Top 10 Layered Curly Hair Ideas for 2018

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 look.

Cute Curly Shoulder Length Cut with Side Bangs

Cute Curly Shoulder Length Cut 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.

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! The hair length and the messy fringe work perfectly together in balancing broad shoulders and an oval face.

Chic Curly Neck-Length Layers

Chic Curly Neck-Length Layers
Instagram @curlsbylish

Sometimes all you need for your natural curls is a fresh short layered haircut to define those lovely curls. Going neck-length is a great way to add body and volume without having too much bulk.

Stylish Short Layered Hair

Stylish Short Layered Hair
Instagram @urbanbloomhair

A full head of sexy locks looks gorgeous in a length that’s just a little past the chin. It provides you your 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 for your long beautiful and healthy locks can make a huge difference in giving shape not only to your hair but also to your body figure. It has a slimming effect that leaves your looking sexy depending on how angled the cut is.

Messy Shaggy Layers with Bangs

Messy Shaggy Layers with Bangs
Instagram @curlsbyyogirl

This one is a fresh way to recreate the ever so trendy lob and make it personalized according to your face shape and body type. The volume and the width of the hair balances the shoulders and also slims the face effectively.

Trendy Medium Length Curls

Trendy Medium Length Curls
Instagram @kristinelorelle

We adore this beautiful medium cut that’s made perfect for natural curls. This is a great idea if you’re wanting to put volume at both sides of your hair for a face-slimming effect.

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?

This look is specifically for women who want to wear their hair curly most of the time. It’s a curl by curl cut. This cut makes out of place, unmanageable, dry curls more convenient and easy to wear.

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! I use Deva Curl products for my clients 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 haircut is a longer version from Devabob that looks like a long bob. Although for curly hair, we need to change some angles to avoid unwanted volume next to the ears. The layers in the back continue in 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.

For the color, I’ve used Pintura technique which allows me to draw the curls with the brush without foils not damaging the hair and giving this natural look of dimension. I’ve used a V shape to draw the highlights at the ends of each diagonal section. It’s for those who want to enrich their volume and curl pattern.

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

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hairstyle 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.

Products used: No-poo, One Condition, Styling Cream and Be’leave in, all DevaCurl.

Gorgeous Long Hair with Layers

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


How would you describe this look?

What I like the most about this look is that it’s natural and a bit wild. Working with the fabric of her hair was super fun! It might sound woo-woo, but hair (especially curly hair) will talk to you and tell you what it wants to do. I’m all about listening to and working with the hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Keep your curls 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 washed my guest’s hair with the Aveda Be Curly Shampoo and followed with the Be Curly Intensive Detangling Masque. I styled with Be Curly Style-prep, Volumizing Tonic (in the crown for volume) and Be Curly Curl Controller for definition.