Want to spice up your long hair a little bit? Do you feel like it’s gotten boring, or starting to sit a little flat? Long layered haircuts are an excellent choice to bring volume, and to change things up without necessarily going short. Layered haircuts and hairstyles for long hair are perfection – they work so well with trendy hair colors and balayages, and they are blissfully easy to style.
Ideas for Long Layered Haircuts & Hairstyles
Do you think you know how you want your hair styled? Or maybe you would like a combination of a few different layers? Well, we’ve got more inspiration coming your way, with a ton of incredible pictures of long layered hairstyles!
1. Black Kissed by Auburn
In this long layered hair, the layers were kept to the bottom, allowing for the dark hair to flow beautifully. The textured layers at the ends were brought out thanks to a touch of auburn balayage.
2. Honey and Sunshine Layers
To perfectly frame the face without losing the long layered hair effect, layers were cut right above the shoulder near the front. Additional layers were done along the edges, and beautifully complemented the dark brown to platinum blonde gradient.
3. Lavender Layers
Nothing complements layered hairstyles for long hair better than gorgeous curls that make everything blend together seamlessly. In this style by Guy Tang, everything is amplified by the gorgeous lavender and silver dye job.
4. Painted Piecey Waves
Another way of doing layered haircuts for long hair is to gradually cut the layers so that from the front to the back there is a bit of an angle, like in this look. The layers are accentuated by a gorgeous ash blonde and platinum balayage, and piecey waves.
5. Queenly Layers
Richly dark hair can be made to seem even more lush and luxurious thanks to long layered hairstyles, like in this case. Shorter layers near the front add shape to the face, while longer layers along the sides and back create texture and interest.
6. A Touch of Copper Balayage
Layered haircuts for long hair work to amplify balayages, since both are techniques that create the appearance of volume in the hair. In this style, the shortest layers are still quite long, sitting just above the shoulders, and the copper balayage was interestingly kept off of the crown.
7. Long Blown Out Layers
One of the softer long layered hairstyles is achieved by blow-drying the layered ends of the hair outwards, so that most of the volume remains near the bottom. In this look, this styling cheekily shows off the warmer parts of the blonde balayage.
8. Mahogany Curls
Beautiful shades of copper and mahogany come together in long layered hair. The layers start just below the shoulders, so they really draw attention to the beautiful length of the hair.
9. Dirty Blonde and Garnet Layers
This is an excellent example of how well fiercely layered long haircuts can go with extreme hair painting. The curled layers really manage to show off this fierce blend of purples and pale browns.
10. Floating in the Ocean Layers
This subtle teal balayage with brown ends really calls to mind a raft peacefully floating through the ocean, while the curled layers at the end help to represent the waves.
11. Sleek Balayage Layers
Long layered haircuts can also look incredible when given a simple blow dry, like in this style. Thanks to the deep contrast between the balayage and the lowlights, even the subtle wave near the end seemed voluminous.
12. Slate and Lavender Layers
This is one of the more clever ways an expert colorist can utilize long layered haircuts. The hair was dyed in such a way so that under each new layer of hair, a different color would stand out, creating an attention-grabbing multi-color effect in metallic shades of purple.
13. Cascade Blonde Balayage
The layers in this dark brown to blonde balayage start right at the shoulder. Thanks to an expert blowout, long layered hair can seem to cascade down in a dramatic effect.
14. Practical Blonde Balayage Layers
Dark brown contrasts nicely with platinum blonde, especially in layered long haircuts. A bit of face-framing layers near the front add structure, while step layers near the ends add a lot of volume.
15. Princess Layers
For the perfect princess haircut, ultra long layered haircuts are the key! The length and dirty blonde locks ensure you’ll look dainty, while many curled layers will make sure you look voluminous and astounding.
16. Black and Tan Layered Haircut
There are long layered hairstyles that can really play up the uniqueness of a balayage. In this case, the dark roots end right on the first layer, near the chin, and the beachy lower layers are all about that blonde, emphasizing the two-tone effect.
17. Abrupt Layers
If you want to go on the abrupt long layered haircuts route, your dye job better be bangin’. In this look the strands near the face look as though they have been chopped abruptly, but thanks to warm brown and blonde streaks this looks edgy rather than messy.
18. Blonde Tipped Layers
You can add a touch of whimsy to long layered hairstyles, but highlighting only the edges where the layers start. Here the effect is beautiful on brown-black hair, with warm blonde layers that start right below the shoulder.
19. Feather Light Locks
The excellent thing about long layered haircuts is that they can provide a lot of wispy charm to straightened hair. In this case, the model’s brown hair looks feathery soft and breezy thanks to layers that start right at the shoulders.
20. Ginger Danger Layers
Super clean long layered hair on this model looks dynamite thanks to her fiery red coloring. Sleek styling shows off that layers can also look very clean and subdued.
21. Streaked Gentle Layers
These platinum layered ends look especially wispy, which allows them to contrast nicely with the darker streaks near the crown. Thanks to a touch more volume and shorter layers near the face, long layered haircuts like this one can be ultra flattering on all face shapes.
22. Lavender and Gold Wavy Layers
The delicate layering, when combined with velvety soft curls, works to create an especially romantic effect. Lavender and gold hair color shades amp up the effect double fold.
23. Cherry Cola Layers
A wash of dark red along the ends of this long layered hair brightens and deepens this gorgeous cut. This is an example of how modern and flattering layered hairstyles can be.
24. Sleek Golden Balayage Wave
The most gorgeous hair, especially when it comes to long layered haircuts, is always healthy and shiney. In this look we saw delightfully sleek brown to blonde balayage with soft waves, and clean layers just below the shoulders.
25. Baby Blonde Layers
This look is an impossibly bright example of straightened long layered hairstyles. The layers near the front of the face are the shortest, falling right below the chin, and they get progressively longer the further away they get from the face, creating a lovely cascade of hair.
26. Ash and Soot Wavy Layers
Much like the previous cut, the layers start shorter near the face, and get progressively longer. However, because of the wavy styling, the effect is subtler, and instead we get a lot of volume. Dark black and ash blonde blend really beautifully in this style.
27. Layers of Copper Balayage
Copper and dark mahogany shades are an excellent combination that has a lot of depth. Here this long layered hair works beautifully with soft waves, and layers that start just at the shoulder.
28. Subtle Layers with Balayage
The dark brown and blonde balayage is a classic choice for long layered haircuts, even if the layers are not too extreme, starting just below the shoulder.
29. A Touch of Caramel Balayage with Layers
The mixture of long and short layers in this long layered hair is a little more extreme, and pairs beautifully with this mixture of caramel, blonde, and brown shades.
30. Spun Gold Layers
Perfect waves, when paired with a super warm shade of gold, are absolutely perfect for long layered hairstyles. The layers start quite low here, a fair bit below the shoulder, which really adds to the classic blonde princess look.
31. Chocolate Layers
Layers don’t have to take away from extreme length, in long layered haircuts. These gorgeous chocolate locks start being layered a fair bit below the shoulder, making the hair lighter and more manageable, and adding a touch of structure at the end.
32. Platinum White Layers
This is a wispy take on long layered haircuts, with ultra feathery waves and a really bright shade of nearly white blonde. The layers start right at the chin, framing the face really beautifully.
33. Rainbow Jean Layers
The effect of this rainbow balayage on the straightened hair really looks like denim. This shows how well a few wispy layers near the face can work, even when the hair is dyed a crazy color and straightened.
34. Caramel Delight
This is another one of those long layered hairstyles where the difference between the shortest and longest layers really stands out. Dark brown and caramel shades are complemented nicely by the layers and waves.
35. Lush Beachy Layers
Beach season might be over, but don’t let your hair betray that fact! Gorgeous textured long layered hair is emphasized here by the bright blonde highlights that create the illusion of volume right in the center.
36. Violet Layers
This striking violet, lavender, and blonde balayage is a softer take on long layered hair. The gently blow-dried layers begin right below the shoulder, lending a subtle touch of structure.
37. Autumn Ombre Waves
These autumn colors look like they’ve been perfectly windswept, thanks to waved strands that are all twisted in the same direction. It’s a striking and seasonal take on the long layered haircuts.
38. Red Voluminous Layers
When long layered haircuts feature a lot of longer and shorter layers, that is when maximum volume can be achieved, like on this redheaded bombshell with wavy hair.
39. Violet and Grape Layered Balayage
This long layered hair shows us an example of how the layers can bring out the contrast in a beautiful balayage or ombre. The layers here start right at the transition shade from the dark roots to the bright ends.
40. Pumpkin Layers
Perfect for autumn, the face-framing layers look positively windswept and gorgeous. Shades of chocolate brown and pumpkin orange are a delicious combination with long layered haircuts.
41. Dark Mocha Swirl
Lovely, textured waves work perfectly with long layered haircuts, like in this lovely chocolate brown look. A few softer brown strands along the ends of the hair add a touch of brightness and joy.
42. Silver and Brown Layered Balayage
Okay, so maybe those are blonde layers, but they are so cool and glowy they seem like silver! Ultra long layered hair can be beautiful, especially when a few shorter layers make things interesting.
43. Caramel Latte Balayage
This long layered hair looks super soft and thick thanks to a few shorter layers all around the crown. Additionally the contrast between the darker crown and bright caramel rest of the hair also creates a lot of depth.
44. Metallic Lavender Layered Waves
These soft metallics are a total hit this year, so why not pair them with long layered haircuts? Ultra long hair with a ton of wispy waved layers is totally striking.
45. Platinum and Copper Layered Balayage
This gorgeous warm, metallic balayage is totally boosted by the super voluminous curled ends. This long layered hair is extremely layered at the ends, making the length of the hair really stand out.
46. Face Framing Blonde Balayage
This lush balayage long layered hair is especially thick and soft looking, thanks to feathery layers and waves.
47. Caramel to Silver Gradients Curls
Bottle neck curls, like with this astounding gradient, are the perfect complement to long layered hairstyles. They have a romantic, old timey feel, and they amp up the volume that the layers already give to the hair.
48. Queen of Midnight Layers
The same long layered hairstyles that can seem so fun and windswept become magically dark and mysterious with smoother styling, and a midnight blue dark shade like in this picture.
49. Grape Juice and Cotton Candy Layers
The gently tousled waves in the bottom half of this high-contrast balayage really accentuate the cotton candy effect. It’s a fun yet dramatic take on long layered hairstyles.
50. Summertime Sombre Layers
This lovely golden brown sombre is also a perfect example of very subtle layering just along the ends. This long layered hair seems evenly cut, but just a little more interesting.