The best layered haircuts for fine hair: Your fast-track ticket to voluminous-looking locks

All Things Hair | 13 August 2016

Consider lush, thick-looking locks yours. 

We at All Things Hair know that thin hair is notorious for falling flat, making styling a challenging process. But worry not, as you hair prayers are about to be answered! No longer will you have to let your hair lie flat and defeated on top of your head, because we’ve created a list highlighting some of the best layered haircuts for fine hair, below.

When it comes to amping up the volume, there’s nothing better than a layered haircuts for fine hair. Because not only will they flatter your face, they’re also perfect for injecting a healthy dose of volume, texture and movement into thin tresses, too. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration, then just keep scrolling and be prepared to wave goodbye to flat, lifeless locks for good.

5 of the best layered haircuts for fine hair


Best layered haircuts for fine hair: Layered blonde bob for thin hair
Best layered haircuts for fine hair: Layered bob. Credit:

Layered bob 

If you have hair that often falls flat when you style it, a layered bob is a great way to achieve thicker-looking hair. Bobs can look great on anyone with oval, square, round and heart-shaped faces, so it’s pretty versatile. And when it comes to styling, this low-maintenance cut is perfect for those who like their lie-ins in the morning!

Tip: When you’re using a hair dryer on your bob, make sure you place the brush under the section of hair you’re drying and blow-dry from above (lifting the brush as you go) in order to created added volume. Let’s face it, everyone loves big, bouncy tresses, right?

Best layered haircuts for fine hair: Brown layered hairstyles for thin hair
Best layered haircuts for fine hair: Hidden layers. Credit:

Hidden layers

Although layered cuts can also be used lighten up and remove excess weight from thick hair, they’re also perfect for injecting movement and shape to thin hair. If you’re not looking for a dramatic cut, however, rest assured that a few, carefully-placed layers around the chin and around your face can also help add add natural-looking volume.

Best layered haircuts for fine hair: Brunette with layered lob
Best layered haircuts for fine hair: The lob. Credit:

The lob

Ah, the trusty lob (AKA long bob). Not only is it one of the hottest hairstyles of 2016, but it’s also one of the most flattering layered haircuts for fine hair. The key to keeping your lob looking full and thick is to ask your stylist to incorporate face-framing layers to help encourage natural movement, shape and texture, without taking too much weight out of the cut.

Tip: We recommend applying a healthy dose of texturizing spray, like the VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray (£3.99*), to your hair when styling to really amp up the volume!

Best layered haircuts for fine hair: Platinum blonde layered pixie
Best layered haircuts for fine hair: Layered pixie.

Layered pixie

The layered pixie is this season’s ultimate fashion statement, don’t you know? Cool, quirky and uber stylish, a boyish pixie cut with layers is the ideal hairstyle for thin hair, especially as short layers are great for creating volume and height. And with its feminine edge and bold personality, this is definitely a cut that’ll earn you extra points in the style stakes, too. You’re welcome!

Best layered haircuts for fine hair: Dark shagged pixie
Best layered haircuts for fine hair: Shaggy pixie. Credit:

Shaggy pixie

Want a more directional-looking pixie cut? Then the shaggy pixie may just be your answer. Bursting with androgynous attitude, this fashion-forward layered haircut is perfect for making a bold statement. This look adds bucket loads of movement, texture and volume by incorporating a variety of different-length layers into your hair, creating extra dimension and depth.

When styling your shaggy pixie, we recommend using TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Dry Defining Spray (£5.50*) to create a high-impact finish!

Looking for more inspiration? Don’t forget to check out our hairstyles for thin hair and layered haircuts pages. You can thank us later.

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.


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