18 Hottest Layered Haircuts with Bangs

Layered haircuts with bangs

If you’re looking for a really fresh and new look for yourself, one of these layered haircuts with bangs will be sure to get you there. Fortunately, layers work with any hair length. From a short pixie to a medium-length shag, to a long bob, you can get that layered look. If you want to really show off your new layered hairstyle, considering adding highlights. They’ll create more dimension and make your layers pop!

Benefits of Layered Hairstyles with Bangs

If you have short and thin hair, layering can give the appearance of more volume. If you have medium length hair, layering it gives the illusion that it’s longer. For women with thick hair, a layered cut can remove the extra weight, which can often make your hair easier to work with. If you love your long length but want a fresh cut, go for some layers. It’s a great cut to get without a huge commitment.

Layered Bangs

When it comes to bangs, you’re definitely making a bigger commitment. You have so many options for bangs, but it all depends upon your hair density as well as your face shape. Below, I’ve put together an amazing collection of photos that show off some gorgeous layered haircuts of all types. From blunt bangs to a wispy fringe, you’ll find a look that has the perfect combination of length, layering and bangs.

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Feathered Layers for Thick Hair

Feathered Layers for Thick Hair
Instagram @justlaila

We’re loving this long layered haircut with bangs that is so charming and easy to create. Those soft long pieces give a feminine ’70s themed look that suits any hair color and density.

A-Line Bob with Short Layers for Thin Hair

A-Line Bob with Short Layers for Thin Hair
Instagram @rikkirunswithscissors

A vibrant red hair only deserves to be shown off with a gorgeous cut like this sharply angled short haircut with bangs that are layered. Super edgy and perfect for any setting – business or casual.

Medium-Short Bob with Micro Bangs

Layered Short-Medium Bob with Micro Bangs
Instagram @pink.dagger

We’re in love with this medium-short layered haircut with bangs that gives natural lift and shape and with the small fringe that elongates the face for a more oval look. It’s super easy to style and maintain yet always fashionable.

Layered Bob with Fringe

Layered Bob with Fringe
Instagram @alinazadehair

This features a medium-length layered haircut with bangs that is generally low maintenance yet still look great. The lob is waved at the ends which accentuates the lovely blonde highlights and those feathered layers.

Shoulder Length Haircut with Side Bangs

Shoulder Length Haircut with Side Bangs
Instagram @yubeautyloungeak

The ash brown to gray ombre complements her side-swept fringe that accentuates her fair complexion and pretty facial features. These are versatile long layers with bangs that work best on fine, medium, or thick hair types with a straight to wavy texture.

Short Layered Hair with Blunt Bangs

Short Hair with Blunt Bangs
Instagram @heartwoodhair

This short-medium layered hair with bangs is a casual lob with a thick straight fringe. These undone waves and layers are a great and easy way to mix this simple look up.

Shaggy Layers with Curtain Bangs

Shaggy Layers with Curtain Bangs
Instagram @gisellaamayahair

Shags are often most associations with long layered haircuts with bangs. This is an awesome shaggy haircut if you wanna remove weight from your long hair and still feel full and stylish. This layered blonde shag with pretty curtain bangs is totally easy to wear and style for your everyday look.

Curly Layered Haircut with Long Bangs

Curly Layered Haircut with Long Bangs
Instagram @jessicaevelym

Curly layered hair looks truly beautiful when layered in the right places and styled with bangs. These add more volume and definition to those curls that will surely give you a noteworthy look.

Long Bob with Layers and Short Bangs

Long Bob with Layers and Short Bangs
Instagram @owlandpussycatsalon

If you’re bored of your bob and ready for a change, try these baby bangs on a long bob for a fresh edgy look. Complete this cool hairstyle with layers and bangs by adding a subtle blonde balayage and textured waves that are so easy to maintain.

Choppy Layers with Wispy Bangs

Choppy Layers with Wispy Bangs
Instagram @chiyukihair

This chic bob features layers and a messy wispy fringe that make fine hair seem voluminous and textured. The stylish asymmetrical cut also creates movement for the whole look.

Face-Framing Layers with Long Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Dawn Bradley
Stylist @ Dawn Bradley Hair in Calgary, AB

How would you describe this look?

These are textured long layers with bangs. I love the framing the fringe gives around her face while still flowing into the rest of her hair seamlessly.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Make sure you have enough hair for layered haircuts like this. I have fine hair myself and don’t have enough hair around my face to achieve this look without ending up with some sort of mullet. This is awesome on someone with med-thick hair that has a little bit of texture or natural wave in their hair. To achieve the look with the fringe, you will need to round brush them, so do ask your stylist to give you a mini tutorial to help you do this at home.

Wavy Hair with Long Layers

Q&A with style creator, Elma Siljkovic
Hairstylist & Owner @ Queen of Swords in Bushwick, NY

How would you describe this look?

This is a natural, air-dried long layers with bangs. The greatest thing about it is that the styling is low maintenance because it’s all her real hair texture, no irons. I cut the length, put in shape, and took off the weight for this client using a dry haircutting technique. Her old balayage looks new even after the haircut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Embrace the hair texture nature has given you and approach your hair care and styling rituals that enhance your natural beauty. Most of my clients in NYC are on the go, wash and wear type of people. For something like this, I would use alcohol-free/sulfate free products. Specifically, I used Deva Curl No Poo, One Condition, and the Light Defining Gel. Deva Curl has a range of products for all hair types (like coarse or fine hair).

I would find a stylist who has experience cutting and styling with natural texture so they can help guide you on how to use the product line (or any other curly product line for that matter). Natural wavy/curly hair is not a one size fits all and you need a stylist who gets it!

Neck Length Bob with Straight Bangs

Neck Length Bob with Straight Bangs
Instagram @vanrichh

Q&A with style creator, Vanessa Richmond
Hairstylist @ Artkiteks Hair Studio in Costa Mesa, CA

How would you describe this look?

This look is a modern tousled bob with textured bangs. The thing I like the most about this look is not only is it fun, but it also really shows off her gorgeous facial features.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Layered hairstyles like this are suitable for wavy or straight hair and is most flattering on oval or heart shaped faces. It can we worn as looking professional yet still edgy.

For wavy hair, I recommend using a frizz serum and/or curl serum on wet hair using a diffuser to enhance the clients natural wave. For straight hair, I recommend applying a curl serum, blow drying it first, and then touching it up with a 1 inch curling iron, taking bigger sections to create a tousled soft wave.

Medium Layered Bob With Bangs

Medium Layered Bob with Bangs
Instagram @tashaxdeeva

Q&A with style creator, Tasha Pinheiro
Stylist @ Deeva Hair in Kitchener, ON

How would you describe this look?

This is a hipster chic layered hair with bangs. During the consultation with my guest, I really got to know her – which is just as important as getting to know her hair – and her vibe really sent me Zooey Deschanel meets Ramona Flowers (from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World). She also works in a very corporate environment, so it needed to work in a professional setting as well.

The best thing about it is how effortless it is for her. We embraced her natural texture because she’s a low maintenance girl, and the cut really works with that. It allows her to wash, throw in a little product, and go, but it really looks like she’s put in some effort.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Someone considering this look, first and foremost, needs to consider their own texture. If your hair is pin straight but you want this sort of tousled style, it’s going to require time dedicated to curling in order to achieve it.

If your hair is super curly, you need to consider that either you’re going to have to embrace curly bangs – which I love, but I know isn’t to everyone’s taste – or you’re going to have to take the time to smooth them out all the time. Whether you want to spend that time comes down to your own lifestyle to determine. Only you know whether those things are too much of a commitment or not.

Regardless of your texture, in order to have a layered cut with this much definition, you need to be willing to use a product, so always consider whether that’s something you’re open to doing.

Long Shaggy Hair With Middle Part Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Melanie Stipdonk
Master Hairstylist @ Pomme Salon in Kelowna, BC

How would you describe this look?

This is a long layered shag haircut with a curtain fringe. What I love about this cut is how easy it is to style and how the fringe softens the roundness in her face. She appears longer and helps her to look taller.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The best face shapes for this cut is any face shape! The secret is deciding where you want the fringe to fall in order to bring out the best features such as cheekbones or lips. This cut can also be used to elongate a round face or shorten an oblong face, soften a square face or balance a heart-shaped face.

This cut is extremely versatile and can be air dried for a fun beachy look or blown out and/or curled for a soft flowy look.

The best products for this style are salts sprays for a nice full crown, curl creams for juicy tamed curls, and oils for frizz control and shine.

Shoulder Length Hair and Choppy Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Luis Miguel Bujia
Owner / Lead Creative Director @ Stylists At North in Alexandria, VA

How would you describe this look?

The haircut is a classic French shoulder-length layered haircut with bangs that softy frame the face. I chose a French technique because we planned on doing balayage with her base color to create a more flexible movement.

I used Kevin Murphy Antigravity on her roots and Shimmer Shine on her ends. I then did a French blowout with boar bristle brushes.

Her bangs are heavy with a lot of texture. We didn’t cut them straight across because her face is pretty square, so we left the corners a bit longer giving it a rounder shape.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It will take some styling but with a perfect volumizer for your roots and moisture or shine product for your ends, you’ll get the perfect blowout.

This will look gorgeous on straighter to wavier textures. If you have a rounder shape face, you may want to consider a straighter fringe. If you have a square-shaped face, definitely go for a softer more rounded fringe.

This is an amazing look for the woman on the go who doesn’t mind spending 10-15 minutes on their hair. It looks stunning down with its bouncy layers. If you pull it back, you can definitely give yourself some beautiful drama with fringe and layers around your face.

Long Layered Haircut with Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Kaye
Stylist @ Bob Steele Salon in Roswell, GA

How would you describe this look?

This is a modern long layered hair with long layered bangs. It’s very layered with lots of movement and texture. We gave her a longer fringe that really shapes the face.

We kept the balayage very organic and natural to make this look feel effortless. We cut this with the intention of air drying or just tousling with a wand/curling iron.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great look for anyone looking for a new style that doesn’t mind a little daily maintenance! Layers give movement for a great shape, and the fringe makes this very versatile.

This look can be worn down and styled to look very trendy or can be worn pulled up/back because the fringe gives you a style all in itself! I love a top knot with a fringe like this to have a quick and easy style for the day while still looking put together!

Medium Layered Haircut with Side Swept Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Grace Corradetti
Master Stylist / Balayage Expert @ Purnama Style Lounge in Kelowna, BC

How would you describe this look?

For this look, we were both feeling like we wanted a boho vibe. My favorite way to create lived-in layers is focusing more so on the interior of the haircut using a “back cutting” technique creating movement and shape without the boxy square shape that can leave you with harsh lines and a less desirable grow out.

Her fringe was pulled from where her natural part lies creating fluidity and symmetry. I always follow the center line of the iris to create a perfect balance with the face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

With her balayage placement, I focused on what the sun would do to her hair. Adding thicker pieces of balayage throughout her fringe, I start with a very thin backcombed piece that went into a wider section also allowing for a more smooth grow out.

Layered hairstyles with this cut and shape work fabulously well on the square jaw and longer forehead. Not to mention, bangs are way cheaper than botox!