Written by Giavanna Foster
Summer is the perfect time to switch up your look. Fashion magazines like ELLE, Vogue, and Seventeen often feature layered hairstyles. This year, layered hairstyles are making all the waves on the red carpet. Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba, Mindy Kaling, Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington, Penélope Cruz, and Alexa Chung have worn refreshing layered looks. Take a look at these 7 celeb-inspired trending hairstyles:
Taylor Swift’s layered lob is the first hairstyle that we picked. Swift’s look is the epitome of modern old-Hollywood glam. In 2014, Taylor Swift cut her hair short just like Karlie Kloss. Kloss is Taylor’s BFF and she was honored by Vogue Paris as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. This face-framing, layered blonde lob is the perfect complement to her earrings and light pink dress. Swift wore black eyeliner, mascara, and her signature red lip to complete the modern vintage glam look.
Jessica Alba debuted wavy, ombré shoulder-length layers in 2014. This look is smooth, fun, and youthful. Alba’s hairstyle is easygoing because the color transitions from dark brown roots to lighter brown tresses. The ombré highlights begin around a half-inch from the roots. The highlights and layered cut frame her face perfectly.
Mindy Kaling’s layered hairstyle is the third hairstyle we chose. The choppy cut adds dimensions to her black tresses. The layers also give Kaling a fun, youthful look. Kaling’s layers frame her face perfectly and complement her appearance well. We love Kaling’s layered hairstyle because it looks effortless.
Sofia Vergara’s sleek and straight layered style is a trending, modern look. In May 2016, Vergara stepped out on the carpet with gorgeous, layered highlights. Here, Vergara’s tresses have brown roots and this complements her eyebrows. Then, the brown roots transition to fun blonde and light-brown highlights. Vergara completes this look with trendy, fun accessories. Her copper choker, mascara, soft eyeshadow and pink lip help create a youthful look.
Kerry Washington is a familiar name in the industry, especially if you have watched the TV series Scandal. Washington plays Olivia Pope, the crisis manager who works in D.C. and runs Pope & Associates. Pope may be emotionally wrecked, but she always dons a flawless layered lob. This lob is a winner because Washington’s dark brown tresses bring out her eyes, while the curls frame her face. A smoky eye, natural lipstick, and a business suit completes this modern look.
Penélope Cruz was spotted wearing sleek, layered, honey highlights at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 2012. The Spanish actress-and-model’s loose waves are simply gorgeous. Cruz’s tresses are brown with light-brown highlights. The highlights create a soft contrast and give Cruz a soft and youthful look. Cruz completes this look with a floral top, light mauve lips, and a smoky eye.
Alexa Chung’s ombré layers and bangs are modern with a sophisticated cool-girl edge. The Vogue editor and model’s tresses are brown with lighter blonde highlights. The layered highlights, along with her strategically cut bangs, give Chung a refreshing look. The subtle eyeliner and lipstick complements Chung’s hairstyle while giving her an easy-going edge. Chung completes this look with a high-cut trendy metallic dress.
Inspired by the ELLE article 29 Layered Hairstyles That Take You Through the Decades. Click the link above to view more gorgeous celeb-inspired layered hairstyles!