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12 Swoon-Worthy Long Layered Hairstyles & Haircuts You Have To Try

Looking for new long layered hairstyles or an updated hairstyle for long hair? Check out these gorgeous hair styling techniques for long hair. Long layers have been the most requested cuts in the past few years.

Layers remove just the right amount of weight to give the hair movement, without making the ends look over-layered and straggly. Layered hairstyles typically look great on all face shapes and, depending on how they are styled, they could flatter some face shapes more than others. Layered hair is also a great styling technique for making thin hair look much fuller.

Loose Curls

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Q&A with Style Creator Deborah Smith
Hairstylist @ Mic Mac Head Shoppe in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look can be worn either for the weekend or for a dressed up occasion. The hair is positioned so if the curl loosens it will fall into a beautiful wave.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

All styling products used were by Redken and Moroccan Oil. The hair was washed with Redken Color Magnetics shampoo and conditioner. Redken Stay High mousse gel was then used to provide body and lift. The Moroccan Oil heat styling product was used to protect hair from the curling iron, and Redken #18 hairspray was used to finish the look. I used a 1-inch curling iron to create these bouncy curls.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is for the woman who wants a little more styled look to cross over from day to night wear. It can be paired with jeans and heels or a cocktail dress and heels. It is a very versatile hairstyle.

Dark Layered Curls

Off-center parted hair that is curled backwards to reveal a beautiful face is a universally flattering look. The curled layered look really gives incredible movement.

Beautiful Off Center Parted Hair Long Layered Look

Hot Off The Press by Paul Mitchell is a great thermal protection spray that has flexible hold.
Long face shapes should be extra careful when sporting this hairstyle. Make sure to create as much width as possible using curls on the sides of the face.

Dark Layered Curls

Volume…everywhere. This layered hairstyle is all about facial framing and bringing attention to the facial features. A deep, rich hair color can really make this look rock.

Bombshell Thick Lush Brunette Locks

Prep wet hair with Paul Mitchell’s Extra-Body Sculpting Foam before blow drying. This is a great way to get a head start on achieving volume.
This beautiful hairstyle is sure to make any face shape with any hair type turn heads.

Zesty Highlights and Swirls

Big, bouncy and smooth curls with ribbons of bright orange highlights make this hairstyle stand out in a crowd. This hairstyle can be mixed with varying length layers to lighten the curls.

Zesty Swirls Long Highlighted Layered Wavy Look

Hold Me Tight by Paul Mitchell is a flexible hold spray that dries fast without stiffness.

This hairstyle will flatter longer shapes as it has its volume concentrated on the sides of the face. Hair that is straight to wavy will easily be able to style this way.

Beach Waves Style

Get texture you’d get from going to the beach, without having to go to the beach. This style incorporates some magnificent brown hair color with highlights. The longer locks are well complimented with the coloring and the swept bangs are a perfect finish.

Beach Waves Long Tousled Layers Casual Style

Beach Waves Long Tousled Layers Casual Style - Front View

Try Texturizing Sea Spray by Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Wild Ginger Line for a touchable beachy texture.
No matter what your face shape or hair type is, you will look great with a beach wave hairstyle.

Date Hair

Soft and feminine layered waves with warm, natural-looking hair highlights that are 2-3 shades lighter than the base color give this look a natural beauty. There is a perfect balance of coloring to really enhance this look.

Date Hair Long Layered Look Soft Side Part Date Hair Long Layered Look Soft - Side View

Paul Mitchell’s Super CleanSspray will not only add flexible hold to your style, but also fullness and texture.
Straight to wavy hair will look incredible with this style.

Side Bun

Quick, easy and so chic. This side ponytail is perfect for any upscale event with its radiant red hair color. It is important here to backcomb the layered hair into the ponytail to not have loose strands.
Lightly backcomb the ponytail to make it appear fuller.

Side Bun Funky Style for Red Hair Side Bun Funky Style for Red Hair - Side View

Try Smooth flyaways with Paul Mitchell’s Soft Spray with this look.

This hairstyle will be a breeze to do for women with naturally curly hair or curls from the previous day. For wider shapes, leave some pieces out or do a deeper side part hairstyle to give the illusion of length.

Ocean Waves Hairstyle

Get beach waves minus the saltwater matte finish. Have your hair shine like the glisten of the sun on ocean waves. Layered hair and waves are a great compliment to each other and when paired with color like this alluring red tone,

Ocean Wave Auburn Layered Waves with Shine

Paul Mitchell’s Gloss Drops give an illuminating shine while taming frizz.
The way the hair drapes over part of the face can make a wide face shape with any hair type appear narrower.

Retro Glamour Hairstyle

This luscious red finger wave style is the epitome of glamour. Pushing the layered hair to one side adds so much drama. The best thing about this style? You don’t have to do a finger wave! Although this reddish-purple hair color might not be for everyone, it does have give the style some pizzazz.

Retro Glamour Styled Waves Side Part Retro Glamour Styled Waves Side Part - View 2

Smooth flyaways and detail the style more with Paul Mitchell’s Soft Spray.
This style will work best on straight to wavy hair.

Volume, Layers, and Color

When it comes to a style with longer layers this one is excellent at using 3 elements; the volume, the placement of hair color, and the cut and style. Having darker pieces underneath creates dimension and gives the appearance of fullness. The layered ends really stand out with so light curling.

Having lengthy layers allows movement in the hair without removing too much weight. The style itself turns up the volume even more.

Long Blonde Casual Straight Style with Waves

For shine that won’t weight your hair down, mist some of Paul Mitchell’s Shine Spray.
The waves and their placement will soften and flatter a square face shape.

Modern Bouffant Hair

Did you hit the snooze button a lot this morning? Don’t allow yourself to have a bad hair day just because you’re running late and don’t have time to wash and blow dry your hair. For anyone looking for a hairstyle for proms, weddings, and other classy events, this one is a must to consider.
Make it to your destination fabulously on time with this modern bouffant. It works best on hair that is at least a day old dirty.

Modern Bouffant Fun Half Updo with Dramatic Highlights Modern Bouffant Fun Half Updo with Dramatic Highlights - Side View

Extra-Body Firm Finishing Spray by Paul Mitchell holds the style in place and also gives it shine.
The height created by the backcombing and the side swept fringe will make a wider shape appear narrower.


These delicate, barely-there waves are youthful and very feminine. Longer locks with a touch of waves from top to bottom produce a look for any occasion.

Mademoiselle Long Delicate Waves Long Brunette Hair

To get touchable texture, try Paul Mitchell’s Spray Wax.

Round and square face shapes with any hair type will look amazing in this style. The length of the hair, the minimal width created on the sides by the waves, the deep side part and the side swept fringe all elongate the face. Straight to wavy hair is best to achieve this look.

Long hairstyles don’t have to be plain and boring. Having lengthened layers makes your hair so versatile. Take advantage of it and rock one of these long layered hairstyles!