5 Best Short Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Plump up the look of thin hair with these clever short hairstyles for fine hair.

On the one hand, having fine hair means it’s easier to manage and style, but unfortunately, it also means you’re constantly battling with the fact that it often looks limp, lifeless, and sometimes greasy, even when it’s squeaky clean! Yeah, we know: the struggle is real. However, did you know that cutting it short can really help inject some much-needed oomph? And luckily, there are plenty of fab short hairstyles for fine hair to choose from.

Whether you want to take it all the way up to a cute pixie or want to keep as much as length as possible while still reaping all the benefits of a shorter style, we’ve got it all covered. Keep reading to discover the best short hairstyles for fine hair that’ll help add body and volume where you need it most.

1. Wavy bob

Short hairstyles or fine hair: Asian model backstage SS16 with dark brown wavy long bob and minimal makeup.
Give the illusion of plumper strands by adding texture. Credit: indigitalimages.com

As we said, when it comes to plumping up fine hair, texture and volume are key. Which is why you should try out this low-maintenance style that just oozes contemporary feminine vibes.

Editor’s tip: To get the look, spray some TONI&GUY 3D Volumiser Spray into your roots when your hair is damp and work a sea salt spray through the lengths and ends. Scrunch in the product using your hands.

Then, use a hair dryer and diffuser to blow-dry your hair on the lowest setting until it’s almost completely dry – et voila!: a sexy, tousled bob with plenty of volume and movement is all yours!

2. A-line bob

Short hairstyles for fine hair: Woman on runway with dark brown straight a-line bob and blunt fringe.
Blunt cuts can give the look of thicker strands. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Longer at the front and shorter and the back, this stylised look – which is usually cut blunt at the ends with the longest part hitting just above the chin – is a brilliant way to make your hair look thicker and fuller.

For a more directional look, team your A-line bob with full, blunt-cut bangs, or leave it plain for a more modern, feminine outcome.

3. Asymmetric crop

Short hairstyles for fine hair: Model in runway with asymmetrical blonde bob with deep side parting.
It’s all about the right cut when it comes to short hairstyles for fine hair. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Want a low-maintenance hairstyle that’ll help to instantly add movement and body to your thin hair? In which case, it’s all about the cut (and the addition of the simplest styling tricks!).

An asymmetric bob is not only one of this year’s most sought after haircuts, but it’s also a great way to give your fine locks shape and definition. Style it with a deep side part, which can help create the illusion of thicker-looking hair, and blow-dry it however you like!

Editor’s tip: Give your tresses the illusion of thicker strands with TRESemmé Collagen+ Fullness Thickening Balm. Smooth a small amount into the palm of your hand and spread evenly through damp hair. Blow-dry to achieve the desired style.

4. Tousled short bob

Short hairstyles for fine hair: Blonde woman with short wavy pixie cut.
Give your hair added bounce with soft layers.

This may not be what you want to hear, but if volume and body are your top priorities, a short bob really is one of the best short hairstyles for fine hair around. Texture is another keyword here; the more of it you have, the fuller and thicker your hair will look.

A great way to achieve the desired results is by adding in soft layers to give bounce and shape to your cut. If your hair has a naturally wavy texture, work it to your advantage. A good texture-boosting product like can really help you do this. But if you have straight hair, use a straightener to lightly curl the ends and sprinkle a texturising powder to help inject some much needed volume to your roots.

Editor’s tip: For effortless texture to even the straightest of strands, reach for TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. For tousled texture and light hold without a crunchy feel, spray evenly over damp or dry hair.

5. Long feathered pixie cut

Short hairstyles for fine hair: Woman with pastel pink long feathered pixie cut wearing sunglasses.
This feathered pixie will never go out of style. Credit: Dvora

If you’re looking for something fresh and funky, pixie cuts are incredibly stylish and versatile – and they’re great for giving your fine locks a bit of oomph. If the thought of a really short pixie is making you nervous, why not try a longer, feathered look?

With defined layers worked in throughout the cut creating a softly tapered silhouette, and the addition of long piecey bangs, this is a style that’s sure to create the illusion of a fuller-looking head of hair.