We’ve done the Lob, the Ombre, the Sombre, even played with some crazy colors in our day — but we always come back around to the layered cut. It adds volume to thin hair, helps curls bounce and shows off your highlights. We love that layers mean a low-maintenance, no-fuss style that works on any length and color and clearly our fave celebs agree. As people who are always playing with and setting new beauty trends, even they often look their best in this simple, customizable style. Read on for 20 celebrity takes on the layered cut to inspire your next trip to the salon.
7. Whitney Port: We love Whit’s seemingly effortless beauty. Her ombre means low upkeep color-wise, and her long layers give her hair body. Really long hair can get a little flat, so adding in layers is a great way to offset that. (via Hairstyles Weekly)
11. Jennifer Lawrence: Since she hit it big, JLaw has showed off many cuts in many lengths. While we love her pixie cut, her messy lob looks great in ash brown with the bright blonde bits peeking out. (via Beauty Editor)
14. Olivia Wilde: When she’s not busy wowing us by dumping breast milk on her head, new mom Olivia is a hair chameleon. From bleach blond to this piecey, layered warm brunette, Olivia is great hair inspo. (via Multi Vu)
15. Carey Mulligan: Carey is one of the modern queens of the pixie cut. We loved her sleek flapper ‘do in The Great Gatsby, but the wispy layers in this cut are just what we’ve been looking for IRL. (via Your Hair Styles)
What’s your go-to cut? Do layers make an appearance? Share your salon tips below!