Layered Hair: Which Layered Hairstyle Can You Wear?

Layered Hair

A Guide to Layered HairĀ & How They Can Improve Your Hairstyle!

It seems like every hair stylist’s definition of “layered hair” can be different. All you know is you’ve experienced the great side of layers, and if you’ve had some bad haircuts, you’ve had a taste of the bad side of layers as well. One thing is for sure– the right layered haircut can definitely give you a good hair day!

So what’s a layer and what kind of layers are right for you? Layers create varied lengths of hair strands throughout a haircut. This can be subtle (long layers) or more dramatic (short layers). Long hair can have longer more subtle layers or shorter more edgy layers while short hair can also have both variations. The question is how dramatic you want your layered look to be. Read on for some layering ideas for long, medium, and short hairstyles, for your next visit to the salon.

Layers for Long Hair:

Soft & Classic: If you love your long hair, then add a little softness and movement with subtle long layers. Long layers enhance natural texture and are helpful for lightening thick hair.

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Rocker Chic: Love your length but are craving the flirty fun of dramatic layers? They’re still possible! You can still embrace your long locks while achieving volume and drama with short razored layers. These edgy layers are great for adding fullness and movement and are ideal for medium and thick textured hair

Layers for Medium Length Hair

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Whimsy Wave: Achieve a chic yet romantic look with soft wispy layers for medium length hair. This style is great for wavy hair textures and is an ideal option for fine and medium textured hair.

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Serious Shag: Beat the hair blues with a modern version of the shag. Shaggy layers add life and flirty movement to thick, straight hair. A razor cut is a great option for creating these sexy must-have layers.

Layers for Short Hair

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Pretty Pixie: Short hair can be soft and elegant with subtle layers. Instead of radically short layers, longer, blended layers help you to achieve fullness while still keeping the smooth look you love. This look is great for fine and medium textured hair.

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Super Short, Super Sassy: Take your layers to a new level with super short, edgy layers. With razored, playful layers you can bring on the drama to create a fun, messy, high volume look. This look works great if you struggle with thick heavy hair, or want to add life and movement to fine hair.

So whether you go all the way with a super short and sassy look, or go for soft and subtle long layers, you can achieve volume and movement with a layered hairstyle. Bye bye blunt hair, hello soft, flirty, movable, touchable layers!

For more great layered hair looks check out our Layered Hairstyles Pinterest Board.

Hairstyle Blog contributing author Lindsay Hausch
Contributing author Lindsay Hausch has provided clients with professional cutting edge color and cutting techniques at exclusive Paul Mitchell and Bumble and Bumble Signature Salons for the past seven years. She co-founded Sedona Beauty Team, which represents a team of artists that offer luxury, on-location beauty services. She enjoys writing articles that share her expertise. You can follow Lindsay on Twitter and FaceBook.