40 Picture-Perfect Hairstyles for Long Thin Hair

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Can you believe that hairstyles for long thin hair like loose locks, braids or ponytails can still be enviously chunky? Fine hair is not a rare thing, but it’s important to know how to present it in the best light. Look at these 40 images with picture-perfect hairstyles and choose which one to try next time!

Hairstyles for Long Thin Hair

Actually, you can count on a wide range of fabulous hairstyles – updos and downdos which you wouldn’t believe are made on thin hair, so charming and classy they are. Use bouffant, backcombing, highlights, waves and curls like in pictures below. These are the little tricks to make our locks appear thicker. And most of us use them from time to time, who doesn’t?

#1: Shaggy Blonde Waves

Shaggy razor-cut layers provide texture without harsh and heavy lines which can weigh thin hair down. Natural beach waves offer the perfect amount of volume for a casually sexy style.

#2: Low Blonde Ponytail Updo

Tousled messy waves are on trend this season because they appear effortless and pared-down. For a more low-key updo to wear on a special occasion, try this pinned-up ponytail. It is a great option for a beach wedding, dinner on vacation, or any outdoor event.

#3: Braided Updo

If you want to wear a ponytail, this is a flattering way to do it for thinner hair. The style combines multiple tricks to make your hair appear fuller – from the bouffant and braid in the front to the curled and wrapped high pony in the back resulting in a cute look that doesn’t fall flat.

#4: Chocolate Fountain

The soft lines and delicious chocolate hue of this fantastic hairstyle for long thin hair literally mesmerize. Don’t be afraid to ask your stylist for layering if your locks are fine. Just let the layers be fewer, longer and softer. Cascading down your shoulders, your thin locks are going to look fabulous.

#5: Long A-Line Style for Fine Hair

If you prefer one-level haircuts with thicker edges, that’s a good choice for long thin hair, but have at least the front tresses, framing your face, layered and complete the look with long slanting bangs. This is a good base for beautiful updos and half up half down hairstyles.

#6: Perfect Ponytail

When you have thin long hair, styling is all about creating volume. No hairstyle is off limits—you just have to be creative. The best way to begin any look is with texture. Create waves in your hair with the braid method or using a straightener. Then anything you do next will have a lot more oomph.

#7: Trendy Long Waves

A centre part with no bangs is one of the best hairstyles for long thin hair because you can bring all of your hair forward onto your chest—creating the look of much thicker hair. Think of the popular beach waves texture beforehand – make twists or braids overnight or at least a couple of hours before you plan to go out.

#8: Cute Long Platinum Bob

This office-chic look is the epitome of modern urban style. So sleek! This is a great length for thinner hair because it doesn’t require much layering other then textured ends. If you’re looking for pictures of hairstyles that will compliment your city life, this is it!

#9: Volumizing Updo for Thin Hair

Soft, wispy hair is a secret to a beautiful updo—which is why it’s so important to use the right products. Instead of creating your masterpiece and dousing it with hairspray at the end, try spritzing a texturizing mist or sea salt spray before you begin.

Looped Messy Updo

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#10: Wispy Bangs and Curls

If you have long thin hair, it can be hard to find your ideal free-flowing hairstyle. Soft waves are almost always a safe bet because they create volume and texture in the hair. To recreate this look, use the straightener method to make curls and then brush through them with a wide tooth comb and slightly backcomb mid-shaft to ends for a tousled finish.

Long Tousled Wavy Hairstyle With Bangs

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#11: Intricate Fishtail Braid Updo

Braids are a great option for long fine hair. If you start off by curling your hair, the braid will appear fuller. The messy fishtail braid and lopped bun make a lovely duo, especially if your hair is highlighted.

#12: Pretty Blonde Waves

This beautiful style can be created in a variety of ways. One option suggests braiding your hair or creating messy wrapped buns and letting the hair set for a few hours. You can then perfect the curls that frame the face with a few quick movements of a clipless curling iron.

Long Wavy Layered Hair

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#13: Side Part Hair with Natural Waves

Our favorite haircuts for long thin hair feature barely-there layering. Women with thick hair often need lots of layers in their hair to cut down on poofiness, but with thin hair, it’s best to keep everything one length or slightly layered. So, skip bangs and opt for a deep side part instead.

Medium To Long Wavy Blonde Hairstyle

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#14: Gorgeous Mohawk

For creative long hairstyles, think of ways to mix braids with waves. This look gives you the best of both worlds—showing off your long hair and keeping it back off your face. To get this style, make a Dutch fishtail that works as a Mohawk braid. You can finish the two strands of your braid as freely-hanging twists that blend with the soft waves underneath.

#15: Top Knot with Chic Bow

If you’re wondering how this adorable bun could possibly look like cotton candy, we have the answer: texturizing spray! While it might seem counterintuitive, the best buns and updos (those with volume and height) can be created with products designed for braiding, like tacky powders and sprays.

#16: Long Hairstyle with Sophisticated Ombre

Choppy curls are a versatile and flattering style. They are polished without the feel of overdone hair. But, if the look is too tame on its own, adding a combination of light grays and pastel purples is sure to provide a little bit of edginess.

#17: Twisted Braided Updo

Twists always make for an adorable addition to any updo, but they’re especially effective on thinner hair because being simple to do, they create visual intricacy. Mix braids, twists and stray strands to come up with a unique updo that is not so easy to recreate.

#18: Updo with Pinned Waves

To nail this look, you have to first prep your hair. Start off by creating big waves with a large barrel curling iron. You can then tease the roots for a looser look. Twist and loop strands of hair pinning them around the crown for this lovely updo fit for a queen.

#19: Soft Classy Updo

Hairstyles for long thin hair can benefit from all sorts of sponges designed as bun makers. This perfect bun is treated with wrapped hair and cute wispy pieces. And no one knows what’s inside this pretty chignon.

Formal Chignon Updo

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#20: Flowy Curls for Fine Hair

These gorgeous curls are made even more special thanks to the soft ombre coloring and quick accent braid. To get this style, use a large barrel curling iron (and pin each curl so it sets). Make a loose crown braid and pull slightly at the hair inside the crown to achieve an effortless bouffant.

#21: Creative Half Up Braid

While dealing with extra long hair may seem difficult, there are very easy and showy hairstyles for long locks. Starting off with a small ponytail on top takes the pressure off—you don’t have to worry about holding the right tension. After you’ve made your cute high ponytail, simply pull a few strands from the sides into the braid and then transition to a simple freely hanging braid.

Long Braided Half Updo

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#22: Pretty Messy Top Knot

Of all the easy hairstyles for thin hair, this is number one. You get the perky style of a top knot with the sexy look of long waves. Pull out a few wispy strands along the hairline to soften the look.

Half Up Knot For Long Hair

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#23: Long Choppy Layers

Hair cuts that work for thin hair happen to be really in right now—simple layers with choppy ends and no bangs. There’s no secret that layers boost texture and volume. Adding in twists and waves lend softness to the look.

#24: Simple Half Up Braid

Long haircuts for thin hair may feature blunt ends (especially if your hair is straight). Note that with ombre or balayage your hair appears thicker. For a beautiful half up braid that doesn’t sacrifice thickness, be sure to only pull in a little bit of hair from the sides instead of the typical half-up style.

#25: Easy Messy Updo

This hairstyle is so spot-on. The imperfection is perfection! To get this look, tease your locks before you begin. Then create a loose wrapped top knot. Afterwards, pull at the bun and the hair in the front to recreate the wispy, messy style.

#26: Wavy Brown Blonde Ombre Hair

Combine color and texture to create the appearance of dimensional locks. The soft ombre with dark roots generates depth, and the luscious waves add thickness around your face for a truly gorgeous look; perfect for everyday life or formal occasions.

#27: Curly Side Hairstyle for Long Thin Hair

If you are looking for a classy hairdo to wear to a gala, wedding or school dance, you can’t go wrong with these shapely curls. Instead of a bun or ponytail, which can appear miserable with thin hair, this side hairstyle frames your face and doubles the volume of your locks.

#28: Grey Bombshell Waves for Round Faces

Round faces are widest around the cheek area, usually with full cheeks. That’s why if you want to rock big brushed-out curls, let them start low – at the chin level and get an off-centered part.

#29: Flowy Low Updo

When you look at images of intricate, gorgeous hairdos, it can be hard to tell how they are put together. This one is incredibly easy. Start off with teased hair. Then simply braid a low French plait and finish off with a messy bun. When you’re done, pull on the braid to create the looseness.

#30: Long Hair Style with Jeweled Accessory

A bouffant is an easy way to give thin hair a bit of volume, especially within an updo. To balance out the heaviness on top, try bouncy curls pinned to the side. For weddings or proms, a jeweled barrette is a perfect finishing touch.

#31: Long Angled Bob with Bangs

Inverted bobs are ideal for thin hair because the angle creates fullness in the back without overwhelming the face in the front. Blunt bangs are good for drawing attention to your eyes. The icy gray color is creative and very chic!

#32: Large Braided Crown

A braided crown is a must-try variant from modern trendy hairdos for long thin hair, especially for bad hair days because it allows you to pull your hair back in a way that is not a standard ponytail or bun. Plus, loose inverted braids give the illusion of fullness. The best part is that this regal style is perfectly acceptable for a night on the town or a formal event.

#33: Loose Curly Ombre Hair

Being universally flattering, loose curls are a quick way to inject lifeless locks with a healthy dose of volume. Ombre is perfect for thin hair because it requires less dye and minimal upkeep, which keeps you from over processing your strands.

#34: Long Hair Style with Retro Waves

If you love different Old Hollywood movies or vintage glam, this is definitely the style for you. Channel a screen siren from the 1940s like Rita Hayworth with soft, brushed out ombre waves.

#35: Technicolor Long Bob with Bangs

A long sassy bob with choppy layers and blunt bangs is always cool, and it does complement a variety of hair colors from black to blonde. Although, this may seem a bit tame for those who crave an attention-grabbing look. A neon hue with multi-colored highlights is sure to turn heads and make you the focus of the room.

#36: Straight Hair with Reverse Waterfall Braid

Waterfall braids have become extremely popular because they add interest to a typical braided style. While most have loose hair falling out of the braid, this hairstyle for long thin hair features loose pieces falling into the braid. It is a welcome twist that is sure to earn you more than a few double taps on Instagram.

#37: Curly Half-Updo with Bouffant

For women who crave an ultra-glam lifestyle, the “bigger the better” is always the motto, and this is no exception. To give your waves sky high volume, tease the crown and pin it into a bouffant fit for a queen.

#38: Double Braid Long Hair Style

Long faces have less width across the cheek area, which gives them a less full appearance. Big hair can sometimes overwhelm faces like these, that’s why it is best to highlight them without having too much hair; a side messy braid with flyaways is practical and pretty.

#39: Braided Half-Updo

If you wish to wear your long thin hair straight, but find that it needs something extra, a braid is a quick fix. It adds texture to make your hair appear fuller, and it’s a delicate detail to dress up your style for a special occasion.

#40: Choppy Lob with Layers

A long bob with razored layers is a cool idea of a haircut for long thin locks, because it provides volume without weighing your look down. Since lob is the hairdo of the year, it is a must-have style for any aspiring fashionista.

Remember to give a proper care to your fine locks to preserve their health and natural shine. Experiment with new hairstyles for long thin hair and remain gorgeous every day!

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