There comes a time when a trim no longer cuts it. Whether your hair is damaged from a few too many dye jobs or you're bored with a style you've rocked for the past five years, sometimes a new short 'do is necessary. But what about those of us with incredibly thin hair? Will a short cut flatter our fine locks or completely wipe out the little volume we have?
Whether your texture is curly or straight, a short cut has the ability to lift volume and make thin hair look fuller. To get the skinny on the best short haircuts for fine hair, we reached out to Honey Artists hairstylist Corey Tuttle for his expert opinion on how to cut thin hair. Needless to say, he had quite a few styles to recommend, as well as this bit of sage advice: "Straight hair shows scissor marks, so look for a good hairstylist with talent in precision cutting."
Try a heavy bangs–and–long layer combination, as it "gives the overall illusion of fuller hair," says Tuttle. To keep bangs from looking piece-y, generously spray the roots with Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo ($22).
Tuttle says this celebrity-favorite cut "can be very cute and progressive if you are confident in your facial shape to pull it off." Dress up your new pixie like Michelle Williams, and rock a deep side part. To keep flyaways at bay, use Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream ($37) for a flawless finish.
Soften a blunt bob with retro curls like Lily Collins. To keep large finger waves in place, use a strong hold hair spray like R+Co Vicious Hairspray ($29).
Not short enough to be a pixie but not long enough to be a bob, Kiersey Clemons's 'do is absolutely stunning. To get Clemons's high-shine hairstyle, use this rose gold Vernon François Dazzling Spritz Shine Spray ($30).
Try a shoulder-length blunt cut like Lucy Hale's, as it "makes the hair look thicker and healthier," says Tuttle. To modernize the classic bob, add some waves with Herbivore Botanicals Sea Mist ($20).
Give texture to fine tresses with a heavily layered asymmetrical pixie. For a voluptuous style à la Ruby Rose, rub a bit of Bumble and Bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse ($31) into your roots.
Ready to make the cut but not ready for a drastic style change? Tuttle suggests adding "face-framing layers with a structured blunt edge" as it will "bring out your facial features." To create a tousled model-off-duty style like Zoe Saldana's, spritz your locks with Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray ($26).
Katy Perry proves that a short cut can do wonders for volume. To get Perry's voluptuous tresses, use a lifting mousse at the roots, like L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It High Lift Creation Spray ($4).
Embrace your fine texture and rock a pair of wispy bangs with a blunt bob à la Karlie Kloss. For bouncy locks like Kloss, use Living Proof No Frizz Conditioner ($24).
Don't want a simple bob or bangs? Look no further than Jourdan Dunn's slightly asymmetrical 'do. To get Dunn's sleek hairstyle, smooth out your tresses with this GHD Classic 1 inch Styler ($149).
Margot Robbie proves that you can rock waves with a short 'do. The combination of Robbie's long layers and dimensional highlights creates just the right amount of fullness. Want to get the look? Run a curling wand like the Beachwaver Pro Professional Rotating Curling Iron ($250) through your shoulder-length hair.
Similar to a blunt bob, blunt fringe gives the illusion of fuller tresses. To get Swift's perfectly blown-out 'do, dry your fine strands with a volume-enhancing blow-dryer like Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer ($195).
A tousled bob will give your hair the volume and body you're looking for. Add some extra dimension like Cameron Diaz by sweeping your bangs over for a deep side part and give it a nice bend using a one-inch flat iron.
By tucking the ends of your short hair under, you can give the illusion of a glamorous updo. Let a few strands hang loose because everything looks better a little undone.
Nicole Richie has pulled off many hair colors in her day, but we're ranking this bubblegum pink one in her top five, hands down. This shaggy cut frames her face so perfectly.
We call this look the ultimate cool-girl cut. I mean, how effortless does Kate Mara look in this asymmetrical cut. A lob in the front and a bob in the back. Bonus points for the soft waves giving her some added texture.
Want a chin-length look like Kristen Stewart? Sidebar: Team Byrdie is always fawning over her ever-changing hairstyles—they get better and better every time. This bob, for example, became even more photogenic because of its slicked side paired with a party in the front. You can achieve this slightly damp style with a texturizing spray.
Take your lob up a few notches with blonde highlights like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. We're also very into this volume that makes fine hair look fuller than it actually is.
Take your flat iron and give your hair a slight bend starting from the root and stopping at the mid-shaft. Straight ends will create more structure.
Taking it back to that one time Emma Stone went platinum. This layered lob makes her fine hair look full. Any time you add layers to the mix, your hair will look thick and healthy.
A topknot will never ever do you wrong. It's the no-fuss hairstyle that's equal parts glam and chill, and you can't really ask for much else. Slick your short hair back into a pony with a pomade for more of a hold. Wrap your hair around into a tight coil for the perfect bun (a messy bun will look cool, too).