If you have naturally full, voluminous curly hair, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Curly hair is so much fun to play up and can be morphed into just about any hairstyle. One of the biggest and best ways to play up your waves and ringlets is by styling them in layers. Layered curly hair is both timeless and practical, not to mention looks fabulous on just about any type of curl.
Check out some of our favorite layered curly hair looks and get some inspiration for your next cut. Believe us, whether your hair has big waves or tight ringlets, you’re going to rock these looks effortlessly!
16 Cute Layered Curly Hair Ideas
1. Middle Part
A middle part gives your hair a vintagey look. Give your curls some texture and body by using Bed Head by TIGI Stick.
2. Full Bangs
If you have thinner hair, then styling your layered curly hair with full bangs will give an appearance of fullness and thickness. They’re also extremely fun and quirky, so give them a try!
3. Extremely High Ponytail
Get a style that’s as fabulously extra as you are with this high ponytail! It’s fun and flirty, but is also fitting for just about any occasion.
This gradient of color perfectly matches your layered curly hair. Use natural tones, or play it up with some neons and pastels… the style opportunities are endless! If your hair tends to lose some sheen after dying and bleaching, then grab a bottle of Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum to give your tresses a boost of shine.
5. Layered Lob
This cool girl cut is short enough to make a statement, and long enough to play around with different styles.
6. Mini Top Knot Bun
This simple style is almost completely effortless to create, and the result is a chic and playful hairstyle that will never get old.
7. Side Swept Bangs
Give your average side swept bangs a major makeover with your natural curls. Don’t forget to tame any frizz and flyaway hairs with a few spritzes of Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hair Spray!
8. Mini Twist
A mini braided twist is a great way to create an elegant style without spending hours on styling your hair.
9. Voluminous Curls
One of our favorite go-to styles for layered curly hair is always voluminous curls! Simply add a mousse, like Nexxus Exxpand+ Volumizing Whip when styling your locks, to get an extra boost of fullness and body in just a few minutes.
10. Thin Curls
Small ringlets are always great for styling different looks. Create an elegant updo, or let your curls flow free. Whichever style you choose, you’re guaranteed to have photo-ready tresses.
11. Braided Half-Up
Want to give your average half-up a new look? Then simply braid the pieces of hair you’re tying back, and you have a runway-ready style.
12. Side Part
If your layered curly hair seems to fall a little on the flat side when it’s parted in the middle, give it some volume by switching up your part. If you need an extra boost of body and fullness while controlling frizz and flyaways, then spray some TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray on your locks after styling.
If your hair isn’t curly enough to be held in a full afro, then a semi-afro will do just the trick. Some short layered curly hair is perfect for creating this voluminous and posh look.
14. Classic Half-Up
Nothing beats a classic style, which is why we love this timeless half-up!
15. Glamorous Curls
If you don’t have naturally curly hair, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the layered curly hair fun! Just grab your favorite hair curler, and create some strikingly glam curls for your next big night out.
16. Pulled Back
To create an ultra-voluminous look with your layered curls, smooth them back with some hair gel and pull back your hair to create a gorgeous mane of curly locks. Don’t forget to gel back your roots with TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel for the ultimate slicked back look without any crunch or residue.