If you thought you were the only one, think again: Many go through life with the curse of thin hair. Instead of being super thick, you have (what feels like) the bottom end of the DNA deal—limp, lifeless strands. But there’s no reason fine-haired ladies need to throw in the towel. Beauty is about optical illusions. Just like the right lipstick can make your lips look fuller, and the right eyeliner can make your eyes pop, the right haircut can transform thin hair into a (seemingly) thick, voluminous mane.
So for those of you who are lamenting your gene pool, fear not, for we have discovered some of the best haircuts for thin hair that will make your style look fuller. From the short to the long, there are plenty of options out there that will not only make the most of your hair but will also suit every face shape.
Not only are we in love with Emma's burnt orange hair colour here, but can we take a second for her super blunt lob? This look is perfect for finer haired girls as the lack of layers creates the illusion of thick, one length hair.
Long hair can weigh down any look, so keep thin hair shoulder-length or above. The trick for pulling off a shorter style is making it a blunt cut. Blunt lines make your hair appear thicker. To maintain and amplify fullness, avoid giving too much texture to hair with lots of layers.
Whatever your style may be, incorporating a fringe never fails to bump up thin hair. The main rule to adhere to here is the blunter the better with this trick. Heavy bangs add density, bringing the body to the front.
Shorter hair is stronger than longer strands, so even very fine hair can benefit from a super-short cropped cut. Pixie cuts can actually make your thin hair appear thicker than it really is. Try one with choppy layers to add volume and make sure you add in a texturising spray.
Another trick to try if your hair longer is the deep side part. With a deep side part, you’re essentially lumping all of your hair together, creating the illusion of volume. You also create lift at the roots by lightly backcombing the hair or massaging a little volumising powder into the roots.
The ever-flattering lob works on any hair type, especially thin hair because it frames your face without weighing you down. Layering adds movement to hair, but you don’t want to remove too much. Stick with light layers, and keep the ends more blunt than feathered.