31 Modern Feather Cut Hair Ideas Women Are Getting

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A feather cut is a women’s haircut that is finely layered and resembles the layering of bird feathers. This cut is typically cut in a V-shape using a razor, as the airy feathered hairstyles are a highly textured version of a layered cut – only better!

Important tips for getting a feather cut hairstyle:

In my experience, women who have thin hair but want thick hair should consider waves or wavy hair. Doing so adds volume and texture. Feathering is a technique that creates volume for thin hair and reduces volume and weight in thick hair.

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

Before your next hair appointment, check out these feather cut ideas!

Blonde Feathery Long Pixie
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#1: Blonde Feathery Long Pixie

Can blonde feathery long pixie hair be stylish? Absolutely! This modern look is perfect if you want to add volume and texture to your style with layered hair and balayage. With the proper cut and styling techniques, a feather cut for girls can flatter many face shapes. To get this style, have your hairstylist use texturizing scissors to add soft layers. The layers will provide movement throughout your hair. For added shine, try a serum to create a glow.

Elegant mid-length silver to blonde balayage with feathered layers for mature women

#2 Natural Silver Feathered Hair

This chic mid-length feather cut gracefully embraces the silver to blonde balayage, ideal for adding texture to medium-thick hair without excessive layering. Its seamless color transition flatters mature oval faces and adds visual volume—a splendid choice for low-maintenance elegance. However, be mindful, the balayage requires skilled upkeep to maintain the gradient sophistication.

Feathery Pixie Bob for Older Women
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#3: Feathery Pixie Bob for Older Women

Check out this feathery pixie bob for older women! This feather haircut for old ladies is a great option for straighter hair types. It will give you all of the fullness your hair deserves! To style, apply a volumizing foam or mousse from the roots to the ends. Blow-dry your hair away from your face for that perfect brushed-back feel.

Salt and Pepper Feathered Cut Makeover

#4 Salt and Pepper Feathered Makeover

Discover the graceful allure of aging with this sophisticated mid-length feather cut that seamlessly marries your natural gray tones. Tailored for heart-shaped visages, it infuses volume at the crown, ideally complementing medium-density locks. Gentle layering enlivens your silver tresses, offering texture without bulk, crafting an elegant aesthetic with easy upkeep. The natural gradation of gray demands fewer color appointments, a practical advantage. Yet, to maintain this refined look, occasional toning may be necessary to keep the chic silver and black interplay intact.

Messy & Layered Feathered Hairstyle
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#5: Messy & Layered Feathered Hairstyle

Multiple short chops on long straight hair will result in a wilder messy feathered haircut. The feather effect will create an illusion of big waves. For dark hair color, a shine finishing spray will emphasize each strand, adding to the messier hairstyle of this layered feather cut.

Blonde-highlighted long pixie and silver voluminous feathered bob for mature women

#6 Silver Feathered Bob Hairstyle

Adorn your locks with the lightness of this airy, feathered long pixie cut, perfect for adding bounce to medium-density hair. The contrasting blonde highlights amplify the dynamic layers, ideal for a vivacious, yet low-maintenance look. Conversely, our silver feathered bob is a testament to grace, adding volume to fine strands. Tailored for oval faces, it’s styled side-swept for a touch of timeless elegance. Note: Balayage techniques for such hues may require salon visits to keep the colors vibrant and well-transitioned.

#7: Bright Copper Feathered Ends

If you have thick hair and want to add some shape, try a mid-length shag haircut. Because the layers are cut with a razor or texturizing shears, the layers lay soft and blend your color. You can round-brush your hair for styling. If you need a faster style, you don’t have to do much more than flip your hair upside down and dry it.

grey and blonde long feathered hair
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#8: Grey and Blonde Long Feathered Hair

Grey and blonde long feathered hair will look stunning with a voluminous blowout. For classic cascading waves, ask your stylist for many long layers that are shorter in the front and longer in the back. Since layers remove weight from the hair, this feathered haircut is best for women with thick hair. If you have fine hair, go for a cut with fewer layers so the perimeter of your hair doesn’t look too thin. Use a round brush, blow-dry one section at a time, and let cool in Velcro rollers for maximum smoothness and volume.

#9: Stunning Cut for Weighted Long Hair

A cut for long hair is ideal for women with heavy-density hair. Adding this type of layering can release weight from your weighted hair.

#10: 70s-Inspired Feathered Bangs

Pair feathered bangs with a layered cut for glamorous 70s-inspired hairstyles. Use a large round brush and a volumizing spray for a perfectly polished style.

Ultra-Cool Feathered Cut for Girls
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#11: Ultra-Cool Feathered Cut for Girls

This cut is an ultra-cool, undone textured look. This is a great wash-and-go style when paired with smoothing creams or mousse for texture. This cut compliments thick and fine hair when the feathered haircut is balanced to your density.

#12: Short and Feathery Haircut

A short feathery haircut is more than just a layered haircut. Feathering is a unique technique that gives texture to your hair. Ask your stylist to give you a short cut with feathery chops. This technique is gorgeous for ladies desiring fuller-looking hair.

#13: Stylish Bob with Feathered Side Fringe

A bob with a feathered side fringe will contrast against your length for more structure. This style is great for your hair if you prefer to be more balanced and if your hair is quite fine. The movement created from the feathered fringe adds a lighter shape and flow through the front of the face but keeps all the fullness within your bob throughout the back.

#14: Textured Pixie Cut with Feathering

Get a textured pixie cut with feathering to boost your finer to medium hair volume. Texturizing hair creates shorter and longer lengths, pushing the longer hair up and out and creating volume. A slight feathering ensures the hair is blended and doesn’t have that blunt feel.

V-shape feathered haircut for curly hair
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#15: V-Shape Haircut for Curly Hair

A V shape feathered haircut is great for curly hair if you prefer to have less volume to your curls. To avoid excess volume while still having shape and softness, keep a soft roundness to your length with a movement focused around the perimeter.

#16: Flowing Layered Feathered Hair

Opt for this hair to get soft, flowing layers to thin long hair. The 70s hairstyle keeps the layers light without taking too much weight from your length and uses a point-cutting technique that creates the feathered effect instead of heavily chopped layers.

#17: Feathered Layered Short Hair on a Bob Cut

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

Related: See more feathered bob hairstyles.

natural feathers and voluminous layers for long hair
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#18: Natural Feathers and Voluminous Layers for Long Hair

Consider long layers for long hair and see how natural the movement appears. A feathered hairstyle like this looks way better when blow-dried. Pair this long cut with highlights and lowlights in a vibrant brown shade for a stunning and contrasting look.

#19: Blonde Shoulder-Length Feather Layering

A shoulder-length layered cut with side bangs has a gorgeous dimensional blonde when highlights or balayage are added. To finish off this style, a blowout will add volume to this cut, showing off the layers even better.

The Inspirational Feathered Lob
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#20: The Inspirational Feathered Lob

Feathered layers are what make this look overflowing with appeal! This lob, with its feathery layers, is a chic, modern mid-length shag!  Layers in this cut to create a textured effect, making your thick locks feel so light. For a dimensional brunette, color adds subtle highlights to jazz up the wispy texture.

70s middle part feathered hair with fringe
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#21: 70s Middle Part Feathered Hair with Fringe

A 70s middle part feathered hairstyle, add fringe for a modern twist on a classic style. Use a curing iron to sweep back those curtain bangs, or try a middle part for a true vibe of 70s hair.

Modern Medium-Length Haircut with Feathered Layers in Side Swept Style
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#22: Modern Medium-Length Haircut with Feathered Layers in Side Swept Style

Pull off a modern feathered medium-length cut, and part it to one side to give tresses a fabulous side-swept style! This cut offers layers to create an effortless movement. It can be a go-to style for women who prefer to avoid everyday styling with its vintage effortless vibe.

#23: Polished Feathered Volume for Straight Thin Hair

The eye-catching platinum blonde will compliment straight, feathery locks. Keep your chop mid-length for tresses that need fullness, then go for more layers with fine lines. This perfect cut offers a textured volume for thin hair.

#24: Charming Mid-Length Hair with Feathered Ends

A stylish mid-length look with feathered ends is a modern hairstyle inspired by the ’70s and ’80s trends. The perfect placement of layers is the key to its classic appearance, creating a step-cut style. This shoulder-length feathered layer cut for women with thin hair is great as it adds movement and texture.

#25: Feathery Textured Shag with Bangs on Bronde Balayage Hair

With this 1980s long shag cut, you can rock a feathery textured shag and add bangs for optimum magnificence. Pair your long hair length with a dark-rooted beige blonde, and see a very striking result. This long cut is the super cropped, chopped fringe hairstyle. Go for a long fringe to accentuate the cheekbones or brow skimming. The most important thing is creating it to fit your face shape and jawline.

#26: Choppy Layers on Short Haircut with Bangs

A short, shaggy bob with curtain bangs and choppy layers can be hand-styled to bring out your natural hair texture. To create texture within the feathered bangs, use a volumizing spray.  This style is for women wanting a shorter hairstyle but feel they need more edge with low commitment. The bangs are long enough to be styled in either direction or pushed out of your face. Style your cut with a salt spray and diffuser for maximum texture and movement.

80s Feathering with Side Fringe
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#27: 80s Feathering with Side Fringe

An 80s haircut with a feathered side fringe will look stunning when paired with a bright blonde hue. Show off the layers by styling your locks with texture and side bangs for the full feather effect. This style is a chic option that offers movement to a fine mane and removes weight from thick ones. A mousse works great when prepping this feather cut for long hair. This look is perfect for women over 60 with feathery layers.

heavily layered feather cut for long thin hair
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#28: Heavily Layered Cut For Long Thin Hair

A feathered cut on long locks creates subtle movement, which goes well with a blonde hue. Add dark roots to this feather cut for thin hair, and growing out your natural locks will be less of a problem for you. When styling this long layered haircut, a dry shampoo powder will create more body and boost your roots, adding a nice flair to your style.

auburn feathered curls with bangs
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#29: Auburn Feathered Curls with Bangs

Auburn feathered curls with bangs are a definite game-changer. The warmth of this color is very flattering on cool skin tones. If you’ve never had bangs before, make sure you talk to your stylist about whether or not they think bangs would work for you.

#30: Mid-Length Ash Brown Hair

The mid-length ash-brown feathered haircut is a youthful approach to subtle beauty. The tone is soft on medium to fair skin tones, and the layers can be customized to frame the features of the face. When fringe is freshened, it can accent the overall look, whether the style was meant to be worn down or twisted off the neckline.

Amazing short feathered bob cut
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#31: Amazing Short Feathered Bob Cut

A short feathered bob cut will never go out of style. The movement and flow of this style are always flattering and easy to take care of. Try a dime-sized amount of Redken Aerate before blow-drying to give you this moveable volume.

Related: See more short feathered hair.