It’s hard to imagine any other equally flattering, feminine and versatile hairstyle element as face-framing layers. Shorter or longer, softer or more defined, face-framing pieces can be tailored to highlight the best features of virtually every face shape. Although giving the front of your hair some shape isn’t a dramatic change, it makes a big difference. As a result, while your hair is long enough for an ear tuck, there are also some wispy bits around your face when you throw your hair up in a bun. More than that, unlike regular bangs, face-framing layers grow out gradually and don’t require frequent salon appointments. As you can see, there are numerous benefits of having this hairstyle. To give you some visual inspiration, we have gathered a collection of absolute 2021 favorites of hairstyles with face-framing layers. Scroll down and pin your best choices to show to your hair stylist.

#1: Lob with Face-Framing Layers

One of the most current and popular hairstyles, lob, can sometimes look heavy at the front, especially if you have thick hair. Framing chin-length layers around your face will soften this hairstyle and accentuate your features. If you have a round face, you need to try this look.

Face Framing Highlights

#2: Blunt Bob with Face-Framing Bangs

Shorter face-framing layers like these curtain bangs are a perfect choice to hide a bigger forehead and bring attention to your cheekbones. Blow dry your fringe upwards and downwards with a medium-size round brush to achieve this look.

Blunt Bob with Curtain Bangs

#3: Blonde Longer Face-Framing Layers

Undoubtedly, everyone can pull off face-framing layers – you simply can’t go wrong with layered hairstyles if they are done right. Choose long layers like these buttery blonde locks if you prefer to be able to tuck them behind your ears or wear your hair up in a top knot.

Buttery Blonde Layered Hairstyle

#4: Fiery Red 70s’ Inspired Face-Framing Layers

Those short, chunky face-framing layers would suit girls with more defined facial bone structures. Curl the curtain bangs and the front layers outwards to spotlight your sharp cheekbones.

Red Shag with Curtain Bangs

#5: Long Layers with Face Framing

While layers are one of the best ways to elevate your long hairstyle, we totally swear by facial framing. Some layering around your face will emphasize your features and jazz up the style. Part your hair in the middle or wear it swept to one side to create different looks.

Long Hairstyle with Face Framing Layers

#6: Textured Haircut with a Fringe and Face Framing

We love the airy feel and the feathered texture of this look. This layered haircut with bangs is the best bet for a diamond face shape. The style is relatively low maintenance: just apply some volumizing spray on the roots and blast dry your hair, head downwards.

Full Fringe and Chin Length Layers

#7: Graduated Bob with Face-Framing Layers

Spice up your bob haircut with wispy layers around your face. Adding that personal touch to the hairstyle will soften elongated face shapes and give the look a modern vibe.

Bob with Face Framing Layers

#8: Chin-Length Bangs and Face-Framing Layers

Long, choppy layers starting just above the chin would suit oval, round, and elongated face frames. It is a go-to look for thick and heavy hair owners who wish to have a more lightweight and textured hairstyle whilst keeping the length longer.

Wavy Hairstyles with Face Framing Pieces

#9: Side-Swept Face-Framing Layers

Sweeping fringe, as well as some layers at the front, soften facial features and make them look smaller. Hence, this element of the hairstyle is a great way to take attention away from a bigger nose.

Long Feathery Bangs Swept to One Side

#10: Subtle Face-Framing Layers

Lots of layering all over and some face-framing will give your locks plenty of volume and movement. Blow dry your hair forward with a big round brush for that edgy fringe swoop.

Medium Layered Hairstyle with Long Bangs

#11: A-Shape Framed Haircut

While one-length hairstyle can be too heavy and unflattering, layers might not be your favorite choice either. Opt for an A-shaped cut at the front while keeping the rest of the hair the same length.

Hairstyle for Thick Hair with Curled Ends and Layering

#12: Choppy Layers with Face Framing

Shorter, more defined layers are certainly back in style! Some angling around the face paired with a sun-kissed balayage is the ultimate hair envy. Use some texturizing spray to get that defined finish.

Long Haircut with Flicked Face Framing Layers

#13: Lob with a Face-Framing Fringe

Ask your stylist for some face-framing layers to enliven your blunt lob. So, if you have to wear your hair up for work or exercising, there will still be some wispy bits around the front.

Block Colored Bob with Long Curtain Bangs


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