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Hair Ideas: 6 Hairstyles for Layered Cuts to Wear

Show off your layers with these 6 hairstyles! 

By now you’ve heard (and seen) the benefits of wearing layers. Whether you wear it long and wavy or short and sleek, adding layers to your hair keeps it looking full and super sexy. To style up your layers properly, check out these six really fun hairstyles for layered cuts to wear. 

6 Awesome Hairstyles for Layered Cuts

Hairstyles For Layered Cuts include dreamy beach waves
Beach waves allow you to show off your layers in style.

1. Dreamy Beach Waves

Mermaid-like beach waves are a fantastic style for layered long and medium lengths, so don’t be afraid to play up your texture for a gorgeous beach-inspired look. To get those sultry waves, apply a good texturizing spray, like the Suave Professionals Texturizing Salt Sprayonto your clean and damp strands. Then, air-dry and tease your hair to give it a sexy, tousled effect. The right highlights also enhance this look, so ask your stylist for some multi-dimensional balayage highlights to help your beachy waves pop.  

Hairstyles for layered cuts include sleek and smooth tresses.
Wear your layers sleek and smooth.

2. Sleek and Straight Styles

Straighter styles allow you to show off your layers, especially when the layers are cut long and help frame the face. While a blow dryer, straightening iron, or straightening brush are essentials to achieving this look, you’ll also want to use a good anti-frizz serum before styling to keep your locks sleek and straight. To keep frizz and flyaways at bay, use the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum before heat styling.

Hairstyles for layered cuts include choppy texturized lobs
Lobs are a sexy style layered cuts can wear easily. Photo credit:

3. Textured Lobs

Lobs are another suitable hairstyle for layered hairstyles, as this look allows you to create sexy texture when worn wavy. Whether your length is long, medium or short, use a good mousse or texturizing salt spray before you air-dry to get this ultra trendy look.

hairstyles for layered cuts include sexy half up, half down styles.
Half up, half down styles show off your layers in high style

4. Vintage Half-Up, Half-Down Updo

If you need a chic and romantic style to wear on your next big night out, this ‘60s-inspired updo is great for layered cuts, as it shows off your sultry layers through a mod and sexy ponytail. This look is all about volume, so apply a mousse like the Suave Professionals Luxe Styling Infusion Volumizing Souffle Mousse before styling. Once your product has been evenly distributed throughout the hair, use a brush to create a mini bouffant on the top part of your head, and secure your ‘bump’ with bobby pins and hairspray. If you have layered bangs, be sure to sweep them off to the side for a truly mod finish.

hairstyles for layered cuts include layered bangs.
Choppy bangs look darling on layered shoulder length hair. Photo credit:

5. Layered Bangs

Bangs are great for layered cuts, as they keep your looks gritty and offbeat. Whether you wear a side bang or a full bang below the brow, keeping your bangs feathered creates a fashion-forward finish.

hairstyles for layered cuts include shag cuts.
Wear a layered shag for a ’70s inspured look. Photo credit:

6. Shag Cuts

For a come-hither retro style straight out of the ‘70s, a grungy shag makes for a tough yet chic look. To get this edgy cut, be sure to ask your stylist to cut your layers choppy and whispy. This gives your mane a windswept look when air-dried. And whether you wear your shag in a bob or past your shoulders, this is one look that doesn’t require too much styling time. However, if you want to take your look a step further, add in some bangs below the brow to channel some major drama.

Need more ideas related to hairstyles for layered cuts ? Check out how to pull off a short layered haircut!

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