For the new year, the layered look is in for longer hair. There are so many different ways that you could wear your hair, but by having it layered your hair will be easier to manage and will lay nicer for you when you just “let it go” It also lends itself well to multiple hair styles from the same hair cut, this is advantageous for several reasons. If you have medium to long hair and want to have it lay with a little more fashion then having a layered hair cut will help you to achieve what you want.
When you have a layered hair style there isn't really any additional consideration to care that wouldn't exist if you had kept your hair all of one length. You still should but a higher end shampoo, one that matches your unique hair type, and then a conditioner to keep your hair soft and manageable, and to keep those split ends at bay. Having the proper hair care products as far as a salon quality dryer and perhaps a hair iron if you want to keep wavy hair from being so wavy will do much to help you keep you hair looking great for a long time. There are plenty of places where you can see pictures of layered hair styles if you are just thinking about changing over and haven't made your mind up yet.
So not only is a layered hair style in style, it is also a great cut that will keep you happy and make your hair lay much nicer. Keeping your hair style unique to yourself and easy to manage will help you to keep from getting frustrated over a hair style that has gone wrong somehow. So layer away ladies, and enjoy that little bit of extra freedom that it gives.