A lot of trends that we see today are revived versions of styles from decades ago. However, when they come back, they look refreshingly new and stylish. Feathered haircuts, for example, were one of the most popular hairstyles in the 70s, for both men and women. Wondering why we are talking about this particular haircut all of a sudden? Feathered cuts for long hair are back in trend and how! All your favourite celebrities and influencers are going for this haircut, but with a modern twist.

If you like to stay trendy when it comes to haircuts, a feathered cut is one hair look you should go for right now! While this haircut can be created on every hair length, a feathered cut on long hair looks extremely on-trend. So, if you have long hair and are looking for a refreshing haircut, you are in luck! We have collated the best feather cuts for long hair that you can show your stylist at your next appointment. But first, let’s understand the difference between a feather cut and a layered cut.

Difference between feathered cut and layered cuts

While there may be a lot of similarities between a layered and a feathered haircut, the two haircuts are quite different. Feathered haircuts focus more on the ends of your tresses. The stylist will hold your hair at a 90-degree angle and give it a ‘V’ shape to achieve that feathering effect. On the other hand, a layered cut gives your hair different lengths throughout the hair. This results in more volume give your hair bounce and consequently lesser drying time.

Feathered cuts have come a long way since the 1970s. In the 90s we saw a trendier version of the same haircut in the form of ‘The Rachel’ in the popular sitcom FRIENDS. And now there’s a fresh way to get a feathered haircut. Here’s all the inspiration you need.


1. Thick feathers for long hair

Thick feathers for long hair

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A lot of Indian women are blessed with long and thick hair, take advantage of it and add a pretty look to your hair with this feathered cut. Thick feathers don’t take away a lot of volumes, therefore are perfect for every hair type and face shape. Your hairstylist will probably suggest this look if you have long and healthy tresses. This soft, breezy look gets accentuated on coloured hair. So, if you were contemplating getting your hair coloured, now is the time to get the cut!


2. Voluminous feathers

Voluminous feathers

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Long hair isn’t easy to maintain, it requires a lot of effort and care to keep it looking healthy and lustrous. A good way to flaunt those tresses is with a voluminous feathered haircut. This choppy haircut will give you a gorgeous yet messy look, adding tons of volume and lustre. The best part about this hairstyle is that it takes away a lot of weight and adds a ton of movement to your hair.


3. Balayage feathered haircut

Balayage feathered haircut

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Balayage is one of the trendiest hair colour techniques right now. Why not combine it with a feathered cut on your long hair to create something fun and stylish? It is the perfect combination, as the balayage will enhance the feathered cut and make it look even more gorgeous. The bouncy layers and vibrant colour is sure to turn some heads! Don’t forget to bookmark this picture so you can show your stylist and get the same look.


4. Straight fine feathers

Straight fine feathers

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Even if you have poker-straight hair, this haircut will look good on you! So don’t worry about having fine or straight hair, as this cut will add bounce and give the illusion of thicker hair. This haircut will give your tresses some much-needed volume. What’s more, this haircut will suit all face shapes including round ones. Unlike other haircuts, this won’t make your face look rounder, in fact, it will frame your face and enhance your features.


5. Layers with feathered edges

Layers with feathered edges

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Another way to get a feathered cut for long hair is with a haircut like this one. If you can’t decide between a feathered cut and layered cut, combine both and get this look! Apart from adding lots of volume and glam to your look, it will also enhance the colour of your hair, be it natural or coloured. If you love adding bright coloured streaks to your hair, make them look more appealing by getting this haircut!


6. Feather cut with bangs

Feather cut with bangs

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Love the way bangs frame your face and soften the most prominent features of your face? Well, guess what? The feather cut looks stunning with bangs too! Feathered bangs frame the face beautifully and can be styled both ways, by parting at the centre or on the side. If you don’t have bangs already, consider getting them as it will transform your look as well as make you look cute and stylish.

What are you waiting for? Pick that phone up and get an appointment right now to get a feather cut for long hair of your choice! These stunning feathered hair looks are sure to set you apart from the crowd and become an inspiration for many!


FAQs about feather cut for long hair

FAQs about feather cut for long hair

1) Which haircut is best for long hair?

A. Long hair can be styled and cut in so many different ways to achieve a glamorous look. Right from layers to straight cuts and choppy haircuts, there’s something to please every face shape and hair type. The latest trend is feathered cuts for long hair, as it instantly glams up any look.

2) Are feathered cuts back in style in 2020?

A. Layers have never been out of style, while most celebrities chopped off their tresses last year to embrace bobs and lobs, this year is all about letting your hair grow and getting a feathered, layered haircut that adds volume to the hair.

3) Are feathered cuts good for thin hair?

A. Yes, absolutely! While layers require chopping off a lot of your hair for the layers to be visible, a feather cut focuses on adding bounce and a ‘feathered’ look to the ends of your hair. This adds volume without taking away a lot of hair. Those with thin hair can definitely go for this haircut.

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