Olga Markuse
Updated on December 21, 2022
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It’s hard to imagine any other equally flattering, feminine and versatile hairstyle element as face-framing layers. Shorter or longer, softer or more defined, face-framing pieces can be tailored to highlight the best features of virtually every face shape.

To give you some visual inspiration, we have gathered a collection of absolute 2023 favorites of hairstyles with face-framing layers. Scroll down and pin your best choices to show to your hair stylist.

Face Framing Haircut Ideas

Although giving the front of your hair some shape isn’t a dramatic change, it makes a big difference and there are numerous benefits of having this hairstyle. First, while your strands are long enough for an ear tuck, there are also some wispy bits around your face when you throw your hair up in a bun. More than that, unlike regular bangs, face-framing layers grow out gradually and don’t require frequent salon appointments. Here are some excellent styles to borrow.

1. Lob with Face-Framing Layers

Face Framing Layers Medium Hair

Instagram / @gustavomigli

One of the most current and popular hairstyles, lob, can sometimes look heavy at the front, especially if you have thick hair. Framing chin-length layers around your face will soften this hairstyle and accentuate your features. If you have a round face shape, you need to try this look.

2. Graduated Bob with Face-Framing Layers

Spice up your bob haircut with wispy layers around your face. Adding that personal touch to the hairstyle will soften elongated face shapes and give the look a modern vibe.

Bob with Face Framing Layers

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

3. Chin-Length Bangs and Face-Framing

Long, choppy layers starting just above the chin would suit oval, round, and elongated face frames. It is a go-to look for thick and heavy hair owners who wish to have a more lightweight and textured hairstyle whilst keeping the length longer. This cut can also help you play to your curls’ texture.

Wavy Hairstyles with Face Framing Pieces

Instagram / @hairbykarafina

4. Long Layers with Face Framing

While layers are one of the best ways to elevate your long hairstyle, we totally swear by facial framing. Some layering around your face will emphasize your features and jazz up the style. Part the strands in the middle or wear it swept to one side to create different looks.

Long Hairstyle with Face Framing Layers

Instagram / @missmelissa_hair

5. Blonde Longer Face-Framing Layers

Undoubtedly, everyone can pull off face-framing – you simply can’t go wrong with layered hairstyles if they are done right. Choose long face-framing layers like these buttery blonde locks if you prefer to be able to tuck them behind your ears or wear your hair up in a top knot.

6. Long Blonde Layers for Thick Hair

Straight hair plus layers plus wispy bangs is the formula of a perfect hairstyle for ladies with thick hair. Layering removes the excessive bulk of hair and thins out the ends, while the fringe balances the face shape and adds romantic vibes to the look.

Long Fine Hair with Wispy Front Pieces and Bangs

Instagram / @salt_andwaves

7. Shaggy Face-Framing Layers

If you prefer romantic girly hairstyles, this hairdo will be a perfect match for you. Shaggy layers create a flirty voluminous look, and face-framing strands open the face to emphasize the eyes. What’s more, this style suits all face shapes and hair textures.

Below-the-Shoulders Hair with Flipped-Up Front Layers

Instagram / @eunicekimhair

8. Chic Long Layered Hairstyle for Brunettes

Cutting feathered layers is a great way to make your jet black locks more low-maintenance and lightweight. This shade looks stunning on its own, but if you want to give it a trendy twist, try coupling it with block colored e-girl streaks in the front.

Straight Black Hair with Front Feathering

Instagram / @vanmichaelsalon

9. Medium Feathered Layers

If you have thick hair, you definitely need a layered haircut to get rid of excessive bulkiness. Just look at how face-framing layers emphasize the volume and texture of the locks, bring in 80s flare and draw attention to the eyes and cheekbones.

10. Side-Swept Face-Framing Layers

Sweeping fringe, as well as some layers at the front, soften facial features and make them look smaller. Hence, this element of the hairstyle is a great way to take attention away from a bigger nose.

11. Medium Hair with Layers and Bangs

This hairstyle is an excellent idea for women with thin hair who dream about more thickness and dimension. With tousled styling, you can achieve volume, and lighter highlights deliver depth to the natural ash blonde shade. The layers also help add movement that your fine locks may need.

Delicate Airy Face-Framing Layers

Instagram / @salt_andwaves

12. Dimensional Layered Cut for Oblong Face

If you happen to have an oblong face, front layers can help you add some width to it and create a softer look. Place framing layers around your cheekbones to add texture and volume.

Before and After Fine Hair Face-Framing Layers

Instagram / @hairbyallybarone

13. Long Layered Style for Blondes

While one-length cut can be too heavy and unflattering, layers might be your favorite choice, especially if it’s such a cute and soft layered look like the one in the pic. Opt for an A-shaped cut and blow out your framing pieces for a wow effect.

14. Short Face-Framing Layers with Bangs

Medium straight hair goes well with wispy layers, plus, they easily accommodate various styles of bangs, from micro bangs to a full fringe like this one. Learn how to style your bangs like a pro to create a stylish hairstyle on your own and save much time and money on hairstylists.

15. Medium Hair with Framing Layers

Bouncy blowout always makes miracles with fine hair type, but there’s a risk it can make a broad face wider. However, according to professional stylists, with smartly placed layers, you will only soften the jawline. Try these blonde face-framing layers to highlight your hair texture and dimension.

Disconnected Angled Face-Framing Layers

Instagram / @thathairmagic

16. Long Face-Framing Layers

Long haircuts can get boring and overshadow the face. Keeping the front nicely layered will give a twist to your look, making it seem more voluminous.

Face Framing Layers for Long Hair

Instagram / @maggiemh

17. Face-Framing Shag

The “I woke up like this” look is great if you like low-maintenance hairdos, and this shaggy bob definitely is. The longer middle part bangs and textured pieces help shift the focus to the eyes and cheekbones.

Bob with Face Framing Bangs

Instagram / @hirohair

18. Straight Hair with Long Layers

Long face-framing layers that start below the chin can give a more full-bodied appearance to fine straight hair. This creates a longer bang that surrounds the face and makes it look rounder.

Long Face Framing Haircut

Instagram / @eunicekimhair

19. Flowy Long Hair with Face-Framing Layers

If you have long, thick hair, you may have problems when styling your locks due to the bulk of hair. However, thanks to the face-framing hairstyles, you can forget about this issue, as they allow you to keep the strands voluminous and full while making them less heavy. You can style this haircut to the side or create a middle part, like in this case.

20. Long Loose Waves with Face-Framing Pieces

Some hairstyles can make women feel more feminine and appealing, and this hairdo with face-framing layers is one of them. Long bangs highlight your bone structure, while money pieces brighten your face. This is a great hairstyle idea for true fashionistas with long hair length.

Very Long Cut with Messy Face-Framing Layers

Instagram / @mane_ivy

21. Platinum Layered Lob with Blunt Ends

Blunt cuts work for any face shape and hair type. Pair this style with wispy bangs to highlight the layered texture of your hair, and apply a leave-in conditioner to keep your locks shiny and healthy.

22. Eye-Catching Red Layered Hair

Look how incredibly gorgeous this layered cut looks! Curtain bangs and long layers frame the face beautifully, while bright hair color brings edgy and playful vibes to the style. Also, the layered hair is easy to maintain and will match any outfit.

Bright Feathered Shag with Face-Framing Layers

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23. Waterfall Shag with Curtain Bangs

Face-framing layers and curtain bangs are a perfect choice to hide a bigger forehead and bring attention to your cheekbones. Blow dry your fringe upwards and downwards with a medium-size round brush to achieve this look.

Highlighted Textured Face-Framing Layers

Instagram / @shannelandhair

24. Copper Layered Style for Long Hair

Lots of layers work perfectly on longer-length hair because they bring maximum body and movement to the locks. Choose a trendy shade that will match your complexion to shine and draw attention wherever you go!

Face-Framing Layers for Chubby Faces

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25. Face-Framing Hairstyle with Long Bangs

We love the airy feel and the feathered texture of this look. This layered haircut with bangs is the best bet for a diamond face shape. The style is relatively low maintenance: just apply some volumizing spray on the roots and blast dry your hair, head downwards.

Voluminous Thick Hair with Front Layers

Instagram / @dvcolour

26. Full Fringe and Face-Framing Layers

The combination of a full fringe and layers would make a beautiful framing effect to an oval or elongated face shape. Featuring a jawline and cheekbones, it looks equally great with hair up and down.

Messy Bun with Bangs and Face Framing Pieces

Instagram / @rae.ofsunshines

27. Lob with a Face-Framing Fringe

Ask your stylist for a layered face-framing haircut to enliven your blunt lob. So, if you have to wear your hair up for work or exercising, there will still be some wispy bits around the front.

Block Colored Bob with Long Curtain Bangs

Instagram / @msnataliejean

28. Subtle Face-Framing Layers

Lots of layering all over and some face-framing will give your locks plenty of volume and movement. Blow dry your hair forward with a big round brush for that edgy fringe swoop. Styling a deep side part will help you get long side-swept bangs and up your style for a night out.

29. Choppy Layers with Face Framing

Shorter, more defined layers are certainly back in style! Some angling around the face paired with a sun-kissed balayage is the ultimate hair envy. Use some texturizing spray to get that defined finish.

30. Long Layers and Face-Framing Bangs

Big and bouncy hair with some face-framing layers that start at the cheekbones are flattering for any face shape. Blow dry your hair with a round brush or simply curl the ends with straighteners for this full-bodied and textured look.

Long Layered Hairstyle for Wavy Hair

Instagram / @scissor_wizzard

We hope you’ve gained some inspiration from this selection of layered face-framing haircut ideas. Cutting long layers in the front is certainly the safest way to create a flattering style without sacrificing length. Subtle changes, certainly, make a big difference.

Face Framing Layers Medium Hair Bob with Face Framing Layers Wavy Hairstyles with Face Framing Pieces Long Hairstyle with Face Framing Layers Buttery Blonde Layered Hairstyle Long Fine Hair with Wispy Front Pieces and Bangs Below-the-Shoulders Hair with Flipped-Up Front Layers Straight Black Hair with Front Feathering Comb-Over Midi Hairstyle with Neck-Grazing Feathering Long Feathery Bangs Swept to One Side Delicate Airy Face-Framing Layers Before and After Fine Hair Face-Framing Layers Fine Hair with Wispy Feathered Front Layers Thin Hair Midi Face-Framing Shag Disconnected Angled Face-Framing Layers Face Framing Layers for Long Hair Bob with Face Framing Bangs Long Face Framing Haircut Face-Framing Layers to Look Slimmer Very Long Cut with Messy Face-Framing Layers Shattered Bob with Face-Framing Layers Bright Feathered Shag with Face-Framing Layers Highlighted Textured Face-Framing Layers Face-Framing Layers for Chubby Faces Voluminous Thick Hair with Front Layers Messy Bun with Bangs and Face Framing Pieces Block Colored Bob with Long Curtain Bangs Medium Layered Hairstyle with Long Bangs Long Haircut with Flicked Face Framing Layers Long Layered Hairstyle for Wavy Hair
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