By Amelia-Walker Published 09/05/2016 17:00:00 | Views: 2664
10 Lovely Layered Hairstyles & Haircuts

Heavy hair that is weighed down and shapeless is brought back to life with layers.

Whether your hair is short or long, adding layers into your haircut will help amp up your style power.

Chiseled face-framing layers, short volumizing layers or soft tapered layers are all magnificent options to freshen up your look.

Consider going with one of these lovely layered haircuts.

Auburn Beauty

This gorgeous reddish brown color is the perfect shade to try out this summer. Rich, bold, and full of swirling dimension, this haircut falls right at the shoulders and is given a fantastic full shape with short to medium layers. Keeping the bangs long and to the side creates soft sweeping back feel that is so on trend right now. No jagged lines here, just soft and blended layers that will grow out beautifully.

A medium length hairstyle with auburn red hair color

How To Style:

1. Apply the appropriate products to add volume and body.

2. Blow dry with a paddle brush to remove most of the moisture out of the shower and then go in with a medium sized round brush to swoop the bangs over and create flips with the rest of the layers.

3. Apply a light hairspray and scrunch up the layers with your fingers to create a beachy / wavy look. Not too smooth but rather a fun tousled affect.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

All face shapes would look great with this style. Heart, round, square, or ovals will glow with this soft layered hairstyle. If your hair is slightly curly or naturally wavy this style will be great for you to keep up. Straight hair will look nice too but won’t be as voluminous.


If you’re a red head you’ll really want to make sure to keep up with your color appointments, especially in the summer when your color can fade the most from being out in the sun and sea. Opt for demi-permanent glosses to refresh instead of permanent dyes so hair looks natural, and not opaque / inky.

Long and Luminous

Casual long brown straight and layered hairstyle


I love this photo because it captures the type of hair so many women have – long and straight. But that doesn’t mean your hair has to be boring! Keeping the length just past the shoulders is a gorgeous and healthy length to maintain. Medium to long layers throughout and around the shoulders add interest and texture to this gorgeous look.

How To Style:

1. Start with clean, dry hair that is parted to the side. 2. Drop down small horizontal sections of hair to flat iron. Really make sure you hold the flat iron at an angle towards the face to create that flipped under style. 3. Use minimal product to keep this style soft and touchable.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Round faces look great with this hairstyle because the long layers help elongate and slim. Naturally straight hair will be blown out beautifully for this look.


Use a deep conditioning mask on your hair once a week to really keep your hair healthy and shiny.

Fresh and Fierce

A layered haircut with long bangs

This pale blonde model rocks thick full bangs and soft face framing layers. The trend right now for layers is to keep them soft and blendable, not chunky and choppy. This shoulder length cut shows off sexy layers that hit right at the chin and bevel down to add lots of texture and movement.

How To Style:

1. Dry your hair with a towel and then detangle with a comb out of the shower.

2. Apply your favorite blow-drying products to the hair and start removing moisture from the hair with the dryer. You can use a paddle brush or your fingers during this step.

3. Grab a medium sized round brush and start drying the bangs forward. Really roll them under to create that nice rounded shape.

4. Section up the top crown area of hair and use the brush and the blow dryer to dry the bottom pieces. Roll them under too and really flick under the ends while drying.

5. Drop down the top section and continue rolling hair under with the brush while drying until your entire head of hair is dry and smooth.

6. If you need to, grab your flat iron and smooth out any pieces that need it. Keep the flat iron beveled slightly to keep ends flipping in towards the face.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Round and heart shaped faces will look best with these gorgeous layers. Straight hair or wavy hair that can be blown smooth will totally work for this hairstyle.


For a completely different style, blow-dry the ends of the hair out and away from the face. The flipped out look is a hairstyle that is really coming back on trend.

Red Razor

Layered medium length hairstyle with red highlights
Layered medium length hairstyle with red highlights angle

Love this spicy redhead and the fun razored layers. If you want more of a piecey look opt for layers that are cut with a razor so you get that funky texture that still blends and softens your features. Longer side bangs are cut proportionally to the length that falls just past the shoulders. Even the bottom lengths of the hair are cut with a razor to give a more natural looking cut.

How To Style:

1. Towel-dry your hair as much as you can and apply smoothing products from roots to ends of your hair strands.

2. Use a comb to detangle and part your hair to one side.

3. Use your blow dryer and your fingers or a paddle brush to remove all the moisture out of your hair. You’re going for a slick shattered look so you don’t need to waste time with a round brush or worry about adding volume.

4. When your hair is completely dry spray some shine mist on your hair and detail your style with a flat iron.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Square faces will really help show off the fun angles of this cut. Medium to thick texture is good but fine haired girls can try this hairstyle out, too. The straighter your hair is the easier it will be to recreate this look.


Tease a few sections of hair at the crown to add some retro feeling volume. Spray with hairspray to secure.

Simple Elegance

Medium brown hair color layered haircut

This sweet hourglass shape is created from medium to long layers that flip out beautifully just past the shoulders. The result is true elegance and a hairstyle that can be worn to any occasion. A healthy chocolate glow is warmed up with a cinnamon gloss that is so on trend right for brunettes right now.

How To Style:

1. Detangle towel-dried hair and apply your favorite hair products to damp hair.

2. Use a large paddle brush to blow-dry hair. Pull hair with the brush and follow with the blow dryer nozzle pointed down the hair shaft.

3. When your hair is about 90% dry grab a large sized round brush and continue blow-drying. Really flip hair around the brush to create a nice soft flip on the ends.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Round and heart shaped faces will look stunning with this particular hairstyle. Medium to thick hair with straight to wavy texture will be able to achieve this look.


Typically, the shorter your layers are cut, the more volume you’ll get out of your hairstyle. Talk to your stylist if volume is an issue for you to achieve and you two can both decide what types of layers will be best for you.

California Blonde

A long hairstyle with casual layers


This classic sun-kissed color is complimented with the perfectly swooped layers. A totally effortless and laid back feel is achieved with this beautiful long hairstyle. The shortest layers are cut right at the jaw line in front of the face. Longer cascading layers help create a wavy like feel that is perfect for a Californian vacation.

How To Style:

1. Start with clean dry hair and part down the center or slightly to one side.

2. Grab the top front section of hair and use a large barreled curling iron to swoop bangs back and away from your forehead. Only curl the ends so you get more of a swoop and not a coil.

3. Grab large pieced of layers around the face and use the same curling iron to flip the ends back and away from your face.

4. Use the same iron to curl the ends of the longest pieces around your head to keep the whole look uniform and soft.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Oval and square shaped faces will look simply elegant with this soft sweeping layers. Thicker hair that is naturally straight or slightly wavy is the perfect formula for this look.


Always get highlighting services when you’re in the salon? Have your stylist break it up every few appointments with some subtle lowlights that will help add dimension and keep you from being washed out by too much blonde.

Indigo Girl

Layered dark brown and red hair


Get a layered look that’s totally edgy and on trend. Long thick bangs make a dramatic statement that blend beautifully into face framing chiseled pieces. Turn up the heat by recreating this flame like color. Totally hot for summer and into fall!

How To Style:

1. Start with damp hair and comb through with a wide toothed comb.

2. Apply your favorite blow-drying products to the hair and start removing the moisture from your hair with your blow dryer.

3. Grab a medium sized round brush and start drying the bangs forward and to the side.

4. Section up the top crown area of hair and use the brush and the blow dryer to dry the bottom section. Roll the hair pieces under and towards the face while drying.

5. Drop down the top section and continue rolling hair under with the brush while drying until your entire head of hair is dry and smooth.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Ovals will rock this but all other faces shapes could pull this hairstyle off, too. Medium to thick hair that is on the straighter side naturally are best for this particular look.


Start with a medium amount of bangs and then keep adding more hair until the desired thickness is achieved.

Does a Body Good

Medium wavy red hair with long layers


Keeping thin hair cut short around the chin with minimal layers can make your hair look twice as thick! Hair is cut with a clean blunt edge that screams sophistication. Medium length layers are added for volume and body and helps keep the style from looking too heavy. This gorgeous “pin-up” red color is totally on trend right now, too.

How To Style:

1. Start with clean dry hair.

2. Heat up 2” sized hot rollers and pop them in your hair. Roll them under at the bottom and back on the top of your head for optimum volume.

3. Brush through gently to break up the curls with your fingers after removing the hot rollers.

4. Spray with your favorite hairspray for hold.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces look stunning with this super cute short hairstyle. Thick hair that is wavy or straight is ideal for this particular style.


Do your makeup or lay out what you’re going to wear for the day while you have the hot rollers in your hair. Multi-tasking while they are in your hair is a great time saver.

Pump Up the Volume

Dark colored hairstyle with layers and waves
Dark colored hairstyle with layers and waves back view

Take your layered look to the next level by adding some curls. Hair looks extra full with this shoulder grazing cut with soft longer layers. Add some cherry red color and some side bangs for added drama.

How To Style:

1. Start with clean dry hair and grab your one and a half inch curling iron.

2. Drop down a horizontal section of hair down at your neck and about an inch high. Section up the rest of your hair.

3. Grab small pieces of the dropped down section of hair and curl from roots to ends.

4. Drop down another horizontal inch section and repeat.

5. Curl your entire head of hair.

6. Flat iron the bangs to the side and use a lightweight hairspray to finish off.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

All face shapes can rock silky and bouncy curls. Try this style if you have straight to wavy hair or subtle natural curls with thin to thick hair.


If you know how to curl your hair with a one-inch flat iron you can achieve a similar look that will last twice as long.

Bang for Your Buck

Long haircut with layers and wispy bangs

Thin wispy bangs make a beautiful statement in this fun whimsical hairstyle. Own your thin hair by playing up the fun wispy texture. Embrace what you got and rock this past the shoulder hairstyle. Sweet piecey bangs and long full layers create a totally fun style to try.

How To Style:

1. Start with towel dried hair, detangle, and then distribute your favorite hair products through your hair for body and styling.

2. Use a paddle brush and your blow dryer to dry your hair.

3. Use a small or medium sized round brush to blow dry bangs forward.

4. When hair is dry scrunch it up with your hands to create an undone feel.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Type:

All face shapes can sport this lovely face-framing hairstyle. Girls with thin hair that is on the wavy to straight side are perfect candidates for this look.


Add some more chiseled layers around the face to play up the fun piecey texture even more!

So are you ready to rock a sleek hourglass layered cut? Or shag up your boring blunt cut bob? Adding soft, playful pieces throughout your haircut that blend beautifully is the new trend for layers. These sweet styles all grow out gorgeously and will take you from drab to fab in no time.




By Amelia-Walker 09/05/2016 17:00:00

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