Best hairstyles for fine hair: Celeb inspiration for women over 50

Sophisticated and volume-boosting, what more could a woman want? 

As we age, our hair can become thinner, and as a result, it can be a little more difficult to style, especially if you’re used to having thicker, more voluminous-looking locks. But that doesn’t mean you have to forfeit looking chic and stylish altogether. Just take a leaf out of Sandra Bullock’s book, who’s renowned for her gorgeous mane. If you’re over 50 and are looking for a hairstyle that’ll help give your fine hair a bit of a volume boost, just read on below to discover our round-up of the best hairstyles for fine hair (that’ll look amazing whatever your age, to be honest!).

6 Celebs over 50 with the best hairstyles for fine hair


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Best hairstyles for fine hair: Sandra Bullock. Credit: Getty Images

Sandra Bullock

Actress Sandra Bullock is one of our all-time favourite hair heroes, not least because she’s the queen of bangs! And you know what, we think it plays a huge part in making her straight tresses appear thick and full.

Here, she’s opted for a heavy, yet choppy fringe, and paired it with some long, face-framing layers. This combo helps to give her hair more body and movement, making it appear fuller, as opposed to fine and limp. Score!

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Best hairstyles for fine hair: Ellen Degeneres. Credit: Getty Images

Ellen Degeneres

Presenter and all-around cool chick Ellen Degeneres definitely doesn’t look 58, and we reckon it’s partly down to her edgy short hairdo. Indeed, her signature effortlessly messy pixie crop is a great hairstyle choice for those with fine hair. Why? Because short hair styled in different directions helps to draw attention away from any thinning areas, while subtly boosting volume. Bonus!

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Best hairstyles for fine hair: Angela Bassett. Credit: Getty Images

Angela Bassett

It’s hard to believe that Angela Bassett is over 50, right?! Maybe it’s down to the fact that her subtly volumised bob is the perfect short ‘do for fine hair. Copy her look by styling your bob into a deep side parting, and then spritz some TIGI Bed Head Superstar Queen For A Day Thickening Spray over your mane before teasing your hair at the roots. You’ll be on your way to fuller-looking hair in no time!

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Best hairstyles for fine hair: Julianne Moore. Credit: Getty Images

Julianne Moore

Redhead goddess Julianne Moore sure knows how to play up thin hair for a fuller appearance. She often styles her mane into gorgeous, subtle waves, which help to add body and movement. Learn how to use a curling wand to replicate Julianne’s flowing waves.

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Best hairstyles for fine hair: Mary Steenbergen. Credit: Getty Images

Mary Steenbergen

Actress Mary Steenbergen pairs her medium-length hair with a full, choppy fringe that sits just above her eyebrows. Note how her long layers are curled inwards to help frame her face. Plus, we love her glossy brown hair colour that looks just perfect for the start of autumn.

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Best hairstyles for fine hair: Sigourney Weaver. Credit: Getty Images

Sigourney Weaver

We know, we know, she doesn’t look a day over 50, but Sigourney Weaver is in fact 66! Maybe it’s her bouncy bob that knocks the years off her look? Or maybe it’s the fact that her hair has very subtle highlights in it, which, when curled, help to create more dimension and trick the eye into thinking that the hair looks thicker. This hairstyle can easily be achieved at home: if you have fine hair, try curling it with some hot rollers to add volume and body at the roots – et voila!

Tip: Your hair rollers skills need a bit of brushing up? Then why not check out our step-by-step guide on how to use hot rollers, here!

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