25 Long, Layered Haircuts for Any Face Shape

Photo of Jennifer Lawrence with blonde hair at the 90th Annual Academy Awards
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If ever there was a go-to style for giving long hair a new look, it would be the long, layered haircut. Whether you want to keep your hair hitting mid-back or just grazing your shoulders, layers have a way of adding texture and movement to long hairstyles that simply can't be overlooked. Perhaps, that's why layers also work well for everyone — no matter your face shape.

"Long layers work well as they create an optical illusion that frames the face and balances the proportions," says professional stylist Eloise Cheung, who has helped celebs like Nina Dobrev and Victoria Justice get red-carpet ready.

While some stylists might direct you towards specific layers to complement your particular face shape, Cheung says the most important thing to keep in mind when choosing a cut is your comfort level. If you like it, wear it.

Need some ideas before you hit up your stylist? Scroll through this gallery of long, layered haircuts worn by 25 of your favorite celebrities.

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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling at the 'Ocean's 8' UK Premiere
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Mindy Kaling stunned at the Ocean's 8 premiere in the UK with long, loose curls parted and tucked behind one ear.

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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato at the 3rd Annual InStyle Awards
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A side part and long, beachy waves paired with a lavender gown at the Third Annual InStyle Awards gave Demi Lovato a dreamy, ethereal look.

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Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox at the 2018 Legacy Awards: A Gala For The Outfest UCLA Legacy Project
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Laverne Cox's dark roots and blonde hair added dimension to her soft waves.

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Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez at Light Nightclub in Las Vegas
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Long, layered hair like Selena Gomez's gets a romantic look with a side part and cascading curls.

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Beyonce at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival
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Switch up your long, layered haircut with brow-grazing bangs and blonde highlights like Beyoncé.

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Leslie Mann

Leslie Mann The 2018 Baby2Baby Gala
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Actress Leslie Mann worked a seriously glammed up look at a 2018 Met Gala, including soft curls throughout her strawberry blonde locks.

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston at the 4th Annual InStyle Awards
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It should come as no surprise that the creator of "The Rachel" can also pull off long layers. Jennifer Aniston added blonde highlights to her super sleek, shoulder-length look.

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Priyanka Chopra

Up close photo of Priyanka Chopra
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Priyanka Chopra's loose curls and straight ends added volume and subtle movement to her copper-highlighted hair.

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Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried Late Night with Seth Meyers
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Amanda Seyfried stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers wearing her trademark blonde layers in loose, undone curls.

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Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell at SiriusXM
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Shay Mitchell was the epitome of ultra-cool during a visit to SiriusXM, pairing effortless wavy hair with a chic oversized blazer.

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Madelaine Petsch

Madelaine Petsch at Knott's Scary Farm And Instagram's Celebrity Night
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Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch parted nearly all of her fiery red hair to one side, finishing it off with barely-there-waves that emphasize the various layers throughout her mane.

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Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival
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Then-pregnant Carrie Underwood wore her trademark layered hair in loose curls parted to the side to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in September of 2018.

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Logan Browning

Logan Browning at the National Women's History Museum's 7th Annual Women Making History Awards
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Dear White People's Logan Browning opted for layers in her naturally curly hair and shimmery eyeshadow for her appearance on the red carpet at the National Women's History Museum's 7th Annual Women Making History Awards.

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Auli'i Cravalho

Auli'i Cravalho at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Day 2018
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Moana's Auli'i Cravalho relied on a deep side part and layered curls that screamed Old Hollywood glam.

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Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh at The 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
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Killing Eve's Sandra Oh proves curly bangs are here to stay with her all-over layered lob.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez at NBCUniversal Summer Press Day 2018
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Score quick layered waves like Jennifer Lopez's on the red carpet with these six products.

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Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington at the 2018 Tony Awards
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Kerry Washington opted for sleek, straight layers at the 2018 Tony Awards.

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Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek at the 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala
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Salma Hayek paired glam layered waves with a shimmering gold dress for the 2018 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art+Film Gala.

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Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner at the Premiere Of STX Entertainment's 'Peppermint'
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Jennifer Garner went for a natural, simple look with nude lips and barely-there makeup paired with soft layered curls.

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon at the 2018 Texas Conference For Women
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Reese Witherspoon is no stranger to the layered look, having worked a number of variations on the style throughout the years. But side-swept bangs with loose curls is a clear winner for the Big Little Lies actress.

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Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello 2018 American Music Awards
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Grammy-nominated Camila Cabello paired eye-grazing bangs with shaggy layers for the 2018 American Music Awards.

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Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel at 'The Sinner' Series Premiere Screening
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Limetown actress Jessica Biel added bangs to her already-layered hair in 2016, tweeting a photo of herself with the caption "FRINGE" as her stylist snipped away.

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Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Loose curls gave Keira Knightley's layers a casual, laid-back look that can just as easily be worn on the red carpet as a night out with friends.

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Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton at a visit to The BBC
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The Duchess of Cambridge is no stranger to voluminous layered curls — in fact, the style is kind of her signature look.

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Jennifer Lawrence

Photo of Jennifer Lawrence with blonde hair at the 90th Annual Academy Awards
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Try using a texturizing shampoo to create Jennifer Lawrence's root-to-tip layered beach waves.

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