Need a hair cut but feeling completely and totally uninspired? We get it, and we've been there—until we discovered the magical powers of layering. Sure, you've probably had some layers since you were a preteen, but we're not talking about the long, blunt, blah layers of middle school, but instead the choppy, face-framing, eye-skimming layers that turn bobs and ponytails into works of art. And to get you inspired, we've pulled the best of the best layered celebrity looks to screenshot and take to your hairstylist, pronto.
Likewise, beachy waves work especially well on long layers that start from the chin down. Just think of all the hair-flipping potential.
Warmer highlights like these look even better in layers since they're interspersed with Lawrence's darker, brunette color (hence the multi-tonal effect).
Yes, even though this look skews a little Charlie's Angels, the flippy bangs are everything, not to mention the chin-length layers that add extra volume to this blowout.
Round brush your mid-length layers towards your chin for this super approachable, low-maintenance look.
With long hair like Barrymore's, ask your stylist to start layering a few inches up from the bottom and then part your hair in the middle for staggered curtains of hair.
If you have shoulder-length layers and a round brush to spare, try blow-drying the ends of your hair both away and towards your chin to achieve a billowy, voluminous effect.
Cara's long, loose curls of varying lengths are the ideal middle ground (not too fussy, but not boring, either) for just about any occasion. The balayage highlights are just the frosting *chef's kiss* on top.
For girls with short to long face-framing layers, part your hair down the middle. Blow-drying downwards to prevent flyaways, twirl a round brush inwards towards your chin for a rounded blowout like Watson's. Now if only we could figure out how to get those brows...
The trick to pulling off this beachy waves, deep side-part look? Long, shoulder length layers and liberal spritzing with some sea salt spray.
Minimal highlights plus sleek, face-framing strands = the easy recipe for subtle glamour. To lighten up long, thick hair, add some shorter to longer layers starting by your shoulders.
Part hair to the side and curl it in uneven sections for a messy, textured look.
The choppy, textured look here comes courtesy of the layers that underscore Stewart's auburn highlights. And, how could we not mention the elegant tucked back hair? So easy, so chic.
A layered, modern Rapunzel style that looks even better in ombre.
On gorgeous layers like Middleton's, use a medium barrel iron on your ends to achieve spirals of varying lengths.
The key to Knightley's textured bob is piece-y, crimped layers that might remind you of your favorite '90s beauty looks.
This style looks gorgeous whether or not you've got an invitation to a red carpet event or not: all-over highlights with cascading waves.
How does a supermodel keep her long layers looking fresh? She adds subtle balayage highlights towards the ends, that's how.
The Swiftian version of the lob has a choppy texture and shaggy, mid-length layers. Try blow drying your hair first one direction across your head and then the other to avoid any flatness.
When you've got piece-y layers like Miller's, achieving this adorable wispy style is as simple as wrapping hair lightly around a straightening iron for subtle waves.
Extreme hues only look better when they're layered and choppy, no?
On finer hair with super subtle layering, add some body by spritzing some texturing spray throughout your hair and scrunching at the roots.
The easiest way to add dimension to medium-length layers: face-framing bangs.
All about these swooshing sections of hair that delicately frame J.Lo's face.
Hudson keeps this straight, layered look interesting with dark roots that draw the eye.