It’s so easy to point out the negatives when it comes to thin hair; limp, flat and lacklustre, but we think it’s about time to shout about the positives: easy to manage, style and it takes only a matter of minutes to dry! But when it comes to short hairstyles for thin hair, it is all about embracing your hair type. And we’ve got just the looks for you.
Whether you want a face-flattering pixie cut or a supermodel bob, we’ve shortlisted our fave short haircuts for thin hair right here! See them all in our gallery above and for all our expert tips and tricks, simply read on.
1. Side-swept pixie
Pixie cuts are a thin-haired girl’s best friend and once you try it, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t go for the chop sooner.
The universally flattering haircut can be tweaked to suit any hair type or face shape, but we think it works wonders on those with thin hair. Why? Because this short haircut instantly gives thin tresses extra oomph.
2. Sharp bob
Seen on some of the most famous models and bloggers, this bob is all you need to take your look up a level or two.
Sharp bobs like this are made for women with thin hair thanks to its smooth and sleek finish. Unfortunately, those with thick hair will struggle to maintain this bold look.
Editor’s tip: If you’re getting your tresses super straight with the help of a hair straightener, be sure to prep your hair with a heat protectant spray. Our fave for a soft and smooth finish is the TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist.
3. Soft bob
When looking for short haircuts for thin hair, finding one that suits your face shape is crucial. We think this soft bob is ideal for those with petite facial features, especially if you also have baby thin strands.
Style tip: Ask your stylist for feathering to add extra movement to thin hair.
4. Wispy bob
Wispy layers are a great way to give thin hair more movement. They can be the perfect update for long bobs. If you find that your hair lacks volume due to being weighed down, we suggest asking your stylist to incorporate wispy layers to make your hair appear more voluminous.
5. Low bun
If your hair is long enough for an updo, we suggest going for a low undone bun at the nape of your neck. The casual and carefree style is now more likely to be papped by street style photographers at fashion weeks then worn in the gym.
Style tip: For a discreet finish, use bobby pins to secure shorter strands. Or for the show women out there, reach for your fave statement hair slide and own the OTT hair accessories trend.
6. Short pixie
Short pixie cuts are always a popular choice for women looking for short haircuts for thin hair. So, if you’re seeking a short hairstyle, take the plunge with this daring pixie.
7. Swept-back bob
You’ll be pleased to know thin-haired girls often have the advantage over their thick-haired friends when it comes to swept-back styles like this bob.
While those with thick hair may struggle to keep their mane in place, your thin or thin hair will be much easier to secure. All you need is a simple spritz of hairspray and a few bobby pins.
Editor’s tip: To achieve this swept-back style we suggest using a firm hold hairspray like the TRESemmé Firm Hold Styling Hairspray.
8. Braided bun
Braids can be the secret to fuller-looking locks, especially if you use the pancaking method to help plump up your braids.
Start by creating two Dutch braids and secure in a low bun at the back, using bobby pins if needed. Then to pancake your braids, pinch your braid using your thumb and index finger and delicately pull the braids. Be careful not to pull too hard and undo your braid.
9. Bob and bangs
Looking to update your bob with some cool new bangs? Then we suggest following in the footsteps of this wavy-haired babe and teaming your short hairstyle with baby bangs.
Editor’s tip: Give your tresses that tousled effect with a spritz of TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray. Spray evenly over damp or dry hair to create a rough texture and tousled waves.