Flattering Layered Hairstyles For Long Hair That Feel Instantly Refreshed

Craving a change without having to make a big chop? We've got you covered.

Layered Long Hairstyles

At one point or another, we've all faced the classic salon dilemma when you want a haircut that feels fresh and new, but you love your length and can't bear the thought of anything more than just a trim. While one-length styles certainly don't have to lack panache, layers are an easy option for anyone who is craving a change that does not require sacrificing much length. Of course, thick hair and those with curly hair see major volume-boosting effects of a layered cut, but fine and thin hair also benefit from strategically placed layers. Basically, if you have long hair, layering can almost always offer a major refresh.

Here are the best layered haircuts for long hair to consider for your next appointment.

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Ash Blonde with All-Over Layers

Metallic Mushroom

Layering helps create dimension throughout your cut. This ash blonde color makes the most of cool tones and a smudged root.

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Ombré Brunette with Layers

Tortoiseshell Melt

Darker hair have some fun with this ombré color and layered cut. Ombré starts with dark hair color at the roots and transitions to a lighter color near the ends for a stunning result.

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Curly Hair with Balayage Layers

Golden Hour Blonde
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Adding subtle caramel hair color allows each curl to catch the light. Ask for layers to further accentuate the look.

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Long Blonde Hair with Soft End Layers

Layered Blonde

These face-framing layers blend easily into long hair, and the result is a soft cut that looks great with a longer mane.

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Side-Swept Layers

Textured Medium Cut

For those who still love a flattering side part, layers can add volume that helps hair not fall flat.

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Wavy Brown Hair with Chopped Layers

Chestnut Brown

Go for chopped layers to add body to long textured hair. This cut removes any excess weight.

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Layered Hair with Soft Waves

Mauve Red

Let loose curls make a big statement with an extra layered cut.

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Layered Hair with Fringe

Golden Beige

Curtain bangs and layers go together flawlessly. Just make sure you're prepared for a little extra styling time for the fringe.

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Layered Long Curls

Layered Curls

For extra thick hair, especially those with curls, layering is essential for removing weight and adding volume. After each haircut, you'll notice an instant lift.

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Strawberry Blonde with Subtle Layers

Strawberry Honey

A playful cross between blonde and red, strawberry blonde has plenty of warmth and depth. Subtle layers are a great way to showcase those pink and gold highlights, letting you keep the length.

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Curly Layering with Bangs

Ginger Spice
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Layers allow curls to achieve their fullest, bounciest potential. Add bangs for a little something extra when you want a full refresh.

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Chocolate Brown Hair with Highlighted Layers

Cinnamon Balayage

Brighten up dark hair with golden ribbon-esque highlights, which layers help stand out even more.

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Golden Bronde with Layers

Honey Blonde


Blending blonde hair with medium brown makes for a multi-dimensional combination.

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