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Long and Short Layered Haircuts

Layered Haircuts
Nicole Scherzinger and Michelle Williams both wear layered haircuts. Nicole has long black hair, and Michelle's short hair is blonde. Both versions of the layered haircut work well
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Your hair may be curly or sleek, short or long, fine or thick for the marvellously uncomplicated layered haircut. No matter what type of hair you have, the layered haircut is an attractive option. Stars like Michelle Williams and Nicole Scherzinger are quite aware of the beauty of this hairstyle. We like to introduce to you stars and celebrities wearing layered haircuts complete with our styling tips

  • Layered haircuts might be just the right solution if you want to add structure and style to your hairdo. Your hair may be cut feathery light, in distinct steps or it may be cut to a short pixie. The slightly longer version may appeal to you as shag starting at ear level. Long or short layered hairstyles may or may not include fringes. There is no end to your hairstyle choices based on layered or stepped cuts. Best of all, layered haircuts don’t look scraggly if you don’t trim your hair often or decide to grow your hair long.

    Layered haircuts are a low-maintenance style if you keep your hair bouncy, the hair ends intact, and the layers clearly defined.

  • Layered Haircuts and Volume

    Using special shampoos and rinses gets you well on the way toward providing the necessary volume and bounce. You may also like to work volumising mousse through your towel-dry hair for problem-free styling.

    If your layered hair is straight you should blow-dry it strand by strand with the diffuser attached. While blow-drying your hair, pull a round brush through your hair toward the inside from the roots to the hair ends to create even more of the essential volume and bounce. You may then decide to briefly pull the round brush toward the outside if you want your long or medium long hair to turn outward.

  • The Proper Care for Layered Haircuts

    Proper hair care is particularly important for layered haircuts, which only look their best with healthy, shiny hair and intact hair ends. After all, the exposed hair ends define this hairstyle. If necessary, use specialty shampoos, rinses, hair treatments or hair end fluids for damaged hair. Ask your hair stylist to cut off the split ends if the damage is extensive. The benefits are healthier hair and increased bounce and volume.

  • Styling Layered Haircuts

    Layered haircuts stand and fall with the defined steps and accentuated hair ends. To achieve this look hair wax is indispensable. The wax will help you define the look without weighing down or gumming up your hair. As a bonus, the hair wax also intensifies your hair’s shine. Wax also adds volume and is therefore ideal for use with thin hair. Simply rub a small amount of hair wax between your fingers before using them to twirl the ends of individual strands of hair.

    Are you still looking for the layered haircut of your choice? The photos of stars with layered haircuts in our gallery will hopefully provide plenty of inspiration for you.

  • Gallery: Stars Wearing Layered Haircuts

    Layered Haircuts: Ginnifer Goodwin

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    Layered Haircuts: Very Short and Soft

    Gentle steps define Ginnifer Goodwin's soft feminine pixie haircut

    Layered Haircuts: Meg Ryan

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    Layered Haircuts: Short Curls

    Meg Ryan's curly hair is cut in a layered fashion throughout. Thinning her hair prevents it from surrounding her face in a huge cloud. You can easily create this type of curls using a curling iron or foam curlers

    Layered Haircuts: Natasha Bedingfield

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    Layered Haircuts: The Long Shag

    Natasha Bedingfield looks sassy with her long shag. The long fringes are swept sideways and the hair ends are brushed outward during blow-drying

    Layered Haircuts: Portia de Rossi

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    Layered Haircuts: Medium-Length Straight Hair

    Portia de Rossi's layered haircut defines only two large steps. Some of her hair ends turn outward while others curl inward. This lively effect is created by pulling a round brush through the hair either toward the inside or the outside in random fashion

    Layered Haircuts: Carly Rae Jepsen

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    Layered Haircuts with Fringes

    Carly Rae Jepsen's hair is layered only in front. The layering is clearly defined. For women with round faces the layering should not reach higher than chin level. A flat iron can be used to straighten the hair

    Layered Haircuts: Reese Witherspoon

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    Layered Haircuts: Straight Today, Curly Tomorrow

    Layering gives thin hair structure and movement. Reese Witherspoon wears her layered long hair with or without fringes, sometimes straight and sometimes curly

    Layered Haircuts: Anna Kendricks

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    Layered Haircuts: Soft Waves

    The gentle layering of Anna Kendrick's hair starts at ear level. This adds springiness to her waves, which begin cascading at chin level

    Layered Haircuts: Lily Aldridge

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    Layered Haircuts: Large Waves and Two-Tone Colour

    Lily Aldridge's long large waves are cut in distinct steps starting at chin level. This hairstyle works particularly well for women with heart-shaped or round faces. You can create the large waves using large-diameter curlers or wide curling iron. Lighter streaks starting at chin level enhance the lively character of this hairstyle