17 Hairstyles with Concave Layers to Make Your Hair Look Thicker

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

Thanks to TikTok, 90s bouncy supermodel hairstyles aren’t going anywhere this 2023. Yes, girls, you heard me right. It’s all about fluffy lengths, and face-framing layers from here on out. Which reminds me to introduce you to the latest hair trend joining the party. Say hello to Concave Layers! What are concave layers, you ask? How can you get the trendy new look? Keep on reading to find out!

What are concave layers?

blonde layered haircut

The technique of concave layering is about creating the illusion of fuller lengths of hair. This is achieved as the hairdresser lifts vertical sections of the hair up, and cuts it with angled fingers. The results are longer layers on the outside and shorter ones at the crown, which create a concave or rounded shape. While these layers are not something relatively new, the voluminous 90s hairstyle effect has gathered much attention on social media. Think of the 90s supermodel blowout hairstyle or the trendy curve cut. Every girl wants to have concave layers in 2023. Why shouldn’t you?

How does this haircut benefit your hair?

what are concave layers

This haircut is perfect for girls with fine hair, thanks to the fullness it gives. Concave layers will create volume and movement for your hair. What’s more, this trendy hairstyle is also great for girls with thick hair as it removes unnecessary weight, while preserving your length. Plus, it’s easy to maintain, so you will save some time on washing and styling. Concave layers are not exclusively for long hair, but girls with medium cut’s can get them as well. This haircut can suit straight hair as well as wavy and curly.

How to ask for concave layers at the salon?

long layered haircuts 2023

Most hair stylists should be familiar with the term “concave layers”, but just to be sure, you can always bring pictures of your desired haircut. Your stylists should consider the shape of your face and then decide where should the concave layers start to flatter your facial features most. If you have fine hair, you can ask for layers that will enhance movement. Whereas, if you have thick hair, ask for such that will remove weight from the tips. You can also say you want round-length layers with face-framing ones.

Concave layers 2023 hairstyles to inspire you

concave layers trend

Looking for some concave layers inspiration for your next visit to the salon? We have it all right here! This first one features long layered hair with eye-skimming curtain bangs. Opt for some soft sun-kissed highlights throughout your hair to get the perfect summer hairstyle.

Medium hair with concave layers

concave layers on medium hair

Told you these trendy layers weren’t just for long-haired girls! Spice up your mid-length hair with some long and short layers to make it all the more appealing.

Long, wavy layers with curtain bangs

90s haircut with curtain bangs

Did I mention that the trendy concave layers look absolutely outstanding with a set of thick curtain bangs? This hairstyle just gets you back in time to the 70s.

Also read: What bangs to choose for a mature woman? 15 hairstyles with curtain bangs for women over 50

Concave layers for curly hair

concave layers for curly hair

Riri proves that curly hair can also achieve an amazing shape with some concave layering. Thanks to it, your curls will have more space to show off their natural beauty.

The concave layered bob haircut

concave bob layers

Did you know that you can also try concave layers with a bob? If you are willing to go for the big chop, opt for this graduated cut. This bob is similar to an A-line one, but here there are stacked layers in the back, which create a higher angle and more volume.

Fiery red hair with concave layers

red concave layers with bangs

As I always say, everything is better in red. Red is always popular when it comes to hair colours. Plus, dyeing your locks red and adding concave layers will create a unique retro aesthetic. Don’t forget those curtain bangs!

Blonde rock-chick layered haircut

hair trends 2023

Speaking of retro aesthetics, here is another one just for you! Concave layers with feathered curtain bangs will give you a modern take to a classic retro look. This hairstyle can be achieved both with long and mid-length hair.

More concave layers hairstyles 2023

concave layers with curtain bangs on mid length hair

The 90s bombshell supermodel blowout

 90s supermodel blowout

Long heavily-layered shaggy hairstyle with bangs

90s layers haircut

Straight layered haircut with face-framing highlights

concave layers with face framing highlights

Trendy dark concave layered bob haircut

concave bob haircut

Concave layers for fine long hair

layered haircuts for long hair 2023

Sleek dark copper concave layers with full bangs

dark copper 90s concave layers with full bangs




Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at Deavita.net since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at Deavita.net, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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