Haircuts for Straight, Fine & Hard to Curl Hair

It's way easier to build volume with shorter locks.

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If you have fine locks, sticking with shorter and medium-length hairstyles is your best bet. It’s much easier to build volume with shorter hair than long locks, simply because shorter locks have less volume weighing them down. Longer strands obviously weigh more. Your locks will look perfectly polished in the right 'do, because they'll hold their shape well. Straight locks have gorgeous shine when they're really healthy, too, so eat right, condition well and don't fry them with styling tools.

Blunt Cut

Your languid locks will look uber chic in a bob cut straight across the bottom. A chin-length cut maximizes volume, but you could go a little longer if you want to try the "lob," or long bob. Have your hair slightly angled so that it dips down in the front for a trendy look. Your fine, straight hair will look glossy and sophisticated in this cut. If you want to soften your features or make your forehead look smaller, have a gentle fringe of bangs cut across your forehead.

Side-Swept Pixie

Have your hair cut in a short pixie, which keeps your top tresses longer to pump up the volume on top. Building volume at your crown and on the sides is a breeze with this 'do. Plus, wearing your hair close to your head looks uber sophisticated, giving you lots of styling options. Make a deep side part and sweep your locks to the side for an elegant look that flatters almost any face.


Paneling means cutting the bottom layers shorter than the top layers. Stylists typically use an angled cut for trimming your strands with this do, creating a piecey look with more body. This cut often keeps hair long and sleek, while adding volume with the layers underneath. It works best on thin hair, and thick-haired ladies should steer clear.

Long Shag

Be careful of shag cuts, because some make fine hair look more sparse. However, a long shag adds texture to fine hair. Just tell your stylist not to make the layers too short -- you want lots of long layers; otherwise your hair will look thinner. Bangs that sweep down the side of your face will complete this rock star look.

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