Lifeless locks? Plump up the volume with 7 of the best haircuts for thin hair

Wave goodbye to the limp locks life with our curated pick of the best hairstyles for thin hair.  

On a desperate quest to find the best haircuts for thin hair? Well, consider us your knights in shining armour! If you suffer with thin/fine locks, then you won’t need us to tell you how much of a knock it can have on your self confidence. But if bouncy, Victoria’s Secret model-worthy hair is what you’re dreaming of, let us help you make it a reality!

Using layers and shaping, there are a number of clever hair cutting tricks that you can call upon to help give you the illusion of a thicker mane. After all, thicker hair equals a happier you, right?

Best hairstyles for thin hair: 7 styles that actually make your hair look thicker


the big bang theory actress kaley cuoco with a short choppy pixie cut
Chop it like it’s hot! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Kaley Cuoco’s choppy pixie

Let’s just start by taking a minute to appreciate Kaley Cuoco‘s gorgeous, textured pixie cut. The Big Bang Theory star incorporates an array of varying-length layers throughout her look to add dimension and interest to her super short cut.

This does an incredible job of stopping it looking flat, making this one of the best hairstyles for fine hair that we’ve found.

paris jackson with short 90s mom hair
Paris is throwing it back to the 90s with this take on the “Rachel”. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Paris Jackson’s ’90s mom layers

Asking yourself what the best cuts for fine hair are? Well, look no further than model Paris Jackson and her envy-inducing ‘90s mom cut.

With sweeping bangs and fluffy layers, there’s a definite Rachel-from-Friends vibe about this style, but thanks to our current obsession with all things ’90s it’s just as on-trend as ever!

Editor’s tip: Loving the layered look? Make the most of the different lengths in your hair by amping up your layers with a plumping powder, such as the Toni&Guy Root Lift Sculpting Powder. This will give you the added lift at the roots that you crave by adding a lightweight but long-lasting hold.

actress jennifer aniston with long blonde hair with face framing layers
Long hair doesn’t have to weigh you down – just add layers! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Jennifer Aniston’s face-framing layers

Looking for the best hairstyles for fine thin hair but struggling with longer locks? It’s a common misconception that those with thin hair have to stick to short, bob-length looks, but if you want to rock Rapunzel hair then you do you boo!

Just make sure to take note of Jennifer Aniston’s timeless layered style by incorporating graduated face-framing layers around your jawline, to add extra body to your look.

tv presenter denise van outen with a bright blonde long pixie cut
Whatever your age, Denise’s sweet sweeping style is sure to flatter. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

4. Denise van Outen’s long pixie

If ageing hair is what’s causing you sleepless nights, turn back the clock with this age-proof style from Denise van Outen.

This ‘do is both classy and feminine thanks to the sleek, side-swept bangs, yet also perfect for concealing thinning strands thanks to the chin-grazing length! So whether you’re 17 or 70, we urge you to give this elegant look a try.

model alexa chung with wavy brunette shag cut hair
Alexa is making a case for the ’70s shag comeback. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

5. Alexa Chung’s ’70s shag

No-one can deny that Alexa Chung is the queen of the ’70s gypsy shag cut. And thankfully, this throwback style is one of the best hairstyles for fine hair, thanks to it’s choppy layers and subtle mullet effect!

Throw in some split Bardot bangs for good measure et voila: you’ve got a look that’s both volume-boosting and fashion-forward all at once. Don’t say we don’t spoil you!

miss world and model olivia culpo with wavy lob length brunette hair
Olivia’s lob is the perfect in between length if you’re worried about limp locks. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

6. Olivia Culpo’s wavy lob

Stars like Bella Hadid and Ashley Benson are leading the way for the lob hairstyle trend, but if you’re worried that thin hair will leave your look looking deflated, don’t be.

American beauty queen and model Olivia Culpo proves that adding texture with curls or waves can transform this medium-length hairstyle, providing you with masses of effortless volume.

Psst: Remember to comb through your curls after curling with a wand, as this will give you a natural-looking, off-duty model result.

Editor’s tip: The TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam is a must-have for creating waves.

Apply to damp, towel-dried hair before blow-drying and it’ll help to enhance any natural waves, add movement in your hair and give a soft, beachy texture.

british actress keira knightley with a pob graduated bob haircut
Channel your inner posh spice with a graduated bob like Keira’s. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

7. Keira Knightley’s plumped-up pob

If you’re wondering what on earth a pob is, it’s the name given to the graduated bob style worn by Victoria Beckham back in the day (Posh + Bob = Pob, get it?!).

Also favoured by stars like Keira Knightley and Rihanna, this diagonal style is one of the best haircuts for fine hair ladies to try, as it allows you to rock the modern sleek and straight look without looking dull and dreary.


We hope this round up of the best hairstyles for fine hair comes in handy ahead of your next salon visit! But if you’re having the opposite problem and you’re finding that it’s too much hair that’s causing you problems, then our guide to the best haircuts for thick hair is just what the doctor ordered.

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