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6 Must-Have Short Haircuts for Fine Hair

Find out how to help your hair instantly look fuller with these short hairstyles for fine hair.

Taking the plunge into short hair territory can be an exciting change, but did you know you can also use a short haircut for thin hair to look thicker? Whether you're ready for a fresh start, want something more dramatic than a trim, or want a volume haircut for thin hair, find a variety of inspirational cuts for short, thin hair below to help you make the transition.

1. Short Haircut for Wavy, Fine Hair: Wavy Bob

If your hair has some texture, consider the wavy bob. Instead of thinning out the hair, this haircut helps plump up your fine hair because it’s slightly longer in front and shorter in back. To plump up this volume haircut for thin hair, use a walnut-sized amount of a volumizing hair mousse for fine hair such as a Style + Protect Weightless Volume Mousse on damp hair and style using the diffuser attachment on your blow dryer to bring out your hair’s natural wave.

2. Short Hairstyle for Fine Hair and Low Maintenance: Shaggy Lob

If you’re still on the fence about how short to go, keep things on the longer side with a shaggy haircut for fine hair. Plus, if you prefer to let your hair air dry and don’t want to spend too much time on your styling routine, this look only has a few layers, so it’s easy to style. Use Smooth Perfection Smoothing Lotion to help bring out your natural hair texture without weighing it down. This smoothing lotion lightweight lotion controls frizz and fly-aways for fine to normal, frizz-prone hair.

3. Short Haircut for Fine, Dense Hair: Softly Layered Bob

If you're lucky enough to have hair that's fine but dense, subtler layers can be a great option. They’re perfect if you want to stay away from the styling complications that come with choppy-layered short haircuts for thin hair. For anyone with a busy lifestyle who needs to get up and go, this haircut can help keep your hair looking put together. Perk up the roots of this haircut by using a volumizing hair spray for fine hair such as Style + Protect Instant Levitation Mist . This volumizing, lightweight hair spray is made without heavy silicones and uses menthol to maximize root lift.

4. Short Haircut for Fine, Curly Hair: Curly Bob

The curly bob hits right at the shoulders, so can be an exciting change if you’re cutting off long, fine hair. The trick with this look is to style your fine hair with curls instead of waves because curls take up more space and create volume. You can also help them to stand out by using an anti-frizz leave-in hair product such as Smooth Perfection Lightweight Smoothing Lotion to control flyaways and give hair flexibility so your ringlets can have bounce.

5. Short Haircut for Thin, Fine Hair with a Bold Look: Textured Pixie

This textured pixie haircut is about as short as they come, but if you’re ready to rock a bold look, it’s the way to go. What’s great about this short haircut for fine hair is that it’s kept long on the sides and includes an edgy buzzed undercut at the nape of the neck. A speedy drying time after a shower is a big bonus! Short layers are cut in the back to help lift the hair, creating the illusion that your fine hair is a lot thicker than it actually is. To help give the layers a boost, apply a small amount of Style + Protect Instant Levitation Mist to damp hair before blow drying.

6. All Rounder Short Haircut for Thin, Fine Hair: Blunt Lob

Think of a blunt lob as the universal short hair cut for all fine hair types. Since it’s the same length all over, it’s a look that requires minimal upkeep and makes hair styling a breeze. To show it off, wear it straight by using your hot tools and a hair treatment spray that protect hair from heat damage like the Color Fanatic Leave-In Treatment.


No matter which of these cuts for short, thin hair you've chosen, you can get additional volumising tips in our our guide to styling products for fine hair and other hair types. If you're looking to take the plunge and get the chop today, find a Pure Artist at a salon near you today!

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