11 Short Hairstyles for Fine Hair That Pinays Can Try

Just ‘cause you have fine hair doesn’t mean you can’t have volume!

The struggle is real for women who have fine hair because it tends to fall flat on your head. While short hairstyles for fine hair may initially look lifeless and limp, with the right haircut and hairstyle, you can add volume and movement to your fine hair.

Curious to know more? We’ve rounded up easy and wearable short hairstyles for fine hair.

1. Beach waves for short hair

Short hairstyles for fine hair: Asian woman with short hair in beach waves hairstyles wearing a light blue dress
Beach waves never fail to make your hair look thicker. Credit: Hariono Halim

A few minutes with your curling iron can give your fine hair the volume that it needs. By creating beach waves for short hair, you give your flat locks some movement without making it look like you tried too hard.

Editor’s tip: Before curling your hair, make sure you spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair. It acts as a shield that protects your strands from heat. It also helps tame frizz so you get a smooth hairstyle. 

2. Messy textured pixie cut

Short hairstyles for fine hair: Asian woman with messy textured pixie cut wearing a white shirt and jumper dress smiling
A bit of mess and texture can keep your pixie cut from looking flat. Credit: Hariono Halim

Making a thin pixie cut look thicker seems impossible, but it can be done. With a curling iron or a flat iron, create C-shaped sections to give your pixie cut some texture and body. Seal with hairspray, and no more thin, flat hair!

Editor’s tip: Make your short hairstyles for fine hair last by finishing with TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray. It’s humidity-resistant so it won’t let your hair down. Meanwhile, its lightweight formula won’t leave a sticky residue on your hair. 

3. Bob with side-swept bangs

asian girl with short bob
A simple bob can look thick with side-swept bangs. Credit: indigitalimages.com

If you have fine hair, go for a chin-length bob because it creates an illusion of fullness around the backside of the hair. The side-swept bangs also add that extra oomph for a fuller look.

Editor’s tip: For added volume, use TONI&GUY Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo. It has a formula that boosts volume from root to tip for all-over dramatic body. 

4. Tucked bob with blunt bangs

chinese girl with short hair, outdoors under a tree using her mobile phone
Medium bob with blunt bangs. Credit: iStock.

This bob with its inner curved ends will give you the impression of a head full of thick and bouncy hair. This look is perfect for women who have petite faces.

5. Messy layered bob

Asian woman with messy layered short hair wearing a denim jacket and striped shirt outdoors
A bit of mess adds a bit more volume to your hair. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Second-day hair can be an advantage for women with fine hair. Just a few spritzes of sea salt spray followed by curling or scrunching your hair can give you a fuller-looking, messy-chic hairstyle.

6. Simple medium layered hair with laid back waves

women on the bridge in Tokyo with medium layered hair
Layered hair with waves. Credit: iStock.

The medium collar bone length hair with light layers is a breeze to maintain. Having soft waves also add volume to make your mane appear full and thick.

7. Shoulder length layered hair with curtain bangs

model on the runway with black hair and center parted bangs for fine hair
Layered hair with center-parted bangs. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This cut is a light layered hairstyle with curtain bangs that create a fun and youthful look.

8. Shoulder length bob with chopped bangs

Asian girl with shoulder length bob with choppy bangs for fine hair
Shoulder length bob with chopped bangs. Credit: indigitalimages.com

This shoulder-length bob cut creates a relaxed round look, making your hair look like it has more bounce than it actually has. The chopped bangs also add that controlled-chaos look for an edgy feel.

9. Jaw-length layered hair with curled ends

Aimee Song with jaw length hair with curls for fine hair
Jaw-length layered hair with curled ends. Credit: indigitalimages.com

The straight top from this jaw-length cut initially gives you a sleek look but then gradually achieves a voluminous form thanks to its curled tips. This style is playful but still easy to manage.

10. Long pixie cut with parted bangs

Caucasian woman with pixie cut and long bangs with blonde streak for fine hair
Long pixie cut with parted bangs. Credit: Raquel Brust.

This short hairstyle for fine hair is a little bit easier to pull off than a short pixie cut style. And the long parted bangs emit a much needed feminine vibe.

11. Wavy bob with deep side part

Asian woman with wavy bob with side part wearing a white V-neck top smiling
Create a deep side part for instant volume.

When you don’t have a lot of time to style your hair, parting your hair deeply on one side can make it look thicker. You can place a bobby pin or hair clip on the side with less hair. Waves can add more volume, but again, if you’re pressed for time, a deep side part will do.

Don’t be limited to what we’ve posted here. Feel free to check out other short hairstyles for fine hair. When in doubt, you may also ask your stylist which cut and hairstyle will best suit the kind of hair and face shape you have. Remember that confidence is the key to rocking any type of hairstyle!

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