10 Hairstyles To Transform Thin Hair

10 Hairstyles To Transform Thin Hair

"Does my hair look flat?"

It's a sentence that haunts many women. 

The good news:

You have hope.

There are many hairstyles for thin hair that can transform your locks.

Once you try some of the below hairstyles...

Flat, thin hair will be a distant memory.

Read on to discover:

  • quick, easy hairstyles for thin and fine hair
  • updos for fine hair
  • haircut ideas to make your thin hair look thicker


Quick & easy hairstyles for thin hair

Obviously, when it comes to thin hair there is no one size fits all. 

Some of you may have fine hair and are looking for hairstyles to give your look a little oomph. 

Or you may have super thin hair.

Hair so thin it feels impossible to do anything with it except leave it down.

Whichever thin hair category you resonate with, there's something for everyone in our list of top 10 hairstyles to transform thin hair.   

#1 Cut your hair short with a bob cut 

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If you're open to rocking short hair, a bob might be just the hairstyle you need to transform your thin hair.  

Nothing adds volume to your hair faster than a blunt, short haircut. 

Other benefits include:

Not having to style your hair in the mornings.

Any low-maintenance haircut is in my good book. 


#2 Spice things up with a pixie cut

 short hairstyles for fine hair

Ahhh the pixie cut. 

It can be a seriously amazing haircut for the right shaped face. 

If you're struggling with thin hair, and you've been thinking about a cut like this...

I say go for it.

Another effortless hairstyle for thin hair.

The pixie cut involves cutting the back of your hair super short, with a gradual descend in hair length so that the hair shaping your face is longer.

Wear it choppy and layered as pictured above to get the most volume out of this haircut.  


#3 Not game for the bob haircut? Try a lob cut


The lob (long-bob) is a welcomed trend to those of us who can't cope emotionally with the idea of chopping our hair neck-level short.

Opting for a lob haircut is a happy medium for adding thickness to the ends of your hair.

The lob haircut can really be whatever you want it to be. 

Hair touching your shoulders? 


Hair cut to the length of your collarbone? 


You get the idea.  

Pictured above: Chontelle adds extra volume to her hair with the FINE halo in col. Platinum Blonde 60.


#4 Style your hair with choppy layers 

layers to make thin hair look thicker

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What's the number one thing that causes flat hair?

No layers.

If your hair is lacking dimension, layers are essential.

A layered haircut is a quick and easy way to give fine hair a little volume boost.  

The other perk of layering is that you'll be cutting off all the split ends that may be preventing your hair from growing.

Regular haircuts will help your hair become healthier, faster. 


#5 Try this easy haircut to make thin hair look thicker


For many of us, thin hair is a result of blonde colouring. 

Typically this makes your hair much thinner at the ends compared to the top of your hair. 

If this is the case:

The fastest way to get your thin hair looking thicker is a blunt haircut.

As I mentioned before:

The shorter you cut your hair, the thicker it will look. 

However even if the thought of cutting your hair short is an absolute NO...

A blunt haircut at any length will still make an improvement. 

Pictured above on the left is a client's hair with a blunt haircut, giving her thin hair a little more volume.

On the right, she's wearing her MEDIUM Sitting Pretty Halo in col. Platinum Blonde 60 to give her hair EXTRA volume and an inch or two more length. 


#6 Turn up the volume with textured waves 

hairstyles for thin hair

Rule of thumb:

Thin hair needs body.

Creating tousled waves is a great way to add more volume to thin hair when you still want to wear your hair down. 

As well as a trusty curling wand to get the job done, you'll want to have a good texture spray to hold that volume in while you go about your day. 

Read more about the best texturising products here

Pictured above: Chantelle wears the FINE halo in col. Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde 613/10 to add extra volume and length to her thin hair. 


#7 The messy bun that disguises thin hair 

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Don't have a lot of hair to work with?

Make your hairstyles a little messy.

This gives the illusion you've got thicker hair.

If you're striving to create updos and buns for fine hair:

The key is to put your hair up quickly and without much thought. 

Just like your eyeliner, you're more likely to get a messy updo right on the first go.

We all know once it gets all fiddly, it's downhill from there. 

Want to take it a step further?

Adding a hair scarf or scrunchie to a messy bun is a great little trick to further disguise thin hair.

The thickness of the hair scarf or scrunchie loosely tied around your bun gives the illusion there's more hair being tied together than meets the eye.


#8 An elegant updo for fine hair (yes, you)

updo hairstyles for fine hair

Okay, you're looking at her hair thinking;

'That girl's hair does not look fine to me.'

And you're right.

That's because she's secretly wearing her Sitting Pretty Halo to create this look.

You wouldn't know it, but Jemma's hair is actually just past her shoulders and more on the fine side.

When it comes to special occasions:

A THICK Sitting Pretty Halo can help you create a fancy updo like this with your fine hair.

The THICK halo is 160g of human Remy hair.

Meaning your fine hair will be a problem of the past.

And updos like these are literally at your fingertips.

Pictured above: Jemma wears the THICK Sitting Pretty Halo in col. Beige Blonde 613.


#9 Our little secret to creating a half updo for fine hair

updos for fine hair 

Half updos are a great way to add dimension to your hair.

By tying only half your hair up, it also gives the illusion you have longer hair. 

Think Ariana Grande style. 

Although she wears extensions too.

Which brings me to my next point:

If you really love this look.

But your hair is seriously too thin to wear it.

A Sitting Pretty Halo will give you that extra volume you need. 

Here, Jordan's MEDIUM Sitting Pretty Halo (col. Beige Blonde 613) adds 100g of extra hair to play with. 

This way, she's still able to rock a half updo with her fine hair. 

Her MEDIUM Sitting Pretty Halo (col. Beige Blonde 613) adds 100g of extra hair to play with. 

Watch the full half updo tutorial here.


#10 How to do a half up top knot with thin hair

how to do a top knot with fine hair

 An extension of the half updo - the half-up top knot is another casual hairstyle you can try with the Sitting Pretty Halo. 

Here, Amelia wears the MEDIUM Sitting Pretty Halo in col. Beige Blonde 613, cut to the same length as her own hair. 

She leaves a layer of her natural hair on top of the halo to hide the wire, and then takes the rest of her hair to twist into a top knot.


Depending on your hair type, some of the above hairstyles are going to work for you better than others.

If you're reading this article and you're still not feeling hopeful... 

Click here to find out how you can solve your thin hair problems with our Sitting Pretty Halo.

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