Layered hair is something that will always be in style. It is a great way to help thin out thick hair or add body and texture to thin or fine hair. But they are a commitment so you need to make sure that you are ready for layers.
How do you know if layered hair is right for you? Which style will best flatter your hair texture and facial structure? Continue reading to get expert advice on layered hairstyles.
Why Is Layered Hair So Popular?
Layered hair has many advantages. If you are on the fence about layered hairstyles, here are a few of the main benefits of layers:
- Layers can add definition to wavy or curly hair.
- With most layered hairstyles, you can still wear your hair in updos and half-updos, and other fun styles!
- Your layered hair will dry in much less time.
- Layered hair is the perfect canvas for highlights, ombre hues, balayage and other hair color techniques.
- There are flattering layered haircuts for every facial shape, length and hair texture.
- Layers will help prevent breakage and split ends.
- Layers add volume to those with fine or thin tresses.
- Layered hair is the perfect way to help tame/thin out longer hair.
- The right layered hairstyle can make you look and feel years younger.
- While they will eventually need to be trimmed, layered hair requires little to no maintenance with the right haircut.
What to Tell Your Stylist When You Want Layered Hair
It is best to have layered hair cut by a professional stylist to ensure the layers are even throughout. Before your stylist begins cutting your hair, tell them specifically what style you want. It’s always a good idea to have a photo of the style you want. As well, a professional stylist will know the best way to color your hair so your layered hairstyle really stands out…in a good way!
What Layered Hairstyle Is Best for Your Facial Shape?
If you have a square-shaped face, you should go for layers that will soften your jawline. Wispy layers starting at the cheeks are the best layered hair look for those with this type of facial structure.
Those with a narrow facial structure should opt for layered hair that starts and the brow level and continues down to your cheekbones. This will really flatter your face by opening it up a bit.
Individuals with round faces should opt for shorter layers that start from the brow line finishing at the line of the jaw. Or you could opt for layers that start at the chin and end at the jawline. This will help to break up the round or oval facial structure.
Placement of Layers
Your hairstylist will know the correct placement for the layers in your hair. If the layers are not correctly placed, it can result in an unflattering shape and style.
Hair Texture and Layers
Before you go for the layered hair look, ask your stylist if you have the right type and texture of hair for layers. While most hair textures and types are flattering with layers,k there are a few that are not as flattering as others.
Pro Tips for Styling and Caring for Layered Hair
- Invest in quality products to add texture and volume to your layered hairstyle.
- Deep condition your layered hair weekly to keep it hydrated.
- When conditioning your hair, start midway down and work through to your roots.
- Ideally, layered hair should be trimmed every eight weeks to promote healthy growth and maintain your layered hairstyle.
- Those with curly or wavy hair should use an anti-frizz serum to help tame their hair, especially in humid weather.
- Let your hair dry naturally and avoid using heated styling tools such as curling wands and flat irons etc.
- If you want to dry your hair by using heat, be sure to use a heat protectant to keep your layered hair from becoming damaged or dull.
- Consider fringe for your layered haircut, as bangs are extremely flattering with layered haircuts.
- Avoid using too much product, as it will only weigh down your layered hair.
- Avoid hair products that contain parabens and sulfates to help protect your layered hairstyle.