If you want your hair done so it is long but with short layers at the top, it is a very good idea to get your hair done by a professional hairstylist. They will know how to create the image you desire. Trying to do it yourself could result in a mess, with choppy layers all over the place in a way that isn’t fashionable. Of course, to express exactly how you would like your hair to look, you could find a photograph that portrays what you hope to achieve. By showing this to your hairdresser, you are helping them immensely - they know precisely what look to aim for.
It may take hair an hour or so of web browsing to find the layered look that you want. Hairstyles that are short at the top and long at the bottom can be very different! You are likely to come across some very bizarre styles - but don’t let that put you off. Very cool chic looks can be found; looking at celebrity hairstyles is a fantastic way in which to find your perfect layered look.