Cool Medium-Length Cuts for Fine Hair

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Blunt With Light Layers

To maintain and amplify fullness, avoid over-texturizing hair with layers, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have any.

Romantic Waves

Nicole Richie's medium-length hair is sleek and shiny with big barrel waves. Richie exemplifies the elegant, red carpet–worthy result without faking huge volume.

Wavy and Slightly Tapered

If you have fine hair and a shoulder-length haircut, Zendaya's an inspiration. Her hair is curled and softly tapered at the ends.

Beachy Waves

Lily Collins' lived-in texture exudes a youthful, beachy vibe. Her beach waves work to lift and undulate hair, giving the illusion of extra body. Red lipstick and bold brows help too.

Interior or Invisible Layers

While normal layers can make hair appear thinner, which is undesirable for those of us with thin strands, interior or invisible layers work to add texture and fullness.

Softly Curled Ends

The softly curled ends of Elle Fanning's hair appear to be the secret to her bouncy hair. Curl your hair with a 1.5-inch curling iron, like T3 Voluminous Curls 1.5" Clip Barrel.

Long Layers With Soft Waves

Ciara shows us how long layers with a slight wave add volume, density, and romance. Her feathered tapered ends add movement and bounce to her mane.

Baby Bangs

Emma Watson's baby bangs may be the answer if you have fine hair and avoid traditional bangs for fear of looking sparse. The short feathered strands are eye-catching and not stringy at all.

Straight and Tucked In

Jessica Alba's collarbone-grazing hair is straight and tucked in. A great medium-length cut maximizes volume, texture, and style.


A shoulder-length haircut with bangs by January Jones. Bolton says it's ideal for fine hair because it has enough length to avoid stringiness and enough texture to avoid flatness.

Side-Parted Wavy Lob

Kerry Washington's lob has shine and tiny alternating waves. The side part adds volume to her roots while the blunt ends add density.

Long, Volumized Layers

To give fine hair a boost on second day, Doutzen Kroes used a volumizing spray or a hair-heightening dry shampoo.

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