50 Gorgeous Layered Hairstyles for Longer Hair

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You've finally grown out that lob — now what? Take some inspiration from your favorite celebrities — Jennifer Garner, Reese Witherspoon, and more — and add volume to your long hair. One trip to the salon, a few award-winning products, and a curling wand (or hair staightener!) will have your layers looking special occasion ready in no time.

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Thandie Newton Hair - 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
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Layered Mega Curls

Go au naturel like Thandie Newton. A conditioning foam, like Pantene Pro-V Classic Clean Foam Conditioner ($6, target.com) will keep the frizz at bay while giving you mega-volume. Win-win.

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Melissa McCarthy Hair - 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
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Ombré Layers

In addition to layers, Melissa McCarthy's subtly gradient color helps add gorgeous dimension.

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Anne Hathaway Hairstyle - 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
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Center-parted Hair

Change it up and run your comb down the middle for a change. Of course the symmetrical style looks great on Anne Hathaway, but the quick switch slims down any face.

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Halle Berry Hair - 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
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Highlights and Bangs

Throw in highlights, as demonstrated by Halle Berry, for a summer-y vibe.

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Laura Dern Hair - 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
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Bouncy Layers

Who says older women can't have long hair? At 51 years old, Laura Dern is still rocking big, bouncy curls in her long locks — proof that you should grow it out if you want to.

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Dakota Johnson Hair - Tribute To Agnes Varda - 17th Marrakech International Film Festival
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Blunt Bangs with Curly Hair

Add over-the-eyebrow bangs for some serious drama. (And here's how to style them to frame your face.)

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Tyra Banks Hairstyle - Celebrities Visit Build - November 29, 2018
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'60s Voluminous Layers

Turn into a modern-day Brigitte Bardot by teasing the hair around your crown like Tyra Banks.

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Awkwafina Hairstyle - 22nd Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Arrivals
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Beachy Layers

Give beachy, air-dried layers a more refined finish by deeply parting your hair and keeping the shallow side tucked behind your ear.

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Christie Brinkley Hairstyle - 2018 FN Achievement Awards
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Beachy and Blonde Layers

To get beachy waves like Christie Brinkley's all year round, follow these easy tutorials.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Hairstyle - WSJ Tech D.Live
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Sun-Kissed Hair

Ask your stylist to add gold highlights and curl your hair like Gwyneth Paltrow's for a youthful hairdo.

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Aubrey Plaza Hairstyle - Premiere Of FX's 'Legion' Season 2 - Arrivals
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Side-parted Hair

For a style that's nearly blunt but just a tad more natural, add slightly shorter layers towards the inside like Aubrey Plaza's.

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Taylor Swift Hairstyle - InStyle And Warner Bros. Golden Globes After Party 2019 - Arrivals
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Long Hair with Side Bangs

Self-conscious about your forehead? Try long, side-swept bangs like Taylor Swift's.

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Madeline Brewer Hairstyle - 70th Emmy Awards - Arrivals
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Accessorized Hairstyle

Try an elegant new look by taking inspo from Madeline Brewer and adding a cute, white flower to one side of your hair.

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Carrie Underwood Hairstyle - The 52nd Annual CMA Awards - Arrivals
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Southern Belle Layers

Big curls, feathered layers and lots of volume — this style, as seen on Carrie Underwood, is sure to turn heads.

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jennifer garner Hairstyle
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Soft and Curly Layers

Loosely-curled ends look extra-polished on Jennifer Garner. Use a larger round brush to achieve the same smooth bounce, or a smaller one for extra lift.

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Kelly Preston Hairstyle - Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen - Season 15
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Chin-Length Layers

Try Kelly Preston's haircut by asking your stylist for layers starting around your chin.

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mindy kaling hair
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Dressed Up Beachy Hair

Beachy waves aren't only for the beach, as proven by Mindy Kaling. She takes the look to a more polished place with a finishing product like Phyto Phytolisse Ultra Glossing Finishing Serum ($30, amazon.com).

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Meghan Markle hairstyle
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Super Sideswept Layers

Don't be afraid of a deep side part — Meghan Markle's asymmetric look creates lots of volume (and looks trés chic). Of course, a tiara is highly recommended.

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mandy moore hairstyle
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Half-Up Messy Bun Hairstyle

Show off your length while keeping your hair out of your face in the cutest possible way: a high-set messy bun with a strand wrapped around the hair tie ($6, amazon.com).

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amanda seyfried hairstyle
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Big Blonde Curly Hair

Follow Amanda Seyfried's lead and add volume to your blowout. Headband is optional.

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cindy crawford hairstyle
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Flipped Away Layers

A modern take on Farrah Fawcett's feathery flips, Cindy Crawford's cut features a cascade of layers around the face that can be blow-dried inward or, as seen here, outward for a retro look.

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People's Choice Awards 2018 - Arrivals
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Layered Hairstyle with Parted Bangs

Keep it classic: Get Christina Hendricks's refreshed red look with a dramatic hue, curtain bangs, and lots o' curls.

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savannah guthrie hairstyle
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Half Up Half Down Hairstyle

Keep your hair out of your way by parting it in this cute, half-up-half-down style. Frame your face with a few loose curls (hint: take a peek at our top curling wands!) á la Savannah Guthrie.

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drew barrymore hairstyle
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Natural Wavy Hair

Or keep your waves nice and simple with a center part, like Drew Barrymore, cut to frame your face.

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kelly clarkson hairstyle
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Super-Long Layers

Kelly Clarkson is channeling 1970s Cher with center-parted, super-straight strands.

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kim kardashian hairstyle
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Wet-Look Hairstyle

The wet look looks especially great on super-long hair like Kim K's. Use a soft-hold gel like IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel ($25, amazon.com) while your hair is damp and do a little scrunching to keep it looking not-quite-dry.

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Priyanka Chopra Hairstyle
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Sleek and Deeply Parted Hair

Play with your part and texture! Usually seen with big waves and a middle part, Priyanka Chopra proves just how versatile long layers can be.

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heidi klum hairstyle
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Angled Layers

When you're growing out your bangs and they're too long to be worn as fringe but not as long as the rest of your hair, do as Heidi Klum does and straighten the shorter pieces to blend in with the length.

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reese witherspoon hairstyle
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Messy Yet Polished Layers

Messy waves don't have to mean frizz. Use a smoothing cream like Living Proof T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler ($17, amazon.com) for an air-dried-yet-under-control look.

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Connie Britton Hairstyle
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Side-Parted and Layered Waves

Play with your part to make your waves as effortless Dirty John star Connie Britton's hair always looks.

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