Labrecuque says to avoid choppy layers when you’re going in for a haircut. Instead, celebrity hairstylist and CEO of Phenix Salons Gina Rivera says to try a blunt cut because it creates fullness. “If you’re thinning you want to stay away from longer, straighter, hair styles that may make the thinning hair more apparent,” she says. “The best bet is to move to a medium length, with a blunter cut, that will create the look of fuller hair.”
One of the simplest, low-maintenance hairstyles for thin hair is the pixie cut. “The cut is meant to sit close to the head, and if styled correctly, it really showcases the eyes and camouflages the look of thinning hair with long layers,” Baadsgaard says. “The pixie can be utilized to create a lot of texture which allows you to place the hair in zones where you may be experiencing hair loss. The texture and movement is great for creating an impression of fullness,” Rivera adds.
Sometimes, years of parting your hair in the same direction can cause hair stress and results in thinning. A deep side-part not only hides thinning, but this hairstyle helps create volume and fullness around the face, Rivera says. “For instance, if you are experiencing thinning on the top of the scalp, a deep side part can act to hide it,” she says. For added body at the roots, try a root spray.
You don’t need thick, full hair to rock a set of bangs! “If you’re losing a lot of density in on your sides, near your temples, a nice fringe can do wonders and hides hair thinning in the temples,” says Yasmeen Osman, a hairstylist and colorist on Newbury Street in Boston. A soft, wispy bang can also hide thinning posts on the scalp, Rivera adds. On a daily basis, it’s best to pull your hair back, tousle your bangs with your fingers, then spritz them with a texturizing spray.
The wavy lob has two big benefits: It’s short enough that it’ll never weigh you down, and the beachy texture provides an appearance of thickness. If you have naturally thin hair or are thinning, having longer strands actually accentuates your thinning, rather than camouflaging it, Rivera says. “Thinning hair people actually have more hair present towards the root/mid-lengths area and, the longer the length, the thinner it appears,” she says. “The messy lob accentuates the shape of the face and looks full from roots to ends.”
To create this look, wash and towel dry your hair. To start, use a texturizing spray throughout your hair to add lasting density, volume, and texture. Depending on your hair’s natural curl, either use your hands to scrunch your hair while it’s wet, or create beachy waves with a curling wand when it’s dry. Gently use your fingers to mess up the curls, and finish with hairspray.