The Stacked Haircut Is Back—Here Are 8 Looks You’ll Want to Copy ASAP
It’s all about the layers.
The classic frame hailing from the ‘60s is back. Stacked haircuts, also known as the stacked bob, has been a popular hairstyle for decades—but it’s making a much welcomed comeback in 2023. Originally popular in the ‘60s, the haircut features graduated layers that are precisely cut to create a rounded and full shape at the back of the head. If you’re considering getting the look, stylists say they look great on mid-length, short, or long hair, and can even include cute bangs, making it a versatile choice for women with all different hair types.
Another major plus? The volume and body it provides, which is a great choice for those with fine or thin hair. And the upkeep doesn’t take much time—“the layers do require some styling but are super easy with just the use of volumizing spray or mousse, a round brush, velcro rollers or even hot rollers,” says Nunzio Saviano, celebrity hairstylist in New York City.
Ahead, top stylists share some of the best stacked haircuts to inspire you for your next hair refresh.
Best Stacked Haircuts
Cheek-Length Stacked Bob
This look that includes cheek-length layers features short layers at the back and longer layers at the front. According to Savanio, it’s surprisingly-low maintenance and suitable for all face shapes. Just make sure to get a hair trim every 10 weeks in order to keep the length and the layovers even.
Stacked A-Line Bob
This stacked bob with sharp front corners includes front corners that are purposefully cut to elongate the face. Short layers are stacked at the back to create a round shape. While it complements mostly any face shape, it’s especially great for women with round faces who want to achieve a more oval illusion.
Highlighted Stacked Haircut
Pop a bit of color into your stacked haircut to replicate this highlighted ‘do that’s gorgeously cut. You can also dress this look with hair accessories or fun clips to further personalize the style.
Edgy, Medium Stacked Haircut
Did you know an edgy stacked haircut can make your neck look longer? If you don’t believe us, try this medium, textured bob that has a more subtle shape, but has enough texture for movement. To add even more texture and to make the hair look even more voluminous, Jessica Walker, hairstylist of J Walker Salon Group suggests keeping the hair longer and adding in waves.
Long Stacked Haircut with Front Bangs
The collarbone-length stacked layers coupled with bangs are not only face-framing, but add depth and fullness to your tresses. Walker also recommends trimming the bangs every six to eight weeks to maintain the look.
Stacked Bob with Fringe
For a more vintage feel, try a classy stacked bob with fringe. The bob cut is usually chin-length, but it can be modified longer or shorter depending on your preference. The fringe adds just a bit of edge that can be styled as straight-across, side-swept, or asymmetrical.
Stacked Haircut with Undercut
With this stacked lob, you have the option to show off the undercut or keep it hidden. For extra creativity, ask your stylist to experiment with a fun design in the undercut part.
Short Stacked Haircut for Curly Hair
The stacked layers option is a popular choice for those who wish to embrace their natural curls. This haircut works well for those with medium to tight curls and is best-suited for those with round or oval face shapes. To maintain this look, regular trims are important to keep the curls in shape and to prevent split ends, as well as using leave-in conditioner or curl-defining cream to tame frizz.
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