Getting bored of your long hair and looking for a change? A layered hairstyle is the chicest choice if you can't commit to a drastic chop just yet. Next to making your tresses look longer and bouncier, layers are also very low-maintenance and easy to pull off. Basically, it'll give your hair the subtle refresh it needs!
Convinced yet? Here are 10 hairstyles to consider if you want a long haircut with layers:
1. Soft face-framing layers
Soft and effortless layers will instantly give your locks more texture, no matter how long or thick your hair is. It also allows you the ability to be creative with your hair length! Opting for face-framing layers, for example, will transform your overall look and provide extra coverage and shape to enhance your facial features.
2. Feathered layers with curtain bangs
This hairstyle uses the feathering technique to provide your hair with additional texture and shape. It was popularized in the 1970s and '80s, but you can give it a modern spin with curtain bangs that are suited to your face shape.
3. Long shag cut
A long shag is a heavily layered style dating back to the era of Joan Jett, Mick Jagger, and Jane Fonda. It's one of the edgier layered styles you can get, which would be perfect if you're tired of your old look. The best part? It's super low-maintenance hair and will add gorgeous texture to your locks.
4. Long Layered Curls
Layers are a great option for enhancing your curls since it cuts off all that extra weight. Having a mixture of short layers under long layers will also help create more volume on the tresses, preventing it from looking boxy and adding movement to your strands instead.
5. Layered straight hair with blunt bangs
The combination of soft layers and a blunt fringe looks super flattering on straight hair because of the contrast in their shape. Moreover, straight bangs will draw attention to your eyes and help enhance your cheekbones in the most pleasing way. FYI, this look will suit oval-shaped faces the best, though you can always adjust the fringe length to tailor it to your features!
6. Hime cut
The hime cut or "princess cut" is a Japanese hairstyle that dates back to the Heian period. It's a unique style that substitute typical layers with straight cheek-length side bangs, which has made it quite the popular style online. ICYDK, this haircut can be an alternative to regular blunt bangs and you can freely add wispy or even full bangs to give it an upgrade!
7. Two-toned hime cut with bangs
If the hime cut is too plain for you, a split dye job and wispy bangs can help you take it to the next level! The pop of color can help the hime effect stand out even more, while the thin fringe will help gently frame your face so your side bangs won't take all the attention.
8. Layered block cut
The "block cut" is a simple nod to the hime cut from K-beauty. Its softly-cut layers help emphasize the shape of your face without looking as sharp as the original. To pull it off, make sure to consider your face shape when deciding the length: For example, for round-shaped faces, cutting the fringe a little below the chin achieves a flattering elongating effect.
9. Inward flipped layers
For those who are struggling with dry hair and split ends, the swoopy-edged layered style is a lifesaver! Cutting sections and layers of your hair can remove those frizzy ends and give your hair a softer shape. Like a smoother version of the shag, this style is versatile, low-maintenance, and will help achieve a lighter look to your locks.
10. Textured waves with blunt micro bangs
Contrary to popular belief, choosing a haircut for curly and wavy hair isn't difficult when you know how to work with your hair type and length. For one, natural waves actually suit layered haircuts more since it emphasizes your texture effortlessly while adding some playfulness to your overall look. If that's not enough for you, combine the layers with a bold fringe that can emphasize your facial features.
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