Luscious Layered Hair: 9 Styles to Rock All Year Round

Feeling uninspired with your current ’do? Let us introduce you to an easy solution for any hair length: layered hairstyles. 

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What is layering? Layering is a powerful cutting technique that can breathe life into flat hair, give thick hair some lightness, and add structure to your curls. 

So whether you like a modern choppy style, or a delicate and feathered ‘do - keep reading for all the layered hair inspo you need for your next trip to the salon...

Ideas for rocking short hair with layers

If you’ve got shorter length hair, adding some layers can soften an otherwise blunt and harsh style by adding texture and movement. 

1. Inverted bobs

An inverted bob is the ultimate face framer, with stacked layers at the back and longer strands at the front. This style looks amazing with straight hair to make the most of those angles. 
Be sure to use a heat protector if you don’t have naturally straight locks to keep your hair looking healthy and your style looking full. 
For more advice on keeping those locks in good condition, check out our guide to healthy-looking hair. 

2. Choppy bobs

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Choppy bobs are one of the most popular ways to style short hair with layers, especially if you’re not into spending ages styling your hair. Choppy layers instantly add texture and movement to your ‘do, without having to spend loads of time styling. 
For more oomph, spritz our Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray before blow-drying to add long-lasting volume for your textured style. 

3. Long layered bob

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A long layered bob looks great with delicate, feathery layers, which look beautiful when styled into wispy waves. Try this with a centre-part to really frame and accentuate your facial features. 

Ideas for medium length layered hair that'll turn heads

4. Choppy medium layered hair

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Choppy layers in medium length hair are perfect if you love that effortless just-rolled-out-of-bed messy look. Choppy layers will give you a glamorous bed hair vibe without much effort at all! 

5. Medium length layered bob

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Worn straight, wavy, flicked or curly, this longer length bob is the ultimate all-rounder when it comes to layered hair. Once you’ve perfected your desired style, finish with our Frizz Ease Moisture Barrier Intense Hold Hairspray to hold in place. 

This hairspray is ideal for layered hairstyles, as the fine formula is re-workable so you can create limitless styles with natural movement and hold. If you’re heading to a party soon, check out our favourite hairsprays for party-proofed locks too. 

6. Medium length hair with long layers

If you’re not ready for short, choppy layers, longer layers are a good place to start, and will still give you some added volume and movement. When it comes to creating volume after having your haircut, we’ve put together five easy steps on how to add volume to fine hair to help you recreate that body you get after seeing your stylist. 
Ideas for luscious, long hair with layers

7. V cut hair

If you’re wanting to add dimension and natural body without much effort, ask for a V cut when you next visit the salon. The layers form a sharp angle down to a V shape at the ends to give your style tonnes of movement. And if you prefer something more subtle but still want that movement, ask for a U cut. 
After you’ve had your trim, you might find your locks start to feel a little lacklustre after a couple of weeks. Never fear, we’ve put together a guide on how to get salon-worthy hair at home to make sure your tresses are looking their best in between visits. 

8. Long hair with short layers

If you’ve got fine, long hair, short layers are perfect to lift your style. To add even more volume to your locks, try our 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment which works to thicken individual fibres for enhanced fullness and texture. 

9. Choppy long hair

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Choppy layers on long hair are perfect if you want a tousled look with minimal effort. The blunt cut of the layering will add texture to your locks, giving you effortless bed-head waves. 
Check out our guide on how to get overnight waves for effortless bed-head inspo. 


Whether you want short and choppy or long and delicate, layered hair is a game changer when it comes to creating body and lift in your locks. 

For further styling inspo, check out our other hairstyles articles and get some ideas for your next look.  

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