37 Must-Have Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

Finding the perfect hairstyle for thinning hair can be a challenge. But, with the right hairstyle and product line-up, you can make the most of your locks and create full, swoon-worthy looks that even girls with the thickest hair would be jealous of! Peep these must-have hairstyles for thinning hair for a little hair-inspiration…

Textured Lob

Picture of a textured lob hairstyle for thinning hairInstagram @hairby.tia

Q&A with style creator, Tia Ault
Hairstylist / Salon Owner @ Rogue Salon & Spa in Snowflake, AZ

How would you describe this look?

This textured lob is one of my favorites on my clients with fine hair, as well as those who are growing out a shorter haircut. It gives that awkward grow out length some style. The seamless layers create that volume that everyone loves. A Rooted Blonde is a great option for those who love being a brighter blonde but don’t want that harsh grow out. It’s perfect for those that want a low maintenance blonde color.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look can be worn by all hair types, including straight or curly hair. I find that it looks best with some type of wave or curl in it. I recommend using a 1-inch curling iron or wand on fine hair that has problems holding a curl and 1.25-inches for all other hair types. I finish the look with a dry texture spray. I typically use Unite Texturiza. This medium hold spray adds texture, volume, & fullness. Hold the can 8-10-inches away & spray on dry hair.

Strong Shape with Low Maintenance Curls

Picture of a strong shape with a low maintenance curls a hairstyle for thinning hairInstagram @faithinshears

Q&A with style creator, Courtney Major
Student @ AVEDA Institute Nashville in Nashville, TN


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as having a strong shape with low maintenance curls. I love that it’s such a great combination of having a structured perimeter with the triangle one-length cut, but still has a tousled style with soft curls to create balance.

This cut and style is versatile for wide range of face shapes. The cut is perfect for someone who wants to make a bold statement with their hair yet keep it simple because of their extremely busy lifestyle.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For this look, I recommend Aveda Invati Advanced Shampoo, Conditioner, and Scalp Revitalizer to add thickness and prevent breakage. Prep towel-dried hair with Aveda Thickening Tonic and Phomolient.

Flat wrap the hair to remove most of the moisture. Then section the hair and round brush the hair while rolling the brush up and down the hair shaft to form the foundation of the curl. When releasing the hair, twist the brush to create the curl. Use a 1-inch Marcel iron to enhance curl if needed. Finish the style with Aveda Air Control for flexible hold and humidity resistance.

Playful Pixie Cut

Photo of a playful pixie cut hairstyle for thinning hairInstagram @russkifloyds99

Q&A with style creator, Victoria Mirzoeva
Stylist / Colorist / Regional Educator @ Floyd’s 99 in La Grange, IL


How would you describe this look?

One of my favorite hairstyles is the textured pixie cut. I love everything about this style. With this style you can mix short, clean sides and have a fun texture that is longer on top.

There are many options for styling that allow you to change up your look. You can wear it straight, with waves, or spike it up. You can play with this style and have a different look every day.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend a textured pixie cut for a woman who loves to be fashionable, funky, and unique. This style is perfect for people who don’t like to do much with their hair, but still want to look awesome. This hairstyle will fit pretty much any face shape and any hair texture.

For styling, I recommend Floyd’s 99 Styling Cream. It gives amazing texture to the hair that looks natural and holds as long as you like.

Very Natural and Lived-in

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Payne
Balayage Color Specialist / Stylist @ Work of Art Hair Studio in Los Feliz, LA


How would you describe this look?

My client has a lot of fine hair. When she came to me here, she had over processed hair, and it was more blonde than she wanted. I added an ashy neutral level 6 light brown base, using Goldwell at the root. I melted the root into the lowlights, then glossed it with a neutral beige Redken shades eq.

She wanted to keep her length, so I only cut off an inch on the ends but added a lot of layers to shag it up a bit. The front angles were evened out and blended from a previous bad haircut.

I used Pureology Color Silk Bodifier from roots to ends to give a voluminous blowout. I also used Hydrate Air Dry Cream from mids to ends to protect the hair from heat and give a smooth frizz-free finish. I finished with the Dyson blow dryer and a medium-sized brush for flips and volume. My favorite thing about this look is how it brings out her natural beauty.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is achievable and a very natural, lived-in look. I’m loving the whole lived-in trend right now. We stayed very close to her natural hair color. We just enhanced it by taking out any dullness and adding more vibrant tones. We also stayed very close to her straight texture with a smoother style.

Her look is staying true to the hair she was born with, and I think that’s good advice for any client considering this look. Stay in the realm of your unique beauty and have your stylist enhance your natural tones and textures.

Playful Texture

Q&A with style creator, Melanie Stipdonk
Master Hairstylist @ Pomme Salon in Kelowna, BC


How would you describe this look?

This look is really great for naturally curly hair to let loose and express itself. There is a lot of texture to help get really fun and playful movement. Not a lot of styling is required and the best styling will probably be done on your pillow!

Any advice for someone considering it?

One thing to consider when getting a short haircut is how the cut will compliment your face shape. Pay close attention to areas you’d like to show off such as your eyes, cheekbones, and jawline. The best face shape for this particular cut is square, heart-shaped, round, and oval.

Styling is simple. Start with wet or damp hair and add some texture spray, an oil and/or pomade, then a give it all a quick little tousle, focusing on the cute bits around your face to accentuate your best features. This is the ideal cut for everyday low maintenance but high impact styling. Putting some height throughout the top will make you feel taller and longer, while styling it down with bangs will control the length of your face and forehead if that is a concern.

This haircut is great for hair that is thicker near the roots but seems to thin out toward the ends. Cutting off those scraggly ends will elevate your esthetic and grab you a whole lot of compliments.

Face-Framing Shag

Face-Framing Shag hairstyleInstagram @cecicoonhair

Q&A with style creator, Ceci Coon
Stylist @ Marquee Salon in Oakland, CA


How would you describe this look?

This haircut is a take on the modern shag. It focuses on face-framing layers, creating softness around the face and volume at the top/crown.

It is a cut that works at any length or density by simply adjusting the amount of layers someone would have based on the overall shape/style they are going for.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great cut for someone that is trying to achieve volume and movement in their hair. Styling is easy because it can either be air dried with a salt spray and/or smoothing cream, or it can blow dried with a thickening spray or mousse to create a little more lift at the crown.

I have found that a modern shag works for all face shapes and hair types because you can choose where to emphasize volume or width and where to enhance or create wave. I think this is a great cut for someone who doesn’t like to spend a lot of time on their hair, as well as someone who appreciates looking good but is low maintenance.

Textured Pixie Cut

Q&A with style creator, Ellen Poulos
Stylist @ Main Street Hair Company in Lisle, IL


How would you describe this look?

This pixie haircut is a textured look. The cut shows off all the layering while leaving the edges soft. It’s a classic look that won’t ever go out of style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To style, definitely use a texture paste on the hair when it is wet, followed up by a pomade on dry hair to define the cut.

Versatile Blunt Bob

Versatile Blunt Bob hairstyleInstagram @headkase_dxb

Q&A with style creator, Ali Keogh
Owner @ Headkase Salon in Dubai, UAE


How would you describe this look?

I would call this style a blunt bob. I have put some texture through it, but without any layering, which in turn is why I love this look so much.

It’s the versatility that makes it easy for the client to handle. Without the layers, it is quick and easy to style with a quick and simple blow dry for women on the go, but can look beautiful and stylish with a soft wave to give it some movement and sass.

Any advice for someone considering it?

With full haircuts like this, you always need to keep in mind the natural volume and movement you already have. This cut can work with most textures, but if you have strong and unruly hair, my advice would be to keep it a bit longer as it will bounce up and look a bit triangular, which isn’t very complementary to most face shapes.

Work with the natural texture as much as possible and work with the movement you have by using a product like Kevin Murphy’s Hair.Resort spray. To achieve the waves in the picture, I used a large flat iron on a low temperature and loosely worked it through the hair. Always remember that when curling with the flat iron, you want to keep it pointing down toward the floor and gently hold it to avoid marks in the hair. Finish off with your salt spray and a little dust of shine spray and go about your day.

Graduated A-Line Bob

Graduated A-Line Bob hairstyleInstagram @hair__bysam

Q&A with style creator, Samantha Terlizzi
Hairstylist @ Be Inspired Hair Salon in Long Beach, NY


How would you describe this look?

This is an a-line bob that is graduated or stacked in the back.

My favorite thing about it is that it can be worn straight with volume in the crown, or curled with a 1-inch iron to create a beach wave.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Hair should be medium to fine and manageable to wear this look. I advise getting a Keratin treatment if the hair is overly thick or coarse.

I recommend Goldwell Kerasilk Repower Volume Plumping Cream for fine, limp hair. Blow dry with a 1-inch round brush, rolling the hair under.

Depth With Pops of Color

Q&A with style creator, Vivian
Colorist / Hairstylist @ Michael Blunt Salon in Fresno, CA


How would you describe this look?

Our goal with this look was to create more depth with pops of color. We created a balayage look with some dimension, mainly creating more brightness around the face. The result was kind of like a halo, with soft tones pulling through the back of the hair and a higher contrast around the hairline.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To achieve this style, I suggest adding a smoothing lusterizer of some sort to damp hair. To help with frizz and unruliness, I used TIGI S Factor Smoothing Lusterizer. Once hair is completely dry, you can either spray in a light flexible hairspray all over, or a texture spray to create a lighter texture. Joico’s Hair Shake works well too.

Using a 1 1/2-inch curling iron, wrap the hair around the barrel, leaving about a half-inch of hair out at the tip. Do this all the way around without touching the curls until the end. Once finished, you can use a light oil like R+Co Tinsel to run your fingers through and spray a little more hairspray to set the look.

This style works for everyone because the curls look natural and you can really manipulate them to create the look you want.

Slightly Graduated Bob with Texture

Q&A with style creator, Andrea Ramirez
Mentor Stylist / Master Color Expert @ Limon Salon in San Jose, CA


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

This is a slighty graduated bob with texture. I love it because it is a classic shape that can be styled different ways.

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

For this client with coarse hair, I recommend Oribe’s Supershine straight away blow out balm. We finished with Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is ideal for the slightly lower maintenance client that likes lived-in hair.

California Beach Babe

California Beach Babe hairstyleInstagram @timdbarneshair

Q&A with style creator, Tim Barnes
Hairstylist @ Jayrua Glam Hair Salon in Las Vegas, NV


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

I would describe the look as a California beach babe look. My favorite part is that it is a fun textured look and it’s easy to do! As the day continues, the hair gets more texture and more fun.

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

I recommend Pravana Volumizing Foam and Moroccan Oil Texture Spray Wax to give it a beach effect. Use a 1-inch curler or wand to get the loose waves.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is perfect for fine to medium hair. In terms of skin tone, it can be worn across the board.

Because tje length is just past shoulder, most face shapes should match. Just remember to not overlayer the hair or you will lose the shape of the haircut.

#1 Short and Sassy

Written by Sarah Nitz

This tousled curly look paired with beautiful blonde hair color is both fun and sassy! This cut and style combo is the perfect way to give extra texture and thickness to the finest hair.

cute-blonde-curlsHair by PK Design Team, Makeup Betty Mekonnen for Paul Kenneth Salon & Spa, Woburn, MA.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a thickening mousse to towel dried hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a diffuser. Turn your dryer to the highest heat setting, but lowest force.
  3. Using a small curling wand, add extra curls if needed.
  4. Apply a volumizing powder to root area.
  5. Shake it out and get ready for some fun!

Recommended Products:

Label.m thickening cream gives extra thickness and soft hold to thin hair. Just remember that a little goes a long way.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart shaped faces wear this look best, while hair that is fine to thin and naturally wavy to curly makes it easy to recreate this style.

#2 Red Waves

Written by Sarah Nitz

Just because you have thinner hair it doesn’t mean it can’t be long! Soft waves and bright red color bring fun and extra density to your locks.

medium-length-red-hairHair Melissa Walkup, Makeup Jasmine Miller for William Wesley Grand Salon and Spa, Davenport, IA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a thickening cream to damp hair that has been washed with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner.
  2. Blow dry hair, starting with your head flipped over to give you extra volume. Finish drying with a medium round brush.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, use a 1 to 1½-inch curling wand to wave hair in two-inch sections.
  4. For extra hold and lift, you can apply a light hairspray, making sure to spray lightly near your root area.

Recommended Products:

A small amount of Label.m thickening cream will give this look extra thickness and a soft hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square and heart shaped faces look fabulous in this long wavy look. Hair that is fine to thin and naturally wavy or straight is a perfect starting point to recreate this style.

#3 Bold and Blonde

Written by Sarah Nitz

Bold blonde highlights throughout a chocolate brown base with lots of layering is a fun way to liven up thin locks.

short-two-toned-hairNina John for Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a volumizing mousse to damp hair. Comb through to ensure even distribution.
  2. Blow dry using a medium flat brush.
  3. Using a flat iron set at the lowest heat setting, smooth the ends of hair and fringe.
  4. Apply a texturizing powder to hands and work through layers to get more of a separated look.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s Lived In Powder is an amazing root volumizer and texture powder. It transforms in to a thin pomade in your hands for easy application and disappears into your hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Fine to thin hair that is healthy enough for these bold highlights paired with a heart shaped face is perfect for this short and textured look.

#4 Beachy Waves

Written by Sarah Nitz

Beach-inspired waves paired with a multidimensional color gives added thickness and dimension to thinning locks.

long-red-highlightsHair Kelsey Coots, Makeup Lizzy Watson for William Wesley Grand Salon and Spa, Davenport, IA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a sea salt spray to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a large round brush, making sure to lift away from the scalp to add volume.
  3. Once hair is dry, curl mid lengths and ends with a 1½-inch curling iron or wand.
  4. Mist curls with hairspray as they are cooling,
  5. Separate curls with hands and shake out.

Recommended Products:

Sea salt sprays sound like they wouldn’t be a great idea for your hair, but they give amazing tetuture and style to every hair type without drying it out. Give Kevin Murphy’s Hair Resort Spray a try. It’s my favorite for creating beachy waves!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and diamond shaped faces wear this long wavy look well. Hair that is on the skinny side and is naturally wavy to curly will help hold these waves all day.

#5 Copper Ombre’

Written by Sarah Nitz

Adding a bright copper to your ends gives it extra style and texture. Paired with longer layers and a blunt base, it creates weight in even the finest of textures.

red-highlights-in-hairHair Hailey Lubbock, Makeup Lizzy Watson for William Wesley Grand Salon and Spa, Davenport, IA

How To Style:

  1. After shampooing hair with a volumizing color safe shampoo and conditioner, apply a thickening cream or mousse.
  2. Blow dry hair with a large paddle brush, lifting at roots for extra volume.
  3. Once hair is dry, use a flat iron set at the lowest heat setting to smooth ends.
  4. Finish with a light shine spray.

Recommended Products:

Finding a volumizing shampoo and conditioner that is also color safe is very important for this style. Try Biolage Uplift in their new Raw collection. Its natural ingredients are kind to your color and thinning hair!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Shoulder length hair that is naturally straight paired with a heart shaped face is perfect for recreating this look.

#6 Purple Undercut

Written by Sarah Nitz

Bright colors are becoming increasingly popular and more accepted in lots of workplaces. Why not give this fun look a try? Paired with a short undercut, it gives the appearance of lots of hair.

short-hair-with-purple-bangsHair Haylee Chayer, Makeup Abby Thompson for Blaze Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA
side-view-of-purple-bangsHair Haylee Chayer, Makeup Abby Thompson for Blaze Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

How To Style:

  1. Apply volumizing product to the lengths of the top section.
  2. Blow dry hair using a small round brush.
  3. Curl with a 1-inch curling iron with curls going away from the face.
  4. Apply a texturizing powder to hands and separate curls.
  5. Finish with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Having a fabulous curling iron that has multiple heat settings is important. You need to be able to turn the heat down low for fashion colors and fine/thin hair. Check out Hot Tools at your local beauty supply store or local salon.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Finer hair that is any texture can rock this purple undercut, while face shapes that are heart or round wear the style best.

#7 Deep Teal Texture

Written by Sarah Nitz

Dive into the blue with this amazing deep teal color that is shown off with a rough texture. It gives the finest of locks a boost of volume!

blue-highlightsHair by Kelli Stevens, Makeup Amy Carter for Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply sea salt spray to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair with just your fingers, moving it in different directions to give extra body.
  3. Once it is completely dry, using a large curling iron to curl different sized sections in alternating directions.
  4. Flip head over and give your curls a shake out once they are cooled.
  5. Spray sea salt spray in hair and scrunch ends where needed.

Recommended Products:

To keep your fashion colors from fading fast, using a dry shampoo is a must. The bonus is that a lot of them (including Pravana’s Fresh dry shampoo) are also very volumizing. Use it on a wash day for extra volume, or on that 2nd or 3rd day hair too!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart or round shaped faces look great in all this texture, while hair that is strong enough to be lightened is a must for this color. Finer hair that is straight to wavy is awesome for recreating this style.

#8 Angled Bob

Written by Sarah Nitz

This softly angled bob gives thinner, finer hair the option of a little extra length. The stacked layers in the back create beautiful fullness.

short-blonde-with-side-partHair by Amber Cox, Makeup Amy Carter for Kenneth Shuler Schools of Cosmetology, Columbia, SC

How To Style:

  1. Apply thickening lotion to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a medium round brush.
  3. Once hair is dry, use a large curling iron just on the ends of hair to give them a soft curl or bend.
  4. Finish with your favorite hairspray.

Recommended Products:

A lot of finer haired clients are scared of any type of lotion in their hair, but Kevin Murphy’s Full Again thickening lotion doesn’t weigh your hair down and creates a full, smooth blowout

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Square, round or oval face shapes look amazing in this angled style, while hair that is naturally straight and fine to thin does well in recreating this look.

#9 The Classic

Written by Sarah Nitz

A classic, softly layered at the ends and raised around your face mid-length cut may seem like a boring choice, but paired with great highlights and a lowlight, it gives fun and style!

central-part-blonde-hairHair Amanda Mitchell for Blaze Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

How To Style:

  1. Use a thickening cream or mousse on damp hair that has been washed with a volumizing shampoo or conditioner.
  2. Blow dry hair using a concentrator on your dryer and a flat brush. Lift hair at scalp to add extra volume.
  3. Use a flat iron set at a low heat setting (this protects your fine tresses from the heat and your color from fading) to smooth out ends of hair.
  4. Use a texture powder to smooth any flyaways or ends.

Recommended Products:

A great thickening mousse is Pravana’s Full Volume. It uses cottonseed to plump each strand and give amazing shine, too!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Fine to thin hair that is naturally straight on any face shape looks fabulous in this classic look.

#10 Long and Layered

Written by Sarah Nitz

Added layers give thinning hair style and volume. This style can be changed so easily too by simply adding curls or waves.

blonde-hair-with-bangsHair Alyssa Shatek, Makeup Abi Kolosik for Blaze Salon, Cedar Rapids, IA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a medium hold volumizing spray from roots to ends.
  2. Blow dry hair in sections, lifting hair up and away from your head to create volume and turning the ends under. I recommend using a medium-sized round brush, but if you have shorter layers, you can also use a small round brush.
  3. Using your favorite hairspray, mist your entire head and piece out and separate the layers.
  4. Finish off with your favorite shine spray.

Recommended Products:

I love Kevin Murphy’s Anti Gravity spray. It gives shine, hold, and most of all, volume!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The best face shapes for this easy and soft style are oval, diamond or heart. Fine to thin textures that are straight will make styling a breeze.

#11 Razored Bob

Written by Carina Connelly

Just because you have fine locks is no reason to shy away from a razored look. Combining textured ends and a graduation creates a look that is full of volume and movement.

Razored Bob Look for Thinning Hair Hairstyles for Thinning Hair

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean damp hair, apply a palm-full of volumizing mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Spritz roots with a volumizing root booster.
  3. Section off the top.
  4. Blow dry the underneath section with a small paddle brush, moving the hair from side to side.
  5. Unclip top section. Using a medium-sized round brush, dry top section away from face.
  6. Smooth hair with 1-inch flat iron.
  7. Mist roots with a texturizing spray.
  8. Gently backcomb crown area.
  9. Spray with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy’s Body Builder for soft, shiny hair with mega volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for oval, triangle, oblong and heart face shapes and all hair densities.

#12 Blunt Ends

Written by Carina Connelly

The quickest way to make it appear that you have thick locks is a blunt haircut with minimal layering. Next time you’re in the salon, ask your stylist for a blunt bob with slight graduation.

Blunt Ends Smooth Bob For Thinning Hair Blunt Ends Smooth Bob Side View

How To Style:

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a blow dry lotion from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair with a small paddle brush.
  3. Gently backcomb crown area.
  4. Run a flat iron over the backcombing.
  5. Gently brush out the backcombing.
  6. Spray hair with a flexible hold hairspray.
  7. Smooth hair with 1-inch flat iron.

Recommended Products:

Try Living Proof’s Prime Style Extender for heat protection. It also helps block out volume deflating humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work best for heart and oval face shapes and thin to medium hair densities.

#13 Loose Waves

Written by Carina Connelly

Loose waves add body and volume to long, layered hairstyles and are super easy to create.

Loose Waves Look For Thinning Hair Loose Waves Blonde Long Wavy Look Back View

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean dry hair, spritz roots with a texturizing spray.
  2. Section off the crown area.
  3. Using a triple barrel waver, begin waving the hair underneath by taking small vertical sections.
  4. Allow hair to cool.
  5. Unclip top section. Section off the bang area. Begin waving the top section by working in small vertical sections. Once the top (except the bangs) is finished, allow waves to cool.
  6. Take bang section and round brush hair forward.
  7. Position bangs to the side and spray with hairspray.
  8. Gently run fingers through waves.
  9. Gently backcomb crown area.
  10. Spray with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Big Sexy Hair’s Spray and Play for flexible hold that locks in volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

#14 Naturally Curly

Written by Carina Connelly

Naturally curly, thinning hair can be challenge. But, with a bit of product and a little help from the blow dryer, it’s easy to have full locks.

Naturally Curly Blonde Look Naturally Curly Look Blonde Back View

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean damp hair, apply a palm-full of volumizing mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Apply a small amount of gel to ends.
  3. Starting in the nape, create twists of various sizes. Continue working up until all hair is twisted.
  4. Using a diffuser, gently blow dry hair until it is mostly dry.
  5. Gently shake out twists.
  6. Mist hair with hairspray.
  7. Allow to air dry.

Recommended Products:

Try Ouidad’s Curl Quencher Moisturizing Styling Gel for lightweight hold that conditions your curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for oval, heart, or long face shapes and all hair densities.

#15 Big Hair, Don’t Care

Written by Carina Connelly

If you love big hair, this is the perfect style for you! It’s full of volume and stylishly put together.

Big Hair Blonde Full Hairstyle For Thinning Hair Big Hair Blonde Full Look with Fringe Side View

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean damp hair, apply a palm-full of volumizing mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Spritz roots with a volumizing root booster.
  3. Blow dry hair with a medium-sized round brush.
  4. Set hair with large Velcro rollers.
  5. Allow rollers to cool.
  6. Mist with hairspray.
  7. Remove rollers and shake hair out.
  8. Gently backcomb crown area.
  9. Arrange bangs in swoop.
  10. Mist hair with hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Mega volume starts in the shower with volume enhancing shampoos and conditioners. Try Prive’s Amplifying Shampoo and Daily Conditioner to prep your hair for ultra volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and all hair densities.

#16 Tousled Curls

Written by Carina Connelly

Adding curls is the easiest way to create volume and body to thinning locks.

Tousled Curls Layered Look with Highlights Tousled Curls Layered Look with Highlights Back View

How To Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, take a medium-sized vertical section of hair.
  2. Wrap hair around a 1-inch curling iron, no higher than ear level.
  3. Release hair and allow curl to cool. Repeat round head.
  4. Flip head upside down and shake curls out.
  5. Spray with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kerastase’s Double Force Controle Ultime for stronger locks and long lasting hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and all hair densities.

#17 The People’s Princess

Written by Carina Connelly

Channel your inner princess Diana with this chic and sultry style.

Peoples Princess Thinning Hairstyles Peoples Princess Thinning Style Side View

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean damp hair, apply a palm-full of volumizing mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Spritz roots with a volumizing root booster.
  3. Blow dry hair with a small round brush.
  4. Emulsify a small amount of pomade in your hands and gently work through hair for texture.

Recommended Products:

Try Organic Salon Systems’s Organic Connect Putty for definition and separation.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works best for oval, long, heart, and square face shapes and medium to thin hair densities.

#18 Natural Waves

Written by Carina Connelly

This boho style emphasizes natural body and volume with minimal effort.

Natural Waves Long Crimped Look

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean damp hair, apply a palm-full of volumizing mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Create two braids starting at the top of the ears.
  3. Allow braids to dry.
  4. Release braids.
  5. Mist ends with a sea salt spray.
  6. Scrunch and allow to air dry.

Recommended Products:

Try Verb’s Sea Salt Spray to add the perfect amount of texture and grittiness to any style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and all hair densities.

#19 Twisted Updo

Written by Carina Connelly

Looking for a stylish updo for an event, but worried your thinning locks will ruin the style? Try this gorgeous style and put all of those worries to rest.

Twisted Updo For Thinning Hair Twisted Updo For Thinning Hair Side View

How To Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, spritz roots and ends with a texturizing spray.
  2. Set hair in hot rollers.
  3. Section hair from ear to ear.
  4. Pull all hair from behind your ears into a ponytail.
  5. Backcomb crown area and create part.
  6. Gently smooth backcombed area.
  7. Take a small section and twist back towards ponytail. Secure twist into ponytail.
  8. Take a larger section and twist. Secure into ponytail.
  9. Gently twist ends of ponytail and secure, allowing curled ends to remain loose.
  10. Spray hair with a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try L’Oreal’s Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray for touchable, non-sticky hold with a natural shine finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and all hair densities.

#20 Color Panel

Written by Carina Connelly

Coloring the hair underneath darker helps it to look thicker and fuller. Next time you’re at the salon, have your stylist add panels of one to two shades darker than your natural color to the underneath of your hair. You’ll instantly feel like you’ve gained thicker locks!

Color Panel Medium Blonde Look

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean damp hair, apply a palm-full of volumizing mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair using a paddle brush.
  3. Gently smooth ends with a flat iron.
  4. Backcomb crown area.
  5. Spray with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Protect your color investment with a color safe shampoo and conditioner. Try Kevin Murphy’s Balancing Wash and Angel Rinse for ultimate color protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and thin to medium hair densities.

#21 Perfectly Polished Pony

Written by Carina Connelly

This is the perfect pony for a day at the office, brunch with the girls, or for date night and it’s super easy to do!

Perfectly Polished Pony Smooth Blonde Ponytail Perfectly Polished Pony Smooth Blonde Ponytail Back View

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean dry hair, spritz roots with dry shampoo.
  2. Backcomb crown area.
  3. Divide hair into two low pigtails, one centered and the other just off center.
  4. Remove the off center ponytail holder and gently twist.
  5. Secure twist to centered ponytail.
  6. Curl ends of ponytail with a 1-inch curling iron.
  7. Spray with a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Aveda’s Force Control for maximum hold that lasts all day.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

#22 Strong Bangs

Written by Carina Connelly

Fine or thinning locks shouldn’t make you shy away from trying bangs with face framing layers. Have your stylist give you a thick fringe with well-blended layers to master this look.

Strong Bangs Brunette Thinning with Reddish Highlights

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean damp hair, apply a palm-full of volumizing mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Spritz roots with a volumizing root booster.
  3. Blow dry fringe with a small paddle brush, moving bangs from side to side (like windshield wipers).
  4. Once bangs are dry, section off crown area.
  5. Blow dry underneath using a paddle brush.
  6. Round brush top section.
  7. Gently wrap hair in large Velcro rollers. Mist with hairspray and blast with the blow dryer.
  8. Allow rollers to cool.
  9. Remove rollers and spray with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Kevin Murphy’s Body Builder for soft, shiny hair with mega volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all hair densities and long, heart, triangle, and oval face shapes.

#23 Kate Middleton

Written by Carina Connelly

She’s a hair inspiration for most ladies (including me!). Channel your inner Duchess with this glamour blowout.

Kate Middleton Long Brunette Hair with Waves

How To Style:

  1. Starting with clean damp hair, apply a palm-full of volumizing mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Apply a small amount of argan oil to ends.
  3. Starting at the nape of neck, blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush, working in small sections.
  4. After each section is dry, roll into a curl and secure with a bobby pin.
  5. Continue working around head, repeating steps 3 and 4.
  6. Allow hair to cool.
  7. Unclip hair and gently run fingers through hair.
  8. Spray with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Verb’s Styling Cream for a soft hold with heat protection and natural shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

#24 Long Layers

Written by Carina Connelly

Adding a dimension to long layers creates movement and gives the illusion of thicker locks. Ask your stylist for dimensional hair color next time you’re in the salon.

Long Layers with Center Part

How To Style:

  1. Starting with dry hair, spritz roots with a dry shampoo.
  2. Using a 1¼-inch curling iron, take thick sections of hair and wrap around curling iron vertically.
  3. Allow hair to heat thoroughly and release.
  4. Continue working vertically around the head until all hair is curled.
  5. Gently backcomb crown area.
  6. Using your fingers, gently break up curls and smooth backcombing.
  7. Spray with a flexible hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray for texture and shine with a bit of grittiness for volume.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

#25 Textured Ends

Written by Carina Connelly

Try this style for a youthful look that’s sleek with a bit of texture on the ends.

Textured Ends Straight Brunette Look Textured Ends Straight Brunette Look Side View

How To Style

  1. Starting with clean damp hair, apply a palm-full of volumizing mousse from roots to tips.
  2. Blow dry hair straight with a paddle brush.
  3. Using a flat iron, gently bend bangs under and smooth ends of hair.
  4. Apply a small amount of argan oil to ends.

Recommended Products:

Verb’s Ghost Oil tames frizz and provides weightless shine

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style will work for all face shapes and hair densities.

If you have thinning hair, or thin hair, there’s no reason to give up! Try one of these volume-enhancing styles to make the most of your locks!