Layered haircuts with long layers are gaining popularity again, as long layers allow for a large number of different styling choices. Styling long layered hair can seem like a daunting task, but with a little practice will be a simple part of your everyday routine.

Things You'll Need

Begin by straightening your long layers. While your hair is damp, use the blow dryer and round brush to straighten your hair. Run the brush through your hair while blow-drying it a section at a time. Roll the brush under as you reach the end of your hair to ensure your ends all lay in the same direction. Continue until your hair is completely dry and straight. Apply hair spray if you choose.

Plug in your curling iron and allow it to heat up, if you wish to curl your layers. Separate your hair into four sections, pulling three of the sections up and securing them with hair clips. This will allow you to curl each section individually and not miss any pieces of hair.

Curl each section of your hair, re-clipping it gently after you have completed a section. Remove the clips once you have worked your way through all four sections. Run a comb or pick through your hair to separate the curls. Spray them gently with the hair spray of your choice to hold your curls in place.

Pull your hair back for another simple option for long layers. Dampen your brush and run it through your hair, gathering your hair at the back of your head. If you wish to put your hair up in a simple ponytail, secure the hair at the back of your head with an elastic band.

Use a twist if you want to add a bit of class and sophistication. Twist your hair at the back of your head, clip it near the base of the twist and allow the excess hair to fall over the top of the clip.

Pull the top part of your layers away from your face, leaving the majority of your layers down and loose. To achieve this look, separate your hair, pulling a bit of it away from the top of your head. Comb the separated section back and clip it. Or, apply an elastic band to the section.

Braid your long layered hair, if you wish to keep it completely secured and easy to manage. Comb your hair toward the back of your head and separate it into three sections. Braid those three sections together and secure the end with an elastic band.


  • Use hair spray or hair gel sparingly. Applying too many hair-care products to long layered hair can cause the hair to dry out and break.