The Best Short Cuts for Thin Hair
The Difference Between Fine Hair and Thin Hair
If you don’t want a super short cut but you want your hair to look thicker, go with an asymmetrical lob that’s longer in the front than the back.
Long, Layered Pixie
The more layers, the more texture and body your pixie will have.
Curling your hair so that you have subtle waves will add texture and make the hair appear more full.
Major Side-Part Pixie
A deep side-part with long strands will make your haircut look full, and you can go as short as you like in the back.
Short, Texturized Pixie
Even the shortest haircut can have texture and depth. Get your stylist to cut short, choppy layers, and use a texturizing mousse or pomade for a thick-hair look.
Bob with Deep Side-Part
Parting your hair with a deep part to one side adds immediate volume. Try parting it to the opposite side than you usually do for even more of a volume boost.
If you have thin hair that’s wavy, an easy way to add volume is with some hairspray and a curling iron (and a teasing comb never hurt). If you have super straight hair and don’t want to curl it every day, don’t worry—we hear perms are coming back, and they’re way more stylish now.
With blunt ends, you need a short cut (no longer than chin-length) to keep thin hair from looking stringy. With a short, blunt cut, the hair looks stronger and healthier.
Highlights and Lowlights
Subtle highlights will add depth to thin hair, but don’t go too light. Be sure to keep lowlights and darker roots for a base. Mixed-in highlights create the allusion of more layers, therefore more hair.
Bangs will draw attention to the fact that your hair is thin. Instead of bangs, get face-framing layers that add depth and width to your hair. Bonus points if you curl them away from your face for an even more thickening effect.
Add tons of volume with a modern pompadour style. With a teasing comb, styling pomade, and hairspray, you can achieve this cooler-than-cool look.