70 Darn Cool Medium Length Hairstyles for Thin Hair

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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: 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.

#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 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.

#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: 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.

#11: 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.

#12: Touseled Hair With A Twist

Bring body into thin, flat hair with a curling iron. Then, boost it up with a front twist pinned above the ear line. When curls start to straighten and fall throguhout the day, the twist will remain – providing all-day volume.

#13: 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.

#14: 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.

#15: Chin-Length Hair With Layers

Layered hair works well on any hair type, but it is especially lovely on thin hair, as it adds texture and thickness where needed. Cutting your hair to a chin from a shoulder-length style and adding in a lot of wispy layers brings a sexy style that’s easy to maintain and pleasure to wear.

#16: Feeling Blue

Add a pop of mermaid blue or green and then color hair a trendy silver for an all over look that’s unique and yet too crazy. Medium length cuts are great for thin hair, including this one that is a few inches away from a pixie. Thin hair does well with layers and color, as is exemplified by this cute cut.

#17: Beautiful Bun for Thinner Hair

The messy look continues to be trendy, and fine hair is ideal for such a style. Braid hair loosely toward the center of the head and pull the rest of the locks back into a casual knot. Be sure to leave some strands flowing free to both frame the face and prevent this style from looking too rigid.

#18: Medium Hair with a Side Part

Trendy, tousled hair is all the rage right now, but for those with thinner hair, you will need to incorporate in a side part. Combing your hair in one direction will instantly add a boost of body that will really serve as a pick-me-up solution on those flat hair days. If you have medium length hair with bangs, brush the hair above the bangs straight back for that extra volume.

curly lob hairstyle for fine hair

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#19: 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.

#20: Color Statement

Pinkish auburn hair is definitely unique, and yet not immature. Shoulder length haircuts for fine hair often benefit from a fun color that isn’t seen every day. Afraid you can’t pull off this hue? Work with a stylist to determine what out of the box colors will look fantastic next to your skin tone.

#21: Medium Length Tousled Waves

Haircuts for thin hair can vary from slightly layered to seriously shagged, but your final look is all about how you style your hair. This style provides a ton of volume, making it impossible to tell how fine the hair really is. The waves and tousled texture give thickness, while the braid works as a pretty accent.

Blonde Messy Lob With A Braid

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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: 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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#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: 90’s Inspired Face Framing Layers

When most people think of nineties hairstyles, they picture something like tiny buns in their minds. But the reality is that cute, layered haircuts like this one—with choppy pieces that hit at the cheekbones and all the way down—used to be much more common. Nowadays this cut is new again if you pair it with a trendy hair color.

Layered Haircut For Straight Fine Hair

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#27: 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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#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: 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.

#30: Pretty Mid Length Curls

Do you like this feminine hairstyle? Well, then you shouldn’t be afraid to brush out your curls. Edgy, piece-y waves are in, but sometimes you want a softer look that may appear a bit retro, but as long as it flatters you, why not?

Vintage Medium Wavy Hairstyle

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#31: Halo Braid for Thin Hair

Shoulder length hairstyles lend themselves well to all types of accent braids. With mid length hair, half updos are the best when you need to look put together and a little fancy. Make a Dutch crown braid and pull at it once it’s finished for a thicker-looking plait. Slightly backcomb the hair you left down.

Medium Half Updo With Crown Braid

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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: Accentuate With Accessories

Thin hair has a benefit of being rather manageable in updo hairstyles. Keeping it in place, however, can be a different story. When you have a medium haircut, work in some hair accessories like this gold leaf headband to keep flyaways in place. Great variant for a prom, by the way!

#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: Long, Loose Curls

When you’re considering a new medium length hairstyle, look no further than the curling iron you already own. The trick to make fine thin hair look bouncier is to strategically place curls all over the head instead of just in one spot or direction. Gentle ringlets should cascade freely for a beautiful final style.

#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: Shoulder Length Curls

Thin hair gets a big boost of body from a large-barreled curling iron. While hot rollers can make thin hair too “tight” and ringlet-like, a large curling iron will provide volume without going over the edge.

medium curly hairstyle for thin hair

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#52: Medium Length Hairstyles for Thin Hair

If your hair is very fine, you will benefit from a medium length cut. Go for a “v” angle at the ends instead of having it cut straight across to add both length and body. Use a curling iron to style loose curls away from the face for some additional texture.

#53: Come to Life with Curls

Beautiful blondes with flat, straight hair, don’t ever despair! Using either pin curls or resorting to salon perm is a solution – thin medium-length hair usually responds well to a curly makeovers.

#54: Styled Medium Haircuts

Once your hair is cut to a medium length, have some fun with it! You don’t have to sport super long hair to take advantage of the latest hairstyle trends. Instead, tease the central section of your hair and add a small French braid to the sides to keep things big and beautiful. This is just one of many ideas when it comes to trying a funky style on thinner straight hair.

#55: Medium Hair with Highlights

Since thin hair tends to be flat and straight, add some dimension with gorgeous highlights. You can go blonder or browner, depending upon your natural hair color. Don’t forget to include some face framing layers, as well as lighter strands up top to lighten up your look.

#56: High Knot Ponytail

Ponytails are the cure for any hair woe, and very fine hair is no exception. To add an extra boost of height, wrap a medium strand of hair around the elastic and secure with a bobby pin. This will keep the ponytail high and dramatic.

#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: Braids and Buns

Infuse some popular hairstyles from your youth for a thin hair booster that will hold all day long. Braid hair back all over the head, ending with 2-5 braids. Side part your hair for extra volume and pull it all back in twists or buns secured with pins.

#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: Ombre Curls

Thanks to the chunky curls and ombre color fade, this mid-length length hairstyle is full of body and bounce. Use a side part and lift your locks at the roots on one side for that extra glamorous touch to go with these gorgeous polished curls.

#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.

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