Layered haircuts are our favorite way to add swishy texture to thin hair and also one of our favorite ways to thin out bulk in thick hair. Bonus: haircuts with layers are universally flattering and work on pretty much on all lengths and hair types. We also love how haircuts with layers can be subtle or super dramatic, which is totally dependent on your preferences. To inspire your next chop, we’ve uncovered six of our favorite layered looks that we are sure you’re going to love.
6 Haircuts With Layers to Try
1. Long Layered Bangs
This cut is perfect for you if you are on the fence about layers. And really, there’s no need to get layers throughout all of your hair if you aren’t feeling them! Instead, why not try out layered bangs? Adding layers to your long bangs can help to thin down thick hair as you create a chic piecey look at the same time. Layered bangs are so chic and we just love how they look with a fashion forward gray hair color. To get the piecey look, run a little bit of the Bed Head By TIGI Manipulator Matte Cream through the ends of your bangs and you’ll be golden!
2. Long Layered Shag
The shag was the unexpected haircut that came back in fashion in 2016 that we can’t get enough of. We love how you can keep your length by rocking a ’70s-inspired cut. It’s also a really cool option for texture where you can add some serious texture and slight volume to your hair all via layers.
3. Naturally Curly Layers
Curls and haircuts with layers go hand in hand. Since curly hair generally has so much volume, this look works to give curly hair more shape as it makes your hair super flattering. For styling, use the Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse to really define your hair as you let your ringlets stand out.
4. Layered Lob
As much as we love the standard lob haircut, it’s always nice to have options to mix up this haircut. To shake up your lob without losing any length, try adding in some long layers. Layers on a lob cut will give your hair more opportunity to show off it’s natural texture as you rock a modern look. Basically, it’ll help you to achieve a beachy look without too much effort
5. Stacked Bob
The stacked bob haircut is a bit asymmetrical because it’s shorter in back than it is in the front. Layers can help this cut have a clean angled finish. The layers are focused in the back of the hair to give a rounded effect to this cut. We love stacked bobs because they are trendy and they can be more flattering on different face shapes than the standard blunt bob.
6. Layered Pixie
Adding layers to a long pixie can add definition to your hair as you try out a modern cut. We love how this look allows you to have some length as you experiment with various lengths of your hair. This layered cut also provides you with numerous hairstyling options where you can spike it upwards, slick it back or leave it as is.
Want more inspirational haircuts with layers? Check out this layered hair styling guide.