35 Hottest Layered Hairstyles and Haircuts for Long Hair

Long layered haircuts

Long layered hair is a haircutting technique for long hair that cuts the top layers of hair shorter than the bottom. Adding layers to long hair creates more movement and adds more volume to thin hair.

Layering long hair removes just the right amount of weight to give the hair movement, without making the ends look over-layered and straggly. Long layered hairstyles typically look great on all face shapes and, depending on how they are styled, they could flatter some face shapes more than others.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these trendy pictures of the best long layered hair ideas.

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Long Feathered Layers

long feathered layers
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Short layers for long hair give you a feathering look that’s effortlessly stylish.

This look is long hair with short layers, as opposed to calling it a long layered cut. The best part about this haircut is all the movement and body it has while still keeping the length. Ask your stylist to do a razor cut for a lot of the interior layering, then clean up the perimeter with their shears.

Short layers on long hair works for women with medium density and medium textured hair. This shape is really good for ladies with round-shaped faces because of the length. It elongates the face. It’s also a good haircut if you like to play with your style. It’s great for long updos and would look beautiful curled with a wand.

Related: Slimming long layered hairstyles for round faces.

Platinum Long Layered Hair

Platinum Long Layered Hair
Credit: Cara Loren

Extra long hairstyles with layers like this one boast a trendy shadow root and platinum-colored tresses.

Long Layers with Bangs

long layers with bangs
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Long layered hair with bangs is a gorgeous example of what you can do with scissors and extensions. Don’t you love the beautiful job of blending the layers and the various shades of golden brown? This is one of the best examples of long haircuts with bangs that you’ll see this season.

Platinum Blonde Layering

Platinum Blonde Layering
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Long layered hairstyles are perfect for diminishing strong facial features. The dark roots melting into the white-blonde hair really bring out a modern, feminine layered look.

Shaggy Layered Waves With a Side Part

Shaggy Layered Waves With a Side Part

The deep side part of this long layered hairstyle would be a gorgeous fall season look. For shaggy long layered haircuts, long hair gives lots of dimensions.

Layered and Long with Curtain Bangs

layered and long hair with curtain bangs
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A chop that’s layered and long with curtain bangs can frame and accentuate the front of your face, especially the cheeks. Flaunt it with the golden brown shade, and you’ll achieve that beautiful softer finish.

Related: Trendy front layered haircuts for long hair.

Very Long V-Cut Layers

Long v-cut layers
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Take a look at this hair makeover with a cascade of long v-cut layers using the step-cutting technique. Trendy long layered tresses like this v-cut on long hair add dimension and body, which is perfect for women with thinner hair.

Jet Black Tresses with Soft Layers

Jet Black Tresses with Soft Layers
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A jet black long layered haircut for long hair looks gorgeous on women with darker skin and extra-long hair.

Light Brown Locks with Lengthy Layers

light brown locks with lengthy layers
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These razored long layers on long-length hair have the advantage of a razor cut so you don’t have to sacrifice length for movement.

The wispy layers are kept lengthy so that the bottom line is not too skinny, giving the appearance of stringy hair. But cutting with a razor allows the ends to have plenty of free-flowing movement if the hair is blown out smooth or curled.

Layers for Long Straight Hair

layers for long straight hair
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Dramatically layered lengthy tresses with a face-framing center part make this a perfect straight long layered cut for women with thick hair. The swoopy layers are so soft and feminine!

This is a sun-kissed look with lots of movement that allows for versatile styling. No matter which way you part the hair or style the long hair, layers will always lay beautifully.

For long layered hairstyles like this, it’s important to use a good conditioner to keep your hair healthy, shiny, and strong.

Long Shaggy Layers

long shaggy layers
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Opt for a gorgeous long layered haircut that offers long shaggy layers for optimum movement and texture. The curtain fringe creates a soft face-framing effect and has enough length to pin it back out of the eyes.

Edgy Wavy Layered Cut

edgy wavy layered cut
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Try a wavy layered cut that features heavily textured, brown long layered strands and beachy long layers.

Long layered hairstyles seem to provide that perfect beach-ready style. I see a wash-and-go style that’s still modern and up to date. I love that women who have a low-maintenance style can still have a modern look that works for their everyday lifestyle.

Dark-Rooted Layered Shag Haircut

dark-rooted layered shag cut
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A long layered shag can give you a little more edge than the traditional ones. Joan Jett and Farrah Fawcett were 70’s icons that rocked this style with full swag!

Long hairstyles that feature long tousled layers suit fine or thick hair. It adds extra volume and texture and gives you a modern look.

You can style a shag in many different ways. For a sleek look, try an oil or serum when almost dry. For a more tousled, worn look, use a textured mouse when wet, hit it with a little dry shampoo when dry, and let those windows down.

Long Blonde Layered Hair

Long Blonde Layered Hair
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Here’s long blonde layered hair that’s beautiful and low-maintenance. This is one of those long hairstyles with layers that appear even better if styled with beach waves.

Collarbone-Length Tousled Layers

Collarbone-Length Tousled Layers
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These delightful espresso brown hair colors on this long layered bob go perfectly with tan skin.

Stylist Maren Mahlman from California says, “The combination of babylights and balayage makes this layered long bob effortless and classy. The best thing about this is that it’s a once every three-month service! It’s a very low-maintenance color and layered hairstyle for long hair.”

This style is great for most ladies, especially with fine hair. A 1 1/4 inch curling iron is best for a loose wave. Mahlman’s favorite finishing product is Badlands from R & Co for a little root boost and texture.

Waist-Length Texturized Choppy Layers

waist-length texturized choppy layers
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A layered, waist-length hairstyle can be described as undone and texturized, with beachy tresses.

When it comes to these choppy layers, long hair gives it a more natural and effortless hair trend right now.

To style, use a 1 1/4-inch curling iron and curled random section to create the undone waves. After curling, use Milbon Texturizing Spray to add body and softness.

Loose Wavy Layers for Fine Hair

loose wavy layers for fine hair
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Featuring loose wavy layers for fine hair that give you more texture and movement. The thing about this layered long hair is it helps you keep your beauty while growing out a mid-length chop. Long layers for fine hair are also guaranteed to upgrade your warm blonde ombre.

Curly Layers for Long Curly Hair

Curly Layers for Long Curly Hair
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Curly layers for long curly hair is a classic haircut that distributes volume throughout your tresses. A long layer cut enhances the curls and gives movement. Try curly layered long hairstyles for women who want a subtle and bouncy finish.

Long Choppy Layers with Rooted Sombre

long choppy layers with rooted sombre
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Consider long straight hair with soft layers.

It’s the perfect blend from going natural to long blonde. The mix between babylights and balayage blonde highlights makes it look so seamless. Wear it for months due to the rooted sombre.

This layered hairstyle is for women with coarse to fine hair. It’s just a versatile look for those who want their natural hair color to be a part of their balayage. The brightness and face-framing will open up any part of the face that you feel is too closed off. The cut also helps enhance the color creating movement.

Layered Hair with Beach Waves for Over 40

Long Layered Hair with Beach Waves for Over 40
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Long layered hair with beach waves for over 40 is an example of layered haircut ideas to explore. Long hair tends to give a conservative look for women over 40. Offer modernity to the cut by introducing it with bright hair hues.

Golden Blonde Layered Hair

Golden Blonde Long Layered Hair
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Golden blonde layered hair is bright, full of sunshine, and gives an illuminating glow. By adding long layers and face-framing pieces, it brings life and movement to long hair. A long layered haircut is sleek, but you can also emphasize the texture and long layers by using a ½ inch curling iron, leaving the ends out to give effortless beachy waves.

Textured Long Layers

Textured long layers
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Spice up the already stunning long cut with layers and a warm balayage. The textured long layers emphasize the lighter hue, creating a better dimension. For richer and healthier-looking hair, apply a shine-inducing oil onto your strands.

Long and Layered Shag

long and layered shag cut
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Long layered haircuts remove weight from your long tresses, but with style. Here’s a long and layered shag that provides a fresher aura. It’s solid proof of how long layers, curtain bangs, and a brunette shade look great together.

Long Face-Framing Layers

long face-framing layers
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Avoid a flat and lifeless look with long face-framing layers. These layers remove a lot of weight, giving your black and brown tresses added body and movement at the bottom.

Layered and long hair needs trimming every 6-10 weeks to keep it healthy and without split ends. A tousled layered cut for long hair like this does magic on straight textures and fine densities.

Layered and Textured Cut

layered and textured cut
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Opt for a cut that features flipped layers for long hair.

This long layered cut is for women looking for something a little different than your traditional layered haircuts for long hair. It could work for someone with thick to medium hair.

Texturize the ends more on the thicker hair. Avoid this cut if you have fine/thin hair because of the intensity of the layers. It would remove too much weight.

Low-Maintenance Haircut with Subtle Layers

low-maintenance haircut with subtle layers
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The dark contrast with the ashy long hair with layers gives this a very casual, yet super-stylish look!

Long hairstyles with layers like this are natural and subtle. Long haircuts with layers like this are great for women that desire something low-maintenance and natural.

Long Layered Hair with Side Bangs

Long locks look awesome with face-framing layers that taper into long layers towards the back. According to stylist Sandra of California, creating an invisible shag around the top crown can be worn in its natural state or styled with extra “Bardot” retro volume.

Sandra’s favorite thing about this long brunette hair with textured layers is the versatility! She states, “It’s easy to style or not style. It can be thrown up in a top knot or low bun with flirty pieces that fall out around the face creating side-swept long layered bangs. It’s perfect for wavy hair, hair that’s naturally air dried, or hair that likes to be blown out with lots of body and volume.”

Glamorous Blowout with Long Layers

Glamorous Blowout with Long Layers
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A glamorous blowout with long layers values the texture of your tresses. Long layers are great in adding volume. If you want a sexy look, try long hair with layers.

Layered U-Shaped Cut

Layered U-Shaped Cut
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Opt for a u-shaped layered haircut for long hair to keep bouncy hair while maintaining length.

Layered Wavy Hair

layered wavy long hair
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Layered wavy hair, when paired with copper balayage, makes a stunning go-to look. Wear this long haircut with layers to give your ends more texture.

When styling, hold the flat iron horizontally. Then, take wide horizontal sections while curling the hair. This way, you’ll get a more wavy hair look instead of the classic, tight curls.

Textured Layering for Long Thin Hair

textured layering for long thin hair
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A messy layered cut with a dark-rooted blonde and brown balayage is sure to freshen up fine tresses! The perfect textured layering for long thin hair does exist. This hairstyle for long hair also suits a natural wavy texture. To prep long layered hair, use a dry texture spray to work on the body and texture.

Choppy Layers for Long Thick Hair

choppy layers for long, thick hair
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Here’s a long layered hairstyle that works fine with golden blonde highlights! These choppy layers for long, thick hair offer tons of texture and boost volume that you’ll love.

Long Brown Hair with Soft Curls

long brown hair with soft curls
Instagram @kimwasabi

Give long brown hair with soft curls a try for your next simple and romantic style. The softness of the curls mixed with the warmth of the brown works very well to soften harsh features and bring femininity to the face. Brown tones tend to work really well with skin that has pink undertones.

Brunette Long Layered Hair

brunette long layered hair
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Choosing a brunette long layered haircut is ideal for women who have long, but flat hair. Cutting long layers adds movement and depth without taking away length. For those with long thin hair, this is also an excellent choice because it adds volume.

Beautifully Layered Long Blonde Hair

beautifully layered long blonde hair
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A beautifully layered long blonde haircut is extremely popular and never out of style haircut idea. The number of layers can always be customized to suit you and your lifestyle, so don’t be afraid to ask your stylist about the different options you have.