70+ Must-See Bob Haircuts for Fine Hair to Look Fuller & Bouncier

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief
Middle Parted Neck-Length Blunt Cut Bob for Fine Hair
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#1: Middle Parted Neck-Length Blunt Cut Bob

You can try a middle-parted blunt cut for your next stylish look. A blunt cut is great for fine hair and is perfect for adding fullness to the hair. Enhancing the neck is very flattering and takes much less time to style. I love using a round brush and blow dryer to bend the bottom of the hair underneath. It gives a chic, sleek look.

The Stacked Bob Cut for Thin Hair

#2 The Stacked Bob Cut

The best stacked bobs for fine hair have layers! The numerous stacks give dimension and the needed bounce for your fine hair. Consider adding side-swept bangs if you plan on growing your bob out.

Long Layered bob with textured ends for fine hair

#3 A Long Layered Bob with Textured Ends

Waves and layers will boost volume and texture to medium bobs for thin hair. The A-line bob cut for thin hair gives the body of the cut, as the backside is uplifted due to stacked layers. A layered lob is perfect for women who fear short hair and want their locks to be a little longer. So if you have fine hair, consider this bob.

Round Chin Bob with Mini Bangs for Fine Hair
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#4: Round Chin Bob with Mini Bangs

A chic round bob with mini bangs is high fashion. This style is often seen on catwalks. It’s classic, yet only for the brave. This hairstyle creates a rounder shape. It may not give a slimming effect, but it’s perfect for those with petite features and angled cheekbones. Cut it short without exposing the back hairline for a perfect fit.

Jaw-Grazing Short Straight Box Bob for Finer Locks
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#5: Short Straight Box Bob

A short, straight box bob is a haircut style. It adds fullness through the perimeter with a blunt cut reaching the chin. The box bob haircut suits those with bold looks, narrow jawlines, or thin facial features. It’s also great for long-face shapes. It breaks up their length with its jaw-hugging style. If you aim to elongate your face shape, wear the bob with a middle part. For rounder and longer face shapes, try a side part.

Coral Bixie Cut for Fine Hair
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#6: Coral Bixie Cut

Try a coral bixie cut for a sassy and fun look! I personally love styling a bixie with a blow dryer, a small round brush, and styling cream. Use the brush with a rolling motion to flip out the tips of your hair instead of rolling them under. Coral hairstyles are an excellent choice to transform a simple hairstyle into a vibrant and exciting one.

#7: Bob with Texture for Fine Tresses

Try a short textured bob if you have fine tresses. To get more fullness out of this cut, it’s a good idea to use a volumizing texture powder like Hairstory Powder.

Blunt and Tousled Bob Cut for Fine hair and for women with ombre hair color
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#8: Blunt and Tousled Bob Cut

When it comes to a chic and effortless look, a blunt and tousled bob cut is it. This hairstyle features a blunt cut. It creates clean and sharp lines, while the texture adds a touch of casualness and movement. It works well with various hair types and face shapes. To maintain the tousled effect, use texturizing products. Style your hair with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb. The combo of the blunt cut and tousled texture creates a beautiful contrast that adds an edge to your look. Remember to ask your stylist for advice on styling. You might want to book an appointment for a styling lesson.

#9: Cute Bob Cut with Volume

A cute bob cut with volume can be the perfect hairstyle for women with fine hair in their 30s. This length and style give the appearance that your hair looks fuller. Avoid over-layering around the perimeter to keep the shape. When styling, it’s best to begin with wet hair and add a volumizing mousse. This will help to enhance and create separation by using oil on the ends. Ask for a good recommendation for keeping the length fresh. You’ll need to see your stylist for maintenance every 6-8 weeks.

Copper Side Parted Wavy Bob Cut for Fine Hair and women with a long face shape
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#10: Copper Side Parted Wavy Bob Cut

Heat things up with a copper side parted wavy bob cut. If you want more volume in your hair, one of the best ways to achieve this is the perfect amount of layering. To keep your shape modern, the crown layers should be the longest point of your cut. You’ll want the layers square shaped to add fullness to the sides and maintain a flatter profile. Try curling your bob, starting at mid-shaft thru to the ends. Fine hair textures will want to use thickening products and hairspray to pump up the volume.

Soft Creamy Bob with Fringe for Fine Hair and ladies with a chic style
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#11: Soft Creamy Bob with Fringe

Try this soft creamy bob with fringe to switch up your style. If you have fine or thin hair, you should play with the idea of short hair. Short hair is a great way to create the illusion of thicker, fuller hair. Remember to add a fringe if you’re invested in weight or movement around the eyes and face.

Perfectly Shaped Bob Cut for Fine Hair and girls in their 30s
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#12: Perfectly Shaped Bob Cut

A perfectly shaped bob cut is classic! Going shorter can be a wonderful thing for fine hair textures. It can create the illusion of fullness and add volume to problem areas. With my years of experience, it’s a good idea to try shorter lengths if you struggle to get fullness in your hair. Adding a soft curtain bang can add lift and shape to your eyes and cheekbones.

Blunt Yet Lived-In Bob Cut for women with an oval face
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#13: Blunt Yet Lived-In Bob

When you have fine textures, a blunt bob will give you the most fullness. Create a lived-in blunt cut by adding some wand curls to give it texture. Try a side part and middle of the neck length for those with long and rectangular face shapes.

Light Pink Tousled Bob Style for Fine Hair and a middle part for wavy hair
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#14: Light Pink Tousled Bob Style

A light pink tousled bob style is a fun, flirty way to have some fun with your blonde hair. My best advice is to first communicate with your stylist about the pink type you want. If you’re a bit afraid of commitment, sticking with a pastel tone might be your best option. Avoid using sulfate shampoos or anything without color protection. My favorite shampoo and conditioner combo is the Hairstory New Wash Original. This product is perfect for high-maintenance colors that tend to fade quickly.

Neck-Length Soft Messy Bob on Rooted Blonde Hair with Fine Layers
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#15: Soft Messy Bob on Rooted Blonde Hair

A neck-length soft messy bob is the ideal cut for fine hair that needs volume and bounce. The rooted blonde color provides a trendy touch pleasing to the eye. Layers around your face create more body. To achieve this look, ensure the layers are not too choppy or heavily texturized. This is key to not making your hair appear thinner. For those with straight and wavy hair, you’ll find styling easier than tight curls. Use a lightweight mousse by L’oreal’s EverStyle Mousse. It will help add structure and hold throughout the day without weighing down your locks.

#16: Jet Black Layered Bob for Very Fine Hair

A jet-black layered bob is a flattering style for those with fine hair. Opt for longer layers that gradually taper to keep it looking full and bouncy. They will create added volume at the crown. The sides can be cut slightly asymmetrically. Longer than the back and angled outward will give your look extra oomph. When styling this layered bob for thin hair, use a dime-sized amount of volumizing mousse. Try Verb Sea Spray to add texture and beachy waves while keeping it lightweight. This style will pair best with heart-shaped faces and oval face shapes. It’s ideal for those who want an on-trend yet natural look!

Graduated Lob with Blonde Balayage and Layers for Wispier Fine Hair Types
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#17: Graduated Lob with Blonde Balayage

graduated lob with blonde balayage is a beautiful way to add visual fullness to fine hair. An accurate way to give maximum volume is to turn your head upside down and use a blow dryer. This way, you direct the heat down as you dry. I always use a volume foam or spray on damp hair to help with volume before drying.

Short Choppy Hair with Messy Waves for Women with Thinner Hair
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#18: Short Choppy Hair with Messy Waves

Try short choppy hair with messy waves for your next cut. Short hair is so easy to style and is perfect for fine hair to add volume and density. I love to pair it with a beachy lived-in color.

Mini Red Bob with Wispy Layers for Fine-Haired Ladies
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#19: Mini Bob with Wispy Layers

A mini bob with wispy layers looks so chic on fine hair. Perfect for low-maintenance girls, a bob takes no time to style with a blow-dryer and round brush. I love using techniques that help hair lay softly and effortlessly when I cut a wispy bob. Texturizing is a great thing to ask for if you want your layers to look wispy.

Face-Framing Lob for Fine and Blonde-Haired Ladies
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#20: Face-Framing Lob for Fine Hair

Ask for a face-framing lob for fine hair to bring limp, lifeless hair to life! A great canvas to work with, fine hair can be manipulated into a fuller shape with product and a blow dryer. Less hair means less work, and a lob is very low-maintenance. Ask your stylist to show you how to style those wispy face-framing pieces.

Side Part Bob with Tousled Loose Waves on Women's Fine Hair Type
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#21: Side Part Bob with Tousled Loose Waves

A side-part bob with tousled loose waves is an easy and fun style for finer hair. Hair can be scrunched with a diffuser or curled with a wand, perfect for naturally wavy textures. Ask for invisible layers and lots of texturizing to make your layers look tousled.

Sleek Collarbone Bob with Side Bangs on Blonde, Fine Hair
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#22: Sleek Collarbone Bob with Side Bangs

Try a sleek collarbone bob with side bangs for your next hairstyle. The classic bob looks sleek on fine hair and can easily be styled for a voluminous look. If using a flat iron to style with, I highly recommend a heat protectant.

#23: Deep Side Part Bob and Icy Blonde Color

For fine-haired women, a chin-length bob with a deep side part and an icy blonde color can be a great choice. This bright style will level up the volume of your hair. It will add texture and movement to make it appear fuller and bouncier. When styling, use a light volumizing spray at the roots to keep your locks looking polished. Use a big round brush to give the ends a subtle definition. Complete your look with some shine serum for extra glossiness. For best results, avoid heavy conditioning products. They could weigh down your fine locks.

#24: Short Bright Blonde Inverted Cut

A short bright blonde inverted cut is a great choice for any woman wanting to add volume and height to the crown. It gives off a youthful look at the same time and goes well with different face shapes. And it can be styled in various ways depending on preference. The unique combo of layers helps create an effect that will give fine hair more volume and fullness. And all while still being manageable and stylish.

#25: Angled Lob with Blonde Highlights

The angled bob with warm blonde highlights is a great look for those with fine hair. It adds dimension and texture, creating the illusion of thickness and bounce. The face-framing pieces help your fine hair look fuller. Plus, they bring movement and softness around your face. With proper styling techniques, it can create a voluminous finish. It won’t weigh down your tresses and will show off the beauty of fine hair. To keep everything looking fresh, try using a light-hold hairspray.

Medium Blunt Bob with Beach Waves for Fine Hair Texture
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#26: Medium Blunt Bob with Beach Waves

Try creating a medium blunt bob paired with beach waves for those looking for a flattering bob. Add soft texture and volume with a curling iron by creating loose waves at the ends of your hair. This look will make your hair appear thicker and bouncier while keeping in style with the trend. For best results, apply a styling product like the Authentic Beauty Concept’s Amplify Mousse or use the Working Hairspray before curling. It will hold the curls all day long. Face shapes that pair best with this cut are oval and heart-shaped faces. But, it can be worn by most face shapes for an effortless yet elegant look.

#27: Sleek Middle Parted Lob for Fine Hair

A sleek middle-part bob works well on finer hair as it thickens the ends. Take the time to style, as smooth locks are what you’re going for. A lightweight styling heat-protecting cream like Kerastase Ciment Thermique Blow Dry Primer is a winner. Use it for movement.

#28: Chin-Length Blunt Cut for Straight Hair

The chin-length blunt cut for straight hair is a classic yet stylish look. It flatters all face shapes and is perfect for those with fine hair. This haircut adds volume and bounce without the need for any styling tricks. It’s easy to maintain, requiring minimal effort to keep it looking polished and fresh. Plus, its versatility means you can dress it up or down in countless ways – making it a great choice!

Neck-Length Shaggy Bob with Curtain Fringe for Fine Hair
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#29: Neck-Length Shaggy Bob with Curtain Fringe

A neck-length shaggy bob with a curtain fringe is the perfect cut for fine hair. This flattering style will give your hair body and bounce. It creates an illusion of fullness without weighing down delicate strands. For styling, use a light mousse to provide it with hold while encouraging movement. Add a small amount of pomade or wax to the ends for extra definition. If you have straight hair, opt for a round brush blow-dry. If your locks are curly or wavy, scrunch in some curl cream for texture and definition. Try Bumble & Bumble’s Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry to finish this look. This will provide structure and shine without leaving behind any residue.

Jaw-Length Middle Parted Blunt Bob for Fine-Haired Ladies
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#30: Jaw-Length Middle Parted Blunt Bob

With its sleek lines, a jaw-length middle-parted blunt bob frames the face beautifully. And it adds movement with its sharp angles. Hugging the chin, this style is perfect for heart, oval, or square-shaped faces. To ensure maximum impact, ask your stylist for sharp edges that have been razor-cut. It will give you extra bounce and texture. Finish off the look by using a volumizing mousse. Try Shu Uemura Volume Maker Mousse before blow drying with a boar bristle brush from root to tip.

Neck-Length Platinum Bob with Subtle Waves for Fine Hair
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#31: Neck-Length Platinum Bob with Subtle Waves

A neck-length platinum bob is a classic cut that makes fine hair look fuller and bouncier. Use thinning shears to reduce bulk for extra body to get the best results. Use a razor to create lightweight layers with waves for movement without a limp or flat effect. For styling, lightly mist dry shampoo before using a heat protectant on damp strands. This will help thicken each strand while adding texture and hold during blow drying. A round brush would create a soft volume around the face.

Asymmetrical Face-Framing Cut with a side part going from the chin on one side to the shoulder on the other for fine hair
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#32: Asymmetrical Face-Framing Cut

An asymmetrical face-framing cut with a side part can easily add texture, lift, and volume. This look is best for those who have fine hair that lacks body. This daring style creates movement through layering techniques. To achieve this style, I recommend using thinning shears around your layers. It will ensure each layer flows smoothly at different angles. This technique adds more dimension without having to sacrifice length or weight. When styling, finish off blow drying by sculpting a root mousse into sections. Do this while blow drying outwards towards the desired shape. Finish with a lightweight hairspray.

#33: Cool-Toned Balayage Bob

This flattering style adds natural dimension and movement to limp locks. It creates a fuller, bouncier look. Blonde and beige highlights at the base add subtle pops of light. They brighten up your face without being too overdone – perfect for those who want to keep it low-key. To maximize volume, use a volumizing mousse like Ouai Memory Mist. Use it before blow drying with a round brush or diffuser. If styling with heat tools, apply some heat protectant beforehand. I recommend IGK’s Hot Girls Heat Protection Spray! Talk through details with your hairstylist in advance so they can work their magic!

#34: Ash Blonde Micro Bob and Fringe

In my experience, a flawless ash-blonde micro bob and fringe is the perfect style for women with fine hair—great for heart and diamond face shapes. Think narrow chin; add body around the chin. The short and edgy cut creates an angle that gives extra bounce – plus, it’s easy to maintain. When styling, I recommend using a product designed for finer textures to help with lift. Finish the style with hairspray for hold. You’ll have perfectly bouncy hair that looks fuller in no time!

French Brown Bob with Wispy Bangs for Fine Hair
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#35: French Brown Bob with Wispy Bangs

A brown French bob with a wispy bang can be flattering bob hairstyles for fine hair. It gives the appearance of fullness and bounce while being lightweight and easy to style. This look works best on long or oval-shaped faces. It allows the extra length in the front to soften the overall shape. Ask your stylist for a cut and color if you have fine hair. Color will give your hair body and texture.

#36: Sleek Graduated Bronde Bob

A sleek graduated bronde bob is a trendy and flattering style for women with fine hair. The long layers at the crown give it an extra boost of volume and bounce. The shorter pieces around your face are cut to show off your features. All without weighing down your locks. This look can be achieved by asking for subtle layering throughout. So the blend of blonde tones looks natural and even at all ends of the hair. To hold its shape, use a lightweight styling product.

Center Part Short Curls on a Bob for Fine Hair
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#37: Center Part Short Curls

If you’d rather go for a shoulder-length look that gives your hair volume, try a center-part short curly cut. No matter how fine your hair is, the right cut with the layers and shorter sides can make all the difference. And it will give you more body and bounce. This style is flattering on just about anyone. Those tight curls add texture while keeping your look subtle. Plus, it’s an easy-to-style option that doesn’t require much effort or product usage.

Fine Hair Salt-and-Pepper Bob for Older Women
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#38: Salt-and-Pepper Bob for Older Women

This bob is the perfect illusion of thicker hair for older women. This classic look can be easily maintained with a quick trim every few weeks. It makes an excellent choice for those looking to spice up their routine. To make this style pop, try adding layers around your face. Or go for a blunt fringe paired with volume at the crown. Examples like Annette Bening’s classic cut are a great way to start your search. When styling, use volumizing mousse. Try Kérastase Lift Vertige Volumising Mousse from L’Orèal Professional. It will give life and hold to fine strands without weighing them down. Just spray into damp hair before blow-drying!

#39: Short Piece-y Bob with Highlights

The graduated bob offers all kinds of options. Try a softer hairline with a stacked shape at the nape to create volume. Ask your stylist to maintain length towards the face for a flattering finish. To pull off a bold balayage color, the lighter areas must contrast with the darker ones to give depth. Use irons to curve the ends of your hair to hug the head shape, creating a beautiful silhouette.

Shoulder-Grazing Zig-Zag Parted Bob for Fine Hair
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#40: Shoulder-Grazing Zig-Zag Parted Bob

This shoulder-grazing zig-zag parted bob is a great choice, especially for those with fine hair looking to add volume and bounce. It works best on straight, wavy, and slightly curly textures, giving each hair type its unique look. This chic cut pairs especially well with heart or oval face shapes, as it helps elegantly frame the face. To finish, use a texture spray to add dimension. Do this before styling your tresses into loose waves or soft curls. For extra hold, I recommend using the Davines Texturizing Dust Finishing Spray. It’s perfect for adding long-lasting body without weighing down thin strands! And remember, when at your next appointment, discuss how much length you’d like to leave or take off!

Subtly Layered Bob with an Off Center Part for Fine Hair
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#41: Subtly Layered Bob

A subtly layered bob haircut is a great way to add volume and texture. It’s flattering for most face shapes and can help make finer strands look bouncier and fuller. To achieve this style, ask your stylist to cut layers around the front of your face. They should be slightly shorter than those at the back. For styling, use a volumizing mousse like TRESemmé Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse. Do this before blow-drying with a round brush for extra lift at the roots. Finish with a light-hold hairspray. Use L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Light Hold for an airy look that won’t weigh down locks.

Chin-Length Bob with Face-Framing Money Piece Highlights for Fine Hair
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#42: Chin-Length Bob with Face-Framing Money Piece Highlights

When it comes to fine hair, a chin-length bob with face-framing highlights is a good choice. This style gives your locks the illusion of being fuller and bouncier. And the addition of lighter pieces around your face will also accentuate features. To get this look, tell your hairstylist that you’d like to keep the length at the chin. And add some face-framing layers for movement. For extra volume, opt for a texture spray such as New Wash’s Hair Powder at the root when dry.

#43: Bixie Cut with Short Layers

A bixie cut is a great hairstyle for fine hair, giving the illusion of volume and bounce. This model look features short layers that add movement to the hair. All while still keeping the style looking neat and polished. It’s perfect for an oval or heart-shaped face and can be customized to flatter any features. Use a light-hold texturizing spray when styling your bixie cut for the best results. This will give you extra body without adding too much weight to your locks. Finish using a shine serum to bring out natural luster and shine in your strands!

Short A-Line Bobbed Hair with Jagged Layers and Bangs for Fine Hair
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#44: Short A-Line Hair with Jagged Layers and Bangs

Are you looking to cut your hair short? Try a classic A-line bob with bangs and jagged layers to give fullness, bounce, and edge. Styling this look requires using the right products for the best results. I recommend Paul Mitchell’s Extra Body Sculpting Gel. It helps show off those edgy bangs without making them greasy or weighed down. This cut is great for fine hair. Its soft layered design has movement while giving you control over your style. Regular trims at least every six weeks will help keep split ends under control so your locks stay healthy.

#45: A Wavy Bob with Bangs for Thin Hair

Consider bangs if you have thin hair because it’s a classic, go-to look that ladies love! It never goes out of style and can grow out gracefully. To enhance the hair’s movement, ask for a few subtle layers.

This is a wavy bob with bangs for thin hair. It’s a shaggy version of your classic bob. It air dries beautifully with built-in texture and layering. Women with naturally straight hair should invest in a good texturizing or sea salt spray. This helps to encourage the natural wave and emphasize the shagginess.

The Short Choppy Pixie Bob for Fine Hair
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#46: The Short Choppy Pixie Bob

Short bobs show boldness and the courage to infringe on absolute freedom. This choppy bob haircut was cut using the Demetrius technique, allowing you to control work progress at each stage. While using shears, each section of the hair was laid and refined while dried to perfection.

Related: See more short choppy bobs for fine hair.

#47: Super Sleek Uneven Bob

Try this super sleek asymmetrical bob for fine hair. A blunt perimeter can help you create fullness and bounce in fine hair textures. Ask your stylist to keep the length around jaw level with longer layers towards the front of your face. It helps to create a triangular shape. For added volume, use a volumizing spray like Hairstory &ldquoLift&rdquo when blow-drying. This look is perfect for women who want an edgy yet flattering style that won’t weigh down their locks.

#48: The Sassy Asymmetrical Bob

This sassy bob haircut for thin hair uses your hair’s fineness to create a silky curtain of a bob hairdo. Add the angular cut that shapes the face and enhances your facial structure in a more flattering way. This is an asymmetrical bob for women with thin locks who love a classic look with a twist.

Tousled Bob with Balayage for Fine Hair
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#49: Tousled Bob with Balayage

A tousled bob paired with a balayage is one of the trendiest go-to styles for many women. The balayage technique gives the illusion of ribbons that creates the most beautiful combination. Try to curl this look, giving you a beachy, edgy, and a well put together style.

#50: Chic Side-Parted Blonde Bob

If you have fine straggly hair, plan to try a lob cut. The blunt ends give a fuller look. If you can handle bangs, try asking for light wispy ones to add fullness to your hairline. I recommend an excellent product to help with fullness. Bed Head Queen for the Day is ideal on the crown before blow drying.

Blended Flipped Blonde Bob for Fine Hair
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#51: Blended Flipped Blonde Bob

Try a blended flipped blonde bob haircut when wanting a trendy style. When you have fine hair, having a shorter haircut helps your hair look thicker. This style is best for a client who wants a look with a strong statement. It is best for women who style their hair straight or flipped out with texture.

#52: Jaw-Length Champagne Blonde Bob

If you have a rounder face, consider a blunt bob. The length around your face will add narrowness. It will also give a longer face shape appearance. Avoid any framing. This will show the wideness on your face. If you have fringe, request that your ends be feathered to soften the look. Make the bottom of your bob the more prominent part of your cut.

Pretty Light Brown Neck-Length Bob Cut for Fine Hair
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#53: Pretty Light Brown Neck-Length Bob Cut

Show your fine locks some love with a light brown neck-length bob cut. Cutting your hair to medium-length will make your fine hair appear thicker and fuller. Be sure to cut the length right above your shoulder or right below. You’ll avoid an awkward length. Ask your stylist to chip into your ends to give your hair more movement.

#54: Gorgeous Blonde Ombre Bob

Consider a blond ombre if you have finer hair and want more volume. Having finer hair myself, I always feel like my hair has a fuller appearance when my blonde is freshly done. Remember to ask your stylist for their recommendation on blonding. And if your hair can handle the lightening process. You should also ask what hair care you should have at home. That way, you can maintain the healthiest blonde possible.

Straight Blonde Lob with Dark Roots for Fine Hair
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#55: Straight Blonde Lob with Dark Roots

Let your stylist take your look to the next level with a stylish blonde lob. You must start this style with a blunt line and add long layers. This will give movement without losing thickness. Add babylights to brighten your hair without having a dramatic line of growth.

#56: Modern Lived-In Bob Cut

From a mature to a mommy makeover, a modern lived-in bob cut is one of the best styles to transition. Avoid colors that look unnatural to keep maintenance low. Instead, ask for a tone of 2-3 shades in variation.

#57: Sweet Long Curly Bob

Try a long curly bob if you want body and movement. You will typically want to avoid debulking or causing too much shrinkage. You must seek out a stylist that can cut curly haircuts.

Natural Blonde Bob with No Bangs for Fine Hair
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#58: Natural Blonde Bob with No Bangs

A natural blonde bob with no bangs is a simple but elegant style to try. I suggest styling this cut with a flat iron to create effortless waves for a dressier feel. If you want a more tousled look, you’ll want to ask your stylist for texturizing at your ends.

Light Blonde One-Length Bob with Bangs for Fine Hair
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#59: Light Blonde One-Length Bob with Bangs

If you have fine hair, ask your hairstylist about a blunt bob. This is a great haircut that brings instant fullness to fine/thin hair. If you’re considering bangs, it is essential to ask your stylist if they would compliment your face shape. Also, remember that bangs require a little more effort when styling, so ask your stylist for some tips.

#60: Beautiful Lived-In Bob

A lived-in bob is a trendy style and perfect for fine hair. A bob shape will add thickness to finer hair types, while the texture and waves give limp hair body and volume. A great product to use to achieve this style is called I Want Body Texture Spray by Eleven.

Modern & Chic Bob with Choppy Ends for Fine Hair
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#61: Modern & Chic Bob with Choppy Ends

A modern, chic bob with choppy ends works well for any face shape! When in doubt, ask a professional for advice on length and layering. For fine hair, the only drawback would be keeping up with frequent trims. Trims help to keep the choppy ends from looking too thin. Styling will be a breeze. Blow dry using a volumizing mousse and your hands. To tame frizz, you can finish the style with a round or flat brush.

#62: Sleek One-Length Bob with a Side Part

A sleek one-length bob with a side part looks stunning and classy. If you need clarification about how to style your bob, your stylist is the best person to ask. They will give you the best tips on how to look your best!

Modern & Fresh Brunette Bob for Fine Hair
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#63: Modern & Fresh Brunette Bob

Wanting a fresh, new style that feels modern? Try highlights, balayage, or an ombré color if you need to. However, depending on the maintenance you want to commit to, one color all over can be an option.

#64: Black Lob for Finer Hair

A long bob for finer hair will add the look of thickness and volume.  Ask your stylist if your current layers will support this type of lob. Styling will be minimal, using a flat brush and dryer. For added volume, round brush the crown area.

Tousled French Bob on Fine Hair
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#65: Tousled French Bob

A French bob is the best option for making strands look thicker. Typically, shorter length cuts, like bobs, allow hair to bounce up and appear fuller with more body.

#66: The Angled Bob for Fine Tresses

The angled cut is an excellent choice for bob haircuts for thin hair if you want to add more volume. Ask for a shorter cut at the backside and let those longer, fine strands fall more naturally at the front.

blunt bob short hairstyle
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#67: The Blunt Bob Short Hairstyle

This look is a soft blunt bob for fine tresses and is shorter than shoulder length with fewer textures and layers. The most important thing is to keep the heavy line on the bottom of the bob.

#68: A Chin-Length Choppy Bob Angled Cut

An angled chin-length bob cut for thin hair along the side of the head points attention towards the face while the timid trims neatly keep the stray hair away.

The Jaw-Length Inverted Bob with a Slight Stack for Thin Hair
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#69: Jaw-Length Inverted Bob with a Slight Stack

Try a jaw-length inverted bob for fine hair with a slight stack in the back. This is an excellent example of bob haircuts for fine, thin hair to look like your hair has fullness.  You can quickly dry it over, directing your brush to get more volume, not over-directing to get minimal volume.

#70: The Medium A-Line Bob for Straight Hair

This soft bob hairstyle for medium-length fine hair is a cute, versatile cut, as you can wear it straight but also wavy or messy.

The Shaggy Bob with Waves for Round Faces and for fine hair
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#71: The Shaggy Bob with Waves for Round Faces

For women with round faces, try chopping your hair and turning it into a feathered jaw-length shaggy bob haircut. Not only is your face shape in the best light, but it’s also an avenue for more creativity in your bob hairstyle, like these short bangs, for example!

#72: The Undercut Bob Short Haircut

bob with a side undercut is an exciting addition to any chin-length bob for thin hair. This will add texture and grit to your smooth and silky appearance.

#73: A Trendy Mid-Length Bob for Women Over 50

A graceful take on simple mid-length bob styles, this one boasts color, shape, and ultimate flattery for a woman over 50 with thin hair.

Related: Best bob hairstyles for women over 50 with fine hair.

#74: The Classic Shoulder-Length Bob Hairstyle

A trim like this gorgeous medium bob cut for women is natural-looking. This bob falls organically above the shoulders, providing a neat look and showing off your fantastic blonde balayage hair.

#75: The Straight Bob Haircut

Go simple and neat with this straight bob, achieved by using your favorite flat iron. Ask your stylist for a blunt bob with bangs to spice up your style. It may appear too geometrical, but it cuts face shapes more angularly in a flattering way.

a flattering short layered bob for women over 60
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#76: A Flattering Short Layered Bob for Women Over 60

In your maturity and with thin hair, you can still look your best with a layered short bob for older women. Maximize those thin strands with a jaw-length stacked bob, with multiple layers contributing to a rounder, bouncier gray hairstyle.

A Cool and Edgy Short Bob for Fine Hair
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#77: A Cool and Edgy Short Bob

This is an edgy, cool haircut. My favorite part of this cut is the texture within the bob. Fine hair can thrive in a short cut when you create some movement. Thin hair bobs with undercuts require a lot of maintenance, so it’s only the move for some if you are willing to keep up with the look.

#78: The Messy Choppy Razored Bob

Opt for a choppy, medium-graduated, layered bob cut. You can style a bob hairdo with GHD irons to create smooth waves and a more polished look if you have naturally straight, thin hair. Adding layers around the face can soften the face, as do waves and the blonde color of the ends.

A Very Short Bob with Face-Framing Layers
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#79: A Very Short Bob with Face-Framing Layers

This haircut is a long pixie cut or a short bob with face-framing layers. It’s a low-maintenance bob hairstyle and takes no time to style, whether sleek or tousled. The undercut on this bob with side bangs may require more frequent salon visits but usually for little time and little money.

#80: The Graduated Bob with Layers

The graduated bob with layers is excellent at giving the hair more volume. It’s a mid-length hairstyle that’s ideal for fine, thin tresses. The best thing about short hairstyles, such as graduated bobs, is their versatility. They can be worn tousled with a little hair product in them.

#81: The Textured Messy Long Bob

The textured messy long bob offers both an edgy and glamorous finish. Medium bob haircuts and women with fine hair can easily rock the versatility of this style. So, if you’re one of those lovelies, don’t miss out on this.

In the early 2000s, being told, “You’re looking fine!” was a big compliment. But as a woman with fine hair, you may view the term as a 4-letter ‘f word.’ And your frustration is valid. Having fine hair comes with hurdles and challenges that other hair textures don’t deal with— let alone understand. But as a hairdresser with over ten years of experience under my belt and a woman with fine hair, I’m incredibly familiar with these issues. More importantly, I’ve discovered the secrets to choosing the best bob haircuts for women with fine hair. Once you read this guide and scroll through the gallery of hairstyle ideas, you, too, will be an expert in customizing any bob to suit you perfectly.

What is Fine Hair?

Fine hair is characterized by a smaller-than-average diameter of each hair strand. (Source) When you look at people, specific differences between hair types are apparent. The color and amount of natural curl are 2 of the most noticeable.

But noticing the thickness of a person’s hair can be tricky unless you’re their hairdresser.

Stylists typically break down thickness into three categories:

  1. fine
  2. medium
  3. coarse.

How to Tell If You Have Fine Hair

To determine if you have fine hair, pinch one hair between two fingers. You can use your thumb, pointer, index, or ring finger. Carefully slide your fingertips down the strand of hair. As you do this, imagine doing the same with sewing thread. You can even run your fingers down a strand of thread if you have some handy. Did your hair feel finer than the thread? If so, the odds are good that you have fine hair.

Fine hair tends to be more fragile and less voluminous or bouncy than medium or coarse hair. That’s why bob haircuts for fine hair are such a great choice. Whether you spring for a lived-in layered bob, a trendy stacked bob, or even a versatile shoulder-length bob, you can look forward to more volume and movement.

Fine Hair vs. Thin Hair

Before we move on, I must dispel some myths and clarify some terms. Now you know what fine hair is and how to tell if you have it. But we need to talk about thin hair, too. These terms are different– -despite some people using them as such. In a nutshell, hair thickness is measured in 2 ways. The first is the diameter of each strand, which can be fine, medium, or coarse. The second is in the density of hairs on your scalp, which is usually classified as thin, average, or thick. You can have fine, thin hair. Or fine, thick hair. Or coarse, thin hair… or any combination! So, know that fine and thin hair refers to 2 different things. And having fine hair does not automatically mean you have thin hair—or vice versa. Hollywood beauties Zoe Saldana, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Mindy Kaling all have fine hair. Check out their hairstyles over the years for a clearer picture of what fine hair looks like.

Customizing Your Bob Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

As a woman with fine hair myself, I know you’re likely laser-focused on getting maximum lift and volume from your bob haircut. But specific styles are best suited to specific face shapes. Not taking this into account can draw attention to all the wrong places. So, I advise pausing to figure out your face shape if you need more time. Once you’ve sorted that out, consider these tips for your next haircut appointment:

  • Diamond: Your goal is to bring your prominent cheekbones into balance with your forehead and jaw. An inverted bob with lots of volume at the top would suit you well. You’d also look great with a bob with ends that flip outwards rather than bevel inwards.
  • Heart-Shaped: The focus here is reducing the width of your forehead. Wispy or side-swept bangs would be a great choice. You’ll also want to avoid too much volume at your roots; otherwise, your forehead will look more prominent. A layered or choppy bob with lots of movement on the sides would be a good choice.
  • Oval: You have what’s considered the ideal face shape! Any length or style of the bob will suit your face. Please look at your hair texture and the desired level of upkeep to pick a cut you’ll love.
  • Round: With a round face, you’ll want a bob to make your face look a tad narrower and longer. Longer bobs (or “lobs”) are best for achieving this. If you prefer a shorter style, an inverted bob will also create the illusion of an oval face shape.
  • Square: Square face shapes look best with hairstyles that soften hard angles. Wispy bangs and lots of facial framing are a great choice. Medium layers will help add even more softness if you have curls or waves.
  • Rectangle: The biggest challenge for rectangular or oblong face shapes is hollow-looking cheeks. A chin-length bob and wispy fringe is the best option to add fullness and balance. A shorter bob will look great too. But the longer your ends are, the longer your face will appear.

Is Fine Hair Compatible with Bangs?

Bangs can look fantastic with fine hair—so long as they’re cut to suit your hair type. But specific styles or types of fringe will make your hair look flat and lifeless. Think of it this way. You want more volume in your crown and around your roots in general. Adding bangs requires taking some of the hair contributing to this extra volume. Opting for a type of fringe that lays very flat will draw more attention to how fine your hair is. So, steer clear of a straight, blunt, or heavy fringe. Opt for wispy bangs, side-swept or swoopy fringe, or layered bangs. The more softness and movement your fringe has, the more naturally voluminous and bouncy your hair will look!

Hair Type Considerations

Just like fine hair can be any density, you can have any hair texture. And choosing the best bob requires considering your face shape, hair type, thickness, and texture. That’s why I’m sharing these tips for every texture:

  • Wavy: When layered, fine wavy hair will have more volume than straight fine hair. A layered or choppy bob will give you lots of body and a low-maintenance hairstyle.
  • Curly: (including perms). Stacked bobs are excellent for curly hair. You’ll enjoy movement and bounce without the dreaded “pyramid” grow-out. Just remember curls shrink up when they’re dry—be very clear with your stylist about how short you want your ends.
  • Coily: Coily hair tends to vary quite a bit from woman to woman. Usually, a strategic mix of stacking and layers is the best choice. Finding a stylist who specializes in coily hair will guarantee that you get a flattering haircut.
  • Straight: (including relaxed hair). Layering straight, fine hair will seriously reduce your natural volume. A blunt or stacked bob with texture in the ends will make your hair look thicker and fuller.
  • Gray: You’ll want a bob that works with your grays, not against them. An inverted bob will be stunning if your strands are super-soft, as gray hair sometimes is. Consider adding a fringe and facial framing if yours are wirier. While wiry gray hairs can be frustrating, they can add tons of volume when appropriately cut.
  • Damaged or heavily processed: The more damage you’re willing to cut off, the sooner your hair will feel healthy again. So if you have curls or waves, follow the guidance above. But as I mentioned above, layers aren’t great for straight hair. If you have straight, damaged hair, cut your ends as short as possible. You’ll also want lots of texture and point-cutting to remove split ends without reducing volume.

How to Style Bob Haircuts for Fine Hair

Styling fine hair can feel like a catch-22. You want to add as much volume as possible—whether you have to blow-dry, curl, flat iron, or tease it. But fine hair is more delicate and prone to breakage than medium or coarse hair. (Source)That means the wrong techniques can make your hair look finer and flatter. Check out my pro secrets below to get maximum movement with minimum damage!

Styling Curly, Wavy, or Coily Hair

If you prefer wearing your natural texture, you’re in luck. Wavy, curly, and coily textures add movement and volume to fine hair. You don’t need much heat styling to bring out your gorgeous texture. My fine hair is a mix of wavy/curly, and I swear by the Curly Girl method. This method shows off my natural texture, gives me significant volume, and doesn’t damage my hair. It’s normal to spend a few weeks dialing in the perfect method for your hair once you start using this method. Be patient, stick with it, and you’ll have some of the best hair days you’ve ever had! If you aren’t a big fan of your natural texture, you can wear it straight too. The key is protecting your hair from heat. You’ll also want to be cautious with the temperature of your hot tools. For fine hair, a safe temperature range is 350 to 375 degrees F. Anything higher will quickly start to cause breakage and frizz.

Styling Damaged or Frizzy Hair

Is your fine hair already damaged or frizzy? Then you need to be incredibly gentle—more breakage and damage will make your hair look flat and lifeless. My advice is to be strategic with your styling and choose your battles. The less brushing and styling you do, the faster your hair will return to a healthy state. Being strategic means wearing your hair natural and air-dried as often as possible for a few months. If you have a special event, photoshoot, or anything of that nature, you’ll want to look your best. But on lazy Sundays or WFH days, consider brushing out any knots and leaving them at that. Finally, restorative hair products can speed up this process. The Olaplex Hair Repair Treatment Kit can make your tresses up to 3 times stronger, repair broken bonds (which reduces frizz), and protect them from further damage.

Styling Straight Hair

Most women I meet with fine, straight hair wish they had thick, curly hair. I get it—straight hair can be challenging to style. Getting your hair to hold a curl or stay volumized throughout the day can be difficult. The best way to get all-day volume starts with how you blow-dry. With the proper technique, you’ll have a lift at the roots that won’t fall flat. So, how do you do it? Towel dry your hair first. If it’s soaking wet, this process will take ages. Part your hair wherever you usually do. Tilt your head to the right like you’re trying to press your ear to your shoulder. With your head tilted, use your fingers or a brush to lift the hair on the left side of your head. Move it up and over the top of your head, and blow dry your roots on this side as you do so. Continue this fashion until all your roots on the left side are dry. If your blow-dryer has a “cool” button, use it once the roots dry on one side. Following up with the cool air locks in the lift you’ve added. Tilt your head to the left and repeat for the right side. Finally, brush the hair in your crown area towards your face and do the same. This method reduces frizz while giving you tons of movement and volume. If your mid-shafts and ends are still damp, you can blow dry them as usual.

The Best Products for Adding Even More Volume to Your Bob Haircut

Volumizing products are essential if you’re a woman with fine hair. While the styling techniques I outlined above will help, using the right products will make life much easier. First up is shampoo and conditioner. I’ve tried so many volumizing shampoos and conditioners—with mixed results. Some make my hair feel sticky, and others seem to wash my color out. My top recommendations are Davines Volu Shampoo and Davines Replumping Conditioner. I love these two products because they’re the best of both worlds. My hair has more volume but feels healthy, conditioned, and soft. Both products are safe for daily use (or however often you wash your hair). Finding good ones can also be tricky when it comes to styling products. I’ve tried many things over the years, but Paul Mitchell products are my favorite. Thicken Up, and Extra Body Sculpting Foam is a match made in heaven. Thicken Up will make your strands feel thicker without that gunky feeling. The sculpting foam adds lightweight bounce, lift, and movement. Apply both to damp hair, then style as desired. If you use the blow-drying technique I mentioned for straight hair, you can expect some serious va-va-voom!

Talking with Your Stylist to Get the Perfect Bob

Even with all this new information under your belt, are you a bit nervous about communicating with your hairdresser? You aren’t alone. Especially if you’ve ever gotten a haircut you didn’t love, it’s normal to feel anxious about explaining what you want. I will also teach you how to talk effectively with your hairstylist. The biggest thing to know is that we don’t expect you to know everything! You don’t have to study the terms we use or watch any online videos to educate yourself. Just think about what you want from your haircut, let your stylist know, and your stylist will do the rest.

Preferred Level of Upkeep

Bob haircuts for fine hair can be super low-maintenance or require lots of upkeep. It’s important to consider how often you want to visit the salon for trims, plus how much time you want to spend styling each day. As hairstylists, it’s our job—and our passion—to help you discover your new favorite hairstyle. But we can only do that with a bit of information from you. So, while bringing in a photo or two is always helpful, tell your stylist about your preferred level of upkeep. If you’re a curly girl who brings in pictures of straight, sleek bobs, achieving that look will take a lot of daily effort. And if you fall in love with shoulder-skimming lobs, you’ll need frequent trims to maintain the length and shape. But if you prefer fine hair haircuts once or twice a year, that level of upkeep won’t work for you. Take some time to think about your preferences before your appointment. While we’re happy to help you pick a style that looks amazing on you, you will only be satisfied if it aligns with your desired level of maintenance too. During your consultation, tell your stylist how often you’d ideally like to come in for trims and how much time you’re willing to spend styling. Bob haircuts can easily be customized to suit your lifestyle.

Your Desired Benefits

I can’t tell you how many clients have asked me to do something specific in their haircut… just for them to realize it didn’t have the desired effect. And that’s a letdown for both me as the stylist and the client in my chair. Let’s use short layers in the crown as an example. Many women think shorter layers equal more volume, but that isn’t the case. Layers reduce volume for most hair textures (curly/wavy/coily hair is the exception). So unless you’re a curly girl or plan to tease your hair daily, short layers in the crown will make your hair look sleeker and less voluminous. Instead of asking for features in your haircut that you think will help, explain the benefits you want out of your cut. Telling your stylist, “I want a chin-length cut that adds as much body as possible but doesn’t require me to spend an hour styling each day. I’m interested in bangs or anything to soften my square face,” is exactly the info we need.
On the other hand, saying, “I want an inverted bob with tons of layers and blunt bangs,” doesn’t tell us much about what you honestly expect from your haircut. Lastly, if you need more clarification, feel free to ask your stylist for advice. That’s what we’re here for!

The Best Bob Haircuts for Fine Hair

Now you’re 100% equipped to find the perfect bob haircut for fine hair that’ll also flatter your features and hair texture. Scroll through the gallery below to find a photo or two to inspire your next salon visit!