One-Length Haircuts That’ll Convince You to Ditch Those Layers
Layers are usually treated like the icing on top of the cake. But unlike frosting a cake, which is always an absolute given whether going for the barely-there smear or the heavy-handed slather, layers are totally negotiable. This season, it’s all about being effortlessly stylish; and there’s nothing more low maintenance than the one-length hairstyle. It’s the classic silhouette that lets you rock a middle or deep side part, long or short strands. It makes thin hair look thicker, and every length look a little cooler. We’ve got more than a few reasons why you should ditch those layers this year, so check them out below before your next salon chop.
These are the Best Blunt Cuts for Every Length
Straight Chin-Length Bob
It's time to go sleek and stylish—and this short chin-grazing bob will get you there. It accentuates your bone structure and keeps styling to a minimum. It also looks just as great with a deep side part, so don't be afraid to switch things up.
Something about enviably thick, blunt ends just looks even cooler on an asymmetrical bob. Pair that with fiery red locks? We’ve found our ultimate layer-free inspiration. The uneven length and texture gives a fun touch to the simple haircut.
This layerless dream hits all the right notes. Trendy chin-length? Check. Effortless waves? Check. Perfectly placed sun-kissed balayage? Double check. If you’ve been thinking about taking your lob up a few inches, this haircut should fully convince you to make the chop.
Just because you’re going layer-free, doesn’t mean you have to go texture-free too. For one-length lobs like this, use your flat iron to coax some Pinterest-worthy waves. (It’s much easier than you think! Check out our tutorial here.) The lob is always a flattering pick, making it perfect for when you want to ditch the layers.
This slightly asymmetrical bob is about as blunt as it gets—and we’re definitely here for it. Mix it up between a deep side part and a chic middle part, and you’ll never get bored of this trendy short length.
Sun-Kissed & Straight
If you love keeping things simple and easy, a long one-length haircut is a no-brainer, especially for those with naturally straight hair. Want to make it a little more interesting? Face-framing balayage highlights in rich caramels and golden blondes will flatter your face shape and add great dimension.
In this instance, shaggy doesn’t mean ultra-layered. Because when you’re rocking a sassy short bob length like this, layers aren’t needed. Full bangs add a stylish touch and just the right amount of intrigue to the easy short style.
Sometimes skipping the layers just works, even when you have bouncy curls like these. The length balances out the lack of layers, eliminating the feared ‘Triangle Effect’ that curly girls often face, especially if going with a shorter hairstyle. Just keep those ringlets hydrated and defined!
Who needs layers when you have some killer golden ombré going on? A warm chocolate base provides the perfect contrast to the lightened ends. A simple one-length bob works incredibly well on thin or fine hair because it makes it look thicker and more voluminous overall.
A short crop can just as easily go layerless as ultra-choppy—and we’re loving this single-length top section. If you want to show off those cheekbones or hooded eyes, this haircut will do the job with flying colors.
Retro Medium Length
This heavily side-swept haircut gives us major vintage vibes. To get the airy look, use a round brush when blow-drying and curl the ends. It gives a finished touch to the straight, layer-free locks.
While we’re acquainted with the A-line bob, this style takes it just a little longer to a lob. It’s only slightly shorter in the back, without any layers, which makes fine or thin hair look packed with volume. This cut is a great option for those with naturally straight hair.
Blunt ends can make naturally straight or fine hair, which sometimes looks a little thinner, appear thicker. For that reason, it's hard not to love a blunt lob. Use a smoothing, frizz-fighting product like It's a 10 Leave-In Conditioner to keep it smooth.
We hope this doesn't induce horrible flashbacks of bowl cuts past! This most stylish version is bringing it back, but in a good way. The lack of layers makes it edgy and cool.
For ladies with thick hair, keeping layers minimal can really enhance that natural thickness, no matter which length you prefer. This long cut keeps things effortless and cool, especially when you style it with some easy flatiron waves. Low maintenance is the name of the game.
A-line bobs give you the best of both worlds. Longer in the front, shorter in the back—but without stacked layers, or any layers at all, in fact—it’s the perfect balance between stylish framing around the face and sassy shortness towards the back.
Let those spirals run wild, and embrace your mid-sized curl pattern with a single-length long haircut. It’s a no-nonsense approach for curly girls that want something low maintenance.