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Short Haircuts That Can Make Thin Hair Look Thicker, According To A Hairstylist

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Thin hair is quite easy to manage because your tresses are naturally straight. But because it's so fine, it also tends to fall flat, and it isn't so good at holding up curls either. If you ever feel like your hair lacks a bit of "oomph," one of the things you can do is to get a fresh chop. A strategic haircut will work wonders in making your fine tresses appear thicker than they actually are. 

To guide you, we tapped celebrity hairstylist and owner of MarQed Salon, Mark Rosales, to give us a lowdown on some of the volumizing hairstyles you can try on your next salon visit. 

  1. Get a bob haircut!

    For his clients with fine hair, Mark says he typically recommends a bob, a short haircut where the ends are cut into one straight line. "This cut creates the illusion of volume," the hairstylist tellsAs your thin hair will be cut in one line, the ends will naturally appear fuller. 

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    Pro tip: To maintain any short 'do, Mark suggests having your hair "trimmed every three weeks to remove the damaged area, which is mostly found on the ends of our strands due to a lack of protein."

  2. Your safest bet is a blunt lob. 

    If you're not yet ready to go that short, Mark says a shoulder-length haircut will also do the trick. With this length, "I would also recommend getting a blunt cut. A layered cut is [more flattering] for those who have thicker hair [as this will] lessen the thickness and weight [of their mane.]" 

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  3. Give bangs a go.

    You might want to avoid a full, heavy set of bangs as they will emphasize how thin your hair is on the sides. "Curtain bangs will look good on those with thin hair," Mark stated. Like a curtain, this light, wispy type of bangs is parted down the middle. As it frames the face on each side, it adds a bit of volume to fine hair!

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