43 Cutest Long Layered Haircuts Trending in 2018

If you’re looking for the most popular long layered haircuts, then you’ve come to the right place! Below, we’ve put together the pictures of long layered hair ideas that are trending this year. Layering 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. Layering long hair is also a great styling technique for making thin hair look fuller.

Long Platinum Layers

Long layered hair with platinum color
Credit: Cara Loren

Extra long hairstyles like this one boasts a trendy shadow root and platinum colored tresses that go on for days.

Platinum Blonde Layering

Picture of platinum blonde layering
Instagram @hairandmakeupbynatparker

The dark roots melting into the white blonde curls really brings out a modern, feminine look.

Shaggy Sections With a Side Part

Long shaggy layers with a side part
Instagram @salondm3

The deep side part on this hairstyle would be a gorgeous Fall season look.

Trendy Caramel Highlights

Long layers with caramel highlights
Instagram @hair_by_rue_

The caramel highlights really pop in this espresso brown base. Notice how the layering frames that face and the length goes just past the shoulders, which is great for women with wider faces.

V Shape Layers

Long V-shape layers
Instagram @kuki_klobucista

Take a look at this hair makeover. Layered v-cut long hair like this adds dimension and body, which is perfect for women with thinner hair.

Elongated Jet Black Tresses

Long layered hair with jet black color
Instagram @briandersonstylist

This mid-back length jet black hair looks georgeous on women with darker skin and thicker hair.

Cute 70’s Inspired Layering

These blonde layers look perfect on light skin.

Q&A with style creator, Max Charnley
Stylist @ Ian McCabe Studio in Washington, DC

How would you describe this look?

This is a modern take on long 70’s layers.

I have two favorite things about this look. The first being the shorter bits of face-framing created in the fringe section that hit just below the cheekbone. They really add visual interest and versatility to this otherwise commercial shape.

Secondly, I love how this is an incredibly simple concave layering technique. It gets its individuality through the strategic removal of weight and movement created through the ends by cutting the entire length and shape with my straight razor.

I like how I can give two girls technically the exact same haircut, but by choosing different tools and planning my weight removal and texture based on suitability, it will come out completely unique for each person.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice is don’t be afraid of things like “long bangs,” “face-framing layers,” or “angling.” A lot of women I see in my chair feel like this will negatively affect their face shape. For example, they feel their face is too round for any shorter pieces cut above their chin. I think adding a longer fringe or shorter face framing to longer lengths can really bring visual interest and break up an otherwise long curtainy length. But at the end of the day, it’s all about what makes you feel confident!

My client in the photo, Ginger, has fairly straight heavy hair and always looking for volume and movement while keeping the length. So we have over time experimented with weight removal, texture, and shape to find the right balance for her.

For stylists, it’s not about doing the same razor or scissor cut on everyone. You really need to be tactile, using your hands to feel the weight of the hair in your consult, while you’re cutting each section, and while hand-drying (a must!) to find suitability and balance for the person in your chair each time you cut their hair.

For styling, I always want to address the individuals texture, type, and density. I strive for more natural volume and movement in my work versus hair that looks too “done.” That being said, I find the best way to achieve that is to plan for a product at each stage of the haircut and style. I use leave-in conditioners like Shu Uemura’s wonderworker or Davines Oi Milk through the ends of hair that is color processed or super dry and porous. This provides moisture and slip while I’m cutting, whether it’s with a scissor or razor.

Healthy hair usually gets DeDe Hairmist. As the hair begins to dry while I’m cutting, I use blow dry creams like Shu’s Blowdry Beautifier or the Moisturizing Smoothing fluid from Davines, to tame texture and puff.

Finally, if I need a little extra in the volume I’ll pull Salt Spray from Davines or Volume hair mist to add to the roots.

The hand dry to me is the most important step. Even with frizzy or curly hair, I use my fingers in my freehand like a clamp to lift hair from the roots in the crown and to stretch and shape bangs, and pieces from around the ear in the direction I want them to lay.

I basically finish the blow with my hands to demonstrate to the client that texture, volume, cowlicks, bangs, etc., can all be manipulated without the frustration of a brush.

Then, if you need to smooth ends, or add extra bend you can always grab a brush or iron to finish your look exactly how you want. When you have a great cut your hand dry should basically be all you need to have a put together look. Any of that other stuff, brushes, etc. are just fun extras.

Light Brown with Lengthy Layers

Q&A with style creator, Simone Ulatowski
Stylist @ The Bernards Salon in Bernardsville, NJ


How would you describe this look?

This look is razored layers. The advantage of a razor cut for this look is that you don’t have to sacrifice length for movement.

The 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 movement if the hair is blown-out smooth or curled.

This look was blown dry with a Mason Pearson flat brush, yet it still has a lot of movement – that is my favorite thing about it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The maintenance of this cut is minimal, and the shape can work for any face shape. The length of the layers just needs to be adjusted according to the density of the hair and preference of the client.

One thing to consider is whether a client would want their hair cut with a razor or not. Some people have an aversion to a razor cut because they may have had a bad experience with it.

Because of the movement of this haircut, it really works well for someone who blows their hair out every day or for the client who wants to encourage their natural wave or texture and lets it air dry.

Layered Hair for Oval Faces

Long Layered Hair for Oval Faces
Instagram @takeshishukuya

Dramatically lengthy tresses with a face-framing center part make this a perfect long layered cut for women with thick hair.

Q&A with style creator, Takeshi Shukuya
Senior Hairstylist @ Koji Toyoda Salon in West Hollywood, CA


How would you describe this look?

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 it, the layers will always lay beautifully.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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

Straightened Layers

Straightened long layers
Instagram @kat_dwornik

Q&A with style creator, Katarina Dwornik
Senior Hairstylist @ Luce Hair Studio in Kingston, ON


How would you describe this look?

This is a long layered haircut with some faded foiling. What I love about this look is that the haircut showcases the perfect balance of dimension and brightness of the foil work. With a layered cut like this, you get fabulous movement without removing too much weight from the hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is perfect if you want to wear your hair straight, wavy or with curls. It’s also very flattering for all face shapes. It can easily be customized for the client’s face using face-framing layers as well.

I love using a little KMS Moist Repair Leave-in Conditioner to keep moisture in the hair and GOLDWELL Just Smooth Smooth Control for when I’m giving a blowout. I follow it up with a little KMS Anti-humidity Seal to finish it off.

While this hairstyle requires a little time in the morning, you can get an amazing look by just passing your flat iron through it or popping in a little wave.

Middle Part Blonde with Layers

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Daoud
Hairstylist @ TReSs Apothecary + Salon in Newport Beach, CA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a natural, ashy blonde. My favorite thing about it is how natural it looks giving her an awesome Spring/Summer look with lots of natural layers to frame her face. That’s also why I colored it that way so she has a bright pop of blonde framing her face!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is for someone that likes low maintenance color. This is a more natural/rooty blonde with a bright blonde face framing color. Products used are lots of protein to maintain the healthiness of her hair! This is also for someone that has a more easy, low maintenance lifestyle!

Edgy with Lots of Layers

Edgy long hair with lots of layers
Instagram @danionyourdome

Feeling funky and edgy? Try this heavily textured, dark brown cut.

Q&A with style creator, Dani Maloney
Stylist @ R Salon PHX in Phoenix, AZ


How would you describe this look?

I’m so inspired by bohemian, natural, beachy tresses. When I look at Sierra’s hair, that’s exactly what I see.

I see a wash n 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 life.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If a customer came in and asked for a natural look but also some texture, I would recommend something like this cut, with barely-there layers.

Sierra has a natural wave so we worked with it to create something she can manage with little fuss. I love IGK Rich Kid for an air dry or diffused beach texture. I would then use a 1/12 inch iron and create soft waves. I would finish with a texture spray (Beach Club Texture Spray by IGK), as I finger through the waves to create a natural look.

This style would take very little time in the morning but such a fresh look. Personally, I love this style as second-day hair with a touch of texture spray to freshen up.

Long Choppy Layered Tresses

Q&A with style creator, Jackie Smithwick
Hairstylist @ Style Divita in Kill Devil Hills, NC


How would you describe this look?

This is a long layered shag that gives 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!

Any advice for someone considering it?

A shag can be any length, fine or thick hair, and practically for any face shape. It adds volume and texture and gives you a modern look.

You can style a shag 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!

Whether your client is someone who likes to roll out in the morning with a little Powder Play or someone who takes the extra time on their look for the day, this cut is great and can be styled differently for everyone.

For the curly girl shag, get some major curling mouse. My go-to product is TIGI Queen for a Day thickening spray as it gives texture. As you’re drying, you can place pieces of hair where wanted, so when completely dry you have movement and volume. I always hit a shag with TIGI Oh Bee Hive dry shampoo once dry to give that tousled modern chic look.

Layers for Thick hair

Q&A with style creator, Tamara Rene
Hairstylist @ Salon Ish in Puyallup, WA


How would you describe this look?

This is a blunt cut with some graduation. I love the way her hair moves with this cut. It compliments her thick hair beautifully.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style was done on coarse, thick, naturally curly hair. To get this smooth look, I used Davines Love shampoo and conditioner to help with the frizz that this hair type typically has.

I also did a Davines Circle Chronicles shine mask as coarse hair tends to be more dull than shiny. Then, I used Kevin Murphy Smooth Again on towel dried hair.

Next, I used a large round brush and started at the nape rolling everything down. I took small horizontal sections going up the back of the head rolling each section down. I did this same method on the sides.

To get it so smooth, keep the round brush rolling down at all times and to have the air flow from your dryer blowing down on the brush, going the same direction as the brush. Then just run your fingers through it to style. This style does take some time to dry, but it will last for days.

This is a great style on just about any face shape. It is fantastic for that busy professional or Mom (this lovely lady is both of those).

If you are just trying to round brush your hair for the first time, give yourself at least 30 minutes. But as you get used to working a round brush and muscle memory starts to kick in, it should take 15-20 minutes to achieve this beautiful style that will last for days.

Layered Chunky Locks

Q&A with style creator, Becky Smith
Senior Designer / Salon Educator @ Chemel Salon in Tacoma, WA


How would you describe this look?

This is effortless and classic. It’s one of my favorite looks because it’s so versatile. It can be worn in many ways: straight, curly, up or down.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Know that the square perimeter allows the ability to maintain length in the back as well as the front. Minimal layering and heavy texturing complete this look by removing bulk to be worn without weight lines. Have fun with it!

Espresso Brown Layers

Long layered hair with Espresso Brown color
Instagram @maren.stylist

These delightful espresso brown colors go perfectly with tan skin.

Q&A with style creator, Maren Mahlman
Hairstylist @ BBMA The Salon in Woodland Hills, CA


How would you describe this look?

The combination of baby lights and balayage make this color look effortless. The best thing about this is a once every three-month service! It’s very low maintenance.

Any advice for someone considering it?

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

Layered Dark Red Hair

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Gore
Owner @ Strandz Hair Studio in Littleton, CO


How would you describe this look?

This layered cut is colored a warm auburn with chocolate and caramel accents. I love this look because it fits most face shapes and looks cute both straight or curled.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is fairly low maintenance but will require blow drying (with or without a round brush), and with a volumizer (my favorite is IGK Trust Fund) to showcase the layers.

It best suits round, square, or oval-shaped faces. If you have a heart shape, I’d recommend a cut with fewer layers.

This color is great for enhancing green, brown, or Hazel eyes and neutral to warm skin tones.

Adorable Layered Bob

Q&A with style creator, Casie Vick
Hairstylist @ Gold & Braid Salon in Mission Viejo, CA


How would you describe this look?

This client has a gorgeous face and thick hair. She did not want a “Mom bob”, so we gave her a graduated and disconnected bob with lots of texture.

Product and texture spray is a must for this look. I love using Bedroom Hair by Kevin Murphy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is great for someone with fine hair looking to add more volume.

This client has thick hair, so make sure to find a stylist who knows how to texturize and recommends a good styling product.

The bob is timeless and will never go out of style. You just have to find the best one that suits your lifestyle. It does take time and effort to style it. Short haircuts are definitely more high maintenance than longer ones, but it’s so stylish when styled right.

Texturized Beachy Layered Locks

Texturized Beachy Layered Locks
Instagram @yukistylist

Q&A with style creator, Yuki
Dry Cut Specialist & Educator / Owner @ Gavert Atelier in Beverly Hills, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look can be described as undone, texturized, beachy tresses. I use the dry cut technique in order to see how hair reacts.

What I love about this style is that it’s really natural and effortless.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is great on any face shape. She has fine hair and the beachy waves add a lot of body.

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

Very Dark Layers with Curled Locks

Q&A with style creator, Taylor Reid
Hair Apprentice


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as subtle but bold. You can create such a defined look from taking just a little amount off. My favorite part about this cut is that the layering is very subtle, but the cut itself creates so much volume.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To maintain this look, I recommend a really nice blowout cream and heat protectant before blow drying. Once dry, I recommend using a gritty powder for the roots with a shine spray or light serum for the ends.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for someone with really thick hair who wants to take weight out. It’s a beautiful option for someone who is wanting to do this without thinning the crap out of the hair. It’s also beautiful for someone who is wanting a really natural flow to create natural waves and volume.

Loose Wavy Layers for Fine Hair

Loose Wavy Layers for Fine Hair
Instagram @carlie_pmtsgl

Q&A with style creator, Carlie Soule
Future Professional @ Paul Mitchell the School Great Lakes in Port Huron, MI


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look features loose waves. My favorite thing about it is the natural looking texture that the layers and waves give to her fine hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend Paul Mitchell’s Root Booster, Sculpting Foam and Extra Body Finishing Spray to recreate this look at home.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for clients with thin or fine hair who are looking to get movement and texture in a style that’s great for everyday wear!

Flowing Loose Layered Curls

Flowing Loose Layered Curls
Instagram / @deborah_smith11

These dashing caramel colors and loose twists make this a great date night look.

Q&A with Style Creator Deborah Smith
Hairstylist @ Mic Mac Head Shoppe in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look can be worn either for the weekend or for a dressed up occasion. The hair is positioned so if the curl loosens it will fall into a beautiful wave.

What products do you recommend to create and maintain this look?

All styling products used were by Redken and Moroccan Oil. The hair was washed with Redken Color Magnetics shampoo and conditioner. Redken Stay High mousse gel was then used to provide body and lift. The Moroccan Oil heat styling product was used to protect hair from the curling iron, and Redken #18 hairspray was used to finish the look. I used a 1-inch curling iron to create these bouncy curls.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is for the woman who wants a little more styled look to cross over from day to night wear. It can be paired with jeans and heels or a cocktail dress and heels. It is a very versatile hairstyle.

Galactic Layering

Q&A with style creator, Brooke Sutaris
Hairstylist and Make-up Artist @ Maggie The Salon in Pembroke Pines, FL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

To me, this look is a galaxy. Using different placement and tones of color, I wanted it to look different whatever way she moves her hair. I wanted to create something you can look at and wonder, just like a galaxy. Blending and melting colors into each other gives it different effects and depth.

I love enhancing fashion colors with soft and subtle layering and texture to really make the color pop when it’s curled, but when it’s straight hair, the layers blend. I really enjoy how the color seems mysterious in a sense.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I tend to always tell my fashion color clients to pick up Color Conserve shampoo and conditioner by Aveda and use it once weekly. If they have a concern with oil, I will tell them to use the Aveda Be Curly co-wash if they need to wash their hair more then once a week. The co-wash will gently break down the oil, but keep the color locked in for longer. Dry shampoo is a must when you have fashion colors. My go to is Gold Lust dry shampoo by Oribe. It doesn’t have that feeling of buildup if you apply it to your roots daily.

For her color, I used Pulpriot. I love it because it’s moisturizing and smells amazing. When it fades out, it doesn’t look odd or splotchy. The color lasts one to four months depending on porosity of the hair and at home care.

When it comes to styling, I always grab Illuminate Shine by Eufora. It’s a lightweight, non-greasy shine spray with pharmaceutical grade aloe vera. It helps lock in color and gives the hair moisture and manageability. I spray it on damp hair, blow the hair dry, and spray it again before I curl the hair. I always finish with some Dry Texturizing spray by Oribe to separate the curls.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this type of cut for someone who has a square face because the long layers balance the face shape by creating soft volume. In this photo, my client previously had a heavy blunt fringe. I wanted to soften the fringe since she is growing them out so we can work on having some soft face framing layers.

This color has to be for a person with good fashion sense. Normally, I would recommend this color if they wanted something fun and different. It all depends on the type of job they have and what they are willing to do to maintain such a look. Fashion colors are for people who want to be noticed. These colors also tend to be more expensive. Also note you have to be dedicated to spending two to five hours in the salon once a month.

When it comes to hair type, this can work with most hair types, but it does involve bleaching hair and could possibly take one to three sessions of lightening the hair to the desired level. My number one goal is to keep the integrity of the hair. I always reach for Olaplex and no higher than a 20 volume developer. Slow wins the race when it comes to hair!

Copper Red with Layers for Volume

Copper Red with Layers for Volume

Having an evening out? Then try these classy and elegant waves on this copper red color.

Q&A with style creator, Jessica Caprotti
Hairstylist / Balayage Specialist @ LeShag in Kingston, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This client of mine happens to be a close friend who was looking for a more modern and sophisticated style. My favorite thing about this look is she still has a lot of length, but I incorporated some layers to give her more volume and movement. We also added short face framing pieces to give her a more romantic look when she puts her hair up.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For this style, I recommend using any type of smoothing cream to blow out the hair. I chose the Warren Tricomi smoothing gel. Once the hair was dry, I went in with a large curling iron to give her some glam waves, then finished it off with some Label M Rejuvenating Radiance Oil to give her more shine.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend his look for anyone looking to add more volume and movement to their hair. This look is great because it looks amazing polished and fresh, as well as the next day tousled and messy. This look is perfect for the modern woman on the go.

Long Layered Sombre

Long layered sombre
Instagram @bthalia13

Q&A with style creator, Bianca Herrera
Junior Stylist @ Bescene Studios in Silver Spring, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as the perfect blend from going natural to blonde. My client asked me what can I do to grow out my natural into the blonde I already have, and that’s my favorite thing about this look. The mix between babylights and balayage make it look so seamless . I love that she will be able to wear this look for the next several months and it will still look like she got it done because of the rooted sombre.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Products for stylists to try and recreate this look would be Wella Blondor Powder and Redken 9v and 9gi.

To maintain this look, I would definitely consider a color-safe shampoo like Oribe Beautiful Color shampoo and conditioner, and/or Phytocitrus shampoo and conditioner. I also recommend Subtil Platine blue shampoo to maintain ideal ashiness.

To style, I recommend starting off with a heat protectant on damp hair. I like using Subtil 10 because it has ten benefits to using it! Follow with a straightening balm like the oOribe Balm d’Or to smooth the ends with a medium round brush. Finish off with Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray to keep the frizz away.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this hairstyle for anyone 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 help enhance the color creating movement.

I always love creating these looks on people that want to have that updated look or transition to balayage instead of highlights, but don’t always have the time to come in every six weeks for a highlight touchup. It’s so easy to have this grow out and still look like a beautiful, natural sombre.

Dimensional Layered V-Cut

Q&A with style creator, Shannon
Hairstylist @ Old Station No. 4 Salon & Barber in High Point, NC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

It’s one of my favorites to do! This cut gives GREAT dimension, especially for longer hair. This particular cut has face framing layers with a defined point in the back, which creates the V-cut.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

It really is about the cut with this one, so I recommend regular haircuts to maintain shape. However, I created this look by using a bit of Style Link Turbo Dry blow dry spray by Matrix before blow drying with a round brush for volume. Finish the look with a drop of Total Results Mega Sleek Mega Varnish (also from Matrix) for a silky smooth finish to tame the frizz. So simple!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look if you have long hair and don’t like to spend a lot of time on it. This cut creates dimension and movement without a lot of everyday maintenance! It’s very versatile and really can work for anyone, but those with extremely thick hair may find getting the exact shape difficult and may want to try layering into the V-shape.

Sexy Beach Waves Layers

If you’re going to a formal event and want to flaunt your gorgeous, flowing locks, then this hairstyle will certainly do the job. It’s also a youthful and head-turning look for women over 40.

Q&A with style creator, Rosie Pieternelle
Hairstylist @ Mark Garrison Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

These are effortless and yet sexy beach waves. My favorite thing about this is that it’s a beautiful look that can go with any outfit at any time of the day.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The products that I recommend are Phytokerarine Extreme for heat protection, Phytovolume Actif Intense Volume Spray, and Phytolaque Soie for a soft hold.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this hairstyle to any client regardless of the face shape or hair thickness, but it would look best if the hair is below the shoulders.

Layered Golden Blonde Hair

Layered Golden Blonde Hair
Instagram @payton_at_thehairartiststudio_

These curled golden blonde layers would work beautifully for a prom or wedding look.

Q&A with style creator, Payton Baxley
Colorist @ The Hair Artist’s Studio in Lake Norman, NC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this as a dimensional blonde. My favorite aspect of this hair is the blend! It’s a mixture of her natural color, a lowlight around her face (where most women show grey first), and a beautiful golden blonde highlight to set the contrast and match her skin tone.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The product I would recommend is an intense daily conditioner. Saints & Sinners has a great one. My motto is “longer hair is older hair” because it’s been around the block a few times and it needs more than a basic conditioner to look healthy. If your hair is fine, make a ponytail and put it on the end of the ponytail, do not touch your scalp area. Without a good conditioner the hair will break.

Another great product I used on her is a heat protectant and a dry oil to fight frizz. Kuene has a great heat protectant called Prep and a great dry oil called Defrizz Sachet. I like it because it’s not greasy and adds shine. Using a wand to make those loose beach curls allows me to have more control over the curl.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for a client that wants to blend their grey and has a warm or olive skin tone. The long layers pair well with an oblong, round, square or heart shaped face.

Textured & Layered Beachy Waves

Q&A with style creator, Heather Schmick
Hairstylist @ Heather Schmick Hair and Bridal Stylist in Spokane, WA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is all about balayage and beach waves when styling. I hand painted her hair using a ‘chip brush’ painter’s brush. Hand painted balayage makes for a lived-in look with minimal upkeep. Once the balayage was finished processing, we rinsed and glazed with a rose gold semi permanent color.

Glazing with a semi permanent color is great because it lasts for a couple months then rinses out. I love the rose gold hair color because is a fun yet subtle way to change your hair if you’re looking to spice up your everyday look!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I would definitely use a color-safe shampoo and color-safe conditioner to maintain the longevity of the rose gold. When styling, I use Davines products. I love their heat protectant and volumizing mouse when blow drying. I then curl the hair in a loose wave and finish the look off with a small amount of Davines Shine Wax on the roots/mids. Depending on the look I’m going for, I might run through the curls with Davines Oil Non Oil for a more polished beach wave. It I am going for something more messy, I’ll spray Davines’s Texturizing Spray thoughout the mids and ends, giving the curls a more beach textured look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for balayage clients looking for a fun change. Glazing with a rose gold is always a safe bet if you’re not ready for a vibrant color glaze!

Blown Out Layers

Blown Out Layers
Instagram @redkittenm

Q&A with style creator, Michelle Reece
Hairstylist @ Style Station Hair Salon in Frederick, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a long layer cut with a round brush blowout. My favorite thing about it is that the blowout brings out all the layers.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used a soft mousse for the volume and touchable feel of the hair. Since she had natural wave of her own, I used a light smoothing serum on the ends (applied while wet) to smooth any frizziness that can happen with this type of hair. I try to keep it simple for clients to be able to recreate their looks at home.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This blowout works better on thick hair with a bit of natural body. It is harder for a client to recreate with hair that is fine, thin and straight. I understand that it is harder for clients to spend the time at home to do this to themselves. Many consider it a treat and I offer them to come in on special occasions for me to do the blowout for them!

Sultry Layered Look

Q&A with style creator, Bianca Hendee
Cosmetologist / Colorist @ Bianca Hendee Hair in Tempe, AZ


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as classic and flirty. Even though it’s long layered, the shorter face framing sections add a sultry look to it. The color is my favorite. We highlight and lowlight her, and the combination really enhances her natural hair color.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always recommend a color-safe shampoo. My favorite is Paul Mitchell. For styling, I recommend Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum and Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle is best for medium to coarse hair types, as well as for people that are willing to style their hair to really make the sections stand out and frame the face the way they’re meant to. Longer layers with face framing starting at the lips looks great with most face shapes!

Flirty Ash Brown Tousled Layers

Flirty Ash Brown Tousled Layers
Instagram @jinniejinniedc

Q&A with style creator, Jinnie
Hairstylist @ Plane Jane Salon in Bethesda, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

There are tousled layers with smoky brown balayage. My favorite part is the subtle transition from babylights to more dimensional highlights on the bottom. It really compliments the whole shape of the layers. This style will last for a while without looking heavy.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The haircut doesn’t require too much product. I used Milbon Volume Mist for volume at the roots and Milbon Restorative Blowout Primer to even out porosity. These two products are also heat protectants, so you don’t need a separate product for that.

Rough dry everything (sometimes a good, skilled rough dry does 70% of the job!), then tousle some curls with a curling iron. To maintain the color, using a sulfate-free shampoo is a must. Since the cool tones are applied on bleached hair, it can’t avoid the fade out process, therefore re-toning in 8-12 weeks is recommended.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is ideal for clients who have thick and coarse hair that still want to maintain volume. The layers remove a lot of weight, but at the same time lift to give more volume. The shortest sections start below the chin, so it is suitable for clients who have concerns for their round face.

Layered and Textured Cut

Layered and Textured Cut
Instagram @missyhixhair

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Hicks
Hairstylist @ Image Artistic Salon in Fleming Island, FL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a long layered and textured haircut. We used V-shaping in the back then added in her layers. We did an elevated face frame technique and shattered her ends for a more piecey look.

My favorite thing about this haircut is the way it tapers down. It’s not straight across and I believe this adds more character to the style!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always recommend a heat protectant first and foremost. Use a root pump mousse on the roots before blow drying, and a texture spray and hairspray for the ends.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for anyone looking for something a little different than your traditional layered haircuts for long hair. It’s fun and uplifting! It could work for someone with thick to medium hair. I would texturize ends more on the thicker hair. I wouldn’t recommend this cut for fine / thin hair because of the intensity of the layers. It would remove too much weight.

Caramel-Toned Layers

The dark contrasting with the long ashy give this a very casual, yet super-stylish look.

Q&A with style creator, Caleigh Giarra
Hairstylist/Balayage Specialist @ Haven Hair Co. in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as natural and subtle. The color gives just enough pop and dimension. My favorite thing about this look is the warmth of the balayage. I think warm caramel tones enhance brunettes perfectly.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To help create these loose waves, the products I recommend are a blowout balm like IGK’s Car Service, or a moisturizing hair lotion such as IGK’s Mistress. You need just a little something to keep the hair hydrated and protected from heat styling.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for anyone that desires something low maintenance and natural. This color only needs to be touched up a couple times a year and is perfect for a brunette that just wants to enhance her natural color. It’s a great look for all types and textures of hair.

Lastly, this length and style is what I would recommend for anyone that is always on the go, in the gym daily, or enjoys braids and topknots!

Boho Deep Side Part

Q&A with style creator, Kristina Pettit
Hairstylist @ A Secret Place Salon and Day Spa in Ventura, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as effortless, lived-in, and bohemian with an edge. My favorite thing about it is the carefree vibe and the unique texture and shape the cut takes on each day!

You can flip flop the part line in the front of the hair to give yourself new volume throughout the day. The haircut is point cut at the ends and the layers are deconstructed and slither cut for maximum texture.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used Featherbalm Weightless Styler by Oribe and rough dried the hair without a round brush, focusing on over-directing the roots. I then finished the look with Dry Texture Spray by Oribe from root to ends. It gives just the right amount of grit to the hair so that the hair is able to support itself. It can be used again to refresh the style the next day between washes.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style for someone who loves an unstructured look and doesn’t want to spend a lot of time over styling. Quick, small investments like rough drying your roots and a couple of quality styling products can really amplify the look very easily!

Long Hair With Short Layers

Long Hair With Short Layers
Instagram @ramseytobey

The short layers on this cut are super creative and give it a sassy feel.

Q&A with style creator, Ramsey Tobey
Hairstylist @ Beauty Bar Boutique in Wilmington, NC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as long hair with short layers, as opposed to calling it a “long layered cut.” My favorite part about this haircut is all the movement and body it has while still keeping the length. I used my razor to do a razor cut for a lot of the interior layering, then cleaned up the perimeter with my shears.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For this style, I would use a flexible gel to give it hold while keeping it soft. My favorite gel to use for a blowout is Oribe’s Gel Serum. Use it with a round brush and your blowout will last for days!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style can really work for anyone 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.

Easy Feathered Long Layers

An everyday look that pops of honey blonde and copper red make this a great look for back to school.

Q&A with style creator, Taylor Nicole Walker
Hair Artist @ Inner Beauty Salon & Spa in Poughkeepsie, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a flowy layered haircut! My favorite part about it is how much bounce and body it adds to boring hair. I also love how it compliments the balayage and gives some dimension to the hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To maintain and recreate this look, I would suggest keeping up with trimming the layers every six to eight weeks. I used all Eufora International products to get the end result.

When the hair is damp, spray some of the Eufora Smooth’n Thermal Protective throughout to help with any damage from the heat of the blow dryer. It also keeps the hair looking smooth and shiny! Blow dry with a medium-sized round brush and give a bend to the ends away from the face to create the flowy look.

To finish it off I use a little bit of Eufora’s Tame spray which is a frizz control spray that helps any flyaways lay flat without making the hair hard or sticky like a hairspray. I also finished a light mist of their shine spray to keep it shiny and healthy looking!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style to anyone with thick hair that is looking for a new and simple style! It’s pretty low maintenance and easy to achieve once you get the hang of how you like it blow dried.The layers are flowy enough that you can still braid or wear your hair up without pieces sticking out.

Glamorous Layered Blowout

Glamorous Layered Blowout
Instagram @arconewyork

Whether you’re attending a party or going out for a romantic evening, these flowing dark chocolate colors will surely impress.

Q&A with style creator, Emilio Borrego
CEO @ ARCO Salon in Brooklyn, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This guest came to us in search of a new salon. She wanted to keep her length and wanted a cut that would allow her to look as if she spent hours styling her hair without actually spending hours.

She also mentioned that she had really dry hair, especially on the ends. We examined her hair with an in-depth micro-analysis and discovered she had an extremely dry scalp as well as dry split ends. We performed a holistic rebalancing scalp treatment before putting her under a steam dryer with a deep moisture mask to penetrate her thirsty dry hair.

We then trimmed her split ends and gave her beautiful layers, adding depth and texture and allowing her to have that effortless glamorous hairstyle. We love everything about this look. Not only is her hair gorgeous, but the integrity and health of her hair and scalp is restored!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

We are an eco-luxury salon and use only holistic 100% vegan hair products, including color. For this look, we used Oway’s Bio-Rich water to set the foundation of the cut to add vitamins and protein to the cuticle. We also used Oway’s Silk-n-Glow serum and the Glamshine spray to add shine and silkiness.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is for anyone that’s wanting that effortless glamorous blowout look. It’s perfect for someone that likes to wake up and go in the mornings for work and goes out after with the girls for happy hour.

Point Cut Layers

Point Cut Layers hairstyle
Instagram @tasarislesalon

Q&A with style creator, Stacy Schutte
Owner / Stylist / Educator @ Tasaris Le Salon in Vacaville, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a long cut that is even from front to back and layering that were created using point cutting. My favorite thing is that it blends well with my client’s overall look and the layers allow her to not look like a triangle as her length grows because her hair is thick. She is a college student that sometimes has to go awhile in between haircuts.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I love using Aquage products! On this client specifically, I used Smoothing Shampoo and Equalizing Detangler at the shampoo bowl. While I was cutting this style, I used Moisture Mist by Biomega to keep the hair evenly damp.

For styling I applied Silkening Oil Treatment to protect the hair from the heat of the blow dryer and add shine to the hair. I did some point cutting after the hair was dry, then I used Aquage Finishing Spray to hold each curl.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Thick hair that is wavy or straight works well for this look. It is a good option for all face shapes since the length is long and the layers can be adjusted to accentuate the face shape. The lifestyle is best for someone that wants to be able to pull their hair up into a ponytail.

Modern Brigitte Bardot Layers

Modern Brigitte Bardot Layers
Instagram @missjassem

Q&A with style creator, Heather Jassem
Hairstylist/Color & Balayage Specialist @ Alchemy Studio in Oakland, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I love this haircut! My client was growing out her bangs and it just recently hit that sweet spot. We are now working with a modern-day Brigitte Bardot look in that her grown-out fringe is now meeting the layers of her modern shag.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I love airy texture for this look. I used R+Co High Dive moisture and shine cream and Dallas thickening spray on wet hair. I finished with Outer Space Flexible Spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I truly believe this look can work for many different textures. It’s all about what kind of time your client wants to put in as well as how we educate our clients about home care.

The great thing about this haircut is that all face shapes can work with it because you can change the fringe or length to flatter their shape. This is an airy, modern haircut that most everyone can love!

Shattered Layers

Shattered Layers
Instagram @ericaj_hair

Q&A with style creator, Erica Johnson
Hair Stylist/Colorist and Education Director @ Laura D’s Hair and Day Spa in Mechanicsville, VA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

My favorite thing about this look is her natural, God-given hair color, as well as the shattered layers that make it easy and light for styling.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend Redken’s One United for extra moisture, heat protection and detangling, as well as Redken’s Blow Dry Cream for a quicker blow dry time with extra heat protection. Lastly, I love Redken’s Align #12 for smoothing and frizz protection.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for medium to thick hair types and with natural wave. The layers and texture create softness and movement to the hair, so it’s great for wearing it straight or curly.

Natural & Effortless Layered Wavy hair

Q&A with style creator, Milla Kvick
Hairstylist @ Salon Noomi in Sweden


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I always tell my clients that the name of this look is jokingly, “this is how I wake up”. It is because it is meant to look as natural and effortless as possible. You need to have some layering in your hair since longer one-length hair doesn’t look the same way curled, and colorwise I always love to mix different tones together. My favorite thing about this look is the natural feeling of it.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To create a lasting, effortless long layered wavy hair like this, it is important to prep the hair properly. In this look, I first used Schwarzkopf Osis+ Flatliner as a prepping product. It makes the hair anti-static so waves come out more balanced and pretty. I always tip my clients to hold the flat iron horizontally and to take wide, horizontal sections while curling the hair. This way you will get a more wavy hair look instead of the classic, tight curl.

I always use Osis+ Sparkler Spray for the ends to give the glamorous shine and to finish the look with Evo Working Hairspray. It is an elastic hairspray that holds the look but at the same time allows the hair to move naturally.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I would recommend this look for anyone with medium to long hair and who has a bit of time to fix their hair.

Textured Layered Long Hair

Textured layered long hair
Instagram @kit_mcelroy

Q&A with style creator, Katy McElroy
Stylist @ Raven Row Salon in Austin, TX


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This color is a very natural, sunkissed balayage. I love this look because it’s super low maintenance and looks like she spent the summer at the beach. For the cut, I gave her soft textured layers. She loves wearing her hair curled, so the layers give her lots of movement.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To achieve the textured wavy look, I recommend using a workable hairspray to prep the hair. Choose a product that isn’t too sticky so you can still run your fingers through the hair. My favorite is Oribe Freestyler Working Hairspray.

After curling, I always finish with a texturing spray and rake my fingers through the curls to break them up a bit and give it that effortless look. My favorite texture spray is Oribe Dry Texturing Spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this style for ladies with medium to thick hair that are willing to put a few minutes into styling. This long layered haircut and color will also look great on ladies with naturally curly or wavy texture that prefer to let their hair air dry.