Top 10 Layered Curly Hair Ideas

Layered curly hair

Where are all my naturally curly haired girls at? If you raised your hand ✋ then you have to check out these gorgeous photos of layered curly hairstyles. Adding layers to naturally curly hair is a great way to keep the shape of your hair and promote definition. And as always, layering your hair will add volume and texture and create more movement. Layered haircuts for curly hair works with any hair length and face-shape, but you’ll want to look through these photos and show your favorite ones to your stylist in order to come up with the perfect layered curly hair for your features.

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Cute Layered Curly Hair with Side Bangs

Cute Curly Hair with Side Bangs
Instagram @transcurlcarolyn

Blonde curls are so mesmerizing especially with dark roots that give dimension to the look. These cute springy curls work so well in a medium length cut that can be easily diffused for fullness and movement. Curls can provide such an amazing difference to any haircut.

The Best Choppy Layers

The Best Choppy Layers
Instagram @ravenrowsalon

Let your hair go wild with this heavily textured shag that screams of volume and fullness! Adding a messy fringe with a layered curly haircut works perfectly together to balance broad shoulders and an oval face.

Chic Curly Neck-Length Layers

Chic Curly Neck-Length Layers
Instagram @curlsbylish

A fresh short layered haircut is a great way to define your natural curls. Having a neck-length is a helpful way to add body and volume without having too much bulk. Layered hair and curls go hand in hand to creating beautiful hairstyles.

Stylish Short Curly Hair

Stylish Short Layered Curly Hair
Instagram @urbanbloomhair

A full head of sexy locks looks gorgeous in a length that’s just a little past the chin. Having layered curly hair will provide much-needed volume and definition with the use of the right curling products.

Modern V-Shape for Naturally Curly Hair

Modern V-Shape for Naturally Curly Hair
Instagram @hairbypucci

A subtle V-cut with layers will give your curly hair a more defined shape. It has a slimming effect that leaves your hair looking sexy depending on how angled the cut is. Adding waves provide movement and texture that flat hair really needs.

Messy Shaggy Layers with Bangs

Messy Shaggy Layers with Bangs
Instagram @curlsbyyogirl

The volume and the width of this layered curly hair balance the shoulders and also slims the face. This curly hairstyle is a fresh way to recreate the ever so trendy lob and make it personalized according to your face shape and body type.

Trendy Medium Length Curls

Trendy Medium Length Curls
Instagram @kristinelorelle

Getting layers for curly hair is ideal for women with thick hair and wider face shape. This is beautiful medium cut that’s made perfect for natural curls.

Cute Before and After Curly Bob

Cute Before and After Curly Bob
Instagram @domyhairblu

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Ayala
Hairstylist / Creator @ J’adore Blu Salon in Chicago, IL

How would you describe this look?

Cutting your curly hair in layers makes unmanageable, dry curls more convenient and easy to wear. This cute curly bob is specifically for women who want to wear their hair curly most of the time.  The color complements the cut so beautifully and my client with a pop of red lipstick and ash blonde hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a very easy cut to take care of when using the right products! Use Deva Curl products because they have plenty of options to choose from for every hair texture. It’s great for wavy, curly, or coiled curly hair. It’s an amazing product brand that everyone should try!

Edgy Inverted Bob for Thick Curly Hair

Edgy Inverted Bob for Thick Curly Hair
Instagram @bgiriotas

Q&A with style creator, Bárbara Giriotas
Hairstylist / Colorist @ Floreal Hair Salon in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil


How would you describe this look?

This layered curly hair style is a longer version from Devabob that looks like a long curly bob. Although for layered curly hair haircuts, you need to change some angles to avoid unwanted volume next to the ears. The layers in the back continue on the sides, so there is no demarcation line.

It’s very versatile and perfect for a modern woman who wants to change or needs more volume on top because the length and the layers make it really lightweight.

Use an amonia free lightener to preserve the curls and toned with a warm brown.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This curly hair with layers is simple to care for. The less products you use, the more volume you have. Always wash with lather free shampoo, like DevaCurl No-poo. The lather tangles the curls and makes it more frizzy. For conditioner, choose silicone-free products to avoid build-up and heaviness.

This haircut can be done on all curl types from wavy to super curl, but it is perfect for wavy or curly girls who want more body and volume on top.

It’s not long so it dries quickly for a woman who doesn’t know or want to use the diffuser. Although it has enough length to put up if you want to go to the gym.

It balances an inverted triangle face shape and helps to elongate a round face. For a square face, you can use a long side bang.

On fine hair, use volumizing foam for styling, and on thick hair, use styling cream and strong hold gel to control the volume.

Gorgeous Long and Curly Hair

Q&A with style creator, Kelsey McDougall
Salon Education Director @ Gervais Salon Midtown in Eugene, OR


How would you describe this look?

A great way to embrace your natural texture is with long layered curly hair that is a bit wild.

Any advice for someone considering it?

It’s important to keep your curly locks happy! This means keeping them hydrated and finding the right products for your texture, type, and density of hair. The climate you live in will play a role in what products your hair needs any given day – and it may change season to season.

I recommend you wash your hair with Aveda Be Curly Shampoo and followed with the Be Curly Intensive Detangling Masque. To style, use Be Curly Style-prep, Volumizing Tonic (in the crown for volume) and Be Curly Curl Controller for definition.