Thinning hair can take away from your overall look, especially if you’re not wearing the right haircut or style to distract from it. But if you’ve lost some hair and don’t want to go full-on bald, know that there are plenty of great styles that will let you hide your thinning hair as it grows back in! If you’re just getting started with thinning hair and you don’t know what to do with it, these five hairstyles might be perfect for you!
1) Short Pixie Cut
While the pixie cut may not be for everyone, it is a great option for those with thinning hair because it has a short length and lots of soft layers. Plus, the style is easy to maintain on your own and can be styled in a variety of ways. This look suits all face shapes, says celebrity hairstylist Mark Townsend. It’s also a versatile cut that works well straight or curly.
2) Shoulder-Length Bob
If you’re looking for a style that makes your hair look thicker, try a shoulder-length bob. The cut will draw attention upward and away from the top of your head. Use products like mousse or volumizing powder for even more lift at the roots. One caveat: ask your stylist about how long it’ll take before your new haircut starts thinning again—the goal is to grow out rather than maintain a style that’ll leave you feeling worse than before.
3) Long Layers with Side-Swept Bangs
Long layers with side-swept bangs are a great option for hiding thinning hair. This style will take full advantage of your natural texture and create the illusion of thicker hair. If you want to add some height and volume at the crown, try adding in some waves or curls. One way to achieve this is by using a 1-inch curling iron or a wand.
4) Curly Lob
Curly lobs are the perfect hairstyle for thinning hair because they can create the illusion of fuller hair, says Ted Gibson, a celebrity stylist in New York City. I often use volumizing products and tease the roots to give an illusion of thickness.
5) Asymmetrical Cut
One of the best styles for thinning hair is an asymmetrical cut, says hairstylist Eugene Souleiman. A lot of women with thinning hair feel they need a full head of hair, but it’s not necessary. An asymmetrical style will help you get the most out of your locks by drawing attention away from thinning areas and highlighting other features.