22 Haircuts and Hairstyles for Long Thin Hair: Liven Up Your Tresses!

Got long thin hair? Here are hairstyles for long thin hair that are sure to inspire you! First of all, to boost finely textured strands you need a volumizing mousse, a thickening spray and a dry shampoo.

You don’t necessarily have to use all three at once, but any combination will help your hair from falling flat. Big, babelicious curls and a bit of backcombing also work wonders to maximize your style. Here are some cut and styling ideas to help you get the most out of your tresses!

Done But Undone

Q&A with style creator, Julianne Yapur
Hairstylist @ Parlóur Beauty Boutique in Annapolis, MD

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a soft, textured, long layered haircut with face framing angles around the face.

My favorite thing about this cut is that it is low maintenance because all of the detail within her cut is on the longer side!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a light volumizing spray blown into the hair and a dry texture spray to spray throughout the hair once curled. Finish with a light shine spray!

Some of my favorite products are Color Proof Superplump Thickening Spray, Bumble & bumble Voluminizing Thickening Spray, Amika Un-done Texture Spray, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and IGK Speechless Dry Oil Shine Spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for all hair types! If the client has a rounder face shape, keep the angles around the face longer and start below the chin. If they have a more narrow face, start the angles around the face a little higher like around the nose or cheekbones.

The style of this look is perfect for a ‘done but undone’ lifestyle! The soft, textured, lived-in style is great for the business woman who is stretching her wash until the next day or for your beachy boho kind of girl.

This look is best for someone whose hair is on the thinner side and is looking for a style to make her hair more voluminous!

Melted Long Layers

Melted Long Layers hairstyleInstagram @euniceyk

Q&A with style creator, Eunice Kim
Associate Cutter @ Immortal Beloved in Washington, DC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

These are melted in long layers with lots of texture. It’s a super easy maintenance look. It is effortless hair, yet it looks expensive.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Start off with towel dried hair and spray in Maximista by Oribe from roots to mids. Take a bit of Airstyle and apply on the ends. Take a flat brush and blow dry for a wavy blow out, then spray in Oribe’s Dry Texture spray for volume and separation.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is great for people who have fine to medium textured hair that want a lot of movement and volume without feeling thin at the ends. It’s also great because it will go in that messy topknot effortlessly for women on the go.

Essentially though, the best thing about this haircut is that it’s almost universal if you add some customized tweaks.

1. SOFT BROWN WAVES

Create movement with softly curled hair for a casual look. Soft curls with long thin hair can create an appearance of fullness.

Long Hairstyle for Thin Hair with Soft Curls

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse for flexible fullness and hold.
This look is suitable for round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.
Accent with a boho chic headband.

2. LARGE SPIRAL CURLS

Bring back the 90s with this spiral curled look to create maximum fullness and density. This vintage look is updated with crafty highlights which is another technique for enhancing thin hair.

Long Hairstyle with Spiral Curls

Try Deva Curl LIGHT DEFINING GEL to mold and define with protective moisture to lock in curls.
Accent with a butterfly hair pin.

3. RED TONE HIGHLIGHTS

Draw attention to that elongated fringe and crown layers with a touch of bright hair color. The right hair color can really make long thin hair look much fuller and healthier.

Long Hairstyle with Curls and Layers

Try DevaCurl SET IT FREE to eliminate frizz, add shine and enhance curls.
This look is suitable for round, heart or oval shaped faces.
Backcomb the ends for a fuller finish.

4. VOLUME WAVY LOCKS

Channel your inner diva with this bouffant-inspired, long wave duo that will last.

Long Hairstyle with Waves and Volume

Try DevaCurl B’LEAVE IN to enhance curl fullness and strength.

This look is suitable for round, oval or square shaped faces. This style works best on fine to thick hair.
Try liquid colored hair chalk to play with different hues.

5. CASCADE WAVES

Cascading waves take long thin locks from drab to fab in an instant. Long thin hair needs something extra to add emphasis and waves are great for this.

Long A Line Bob Haircut with CurlsLong A Line Bob Haircut with Curls Side

Try Kevin Murphy ANTI-GRAVITY volumizer and texturizer for control with oil-free shine. Volume can take long thin hair the extra step to looking much better.
This style works best on fine hair.
Add some sparkle with Kevin Murphy’s SHIMMER BUG!

6. DUAL TONED WAVES

These brighter and lighter fringe pieces amplify texture and give thin strands a voluminous boost.

Long Hairstyle with Waves and Fringe
Try a wet finger-waved style for a glam 20′s inspired look.

7. FEATHERY CURLS

Try this casual look for layered hair that’s both voluminous and light. Layering is a glamorous feature for improving the appearance of thin hair as it provides a fuller appearance.

Hairstyles for Long Thin Hair

Gather ends into a chignon for an upswept style.

8. BOMBSHELL CURLS

Create extra shine on rich brunette hair color with these pretty curls.For long thin hair, curls are a fantastic compliment.

Long Brunette Hairstyle with Curls

Try Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION curl enhancer to define curls with frizz control.
Gather the sides and create victory rolls for a vintage touch.

9. ELEGANT CURLS

Try this vintage-y, swept over curl that hangs softly off the shoulder.

Vintage Long Hairstyle with CurlsVintage Long Hairstyle with Curls Side

Try Ouidad PLAYCURL Volumizing Foam to build body and boost the volume of fine, thin curls.
Add a bejeweled headband to accent your look.

10. FAIRYTALE CURLS

Looking for that perfect hairstyle for your special day? Well, here it is!

Long Blonde Hairstyle with Curls

Try KM STAYING ALIVE Leave-In Conditioner for added protection and flexibility.
Braid ends and twist them up into a low deconstructed bun.

11. TEXTURED LAYERED WAVES

This is the “in” texture of the moment. Go wavy with a bend for an undone feel. For improving long thin hair, layers and texturing are some of the best styling techniques.

Long Hairstyle for Thin Hair with Textured WavesLong Hairstyle for Thin Hair with Textured Waves Side

Try Oribe APRES BEACH wave and shine spray for glamorous, touchable texture.
Tuck and pin the ends upward to create a faux bob.

12. GOLDEN WAVY CURLS

Show off that colorful, golden blonde hair color and dimension with these soft waves. It is important to enhance your hair color if you have long thin hair.

Golden Blonde Long Hairstyle with Soft WavesGolden Blonde Long Hairstyle with Soft Waves Side

Gather hair into a messy topknot for a fresh look.

13. CINNAMON CURLS

Multi-layered curls show off the dimensional coloring for long layered hairstyles. The cinnamon hair color compliments the style perfectly.

Long Hairstyle with Cinnamon CurlsLong Hairstyle with Cinnamon Curls Side

This style works best on fine to thick hair.
Brush curls out for a super glamorous finish and a thicker look for those thin strands.

14. PLUM CURLS

Boost fine hair with layers to keep hair full with movement and manageability.

Long Hairstyle with Layers and Curls

Try FRESH.HAIR for perfect next-day hair.
Create a side French braid at the temple area for a fun, textured finish.

15. L.A. WAVY HAIRSTYLE

Long thin can definitely benefit by promoting fullness and accenting dimensional coloring with this long layered cut and soft, face-framing layers.

Long Layered Haircut with WavesLong Layered Haircut with Waves Side

Try HAIR.RESORT.SPRAY for a textured finish.
Gather the hair up into a messy topknot for this look.

16. SLEEK BRUNETTE HAIR COLOR

Keep it together with this long, blunt cut style that defines and enhances a strong silhouette. Definition is a great enhancement for long thin hair.

Long Sleek Hairstyle for Thin Hair

Try BODY.GUARD leave-in creme to smooth and protect hair with extra shine.
Slick hair back into a high fashion ponytail on day two or three.

17. BLONDE HAIR COLOR WITH A FRINGE

Promote fullness and volume at the sides to accent this long silhouette.

Long Blonde Hairstyle with Fringe

Try HAIR.RESORT Lotion for a textured finish.
Backcomb the interior of the hair for maximum hold.

18. SUPERMODEL WAVES

Amp up long, fine hair with some clip-in extensions for extra volume and length.

Long Hairstyle with Volume and Curls

Try Oribe Après Beach Wave And Shine Spray for touchable waves with beautiful shine.
Create a long, textured herringbone braid on day two or three.

19. SWEET SWIRLS

Try this swirly look with a smooth finish for a sweet occasion.

Sweet Long Hairstyle with Curls

Try SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.
Add a sparkly barrette to dress up this look for an evening out.

20. WAVES DELUXE

The last hair cut finishes with gorgeous sandy blonde coloring shines in this loosely styled wave pattern.

Long Hairstyle with Loose Waves

Try UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look.

Accent this style with a small hair bow or fancy barrette.

Wear it curly or wear it straight, with the right hair products anything of these gorgeous hairstyles for long thin hair are possible! Boost volume with curls and waves. If worn straight, keep a strong silhouette and be sure to create high shine for maximum reflection.