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.

1. Sienna Miller: Low-key beauty Sienna looks great with tousled, blond waves. Layers starting at her chin add volume and frame her face. (via Style Drop)

2. Cara Delevigne: Cara goes in for longer layers, but their golden shade looks great against her dark brows. (via Mag Coiffure)

3. Mila Kunis: Mila mixes up the side swept bang by starting her first layer just below her cheekbones. Big curls give her hair body and movement. (via Ask Ricky)

4. Lucy Hale: Lucy updates her long bob and shows layers work at any length. Just a couple near her ends give her locks great shape. (via Style Bistro)

5. Katharine McPhee: Katharine goes for a bold look here — she replaces her standard brunette tresses with a platinum blonde, and her choppy short cut is super chic. (via Fans Share)

6. Chanel Iman: Forget layered hair, Chanel steps it up a notch with layered bangs. The wispy layers near the top of her face provide a great transition for her ombre. (via Hair Styles Design)

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)

8. Carrie Underwood: Carrie’s layers give her hair bounce and height, and work great with hot rollers. (via Fans Share)

9. Shakira: Shakira mixes up her standard curly look with a choppy, layered bob. It’s quick to blow dry and is great for gals who don’t like fussing with their hair on a daily basis. (via Star Flash)

10. Kate Upton: She’s charmed us with her girl next door sex appeal, and this hairstyle is no different. Here, layers add depth to her bright blonde tresses. (via The Gloss)

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)

12. Kate Hudson: Kate has always epitomized casual Cali girl cool. This look, with her golden skin and middle-parted layers shows off the boho look we love her for. (via InStyle)

13. Sofia Vergara: Sofia’s layers are concentrated near her collarbone, which accentuates her bombshell long locks. It’s also a great way to disguise split ends! (via Style Bistro)

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)

16. Beyoncé: Bey’s hair always has amazing body. When it’s curly, the layers give it shape, and here they help hold her gorgeous retro curls. (via The Land Offa)

17. Ashley Olsen: Layers are one of the staples in the Olsen twins’ messy boho hair repetoire. Here, Ashley updates ’70s flat layers with messy ends. (via Olsens Anonymous)

18. Alexa Chung: Alexa just opens her front door and starts a new trend. Her long bangs and messy medium cut are the envy of more than a few of us. (via Belle Elle)

19. Alessandra Ambrosio: The VS Angel’s long layers are super sleek and sexy. We love the subtle blonde at her ends that peek through the shorter layers. (via Harper’s Bazaar)

20. Blake Lively: Blake’s gorgeous long hair is never complete without her layers. They hold her long curls and show off her warm, sunny color. (via Harper’s Bazaar)

What’s your go-to cut? Do layers make an appearance? Share your salon tips below!