Long layers on thick hair create body and dimension without losing lots of lengths. If you want to see a natural texture in your locks, you gotta give this look a shot!
The beauty of a long layered cut is it doesn’t need excessive styling. “It’s perfect for ladies who don’t have time to blow dry, iron, or curl extensively,” says Rohit, a stylist from India.
Understanding your hair texture is vital when considering long layers. The cut can make the tresses look frizzy and unruly. Rohit suggests using a good quality leave-in conditioner to control frizz.
Consult your hairdresser prior to getting long layers. Be honest about how much time you’re willing to spend when prepping your locks. Ask for styling techniques and product recommendations, as well.
Here is an inspirational photo gallery that features trendy ways to wear long layers on thick hair. Check it out now!
#1: Wispy Layers for Extra Long Hair
Create a more flattering style by adding wispy layers to your extra long hair. Long hair can easily become heavy and lay very limp and flat but by adding lots of wispy layers, you can have more volume and movement in your hair. One of the best parts of layers is that they create a unique look to hair while both down and also while up in a ponytail or an upstyle.
#2: Long Seamless Layers with Curtain Fringe
#3: Thick Long Ombre Layers
#4: Long Butterfly Haircut with Layers
Consider a long butterfly haircut with layers if you are someone that loves their long hair, but is looking for a way to get rid of unnecessary bulk and create effortless movement in your hair. When it comes to longer hair, it’s helpful to add medium and long layers if you feel like your hair is just weighing you down and lacking shape and volume. Don’t forget you can blow dry your hair upside down as this will create a natural body and volume at the root of your hair.
#5: Blonde Face-Framing Layered Long Hair
Try blonde face-framing layered long hair if you want a simple but stunning look. One of the best ways to style this cut is to add waves. Adding some layers and texture with texturizing shears is a great option, too. And, it will make it easier to style your locks!
#6: Perfect Long Thick Layers
Perfect long thick layers are the way to go if you want to keep your tresses long, but you are looking for a way to add volume and texture to your hairstyle. Keep in mind, that this is a versatile hairstyle that can be worn straight, wavy, or curly. If you want to go for a more lived-in, messy appearance, try adding a texture spray and dry shampoo to your shelves as these products will be your hair’s new best friend.
#7: External and Internal Layers
If your hair is looking limp, lifeless, and weighed down, ask your stylist to add layers, curtain, or long face-framing bangs and some texturizing. Doing so will allow your hair to look more healthy, full, and back to life.
#8: Lived-In Brunette Layers
As a stylist, I get asked all the time what haircuts are the most timeless. A long layered haircut is perfect for any lady, and, in case you didn’t know, pretty much never goes out of style.
#9: Very Long Thick Hair with Blonde Balayage
Be a show stopper with very long thick hair paired with a blonde balayage. If you have thick hair show it off. Long layers will help long heavy locks from just hanging and will give your hair body and volume. If needed, take out some weight in heavy areas to prevent your hair from feeling too heavy so it can move with ease. Doing a face frame will break up the long length and soften your look.
#10: Long, Thick Layers with Beach Waves
Consider long, thick layers with beach waves if you’re searching for a sexy shape. Your stylist can slide-cut your layers which will make them appear less visible. A sliding haircut is achieved using the blade of the scissors without closing them for a well-blended cut. Make sure they are done on the last two inches of the hair only.
Try curling your beach waves with hair spray on each section beforehand, and let them cool. Comb through for softer waves or finger through for a curlier finish.
#11: Subtle Layers on Long Blonde Hair
There is nothing more beautiful than subtle layers on long blonde hair. If you’re searching for more lift, choosing to add layers and some highlights will get you there.
Blow-dry with a product that gives you smoothness and manageability, such as Olaplex # 9 hair serum, and a large round brush. Long layers for thick hair can be curled forward or backward or even a little of both for a bouncy finish.
#12: Side-Parted Hair with Long Wavy Layers
Side-parted hair with long wavy layers is a lived-in style that is so sleek and trendy. A long cut can be slightly basic, but by adding layering throughout and around the face really spruces up the entire style. This is the perfect beachy hair.
#13: Long Layered Hair with Money Piece for Round Faces
Long layered hair with a money piece for round faces is a classic style at the moment. A money piece compliments women with any face shape, but especially round, since it helps to elongate. Adding layers to a long haircut adds much-needed texture and movement.
#14: Middle Part Long Hair with Choppy Ends
Middle-part long hair with choppy ends will never go out of style. It’s such a simple classic look that suits so many women’s lifestyles. Textured, beachy curls complete thick hairstyles since they debulk the hair.
#15: Cascading Layers on Long Hair
Cascading layers on long hair are beautiful and sexy. Keep in mind to get waves and bounce you will have to spend a bit of time on your hairstyle.
Apply a body-building product paying more attention to the ends, and blow out with a medium round brush. Try not to remove all the body from the hair. A metal barrel brush will heat up and give you more body. You can then either set it with hot rollers or curl it with a 3/4 in iron. Let the curls cool then softly come through. Long layers on thick hair give you great results when you put in a little effort in the styling.
#16: Thick Shaggy Layers with Curtain Bangs
Thick shaggy layers with curtain bangs are a beautiful style for women wanting a dramatic change. A layered cut is ideal when having thick hair and wanting more lightness. Blended elevation is important to get the perfect face-framing layers to flow with the curtain bangs on your long hair.
#17: Straight Long Haircut with Flipped Ends
You should try a straight long haircut with flipped ends and realize it’s not that hard to achieve beautiful long hair. Most haircuts for long thick hair take a bit of time to style, but in this shape, you’re just focusing on the ends. Have your stylist cut your hair with a few layers in the bottom.
Blow-dry with a large metal barrel round brush. You might get enough flip from doing this, but if not, simply curl the ends up and back. Spray your hair with a light spray and you’re done.
#18: Soft Layers and a Fringe on Frizzy Hair
If you have frizzy hair, try soft layers and a fringe at your next salon appointment. Blended layering will give you a soft shape that will be easier to blow out than one-length hair.
You’ll want to apply a smoothing cream before you blow-dry and use a medium round brush to add waves. If your hair is super frizzy a 1-inch curling iron will be needed as well. Keep in mind thick long hair can be trendy with a little frizz left in for texture.
Related: Easy long layered hair with bangs.
#19: Long Multi-Layered Haircut
Try a long multi-layered haircut if your long hair needs something more. Shorter lengths around the face and crown will add interest and softness. A layered style will also give you more volume and more waves.
Try spraying each section with a light spray before you curl with a 1-inch curling tool, then softly brush through. Give your long hair a makeover and you won’t be sorry.
#20: Long Blended Layers for Straight Hair
Long blended layers are a great choice for straight hair. Layers can add beauty to long hair and create movement, so your hair doesn’t just hang.
Long layers on straight thick hair should be cut at a 90-degree angle to maintain length, but a blending shear can be used on the ends for even more invisible layers. Blow-dry with a large round brush and enjoy a beautiful shape.
#21: Long Layers with Messy Waves for Women Over 40
Women over 40 add some sass to your style with long layers and messy waves. Long layers for thick wavy hair will make your hair lighter and easier to manage. If you would like more volume ask your stylist to make sure the layers are short enough in the crown area. Keep in mind for full and smoother waves this shape must be curled with an iron and will take some time to achieve. So if you’re ready to put the work in, go for it.
#22: Thick Brunette Hair with Bangs and Layers
Bangs and layers on thick brunette hair are a real stunner. Brunette hair reflects the light and really shines. Ask your stylist for a curtain-shaped bang, cut at about the bridge of the nose, and lengthen at the corners. Add some long shoulder-length layers for the perfect style that compliments any facial shape. Long layered haircuts for thick hair need to be shaped about every eight weeks to eliminate split ends.
#23: Soft Shag with Face-Framing Layers
Choose a soft shag with face-framing layers on long hair and you won’t be sorry. Adding layers and shorter pieces around the face creates interest and movement and is very trendy.
The face-framing is perfect for rounder face shapes and allows for softness. Try curling these pieces backward for the most modern style. Amp up your long hairstyle and give everyone hair envy.
#24: Low-Maintenance Textured Layers for Coarse Hair
If you’re searching for a low-maintenance hairstyle, you should try textured layers for coarse hair. Long layers add movement to heavy hair textures and make it more manageable. Have your hairstylist add some point cutting into the ends for an even lighter feel.
Scrunch in some texture putty and let dry for an easy tousled finish. Long layered hairstyles for thick hair don’t have to be a lot of work if you have the right cut.
#25: Choppy Layers with Waves
Add some choppy layers and waves to your long hair for a beautiful and sexy shape. Ask your stylist to add layers in the crown and leave weight on the bottom to maintain length but add body.
This hairdo takes some work to blow out and curl but the results are worth it. Try blowing with a cream such as Olaplex #6 and a large round brush for smoothing. Next, spray with a light hairspray before curling each section for a bouncy curl that stays put.
#26: Long Haircut with Heavy Layers for Square Faces
If you have a square face shape, try a heavy layered long haircut. The layers should hit just below the chin for the perfect facial accent that adds a softness to the jaw. Heavy layered long hair also adds body to your hairstyle, so when you style it you can achieve width and fullness. Try using a styling cream with light manageability to keep it brushable.
#27: Long Jagged Layers for Women Over 50
Women over 50, add some pizazz to your lengthy hair with some long jagged layers. You’ll want to leave the layers on the long side to maintain weight at the bottom of the hair. Point cutting into the layers will give your thick haircut some extra texture. Blow-dry wavy hair with a diffuser for a messy finish. Straight-haired women try curling the hair with a wand and leaving 2 inches of the ends straight for an especially jagged finish.
#28: Straight Layered Cut with Long Bangs
Try a straight layered cut with long bangs and jazz up your boring hair. Ask your stylist to cut a triangular bang section that reaches to the jaw with a slight blend to the bottom of the side. A chunky long bang can be parted in the middle or to the side for versatility.
Blow out your pretty long style with a large metal barrel round brush and smoothing cream for the best results. You will be able to go fairly long between cuts, about every 6-8 weeks should do it.
#29: Tousled Layers with a Face Frame
Consider tousled layers with a face frame as your new style. Messy layers work exceptionally well on natural wavy hair and can be easy to achieve with a curl amplifier. The long layers take the weight off your curls and give your hair movement and enhance wave.
You can air dry or diffuse in place for a beachy finish. Straight-haired ladies can achieve this style by curling with a 3/4 or 1-inch iron and tousling with your hands. Cute haircuts for long thick hair can really amp up your style.
#30: Long Feathered Layers on Thick Hair
If your hair is lengthy and you’re searching for a new style, try long feathered layers for thick hair. A trendy face-framing layer adds interest and style to long locks. Ask your stylist to add an arc starting at the chin and moving toward the bottom. This haircut for long thick hair has minimal layers and is easy to grow out. A great blowout is important on this shape, so grab your round brush and some polishing cream.