20 Ideas of Face-Framing Layers to Suit Every Face Shape

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It’s hard to imagine any other equally flattering, feminine and versatile hairstyle element as face-framing layers. Shorter or longer, softer or more defined, face-framing pieces can be tailored to highlight the best features of virtually every face shape.

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To give you some visual inspiration, we have gathered a collection of absolute 2022 favorites of hairstyles with face-framing layers. Scroll down and pin your best choices to show to your hair stylist.

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Although giving the front of your hair some shape isn’t a dramatic change, it makes a big difference and there are numerous benefits of having this hairstyle. First, while your strands are long enough for an ear tuck, there are also some wispy bits around your face when you throw your hair up in a bun. More than that, unlike regular bangs, face-framing layers grow out gradually and don’t require frequent salon appointments. Here are some excellent styles to borrow.

#1: Lob with Face-Framing Layers

Face Framing Layers Medium Hair

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One of the most current and popular hairstyles, lob, can sometimes look heavy at the front, especially if you have thick hair. Framing chin-length layers around your face will soften this hairstyle and accentuate your features. If you have a round face shape, you need to try this look.

#2: Graduated Bob with Face-Framing

Spice up your bob haircut with wispy layers around your face. Adding that personal touch to the hairstyle will soften elongated face shapes and give the look a modern vibe. This cut can also help you play to your curls’ texture.

Bob with Face Framing Layers

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

#3: Chin-Length Bangs and Face-Framing Layers

Long, choppy layers starting just above the chin would suit oval, round, and elongated face frames. It is a go-to look for thick and heavy hair owners who wish to have a more lightweight and textured hairstyle whilst keeping the length longer.

Wavy Hairstyles with Face Framing Pieces

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#4: Long Layers with Face Framing

While layers are one of the best ways to elevate your long hairstyle, we totally swear by facial framing. Some layering around your face will emphasize your features and jazz up the style. Part the strands in the middle or wear it swept to one side to create different looks.

Long Hairstyle with Face Framing Layers

Instagram / @missmelissa_hair

#5: Blonde Longer Face-Framing Layers

Undoubtedly, everyone can pull off face-framing – you simply can’t go wrong with layered hairstyles if they are done right. Choose long face-framing layers like these buttery blonde locks if you prefer to be able to tuck them behind your ears or wear your hair up in a top knot.

#6: Full Fringe and Face-Framing Layers

The combination of a full fringe and layers would make a beautiful framing effect to an oval or elongated face shape. Featuring a jawline and cheekbones, it looks equally great with hair up and down.

Messy Bun with Bangs and Face Framing Pieces

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#7: Lob with a Face-Framing Fringe

Ask your stylist for a layered face-framing haircut to enliven your blunt lob. So, if you have to wear your hair up for work or exercising, there will still be some wispy bits around the front.

Block Colored Bob with Long Curtain Bangs

Instagram / @msnataliejean

#8: Subtle Face-Framing Layers

Lots of layering all over and some face-framing will give your locks plenty of volume and movement. Blow dry your hair forward with a big round brush for that edgy fringe swoop. Styling a deep side part will help you get long side-swept bangs and up your style for a night out.

#9: Choppy Layers with Face Framing

Shorter, more defined layers are certainly back in style! Some angling around the face paired with a sun-kissed balayage is the ultimate hair envy. Use some texturizing spray to get that defined finish.

#10: Side-Swept Face-Framing Layers

Sweeping fringe, as well as some layers at the front, soften facial features and make them look smaller. Hence, this element of the hairstyle is a great way to take attention away from a bigger nose.

#11: Long Layers and Face-Framing Bangs

Big and bouncy hair with some face-framing layers that start at the cheekbones are flattering for any face shape. Blow dry your hair with a round brush or simply curl the ends with straighteners for this full-bodied and textured look.

Long Layered Hairstyle for Wavy Hair

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#12: Textured Cut with a Fringe and Face Framing

We love the airy feel and the feathered texture of this look. This layered haircut with bangs is the best bet for a diamond face shape. The style is relatively low maintenance: just apply some volumizing spray on the roots and blast dry your hair, head downwards.

Full Fringe and Chin Length Layers

Instagram / @salsalhair

#13: Blunt Bob with Face-Framing Bangs

Shorter face-framing layers like these curtain bangs are a perfect choice to hide a bigger forehead and bring attention to your cheekbones. Blow dry your fringe upwards and downwards with a medium-size round brush to achieve this look.

Face Framing Layers Short Hair

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#14: A-Shape Framed Haircut

While one-length cut can be too heavy and unflattering, layers might not be your favorite choice either, especially if you have nice defined waves at the ends. Opt for an A-shaped cut at the front while keeping the rest of the hair the same length.

Hairstyle for Thick Hair with Curled Ends and Layering

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#15: Fiery Red 70s’ Inspired Face-Framing Layers

Those short, chunky face-framing layers would suit girls with more defined facial bone structures. Curl the curtain bangs and the front layers outwards to spotlight your sharp cheekbones.

Red Shag with Curtain Bangs

Instagram / @jhair_stylist

#16: Long Face-Framing Layers

Long haircuts can get boring and overshadow the face. Keeping the front nicely layered will give a twist to your look, making it seem more voluminous.

Face Framing Layers for Long Hair

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#17: Face-Framing Shag

The “I woke up like this” look is great if you like low-maintenance hairdos, and this shaggy bob definitely is. The longer middle part bangs and textured pieces help shift the focus to the eyes and cheekbones.

Bob with Face Framing Bangs

Instagram / @hirohair

#18: Straight Hair with Long Layers

Long face-framing layers that start below the chin can give a more full-bodied appearance to fine straight hair. This creates a longer bang that surrounds the face and makes it look rounder.

Long Face Framing Haircut

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#19: Feathered Cut with Layered Money Pieces

Cutting feathery layers is a great way to make your locks more low-maintenance and lightweight. Coupled with e-girl streaks in the front, this style gives a nice soft appearance.

#20: 80s Updo with Long Layers

If you’re not into sleek-looking ponytails, you definitely need face-framing layers in your haircut. Just look at how layered front strands complement the whale spout and its 80s flare and bring focus to the eyes and cheekbones.

Ponytail Hairstyle with Face Frame Hair

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We hope you’ve gained some inspiration from this selection of layered face-framing haircut ideas. Cutting long layers in the front is certainly the safest way to create a flattering style without sacrificing length. Subtle changes, certainly, make a big difference.

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