28 of the Best Stacked Haircut Ideas Trending This Season

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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

A stacked haircut means it’s 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?

If so, before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring pictures of popular stacked haircuts.

Stacked Angled Bob Cut with Wavy Texture
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#1: Stacked Angled Bob Cut with Wavy Texture

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

Stacked Curls with Brown Balayage for women with thick curly hair
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#2: Stacked Curls with Brown Balayage

Ditch the extra weight and watch your curls thrive with a stacked haircut with a golden brown balayage. Ask for a more intense stack or angle if you have very tight curls. The hair will shrink a lot more, and if you have wavy hair, ask for a less dramatic angle, as the hair won’t shrink as much. Opt for balayage for your highlights. This will create a more subtle and sun-kissed look. It will create beautiful, natural-looking dimension and definition in the curls. Try Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray for curly hair for voluminous, defined curls.

Beautifully Feathered Stacked Bob for older ladies with thick hair
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#3: Beautifully Feathered Stacked Bob

A feathered stacked bob haircut can be a stunning choice for older ladies with thick hair. This cut involves stacking layers on top of each other to create volume and shape. All while feathering the ends to give a soft, airy finish. One of the best benefits of this look is the age-defying effect it can have on the face. It lifts and frames the cheekbones. The feathered edges create a softening effect on the overall look. To style, opting for a volumizing mousse and styling spray can help build volume and texture in the hair. Gentle blow-drying with a round brush will aid in styling the feather.

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#4: Cute Stacked A-Line Haircut

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! You’ll love this short stacked bob hairstyle because it’s a modern take on stacked haircuts.

When cutting this short, the main styles are half up, styled fringe (braid, twist, etc.), straight, or textured. Women who love putting their lock up in a messy bun and getting stuff done should avoid this cut. After considering everything before the chop, this cute a-line stacked haircut is easy to style. It’s super hot and flattering on almost anyone!

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#5: Two-Toned Pixie Mullet

A two-toned pixie mullet is a perfect mix of short while allowing length at the nape. I suggest keeping your neckline wispy and textured so the style stays soft. My favorite pixie mullets have a soft texture around the ears and hairline.

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#6: Stunning Chocolate Stacked Layers

If you like to wear your hair short, try these stunning chocolate stacked layers. However, if you prefer the front of your hair to look modern, try to stay true to the stacked back for a boost of volume and texture.

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#7: Soft Light Grey Bob with Dark Roots

Style up with a soft light grey bob with dark roots. A bob is a perfect canvas for dimensional color. And, if you can leave the bangs long it will make your cut flow seamlessly. You might be able to wear your hair with grey and dark shading naturally. If not, highlights and dark roots can be added to compliment your own hair. This a great choice for low-maintenance coloring.

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#8: Stacked For Thick Hair

We love a bob that is layered and stacked for thick hair. The stacked back is helpful in supporting the shape of your hair and keeping it from being weighted down. Some good advice I can give would be to keep it simple and blow dry with a flat, Denman brush going back and forth across the curve of your head. This will keep the volume at the root and smoothness at the ends. Be prepared to be stying every day, as this short hair will get major bedhead. A simple misting in the morning and re-styling will do.

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#9: Blonde Stacked Cut with Dark Roots

A blonde stacked cut is a bit hard to maintain but totally worth it. This look is youthful and has a modern grunge vibe about it that we love. Make sure you talk to your stylist about how to maintain this style before taking the plunge.

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#10: A Very Short Stacked Bob

A very short-stacked bob works well on all hair types. It especially looks great on round face shapes. It’s a versatile haircut and can be worn straight, curled, or tucked back behind the ears.

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#11: Stacked Layers with Side Bangs for Straight Hair

Long strands on this short and stacked cut make a remarkable balance for the look. This stacked bob with bangs works perfectly with straight hair, especially if you no longer want a sleek blunt cut. Layered stacked haircuts look best when paired with multiple layers and hanging bangs for a soft effect on the face. Such a bob with side bangs will give ladies a fresher, edgier style.

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#12: Stacked Feathered Bob Cut

A chin-length stacked feathered bob cut is great for slim face shapes. The hair flows away from the faces, creating width. The stacking in the back gives a classy look. Blowdrying this short bob with a round brush creates softness.

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#13: Purple Tones on Stacked Hair

Add some purple tones to your stacked bob hairstyle to really accentuate the cut. Purple hues can be added with a semi-permanent color, that is super low-maintenance. Stacked haircuts are fabulous and work on any hair type or age group. If your looking to update your stacked style, this is a winner.

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#14: Stacked Choppy Bob with Red Highlights

A stacked choppy bob looks much more dramatic with red highlights. Blonde highlights might be needed underneath the red, depending on the color of red you want. Reds fade fast, so a color shampoo will be required for at-home maintenance.

Shaggy Stacked Bob for Thin Hair
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#15: Shaggy Stacked Bob for Thin Hair

If you have thin hair a shaggy stacked bob has your back. Longer than a pixie but shorter than a conventional bob, this length makes your hair appear thicker. Ask your stylist for a little point cutting with scissors and you’ve got a winner. Styling paste can add texture to this look.

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#16: Brown Highlighted Bob with Stacked Layers for Brunettes

A brown highlighted bob with stacked layers for brunettes is a great cut for mature women with grey hair. While the highlights help hide the grey regrowth, the stacked brunette haircut adds interest. Want a chic haircut? This one is for you.

Short Stacked Pixie Haircut
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#17: Super Short Stacked Haircut

A pixie bob is one of the best super short haircuts for women. Tons of stacking in the back and texture throughout a cut makes it both unique and edgy. One of the best things about having a short pixie bob is the versatility, you can style it easily by adding a different product, curls, etc.

Sassy Stacked Asymmetrical Haircut
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#18: Sassy Stacked Asymmetrical Haircut

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. This is a short asymmetrical bob with stacked layers, which makes a great hairstyle for thick hair.

Layered, Stacked Cut for Short Curly Hair
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#19: Layered, Stacked Cut for Short Curly Hair

Layered, stacked haircuts for curly hair are ideal for girls with natural textured locks. Longer layers will keep your curly stacked hair from puffing out. Throw some gel in and let your curls dry into spirals.

Cute Stacked Graduated Haircut
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#20: Cute Stacked Graduated Haircut

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. This stacked layered bob is sure to flatter older women with round face shapes.

Healthy-Looking Short Stacked Pixie Haircut
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#21: Healthy-Looking Short Stacked Pixie Haircut

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

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#22: Stacked Inverted Haircut

Inverted cuts just show longer frontal hair than at the stacked back. Shorter locks at the bottom layers make this stacked inverted bob haircut’s fuller form possible. Such stacked bobs work on medium to high hair density.

Related: Best stacked and inverted bob hairstyle ideas.

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#23: Chic Long Stacked Haircut

An increase in volume and length makes 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. This long stacked haircut is a beautiful blended caramel blonde balayage with long layers and angles around the face.

Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to help maintain your stacked blonde balayage from looking dull and faced. Using purple shampoo at least once a week will cancel out any brassiness that may appear. To make the layers pop, style with a dryer and a curling iron.

Textured Stacked Bob for Fine Hair
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#24: Textured Stacked Bob for Fine Hair

If you have fine hair, a textured stacked bob haircut is a great choice. The longer layers help keep bulk at the bottom so your hair looks thicker. This stacked bob for fine hair gives fullness to the crown. Highlights also help to give fine hair body.

Medium-Length Stacked Cut in Messy Style
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#25: Medium-Length Stacked Cut in Messy Style

Medium stacked haircuts are carefree and natural. A shoulder-length lob has style and spice, yet it’s very low-maintenance. This medium-length stacked haircut works for many face shapes and hair types. The volume in this medium stacked bob cut can be created or taken out depending on thickness. Chic long bob hairstyles like this also look stunning on brown locks with a blonde balayage hair color or just the blonde highlights. The extreme texture in this long stacked bob can emphasize those radiant tones.

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#26: Short Stacked Wedge Haircut on Ash Blonde Hair

A short stacked wedge haircut should have contrast. In a wedge stacked haircut, the style is more suited for medium to finer hair. It can still be done with thick hair – it just takes longer, and you must thin it out. Thinning it helps it collapse to get the look you want.

The haircut can fit any face shape and hair texture. I’d recommend making it longer in the front, depending on the face shape, and it may need to be cut a little differently so that it falls how you like it! Stacked bob haircuts are a little more high-maintenance, though. The underneath tends to grow out faster, and you’ll have to come into the salon more often to keep it up.

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#27: Stacked Haircut with Bangs

A stacked haircut with bangs is fun and playful, and you can do so many fun color shades to accentuate the cut! Peekaboos are for women who like low-maintenance colors with these types of haircuts. Always bring a picture like this to your hair appointment. Also, be sure to let your hairstylist know what your 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 woman, we did a quick blow dry then finished off with Amika’s vandal volume spray to give her some height and some texture. Stacked haircuts with bangs is perfect for a girl who’s on the go and wants to look put together with minimal effort.

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#28: Haircut with Stacked Back for Thick Hair

A stacked haircut for thick hair is sassy, trendy, and fun! Mimic the look by asking for a stacked bob with wispy layers. Stacked haircuts for thick hair are a bit more maintenance, but it’s so worth it! Go in every 5 weeks for a touch-up and haircut. With short hair, trims are a must since it grows out of style when it gets too long.