22 Volume-Boosting Medium Length Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Medium length hairstyles for fine thin hair

Before your next haircut, check out these photos of medium length hairstyles for fine hair. So you’ve got medium length thin hair or fine hair? You’ve always envied those girls with all that long, thick, amazing hair, right yet yours tends to always fall flat? Well, envy no more my thin-haired ladies!

Medium length layered hair gives you endless possibilities! Whether it’s stylishly pulled back or down and framing your gorgeous face, there’s no style you should eliminate simply because you have fine hair. If you keep your hair healthy with frequent trims and buy high-quality volumizing products that add dimension, then you have nothing stopping you from rocking any of these gorgeous hairstyles.

We’ve got the best hairstyles for fine hair in our slideshow below. Bobs, shags, and layered cuts are the best haircut options for finer hair to choose from.

I’ve compiled some of my absolute favorite medium length haircuts for fine hair (and thin hair) that will complement your locks and make your hair appear thicker than ever before.

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Mid-length Layered Hair to Add Volume

layered mid length haircut for fine hair
Instagram @alissathesauce

Enhance your look with this beautifully shaped mid-length hair with long layers and a brightening ombre. It’s best flattering on thin hair and round faces for a narrow and dimensional appearance.

Blunt LOB for Women Over 40

Blunt LOB for Women Over 40
Instagram @anadoesmyhair

When it comes to finding cute shoulder length hairstyles and cuts for fine hair, a one-length blunt cut like this helps frame the face and accentuate your bone structure. Style with waves plus contrasting highlights, and you’ll totally get lots of movement.

Trendy Wavy Mid-Length Lob

Trendy Wavy Mid-Length Lob
Instagram @insta_deuce

Ease into a short cut by cutting your thin hair mid-length and go for the modern wave hairstyle for a really versatile look. This way, you’ll experience the best of both worlds.

Collarbone Length Edgy Razor Cut

Collarbone Length Edgy Razor Cut
Instagram @cassiestradling

Rock a medium hair razored shag and pixie fringe easily with a lived-in look like this! Perfect for women with thinning hair and who love a wash-and-go lifestyle!

Long Inverted Bob with Dark, Fine Hair

Long Inverted Bob with Dark, Fine Hair
Instagram @hijoaveda

Make the most out of your thin straight hair by going with a simple brunette balayage that goes with the season! Cutting shoulder length hairstyles for fine hair asymmetrical makes it easier to maintain without making it less stylish.

Brown Medium Length Layers with Highlights

Brown Medium Length Layers with Highlights
Instagram @margaret_doeshair

Featuring a chocolate chestnut hair, this shoulder length cut is very easy and effective in giving your mane beautiful depth. The layered ends create a choppy style that adds a soft edge for women with fine hair.

Cute Cut for Straight Fine Hair

Cute Cut for Straight Fine Hair
Instagram @lovely.lady.locks

This blunt blonde balayage is a great choice for medium length hairstyles for thin hair! It can elongate a square or wide face and give its wearer a light and refreshing feeling.

Collarbone Length Shaggy Cut

shaggy haircut for fine medium length hair
Instagram @salsalhair

When it comes to medium haircuts for thin hair, you can’t go wrong with a shag! This cut is back and modernized with sexy layers and blunt ends, creating the perfect haircut for fine-haired gals.

Tousled Medium Length for Fine Hair

medium length haircut for fine hair
Instagram @jandrewserna

Join “Team Tousled” with this gorgeous example of medium layered haircuts for thin hair and give new life to your fine hair.

Medium Length Bangs

Medium Length Bangs
Instagram @beaute_operateur

Short layers on a medium length lob provide so much dimension and volume without having too much bulk. Those bangs that highlight the eyes, together with the subtle rose gold, make this medium hair with layers very charming.

Perfect Long Bob for Black Women

Perfect Long Bob for Black Women
Instagram @hair_by__ashley

A lob is a sleek and simpler choice for medium length hairstyles for thin hair over long braids for easy upkeep. Medium layered hair is sassy and goes well with round small faces especially when styled with a center part.

Messy Choppy Layers for Fine Hair

Messy layered, medium haircut for fine hair with bangs
Instagram @marina_at_haus

Q&A with style creators, Hairstylist Marina Pett and
Color Specialist Molly Forbes @ Haus Salon in Minneapolis, MN

How would you describe this?

This is a layered, medium haircut for fine hair with bangs. The hair is long enough to be pulled back, and the bangs and pieces around the face can still make the hair look done up. This cut is very versatile and can be worn sleek/straight or choppy/textured. It has a lot of character and movement.

What’s your best advice?

Use Oribe’s Maximista at your roots and blow dry your layered shoulder length hair for volume and hold. Add a loose wave with a 1 1/4″ curling iron and finish with Oribe’s Dry Texture Spray for more volume and hold. Sea salt spray would work great in your hair to air dry with, too.

This medium hairstyle for fine hair will work great with any face shape. Plus, it’s a great option for women with finer hair who are looking for more volume.

Modern Choppy Hair Cut for Finer Hair

A really cool shade to pair with fine tresses is an atomic platinum blonde for a solid definition. The messy layers give an edgy vibe and makes this cute haircut for medium-length fine hair easy-to-style.

Q&A with style creator, Stefan Desczyk
Hair & Makeup Artist @ Reza Hair in Berlin, Germany


How would you describe this?

This mid-length choppy haircut for finer hair is a structured messy long bob.

What’s your best advice?

With the shape of medium length layered haircuts, you can’t really go wrong. It almost fits every face shape. Depending on the face shape, you may have to adjust some details (length, fringe, etc).

The best hair type for the messy lob is fine to medium thick hair. A wavy base would be even more perfect. For blow-dry, use a thickening pre-style spray, just to give the hair some strength and that bit of fullness. When it’s dry use a GHD Platinum Styler for adding some waves if needed. To finish shoulder length hairstyles for fine hair, use a styling serum for definition and control.

Easy Layered Cut for Round Faces

Easy Layered Cut for Round Faces
Instagram @samantharaebard

When looking for medium length hairstyles for thin hair, consider getting graduated layers. Medium layered haircuts for women create certain edges around your face, giving it a sharper look that is what round face gals needs.

Messy Choppy Layers for Mid-Length Hair

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Fraitag
Stylist / Barber @ Julius Michael Hair Salon in Scarsdale, NY


How would you describe this?

This medium length hairstyle for fine hair has multidimensional tones that really pop with the shattered layers. You can easily dress this up or down depending on your mood. No matter how you style this cut, it looks effortlessly chic.

What’s your best advice?

This style is perfect for any fast-paced, get up and go trend-setter. A classic silhouette with an edge is very easy to style. Using any texturizing products (putty, dry texturizing spray, even your favorite dry shampoo!), a quick tousle, and you’re ready to run the world. Most hair textures can carry this style with the proper personalization and products.

Mid-Length Curly Hair

Mid-Length Curly Hair
Instagram @elenadamovaa

Q&A with style creator, Elena Adamova
Curly Hair Specialist @ Cavalry Salon & Nails Spa in Washington, DC


How would you describe this?

This mid-length curly hair is very soft and feminine.

What’s your best advice?

With this collarbone length, you have two options: going for longer bob where it’s shorter in the back longer in the front (A-line perimeter), or the opposite, longer in the back and shorter around the face.

The layers/shape for curly or wavy hair is a little different. Usually, women with textured hair end up with a triangular look. That’s why these types of hair always need layers.

Curly, wavy hair always craves moisture! It needs good organic, botanical water-based products meaning when people choose a shampoo, conditioning cleansers, gel, creams, it’s important to see first if the ingredient has water! If it starts with oil or silicone – don’t buy as it will dry your hair in a long-term. Using too many oils on the hair is not recommended because it coats around the hair shaft and prevents moisture to penetrate.

Especially for the winter, I recommend conditioner cleansers for the scalp only. That way when rinsing off the hair all of the natural oils from the scalp goes to mid-shaft and ends. After that, just finger comb it with conditioner. If the conditioner is water based you don’t have to rinse it off all the way. You can leave some in your hair.

Also, apply your styling products on very wet hair and don’t towel dry it before that. Scrunch it to force the curl to come out then scrunch with a microfiber towel to remove access water.  Let it air dry. A cotton t-shirt will do the trick. The point is not to remove extra water/moisture. A regular towel has more texture that absorbs more, and scrunching with it will create frizz.

Light Layers and Side-Swept Bangs

Light Layers and Side-Swept Bangs
Instagram @laurel_keita

Stylist Laurel cut layers onto thin medium hair. Add long curtain bangs to your medium-length cuts for fine hair for the full volume package.

Low Maintenance Cut for Medium Fine Hair

Q&A with style creator, Lauren Shabino
Haircutting Specialist @ ROAR Salon in Austin, TX


How would you describe this?

This low maintenance cut for medium, fine hair is a slightly triangular, textured long bob with long layers and a soft perimeter. The best thing about it is that it’s low maintenance, but still edgy enough to stand out in a crowd. It air dries beautifully, while also maintaining the ability to be worn straight or with waves.

What’s your best advice?

This haircut is for women with long hair, who are looking for a change but aren’t willing to go “short short”. The shape lands right past the “awkward length” where the hair starts flipping at the shoulder, so there really isn’t an awkward moment if you decide to grow it out again. It is still able to be put into a ponytail or bun.

For styling medium hairstyles for fine hair like this one, it should look great air-dried with some styling cream, blown out straight with smoothing spray, or styled with beachy waves using texture spray to finish.

Medium A-Line Bob for Oval Faces

Q&A with style creator, Jamie Thurlow
Stylist @ The Headroom Salon in Lansing, MI


How would you describe this?

This shoulder length hairstyle for fine hair is an A-line bob. It looks natural and it’s so versatile.

This cut has so much movement and several styling options. It can be worn with natural curl/waves, styled straight, or curled with an iron. And this length will still go up for those women who need their hair out of their face at times.

What’s your best advice?

Go for it! It’s so versatile. It can be styled in many different ways to be worn to look professional, fun, sexy, casual, etc. Plus, it’s flattering on every face shape. Depending on hair texture and look (natural curly, vs. straight, etc), like most looks, you’ll need to use some product and tools.

First, use a detangler/conditioning spray to comb out your medium-length cut. Then, use a volumizer and a styling cream for body, protection, and shine. Rough blow-dry it 80% dry and then section into 4 sections. Use a large ceramic round brush to achieve body and movement. Run a flat iron over the top layer and spray with moveable hairspray to finish the look.

Layered Shoulder Length Bob

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie Garcia
Cosmetologist @ Grand Avenue Salon in Chino Hills, CA


How would you describe this?

This is a layered shoulder length bob that’s easy recreate at home. Shoulder length haircuts for fine hair like this are perfect for women who cannot come in for routine touch-ups every 4-6 weeks.

What’s your best advice?

This style is the “power cut” for all the badass women who are always on the go! No more daily fights with long blow drys, curling irons, and tons of product for your fine locks and shoulder-length haircuts!

Face Framing Highlights for Fine Hair

Face Framing Highlights for Fine Hair
Instagram @sadieface

Q&A with style creator, Sadie Curtin
Extension Expert & Creative Color Specialist @ The Livingroom Salon in Costa Mesa, CA


How would you describe this?

This is an updated version of a graduated bob. Its textured layers and fresh balayage give this shoulder length layered hair a modern approach to an old classic.

What’s your best advice?

When considering medium length hairstyles for fine hair, you may need to add a new product to your regimen or a curling iron to help achieve your end results.

Sitting in the chair while the service is being performed is the perfect time to ask your stylist for a quick tutorial on styling your new do.