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
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?
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 here.
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.
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.
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.
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, here!
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!