If you are looking for layered cuts for long hair, but don’t know the exact style you want, look know further. We have the perfect guide for cutting and styling your long layered hair so you look flawless at any occasion. For an easy way to get layers at home you can also check out our article on DIY layers. If you are looking for a specific look for your layers let’s get started.
Why stop with layers in your length? Layered bangs frame your face, and can help accentuate your most important features. To get a normal layers in front, your bangs will probably need to be pretty long, and cut in a diagonal away from your face. But there are endless ways to add bangs to your new look besides with layered one. Be bold and create bangs straight across your forehead, or have curved bangs that follow your face shape. Having long layered hair does not mean the layers are the only part of your look.
While the layers decrease hair density are you get lower, a balayage will change your hair color. The gradient of a balayage with emphasize the gradient of your long layers. The brown to long fade, which we have tips on here, will make your locks look beachy and fun.
Highlights are always a fun way to change up your hair color without going all out. Those of you who are brave enough can go for all the colors of the rainbow, but simple brown or blond highlights are also great. Getting highlights gives texture to the color of your hair. This ultimately results in accentuating the layered cut in your long hair.
The Half Shave
While most of your hair has its luxurious layers, the other part will be bald. You can do the half shave as a quarter shave instead, or even as an undercut. It will make you look like a badass. The absence of hair on part of your head will highlight the texture of your layers everywhere else.
Double High Pony
Besides cutting and dying your hair, you can emphasize the look of your new layers through styling. The double high pony consists of putting two ponytails directly above one another. This makes your hair look fuller and longer. Plus it will highlight your layers, by making it seem like they extend twice as long as they do.
The Party Pony
Though party pony is not the official title of this hairstyle, it is the most exciting name. It is half-up-half-down, but the pony is as high on your head as possible. This will make the strands of hair fall around the sides of your face and head, unlike a traditional half-up-half-down which falls entirely in the back. The emphasis on the top of your head will head additional layers to make your hair cut look awesome.
Though this braid looks like it is made solely for princesses and water nymphs, it is easy to do at home. While doing a braid back across your head you drop strands while picking up new ones. This highlights the fallen strands around your head so that it looks, like it is titled, like a waterfall. By showcasing the depth of your hair in this way, you are also highlighting the depth of your layers.
No hair combination goes together quite as well as layered hair cuts and beachy waves. The combo will make you look casually fabulous, like you wake up looking flawless every morning. There are an infinite number of ways to attain the beachy wave look, and you can do almost all of them at home.
Mini Side Twist
The mini side twist is one of the easiest hairstyles to accomplish at home, and will take you roughly thirty seconds to perfect. Take your front most strand of hair, twist it back, and hold it in place with a bobby pin. You can get more creative with this look by doing multiple twists, or creating a twist that works its way in to another style. The mini side twist keeps your hair looking cute, without taking too much of the focus away from your layers.