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30 Medium-Length Hairstyles For Thin Hair You’ll Want To Try For Added Volume

Finding the perfect hairstyle for thin hair can transform your look, adding volume and dimension where you need it most. Medium-length hairstyles are especially beneficial for thin hair, as they provide a balance between length and manageability, preventing your hair from looking scraggly or limp. Here are some of our favorites:

1. Sleek Lob

Sleek Lob Hairstyle on woman with brown hair and highlights near her face.

This is a classic, polished look with blunt ends and minimal layers. Blow-drying your hair with a medium-sized round brush enhances shine and eliminates frizz, creating a sleek finish. Using a smoothing styling cream, such as Olaplex #6, can further refine the style by adding an extra layer of silkiness.

2. Medium-Length Waves With Bangs

Medium-Length Waves With Bangs Hairstyle on woman with blonde hair.

Soft, beachy waves paired with face-framing bangs create a casual yet stylish look. The waves add texture and volume to thin hair, while the bangs draw attention to your features. This versatile hairstyle can be worn with side-swept bangs for a more subtle look or with blunt bangs for a bold statement, as shown in the piecey bangs above.

3. Wispy Layers With Curtain Bangs

Wispy Layers With Curtain Bangs Hairstyle on smiling older woman with silver hair.

Romantic, feathered layers and curtain bangs softly frame the face. Wispy layers with curtain bangs create a soft, flowing look that enhances the natural texture of your hair. They are ideal for adding volume, making fine or thin hair appear fuller without weighing your hair down.

4. Wavy Lob With Subtle Balayage

Wavy Lob With Subtle Balayage Hairstyle on woman with brown hair, side view.

This hairstyle combines the chic length of a lob (long bob) with the soft, natural highlights of balayage (hand-painted highlights). A trendy, textured lob enhanced with subtle balayage highlights adds noticeable depth and dimension to your hair. The waves add a nice boost of volume.

5. Lob With Center Part

Lob With Center Part Hairstyle on smiling woman with straight dark brown hair.

Here is a timeless cut that flatters most face shapes and hair types. This shoulder-length style emphasizes symmetry, creating a balanced and polished look. The center part helps distribute hair evenly on both sides, making it appear fuller. Wear it sleek and straight, or add waves for extra volume.

6. Layered Lob

Layered Lob Hairstyle on smiling older woman with brown hair.

Try a textured, layered cut like this that adds volume and movement to fine or thin hair. The layers create an illusion of thickness, perfect for thinning hair. The length of this hairstyle falls below the shoulders, making it ideal for those who want a medium-length option. It’s also great for those transitioning from a shorter to longer style.

7. Wispy Silver Lob With Bangs

Wispy Silver Lob With Bangs Hairstyle on smiling older woman with gray hair.

What a chic, modern take on the lob with wispy layers, bangs, and a stunning silver hue. This lob or long bob has a tousled, wispy texture that provides volume without the weight, making your hair appear fuller and more voluminous, even if it is thin. This shoulder-length style is perfect for showcasing layers and creating movement.

8. Tousled Straight Shoulder-Length Cut

Tousled Straight Shoulder-Length Hairstyle on softly smiling woman with brown hair.

Consider this low-maintenance, stylish cut with tousled, piecey ends. This shoulder-length hairstyle blends sleek straight lines with a slightly messy texture for a stylish appearance. The side part provides an instant volume boost with its asymmetrical shape, making it perfect for women with thin hair.

9. Face-Framing Lob

Face-Framing Lob Hairstyle on woman with blonde hair.

This lob, or long bob, is a flattering cut with layers that gently highlight the face. The cut focuses on adding layers around the face to accentuate your features. This style makes your hair look like it has more volume and thickness and suits thin hair well.

10. Tapered Layers

Tapered Layers Hairstyle on smiling woman with brown hair.

A tapered mid-length cut like this has gradually shorter layers, creating a tapered, textured look. The blended layers create a natural lift and fullness. It also softly frames your face, enhancing your natural features.

11. Wavy Lob With Bangs

Wavy Lob With Bangs Hairstyle on smiling woman with brown hair.

These soft waves add body to thinner hair, while the bangs provide a fashionable touch. This combination with some subtle layering can make your hair appear thicker and more voluminous. Plus, you can style this medium-length cut in a variety of ways, from a sleek and chic look to a messy, casual, beachy vibe.

12. Layered Curls

Layered Curls Hairstyle on smiling woman with light copper auburn hair.

If you have thin, curly hair, consider a layered cut to enhance your natural texture. By creating layers, you can achieve a fuller look. Layering can separate your curls, preventing them from clumping together. This can result in more defined and shapely curls that are easier to manage.

13. Tousled Layered Waves

Tousled Layered Waves Hairstyle on smiling woman with brown hair.

This hairstyle gives your hair a much-needed lift, making it appear more voluminous. The layers also enhance the natural texture. You can achieve this look with minimal effort using a curling iron or a texturizing spray if you have natural waves.

14. Blonde Lob With Dark Roots

Blonde Lob With Dark Roots Hairstyle on smiling woman with blonde hair.

This trendy, low-maintenance look features dark roots and blonde ends for a grown-out effect. The gradual transition from dark roots to blonde ends gives a natural, sun-enhanced look. The intentional dark roots allow for more time between touch-ups, too.

15. Textured Wavy Layers

Textured Wavy Layers Hairstyle on woman with brown hair.

A wavy style with layering is the perfect way to add natural volume to thin hair. This cut with varying lengths and textures enhances wavy hair’s natural movement and volume. This technique ensures your strands don’t fall flat, creating a lively, healthy look.

16. Angled Lob (Long Bob) With Deep Side Part

Angled Lob With Deep Side Part Hairstyle on smiling woman with blonde hair.

For a stand-out look, consider an edgy, asymmetrical cut with a deep side part that adds volume and interest to your style. A deep side part shifts the hair’s weight, resulting in a dramatic and stylish look that’s easy to maintain. This sleek cut with blunt ends works best for straight hair textures (adding highlights can amplify the angled effect).

17. Wavy Lob With Face-Framing Highlights

Wavy Lob With Face-Framing Highlights Hairstyle on smiling woman with brown hair.

Whether you prefer subtle highlights or more pronounced ones, a wavy lob with face-framing highlights is a versatile choice for thin hair. Pairing highlights with textured waves creates the look of thicker hair. Strategically placed highlights brighten and frame your face.

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18. Medium-Length Wavy Cut With Fringe

Medium-Length Wavy Cut With Fringe Hairstyle on woman with light golden brown hair.

Here’s a feminine, flirty cut with soft waves and a fringe that skims the eyebrows. The waves soften the overall look, giving you a blend of edge and elegance. This style works well for medium-length hair with a little length to play with, hitting below the shoulders.

19. Lob With Highlighted Ends

Lob (Long Bob) With Highlighted Ends Hairstyle on smiling woman with brown hair.

This look emphasizes highlights to create the look of thicker tresses. Highlighted ends add depth, making your hair appear more dimensional. It’s a nice way to introduce some color without the commitment to a full head of highlights. Regular trims keep the ends healthy and prevent split ends.

20. Tousled Lob

Tousled Lob Hairstyle on smiling woman with brown hair.

Try an effortlessly chic, textured lob with piecey, tousled waves for a laid-back vibe. This hairstyle adds a vibrant touch with soft highlights around the face while creating an illusion of fullness with the messy texture. Layers enhance the volume, making it look like you have thicker hair.

21. Blunt Copper Lob With Bangs

Blunt Copper Lob With Bangs Hairstyle on smiling woman with copper red hair.

The combination of the blunt cut and vibrant copper color enhances your hair’s volume and texture. Adding bangs helps frame your face and balance out your features. The copper hue adds warmth and depth, which can complement a variety of skin tones beautifully.

22. Long Bob

Long Bob Hairstyle on woman with brown hair.

A true classic: the long bob. This cut grazes the shoulders and offers a balance between short and long styles. The length allows for versatility in styling, whether you want to wear it straight, wavy, or curled.

23. Straight Highlighted Lob

Straight Highlighted Lob Hairstyle on smiling woman with brown hair and blonde highlights.

The straight lob (long bob)with bold, blunt ends gives you a more structured, sleek look. The highlights add depth and create an illusion of density. The straight lob works well for most face shapes and can be customized with different highlight shades. Blonde and caramel tones are popular choices.

24. Wavy Bob

Wavy Bob Hairstyle on smiling woman with brown hair.

Try a bob with soft, romantic waves for a feminine, vintage-inspired look. You can modify this style with layers to enhance the body and movement if your thin hair needs some additional oomph.

25. Wavy Lob

Wavy Lob Hairstyle on smiling woman with blonde hair.

A shoulder-skimming cut with loose, beachy blonde waves creates a casual, youthful hairstyle. Forget that you have thin hair with waves that provide fullness and texture. To achieve this look, use a curling wand or large barrel curling iron to create loose waves throughout your lob. You can also twist small sections of hair and pin them up until they cool for a more defined wave pattern.

26. Layered Lob With Bangs

Layered Lob With Bangs Hairstyle on older woman with blonde hair.

There are multiple benefits to a textured, layered lob with wispy bangs that softly frame the face. The layers add a touch of dimension, making thinner hair look fuller. The soft bangs highlight your facial features. Plus, it’s easy to upkeep with regular trims.

27. Sleek Layered Lob

Sleek Layered Lob Hairstyle on smiling woman with brown hair.

This hairstyle combines the elegance of a long bob with the volume gained from layers. By incorporating layers, your hair gains texture and dimension, ensuring your hair doesn’t appear flat. Its straightforward styling options save you time in the morning, which is a nice bonus.

28. Shoulder-Length Lob

Shoulder Length Lob Hairstyle on smiling woman with blonde hair.

Here’s a cut with blunt ends and subtle layers, which create a thicker appearance and are beneficial if you have fine or thin hair. It maintains a stylish yet manageable length, making it ideal for everyday wear, and this cut works well with or without bangs, providing plenty of options for different styling preferences.

29. Textured Layered Waves

Textured Layered Lob Hairstyle on smiling woman with blonde hair.

A cut with varying lengths and textures that creates a tousled, lively look. The different angles and lengths of the layers enhance volume without looking too bulky. The wavy, layered structure allows for easy styling and ensures that your hair doesn’t look flat or lifeless.

30. Blunt Highlighted Waves with Bangs

Blunt Highlighted Waves Hairstyle on smiling woman with caramel blonde hair.

This hairstyle gives your hair a straighter edge while still incorporating natural waves and soft bangs. The angled blunt ends provide a fuller appearance, adding volume to thin hair. Highlights introduce depth for a voluminous, beachy look.

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