Layers definitely help your hairstyles pop, as they can give some extra dimension to your cut and length, not to mention lots of volume. But, while styling layers may seem a bit tricky, know that there are easy ways to show off your layers in high-style. To style layered hair easily, here are some styling ideas you’ll totally want to try. Read on:
How to Style Layered Hair: 9 Looks to Try
1. Wear It Wavy
Beachy, loose waves are a must for those with layers, as it allows you to show off your layers easily. Whether you use a curling iron or a opt for heatless waving alternatives, know that a good texturizing spray is essential to achieving a dreamy, come-hither wave. To create truly flawless waves, use Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray whenever you style your hair.
2. Wear It Sleek and Straight
Wearing your layers sleek and straight also gives your hair a sexy and sophisticated look. To get the smooth and straight strands you crave, use a good straightening product, like Bed Head by TIGI Straighten Out Straightening Cream before you heat-style in order to get that salon-worthy blowout at home.
3. Try a Layered Updo
Half up, half down looks are one of the best ways to style layered hair, as it allows you to put your layers on display in full gorgeous fashion. But if you need some styling inspiration, know that this ’60s-inspired ‘do flatters your layers perfectly.
4. Experiment with Highlights
If you love experimenting with new color looks, playing around with some exciting highlights can help your layered locks stand out. While you could try a solid color look, opting for some highlights definitely gives your layers some depth and dimension. Be sure to ask your colorist for “painted” balayage highlights in order to help your layers truly pop.
5. Try a Twist
If you have wavy, layered hair, trying out a playful twisted style is definitely recommended. To create your twist, carefully twist two strands of your hair together, continuing to twist (and add in hair) until you reach behind the ear. Secure with an elastic or bobby pins, once you’ve finished twisting, in order to complete the look. Finish with Bed Head by TIGI Maxxed Out Massive Hold Hairspray to secure your style in place.
6. Wear Your Layers Crimped
When you want a more intense wavy look, opting for crimped styles showcases your layers in style. To get the look, start by fashioning your hair into single braids that fall all over the head. Get that crimped look by running your iron over your braids several times. Once your braids have cooled down, undo them to reveal a gorgeous crimped style.
7. Add in Some Piecey Bangs
Adding in a set of chunky bangs keeps your layers interesting, as they give your hair some tough yet chic edge.
8. Rock a Side Bang
But if you want your bangs to be styled off to the side, ask your stylist for a wispy side-fringed bang that you can easily pin back.
9. Play With a Long Bob
A long bob is another way to style layered hair, as it’s one trendy style you can wear straight or wavy. To get the look, ask your stylist for a cut full of long, sweeping layers that rest on your collarbone.