Fine hair can be prone to looking a little flat, but with a few expert styling tips and tricks it doesn’t have to. There are plenty of different hairstyles for fine hair (it’s actually easier to style than you may think!) - the key is adding texture and layers to create extra volume, as well as using the right products.
If you’re starting your glow-up from scratch, we recommend our Volume Lift range – it’s formulated with Air-Silk Technology designed to lift fine, flat hair without weighing it down. It’s the ultimate tool in your hair styling kit.
Hairstyles for short, fine hair
1. Asymmetrical bob
This trend-setting style adds volume to your hair and definition to your face. Keep your asymmetrical bob ultra-sleek by applying our Weightless Wonder Smoothing Crème to keep any flyaways at bay without weighing your hair down. Don’t be put off by this edgy look – it’s the ultimate flattering face-framer.
2. Side-part bob
An easy trick to create instant lift is to switch your side part the other way, lifting the hair from the root for a fuller style! If your hair starts to drop, simply swish it to the other side. This is a really easy short hairstyle for fine hair, and takes just minutes to do.
3. Bob with bangs
A blunt bob with bangs does require regular trims, but it’s the perfect pairing to give the illusion of thicker hair. If you fancy rebooting the classic 80s crimping trend which is taking the style mags by storm, you can add even more volume to your look.
4. Angled bob
An angled bob looks great when it’s poker straight to really showcase those trendy sharp lines. Fine hair can be more prone to damage, so apply a few spritzes our Heat Defeat Protecting Spray before using any heated tools.
Medium length hairstyles for fine hair
You may feel a little restricted when it comes to finding a hairstyle for shoulder-length fine hair – but think again! A shorter length can help fine hair look fuller, and there are plenty of ways to change up your look.
5. Messy lob
A messy lob is perfect if you have layered, shoulder-length fine hair. Ask your hairdresser to cut in choppy layers to instantly amplify the movement and volume in your hair. Add texture and boost your roots with our Volume Lift Thickening Mousse – apply to damp hair for natural-feeling volume.
6. Mid-length bangs
You may be thinking bangs are a little scary, but trust us, fine hair can benefit and look fuller with an eyebrow-grazing blunt fringe. If you take the leap with this bold style, leave the rest of your hair longer to give the illusion of more body.
7. Bouncy blow-dry
A classic bouncy blow-dry will always give you enviable volume. To ensure your style lasts, use our Volume Lift Thickening Blow Out Spray on towel dried hair before blow drying.
8. Dutch braids
Braided hair will never go out of style; braids look great on all hair types. To create the look of extra thickness, once your locks are braided, tease small sections to bring out strands of hair for a beachy vibe with added texture.
Hairstyles for long, fine hair
9. Tousled loose waves
Wavy hairstyles can add instant volume to your style. This type of wave doesn’t require heat, meaning less damage! Simply wash your hair with our Weightless Wonder Shampoo and Conditioner, then put your hair into overnight braids before going to bed. Let your hair down in the morning to reveal gorgeous, tousled waves. Top tip: the more braids you do, the wavier your hair.
10. Messy high ponytail
Messy hairstyles add instant texture to fine hair, and this effortless and easy-to-do up-do is perfect for any occasion. Simply backcomb your roots and scoop up your hair before securing with a tie. Pull selected strands out to add even more volume.
11. Long layers
Layers are great for giving the illusion of thicker and fuller hair, and they suit every face shape and hair length. Check out our guide to super-chic layered hairstyles for more inspo.
12. Wet look
Not for the faint hearted, this trend-setting style is a true showstopper! Slick back your locks with our lightweight Weightless Wonder Smoothing Crème for an ultra-sleek and glam look.
Be careful not to overdo it when applying product - apply it to your lengths and smooth through to check the finished result. You can always apply more later.