28 New Ways Women are Getting Long Layered, Wavy Hair in 2024

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Long layered wavy hair has textured layers cut in varying lengths to create volume and body. This long style is perfect for women wanting to contour their faces.

Andrea Bowman is a skilled stylist from San Diego, CA. She finds this look low-maintenance for thick-haired gals with a natural wave pattern.

“The long layered cut works with the natural layout of the hair. It allows extra time for women to do other things while getting ready for the day,” she states.

Meanwhile, layers could risk losing fullness on the perimeter if you have thin hair. A blunter cut would be a better choice, then.

Bowman’s ultimate tip for ladies when styling is to use a curling iron or tong to enhance the texture. She states, “Curling the hair adds dimension, and you’ll see more of the movement in the wavy cut.”

Remember that layers may not be ideal if you pull your hair up most of the time. Discuss this with your stylist, and they’ll tell you other possible options.

Gathered here are the photos of trendy long layered wavy hair ideas you must try! Check them out and start planning your next salon appointment.

Long Layered Wavy Hair with Dark Brunette Tones
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#1: Long Hair with Dark Brunette Tones

If you want to change your silvery blonde style, a new long layered, wavy hair in dark brunette tones is a good idea. Dark brunette tones instantly add richness to any skin tone and bring out the warmth in your face.

Eye-Catching Blonde Long Textured Layers
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#2: Eye-Catching Blonde Textured Layers

An eye-catching blonde hairdo with textured layers is a cool and stunning way to wear your hair. Put the parting in the middle, take big sections, and curl away from your face using a large barrel curling tong. Don’t forget to put some heat protectant before going in with the hot tool. My go-to one is Keratine Termique by Kerastase.

Wavy Long Haircut with Butterfly Layers
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#3: Long Haircut with Butterfly Layers

Are you looking for long hair inspiration? Consider adding butterfly layers. This technique shapes the hair around your face, emphasizing your features and adding glamour. Use a large round brush for drying to get a subtle movement. For a big blow-out effect, try using heated rollers.

Long Layers with Twisted Balayage Waves
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#4: Long Layers with Twisted Balayage

Think about using a balayage technique on your long hair layers. This will let your hair look its best. Pair this hair color with a long layered cut. You can adjust the gloss of this color to match your skin tone and style. Keep these lovely color bursts by getting a highlight or balayage twice a year. But remember to see your stylist for regular trims and glosses in between.

Long Barbie Blonde Layered Waves
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#5: Long Barbie Blonde Waves

Long blonde hair is always popular. Ask for long layers to add texture and movement. If you want to enhance the look, ask for a bold money piece around the hairline for a color pop.

#6: Brunette Long Layers

Try brunette long layers for a textured and weight-reducing cut. Perfect for naturally wavy hair or for women that want to heat style. You can achieve this look by asking for a lot of layers and texturizing.

Seamless Layers for Long Wavy Hair
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#7: Seamless Layers for Wavy Hair

If you are tempted to add some shape to your long hair, try adding some long layering and heavy face-framing. You can also give the illusion of shape by getting a subtle balayage. The cut will remove the weight and add movement. The color will add depth and the lighter pieces will show off your layers.

#8: Curtain Fringe with Long Waves

For light and airy hair, try a curtain fringe paired with long layered waves. When hair is too long, it can just hang and weigh you down. Long textured layers instantly give a pick-me-up for volume and body. Curtain bangs complement long hair to break up the length in the front for the perfect face frame.

Long Internal Layers and Waves for Long Hair
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#9: Long Internal Layers

Try long internal layers if you want to give wavy hair a little more bounce. Internal layers help take weight out of the hair to keep it from getting heavy and dragging the face down.

Long Blonde Beach Waves with Layers
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#10: Long Blonde Beach Waves

Try beachy waves when you want a lived-in and low-maintenance hairstyle. While blondes do need some color maintenance in terms of toning, the need for upkeep appointments will mainly depend on the tone of blonde you want and the hair products you use.

Blowout with Waves on Long and Layered Coarse Hair
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#11: Blowout with Waves on Coarse Hair

A blowout with waves on coarse hair can be a shoulder-breaking, sweaty experience, but it is so beautiful when finished. Why do all that work and wash it the next day? Try products like a blow-out extender or dry shampoo to limit the times you have to wash. Also, if you’re going to use oil or smoothing cream, try using the smallest amount necessary to keep your hair clean.

Waist-Length Wavy Hair with. Layers
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#12: Waist-Length Wavy Hair

Waist-length wavy hair is dreamy and can be achieved even with thin hair. Extensions can be added for volume, thickness, and length. Keep in mind extensions are amazing, but can be time-consuming and expensive, but worth the investment. If you have a round shape face adding soft waves to your shape is the perfect compliment to layered wavy hair.

#13: Long Pastel Hair with Wavy Layers

Long pastel hair might be just the change you need. Ask your stylist for a sliding haircut, skimming downward on the angle in the front. A sliding technique will give you a piece-y style curled away from the face. The layers can be slide cut and skimming from short at the crown to longer lengths at the bottom. If you have highlights, wonderful color wash shampoos can add a tinge of cool colors.

Soft Waves for Long, Thick Hair with Layers
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#14: Soft Waves for Long, Thick Hair

Consider soft waves for long, thick hair if you’re searching for a gorgeous style and don’t mind putting some work into your hair. If you want beautiful hair you need to take care of it using products that protect, repair, and strengthen. Try the Olaplex line, which does it all and keeps your hair gorgeous. Ask your stylist for long layers for thick wavy hair to create bounce and movement. To achieve a perfect finish, be prepared to blow your hair out smoothly and then add some curls with an iron, which takes a bit of time on long, thick hair but is definitely worth it.

Long Wavy Blonde Hair with Layers
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#15: Long Wavy Blonde Hair

Long wavy blonde hair will make you feel beautiful. A long cut should have a bit of layering at the bottom to give you volume and softness. If you’re considering getting some blonde keep it modern with a balayage, which will grow out wonderfully with less maintenance than other coloring techniques. If your hair won’t grow fast enough, consider extensions to speed up the process.

Mid-Back Copper Hair for Women Over 50 with Long Wavy Hair
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#16: Mid-Back Copper Hair for Women Over 50

Women over 50 might want to try mid-back copper hair. There is nothing more beautiful than a great copper, and mid-length is perfect to keep you feeling youthful. You’ll want to add some blended elevation for movement and to keep your shape looking trendy. Finish this cut with a large curling iron and some shine spray for a messy and tousled feel.

Voluminous Waves with Angled Layers for Long Hair
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#17: Voluminous Waves with Angled Layers

Consider voluminous waves with angled layers as your new shape. Thicker hair will get the volume with this style, but a plumping volumizer can be added for extra body. Have your stylist cut an angle around the face and curl it backward for the best results. You should know that a hairdo with voluminous curls will take some time to achieve, so be ready to put the styling time in with your iron.

Long Layered Haircut with Natural Waves
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#18: Long Layered Haircut with Natural Waves

Adding layers will give you a shaggy and messier style that is effortless to maintain. Make sure your stylist does not cut your layered hairstyle too short to maintain length at the bottom. Add some texture cream and let dry for a funky flatter style. For more volume, blow dry it with a diffuser.

#19: Wavy Hair with Subtle Layers

Adding subtle layers to a wavy haircut makes your cut more interesting than one-length hair. A slight face frame enables the hair to flow nicely away from the face and is a trending shape. Subtle layers also make it easier to create a wavy style by lightening up the hair. Try using a 1-inch curling iron for soft loose curls.

#20: Beach Waves on Long Layered Hair

Beach waves on long layered hair are an irresistible style. Ask your stylist for a small amount of layers for texture. Every woman will want to rock this style, and if you have some pretty waves naturally, add some salt spray and air dry. Straight-haired ladies try curling each section sprayed with a light hair spray and leave the ends out for a beachy hairstyle.

Low-Maintenance Layered Long Hair with Waves
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#21: Low-Maintenance Layered Hair

Low-maintenance layered hair could work fabulously for you, especially if you like a messy finish. Make sure your cut has some layers in it to make it shaggy and add some salt spray, and you can let it air dry for a boho style. It cannot get easier than that. If you want your style wavier try curling it with a 3/4 inch barrel iron and run your fingers through.

Long Hair with Short Layers and Messy Waves
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#22: Long Hair with Short Layers and Messy Waves

Change it up by considering some short layers in your long hair, and adding some messy waves. It will increase volume and enhance your shape. Make sure the layers are only short in the crown area to maintain length at the bottom. Blow-dry with a volumizing mist, and try using a large round brush vertically to create waves. You might be able to avoid a curling iron using this technique and save some time.

Long Choppy Layered Hair with Loose Waves
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#23: Long Choppy Hair with Loose Waves

If you’re tired of long, straight hair, consider long, choppy hair with loose waves. Adding long layers to your cut creates volume and movement. To achieve a long wavy hair style, try leaving the ends out when curling. Apply a light hairspray to each section before curling and comb through with a large comb. This will give you a cool finish.

Long Waves and Face-Framing Layers
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#24: Long Waves and Face-Framing Layers

Try face-framing layers and get an enchanting shape. Try starting the face frame about chin-length and angling down to the longest length for best results. If your hair is frizzy, add Redken’s Outshine before the blowout, and a curling iron’s heat can also help.

Long-Length Waves with Curtain Bangs for Wavy Hair
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#25: Long-Length Waves with Curtain Bangs

Long-length waves with curtain bangs are definitely trending. Ask your stylist to cut your curtain bang about eye length, angling longer at the corners. Adding soft layers to your haircut is also a great choice to create dimension and interest in your shape. Try blowing your curtain bang away from your face with a round brush to compliment the cut. To achieve loose waves a large curling iron or even large velcro rollers can be used.

#26: Shaggy Hair with Textured Bangs

Try long, shaggy hair with textured bangs and dare to be different. A short bang is a great choice for long or oval facial features and is a bold move. Adding a bang to your hair can change your appearance dramatically without giving up your length. Ask your stylist to point-cut your fringe for texture. Long layered wavy hair with bangs is soft with just the right amount of cool.

#27: V-Shape Layered Cut with Waves

A V-shape layered cut with waves is a nice alternative for long hair. Ask your stylist to blend the face frame farther into the back to create the cut. A v-cut is an excellent choice for finer hair textures and is easier to achieve on fine hair. If you want to nail those beautiful waves, try letting each curl cool before combing through with a big comb.

Long Wavy Feathered Layers on Fine Hair
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#28: Wavy Feathered Layers on Fine Hair

If you have fine hair try adding wavy feathered layers to your long hair and perk it up. Just a small amount of layering can make a huge difference in thin hair and give it life. Ask your stylist to hold the hair straight up to maintain weight at the bottom. A feather cut hairstyle should be trimmed about every 8 weeks to keep it looking fresh.