The best haircuts for thin hair
So you have thin hair. So what? It doesn’t mean you’re sentenced to a life of limp, flat locks. No siree! Beauty is all about optical illusions (fake it ‘til you make it!), so just like the right lipstick can make your lips look fuller and a good brow shape can make the world of difference, nailing the perfect haircut can transform thin hair into a (seemingly) thick, voluminous mane.
Fine-haired ladies, don’t throw in the towel just yet – we’ve got six hair-raising solutions for you!
SHORT AND CHOPPY
The shorter your hair, the stronger the strands, which means even the finest of hair can benefit from a super-short cropped cut. Pixie cuts and crops not only make your hair appear thicker, but create dimension and volume and take only seconds to style! Keep it longer at the front like Lily for a more feminine look. Try a light styling pomade, paste or mousse that’ll add definition without weighing your ‘do down.
We’ve established that shorter styles are ideal if your hair is on the thinner side, but if you still want to keep a bit of length, look to lobs and bobs that are longer at the front and shorter at the back. These hairstyles bring the weight of the hair forward, resulting in a fuller appearance.
PART IT SIDEWAYS
If you usually part your hair down the middle, add natural lift by changing up your part, which will create the illusion of volume. Create body at the roots, and focus on adding width, not height. Texture and styling powders can help create lift that stays – a never-ending struggle for those with fine hair. Long or short, this works for every length!
When you’re talking fringes, just remember one thing: it needs to be thick and blunt. A heavy fringe adds density, and brings body to the front of the style. Add in a side-part and blunt, shoulder-grazing ends like Suki Waterhouse, and you’ve got yourself a winner.
THE BLUNT SHOULDER-GRAZE
Long locks have a tendency to weigh down hair of any type, but especially fine hair. The key to appearing like you have more hair is cutting it right. Blunt lines make your hair appear thicker, amplifying fullness and depth for an instant transformation.
LOBBED AND LAYERED
Lobs are flattering on most hair types, particularly on thin hair because it frames your face, without looking limp. To boost the appearance of your hair even more, incorporate soft layers, which will add movement and dimension.
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