To choose the best layered haircut, you should consider your hair texture and facial shape and ideally consult with a professional hairdresser to discuss what kind of style will work for you. The type of layered haircut that you should get will depend on your own hair and appearance. Also consider your ability to care for a particular hairstyle and request a cut that requires only the amount of maintenance that you can afford to give it.
Many people get a layered haircut because layers can give the hair more body and structure and may require less maintenance than hair that is cut to one length. For individuals who have very thick hair, a layered haircut can reduce bulk and keep them from looking overwhelmed by their own hair. The layers can also frame a person's face, which can lend a more attractive appearance.
The use of layers in haircuts can vary considerably by the individual getting the haircut as well as the stylist. It's a good idea to talk with your stylist about the look that he feels would be best for you. In some cases, your hair texture and the amount of hair you have will determine how much layering is actually appropriate. You may also want to ask your stylist about undergoing coloring services at the same time that you get your layered haircut, as the combination of well-placed color and layers can alter your appearance dramatically.
If you have long hair that you don't wish to cut, adding some long layers can give you a more put-together appearance. If you have short hair or you don't mind a lot of layers, you can ask your stylist to cut face-framing layers that hit at points in your face that you want to accentuate. For example, if you want to highlight your cheekbones, your stylist can cut layers around your face that end at your cheekbones, drawing your attention to them.
Take the time to book a consultation with a hairdresser prior to actually going under the scissors. One helpful trick is to look online and in magazines for pictures of individuals who have similar features to your own, and then find a few that have a good layered haircut. You can print or cut out these photographs to show your hairdresser during your consultation. Although you may not be able to get an exact duplicate of the haircut you admire, your stylist will be able to understand the look you want and let you know if it is is possible. If you ask for a style unsuited to you, your stylist can then suggest alternatives.