Long layered hairstyles look good on so many people because the styles mix everything into one cut: romance, tradition, innovation, fun, volume, shape and texture. Layered hairstyles help add a breath of fresh air to almost any tired look. Layering is so popular among trendy hairstyles because it manages to look trendy without being so particular that it quickly goes out of style.
Layered Bangs and Tips
The layered bangs and tips hairstyle only layers the bang and tip areas of your hair, leaving the rest alone. The bangs can be changed to suit your face, but need to remain soft and slightly side swept. The very ends of you hair should have some soft feather layers as well. The remaining hair should be worn straight and flowing. This cut adds a small amount of dimension while allowing a flowing appearance to remain.
A long layered haircut really does help keep your hair long. No layer should be cut above chin length. Then gradual, almost feathered layers, should cascade down the sides to add tons of texture. The back of the head should have a little layering towards the ends, but needs to be left mostly alone.
One of the top trendy hairstyles is the long, layered, shag haircut. This is a simple cut that keeps the hair sharp and straight. The very back hair is kept long and a new, shorter layer is added every few inches. The heavy layering is done to maximize angles and add depth. The bangs should be cut no shorter than your earlobes and can be straight or side swept. This style looks best when the ends of the hair are kept straight, rather than curled in or out.
Layering long hair is a great way to help keep some curls. The layering lightens up the strands, makes the curls more apparent. The soft curls style goes with very light layering, using just a few levels in front. You can have short or long bangs with this style, or no bangs at all. The key to the soft curls is to use a large curling iron to give a few ringlets around the face. The rest of the hair should be curled towards the tips, adding volume and a smooth style.
A soft feather cut is great for so many faces because it's a very subtle take on layering. The hair is cut in soft, gradual layers around the head to create a slightly wispy look. A soft feather can be done with straight or oval ends and with or without bangs. However, there does need to be some tapering around the face, with at least a few strands around ear length.