Hairdressing isn’t miracle-making stuff, but perhaps these haircuts for thin hair would come close. You see, naturally, thin hair needs to be shaped and snipped to encourage bouncier, more Gisele-like volume—without the right technique, no amount of styling, curling or pulling will give it the fuller look you want (and pin excessively). To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a little guide on the four best cuts that magically add volume to thin hair. We’re not saying you need to bring this to your next hair appointment, but—well, actually yes, we are saying that. Trust us—your hair will thank you. Keep scrolling for four volume-boosting cuts for thin hair.
A slightly angled lob that grazes the shoulder will add body and shape to your thin hair. Add side-swept bangs and feathery layers like Emma Stone, and you’ll be golden. Keep scrolling for two more angled lobs we love.
Kate Mara’s lob has just a slight angle, but the light, tapered ends are perfect for tousling.
If you’re a pro with a curling iron, try adding a wave right in the middle of your hair shaft and leaving the ends straight, like Lucy Hale.
Long, Light Layers
If body and volume are your goals and you prefer your strands long, you can simply ask your hairstylist to add a bit of texture on the ends. Think light, slightly feathered layers that don’t weigh your strands down. Cameron Diaz has perfected windblown waves, thanks to the slightly tapered ends of her cut. Keep scrolling for two more mid-length cuts that add volume to short hair.
Julianne can do no wrong, but this softly tousled cut is so, so right. Try one of these Pinterest-inspired wave tutorials to get this look without a curling iron.
The other great thing about this cut? It looks amazing with barely any styling at all, as Keira Knightley proves.
What’s better than a bob? A ruffled bob, obviously. Light layers and feathered ends, as well as a slight asymmetrical angle, make this short cut an easy one to tousle and volumise. Thanks for the inspo, Sienna Miller. Keep scrolling for two more awesome ruffled bobs.
Julianne Hough rocks her choppy bob with textured ends (may we suggest a matte finish styling paste?) and a slight side part.
Curling the ends in and scrunching at the roots will leave you with a chic, super-modern look à la Kerry Washington.
And finally, the Swag. The trendy haircut we pride ourselves on coining is perfect for those with thin strands. Why? The bangs add volume and shape at your crown, while the shaggy layers can easily be manipulated into curls and waves, as seen on Behati Prinsloo. Keep scrolling for two more inspiring celebrity cuts.
Resident cool girl Alexa Chung practically invented the Swag and is now forever the queen of the fringe-and-layer combo.
For a softer, more romantic look, curl only the ends of your Swag haircut like Suki Waterhouse does.
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