Layered short haircuts have never gone out of trends like a long layered bob or pixie haircut. These haircuts add volume, frame the face, and remove the weight. Nothing is more tiring than visiting a salon every two months for a new hairstyle. How amazing would it be to cut short hair in layers with scissors at home?

Fine hair with layered cuts appears thicker and fuller. Thicker hair can also own layered cuts, but that would be difficult for styling.  So, get your popcorn ready and jump straight into getting the perfect short layers. 

What to keep in mind while layering short hair? 

What to keep in mind while layering short hair? 

Layering your short hair yourself seems quite difficult. Follow these suggestions to get a layered haircut that will make you feel loved. 

  • Must have two mirrors placed.   
  • Keep a water-filled spray bottle with yourself.
  • Take two or three sharp scissors ready for a haircut. 
  • Take a shower before cutting, and never let your hair too dry.
  • Make your division lines perfectly straight. 

7 steps to cut short hair in layers 

steps to cut your hair in layers

Ready your hair for layering

Your hair should be a little damp. Wash your hair, and never forget to use a conditioner to keep hair soft and shiny. After that, towel dry your hair. Layering short hair is quite difficult than layering long hair as you have to give each layer a spice of scissors. 

Look at your hair and decide what layers you want and how short you keep them. Cut your hair in a room with at least two mirrors. One will be in front of you, and the other will be on the backside. It is an easy way to check your progress. 

Make your hair sections 

You must divide your hair into sections before layering. I prefer to use a rat tail comb for short hair because it can make perfect sections. First, create a top box section on either side of the crown where the head begins to round. 

These two partitions will divide the hair from the middle of the head. Make two equal parts of the rest of your hair. The first one will go from crown to forehead, and the second one will be from crown to the nape of the neck. Be careful about the top box. 

Uplift the section from the top box

Use a comb to uplift the frontmost section from the top box. Make an angle of 90 degrees from your head to take a section. Use your forefinger and middle finger to hold this section with a great grip. Both fingers should be perpendicular to your forehead. 

Trim the hair from the top box

Take sharp scissors to trim the tips of the hair that are falling in between your fingers and trim carefully. Let them fall freely. Then take a comb to lift the second section of the hair immediately from the back of the front area. Combine the first section’s hair a little bit into the new section. It will be a highlight for the exact length. 

Make an angle of 90 degrees to hold this section between your forefinger and middle finger. Then trim the tips of this section to the same length as that of the previous one that you have cut. Continue the same process for trimming all the layers and complete the top box. Keep a spray bottle filled with water with you while layering your short hair. 

If your hair gets dry, spray to get them damp again. If they get too wet, towel dry your hair. Stay aware of which sections have been trimmed and which need to be trimmed. Trimming the same section twice can make a big difference in short hair. You should cut them to the same length to appear in fine layers at the end.       

Make the hair section down the middle. 

When you get your entire top box trimmed, part your hair from the middle, and that partition will last to the down. It will provide you with a straight path to cut your layers. 

Trim the side layers 

Lift a section from the front of your head on either side and hold it between your fingers. Also do not forget to make an angle of 90 degrees perpendicular as we did before. Repeat the same action for all the sections of one side of your head and do the same for the other side. 

Review your layers 

Examine your layers, especially around the ears and at the back of your hairline. If something seems uneven, take scissors again to trim it with care. You can trim the edges to give them a refined look. 

Things to avoid while cutting short hair in layers

There are some points that you have to keep in your mind to get your perfect layered haircut. 

  • Never use only one scissor; don’t use a blunt one. 
  • Don’t make an angle of 30 degrees or 45 degrees while holding your hair. 
  • Avoid combing your hair with a regular comb. 
  • Don’t rely on one mirror only. 

10 trending short layered haircuts 

Here we list ten layered haircuts trending in the styling market.

  • Short layered blunt bob.
  • Short hair with wispy layers. 
  • Trendy short layered cut.
  • Layered pixie bob cut.
  • Flippy short layers. 
  • Chin-length stacked bob. 
  • Flirty A-line cut with short layers. 
  • Bold short layered haircut. 
  • Layered shaggy bob hairstyle.
  • Fun short layered haircut.

So, which one are you going to have? We love to know about it in the comment section.  

The final verdict 

A layered haircut demands short hair, and everyone loves it. We shared an easy way to cut short hair into layers with tips and things to avoid in this article. Plus, a list of trending short layered haircuts will make you crazy.

Also read how to curl your hair with a straightener

Now, we thought that you don’t even need to set an appointment with your salon to get a haircut as you already know it very well. If you want to ask something more, the comment section is always open. 

Happy cutting!