You know that feeling when you get a fresh haircut and love how your salon professionally styles it, only to go home and have no idea how to recreate the same look? It’s one of those things that always seems to happen. So, if you just got a layered cut, you’re probably wondering how to style layered hair! Well, you’ve come to the right place, especially since there are so many different ways to style a cut like this. Read on to discover ways to confidently wear your new haircut as you learn how to style layered hair.
How to Style Layered Hair
Trying to figure out how to style your layered hair with curls? Well, if you’ve got naturally curly hair, styling your layers is all about defining your bouncy ringlets. If you love the curly look but don’t have the natural texture, you can achieve temporary curls via a curling wand or get a perm to fake the bounce.
Messy, Shaggy Layers
Getting layers on straight hair is a great way to recreate that model off duty look. Adding layers can give your lovely locks more movement as the layers allow for any natural waves to show up. We suggest giving your hair an extra day or two between washing to get that naturally piecey look.
Editor’s tip: Don’t weigh down your hair with heavy products to keep your ‘do in place. Try Toni & Guy Tousled Texture Creation Hairspray for a lightweight styling finish.
Smooth and Sleek
If you have thick hair, adding in some layers is a great way to lose some of the bulk. Be careful, sometimes the layers can curl themselves upwards, which isn’t usually the intended style. To keep things super smooth, bend your hair under by using a flat iron. All you need to do is straighten as usual and an inch or so before the end, turn your flat iron under to give a soft bend.
Curled to Perfection
Curling your hair is a good way to incorporate defined bangs into your layered hair. To get these big yet defined curls we love using a one-inch curling wand. This will give you the precision to get defined curls, but it isn’t so small that you get tight ringlets. Just curl your hair, wait for it to cool all the way down, then separate your curls with your fingers.
Editor’s tip: Don’t forget that while you’re pulling off those lovely curls, you need to protect your hair too if you’re using a heat product. Try TRESemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray for the ultimate protection.
Don’t let all the movement on the ends of your hair leave you with sad roots! To make sure your style is evenly proportioned make sure your roots are nice and voluminous. This is especially important with layered, thin hair. All you need to do is backcomb small sections of your roots to add lift.
Choppy Modern Waves
Wearing layers in your straight hair can look a little ’90s. If you are looking to keep your layered hair more modern, ask for a choppier cut and style with waves.