10 Best Haircuts for Thin Hair That’ll Make Your Strands Feel Voluminous

The best haircuts for thin hair are more varied than you would think. 

When you have thin hair, people often strive to choose haircuts or styles that’ll make their hair appear thicker and more voluminous. This can include everything from adding in layers, choosing a blunt cut, or a side swept part. Plus, even your hair products can play a huge role in the appearance of your haircut too. For some instant inspiration, check out some of our favorite best haircuts for thin hair to help you decide on your next cut.

In need of some inspiration for your next haircut? If you have thin hair and are looking for way to add more body and volume to your strands, check out these haircuts for thin hair below.

1. Short Pixie

girl with pixie cut on thin hair
A dense cut adds volume to your look.

With thin hair, the best way to fake volume is to lose some length. Going for the full chop and getting a pixie cut will show off your thin hair really nicely! Ask your stylist to keep the cut a little longer on the top. This cut is dense  contrast with the shorter hair on the sides and back will make the top of your hair look more voluminous. You can also style the top of your hair upwards to give the illusion of more volume. Use just a bit of the TRESemmé Tres Two Ultra Firm Control Gel to set your style.

2. Blunt Bob

girl with a blunt bob
Go for a blunt, bold cut.

The best haircuts for thin hair are on the shorter side because a longer length can pull down on your hair and make it fall flat. Flat hair will only look thinner, so snipping off a few inches is the way to go. A chin length blunt bob is a great choice if you still want some length to experiment with styles like curling or braiding, but want added volume.

3. Go for Layers

long layered blonde hair
Opt for a long layered look.

Adding in some layers to your thin hair can really help to make it look more voluminous. If you get layers, you can curl the ends of your hair upwards for more volume. This look helps to create depth and volume as you experiment with a new way to wear your medium-length cut.

4. Side Bangs

girl with side bangs on thin hair
Try a side bang style.

To add more volume around your face, consider getting bangs. Side bangs are a good choice that works to add volume and lift to your thin hair. You can also opt to curl your bangs underneath to create even more volume. Be sure to tap into your bang trimming skills before going for this look.

5. Side Part

side part on thin hair
A side-part is a game changer for thin hair.

Changing up your part can give you instant volume. A deep-side part puts much more hair on one side, giving it a larger look. Get even more volume by blowdrying your hair in the opposite direction of the part. That way your roots will stick up straighter and give you a more voluminous look. After you created your style, use some of the the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray to lock your look in place.

6. Chic Lob

girl with lob for thin hair
Opt for a lob with your thinner hair.

Going a little longer with a shoulder grazing lob instead of a bob gives you more options to style your hair. Curling under a longer lob will give you more volume at the ends of your hair. You can always work in a little more volume at the root by teasing your hair ever so gently.

7. Angled Bob

girl with angled bob
Add a twist to a commonly blunt style.

An angled bob is an exciting way to add variation in a blunt cut. This adds just a bit more interest and movement than a typical blunt bob. To help further add more volume to your hair, use a shampoo and conditioner, like Suave Up The Volume Shampoo and Conditioner.

8. Short Shag

girl with shag on thing hair
A short, subtle shag add volume to thing hair.

A subtle, short shag can help to create an optical illusion, which makes your hair look fuller. This is all thanks to the choppiness and movement the layers create. Plus, adding bangs will help further draw the eye away from thinner ends.

9. Flipped-Out Ends

flipped out hair
Add body with a flipped out look.

Flipping out the ends of your hair is a great way to add more fullness and bounce at the bottom of your haircut. This will help avoid your strands from looking weighed and thinner.

10. Mid-Length with Long Layers

girl with blonde hair mid length
Try a mid-length cut with long layers to add movement.

A mid-length layered haircut with long layers helps add movement to thin hair. The key is to keep the layers minimal so you get that movement while still keeping the fullness in your strands.

From angled bob to layered styles, the best haircuts for thin hair can be adaptable no matter what your style is.

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