10 of the most alluring long layered haircuts to try now

Are you looking for a hairstyle which gives volume, definition and texture? Then you need to check out why long layered haircuts are the style your hair needs.  

In need a of a fresh new style, yet unwilling to part with hard-earned long locks? Say no more. What you need is a long layered haircut, which is able to add volume to fine locks, bounce to curly manes and definition for all hair types!

We know what you’re thinking, it all seems too good to be true, right? Well, for anyone in need of more convincing, we’ve rifled through the style archives and pulled together 10 of the most coveted long layered haircuts, to prove just how simply stunning these looks can be!

10 long layered haircuts to suit everyone


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Face framing layers are great for adding softness to facial angles. Credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Face-framing layers

In need of a cut that will soften the angles of your square face shape? We’ve got the perfect long layered haircut for that!

Opting for a set of face-framing layers in your lengthy mane will help lessen the appearance of harsh lines around the jaw and cheekbones, as well as help create shape and movement. Plus, adding shorter layers around your face will allow you to show off your best features.

long layered haircuts on shiny brown hair model
When in doubt, get a blowout. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Wavy blowout

Already got long layers cut into your strands? Then it’s time to show them off in all their glory with a beautiful blowout!

As one of the most coveted red carpet looks, a blowout hairstyle oozes sophistication and glamour. And although creating the perfect blowout at home can be a little tricky, but when it’s done right it will look absolutely incredible for those with long layers!

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Wispy long layers look stunning in thick manes. Credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Wispy, feathered layers

Those who have thick or heavy locks can benefit from a layered haircut by opting for feathered layers, which will help inject softness and lightness through long hair.

To get the look, ask for longer layers through the lower part of your mane, as well as shorter sections around your crown. For a relaxed and carefree feel – whether your hair is worn up or down – ask for wispy layers around your face.

long layered haircut on blonde model with loose waves
Add loose waves for a romantic touch. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Off-centre-parted waves

Fine-haired ladies can easy create extra volume and movement in their manes, by choosing a set of uneven long layers.

But if layers alone aren’t enough to amp up your locks, try create some soft, natural-looking waves for added fluidity and work a slightly off-centre parting to give your long layered haircut a fresh twist.

long layered haircut on brown hair with bangs
Be on-trend with a set of bangs. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Add bangs to your layered haircut

Helping to alleviate overwhelming bulk from thick tresses, long layers can also be coupled with loads of other cuts to give a light and on-trend finish to your look. And opting for bangs will further aid in relieving your mane of weight, not to mention inducting you into the bangs brigade alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Emilia Clarke!

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Show off your curls with a layered haircut. Credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Ultra-long, curly layers

When you’ve been growing your hair for such a long time, the last thing you want to do is chop it all of when you fancy sprucing up your ‘do. Which is why going for a layered haircut is a brilliant way of injecting something new into your look, enabling you to keep as much of your length as you want.

Editor’s tip: To add subtle volume, lightly curl the ends of your layers to give your mane a beautiful, flowing shape. And don’t forget to finish with a generous mist of the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray to give your ‘do a gorgeous sheen.

long layered haircuts smooth and sleek hair on brown haired model
Smooth and sleek is the way forward. Credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Slick layers

Long layered haircuts don’t always have to include curls to look good, don’t you know? As they’re also stunning when kept sleek and straight with a centre part.

Opt for a super straight finish or, if you’re after a more polished look, take a cue from Olivia Palermo and try blow-drying your hair straight and add subtle face-framing layers!

Choppy layered haircu on medium brown hair with bardot bangs
Choppy layers are great for added definition. Credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Choppy layers

Choppy layers are used to create movement, definition and volume to the hair. These layers are characterised by a defined blunt cut, which is more bold in comparison to other style of layers. If you have straight hair, curl the ends inwards, like above, for a more modern finish.

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Add immense volume to your curly hair by adding layers. Credit: indigitalimages.com

9. Voluminous bombshell

Long layered haircuts are amazing for curly manes, as they can add incredible amount of volume for achieving glamorous full-bodied manes.

Editor’s tip: Use the TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray on damp hair, to ensure you add lots of body and volume. Then create big curls with your hair rollers or curling wand, and tease them to amp up the look for maximum effect.

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Wind swept and interesting! Credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Wind-swept layers

Wind-swept hair might not sound like the most appealing of hairstyles, but wind-swept layers most definitely are. This layered look sweeps your layers out in one direction and is a brilliant choice for those who like to style their hair in beach waves.


If you’re looking for foolproof hair ideas and runway styles, we have it all covered – plus so much more – on our Long Hairstyles page. Check it out now!

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