Layered haircuts are hardly a thing of the past. Every decade since we can remember has seen its fair share of beauties who have donned this particular hairstyle and, frankly, we can’t get enough of it. It’s a very non-fussy and easy to maintain style that women all over simply adore. Plus, it will work wonders for those with thin hair. Here is a selection of 45 breathtaking layered haircuts that will inspire you next time you visit your hair stylist.
1. Layered Haircuts for Thick Hair
If you happen to have thick hair, then a good layered haircut can help you there. The shorter strands will thin away the hair, making your hairstyle seemed balanced rather than bushy. Confer with your stylist to see what works best for you.
2. Beige Blonde Layered Haircuts
This beige blonde shoulder length layered bob is truly the stuff of dreams. It was all the rage a few years ago when everyone seemed to either be wearing one or want one. We really do hope it makes a comeback soon because we miss it so.
3. Ombre Layered Haircuts
One way in which you can highlight the layers in your hair is by mixing them with a bit of ombre. This is a natural dark brown the melts away into a light cinnamon with sandy tips. Notice how every layered strand seems to have another shade.
4. Choppy Layered Haircuts
Your stylist will obtain these choppy ends with the help of a razor. Pro tip – it’s best if you don’t attempt this one at home by yourself. In this case, you ought to leave it to the professionals for a smooth finish such as this one.
5. Diamond Layered Haircuts
You’ve guessed it. The name comes from the color more than anything else. It’s a stunning shade of blonde, called the diamond. You can pair it with a bit of dramatic makeup, such a matte red lip, some fake eyelashes, and sparkly silver eyeshadow.
6. Nutmeg Layered Haircuts
Speaking of fantastic hair colors, here’s a delicious and sweet nutmeg that looks almost natural. The key is in the details here. If you look closely, you can see the tiny strands of light blonde that run through it.
7. Sweet Cinnamon Layered Haircuts
We remain in the spices section for a shade that resembles sweet cinnamon. It’s brown mixed with blonde and just a touch of strawberry red to give it an interesting and fiery vibe. It’s one of those colors that looks different in the shade and in the sun. Wow!
8. The Inverted Curls
Yet another hairstyle that time forgot but that you can now easily revive thanks to your layered haircuts is the inverted curls. You can use your curling iron or you can simply tie up your hair and sleep on it until morning.
9. Bohemian Layered Haircuts
A well-designed layered hairstyle can be easily transformed into a feathery boho cut with the right styling. In this way, you can create your favorite music festival look in a heartbeat, just by adding a few accessories and a summery dress.
10. The Selena Gomez
Having such a long and luxurious mane, Selena Gomez is a huge fan of layered haircuts. She always stays true to that dark chocolate brown that matches her eyes and highlights her skin tone and, for that, we applaud her.
11. The Lily Collins
Another raven-haired Hollywood darling is Lily Collins. She too is a fan of the layered haircuts. Her long, dark hair is almost always tousled a bit, as she loves the bed head look. You can copy her style with a bit of texturing spray.
12. The Lily Aldridge
The second Lily on our list of layered haircuts is a Victoria’s Secret angel. And she is a real inspiration when it comes to supermodel hair. Just look at those chestnut beach waves with just a few blonde streaks thrown in!
13. Dark Coffee Layered Haircuts
How much do you love coffee? As much as to make it your hair color inspiration? This is a natural-looking ombre inspired by the dark brew. It starts with black coffee at the roots and it slowly descends into latte toward the tips.
14. Shaggy Layered Haircuts
You cannot possibly get a layered cut without going a bit shaggy on it. That’s the whole beauty of the layers. All you need to do is grab a handful of hair wax or hair mousse and start applying it to your hair so as to tousle it around.
15. Layered Haircuts for Thin Hair
If you happen to have thin hair, then layers are what you need. They will add extra volume to your locks, as well as some depth and architecture to the whole hairstyle. Tousle them around a bit for more body.
16. Feathery Layered Haircuts
A feathery layered haircut is all you need if you’re looking for a hairstyle that can frame your face. Some of the shorter strands in the front will act as bangs, contouring your features, elongating, and slimming them down.
17. Layered Haircuts from the 2000s
Do you remember this little gem? The tip pointing outward, the platinum blonde streaked with some beige and with darker roots, even the medium long length. This was a popular haircut in the 2000s that has waned a bit since.
18. Curly Layered Haircuts
Curly hair needs a lot of work and a lot of maintenance. We all know that. Apart from that, more often than not, we need to find a hairstyle that gives it a shape. A layered cut, professionally done, can come just to that result.
19. The Rosie Huntington-Whitely
The second supermodel on our list is none other than Jason Statham’s wife. The blonde beauty is very partial to layered haircuts since they help balance her deeply angular face and chiseled jaw. Oh, and those eyes…
20. Medium Length Layered Haircuts
Medium length plus layers might just be the best choice for summertime. It’s short enough for you not to be hot but long enough to still be able to braid it or whip it into a ponytail. Plus, the layers will be perfect for some beach waves.
21. Long Layered Haircuts
If your hair is long or super long, surely you don’t want it to be boring as well. Adding some layers to it might save you from that burden. Plus, if you happen to have some highlights, lowlights or peekaboos, the layers will bring them out.
22. Straight Layered Haircuts
If you just got an awesome layered cut and want to parade it around, then going straight will do the trick. Straight hair is like the x-ray of a haircut. It shows off every bit and piece, every strand of hair and where it’s supposed to stand.
23. The Lob
Oh, we do love a good lob. And this layered one just makes us want to burst in through our stylist’s door to get it ourselves. This tanned blonde with golden streaks and a straight, middle parting is all we want for our beach look.
24. Adding Some Texture
Just imagine how amazing this layered hairstyle looks when in movement. The thickness of it all plus the multitude of the blonde nuances you can notice in it make is a kinetic dream. The choppy ends don’t hurt one bit either!
25. The Kaley Cuoco
Do you remember when Kaley Cuoco was really young and she was just starting off as the pretty but ditzy neighbor on the ‘Big Bang Theory?’ This is the hairstyle she sported back then. A cute, girl next door layered blonde lob.
26. The Kendell Jenner
Supermodel and reality TV star Kendell Jenner has been through a few haircuts herself, given the fact that she is such a beauty queen. However, we believe that she looked best in this medium length dark nut feathery layered one. Right?
27. The Kim K
Kendell’s extremely famous sister, Kim Kardashian loves layered haircuts as well. Here she is in a honey blonde with burnt caramel roots. Her hair is all straightened out and the lovely blonde and pink lip are accentuating her coffee colored eyes.
28. The Chrissy Teigen
Family ties continue on our list of layered haircuts with Chrissy Teigen. Granted, the supermodel is not exactly related to Kendell and Kris, but they are BFFs. Chrissy’s mane is layered as well, highlighting those out of this world cheekbones of hers.
29. The Rachel Weisz
We jump quickly over the pond to visit the elegant and refined Rachel Weisz. Her layered haircuts are much subtle but none the less more beautiful. Her makeup is on par as well, with a dark smoky eye and a matte natural lip.
30. The Emilia Clarke
It’s difficult to find a television actress that has been more worshipped than the Mother of Dragons herself, Danny the Unburnt. Emilia Clarke dons chocolate brown hair in real life, medium length and layered to perfection.
31. The Penelope Cruz
This hot Latina is everyone’s dream. All the men want to be with her and all the girls want her hair. She’s wearing a slight ombre to that milky almond dream that she calls hair and simply adore her color and her cut.
32. The Catherine Zeta-Jones
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones has always sported the same color. It’s an ashy dark brown that highlights her caramel toffee eyes. As far as haircuts go, she’s been through a few, but we love this layered one the best.
33. Gray Bangs
More often than not, layered haircuts also include a magnificent set of bangs. If you add to that a killer unconventional color, there’s no way you won’t stand out from a crowd. Keep the makeup to a minimum with this one. Also, here are some more ideas for gray hair.
34. The Phoebe Buffay
It’s impossible to separate actress Lisa Kudrow from her character as Phoebe Buffay on ‘Friends,’ just as it is impossible to separate Phoebe from the layered bouffant haircut she used to wear in the early seasons of the show. Long live the 90s!
35. The Leighton Meester
Thanks to her role in ‘Gossip Girl,’ Leighton Meester was, for a very long time, a style icon to millions of young girls everywhere. And that includes the choices she made with her hair. She was always partial to beach waves and a natural bronde.
36. The Jennifer Aniston
Since we talked about Phoebe, it was impossible not to mention Rachel as well. Even though she grew out of the haircut that made her famous literally all over the world, Jennifer Aniston still loves layers in her hair.
37. The Top Knot
Another amazing way in which you can show off the layers in your hair would be to go for a top knot. Make it messy and casual and let a few strands fall out of it. This works specifically well if you happen to have roots darker than the rest of your hair.
38. The Jane Fonda
Immortal goddess Jane Fonda is here to demonstrate how layered haircuts should look like for mature women. She’s sporting a long pixie cut, something between a pixie and a short bob actually, with all the layers turned up.
39. The Sienna Miller
Her sunny blonde is perfectly showcased by this medium-length cut which Sienna wears effortlessly. The beauty of these layered haircuts is that they require minimum maintenance. You will not need anything other than a bit of hair wax to keep everything in place or some sea salt spray to get that textured mermaid look.
40. Blueberries and Cream
The reason why this hairstyle is called thusly is pretty obvious. The magnificent color combination here is made up of an entire plethora of purples, varying from blueberry dark to pastel lilac. They all resemble fruits and cream.
41. Autumn Copper
How are you getting ready for the fall season? One of the biggest trends is copper shades. They are very shiny and giving layered haircuts that nice glossy finish they need. This is a classic layered cut that ends in a sharp v across your back.
42. Round Layers
Another style based loosely on how we used to wear our hair back in the 2000s is this one. All you need to do is pick some of the shorter strands that sit on top of your mane and use your curler to invert them.
43. The Jaw Length Bob
The bob haircut has been a major fashion trend for quite a few years now, and it’s not showing any signs of relenting. If you’re interested in finding out some more ideas about this particular hairstyle, here is a special piece dedicated to it.
44. The V Shape
In case you have very thick hair, the long V shape will help shave some of that thickness right off. Its main attribute is that it thins away as it progresses down your back, making it seem like you have far less hair than you actually do.
45. Mature Layered Haircuts
Even if you have now surpassed a certain age, that mustn’t mean that you should be afraid to go for layers. Refer to your stylist and find the best haircut that will suit your age, the shape of your face as well as your personal preferences.
46. Sunflower Yellow Layered Haircuts
One of the top trends of the year is non-traditional colors. You can rock the summer in this sunflower yellow which has just the right amount of brunette at the roots. In this way, it looks a bit more natural, and it replicates real sunflowers as well.
47. Bob Layered Haircuts
A voluminous bob can be easily obtained if you add some layers to it. It all depends on the type of hair you have as well as your type of face. Talk to your stylist about your options because he or she will be able to give you best advice.
48. The Charlize Theron
Officially recognized as one of the most beautiful actresses of all time, Charlize Theron has long been a fan of pixie cuts. She has sported both the boyish type and this longer and wavy, layered kind.
49. Shades of Pink
Layered haircuts are always best showcased by highlights. If you wear a solid block of color, the different lengths of the strands might not be that visible. However, distinct and strong shades will show them off perfectly.
50. Shaggy Layered Haircuts
This shaggy lob or long bob is a perfect example of a solution for thin hair. If this is your case as well, you can always try a shaggy layered cut as an optical illusion for fuller and more voluminous hair.
Are you inspired by these breathtaking layered haircuts? From long with beach waves to short bobs, we extended the list to exhaustive options so that you can have a clear view of what is truly best for you. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below!