15 hairstyles for fine curly hair that you’ll go crazy for

Beth | 09 July 2018
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Find the very best hairstyles for thin, curly hair, here. 

If you have thin, naturally curly hair, you won’t need us to tell you that finding hairstyles for fine, curly hair can be, how do we put this… problematic. On the one hand, you want looks that are going to give your fine hair more volume and va-va-voom, but you also need hairdos for curly hair designed to flatter your coily texture. It’s a double-edged sword!

All hope is not lost though, as in our gallery (above) you’ll find 15 stylish, current haircuts for thin curly hair that we’ve managed to put together, with looks from Hollywood curlies like Ashley Madekwe, Taylor Swift and more. Read on below for further info on any of the styles that catch your eye.



15 hairstyles for thin curly hair that’ll transform you



 

hairstyles for fine curly hair: model arizona muse with a 1920s style curly flapper bob haircut
The flapper bob is just as chic and stylish looking today. Credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Flapper bob

Fancy yourself a bit of a Gatsby girl? Mix vintage and modern with a 1920s style flapper bob haircut like Arizona Muse. To give the look a more contemporary feel, aim for softer, more tousled curls rather than perfect gelled finger waves.

VO5 Extra Body Mousse

Editor’s tip: If you find your curls never seem to stay, try working a mousse like the VO5 Extra Body Mousse into your routine. Scrunch it through your hair when damp after washing, then style as you usually would.

The lightweight airy formula provides up to 24 hours hold and also works to retain volume, so you won’t have to worry about your curls going flat. It’s a game-changer, honestly!

hairstyles for fine curly hair: actress ashley madekwe with a shoulder length curly bob wearing a blue blazer
Lobs are the perfect in-between length for curly girls. Credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Curly lob

Hunting for fun medium-length hairdos for curly hair? Enter: Ashley Madekwe’s lob. The lob (that’s long bob) bridges the gap between ultra long, flowing hair and shorter bobbed looks, so you get the best of both.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: ashley olsen with long wavy blonde beach hair pushed over to one side
Dreaming of salty hair and sandy toes. Credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Beachy waves

Tousled waves can add a windswept, textured look to even the finest of hair types. Make like Ashley Olsen and push all of your hair back and over to one side for hair that looks like it’s been chilling on the beach all day – even if in reality you’ve just battled your way off the tube.

TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray

Editor’s tip: Okay, so we can’t all live within walking distance of a beach, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get that beachy hair look.

The TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray, or as we like to call it, our “beach in a bottle”, gives your hair that same tousled effect with grip to make it last.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: taylor swift with long wavy blonde hair with a fringe
You wouldn’t believe the difference that layers can make. Credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Shaggy layers

The easiest way to boost weighed-down strands? Layers. Taylor’s shaggy, face-framing cut adds body and movement to her long wispy waves and the shaping around her face works really well, too.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: actress Taraji P. Henson with a curly bob and sweeping fringe
There’s nothing more flattering than a soft, sweeping fringe. Credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Curly bob with sweeping fringe

Never tried a fringe because you’re worried your hair is too fine? Taraji P. Henson is a prime example of how opting for sweeping side fringes rather than blunt, straight across ones (which can risk going gappy), can actually give the illusion of a much fuller mane.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: ruby rose with her dark hair in a short curly pixie cut
Pixies are perfectly suited to finer hair types. Credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Curly pixie

If anyone could convince us to try a pixie, it’s Ruby Rose. If you’re looking to find shorter hairstyles for fine, curly hair her wavy crop is absolute #hairgoals and shows you don’t need to have masses of hair for it to look great. Now, can our hairstylist give us her face too, please?

hairstyles for fine curly hair: nicole kidman with medium length platinum blonde wavy hair with her bangs clipped back to one side
Bobby pins can be used to clip your curls back off your face. Credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Clipped bangs

If you tend to wear your hair down a lot but want some cute hairstyles for thin, curly hair to make it look a bit more exciting, take a leaf out of Nicole Kidman’s book and try clipping back your bangs.

We like how it enables you to get your hair out of your eyes for work or studying, but it’s also a clever way to trial a fringe before you actually commit.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: kristen wiig with short curly blonde bobbed hair
Cropped curls are great for every day. Credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Casual curly bob

Kristen Wiig’s bob has a lovely casual yet neat look that’s completely timeless. Working with your curly texture but shaping your mane for maximum fullness, this look would work for women of all ages as it’s an easy everyday style.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: kate hudson with shoulder length wispy blonde waves
Wispy waves give a ’70s vibe. Credit: indigitalimages.com

9. ’70s waves

We are obsessed with Kate Hudson’s Farrah Fawcett waves and ’70s style, as well as the cut itself. Falling just past her shoulders, the blunt cut helps to give a thicker, healthy-looking finish that stops her hair looking straggly at the ends.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: jessica chastain with her red hair in an Asymmetric bob style with long side longer than the other
Having one side longer gives a more unique look to a standard bob. Credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Asymmetric bob

Jessica Chastain looks stunningly classy with her asymmetric bob (if you look closely you’ll see has one side slightly longer than the other).

Asymmetric bobs are fantastic haircuts for thin, curly hair as they allow you to have a bit more freedom of expression with your bob and really make it your own.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: jenna dewan with her dark hair in a shag cut long bob with peekaboo fringe
Balance out fine strands with a combination of layers and piecey fringes. Credit: indigitalimages.com

11. Shag cut with peek-a-boo fringe

We mentioned earlier that you might be concerned about trying a fringe in case it looks gappy but is that always a bad thing? Jenna Dewan’s piecey fringe pairs really well with her layered shag cut and it’s peek-a-boo appearance lets more of her forehead through, elongating her face.

VO5 Instant Volume Powder

Editor’s tip: Need a bit more oomph? A light sprinkling of the VO5 Instant Volume Powder is incredible for fluffing up your roots and can be used throughout the day to revive your layers.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: drew barrymore with warm golden blonde wavy shoulder length hair with short split bangs
Split bangs are the commitment-phobe’s way of trying a fringe. Credit: indigitalimages.com

12. Split up bangs

Basically the bangs for people who don’t like bangs, Drew Barrymore is one of many celebs who’ve given split bangs a try. Also known as Bardot bangs, after ’60s icon Brigitte Bardot, the look works on short, almost undetectable layers around the cheekbones which blend into the rest of the hair.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: charlize theron with shoulder length voluminous blonde curls with a centre parting
Charlize’s centre part makes her curls look extra luscious. Credit: indigitalimages.com

13. Centre-parted curls

Curls often seem to have a mind of their own, so if you’re needing a way to keep them under control, we’ve got a helpful hair hack you may like to try. Experimenting with a centre parting, like Charlize Theron here, can give your curls a more controlled, elegant effect and give a more defined look to the hair.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: actress carey mulligan with short curly bob hair with a thin black headband
Carey’s sweet curls and headband style looked amazing on the red carpet. Credit: indigitalimages.com

14. Choppy bob

Sleeker styles can sometimes draw attention to fine hair, so a choppier approach can counteract this. Carey Mulligan’s adorable curly crop is given extra body thanks to her short, choppy layers and her chic black headband gives a feminine finish to this boyish style.

hairstyles for fine curly hair: cara delevingne at comic con with blonde shoulder length wavy lob hair
Cara looking effortless as ever. Credit: indigitalimages.com

15. Cool girl lob

Not someone who likes to spend too long on their hair and want thin, curly hairstyles you don’t need to try too hard with?

Cara Delevingne looks the part, serving up total off-duty model vibes with this effortless lob. Keeping it simple with a side parting and some shorter layers, we like that this doesn’t look too overstyled, but still has the ability to be dressed up for nighttime.

 

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