11 of the Best Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Serena Norr | 24 April 2016
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Inspirational looks for thin hair.

With thin hair, you’re probably always craving volume. “The bigger, the better” is probably what your hair mantra has always been, as you seek ways to revive your flat locks and make them look stylish, on-point and basically the furthest away from limp and lifeless. Not to mention, you try to constantly look for styles and cuts that make your hair thicker and fuller. While you may have gotten the right products for your hair type, the right style is everything, as it helps work with what you got and enhances your face and hair. For some face shapes, going shorter is one path to getting thicker, more voluminous hair without doing all that much except cutting a few inches off! Read on to discover 11 of the best hairstyles for thin hair that we know you will dig.

Best Hairstyles for Thin Hair

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A blunt bob is a great way to fill out your thin hair Photo credit: Dvora

1. Blunt Bob

This is the quintessential haircut to try if you have thin hair. Creating layers and snipping your hair is an incredible way to impart volume, as you cut strands at their thickest part, making hair look fuller. You can really have fun with the length too, as you go shorter in the back and longer in the front, creating depth and dimension to your face while also looking super modern.

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An angled bob is a chic and modern cut for those with thin hair. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Angled Bob

This style is all about angles that if done probably, no one will ever suspect was for camouflaging your thinning strands. Your stylist can create multiple layers of shorter hair in the back and have them graduate longer in the front. We love this look on thin, straight hair, as it can make hair look thicker and have more depth.

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Stylish and choppy bob with subtle layers. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Choppy Bob

Another bob that’s really awesome for thin hair is a choppy bob. You can really have fun with the multiple layers in this look while creating texture and depth. Tousle some Bed Head by TIGI Manipulator Cream into your hair as you rock the messy hair look in style.

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Long layers with bangs are always a good idea. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Long Layers with Bangs

If you haven’t tried layers with your thin hair, you’ll soon see how this look can be your BFF. Layers can frame your face as they thicken up your hair. The addition of bangs also gives some freshness and dimension to your look. This one is also a favorite if you don’t want to go short, but crave an easy solution to mix up your look.

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Go for a chic lob to soften your thin hair. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Lob

The lob is everywhere these days and it’s easy to see why. This in-between hairstyle allows you to slightly test out short hair while still having some length. The look is also gorgeously feminine as your hair ‘kisses’ your collarbone ever so slightly, creating an eye-catching look that also adds some swing to your thin hair.

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Play with your curls when you have thin hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Curls

Those with long, thin hair can create a simple style by enhancing their look with all-over curls. Apply some mousse to your hair like the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse. Then, use your curling iron to create wispy and loose ringlets that will bounce and look incredible all day.

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Even those with thin hair can play with their texture. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Beachy Waves

If you want to stay away from heat, try creating waves with a sea salt spray like the Suave Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray that you scrunch your fingers throughout your hair. This creates some temporary volume and depth to your thin hair.

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Super short pixie crop Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Pixie Cut

If losing length doesn’t bother you, the pixie cut may be your thing. This spunky style gives some fullness to your crown and doesn’t require much maintenance. You can also play with your bangs, opting to switch up the sides or spiking them upwards.

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Play with your thin hair by trying different updos.

9. Updos

You can also create depth to your locks (without losing length) but trying different updos. The classic half-up/half-down is always an easy way to go, but you can also try out various buns, chignons or a braided twist.

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Play with your part and switch it up every now and again. Photo credit: Dvora

10. Part Switch

Flipping your hair to the other side of your face is the easiest way to mix up your look and create volume. This is a great option if you are scared of the big cut and just want to better learn how to style your hair. For some serious volume, create a dramatic side part where you swoop the majority of your hair to the area where you normally part it, or revert your part to the opposite side of your face. You’ll be amazed at how different you look without doing all that much.

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Create a ponytail with volume to enhance your thin hair.

11. Pony for Volume

Those with thin hair can also enhance their look by using the weight in a pony to create volume. Go high or low, and be sure to showcase it with a clean crown.

Looking for more of the best hairstyles for thin hair? Check out some of our favorite volume-inducing hairstyles for thin hair.