The 15 Best Stacked Haircut Ideas Trending Right Now

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A stacked haircut is a women’s haircut done with layering techniques to create a full-bodied, rounded shape at the back. Stacking the hair forms a ton of volume that’s perfect if you want to have more density and a fittingly shaped body for your mane.

The amount of layers determines how voluminous you want your locks to be. Even for lengthy hair, stacking by layering works equally as in short haircuts to contour the hair.

This genius method is worn by TV stars Kris Jenner, Kerry Washington, Kristen Stewart, and Victoria Beckham in and out of the camera! With all the other edgy elements, you can add to a stacked cut – texture, color, bangs, parting – the outcome is satisfactory without fail!

Arkansas hairstylist Kiera Faries displays her medium and short-length works that use stacking and layering. With the precise skills and execution and the right angle suitable for her clients’ face shapes, she expertly creates confidence-boosting looks!

Are you dreaming of hair that screams of volume and depth? Give one of these stacked haircuts a try and see these modern ideas below!

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Super Short Stacked Haircut

Super Short Stacked Haircut
Instagram @chemicallychristina

This super short stacked haircut can still mean lots of long strands that form the body of the style. Stacked layers serve as the base for the shape while the long fringes give a relaxed look to the prim stacked cut.

Stacked with Side Bangs

Stacked Haircutwith Side Bangs
Instagram @gbhdesign

Long strands on this short and stacked cut make a remarkable balance for the look. Stacked haircuts look best when paired with multiple layers and hanging bangs for a soft effect on the face.

Stacked Angled Cut

Stacked Angled Cut
Instagram @hotsaucehair

This is the best stacked haircut right now. This short angled haircut comes out like this plump, especially at the back. Thanks to multiple layers and the wavy arrangement, you can still let hair loose around the face for a flattering effect.

Stacked Asymmetrical Haircut

Stacked Asymmetrical Haircut
Instagram @hairby_stephh

This stacked haircut up hair at the backside gives this whole look its structure while the growing short trims at the temple area make for an exciting feature. A great hairstyle for thick hair.

Stacked Cut for Curly Hair

Stacked Haircut for Curly Hair
Instagram @sorensenkelly

A natural bed hair full of texture to appease the wild child in you. Create a fluffy rounded backside with your layered, curly stacked haircut accessorized with soft curls.

Stacked Graduated Haircut

Stacked Graduated Haircut
Instagram @lilyandlocks

Bring out the bounce with stacks and stacks of layered hair paraded around your hair, mainly concentrated at the backside. Add some feathered bangs to lighten the whole stacked hairstyle for a balanced figure.

Short Stacked Pixie Haircut

Stacked Pixie Haircut
Instagram @colorbyriley

A pixie is one of the best stacked haircuts for women who have thinning hair. This stacked pixie haircut can make your locks appear longer and healthier. Layer it up for more texture and structure, with the platinum and caramel blonde colors helping the presentation even more.

Stacked Inverted Haircut

Stacked Inverted Haircut
Instagram @hairdesignbysonya

Inverted cuts just show longer frontal hair than at the back. Shorter locks at the bottom layers make this stacked inverted haircut fuller form possible.

Long Stacked Haircut

An increase in volume and increase in length means a fabulous long stacked haircut! Layers add body to the hair and give your long hair more character, complete with soft waves and a dashing balayage highlights.

Q&A with style creator, Nikki Fasano
Hair Stylist @ Katmarie Salon in Middletown, NY

How would you describe this look?

This long stacked haircut is a beautiful blended caramel blonde balayage with long layers and angles around the face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would suggest using sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to help maintain their color from looking dull and faded and using purple shampoo at least once a week to cancel out any brassiness that may appear. To make the layers pop, I would suggest styling with a dryer and a curling iron.

Textured Stacked Bob for Fine Hair

Q&A with style creator, Tara Stallings
Hair Stylist @ Salon Lever in Claremont, CA

How would you describe this look?

This stacked bob haircut is a classic graduated style. This particular haircut has clean lines, and it never goes out of style.

My favorite thing about this haircut is the versatility! It looks great on all kinds of hair textures, thicknesses, and colors.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When a client is looking to get a stacked cut, I’ll first asses their hair and then ask about their lifestyle. I’m always honest with my clients and encourage them to be realistic in how much time they not only have, but how much time they want to devote to their hair.

I also ask about the product and how much they like to work with the product. My number one go-to is always a heat protectant – something that will help keep the health and integrity of the hair, as well as help with styling.

Medium Length Stacked Cut

Medium Length Stacked Cut
Instagram @missyshair.yyc

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Mossfeldt
Hair Stylist @ Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop in Calgary, CA

How would you describe this look?

This medium stacked haircut is carefree and natural. It’s got style and spice, yet it’s very low maintenance.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look works for many face shapes and hair types, as the volume can be created or taken out depending on thickness. I created some dimension and contouring by adding babylights within some sections. I’d recommend this look to anyone on the go. I love the versatility of this style – it can be made to look perfect and sleek or fun and beach.

Short Stacked Wedge Haircut

Q&A with style creator, Crystal Dawn
Hair Stylist @ Crystal Weiss – Hair & Makeup in Suffolk, VA

How would you describe this look?

This look is a high stacked wedge haircut with contrast. I love that by keeping the underneath darker and heavy, highlighting the top, it truly shows off the fun side of this haircut!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I feel this style is more suited for medium to finer hair. It can still be done with thick hair – just takes longer and normally thinning it out to help it collapse to get the look you want.

This haircut can fit any face shape and hair texture. I’d recommend making it longer in the front or short depending on face shape, and it may need to be cut a little different so that it falls how you like it!

This style is a little more high maintenance, though. The underneath tends to grow out faster, and you’ll have to come in more often to keep it up.

Stacked Haircut with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Miranda Asadoorian
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Black Sheep Salon in Mesa, AZ

How would you describe this look?

This stacked haircut with bangs so fun and playful, and you can do so many fun color shades to accentuate the cut! I love peekaboos for clients who like low maintenance color with these types of haircuts. For my client, we chose to go more blonde for the summer, so I did a heavy weave on her. We were in love!

Any advice for someone considering it?

One of the first questions I ask when they show me a picture like this is what their daily hair routine is. The beautiful thing about short hair is if it is cut right, you can rock it messy, curly, or smooth!

The right products are always necessary to achieve the goal you want. For this client, we did a quick blow dry then finished off with Amika’s vandal volume spray to give her some height and some texture! It’s perfect for anyone who is on the go and wants to look put together with minimal effort.

Stacked A Line Haircut

Stacked A Line Haircut
Instagram @faithmarie223

Q&A with style creator, Faith Parsons
Hair Stylist @ Eclektica Salon in Kansas City, MO

How would you describe this look?

This is a stacked A-line haircut. By adding some texture with various shaping techniques and tapering the nape, it creates the illusion of volume, not to mention a sexy silhouette! I love this cut because it’s a sassy and modern take for stacked haircuts.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I’d suggest a thorough consultation with their stylist. There are so many beautiful styles on the internet. It’s hard not to want all of them, but we have to be realistic and do what is best for each head of hair. After a consult, consider the hairline in the nape. Is it something that will need to be covered? Is there enough hair density in the front to create a clean angle?

Also, when cutting this short, the main styles are half up, styled fringe (braid, twist, etc.), straight or textured. People who love putting their lock up in a messy bun and getting stuff done will most likely not love this cut.

After considering everything before the chop, this cut is easy to style. It’s super hot and flattering on almost anyone! I used Techni Art Transform texture gel-en-mousse for lift and Techni Art Liss Control to lightly smooth and define. Two products. So easy!

Stacked Haircut for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Erica Branch
Hairstylist / Booth Renter @ Impressions Hair Studio in Saraland, AL

How would you describe this look?

The stacked haircut is so sassy and fun! My client loves her dark red color and lets me have fun to customize it just for her! You can’t go wrong with this haircut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is a bit more maintenance, but it’s so worth it! My client comes in every five weeks for a touch-up and haircut. With short hair, it’s a must, since it grows out of the style when it gets too long. For styling, I used a round brush and a flat iron with a little tease at the top for somebody!