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Your thin, wispy hair doesn't have to just hang limply from your head like synthetic hair on a Barbie doll. Pick the perfect haircut that makes your thin hair look fuller and adds body to your style. You'll get more bounce and more wave out of your locks, and you can go out on the town with your head held high, looking stunning from head to toe.
Believe it or not, going shorter may actually be a good way to make your hair look thicker than it really is. Natasha Sunshine, founder of Byu-Ti Salon in Los Angeles, suggests going for a cut that is shorter than shoulder-length to give your thin hair the appearance of fullness. "Ask your stylist for a clean, blunt edge to give the illusion of thickness," Sunshine recommends. Ele Augustin, owner of Medulla Salon in New York City, agrees: "Bobs are good because shorter hair has more spring and bounce but still gives a lengthy feel."
If you have long, luxurious locks, adding some layers can help give your hair movement, making it look thicker and fuller. Augustin says, "Long layers gives the volume and lift without affecting the length of your hair, which is great for those who like to pull up their hair." Let your stylist know you want to keep your hair's length but add in some layers to make your locks look thicker.
Bob Farster, owner of Pigtails and Crewcuts in Glenview, Illinois, says, "The best haircut for fine hair is a mid-length blunt haircut." But don't say goodbye to all of your layers. Stick with ends that are all one length, but add in some layers to add the illusion of fuller hair. "For some extra body, your stylist can chip into a small top layer to create movement," Farster suggests.
What to Avoid
Farster says that a haircut with uneven ends can make your hair appear thinner than it really is, and that probably isn't the look you're going for. Sunshine suggests adding layers just near the crown of your head to avoid making your hair look thinner. "Keep the layers on the inside of the cut and away from the ends for a more voluminous style," Sunshine says.