Do you love your long hair? Long hair is extremely versatile. You can wear it up or down. You can curl it or leave it straight. However, sometimes you get bored with your long hair. These long hairstyles with layers show that long hair can have effortless style.
Layers can make thin hair look thicker. They can also thin out a coarse mane. They add texture all over your head even if you have the straightest hair. Layers also give your style more movement and swing.
Layers don’t have to be dramatic. Subtle layers blend lengths of hair together. Choppy layers, on the other hand, can create a shaggy look. Whatever type of layered hairstyle you go for, know that it can shave time off your morning routine. You’ll have less hair to dry and style, but you’ll keep all the length that you love.
Learn to manage your layered hair with tricks that the stylists use.
Long and Blond
You don't need a lot of layers to get movement. This hairstyle capitalizes on lemony blonde highlights and long length. A few shorter layers and gentle waves make the hair swing. The ends are thinned out so that they don’t make a blunt line straight across your back.
Curly hair gets layers to give it shape and keep it from looking triangular. Your stylist can create this cut while your hair is dry so that the curls don’t end up too short. Gentle highlights help define the haircut.
Dark hair gives the appearance of a waterfall with subtle layers and long, loose spirals. Keeping the ends of the layers trimmed regularly will help hair grow more quickly and look healthy.
Tone down brassiness with ashy color. A touch of smoky brown in your highlights will ensure that it never turns orange. Wrap the length around a wand for pretty curls.
You don't need wavy hair to emphasize well-designed layers. Stick-straight hair looks sharp with varying lengths around the face and razor-cut ends. A few caramel and golden highlights give it dimension.
Get a dip-dyed look with ends that get gradually lighter. This will ensure that your mane looks great even when you’re wearing a hat. It’s a perfect look for cold weather.
Brunette and Platinum
Gently blended highlights make the long fringe stand out in this edgy cut. The outer layers of hair have an ash-brown tone with a little balayage. The underlayers are bright platinum. Together, it looks soft and unified instead of stripy.
Dark Blond Sideswept Layers
Dark caramel lowlights on ashy blond hair and long layers make a side part look more stylish than the girl next door. Have the ends thinned out and use texturizer to separate strands.
Go vintage with a shag and bangs. It's sporty, feminine and fashionable. The slight feathering in the fringe provides movement and texture without making you look out of place in this decade.
A long mane gets tamed with a deep side part. Pin back the top section and let the ends fly free. With hair this long, your shortest layers should hit somewhere around the shoulder.
The V Shape
Add interest to straight hair by leaving the center of the back longer than the sides. From the back, the edge of your hair will have a nice graduated shape. When your hair is drawn to the front, you’ll look like you have some layers.
A Pretty Mess
Pull hair away from the face with a rubber band. Keep everything loose, and don't pull the ponytail all the way through. Your shorter layers will stay in the rubber band, and the longer layers will hang free.
Pretty In Pink
Make your layers extra special by coloring them a delicate bubble-gum tone.
Soft Blond Shag
A center part, voluminous bounce, long layers and a little fringe are all you need for this throwback style.
Beach Waves And Ombre
It's soft and relaxed, even down to the color. Golden balayage softens up the ends of these dark layers.
Straight dark hair gets a boost with bouncy layers and warm highlights. The lightest tone is reserved for the layers near the face.
Lots Of Layers
Layers that start at the crown help you look like you styled your hair even if you just rolled out of bed. Curl the ends in different directions, or just work some texturizer through the strands. Blunt ends create a structured shape.
Keep it choppy at the ends, and curl each section around a wand to play up these subtle layers. A few bright, bold highlights add separation to the strands.
Crazy long hair gets a blowout. The ends are turned in to frame the face. The layers start just below the chin and can be swept to the side to look like fringe.
Layers start at the chin and are rolled out to create dimension. You can do this with a round brush or a curling iron. If your hair already has some wave to it, gently coax the ends with a round brush and a blow dryer after air drying your hair.
Lots of wispy layers are dyed light blonde for the softest style under the sun. This is a great way to bring a healthy look back to over-dyed ends.
These layers play it straight and start about three inches from the ends. A graduated amber tone keeps this style from looking boring.
Long locks are layered in three places. Ask for a layer at the ears and at mid length. Thin out the ends with a razor.
Front Meets Back
Layers are concentrated around the front of the head. The shortest layer from close to the face is repeated in the back of the style. This provides some lift to the hair at the crown.
Tons of layers get a boost with a few highlights and wavy ends. Use a traditional curling iron or round brush for this one. You want the ends of the hair, not the whole strand, to curl.
These waves are perfect for the beach in a color that's not quite brown and not exactly blond. The layers let the hair bounce up with some wave instead of frizzing out.
This long mane is easy to maintain. A great blowout and a moisturizing conditioner that doesn’t weigh your hair down are the keys to keeping up with this style.
The sexy, just-rolled-out-of-bed look is a perfect way to play up long hair. The ends of the layers are thinned out, but the bottom edge of the longest layer has more of a blunt cut.
Spring In Your Step
This woman looks like she stepped out of a shampoo commercial. Hair that extends past the shoulders looks more buoyant with these long layers.
Coarse hair is thinned out with massive amounts of layers. The shorter lengths prevent the heavy hair from becoming weighed down. This provides more volume at the crown. Heavy, side-swept bangs frame the face.
Layers are typically cut shorter around the face. The layers here are shorter in the back than in the front. This helps the hair of the crown of the head get a boost.
Each spiral gets a little attention with perfectly painted highlights. Don’t brush out your hair after curling it to get these distinct waves. You can get this look by learning to curl your hair with a straightener.
Lots Of Lowlights
Focus on creating bold highlights in the outer layer and keeping the hair underneath natural. This is a great look for blondes or brunettes.
You don't need highlights to show off a healthy head of hair. Long layers that start around the chin and flip out slightly at the ends work well on solid-color hair.
Dark, chest-length hair gets definition from ragged layers and chin-length fringe.
All you need is a little twist to add body to this style. Keep the top of the strands straight. Twist the ends around a wide-barreled curling iron.
Long Angled Bob
The bob is not usually associated with long layers. This is a longer take on the typical angled bob. It stays edgy with razor-cut layers at the ends.
The shag gets even more texture when it's defined with a spiral wand. If you don’t feel like curling it and your hair has a little wave to it, just scrunch it with your fingers while it’s wet. Work some wax into the ends for definition.
Add a shock of color to your layered angled bob. Dye your bangs lighter, and highlight the outer layer of hair in wide blocks.
Keep the length below the chin for fine hair with layers. It'll look longer than you think, and it won’t weigh down the volume you have at the roots.
Slicing the ends with a razor before straightening the hair adds texture to this one-tone style. The front is just slightly longer than the back.
Short layers in the back and make it easier to style away frizz. When you blow out layers like this, your shimmering highlights will be emphasized.
Lighten everything up with a bolder color, blunt bangs and long layers that turn in beneath the face.
Color your layers with a rose gold hue that peeks out from underneath. You’ll see it better if you keep the outer layers shorter.
Don't let thick hair look like a dark mass. Cut layers into a long bob and color the ends for definition. These highlights go from silver to copper to obsidian.
Every inch of your long, layered look gets a dose of dimension with purple and lavender highlights.
All it takes are a few layers for shape that you didn't know you had.
Volume At The Bottom
Part your hair in the middle and direct the body toward the ends with meticulous texture there. All you have to do is curl and tease the last five to six inches of hair. This is ideal when you’re spending all day outside, and your hair is going to get windblown anyway.
Perfect Waves And Highlights
Blow dry hair in sections, turning ends under with a round brush. Pin each section after it's dry. When you've done the whole head, blast with cool air and remove the pins.
The softness of these layers has the perfect amount of texture. Try to get as close to your scalp as possible with the curling wand for these large spirals.
Spirals, brightness and ash blend together for a magical effect.
Feminine curves are in all the right places. The layers have a perfect amount of flip and the color is vivid.
A Little Auburn
Just a touch of warmth infuses these layers with an inviting quality.
Glints Of Honey
Layers and highlights in the right places glisten in the sunlight.
Feathery bangs blend perfectly with all these layers. The burgundy to chocolate ombre is a nice touch.
The Finishing Touch
If your layers don’t look the same after you step out of the salon, try adopting a different technique for drying them. Three ways to blow dry layered hair give you options.
Layers can give you a fresh look if you’re over 60. They can also be found in many female celebrity hairstyles. That’s because they’re so versatile.