The Top 15 Feathered Hair Ideas You Have to See

Feathered haircuts for women

Feathered hair is a women’s haircut that is finely layered and resembles the layering of bird feathers. It was popularized in the 1970s and 1980s, thanks to movies like Charlie’s Angels and is still greatly on-trend now. Typically cut in a V-shape using a razor, the airy feathered hairstyles are a highly textured version of a layered cut.

Since its heyday, it’s been modified and styled differently in several variations. From the long wispy layers of Farrah Fawcett to a pixie cut worn by Princess Dianna.

Some of these modern ideas are rocked by A-listers such as Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, and Halle Berry! Long or short, feathered layers go fab with any hair length and hair type.

Women who have thin hair but want thick hair should consider waves or wavy hair. Doing so adds volume and texture.

If you’re looking to balance out or slim down your round face shape, match a fringe with face-framing layers. Upkeep depends on your chosen feathered hair, short hair is relatively easier. A regular trim every 2-3 months would suffice if you wanna keep those layers finely and evenly shaped.

Ready to turn into a modern Farrah Fawcett? Scroll down below and see for yourself the texturizing prowess of feathered hair!

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Short and Feathery

Feathered cut for short hair
Instagram @ed.schons

The 90s short feathered hair is making a comeback, and it’s even better now! A feather cut for short hair has layers that can accentuate your blonde highlights. Enjoy a wash-and-go style with this short cut and feathery chop.

Layered Feathered Hair

Layered Feathered Hair
Instagram @justin.spicknall

This feathered hair with bangs produces a shaggy effect that does well, especially on thin long hair. Long bangs soften the face, even more, allowing the feathered effect to contribute to this 70’s feathered hair style.

Messy Feathered Hair

Messy Feathered Hair
Instagram @kieran_mckenna_salon

Multiple short chops on long straight hair are needed to achieve a wilder messy feathered haircut. The auburn hair color displays more emphasis on each strand which adds to the messier hairstyle.

Feathered Layered Short Hair

Short feathered hair
Instagram @rachel.lott.hair

Graduation at the back accounts for the rounder undercut backside of this short bob cut with side-swept bangs. Short hairstyles like this look amazing with a dark blonde hue and also adds dimension to the blonde front locks that have received a longer, straighter cut.

Feathery Long Layers for Long Hair

feathery layers for long hair
Instagram @beautybyria_

Consider feathery long layers for long hair of yours, and see how natural the movement appears. A feathered hairstyle like this looks way better when blow-dried. Feel free to pair this long feathered cut with highlights and lowlights on a vibrant brown shade.

Shoulder Length Feather Layering

feathered shoulder length hair with layers
Instagram @sidvisage

Take your mid-length mane to the next level by asking for a shoulder-length layering cut. A dimensional blonde is sure to make the best addition to this feathered layered hair. To finish off the style, a blowout will be your best friend. That’s how you add volume to this feathered hairstyle, showing off the layers even better.

The Feathered Lob

feathered lob haircut
Instagram @antoniovhair

Layers are what make this look overflow with appeal. Here’s the feathered lob that makes achic, modern mid-length shag, too! Layers in this feather cut create a textured effect, making your thick locks feel so light. Get a dimensional brunette color by adding subtle highlights to jazz up this layered bob.

70s Middle Part Feathered Hair

Middle part 70s feathered hair
Instagram @vagillante

Going back in time seems like such a lovely choice! The middle parting with long bangs and medium length hair is exactly what a 70s woman would look like!

Q&A with style creator, Nancy Camino
Hair Stylist @ Harper Paige Salon in Oakland, CA

How would you describe this?

This style of haircut is a soft, layered shag with a long, curtain fringe. Ask your stylist to use a feather razor to cut the curtain fringe and add face-framing layers. The rest of the long layers cut was a combination of point cutting with shears and feather razor cutting.

What’s your best advice?

Oribe product lines on straight, medium, hair texture work best. While your hair is damp, apply Imperial Blowout and with a round brush to blow dry the sections of your hair.

This is a great look on just about any woman’s face shape who wants a medium to a long layered feather haircut. It’s an easy and fun way to wear your hair up or down.

Modern Feathered Medium-Length Cut

Modern feathered medium-length hair
Instagram @emily_lapomponnee

Take the plunge to upgrade your look into this modern feathered medium-length cut. This feather cut for medium hair offers layers that can create effortless movement. Babylights on rich brunette color can carry out the dimension that suits this feather hair cut. To finish off the look, apply a mousse to the roots to add lightweight volume.

Feathered Volume for Thin Hair

Feathered cut for thin hair
Instagram @hairbysamhostad

Modern feathered hair now looks like this. You can explore colors such as an eye-catching platinum blonde. For tresses that need fullness, keep your chop mid-length then go for more layers with fine lines. This is the perfect cut that offers a textured volume for thin hair.

Mid-Length with Feathered Ends

Mid-Length with Feathered Ends
Instagram @maee.does.hair

Q&A with style creator, Maegan Cook
Licensed Cosmetologist @ ImageZ Salon & Spa in Indian Trail, NC


How would you describe this?

The feathered hair trend right now offers women movement. It just flows so beautifully! Women with fine hair should consider thin babylights to brighten it up.

What’s your best advice?

For women with thin hair, this feathered layer cut is great, as it adds movement.

As far as styling, women with fine to medium density should use a round brush. Although, if you have thick hair or curly hair, it can maybe cause extra work if you wanted to smooth it out.

Feathery Textured Shag with Bangs

This is a 1980s long shag cut with beautiful edge! Rocking a feathery textured shag with bangs will give you an optimum magnificence. Pair it with a dark-rooted beige blonde, and see a very striking result. Feathered haircuts and hair feathering in general are the trend to go for when you need detailed hair ends and more movement.

Q&A with style creator, Brit Wright
Owner @ Bella Salon and Boutique in Chipley, FL


How would you describe this?
This long feather cut is the super cropped, chopped fringe hairstyle. The fringe helps to correct your facial shape and gives you the ability to change your hairstyle without losing length.
What’s your best advice?

Almost any woman can wear a feathered fringe. It’s all about where the fringe itself ends. Whether it’s a long fringe that accentuates the cheekbones or brow skimming, the most important thing is creating it to fit your face shape and jawline.

Choppy Hair with Feathered Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Emma Hamblen
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Dandelion Salon in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this?

This is a short shaggy bob with curtain bangs, hand styled to bring out the natural texture.  The texture within the feathered bangs was created using a volumizing spray. Bangs, feathered hair, and choppiness are always a great combo!

What’s your best advice?

If you’re looking for feathered hair ideas, bob hairstyles like this are a great option for short hair cuts. It’s for women wanting shorter hair but feels they need more style or edge with low commitment. The bangs are long enough to be styled either direction or pushed out of your face. You can style this feathered short hair with a salt spray and diffuser for maximum texture and movement.

80s Feathering

80s Feathering
Instagram @remedysalon115

This 80s feathering haircut looks even better with a bright blonde hue. Show off the layers by styling your locks with a bit of texture. Feathered hairstyles for medium length hair is a chic option that offers movement to a fine mane and removes weight from the thick ones. A mousse works great when prepping this feather cut for long hair.

Heavily Layered For Long Thin Hair

Feathered cut for long thin hair
Instagram @moniquemarie_hair

The perfect cut that’s heavily layered for long thin hair is here! This feathered hair cut creates a subtle movement, which goes well with an icy platinum blonde hue. Add dark roots to this feather cut for thin hair, and growing out your natural locks will be less of your problem. When styling this long layered haircut, a dry shampoo powder will create more body and boost your roots.