15 Layered Hairstyles You’ll Love

Wendy Rodewald
15 Layered Hairstyles You’ll Love
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Layered hairstyles are reliably perfect–there’s no better way to add movement and interest to your style without sacrificing length. We’ve rounded up 15 of the most inspirational layered hairstyles that we know you’re going to love! Click through to see our best picks.

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Beyoncé Knowles

Beyoncé's long bob is graduated in the back with longer pieces in the front for a fresh take on the layered look.

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Jennifer Aniston

Long layers add interest and texture to straight hair. Play up your cut with balayage highlights painted to accent the varying lengths.

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Jennifer Lawrence

Choppy layers help give a collarbone-skimming cut a flattering shape, while wispy bangs lend pretty softness to the face.

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Nina Dobrev

A bouncy blowout gives a long, layered hairstyle bombshell appeal.

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Lily Collins

A layered hairstyle that grazes the cheekbones shapes the face in a flattering way. Blow out your hair with a round metal vent brush to create soft waves like Lily's.

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Karlie Kloss

Bangs can double as your shortest layer when styled to the side. We love how this jaw-length cut plays up Karlie's heart-shaped face.

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Solange Knowles

Layered hairstyles help save curly hair from taking on a triangular shape. The curlier your hair, the shorter your layers can go (see how Solange’s shortest pieces start at the crown of her head?).

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Claire Danes

To preserve your length but add fullness, choose chin-length and longer layers like these.

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Jennifer Lopez

Spritz layers with a texturizing spray or dry shampoo to give long hair rock and roll texture.

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Anne Hathaway

Anne's piece-y pixie shows what layers can do for short hair. Add different length pieces to the front to break up the shape, and keep the hair at the nape the shortest.

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Evan Rachel Wood

We love this shaggy cut styled with wavy texture. To get the look, wrap sections of hair around a 1-inch barrel curling iron, but leave the ends out.

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Julianne Hough

When integrating layers into your bob, make sure they hit just below the cheekbones for the most flattering, modern shape. Ask your stylist to razor cut the ends for a cool, wispy texture on the bottom.

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Katie Holmes

A layered cut helps give long waves sexy, tousled texture.

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Naomi Watts

Layers can help give fine hair body, since they prevent hair from being weighed down by by bulk.

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Emma Stone Growing out your bangs? A layered hairstyle can help you transition. Once your bangs are long enough to push to the side, they become the shortest layer in your cut. Try on Emma Stone’s looks in the Makeover Studio!

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