249 Terrific Long Hairstyles with Layers for Women (Photos)

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Welcome to our gallery featuring long hairstyles with layers for women.

Long hair can come in many styles and colors.  One way to create a dynamic do is with layers.  Talented hairdressers and stylists can do this magnificently.

Below we feature an extensive gallery showcasing these styles.

The new season obviously means new hair. However, it can be hard to find inspiration for a particular style if you don’t know where to look or what you are looking at.  Adding layers to your hair is one option that can make 2019 a memorable year for your style choices it can dramatically transform your appearance.

The great thing about the layered hairstyle is that it comes in several variants and suits all face types. Layering your hair can give the illusion of both length and volume. Modern hair techniques involve distinct blunt cut layers, blended, soft layers, and a hundred different styles. Coupled with highlights, ombre, and balayage, this hairstyle is perfect for giving your hair a lot of dimensions.

From Jennifer Lawrence to Beyonce, every Hollywood star has rocked the layered hairstyle one way or another. Get inspired by the 27 hairstyles listed below.

Farrah Fawcett’s Feathery Layers

When you are talking about layered hairstyles, Farrah Fawcett’s iconic feathery cut always take the first cut — literally. The dramatic, full-layered look became the hairstyle of the 1970s and not just became popular with women, but with men as well. This beautiful and classic layering style has spawned a thousand copy-cats and as many variants.

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When you are talking about layered hairstyles, Farrah Fawcett’s iconic feathery cut always takes the first cut — literally. The dramatic, full-layered look became the hairstyle of the 1970s and not just became popular with women, but with men as well. This beautiful and classic layering style has spawned a thousand copy-cats and as many variants.

Bardot-Style Layers

Like Fawcett, Brigitte Bardot is known for her striking hairstyle. The actress popularized the curtain bangs and cheekbone-skimming layers while she was filming “Vie Privee” in 1961. Her layered, voluminous bangs, signature beehive and tumbling curls are still one of the favored looks in Hollywood.

Like Fawcett, Brigitte Bardot is known for her striking hairstyle. The actress popularized the curtain bangs and cheekbone-skimming layers while she was filming “Vie Privee” in 1961. Her layered, voluminous bangs, signature beehive, and tumbling curls are still one of the favored looks in Hollywood.

Julia Roberts’ Subtle Curled Layers

The “Pretty Woman” actress is known for her unique looks as well as her incomparable acting skills. Julia Roberts always creates a stir with her immaculate hairstyle and flawless makeup. Here, the actress is sporting a casual, effortless look with her layered hair in soft curls, with a middle part.

The “Pretty Woman” actress is known for her unique looks as well as her incomparable acting skills. Julia Roberts always creates a stir with her immaculate hairstyle and flawless makeup. Here, the actress is sporting a casual, effortless look with her layered hair in soft curls, with a middle part.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Tousled Ombre Layers

Jennifer Lawrence fashion sense has always been flawless. The actress loves to play with her hair and this is one of her best attempts. Lawrence hair has been styled with lots of layers and then given some tousled waves to make it look more voluminous. The addition of honey blond highlights midway gives her locks more dimension.

Jennifer Lawrence’s fashion sense has always been flawless. The actress loves to play with her hair and this is one of her best attempts. Lawrence’s hair has been styled with lots of layers and then given some tousled waves to make it look more voluminous. The addition of honey-blond highlights midway gives her locks more dimension.

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Jennifer Aniston’s Chic Layers With Side Bangs

Jennifer Aniston may be the queen of layered hairstyles. Since her days on “Friends,” the actress has rocked multiple variants of the layered cut — and she hasn’t lost her edge. The actress is sporting a sleek layered lock, with side-swept bangs that cover one of her eyes. The look is very chic.

Jennifer Aniston may be the queen of layered hairstyles. Since her days on “Friends,” the actress has rocked multiple variants of the layered cut — and she hasn’t lost her edge. The actress is sporting a sleek layered lock, with side-swept bangs that cover one of her eyes. The look is very chic.

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Emma Roberts Beachy LayersWhether brunette or blonde, Emma Roberts, like her aunt, knows what looks good on her. The actress added a lot of texturizing product on her layered hair so that it won’t lay flat. She also added sideswept bangs on the front. The addition of a cool blonde hair color brightened up her complexion.

Whether brunette or blonde, Emma Roberts, like her aunt, knows what looks good on her. The actress added a lot of texturizing product on her layered hair so that it won’t lay flat. She also added side-swept bangs on the front. The addition of a cool blonde hair color brightened up her complexion.

Gigi Hadid’s Voluminous Layers

Supermodel Gigi Hadid shows you how to do curls and layers together. Hadid parted her hair in the middle and then started giving her layers thin, wispy curls at eyebrow-length. The curly and layered locks make her hair looks more voluminous than ever.

Supermodel Gigi Hadid shows you how to do curls and layers together. Hadid parted her hair in the middle and then started giving her layers thin, wispy curls at eyebrow-length. The curly and layered locks make her hair looks more voluminous than ever.

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Zendaya’s Retro Glam Layers

The actress and singer is a chameleon when it comes to changing her hairstyle — but she manages to pull off even the most risqué cuts. During the world premiere of “Spiderman: Homecoming,” Zendaya styled her hair in a retro-style beehive and then gave her layered locks some curl. Her hair was parted in the middle to form a curtain of  layers that framed her face.

The actress and singer is a chameleon when it comes to changing her hairstyle — but she manages to pull off even the most risqué cuts. During the world premiere of “Spiderman: Homecoming,” Zendaya styled her hair in a retro-style beehive and then gave her layered locks some curl. Her hair was parted in the middle to form a curtain of layers that framed her face.

Rihanna’s Caramel Blond Layers

Rihanna creates a style statement wherever she goes. However, no one can forget how stunning she looked at the 2013 Grammys. The Caribbean beauty styled her layered locks in loose waves and added a beautiful touch of honey and cinnamon ombre to her dark locks. Her hair complemented perfectly with her red pout and dress. Sarah Jessica Parker’s Crimped Layers

Rihanna creates a style statement wherever she goes. However, no one can forget how stunning she looked at the 2013 Grammys. The Caribbean beauty styled her layered locks in loose waves and added a beautiful touch of honey and cinnamon ombre to her dark locks. Her hair complemented perfectly with her red pout and dress.

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s Crimped Layers

Sarah Jessica Parker iconized the Carrie Bradshaw hairstyle in the comedy series “Sex and the City.” The actress styled her dark gold layers into riotous curls that brought the perm back to the masses. The style is airy, effortless and can be worn at all sorts of events

Sarah Jessica Parker iconized the Carrie Bradshaw hairstyle in the comedy series “Sex and the City.” The actress styled her dark gold layers into riotous curls that brought the perm back to the masses. The style is airy, effortless and can be worn at all sorts of events

Selena Gomez’s  Sleek and Straight Layers

Selena Gomez is one of the prettiest stars in Hollywood and her best asset is probably her long, thick, glossy brunette hair. Whether curly or straight, the actress never goes wrong with her locks. Here, she has styled her layered cut into a sleek and straight style and coupled it with some subtle balayage. The look is no-fuss and very cool.

Selena Gomez is one of the prettiest stars in Hollywood and her best asset is probably her long, thick, glossy brunette hair. Whether curly or straight, the actress never goes wrong with her locks. Here, she has styled her layered cut into a sleek and straight style and coupled it with some subtle balayage. The look is no-fuss and very cool.

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Amal Clooney’s Casual, No-Fuss Layers

It seems like Amal Clooney never has a bad hair day; here, her layered locks are good enough to rock at the United Nations headquarters. The human rights lawyer has left her hair loose and curling and given it a part from the side. The layers and soft curls add a voluminous look to her hair.

It seems like Amal Clooney never has a bad hair day; here, her layered locks are good enough to rock at the United Nations headquarters. The human rights lawyer has left her hair loose and curling and given it a part from the side. The layers and soft curls add a voluminous look to her hair.

Sofia Vergara’s Bleached Blonde Wavy Layers

Anyone who has watched “Modern Family” — or even a few red carpet events – has seen and envied Sofia Vergara’s silken, honey-tinged, waterfall of hair. Here, the beautiful actress has lightened her hair considerably to a bleached sandy blonde color. She has also given it choppy layers that give it an edgy, feathery look.

Anyone who has watched “Modern Family” — or even a few red carpet events – has seen and envied Sofia Vergara’s silken, honey-tinged, waterfall of hair. Here, the beautiful actress has lightened her hair considerably to a bleached sandy blonde color. She has also given it choppy layers that give it an edgy, feathery look.

Kerry Washington’s Dreadlocked, Frosted Layers

Kerry Washington is not afraid to rock her hair, whether natural or styled. Here, the actress has made a compromise with both by styling the top part of her hair into dreadlocks while leaving the bottom with frosted, spiky layers.

Kerry Washington is not afraid to rock her hair, whether natural or styled. Here, the actress has made a compromise with both by styling the top part of her hair into dreadlocks while leaving the bottom with frosted, spiky layers.

Taylor Swift’s Shaggy Layers With Bangs

Taylor Swift may have been a blonde her entire life but she has tried every style imaginable on her golden locks. Here, the singer has styled her hair with an eye skimming fringe and textured, feather-cut layers that give her hair a lot of volume and character.

Taylor Swift may have been a blonde her entire life but she has tried every style imaginable on her golden locks. Here, the singer has styled her hair with an eye skimming fringe and textured, feather-cut layers that give her hair a lot of volume and character.

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Penelope Cruz’s Side-Parted Layered Hair

The beautiful Spanish actress looks the best with dark hair. Here, Penelope Cruz has styled her hair in different sized layers, with the shortest layer grazing her cheekbone that the actress swept to the side. She also added a hint of blonde highlighted to her hair.

The beautiful Spanish actress looks the best with dark hair. Here, Penelope Cruz has styled her hair in different sized layers, with the shortest layer grazing her cheekbone that the actress swept to the side. She also added a hint of blonde highlighted to her hair.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Perfect Layers

With her platinum-blonde hair, silvery dress and whimsical make up, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks like a fairy here. The actress has style her perfect golden locks in soft curled layers and pushed them behind her shoulders to create the perfect red-carpet look

With her platinum-blonde hair, silvery dress and whimsical makeup, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks like a fairy here. The actress has style her perfect golden locks in soft curled layers and pushed them behind her shoulders to create the perfect red-carpet look.

Sienna Miller’s Off-Center Casual Layers

https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/sienna-miller-attends-the-lost-city-585348593?src=dR2i5_DJxVX49lcNnKobgA-1-0 Sienna Miller is a constant source of hairspiration. The actress has done it all, from short pixie cuts to long curls. Here, she has given her hair some length and let it loose and flowing on her shoulders. The look is casual, effortless and very Sienna.

The actress has done it all, from short pixie cuts to long curls. Here, she has given her hair some length and let it loose and flowing on her shoulders. The look is casual, effortless and very Sienna.

Jennifer Lopez’ Half-Updo Layers

Jennifer Lopez has experimented with a wide variety of hairstyles throughout the decades of her career. The ever-youthful singer has played with a lot of highlights and texture in this hairstyle. Lopez has done up her layered hair in a messy half-bun and lets her flowing locks run riotously down her shoulders and back.

Adriana Lima’s Sideswept Tumbling layered Locks

Jennifer Lopez has experimented with a wide variety of hairstyles throughout the decades of her career. The ever-youthful singer has played with a lot of highlights and texture in this hairstyle. Lopez has done up her layered hair in a messy half-bun and lets her flowing locks run riotously down her shoulders and back.

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Britney Spears’ Layered Locks

Britney Spears took the ‘90s by storm by her redefined, cute, piece-y layered hairstyles. Now, decades later, the pop star still hasn’t lost her edge when it comes to layers. Spears dyed her hair an icy blonde and cut it in classic layers, with very short, feathery strands in the front and longer layers at the side and the back, framing her face perfectly.

Britney Spears took the ‘90s by storm by her redefined, cute, piece-y layered hairstyles. Now, decades later, the pop star still hasn’t lost her edge when it comes to layers. Spears dyed her hair an icy blonde and cut it in classic layers, with very short, feathery strands in the front and longer layers at the side and the back, framing her face perfectly.

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Jennifer Garner’s Edgy Highlighted Layers

Jennifer Garner has been blessed with thick, brunette locks and the actress has spent a lot of time playing with them and given us the best hair inspirations. Here, Garner has added a lot of ash blonde highlight to her caramel brown hair. She has also given her locks some edgy, chopped layers and bangs and added a subtle curl to give them volume.

Jennifer Garner has been blessed with thick, brunette locks and the actress has spent a lot of time playing with them and given us the best hair inspirations. Here, Garner has added a lot of ash blonde highlight to her caramel brown hair. She has also given her locks some edgy, chopped layers and bangs and added a subtle curl to give them volume.

Paris Hilton’s 60’s Curls

The granddaughter to the founder of the Hilton Hotels; Paris Hilton has always been under the spotlight, both because of her fashion style as much as for her scandalous behavior. Here, the socialite has added darker streaks of antique blonde to her golden hair. She has given her locks a side part and curled the layer into perfect, retro curls.

The granddaughter to the founder of the Hilton Hotels; Paris Hilton has always been under the spotlight, both because of her fashion style as much as for her scandalous behavior. Here, the socialite has added darker streaks of antique blonde to her golden hair. She has given her locks a side part and curled the layer into perfect, retro curls.

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Jessica Biel’s Layered Locks With Angled Bangs

Jessica Biel can never go wrong with bangs. The actress paired her long brown hair with angled bangs and subtle layers. She has styled her hair straight with minimum products for a no-fuss effortless look.

Jessica Biel can never go wrong with bangs. The actress paired her long brown hair with angled bangs and subtle layers. She has styled her hair straight with minimum products for a no-fuss effortless look.

Camila Cabello Messy Layers With Piece-y Bangs

Camila Cabello has been rocking her layers since her “X-Factor” days. The former “Fifth Harmony” singer is now known for her cute piece-y bangs and long layered hairstyles that never fail to highlight her lovely cheekbones.

Camila Cabello has been rocking her layers since her “X-Factor” days. The former “Fifth Harmony” singer is now known for her cute piece-y bangs and long layered hairstyles that never fail to highlight her lovely cheekbones.

Jennifer Lopez’ Chocolate Layers

The pop star has turned from a brunette, to a blonde, and then back. No one has played more with their hair than J. Lo. Here is another of her wonderful styles that needs minimum maintenance. The singer dyed her naturally brown hair into a rich burnt chestnut color. She parted her hair in the middle and styled it with some layers, with the shortest layer, ending at her cheekbone. Her loose hair flowed thick and voluminous down her shoulders with minimal product.

The pop star has turned from a brunette to a blonde, and then back. No one has played more with their hair than J. Lo. Here is another of her wonderful styles that needs minimum maintenance. The singer dyed her naturally brown hair into a rich burnt chestnut color. She parted her hair in the middle and styled it with some layers, with the shortest layer, ending at her cheekbone. Her loose hair flowed thick and voluminous down her shoulders with minimal product.

Malin Akerman’s Highlighted Wavy Layers

Malin Akerman attended the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Battleship’ held in Los Angeles last May 10, 2012. Her bright smile matches her bright blond hair that has a loose and wavy style to its layers.

Malin Akerman attended the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Battleship’ held in Los Angeles last May 10, 2012. Her bright smile matches her bright blond hair that has a loose and wavy style to its layers.

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Malin Akerman’s Soft Wavy Layers

Malin Akerman had a sophisticated red dress paired with her loose and layered blond waves and side-swept bangs at the ABC Summer 2013 TCA Party.

Malin Akerman had a sophisticated red dress paired with her loose and layered blond waves and side-swept bangs at the ABC Summer 2013 TCA Party.

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Mila Kunis’ Long Straight Layered Hairstyle

Mila Kunis showcased her long layered hair that is perfectly sleek and straight when she arrived for the premiere of “Oz The Great And Powerful” last February 28, 2013.

Mila Kunis showcased her long layered hair that is perfectly sleek and straight when she arrived for the premiere of “Oz The Great And Powerful” last February 28, 2013.

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Mila Kunis’ Soft Wavy Layers

Mila Kunis was at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards – Press Room last April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles. She had a simple black dress to match her dark brown loose and tousled layers.

Mila Kunis was at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards – Press Room last April 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. She had a simple black dress to match her dark brown loose and tousled layers.

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Salma Hayek’s Highlighted Curly Layers

The beautiful Salma Hayek sported a bright smile with her tousled and highlighted curly layers for her ombre mane during the gala premiere of “Saint-Laurent” last May 17, 2014.

The beautiful Salma Hayek sported a bright smile with her tousled and highlighted curly layers for her ombre mane during the gala premiere of “Saint-Laurent” last May 17, 2014.

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Salma Hayek’s Long Tousled Wavy Layers

Last May 12, 2018, Salma Hayek was at the gala screening for “Girls of the Sun” at the 71st Festival de Cannes. She looked stunning in her detailed green dress and her loose tousled wavy layers.

Last May 12, 2018, Salma Hayek was at the gala screening for “Girls of the Sun” at the 71st Festival de Cannes. She looked stunning in her detailed green dress and her loose tousled wavy layers.

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Jennifer Aniston’s Highlighted Layers

Jennifer Aniston with her signature hairstyle featuring her straight layered hair in highlighted blonde complemented with a black striped dress. This look was worn at the Variety’s 2019 Power Of Women in Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel held on October 11, 2019.

Jennifer Aniston with her signature hairstyle featuring her straight layered hair in highlighted blonde complemented with a black striped dress. This look was worn at the Variety’s 2019 Power Of Women in Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel held on October 11, 2019.

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Julia Robert’s Layered Waves

Hollywood star Julia Roberts flaunted her long layered wavy locks with middle parting at the world premiere of her new movie “Mirror Mirror” held on March 17, 2012.

Hollywood star Julia Roberts flaunted her long layered wavy locks with middle parting at the world premiere of her new movie “Mirror Mirror” held on March 17, 2012.

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Long Subtle Layers

Looking all simple and classy, Gwyneth Paltrow showcased her long blonde hair with subtle layers during the premiere of “Country Strong” at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, Beverly Hills on December 14, 2010.

Looking all simple and classy, Gwyneth Paltrow showcased her long blonde hair with subtle layers during the premiere of “Country Strong” at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, Beverly Hills on December 14, 2010.

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Blake Lively’s Long Wavy Layers

Blake Lively was at the Swarovski Crystallized Concept Store Grand Opening Benefit for charity in New York last June 25, 2009. She had gorgeous layered and loose blond waves that complemented her white dress.

Blake Lively was at the Swarovski Crystallized Concept Store Grand Opening Benefit for charity in New York last June 25, 2009. She had gorgeous layered and loose blond waves that complimented her white dress.

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Britney Spears’ Organized Layers

Britney Spears made an appearance at the season two premiere of “X Factor USA” last September 11, 2012 showcasing her long blonde hair layered orderly.

Britney Spears made an appearance at the season two premiere of “X Factor USA” last September 11, 2012, showcasing her long blonde hair layered orderly.

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Gigi Hadid’s Highlighted Layers

Model Gigi Hadid was dressed in a colorful short dress with her hair styled into a loose and layered ombre at the runway during the Versace fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 25, 2015, in Milan, Italy.

Model Gigi Hadid was dressed in a colorful short dress with her hair styled into a loose and layered ombre at the runway during the Versace fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 25, 2015, in Milan, Italy.

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Tyra Banks’ Long Tousled Layers

Tyra Banks walked the runway of the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York City. She was confident in her black costume and long, layered hair that is loose and tousled.

Tyra Banks walked the runway of the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York City. She was confident in her black costume and long, layered hair that is loose and tousled.

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Taylor Swift’s Sleek Layers with Bangs

Taylor Swift resembles like a barbie with her straight layered hair incorporated with blunt bangs. This was taken at the Capital FM Summertime Ball – Media Room on June 9, 2013.

Taylor Swift resembles like a barbie with her straight layered hair incorporated with blunt bangs. This was taken at the Capital FM Summertime Ball – Media Room on June 9, 2013.

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Miley Cyrus’ Long Loose Wavy Layers

Miley Cyrus and her father attended the ABC Television Critics Association Press Tour Party at Pasadena Ritz-Carlton Hotel on January 14, 2007 in Pasadena, CA. She came with a colorful sweater that she paired with a long and layered wavy hairstyle.

Miley Cyrus and her father attended the ABC Television Critics Association Press Tour Party at Pasadena Ritz-Carlton Hotel on January 14, 2007, in Pasadena, CA. She came with a colorful sweater that she paired with a long and layered wavy hairstyle.

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Miley Cyrus’ Silky Highlighted Wavy Layers

Miley Cyrus emphasized her gorgeous long layered wavy highlighted hairstyle with a lovely white dress at the 2010 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California on November 21, 2010.

Miley Cyrus emphasized her gorgeous long layered wavy highlighted hairstyle with a lovely white dress at the 2010 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California on November 21, 2010.

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Katy Perry’s Black Layers with Blunt Bangs

Katy Perry with Riff Raff at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum, Los Angeles on August 24, 2014. Katy wore a matching denim outfit paired with her long layered hair that’s incorporated with blunt bangs.

Katy Perry with Riff Raff at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum, Los Angeles on August 24, 2014. Katy wore a matching denim outfit paired with her long layered hair that’s incorporated with blunt bangs.

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Selena Gomez’s Side-Swept Highlighted Layers

On November 1, 2014, Selena Gomez attended the 2014 LACMA Art+Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She wowed everyone with her stunning gray dress and straight layered side-swept hairstyle.

On November 1, 2014, Selena Gomez attended the 2014 LACMA Art+Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She wowed everyone with her stunning gray dress and straight layered side-swept hairstyle.

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Emma Stone’s Side-Swept Blond Layers

Emma Stone was at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards held at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA on March 31, 2012. She paired her simple white outfit with an elegant layered blond hairstyle with a tousle and waves.

Emma Stone was at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards held at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA on March 31, 2012. She paired her simple white outfit with an elegant layered blond hairstyle with a tousle and waves.

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Kim Kardashian’s Long Layered Waves

Kim Kardashian looking sharp in a white suit contrasted with her black layered waves at the 4th Annual Night of Generosity Gala Event at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 4, 2012.

Kim Kardashian looking sharp in a white suit contrasted with her black layered waves at the 4th Annual Night of Generosity Gala Event at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 4, 2012.

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Jennifer Lawrence’s Side-Swept Layered Waves

On January 27, 2013, Jennifer Lawrence paired a navy blue strapless dress to her elegant loose side-swept layered long hairstyle with highlights and long side-swept bangs at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

On January 27, 2013, Jennifer Lawrence paired a navy blue strapless dress to her elegant loose side-swept layered long hairstyle with highlights and long side-swept bangs at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

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Beyonce Knowles’ Side-Parted Layers

Beyonce was spotted at the Mesa Arts Academy on February 14, 2009, where she donates 150 Musical Instruments to School Children. She was wearing her casual attire along with her layered hair that’s incorporated with a beanie.

Beyonce was spotted at the Mesa Arts Academy on February 14, 2009, where she donates 150 Musical Instruments to School Children. She was wearing her casual attire along with her layered hair that’s incorporated with a beanie.

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Rihanna’s Long and Wavy Layers

On September 14, 2018, Rihanna looked quite charming in her pink gown by Calvin Klein and her long side-swept wavy dark hairstyle when she attended the Fenty Beauty 1-year anniversary at Sephora inside JCPenney in Brooklyn.

On September 14, 2018, Rihanna looked quite charming in her pink gown by Calvin Klein and her long side-swept wavy dark hairstyle when she attended the Fenty Beauty 1-year anniversary at Sephora inside JCPenney in Brooklyn.

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Angelina Jolie’s Long and Wavy Layers with Bangs

American Actress Angelina Jolie attended the premier of her new movie ‘Salt’ in Oktyabr Cinema Hall on July 25, 2010, in Moscow, Russia. She was stunning in her red dress, red bold lips and long layered hairstyle with bangs.

American Actress Angelina Jolie attended the premiere of her new movie ‘Salt’ in Oktyabr Cinema Hall on July 25, 2010, in Moscow, Russia. She was stunning in her red dress, red bold lips and long layered hairstyle with bangs.

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Kristen Bell’s Long Straight Layers

Kristen Bell looking pretty in a simple black dress that’s paired with a long layered hairstyle during Cosmo’s First Annual Practice Safe Sun Awards at The Hearst Tower, New York, NY last June 8, 2010.

Kristen Bell looking pretty in a simple black dress that’s paired with a long layered hairstyle during Cosmo’s First Annual Practice Safe Sun Awards at The Hearst Tower, New York, NY last June 8, 2010.

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Natalie Dormer’s Long Tousled Waves

Natalie Dormer pulled off a tousled layered wavy hairstyle to pair with her vibrant halter dress during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live downtown Los Angeles last August 25, 2014.

Natalie Dormer pulled off a tousled layered wavy hairstyle to pair with her vibrant halter dress during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live downtown Los Angeles last August 25, 2014.

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Kate Hudson’s Long Side-Swept Layers

Kate Hudson wore a black dress that she paired with a loose, side-swept layered hairstyle with subtle highlights at the Weinstein Company’s 2013 Golden Globes After Party on Sunday on January 13, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

Kate Hudson wore a black dress that she paired with a loose, side-swept layered hairstyle with subtle highlights at the Weinstein Company’s 2013 Golden Globes After Party on Sunday on January 13, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA.

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Vanessa Hudgens’ Long Curly Layers

Vanessa Hdugens’ stunning white outfit complements her loose and wavy long hairstyle that has subtle layers when she arrived at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards on June 06, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA.

Vanessa Hudgens’ stunning white outfit complements her loose and wavy long hairstyle that has subtle layers when she arrived at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards on June 06, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Amanda Seyfried’s Long Sandy Blond Layers

Amanda Seyfried was in attendance at the Hugh Jackman Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony on December 13, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a trench coat that she paired with her loose and tousled sandy blond hairstyle with subtle layers and highlights.

Amanda Seyfried was in attendance at the Hugh Jackman Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony on December 13, 2012, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a trench coat that she paired with her loose and tousled sandy blond hairstyle with subtle layers and highlights.

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Reese Witherspoon’s Long Fine Blond Layers

Reese Witherspoon’s simple strapless black dress was complemented by her long and straight blond hairstyle that has subtle highlights and bangs as well as layers at the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood on February 26, 2007, in Los Angeles.

Reese Witherspoon’s simple strapless black dress was complemented by her long and straight blond hairstyle that has subtle highlights and bangs as well as layers at the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood on February 26, 2007, in Los Angeles.

Click here for Reese Witherspoon’s hairstyles over the years

 
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It's a Cool Summer

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💥 layers 💥

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This color is ideal for light brown or dark blonde looking to warm up their complexion gradually with lighter accents.
 
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Balayaged & Blended . . . @schwarzkopfusa #behindthechair #btconeshot_hairpaint18

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If you're rocking a shaggy layers, then the light blonde to brown balayage could be the best color to pair.
 
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Honey melt for this babe 🍯💕 // #HAIRXJOJO #HAIRBYJOANNECHUNG

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Honey melt for layered haircut can turn any girls into an instant hottie!
This color looks so sweet and the layers are perfect too!
 
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Warm browns are great

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The long layers mixed with the warm brown color looks so beautiful!
This ashy beach waves perfectly matches the color!
 
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Beautiful ash blonde, after I pre-lightened this black colored hair with wella blondor mixed with 40 vol and Olaplex 1/2 inch away from her virgin growing roots, I used pravana 1/2 7.1 + 722 on roots, then 1/2 9.13+ 9.1 on the rest of the hair for 30 min. Used Olaplex number 2 for 15 min, shampoo, cut and style. #btcmorningquickie #colorcorrection #modernsalon #hairporn #hairbesties #hairbrained #ombre #Olaplex #behindthechair #americansalon #pravana #ashblonde #stylistshopconnect #btcquickie #justhairvids #blendwithtrend #haircolor #balayage #makeover #authentichairarmy #hudabeauty #hotonbeauty #orangecountysalon #jackmartinsalon #wellalife #wellahair @hudabeauty @behindthechair_com @hotonbeauty @vegas_nay @authentichairarmy @modernsalon @blendwithtrend #allmodernhair #imallaboutdahair

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Beautiful ash blonde on a two-layer haircut with side long bangs.
 
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Balayage done by master stylist Brianna. Hair cut done by expert stylist, Sam!

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Long two-layered balayage haircut looks extremely gorgeous!

Not just long hair

Layers are used extensively with all hair lengths including short layers and medium-length layers.

They’re also applied to all hair types as well and combined with other styles.  For example, a popular cut is a layered haircut with bangs.

When putting together the research for this gallery, we discovered that people who search for this type of cut also looked for examples of long straight hair.

Why layers?

They add texture and the perception of depth.  They add interest too.  However, it must be well done.

This is the case for men and women who have medium and long hair.  Even kids… it’s amazing how much better young kids cuts look when done by a professional who implements layers vs. the DIY bowl cut.

That said, I also like the strict bob style without layers as well as longer hair with even bottom cut.  That’s a classic look.

And that’s what is so great about style and fashion, while there are mistakes and bad ways to go about things, in many instances many options work amazingly well.

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