Haircut for a Woman's Thin Hair With a Slight Wave

Opt for a messy pixie like the one Natalie Portman sported at the premiere of V for Vendetta in New York City.

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If you're a woman who describes your hair as thin or fine with a bit of a wave, you know that choosing the right haircut makes all the difference in the world when it comes to sporting a mane you feel proud of. However, when you end up with cuts meant for thicker, coarser hair, your look easily falls flat. Don't lose hope! There are tons of looks that will boost your confidence ... and your hair.

Messy Pixie

If you're a woman who thinks you need straight, thick hair to achieve edgy-meets-feminine haircuts -- think again. While the idea of going shorter probably conjures up images of your head covered in thin, oddly waved tresses, you can put those thoughts to rest. By cropping your hair into a pixie, your stylist can create a ton of volume since most of the weight is removed from your hair. Oh, and about your waves -- cutting them into a pixie adds movement to your cut for a playful appearance. Apply a dab of pomade to your hair and get messy.

Super Long Layers

When you have a head full of thin-textured hair, but you have a lot of it, this can present problems when looking for the ideal cut. You might not realize that a thin texture means each individual strand is thin -- this word doesn't necessarily mean you don't have any bulk. If this sounds like you, go for a hairstyle that falls past your collarbones and ask your stylist for super-long layers -- you'll end up with a full, beautiful style with piecey ends that taper in instead of fluffing out. For an extra dose of fun -- curl your hair with both small- and medium-barrel curling irons for added depth.

Shoulder-Length Bob

If the entirety of your hair is thin and friends often refer to it as "baby-fine" then your best bet is to go for a look that's not too long and that doesn't have many layers. Long haircuts weigh your hair down so you lose all volume. Layers act similarly and you easily end up with fly-aways and layers that appear ultra-visible. Ask your stylist for a shoulder-length bob. This swingy style offers your thin hair a bit of bounce while the single, blunt length provides a sleek finish.

Heavily Feathered Front, Softly Feathered Back

Just because layers are tricky for thin hair doesn't mean you're stuck with one-length styles for the rest of your life. If a fringy appearance is what you're after, your stylist can make this happen. Ask for heavy, side-swept bangs and heavily feathered hair from your eyebrow line down to your shoulders, but only framing your face. By opting for super-texturized ends, you'll get the softened effect you're looking for on the very ends of your hair without the appearance of choppy layers throughout. While your best bet is still to go with one length for the rest of your hair, your stylist can feather the very bottom of your hair for a cohesive look that retains its volume.

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