Bob Haircuts for Fine Hair

by Colleen Welsch on March 3rd, 2022

Bob haircuts are universally flattering, even for those with fine hair. You may be hesitant to cut your hair short if it’s thin. With proper styling and the right type of haircut, bob hairstyles can make fine hair appear thicker and fuller.

Here are four of the best bob haircuts for those with fine hair.

Our Favorite Bob Haircuts for Fine Hair

1. The Effortless Layered Bob

A layered bob haircut is a great style for fine hair. Layers add depth and texture to your hair. Another great thing about a layered bob for fine hair is it’s low-maintenance. Layered bobs look effortless, so not much styling is required.

Ask your stylist for face-framing layers, which are particularly flattering on those with round faces. To make your layered bob look even thicker, use volumizing hair products like the Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo gently cleanses & lightly conditions with Ana:Tel™ complex plus the key nutrients biotin, keratin, and zinc to leave hair looking naturally thicker and fuller.

2. The Chic Short Bob

Bob haircuts usually end right below the chin, but going slightly shorter can be a flattering cut for those with fine hair. To get this haircut, ask your hairstylist for a short bob that ends just above the chin line. Do you want a more daring cut? Ask your stylist to cut closer to your cheekbones.

A short bob haircut is light and airy and allows for more movement which can make fine hair appear thicker.

Adding bangs to a short bob can also give the illusion of more hair on your head and help conceal a sparse hairline. To give your short bob more volume, use the Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir. It’s the ultimate lightweight, body-boosting leave-in treatment for thicker-looking hair.

3. The Shaggy Bob

A shaggy bob is a great style to make fine hair appear thicker. Shaggy hair started in the ‘70s during the disco era and has once again become a popular hairstyle. A shag is a layering technique that gives you sweeping feathered layers. These lightweight feathered layers can help give the appearance of more hair all around, making a shaggy bob perfect for fine hair. The wispy layers also create a curtain-framing effect, making it another great bob haircut for round faces.

The feathered layers in a shaggy bob can also create waves of texture, which
can help create the illusion of thicker hair. To style, use the Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir along with a hair mousse to give your shaggy bob a rock ‘n’ roll feel.

4. The Classic Graduated Bob

The graduated bob is a great cut for women over 50 years old. A graduated bob haircut is stacked layers on the back of the head with longer layers closer to the front. Because of the stacked layers, this cut is also known as a stacked bob. The layers on the back of the head usually end at the nape of your neck and the layers in front are cut just below the chin.

This cut creates a subtle lift on the crown which helps your hair appear thicker and fuller. If you have fine hair, this is a great bob haircut to create volume and give the illusion of more hair. The graduated bob doesn’t have dramatic layers like the shaggy bob and layered bob styles and is suitable for those who prefer a more understated look.

If you want to add texture to your graduated bob, try lightly curling your hair and then running a comb through. This will give you subtle beachy waves.

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Do you want more styling tips for your bob haircut? Read our blog on How To Wear Chin-Length Bobs.

Are you not ready to try a short bob haircut and want a longer hairstyle? Read our post on Getting The Perfect Lob Cut.

What do you think of bob haircuts for fine hair? Is there another bob haircut you like that isn’t listed above? Tell us in the comment section below.