Everyone wants to have luxurious hair that is obedient in styling and always looking good. However, the key to a truly effortless stylish look is in the right haircut. Even with insufficient hair thickness and density you can come up with some absolutely breathtaking styles. Besides, there’s no need to stick exceptionally to shorter lengths. Good hair stylists know tricks on how to make your thin hair appear thicker even in long haircuts.
Flattering Haircuts for Thin Hair
Whether you prefer long strands that you can toss over your shoulder or a quick and easy short look, we have 65 haircuts for thin hair that will fulfill your needs. Thin hair can look lifeless and uninspiring if it is not styled correctly. Pump up the volume on lackluster locks with a textured bob, lustrous layers or full curls!
#1: Short Layered Bob Haircut
There are two surefire ways to transform thin hair: texture and color. Dark roots against light hair instantly give the illusion of density in your strands, while choppy layers boost volume.
#2: Medium Cut with Choppy Ends
One thing to pay attention to in haircuts for thin hair is the line where your hair falls. Too many layers around the ends will make your hair look too light and wispy. Stick with sharp lines like blunt or delicately chopped cuts.
#3: Classic Nineties Bob
The nineties are back. The most popular celebs and influencers can be seen wearing brown lipstick, chokers, high-waist jeans and more. So, it was only a matter of time before cool hair styles drew from the decade as well. This spunky retro bob haircut with heavy volume throughout the crown is on trend and perfect for thin locks.
#4: Layered Bob Haircut
Thinning hair is not good news, but there are hairstyles that will present your finer locks in the best possible light. This picture demonstrates one of them. The layered side parted bob with the dimensional hair color seems to be truly flawless. We love!
#5: White Blonde Lob Haircut
Long bobs are a must-have because they look effortless with minimal styling. Just rub a bit of a styling product into your strands for texture and you’re good to go. It really doesn’t get any easier or chicer.
#6: Shoulder-Skimming Wavy Bob
Large loose waves work wonderfully as a volume booster. When you use a flat iron or a curling iron to style the waves, do not touch the ends – let them stick out naturally. It’s a contemporary approach to perfectly imperfect lively locks that are now all the rage.
#7: Long Haircut with Layering and Ombre
Only layering can give you those cute flicks which organize volume-lacking hair in the most beautiful way. The soft seamless fade of color couldn’t do a better job of enhancing the texture and dimension of this cute long hairstyle.
#8: Choppy Messy Bob
If your straight hair is thin, choppiness will give it the desired texture and volume. A chin-length bob with chopped edges is a beautiful solution. You will be able to style it messy with a bit of backcombing and light hold hair spray. We also admire the idea of the soft purple hue on the dark brown base.
#9: Candy Coated Shag
This may not be one of the most expected thin hairstyles, but that’s what makes it so refreshing. Just because your hair is not thick does not mean you can’t have fun experimenting with different looks. Any color can work on this hair type as long as you incorporate depth and dimension into it with darker roots and highlights.
#10: Tucked Back Haircut
There are many reasons to snip your strands if you have long thin locks as a woman in her thirties. Besides lacking body, long thin hair may also look too juvenile and take away from emphasizing your best features. Short bobs or long pixies are perfect because they are versatile and chic.
#11: Side-Swept Crop
Interested in hairstyles for thin hair that create the illusion of fullness and thickness? Then sometimes it’s better to go short. That might seem counterintuitive, but a short ‘do doesn’t make fine hair look thinner. On the contrary, it offers a style that works best for this type of hair.
#12: Long Thin Waves
Curls and waves add texture, body, and volume. If all else fails, pull out a curling iron or braid your hair and sleep in braids. When it comes to thin hair, women are often afraid that they can’t rock long tresses or certain hair styles, but that’s not quite true – it’s just a question of faking fullness.
#13: Thin Choppy Bob
Women with thin hair know that it’s all about texture. Combine texture with a timeless cut like the bob, add some curls or edgy waves, and suddenly those thin tresses are full, bouncy, and seemingly thicker!
#14: Sleek and Straight
The best haircuts for thin hair always use layers and then work with color. If you don’t want to consider a short cut, blur the ends of your thin, straight hair, using a blonde shade that blends with the roots and midshaft seamlessly. Many girls shy away from wearing longer straight tresses because the ends look so thin. But with this style you have nothing to worry about – it’s sleek, smooth, shiny and not thin-looking. Pull out your straightener and shine serum – that’s it.
#15: Long Layered Locks
Know how to make thinner hair look thick and luscious? Wear it long and get it layered. Include some shorter layers, especially around the face. The change is incredible, and the effect is unbelievable, but so stunning. Just make sure to brush up on those blow drying skills.
#16: Thin Waves
Adding a bit of wave is an unbeatable way to amp up volume. One twist toward the ends of the hair will do the trick. Use some light gel or wave sculpting cream to create definition.
#17: Angled and Extreme
Fight the good fight against fine locks by rocking a bold hair hue and a cool hair style, like this edgy silver blonde crop. Even if icy tones or pastels aren’t acceptable for your skin tone and eye color, a fiery red or golden blonde will definitely work. Thin hairstyles like these are anything but boring.
#18: Playful Part
A simple root lift and a change of the part in the hair can make those tresses go from thin to thick in seconds. This is one of the easiest and most effortless ways to add volume and fullness. Don’t simply go from a side part to a middle part, however. Part the hair wherever, but make it uneven. Pull a few strands from one side to the other side and voila! Thicker hair instantly!
#19: Thin Chopped Shag
This is a modern take on the classic shag. The choppiness gives it a fresh, updated appearance, and the layering offers some much-needed body. This is a fabulous mid length cut for any woman who has thinner hair.
#20: Bobbed Thin Hair
A chin length, A-line bob is unquestionably one of the most popular hairstyles for thin, fine hair. It’s chic, sleek, and edgy, not to mention timeless. And with a gorgeous ash blonde shade like this one, you’ll be the first fashionista on the block!
#21: Long Layered Waves
There are a few cute long and medium length cuts available for women whose hair is on the thinner side. Layering is a must for longer locks because it encourages hair movement and therefore creates an illusion of thicker, fuller hair. Layering is the easiest way to bring in volume.
#22: Cute Choppy Bob for Thin Hair
The chopped, layered bob looks full, particularly with its extreme side part and edgy fringe. It’s easy to style as well, even when it’s left to air dry.
#23: Medium Chocolate Brown Shag
Razored layers stick out at the ends and make your hairstyle more voluminous which is what’s needed for thin hair. Layering is the only way for thin haired women to wear a middle part without that sad look of flat and lifeless strands. A layered cut has volume by default.
#24: Side-Parted Thin Hair
A side part is a magical thing. Along with some layering, an extreme side part adds lift and volume to the crown, making hair look incredibly full, even lush. The layered aspect is necessary to provide body all the way around.
#25: Wavy and Tousled
The secret to faking thickness is simple. It’s all about highlights and a light texturizing product. Waves are good for volume anyway, but with thin or fine hair, those waves bring much needed body.
#26: Thin Bobbed Shag
Bobbed shag, shagged bob – the effect is the same. Lift your fine strands with an edgy hair bend. The tousled styling is easy to achieve, and as a result, bob haircuts for fine hair like this one don’t fall flat.
#27: Fine but Full
Fine hair can still look full, clearly. Medium haircuts such as this one employ layering, inventive parting and blowout styling. A root fade and highlights are bonuses, and they make you hair look a lot more interesting.
#28: Long Lush Curls
Waves flatter most women, and spirals are especially gorgeous. They create bounce, body, and volume for days. A dark underlayer for blonde lengths plays up thin hair.
#29: Side-Swept Bob
Some haircuts for thin hair are much the same as haircuts for thick hair, think universal cuts like bobs or pixies. Blowouts are also universally-flattering, and though they do look different depending on the woman’s hair type, but they definitely make things better when it comes to volume and texture of cropped hair.
#30: Wild Wavy Side Sweep
Looking for a long bob that looks thick? Add waves, backcomb slightly and style a side sweep. Finger comb if necessary — that’s all it takes to steal this stunning ‘do.
#31: Shattered Collarbone Bob
If you lack thickness, you can add the desired body to your hairstyle with a shattered texture of a classy collarbone bob. Light layering closer to the edges and A-line side bangs create the special cute chaos that is entirely in the spirit of the trendiest messy hairstyles of the current season.
#32: Voluminous Bob Haircut for Thin Hair with Side Bang
A voluminous bob is a chic style that can work well with whatever plans you have during the day. The classic style can be worn when you are running errands or on a romantic date just as easily.
#33: Shoulder Length Haircut with Deep Side Bang
The sweet blonde hue receives some added sass thanks to this shoulder length cut with light layers. The deep side part creates a mystery and keeps the style from seeming flat and boring.
#34: Angled Bob Without Bangs
Forward-angled bobs complement a variety of different face shapes, hair textures and age groups. There’s nothing more sophisticated than this classic style. If you want to change your look in no time, switch the placement of your part.
#35: Cool Haircut for Thin Hair with Long, Angled Layers
Shine as bright as a fresh spring flower with an unexpected hair color! Brightly dyed hair is a surefire way to stand out in any crowd.
#36: Cute Layered Haircut for Thin Hair
Highlighted hair looks best with messy waves, they add interest to a standard style. The beautiful mix of blonde at the front and a deeper brown near the roots and through the underneath layers helps thin hair to look thicker. These gorgeous hues offer the ideal color combination for the warmer months.
#37: Layered and Angled Brown Blonde Bob
Instead of choosing between being a blonde or brunette, why not to opt for both? This crisp cut blends chunky blonde highlights with a deep chocolate hue for a standout style.
#38: Straight Haircut with Subtle Waves and Highlights
Hair looks fuller when it is all the same length. Highlights and soft waves create depth to give your fine locks the illusion of being thicker. An effortless look such as this can be worn virtually anywhere.
#39: Short Shaggy Cut with Textured Ends
Not quite a bob and not quite a pixie, this haircut falls perfectly in the middle like Goldilocks. The expert layers create a feathered, fluffy texture that keeps this haircut from falling flat.
#40: Sleek Sharp Bob with an Off-Centered Part
Instead of trying to volumize thin hair with huge curls, flat iron it straight for a shiny and polished chin-length look. The razored cut at the ends creates a little bit of texture, and the locks falling towards the oval face add a slimming effect for ladies with rounder cheeks.
#41: Windswept Waves
The main goal of hairstyles for thin hair is to amplify limp locks. This can be done in a variety of ways, but one of the most on trend textures is associated with tousled beach waves. They are perfect for weekend outings or after work dinner and drinks.
#42: Edgy Side-Part Haircut
Side bangs are ideal for thin hair because they bring heaviness around the face which ultimately makes hair appear thicker. Try them out in a collarbone or shoulder-length cut for a cute and classic look.
#43: Sexy Cinnamon Haircut
Reddish brown is a great color for thin hair because it’s rich and deep without contrasting too much with any scalp that may be showing through sparse strands. If you want to add light colors, make sure to just use them as a face-framing element.
#44: Silver A-line for Thin Hair
An a-line cut gradually transitions from short in the back to longer in the front. It’s ideal for medium length hair because it creates fullness in the back without needing heavy layers; perfect for those who prefer sleek straight styles.
#45: Red Bangs for Thin Hair
Layered cuts are not the only way to achieve movement and visual interest in styles. You can also use a variety of highlighting methods. For a natural, even look, try the balayage (or painted on) method shown here.
#46: Long Side Bang
Bobs aren’t for every woman. Some prefer the versatility of ponytails, buns and more. For the ladies who can’t imagine life without longer locks, a layered haircut is a great choice.
#47: Textured Lob with Bangs
An undercut is probably the last element you expect to see in bob haircuts for fine hair, but by using a soft version of one you can create major volume in the back of your style. The fine wispy ends are a cool accent of this look that makes this bob stand out.
#48: Wavy Shoulder-Length Cut
You don’t always have to use light caramel or blonde highlights in dark hair to really make a statement. Some women prefer to remain brunettes, and if that is the case, medium brown babylights are just the thing needed to add sparkle to deep chocolate hair without drastically changing the overall color.
#49: Wavy Layered Hairstyle for Mature Women
Age is nothing but a number, so embrace the greys and turn them into something fantastic. This is proof that you can still look youthful with grey hair. Soft curls will add body to thin strands and a swipe of colorful lipstick will instantly enliven pale complexions.
#50: The Redder the Better
Growing out a pixie cut is not easy and can definitely be an awkward transition. The key is to create a tousled, choppy texture that will still maintain the silhouette of the cut no matter how long it gets. Ladies with a rock star edge can pull out their favorite band tees to pair with red hot strands.
#51: Beautiful Beach Waves
There’s something so appealing about beach waves, because they look polished without seeming overdone. Luckily, this is an incredibly popular look right now. You can make it of the base of medium and long haircuts for thin hair.
#52: Medium Wavy Hairstyle
Short to shoulder length is the optimal range of length for fine hair. With longer hair you normally need to put more effort into styling to prevent the look of lifeless locks. This cute mid length hairstyle shows how you can easily gain volume and fun texture for your fine tresses – at the expense of soft waves for the central part of your locks (the roots and ends remain untouched!)
#53: Long Bob Haircut
Fine hair has its advantages too, not only drawbacks. If your hair is thin, you can easily achieve those amazing soft looks which appear so very tender and feminine. You may even enhance the impression with a soft flaxen blonde hair color. Check this A-line bob – it’s so lovely!
#54: Long Textured Cut
If you want to wear your finer locks in free-flowing downdos, a long choppy hairstyle is an optimal solution. Get long finely-chopped layers and style them with a texturizing product.
#55: Medium-To-Long Layered Haircut
If your thin hair is also straight (which is a common case), you are likely to deal with the problem of flat-looking limp hair. A medium choppy hairstyle like in the photo communicates the desirable depth and dimension to your tresses, and the two-tone hair color idea plays here an important role too.
#56: Long Layered Pixie
A short layered asymmetrical hairstyle for women with finer locks is also a popular way to boost the thickness of tresses. When you sweep your hair to one side, it seems thicker, and choppy layers only enhance the final impression.
#57: Layered Bob with Blunt Bangs
This funky layered bob haircut for thin hair is something! When you have those eye-popping patches in your locks, placed randomly but strategically, nobody will pay attention to the thickness of your hair. A bit of backcombing won’t be superfluous though.
#58: Lovely Lavender Bob
Blunt haircuts for fine thin hair are ideal because they get rid of stringy ends and make the overall style appear thicker. Because there are no layers, you will need to keep hair from looking one dimensional with a unique blend of dark and light hues.
#59: Balayage for Medium Haircut
If low maintenance is your middle name, balayage is a good option for you. The hand-painted technique makes sure there are no harsh growth lines, which gives you a little extra time between appointments. The coloring technique is perfect for busy women with fine strands.
#60: Burgundy Bombshell
Long hairstyles for fine thin hair need some layering. Light layers and V-cut ends for face-framing strands are just fine. Darker colors tend to look richer and reflect more light, which ultimately creates more density in fine hair.
#61: Long Haircut + Balayage Highlights
This classically appealing style with flowing curls is a winning look for most hair textures and colors. The traditional style can carry you to a corporate event, night out at a club and beyond—the possibilities are endless.
#62: Short and Spunky Pixie Cut for Fine Locks
Create a fuller hair look with a cut that boasts longer bangs in the front and short angled layers throughout the crown. Simply run your fingers through it in the morning and go! It is a funky style for a confident woman searching for a new look.
#63: Brushed-Over Blunt Bob Haircut
This style, paired with glasses, embodies the essence of “casual cool.” One hair flip and you’re out the door! Throw on a chic pair of shades and you’ll get an effortless weekend look.
#64: Stylish Cropped Choppy Cut
This cropped A-line haircut with chopped edges looks pretty darn cool. A light mess is on—trend, easy to style and effortless to maintain. Ask your stylist for bold choppy ends and long side-swept bangs – a super flattering option for active contemporary girls.
#65: Perfect Short Haircut for Fine Hair
With more volume on top and leaner sides and back you will be able to create a perfect illusion of luxurious hair cut short. The blondish highlights add dimension and accentuate the rough texture of side-swept tresses… an awesome neatly nonchalant look!
Well, as we see, layering, highlights, choppy finish for the ends and destructured look work for volume at any length. Hope that sparks some cool ideas!