Layered curly hair is a hairstyle for curly-haired women who want the illusion of length and volume, without too much bulk. Adding layers to naturally curly hair shapes your hair while promoting definition. Layering curly hair adds texture and creates movement throughout the curls.
Layered haircuts for curly hair works with any hair length and face shape. Browse our photos and show your favorites to your stylist to figure out the perfect layered curly hair style based on your unique features.
#1: Bronze Balayage Curls
Bronze balayage curls are one of the best ways to compliment your darker, coiled lengths. Next time you’re at the salon, you should ask for some balayage to brighten up your look!
#2: Dark Brown Natural Curls
These glossy, dark brown natural curls are locks you can get lost in. A lot of layers help give this amount of hair shape and movement. To achieve this high shine add a clear gloss treatment to your next haircut appointment or finish your curly style with a shine serum.
#3: Sexy and Perfect Brunette Curls
Ask your stylist for sexy and perfect brunette curls. From my experience, curly hair can take on a triangle shape if you don’t have layers. The hair is flat on top and big on the sides. Adding layers is one of the easiest ways to create a rounded shape with volume. Don’t forget parting your hair on the side will help give extra volume and bounce.
#4: Gorgeous Bouncy Natural Curls
#5: Long Curly Hair with a Deep Side Part
#6: Naturally Curly Hair with Layers
#7: Super Cute Blonde Curls
Sometimes, you just need super cute blonde curls. To get this look, avoid bleaching or dyeing your hair at home. Remember that salon professionals are trained in all textures of hair and know what colors and strengths your coiled hair can take.
#8: Stunning Dark Curls with No Bangs
One of the most sought-after styles for textured hair is stunning dark curls without bangs. This healthy, moisturized hairdo will have heads turning everywhere you go. To keep your mane this glowy, avoid products with too much alcohol and reach for ones with conditioning ingredients like coconut oil, murumuru butter, and shea.
#9: Voluminous Frizzy Layered Curls
Voluminous and frizzy layered curls are the perfect match to full, fluffy brows. Even hair that looks full can be deceiving. Frizz can help create fullness in hair that is not very thick. Next time you are finishing styling your curls take the nozzle off and blast your roots for an instant fluff and lift.
#10: Curly Hair with Curly Bangs for Women Over 40
Curly hair with curly bangs for women over 40 gives an air of youthfulness while tactically camouflaging maturing skin. To refresh the bangs after each wear, a mist bottle with a potion made up of one part water and one part leave-in conditioner can be used to rehydrate the curls. Finger coiling and scrunching are ways to mold the curls into shape.
#11: Chic Curly Neck-Length Layers
A fresh short layered haircut is a great way to define your natural curls. Having a neck-length cut is a helpful way to add body and volume without having too much bulk. Layered hair and curls go hand in hand with creating beautiful hairstyles. And they look especially nice on older women.
#12: Curly Shag for Women with Thin Hair
Curly shags are a great choice for women with thin hair. A lot of layers at the crown can create the appearance of fuller and thicker hair with bouncier curls. When styling, add a curl cream to combat frizz such as Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer either let it air dry or diffuse it.
#13: Layered Curly Hair for Older Women
Layered curly hair for older women is a smart choice. Particularly for those with thin hair since it creates an illusion of thicker, fuller curls. A dry hair cut allows your curls to fall naturally. Ask your stylist to shape your curls according to which suits you best.
#14: Curly Pixie with Layers for Women Over 70
Adding curls and layers to a pixie is a cute and different way to style a short cut for women over 70. Naturally curly-haired women definitely benefit from having a pixie cut. Curls tend to perk up more as they are less weighed down and when the hair is shorter.
#15: Layered Curls for Women Over 60
Layered curls for women over 60 are absolutely stunning and can suit any face shape. Ladies who decide to embrace their natural curls and are looking to get a curly haircut, should take two things into consideration, curl texture and type. This will determine how your stylist decides to cut your curls for the best results.
#16: Layered Hair with Curls for Women Over 50
Layered hair with curls for women over 50 is the perfect way to create a full, voluminous style. Especially with fine hair, a specific curly cut allows your curls to be cut in their natural state for a gorgeous, waterfall of curls.
#17: Stylish Short Curly Hair
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.
#18: Cute Curly Bob with Layering
A cute curly bob with layering is versatile and works on any type of curl. Cutting your curly hair in layers gives it extra flair and fullness.
Curly hair specialist Kara Dollahite of Sacramento, CA uses a dry-cutting technique. “When the hair is fine, I like to cut horizontally. I elevate to find exactly where the weight line should be and layer it less,” Dollahite explains.
#19: Layered Inverted Bob for Thick Curly Hair
Layered inverted bob for thick curly hair allows for endless fun and a wide variety of looks. A long curly bob is popular as it looks great on most face shapes. Layered curly hair looks stunning on all face shapes and creates an illusion of fuller-looking curls. Curly hair with layers can be cut in many different ways but is most likely going to turn out best with a “curly cut” which is done on dry hair.
#20: The Best Shag with Choppy Layers
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.
#21: Modern V-Shape for Naturally Curly Hair
Consider a modern v-shape for naturally curly hair to give your long locks an interesting boost. Curly hair can be tricky, so ask your stylist to create the subtle v-cut wet and then dry for a more precise cut. On long curly hair, soft layers work well to maintain the beautiful shape. Products are a must to keep your hair separated and shiny.
#22: Messy Shaggy Layers with Bangs
Wearing messy shaggy layers with bangs looks so fun! It’s bouncy, voluminous finish is sure to catch people’s attention. This layered curly hairstyle gives fine mane a softer finish, especially on a blonde hue.
#23: Trendy Layered Medium-Length Curls
These trendy layered medium-length curls aren’t only stylish. The layers for curly hair are ideal for women with thick hair and a wider face shape. It’s the cut that makes the tresses appear less bulky and feel a little lighter. Natural curls and a golden shade create an ideal combo for this hairstyle.
These trendy layered medium length curls are on a long curly bob. The layering offers volume without being unmanageable. Plus, the layers blend well and show off the curls. This cut embraces natural texture!
Women looking for a curly stylist should first check out their work. A lot of stylists say they will work with your natural texture and then they want to curl it or straighten it in the end. If they aren’t going to style it or teach you how to wear it naturally then you need to keep looking. A good curly hair stylist will want to coach you to make your curls better. And remember to always go in with your hair down and detangled! They need to see it, no buns or ponytails!
#24: Gorgeous Long and Curly Hair with Layers
To achieve gorgeous long and curly hair with layers, a layered haircut is required. A special haircut specified for curly locks, is often achieved by a dry cut, which allows your hair to lay naturally while also accommodating for your natural texture. Long layered curly hair is gorgeous on all women and never goes out of style.
#25: Cute Layered Curly Locks with Side Bangs
Cute layered curly locks with side bangs are the perfect haircut for oblong faces. Layered springy curls are best cut using techniques like a “dry curly cut.” This type of cut allows your stylist to analyze, cut, and style your curls to best suit your needs.