14 Coolest Ways to Wear Long Layered Hair With Bangs

long layered hair with bangs

Long layered hair with bangs is a women’s haircut ranging from chest to waist-length that is cut at different lengths and styled with a fringe. For gals who have a taste for long, flowy locks to crown their heads with, this one’s a big yes!

With this amount of hair, you’ll have endless options when it comes to styling. Gorgeous updos, messy beach waves, elegant curls, or a sporty ponytail – its versatility is just downright amazing!

But wait, there’s more – pairing a fringe with those luscious strands is the cherry on top! Long hair might not be for every face shape, but getting matching bangs with it allows you to have a balanced overall look.

That’s why a key requirement to pull off this hairstyle is a consultation with your trusted hairdresser. Distinguished Boston haircut specialist Sam Kane‘s work is the epitome of perfection when it comes to all things layers, bangs, and long hair!

Follow the trails of celebrity fashion icons Lea Michele, Alexa Chung, Jennifer Garner, and Behati Prinsloo, and see the stunning results yourself! Take a peek at these up-to-date photos of long layered hair with bangs!

Swoop Bangs

long layered hair with swoop bangs
Instagram @in.denays.chair

A very delicate curl that goes towards the side makes these long bangs look very exceptional. Long layers create a blanket of hair that is gorgeous to any lady wearing it.

Baby Bangs

long layered hair with baby bangs
Instagram @jordanaveryz

A rocker’s look, these Caesar-type bangs are up for a wild look. Layered waves are also very prominent, which adds the fluidity and femininity to the style.

Straight Bangs

long layered hair with straight bangs
Instagram @learetostylist

Curly waves dominate this look as your length hair becomes its canvas. To even things out, straight bangs contribute to the more angular shape of the look and makes everything well-suited to the eyes.

Heavy Bangs

Heavy Bangs
Instagram @shanecraighair

A full head of hair like this is attributed to layers and layers of long wavy hair. The thick full bangs add weight and make big hair appear cute and comfortable for anyone to wear.

Choppy Bangs

long layered hair with choppy bangs
Instagram @cbotthurath

Straight as straight can get, those ironed copper locks are complemented by choppy bangs. This look is an edgy take on your full bangs, with the arrangement the hair propped tidily over your forehead.

Wispy Bangs

long layered hair with wispy bangs
Instagram @riawna

Layered blondes can be most chic if joined together by full, wispy bangs. Get the look by trimming it into tapered ends, with your brow area peeking through those magnificent face-framing bangs.

Long Bangs

long layered hair with long bangs
Instagram @mane.byjustine

While you enjoy your long blonde locks, why not try partnering it with long bangs that drops over your face. Perfectly flatters your look that gives a dreamy effect, especially over your eye area.

Curtain Bangs

The center part bangs that reveal your face but not entirely is both mysterious and elegant. With jet black hair like that, an enigmatic vibe is present with the long, layered waves making you look like a fairytale character.

Q&A with style creator, Celeste Docherty
Hair Stylist @ Lock and Shade in Asbury Park, NJ

How would you describe this look?

This look has some long, dark, modern shag vibes about it. I darkened this all over using an anti-red pigment to get it as far away from those natural underlying brunette pigments and get as dark and glossy as I could.

The cut was done similar to a classic shag but leaving her bangs on the longer side for a more curtained look and holding her layers out further each time to keep her length. We finished off this style by curling thick sections focusing away from her face.

I love that she gets to feel like she has a shag without losing her length! I feel like it’s harder to find longer shags with long bangs searching the web for inspirational pics! It’s nice to know that there’s an in-between look, and this is it!

Any advice for someone considering it?

If a client sits in my chair and shows me this picture, there are a few things I would look for. One is hair texture. If someone has naturally wavy or curly hair, they will have to work pretty hard to style it like this. Shags look bomb on wavy and curly hair textures, but for this particular look, it won’t look the same without putting in an effort.

The great thing about shag cuts is that you don’t need to over-style it unless you’re trying to change the texture. The one thing you may want to invest in are no crease/bend hair clips for the bangs. They’re great because you can dry your bangs and then hold them in place to get that perfect curtain look to last!

Overall, this style is meant to look amazing without putting in too much effort. I highly recommend it for clients who want to embrace their natural texture and keep it easy!

Short Bangs

long layered hair with short bangs
Instagram @shelby.loos

Light mahogany hair cut past the shoulders and layered to perfection! Soft but wild waves give texture to the look while tapered bangs razor cut is the right edginess this look needs.

Q&A with style creator, Shelby Loos
Hairstylist @ The Calico Beard and Mercantile in Kansas City, MO


How would you describe this look?

This cut is a long shag, and my favorite thing about it is the texture and versatility in styling. This look can be air-dried or blown out and curled.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Find a stylist who can use a straight razor that gives it the pieced-out texture. This look is great for any hair type and great for someone wanting a wash-and-wear hair.

Parted Bangs

long layered hair with parted bangs
Instagram @lazygirlcuts

Delicate and youthful is the look that we’re going for, that’s why having center-parted bangs is the way to go. You can elongate your face while shaping it, too, as the hair falls on each side of your forehead.

Q&A with style creator, Agnieszka Kaler
Hair Stylist @ Exhibit Salon in Brooklyn, NY


How would you describe this look?

This is a soft long layered cut with lots of movement and light curtain bangs. This client is blessed with lots of hair, which means I get to do a lot of mindful weight removal to help these layers stand out. It also ensures that her hair air dries beautifully, encouraging her natural texture.

My favorite thing about this look is the versatility. Because of the seamless blend of the layers, it looks great whether you choose to air dry or blow-dry, and all it needs in terms of product is some extra moisture and a soft air-dry creme. The soft bangs can be easily tucked behind the ears or encouraged forward with a quick hit of the blowdryer.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The wonderful thing about this cut is everything is adjustable to fit the client’s needs. Layers and face-framing can be brought up higher if you want it to feel more shaggy, and more weight can also be removed if you prefer your ends to feel more textured while keeping everything blended and soft.

I call these “beginner bangs” because they’re great for someone who wants to try bangs but wants an easy grow out if they decide it’s not for them. They’re also great if someone has a stubborn cowlick and hasn’t mastered blowdrying it into place yet. Long layered cuts work best on a length that’s a good bit past the shoulders. It allows more space for the layers to sit and be more noticeable.

Blunt Bangs

long layered hair with blunt bangs
Instagram @alexandraefst

This delicate look is achieved with the long layered waves. The straight cut bangs tidy up the whole visage, bringing a harmonious look together.

Q&A with style creator, Alex Efstratiou
Stylist @ ARROJO in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

This look is a modern long layered A-line shape cut loosely with a razor with a strong fringe. My favorite part of this look is the strength of the graphic fringe juxtaposed with the softness of the feminine waves.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would advise clients to seek out a hairdresser with straight razor training – even someone who thinks their hair is pin straight may find an experienced razor cutter can carve into their hair to reveal waves, which is crucial to this effortlessly cool look.

I’d recommend this type of cut to someone willing to take 5 minutes to use a Mason Pearson style boar bristle flat brush to smooth the bangs out. Otherwise, they won’t lie flat on their own.

Aside from that small bit of styling, all you need is a Davines liquid spell mousse to enhance the curl/waves in the hair and then let it air dry. Virtually any face shape can wear this look, as the hair is long and the fringe can be customized to be more square/straight across or have more curvature down towards the edges for a softer look.

Long Side Bangs

Long Side Bangs
Instagram @hairbyxio

Q&A with style creator, Xiomara Muniz
Hair Stylist @ Hair by Xio in Randolph, NJ.


How would you describe this look?

This is a medium length haircut with a long layered bang followed by some layers to break up and remove some of her weight since she has so much hair! Some volume and smoothing products allowed me to get the flow and fall of the layers. Blow-dry/styling, in general, is what most people are attracted to when they bring in pictures of haircuts. This is so important to acknowledge and understand.

Her color is a subtle dimensional balayage leaning more towards a chocolatey tone! I love the break up of balayage, and honestly, she was such a great canvas to work off of! She walked in with a virgin head of hair, so she thankfully lifted beautifully. I think the styling helps accentuate the cut and color. Everything together makes for magic.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consultation and realistic expectations from both the hairdresser and the client are most important. Bringing the hair lighter is a very complex process, so the more patience you have, the better.

Baby steps keep the integrity of the hair, as seen in this client’s shiny hair. Anyone can get balayage or color as long as you have a realistic expectation and reasonable request for your specific hair.

The haircut is honestly made for anyone willing to take care of their hair. Heavy hair needs the layers to remove the weight, and finer hair may benefit from having some layers to give the hair body.

This is the biggest misconception – that you can wake up every day, and it’ll look like this. If we as hairdressers have to put in work, then so do you. You need the volume and smoothing products, maybe even shine products, to be able to have this overall look. This is not natural.

Lengthwise, it’s ideal for most face shapes. It’s not too short that it will make a round face look rounder or too long where it will elongate an already oblong face shape. I believe that anyone can rock anything as long as you feel good and can carry it with confidence. Try anything once – it’s hair. It can be changed, it can grow, and it can be whatever you want it to be. Work it!

Light Bangs

Light Bangs
Instagram @thebalayagebae

Q&A with style creator, Anne Sweeney
Hair Stylist @ The Balayage Bae in Portland, OR


How would you describe this look?

This is a long layered cut with a full, textured fringe, styled with casual beach waves. My favorite thing about this cut is the versatility it has. The front has face-framing layers that start in the fringe and taper down, creating a look of lots of texture without actually cutting tons of layers.

When I cut bangs like these, I like to keep them long and textured enough that they can be styled in many ways – full front, side, and part in the middle. For the rest of the cut, I cut long layers to provide movement throughout the hair, but that can be easily smoothed when worn straight. This way, my client gets multiple styling options from a single haircut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

A long layered cut, in my opinion, is suitable for every face shape, and the full fringe adds that extra something! My number one suggestion when considering bangs, though, be very sure you’re ready for them. A full fringe needs some training at first to lay properly on the forehead.

Styling is a low key for this look, which is a plus for those with little time to get ready. This look is great because you can air dry and simply brush the bangs to where you want them to lay or lightly blow-dry to make the stay. Or you easily blow-dry and style quickly with minimal products.

No matter what look I’m going for; I always use a protective blow dry cream before blow-drying. This not only protects against heat but adds a little hold and shine to the hair. To create a casual beach wave-like in this look, I used a 1″ curling iron. I took two-inch sections of hair and wrapped them around the iron like a wand, curling away from the face. To finish, I used my fingers to break up and tousle the waves.

I love the bangs and face-framing layers in this cut because they add a built-in style to any look. A simple ponytail or messy bun is elevated just by leaving the out fringe and a few pieces around the face. I think that makes this a super fun and equally classy look for anyone looking for a new style.

Face Framing Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Rebekah Johnston
Hair Stylist @ Ultima Bellezza Salon in Stillwater, MN


How would you describe this look?

It’s a modest shag or tailored shag. It’s not as heavily layered as the shag but inspired by it. I love the way it frames the face and adds interest around her eyes. This cut completely changed the style and lightened her hair without sacrificing length.

Styling was so easy – rough blow dry with thickening cream, hydrating oil, and lightweight mousse. I gave a subtle bend to some of the front pieces with a flat iron.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is great if you’re looking for low maintenance! Especially if you have straight or subtle texture already, the layers play it up! It’s great for people with thick hair that want to lighten it but don’t want to lose length.

Use a styling cream or mousse that will give your hair texture and movement. It’s all about framing the best facial features, having a fringe that makes eyes pop! It’s low maintenance – you can air dry this style with the right products in place!