40 Long Hairstyles and Haircuts for Fine Hair

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Fine hair is not a problem if you know how to style it. Thin strands can be fine in density or skinny in width of every hair. Both cases lead to lack of volume and a limp look. There are efficient ways to enhance the volume of your thin locks. The following hairstyles for long thin hair will give you all the right clues. You will sure find here a couple of inspiring versions that will work for you personally.

Best Hairstyles for Long Fine Hair

It’s usually recommended to get a short cut for fine hair. Well, shorter lengths really make your hair looking thicker. However, there are also some efficient solutions for longer fine strands. Layering, textured long cuts, dimensional hair colors, wavy styling and others. Read on to see what hairstyles for fine hair may work best for you!

#1: Long Haircut with Side Bangs

Choppy layers accentuated with very subtle highlights work fabulous for thinner hair. They create the desirable texture and boost the body of your hairstyle, even if you do not do any particular styling. Anyway, blow-drying with a round brush, lifting your locks at the roots is recommended.

#2: Simple Straight Hairstyle with Bangs

Straight hairstyles for thin locks are not a taboo, especially if you’ve got a layered haircut. Add light wispy bangs and very subtle highlights to upgrade the style and rock your straight free-flowing tresses proudly.

#3: Long Choppy Haircut for Thin Locks

Due to the special wispy texture of fine hair, even choppy haircuts come out very soft and tender-looking. Layering is a must for longer fine locks. Otherwise, your hair will appear too limp.

#4: Cute Shag Hairstyle for Long Hair

Long layers, highlights and large bouncy waves on longer hair add at least another 10 volume points to your long hair. Want some more? It’s easy! Backcomb through your locks around the crown. Besides the desired volume, a backcombed effect is going to communicate your hairstyle the trendy messy touch.

#5: Layered Long Haircut

When they are layered, thin strands gain a fabulous bounce and wispy texture which look particularly gorgeous in free-flowing hairstyles with a dimensional hair color, like this lovely creamy blonde.

#6: Haircut with Wispy Layers

Dark roots paired with faded-to-platinum ends bring ample dimension to any coif. But ombré, in particular, makes beautiful colors the focus of your mane. Opt for wispy layers to further enhance the voluminous illusion.

#7: Textured Waterfall Braid

Haircuts for long thin hair should rely on long wispy layers. For casual styling don’t forget about braids to get an instant dose of style and volume. Waterfall braids are a wonderful choice, because their looseness doesn’t apply tension to the scalp—which would make thin tresses even more evident. Team the half-up style with easy waves for added texture and Instagram-ready appeal.

Braided Half Updo For Long Hair

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#8: Full, Wavy Style with Bangs

Take a hint from the 70’s and use luscious waves paired with piecey bangs to create that volume your natural hair texture is missing. To really play up the fullness of this vintage-inspired blowout, make sure to tease around the crown of your head. Also, don’t fear the frizz; it will only enhance the effortlessly cool vibes.

Long Blonde Hairstyle With Bangs

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#9: Lightened Voluminous Hair

Whether you resort to curls or waves, adding texture is the go-to styling trick for bringing body to thinner strands. If you have paler skin, you can boost the voluminous effect of your coif even more by going with an icy blonde. You’ll look simply angelic!

Long Silver Blonde Hairstyle

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#10: Wavy Ombré for Thin Hair

Long haircuts for thin hair with choppy layers are ideal for showing off Tumblr-worthy ombrés. Case in point: the model pictured below. Her fine strands create a look that is half sleek and sexy and half textured and careless. Blonde highlights break-up the palette and brighten the face.

Bronde Balayage For Long Hair

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#11: Extra Long Layered Hairstyle

What you lack in volume you can certainly make up for in length. When your tresses skim your hips, you don’t even have to worry about adding tons of drama to your coif. If your mane is too thick, it’s tough to manage at this length. Adding in layers helps to give your locks more movement, and a subtle ombré can enliven your overall style. Svelte, straight hair is beautifully understated and makes a case for the cliche that less is more.

Long Layered Brown Balayage Hair

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#12: Classic Ponytail for Thin Hair

The high pony isn’t just for the gym or your off-duty days. The easy-to-achieve updo is everyone’s favorite for a reason. It is an effortless way to pull your long tresses up and away from the face when you’re on the go, and it doesn’t sacrificing style. Wrap a small section of hair around the elastic tie to make the classic pony even sleeker.

Ponytail For Fine Straight Hair

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#13: Wavy Half Updo with French Braids

Curls and braids join forces in this long hairstyle for thin hair. Inside out braids at the top not only keep your strands slicked back, but also add a fun detail to your overall look. Big and loose curls balance the sleek top with luscious body, compensating for your fine strands.

Long Wavy Hairstyle With A Braid

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#14: Dimensional Balayage for Thin Locks

Bring depth to your coif with a balayage. The contrast between the highlights and the base color will create the illusion of fullness, especially when combined with beachy waves.

Blonde Balayage For Long Brown Hair

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#15: Voluminous Braided Fauxhawk

Taking its cues from the quintessential mohawk, a loose French braid and sleek slides are bound to pump up the volume of your fine tresses. This is the look to turn to when your usual half-up pony is feeling uninspired and played out. Braids and waves dial up the cool factor, all while ensuring your mane is full of body and life.

Half Up Mohawk Braid

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#16: Straight Hair with Multiple Layers

The simplest trick to get the best volume is teasing your roots. It will keep your hairdo from falling flat, but don’t go full-on 80s with it. With a fine tooth comb, focus on amplifying around the top of the head to achieve a little extra oomph. Long layers for thin hair are a chic finishing touch that will balance the va-va-voom mane—and really all voluminous hairstyles—with sleek style and polish.

Long Layered Haircut For Fine Hair

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#17: Bangs and Waves for Fullness

For the rocker chic, nothing does your hairdo more justice than a badass fringe and waves in an electric hue. Make-up for your lack of volume with your unabashedly bold personal style. Sure, the subtle texture of waves will give body to your ‘do. But the total package is what will steal the show, not how voluminous your tresses are (or aren’t).

Red Wavy Long Hairstyle With Bangs

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#18: Fine Hair with Highlights

It can be tricky trying to create discernible dimension with darker hues. So, to make your long textured style really pop, you should add layers and subtle, piecey highlights. The simple additions to a long brown mane will transform it from flat to fab.

#19: Straight Blowout

A benefit of straight and long fine hair is that it’s naturally sleek. Plus, it makes for a great base to show off a bold color solution. Whether you want to go platinum blonde or jet black, you can make a statement without relying on dramatic curls. But if you want to add movement, layers are always a good choice.

Long Layered Ash Blonde Hair With Root Fade

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#20: Long and Full Hairstyle

Adding texture to fine hair is essential if you are trying to bring more body into your look. You don’t even have to go to the salon to get that fullness you’re craving; you just need to hit the sack. Before you go to bed, braid your damp tresses into two to four braids. Then roll the braids into buns. In the morning let down your locks and you will be a bonafide bombshell with amazing waves. Pro-tip: just make sure your locks are fully dry before undoing the braids.

Wavy Blonde Balayage Hairstyle

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#21: Curled Balayage with Body

A chocolatey balayage has the power to add depth to your mane. Dial-up the dimension even further with loose barrel curls at the ends of your layers for a playful bounce that doesn’t skimp on polished style. The luster from a healthy mane with long length will certainly compensate for fine hair texture.

Brown Hair With Caramel Highlights

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#22: Choppy Beach Waves

Raise your hand if you are a sucker for beach waves. Every California-babe’s top secret to that perfect style is simply the salt from the Pacific. Give your long hairstyle for fine hair more volume by using a texturizer like a dry shampoo or even a sea salt spray. If all else fails, a curling wand and choppy layers will give you the same effect.

Long Choppy Hairstyle

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#23: Long Curls for Thin Tresses

Growing your hair out is one way to give yourself versatile styling options. Whether you want glamorous strawberry blonde curls worn down, or an intricate updo, you will never be at a loss for how to style your locks.

Curly Honey Blonde Hairstyle For Long Hair

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#24: Long One-Length Hair with Bangs

Use your fine tresses to your advantage to create a streamlined style. Thinner hair is great for bangs, because you don’t constantly have to worry about whether or not they are getting too puffy. Plus, having a fringe on the forehead draws attention to your beautiful face.

Long Haircut With Bangs For Straight Hair

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#25: Long and Loose Barrel Curls

Some of the best haircuts for long fine hair are upgraded with a balayage color to create that fuller look a client is seeking. The layering of blonde shades with shadow roots creates the look of the desired fullness.

Long Wavy Blonde Balayage Hair

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#26: Messy Curly Hairstyle

Fine hair, curly from nature, isn’t a problem at all. A bit of a curl enhancer will do the entire job for you, creating a lush-looking, fairly voluminous mane of messy curls. If your hair texture doesn’t naturally produce a beautiful curl, you may try to enhance the volume with any tousled texture/boho waves product. Even if you achieve very light natural waves, your hair will look more voluminous.

#27: Half Updo with Waterfall Braid

This girl’s long hair is layered and highlighted for added depth. You can style a pretty waterfall braid, to keep all your thin tresses together, swept back to appear thicker. We would only recommend a blunt cut for the ends instead this look of finely chopped edges.

#28: Voluminous Vintage Updo

Use hair pump inserts to gain the most impressive bouffant for your updos and half up styles. Backcomb your hair slightly to hide the insert securely. Nobody will ever guess it’s not the volume of your own hair!

#29: Quick Imperfect Bun

The look of outgrown black or dark brown roots and perfectly imperfect top knots are all the rage right now. Backcomb your tresses slightly through the length and make a simple crown bun, leaving the ends sticking out. Don’t use a brush or comb when gathering your hair into the bun.

#30: Very Long Side Braided Hairstyle

Most of us want a chunky braid which is problematic when it comes to thin hair. It is so with a regular braid, but a fishtail always offers you an opportunity to pull at the braid when it’s finished to get the illusion of a thicker braid.

#31: Twisted Updo Hairstyle

When working on thinner locks, hair stylists often resort to intricate, fancy-looking designs to achieve a hairstyle with a fuller body. Here is a cute example. Highlighted hair, effortless twists and lacy flipped ends gathered around the crown cope with the task excellently.

#32: Side Parted Hairstyle with Pink Streaks

A deep side part is another idea to try with longer fine hair. The flat look on top is compensated by the long layers with shaggy tips and bright accents from mid shaft to ends.

#33: Dutch Crown Braid for Girls with Round Face

There is a question often asked by women with less hair at various hair forums – How to style thin hair for round faces? Well, you may try different hairstyles – long loose waves, straight layered tresses with light wispy side-swept bangs or updos with face-framing locks like in the photo.

#34: Long Grey Hairstyle for Women over 50

Usually we see around older women with shorter hair, but here is a very pleasant and beautiful exception. If you are rocking your silver waves with pleasure and pride like this woman, you are a good example to follow by everyone who can afford and maintain this beauty.

#35: Front Roll Hairstyle for Thin Hair

Want something eccentric? Try a front roll with a headband that is a fun alternative to bangs. Highlights work particularly well for thin hair rendering the depth to any hairstyle you want to try.

#36: Messy Waves for Long Layered Haircuts

With a professionally performed long layered haircut, your hair will appear much thicker. Add dimensional highlights and a romantic hairstyle with light waves, and you will always look effortlessly ravishing. Check Blake Lively’s image for inspiration.

long layered hairstyle

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#37: One-Level Bob with No Bangs

In case your hair is very thin, and you want to choose the most optimal haircut for it, you should know that fine hair looks thicker in short and medium haircuts. If you still want to have a sufficient length to wear different hairstyles, consider a one-level bob, like Kristen Bell’s. Note also that highlights always work as excellent volume-enhancers.

bob haircut for thin hair

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#38: Asymmetric Bob for Fine Hair

Medium to long asymmetrical bob is a good haircut idea even for weak, thin hair. A side parting is a way to introduce an asymmetric twist into your hairstyles and make one side really thicker. As a result, your hairstyle will make a general impression of thicker locks. Emma Roberts’ bob is so inspiring!

asymmetric bob haircut for thin hair

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#39: All Over Layers with Balayage

Doutzen Kroes also decides on a layered haircut. Her layering starts at the chin level and goes through the length towards the ends. This way the maximal volume potential of your hair is realized. The lighter tone for the face-framing locks also lets you play with cool dimensional effects.

long layered haircut with highlights

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#40: Blunt Ends and Medium Layers

Anna Camp’s haircut is a new unhackneyed idea you do not come across every day. It includes two layers with the blunt ends for the longest tresses. The other collar-bone layer conveys Anna’s hairstyle a flattering roundness.

two-level layered haircut for fine hair

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Well, now it’s obvious that every hair type and texture has its benefits. The two most important aspects for fine hair to choose carefully are a quality haircut and a volume-boosting hair color solution. These will let you look effortlessly chic and each time special with different hairstyles.

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