70 Darn Cool Medium Length Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Medium length is the most universal one, especially when it comes to thin hair, and you can make lots of cool hairstyles even if you wish your hair was much thicker. These are rather versatile, including loose styles on the basis of bob haircut and various updos with braiding, twists or ponytails. If you don’t know how to style your fine hair, opt for a bob cut that looks great straight with teasing at the roots or curly. Enhanced texture and a messy touch will save you when you are constantly on the go.

Shoulder Length Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Here are some of the cutest visualized ideas to embrace.

#1: Casual Braided Pompadour

Sometimes cute hair doesn’t have to come through a cut – instead, think about creative ways to style your locks. For finer hair, a braided pompadour is always lovely. Get inspired by the French braids of childhood and braid only the top section of your hair, adding a kick of volume while the rest flows free.

#2: Layering and a Headband Twist

This awesome serene look is made on the basis of a layered collarbone bob. Something as simple as a headband twist can perform both a decorative and a practical function, keeping your long bangs off the forehead and serving the zest of this gorgeous eye-catching style for straight thin hair.

medium hairstyle for fine straight hair

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#3: A Flip of Blonde

Champagne blonde hair is a sexy and fun alternative to more common blonde shades. When you’re looking for medium length hairstyles for thin hair, remember that your color choice can really make or break a look.

Medium Layered Blonde Balayage Hairstyle

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#4: Angled Thin Hair

Straighten out thin hair and go with an angled bob that adds style and volume to strands which otherwise are tempted to fall flat. Keep it shoulder length or shorter for optimal manageability.

#5: Caramel Bob with Root Lift and Swoopy Bangs

A root lift adds overall volume, which is especially beneficial when trying to distract from thinness of hair. Caramel bobs have light, airy and enticing vibes, wonderful for warmer weather. They’re also great for brightening up complexions and showing off green, blue, gray, light brown, and hazel eyes!

Bob Blowout For Thin Hair

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#6: Medium Length Bangs

Medium hairstyles for fine hair can also be pretty stylish. While you might not be able to achieve the curls or waves that hold, you can still look sophisticated and lovely with straight, swooping layers and bangs.

#7: Choppy Layers for Thin Hair

Fine hair always looks better with layers and color help – brighten up your style for summer with some various shades of blonde that are sweet and sassy.

#8: Honey Blonde Collarbone Bob

Collarbone bobs are easy medium length hairstyles for thin hair that look trés chic. Virtually uni-length, when styled straight it’s sure to minimize your morning grooming routine and give you a signature ‘look’. Play up the dimension factor of this cut with balayage.

Blonde Balayage Bob With Swoopy Bangs

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#9: Messy Updo for Medium Cut

Finger comb your hair back into a messy bun or ponytail for a fun look that also adds volume. Messy style is very “in” right now, and it’s a great option if you’re in between color appointments or are growing out your locks.

#10: Messy Blonde Lob

Thin hair appears fuller when styled tousled. Achieve this ‘do by backcombing hair from ends upwards and teasing the crown as well. If you’re into this aesthetic, balayage or ombre coloring suits this lob perfectly.

Shoulder Length Tousled Hairstyle

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#11: U-Shaped Cut with Curled Ends

A U-Shaped cut allows classic styling (the ‘70s inspired waves) to be achieved easily. With added bounce at the ends, fine hair appears fuller and thicker. This effect can be gained with a flat iron when you twist hair at the bottom. Using a curling iron with a clamp or hot rollers works just as well.

#12: Choppy Inverted Lob with Balayage Highlights

The great thing about inverted medium haircuts for thin hair is added body and edge. Throw in some choppy layers and subtle balayage highlights, and you get a current look many want to copy.

Long Layered Bob For Fine Hair

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#13: White Hairstyle with Swoopy Layers

Swoopy layers on mid-length cuts are essential as they are delicate enough not to overwhelm fine hair, yet they are still functional in adding movement. This sway brings lots of dynamics which is especially important when selecting a color, like white, that may look flat otherwise.

Medium Cut With V-Cut Layers

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#14: Brown Bob with Subtly Layered Ends

The key to acing haircuts on thin or thinning hair is to not overpower locks with heavy layers or dramatic cuts. Light layers in combination with subtle coloring are flattering for this delicate hair type, and they really strategically benefit thinner locks.

Layered Lob For Fine Hair

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#15: Messy Wheat Blonde Bob with Layers

Messier medium hairstyles for thin hair are among the most advantageous hairdos. They work particularly well on naturally straight fine hair, boosting the body and transforming the texture. Try curling your hair loosely, teasing it, and setting with spray. Using volumizing products on damp hair can also cut down on your styling time while still delivering the messy-chic look you are after.

Choppy Blonde Bob

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#16: Medium Hairstyle with Feathery Ends and Bangs

The feathering technique works wonders on thin hair. A fuzzy appearance is formed when razors are used instead of shears to cut, giving some extra texture to the mane. Texturizing adds fullness. Complete with dreamy sparse bangs and you’ve got a lovely medium style for straight hair.

Medium Straight Layered Cut With Bangs

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#17: Angled Bob with Waves and Subtle Highlights

One can never go wrong with a cute angled bob! Highlights get shown off beautifully on big, luscious waves that are achieved with a large barrel curling wand. Make sure the style doesn’t look too “done” by ruffling with your fingers.

Wavy Lob For Fine Hair

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#18: Sleek and Glossy Blonde Balayage Bob

Messy shoulder length hairstyles for fine hair are the route to building texture, but if pristine hairdos are your cup of tea, go for an A-line sleek bob. To style, pump up the gloss factor by using a shine spray: sleekness will make your hair look healthier and thicker as a result.

Straight Bob With Long Swoopy Bangs

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#19: Blunt Blonde Bob with Layers

Sometimes straight cut shoulder length bobs can show off how thick or thin hair is, which may not be what a lady with finer hair is looking for. However, uni-length trims can work for anyone if there are sparse, delicate layers incorporated into the cut, as they deliver volume and movement.

Choppy Blonde Lob

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#20: Perfect California Blonde Bob

Choose a blonde that has undertones complementing your skin tone, whether cool, warm or neutral. Highlights help amp up the dimension in a bob regardless of styling – straight, wavy or curly.

Blonde Lob For Fine Hair

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#21: Medium Length Angelic Waves

Cute hairstyles for thin hair aren’t complicated. Try large loose waves with a flat iron or hot rollers. These flatter longer medium hair in particular and look equally great in updos and downdos.

Wavy Medium Hairstyle

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#22: Adorably Poofy Pony

Bumping up the hair by teasing it is the easiest way to achieve some extra volume fast. Basic pony tails can get really boring. Why not shake things up a bit and make your look way dressier and put together at the same time? This cute pony does the trick.

Ponytail With A Bouffant For Short Hair

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#23: Smooth Thin Layers

The coolest way to go blonde is with a soft ombre. This bob is a perfect mix of balayage highlights and ombre — the colors are well blended and smoothly faded, but the hair still has that custom, hand-painted effect. Shoulder haircuts look best when they skim the collarbone.

Blonde Ombre Angled Bob

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#24: Curly Caramel Blonde Bob

Curls look so sweet on a bob! Keep the waves near your face loose, making sure to curl away from your face for the most flattering result.

Curled Bob For Fine Hair

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#25: Chic and Sleek Side Parted Bob

Sleek medium hair should still be slightly teased at the roots and tousled towards the ends. It’s hard to imagine a more gorgeous bob than this: asymmetry, body, sleekness, and shine, with just a touch of that bedhead look. An absolute must-have.

#26: Tousled Blonde Bob Hairstyle

Less is more — keep it simple with a tousled bob. Pretty whatever your natural hair texture is, you can spice up the hairdo by parting hair deeply on the side. This is also a great, artsy hairdo for ashier hair tones, like this highlighted dishwater blonde.

Messy Bob For Straight Fine Hair

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#27: Texture-Boosting Shag for Thin Hair

Texture is key in shoulder length haircuts for fine hair. Shorter layers around the face are unique additions to this cut, charging the shag with volume and providing an overall bohemian appearance.

Medium Choppy Cut For Fine Hair

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#28: Perfectly Textured Thin Hair

Shaggy medium length hairstyles for thin hair are all the rage, so why not to try this choppy blonde bob on your next salon visit? This hairstyle with volumized top layers and piecey waves shows off every detail of the haircut. The bright blonde balayage highlights will shine in any crowd!

Shaggy Blonde Bob

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#29: Blonde Jagged Shag

Shags are generally on the edgier spectrum of shoulder length haircuts, so they’d suit a thrifty, more rock n’roll wardrobe well. Pair this cut with any solid or subtly highlighted hair color for maximum impact.

Choppy Messy Shoulder Length Cut

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#30: Medium Blonde Hairstyle with Flicked Ends

Medium haircuts with long layers are excellent choices for those who want to keep locks lengthier and switch between updos and downdos. Flick the ends of strands to spice up a straight style and create the helpful bounce in finer hair.

#31: Choppy Shoulder-Length Shag

Choppy medium length haircuts for thin hair are quite popular among the youth as they deliver the desired effortlessly chic appeal. A middle part is also the cool and up-to-date choice that suits all kinds of face shapes.

Messy Choppy Lob For Fine Hair

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#32: Tousled Medium Length Locks

Let’s not forget the benefit of keeping things simple. Fuss-free styling injects an instant dose of sexiness into your look. The key to playing up the choppiness of your haircut is an imperfect texture. After blow drying, add random waves and twists with a clipless curling iron.

Tousled Side-Parted Lob

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#33: Side-Parted Bob for Straight Hair

This adorable look is so feminine and flattering. The body at the back of the style gives the hair shape, while the sleek layers in the front are sexy and simple. To keep the cut modern, make sure to ask your stylist for very long side bangs.

Collarbone Bob Hairstyle For Straight Hair

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#34: Short-to-Medium Blonde Waves

Medium haircuts for thin hair must be light and airy — never weighed down. This style hits the mark perfectly with its gravity-defying waves and loose curls. Flipping the bottom layers out (instead of in) also serves to bring a lot of life and vibrancy to your casual hairstyle.

Layered Blonde Bob

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#35: Cool Punky Side Braids

For unique hairdos that are suitable for shoulder haircuts, think of accents. More specifically, accent braids. When the hair isn’t ultra-long, it isn’t necessary to pull it all up for a special occasion. Instead, little accent braids and accessories can enliven your look while still showing off your awesome cut.

Asymmetrical Braided Downdo

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#36: Beautiful Golden Curls

Flowy curls make the best hairstyles for thin fine hair. To maximize the volume-giving power of curls, you must curl the hair in alternate directions. This allows you place the curls one on top of the other, building up a beautifully full head of hair.

#37: Smooth A-Line Bob

Remember, hairstyles for shoulder length hair don’t have to be complicated. Often times, the best thing you can do is show off your cut. Straight hair plays so nicely with an A-line cut, especially when the layering is smooth and subtle.

Angled Blonde Lob

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#38: Medium Blonde Balayage and Jagged Layers

Blonde balayage is a sure-fire way to brighten up those megawatt blue eyes. Umm… so stunning! These face framing highlights are bold, but the placement makes them appear almost natural. It’s an enviable style that is totally on-trend.

Medium Blonde Shag Hairstyle

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#39: Flowy and Voluminous Curls

To really enliven thin hair, you need to make it as bouncy as possible. That’s why large curls are so important. Smaller curls can easily fall flat, but whipped large curls like these perform beautifully to produce a voluminous look.

Curly Blonde Hairstyle For Medium Hair

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#40: Mahogany Red A-line Bob

Medium length haircuts for thin hair deserve a dose of color. Brightening up with some expertly placed highlights helps breathe life into thin hair. This gorgeous red shade is a perfect choice for brunettes.

Brunette Bob With Red Highlights

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#41: Easy Waves

Medium haircuts for thin hair can be styled in beach-inspired waves if you have at least a bit of volume in your natural locks. Keep color natural or go for an ombre.

#42: Simple Thin Hair

Keep color fresh and hair simply styled when you’re looking for a dressed down look. Fine locks have a nice ability to stay somewhat in place if you don’t stress them out too much. Want a bit of volume? “Scrunch” damp hair with mousse and allow it to air dry.

#43: Shoulder Length Ringlets

Blonde hair can look pretty in pink while enjoying some fun ringlets, too. Depending upon how thin your hair is, curls may or may not last all day. But for a special event or performance, ringlets are so adorable to wear – if only for a few hours.

Wavy Bob For Thin Hair

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#44: Short and Simple Styling

There’s nothing provocative or super-fashionable about this cut – but sometimes cute medium haircuts don’t need a lot of help from what’s currently relevant. This classic style never loses its popularity – it’s fun, informal and ideal for a variety of hair types and colors.

Curly Bob For Mature Women

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#45: Serious Thin Hair

Thin hairstyles can be straight and to the point, like this serious cut that doesn’t exactly say you’re about to throw a party. If you’re starting a new job or would like to be taken more seriously for whatever reason, this style is a good option. Opt for traditional hues of blonde, brown or red if you are going to color your hair during the salon visit.

#46: Go Grey

Going grey is very popular among millennials now, and with good reason – it’s a fun and simple way to look modern and trendy without a whole lot of effort. Best of all, it works well on thin hair – the finer your strands, the less expense associated with hair coloring. This means upkeep and more frequent appointments won’t be a bit of a burden on your bank account.

#47: Braided Beauty

Very fine hair can fall in your face and cause a lot of hassle throughout the day. Resolve this by adding a small braid across the front of your hair.

#48: Angled Layers

Utilize fringed layers and bangs to create an easy yet beautiful style for thin hair. Medium hairstyles for thin hair don’t always involve painstaking daily maintenance of curling and primping – instead go with something straight and simple.

#49: Honey Colored Thin Hair

Lovely honey and auburn highlights accentuate this angled, mildly cropped cut. When it comes to thin, straight hair, this is one look that is both flattering and easy to maintain.

#50: Highlighted Mid-Length Hairstyle

For beautiful warm weather hair, thinner strands will often be pulled up and away from the face. When you’re sporting all those buns and ponytails, add some interest with cool blonde highlights throughout. When you have a shoulder length length haircut for thin hair, color always adds dimension and body.

#51: Short Blonde Style

Twist that fine, straight hair into a style that’s fun to wear. Hold it in place with a light hold setting spray. You can either use a curling iron or twist damp hair in your fingers to succeed with this look.

#52: Thin Hair in Layers

At a loss when it comes to how to style your hair? Add in some layers and then straighten or curl as you desire. You can play hair up for more fancy occasions, or just pull it into a ponytail, since hair will still be long enough for a variety of options.

#53: Curly Updo

Romantic updos are indeed possible with thin hair. Sleep overnight in thick rollers if your hair is straight, or let your natural curls air dry. Then, with some basic finger combing, gather hair up into a mid length ponytail and strategically pin in place. You can also work hair into a messy bun as another option.

#54: Angled Medium Cut

Take advantage of angled styles and side parts when you want to give a pulled-together finished look to your hair. Thin hair doesn’t need to be constantly wrangled into a ponytail. Instead, you can tame flyaways and look sleek and lovely with a proper product and a modern cut.

#55: Sleek and Straight Thin Hair

Layered haircuts for thin hair are definitely one solution when you’re looking for more volume. However, you can actually show off your super straight hair with an angled bob. Add in a shine serum to brighten things up and keep hair looking ultra-healthy.

#56: Carefree Medium Waves

Volume and texture are the most important qualities of hairstyles for fine hair. With today’s trendy hairstyles, they can be achieved almost effortlessly. The first thing you’ll probably want to experiment with is imperfect waves. This easy style is fast, easy, and super cool to boot.

Blonde Medium Layered Hairstyle

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#57: Blunt Medium Length Haircuts for Thin Hair

Sometimes a blunt cut is best for thin-haired girls. If you tend to feel prettiest with bangs, have them trimmed to just below the eyebrow length and pair them with medium length hair cut straight across to match. Straight, lovely and bright, wow!

#58: Shaggy Cut with Flipped Up Ends

This layered look is totally easy to style. As a rule, fine hair isn’t frizzy, so there’s no need to blow hair out for smoothness—only for volume. Let your hair air dry partly and then use a round brush to flip the ends out if necessary. Next, apply a very light weight texturizing cream.

Shaggy Medium Haircut For Thin Hair

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#59: Medium Length Hairstyles

If you are growing bored with your shoulder-length hair, try a hairstyle that is as unique as you are. As shown below, create a braid down the center of the hair line. This is a great style if your roots are growing out, too. Hide imperfections until that next salon visit and breathe new life into your medium length at the same time.

#60: Gorgeous Shoulder Length Blowout

Vavavoom! Flowy shoulder length hairstyles shouldn’t be a thing of the past. This classic bombshell look definitely deserves a revival. To try it out, blow dry hair straight down, flipping it up with a large round brush at the ends. The bright platinum ombre gives the style a new life.

#61: Sexy Texturized Celebrity Bob

Light teasing at the roots on the crown is another secrete of how to make your thin hair more appealing. Asymmetry for the front tresses and the whole shattered texture make everyone believe that your hair is flawlessly gorgeous. You may even tuck some strands behind your ear on one side for an extra sexy touch.

#62: Messy Backswept Curls

Curls are a win-win option for thin hair. The fun ringlets make your mane appear thicker and nonchalantly natural, especially when they are silky yet messed up and swept back as if by the wind. Very subtle highlights are a big plus for added dimension, even if they are not so evident at first sight.

#63: Super Sharp Medium Style

Ashley Olsen wants to keep up with the current trends, and she easily completes this task when rocking her simple spontaneous look. A centre parting, natural-looking highlights, light messy touch and edgy tips are all it takes.

#64: Fabulous Disconnected Angled Style

Jennifer Aniston is so overwhelming with this bold pattern of disconnected locks, enhanced by highlights and transition of brown blonde hues. Her hair is teased at the roots which adds volume and provides a flattering lift around the face. Medium length hairstyle for fine hair like this will make your day perfect!

#65: The Softness You Want To Follow

This is probably the cutest medium haircut for thin hair we have ever seen. A deeply feminine look, like Kristen Bell’s, instantly disarms without a single word or move. Her charming softness overflows through the smooth gradation of hues and very loose silky waves.

#66: Disconnected Messy Bob

The effortless scrunch-and-go style is absolutely adorable. Besides, it’s on-trend and easy to style. Long side-swept bangs and a side parting is exactly what is needed for a round or square face. I love this look and often use it in casual wear, do you?

#67: Naughty Pony With Bouffant And Braiding

A bouffant works great for medium hairstyles for fine hair, adding volume and making your style more sophisticated. Highlighted top tresses, braided on one side, enhance a fancy feel of your hairstyle, while you can see yourself how simple it is. Let your pony occupy an intermediate position: neither too high, nor too low, as most girls would do these days.

#68: Messy Shag

Anja Rubik opts to look sexy with each and every of her hairstyle. Thus, she is inclined to messy ‘dos with a nonchalant “undone” feel. This layered cut incorporates loads of layers which are styled wet and sassy. We love and want to copy.

#69: Layered Locks With Pinned Back Bangs

Taylor Momsen’s highlighted locks are just super cute as they are – layered and styled straight. Plus pay attention that pinned back bangs are not just a convenient but also a chic styling trick for pretty girly hairstyles like this.

#70: Sexy Layered Style With Darkened Roots

Cameron Diaz is rocking a heart-stopping layered look with jagged edges brought out especially vividly against the black leather of her sexy fitted dress. The side bangs are covered by side locks, because we want to see those bright blue eyes, don’t we?

These were some of the super flattering options for fine hair. Draw inspiration and bring it to life in your fresh gorgeous looks.