Some of the best ways to style long and layered hair include keeping your layers between shoulder- and chest-length, adding highlights or lowlights for interesting color variation, and wearing it down in loose waves. Using a round brush while blowing out your hair also adds more body and bounce.
When you have long and layered hair, make sure it stays healthy and well-maintained so it stays easier to style. Also, consider using an overnight conditioning cream. To apply, first rinse your hair in the shower while giving yourself a good scalp massage. Next, apply your styling cream of choice to your damp hair, and leave it in overnight. The moisturizing agents in the cream work to straighten and soften your hair as you sleep, making it easier to manage when you wake up in the morning. With long and layered hair, you also have the option not to blow dry, as this type of style usually dries well naturally and looks good without the use of heat-styling.
Another fun style for long and layered hair is known as the "ombre," in which you add lighter shades to the ends of your hair. This style works best if your hair can hold a curl.