Can you style some nice updos if your hair is fine? Why not. The following super sharp looks do not require exceptional hair thickness or extraordinary density. Adding some volume at the roots and practicing a little, you will be able to recreate some of them effortlessly, while others may require more advanced skills. Anyway, preparing for a special occasion, you can always show a picture of your dream updo to a good stylist. Hope you’ll find it here.
One problem with thin hair of medium length is that it may look limp in downdos. You need to invent some voluminous waves or backcomb your locks to solve this issue. As for updos, thin hair usually looks more appealing when it’s lifted up, especially if you opt to experiment with a variety of popular these days curly and messy updos. You won’t really tell if your hair is thin or not if it’s styled skillfully. A cute bun or an inventive knot updo, for instance, is a stylish hairstyle that is a good for every day or a special occasion, and it’s an ideal option for fine hair of medium-to-long length.
Classy Updos for Thin Hair
We have prepared the brightest examples of updos for all occasions in your life. So, get inspired and don’t be afraid to experiment!
#1: Large Teased Bun
Volume is the key to making fine strands appear thicker than they really are. Her teased crown and large bun make it look like she has a ton of hair. To create a larger chignon, use a bun maker underneath your backcombed locks.
#2: Soft Hairstyle with Pinned Ends
Updos for thin hair are usually best when they are soft and aerial. An updo with whipped waves and loosely pinned sections pumps up your mane, no matter how fine your locks are.
#3: Elegant Pinned Back Updo
How chic is this hairstyle? Not only is it elegant, it’s also stylish and flattering for fine hair. Loosely twisting and pinning small sections of hair, you create a more voluminous updo full of air, but who knows it’s air and not hair?
#4: Wavy Low Bun
When you wear your hair down, it always looks like you have thicker strands if it is curled as opposed to blow dried straight. The same rule applies to updos. Opt for a textured ‘do where your locks are curled and gently pinned back.
#5: Elegant Twisted Updo
This look would be marvelous for prom, wedding, or any other formal occasion. Make your updo intricate with intersecting or blending twists, add a decorative string and a slight bouffant – and the thinness of your hair will be anything but evident.
#6: Curly Loose Updo
Wedding hairstyles for thin hair should work with your locks, not fight against them. Her hairdo elegantly sweeps the length of her hair into a low curly bun. It has been back combed, so its volume considerably increased.
#7: Loose Curly Bun for Short Thin Hair
Her cute bun works for any length, provided your locks are long enough to be loosely twisted. Not only is it versatile, it’s also one of very easy updos for thin hair. All you need to do is coil, pin, and mist with hairspray. If a few pieces fall out at the front, that will make your look even more relaxed.
#8: Knotted Updo for Fine Hair
Opt for a half Mohawk updo, styling sections of your hair into twists or knots and pinning them in place. When you start the hawk not from the hairline, but somewhere on the crown, you automatically make it bulkier because the mass of hair is concentrated on a smaller area.
#9: Highlighted Updo with Messy Loops
This gorgeous style pulls double duty by showcasing a gorgeous dye job and creating a full updo for fine hair. As you can probably tell, a curly style is the simplest option to add thickness to thin hair. Large curls are a good base for fancy-looking loops.
#10: Low Side Bun for Thin Hair
You don’t need to create anything complicated to achieve fullness. This casual twisted bun is lovely and of optimal size thanks to a bit of back combing and the way one section wraps around the other to form a very loose knot.
#11: Low Loose Knot with Teased Roots
Tight ballerina buns are great, but they don’t do any good for fine hair. On the other hand, a low messy twist does. The loose pieces around her face enhance the appeal of her undone look. The bun itself may not be neat and round.
#12: Two Braids and Curly Bun
If your updo consists of different elements or features different textures, it looks more sophisticated, and the eyes believe it takes a thick mane to pull off those things. This curly bun is upgraded with accent braids and thin face-framing streaks for a reason.
#13: Low Bun for Shorter Curly Hair
The right color and texture always work to your advantage. Lighter ends with darker roots play up to thinner locks, and so do curls. Add in some ringlets or looser waves to get an easy but very decent updo for a special occasion or every day.
#14: Messy Updo for Thin Hair with Pearl Accessory
A nice way to upgrade a loose, messy low bun is to add a simple hair accessory. Pearls are sophisticated and timeless, they give a classic twist to the trendy chignon. This style can carry you to a variety of different events and would work just as well at the bar as it would at a family dinner.
#15: Jumbo Braid Updo
Forget about the small details and go big. If braided horizontally, a jumbo braid can turn into a loopy bun. Tuck the end of the braid if it’s an updo look that you want. Gently pull out each piece of the braid to make it lacier.
#16: Curly Low Updo with Bangs
Modern prom and wedding hairstyles are nonchalantly elegant and effortlessly looking. Hairdos with a soft beachy texture inflate your mane. Try the Gibson tuck on wavy hair and you’ll get a gorgeous update of the classic updo your grandma might have worn when she met your grandpa.
#17: Soft Curly Updo for Fine Locks
Updos for thin hair are all about the body. Teasing, curls and highlights work together to create this tender curly updo, beautiful enough to be appropriate for fancy formal occasions.
#18: Romantic Braided Updo for Thin Hair
Long thin hair can sometimes be tricky to style. You do not want your locks to appear too flat when they’re pulled back. That is why loose braids for thin hair are a failsafe choice. Combine a twist with a fishtail braid for the same rewarding variety in textures we have mentioned above.
#19: Thin Hair Gathered in a Soft Bun
You might think that there are some extensions involved here, but there aren’t any. The fine hair gets a boost thanks to the undone waves and the looseness at the back of the crown. For a romantic finish, leave a few loose tendrils around your face.
#20: Waterfall Braid Updo with Bangs
A waterfall braid that takes strands from the top but doesn’t pass them throw to hang freely can become a great idea for a new updo. As with any braid, you can make this one bigger by pulling at its parts when it’s completed.
#21: Elegant Updo for Thin Hair
Updos for thin hair are very helpful in adding volume and elegance to otherwise unimpressive tresses. You might be surprised if you think your hair is too short or thin to pull off an updo such as this one – but by starting with a ponytail and then strategically curling and pinning hair around its base, you’ll end up with a quite voluminous looped bun.
#22: Spiked Updo
If you prefer to use solely your God-given hair, tease the back portion upward to get this spiked yet still curly look. For fine hair, this is an awesome cheat, and one that doesn’t take too long to accomplish.
#23: Formal Bun with Unique Color
Sometimes fine hair can be “thickened up” through the use of a stand out hair color like the trendy grey-blonde balayage. Pull your hair back, teasing the roots and using a strong styling spray.
#24: Messy Twists
Hairdos for thin hair can be versatile and creative. For this messy French roll, pull back three sections of hair, roll each around your finger loosely and pin in place. Switch directions each time to provide a fuller and more interesting look.
#25: Messy Braided Bouffant Updo
Thin hair looks thicker when there’s a color illusion, like in this example where the long fine hair is blonde with exposed dark roots. Side braids also add volume and interest to hair – the messier the better!
#26: Soft and Feminine French Twist
Instead of adding embellishments, show off your naturally fine hair with ombre by trying this messy bun. A few bobby pins will hold this in place, and allowing a looser finish for the whole look will make the updo more voluminous and add softness around your face.
#27: Formal Updo for Thin Hair
There are plenty of casual cute hairstyles for thin hair, but sometimes you need something a bit more elegant and formal. This is a great solution. Hair is pinned backward with curls at an angle to appear fuller.
#28: The Wonder of Hair Embellishments
If you like the idea of a low bun hairstyle, try a twisted bun (it will appear bigger) and add some accessories. From flowers to jewels, there are plenty of options that will add some bling to your tresses and make them seem thicker when they are up and pinned.
#29: Low Updo with Crown Braid
Try something creative and original for that upcoming party with this hairstyle that is ideal for long hair that lacks thickness. The crown braid is thick and angled to add volume, while the tendrils gathered into a bunch below also contribute to the impression of a bulky updo.
#30: Messy Fancy Style
This thin hair updo not only looks adorable, it’s really simple to style, too! You’ll need a hair elastic, some bobby pins and a strong setting spray. Messy is very trendy right now, which is good news for thin hair – current styles are very forgiving to flyaways.
#31: Dramatic Highlights
Once again using color to provide some bulk to otherwise flat hair, this cute tri-color mane is accomplished through both highlights and low lights. When the color is this impressive, you only need to add a bit of texture for a flawless hairstyle that won’t ever give away your secret.
#32: Gathered Loose Curls
Use some hot rollers to fatten up thin locks, and then don’t overstyle. By simply gathering your hair at the nape of the neck and securing with some hair pins, you’ll achieve a fuller look.
#33: Chignon Updo
This sweet and easy hair do is ideal for those days you need to look put together but don’t have time for a whole lot of effort. Thin hair will cooperate well when you secure this low bun with bobby pins and hairspray. This is one updo for thin hair that is perfect for any girl on the go.
#34: Hair Braided Away
Braid combos are so popular and lovely right now, they are definitely worth trying. The trick to braid styles is pulling out each loop of the braid once it’s finished to give the appearance of thick strands. Gather your braids into a ponytail, bun or leave them down.
#35: Fancy and Sassy Low Bun
This stylish look contains just a hint of sass. The gold hairband adds some glam to it, and those fly-aways make the ‘princess’ hairstyle even more charming.
#36: Braided Updo for Fine Hair
When it comes to updos for thin hair, Dutch lace braids with a messy finish are the best. Criss cross two side braids for a single horizontal plait across the nape of the neck or braid vertically for an edgy Mohawk look. Secure with hair pins and you’re all set! For added thickness, tease the roots before you begin braiding.
#37: Low Messy Knot
Low updos for thin hair depend upon a disheveled texture to look their fullest. As a double measure of volume boosting, a small, messy French braid is worked into the back of the hair style to thicken things up.
#38: Braids and Twists
Braids are so fun and easy to add to hair, why not combine a few different ones or try a mix of braids and messy twists? Unleash your creativity and have fun!
#39: Dignified Updo
This style is so easy, you’ll be amazed at how quickly it can be put together. Grab some hair elastics and bobby pins and get to work! By starting with a low ponytail, braid the hair into two sections and twist them around the hair elastic, securing with pins.
#40: Thin Hair Faux Hawk
Perhaps these styles have all been way too feminine and vanilla for you – well fear not – this fabulous faux hawk will keep things interesting and original. The high hair pile will also show off your beautiful neck, add height and effectively showcase your creative hair color choice.
#41: Twisted Bun for Thin Hair
Searching for a simple and quick option? Give this knotted style a try. It is one of those updos for fine hair that anyone can do, regardless of your skill level. Back comb your hair from roots downwards then twist the ends into a messy knot.
#42: Textured Bun with Side Part
Apply a bit of product to your damp hair, working it in with your fingers and scrunching your locks, but do not brush to preserve the texture of your hair. Make a side part, leave some side bangs and gather the rest into a messy bun at the nape of your neck.
#43: Asymmetrical Curly Updo with A Flower
A great way to glam up a less formal style in an instant is to add a flower. With fine hair you do not want to overpower the look with a large blossom, so opt for a color that is similar to the hue of your hair. In this instance, the pastel pink flower blends perfectly with blonde hair.
#44: Simple Knotted Bun
Here is an easy look to try when you are short on time. This charming style seems intricate yet delicate at the same time. It’s the perfect option to carry you from work to an event after – no need to style your hair again.
#45: Voluminous Updo with Side Bangs
Small braids are a go-to for ladies with thin hair because they won’t overwhelm or look unnatural. This easy formal updo looks more elegant with the addition of two sweet braids on either side of the head.
#46: Voluminous Messy Low Bun
When pulling thin hair into a low style, it is important to inject the top with volume so that it does not look too slick and flat. This hairstyle is a good idea of short hair updo. The curls pinned strategically in the nape give the illusion of a bun – you don’t actually need long hair to achieve one.
#47: Sock Bun with Fancy Braid
A low sock bun with a bouffant is a simple way for women with thinner hair to achieve the illusion of thickness. Create a perfectly round bun with a sock or bun maker. A small braid with curls around it takes the style from casual to formal.
#48: Updo for Thin Hair with Bouffant and Braid
When you want your style to look rather edgy than sweet, add a couple of braids and a bouffant for a boost of volume. Messy tendrils in the front and back create a more casual vibe making this the perfect daytime updo.
#49: Looped Updo With Waterfall Braid
Many girls use a waterfall braid as a crown for a loose style, but this look takes a different approach for a truly unique pinned-up creation. This reverse waterfall braid works as a cute headband that separates the bouffant from the loopy section.
#50: Jeweled Bridal Hairdo for Thin Hair
You can’t go wrong with this classic bridal look to help you look your best on your big day. Luscious curls and a jeweled accessory make a stunning, uncomplicated style for you to shine through your special moment.
#51: Two-Tone Rolled Bun
Use an elegant rolled style to showcase a nice mix of blonde and brown hair colors. The rolled bun is also a good option for thin hair because it creates a thicker style than the standard twisted option.
#52: Pin-curled Low Bun Updo for Fine Hair
Here is another wonderful example of using curls in place of a regular bun or ponytail. The loops create fullness, not to mention a truly enticing design, to help you to achieve a memorable look for your next big event.
#53: Side Ponytail Updo with Braid for Thin Hair
A side ponytail with bouncy curls helps to achieve fullness of this updo style. Adding a braid on the opposite side balances the look out and prevents it from appearing too flat. Nice volume throughout the crown is very flattering for medium length thin hair.
#54: Braided Bouffant with Curled Bun
A sweet updo for prom or any formal dance, this look is age-appropriate for young ladies. The mix of braids and messy curls strikes the perfect balance for a cool style that is not too overdone.
#55: Centre-Parted Curled Ponytail
A perfect casual style for any occasion; this look sweeps messy curls into a high ponytail for an effortlessly cool updo. This can work for all women, especially those with long thin hair.
#56: Romantic Date-Night Updo
Such a bit messy, but, at the same time, refined updos for thin hair are always a good idea for a romantic date. To duplicate the look, you need to shape large curls with a curling iron or a flat iron and fix them at the nape with a shift to one side. Leave a couple of playful locks hanging freely along the side of your face. They are going to add a note of innocent charm to your look.
#57: Voluminous Red-Carpet Bun
Paris Hilton, who has rather fine hair structure, manages to create (not without help of renowned celebrity stylists) some really posh upstyles in the best traditions of the Hollywood’s Golden Age. This hairstyle will ideally fit into your evening looks. Paris Hilton’s voluminous bun is styled effortlessly with the help of a sophist-o-twist bun maker. To make your hairstyle look more voluminous and natural, like Paris Hilton’s bun, pull 5-6 thin strands out of your bun with a rat tail comb and wrap them around the base of your ponytail.
#58: Low Knot For A Round Face
Leighton Meester, the star of the “Gossip Girl” series has a round face and the hair structure that shapes light waves naturally. Taking advantage of what was given to her by nature, Leighton has decided on this lovely low updo. If you have the same hair type, you can use curl-enhancing mousse to shape those cute loose waves. Make a loose knot at the nape and leave some front locks along the sides of your face, creating the A-line silhouette of your hairstyle, so flattering for round faces.
#59: Low Curly Knot
Johnny Depp’s current fiancee Amber Heard looks extremely cute with her low curly knot. Amber’s locks are textured into loose waves and backcombed to make her updo appear more voluminous. A loose knot at the nape, like Amber’s, is a good occasion to walk your favorite chandelier earrings.
#60: Bohemian Chic
Keira Knightley is rocking a tousled curly updo with sticking out ends as a best chic evening hairstyle. You’ll need to backcomb your locks slightly for a lift at the roots and shape random loose curls with a curling iron. Pinning your textured locks up won’t be a difficult task either.
If you are running of ways as to how to do your fine hair, try some of these hairstyles you have just seen in pictures above. They are elegant, comfortable and easy to duplicate. The variety of updos for fine hair is rather impressive. Luckily, we can peep at celebrity hairstyles and draw inspiration from them, creating something unique and exclusive. Do not forget to see wedding hairstyles for long hair