Bob Cuts & Hairstyles for Thin Hair

The bob is one of the most versatile hairstyles.

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Do you curse at your thin hair every time it falls flat? Thin or fine hair can be so frustrating to style, because it has little to no natural body. Thankfully, the bob hairstyle is a perfect match for this tricky hair type. With so many variations on the bob hairstyle, you're sure to find one that suits you.

One-Length Bob

The one-length bob is a classic hairstyle that's been a staple for decades. This bob hairstyle works well for thin hair because it makes it look fuller, thanks to the single length of the cut. The ends look blunter and they can be worn turned under or straight down. You also have the choice of bangs or no bangs. The style is very structured, so keep the color as light as you can to keep it from looking too severe.

Layered Bob

A layered bob is a great choice for women in their late teens or early 20s because it's fun and flirty. It works best if you have a little natural wave. The layers lighten up the top area of your hair, so you can really pump up the volume. Use volumizing mousse as a styling product for volume all over, or use a root booster to create the lion's share of volume at the roots only.

Inverted Bob

Inverted bobs feature layers in the bottom few inches of the style only. This creates a fabulous silhouette with most of the volume in the back crown area. The hair should taper into the nape for contrast to the volume above. You can wear this hairstyle with wavy hair, but it's at its most stunning when you wear it straight. This cut works well for fine hair because it doesn't require a lot of volume on top to work, and the cut itself creates volume.

Asymmetrical Bob

For those who like their bobs funky, there is the asymmetrical bob cut. This style features disconnected sides that vary in length. You don't have to sacrifice a bold hairstyle just because you have thin hair. This works well for fine or thin hair because you can create a deep side part that instantly makes the one side look thicker. The ends can be razored, which works well for hair that's already fine or thin.

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