The best medium length hairstyles for fine hair

Wave goodbye to fine looking hair...

Although many people with thin hair long to have thick, luscious hair, truth is, there are several advantages to this hair type that you might not have even thought of. One of them being that fine hair is actually easier to manipulate and style than you think – and with the right products and techniques, whatever look you create will tend to stay put because there’s none of that extra weight weighing it down.

So, when it comes to giving your thin locks some oomph, volume and personality, there are a whole host of medium length hairstyles for fine hair that are perfectly equipped to add depth, texture and just generally breathe life to limp-looking tresses.

But why mid-length? Well, not only is it bang on trend, it’s super versatile too – not to mention the perfect compromise between ultra long and uber short. Ready to find out what made our list? Keep scrolling for a round-up of 7 of our favourite medium length hairstyles for fine hair, now.

7  Medium length hairstyles for fine hair

Medium length hairstyles for fine hair: Woman with brown medium length hair with messy waves and side fringe on runway.
Amp up the volume with bouncy curls. Credit:

1. Volume-boosting curls

If you have fine hair, a mid-length cut combined with relaxed, bouncy curls can instantly amp up the volume.

Glamorous, yet surprisingly versatile, these volume-boosting waves will instantly add texture, movement and depth to fine hair!

Curls never fail to look effortlessly stylish, no matter what the occasion, so go forth and be the queen of boho locks the next time you have a big event!

Editor’s tip: We all know when it comes to our hair care routine, the key to beautiful hair starts in the shower. Which is why we suggest arming yourself with TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Shampoo and Conditioner duo.

Infused with collagen has been created with glycerine to penetrate inside the hair, this powerful system works to plump each strand and instantly helps hair look thicker! Sounds good right?

Medium length hairstyles for fine hair: Woman with brown wavy medium length hair.
Add beachy waves add depth and movement to fine locks. Credit:

2. Beach waves

Beach waves look just as good on mid-length cuts as they do on long hair. But most importantly, for those who have fine hair, waves are great for adding depth, movement and volume.

Editor’s tip: Don’t forget to mist your locks with a sea salt spray, like the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray it’ll instantly help you get your effortless beach hair.

To find out how to create beachy waves at home, check out our step-by-step tutorial.

Medium length hairstyles for fine hair: Woman with blonde medium length hair with layers wearing a black bomber jacket and white top.
Create the illusion of thicker strands with hidden layers. Credit: Dvora

3. Hidden layers

While layers can be used to remove excess weight from thicker hair, done right, they’re also perfect for creating movement and the illusion of thicker locks too!

Just ask your stylist to incorporate hidden layers into your cut by adding subtle, yet high-impact layers around your face and the front sections of your hair.

Medium length hairstyles for fine hair: Woman with slightly wavy blonde medium length hair wearing a black summer top.
Add dimension with centre-parted bangs. Credit: Dvora

4. Centre-parted bangs

Bangs are always a good idea for those who have thin hair, especially when you have a square or oval face shape. A slightly grown-out centre-parted fringe is a brilliantly effortless way to add some dimension to a mid-length haircut.

Editor’s tip: Work the look with subtle waves to help boost volume or blow-dry it straight with a hairdryer and round brush for maximum bounce.

Medium length hairstyles for fine hair: Woman with blonde straight hair styled in a ponytail with a retro quiff with bold red eyeshadow on runway.
Gently tease hair for added oomph. Credit:

5. Feminine half updo

Most people with fine hair worry that it can sometimes look flat. However, there are many ways to up the volume by adopting a number of smart styling techniques.

A half updo is a classically pretty, feminine hairstyle that also provides the perfect opportunity to uplift your locks by teasing your hair gently at the crown.

Trust us, this simple but effective technique will instantly add height and interest to your medium length locks, making it the ideal party hairstyle.

Medium length hairstyles for fine hair: Woman with dark brown straight bob wearing a leather jacket.
Will this poker-straight lob be your next style? Credit: Dvora

6. Poker-straight lob

Just because you have thin hair, doesn’t mean that you can’t wear it poker straight. Sleek, chic and ultra modern, thanks to the blunt-cut, a straight, even-all-around long bob will actually create the illusion of thicker hair.

Another major advantage is that this is no doubt one of the easiest-to-maintain medium hairstyles for fine hair, plus it’s a cinch to style!

Want to know how to get super sleek, straight locks? Read our tips on how to straighten your hair!

Medium length hairstyles for fine hair: Woman with brown medium length wavy hair on runway.
It’s time to add volume with enviable chunky waves. Credit:

7. Chunky waves

No matter what the season, it seems we just can’t get enough of waves (can you tell?)! But if you’re looking to add body to your fine locks, creating chunky waves using a blow dryer and a good thickening balm is a great way to achieve a high-impact, textured look that’s always going to win you points in the style stakes this season.

Editor’s tip: Try prepping your hair with a small amount of TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Thickening Balm and spread evenly through damp hair before blow-drying to your desired style. This system works to plump each strand and instantly help hair look thicker!

Find out more styling tricks for thin hair you should try now! 


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