One look at a red carpet and you’ll find the most gorgeous women in Hollywood are ditching their long layers and extensions for a fresh, fun chop. The short hair revolution has officially arrived.
This is great news for women with fine and thinning hair. The right haircut can instantly offer both volume and lift. So why are short cuts the best option for fine hair? “Once the hair gets past the shoulder it tends to look thin or stringy, so if you establish a nice weight line close to the neck, it makes the hair look naturally fuller,” says Luis Payne, artist director for the Hairroin Salon in New York City.
Click through to see the best short haircuts for fine and thinning hair (and get inspired for your next cut!).
As a short hair chameleon, Sienna Miller constantly changes up her look, and we love her latest style. The short, side-swept wavy bob is perfect for women who naturally lack volume. The deep side-part offers height on top, and the square layers frame her face. Payne says square layers are a great option for fine-haired women as they “give a nice, solid foundation on the bottom.”
For women who don’t want to go quite as short as Sienna, a long, textured bob like Emma’s is a good compromise.
This classic bob has a bit of an asymmetrical twist and works well for women who don’t have natural texture in their hair. “With longer layers in the front and shorter layers in the back, this haircut helps to visually lift the hair for an illusion of fullness,” says Payne.
Kate Bosworth gives bounce and movement to this cut with a voluminous blow dry, curling the hair under with a round brush. “Having volume at the nape of the neck pushes everything up and makes hair look fuller as opposed to just lots of layers with no foundation,” says Payne.