Celebrities always have the best hair (and clothes and bodies and parties…). It’s not just the amazing hair color but the actual haircuts that are responsible. A little snip, a little snip there and what do you have – layers! Check out these 10 pictures of celebrity hairstyles with layers for looks that work for straight, thick, and wavy hair. Even better, add a few waves or curls to really showcase those layers and add tons of volume.
The combination of layers and fabulous highlights adds so much depth and texture to straight hair, which can tend to be limp and flat. Jessica Biel has gorgeous ombre hair with subtle layering at the tips. For ultra straight hair, layers add shape, texture, and volume. Olivia Wilde‘s simple yet fabulous layered has hairstyle features long layers, all cut bellow collarbone length. Layers also benefit fine and thin hair. 24’s Yvonne Strahovki is wearing hair long all over for thickness with layering in the last few inches for texture and body that make hair appear more voluminous.
For thick hair, layers bring back movement and body to heavy locks. Olivia Munn‘s hair features understated layers can be, adding angles around the face. Emphasize this gorgeous haircut with a touch of curl at the bottom. Another popular hairstyle with a touch of edge is long hair with short layers. Zendaya Coleman rocks the look with a few shoulder length curls over super long hair.
For hair with some natural wave or body to it, layers bring out all that texture and volume. Or you can get even more of a boost with air-dried waves or some loose curls. Be sure to work with the different lengths of your haircut when using heated styling tools for maximum impact.
Long layered hairstyles with side bangs is one of the most popular hairstyles on the site and the street. There are numerous reasons for that – this cut is flattering on every face shape, works for every hair type, and couldn’t be easier to style. Penelope Cruz shows how gorgeous this style is with thick face framing layers combined with lots of length.
Sophia Vergara is the whole package, smarts and humor, body and style, and of course gorgeous hair. Layers are a must have for super long hair, reducing weight and bulk while hanging on to elbow length locks. Another celebrity wearing those popular loose waves for 2014, Maria Menounos looks fresh from the beach (minus the salty crust) with this pretty hairstyle that looks great on the red carpet and for more casual events.
The always flawless Marnie from Girls, aka Allison Williams, also looks her best on the red carpet. Her easy to wear layered hairstyle is gorgeous air-dried for everyday or with curls and styled side swept bangs for special events. Lea Michelle, possibly as ambitious as her Glee character Rachel Berry, is the latest face (really hair) of L’Oréal. Here super healthy, shiny, and thick looks are perfect with a strapless dress (for prom perhaps) with a shorter layers on side curled over one collarbone.