Adding layers is a great way to update your long hairstyle for this summer. Cutting long layers into straight, thick, and wavy hair adds movement and reduced bulk, keeping your long locks looking their best. From hot days, to play dates, to romance, these layered hairstyles will keep long hair gorgeous with minimal effort from you.
Thick hair can be a drag in summer. The volume increases with humidity, often widening strands at the bottom into a triangular profile. A collarbone length cut has enough weight to keep hair under control without weighting you down. Long layers thinned from the bottom keeps hair in a feminine shape and flowing freely. Avoid blunt lines that make hair look and feel heavier and short layers that may fly out of control. For a little extra help, use a light-hold spray gel.
Add shape and texture to straight hair with graduated layers. This angled long hairstyle is cut into a V-shape. Add extra volume and texture by blowing hair upside down, even for just a few minutes. Amp up body by adding products such as a volumizing mousse or root lifter on damp hair or before blow drying.
Wavy haired lasses start with the coveted beachy waves. Summer humidity amps up the sexy, tousled look. However, too much moisture in the air also adds frizz and may cause some parts of hair to fall flat. Long layers, cut halfway between the crown and ends, keep hair full with waves and not frizzy. For thick hair, extra thinning at the bottom will help lighten your load. But avoid razor or serrated cutting that weakens the ends of wavy hair. For extra hold, style hair with a silicone serum.
Layers keep wavy hair loose, carefree, and sexy. Get a nice rounded shape with layers all around the bottom of the haircut. For easy wash and go styling, gently scrunch and twist hair while towel or blow drying hair. Bump up waves with a curl enhancer or this easy DIY salt spray. Finish the look with some wax or paste for the classic piecy beachy look.