Layered haircuts are versatile, flattering and easy to wear. Short, mid, long, curly, wavy, straight… whatever type you’re going for, layers work with just about every hair type, length and style. To get the most from layered haircuts, there are a few things you can do with a tool or two, some decent styling products and maybe a bit of colour.
Styling Layered Haircuts
Here are our tips on how to style layered haircuts for a look that is flawless and gorgeous.
Invest in quality tools.
You will needquality tools if you want your layers to truly stand out (and not in a bad way). These will help you play around with different styles - straightening, curling sections, doing flips, adding subtle waves or going for a natural look. You can never go wrong with a ghd. There’s a good reason this tool has maintained its spot as the top styling aid. Aflat iron will mainly straighten your hair but you can also use it to add layers and even curls. You also get ghd curling tongs that will give you even more ways to style your layers. A decenthairdryer with a diffuser is also essential. For straightening and soft waves, theL’Oréal Professionnel SteamPod 3.0 Steam Hair Straightener will be your new best friend. Then, of course, you’ll need a brush or two, including Paddle brushes,natural bristle brushes andceramic brushes.
Use the right products.
Along with tools, you’ll also need a few styling products that further help you rock your layers.Heat protection is a must-have, to protect your hair when you straighten, curl or style.Wax can help to keep wispy layers in place for shorter styles. Serums, oils and other products can be used to add gloss once your hair has been styled.Hairspray will hold the style in place without weighing it down too much. Avoid using heavier products such as gel, which will ruin the soft movement of layers.
Enhance with colour.
You can also maximise your layers by adding colour. Highlights, balayage, low-lights and other similar multi-dimensional colour is the best bet. Not sure which highlights are best? Read our guide tochoosing the right highlights. This will give your layers more of a natural look. Don’t forget to useproducts for colour treated hair to maintain your colour, prevent brassy undertones and keep colour looking more natural.
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