Layered Hairstyles: The Best Celebrity Inspiration

Layered hairstyles aren’t the easiest hair trend to work – but thanks to our celebrity inspiration edit we guarantee you’ll find a style to suit you.

Whether you want to add extra volume, update your look instantly or just make your hair more manageable, layers are the answer and the A-list agree.

From Jennifer Aniston’s trademark feathered layers to Kate Middleton’s voluptuous curls, there are so many styles to choose from. Curly or straight, choppy or short, layered hairstyles always look amazing with very little effort.

If your hair is long, having it all one length can really swamp your face (especially if you’re rocking thick or super-straight locks). But layered hairstyles give you framing, letting your features stand out.

Another way to soften your face is to try feathering, like The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco or The Saturdays’ Mollie King.

This means you’ll have shorter sections specifically cut into the front of your ‘do, which can either be blow-dried towards or away from your cheeks for a super-glam look.

VIPs who’ve managed to control their naturally thick manes with layered hairstyles include Jennifer Lawrence, Zooey Deschanel, Ashley Greene and Beyoncé.

As previously mentioned, flat hair can be boosted with layering. Use a rounded brush to blow-dry each section and you’ll soon see the very pleasing effect of faux volume.

Ladies who’ve added interest to their bouffants in this way include Cara Delevingne, Caroline Flack, Ellie Goulding and Kristen Stewart.

And guess what – a layered hairstyle will even look great when you wake up in the morning. Hello, on-trend tousled lengths!

Adding layers can also be a great way to incorporate a grown-out fringe into your style. Anna Kendrick’s side-swept bangs look totally deliberate after being expertly cut into her layered ‘do.

Still not convinced layered hairstyles are for you? You will be once you see all these lush celebrity styles…