40 Best Ways to Pair Thin Hair with Bangs for Chic & Voluminous Haircut

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Cuts and styles for thin hair with bangs create an illusion of volume and fullness. Depending on your face shape, the fringe can accentuate or conceal certain facial features.

Hairstylist Marisa Cabrera of San Dimas, CA shares her go-to rule when getting bangs. “Make sure you have enough hair density in the front side of your hair,” she states.

Though bangs can also cover a thinning hairline, it’s a risk to take. “You could be sacrificing the fullness in the perimeter length,” Cabrera adds.

Understand that having hairstyles for thin hair with fringe requires maintenance and daily styling. Visit your hairdresser more often for regular trims.

There are many styles of bangs you can wear. Consult your stylist for opinions on what look is great on you.

Cabrera warns, “The problem takes place if you don’t have the right hair type or if you aren’t good at styling the bangs. And, it could take six months to a year to grow 3-6 inches.”

Make a statement with a new look. Here are some inspiring images of the trendiest haircuts and hairstyles for thin hair with bangs!


#1: Brunette Thin Textured Bob

One of the best illusions is a color optic like a brunette with a thin textured bob with bangs. The depth of color recedes while soft points of light give it dimension for an added pop of body. When paired with a fringe it can complete your overall youthful look.

Sweeping Fringe for Thin Hair
Instagram @piatupop

#2: Sweeping Fringe for Thin Hair

If you have thin hair, the best haircuts are those that are shoulder-length or shorter. These cuts make your hair seem thicker. If you have a prominent forehead, you can soften it by adding a fringe. This gives an illusion of a more oval face shape. To make your hair appear wider, dry it with texture. This technique creates the illusion of having more hair.

#3: Thin Bob Cut with Wispy Bangs

A bob cut with wispy bangs is the perfect style for girls with thin and fine hair. Hairstyles suited for thin hair add volume by having shorter hair and using defined cuts to make the hair appear thicker.

Curtain Fringe on a Thin-Haired Bob
Instagram @blackheart.haircraft

#4: Curtain Fringe on a Bob

You can make a thin-haired bob look fuller by adding a curtain fringe. This slight shag-and-bob combo is great for thin hair. To draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones, consider having a thicker bang to frame your face. You can also opt to cut your bangs slightly shorter if you require more forehead coverage.

#5: Blonde Shag with Lots of Volume

To achieve a blonde shag with lots of volume, ask for a layered cut that adds texture and movement to your hair. Request subtle highlights or balayage to enhance the dimension and brightness. Be sure to communicate your desire for a modern, trendy style and full of body. Trust your stylist to create a look that perfectly captures your desired volume level. It will result in a gorgeous blonde shag.

Light Blonde Jaw-Length Bob with Bottleneck Bangs for Thin Hair
Instagram @brianhickman1

#6: Light Blonde Jaw-Length Bob with Bottleneck Bangs

jaw-length bob with bottleneck bangs is a chic and timeless choice for women with thin hair. This style gives the appearance of thicker hair with a shorter cut. The bangs add structure and dimension to the face. To maintain the look, regular trims are essential. Using a lightweight mousse and blow-drying with a round brush can add more volume and body to fine hair. This cut is perfect for women with a low-maintenance style.

Razor Cut with Natural Color and Bangs for Thin Hair women with a low-maintenance style
Instagram @pophaircardiff

#7: Razor Cut with Natural Color

Ask for a razor cut on your natural-colored hair. Ask about softening your style and if a razor-cut curtain bang will compliment your face shape. A shaggy textured bob is easy to style and helps bring out waves naturally to the hair texture. Be aware of over-texturizing. Switching back and forth between razor and scissor cuts can be helpful.

Blonde Pixie Mullet with Fringe for Thin-Haired Women
Instagram @jayne_edosalon

#8: Blonde Pixie Mullet with Fringe

If you want to stand out in the crowd, a blonde pixie mullet is it! This is a great cut for you if you have short hair that’s maybe fine and wavy. It helps accentuate your waves and adds the illusion of thickness. If you need more volume, style it with mousse and work it in with your hands. Use your fingertips to twist the ends to get a curling effect. Ask your stylist to show you tips on how best to style it at home.

Bright Blonde Messy Shag for Thin Haired Ladies with bangs and lots of layers
Instagram @brianacisneros

#9: Bright Blonde Messy Shag

A bright blonde messy shag is an effortless shape that can be rocked by anyone! I love the trendy shag! If you don’t like to spend time styling your hair, this shape is perfect for you. Setting your texture with a lightweight hair cream can help show off your natural waves. If your hair is on the thinner side, try a lightweight sea salt spray instead.

Voluminous Makeover for Thin Hair with Bangs
Instagram @studio_mostton

#10: Voluminous Makeover for Thin Hair

If you’re lacking in density, you might want to try a voluminous makeover for thin hair. I recommend adding bangs and a little shorter and blunt with the overall haircut shape. This will create the illusion that your hair has a bit more volume. Ask your stylist for extension options to create density. A common misconception about extensions is they can only be used for length. However, utilizing them for density is a wonderful option as well. Opt for tape-in extensions if you tend to have finer hair. These types typically lay flatter against your head, appearing seamless.

#11: Wispy Side Bangs for Medium-Length Thin Hair

For a new style that will make you look like you have a fuller hairline, a set of textured fringe is perfect for you. This style will create a face-framing effect that gives the illusion of a fuller head of hair. To get the most out of this haircut, my advice is to use Bed Head by TIGI Queen For A Day for the day fullness spray. Then use a round brush and brush away from your face.

Long Bob with Bangs for Thin Hair
Instagram @dinarastylist

#12: Long Bob with Bangs

Keep your look interesting with a long bob with bangs for thin hair. Fine hair benefits from a deep fringe to camouflage any extra thin spots around the hairline. A strong perimeter through the length of the look gives the appearance of thicker fuller hair as well.

Textured Pixie and Side-Swept Bangs
Instagram @yokeplymouth

#13: Textured Pixie and Side-Swept Bangs

Textured pixies and side-swept bangs are perfect for heart-shaped faces. Short hairstyles for thin hair need extra layers to help create the fullness desired.

#14: Middle-Parted Soft Shag with Long Bangs

A middle-parted soft shag with long bangs is perfect for heart-shaped or square face shapes. A soft shag is perfect for ladies wanting medium-length hairstyles that have thin hair.

#15: Long Bob with Bangs and Curls

Long bobs with bangs and curls are the most popular of the short hairstyles for fine hair. Ladies with fine hair may need to add extra texture to help add a wispy look to their curls.

Chin-Length Shag with a Fringe
Instagram @skipdoeshair

#16: Chin-Length Shag with a Fringe

Ladies looking for hairstyles for fine hair should consider a slight shag with fringe. A shag haircut will add layers around your face, perfect for adding fullness angled into a short bob.

Medium Shaggy Mullet with Shorter Layers and Bangs
Instagram @nataliarok

#17: Medium Shaggy Mullet with Shorter Layers

A medium, shaggy mullet with shorter layers and bangs is a unique hairstyle that’s better for thinner hair textures. Layered styles can be extremely fun, versatile, and stylish. Pair it with a fringe hairstyle and you can have endless fun.

#18: Sleek Sew-In Bob with a Fringe

Ladies with an oval face shape looking to shorten the face should consider a short sew-in bob with blunt ends.

#19: Long Wispy Bangs and Face Frame

Thin hairstyles often contain face-framing layers which help keep overall length while adding shape around your face. You can never go wrong with long wispy bangs and face-framing layers.

Peach Bob with Light Bangs
Instagram @kaylabest_hair

#20: Peach Bob with Light Bangs

A peach bob with light bangs is a fun way to spice up your look. Fine hair with bangs may need added texture to help add the grit for the wispy look desired.

#21: Shattered Bangs on a Shag Cut

Shattered bangs on a shag cut add fullness around the face while keeping the face elongated. This helps lengthen the hair as well.

#22: Shaggy, Wavy Lob with Piece-y Bangs

A shaggy, wavy lob with piece-y bangs is perfect for many face shapes. A lob with bangs is slightly longer in the front, with many layers and wispy bangs.

Textured Bob with Thin, Curtain Bangs
Instagram @yukistylist

#23: Textured Bob with Thin, Curtain Bangs

A textured bob is a perfect haircut for thin hair with curtain bangs. The many layers help add the wispy, fullness desired. Ask your stylist if the added texture is needed to give a little more grit to achieve the wispy look.

Choppy Bangs for Women Over 60
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#24: Choppy Bangs for Women Over 60

Choppy bangs for women over 60 are a perfect style as they are easy to style and maintain and help your hair look more full. Bangs for thinning hair need to be wispy and blend into the sides of the face with a layered haircut.

Angled Bob with Pin-Straight Bangs
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#25: Angled Bob with Pin-Straight Bangs

An angled bob with pin-straight bangs is a gorgeous look for ladies with triangle-shaped faces since full fringe helps shorten face shapes. Thin bangs with short hair won’t shorten face shapes as much but will definitely add spice to any haircut for thin hair and fringe.

#26: Layered Bob with Blunt Bangs

Ladies with thin hair often need face-framing layers styled with a wispy effect. Short bobs can often be a great hairstyle, as they give a more flowy and voluminous look if styled correctly. A layered bob with blunt bangs never goes out of style and can suit many face shapes.

Middle Part Bangs on a Layered Haircut
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#27: Middle Part Bangs on a Layered Haircut

A haircut for thin hair with layers and bangs is often the go-to as it can be customized to suit your style, face shape, and hair texture. Ladies with a bigger forehead who are looking to elongate their face may like a middle-parted style. Ask your stylist if curtain bangs with slight fringe are an option for you.

#28: Messy Mullet with Bangs

A messy mullet with bangs has many styling options. A mullet is usually dramatically longer in the back but if paired with a shag cut, it keeps it more modernized and uniform. A messy cut especially suits ladies with thinner hair, as it adds many layers that pair beautifully with wispy curls. This gives the impression of fuller-looking hair and is beautifully paired with straight bangs, fringe, or curtain bangs.

Long Mullet Shag with Short Bangs
Instagram @shearpulp

#29: Long Mullet Shag with Short Bangs

A long mullet shag with short bangs is the newest trend. Bangs for a big forehead require many layers and often need added texture to help create the illusion of fuller hair.

Long, Thin Hair with Face-Framing Bangs
Instagram @christinasvec

#30: Long, Thin Hair with Face-Framing Bangs

Ladies with thinning hair need a haircut specifically suited for them. Thin haircuts need a few layers in the front and a few longer layers in the back. This helps keep the length while the shorter layers keep the hair looking more full. Too many layers will make it too thin.

Wolf Cut with Straight-Across Bangs
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#31: Wolf Cut with Straight-Across Bangs

A wolf cut with straight-across bangs has many styling options. Oftentimes, the bangs are some of the thinnest hair, so straight across bangs help keep them looking more full.

#32: Thin Bangs on Long, Straight Hair

Thin bangs on long, straight hair paired with blunt cut ends help elongate the face. Long thin hair with bangs, is a very sleek, easily maintained hairstyle that is never out of style.

Pixie with Textured Layers and Fringe
Instagram @giadoeshair

#33: Pixie with Textured Layers and Fringe

A pixie cut with textured layers and fringe is a perfect short haircut for thinning hair. The short, choppy layers help create a fuller and more voluminous look that gives the illusion of thicker hair.

Mid-Length Cut with See-Through Bangs
Instagram @uphair2020

#34: Mid-Length Cut with See-Through Bangs

Ladies looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle, that has naturally sleek hair should ask for a mid-length cut with see-through bangs. Wispy bangs for thin hair don’t add much fullness but are a fun change of style.

#35: Long Layers and Feathered Bangs

Ladies with an oval face often have long layers with feathered bangs. Feathered bangs help add the wispy look which can often look more full.

Mullet with Baby Bangs
Instagram @lcs.hairdesign

#36: Mullet with Baby Bangs

A mullet with baby bangs is a hairstyle that is longer in the back and shorter in the front, often paired with a round face-framing shag. This is often considered a good shoulder-length hairstyle.

#37: Soft Layered Bangs for Fine Hair

Ladies with thin hair often rock a softly layered cut paired with fringe. This helps add fullness around the face but maintains the length and is easily styled.

#38: Asymmetrical Bangs on Short, Thin Hair

Asymmetrical bangs on short, thin hair are a fun way to add spunk to your hairstyle. Short haircuts for women with thin hair need to have many layers to help add volume for the illusion of fuller-looking hair.

#39: Bobbed Hair with Micro Bangs

Round faces can easily rock a bob haircut with bangs for thin hair. Thin blonde hair with bangs, especially micro bangs, can help elongate the face making a round face look slimmer.

Piece-y Bangs on Curly Hair
Instagram @fine_n_wavy

#40: Piece-y Bangs on Curly Hair

Piece-y bangs on curly hair help connect your hair to the sides and create a beautiful waterfall of curls. Thin curly hair with fringe can help add fullness to your hair due to its many layers.