Cute Layered Hairstyles

Layers are a versatile and timeless technique for transforming your hair. They add volume, shape, and movement to any haircut. With layering, your locks can have more texture while being shaped, volumized, and flowing with each movement.

1. Shaggy Layered Lob

This shoulder-length hairstyle features shaggy layers with ringlet bangs, creating an attractive frame around the face. The subtle balayage adds a two-tone effect, transitioning from mahogany brown roots to sun-kissed auburn ends. Feathered layers are added to provide movement and texture, making it an aesthetically pleasing and easy-to-maintain style.

2. Graduated Braids

Try a two-layer braid if you’re looking for an eye-catching way to style your graduation hair. This effortless yet elegant choice can bring sophistication to any ensemble. You can choose complementary colors or mix and match different hues for a truly eye-catching effect. Braiding it into a stacked bob is an excellent option for those with long hair. It works incredibly well under caps and highlights your facial structure beautifully. Short-haired women with curly or wavy locks can achieve stunning results using a curling iron and texturizing spray to create soft beach waves. This style pairs exceptionally well with the graduation cap.

3. Side-Swept Bangs

A layered haircut with long bangs can make your dark locks shine. This choppy style with a light middle part adds texture and allure to your look. You can personalize the hue according to any shade in your palette. Consider a shoulder-length layered cut with a heavy side-swept fringe for an effortlessly chic hairstyle. This style beautifully frames your face and emphasizes your eyes. It can be worn as is or combined with braids or ponytails for a fashionable and feminine everyday look. Attention to detail, such as using volumizing products and accessorizing with pins or headbands, demonstrated by celebrity stylist Laura Polko for model Sydney Sweeney, is essential for achieving this look.

4. Messy Waves

Long layered haircuts with voluminous waves can add movement and dimension to any style, regardless of whether your hair is straight or curly. The soft texturizing of layers lifts and enhances thick strands without overwhelming them. Consider pairing your cut with bold hues like cherry red or copper blonde to create an eye-catching effect. If you prefer a subtler variant of the ombre look, try lightening only the ends of your strands. This style is perfect for naturally loose wavy locks, emphasizing their natural texture. The deep side part and face-framing curtain bangs create a striking contrast, resulting in an elegant and youthful style that can be worn anytime and anywhere.

5. Long Curls

An adorable layered haircut can enhance long curly locks, such as the shaggy Rezo cut featured here. This style showcases thick curls that fall at the shoulders, creating an edgy shape that is easy to maintain. Medium-length layered hairstyles provide numerous options for women with curly hair. You can opt for soft face-framing side parts and big, bouncy waves to add volume. Alternatively, you can experiment with bold colors like cherry red or sparkling strawberry blonde and ombre or balayage effects that make a statement. To add extra glam, loose face-framing curls add dimension and body to your look. Finish it off with a lightweight styling spray for maximum body and volume.