12 Hairstyle Ideas That Make Fine Hair Look Amazing

Updated 05/01/19

If you have fine hair, you'll know that styling can be tricky, waves tend to fall out and you just don't have enough hair to work with. But with some smart hacks and some expert-approved products, you'll be able to style your hair with the best of them. In fact, plenty of A-list stars have fine hair, so we've looked to these women to inspire your next hairstyle. From Emma Stone's tousled bun to Alexa Chung's half updo, we've rounded up 12 fine-haired celebrities who know how to rock a great hairstyle.

Keep scrolling to open up a world of hairstyle ideas for fine hair.

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Emma Stone

Before pulling your hair into a bun, tip your head upside down and mist with a texturising spray like Hair by Sam McKnight Easy-Up Do Texture Spray (£25) before pulling into a loose bun. 

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Kate Bosworth

When it comes to fine hair, it is often the ends that give you away. Kate Bosworth has tonged her mid-lengths through to the tips to give the illusion of thick hair. Curls never stay? This is why your hair won't hold a curl and what to do about it.

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Diane Kruger

A side parting that's been backcombed will offer much-needed height and movement, which, in turn, gives the illusion of fuller hair.

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Karlie Kloss

The great thing about fine hair is that a sleek, centre-parted hairstyle is a doddle. Just smooth flyaways with a shine serum.

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Nicole Richie

A topknot is ideal for fine hair. Once the bun is secured in place, gently pull at it to create the illusion that it's larger and fuller than it really is.

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Elizabeth Olsen

Beachy waves are an easy way to fake the look of thicker hair. Braid towel-dried hair, mist with hairspray and leave it to dry. Unravel, et voilà! Perfect beachy waves. 

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Kirsten Dunst

Here Kristen has divided her hair into two sections and twisted it to create a rope braid. Left loose, it makes her hair appear much thicker than it really is. 

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Suki Waterhouse

Short layers around the face can create texture and fullness. 

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Not a fan of layers? Long fine hair can look amazing when it's straightened, as Gwyneth stylishly proves. Re-create the look with Ghd's Platinum Styler (£165).

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Keira Knightley

Make the most of your hair's wispy texture by embracing flyaways. It's also a great way to play down a dressy outfit or elaborate neckline.

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Alexa Chung

Half updos can be tricky territory for anyone with fine hair, but Alexa shows the perfect way to get it right. A curtain fringe balances out any lost weight.

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Kate Mara

A blunt lob will instantly make fine hair appear thicker, but Kate Mara has added soft waves to push the illusion one step further. A mist of salt spray will help the bends of the hair stay in place.

See more of our favourite hairstyles with the best half-up, half-down ideas on Pinterest.

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