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The Hottest Layered Haircuts for Long Hair of 2013

I love layered haircuts for long hair. A good layered haircut gives your hair body, bounce and accentuates your best features. There are lots of different ways you can go with layered haircuts for long hair which means you should have no problem finding a style that perfectly suits you. If you like one of the styles we’re about to talk about but aren’t sure whether or not it will suit your face shape, talk to your stylist. Even if it isn’t a perfect match, your stylist may be able to alter the style to make it more complementary to you. Make sure that you have a stylist you can really talk to though. You need to be able to trust your stylist to listen to what you want and you have to trust that he or she will be honest with you about what will and won’t work.¬†Remember, in the end, your stylist wants you to look good. Your fantastic haircut is great for their business.The layered hairstyles for long hair on this list are stylish, fairly easy to maintain, work on a variety of face shapes and, in most cases, can be changed to meet your personal needs. With that said, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are tons of beautiful layered haircuts for long hair out there. Look at all of your options before you make your decision. Figure out what you want from your style. Figure out what you need from your style. Do you need something low maintenance that can be dressed up for special events? Do you have a little extra time in the morning to deal with something that requires a little more upkeep? Do you want to draw attention to your eyes? Your cheeks? Your mouth? Narrow down your choices to two or three options that really appeal to you and ask your stylist to help you pick what will work best for you. Use the styles on this list as inspiration. Let’s get started.

image via fanpop.com
image via fanpop.com

Soft Waves with Layers

This sexy style works great with bangs or without bangs and can compliment any face shape when done properly. You’re going to want to opt for layers that not only suit your face shape but also work with the texture of your hair. Although the style will be far more ‘low maintenance’ if you have naturally wavy hair, you can still opt for this one even if you have straight hair. It just means a little more work. If done properly though, you should still be able to wear this style and look great even if you leave your hair straight.

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image via fanpop.com

Razor Cut Layers

Out of all the layered haircuts for long hair on this list, this one is my personal favorite. I love the sleek, modern look razor cut layers offer. I always stayed away from layers myself until my stylist suggested I try out a long style with razor cut layers. I absolutely loved it and have been a layer fan ever since. If you’re looking to try out a bold, new look, this could be the style for you. It’s fun, flirty and youthful but can still be sophisticated when you want a more mature look. This one works on many different face shapes and can be a fun idea, even if you only go for it once.

*Just a note before we move on. The image above shows Taylor Momsen wearing a shorter razor cut hairstyle but I chose to use it because I think it really shows how great a razor cut hairstyle can look when it’s done right. If you opted for this look, you could take the photo to your stylist and ask him or her to give you something¬†inspired by this look but specify you want something with a little more length. Most stylists will have little trouble coming up with something fantastic.

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image via becomegorgeous.com

Deep Layers with Flipped Up Tips

I love this look although I’ve never tried it myself. It is modern and youthful but still has a classic sort of feel. It takes a little work to keep it looking fresh but if you have a little extra time to spend on your hair in the morning, it can be a great option. I like this style paired with side swept bangs personally but if side swept bangs aren’t your thing, you can go for something a little different. This style works on a variety of face shapes and can be altered to suit you by altering the length of the layers. If you’re looking for a trendy hairstyle that feels current and modern without being too over the top, this could be the perfect choice for you.

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image via fashionsplanet.com

Choppy Layers

This is another personal favorite of mine. It offers that casual, modern look without taking it too far. It can be dressed up for formal occasions or just left as is for school or casual downtime with friends. I think what I like most about this style though is the options it gives you when it comes to wardrobe. Left as is, this style can look great with jeans and a tank or a prom dress and heels. For me, that versatility is incredibly appealing. I don’t always have time to screw around with my hair so knowing I can just wash it, brush it and go is always nice.

image via hairstylesweekly.com
image via hairstylesweekly.com

Sleek Layers

When it comes to layered haircuts for long hair, the sleek layered hairstyle is an absolute classic and it’s a classic for a reason. It’s incredibly versatile and looks lovely on just about anyone. You can choose to wear it with blunt bangs, soft bangs, side swept bangs or no bangs at all. This look goes work best with deep layers and a middle part but if that doesn’t work for you, your stylist may be able to come up with a variation on the look that suits you a bit better. In truth, even with very slight alterations, this style can work for just about everyone.

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