Heidi Klum's feathered, face-framing layers offer easy impact and volume for summer

For effortless movement and volume, Heidi Klum's layered hairstyle is all the inspiration you need...

Heidi Klum is seen with a curly and layered hairstyle at America's Got Talent on April 05, 2024 in Pasadena, California/ in a pink watercolour paint-style template
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Looking for boosted volume with minimal styling? Heidi Klum's layers offer the perfect solution as they frame her face, adding instant movement and chic...

If you were ever in doubt over the fact that feathered layers and shag cuts - like the 'Butterfly Cut' and mullet-style 'Wolf Cut' - are in, despite their presence on the list of 2024 hair trends, Heidi Klum just cinched it. Debuting a fresh, choppy look, the model proved just how flattering a few well-placed layers can be and how easily they can create dimension and naturally, we're obsessed.

So, if you're looking for a new look that is transformative but not drastic, here's why Klum's hairstyle deserves some consideration...

Why Heidi Klum's layers are our go-to for easy summer chic

Taking to Instagram on May 12th, 2024, Heidi Klum graced us with a video capturing her trendy, feathered layers - and the movement they give - in all their glory.

The clip saw the model swish her syrup-like blonde hair, which offered the perfect opportunity to see exactly where her layers fall - in case you were considering a similar look, yourself. Length-wise, Klum's hair is fairly long, however, she has had mid-length layers added throughout the length, as well as shorter layers framing her face and nape - creating that almost octopus-like look, which is very popular right now, especially on social media.

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Layers like Klum's are ideal for adding instant volume and for creating that '90s-style blowout - with the help of the best hair dryer brushes and classic velcro hair rollers, of course. But the versatility doesn't end there. As Klum proves, this hairstyle also looks very stylish when worn straight and could be quite the game-changer if you're feeling uninspired by your current hairstyle - or your hair is on the thinner side.

Equally, this style of cut is perfect for summer, if you're seeking a low-maintenance look - as is Klum's hair colour, what with her darker roots peeking through.

How to recreate Heidi Klum's layered look

To recreate a similar look, you can request some feathered and face-framing layers from your hairdresser - which can be adapted to suit your hair length and face shape. If in doubt, show this video to your hairstylist and they'll be able to discuss your options.

We would then recommend adding a volume-boosting spray or mousse to your haircare arsenal as well as a hot dryer brush - like the Shark Flexstyle.

If you have thin hair, one of the best shampoos for fine hair would also make a good addition to your regime. A hairspray is also key for locking in volume.

Naomi Jamieson
Digital Beauty Writer

Naomi is a Digital Beauty Writer from woman&home, where she covers everything from skincare to fragrance but specialises, particularly, in makeup and nail trends. Through her work, Naomi gets to share her trend expertise and share her own shopping recommendations and product reviews. Previously, she worked as a Lifestyle News Writer for My Imperfect Life magazine, where she used her savvy for TikTok to bring readers the latest beauty buzzwords, fashion movements and must-have products. 

Before that, Naomi split her time between both GoodTo and My Imperfect Life, whilst training for her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ, for which she earned a Distinction. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but leapt into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing. Now, when she isn’t reporting on the best perfumes and latest beauty releases, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping...