,  lightly stacked bob for those guests wanting a bob haircut but not wanting to come in every 6-8 weeks. This particular guest also wanted a low-maintenance color, so I love that she was able to get a sleek cut and a fresh color that will grow out nicely. We also added in a side-swept bang for some interest!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I used a little Pureology Shine Bright Taming serum through ends before I round-brushed her hair. Since she has finer hair, it will lay sleek and grow out well for months, but if the guest likes to keep it at this length, every 6-8 weeks would be necessary time for a trim and shape.

I love the versatility of a bob cut, especially a swing bob because the hair coming in around the jaw and neckline lends to shaping all face shapes well. It’s a very flattering look for almost everyone.

Angled Bob

Angled Bob
Instagram @katiegct

Q&A with style creator, Kate Gallagher
Hairstylist @ Essence Center For Beauty in Old Saybrook, CT


How would you describe this look?

This look is a razored pixie bob. The razor allows me to create incredible movement in what can typically be a very static and solid cut. The nape area is cut very short but left a little longer along the perimeter to create softness then the stack gets gradually longer to create fullness in the crown. The front is over-directed backward at a 45-degree angle to preserve length in the front and give that cool, A-line shape.

I love this kind of style because it is very versatile when it comes to styling. It can be worn smooth and sleek for a polished and professional look or messy and textured for a fun, edgy look.

For color, I did a soft balayage to give her a little dimension and highlight the lines of the cut. I love how the longest pieces in the front really showcase the ombre effect from the balayage.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Pay attention to your hair texture before committing to the style. This client has naturally straight, fine hair, so styling is a breeze. For someone with her hair type, this can easily be a wash-and-go style or be lightly blow-dried with a paddle brush for some volume. For someone with natural curl or frizz, there would be a lot more styling involved and you would just have to make sure your schedule would allow for that.

Also, anyone who spends a lot of time in the garden or at the gym would have to be aware that it isn’t much you can do to put your hair up and get it out of your face, so you might want to invest in some headbands for working out. This kind of cut typically needs to be trimmed up every six weeks, but the color should last twelve which makes it a relatively low-maintenance style.

Pixie Bob

Pixie Bob
Instagram @katyleintzhair

Q&A with style creator, Katy Leintz
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Katy Clove Studio in Appleton,WI


How would you describe this look?

I love this chocolate textured pixie! Tapered in close at the nape without being so short, it has to be shaved. The texture allows for lots of volume which is easily done with drying and a texture wax. We went with an all-over chocolate color. I love how the cut is more of the focus, while still having a rich beautiful color. My favorite thing about this cut is the volume at the back and at the same time still having some length around the face for a soft look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

There are a few things to take into consideration when getting a cut like this. What is your hair texture? Lots of curls and waves will leave you with a lot more work to get this smooth look. This is a style that you have to work with every day. In the morning, washing or getting wet and restyling will be a must.

For styling this cut, we used a gel and a volume spray. After drying with a round brush, we flat ironed and used a fiber putty for texture and finished with hairspray. Product is a must for this cut! With the correct products, this cut is a breeze to style! Round brushing through the crown to get volume and smoothing through the sides will help you achieve the perfect style.

A Line Bob

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Schmidt
Master Stylist @ Salon Estetica in Riverview, FL


How would you describe this look?

This is a very chic angled bob, and my favorite thing about this look was the guest it’s on. She had a lot of fine hair and the perfectly shaped head for this look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I highly recommend pictures to look at with your stylist when discussing this type of cut. The angle needs to be where you discuss as well as the degree of graduation for the back. Always discuss maintenance for this look,

I recommend anywhere from 4-8 weeks depending on lifestyle. For this guest, she is 12 so we discussed (with her mom) 8 weeks. I believe anyone can wear this look – it’s so flattering to anyone and there are one million variations of doing them. Most important is controlling body position and tension throughout this cut. I styled her with a vent brush to give it a tussle but smooth finish using Aveda’s Phomollient foam for light volume and control.

Layered Bob

Layered Bob
Instagram @angiescolorbar

Q&A with style creator, Angie
Hair Stylist @ Angie’s Color Bar in Vineland, NJ


How would you describe this look?

What I love about a layered bob is that it will instantly boost the volume of your hair and make it more alive. Layers provide a hairstyle with so needed texture, and this makes them look more stylish.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This short, tapered, layered bob is irresistibly sexy. It’s cut just below the chin, framing the face to accentuate her features. This cut works best for those with straight to wavy hair and square-shaped or round faces.

I also did her color. She gets a double process, and I go back in with a shadow root and freehand highlights for a natural subtle look that gives the added dimensions to go with the haircut.

For Curly Hair

Q&A with style creator, Mandy Rogers
Owner / Hairstylist @ Hunt & Gather Hair Co. in British Columbia, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look is a graduated (or inverted bob) with an asymmetrical shape. I use dry and wet cutting techniques to achieve this look. When working with natural curl I think it’s really important to create a strong foundation to the cut while it is damp with low tension. I then use freehand texturizing and cutting techniques to enhance the natural shape of the curl. I achieve this using a straight and curved shear for the cut. Curved shears can work wonders when trying to manipulate the direction of a curl.

For styling, I used my go-to favorite product combination for natural curl. I prep the hair with Davines love curl shampoo and conditioner. I then towel dry the hair and add Kevin Murphy killer waves. I find this enhances the curl beautifully in areas that are otherwise flatter. I then follow up with Davines medium hold modeling gel. To me, this is the holy grail of styling fluids for all curl types. It is flexible with a beautiful hold and no flaking. Once the hair is diffused, (I use a Dyson blow dryer and diffuser). I finish with Kevin Murphy touchable. It’s a flexible spray wax that is light but excellent for smoothing the areas that still want to frizz. As for Bronwen’s color, it’s currently her natural, but we’re thinking of adding some blonde in the fall.

My favorite thing about this look is how bouncy and modern it looks. The strong lines of the inverted bob combined with the disconnected curls create a beautiful shape. The asymmetry is so flattering and I love how this cut looks great from every angle and can work on people of all ages.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s not wash-and-wear. A lot of people have the impression that bobs and short hair are easy and fast. This isn’t necessarily always the case, especially when dealing with natural curl and its unpredictability. There are so many excellent tutorials online about how to style curly hair. I think it’s important to take a look at a couple of those and ask yourself if you’re willing to put the work in to achieve the look. If the tutorials seem overwhelming, you may not be ready for this.

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

Also, it’s important to ensure that your hairstylist is comfortable with curly hair and adding texture. This look needs the appropriate texture and movement to look good otherwise it can feel quite unruly.

Product choices are also important. It’s very important to use a product that helps define the curls. Avoid heavy curl creams or mousse for this look. Gels, sea salt sprays, waxes, and wax sprays are more suited for the style. In short, this is a cut for an individual 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, sophisticated look.

Bob with an Undercut

Bob with an Undercut
Instagram @lorenzommmm

Q&A with style creator, Lorenzo DiBiase
Barber / Stylist @ Ladies & Gentlemen Salon in Lyndhurst, OH


How would you describe this look?

This hair is a fun, edgy, but also stylish and professional look. Our goal with this hair has been to slowly work our way shorter, to ease into an all-over shorter cut and possibly a full undercut in the future. We decided an asymmetrical short bob with an undercut in the back and right side.

I needed to put a lot of texture into the hair, to achieve this look and also give her the feel of the weightlessness. Starting with a traditional triangular shape, we then decided to create a more extreme angle to preserve length in the front so that it worked well with her face shape but also flowed well throughout. I then went back and added multiple layers in the back for texture and to help create volume with less layering in the sides, so that it didn’t appear too choppy but still blended.

I took her base color a little darker to ensure gray coverage, and although the lighting doesn’t show off the dimension greatly, we threw in some medium blonde highlights to create some additional texture.

The great thing about this cut is that it’s a breeze to style. The main focus when it comes to that is getting a lift on the crown to give it that full shape. Round brushing is key for this. My favorite part of this style is the design we agreed on in the back because it really adds to the edginess of the look, and the fun part is that as it grows, the design can be changed into whatever we desire.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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

I also wouldn’t recommend this for someone with round face shape, because this would only create more roundness for them. This is a great look for someone who, with the right amount of hair and face shape, likes that “wash and go” kind of styling. With just some texture spray and a blow dryer, this is easy to style at home. If round brushing is too much of a chore, they can simply flip their hair upside down, and go crazy and to get the volume in back, focus on the root area and direct forward, then brush it back after to smooth it down and top it off with a little hairspray.