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50 Gorgeous Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

Any time is the best time for a layered haircut.

If you’re lucky enough to have a luxuriously long mane, you won’t have any problems choosing from the substantial amount of cutting opportunities available.

After we presented a series of short layered haircuts, we’re back with the latest layered haircuts for long hair.


Check them all out below and take your pick of the crop!


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1. Cascading Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

Our first layered haircut idea is all about creating texture, definition, and flexibility in your hair. With a skillfully snipped mixture of long and short layers, your locks will flow like a waterfall. Owing to the varied layering technique, you won’t struggle with daily styling afterwards.

2. Wavy Cool Long Layered Haircuts

For layered looks, wavy hair is a dream come true. No matter what type of layers you decide to get, your natural waves will help them look spectacular. For wavy locks, we recommend choppy and playful layers for a chic and messy hairstyle.

3. Inverted Layered Haircuts for Long Straight Hair

Happily, layered haircuts can help you bring out your very best features. As an example, you can use inverted layers to beautifully frame your face. For the concept displayed above, you don’t even need to integrate layers all throughout your hair. A few inverted ones in the front will suffice.

4. Layered Haircuts with Curtain Bangs

It’s easy to understand why so many women choose to rock long hair with bangs. The notable main length contrasts incredibly well with shorter strands over the forehead. Curtain bangs, for instance, look wonderful when cut at an angle to blend into the rest of the layered look.

5. Messy Long Layered Haircuts for Thick Hair

Thick hair can prove to be both a blessing and a curse. It all depends on your styling preferences. If you’re drawn to volume though, we recommend choosing shorter layers for your haircut. They’ll accentuate the thickness of your locks even more.

6. Voluminous Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

However, the same amount of volume can be obtained even if your hair isn’t all that thick. Selena Gomez’s long and layered hairstyle is the perfect example. Owing to the strategic placement of the layers from the middle of her hair downwards, the top section automatically fluffs up with ease.

7. Long Layered Emo Haircuts

If we take a short trip back in time, we arrive in the angst-filled era of emo and scene teens. Most of the time, emo hairstyles for girls came in the form of long, aggressively straightened hair with full bangs. Naturally, the bangs were swept to the side as much as possible. Nevertheless, the jagged layers pulled the whole look together.

8. Feathered Long Layered Haircuts for Thin Hair

As far as hairstyles for thin hair are concerned, the feathered haircut has owned its #1 place on the podium. Regardless of how fine your hair is, a session with feathered layers is enough to liven it up. The short and wispy layers serve as a massive volume boost.

9. V-Cut Layered Haircuts

For years now, the V cut has been an essential choice for girls and women with long hair. Instead of letting your long locks fall lifelessly around you, choose to shape them in a subtle V as they go down. The silhouette is highly flattering for all hair types of long hair.

10. Layered Haircuts Side Bangs

Among the celebs who have been slaying layered haircuts for long hair for years now is Jennifer Love Hewitt. More specifically, the former Disney teen star and current gorgeous woman remind us how sensational side bangs look. No matter what face shape you have, they’re sure to suit you.

11. Dynamic Layers

Ah, the miracles a piecey haircut can make. If your long hair is layered into thicker pieces, you can have so much more fun subsequently styling it. In addition to the fun involved in the process, you’ll also end up with a dynamic hairstyle that complements your inner elegance.

12. Low, Subtle Layers

Sometimes, you don’t even need a full head of layers to attain a haircut you’ll whole-heartedly adore. In fact, quite a few long-haired women require just a few low layers to add the finishing touches to their look.

If you want to focus more on the length of your hair rather than volume and such, discretely layered tips are the way to go.  

13. Blunt Bangs Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

Let’s say that you’ve applied the low layers approach for the bottom section of your hair. Nevertheless, you still feel that it’s missing some oomph. Add some sugar, spice, and everything nice simply by getting blunt bangs. For women with naturally straight hair, it’s a fantastic choice.

14. Swirly Layered Haircuts

If you’re searching for a balance between cute and functional, a multi-layered haircut should be on your to-do list. By cutting your hair in varying lengths and angles, you’ll enjoy swirly layers that will be a joy to wear. Even more, styling becomes an easy pleasure.

15. Middle Part, Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

While numerous women choose to part their long hair to the side, there are just as many who opt for a classic middle part.

When it comes to deciding how to part your hair, we recommend keeping any and every detail in mind. If you want to emphasize your eyes and face shape, for example, a middle part is a sweet solution.

16. Bouncy Layered Haircuts for Long Curly Hair

Oftentimes, long curly hairstyles truly are more complicated than they seem. Even though curls usually come with effortless styling, they actually weigh down the hair. As a result, subtle layers become almost mandatory if you want to get some volume.

17. Long Shag Haircuts

Despite their remarkable popularity back in the day, old school shag haircuts are trending yet again. Layers are part of the foundation for shag cuts, as you really can’t get one without them.

Also, the more short and feathery layers you add, the “shaggier” your cool retro hairstyle will turn out.

18. Wispy Bangs with Layered Haircuts

If you’re a girl with a chill vibe, some wispy bangs might just be the missing piece of the puzzle to make your hairstyle complete. Long and layered wavy hair looks absolutely charming with some relaxed bangs. To add a natural touch, cut the other strands around your face in progressive layers too.

19. Hime Cuts

In Japan, the hime cut is a major part of beauty history. Although not as popular in Western culture, the hime cut is still all the rage among modern J-pop stars and their fans. The hairstyle is defined by a single set of chin-length layers with the rest of the hair lusciously long.

20. Layered Haircuts for Square Face

We’re also excited to present some layered haircuts for certain face shapes. For example, if you have a square face with a strong jawline, you shouldn’t hesitate to further highlight it. To do so, concentrate your layers around your jaw, chopping them in an inverted manner.

21. 60s Layered Haircuts

It’s quite obvious that layered haircuts have been around for ages. We’ll go through several decade-specific long layered cuts that are bound to make you nostalgic. For a 1960s vibe, parted curtain bangs, soft waves, and subtle layers are the secret ingredients.

22. Choppy Haircuts with Short Layers

On the other hand, you can trade in long retro layers for short and sassy ones. The choppier your layers are, the edgier your overall hairstyle will turn out. Additionally, the short layers will bring you more volume and bounce than you could ever hope for.

23. Heavily Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

In a similar yet not-so-similar fashion, you can tweak the same approach with numerous layers for a less jagged look. In other words, you can get tons of layers but with a smoother and more comprehensive technique. Your hair will be fabulously flowing.

24. Contemporary Mullets

Starting from the 1970s and continuing all the way through the 1990s, the mullet was undoubtedly one of the most popping hairstyles around. Just when you thought that it wasn’t cool anymore, the mullet has made a huge comeback in the late 2010s with a modern twist.

25. Flattering Long Layered Haircuts for Thin Hair

Women with fine hair often need to focus on volume to create the illusion of added density. Be that as it may, sometimes it doesn’t come down only to the haircut. Styling is just as important. With a big round brush and a blow dryer, you can style your layered strands to become more voluminous.

26. Round Face Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

Throughout the years, Miley Cyrus has continuously surprised us with exciting hairstyles. During her Hannah Montana days, she looked drop-dead stunning with long and layered rocks. Like most women with a middle part, she chose to layer strands in the front progressively.

27. Girls’ Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

Layered haircuts for long hair are appropriate for gals of all ages, from little girls to mature women. If you want your daughter to enjoy a super cute hairstyle, go for a few discrete layers in the lower part of her hair. They won’t bother her while she’s at school or playing either.

28. Piecey Haircuts with Layers

We’re back with yet another piecey layered haircut but with a different approach. With the cutting and styling methods depicted above, you’ll have an almost fish scale-like result. The key here is to alternate the pieces from left to right.

29. Layered Haircuts with Choppy Bangs

We hope we’ve convinced you by now that choppy is definitely a style to be embraced. From your layers to your bangs, don’t be afraid to go over the top in terms of choppiness. Even more, imperfectly trimmed bangs look awesome on girls who can own them with confidence.

30. Boho Long Layered Haircuts for Thick Hair

Deep down inside, do you feel like a hippie at heart? Your hairstyle is there for you to express it. Bohemian haircuts look super pretty on old souls who prefer soft simplicity to extravagance. For a boho chic hairstyle, a middle part will always be suitable.

31. Textured Layered Haircuts

Layers are the direct solution for adding texture to your hairstyle. To more texture you’re aiming for, the more layers you should get. Start about halfway down and experiment with two or three lengths as you get towards your tips.

32. Side Part Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

Penélope Cruz is basically the embodiment of Spanish beauty. She’s known for her rich chocolate locks, often cut in graceful layers. If you’re all about subtlety when it comes to your appearance, her long, layered, and side-parted hair is a textbook example to follow.

33. Wispy Long Layered Haircuts for Thin Hair

Whereas some women look excellent with thick and piecey layers, others are complemented by a multitude of wispy layers. Ladies with thin hair problems, in particular, can create more texture, dynamism, and playfulness throughout their hair with their help.

34. Easy Going Layered Haircuts for Long Straight Hair

Would you rather show off the length you’ve worked so hard to gain? You don’t have to sacrifice any of it with an easily layered haircut.

To illustrate the idea with a concrete example, take a look at the photo above. Part your hair to the side and work in some long bangs with low layers. You’ll look exquisite.

35. Curled Up Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

Ultimately, the main hairstyle goal for an abundance of women is – you guessed it – volume. By now, we’ve shown how you can achieve it in diverse ways.

In addition to them, you can get systematic layers from inch to inch down your hair. After that, curls the tips up and out for a dense and glamorous hairstyle.

36. Long Asymmetrical Haircuts with Layers

To stand out with creativity, an asymmetrical haircut will always help you complete the task. Furthermore, the longer your hair is, the bolder you’ll be able to go with the asymmetry in your hairstyle. You can crop one side shorter and work layers into the longer portion.

37. Layered Haircuts for Women Over 40

Jacqueline Smith has repeatedly proven that age has absolutely nothing to do with a woman’s beauty. With a flattering hairstyle for women over 40, you can age gracefully and with confidence. Get inspired by Jacqueline’s lovely locks and try some discrete layers with tousled bangs.

38. Flowing Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

We’re fairly sure that the girl’s hair presented above is magnificent enough to make even Disney princesses swoon. If you’re fortunate enough to have thick, waist-length hair with a bit of natural waviness, you can adopt the very same enchanting style.

39. Layered Locs

Layers can also be incorporated into protective hairstyles for natural hair. Take locs, for instance. While you can always wear them straight down with a blunt trim, some layers will make them all the more interesting.

40. Retro 70s Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

Farrah Fawcett is so legendary that she obviously needs no introduction. When choosing a 70s-specific layered haircut, we never even thought of picking any other style icon to represent it. Fluffy layers with curled tips are the way to go for a ravishing retro hairstyle.

41. Braids with Curly Ends

Similar to locs, box braids can also be dazzled up with some strategic layers. If you plan on mixing your braids with curly ends, layers are a pretty and practical idea. Get the tips trimmed in a V cut fashion, sit back, and relax while your hairstyle steals the spotlight.

42. Cool Long Layered Haircuts with Bettie Bangs

Whether you’re drawn to pin up or rockabilly, Bettie bangs can be a flawless addition to your long hairstyle. Although most haircuts inspired by the 50s and 60s usually don’t feature layers, they can be the contemporary detail you personally add to the mix.

43. Kawaii Layered Haircuts

Although the traditional Japanese hime cut is with straightened hair, modern Harajuku fashion allows for more freedom and imagination. In this regard, you can achieve a kawaii hairstyle with a long hime cut and curled tips. The pastel pink color genuinely is the icing on the cake here.

44. Choppy Long Layered Haircuts for Thick Hair

Sheets on sheets of layered locks? Now that’s what we call layerception. All jokes aside, a plethora of stacked layers can result in a breathtaking hairstyle for girls with thick hair. If you’re one for nonchalant hairstyles that reflect your chill personality, the idea deserves a spot on your shortlist.

45. Ombre Layered Haircuts

Even though it reached its peak a few years back, ombre hair is still as cool as ever. We appreciate the hairstyle thanks to the fearless mix of colors, especially when they’re in contrast. You can use layers to emphasize the difference in tones from one area of your ombre hair to the other.

46. Feathered Tips and Layered Hair

A full feathered haircut might not be for all women. Nonetheless, cutting your hair in feathered layers from the middle point downwards can work for pretty much anyone. It’s another volume-increasing tip that should not be overlooked.

47. Medium Layered Haircuts for Long Curly Hair

A great deal of women prefers to sport their textured curls in afros. However, there are some who want a more laidback look. For the latter category, we recommend getting layers halfway down your hair. Optionally, you can throw some long bangs in to make the hairstyle complete.

48. Shaved Side Layered Haircuts

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It’s a statement we couldn’t agree more with.

We strongly believe that daring, unconventional hairstyles are just as awesome (if not more so) than your average “safe” haircuts. A shaved side with long layered locks on the other looks insanely cool.

49. 80s Layered Haircuts for Long Hair

Our last dose of nostalgia for you comes in the form of 80s haircuts with layers. You know the ones we’re talking above. Super short and choppy layers on top with frizzy and bushy locks on the bottom. If you’re courageous enough to wear them in this day and age, more power to you!

50. Long Layers with Dyed Tips

Finally, we want to conclude on a creative note with a layered haircut that involves color. No matter what hues you prefer to have in your hair, we encourage you to use them for accentuating your layers. Therefore, think about dying the tips of your layered strands in an opposing tone.

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So, What is YOUR Hair Motivation?

To wrap everything up, we’re happy to have shared the latest layered haircuts for long hair with you, together with a selection of classics.

Trust us – no matter what specific cut you choose, you will glow with beauty if you rock it with a smile.

For additional goodies, you’re welcome to check out our favorite long hairstyles in general, as well as our top tips for long luscious locks.

Did we miss any other cute layered haircuts for girls with long hair? Let us know in the comments and tell us which style impressed you the most!

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