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10 Classic Hairstyles for Fine Hair

From sleek classic cuts to intricate braids, there’s no shortage of styles for women with super fine strands. The key to landing the best hairstyles for fine hair is to play with layers, textures, and partings. Don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of classic hairstyles for fine hair you can always rely on for gorgeous locks and eye-turning looks.

1. Long and Free

classic hairstyle for fine hair: woman with long hair

Long and free is one of our classic thin hairstyle favs. What better way to show off your natural locks than letting them loose and unrestrained? To keep your long hair frizz-free, nourished and smooth all day long, make sure to prep your hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner.

2. Fishtail Braids

classic hairstyle for fine hair: woman with fishtail braid

Fine hair lets you achieve super intricate braids, like the classic fishtail braid. Braids add thickness and length to fine strands, making thin hair seem much fuller. Be sure to use a firm hold hairspray to tame frizz and keep the style in place.

3. Half-Up Pony Twists

classic hairstyle for fine hair: woman with half-up pony twist

In just a couple of minutes you can score this classic look. Simply part two sections of your hair above your ears, twist loosely, and tie the two parts together with a hair tie. This half up half down style adds an extra layer to give the illusion of fuller hair. This look works best on second day hair, so prep beforehand with a Day-2 dry shampoo.

4. Deep Side Part

classic hairstyle for fine hair: woman with deep side part

This classic, easy hairstyle for fine hair is a great way to naturally add more volume to your hair. An expert tip for the deep side part hairstyle is to measure where to comb your hair based on the center of your eyebrow. Try air drying your thin hair to add more texture for the appearance of fuller locks.

5. Sleek Bob

classic hairstyle for fine hair: woman with sleek bob

If you’ve got fine, short strands, make a statement with the sleek bob! Begin by damping your hair and applying a quick blow-dry. Split your hair in sections, and flat iron away for sleek, straight and thin hair. Need inspiration? There’s no shortage of celebrity styles that rock this classic look. Keep it sleek all day with a quick anti-frizz hair spray to hold hair in place.

6. Messy Low Bun

classic hairstyle for fine hair: woman with low, messy bun

Classic and cool, the loose low bun is the easiest style to fall back on with fine hair. For this look, you’ll want as much texture as you can find, so tease away and use a salt spray hair product or dry shampoo for added texture. The messy bun gives the illusion of volume, why not take advantage?

7. Bangs

classic hairstyle for fine hair: woman with bangs

Bangs are always in style, and fine hair couples great with this classic look. You can also lean towards a more edgy look with the wide range of alternative bang styles out there. Try out blunt bangs, parted bangs or even dyed bangs! For the sleekest of bangs, rock your natural shine with a shampoo and conditioner designed to revive dull hair.

8. Middle Part

classic hairstyle for fine hair: woman with middle parted hair

This look is as easy as it gets. To achieve middle parted hair, wet hair in the direction of the two parts, and let it dry. Center parting is a great style for fine hair because as your hair dries, the roots will lift and provide the illusion of more volume.

9. Classic Bun

classic hairstyle for fine hair: woman with classic bun

The classic bun is the perfect style for any occasion, casual or formal, and works best with long, thin hair. To achieve the classic bun, tie your hair in a ponytail at the top of your head, and then spray with some water. Follow this with another ponytail, and then twist the hair in the ponytail for a sleek look. Wrap the twisted hair in a bun and put a pin to hold in place.

10. Braided Updo

Braided Updo

Braids provide women with fine hair some added fullness to their locks. Take this to the next level with an intricate braided updo. Be sure to prep your hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner for even fuller hair.