Layers are one of the best beginner options when you need help figuring out where to start when getting a haircut. The versatility of layered haircuts makes them trendy and adored by many celebrities. They come in many different shapes and sizes and work well with any hair texture when executed properly. One major benefit of sporting a layered cut is how flattering the results are when framing the layers to a person’s distinct face shape. Volume, movement, shape, and fullness are a few other qualities that make having layers appealing. Layered hairstyles are a great alternative when not ready for a big chop.

Whether you’re in the mood for a layered haircut with bangs or feel confident trying out a bob, scroll through our styling recommendations for face-framing layers on coily, curly, and wavy hair.

1. Curtain Bangs and Long Layers

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Bangs can be tricky because they can go one or two ways: you either love or hate them.

Curtain bangs are an option that achieves a similar frame without having to do the risky traditional chop. Carol’s Daughter recommended that the best way to achieve this desired look is to cut gradually on dry, defined hair. When deciding the length, the hair care brand also mentioned starting long and cutting more if needed.

2. Middle Part Coiled Afro

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Definition and shape are crucial to accomplishing this fun and flirty hairstyle. For a fuller and more voluminous look, consult with a stylist when deciding the best way to cut layers and shape an afro. Finger coiling is a low-maintenance styling technique that can last up to two weeks. Although it is a tedious process, the results are worth it!

3. Heart-Shaped Wash and Go

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Perfect for Valentine’s Day, this fun style requires cutting the hair in layers to achieve the heart shape. Cutting at a vertical angle is crucial to getting the maximum volume and depth out of this style. After defining, scrunch the front parts of the wash and go to mold and shrink the curls right above the eyebrows.

4. Shag Haircut for Curly Hair

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This ’80s-inspired haircut emphasizes the curl’s texture and is flattering for many face shapes because of its versatility. A leave-in conditioner helps maintain this style by keeping the curls moisturized and frizz-free. Scrunching different pieces with your hands adds the distinct shape that makes this haircut stand out.

5. Deep Side Part 

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One of the many benefits of curly hair is the ability to repurpose a hairstyle and create a new look. Add more drama by parting the hair lower than where it naturally separates on the side that fits your face frame the best. Reshape the hair’s symmetry and adjust it to your liking.

6.  Curly Wolf Cut

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A blend between the mullet and the shag, this hairstyle has become very popular and has been seen on many celebrities walking the red carpets. Master hairstylist Naté Bova told Instyle that cutting layers around the face frame, sides, and back ensures that the top of the hair is flatter and not round. You get the best of both worlds with a curly wolf-cut!

7. Wavy Hair Short Layered Bob

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Bobs will always be in season all year long. Different ways to style this include parting the hair down the middle or on the side with a part of your hair tucked for a more chic look. Cutting long face-framing layers creates this look. Add mousse to give it extra movement and body!

8. Fringe Bangs on Choppy Wavy Hair

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Any hair type and texture can pull off this two-for-one cut, especially those with wavy hair. Asking a hairstylist to taper the sides of the bang so they blend into the remaining parts of your hair makes for the perfect pairing. 

9. Tousled Wavy Layers 

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Rocking a tousled hairstyle is not as messy as it sounds. This other popular style is often achieved with a curling iron, but the look can still be achieved without heat. Simply wet the hair, split it down the middle or on the side for your desired part, and braid the pieces. The braids must be completely dry before unraveling and brushing them out.

Entering a new month is a good enough reason to justify trying a new hairstyle, including a fresh haircut. The range of possibilities that layered hairstyles provide makes these popular looks more inviting. Keeping textured hair moisturized, free of frizz, and bouncy makes all the difference.

Interested in learning more? Find out which hair care products work best for your coils, curls, and wavy textures!

1. UNITE BOING Moisture Curl Cream

2. Rucker Roots AntiFrizz Silkening Growth Serum

3. Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Refresher Spray

We’re loving all these face framing layers, which one will you try this season? Let us know in the commetns!

Giana Levy

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