Long bobs for thin hair are medium-length cuts, which are layered and textured to create volume and movement. The style adds fullness to the hair ends, creating a thicker look without effort.
Stylist Piper Bryant of Knoxville, TN loves the benefits of wearing a lob cut for thin-haired women. It’s perfect for those who want to change their look while keeping length around their faces.
The ultimate tip Bryant would like to share is to “understand your hair texture and type.” This is the key to knowing how many layers and lengths should work for you best.
If you have shorter layers surrounding your face, it would not be easy to support and pull off the style.
The common misconception about having a long bob is that more layers give more volume. According to Bryant, this isn’t always the case.
She explains, “I like to create very light layering, which I call invisible layers, to fine or thin hair. This forms movement and volume while maintaining the strength of the cut’s perimeter.”
Consult your stylist before making the decision. Bring an image of the cut and style you like to get. Ask if your preferred look is something you can maintain and style at home.
If you need more photo inspiration, scan through this gallery. Here are the trendiest and most flattering long bobs for thin hair you can choose from!
#1: Blonde Balayage on a Thin Lob Cut
A blonde balayage on a thin lob cut helps take this crop to the next level. Be prepared to schedule a few upkeep appointments for this look, however, the results are worth it!
#2: Straight Sleek Lob Without Bangs
A straight lob with no bangs is the perfect choice for those with thin hair wanting length with volume. Opt for layers that begin at your chin to keep the look lightweight and airy. This versatile cut flatters all face shapes, allowing you to style it however you like! For added body and bounce, use a round brush when blow-drying. This will give an extra boost of lift and movement.
#3: Voluminous Blonde Lob
With a voluminous blonde lob, you’ll be glowing and turning heads, with all eyes on you. Lobs are one of the best hairstyles if you have a warm, golden skin complexion. Keep your natural hair color at the root area or opt for a color that is a few shades lighter than the blonde if you want to add depth and dimension to your hair. This messy lob can be styled straight or curly, but messy waves give you that natural, lived-in feel that you can flip around from side to side.
#4: Platinum Shoulder-Length Bob with No Bangs
Platinum blonde hair is perfect for cooler complexions. But be aware, it’s a job for a professional. Keep your hair looking strong and healthy by keeping up with your cuts. If thinning hair is a concern for you, a long bob is a good choice. Keep the perimeter as strong as possible to give the illusion of thicker hair.
#5: Soft Side-Swept Bob Cut
Elevate your style with a soft side-swept bob cut. Even the thinnest of hair textures will look great with a bob cut, but make sure the layering is minimal to maintain weight on the ends. If you’re worried about adding the sweeping front fringe, start a bit longer at your chin. That way it will grow out in a snap. A side-swept bob is very complimentary to most face shapes, so go for it. Z
#6: Long Bob for Very Thin Hair
A long bob can be suitable for very thin hair, but it has to be cut with a long fringe. Cutting your fringe longer will create some volume at the front and your hair will look fuller. Try to use less heat on your hair, let it air dry if you can, and remember to do weekly treatments to strengthen and hydrate, especially if you color your hair.
#7: Blonde Lob with a Middle Part
A blonde lob with a middle part is so trendy right now. Ask your stylist to do a root shadow with your blonde color. A root shadow is a color technique that is used to create a low-maintenance color, by placing a darker color on the scalp area. This will help to blend the color for a seamless look. It’s a great way to give depth to your color, and longevity between appointments.
#8: Neck-Length Lob Haircut
A neck-length lob haircut is a bold and sure-fire way to attract all the attention in the room. A blunt-cut hairdo will create fullness and is dramatic when paired with messy, textured layers. Lobs are the best hairstyles to seek after if you love medium lengths that can be styled both sleek or messy. It’s the best hairstyle duo.
#9: Natural Red Lob for Thin Hair
A natural red lob is ideal for thin hair because warm colors work to expand the overall appearance of the hair while short hair looks healthier and thicker. The combination of shorter lengths and warm colors will help thin hair look thick and full of life and body.
#10: Choppy Bob with Bangs on Women Over 40
A long choppy bob with bangs is a fun take on a classic hairstyle for women over 40 to try. A long bob with bangs for thin hair will create softness around the face, all while simultaneously adding messy, voluminous texture to the rest of your hair which will make your thin hair appear thicker and fuller. Curl sections of your hair in alternating forward and backward motions, then finish with a texture spray.
#11: Straight Lob with a Middle Part
Have you ever thought about rocking a straight lob with a middle part? I bet you are now! A long bob haircut for thin hair is great because it makes your hair appear thicker and is so versatile when it comes to styling. You can recreate this sleek, straight style by using a round brush when blow-drying, as well as using a smoothing cream and hair serum.
#12: Lob with Face-Framing Bangs for Women Over 50
Consider a lob with face-framing bangs for women over 50 if you want to embrace your youthful side. The longer lengths at the front of your haircut will compliment your face and the shorter lengths in the back will help add fullness to your hairstyle. Long bobs for fine hair are a game-changer.
#13: Shoulder-Length Bob for Thin Wavy Hair
When looking for a shoulder-length bob for wavy hair, think about how much time you’ll save getting ready in the mornings with this easy-to-maintain hairstyle. A fine hair shoulder-length bob will create much-needed texture and body to your locks. With naturally wavy hair, you should just be able to spray in a texture spray and call it a day or a quick run-through with a hot tool should suffice. Either way, minimal effort is required for a high-impact hairstyle you’ll be sure to love.
Related: Hottest long wavy bob haircuts.
#14: Long Bob for Round Faces
Try a long bob for round faces in order to help frame your face and compliment your facial structure. A round face shape can benefit from longer framing lengths, which is why a long bob style is one of the more sought-after hairstyles to have. Style by smoothing out the hair using a round brush while blow-drying or with a flat iron, and don’t forget that thermal protectant beforehand!
#15: Long Shaggy Bob with a Fringe and Messy Waves
Try a long shaggy bob with a fringe and messy waves if you’re someone that loves an effortless, textured hairstyle. A layered lob for fine hair with bangs will never fail at giving you both texture and body. Adding a fringe to your haircut will help shape your face and blend in with those face-framing layers, making it the perfect soft touch on a long bob cut. Style with a sea-salt spray or tousle spray, rough up your hair in your hands, and you’re good to go!
#16: Long Graduated Bob for Women Over 60
A long graduated bob for women over 60 is a thin hairstyle to strongly consider if you need a fun, new haircut to brighten up your overall appearance. Having a long angled bob for thin hair will give everyone the illusion your hair is thicker and fuller than it might actually be. The shorter (and the more layers) that are added in the back will help heighten the volume that your hair is able to achieve. Use a round brush and volumizing products when blow-drying to reach your new hairstyle’s full potential.
#17: Sleek Blunt Lob for Straight Hair
A sleek blunt lob for straight hair is great for women wanting an easy wake-up-and-go hairstyle. Cutting a blunt lob on fine hair will help add weight to your ends, making your hair seem thicker than it is. A lob hairstyle is appealing because you have a slight angle to your ends, which creates a fun and bold outlook.
#18: Textured Lob Cut with Waves
Try a textured lob cut with waves if you’re looking to add more texture and volume to your hairstyle. To increase the amount of texture after styling, make sure to ask your hairstylist for some layers and face-framing pieces. This will ultimately create more body for those getting a textured lob for thin hair. Be sure to pick up a texture spray and a medium-hold hairspray to finish off your new hairstyle.
#19: Long Layered Bob on Fine Hair
Consider a long layered bob on fine hair. If you want to add texture to your hair without losing much length, try longer layers! Don’t hesitate to add more layering around your face for a soft, blended finish. This makes for a perfect long layered bob for thin hair.
#20: A-Line Lob Cut with Money Pieces
An a-line lob cut with money pieces will give you the “wow” factor you’re looking for. Not only is it one of the biggest trends happening right now, but it’s also a great way to brighten up your overall appearance and highlight your facial features. A long a-line bob is a great starter haircut for those eyeballing lob styles.
#21: Low-Maintenance Long Angled Bob
A low-maintenance long angled bob is a lovely choice for women with fine-textured hair. A shoulder-length bob for thin hair looks best when the hair is a blunt, one-length cut. This will create the illusion that your hair is both thicker and fuller, featuring a bold and stunning appearance.
#22: Long Inverted Bob Cut
A long inverted bob cut looks best on women with fine, straight hair. With naturally straight hair, this hairstyle is effortless. A lob haircut for thin hair will create fullness and volume, all while keeping a slightly longer length in the front so you still have an edge to your hairstyle.
#23: Edgy Long Stacked Bob
An edgy long stacked bob is perfect for women that love having body and volume in their hair. The more stacked the back is, the higher the hair can be. A long bob hairstyle can be styled in so many different ways but is best worn straight or with a few messy curls pieced out for a more tousled style. Whether you tease your hair, use root lifting products or just a simple spritz of a texture spray — this hairstyle for thin hair will maximize your volume.