15 Most Flattering Haircuts for Women with Thin Hair
When it comes to your beauty routine, every woman knows that maximizing your best features is always easier than trying to force your features into whichever trend comes along next. However, we still have certain features we like to, well, strategically style.
Some things are quick and simple, like bringing out your hazel eyes with lavender eye shadow or plunging your dull, dehydrated face into an ice bath after a late night. Others are more involved, like picking a haircut that suits (or disguises!) your hair texture. In this case, we’re talking about thin hair. The desired result? Making thin hair appear thicker and more volume-packed. How are we going to do it? Think blunt ends, full bangs, and short lengths—but we’re not stopping there.
You’ll notice a few exceptions: While blunt is most certainly always better if you’re looking to make your thin hair appear fuller and thicker, we think there’s a case to be made for playing into your feather-light fine strands with extra layers and fringe. From blunt lobs to shaggy bobs, these hairstyles for thin hair run the gamut, which means you won’t have a hard time finding the perfect inspiration to bring to the salon.
Here are the best haircuts for thin hair. Get to snipping!
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Besides looking totally chic, this cut is super strategic for thin hair. Going for a short bob length will instantly take off weight, and keeping the ends blunt will make you hair look thicker.
Lightly Layered Lob
There's no need to go crazy with the layers, either. Long layers give the ever-flattering lob cut just enough movement and volume to maximize fine strands.
Take your lob up a notch with an asymmetrical update like this one by stylist Nikki Lee of Nine Zero One Salon. The deep side part piles your hair onto one side, which feigns density and fullness, while blunt ends do the rest of the work.
Bangs can work wonders. If you have thin hair, skip the wispy fringe and pick full-on thick bangs instead. It's the perfect way to add some hair density around your face without risking wispy little strands sticking to your forehead every time you work up a sweat. (Isn't that the worst?)
Classic Chin Bob
Will the classic bob ever go out of style? Nope—and for good reason. The chin length takes off major weight, which helps fine hair pump up the volume and appear thicker.
We'll reiterate: Blunt ends are your new best friend! Especially if you have straight hair that skews thin or fine, a blunt cut is the ultimate thick-haired helper.
Side-Swept Long Cut
Play into the breeziness of your feather-light strands by adding long layers and a heavy side-swept part, seen here by stylist Carachele Tyvan.
What's the French-girl bob, you may ask? It's only the most effortlessly chic short cut ever. Ask for a blunt chin bob with straight-across fringe and a touch of je ne sais quoi, and you're nearly there.
You'll find another feather-light option in a modern shag cut. If you're not into blunt cuts, this sassier counterpart is just what the stylist ordered.
Undercut Crop Cut
Ready to make a statement? Pick an undercut crop. We suggest this razor-sharp style for thin-haired ladies who already know how to rock a short cut with confidence. Part your hair deeply on one side for added fullness.
A super pixie isn't for everyone (you've got to have the spirit!), but it makes the most of thin hair.
We're back with the asymmetrical bob—because it's even better when taken up a few inches, like seen here by stylist Bobby Mack.
Deep-Parted Long Cut
Parting your hair deeply over to one side essentially piles all of your hair onto the same side, which makes it look wonderously thicker. If you're keen on sticking with long locks, this makes a flattering choice.
This is like the deep-part effect, but turned on its head (literally). Cutting the back shorter than the front, which is the calling card of an A-line bob, stacks all the weight in a way that appears super full and helps create volume.
Fringed Shag Cut
Just one more shag cut, please! We can't get enough of the layered, fringed cut that plays into thin hair's inherent breeziness.