When you’ve got thin, poker-straight strands, it can seem like the hair gods are against you. But the major plus side to having this kind of hair is that there are so many different haircuts for fine straight hair that can help give your mane a much-needed lift – no clip-ins or bump-its needed.
When it comes to fine hair the aim of the game is always volume, so you’ll notice that layers and bangs are a common theme. Browse through these stylish haircuts for straight fine hair and find your next look today.
The pixie cut is one of our all time favourite haircuts for fine straight hair. The contrast of boyish short hair with feminine styling? It’s no wonder Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy made it their signature styles.
Editor’s tip: Use a little of the VO5 Classic Styling Soft Moulding Wax to style your pixie crop and stop it going frizzy. This wax has a natural look and doesn’t feel stiff or sticky, so you can restyle your hair throughout the day.
Bobs are having their moment right now, which is good news if you’ve got fine hair. Keeping your hair short gives it shape and fullness, instead of your strands being dragged down by longer lengths.
A sweeping side fringe is an easy way to add volume at the crown of your head, making any cut look more exciting without the commitment of a full fringe.
Editor’s tip: To really bring out the angles in this cut, draw attention to your strands with a spritz of the gloss-giving TONI&GUY Finishing Shine Spray. This wonder product also helps to control static for a flawless look.
Those with thick hair might prefer to get their ends feathered to take away some of the weight. However, if your hair is fine, blunt cuts with just one length are better as they have the opposite effect, making your hair look thicker.
Asymmetric styles that are longer on one side trick people into thinking your hair is super thick. Sweeping all of your hair over to one side in a deep side parting will also further enhance the look.
If maintaining length is important to you for styling purposes, be sure to ask your stylist to cut in some layers around your face. This way, there’s no risk of your hair weighing you down and your cut will be more bespoke and tailored to you.
Shoulder-Length With Flicked-Out Ends
Textured Mid-Length Cut
While sleek looks like the glass bob work well with short hairstyles for fine hair, when styling medium length or longer hair, make adding texture your main focus. Opt for undone waves and messy texture and you’ll exude off-duty model vibes.
Editor’s tip: Texturising sprays are the secret weapon in any It girl’s hair routine. Spraying your hair first with the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray gives fine, slippery hair a more grippy texture, creating the perfect base for styling.
Choppy layers of varying lengths can be incorporated into almost any cut and act as clever thickening devices, giving the hair a more 3D finish.
If you’re looking for haircuts for fine straight hair, adding shape to your style is very important. Dakota Johnson’s bangs soften her face and give her long, straight hair more life and personality.
Simply spritz your fave dry shampoo (we heart the TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo for its root-lifting properties) into the base of your fringe and use your fingers to rub it all in. It will get to work soaking up any excess oils for a refreshed, plumped-up look, without you having to actually wash your hair!
We almost jumped for joy when news broke of the shag cut‘s return. This layered, top-heavy ’70s style is just what fine-haired gals need to amp up their locks at the crown of their head and gives just the right amount of retro flair.
Long and Layered
You might not want to take any of your length off at all, but long layers are a must if you want to grow your fine hair to Rapunzel lengths. You’ll still be able to hold on to your lovely long locks, but they’ll look more polished and glamorous.
Combine face-framing layers at the front with long layers at the back for a cut that looks thicker and full of natural movement.
Blunt cuts are a great way to add weight and bulk to the hair, helping the hair appear thicker. Follow in January Jones’ footsteps and go for a stylish blunt bob cut for extra style points.
From the choppy cut to the side-parting, Kate Mara’s bob is perfect for those looking for short haircuts for fine straight hair.
High and Lowlights
Okay, this one is more about the colour of your hair but hear us out! If you’re a full head of highlights kinda woman than we suggest asking your colourist to add a mix of high and lowlights to your hair to help give your strands more dimension à la Kate Moss.
Give the illusion of more voluminous hair by styling fine strands in a quiff. While this hairstyle is great for fine hair, it can also work to conceal thinning strands too!
Editor’s tip: Give your hair maximum root lift with the VO5 Volume Boost Gel Spray. This fine spray leaves no sticky residue and offers 24-hour humidity protection to help prevent frizz.
Choppy Bob With Side Fringe
A foolproof way to style fine straight hair is in a choppy bob with a sweeping side fringe to help give the appearance of more body.
Full fringes can be tricky when you have fine hair, but the trick to perfecting the look is blow-drying. Use a volumising blow-dry spray and rounded brush and concentrate on lifting your hair as your dry to help with volume.