I know, I know—when you think of layered hairstyles, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the early 2000s emo punk look that was everywhere. I promise today’s layered hairstyles are nothing like what you use to see on Warped Tour. They’re chic, sleek, and extremely pretty— oh, and they instantly add volume, depth, and dimension to your hair. By adding layers throughout your haircut, you help give your hair extra texture and body, which makes your hair look thicker and fuller. I mean, sign me UP. So to give you some inspo for your next haircut, I gathered the 25 best layered hairstyle pics from Instagram, below.
Olivia Culpo’s Sleek Layered Hairstyle
This Layered Hairstyle with Caramel Highlights
Highlights + a layered haircut = another fire look that you need to try out. The caramel highlights will help frame your face and add some warmth, giving the layered look some much needed balance.
This Layered Hairstyle with Shadow Roots
This Layered Hairstyle with a Deep Side Part
It’s time to give up your middle part—she needs a break. Switch it up and give your layered hairstyle a deep side part instead. It’ll give your look an added layer of depth.
This Wavy Layered Hairsyle
This Lob Layered Hairstyle
Freshen up the classic lob by adding layers—it’ll give you a ton of body and texture. Wear it straight, or use a curling wand to add in loose waves.
This Ash Blonde Layered Hairstyle
If you hair is long, try adding in some face-framing layers for a little extra volume. Go for an ash-blonde color if you don’t want to hop on the platinum-blonde train.
This Bob Layered Hairstyle
Well-placed layers, like the kind in this choppy bob hairstyle, make your hair look full, not flat or frumpy. Just be sure to spritz on a leave-in conditioner once a week to make sure your hair stays hydrated.
This Face-Framing Layered Hairstyle
Thin out bulky hair with a feathered, layered hairstyle that falls softly around your cheeks and shoulders. Use a hair mask once a week to strengthen and moisturize your hair.
This Layered Hairstyle with Bangs
The easiest way to add dimension to a medium-length layered hairstyle? Face-framing bangs. Have you colorist highlight your layers to add depth to your tousled texture.
This Side-Swept Layered Hairstyle
Layered, side-swept bangs give a lighter look to your hair. Add some body by spritzing a little texturing spray throughout your hair and scrunching it up at the roots.
This Shaggy Layered Hairstyle
Yes, you 100 percent can pull of this shaggy layered hairstyle! The choppy style adds piece-y texture that’ll make you look like a badass. In between washes, work in an oil to add a nice shine to your hair.
This Super-Long Layered Hairstyle
Keep superlong hair from falling flat by adding in layers, starting at your chin.
This Pastel Pink Layered Hairstyle
Layered, soft waves + pastel pink hair = this dreamy lived-in hairstyle. Moisturize your ends with argan oil to keep them shiny and healthy and your color looking fresh.
This Ombré Layered Hairstyle
This Colorful Layered Hairstyle
PS, pastels are in RN, and the hair-color trend looks best when paired with lots of choppy layers. Try a bunch of pastels for a rainbow effects, or just stick to one allover color.
This Natural Hair Layered Hairstyle
I know, it can be way scary to cut your natural curls. But, I promise, you can’t go wrong with layers. They’ll help to define your curls and keep them looking bouncy too.
This Pixie Layered Hairstyle
Who says a pixie cut has to be one dimensional? Cut in layers to keep your low-maintenance style from falling flat.
This Short and Curly Layered Hairstyle
A layered hairstyle will give your short, natural hairstyle a ton of depth and dimension. Don’t forget to run a lightweight oil through your curls to help lock in moisture and add nongreasy shine.
This Beachy Layered Hairstyle
These layered beach waves are the closest thing to permanent vacay hair. Keep flyaways in check by finishing off your styling process with a lightweight hairspray.
This Red Layered Hairstyle
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This ones to all the assistants out there 👏👏👏 . . My assistant @chridicent was in need of a haircut yesterday and I (magically!) found myself with a little window of time in between clients, so we spruced her up with a piecey little dry cut to knock off those dead ends and give her more volume 😍 . . In that little window of time, I could have done a lot of things- but I took care of the person that takes care of me every day… because assistants help make the damn salon world go round! And you should always take care of your people who take care of you 🙂 . . So, if you have an assistant, say thank you, buy them lunch today, teach them something new, tip them extra and do their damn hair! Remember what it was like when you were an assistant and show them some love ❤️ 🙂 . . . DM, text, or book online . . . . . #hair #haircut #hairstyles #shaghaircut #longhair #layeredhaircut #assistantappreciation #beachyhair #atxstylist #atxhair #atxhairstyle #austinhairstylist #cuttingspecialist #roarsalon #downtownaustin #raineystreet #atxbesthair
Go all out with a layered hairstyle in a rich auburn hair color, like the one seen here. Just make sure you wash with a color-safe sulfate-free shampoo to prevent your color from getting rinsed down the drain.
This Long Layered Hairstyle with Bangs
Add instant definition to your face by making feathery, wispy bangs a part of your layered hairstyle.
This Straight Layered Hairstyle
Use a flat iron and a little flick of the wrist on straight, layered hair to give you a soft, face-framing shape.
This Platinum Blonde Layered Hairstyle
Brighten up your layered hairstyle with a fresh platinum-blonde dye job. The key for keeping your color from turning brassy: washing a few times a week with a purple shampoo.
The Pink Ombré Layered Hairstyle
Can’t decide if you want to go all out with pink hair? Have your stylist add color to just the ends to level up this layered hairstyle.
Ama Kwarteng is the Beauty Assistant at Cosmopolitan, covering all things hair, skin, makeup, for both print and digital.