50 Brief Layered Haircuts For Each Hair Kind, Colour, and Texture

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You may be married to your lengthy, years-old coiffure with out even realizing it. (I used to be a long-hair-only woman too, as soon as.) Possibly you see your pals—and favourite celebs—getting beautiful, piecey bobs, however you all the time persuade your self you would not be capable to pull it off. Been there.

Effectively, you formally don’t have any extra excuses: These 50 quick, layered kinds work for everybody—regardless of your hair sort, face form, and past. It is as a result of layers are the final word versatile slicing approach—they beef up a mode for these with skinny hair, add physique to straight items, and even up the depth and quantity for pure curls.

“Layers are nice for including softness and motion, whereas showcasing texture,” says Adrianne Johnston, Stylist at Maxine Salon in Chicago. “They’ll eradicate bulk for thick hair, create fullness for skinny hair, and might add an edge or steadiness, relying in your desired look.”

Beneath, discover 50 quick, layered haircuts that’ll lastly encourage you to make the chop this time as soon as and for all.

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Curly Shag

Mica Arganaraz curly shag with bangs
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Mannequin Alanna Arrington already has covetable curls to work with, and she or he retains the curl sample bouncy and beautiful by slicing layers into her shag with strategically snipped bangs.

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Layered Lob

Issa Rae
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Tons {of professional} hairstylists—together with Anh Co Tran—make bobs and lobs their signature “lower,” brilliantly working with a hair’s pure texture and utilizing the layered items so as to add dimension and motion.

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Tightly Coiled

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Although layers can usually assist add heft and texture to skinny hairstyles, they’re simply as beautiful on tightly coiled curls. These ones add form to the model (and tons of versatility). “Curly hair can range all through the pinnacle, so observe the consistency of the curls to find out what layering is greatest,” Johnston says.

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Colour Play

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Layers are a good way to spotlight (no pun meant) a dimensional dye job. In case you have highlights or lowlights, the motion and texture created by the layers will permit the deviations in your shade to look even cooler.

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Full Quantity

Solange afro with red lipstick
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Keep in mind what we mentioned about layers creating quantity? It is a good instance of braided layers and the way they will pump up your search for final fullness, relying in your texture.

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Layered Shag

Natasha Lyonne red wavy shag
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The ’60s-inspired shag is no doubt one of many coolest hairstyles proper now (and all the time, IMHO). The one option to get it? A lot of layers. “You want sufficient hair and density to tug off a layered shag,” says Johnston. “The extra motion and piecey elements, the higher, with out wanting stringy.”

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Add Some Bangs

Georgia May Jagger shag with curtain bangs
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Take a cue from Georgia Could Jagger and add some bangs to your vintage-inspired shag haircut for further sex-kitten oomph. However be trustworthy with your self, says Johnston. “In case you like to tug your hair up or again, this may not be for you,” she says. “However if you happen to like having your hair down and tousled and experimenting with merchandise, this may very well be your subsequent signature look.”

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Quantity within the Entrance

Logan Browning short afro with curl, natural bangs
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For a shorter curly crop, layers within the entrance add face-framing quantity round your face—and add a contact of lightness to the again.

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Superb Fullness

Kerry Washington
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For super-full kinds, layers are essential. In case your size is not fairly sufficient to make this look occur, replicate it with an awe-inspiring layered crochet wig.

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Curly Bangs

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This naturally curly shag is made much more beautiful by the variation in shade. There’s dimension, motion, and it makes us wish to curl our hair and chop it off instantly.

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Chin-Size

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For a chin-length model, layers are significantly useful. They add an fascinating, natural-looking vibe to a lower that may be harder to model than lengthy hair.

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All of the Dimension

Lucy Hale
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Lucy Hale (Hollywood’s resident hair chameleon) has gone bronde and layered—and we’re obsessed.

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Barely Off-Centered

Margot Robbie
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Relying in your hair texture, a wispy bob could be probably the most low-maintenance lower you may get. Have a look at the layered gorgeousness right here, with the hair parted simply barely off-center. For a humid appear to be this, run a dime-sized dollop of Oribe Curl-Shaping Mousse ($39) via hair whereas it is moist after which model.

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Moon Bangs

Emma Watson micro bangs and wavy shoulder-length hair
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Add some aptitude to a layered shag with edgy bangs—we love the quirky and stylish moon-shaped ones right here, however concentrate on the upkeep concerned. “Some shorter shag cuts could be high-maintenance, bringing you to the salon each 4–6 weeks,” says Johnston. “However the correct shag offers you extra flexibility, perhaps 6–10 weeks.” Johnston confirms, nevertheless, that if you take care of your hair in-between salon visits, you will be in nice form both means.

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Loosened Up

Jill Scott
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In case you have naturally curly hair however your curl sample is a bit looser, layers add much more quantity and a surprising elevate. “Having thick or curly hair requires shaping and typically that is with the help of layers,” says Johnston. “In case you have curly hair, this may give strands an opportunity to bounce round and have some variation.”

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Dramatic Facet Bangs

Ginnifer Goodwin pixie with long side-swept bangs
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In fact, the brunette hair shade is gorgeous—however can we speak in regards to the lower? The dramatic bangs make the quick model completely sultry and horny.

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Shoulder-Size Coils

Maria Decremps curly natural hair with silk turban and red lipstick
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Chopping ultra-curly hair into a brief, shoulder-length ‘do is all the time a good suggestion. You possibly can take away any extra that is weighing down your hair which can end in main quantity. Or add a head scarf for daytime, to guard the look.

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Piecey With Balayage

Halle Berry chin-length bob with balayage
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Take your balayage or highlights up a notch and provides your shade the highlight by getting a piecey, layered model like this one. (Simply take a look at all that dimension.) Use a product like R+Co. Trophy Shine Texture Spray ($33) to attain the look.

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Up-High Quantity

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Beautiful make-up and cute bangs apart, we’re obsessive about the barely-there layers on high right here that add further quantity.

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Additional Fringe

Sandra Oh curly shag with bangs
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A very good layered lower can change the complete form of your hair. Notice how this look is complemented by an cute face-framing fringe.

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Smudged Roots

Rihanna
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Play with shade whereas your taking part in with size, too—the honey-hued highlights mixed with the smudged darkish roots create main texture, quantity, and dimension. And sea salt spray ought to assist you obtain the same texture. We love Oribe Apres Seashore Wave and Shine Spray ($44).

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Facet Flip

Ashley Benson in snakeskin top and pink background
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Go away it to Ashley Benson to indicate us how a layered side-parted lob is finished, with dramatically sideswept, wispy items of various lengths.

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Textured Curls

Imaan Hammam
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In case your pure hair is kinky and textured, embrace the vibe with a brief, layered haircut you possibly can model simply each time. Simply bear in mind to make use of hydrating masks masks to maintain that texture on-point. “Protecting the hair hydrated is all the time a should for textured hair,” Johnston says.

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Comfortable Waves

Barbara Palvin
 

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Barbara Palvin can do no flawed—however we particularly love these mushy, touchable waves with volume-maximizing layers all through.

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Comfortable, Blunt Ends

Eva Longoria long wavy layered hair
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Simply the perfect half a few haircut is how wholesome and mushy your hair feels afterward. We love ends that look perpetually mushy and touchable like these ones. (Impressed to make the chop but?)

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Blown-Out Bob

J. Lo
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In case you’re into the blowout look, luxe layers will certainly assist you obtain max quantity and drama. (How beautiful is that this shade, too?)

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Sister-Locs Bob

There’s nothing extra beautiful than locs at any size, and this side-parted, sister-locks bob is pure perfection. The shoulder-length chop maximizes the bouncy fullness of the model, too.

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Voluminous Curls

Serena Williams
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Preserve it wider/extra voluminous close to the face to attract consideration to your greatest options. Attempt Bumble and bumble Curl Defining Cream ($16) to copy the look.

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Wispy Ends

Alexa Chung wet-look bob
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Going for a shoulder-length chop? Ask for layered, wispy ends—the blonde hue takes the look to the subsequent stage.

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Free & Luscious

Jasmine Sanders
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Preserve your ringlets bouncy and contemporary (and provides them some further peak) with a layered ‘do like Jasmine Sanders’ model.

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Shaggy Bob

Taylor Swift Ash Brown Hair
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It is no secret we’re obsessive about each bobs and shag haircuts—and while you mix ’em (and add some bangs)? Sure, please. However bear in mind to do your analysis if you happen to’re getting a serious chop like this. “Remember that shorter bangs require upkeep and a focus, they usually’re in your face on a regular basis,” says Johnston. “You need them to border your face and showcase your options.”

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Textured and Uneven

Indya Moore
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In case you’re rocking your pure texture on a day-to-day foundation, uneven layers like this (and cute hair equipment!) ought to make styling a breeze.

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Pop of Colour

Purple hair: Katy Perry
 

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This pastel root fade is main—however we will not take our eyes off the sultry quantity achieved right here by including layers. “Eradicating hair to create layers creates much less density, so discovering the suitable steadiness to your hair sort is vital,” Johnston says. “Generally it is extra about styling to create fullness.” (And you may rock the extra-full look even after you allow the salon chair by selecting an amazing hairspray.)

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Wispy Bangs

January Jones textured lob with curtain bangs
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The strawberry hue is the star right here—and sure, we absolutely assist experimenting with shade while you make the chop—however we additionally respect the flawless styling execution. The wispy bangs and face-framing items are on-point.

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Tremendous-Delicate Layers

Khloe Kardashian
 

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One of the best layers mix in and are not instantly noticeable. (We name it the no-layers layers look.) We love how subtly they’re executed right here on this glossy, chin-grazing bob.

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Touchable Tresses

Gisele Bundchen beachy waves
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Proof that you could’t go flawed with tousled, touchable seashore waves at any size — shoulder and above.

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Blunt Bob

Kelly Rowland sleek blunt bob with middle part
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This blunt look is hyper-modern and trendy – so preserve your make-up pared again to essentially complement the look. And take into account that layers will not be the concept right here. As an alternative, you need extremely blunt ends with super-straight strands.

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Basic Seashore Waves

Vanessa Lachey tousled beach waves
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You possibly can’t go flawed with seashore waves (ever). However we now have to confess there’s one thing completely endearing a few middle-parted shoulder-length model (with sun-kissed ends, for an actual surfer-girl contact).

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Comfortable Undercut

Taraji P. Henson
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An undercut is when a stylist both cuts or shaves the edges or again of your hair, and it may be worn both uncovered or unexposed (and the look is completely wearable, relying on the method). “Usually the hair on the edges and backside are shorter in distinction to the hair on high,” says Johnston. “By doing this, the hair on high can collapse a bit and appears extra relaxed and informal in the perfect, easy means.”

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Jaw-Grazing Layers

Vanessa Hudgens
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Face-framing layers that simply barely graze the jawline are a good way so as to add dimension to a shorter model. Preserve the look in place with Residing Proof Flex Shaping Hairspray ($27).

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Tousled & Textured

Beyonce Hair
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A textured bob is ideal for these with naturally thick hair. The layers right here add construction and quantity that makes it manageable.

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Tough Across the Edges

Lily Aldridge long, textured sombré hair
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When you’ve naturally skinny or wonderful hair and wish to pump it up somewhat bit, you often must get inventive. We’re obsessive about the piecey bits that give it a rough-around-the-edges, “built-in-movement” vibe. (Discover our greatest ideas for skinny hair right here.)

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Straight-Hair Bob

Naomi Campbell sleek, straight French bob
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Brief, layered haircuts work for straight hair too—simply ask for plenty of piecey layers to assist pump up the feel and provide you with some quantity. (Bonus factors: Layers are your good friend while you’re attempting to develop out your hair, so if you happen to’re not absolutely dedicated to a tapered pixie lower, you possibly can simply transition it right into a bob from right here.)

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Brief & Smooth

Kaia Gerber
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Go away it to Kaia Gerber to encourage us to chop all of our hair off. In case you have naturally wonderful hair, a glossy, piecey bob with a number of well-placed layers like that is the proper option to spice issues up and add some oomph.

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Tousled Bangs

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Maya Hawke’s wavy bob is made all of the chicer paired with wispy bangs and face-framing items—an immediately stylish lower you possibly can copy if you happen to’re extra into towel-drying than blow-drying, and have the same relaxed hair texture.

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Piecey Perfection

Olivia Culpo wavy lob with side part and blunt ends
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Olivia Culpo demonstrates how piecey layers can look with this glossy bouncy ‘do. To copy the model, blow-out the hair and use a medium-barrelled curling iron to create free waves.

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Classic Vibes

Chloe Grace Moretz
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Like we mentioned, the important thing to shag is a number of layers. The tapered ends, bangs and additional quantity on high offers it a beautiful hair form. (And do not even get us began on that ravishing shade.)

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Blunt Bangs

Hannah Simone blunt bangs
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No, you are not the one one getting Disney princess vibes right here! A classy layered bob mixed with straight-across bangs is endlessly a cool-girl (or pop star) look in our hearts.

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Slicked-Again Bob

Tiffany Haddish slicked-back bob
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That is one other look that utilized an undercut within the again to take away bulk (and also you’d by no means be capable to inform). For blunt little bobs like this, texturizing merchandise are every little thing.

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Bouncy Quantity

Yara Shahidi
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These bouncy curls look beautiful from any angle. We significantly love how the quantity is concentrated within the heart of the hair, to attract consideration towards the face.

FAQ
  • How do I understand how quick to go?

    Work with a hairstylist to find out the size that is best for you. And bear in mind—you possibly can all the time begin at shoulder-length and work your means up, getting extra snug and going shorter with every go to to the salon.

  • How typically do I must get trims for my quick hair?

    If it is super-short (i.e. a pixie or above), strive visiting the salon for a trim each 4 weeks. Longer, and you may go each 8-12 weeks.

  • How typically ought to I wash my quick hair?

    In case you have dry shampoo, you possibly can wash your hair 2-3 instances per week.

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