A buzzword to describe a haircut can mean a million different things to your hairstylist. As straightforward as front layered haircuts for long hair may seem, they still have unique elements that might attract you to the specific cut.
So how do you ask for the look you actually want? One way to make sure you and your hairstylist are on the same page is through inspiration photos. Here are 15 stunning long haircuts with layers in the front to show your stylist, along with the comments on their winning points.
This photo is a good example of a more subtle layered effect. This can be achieved with or without the curtain bangs. For this haircut, tell your stylist you’d like long round layers, focused mainly around the face. The shortest layer in this cut is hitting around the bottom of the neck. This cut will add more movement to your hair without having drastic layering.
This is a variation of the front layered haircut for long hair featuring wispy bangs and slightly shorter layering. The shorter the layers, the more movement you’re going to achieve with your hair. Asking for round layers that are most dramatic around the face and minimal layering in the back of the head will help you get this look. Round layers are shortest in the front, and gradually gain length as you round the back of the head.
Here we’re continuing with the theme of round layering, but getting a little heavier on the layering aspect. Although this haircut’s shortest layer is not much shorter than the previous photo, this layering is more consistent rounding back to the head. You will still be maintaining more length in the back since that is the nature of round layers, but this look is definitely bolder.
This is a great representation of how you can explain to your stylist where you’d like to see the bulk of your layering. Here, you can see that we took the layering fairly short in the back. The great thing about haircuts is they can be modified and customized for each individual. You can tell your stylist you love the laying in the front of the haircut, but would like to tone it down toward the back.
Long layers are for curls, too! This photo shows front layers toned down toward the back, but on a beautiful head of curls. This is a great side view so you can see how the layers gradually gain length as they reach the back of the head. These rezo cut layers work wonders for curly hair since they give it a more uniform volume and shape.
Clearly the color solution is an immediate attention grabber! However, I want to mention the styling here. Investing in some Velcro rollers will be crucial to achieving this bouncy volume as easily as possible. Make sure you tell your stylist that you’d like your hair styled this way, and don’t be afraid to ask for a step-by-step tutorial!
This hairstyle is still very much about face framing layers, but could also be interpreted as more of a shag. This is why showing inspiration pictures and communicating with your stylist is crucial. Some might say “shag” and think of this picture, others might not. So, to ensure you’re getting the style you want, photos are a huge help for your stylist.
These dramatic layers are very complimentary to bangs. The bangs add an extra layer of visual movement and are another way to draw the eye to your face. A sidebar: this color combination is a stunner.
The layering in this photo is giving this beautiful head of hair a great shape. Curls can bulk up fast, and oftentimes if they’re all one length, they can get very heavy at the bottom, giving the hair a triangle shape. This (you guessed it) round layering gives more of a diamond shape and much more movement and volume.
This is a sweeping face frame that will work wonders for opening up the face. The layering here appears to be very soft throughout the rest of the head, with the majority of the layers being focused solely around the face.
Here’s a great example of something that I find is often miscommunicated during consultations. Although this layered cut does frame the face, it’s layered from front to back. Confusing! This is another reason why showing photos to your stylist is a huge help not only for you but for us!
Not all layered haircuts for long hair are styled equally! This haircut features front layers styled in an effortless, textured way. If you want to cut those swooping front layers but want to cut down a bit on styling time, this would be a great look.
Here’s another long layered cut that is styled a bit more relaxed. Any of the above haircuts can be styled this way for a soft and subtle look.
The power of styling! While this long haircut has front layers very similar to those we’ve seen above, it’s styled in a completely different way. I love all the 90’s style blowouts, but this beachy wave is always a staple style.
Here’s another example of how you can take one look, and it feels totally different with the addition of some bangs. Very similar beachy layers look like a totally different haircut!
The main takeaway from all these beautiful hairstyles is that one style can be a variety of different looks. You can achieve your dream hair only by working together with your hairstylist. Showing us reference photos, telling us your styling routine or how much time you’re willing to spend on your styling routine, telling us where you want the shortest part of your hair to fall, are all things that help us make sure you walk out of the salon feeling like a million bucks.
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