If you’re experiencing natural hair thinning or loss with age, luckily there are plenty of ways to add more volume to your ‘do! We checked in with professional hair stylists and experts for three timeless, popular and trendy hairstyles to try this fall that hide signs of thinning and elegantly frame your face.
Read on for tips, suggestions and insights from Jean Will, hair expert and co-founder of NiaWigs Inc., Lauren Holland, professional hair stylist and leading hair care expert at LatestLocks, and Arrogant Smith, professional hair stylist and hair consultant at KES Wigs.
This article originally appeared on shefinds.com
#1 Long, hidden layers
For those who want to keep their length but also struggle with a naturally thin or flat hair texture, Holland recommends trying hidden or subtle layers in your already long locks. “If a heavily layered look doesn’t appeal to you, ask your stylist about hidden layers,” she says. Holland notes that these “delicate and subtle layers” don’t offer the “exact dramatic change from one layer to the next,” though they’re not completely invisible. This, she notes, ultimately gives you a “more voluminous overall look,” as seen on Suki Waterhouse above, “without giving you a layered style.”
#2 Layered, Wavy Bob with Wispy Bangs
For this volumizing style, ask your stylist to cut your locks into a bouncy, chin-length bob first, then add face-framing layers. Next, Will suggests bringing tousled fringe to this ‘do for not only a more youthful look overall, but also to hide any signs of thinning or hair loss at the crown. “This hairstyle is perfect for women over 40,” she says, adding that it will “help hide their forehead [and any signs of wrinkling or natural aging] to look younger.” It’s “suitable for women who have thick hair as well as thin,” she explains. Since this cut has bangs that can be worn down (like Selena Gomez does) or parted in the middle, it has naturally a symmetry-enhancing effect that emphasizes your eyes and cheekbones.
#3 Mullet-inspired pixie
If you can’t decide between a full-on, classic pixie or a slightly longer, layered style like a mullet, Úrsula Corberó’s combination of both could definitely work for you! Her cut is slightly longer than your typical pixie, but also shorter than a mullet, while still incorporating volumizing aspects of both styles. A ‘do like this, says Smith, is a “good option for those with thin, fine hair, as the layers in this cut will “help add texture and volume” while the short length will “keep your hair look bright and airy.” Noted!