We’re not going to lie: having thin hair is challenging! You have to be careful when caring for it and grooming it, and extra careful when choosing your hairstyles. This is why we have gathered some of the best options for medium length haircuts for thin hair.
Generally, medium length is a good choice for thinner hair – it still maintains volume and shape (like you would with short hair) but you have some freedom to play & experiment with various looks (like it is the case with long hair). So, there are still plenty of options out there, even for those of us who weren’t blessed with thick manes! Here are +50 delightful ideas for medium, thin hair.
Balayage A-Cut For Thin Hair
Balayage and A-shaped haircut – a classic, foolproof combination! Not only is it versatile and trendy, but it also greatly suits thin hair, making it appear fuller and light.
Braided Bow Half Updo For Thin Hair
This gorgeous half updo is perfect for straight, medium hair, even if it is on the thinner side. Finish it off with a pretty bow or ribbon and you’re good to go.
Loose Side Braid
Loose braids are a great way to add texture & richness to your thin hair! Keep it slightly messy and wear it on your (best) side for a casual & charming look.
Vintage Brunette Curls
These slightly-vintage, fully-stunning brunette curls will add amazing richness and lushness to your mane. We can easily imagine some 50s starlet rocking this hairstyle at the Cannes film festival!
Playful Space Buns
Space buns ftw! They’re such a fun and versatile hairstyle, appropriate for all types of hair texture and length, and for all sorts of occasions! Keep them slightly messy and you’ve got yourself a great look for school or running errands.
Topknot With Curls & Scarf
Adding a scarf to your topknot not only scores bonus points in the style department. It also creates the visual illusion that your hair is way bigger in size!
A chignon doesn’t only sound swanky – it also looks like a classy, high-fashion choice. It’s certain to draw all the (right kind) of attention at an event or special occasion.
Mermaid Braid For Thin Hair
A lot of girls have the impression that braiding your hair will make it appear both thinner and shorter, so they tend to avoid braids all-together. However, that’s such a mistake! Mermaid (or fishtail) braids are known among hairstyle-connoisseurs to make anybody’s hair appear more voluminous and impressive, so you should certainly take advantage of that!
Messy Bob & Bangs For Thin Hair
Bangs are usually a no-go for those with thinner locks, because you need to have enough hair to play with in order to achieve the look. However, this chic, French-girl style makes the most out of any type of hair, even if length or volume are not on your side!
Medium Balayage Curls, Four Looks
You can have endless fun with a balayage and curls! Especially if your hair length is medium or long, you don’t need any intricate updo or braid to bring out the best of your locks – regardless if they’re thick or thin!
Puffy Braids & Pigtails Combo
Are you feeling more like braids or pigtails today? Why not get the best of both worlds? This fashionable, youthful and practical hairstyle is such an unusual sight you might overestimate just how easy it is to put together!
Stars-truck Statement Bun
Got a big event coming up (post pandemic, of course)? This awe-inspiring updo will make you the star of the show – metaphorically and literally! If you’re looking for more ideas of ravishing updos for medium hair, make sure to check out this list!
Tiny & Braided Space Buns For Thin Hair
Add a twist to your space buns by keeping them low and braiding the upper part of your hair. Not only is this style eye-catching, but also adds extra security. So, this is what we call a workout-appropriate hairstyle!
Oversized & Glamorous Curls
These oversized curls are just so glamorous! They’re reminiscent of old-school starlets and pop stars. The insane volume will make even the thinnest hair look great!
Braided crowns are the best! They make girls with thin hair look like they have a full mane, and they offer an easy way for girls with thick hair to keep it together. They’re a got-to regardless if you have more bohemian, royal or vintage vibes in mind!
Cool Girl Low Bun
This cool-girl low bun makes it look like you almost woke up like this. Make sure to leave a few hair strands outside, to frame your face and add to that effortlessly chic je ne sais quoi.
Bubble Braid For Thin Hair
If you are looking for medium length haircuts for thin hair, bubble braids look like magic, although they are a fairly easy hairstyle! In one or two tries you’ll surely get the technique right and you’ll find yourself with a unique new way of styling your thin hair.
Hollywood-Worthy Curls With Side Parting
Listen, if this look is good enough for Emma Stone to wear on the red carpet, then it is certainly good enough for your next office party – Zoom or otherwise!
Lowkey Down-Do For Thin & Kinky Hair
Even if you struggle with thin hair, if you were at least born with kinky or curly texture, you’re lucky enough! The curls will always create the impression of a large, wild mane, so you can look your best even with such a simple down-do!
Braided Half Updo For Thin Hair
The look pictured above is only one variation of the countless ways in which you can play with this idea: a braided half updo. Experiment until you find the perfect choice for your face structure & hair texture!
Victory Rolls Half Updo
These vampy, vintage victory rolls will take a bit of work to get just right, especially when challenged by thin hair. However, they’re a great and eye-catching choice for locks that are medium or longer, and they’re certainly a look to remember!
Add A Chic Beret
We’ll forever be inspired by French girls and their style. As such, an easy & chic way to style a volume-less or thin lob is to add a beret. This is a perfect one to add to your list of medium length haircuts for thin hair.
Easy Clamp Updo For Thin Hair
Clamps are, undoubtedly, one of the best inventions mankind ever came up with. They can solve all your hairstyling problems in mere moments and make it look like you’re aiming for that effortlessly-chic vibe!
Fire & Smoke Lob
Forget about the classic blonde-to-brunette balayage! This hairstyle looks like you borrowed your hair coloring from a smoky fire, and is just the perfect combination of edgy and wearable!
Braided Down-Do With Statement Hairpiece
Sometimes, we wonder if any of the Disney princesses have struggles regarding thin hair. Even if they do, their hairstyles are so well-put that we wouldn’t know. So, why not also transform yourself into a princess for your next special event and use a statement hair-accessory as the center-piece of your hairdo?
Messy Bun: Four Looks
Long live messy buns! A best friend of a busy girl, of the ones with thin hair, of the ones with medium hair, or, you know, just of anybody who’s running late but still wants to feel cute!
Kim Kardashian Inspired Lob
Kim K could hardly ever be suspected of having thin hair – but that doesn’t mean that her choice of hairstyle is not an inspired idea for those who are struggling with that issue! A sleek, stylish bob or lob with a middle parting makes the most of straight hair that tends not to sustain massive volume.
Side Braid With Scarf
If you have thin hair of at least medium length, you can always braid it with a scarf or ribbon to make it appear extra full! Plus, it adds a nice touch of chicness – just make sure it perfectly matches your outfit!
Slicked Back Look For Thin Hair
The slicked-back look is tremendously trendy, but certainly not everybody’s cup of tea! However, here’s the trick about it: it doesn’t matter how thick or thin your hair is, because in the end, it will look mostly the same!
Chocolate-Cherry Lob For
Bobs or lobs are a great haircut to try if you have rather thin hair, and you prefer it not very short, but not very long either. There are countless ways to style them, and they don’t have to look basic! Make a statement with an unusual, stunning choice of color, like this lush chocolate-cherry shade!
Schoolgirl Braids For Thin Hair
There’s something just so youthful and playful about schoolgirl-like braids! They work perfectly well for shorter or medium hair and can mask any thinning tendency or split ends, too.
Space Buns With Scrunchies
How much do you like the 2000s vibes? Regardless of your answer, you can’t deny that the scrunchies are one of the best hair accessories that rose to glory some years ago and that we still love for our everyday looks!
Add Some Statement Accessories
Why draw all the attention to your hair, especially if you’re feeling insecure about it) when you can make a statement with an oversized headband and some trendy earrings?
Easy & Curly Updo For Thin Hair
Having hair that is both curly and thin may seem like a double challenge! But, you can’t deny the fact that the texture & springiness of your curls can hide a lot of that thinness. If you’re looking for even more ideas for curly hair make sure to check out this list!
Straight Bob Or Lob With Side Parting
Simple goes a long, long way. What if you don’t have the thickest hair out there? Taking good care of it and styling it modestly can still look amazing, and the living proof is this quick & easy hair-styling choice!
Topknot Half Updo For Thin Hair
This look is perfect for when you just can’t decide if you’re feeling like a bun or just wearing your hair down! Half updos are generally your friend if you have thin hair, as they make it seem like you have plenty of hair to style!
Retro Bouffant & Bow Combo
A bouffant might look intimidating at first, but this retro hairstyle is actually a great choice for thin, medium hair. Add a lovely bow for the final touch of style & femininity!
Tuck it & razzle dazzle it
Wearing your locks with a side parting is a great way to add volume and size to thin hair, since it draws all the attention to the ‘richer’ side of your mane. To balance things out, add some shiny & stylish accessories to the other side.
Pastel Pink Lob With Side Parting
If you think a medium lob is the best choice of haircut for your thin hair, but you’d like to make it look a bit more quirky and fun, why not go for a lovely pastel color, such as this delightful pink shade?
These adorable low pigtails are inspired by the one and only Brigitte Bardot. They make a great entry on this list as they do not require a lot of hair to work with, but still look feminine and just so cheeky! This is definitely one of our favorite medium length haircuts for thin hair.
Clamp Half Updo For Thin Hair
A quick & easy clamp half updo is a great choice to revamp yesterday’s curls and to make the most out of your thin hair.
Bob With Highlights, Two Looks
Can you ever go wrong with a bob haircut and with highlights? No, we don’t think so. Especially if you have thin hair, this classic yet chic look will make your mane look fuller. Plus, it is so versatile and easy to style on a daily basis!
Bouffant Half Updo For Thin Hair
This cheeky half updo makes us think of the glam, rock n’ roll looks of the 70s and 80s! If you want to feel like you’re ready to shoot for the cover of a pop magazine, you’ve found the perfect hairdo!
These were some of our favorite ideas for medium length haircuts for thin hair! Handpick your favorites, save them for later, and remember: with a bit of care, knowledge and ingenuity, having thinner hair doesn’t have to be any reason to worry any longer!