Front layered haircuts for long hair create a bounce and movement without a drastic chop. These don’t only preserve density and length but also help frame and open up women’s faces.
Aya Allathqani, a stylist and the owner of Bella Visci Salon in Houston, TX, shares knowledge on this trend. She guarantees that this cut fits all hair types and face shapes.
“It reduces weight and bulk from thick hair, giving it a softer look,” she explains. “With finer tresses, a subtle face frame does the magic. It offers an illusion of layers, movement, and body without losing density and length.”
Never cut your face frame at home as it could become a DIY mess, Allathqani warns.
Look for a skilled hairdresser who’s no stranger to the techniques and set a consultation. It’s the best time to seek an honest opinion on how the face-framing layers look on you.
These layers appear stunning when cut in the middle. But if you have a side part, pieces on either side must be equal and balanced. It’s a sophisticated and versatile cut if performed correctly.
When styling, don’t wear this pin-straight. Utilize a flat iron to bend the layers towards the face and a round brush to form the extra body.
Allathqani suggests, “Let the hair cool down for 15-30 seconds after flat ironing. Brush it back using your hands, and it’ll swoop back effortlessly!”
Dive into this hair trend! Check out these images of the most popular front layered haircuts for long hair before your next salon visit.
#1: Face-Framing Long Chocolate Brown Hair
My best advice for front-layered haircuts on long hair is to keep layers around the chin area shorter. This will help create volume that works in harmony with your longer cut. As well as draw attention away from your jawline whilst still framing it beautifully. Avoid too many layers in the back if you want to preserve thickness around the perimeter. Ask for disconnected layers to prevent that from happening. When blow-drying, use a straight diffuser attachment and quality products. Try Shu Uemura Ishi Sculpt Hair Pomade or Kérastase Discipline Oléo-Relax Hair Oil. Both provide definitions without making strands stiffer. It’s perfect for achieving a lived-in texture.
#2: Ash Blonde Front Layers
Adding ash blonde front layers is a great way to add dimension and brightness to long hair. You can achieve this look if you keep the layers soft and layered near the front. Just maintain the length in the back. This cut provides face-framing layers that enhance the cheekbones. I recommend using toning shampoos and conditioners to keep the ash hue vibrant. Please avoid heat-styling tools, as they can make the color and texture look flat.
#3: Extra Long Blonde Hair with Front Layers
An extra long blonde style with front layers could be your next style. The best way to add movement to long hair is with face-framing layers. I suggest having a razor cut or point cutting around the face framing layers for the softest effect. Take into consideration face shape when deciding where to start the layers. Carve down from that point, blending into the length.
#4: Front Layered Highlights
Don’t be afraid to try this long, front layered haircut. The layers really help showcase your eyes and cheekbones. Plus, they add some texture to create subtle volume. If you can, talk with your stylist about adding some face-framing to your next haircut.
#5: Beautifully Layered Long Hair
This layered long hair can be a tricky style to master, but when done right it can create an exquisite look. Opt for front layers with a middle part to ensure your layered locks are trendy and flattering. This modern take on a layered haircut is perfect for those with medium to thick hair texture. Especially those who want to frame their face and avoid bulkiness near the crown. For styling ease, you need to use a lightweight mousse. Try L’Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Pli Thermo-Modelling Spray. Then blow dry with a round brush for more control over your layers. Finish by misting hairspray like Redken’s Brushable Hairspray. It helps to keep everything in place without stiffening up your mane.
#6: Super Sleek Long Thin Hair with Front Layers
Having super sleek long thin hair with front layers is actually a great asset for those with long faces. By adding some layers at the front, the fringe can create a softer look around your face. The hair’s sleekness will help to elongate the face, making it appear less long. To keep this look, however, you must invest in good-quality hair products. These products will keep your hair in place. For example, a lightweight styling cream.
#7: Long Layers with Flipped Out Ends
You can never go wrong with long layers and flipped-out ends. Layered haircuts are one of the most popular styles and give your hair more body and movement. To style, use a blow dryer and a big round brush. Use the round brush away from your face and try to flip out your ends for a flippy style. Leave your ends in the brush until it cools so the style will set.
#8: Long Butterfly Layered Cut
A long butterfly layered cut is the latest interpretation of the 70’s shag. It’s just more layered, and a little more sleek! When in doubt about what to do with long hair, layer, always layer! Layers will give you movement, volume, and a drastic looking change, with very little maintenance!!!
#9: Long Layers Without Bangs
Did you know that long layers without bangs are a great way to show off your long, beautiful hair? Be aware that wearing your hair at this length or better requires a 10 to 12-week trim to keep your ends healthy. Plus, a shampoo and conditioner hydration system such as No. 4’s hydrating set keeps your hair soft and protected between your haircut services. Ask for an in-salon treatment to take your hair health to the next level.
#10: Gorgeous Long Hair with Curled Ends
Gorgeous long hair with curled ends is a low-maintenance haircut that can be refreshed a few times a year. When you want to style your hair, you can opt for thermal or heatless styling. And, when prepped with the right products, can extend the wear. If you have tools like a wand, curling, or smoothing iron you have the right tools to get started.
#11: Sexy Blonde Balayage Layers
These sexy blonde balayage layers are a stunning look that you will be obsessed with! If you care about your hair looking nice and natural, I suggest curling your hair away from your face. This will keep your style looking classic and natural!
#12: Blonde Front Layers with a Shadow Root
Seeking the illusion of a lived-in look? One of the best ways is with blonde in the front layers, while paired with a shadow root. It allows you to wear your hair how you chose without signs of a grow-out. When done well it has a seamless transition from root to tip, allowing time in between salon visits which leads to a low-maintenance and cost-effective result.
#13: Texture and Front Layers
Rock a haircut with texture and long layers if you have long hair and are seeking a modern and romantic style. This front layered cut hairstyle for long hair gives the option of a curtain bang and looks beautiful whether styled straight or with waves.
#14: Long Layers with Highlights
Long layers with highlights are a complementary style for long hair. The long layered hair upfront gives a face-framing style and the strategically placed highlights will accentuate the cut and give a beautiful pop of color.
#15: Long Layers with Blonde Highlights
Choose long layers with blonde highlights for a romantic and soft modern style. The balayage and cut work well together with the highlighted face-framing layers in front, helping to make the color pop and show off the texture the cut creates throughout the hair.
#16: Long Layers with Bangs
Try long layers with bangs if you are seeking a style that will give a dramatically different look without sacrificing length on your long hair. The layers help to take the bulk out of thick hair and the bangs in front help to slim a round face and also look beautiful in up-styles. This is a great front haircut for long hair!
Related: See more long hairstyles for round faces.
#17: Longer Layers with Balayage Brown Hair
Ask for long layers on brown hair with balayage for a trendy and easy-to-style haircut that accentuates the color by creating dimension and texture with the shag-type layers.
#18: 70s Inspired Shaggy Layering
Rock a 70s-inspired shaggy layered haircut if you want a fun and voluminous style that is timeless. Long hair with short pieces in front brings attention to the face and height in the crown. Plus, they work especially well for women with fine hair types.
#19: Volumizing Long Layers for Fine Hair
Ask for volumizing long layers if you have fine hair and are looking for a cut that will provide both fullness and shape to flat or thin hair. This cut works nicely for women with either fine, wavy, or straight hair and can easily be styled with a round brush or large curling iron.
#20: Layered Long Shag with Curtain Bangs
The layered long shag with curtain bangs is sexy, trendy, and versatile. It’s relatively simple to style using a curling iron or wand to create messy waves and texture.
#21: Short Feathered Layers
Ask for short feathered layers for a choppy, textured style. This front feathered cut for long hair is edgy yet pretty, and long hair with short front layers helps to slim and soften the face.
#22: Long Hair with Front Gradual Layers
Long hair with gradual front layers is a beautiful and elegant style for those with long, straight hair. Long hair with short front pieces brings attention to the jawline as well as softness to the rest of the face.
#23: Long Layered Cut with Extensions
Consider a long layered cut with extensions for fullness, length, and a face-framing style. The layers in the front help to create lift and body, while the extensions give length and thickness to women who have thin hair.
#24: Long Face-Framing Layers
Ask for long face-framing layers if you have wavy hair and want a cut that will bring attention to your face and gives fullness to limp hair. With a wavy texture, a good styling cream or mousse can be used for an effortless, air-dried style.
#25: Layered Quick Weave with Highlights
Choose a layered quick weave with highlights for volume and a dimensional look, with color that makes the cut pop. The long layers in front provide many styling options and perfectly frames and accentuates the cheekbones and face.
#26: Choppy Layers
Try a choppy layered haircut for a tousled and edgy style. This front layered cut for long hair hairstyle is a great way to give shape and texture to women who have long, straight hair and are looking for a change but do not want to sacrifice length.
Related: See more layered hairstyles and haircuts.