20 Ways to Style Layers—at Every Length

Caitlin S. Miller
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20 Ways to Style Layers—at Every Length
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Whether you’ve got fine short hair or thick long hair, layers are a great option for adding style, texture, and switching up your look. Not to mention they can add dimension to thinner hair while simultaneously taking bulkiness off of thicker hair. Say what?! We found 20 inspiring ways to style your layers—no matter what your length might be! Click on to see exactly how to style layered hair.

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A great way to add layers to fine hair is to opt for Jennifer Aniston's signature look: long, face-framing layers.

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Long layers are ideal for anyone looking to blend in grown-out bangs, like Kate Middleton.

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For a modern-day shag, look no further than Jennifer Lopez, who mastered the rock 'n' roll style to a T.

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A quick way to lighten up thicker hair is to opt for choppy layers. Try these face-framing ones from Kate Hudson.

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Sometimes you just can't beat tons of volume à la Sofia Vergara.

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What's the perfect pair to Mindy Kaling's layered look? Caramel highlights of course.

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Loose curls like that of Miranda Kerr are a great option for shorter layers.

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To take some weight off her thick locks, Rachel McAdams donned this "Rachel-esque" look.

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Subtle, gradual layers work well on all face shapes—especially those with oval faces like Carrie Underwood.

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Add a touch of curl to the ends of you layers like Padma Lakshmi to give added texture and movement.

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Longer bangs and wispy pieces make for a great long bob à la Julianne Hough.

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Those who want to spice up their long lengths should take cue from Nina Dobrev, who rocks long layers like no other.

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A slight bend in Zoe Saldana's clavicle-length layers gives the appearance of a shorter, more choppy cut.

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This medium cut with layers takes some of the bulkiness out of Debra Messings's bountiful curls.

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Varying layers—cheek bones, chin length, clavicle—make this cut on Camilla Belle a great choice.

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For a new take on layers, try this angled look from Sarah Paulson. It works well on those with straight, fine hair.

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A deep side part like this one on Gabrielle Union help highlight choppy layers.

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We're loving this bold blowout on Selena Gomez. The large barrel curls highlight her feathered layers, which are ideal for thick hair.

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What you can't see under these layers is that Natalie Dormer is hiding an undercut!

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A fantastic match to layers is most definitely fanciful fringe. Just as Naomi Campbell.

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