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This Just In: 20 Exquisite Long Layered Haircuts

Long hair can be stunning and a real show stopper, but if you’ve rocked long hair before, you know that it can also be a real pain in the you-know-what!

Without the right haircut, all that length can become a burden. A good way to lighten your hair load a bit without losing length is to add in some layers. Long or short layers can take a ton of weight out of your hair therefore making it much easier to style.

Removing weight can also knock some time off of your blow dry — score! Peep these gorgeous long layered haircuts for a little hair inspiration.

#1 Perfectly Imperfect

Written by Carly Bowers

This curled look is just messy enough. It looks effortless yet complements a long layered cut and showcases your beautiful face!

Long Layered Haircut with Curls

Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted as desired.
  2. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron and curl each section of your hair. Be sure to alternate the direction of the curls as you go. One section should curl away from your face, the next section towards your face, etc.
  3. Once each section has been curled, use your fingers to break up the curls and “mess it up” a bit. Use a brush to separate them even further.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold hairspray and apply some texture cream to the ends.

Recommended Products:

If you want an even more undone look, use a texture cream on the ends once everything has been curled. I love Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble. Start with a little bit and then add more if needed.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have a round shaped face, this look will be flattering. Medium to thick hair that has a bit of a natural wave would work well for this style!

#2 Grecian Goddess

Written by Carly Bowers

A little headband is the perfect way to finish off this Greek goddess-inspired look. Long, perfectly placed curls are a great way to show off your long locks!

Long Layered Haircut with Waves and Headband

Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
  2. Use a 1-inch curling iron on medium-sized sections. Curl your hair section by section all in the same direction.
  3. Once hair is curled, apply a shine spray to the ends. If desired, put a headband on to finish off the look.

Recommended Products:

Apply some Shimmer Shine by Kevin Murphy to your ends after you finish curling it. A little goes a long way though, so start small and build if needed!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Layered hair that’s thick is ideal for this particular style. A square face shape will be complemented by this look.

#3 Fiesty Fringe

Written by Carly Bowers

A little fringe around the face can make an ordinary haircut seem much edgier and stylish.

Long Layered Haircut with Fringe

Style by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted as desired.
  2. Once you have styled your fringe, working in large sections, use a 1¼-inch curling iron to curl each section of your hair.
  3. Once everything has been curled, use your fingers to break up the curls and make them seem more natural.
  4. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Any time you use a hot tool on your hair, you definitely want to be sure and apply a heat protectant. Damage Manager by Kevin Murphy is a great option!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is ideal for those with a high forehead, as the bangs will make it appear smaller. Any texture of hair will work for this look. Straight to wavy hair will work best for this look.

#4 Braided Beauty

Written by Carly Bowers

A little side braid is a great way to keep your long layered hair out of your face without compromising on style!

Long Layered Haircut with Braid

Style by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

Long Layered Haircut with Braid Side

Style by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
  2. Curl each section of your hair using a large curling iron.
  3. Gather a two inch-wide section of hair that begins at your part. Use this hair as the beginning of your waterfall braid.
  4. Do the same on the other side of your part and connect the two braids in middle/back of your head.
  5. Spray everything with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

A good curling iron is a necessary tool to have in your arsenal when creating styles like this one. I love anything by Hot Tools. The products are reasonably priced and will last you a long time!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have a square shaped face, this look will soften your features and flatter your face. This look is versatile and really any type of hair will be workable for this style.

#5 Side Braided Stunner

Written by Carly Bowers

A little side braid can complement your long layered hair perfectly!

Side Braid for Long Layered Hair

Style by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

Side Braid for Long Layered Hair Side View

Style by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair that’s parted to one side.
  2. Leave out a small section around your face, then gather all of your hair to one side and braid it. Secure the end with a clear rubber band.
  3. Using a rattail comb or your fingers, pick out a few pieces from the braid so it looks less perfect. then pull apart the braid a bit to loosen it up.
  4. Curl the pieces around your face that have been left out of the braid, then spray everything with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

To keep your look in place, try spraying a light hold hairspray on top of everything after you have finished braiding it. I love Moroccan Oil’s Hairspray in Light. It won’t get crispy and it smells great!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any type of hair would work for this look. A natural wave would complement your braid, but straight hair will work well too. A round face will be flattered by this style.

#6 Soft and Sweet

Written by Carly Bowers

This look is so soft and subtle and is a great way to show off your layered haircut! It works for any occasion and is a timeless style.

Soft Layered Haircut for Long Hair

Style by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair. Apply a volumizing spray to your roots, then use a medium-sized round brush to blow dry and smooth your hair.
  2. Once hair is dry, use a large curling iron to add a bit more wave to ends if desired.
  3. Apply a shine spray to the ends of your hair.

Recommended Products:

I love Boosta Spray by Unite. Spray it on your roots to give your hair more body and volume. It won’t get heavy or sticky!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Fine to medium hair with minimal natural curl or wave is ideal for this look. An oval face shape will be complemented by this look.

#7 Straight and Sassy

Written by Carly Bowers

Totally straight and sleek is a wonderful option for your long layers.

Straight Haircut with Long Layers

Style by Kimberly Morgan, Makeup by Ashley Nicole Pugh Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair that you have applied a smoothing cream or serum to.
  2. Use a medium-sized boar bristle round brush and blow dry your hair.
  3. Once hair is dry, use a flat iron if more smoothness is desired.
  4. Apply a finishing serum to the ends of your hair.

Recommended Products:

Before you blow dry, apply Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum to your ends. It will help speed up your blow dry, plus it will add a nice sheen to your hair!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

If you have a round face, this look is best for you. Hair that’s medium to thick will look best styled like this.

#8 Long Layers All Around

Written by Carly Bowers

If you’re after a small change without adjusting your long haircut too much, then longer layers only around your face are ideal.

Long Layered Haircuts

Style by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

How To Style:

  1. When hair is dry, use a 1½-inch curling iron to curl your hair section by section.
  2. Use your fingers to gently separate and loosen the curls.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

I love Moroccan Oil Medium Hairspray to finish off a style. It’s light and won’t get sticky, but still offers a decent amount of hold!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is awesome for anyone who is looking to elongate a round face shape. Only doing layers in the front and leaving the back at one length is ideal for those with fine hair. It will add a little movement around the face, but the back will still appear thick and full!

#9 Short Face Framing

Written by Carly Bowers

Here is another great option if you are only looking to layer your hair around your face.

Short Face Framing Long Layered Haircuts

Style by Esoterica Studios, Inc., Fort Worth, TX

How To Style:

  1. When hair is dry, use a 1½-inch curling iron to curl your hair section by section.
  2. Use your fingers to gently separate and loosen the curls.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray and some texture cream on the ends to create a “piecy” look.

Recommended Products:

Give Brilliantine By Bumble and Bumble a try. Use a very small amount on your ends to separate the layers and make them stand out more.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is awesome for anyone who wants to bring interest to their face and soften any harsh features. It’s perfect if you have medium to fine hair and only want to shorten a few pieces around your face, leaving the back looking full and thick!

#10 Short Layers All Around

Written by Carly Bowers

If it’s tons of body and movement all around that you’re after, try asking your stylist to cut shorter, chin-length layers in the back AND around your face!

Short Layered Haircut All Around

Style by Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Use a medium-sized round brush to dry your hair section by section.
  2. Once hair is completely dry, use a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

A good round brush can make or break a layered hairstyle. I love using a boar bristle brush because I think it makes the hair smoother. Try Sam Villa’s medium-sized round brush. It’s my personal fave!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is ideal for girls with long hair that is fine, and who want to add more body and volume to their look. Taking weight off of the bottom of your hair will greatly lighten your load, thus making it easier for your hair to be bouncy and full of movement! The layers around the face will be a nice complement to girls with a square or angular face.

#11 Long Layers with Side Bangs

Written by Carly Bowers

Longer, side-swept bangs can be a great addition to any layered look. They add extra framing around your face, as well as a touch of style!

How To Style:

  1. Use a medium-sized round brush to dry your hair, section by section. Style your bangs as desired.
  2. If desired, use a flat iron to smooth out your hair even further.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, use a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

To keep your long layered hair looking soft and shiny, it’s crucial to keep it healthy. Try using a deep conditioning mask once every 5-6 washes. A mask is like a super charged conditioner. It will deliver that extra dose of moisture to your thirsty locks!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is awesome for anyone who has a round face and wants to elongate it, yet still remove some weight and give it some style. The longer, face framing layers around the face will make your hair a bit easier to style, but will still make your hair appear long and thick!

#12 Extra Long Side Bangs With Long Layers

Written by Carly Bowers

Here’s a look that’s similar to the previous one, however this model has kept her bangs a bit longer and has long layers throughout her hair.

Extra Long Layered Haircut With Side Bangs

Style by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

How To Style:

  1. Use a medium-sized round brush to dry your hair, section by section. Style bangs as desired.
  2. If you like the look shown in the photo, use bobby pins or a clip to secure the top section of your hair back at the crown of your head, leaving out your bangs.
  3. Finish with a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Try Paul Mitchell’s Super Clean Spray for a final product. It won’t leave your hair too sticky, but it will certainly keep your half up half down look in place!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is great for the long haired beauties who want to add some shorter pieces throughout their hair. If you have thick hair, this is a great way to take out some weight without losing much length anywhere. The bangs will add a shorter look around your face and frame it nicely. Any face shape would be complemented by this style!

#13 Chin Length Layers

Written by Carly Bowers

If you have thick hair that you just cannot seem to style in less than an eternity, then this look just might save you!

Chin Length Layered Haircut

Style by Kenneth’s for Hair, New Orleans, LA

How To Style:

  1. Use a medium-sized round brush to dry your hair section by section.
  2. Once hair is completely dry, use a light hold finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

To give the layers a bit more definition, try Styling Wax by Bumble and Bumble. Put only a tiny bit on the very ends. It will give a “piecier” look to your whole style and make your awesome cut stand out!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

As I mentioned above, this look is great for anyone with super thick hair who has to spend a lot of time styling. Removing weight will allow you to cut down your styling time significantly. Also, curling your hair will be much easier. This look is pretty on a oval or heart shaped face.

#14 Extra Long Hair With Medium Layers

Written by Carly Bowers

If you love to curl your extra long hair, try taking out some weight and adding layers that are shoulder length all around.

Long Curly Hair With Medium Layers

Style by Debra McGarvey, Debra M Salon, Poughkeepsie, NY

How To Style:

  1. When hair is dry, use a 1-inch curling iron and curl your hair section by section.
  2. If a looser look is desired, gently use your fingers to comb through the curls and separate them.
  3. Use a finishing hairspray.

Recommended Products:

If you have thick hair and are wanting to create an extra curly ‘do, try a hairspray that has a bit more hold. Unite Spray 360 should do the trick!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut is awesome if you have thick, long hair that you like to curl or put up often. Your curls will lay better and, with all that weight gone, they will be far less time consuming to create. If you have a round face, this is a great look for you!

#15 Shorter Layers, Everywhere!

Written by Carly Bowers

I love this look because it gives long hair the ability to look “perfectly undone”. Use these easy styling tips to create what is sure to become your new favorite style.

 

Short Layered Haircut Front View

Style by Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Long Layered Haircuts

Style by Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Use a 1½-inch curling iron to curl hair section by section.
  2. Use your fingers or a large paddle brush to separate the curls and create a looser look.
  3. If desired, finish with a very light holding spray.

Recommended Products:

Try a very very light spray after you style your hair. I love Bumble and Bumble’s Classic Hairspray. It will offer a bit of hold, but won’t leave you feeling sticky!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect for anyone who has a lot of thick hair. Taking your layers short (around chin length) will take off tons of weight and greatly reduce your styling time. These loose, undone waves will soften any harsh features, and will work for any face shape.

#16 Longer Layers With No Bangs + Curls

Written by Carly Bowers

Give your long hair a little bounce with some longer layers all around. And, if you’re feeling extra wild, get out your curling iron and get to styling!

Long Curly Layers

Style by Randy Currie, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style:

  1. When hair is dry, use a 1-inch curling iron and curl your hair section by section.
  2. If a looser look is desired, gently use your fingers to comb through the curls and separate them.
  3. If desired, braid the section around your hairline.
  4. Use a medium hold finishing hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try a spritz of Spray De Mode by Bumble and Bumble before you curl each section. This product will be especially helpful if you have fine hair that doesn’t hold curl well!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is awesome if you have fine to medium hair and want to keep it long, but ensure that you can have some bounce and body. This cut will also allow your curls to lay better and frame your face a bit more. This look would really flatter a rounder face shape.

Tip:

If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, this is also a great look for you. Just add some curl crème and let your hair do it’s thing!

#17 Short Layers with a Deep Side Part

Written by Carly Bowers

Move that part over an inch or two, trim up your layers and viola! You’ve got a whole new look!

Short Layered Haircut With Deep Side Part

Style by Kate Marsh & Tiffany Gonzalez The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. When hair is dry, use a 1¼-inch curling iron and curl your hair section by section.
  2. If a looser look is desired, gently use your fingers to comb through the curls and separate them.
  3. Use a finishing hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Shimmer Shine by Kevin Murphy on your hair after you have styled it. Spray a bit in your hands and then apply it to your locks from midshaft to ends.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look could work well on fine, medium or thick hair. The deep side part and shorter side-swept bangs are a great way to offset any asymmetrical or angular features. The shorter layers of this cut also allow for unlimited amounts of body and volume.

#18 Short Side Bangs with Extra Long Layers

Written by Carly Bowers

Here’s another great option for those with fine, long hair. You can take a bit of weight out without your hair looking stringy and thin at the ends!

Short Side Bangs With Extra Long Layered Cut

Style by Kathy McCaffrey, Kathy Adams Salon, Buford, GA

How To Style:

  1. When hair is dry, use a 1¼-inch curling iron and curl your hair section by section.
  2. If a looser look is desired, gently use your fingers to comb through the curls and separate them.
  3. Use a finishing hairspray.

Recommended Products:

A little shine serum goes a long way with this one. Try putting a bit of Super Skinny Serum on your hair when it’s wet, and even a bit afterwards when it’s all curled!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

As I mentioned above, I love this look for girls with long hair that is very fine. If you keep your layers extra long, you will still have hair that looks full and thick. The shorter side bangs are a great way to add a little interest around your face. This look is beautiful on someone with a rounder face shape.

#19 Extra Long Side Bangs and Medium Layers

Written by Carly Bowers

Extra long, swoopy side bangs are the perfect addition to any layered haircut. The medium, shoulder length layers shown here can remove weight and also create a multi dimensional hair color like the one shown on the model below!

Extra Long Side Bangs With Medium Layers

Style by Landen Gallagher, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Use a medium-sized round brush to dry your hair section by section.
  2. If desired, use a flat iron to smooth out your hair even more.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, use a light hold finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is absolutely stunning on anyone who has medium to thick hair and wants to lighten their hair load. The long bangs will work well to disguise your forehead as well as frame your face nicely. If your hair is naturally straight, this is a great option for you. Any face shape will work well for this cut.

Recommended Products:

Try a little mousse at your roots before you round brush or style your hair. I like Sculpting Foam by Paul Mitchell.

#20 Short Layers With A Middle Part

Written by Carly Bowers

Parting your hair down the middle and taking your layers short (chin length or above) is the best selection for optimum volume and body!

Short Layered Haircut With Middle Part

Style by Sarah Sprague The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

How To Style:

  1. When hair is dry, use a 1½-inch curling iron to curl your hair section by section.
  2. Use your fingers to gently separate and loosen the curls.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray and some texture cream on the ends to create a “piecy” look.

Recommended Products:

If you want to give your natural curls a little help, try mixing Paul Mitchell’s Sculpting Foam and Super Skinny Serum together. The cocktail of products will keep your frizz to a minimum, but will still keep the curls bouncy!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is awesome if you have hair that hangs very flat and doesn’t have much natural body or movement. Also, naturally curly hair will look great with a cut like this as it will prevent your hair from looking too triangular. Oval or longer face shapes will be complemented by this cut and style.

Clients are often scared of layers because they see layering their hair as cutting it shorter. Hopefully I have debunked that myth for you with this article. Layers don’t have to mean shorter hair all over. Layering your hair can simply mean cutting down styling time, adding bounce and movement, or adding a new style element to your otherwise not so thrilling long hairstyle! Don’t be scared to lighten up your hair load a bit. You just might love the results with one of these long layered haircuts!