20 Layered Styles for Every Hair Length
Most of us have had a layered haircut at least once in our lives, from the good to the bad to The Rachel. Layers are our go-to request when we want to switch things up without going full-on rainbow hair. Before you book your next salon appointment, nail down the ‘do that’ll serve your lifestyle and the length of your hair the best. If your pixie needs a pick-me-up or you’re looking to put a bounce into that bob, we’ve got 20 layered haircuts to guide you through just about any length.
1. Jagged Layers: Add some oomph to your long hairstyle with some choppy layers cut into the ends of your mane. This subtle cut is perfect for giving extra dimension to a style that’s prone to falling flat. (via Brit + Co)
2. Long Layers: For a sleek and sexy look, start your long layers at the collar bone. The length of these strands will add visual interest to a longer cut, while also elongating your face. (via @hapatime)
3. Face-Framing Layers: If you’re aiming for that just-woke-up-like-this look on a daily basis, these short layers, starting at the cheekbone, are the *best” style to rock with some seriously tousled locks. (via @neatlooks)
4. Waterfall Layers: Whoever said “don’t go chasing waterfalls” (TLC, duh!) clearly never saw this ethereal ‘do. This look works best with curled or blown-out waves to highlight the cascade effect of the layers. (via @lovecouturela)
5. Chin-Length Layers: Put a spring in your step — well, more like bounce in your hair. Give your tresses some extra body with side-swept layers concentrated up near your pretty face. (via @neatlooks)
Layered Haircuts for Medium Hair
6. Long Layers: Rocking layers doesn’t always have to be so dramatic. Keep things simple and sweet with long layers cut into your medium-length ‘do. (via Brit + Co)
7. Boho Layers: Break out the peace sign and throw on some tie dye for this ’60s-inspired look. These long messy layers, complete with bangs, are great for giving your hair that bohemian mystique. (via @carlasalle)
8. Jagged Layers: For a playful and spunky layered cut, add some jagged layers starting at your chin. This modern look is perfect for girls with thinner hair. (via @mediumhairstyles)
9. Textured Layers: Give your hair a more lived-in feel with some textured layers. This cut is all about removing excess bulk, leaving you with a clean-yet-undone look. (via @theresafrancine)
10. Chin-Length Layers: Bring a touch of romance to your next layered cut. The softness of these layers adds elegance to an already pretty look, while the chin-level layers help to elongate your face, making it a great choice for ladies with round face shapes. (via @msliine)
Layered Haircuts for Short Hair
11. Minimal Layers: Keep things chic and sultry with this minimalist ‘do. The low-maintenance look can be styled in minutes flat, and will give your hair effortless movement. (via Brit + Co)
12. Shaggy Bob: Keep things low-key with this sweet and short ‘do. These choppy layers are just the ticket for no-fuss style on a day-to-day basis. (via @taylorlashae)
13. Face-Framing Layers: Pump up the volume! Start your layers around your face to give your short cut some extra body. (via @raezz)
14. Asymmetrical Layer: Going for a Jennifer Lawrence-inspired bob? Add some light layers to your asymmetrical cut to give your short style a boost of feminine charm. (via @wideeyedlegless)
15. Short Layers: Still obsessing over those ’90s short layers? Bring this retro ‘do into 2016 by keeping the face-framing layers but wearing them on the straighter side. (via @lisalovesbalayage)
Layered Haircuts for Pixie Cuts
16. Long Pixie: Pixie cuts don’t always translate into bangs. Give your short cut a rocker edge with long, face-framing layers. (via Brit + Co)
17. Short Layers: Ahh, the dream: a super chic hairstyle requiring minimal effort. These seriously short layers are great for sporting some adorable bedhead (real or fake!). (via @khimandi)
18. Classic Layered Pixie: Going for a daintier-looking pixie? Give the short style some long, side-swept bangs for a softer appeal. (via @jetson_zero)
19. Choppy Pixie: Epitomize what it means to have a cool-girl cut with this deceivingly easy style. A choppy pixie is the go-to cut for lazy girls and trendsetters alike. (via @thecutlife)
20. Undercut Layers: Our obsession with shaved hairstyles knows no bounds. Give your shaved ‘do an extra dose of texture with this layered undercut style. (via @khimandi)
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!