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40 Short Hairstyles For Fine Hair Anjali Sayee Hyderabd040-395603080 December 4, 2019

Is your hair thin or fine?

Don’t know the difference? Well, you are part of a large majority of women around the world. If you’re one of those women who believe that both those words mean the same, you couldn’t be more wrong. Want to know the difference? Read on!

What Is Fine Hair?

Fine hair refers to an individual strand’s thickness. Is your strand thinner than a thread? Then, you have fine hair.

What Is Thin Hair?

Thin hair refers to the overall thickness of your locks. It means that fewer hair follicles are packed together on your scalp. This can be due to heat damage or hair loss.

Lucky for you, there are hair products out there specifically designed for fine hair to boost its thickness. Here’s what you need to keep in mind.

Products For Fine Hair

When you have fine hair, you need to be careful with the products you apply to it. Too many chemicals can damage your fine locks. Another thing to consider is that you might want to use volumizing products that make your hair look thicker. Check out the best products for fine hair that you can get your hands on in here.

If you thought styling fine hair is difficult, here’s a list that will change your mind. Check out these 40 short hairstyles that look stunning on fine hair.

40 Short Hairstyles For Fine Hair

1. The Tomboy Pixie

Soft layers give this tomboy pixie oodles of style. The ends are feathered to draw attention to the jawline. Thin out your bangs to even out this look. The short layers will make you look younger as well.

2. Pointed Pixie

Edge and style come together to bring you this stunning pixie cut. The layers and bangs are cut with pointed, flicked-out ends. This accentuates your face shape. I wouldn’t suggest this pixie if you have wide cheeks or a harsh jawline.

3. The Deep Side-Sweep Tuck

Oval faces, while being long and wide, are also very symmetrical. This is especially true for women with fine hair. This means that you can pull off the ‘tuck behind the ear’ look pretty well. Comb your hair down with some lightweight foam and part it deeply on one side.

4. Moussed Back Pixie

The best way to style a pixie is with mousse. This way, your hair does not look too gelled down. It will look smooth and glossy. Simply apply some mousse to your comb and comb down your tresses.

5. Classic Highlighted Bob

If your short hair is growing out, trim it to a slick bob cut. Then, add some highlights and let it shine. The best part about having growing out hair is being able to add layers to your cuts. Don’t forget those long side-swept bangs!

6. Shadow Root Bob

A chin-length bob is a great way to show off your fine locks without them appearing scanty. But to be honest, not all face shapes can pull off this look. Wide cheeks can look wider with this cut, but an oval face will be accentuated. Feather out the ends to draw attention to your jawline.

7. Flicked-Out Ends

The shag cut was a very big trend in the ‘90s. Here’s a new version of the short shag. This flicked-out pixie is the modernized version of it. The layers are soft and flowy while the ends are cut finely.

8. Classic Curly Bob

The curly bob is a versatile hairstyle. It is a bonus that it looks very cute as well! Instead of opting for the classic curly bob with bangs look, try lifting your hair at the front. This will add height to your locks and make your fine hair look thicker.

9. Slick Side Pixie

This pixie is all style! I love the ‘wet-hair’ look of this pixie. If your bangs have grown out, don’t chop them off. Overgrown bangs can elevate this look and make your fine hair look thicker.

10. Side Parted Pixie

If you are growing out your pixie cut, part your hair on one side and let your hair be. This hairstyle will flaunt your locks’ thickness while adding some style to the overgrown pixie cut.

11.Neat Pixie

Sometimes, a comb can be a girl’s best friend. If your pixie had feathered layers and it’s now grown out, you can neatly comb it down. To keep it in place, spritz on some hairspray all over your locks.

12. Brown Disconnected Gradual Bob

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Note how the bob suddenly, instead of gradually, gets longer in the front. I like that the top layer at the back looks lighter, and it gets darker as you reach the final layer. It adds dimension to the bob.

13. The Cute Pixie

I really like this pixie, sideburns and all. It is the perfect blend of messy style and youthfulness. It’s not often that sideburns are used to accentuate a hairstyle, but it looks good on Katie Holmes!

14. Long Bangs Pixie

If you had bangs with your pixie cut, they’ve probably grown out faster than the rest of your locks and are getting greasy faster. Try this look to handle greasy bangs instead of shampooing your locks every day. Part your hair on one side, from the front till your crown, with a rat-tailed comb. Make sure the parting is opposite to your natural parting. This will add height to your locks.

15. The Wedge Cut

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Okay, as much as we say that fashion is edgier now than ever before, uber stylish cuts like the wedge were around way back in the ‘20s. An A-line angle with a deep hairline cut can take your hair to a perfect ten!

16. Messy Pixie

Messy hair is the trendiest look you can sport right now. Comb your locks to the front to make your bangs appear thicker. Then, just play around with your pixie to make it look messy and cool.

17. Long Pixie

If your pixie has grown out, cut it into a choppy lob. A pixie has pointed ends, and once it grows out, these pointed ends can add a nice touch to a lob with defined layers.

18. Upswept Bangs

Scarlett Johansson is the queen of pixie cuts! She knows how to rock a new pixie with style. Upturn your bangs with a round brush, some mousse, and a blow dryer to mimic this flawless look.

19. Blunt Bob

Not all face shapes can rock this bob. The issue with a blunt bob is that since your entire hair is cut at one level, it can make your face shape over accentuated. But if you have fine hair, a blunt cut will make it look thicker.

20. Highlighted Pixie

One of the best ways to style an overgrown pixie is with highlights. It can help frame your face well and add depth and dimension to your hair too. Keep your undertone in mind when picking the color for your highlights.

21. Big Kinky Curls

If you have curly but fine hair, your curls can look strangly. Opt for this stunning curly lob. It draws attention to your jawline and cheekbones. Use velcro rollers overnight to get this perfect look.

22. Uneven Pixie

You need edge to pull off an uneven pixie. If you have fine hair, an uneven pixie cut will create the illusion of thicker locks. Also, it draws attention away from any asymmetrical features on your face.

23. Classic Long Pixie

Ideally, a pixie is cut short and pointy. So, when your hair grows out, it grows first at the bangs. Embrace the long bangs ‘cause they can really make your pixie look great.

24. Wavy Pixie

A grown out pixie does not look bad, but it can look unkempt and messy. Adding waves to your hair can accentuate the messy look without making it look bad. In fact, it can give a beachy vibe to your hair.

25. Layered Lob

Get your hair cut in a layered lob to draw attention to your facial features. The layers draw your eyes sideways, which brings out your eyes, lips, and cheekbones. They also make your hair look super thick!

26. Feathered Long Pixie

Feather out the ends of your pixie to accentuate your hair. This will add dimension to your locks and draw attention to your hair’s texture. It will also accentuate your face shape.

27. Deep-Swept Bangs

The combed-down hair look is really big these days. But apart from being incredibly stylish, it can also make your fine hair look super chic. It is a great way to style your pixie without worrying about it looking scanty.

28. Curly Ended Lob

This hairstyle is very cute, especially with the messy parting. The best part about curls is that they automatically make your hair look more voluminous. They also add texture and depth to your hair without trying too hard.

29. Long Bangs

The best way to flaunt your grown out bangs is by applying mousse to your hair and leaving out the bangs. Comb your bangs in a front side parting, leaving the rest of your hair combed down. This gives your bangs a wind-swept look.

30. Tapered Pixie

Brush down the front and top of your layered pixie to make your bangs look thicker. The different layers will add a tapered look to your bangs. This rock-chic look is sported by the edgy Miley Cyrus!

31. Classic ‘20s Bob

A deep side parting and curled ends are all you need to style your fine locks. The ‘20s were a great time for short hair. It paved the way for incredible hairstyles like this one. This hairstyle also adds a nice contrast in hair textures, which adds depth to your tresses.

32. Wind-Swept Pixie

Embrace the wind to let your hair shine. Simply comb your hair and let it fall freely. The best part about having short hair is your hair doesn’t really get messed up and tangled very easily.

33. Pointed Bangs

If you want to add edge to your locks, get your hair cut in bangs. Instead of feathering out the ends, make them jagged and pointed. You now have a very cool pixie cut!

34. Combed Pixie

If you have thick hair, you can pull off short hairstyles without having to worry about volume. Show off your grown out hair with this stunning comber pixie. It accentuates your hair’s thickness by not letting it fall flat.

35. Full Bangs Pixie

Overgrown bangs cover a large forehead and help in framing your face. Anne Hathaway sported this look with panache and so can you!

36. Grown Out Pixie

There are some women who don’t really mind their short hair growing out. The issue is styling it on a daily basis for work without looking messy. I suggest a deep side parting with the bangs covering half your forehead. Spritz on some hairspray or apply some lightweight mousse to keep it in place.

37. Choppy Pixie

If you like sharp cut layers, this hairstyle is for you. The messy, choppy, and heavy layers of this pixie cut can be flaunted very well on an oval face. It draws attention to your jawline and cheekbones.

38. Asymmetrical Bob

Looking for a hairstyle that shows off your face shape and your hair texture? A steep asymmetrical bob is your answer. No matter how steep the cut, this bob will look great.

39. Dark Rooted Pixie

This blonde and brunette pixie shows us that we can get the best of both worlds. Keep your roots dark as it helps frame your face beautifully. Choose a contrasting shade that matches your skin tone and undertone.

40. Contrast Layers

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Contrasting layers look gorgeous. They showcase your hair while adding depth to it as well. Keep your roots dark and opt for a similar undertoned blonde shade. Style your hair in waves to add texture to it.

Those were our picks of some great short hairstyles for fine hair. I hope they make your hair look super fab! Which one of these hairstyles are you dying to try out? Comment below and let us know!

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Anjali Sayee

Anjali Sayee is a writer and an introvert. From studying Aeronautical Engineering and wanting to design her own airplane to writing articles on hairstyles, she has been on quite a journey. She believes that hair is one of the key factors that define a woman’s personality. To quote her, “What’s the first thing they do in the movies to show a personality change? Change the hair – because it has a life of its own.” She’s here to help you find the hairstyle you need. This bookworm is a self-professed Wholocker, a talented drummer, and an amateur photographer.

40 Short Hairstyles for Fine Hair 2017

Fine and thin hair can be both a blessing and a curse when you think about it. On one side of the scales, fine and thin hair takes almost no time at all to get ready. Blow-drying is quicker, even styling is quicker, mostly because there is less of it. There are fewer hairs to contend with when working your magic with your hairstyle. As well as being good for things such as speed of readiness, fine hair is also a great burden. It is a well-known fact that fine and thin hair often doesn’t stay in intricate updos, like thicker and bulkier hair does. Also, trying to add volume to flyaway and fine hair often takes a serious amount of heated stylings, such as heated rollers, as well as backcombing, using dry shampoo, and also firm hold hairspray. It is due to that reason that many women opt to go for the chopper when they have shorter hair, looking at cool and unique shorter styles.

These 40 Short hairstyles for fine hair 2017 should give you some great inspiration — use them to find new and unique styles to try on your own fine and flyaway hair.

1 – Ice Cool A Line Chrome Bob

This ice cool A line bob is stunning. some might say a true work of art. Mixing different tones of a wonderful silvery-grey shade, the result is hair that shines like a diamond. You’ll need hair that is definitely in good condition to walk out of the salon with luscious and shiny locks like these, and we would definitely recommend early conditioning treatments to get your hair in the best shape you can.

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2 – Amethyst Crystal Cute & Curly

Chin length is a flattering length for many women with many faces shapes, and when you opt for something A line in shape, it is generally much shorter at the back than it is at the front. This means that you get to keep some of the more flattering layers and length around your face, but still keeping things nice and simple at the back. If this is your first venture into the world of short hairstyles for fine hair 2017, something A-line and textured is most definitely a great place to start.

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3 – Modern, Layered Jaw Length A Line Bob

Adding a few sharp and jagged layers across the bottom of your short bob will help to add a bit of oomph, and this is a very neat trick to use at the back of your ‘do. The natural straw and honey tones of the blonde also help to add depth to this look, one that combines a cut and colour perfectly to thicken up fine hair.

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4 – Silver Toned & Lovely

Silver and grey shades of hair are quite difficult to achieve if you don’t know what you’re doing to start with. You will usually need quite a few lightening and bleaching sessions beforehand, especially if you have naturally darker hair. You may also find that your silvery and grey efforts turn a little lilac and lavender when it’s dried. This is to be expected and can be worked with, but you are going to have a much finished result if you opt for a salon job.

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5 – Icy Blonde Short Hairstyles for Fine Hair

When it comes to adding more volume to your hair, a good colour and cut is a great place to start, but things really do start in the shower. If you aren’t using the right products when you’re washing and drying your hair, you may find that they add greasy heaviness to the hair, rather than volume and oomph. Use products that are designed to be used on flyaway, thin and fine hair, and you’ll have much better results than with the wrong products entirely.

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6 – Blonde on Top, Brown Undercut

If you want to add real depth to your hair, two-toned effects, like this blonde and brown combo, are great to work with. Darker shades have been used across the undercut, lighter shades left on top. It’s a little bit like contouring, but with your hair rather than your makeup.

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7 – Raging Red & Undercut

Softer layers that curl around the face are very flattering on a number of face shapes, but once your’e out of the salon, you’ll need to know how to flick them under yourself to keep the textured style. Pixie cuts like this are suitable for almost every face shape, and is a lock that has been rocked by Hollywood beauty, Charlize Theron, as well as many others.

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8 – Mermaid Flopped-Over Pixie

If you want a quick way to liven up your short styles for fine hair, how about changing up where the parting lies. If you usually rock a center parting, take things over to the side a little. You’ll see that it changes the entire look of your face, and this is even more so the case with bangs too, left wispy and side-swept.

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9 – Razor Cut & Just Below Chin Length

The gradual incline on this A line look helps to add depth to it all, and the highlights bring about another dimension. When these things, along with short and choppy layers, work together, your look not only looks like it’s packed with volume, but also feels like it too. You’ll be waving your new, fuller-feelin’ locks around all over the place!

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10 – Edgy & Styled Undercut

There are several things to take into account when you’re looking at an undercut, and this is a conversation you will most definitely need to have with your hairdresser before you commit. This look is gunky, edgy and modern, but does require more upkeep than other, softer short styles.

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11 – Lilacs & Lavenders

When you’re picking shampoos, conditioners and other products that offer volume-adding properties to your locks, make sure you’re buying and using the ones that also have moisturising ingredients, as well as the volumising ones. The shampoos and conditioners that are designed for fine hair can often be more drying. You should overcompensate a little thing for this, perhaps spending one night a week giving your hair the intensive conditioning treatment it truly deserves.

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12 – Brilliant Blonde Blended Bob

Although fine and very straight hair might seem like it has more negatives than positives, that’s not the case and looks like this one prove it. As long as your fine hair has been cut the right way, and then styled properly, your hair will look salon-good every day, and not just on actual salon day. Ask your stylist to give you a few tips so that you can style your hair at home.

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13 – Ash Blonde Lob with Curls

Do you already have some sort of texture in your hair? You should work with that. If your hair is naturally wavy, for example, go with it, rather than trying to straighten it out with various heated styling tools and products. You’ll be surprised by how much easier life is when you go WITH what you already have, rather than going AGAINST.

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14 – Molten Lava Space Buns

Of course, most short styles can still be upstyled, particularly if you leave some of the length on top. This cute space bun look has been easily achieved using braided techniques, with loose curls scrunched into the hair that has been left to fall down. The bright colour choices are optional, of course, but we certainly love them.

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15 – Modern Rose Gold Pixie Cut

The pixie look is perfect for really fine hair, because you don’t need a lot of hair in order to rock it. In fact, having lots of hair is actually a bad thing in the realms of pixie cuts. If you’ve got flyaway and thin hair and you haven’t tried the pixie or shorter cut in your life, it’s probably about time you had a chat with your hairstylist to see if you could work out the right kind of fit for you.

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16 – Modern & Edgy Shaved Pixie

If you’re a fan of long hair, the short, pixie cut is one of the most daunting hair moves you can make. Going for super long to super short is not only frightening, but also a massive change that will require other changes in order to implement them. You may require slightly more makeup if you’re opening up your face, for example, and you’ll obviously need to remember the eyebrow shade change if you’re drastically changing your hair shade.

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17 – Razor Edged Romantic Bob Cut for Fine Hair

If you want volume at the roots, the worst thing you can do is apply your conditioner to the roots. It’s the ends of the hair you’ll want to focus on when it comes to conditioning treatments and fine locks. If you slather on a bunch of conditioning products to your roots, you may find that it looks lank, limp and lifeless, as well as greasy, before the end of the day.

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18 – Highlights & Lowlights on Rounded Short Bob

Shorter styles just like this one are perfect for the busy woman who really can’t afford to let half an hour of her morning go to hairstyling alone. Who has enough hours in the day these days anyway? We most certainly don’t. Looks like this are not only quicker to wash and dry, but there’s all manner of ways to wear them, and each look only takes a few moments each too. It seems like there’s no negatives in this hair situation.

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19 – Faux Bob

Believe it or not, this isn’t a bob at all, but long locks pinned back to give the impression of shorter locks. This is a great trick for when you’re thinking of a shorter and choppier do, almost like a try-before-you-buy. Another way that you could check out similar, shorter styles is by trying on a few high-quality wigs.

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20 – Lilac XL Volume A Line

Of course, when you’re playing around with colour, you might as well go all out. This fabulous and colourful look, for example, uses those colours to add new dimensions to the hair. You don’t need to go quite as colourful and bright as this look, however, to achieve more depth. Adding lighter tones of blonde in with darker tones, for example, can give you the same effect.

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21 – Rose Gold & Soft Short Hairstyles for Fine Hair 2017

If you want a look that is quite literally wash-and-wear, this one should be right up your alley. Just add some sea salt styling spray to your do and get scrunching with your hands and this look will serve you right the entire day, no matter what the occasion.

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22 – Red & Grown Out Bangs

You can easily wear bangs when you have short hair, but you should be aware that there are many types to choose from, each of which will be suitable for different hair types and face shapes. Bangs are generally considered easier to wear when they are left long, wispy, but there are so many ways to wear them that you are bound to find something that works perfectly for you.

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23 – Roughed Up Roots Pixie Cut

Longer, textured layers are perfect for adding volume to short, fine hair looks, and shaggier ends can easily be achieved with a razor and a trained hairstylist. Obviously, we wouldn’t recommend that you go hacking away at your own hair without watching a fair few tutorials first. Even then, we’d still leave the cutting side of the things to the professionals. That’s what they’re there for, after all.

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24 – Blonde Balayage Relaxed Curls

Hairstylists are everywhere these days, but you’ll definitely want to make sure you’re choosing the right stylist for you when you’re looking at short and drastic hair changes. Looks like this are best left to the professionals, so don’t be tempted to cheap out and save a few dollars by getting a mate to do it for you. Short hairstyles for fine hair 2017 like this one require careful handiwork and knowledge to make sure every layer and wave falls where it should.


25 – Shattered Bob

Locks that don’t face in one uniform direction will give you lots of oomph, if that’s what you’re trying to inject into your locks. Summer is the perfect time to go for the chop and opt for a shorter look like this one, with lots of light layers thrown in the short hair, only a touch of styling product used to give it shape with your fingers in the morning.

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26 – Jeweled Pixie Tones

If you’re changing style, going from long to short, you might as well rock the big change and pick a bright and vivacious colour at the same time. The jewel tones are perfect to catch the light and add brand new depth to your locks. You’ll definitely sparkle on a dull day!

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27 – Slightly A-Line & Wavy

Most of the products that you can buy to add volume to your locks require some sort of heat in order to activate them. Mousse, root lifting sprays, and more all require the use of your blow dryer to make sure they’re doing their job. Although you’ll want to avoid heated styling tools to make sure you’re protecting your hair, there’s no point in using the volume adding products without them.


28 – Short, Blonde & Graduated

Keeping the layers longer around the front of your locks, just like this short, blonde and graduated A-line bob, is a great way to keep things flattering. It can be scary, revealing your face when usually, you would hide behind a certain amount of your hair. Leaving these longer lengths at the front is a great way to take baby steps, so to speak.

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29 – Bobs & Bangs for Fine Hair

Bobs and bangs are a brave move, and a look that screams no-nonsense. You do need to remember that bangs will often require much more in the form of maintenance than styles without. We would highly recommend getting your hands on a decent brand of dry shampoo. IT’ll be your best friend!

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30 – Short & Sleek Bob with Twisted Bangs

Here’s a cute and romantic way to style your hair when you don’t want it all around your face. You may think that you are left with limited styling options when you opt for the chop, but these looks show that’s most definitely not the case.

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31 – Beautiful Honey Blend Bob

Mousse is a hair product associated with big, frizzy hair and 80’s and 90’s perms, but that’s not all the hair product is good for. In fact, mousse is perfect for adding volume and boost to your hair when you’re suffering with a case of fine-hair-syndrome. Use a touch of it when your hair is still wet from the wash, and make sure you crunch in well. When you use a blowdryer and a large paddle or rounded brush to add shape, you will notice the difference. If you’re opting for a complicated look, something that needs a lot of volume, or something that requires a lot of holding in place, mousse is a great way to go about it.


32 – Rose Gold Short Hairstyles for Fine Hair 2017

Rose gold is a huge colour right now. Everyone’s rocked the look, including some of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, and you can too with this pretty rose gold and short look. Keep things seek by blowdrying your hair and brushing/styling as you go, and use some sleeking oil or wax over the top to stop any flyaways.

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33 – Razored Bob with a Sharp Hairline

Product buildup is your worst enemy when you have lifeless and fine hair, and to combat that, you should use a shampoo that offers clarifying properties regularly. By regularly, we mean around once per week. This will make sure that you aren’t just adding more product on top of old product, which will inevitably weight down your hair and make it look flat.

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34 – Sexy & Sassy Short Pixie Cut

Sexy and sassy, this platinum blonde look is so cute, we can’t even contain ourselves. Perfect for women with small and delicate facial features, the look is deliberately styled in such a way that the volume of the hair is immediately boosted.

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35 – Rose Gold & Copper

When you start styling, always start at the roots if you have fine hair. Use your blowdryer to dry the hair with it all upside down and hanging to start with. This will add as much oomph as possible to the roots, and this is even more so the case if you use the right kind of styling product too, such as a volume-adding mousse.


36 – Multi Styled Natural Balayage Blonde Bob

This just goes to show how many different styling options you have when you opt for some of these short hairstyles for fine hair 2017. Keep things sleek and straight, or cute and tucked under. Alternatively, add some waves and curls to the mix and you have two brand new looks entirely.

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37 – Platinum & Grown Out Pixie

Looks like these can just as easily be worn straight and sleek as they can wavy and touseled. And, just as we’ve already mentioned, each of the looks takes just a few moments. If you wanted a more relaxed feel, simply add a touch of your favorite styling product, scrunch your hands, and perhaps finish off with a cool blast from your blowdryer.

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38 – Natural Brunette Balayage & Flicked Bob

Short bob styles like this one would seem flat and lifeless if they were left flat. It’s the injection of curls and waves that often shape them, making them appear bigger and much more full of life. If you were to add listed curls, for example, to a slightly longer bob look, the finished result would be a shorter, wavy style that looks thicker than it does when it’s straight.

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39 – Platinum Blonde & Twisted

How do you feel about a shaggy long bob? As far as short hairstyles for fine hair 2017 go, this could be one of the most universally flattering, and suitable for a wide range of face shapes and hair types too. You can even pull off this look when you have thicker hair, with the right products and styling. It is definitely easier when you have fine hair though, added waves and texture added to bring about that shagginess.

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40 – Sweet Swoop Bob

Longer bobs, also known as lobs, are great for those with long face shapes, because it helps to even things out. Being that right length — not too short and not too long — it can actually add some shape around your face, particularly if you add some lecture and volume around the sides of your face. This could easily come in the form of textured, face-framing waves.

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When your hair is thin or limp, very few hairstyles turn out like you know they should, even after multiple attempts. And while we wish we could tell you you’re just being delusional, you’re not—some styles simply refuse to stick on spindly strands, le sigh. Enter: OUAI Thinning Hair Supplements and a different haircut. Why a new haircut? Because certain types can actually make your thin hair appear full IRL. To help you find the foolproof foundation to build a beautiful, luscious-looking ‘do on, we consulted Buddy Porter, hairstylist at Mèche Salon in Los Angeles, on the best kinds of cuts for thin hair, according to short, medium, and long lengths. Keep reading to find out what haircut is best for your thin mane and what to ask your stylist for when you hit up the salon.

Is it true that your haircut type can make your hair look thinner or thicker?
Absolutely! If you give someone with fine hair a blunt haircut with less layering it will look much more full and voluminous. On the opposite side of the spectrum, you can give someone that has a crazy thick mane lots of layers and texturize/thin the ends to make it look less heavy. if you want your hair to appear more full, you should compromise–lose some length and go light with the layers to give the appearance of fullness.
Are there certain haircuts that help your hair grow back thicker?
Not a haircut specifically, but if you dust the split ends all the way up the hair shaft, then the hair will grow back more full and healthy towards the ends.
How often should thin-haired girls get their hair cut?
Depending on the condition of the hair, I recommend 2-3 months.
Short Hair
The haircut: A classic bob cut to the chin, because it builds weight in all of the right areas and leaves plenty of room for light texturizing and layering without losing too much fullness.

What to ask for: A bob cut to the chin with seamless layers and texturizing.

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The haircut: A Michelle Williams-inspired pixie. A pixie can give the illusion of fullness and really allows thin hair to shine because of the length.

What to ask for: A pixie cut that is shorter on the sides and longer on top, especially through the front, to keep it feminine.

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Medium Length Hair
The haircut: A long bob with invisible layers for body and movement. A long bob is a great choice for fullness and texture and is still short enough for thin hair to be voluminous.

What to ask for: A long bob that sits just below the collar bone, with light layering for texture and movement.

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The haircut: A blunt cut with bangs. Bangs automatically bring eye attention, and will deter from attention to thin ends.

What to ask for: Bangs that taper out towards the eyes.

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Long Hair
The haircut: Again, a blunt one-length would help tremendously. A one-length haircut always makes the hair appear more full. Especially at longer lengths, the hair will start to appear even more thin if not maintained properly.

What to ask for: A haircut with no layers, that is one length all the way around the perimeter.

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The haircut: If they want movement, concave layers will help here. The concave layers will give lift at the crown and give the illusion of body.

What to ask for: Concave layers that will give body, but make sure they don’t layer the hair too much—there is a fine line here.

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55 Short Hairstyles for Women with Thin Hair

Thin hair isn’t really a big problem as long as you have this list of lovely short hairstyles for fine hair. You can create these styles for fine hair yourself easily using tools like a dryer and curling iron. We know all about the latest hair trends (balayage, rose gold, and neon or pastel coloring being among them), and most of the example pictures posted on each one feature long, full hair that are able to use volume to their advantage. That makes it a bit discouraging for those of us with thin or short hair. So, to prove that there are amazing short hairstyles for thin or fine hair, we have compiled this list of 55 adorable and fierce short hairstyles for women! And for those who want to use extensions to fill out your main, see the two paragraphs below before scrolling our short hairstyles for women with thin hair list. is a leading wholesale online hair extensions shop of your first choice for top grade-quality products at rock-bottom prices. We focus on providing reliable and natural 100% virgin human hair. We source the globe, to provide the different type of hair such as Brazilian hair, Malaysian hair, Peruvian hair & Indian hair to distributor business owners & wholesale vendors all around the world. From the material collection, processing, package, marketing, shipping to the service, we strive for perfection.

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1. Long Bob with Balayage

With this shoulder-length hairstyle, you don’t have to cut your hair too short, and the layers can work to bring out some natural volume in your hair, even if it generally falls on the flat side. You don’t need to cut all of your tresses off to have a cute short haircut, especially if you’re working with balayage. This way you can look great, keep some length, and utilize one of the hottest hair trends of the moment.

2. Headband Dutch Braid Pixie Cut

This hairstyle brings out the best of a pixie cut. Keeping your bangs long allows you to style them to perfection, so short hair doesn’t mean no styling options! This chic braid works so well with unique hair colors, like the white of this Instagram user, and will look just as stunning with other pastel hair colors too.

3. Rocker Chic Pixie for Fine Hair

Styling a pixie cut up and away from the head takes it from being sweet to hot. You’re manually adding volume to your hairstyle, plus you get the added short-hair bonus of immediately rocking nearly any color you’d want to try out. There’s just something about short hairstyles that allows for daring color choices, but you can also just keep it simple with natural hair colors too.

4. Classic Shoulder-Length Cut for Thin Hair

You can’t get sweeter than a classic cut, like this beautifully highlighted, wavy hairstyle for short thin hair. With simple colors and a lovely cut like this, you’re allowing for a lot of versatile hair options, as you can style it with a chic dress and pearls, or by mussing it up a bit you can rock a more edgy look.

5. Silver Pixie Cut for Thin Hair

This is the classic pixie cut, but in a daring dusty blue silver. With the hair so short in the back, this is a hairstyle ideal for women with fine hair, as the shortness allows for some natural volume, plus the unique, metallic color will elevate your style; the color works with both formal and edgy short hairstyles as well.


6. Two-Toned Pixie Cut

This is another classic styling of a pixie cut, but this time with a blue-tinted white color, atop a brown base. Keeping a neutral, yet still unnatural color like this helps you stand out while not being too loud. The color is just neutral enough to not take all of the attention, so you have a bit of flexibility there.

7. Purple, Rose Gold, and Asymmetrical Long Pixie

This edgy haircut has a very short cut on one side and a wavy, longer cut on the other. The mix of purple and rose gold hair colors is super trendy, and the edgy cut gives it an even more unique flair. The lightener works as an ombre effect, with light tips and deep roots. No matter what angle you look at this hair from, you’re getting a beautiful view.

8. Edgy, Layered Pixie for Fine Hair

From the front, this style will look just like the classic pixie cut, but is made edgy by buzzing the neck area. So, the different angles of the short hairstyle will give a totally different visual. Plus it’s one of the best hairstyles for thin hair, since you’re given the additional benefit of volume coming in from the short length. According to the MensHairstylesToday website, the fading on the sides offers the contrast necessary to focus the eyes on the cool and trendy styling on top.

9. Straight Flat Cut

Short hairstyles for thin hair don’t all have to be about fabricating volume. This smooth, pixie length haircut adds a little bit of volume, sure, but it’s not required to pull the style off. The grey hair is right on trend, and looks stunning as a highlight to the black base. This is a chic hairstyle that will do well with any style you wish to rock.

10. Platinum Balayage Bob for Thin Hair

Platinum blonde can be a huge hit or miss, but when styled correctly, as with this bob, you’re going to have a huge success. It’s a great hairstyle for fine hair, since it’s so easy to add in some volume, and before you know it you’ll have a head of fun, bouncy hair to wear this summer. This is another hairstyle that can look sweet or edgy, depending on what you want to wear with it.


11. Pink to Orange Ombre Cut

This is a simple, straight and sleek cut with a boldly colored ombre effect to polish things off. In inherently youthful color, this helps liven up short hair, especially when the cut is so simple and timeless as this one. Going from a bold pink at the bangs to a more mellow orange at the tips, the result is bright, fun, yet still manages to remain composed.

12. Pink Tipped Pixie Cut

The cut of this short hairstyle is edgy, and is reminiscent of Miley Cyrus’s iconic pixie cut. Adding in the light pink tips sweetens things up, so it cuts into that harsher vibe, and also helps with versatility; pink can be edgy too, so you can still pull off your favorite rocker looks, but a cute black dress would look just as fabulous.

13. Cotton Candy Pink Bob for Thin Hair

This short hairstyle, minus the color, is totally classic and simple. Lightly curled with the straight across bangs, the only thing that could have possibly made this look any sweeter would have been to add a cotton candy color to it, which is what was done here. So with this total style, you’d be getting classic beauty with some trendy sweetness, from the candy colored hair.


14. Edgy Platinum Pixie Cut

This is another asymmetrical pixie haircut, so its nature is edgy already; the nearly silver platinum blonde coloring just adds a new dimension of edge to it. Shaved on the side, you’re also getting a bit of utility in there for the summer, because who doesn’t love that feeling of a breeze hitting your skin, like when your hair is pulled back? This will give you that feeling all the time.


15. Bright Pink Curls for Fine Hair

This bubblegum pink short hairstyle is vibrant and sweet, with cute and fun curls falling above the neck. Pictured here you see the sweet braid pulling the bangs back is a fun addition to the hair, as it works particular well for women with thinner hair, to add in some of that desired volume. Plus, short hair doesn’t generally allow for braids, and this style shows you that they can come just as easily.


16. Hello Kitty Unicorn Hair

Put into words, this short hairstyle sounds way too girly for its own good, but it’s actually rather edgy when all is said and done. With the upward styling of the short hair, it’s almost being styled into a wide faux hawk, even giving the image of flames. Hair tattoos are totally hot today, so why not add in the recognizable cat everybody knows and loves?

17. Fiery Red Pixie Cut for Fine Hair

When you hear the word fiery, you might expect a vibrant unnaturally red color. Here, however, we mean fiery in relation to a fire’s embers; this hair color features earthy, naturally based tones of red to heat up the classic pixie cut, mixing orange and red in a deep way to evoke the most robust color. The color still isn’t a natural one for hair, though, so you don’t need to worry about roots and your hair will speak for itself.


18. Layered and Highlighted Bob

One of the best short hairstyles for thin hair, this bob features wavy hair in a cute and chic way, with a base of a dark brown and overlaid highlights of blonde. This is a sweet and summery hairstyle that will frame your face, with layers that will add some volume, so this is a great hairstyle for fine hair. It has sweetness and a bit of intensity, which comes in relation to your own exuded attitude.

19. Fiery Red Unruly Hair for Thin Hair

This is what you would probably first think of when you hear of a fiery redhead. As you can see in this image, this is a color that works beautifully against paler skin, and even more so with pale blue eyes. The way this hair is styled is an organized disaster. So don’t be fooled by how carefree it looks, placing the hair just right will take some time and effort.

20. Straight, Shoulder Length Cut

You can’t get any simpler than straight, honey blonde shoulder-length hair. With long bangs sweeping to the side, this is a more recent look, but a classic one all the same. It is versatile, and easy to pull off, as it’s not a very short look, so you can still pull it back to get it away from your face and neck. The brown to blonde highlights just make it more sun kissed and lovely.


21. Layered Shoulder Length Cut

This warm brown, short haircut features a light ombre, down to a deep blonde at the tips, so this style will give you a cute multicolored look, without bringing in any extreme colors. This is particularly useful when your profession doesn’t allow for abstract colors or cuts. It’s interesting enough to be desirable, but not crazy enough to draw too much attention.


22. Beachy Blonde Short Hairstyle for Thin Hair

This short haircut has a bright blonde at the tips and a warm brown at the roots, blended well so as not to make the roots stand out too much. Blonde hair is always a nice bet for thin hair, as it’s often a rather dainty shade. This shade of blonde is casual, but when styled in an updo, it can easily be transformed into something that calls for more formality.


23. White Blonde Classy Cut

The cut of this short hairstyle is classy in nature, but the coloring being brown with a nearly white blonde overlay makes it much more casual. That juxtaposition makes for an interesting appearance that can change depending on how you style it and what you decide to wear with it on each particular day.

24. Side Twin Braids for Fine Hair

This style is actually a variant of the short haircut in #23. After a few weeks of growing out, these cute braids can be achieved. These make for a cute, sporty look either for your workouts or for everyday wear. Such braids can only be achieved by having thin and short hair, so they are a great styling if your hair falls into that category.


25. Purple-Grey Short Bob

This bob is super short, and its compact nature keeps things classy and chic. The purple grey color created here is interesting while remaining subdued, so it would be easy to muss up to become edgy, depending on your own styling preferences for each day. This is one of the greatest short hairstyles for people with thin hair, because it brings it all into one location, and allows it to become naturally voluminous.

26. Classic Blonde Pixie for Thin Hair

This is another classic pixie haircut, but in a boyish shape. With the sharp lines of the tips and the messy, yet compact mass of hair on top, the overall styling of this short haircut is a bit masculine, and the blonde pulls in a bit of femininity, but with today’s ambiguous styling between male and female fashion and beauty, it doesn’t over-feminize the whole hairstyle.


27. Pastel Purple Short Haircut

This short hairstyle is characterized by a haunting shade of pastel purple, which errs on the side of being iridescent. Mussing it up like in this picture allows for a totally casual appearance, and you’ll be looking totally cute with this apparent pixie length haircut. By smoothing out the hair, there’s no doubt that you could make this look work for any occasion.

28. Uneven Pixie Haircut

With this look, the base of the head is shaved all the way around, with a short pixie cut on top, actually becoming a very short bowl cut, of sorts. The uneven trim of the tips of this short hairstyle makes the shape chic. The two-toned shades of white-blonde over the brunette shaved base look great, and the overall style is very reminiscent of Miley Cyrus’s ‘do.

29. Airy Blonde Short Cut for Thin Hair

The length of this cut is above the shoulders, but far below the ears, so it is a longer style. This is a look that will be great with finer hair, since volume would ruin the integrity of the cut. Plus, fine blonde hair is always a stunning sight, especially when styled so loosely and lovely as this. This is a more simple hairstyle for short and thin hair, plus it’s really easy to wear.

30. Crisp Blonde Bob

The tips of this bob are straight and clean, and match the pristine blonde color of this short hairstyle. The dark brown underlay acts almost as a boundary for the blonde hair, and the small braid above the forehead is a cute style touch that subtly frames the face while adding some intrigue to the look. This is a casual styling, but the overall cut allows for many different style choices.

31. Brown to Blonde Pulled Back Hair

Long, full ponytails are beautiful and everything like that, but there’s just something so cute and chic about thin, short ponytails too. When your hair is just long enough to fit well into a ponytail, it leaves an adorable length at the back, and the rest of your head is left sleek with the pulled back strands; this area of this overall hairstyle is a warm brown, leaving all of the blonde in the ponytail.


32. Puffed Up Pixie Haircut

This is a fun hairstyle that only takes some teasing and know how to get into proper place. This is a style that manually adds some volume into a pixie cut, in a way that is reminiscent of the pop rock singer P!nk. So this is a fierce yet glamorous possibility for a side-shaved pixie cut.

33. Shoulder-Length Silver Short Hair

This hairstyle is simple, and doesn’t require extensive styling beyond a simple flatiron job, because it has so much beauty in the natural way it falls down above the shoulders. It’s a casual style, but can easily be glamorous for any formal occasions. Tossing it back in a ponytail or bun would be an easy way to dress this short hairstyle up for a wedding or other event this summer.

34. Long, Side-Swept Bob

This balayage colored bob is a great short hairstyle for thin hair. Its layers add in some volume, and the length isn’t too short to be pulled back into a simple ponytail, or even for small braids for a sporty look. This is a glamorous styling, with warm brown hair being highlighted by the white-blonde. It is a not-too-short, versatile hairstyle with long bangs to the side; a classic style.

35. Light Blonde Pixie Cut for Fine Hair

Classic pixie hairstyles are cute or fierce, depending on color and style (and sometimes both if styled in a certain way), and this light blonde short hairstyle definitely falls on the side of fierce. This is a great style, because it honestly could be sweet or hot, so it could transition, depending on your outfit.


36. Blonde Highlighted Pixie Cut

This is another great classic short haircut for thin hair, because the colors are layered on, which gives an illusion of having even more volume than even what the cut itself gives. This is a sweet iteration of a pixie, because it does such a good job at framing the face, especially when the wearer has such large eyes, as in this picture.

37. Voluminous Platinum Layered Stack

This is a very short hairstyle in the back, which transitions into a long cut at the front. The real charm of this style is the luscious pop of pink that peeks from the tips of the hair. This icy color is stunning, especially during the summer, and is right on trend with the hairstyles of the moment. Short hairstyles that feature hot trends are stunning on their own level.


38. Mussy Silver Pixie Cut for Thin Hair

Sometimes the most tedious short haircuts are the ones that have each strand styled in a somewhat unruly way. It definitely adds some character to the classic short haircut, and makes its own beauty, and in this case even more so, due to its beautiful silver-blonde shade, which is laid over a beautiful brown.


39. Sleek Blonde Pixie Cut

Then again, sleekly placed hair for pixie haircuts is totally chic. Short pixie hairstyles are so easy to keep in place, so this is an easygoing style for the summer. While thin hair tends to flip flop between falling flat and frizzing up when it gets hot or humid out, so you may need to use a bit of extra product to ensure your hair stays like this for your day out.

40. Simple and Side-Swept Longer Blonde Cut

This is a longer style, in terms of short hairstyles for fine hair, and is an easy style for many women to pull off. The brown overlaid with platinum blonde is what makes this a special cut that’s a bit harder to pull off for a large group. This is a common cut with a gorgeous color that elevates it. It is inherently a casual style, but would be easy to bring up for a more formal outcome.

41. Blonde Buzzed and Beautiful

A very short haircut, this is a harder one for a lot of people to pull off, but the blonde is so stunning here, and the result is actually very chic. Generally a masculine cut, in order to bring femininity into this short hairstyle, you’ll have to rely on your natural features, your makeup and beauty, and the clothes that you wear each day.

42. Shoulder-Length Grey Hair

This is a hairstyle perfect for wearing in the winter, due to its cozy, snow-like charm. However, wearing it in the summer could be totally stunning. The shade of grey makes it more of a winter style, but pairing it with a cute floral dress or top and pulling it back would be just like the silver hair trend of summer, but on a unique new level.

43. Top Knotted Shoulder-Length Blonde Cut

Half-up top knots are totally cute, especially when styled with cute hair pins or accessories. This ombre-effect color goes from a mix of brown and blonde at the roots to a delicate blonde at the tips. Between the knot and the color, this overall hairstyle is right on trend for summer, and will look stunning with a bohemian outfit.

44. Balayage-Colored Shoulder-Length Haircut

Wavy hair and summer just go hand in hand, and this iteration pulls a good deal of the hair to one side, adding a lovely sense of imbalance, that all comes together thanks to the balayage highlights. The color is a natural, classic highlight duo, so you’re bringing in some great trends into this hairstyle without the addition of unordinary colors that may not be wanted by everyone.


45. Layered Silver and Blonde Hairstyle for Fine Hair

This short hairstyle is perfectly layered, with each strand placed in a pristine location, creating even layers and a great deal of balance. The two tones of silver and blonde blend seamlessly together, which allows the two colors to harmonize. You can clearly see the differences between the two colors if you look, but at a glance it appears as a luminous hue.


46. Side-Swept Long Bob

Deep brown is a stunning color all year long (and I’m not just saying that because I’m a brunette, myself!); a shade like this, almost becoming black, is rather unspoken in the hair trends of today, with lighter tones being favored for summer and just in general. This long bob with classic side-swept bangs is definitely an exception, and reminds us that brown hair can be just as trendy.

47. White Hair with a Top Knot

Top knots have been a slightly messy, stylish trend in recent years. When knotted up like in this picture, it even has some practicality for busy (or lazy!) women, because it can mask oily hair when it catches up to you. Here with the white hair, though, it just adds to the iciness of the overall look; and will be a chilling reminder this summer when the weather gets too hot.

48. Smokey White Short Haircut for Thin Hair

In this image, you have two possible hairstyles for this type of cut: one braid and one loose. The loose style shows how free and luscious even fine hair can look with this haircut, with the side being buzzed and the top being simply styled. The braid serves to show that even short hair like this can be braided like thick strands, even giving the visual of being longer.

49. Wavy, Mini Bob

I call this a mini bob because it falls the same way as a standard bob, but falls quite a bit shorter. In a messy blonde with brown underneath, the length is almost that of a bowl cut, but the waves and shorter bangs offset that. This whole hairstyle is rather beachy, because of its messy waves, and you’re getting the boyish look on top of that.


50. Party Braided Blonde Bob for Fine Hair

In a light, icy blonde, this partially up bob is super cute, especially for summer. The small braids are loose and look natural when blended into this non-highlighted blonde hair. Messy short hairstyles are great, especially for long summer days out, because you don’t always have to be worrying about what your thin hair looks like all day.

51. A Ray of Platinum Bob

Side swept bobs are an excellent way of rocking short hairstyles for thin hair ” they bring all the volume to the front, where the face needs framing, and are eternally chic. Extra volume makes an appearance in this hairstyle thanks to fantastic coloring. The roots were kept dark, and then a transition to dark blonde occurs. In the center of the hair, a ray of platinum runs, to really create a mirror like, voluminous effect.

52. Overswept Bob with Baby Doll Bangs

Baby doll bangs are an ambitious styling choice, but they work surprisingly well as short haircuts for thin hair, because they take away the emphasis from the hair’s thickness or lack thereof. In this particular example, messing up a few hairs at the crown, and sweeping them forward adds even more texture. Dyeing the whole thing platinum blonde is fun, cheerful, and chic.


53. Mauve and Blonde Volumized Pixie

There are so many different elements that make this a perfect short haircut for thin hair. To start with, dyeing the roots a darker mauve color creates the illusion that there is more hair. In the hair itself, the different shades of blonde create even more dimension and texture. Lastly, by keeping the top of this pixie cut longer, and brushing it up with a bit of mousse, the whole style seems lush, and voluminous.


54. Platinum Buzzcut

Haters can move straight to the back, because this buzzcut is all about being front and center. This is a truly fearless short hairstyle for women with thin hair, because it presents absolutely no illusions. It is simply austere and brave, with a bright and daring color.


55. Electric Blue Box Bob with Undercut

This is the kind of haircut that allows a lady to hide her inner badass when necessary. Bangs that rich mid-forehead are flattering to any face shape, and the closely shorn undercut is a great way of taking some of the trouble of navigating thin hair away. The electric blue shade chosen here is extremely flattering because it is so shiny, as well.


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Looking for high-volume hairstyles for fine hair? You’ve come to the right place.

Despite most people complaining about it, fine hair is actually a blessing. It’s manageable as well as malleable, which means that it will suit most styles and will hold shape far better than other types.

Not to be confused with thinning hair, fine-haired beings can choose from a variety of hairstyles that will add life to a flat cut. Choose curls and waves to add bounce and movement, or a blunt bob hairstyle that you can bring depth and texture to with the right products and clever drying techniques.

There are plenty of celebrities who know some great tricks when it comes to creating winning hairstyles for fine hair. Keep reading for the expert guide to pulling them off.

Short hairstyles for fine hair

The key to making finer, short hair appear fuller with a cropped style is to add layering on top to create the illusion of volume and height, while sweeping fringes with multi-toned colouring add depth to your style while helping it appear fuller.

Layering is really your friend here. ‘Face shape isn’t key for this style but by creating layering, you ultimately affect the shape,’ says Sam. ‘For example round faces should opt for square layers and vice versa for square face shapes.’

Celebrity inspiration: Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Hudson

Hairstyles for fine long hair

As fine hair holds its style well, longer lengths are your best option when it comes to versatile styling options. ‘The key thing to remember with long hair is that it needs to look healthy,’ says Sam Burnett, KMS Style Council member and founder of Hare and Bone. ‘There is no point in having long unhealthy hair as the condition will always determine the length. If you have fine hair, keep layers longer as over layering will only make the hair appear thinner and sparser.’

Straight, wavy or curly, the world is your oyster here – this is the length most fine-haired celebs opt for when choosing a style that’ll work on and off the red carpet.

Celebrity inspiration: Kate Moss, Keira Knightley and Naomie Harris

Medium length airstyles for fine hair

Safe to say that blunt, mid-length styles are all the rage right now, touted by our experts as one of the biggest 2019 hair trends. ‘Medium length hair looks great when it’s maintained well; think fuller, blunt styles with no layering,’ advises Sam. ‘If an individuals’ hair is prone to frizz then it’s best to keep the hair on the longer side of medium. The longer and heavier the hair, the more controlled it will be.’

Celebrity inspiration: Alexa Chung and Natalie Portman

How to get thicker hair

If you’re battling finer or thinning hair, one option is to work hair supplements into your daily routine; another is to try out the best shampoo for hair loss. For more tips on how to get thicker hair, read our round up for the expert tips, tricks and advice for fuller looking locks, as well as our guide on how to make your hair grow faster.

See our round up below of the best celebrity styles on fine hair. We reckon you’ll be taking these pics straight to the salon.

The 10 Best Hair Styles for Thin Hair

Women with thin hair can find themselves in an endless struggle to find a flattering hair cut. To make your search easier, we’ve compiled the best hair styles for thin hair so you can feel like a bombshell, too. It turns out the right cut, short or long, can help you achieve your dream volume, and your thin strands can appear far thicker. Maybe your options aren’t so limited.

1. Asymmetrical bob

Actress Rosamund Pike rocks this look. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

A straight-edge bob falls flat and can age you. As an alternative, try an asymmetrical bob. Having a cut that is longer on one side adds dimension to your hair and can sharpen your facial features. You can also part your asymmetrical bob to one side, which helps boost volume.

2. Loosely slicked back

Journalist Megyn Kelly works this style well. | Andrew Toth/Getty Images

Short hair styles can be so frustrating when they fall flat and refuse to cooperate. If you’re tired of this problem, loosely slicking it back is a perfect hair style for you. Simply use your fingers to comb your hair back, and if your hair is short enough, secure it with bobby pins, then finish with hair spray. If you have long hair, you can use a hair tie to pull it back, then slightly rough it up in the front before misting with hair spray.

3. Wavy lob

Actress Emma Stone shows off this great look. | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

The wavy lob (i.e., long bob) has become the hottest hairstyle obsession for women of all hair types, but it’s especially popular for those with thinner hair because it’s short enough to never fall flat, and the wavy texture gives the illusion of thickness. For added dimension, have your stylist dry your hair in sections.

4. Deep side part

Miranda Lambert sports a deep side part. | Jason Merritt/Getty Images

If there’s one hair style you need to avoid at all costs, it’s a dead-center part. When you have thin hair, this look will make your hair appear completely flat. Instead, experiment with which side you prefer to part your hair on, then form a part three inches away from the center. It may feel like you’ve created a combover a first, but once your hair settles, having a deep side part will make your fine hair look far more voluminous.

5. Uneven bangs

Alexa Chung looks great with these bangs. | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Women with thick hair can get away with having full, wide-set front bangs (think Zooey Deschanel). While this look isn’t the best for thin hair, bangs are still an option. Instead of getting heavy bangs with a blunt edge, test out choppy front bangs. Having uneven strands gives you the freedom to part the bangs to the side or separate them in the middle. French women have loved this popular hairstyle for decades.

6. Pixie cut

Emma Watson shows off the perfect pixie. | Stuart Wilson/Getty Images

One of the best short hair styles for fine hair is actually having very little hair altogether. Having thin hair will actually work to your advantage with a pixie cut, as it proves extremely low-maintenance. Rather than spending ages trying to style your thin hair, wouldn’t it be fabulous to just wake up and go with a perfect pixie?

7. Angled bob

Actress Emma Roberts rocks this beautiful bob. | Michael Buckner/Getty Images

There are so many great ways to play up a standard bob, the best of which is the angled cut. This style works wonders for fine hair, as it adds an element of chicness and sophistication to an otherwise plain ‘do. This short hairstyle not only provides added volume in the back, it’s also so easy to style. Simply use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner when you shower, then blow dry, straighten, or towel-dry for incredible results.

8. Braided crown

Actress Kate Bosworth looks regal with this style. | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

People with thin hair will find a braid falling down their back or shoulder looks pretty meager and only exaggerates how fine their hair actually is. A great alternative is the braided crown. By pulling your hair up and using a braid as a headband, you can create the illusion of having more hair than you do. You’ll also draw away attention from how much remains in the back.

9. Wrapped ponytail

Beyoncé always looks great with a super chic ponytail. | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

It often feels like there are limited decent hairstyles for fine hair, but fear not! We know of one that works wonders. Simply pull your hair up into a messy ponytail (you can choose how high or low it falls). Then, find an imitation hair tie that matches your hair color and use it to fasten your ponytail. The appearance of wrapped hair will make it look like you have even more beyond your ponytail.

10. Wispy front layers

Elle Fanning looks great with these layers. | Tiziana Fabi/Getty Images

For thin-haired gals who are fans of medium-length cuts, one of our favorite looks is one that incorporates wispy front layers. Ask your hair stylist to cut your hair between your collarbone and bust, then add wispy front layers that start from the bottom of your chin down to your ends. These front layers nicely frame your face, add texture, and can be styled for greater volume. Just keep in mind that the back of your hair should be cut in a straight line, as thin back layers tend to get scraggly.

The Best Haircuts & Hairstyles for Women With Thin Hair

Are you sick of your thin hair falling flat, looking limp and being difficult? Chances are, you’re just choosing the wrong cuts and styles for your hair type. The right cut and style can make an incredible difference to your look. So, if you want your delicate locks to appear full of life, you need to stop focusing on what you like and start also considering what suits your strands. Luckily, there are plenty of beautiful looks to suit the needs of your fine mane, and we’ve rounded them up right here. From short bobs through to flowing waves, here are the best hairstyles for thin hair.

Short Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Naturally Textured Style

To create a gorgeous naturally textured style on short and thin hair, all you need to do is wash, rough blow-dry, spritz with sea salt spray and scrunch.

Short Messy Spikes

If you rock a pixie cut, short messy spikes are a style worth trying. Not only will they add a dose of edgy attitude to your look, but they’ll also give it a significant volume boost.

Swept-Back Hairstyle

A swept-back hairstyle looks fashionable and keeps thin hair from sitting flat. Best of all, it’s also seriously easy to create on short strands.

Straight and Smooth

A gorgeous straight and smooth style is easy to achieve with thin hair. Just blow-dry with a round brush and run a straightener through for a stylishly sleek look.

Side Part with Texture

If a flat middle part is leaving your locks looking a little lacklustre, opt for a side part with texture instead.

Pinned Updo Style

While it may not be possible to create an intricate bun with short and thin hair, it is possible to achieve a gorgeous pinned updo style. The trick is to tease the middle to add volume and structure.

Pompadour Style for Thin Hair

To nail the perfect pompadour style for thin hair, be sure to use products that provide hold without weighing strands down and opt for a slightly dishevelled finish.

Short Messy Curls

Short messy curls look seriously cute and youthful on thin hair. Try the look in summer for a fun, carefree style that’s perfect for both the beach and the bar.

Straight with Parted Bangs

To give your chic bob a sexy weekend twist, wear it straight with parted bangs. Then, before you walk out the door, flip your head upside down to add volume and a relaxed finish.

Short Wispy Waves

If you’ve got a layered crop, consider adding some texture to your look with a few wispy waves.

Forward Swept Style

For ladies rocking a pixie cut with a longer length on top, a forward swept style can make an exciting choice. The look can also disguise any thin sections of hair at the front.

Thin Tousled Bob

By adding tousled waves to your thin bob, you’ll instantly boost its volume. Just remember, the messier and less defined your waves are, the thicker they’ll appear. So, don’t stress about making the look neat or polished.

Middle Part with Ear Tuck

It may be simple, but a middle part with an ear tuck is a chic style. As well as showing off your face, this look collects your hair behind your ears to make it appear thicker.

Side-Swept Bob

To give your short haircut more shape, opt for side-swept bob hairstyle. The look will concentrate your hair on one side of your head to make it appear thicker and more voluminous.

Wet-Look Half-Up

For those who want to utilise the thinness of their short locks instead of disguising it, a wet-look half-up hairstyle makes a fantastic choice.

Medium Length Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Lob with Tousled Waves

A lob with tousled waves is the ultimate cool-girl hairstyle and a seriously flattering look for ladies with thin hair.

Not-So-Straight Style for Thin Hair

Thin locks and a dead straight hairstyle rarely go well together. As such, opting for a not-so-straight style is an excellent alternative for those with fine hair.

Low Bun Hairstyle

Stylishly casual, a low bun hairstyle makes the perfect option for lazy days and casual weekend outings.

Straight and Sleek Long Bob

Whether you’re off to work or a formal function, a straight and sleek long bob can be an excellent style choice. When creating the look, just remember to use a heat protectant spray as thin hair can be easily damaged.

Side Part Style

For a simple yet stylish look, try wearing your mid-length hair with a side part. The relaxed look will instantly give you that French “It” girl aesthetic.

Messy Updo Style

To achieve a messy updo style on thin, mid-length hair, start by shampooing your hair twice and skipping the conditioner. Then, blow-dry your hair upside down to boost volume before pinning your hair up and back. If needed, tease your hair for extra thickness.

Middle Part with Waves

If you like to rock your mid-length hair with a middle part, consider adding some loose waves to your look for an injection of texture that will keep your hair from looking flat.

Half-Bun Style for Thin Hair

For those looking to achieve a cute and casual look with their thin hair, a half-bun style makes an excellent option. You can even add a scrunchie for a playful retro twist.

Fishtail Side Braid

Don’t rule out braids just because your hair is thin and shoulder-length. A fishtail side braid (or two) is easy to create and will lend your look a fashionable flair.

Low Ponytail Hairstyle

A low ponytail hairstyle makes a chic and simple choice for fine, medium length locks. The style is also perfect for showing off blunt ends, which can help thin ponytails appear significantly thicker.

Mid-Length Messy Waves

Mid-length messy waves are perfect for ladies with thin hair who have minimal time to spend styling their hair each morning.

Lob with Top Knot

For an on-trend look that will work for your thin hair, try a lob with top knot style. While the lob cut will give your hair bounce, the top knot will add the appearance of volume on top.

Mid-Length Retro Waves

Mid-length retro waves that are full of bounce and frizz can quickly add the appearance of volume to thin hair.

Boho Hairstyle with Braid

To create a fun and flirty boho hairstyle with braid, messily curl the bottom of your locks and add a thin three-strand plait on one side of your head.

Wet-Look Hairstyle

When your hair is already thin, parting it can make it look flat and limp. So, for your next special occasion, try losing the part entirely and opt for a sleek, wet-look hairstyle instead.

Long Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Long Bedhead Style

One of the best things about thin hair is that it can look utterly stylish when messy. As such, a long, bedhead style appears chic rather than unkempt.

Long Glamour Curls

Long glamour curls can look great on all hair types, including thin. To create the style, just use a wide-barrel curling wand and focus on the mid and ends of your hair. Once finished, use a volumizing hairspray to set the hairstyle.

Smooth and Straight

If you want to wear your long and thin hair smooth and straight, you must ensure your locks are clean. While the style will look sleek and chic on freshly washed hair, it’ll appear limp and scraggly with even a hint of grease.

Long Wind-Blown Hairstyle

Your hair naturally appears more voluminous after walking in the wind. So, why not recreate that look at home with a long wind-blown hairstyle?

Long Half-Up Style

If you want to show off your face and your long hair, you can choose to wear a long half-up style. The gorgeous style appears seriously stunning with messy waves also added.

Long Hair with Twists

If you find that a half-up style leaves your lower strands looking overly thin and limp, think about pairing your long hair with twists instead. The look will have a similar appearance without reducing your hair’s volume or density.

Messy Waves Hairstyle

A messy waves hairstyle is a gorgeous option for adding texture and the appearance of volume to long and thin locks.

Loose and Low Ponytail

A loose and low ponytail can make thin hair appear thicker by lifting hair up around the face. To nail the style, sweep your hair back into a loose ponytail and secure. Then, use your hands to pull out and loosen your hair at the top before pushing the hair tie up slightly for a bubble effect.

Side Part and Messy Texture

For the perfect off-duty look, consider styling your long locks with a side part and messy texture.

Long Beach Waves

Not only do long beach waves look great, but they’re also extremely easy to create. To achieve the style, just braid your locks into a loose plait while wet and allow it to dry naturally.

Long Sleek Ponytail

Thin hair is fantastic for creating a polished and sharp look. So, if you have lengthy locks, why not opt for a long sleek ponytail for a sophisticated and striking appearance.

Pinned Back Curls

Adding curls is a great way make your long hair appear thicker. For a chic twist on the look, try wearing pinned back curls. The lovely style is perfect for proms, weddings, date nights and more.

Straight and Messy

If you want to wear your long and thin hair straight, consider adding a dishevelled touch. The straight and messy look will appear naturally thicker as well as entirely cool.

Waterfall Braid Hairstyle

Most braids can be challenging to create with thin locks. Luckily, a waterfall braid hairstyle doesn’t require thick hair to look fantastic.

Messy Bun Hairstyle

While a tight bun can appear too severe for fine hair, a messy bun hairstyle can look chicly disheveled with thin locks.

Short Haircuts for Thin Hair

Pixie Cut for Thin Hair

A pixie cut is one of the most flattering haircuts for ladies with thin locks. Thanks to your delicate strands, this style appears feminine and shows off your face in a lovely way.

A-Line Bob Haircut

A short, A-line bob haircut makes a lovely choice for those with fine hair. Instead of pulling your roots flat as long lengths can do, this lightweight crop allows for plenty of bounce and natural volume.

Undercut for Thin Hair

For a stylishly modern look, you should consider opting for an on-trend undercut. As well as looking great, this style’s buzzed sides will make your hair on top look thicker by comparison.

Blunt Bob for Thin Hair

Opting for a blunt bob will instantly make your hair appear thicker. While the lightweight short crop will keep your roots looking full, the un-tapered ends will add bulk to the bottom.

Choppy Crop for Thin Hair

Adding texture is a fantastic way to boost the appearance of thin hair and stop it from falling flat. So, by opting for a choppy crop, your locks will instantly appear fuller on top.

Buzz Cut for Thin Hair

Sick of battling your hair to make it appear thicker? Why not cut it all off and rock a chic buzz cut instead?

Asymmetric Bob Haircut

If you’re looking for a short haircut with a point of difference, an asymmetrical bob can make a fantastic and flattering choice.

Disconnected Undercut

Thin hair needn’t be plain. A disconnected undercut can provide a seriously exciting option for those with delicate locks.

Blunt and Messy Bangs

When you have thin hair, bangs can tend to separate. Instead of always fighting this issue, consider embracing it with a blunt and messy cut.

Choppy Bob Haircut

Thin hair that is all one length can often drag down your face. As such, a choppy bob makes a good alternative that will flatter your features.

Layered Pixie Cut

Your roots will never sit flat and lifeless again with a stunning layered pixie cut boosting them up.

Bob with Temple Shave

Not only is a bob with temple shave a stylish look, but it’ll also disguise thin hair by drawing all eyes to its daring buzzed section.

Side-Swept Pixie Cut

Have your stylist cut your hair short with one side left long near the face for a flattering side-swept pixie cut.

Layered Bob with Bangs

While a layered bob with bangs would leave a lady with thick hair looking like a mushroom, it’s a seriously chic choice for those with fine strands.

Pixie Cut with Layered Undercut

Add a faded temple shave and disconnected nape shave to achieve an incredibly cool pixie with layered undercut look.

Medium Length Haircuts for Thin Hair

Lob for Thin Hair

The lob continues to be one of the hottest hairstyles of the moment. Thankfully, it can suit all hair types, including those that are thin.

Mid-Length Cut for Thin Hair

If you have thin hair but like the look of longer locks, consider a medium length haircut for a feminine style that won’t weigh you down.

Layered Long Bob

A layered, long bob is a flattering haircut for those with thin hair. Just be sure only to add a few layers though as too many can make your hair appear overly thin.

Mid-Length Cut with Bangs

For those with naturally thin and wavy hair, a mid-length cut with bangs can make a seriously stylish option.

Lob with Blunt Ends

Not only is a lob with blunt ends an on-trend look to rock, but it’s also a fantastic cut for adding the appearance of bulk to the lengths of your hair.

Side Bangs and Layers

For a soft and feminine appearance, a mid-length cut with side bangs and layers can make a fantastic option.

Lightly Layered Lob

A textured cut can stop your hair from sitting flat and add volume to its look. As such, a lightly layered lob makes an excellent haircut for ladies with thin hair.

Mid-Length Cut with Blunt Ends

It may be simple, but a mid-length cut with blunt bangs can also be incredibly stylish.

Modern Shag Haircut

If your primary concern is a lack of volume at your roots, the modern shag cut may be the answer for which you’ve been searching.

Choppy Lob Haircut

A choppy lob haircut will instantly earn you style points while also suiting your thin locks.

Blunt Lob with Face-Framing Layers

Add volume to your ends without dragging down your face by having your hair cut into a chic blunt lob with face-framing layers.

Mid-Length Hair with Short Bangs

Full bangs can be challenging to pull off with thin locks. So, try rocking short bangs instead for a fashion-forward look.

Layered Mid-Length Cut

Don’t let your thin hair be weighed down by a bad chop. Instead, select a layered mid-length cut for a look with plenty of bounce.

Long Bob with Bangs

If you’re after a cut that’s both sophisticated and fun, consider asking your stylist for a shoulder-grazing long bob with bangs.

Faux Lob Cut

For those who love the look of a lob but aren’t quite ready to cut off their long locks just yet, a faux lob cut is an ideal solution. Just tuck your long strands into a turtleneck sweater to achieve the look.

Haircuts for Long Thin Hair

Long Hair with Blunt Ends

To stop your long and thin hair from appearing scraggly, consider opting for thickness-boosting blunt ends.

Long Hair with Bangs

Adding bangs to your long hair look is a fantastic way to inject it with interest without losing any length or volume.

Single-Length Cut

For maximum density, forget layers and choose a single-length cut instead. Just make sure you add some texture to keep your look from appearing weighed down.

Long Layered Cut

Long strands can seriously weigh down thin hair. As such, choosing a layered cut is a great way to add some bounce to your locks without sacrificing any length.

Long Hair with Choppy Bangs

Add texture and style to your long-haired look with the addition of choppy bangs. The cut is perfect for thin hair and requires minimal styling.

Long Face-Framing Layers

To give your long and thin hair a more flattering appearance, consider adding a few face-framing layers to your cut.

Long Hair with Side Fringe

If you like the look of a front fringe but find that your hair is too thin to pull it off, you should consider pairing your long hair with a side fringe instead.

Long Hair with Blunt Bangs

To add the appearance of more volume at the top of your long hair, have your stylist cut some blunt bangs. Just remember to blow-dry after washing to keep them from falling flat or separating.

Long Choppy Cut

A long choppy cut on thin hair can achieve a lovely look thanks to ends that flick out and create the appearance of more volume.

Side Part Haircut

If a middle part leaves your hair looking flat and lifeless, consider asking your stylist to cut your hair to suit a side part instead.

Long Hair with Undercut

A deep side part is a great way to add the appearance of volume at your roots. However, it can leave the smaller side of your hair looking thin and scraggly. To stylishly combat this issue, try rocking an undercut with your long locks.

Long Hair with Curtain Bangs

For a touch of Brigitte Bardot style, pair your long hair with curtain bangs. Thanks to your thin strands, the long and parted fringe will fall beautifully.

Wispy Layered Cut

Thin hair lends itself perfectly to a wispy layered cut. Just pair it with loose curls for a stylishly undone party look.

Long Asymmetrical Cut

If you have thin hair, don’t shy away from a daring haircut. A bold look, such as a long asymmetrical cut can instantly take your hair from flat to fabulous.

Long Hair with Nape Undercut

If you feel self-conscious about the thinness of your long hair, consider opting for a nape undercut. The daring design will ensure that it’s all anyone notices.


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50 Best Short Haircuts and Hairstyles for Fine Hair

Are you struggling to find new ways to up your volume game? Wonder which short hairstyles for fine hair would create the best illusion of fullness? Read on to find out what styles and cuts work best on fine hair!

Women sometimes think that if they don’t have thick, Pocahontas-like locks, they’ve got the short end of the stick. Let’s dispel this myth once and for all! Fine hair has an enviable soft and silky texture that is much easier to style and keep healthy. And there are countless trendy short hairstyles for fine hair that can easily build stunning volume on anyone with this type of hair.

In this post, we will show you just how easy it is to create a sexy, trendy, voluminous look on short fine hair, so that you can finally consider yourself very lucky!

When looking for the right way to style your fine, short hair for an added volume boost, think about things like your hair type (i.e., straight, wavy, curly, coily, etc.), your face shape, how much time you want to dedicate to styling your hair every day.

Generally, short hairstyles for fine hair will be easier to style than long hairstyles for thick hair, but there are variations between the styles. From layered bobs to playful curls, there are tons of ways to achieve bigger, more voluminous looks and generate an illusion of fullness.

So, without further ado, here are 50 awesome short hairstyles for fine hair that will make your hair look absolutely stunning!

1. Pixie with Nape Undercut. If you have fine dark hair, jazz it up with some blonde highlights to add dimension and make it look fuller.

By Michele Sanford

2. Tomboy Hairstyle. The appeal of a tomboy hairstyle is obvious – not only is it easy to maintain but it also looks beyond cool! We love these feminine + tomboy vibes that work in perfect harmony.

By Graham Nation

3. Effortless Pixie Cut with Short Bangs. Are you looking to cut down your styling time? Go for this short pixie cut with cropped bangs. It’s a little messy, subtle and just the right amount of edgy.

By Morgan Curtner

4. Classy Temple Undercut. If your hair is fine, sleek and straight, this classy undercut hairstyle will be right up your street!

By Sarah Bryant

5. Wispy Layered Short Pixie. Layers are a girl’s best friend! Not a fan of choppy, bold layering? Go for soft, wispy layers to create a gradual change in the length and a softer, smoother look.

By Christi Swiney

6. Short Wedge Haircut. Not too formal, and not too messy – that’s how we’d define this short wedge haircut. It’s also relatively easy to style, which is always a bonus!

7. Short Blunt Blonde Bob. Elegant, modern, and flattering – this blunt blonde bob gets top scores!

By Sal Salcedo

8. White Blonde Medium Bob. For fine hair that isn’t very short, a tousled, feathered bob will do wonders in generating volume!

By Patrick Trant

9. Sassy Undercut Pixie. Nothing beats a stylish and sassy long pixie cut! Confidence is the main ingredient you’ll need to rock this super trendy, bold haircut.

By Diego Marcsant

10. Shaved Shaggy Bob. Want to make your shaggy bob stand out? Add a shaved detail! This cut is ideal for fine curly hair that’s a bit unruly.

By Katie Sanchez

11. Long Pixie Cut. A long pixie cut can look very sophisticated. Wispy layering makes the hairstyle appear softer, while the razored layers at the crown are perfect for creating height and adding volume.

By Salon Luxe

12. Gray Smooth, Seamless Layers. If you have naturally straight, short to medium hair, this hairstyle is an ideal choice. It’s silky, soft, and creates an effect of subtle fullness.

By Richie Miao

13. Lilac Pearl Pixie. Short hair can be so intriguing! Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors and textures. We’re in love with this slightly funky hairstyle with bangs.

By Sarah Bryant

14. Edgy Pixie Cut. Not a fan of the ‘good girl’ look? Give this edgy pixie cut with a fringe a go. The style is not for the faint-hearted, but that’s why we adore it!

By Andrew Kozak

15. Loose Beach Waves. Want to create fullness without using too many products? Loose beach waves work like a charm, particularly on a short layered bob. You’ll also love this hairstyle if you have naturally curly fine hair – it’ll be super easy to style!

By Rochelle Golden

16. Shaggy Bob Cut. Creating thicker looking hair is so easy with a shaggy bob hairstyle! It’s flattering for all ages and quick to style because all the hard work is done at the salon.

By Shag Salon

17. Asymmetrical Pixie Cut. A playful style for those who want to stand out! Dark roots create a bold accent, and you won’t need to go for touch-ups very often. Overgrown roots are very in right now!

By Emily Anderson

18. Wispy Pixie Cut. Isn’t this layered hairstyle incredibly cute? Pair it with glasses for an urban/ nerdy look we just can’t get enough of!

By Briana Cisneros

19. Shaggy Layered Bob. Beautiful silver hair and a shaggy, layered bob – what’s not to love? It’s modern, stylish, and ideal for any age.

By Carolynn Judd

20. Blunt Bob. Layering isn’t everything. Sometimes adding blunt edges to layered lengths is even more flattering for fine hair! Ask your stylist for advice.

By Dominick Serna

21. Playful Pixie Undercut. If you’re looking for a fun, head-turning hairstyle, opt for this tapered pixie cut. Whether you have fine white hair or darker locks – it is bound to receive attention!

By Leah Fitts

22. Long Pixie with Bangs. The long pixie cut with bangs is at the top of current hair trends right now!

By Renee Marie

23. Smooth Graduated Bob. This glamorous graduated bob is a great volume-boosting hairstyle for straight, fine hair.

By Dominick Serna

24. Short Layered Bob with Nape Design. The bob is a universally flattering haircut. Add a cool undercut detail to your short layered bob, and you’ll win points for originality!

By Jinnie Lee

25. Poker-Straight Razored Cut. This is a super charming hairstyle for ladies with straight hair that’ll add plenty of volume to fine locks!

By Emily Anderson

26. Messy Textured Pixie. A slightly different take on the pixie cut – and we love it!

By Patrick Trant

27. Silky Stacked Bob. A stacked bob is another volume-boosting option for fine locks!

By Russell Mayes

28. Super Short Pixie. Looking for a short, low maintenance hairstyle? This one’s for you, then, and it’s super lovely!

By Ashley Atkinson

29. Asymmetrical Pixie. A “tamed” version of the asymmetrical pixie. Use a smoothing serum to achieve the look.

By Julie Holbrook

30. Shaggy Graduated Bob. If your fine hair is a little undecided and stands somewhere between straight and wavy – this shaggy bob cut will be just the style for achieving a fuller look.

By Summer Bourke

31. Graduated Bob + Side Part. Shaggy isn’t for everyone – others prefer smoother textured looks. If that’s you, then you’ll love this graduated bob with a side parting.

By Raven Camacho

32. Icy, Long Pixie Cut. We love this icy shade – so trendy!

By Emily Anderson

33. Razor Cut Icy Pixie. Another example of a super-hot, icy shade! Razor cutting achieves a discreet, wispy cut.

By Emily Anderson

34. Short and Spiky Pixie. If you’re not afraid of going very short, this spiky cut could be your next hairstyle! The spikes work like magic in achieving more volume – and create a playful, totally on-trend look.

By Katie Sanchez

35. Layered, Tousled Bob. Listen up, gals with fine curly hair! A layered, tousled bob is a classic style that never fails to add volume. The best thing? It suits all face shapes, from oval to heart faces.

By Buddy Porter

36. Short Bob with Shaved Sideburns. If you have naturally fine hair, a short bob will give it more ‘oomph!’. Opt for an undercut to make the style edgier.

By Justin Dillaha

37. Feathered A-Line Bob. Ever heard of feathering? It is a hair cutting technique that focuses on the ends and creates a feather effect. Ideal for achieving a chic hairstyle like this one.

By Emily Yvonne

38. Volume-Boosting Tousled Bob. Is your fine hair naturally wavy? Lucky you! Tousled curls and waves are perfect for adding volume.

By Nelson Aguiar

39. Textured Pixie. Inject some texture and movement into your fine brown hair by styling individual pieces with a product (like hair wax or pomade).

By Samantha Garmon

40. Angled Pixie Cut. This angled pixie haircut is great for those with a long face, because the longer slanted fringe gives it a nice contour. Add foil highlights to dark hair for a playful accent.

By Marlo Svegelius

41. Layered Bob for Wavy Hair. Got baby fine hair? This layered and tousled bob will make it look fuller.

By Anh Co Tran

42. Fall-Inspired Bob. Get inspired by the fall palette outside and opt for a bold, striking red color. You can use a round brush and a hairdryer to give your hair a blowout (the secret to voluminous locks!).

By May Goulart

43. Luscious Graduated Bob. If you have mid-neck length hair that’s smooth, this luscious bob may be just the cut for you.

By Ricardo Reis

44. Wispy Layers. Wispy layers will add volume and shape to most hairstyles. This length is particularly easy to manage if you have wavy hair. Don’t go for layers that are very short – it could take a while to style.

By The Obie Salon

45. Textured Icy Blonde. Inspired by punk vibes, this trendy icy hair color is the next big thing!

By Tom Wynn

46. Fabulous Chin-Length Bob. Another fabulous metallic blonde color – this time on a smooth, chin-length bob. If you have a round face, this is a hairstyle for you.

By Melissa

47. Subtle A-Line Cut. The layered and stacked at the back cut is easy to style, and it’s very convenient for women with short, straight hair!

By Trish James

48. Choppy, Stacked Bob. In case you are ready for a bold cut that’s a little more modern and defined, this choppy, stacked bob is an option worth considering. Sharp and uneven, it creates a cool, edgy look. Style it with some wax or pomade – and you’re good to roll!

By Leigh Rieley

49. Long Sliced Pixie. The slightly outgrown finely chopped pixie is the look from the top of our list!

50. Alluring Pastel Pink Bob. Dyeing hair pink is a bold decision, yet, most of us have probably thought about it because it just looks so damn good! The color is flattering for most skin tones – and the subtly graduated bob easily builds body.

By Megan Schipani

We hope this list of ultimate short hairstyles for fine hair has left you feeling inspired and thrilled that you have fine locks. Plus, now you’ve got plenty of images to show to your stylist on the next appointment!

Put an end to limp hair with these hairstyles that work efficiently in adding life to flat tresses. These hairstyles create the illusion of thickness, so that you don’t have to worry about your hair looking flat or lifeless ever again!

45 Short Haircuts for Thin Hair to Rock in 2020

We know firsthand that thin hair tends to tangle, and it is easily damaged, and it lacks volume, and (how could we forget!) it becomes greasy very fast. You may think of other shortcomings, but we prefer focusing on how to fix this. Let’s look at short hairstyles for fine hair approved by hair experts for wearing in 2020 and supplemented with comments from two celeb hair stylists.

Choosing Short Hairstyles for Fine Hair by Color

When searching for a new look to show your thin hair to the best advantage, don’t forget that color and shape work together. Their successful blend can give your hair everything it lacks, from density and texture to vividness and trendy feel.

“For blondes, either go platinum blonde or don’t highlight too close to the roots leaving streaks and darker base on the roots. For brunette and dark hair, lighten up the ends so it doesn’t look too heavy or just go solid dark but keep the shape super clean lined”, Jenny Cho, celeb hairstylist, said to Coveteur, explaining how to achieve a chic look with bob hairstyles. Let’s see how this works when applied.

via @chrisweberhair

This bob has a lot of depth and the California beach flair due to its lovely transition from warm darker roots to a cool sun-bleached blonde on the tips.

via @gencrocksdc

Blending high-contrast colors is not a must for getting volume – this one-tone brown hair sparks, since it is beautifully textured.

via @shmoakin_hair

If you have straight dark hair, try a clean angled bob with a fringe and get it razor cut in the front for an edgier look.

via @knormhair

This black hair really shines, and the simple, softly-angled cut works fine for healthy locks to show off.

via @rachelringwood

Think of adding ice to your white hair, but make sure to opt for the shadow root coloring. Blurred transitions are on trend now, and darker roots are always good for creating some depth.

via @killerhairinc

What a nice idea to combine a daring shade of gray with a multi-layered textured bob cut to make the hairstyle pop!

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A balayage in your flattering color is a sure-fire way to create a tridimensional effect; and when complimented with chopped tresses, it is just unbeatable.

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This is a proof that straight thin locks can look great when styled both sleek and messy. A medley of soft hues and some root lift are the key factors to get the desired fullness.

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This hairstyle has everything, from an opalescent blonde color to an awesome pixie shape. Have you noticed that nice volumizing effect created by the combination of an undershave and sleek, long tresses?

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If you have wavy hair, it is really simple to volumize your thin locks by getting them chopped and textured.

Adapting Short Hairstyles to Your Face Shape

Obviously, you need to make allowance for your face shape, when considering short haircuts for thin hair. Cuts, softening the rough shape of a square face, can have a blurring effect on round faces, and hairstyles, which balance round faces well, can add an unflattering extra length to long faces. It would seem that everything is clear, but …”Over the years, I’ve spoken with many people who have always thought they were one face shape (and followed the guides for that face shape) only to learn that their face was another shape entirely”, says Kristin Ess, celebrity hairstylist and co-founder of, in her post for the website and gives a helpful guideline on finding your face shape. Sure, we have completed it with hints and photos for thin hair.

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Since volume on the sides is not recommended for a round face, why not to shift the focus to below-the-chin level for an elongating effect?

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An oval face is the perfect shape, and you can frame it handsomely with a straight bob haircut, while rocking a middle part and softly textured tips.

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Short pixie haircuts can be a nice choice for long faces, provided they have plenty of texture on the top.

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Square faces require softer shapes, and you can get one with this messy bob cut, featuring raised roots, many layers and an unhackneyed color choice.

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Don’t forget about bangs, since they do the job, when you need to balance your face shape. Just like this cute fringe, hiding the forehead and making the face look less long.

Tips on Short Bob Haircuts for Fine Hair

The blunt bob is good for adding some body to the lower edge of your haircut, the stacked bob creates volume in the back, and the choppy bob brings tons of texture… So, which bob is the most flattering for you?

Hair experts insist unanimously that for one thing you need to try a faux bob (to make sure the hairstyle is your cup of tea) and then to find a hairdresser with a good eye. Your face shape, hair texture, lifestyle, and styling skills – each aspect matters for choosing the right bob.

But even if you are not thrilled with your current bob cut, here is one tip to take on board. “Flat iron waves!(…) Flat iron waves create such a cool vibe where a curling iron makes it more “pretty”, says Kristin Essin to Coveteur.

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While graduated bob haircuts are perfect for adding volume in the back, you can get even more texture by emphasizing some tresses with the help of suitable hair styling products.

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This short layered bob looks fabulous, since layers create both body and movement, while shadow roots deliver the depth, which thin hair often lacks.

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However, a blunt cut can show your straight hair to the best advantage, too. Just keep it sleek and choose melted colors to make your hairstyle shine.

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Shaggy bob hairstyles look sexy, and they are easy to manage, but you will fall in love with them ultimately, when realizing how good they are at hiding weak locks.

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This inverted bob takes advantage of both the color combination and varied lengths to give the impression of fullness on fine hair.

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Classic Cleopatra bob hairstyles with bangs are never out of fashion, when properly adapted to current trends and hair types. Avoid blunt ends and add a color melt to look gorgeous.

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Want to have an edgy haircut? Opt for an expressive color scheme, multiple layers and styling that feels a bit undone.

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While thin tresses tend to tangle, you don’t need to keep them short all around. Get longer front locks with this strongly pointed A line bob.

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Asymmetrical options can also meet the case, especially when volume and texture are added through razor cut layers.

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Choppy bob hairstyles are adorable for their dynamics, but you can make your cut even more vibrant with bold highlights.

Inspo on Pixie Cut for Thin Hair

While thin hair tends to tangle and look limp, you can avoid both troubles by cutting it really short. As a rule of thumb, shorter tresses are stronger compared with long locks and harder to get tangled, too. So, pixie haircuts are acey-deucy for fine hair, and it’s needless to say that they are hot and versatile.

Besides, pixie haircuts are quite easy to manage during the growing-out process (in case you get tired of your cropped hairstyle). Jenny Cho recommends using a sea salt spray to texturize the hair and to hide your longer strands into a messy do. “You don’t need multiple products at this stage, so a sea salt spray is a great one and really light, but it gives hair a lot of grit,” she said to Refinary29.

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This undercut hairstyle is well suited for fine thin hair, since it leaves a plethora of longer tresses for creating the desired volume.

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For straight fine hair you can choose a less messy option that wins at the expense of length and color alterations.

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This asymmetrical pixie features a long deep bang with a side part and shorter top tresses styled frontwards – a stunning mix of layers complimented with a color blend.

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When you want to radically change your look, we’d suggest pixie crops. Yes, you can get tons of texture just by applying light texturizing products on your dry hair.

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And there is a cool pixie option for wavy thin hair – it is built on the contrast between the shaved sides and large locks on the top.

Hints on Layered Haircuts

Whether you have thinning hair on top or struggle with weak and tangled ends, layered haircuts are so diverse that they can address any challenge. And there is no point to be scared of short hairstyles just because you will be deprived of the camouflage of longer hair. (…) “Oh, I’m getting older, my neck is wrinkling,” but you don’t have to be scared of that because you can cut layers into it a certain way that, if you don’t want to clear your neck completely, you don’t have to, but you can still wear shorter hair”, says Kristen Ess to Newbeauty. And you will probably agree with her when you look at our side and back view photos listed below!

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This short layered hairstyle combines long tresses and an undercut to deliver both length and volume (not to mention its wonderful toning).

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We know that layers are good for thin hair, but these layers are just awesome, since they add much movement with their front-swept styling.

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Layered haircuts with bangs are perfect for casual styling – like this fun graduated bob with textured and highlighted strands.

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But layered styles are so versatile that you can get more formal, yet lively styling based on the same graduated bob – this time, backswept.

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And when your hair is very thin, you will be pleased to style it easily, using only a texture hairspray to accentuate layered tresses.

Best Hairstyle Ideas for Women with Fine Hair Based on Current Trends

We all are striving for easy care hairstyles, but it would be rather childish to expect that any hairdresser can completely relieve you of the necessity to maintain your hair. “Fine hair tends to get greasy quicker and lose its shape, so washing every day is usually a must”, says Jenny Cho (who is also Suave Professionals expert) to InStyle. She recommends choosing light products to avoid weighing hair down and losing its volume, while giving preference to those having “volume” or “thickening” on their labels. Also, you should always protect your hair when using heat for styling and keep it away from blow-driers or flat irons whenever it’s possible.

Meanwhile, get inspired by our pick of the best ideas from thin curly hairstyles to straight crops, and from sophisticated styling to simple air-drying.

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Give your pixie cut a fancy twist with this spiky styling coupled with an extraordinary shade of blonde.

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A cropped bob is an easy-to-manage option for thin hair, especially when you opt for casual messy styling.

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Longer versions of pixie cuts do well for older women and allow for elegant styling, while creating the required elevated look.

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If you are bold enough to wear a very short hairstyle, think of the buzz cut. Then think again and make it really exceptional by choosing a bright candy color.

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It is smart to give preference to haircuts with bangs, when you need to balance your facial features. Here is a good example of how to make a long and narrow face look more proportional.

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We love shaggy haircuts for that laid back feel and those tons of texture they boast. But there is always a chance to add some vibrancy through creatively done highlights (or lowlights).

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When thinking of transforming your pixie cut, don’t miss this fantastic feathered styling. Besides that it ensures some extra texture, these beautifully shaped strands look truly cool.

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This short shaggy pixie shows how you can get the best from texturizing products – the thin hair has both body and structure.

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However, you may want a softer look, and this razor cut messy hairstyle with copper blinks is just the thing.

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Meanwhile, the blunt bob holds up, sparkling with its classic chic and elegance. Get depth through coloring and create volume at the roots when styling – ta da! You are drop-dead gorgeous!

We do hope that with such an array of fabulous haircuts for thin hair you won’t have a headache over finding your own style. Be brave to toy around with shapes, colors, lengths and styling options, while taking good care of the health of your fine tresses. At the end of the day, you will be rewarded for your efforts with a hairstyle that excites admiring envy.

There’s a reason Deb Sessa, 60, wears a lot of hats: she’s self-conscious about her thinning hair.

Sessa’s diligent about touching up her roots as often as every other week to camouflage her scalp, but she’s finding it more and more difficult to maintain the appearance of thick hair. “I know as I’m aging it’s getting thinner and I have to find a solution,” she said.

So TODAY Style sent her to Giovanni & Pileggi in Philadelphia, to get expert solutions on how to make thin hair appear thicker and fuller. The salon’s artistic director and owner, Giovanni Mele, was happy to share his top tips.

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Sessa is certainly not alone in her struggle. About 80 million people in the U.S. are battling hereditary hair loss, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Hair loss for women typically presents itself initially as a widening part that progresses into overall thinning.

“Thin hair can also be related to certain medications like thyroid replacement medications, anti-anxiety meds and even birth control pills,” Dr. Shilpi Agarwal, board-certified physician and author of “The 10 Day Total Body Transformation,” told TODAY Style. “All of these medications can affect hormone levels and in turn have an effect on the hair growth cycle, making thinning hair a possibility.”

Mele and experts across the country shared their best at-home and salon tips for women with thinning hair. Here’s what they had to say.

1. Cutting your hair creates more volume

Nervous to cut thin, fine hair? Don’t be! Longer tresses weigh down hair near the scalp, so you lose fullness and volume at the root.

“Some women think by not cutting their hair it’ll make it look thicker, but the reality is you have to cut it because if you don’t it’ll look stringy,” Mele explained.

Heavy layers tent to thin the bottom out even more, so that adds to a thinner, more scraggly appearance overall.

“Finer hair typically looks best when the length is at the collarbone or shorter,” said Holly Pistas, artistic director, master makeup and hair designer at Gordon Salon in Chicago. “With anything longer than that, the ends can look transparent.”

Bobs, lobs or blunt cuts — even pixie cuts — are all great options for giving an appearance of thicker hair. “If your hair lays flat as a board, is prone to static and shows every scissor mark after a cut. I suggest opting for a blunt cut with microlayers,” said Fae Norris from Neighborhood Salon in Los Angeles. You definitely want to avoid “The Rachel,” she added. (Even Jennifer Aniston hated her most-famous haircut.)

2. Don’t cut bangs

“Don’t do it,” Mele warned. Female pattern hair loss typically begins at the crown; by creating bangs, you’re removing hair from where you need it most!

According to experts, you can still create softness around the face with strategic texturing that can give the illusion of bangs, but won’t compromise fullness and volume.

3. Be strategic with layers

Layers can make the hair look skimpy. The key word you should hear from your stylist is “texture,” not “layers.” Hairstylist Claude Baruk of Claude BARUK Salon in Las Vegas suggests starting with a simple cut and style, then adding long bangs followed by a texturized cut, which will provide a fuller look.

“Rather than layering hair, texturizing the ends will make hair look longer and fuller,” he said.

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“Keeping layers near the crown of the head gives the hair more lift without interfering with the perimeter, giving the hair and the style more density,” Pistas added.

The right (or wrong) part can make a big difference. Try a zigzag pattern to make it appear more filled in.Anna De Souza / TODAY

4. Consider a blunt cut

Patty Mocarski, owner of Little Space Salon in New York City recommends that clients with thin hair keep the ends blunt to give a fuller, thicker appearance. “Don’t shy away from shaping and graduation around the face though,” she said.

“A short precision cut that is worn above the shoulder makes a bold statement while still remaining classic and elegant,” said Cassandra Carter from Oranj Studio in Portland, Oregon.

In short, you want to maintain as much bulk as possible. A longer angle can give the illusion of layers and movement without having to shatter the inside bulk of the haircut. If the hair texture is baby fine, stick with an overall bold shape like a bob and get creative with the face-grazing sections of hair.

5. A darker root gives the appearance of a denser scalp

An effective way to create the perception of thickness is to add color at the root. A slightly deeper root color will create the illusion of depth and can camouflage thinner hair.

“It’s similar to darkening eyebrows to make them appear thicker,” said Norris. While it won’t provide the appearance of volume necessarily, it does make hair look denser.

One caveat: The deeper root color, also known as a “shadow root,” can reflect less light and make some hairstyles appear smoother and flatter. Her suggestion is to take a test drive first with colored dry shampoo. “They provide volume and actually make the scalp appear a bit darker as well,” she said. Plus, it’s temporary so you can experiment before committing!

6. Play with your part

Avoid center part styles and sleek, smooth looks, suggested Dana Caschetta, Eufora national trainer and stylist.

A deep side part will give volume and fullness around the face. Try adding wave and movement through the roots and midshafts of the hair with a curling iron or wand.

Even more volume for thin hair

In addition to the right cut, there are other tips and tricks to help boost volume in thin hair. When washing, it is important not to use products that unnecessarily weigh hair down. Use a care series that’s designed for fine hair. Tip: Flip the order in which you shampoo and conditioner. That’s right: It’s called reverse washing! You condition first, then you shampoo. This means hair stays beautifully fluffy. Work through a texturizing mousse before blow drying. A round brush will deliver even more volume while drying, especially at the roots.
Hair getting flatter throughout the day? Dry shampoo is the solution. Simply spray on a small amount, massage through, and brush away any remnants if necessary. Your hair will be fresher – and fuller.
Incidentally, the right hair color can give you fuller-looking hair, too: Ideal are a variety of highlights that bring movement into your hair. With dyeing techniques like balayage or palm painting you’ll get a natural, trendy finish. The best thing: You won’t have to retouch your color as often, because these techniques leave your hair looking naturally sun kissed, rather than all-over dyed. It doesn’t get any easier going than this!