The year 2020 has taught us that low-maintenance haircuts are the absolute best. When salons closed because of the pandemic, most of us resorted to DIY hair makeovers just to make our current 'dos appear more presentable. We're talking about those who got blunt cuts, jumped on the "glass hair trend," and the team full bangs. The mentioned hairstyles, when they grow longer, tend to look heavy and weigh the face down.

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In 2021, we're suggesting you try hairstyles that look better as they grow longer: layered and shag haircuts! These styles provide a lived-in effect and the layers frame the face nicely: Your cheeks look slimmer and your strong jawline appears softer.

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Ahead, check out the gorgeous hairstyle variations that feature layers!

1. Shaggy lob with brown highlights

Blonde highlights will still require you to try special hair care products. But these medium brown streaks can still look good, even you wash it with your current hair care lineup.

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2. Shag cut with ombré

Among all the haircuts we suggested, this cut and color combo is the ~trendiest~ and riskiest of all. The lighter-colored ends plus layers will drastically change your look.

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3. Long locks with subtle face-framing layers

A classic hairstyle that looks good on everyone, regardless of face shape and hair texture!

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4. Wavy locks with face-framing layers

Told yah layers look great on natural hair textures.

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5. Layered lob with side-swept bangs

The lob is a timeless 'do, but can sometimes be boring for some. To make things more interesting, ask for side-swept bangs! You can easily hide them if you're not into wearing a fringe on a certain day.

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6. Layered medium-length hair with curtain bangs

This look will forever be in our book of hair pegs. Ask for crescent-shaped wispy bangs that can be styled into a curtain fringe. Also, request for subtle layers that provide a wash-and-wear style. (In case you're set on getting this look, here's a guide on how to style curtain bangs.)

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7. Layered curly hair with sheer bangs

If you have naturally curly hair, you can bring out its beautiful shape and texture with layers. You can also ask for sheer bangs if you want to be extra cute. ;)

8. Blonde balayage with subtle layers

Erika Rae Poturnak's honey blonde balayage is perfect for those who aren't ready to go fully blonde. If you take a closer look, the golden streaks are seamlessly blended with the roots so they won't look awkward when regrowth appears. The layers define her facial bone structure, too.

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9. Curly shag cut with wispy bangs

Okay, hear us out when we say that a haircut with bangs would look good after a few months: The fringe, when it grows longer, will seamlessly blend with the face-framing layers!

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10. Layered medium-length hair with wispy bangs

Here's a version that shows how it looks like on straight hair.

(Ed's note: Please book an appointment first before dropping by the salon and follow all safety protocols!)

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