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20 Layered Hairstyles That’ll Convince You To Cut Your Hair ASAP

None of these will make you look boring.
PHOTO: (LEFT) Instagram/brianaguilarhair, (RIGHT) Instagram/kromasalon

When I think of layered hairstyles, I’m immediately taken back to the ultra choppy looks of the early 2000s. But layered hairstyles are making a major comeback, and these new styles won’t make you look like the fourth member of an emo band. By having your stylist cut long (or short) layers into your hair, you can give your hair extra texture and body and create the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. Who doesn't want that?! So, to give you some inspo for your next hair cut, I gathered the 20 best layered hairstyle pics from Instagram, below.

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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  6. This Side-Swept Layered Hairstyle

    Layered, side-swept bangs give a lighter look to your hair. Add body to your tresses by spritzing a little texturizing spray throughout your hair and scrunching it up at the roots.

  7. This Shaggy Layered Hairstyle

    Yes, you 100 percent can pull off this shaggy layered hairstyle! The choppy style adds piece-y texture that’ll make you look like a badass. In between washes, work in a hair oil to add a nice shine to your hair.

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  8. This Super-Long Layered Hairstyle

    Keep super long hair from falling flat by adding in layers, starting at your chin.

  9. 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.

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  10. This Ombré Layered Hairstyle

    An ombré layered hairstyle is a perfect way to switch up your hairstyle without committing to a major hair change. Re-create this look with a flat iron and finishing spray.

  11. This Colorful Layered Hairstyle

    PS, pastels are in this season, and the hair-color trend looks best when paired with lots of choppy layers. Try a bunch of pastels for a rainbow effect, or just stick to one allover color.

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  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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  16. This Red Layered Hairstyle

    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.

  17. This Long Layered Hairstyle with Bangs

    Add instant definition to your face by making feathery, wispy bangs a part of your layered hairstyle.

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  18. 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.

  19. This Platinum Blonde Layered Hairstyle

    Brighten up your layered hairstyle with a fresh platinum-blonde dye job. Key for keeping your color from turning brassy: washing a few times a week with a purple shampoo.

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  20. 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.


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