Long layered hairstyles look fantastic even if they are very simple. In case you are lucky to have long hair yet feel unsure about how to style it, you are in the right place at the right time. Not every lady manages to grow long hair. Some girls simply can’t surpass their “genetic length”, others struggle with the issue of brittleness, so the new growth is not evident in the terms of length. And for some of us it’s just a burden that we do not want to carry on our shoulders even for the sake of beauty. If you find yourself in the last situation, layered haircuts are the best solution to retain your envious length and relieve yourself of much weight, meaning literally. We have prepared for you 80 most beautiful and eye-catching long layered hairstyles.
The Main Principles of Successful Long Layered Hairstyles
– A layered haircut adds volume to long hair and allows diversifying its styling. The main rule of a beautiful long haircut is very simple: Ask your hairdresser to cut long layers at the back and smooth graded layers, framing the face in front. Usually such a haircut is balanced with long bangs, that can be styled to either side or straight.
– When you explain your stylist what kind of haircut you want, don’t forget about the details. Commonly most girls, who prefer to look more feminine, opt for long, smooth and sleek layers, blending with one another. A long shag hairstyle looks more messy and sharp. When you are considering how to cut the tresses framing your face, select the most flattering point on your face, where your hair will be cut the shortest. Most often it’s the highest point of cheekbones or the chin.
Chic and Trendy Layered Hairstyles for Long Hair
Originally long layered hairstyles are referred to classic bohemian style. Although regardless of your lifestyle, you can find your best long haired hairstyle from those, offered below.
#1: Multi-Layered Mix
This is the ultimate goal for any woman with long hair who wants a sleek, chic cut that provides body and movement. The mixture of layers here is the secret ingredient. Take note of how the shortest layers only exist to frame the face, other than that, most of the layers are mid-length.
#2: Face-Framing Layers
Here’s one of the most flattering hairstyles for long hair, no matter what its color or texture. The cut blends longer layers with the rest of the hair, but the layers that really matter are the ones framing the face. For long length, they usually start at the chin-length and descend to the tips.
#3: Short, Medium, and Long Layers
Layers are one of the easiest ways to make long hair look fabulous. Ask for some short layers, medium and long ones throughout the length. The multiple layers give your hair movement, plus they’re fun to style. For example, hair cuts like this one lend themselves well to messy braids and buns, shaggy ponytails, and even faux bobs or fake bangs.
#4: Straight and Chic
Sleek, chic texture and shine are the goals with this cut. The layers are quite long and perfectly feathered towards the ends. Nervous about chopping off even an inch? This is a great transitional cut, especially if the idea is to create shape.
#5: Jagged Two-Tone Layers
There’s something ‘90s-nostalgic about this cut. The length, which is on the shorter side of long, is a part of it. Mostly, though, it’s the edgy, jagged layers. They’re arranged to create their own sense of movement. The subtle highlights create a lovely dimensional color.
#6: Long Shag
Back in the disco fever days of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, there was an abundance of glamorous haircuts for long hair. This is a fabulous throwback — a retro cut mixed with modern execution and styling. The layers are purposely choppy, jagged, and close together, resulting in a feathery look.
#7: Long Hair with Subtle Layers
The layers in this cut are almost imperceptible. They seamlessly blend in and they’re not short. This is a perfect haircut for anyone who doesn’t want to lose any length and prefers rather an illusion of layers than obvious ones.
#8: Long Waves
Without layers, being healthy and beautiful, long hair can still sometimes seem heavy or lifeless. Long haircuts with layers let the texture of long locks reveal in a natural way. When it comes to styling, there are all kinds of ways to rejuvenate those lengthy tresses, beginning with some simple, casual beach waves.
#9: Long Tousled Layers
This is a beautiful bedhead look reminiscent of Brigitte Bardot. Combine long locks with bangs — the heavier, the better — and add some tousled curls. How sexy is this ‘do?
#10: Long Layered Ombre Hair
Snag this style by asking the stylist for short layers and long ones, but none in between. Extreme layers are especially ideal for fine hair because they add so much movement and volume. This style makes for a next-level ponytail, too.
#11: Messy Loose Curls with Voluminous Bangs
To achieve this voluminous hair do, use different barrel sizes when curling your hair, alternating the direction of curls. This way, your hair will look amazing without giving the impression of an overdone hair style. For a sexy touch, go for messy side bangs by teasing them and curling the ends backwards.
#12: Volume-Adding Layers for Straight Hair
Plagued with stick straight hair? Does any attempt at curling your hair fall flat within minutes? If you answered yes to any of the mentioned questions, consider this style as the best one for you. Long layered haircuts are not your average chop. On the contrary, they can possess volume-boosting powers. With just a few strategically chopped hair layers, your once lifeless hair can receive a much-needed boost (not to mention instant volume). Some call it magic, but we call it smart grooming.
#13: Straight Layered Hair
Long layered haircuts are easy to style and very versatile. You can throw your hair up in a bun when you’re running late, or keep it straight and simple like in this suggestion. The V shaped haircut adds more movement to thick hair. If your tresses are naturally straight, use a deep conditioner and let them air dry after washing. They will look silky smooth with minimum effort. If your hair is on the curly side, blow dry it using a large round airbrush. Don’t use too much hair spray in order to avoid crunchy hair.
#14: Edgy V-Line Layers
Contrary to popular belief, no matter the length, a mane with layers can be edgy. Case in point: this style. The way these locks were cut lets the ends curve towards the centre and create an offbeat V-line. Soften this haircut by wrapping the bottom portion of your hair around a thick curling iron.
#15: Shorter Stratified Strands
When it comes to layered haircuts for long hair, this one packs on the drama by showing off locks of all lengths. With all these layers, coiffing a simple ponytail will be no easy feat, so select this chop if you’re planning to wear your hair down most of the time. The bright side? This style looks amazing with some serious highlights.
#16: Balayage for Long Layers
As much as you love the idea of long layers, you find that they tend to be high maintenance right? If that’s the case, we suggest you try a different genre of haircuts for long hair, like these subtle layers. Sure, the varying lengths look complicated to the uneducated eye; however, these layers fall smoothly for a chic style that feels more natural than forced. Plus, it will look equally great with beachy waves or a polished blow out.
#17: Bedhead Layers
Yet another reason to invest in some layers? You can roll out of bed with a gorgeous, yet totally authentic, case of bedhead. We know this look must’ve taken some coiffing to look so cool, but we also can’t help but think that (with the help of some dry shampoo) we too could look just as effortlessly stylish if we slept in before heading to the office.
#18: Choppy Layers with Highlights
Long layered hairstyles can also feature shorter choppy layers. Highlights make the look seem even more glamorous, but you should stick to blonde or chocolate shades that are close to your natural hair color. To achieve this look, blow dry your hair with your head down to get a lot of volume. Touch up the ends using a big curling iron or a blow drier and a round brush. Set everything with some hair wax or even a shine product.
#19: Layers for Super Long Hair
There are long layered locks, and then there are ultra-long layered locks. For someone with a mane that goes down to their ribs (and beyond), giving your hair some difference in lengths will add some much needed dimension and keep it looking healthy. And, to spice up such an elongated style, go ahead and curl the ends.
#20: Blow-Out Ready Layers
Can’t decide whether you should sport straight or curly hair today? Luckily, with layered hair, you can do both. The trick, as pictured here, is to straighten your locks with a ceramic iron for that silky touchable look. For the finishing touch, flip your long hair upwards with the straightening iron, creating a cute bounce.
#21: Sleek, Straight Tresses
Luscious, long locks like these are practically begging for a blow-out. Learning how to style hair this long takes determination, practice, and patience. Go to the salon and ask for a blowout, then carefully watch everything the stylist is doing. Stock up on a powerful blow dryer, a large, round brush, and a straightener for starters.
#22: Layered with a Flip
Look at all that bounce and body! For girls with long hair, layers are the key to making curls and waves last. Without layers, all that long hair gets heavy, and that causes curls to lose their shape and bounce. Short and medium-length hair layers take away some bulk and weight, keeping curls bouncy and perfectly formed.
#23: Long Layered Waves
For a lush fall of hair with movement, volume and some sassy flicks, ask for longer layers that start at mid shaft and get gradually longer down to the ends. The shortest layers should ideally begin just above the shoulders.
#24: Layered Ombre Hair
Playing around with long layered hair is fun for many reasons, but it’s especially fun to experiment with different colors and coloring techniques. Here’s an idea of root fade is combined with an interesting hair color choice (rosewood) for a lovely example of trendy hairstyles for long hair.
#25: Layers on Layers on Layers
This is a perfect example of long hair with layers that are noticeable and played up to by a color fade. They’re everywhere, and for good reason. The layers stack all the way down the length of the hair, beginning just below the chin. Even though this hair is so long that it qualifies as luxurious, all those layers make it a perfect do-nothing hairdo because it has body even if it air dries.
#26: Long, Pink, and Layered
Even though the pink hue is purely optional, this is a magical, glorious hairstyle, and the cut is both on-point and a bit retro. Layers of every length create a fabulous fall of hair that looks gorgeous with little effort.
#27: Long Layers, Long Curls
Lots of long layered haircuts are practically made for curls. They last longer and hold better because of the layers. When hair is too heavy, curls fall flat — the worst thing that can happen to a good hair day. Get long curls like these with a thick-barreled curling iron or a flat iron. Loose braids, worn overnight, also do the trick.
#28: The Longest Layers
For long hair with a beachy, Bohemian vibe, go for barely-there layers near the ends of the hair. Let the hair air dry, add a few spritzes of sea salt spray, and give it a quick comb-through — flawless.
#29: Layers and Flips
To get the best of both worlds in terms of brown and blonde hair, check out long hairstyles with highlighted layers. This is a great way to thin out thick or heavy hair, plus it livens up hair that lacks body.
#30: Long Layered Glam
This hair is red carpet ready, day or night. Lots of layers lead to the beautiful, bouncy ‘do that drapes like silk. Use a hair dryer, a straightener, or a curling iron to add waves or curls near the ends. With practice, it takes no more than twenty minutes to perfect this style.
#31: Full and Bouncy Long Layers
Fine long hair can fall flat when left to its own devices. However, when layered with a razor-type tool, it can take the shape of the hottest hair trend in town: the shag. Lightweight, feathered hair not only has some serious structure and shape, but it also gives the illusion of volume. And we all know that volume is the ultimate goal when you’re dealing with thin hair.
#32: Layered Ombre
Long hairstyles are not always as varied as those for short- or medium-length hair. However, options for long hair don’t need to just focus on layers. They can and should include hair color, too! A toned look like ombre is a great way to break up some long locks. Try a dramatic shift of dark to light and watch sparks fly.
#33: Choppy Chestnut Locks
If you’re in desperate need of a different type of layered style, try the tri-colored masterpiece to really showcase the various lengths of your locks. Particularly flattering on brunettes, a tortoiseshell effect is dazzling and delivers several pops of color as you move and shake throughout the day.
#34: Long Shaggy Layers
No need to rack your brain over hairdos for your long platinum hair. Go the short, layered route and start the layers just below the ears. These will add some serious volume to those sad locks of yours. In fact, next time you turn on a blowdryer, try blowing out the bottom half of the hair outward and the top half inward. The feathers will blend perfectly and create a full, naturally lovely shape.
#35: Curled Layered Hair
If you’re struggling with thick hair and need to get it under control, long layers are the way to go. Start them at the shoulders so they not only create dimension, but also take out some weight. Thick, heavy hair does not have to be a death sentence! It should be your ticket to a great ‘do!
#36: Beachy Waved Layers
Cute long hair just got cuter. The perfectly imperfect messy beach waves are totally adorable and chic at the same time. The look is about as effortless as it looks. All you have to do is wrap one-inch sections of hair around a medium-sized curling iron and leave the ends unheated. After all the hair is curled shake out the ringlets with your fingers and let them get a bit messy. Voila—instant beach babe.
#37: Radiant Long Layers
Yes, curls and beachy waves are an easy way to showcase your long layers. However, when blown out, straight hair can show off your choppy mane in a more refined way that’s just as alluring if not more. When paired with an illuminating ombre or radiant highlights, sleek hair can really shine like no other.
#38: Choppy Layered Ringlets
Okay, so you’ve got some great layered hair — now what? It’s time to learn how to style it, because chopped up locks that just hang there will simply not do. Liven up those layered strands by grabbing a one-inch curling iron and curling small sections outward or flip them with a round brush and hairdryer. The result is a plethora of weightless feathers that look fascinating and even a bit unreal!
#39: Highlighted Waves
Add an endless summer vibe to your those gorgeous long length layers. Weave razor-thin blonde highlights into your naturally brown hair and see if your look doesn’t get a good shot in the arm. Also, when rocking a highlighted look, make sure to preserve your light color by using a color-protecting shampoo, conditioner and styling products. The last thing you want is brass to get in the way of your fabulousness.
#40: Messy Layered Waves
When it comes to haircut ideas, styles that work well with the undone, bedhead chic are definitely in demand. Long, subtle layers are great in that they really shine when worn loose and natural around the face. The best part? The look is totally low maintenance, too! Just a little texturizing spray and maybe a few twirls of a large-barreled curling iron, and you’re good!
#41: Soft Feathery Texture
Cute haircuts don’t need to be limited to short pixies and blunt bobs. Cute cuts can come in all shapes and sizes, even in long, layered looks. They can also come in more subtle forms. Add a little texture by layering the bottom of the hair to create a soft, ripple effect!
#42: Short Obvious Layers
If you’re gonna take the plunge with layers in long hair, you might as well make them stand out as much as possible. Primp them up in any way you can, whether that includes a natural ombre, choppy waves or both! In fact, mixing color and serious style will put your hair front row center. Just make sure you use a heat-protectant spray before styling, as color chemicals mixed with heat can take their toll on your hair.
#43: Long Brown Shag with Blonde Highlights
There’s a reason the balayage look has grown in popularity over the last few years. Not only is it completely flattering and bold, but it’s also low maintenance, a quality we all look for in a good hair style.
#44: Chocolate Highlighted Hair
Long hairstyles for women can be few and far between. That’s why hair color is the spice of hair life and a great way to complement a great layered cut. Spice up your dull long brown locks by throwing in some honey-colored highlights to lighten things up — literally.
#45: Effortlessly Layered
Chestnut and caramel hues serve as a lovely color update for long layered brunette hair. The two shades transition perfectly and naturally through the seamless steps of hair.
#46: Bright Red Long Layers
Blondes and brunettes get all the attention in hair trends reviews, leaving redheads as some unappreciated underdog. But, the truth is, red locks are often the brightest jewel in the hair world. The radiant, orangey crimson color doesn’t need much to shine, but the soft, shaggy layers seem to be the icing on a perfectly shaded cake.
#47: Long Curly Hairstyle with Swoopy Bangs
If you’re dying to figure out what to do with your textured, curly hair, it’s time to embrace the cutting shears. Choppy, layered haircuts for long hair are ideal for those with crazy, out-of-control manes, as they keep things, well, in control. Layers break up the waves and allow them to feel lighter and more manageable.
#48: Long Rose Gold Locks
We know cotton candy hair color is getting a lot of press right now, but if you’re not the type to go that extreme, don’t worry. You can still have fun with color by splashing a little bit of rose gold into your layers.
#49: Full Voluminous Layers
Showcase your layers and give your hair some much needed bounce by spritzing your roots with a volumizing root-lifter. The heightened hair will also differentiate your layers even more and make them more noticeable.
#50: White Blonde Flicked Hair
Blondes may have more fun, but blondes rocking long hairstyles are on a whole other level. If you are looking to add some shape and body to those lifeless, long locks, add a plethora of multi-dimensional layers that start at the chin and work downward. When blow-dried outward, the layers will create bounce and vitality.
#51: Farrah Fawcett-like Layers
For a more retro feel, try shorter, wispy strands in the front and longer ones in the back. Such long hairstyles with layers, which are totally giving us some major seventies vibes, are perfect for someone who’s trying to grow out their bangs.
#52: Windswept Layers for Long Hair
Doesn’t everyone want to be Beyonce? The fame, the chart-topping hits, the clothes, and the perfectly coiffed hair make us all a bit envious. While we can’t help you imitate her life, we can help you score windswept locks inspired by the pop star. And luckily, it’s a simple task for this style. To copy this look, simply swipe some mousse from your hairline to the tips of your mane and work with a hair dryer and a round brush, flipping the ends of your layers out. Those flicks will easily help add some more drama to this style.
#53: Two-Tier Style
Lots of girls have layers that frame their face, by why stick to the norm? Though having such dramatic layers may seem intimidating at first, it actually yields a great hairdo. After all, think of all the styles you can rock with this cut: milkmaid braids, half updos and an elongated peppy ponytail? Consider us sold.
#54: Long Tousled Layers
In a world where we’re fascinated with lobs and Ruby Rose-esque shaven heads, long haircuts can sometimes be read as boring and – dare we say it – basic. Yet, tousled hair with just the right texturizing spray always looks fantastic. To copy this look, simply blow out your strands with a round brush and add the tiniest amount of saltwater spray for a great finishing touch.
#55: Boing- Worthy Layers
Like big hair? Scroll right this way. Maximum volume at the roots and curly ends make a very feminine and stylish downdo whether for every day wear or for a special occasion.
#56: Shorter, Curl-Friendly Layers
When you have shorter layers, hairstyles for long hair are far more unattainable, right? After all, you can’t curl those cheek long strands. Wrong. So wrong. On the contrary, twisting the shortest layers of your long hair can offer some cool texture and body around your face. This hairstyle would look equally great at a formal gala or a little girls party. And, as an added bonus, this option is a great way to pick up all the subtle tones of your highlighted hair.
#57: Smooth Layers
The best part about long layered hairstyles? They can look great regardless of the natural texture of your hair. Sure, most of us like to add a subtle curl to any style; however, there’s something so undeniably chic about a sleek do, especially when you’re sporting some flawlessly angled layers. Keep the flyaway hairs at bay for this option by applying some de-frizzing serum.
#58: Princess-Worthy Layers
Haven’t most girls – yourself included – wanted voluminous, princess-worthy hair since the dawn of time? Fortunately, a set of long layers will not crush your grooming dreams. On the contrary, strands of varied lengths can offer your hair a fairytale-like charm. The secret for this look? Curl each section of your hair to create large ringlets, secure with some extra-hold hairspray and then gently run your fingers through each curl.
#59: Textured Long Layers
Calling all ladies with wavy hair: you too can rock some stratified strands. Regardless of the length, this layered do will instantly give your waves a beachy flair. But don’t worry if you aren’t blessed with naturally rippled locks: simply spritz loads of saltwater spray on when your hair is wet and let it air dry.
#60: Formal Curly Hairdo
Sure, layered locks look great straight; however, this style is equally pretty curly. And, if you’re heading to a formal event, what better way to spice up your do than creating some volume? Upgrade this haircut with a subtle balayage to complete your stylish look.
#61: Classy Layers For U-Shaped Cut
While we have no doubts that long layers are a great option, we understand some of your hesitations. For starters, it takes some time to grow out, which is of course true. And you may be thinking a simple blowout won’t look as polished as it does with your blunt chop. That’s where you’re wrong, dear reader. When dried with a round brush and some smoothing cream, those texture-boosting layers are becoming unexpectedly refined. And in this instance, they also create a cool U silhouette.
#62: Ombre-Friendly Layers
With The Bachelor season 20 still on the brain, you may find yourself thinking that this long hairstyle looks just like contestant Amanda’s hair: the coloring, length and smooth waves. We couldn’t agree more. Boasting ombre hair isn’t always easy, but these long layers definitely make the color change look natural (and even covetable). And when paired with ethereal curls? All the better.
#63: Brown Blonde Hair with Long Layers
Ombre hairstyles have been all the rage lately. But if you don’t want to go all out, you can ease your way into it with soft balayage highlights. Long hair layers are the best to relieve thick locks off the excessive bulk and to add movement and volume to thinner strands.
#64: Choppy Layers for Straight Hair
A good way to ease yourself into a layered haircut is to start with long choppy layers. These will add some shape and bounce to your hair without compromising the length or fullness. To really make the cut pop, add some balayage highlights to the ends.
#65: Splendid Waves on Long Hair
Those who enjoy natural volume can style their hair in these small airy curls that look ravishing. If you have naturally curly hair, simply add more volume to the roots of your hair by teasing them. If you have straight hair, use curlers overnight and a strong hold hairspray that will keep the curls in place all day long.
#66: Layered Cut That Looks Sophisticated
This haircut will save you time getting ready in the morning since it’s incredibly easy to style. The middle parting beautifully frames the face and creates a mysterious look. Make sure to flick the bangs away in order to keep them out of your face.
#67: Soft Layers with Balayage Highlights
A simple layered long hair look, this hairdo works for almost any hair texture. Choose between a soft side parting and a middle parting and add some texturizing spray to the length of your locks. Use a curling iron only on the bottom half of hair, curling different sized sections in random directions.
#68: Luscious Layers and Subtle Waves
Silky smooth hair looks gorgeous, especially when there are some highlights in it that pop. Try out this technique if you have fine or straight hair. Add more volume to the roots with a texturizing spray and blow dry the ends flipping or curling them with a round brush. Finish the look with a touch of shine spray.
#69: Fun Layers and Messy Red Ombre Waves
If you really want to stand out from the crowd, you won’t fail with this daring dye. Ask your hair stylist to keep the color dark red at the roots and fade it out towards the ends to a peachy pink. The result will be stunning, and your hair will look like dancing flames.
#70: Classic Flipped Layers with Deep Parting
If you’re looking for classic long layered hairstyles, this cut and style will add bounce and dimension to your hair. Ideal for wavy hair, the hairstyle can also work on thinner locks, but it will require more maintenance. A deep parting creates even more volume and movement.
#71: Slightly Layered Haircut
Subtle layers can still add volume to a haircut. This look requires naturally wavy hair that doesn’t have a tendency to stick to the head lying flat. The waves can be achieved with a medium sized curling iron. For a romantic, sweet look, choose a middle parting.
#72: Long Glossy Layers
For a touch of sophistication, opt for glossy layers that look smooth from morning till evening. Get the long layers and style them with a round brush. Blow dry your hair keeping your head upside down to add more volume. Focus on the ends and set them with a little bit of hair wax.
#73: Light Layers
Layered haircuts for long hair are not only for thick and wavy hair. If you have thin hair, ask your hairstylist to give you a layered cut that will flatter you. The shorter strands of hair should also be highlighted to create the illusion of thicker locks.
#74: Long Layered Waves and Cute Bangs
If you are looking for a cute hairstyle, these bangs and layers will make you look irresistible. Suitable both for thick and thin hair, the subtle layers will frame your face and keep their natural flowing look throughout the day. Choose long straight bangs to complete the hairstyle if you want to accentuate your eyes.
#75: Loose Layers with Silver Highlights
This is one of hairstyles for long hair that best complements thick locks. For a striking downdo, create a soft middle parting and blow dry your hair, focusing on the ends. Add more oomph to the crown by lightly teasing it. Set the soft curls with some strong hold hairspray.
#76: Long Romantic Hairstyle with Subtle Highlights
Wondering how you can make a simple yet feminine hairstyle for long hair? A deep, soft parting looks sexy and effortless. Perfect for round faces, this look requires minimum maintenance. Use curlers overnight or a curling wand in the morning, focusing mainly on the ends of your hair. Add more oomph to the roots with a texturizing spray, and you’re ready to turn heads.
#77: Everyday Loose Wavy Curls
There is no shortage of hairstyles and haircuts for long hair out there. This is one of the most popular hairdos because it suits any occasion. Different types of layers for long hair work best on thick textures. A classic hairstyle, it can be easily done with a two and a half inch curling iron or a rotating airbrush. It’s effortless and quick to make because you only have to curl the ends of your hair and tease your crown. Go ahead and add a texturizing spray for even more volume and oomph!
#78: Everyday Wavy Locks with Bangs
What makes wavy locks so fun to wear is that they’re good for any occasion. This particular hairstyle can be recommended for straight hair that strives for a carefree look. You may keep your bangs straight for a playful touch, suitable for school and nights out.
#79: Silky Feathered Hairdo
A great solution for layered long hair is this simple feathered coiffure. If you hair is naturally thick and textured you can let it air dry and touch up the ends. For thin hair, use a rotating brush to achieve a silky feel and accentuate the sharply angles ends. Gently tease the crown for more oomph and use hair wax to keep frizz at bay.
#80: Voluminous Ombre Hair with Layers
If you have a lot of hair to work with, this sexy look will create a striking effect. Use a large barrel iron to curl your tresses. Alternate directions so the locks don’t stick together. Wait until hair cools down to gently run your fingers through it to add even more volume. Top everything off with a strong hold hairspray.
We hope you have found your most inspiring look here. We are simply amazed by all of these pictures and definitely consider them worth of copying. You are welcome to leave a note of which hairstyle you liked the most.