Hair Cuts to Make Thin Hair Look Thicker

A shoulder-length bob looks thicker when curled.

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Say goodbye to thin hair and hello to the scissors. A professionally cut hairstyle can make fine hair look thicker. Leave your flat hair worries behind and get a blunt cut, mid-length layers, piecey or shoulder-length bob. The proper cut and styling tools work together to create texture in the hair. Whip that voluminous hair back and forth with confidence.

Blunt Cut

Thin hair can be a thing of the past with a blunt cut. Have a professional cut the ends of the hair straight across with a small scissors. This cut gives instant texture and thickness to the ends of the hair. In an article in "Allure," NYC stylist Matt Fugate describes applying a volumizing product (mousse or gel) onto damp hair to add body. Flip the hair upside down and blow dry. Raise the head back up and style with a round brush. Use your fingers to tousle the hair at the root for extra volume. Flat hair be gone.

Mid-Length Layers

It's all about the layers in this haircut that create the illusion of thickness. The strands stop about two inches past the shoulder. Stylist Matt Fugate recommends asking for a cut with strong layers (face framing) that begin at the cheekbones. The strands can be cut in various lengths from medium to long. Apply volumizing mousse to damp hair. While the mousse does its magic, blow dry the hair using a round brush. Concentrate the heat at the roots for added body. Finish off the style with shine serum and show off your mid-length 'do.

Piecey Bob

Go for thickness with a piecey bob. This haircut sits below the chin and is cut with long choppy layers. Thinning shears give the piecey effect, allowing the hair to fall loosely. The hair instantly looks fuller at the ends. This get up and go style is perfect for the girl on the run. Wash, apply styling gel and you are out the door. Let the hair air dry. Get fullness with little effort.

Shoulder-Length Bob

Go curly with a shoulder-length bob and step into Old Hollywood. This style gives a glamorous look from the past. Apply a curl-defining lotion onto wet hair and blow dry. Curl the hair with 2-inch velcro rollers. After about 20 to 30 minutes, remove the rollers and use a round brush to smooth out the curls. The small waves give the hair fullness and an old school beauty.

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