Hair inspiration: Layered hairstyles
Mad Men's resident vixen, Christina Hendricks, incorporates lots of long layers into her curly bob, which prevents the hairstyle from feeling bottom-heavy. For similarly soft waves, curl 2-in. sections using a medium-shaft iron, alternating direction from section to section.
Angled layers frame Kate Hudson’s face and take some weight off her fine, blonde hair, giving the style lightness and movement. Work with a paddle or round brush and blow dryer to keep front layers like hers smooth and sleek.
Jennifer Hudson embraces her natural ringlets with a little help from the right layered cut. Vertical layers throughout ensure height and volume at her roots—plus the perfect amount of weight at the ends.
You might expect long hair paired with middle part like Jennifer Lawrence's to weigh a face down—but soft layers cut deep into her strands keep the look super sexy. By beginning layers a few inches below chin length, this cut gives hair tons of bounce.
Kerry Washington’s mid-length bob, cut precisely with graduated layers, ensures her spiral curls fall just right. For this same multi-tonal dimension, try blending in caramel or mocha highlights.
Carrie Underwood keeps her bangs wispy, which helps them blend into cascading layers of curls.
A center part and lots of length lend a classic feel to Ashley Green's look. Layers just at the bottom third of her hair keep the style from being weighted down.
Curls add texture to Miranda Lambert's long layers and create a party-perfect look.
Supermodel Chanel Iman keeps her layers long and balances the cut with piece-y bangs.
The Friends With Benefits star, Mila Kunis looks radiant with long, glossy layers that complement her face shape and draw attention to her sultry eyes.
Rose shows off her sexy side by softly curling her long layers.
For medium-length hair like actress Kate Walsh’s, ask your stylist to add piecey layers, which will give the look sexy volume and definition.
Kate Moss accomplishes that sexy, just-crawled-out-of-bed look with long layers, messy bags and just a little bit of wave.
The model, Helen Christensen rocks precisely cut layers that are flipped out at the ends, giving the look shape and volume. Bangs add a soft element to the look.
Minka’s long, wavy layers are fit for a Charlie’s Angel. Get the look using a large barrel curling iron and letting hair cool for 10 minutes before brushing through.
The style chameleon, Rihanna puts a '70 spin on her look with lots of layers and a beachy texture.
The actress, Donna D'Errico shows off a cut that’s the perfect face-framing style. Her long cascading layers soften a center part.
Actress Selma Blair shows off a bouncy, shoulder-length style accented by whispy bangs.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Kim Zolciak shows off her blonde bombshell locks with a cut that gives her lots of bounce and body.
A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.