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Short to Medium Hairstyles for Thin Fine Hair

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Jessica Alba: medium hairstyle for thin fine hair.

Jessica Alba: medium hairstyle for thin fine hair.

A good-looking hairstyle can brighten any woman's day and give her more confidence. Short and medium haircuts are often preferred by women who work in professional environments for a neater and more mature look. However, many women fear that their thinning or fine hair will prevent them from having the hairstyle they want.

Having thin or fine hair doesn't mean you can't have the latest fashionable hairstyles. It does require that you see the right stylist and get a few tips on selecting the style that suits your hair type and personality best.

Medium-Length Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Medium-legnth layered haircut with side-swept bangs for thin hair.

Medium-legnth layered haircut with side-swept bangs for thin hair.

Medium-length fine hair with bangs.

Medium-length fine hair with bangs.

Punky layered medium-length cut for fine hair.

Punky layered medium-length cut for fine hair.

Soft layers with long bangs for medium-length fine hair.

Soft layers with long bangs for medium-length fine hair.

Best Short to Medium-Length Haircuts for Fine or Thin Hair

If you have thin, fine hair, a short haircut can create the illusion of volume. If your hair is thinning at the ends, go for short bob cuts or short layered hairstyles. Getting a sleek bob cut would be great if you have straight thin hair. Side-swept bangs will add more volume to the front of the hair.

Facial features and face shape should also influence your hairstyle decision. A cropped haircut is a good option for women with oval-shaped faces. A tapered bob will draw attention to prominent cheekbones and sharpen the jawline. Asymmetrical bob hairstyles are another option for thin hair, creating the illusion of width and fullness at the bottom.

If you have medium-length fine hair, layers will provide the look of more volume. Try getting a haircut with a few light layers on the sides and the back, allowing your hair to gently touch your shoulders. Once it's blow-dried, it will bring attention to your features as well.

Short Haircuts for Fine or Thin Hair

Cropped haircut for fine hair.

Cropped haircut for fine hair.

Hairstyle for thin hair with short layers.

Hairstyle for thin hair with short layers.

Short bob cut with bangs for thin hair.

Short bob cut with bangs for thin hair.

Victoria Beckham bob for limp thin hair.

Victoria Beckham bob for limp thin hair.

Layered short bob for fine hair.

Layered short bob for fine hair.

Short 1920s-style haircut with bangs.

Short 1920s-style haircut with bangs.

Short to Medium Hairstyles for Fine, Curly Hair

Thin or fine curly hair requires intense care. On the other hand, curls can create additional volume and the illusion of thickness. Even women with fine straight hair may opt to use curling irons or rollers to get a more voluminous look. If you do this, remember that thin hair loses its curl faster than coarser hair, and you need to pin the hair immediately after removing the rollers.

Fine curly hair is prone to frizziness, split ends, and breakage. Medium-length and short 'dos are best for curly hair, as long styles can weigh it down and stretch out the curls. In addition, fine hair tangles easily, so keeping it shorter is better for detangling.

Short and Medium Length Haircuts for Fine Curly and Wavy Hair

Short hairstyle for fine curly hair.

Short hairstyle for fine curly hair.

Medium-length haircut for fine curly hair.

Medium-length haircut for fine curly hair.

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Medium-length hairstyle for fine curly hair without bangs. CC-BY-SA-2.0. Author: Eva Rinaldi.

Medium-length hairstyle for fine curly hair without bangs. CC-BY-SA-2.0. Author: Eva Rinaldi.


Nicolina on October 19, 2013:

The woman in the 1st pic does not have fine hair. It looks more coarse. A lot of women like to think they have fine hair but they really don't. Fine hair is when each strand is baby fine like baby's hair. So liking hair to a baby's hair is something nice. Women with fine hair tend to have a lot of hair strands. Natural blondes have a lot of fine hair. Medium thickness to coarse hair usually doesn't have too many hair strands so women with that type of hair think they have fine hair.

Ketty bill on March 25, 2013:

Yeah @Kari Short hair very easily manage.

Kari on March 21, 2013:

I have thin hair and I first wanted it long but, I noticed that I'm the short hair kind of girl. I don't know which would fit my face but, I love bangs and short hair now. Time for a change! (:

Gacela on March 14, 2013:

Where I can find the shampoo you recommended?"Tea+ protein.

kayla on March 12, 2013:

Claire: I am 16 years old and I used to have the same problem 6 years ago, and girl yes it is frustrating!!!!! :( :( :( Instead of looking everywhere for hairstyles for 10 year olds (there arent many trust me) try curling your hair with a Wand (ask your hairstylist if you don't know what that is) , a wand works on ANY kind of hair, get bangs that frame your face and if you're ok with cutting your hair get a layered hairstyle which should allow you to do ANYTHING with it. Im on twitter (@BanthonyKay) and you can see my hair on my profile.

claire on September 05, 2012:

i am ten and i need a hot hair style for school so i get noticed everyone looks so much better than me and i need a hairstyle for kinda thin hair that works with my round face and all of the ones i can find are pics of 20 year olds it is so frustrading

nells on March 29, 2012:

that hair is ok but its not wat im lookin for

hali on February 13, 2012:

cool and ok hair cuts not perfect im looking for a hair cut tomorrow

zoey on February 12, 2012:

good i guess

sophia on February 07, 2012:

I am always looking online for new hairstyles and in magazines,t.v etc. I never have much luck with finding one that matches my oval face with a round small nose. I have even thought about hair extentions, maybe add some hair on top for volum I have found that a good hair color with highlites and using a round brush while blow drying with helps.

Nina on January 20, 2012:

Nice pictures, but very few of these women had thin hair, so for us with actual thin hair it wasn't very helpful. I don't need to make my hair look like it has more volume, but I do want to make the most of my thin, fine hair.

My hair does NOTHING! on January 15, 2012:

I need to have a hair stle that will look good everyday, because my hair in naturally thin and straight but I need a good way to style it because it just looks dead.

joey on January 09, 2012:

love the hair women xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Penny on December 12, 2011:

I'm over 50 with long, very fine straight hair. Round shape face. Need a hair cut for christmas.

Abbie on December 11, 2011:

I don't really like these pictures but i have got medium length hair and its brown but i would like my fringe different but i don't want to change the length of it but i would like my fringe different?!

paula on December 01, 2011:

having fine hair is not that bad iv been told mines fine but plenty of it and always looks nice when i blow dry it nicely with a thickening product, i usually go for bobby looks but iv had a lot of patchy alopecia over the yrs which i've grown to live with, i'm 41 would love thick wavy past shoulder length hair because mine gets bit raggy by the time i try n grow it i get sick so keep to the same length it is about neck length :(

not even close on November 10, 2011:

i don't really like any of these hair cuts...I have long blonde hair that is very thin and have a really round face and big eyes all of these would look weird on me. im a texan and we like big hair not hair that is flat. I tease my hair A lot not with a comb but with a brush. one that has a lot of brissels or whatever you wanna call them. i tease it from top layer to the bottom layerand comb it to where you cant see knots. that works great for me! i may have to tease back and sides but it looks great

to cool for u on November 08, 2011:

I love seen black women in front of a magizine with glossy wave and curly hair. it bring out the skin tone the lips. AS black women we need to keep our self up in business. Our hair is our pride.

gegb on November 04, 2011:

Is there any way I can print off 1 of the pics of hair styles??? I would LOVE 2 take it 2 my hairdresser & see if she can do it on my hair. I've got long very straight very fine hair & have been looking 4 a hair style for ages & I think I've just found it!!!! whhhooooo hoooooo much excitement xx

gloria hinkle on September 24, 2011:

i have my hair short now but would like to see styles that would be fun and look good im 67 years old

maggie on September 14, 2011:

I Have VERYY Thin hair and i need a good haircut that stands out but looks good.

diane on July 27, 2011:

i am a 60 yrs.old,with baby fine hair,plus i have a round shaped face.i am looking for a new hairstyle.can you help me?

Emma Martin on March 28, 2011:

Can u do long short hair with layers WITH NO BANGS ??? Please if you can send a pic

Jesica on February 16, 2011:

I need a hair style for short hair

KAYDIE on January 23, 2011:


Emay on December 27, 2010:

I have thin hair on the top of my head.. And my hair is very fine.. I need a hair cut tht would takr away fromna strait on view of my scalp.. Would

Front bangs be good?

mahalaisah on November 29, 2010:

i would like more hair styles on the 29th of november

Research Analyst on July 02, 2010:

Fine hair is a challenge and with the latest new haircuts it is easier to get a nice fuller looking hairstyle.

hair help on June 15, 2010:

im an 11 year old girl with blonde fine straight medium hair and need a hairstyle that doesn't include cutting but i want my hair to have volume and also i want it up in some way ponytail, bun, ect. plz help im an avrage girl going to middle school want to be noticed by seniorsthey are officially eh hmm...oh i got it COOLER THEN ME

Tanya B on February 08, 2010:

Typically when you think of Made from Earth you think of organic and healthy hair products – but I tried the Tea + Protein Shampoo because even though I have a lot of hair, it is fine and I heard it aids in the strength and vitality of the hair follicles. I have to say that I have loved this product! I even got my mom using it, and my best friend.

I have tried other products of this line as well, and have similarly enjoyed the results!

jade on October 19, 2009:

these hair styles are amazing expectaly hilary duffs

MM on September 12, 2009:

I have fine, thin hair and consequently have tried several volumizing shampoos. I find that the Made from Earth "Tea + Protein Shampoo" does truly add volume to my hair, as well as making styling control a bit easier.

And it does have a wonderful scent! I could stand in the shower all day washing my hair with this shampoo! :) I will continue to buy this product over and over again because I've seen it make my hair thicker...its prob the protein making the hair strands stronger.

Plus it chemical free, so there is no harm in using it. Recommended if you are interested in adding more colume to your hair.

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