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60+ Layered Haircuts and Hairstyles You'll Wish You'd Done Sooner

Major hair inspiration, ahead.

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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.

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Priyanka Chopra's Face-Framing Layers

Perfect bedhead hair, coming right up. To recreate Chopra's soft, loose, face-framing layers, use a round brush toward the crown to add volume that'll accentuate your chin area.

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Jessica Simpson's Subtle Layering

Simpson's long bombshell blonde hair with subtle layers are the perfect way to breathe life into flat hair. Also, don't be afraid of dark roots!

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Jeanie Mai's Wavy Bob

Mai went for a choppy layered bob with a subtle hint of color on her ends. Her hair looks so full thanks to a bit of texture and volume from styling loose waves.

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Brie Larson's Angled Bob

Play around with the length of your lob by cutting a few angled layers. Tuck one side for even more dimension, and to show off a good earring.

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Megan Fox's Long Brunette Layers

Fox's wavy brunette long layers can easily be achieved with a medium barrel curling iron. Patiently curl your hair piece-by-piece and maintain the length by cutting layers past the shoulders.

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Giuliana Rancic's Choppy Lob

Jazz up a classic blunt bob with a bright hair color, like Rancic's sunny blonde shade, and lots and lots of layers all over for added texture.

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Eva Longoria's Classic Layers

There's no such thing as "perfect" curls, and Longoria's soft bends prove so. Add body and volume to naturally thin hair by curling the hair away from the face.

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Melina Matsoukas's Triangle Cut

Matsoukas's chin-length curly bob with short layered bangs is an effortless update to a blunt bob. Bookmark this style if you want to file your curls under "cool girl hair".

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Kerry Washington's Shoulder Length Waves

You can never go wrong with shoulder length curls and a middle part. Washington has the ability to pull off just about any style and this shoulder length staple is no different.

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Sofia Vergara's Honey Blonde Waterfall Curls

Vergara's long layers and waterfall curls is the perfect approach to an old Hollywood classic look. Can someone say stunning?

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Lana Condor's Piecey Bob

Here's evidence that blunt bangs and bobs pair perfectly together. Condor stuns with a blunt bang that transitions very effortlessly into her layered cut bob.

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Regina Hall's Wispy Curls

To achieve a classic '70s inspired look, subtly layer the front of your hair and curl the strands outward away from the face for a feathered curl effect.

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Rachel Brosnahan's Honey Blonde Bob

Brosnahan's sleek bob evolves into voluminous texture toward the ends thanks to wispy layers and a few bends with a curling iron.

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Olivia Holt's Wispy Waves

Holt's wispy layers and light waves is an easy yet chic way to style a classic bob. Oh, and embrace the flyaways and let them work in your favor.

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Tessa Thompson's Asymmetrical Curly Bob

Thompson adds some personality to her blunt cut curly bob by cutting a few layers within the crown. Layering naturally curly hair is the perfect way to achieve additional volume.

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Alanna Arrington's Curly Mane

Curly bangs are a hit when done right! Arrington's bangs are slightly layered to keep the look full and voluminous but not too heavy.

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Jennifer Lawrence's Fabulously Frizzy Curls

A little frizz and humidity (thank you summer) won't do any harm to layers, as Lawrence's natural curls showcase. With layers, the more volume the better.

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Zendaya's Face-Framing Curls

Cutting your curls may seem scary, but I promise you curly bangs will not be a mistake. Layers will give your natural curls so much definition.

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Emily Ratajkowski's Slept-In Layers

Layers look good as hell on second and third-day hair. Emrata's just-rolled-out-of-bed hair at the Vanity Fair Oscar's party proves bedhead waves are red-carpet worthy.

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Bella Hadid's Brushed-Out Curls

Don't fret if you have naturally fine hair like Hadid. Brushed-out curls and layers will add fullness.

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Dua Lipa's Blunt Bob

Who says your bob has to be one length? No one. If you're looking for a fun way to jazz up a simple bob, take Lipa's asymmetrical layers as inspo to experiment with length.

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Sophie Turner's Soft Bends

Turner's uncomplicated style prove that even a little flick of your wrist with a flat-iron will create the perfect shape, since cut layers do most of the work for you.

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Jessica Alba's Old Hollywood Waves

The classic, '50s S-waves look just as good with layers. Just use a 1"-barrel curling iron to replicate the timeless look of these polished curls.

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Ciara's Feathered Lob

Modernize Farrah Fawcett-styled feathered hair with a center part like Ciara's, and blonde highlights will help, too. Parting your layers straight down the middle is a classic trick to accentuate your facial features.

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Zoe Saldana's Tousled Texture

Saldana's simple, soft bends + layers might as well be your bread and butter if you want a no-brainer style to fall back on when you have zero time.

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Laura Harrier's Epic Messy Ponytail

We all know it takes effort to pull off an effortlessly undone ponytail as perfect as Harrier's (ugh, the irony). To add personality to your ponytail, curl your layers and let a few strands fall freely in the front for a face-framing effect.

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Kate Mara's Asymmetrical Pixie

Short hair serves layers well with lots and lots of volume. Mara's wispy side-bangs add a dimension of eccentricity to to this choppy style.

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Shay Mitchell's Sun-Kissed Waves

You may not be on vacation but that doesn't mean you can't bring the beach to your hair by livening up highlighted layers with a tousled texture like Mitchell's.

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Taraji P. Henson's Texturized Bob

Henson opted for choppy layers and thick, side-swept bangs to create an anled bob that looks full, not frumpy.

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Gigi Hadid's Waterfall Curls

Curls on non-layered hair can look juvenile, but Hadid does it right with a ton of long layers that lend themselves to a cascade of curls.

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