Should I Get Layers in My Hair? Everything You Need To Know

11 January 2022 | Wet Cut

Have you been asking yourself, should I get layers in my hair? They’re trendy and look beautiful on others, but you may be wondering if they will work their magic on you.

We’re here to let you know that layers can look beautiful on everyone! But that’s probably not enough to convince you, so we’ve broken down everything you need to know about layers if you’re considering them.


What does layering your hair do?

Layering is a haircut technique where your stylist will cut varying lengths into your hair. The hair will transition from shorter lengths at the top to longer lengths at the bottom seamlessly, which gives the appearance of layers.

But what does layering your hair do? Why would you want different lengths throughout your hair? Well, layered hair does the following:


  1. Creates the illusion of longer hair

Firstly, long layers give the illusion of longer hair, due to the contrast with the shorter layers. So, if you’ve thought about hair extensions, definitely consider long layers to trick people into thinking your hair is longer (it’ll be our little secret!). 


  1. Adds volume, movement and bounce

Layers are also fabulous at adding extra volume and movement to your hair. If you struggle with flat looking hair, layers will really give it the oomph it needs.


  1. Reduces the weight of your hair

Lastly, if you’re looking for a way to reduce the weight of your hair whilst still keeping it looking thick and luscious, layers were made for you! 


So, should I get layers in my hair?

With these factors in mind, let’s explore whether layers are right for you. 


  1. How thick is your natural hair?

One of the main things to consider when asking for layered hair is how thick your hair is.

If you have thin, fine hair, then you might still get away with some very light layers, however this can actually make your hair look even less full. 

Instead of traditional layers, you could opt for some hidden layers that sit underneath the surface of your hair. These will give the illusion of thicker hair, but won’t thin out your hair even further.

Another great option is long, textured layers. These will add volume and movement to your ends but won’t reduce your hair density too much. 

At Tierney Salons Hertford, we always know how to bring out the beauty in your hair, so rest assured if you want layers, we’ll find a way to make it work for your hair type.


  1. What is your hair texture?

As mentioned above, we can always find the right layers for your hair type and texture. However your hair texture plays a big role in what type of layers will suit you best. 


If you have straight, thick hair, you may find that your hair can sometimes look very bulky and flat. To add more flow and movement, we recommend long feathered layers.


When it comes to wavy hair, you really are blessed with the perfect hair for layers. In a nutshell, you can have your pick of the litter in terms of layer types, however we recommend some textured layers to enhance your waves and spice up your style.


Have you got tight curly hair? Layering can be great for your locks, especially if you find that they can look weighed down at times. We recommend focusing your layering on the ends to add a beautiful shape to the hair.

Blonde woman with wavy layered hair
  1. Do you like extra volume?

We’ve mentioned that layers tend to add extra volume to the hair, but is volume your style?

We often see the word volume and automatically associate it with perfect hair, when actually some people aren’t fans. If you love having sleek, perfectly  smoothed out hair, then the added volume will remove this and give you a more tousled, effortless look.


  1. Is low-maintenance styling your thing?

When it comes to styling your layered hair, there is a lot you can do. Love the bouncy blow out trend? Well, layers will completely elevate the effect of a blowdry. 

However, layers can easily be worn without having to do any styling – the layers really do do the talking on their own.

If you love to tie your hair up or wear your hair in braids a lot, it’s always worth considering how layers will affect these looks. If your hair isn’t super long, you may find that shorter strands stick out. So, if you’re set on getting layers, definitely invest in some strong hairspray and hair grips to tame those straddlers.


    1. Do you love the look of layers?

Lastly, forget everything we’ve just said for a moment – do you love the look of layers? 

If you dream of having layers in your hair and just love how it looks, then go for it! When you have a hair stylist you can trust to make your layers bespoke to your hair type, then there is no reason to not give them a go. 

At the end of the day, you do you!


Summary: Should I Get Layers In My Hair?

  1. How thick is your natural hair
  2. What texture is your natural hair
  3. Do you like extra volume
  4. Is low-maintenance styling your thing
  5. Do you love the look of layers


Get a layered haircut at Tierney Salons Hertford

Looking for that hairstylist who can create beautiful layers that suit your hair? No need to look elsewhere, our Hertford hairdressers have you covered.

Tierney Salons is a hair salon in Hertford, so if you’re close by then we’d love to give you the layered hair of your dreams. 

Check out our haircut services here or get in touch with us here if you have any questions we can answer.