Top 15 Layered Curly Hair Ideas

Layered curly hair

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.

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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.

Curly Shag for Women with Thin Hair

Curly shag for women with thin hair
Instagram @ashadoeshair

Curly shag for women with thin hair is a smart choice. 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.

Layered Curly Hair for Older Women

Layered curly hair for older women
Instagram @ka_espacobeleza

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.

Curly Pixie with Layers for Women Over 70

Curly pixie with layers for women over 70
Instagram @brits_elizabeth

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.

Layered Curls for Women Over 60

Layered curls for women over 60
Instagram @curlcraft

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.

Layered Hair with Curls for Women Over 50

Layered hair with curls for women over 50
Instagram @juliassilvercurls

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.

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.

Cute Curly Bob with Layering

Cute before and after curly bob with layering
Instagram @curlyonq

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.

Layered Inverted Bob for Thick Curly Hair

Layered inverted bob for thick curly hair
Instagram @rodrigocintra

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.

The Best Shag with 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.

Modern V-Shape for Naturally Curly Hair

Modern v-shape layers for naturally curly hair
Instagram @curlyonq

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.

Messy Shaggy Layers with Bangs

messy shaggy layered curly hair with bangs
Instagram @eryn.o.hair.salonw

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.

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.

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Major
Curly Hair Specialist @ Hush Salon and Spa in Ontario, CA

How would you describe this?

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!

What’s your best advice?

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!

Gorgeous Long and Curly Hair with Layers

Long and curly hair with layers
Instagram @curlyonq

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.

Cute Layered Curly Locks with Side Bangs

Layered curly locks with side bangs
Instagram @camyhairstylist

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.