20 Hairstyles for Layered Hair

By on December 2, 2013

The easiest and most flattering way to update your current hairstyle is to add lots of layers. The different lengths of the layers give your hair great body and texture, whilst framing your face and accentuating your best features. Layers suit every face shape and hair type, provided you choose the right amount and length for your hair. We’ve chosen 20 Hairstyles for Layered Hair featuring some fabulous celebrity hairstyles to inspire you.  Take a look, and you just might find your next hairdo!

 1. Miranda Kerr Layered Hairstyle: Side-swept loose curls

Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr looks radiant with her side-swept, loose curls and a gorgeous red dress. Her long, layered hair has been combed to one side and curled for maximum impact. To recreate Miranda’s romantic curls, use a wide-barreled curling iron and plenty of heat protection serum to keep your hair healthy and shiny.

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2. Emma Stone Layered Hairstyle: Medium ‘do with rounded bangs

Actress Emma Stone rocks a medium-length blonde ‘do with pretty, rounded bangs. We absolutely adore her wheat-blonde hair colour and the piecey layers that softly frame her face. Emma’s rounded bangs complete her look by accentuating her beautiful blue eyes and her subtle pink lips.

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3. Kristen Stewart Layered Hairstyle: Thick, side swept locks

Twilight Saga actress Kristen Stewart looks gorgeous with her thick, side-swept locks. We love her rich, chocolate brown hair colour and the shiny copper highlights that bring out her green eyes. This is a great hairstyle for thick, wavy hair with a few subtle layers.

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4. Rachel McAdams Layered Hairstyle: Feathered waves

Actress Rachel McAdams has nailed the girl-next-door look with her loose, feathered waves of blonde hair. We love her side bangs and the piecey texture of her fine hair. If you’re considering getting Rachel’s haircut, remember to keep your shortest layers below your chin to flatter your face shape.

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5. Jennifer Lawrence Layered Hairstyle: Tousled waves and shaggy bangs

Actress Jennifer Lawrence has recently cut her hair into a super-cute pixie, but she used to rock long, tousled waves with shaggy bangs. JLaw looks stunning with her honey-blonde locks, and we simply love the tousled texture of her hair. Her shaggy bangs draw attention to the bottom of her face by softly framing here eyes.

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6. Mila Kunis Layered Hairstyle: Glamorous structured curls 

Black Swan actress Mila Kunis looks divine with her hair in glamorous, structured curls. Her hair is parted slightly off-centre, with thick waves drawing attention to her eyes. To get Mila’s structured curls, use a curling wand and plenty of extra-strength hairspray to keep your curls in place all night long.

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7. Julianne Hough Layered Hairstyle: Romantic up’do with long bangs

Safe Haven actress Julianne Hough wears her medium length layered hair in a romantic up’do with long bangs. We love her soft, wispy bangs and her platinum blonde hair colour. Julianne shows us that you can create a gorgeous up’do with layered hair – no need to worry about loose pieces of hair, as they add to the romance of the look.

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8. Olivia Palermo Layered Hairstyle: Sleek and straight

TV personality Olivia Palermo looks chic and elegant with her super-sleek, straight hair. Her fine hair is parted in the middle and frames her face in soft, smooth layers. For super-sleek hair like Olivia’s, use a hair straightener and a good anti-frizz serum to keep the fuzz and flyaway hairs at bay.

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9. Katie Holmes Layered Hairstyle: Flirty, layered bob

Actress Katie Holmes looks fresh-faced and flirty with her short, layered bob. Short hair can look fantastic with layers, especially if you wear them slightly messy and pumped full of volume. This hairstyle is all about the cut – go to a hair stylist you trust when getting your hair cut short, to avoid mishaps and unnecessary tears.


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10. Amanda Seyfried Layered Hairstyle: Soft, honey blonde waves

Les Miserables star Amanda Seyfried looks simply gorgeous with her soft, honey-blonde waves of hair. Her thick blonde hair has been layered towards the ends, creating stunning waves. This is a great hairstyle for long hair, as it gives your long locks extra depth and body.

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11. Cara Delevingne Layered Hairstyle: Messy, textured layers

Supermodel Cara Delevingne looks carefree and sexy with her messy, textured layers of hair. To get Cara’s look, ask your hair stylist to feather the ends of your hair for a soft and fluffy look. Lay off the styling products and embrace your natural hair texture for a messy, carefree hairstyle.

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12. Lea Michele Layered Hairstyle: Voluminous waves and thick, choppy bangs

Glee actress and singer Lea Michele looks sultry and sexy with her voluminous waves and thick, choppy bangs. If you have very thick hair like Lea, try lots of subtle waves starting at chin length. We love Lea’s signature choppy bangs that accentuate her eyes and conceal her high forehead.

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13. Jennifer Aniston Layered Hairstyle: Long bob (“lob”)

Actress Jennifer Aniston looks gorgeous with her long, layered bob. This modern hairstyle suits her perfectly – her hair is cut below her chin so that it frames her face, and the layers make her hair more dynamic. Take inspiration from Jen and add some blonde highlights to brighten up your complexion.

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14. Minka Kelly Layered Hairstyle: Super sexy blow-out

American actress Minka Kelly looks divine with her super sexy blow-out. Her layered hair is pumped full of volume and worn loose with loads of face-framing layers. To get voluminous locks like Minka’s, use volume boosting hair care products (shampoo and conditioner) and volumising mousse when styling your hair.

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15. Kim Kardashian Layered Hairstyle: Long ash-blonde locks

Reality TV star and new mom Kim Kardashian looks striking with her long, ash-blonde locks. She has a few distinct layers in her hair that draw attention to her perfect cheekbones, as well as extra highlights around her face that complement her skin tone.

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 9: Kim Kardashian arrives at Teen Choice 2009 held at the Universal Amphitheater in Universal City, California on August 9, 2009. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup)

16. Blake Lively Layered Hairstyle: Pretty half-up, half-down hairdo

Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively looks radiant with her hair in a pretty half-up, half-down hairdo. Her honey-blonde hair has been pulled back and secured behind her head, leaving the rest of her layered locks loose. She leaves a few flyaway hairs free to softly frame her face.

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17. Keira Knightley Layered Hairstyle: Medium length tousled ‘do

Actress Keira Knightley looks phenomenal with her medium length, tousled ‘do. Layers are particularly flattering for square faces as they soften the harsh angles and break up the “boxy” outline of a square face. For extra impact, wear your hair loose with a side-fringe that accentuates your eyes.

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18. Miranda Kerr Layered Hairstyle: Fancy flicks

Fashion and lingerie model Miranda Kerr wears her long brunette locks in fancy flicks that cascade down her back. This gorgeous hairstyle is fun and flirty, and it makes the most of her beautiful layers.

19. Demi Lovato Layered Hairstyle: Voluminous ponytail

Singer Demi Lovato looks stunning with her layered hair in a high, voluminous ponytail. Her hair has been teased at the crown for extra volume, and then pulled back into a sexy high pony. Layered hair creates a gorgeous bushy ponytail that looks carefree, flirty, and very feminine.

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20. Zooey Deschanel Layered Hairstyle: Cute curls and braided headband

New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel looks divine with her cute curls and a stunning braided headband. We absolutely adore the pretty and trendy French braid that keeps her hair in place, and her signature blunt bangs that accentuate her gorgeous blue eyes.

So that’s it – 20 Hairstyles for Layered Hair! If in doubt about getting a new hairstyle, take inspirtaion from these fabulous celebrities and layer away!