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Layered looks hit a fever pitch in the late 1990s, and it seemed like afterwards, haircuts would never be the same. Suddenly we had options; not every look needed to be a be-all-end-all of length; we could play and tailor things around, without the hassle of full-time commitment. We could wear our hair long and luxurious and still enjoy some swing and movement, without the weigh-down. Layered haircuts with bangs helped us have our cake and eat it too.
That said, we’re always going to have a soft spot for this eternally flattering style—it’s seen us through the most finicky of hair days and has given us hope of a good hair moment, when there was none. Scroll down for 30 stylish layered haircuts with bangs for all sorts of tastes and hair types:
If you’re into shags, shoulder-length hairstyles or just an all over swingier look, a medium-length cut that features both a fringe and some side layers is just the thing. This length can look super subtle to seriously rockstar, depending on the chunkiness of your layers. A rotation of low-key texturizers like Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip and shine serums like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum keep these shorter lengths on point without sacrificing movement and body.
1. ’80s Feathered
This glorious throwback look features a (quite wearable) light fringe paired with whisper-thin layers on the sides.
If chunky layers are your thing, then an asymmetrical haircut teamed with a blunt bang hits all the graphic notes.
3. French-Girl Shag
A shaggy look gets grounded by a luxuriously dark color and perfectly cut layers.
4. Blunt and Swingy
This 1970s-inspired half-moon fringe—long on the temples, short in the middle—is the ideal foil for a matte, textured lob.
Another ’70s staple, the razored fringe goes hand in hand with feather-light layers that all find their way at the collarbones.
6. Straight Across
A medium-bronde shade finds even more crispness with a precise bang and subtle end layering.
7. See-Through Bangs
Take the East Asian route and go for the hyper-trendy see-through fringe trend—this slightly ’90s look amps up any regular lob in minutes.
In case you wanted an even more Left Bank way to wear your micro fringe.
9. Tightly Textured
Not a crimp, not yet a full curl—this melée of texture is a surefire way to add interest to a shoulder-length lob with a full fringe.
10. Wet Curls
Arguably one of the hottest looks this season, a curly, softly layered shag checks all the boxes: chic, easy to wear and unusual. Set this style with TRESemmé Compresed Micro-Mist Level 2 Hold Curl Hair Spray for a soft hold.
11. Grown-Out Bangs
Stuck in that awkward in-between stage? Split your bangs in the middle and let them blend into some soft layers.
12. Swingy Lob
Another iteration of the brow-hitting bang, but this time with more delicately cut ends.
13. Straight and Ashy
Poker-straight hair types can also find more dimension with an unusual color—and some layering near the cheekbones.
14. Perfectly Outlined
A seamless temple-to-side silhouette creates a modern, even futuristic bent that’s great for edging up rounder and heart-shaped faces.
15. Curved Fringe
Similar to the previous look, this style features a bang area that’s been snipped slightly uneven for a more natural look.
We get it: You don’t want to cut your hair, but you want something different. Mash-up looks like layered side bangs and a sparse fringe can provide that swing and interest you need without sacrificing an overall length. Just make sure that you’ve got enough density to afford it all; you’ll essentially be splitting up your hair’s thickness from the front and the sides, so if you fare more on the finer side we suggest keeping the feathering to a minimum, lest you end up with a frizzy mullet. A few drops of Nexxus City Shield DD Crème also keeps locks hydrated, with a bit of light control.
16. ’80s Side Sweep + Bang Combo
Don’t lie, we know you loved this look once! We’re actually feeling this latest remix, tbqh: It does away with the insanely exaggerated height popular in its heyday and instead goes straight to the cute.
17. ’90s Crown Fringe
A spin-off of the ’80s bang, this version has that definitive early ’90s pieceyness and bounce that seems to emanate from the middle of the forehead. Looks great on those with thicker, straighter textures.
18. See-Through Bangs, Long Version
Yup, we’re still not over the versatility of this look. Ask your stylist for a thin, choppy fringe, and leave the layering to the bottom half of your hair. Style by tucking your sideburns behind your ears.
Women with relaxed or rebonded hair can also access some layered haircuts with bangs. A look that only has layers at the ends plus thick curtain bangs is a universally flattering choice.
20. Blonde and Fine
A full, sexy fringe teamed with perfectly layered ends nails this aesthetic to a T.
21. Grownup Layers
Layered haircuts with bangs can look polished too—just keep the ends subtle and not as chunky, and the fringe blown out.
Always a certain je ne sais quoi with the French, non? This popular European haircut features a lived-in full bang and easy layers on the sides.
23. Baby Bang
If by chance you do want to edge it up, a baby bang is a totally boss move.
Make like a legendary 1960s groupie with a full, retro-inspired bang paired with super long locks.
25. Long Shag
Because we can’t get enough of the rock-chic leanings of this hairstyle, here’s another fun—and surprisingly manageable—way to wear layered haircuts with bangs and loose curls.
26. Extra Long
Break up all that length with a pretty, brow-hitting fringe.
Made for those I-want-a-change-but-not-something-too-drastic moods, this low-key soft fringe melds seamlessly into the rest of her lengths.
Like a baby bang on steroids, this version definitely adds a techno-punk feel to any haircut.
29. Side Swept
A.k.a. the best way to grow out any fringe—or to wear the best of both worlds.
The non-committal, almost sticky looking see-through bang in this look is super directional, and great for those who want to push the envelope while still looking, you know, pretty.