Everyone dreams of having the perfect hair – the thick, lustrous, crowning glory kind we can all see from beautiful models and celebrities everywhere. If you have thin hair, you might even think that the dream is next to impossible to achieve. But hold your horses, you can still get a gorgeous, seemingly-thick mane that’s full of volume and oomph!
The key to making hair look thick is to have the right styling methods, tools and hair products at your disposal. Aside from thickening shampoos, conditioners and creams, you can also use volumizing, texturizing or thickening sprays to help style your hair.
To start you off, here are 40 gorgeous and trendy hairstyles for thin hair as sported by popular celebrities in the entertainment industry.
Beachy Waves for Long Hair
Waves definitely add instant texture and fullness to thin hair, as demonstrated by the lovely Kate Hudson with her gorgeous beachy waves!
Side Part Bangs With Soft Curls
Parting your bangs from the side creates an illusion of volume on top, plus the soft curls add fullness to the overall style. Emma Stone definitely carried this chic style well!
Choppy Pixie Cut
Looking gorgeous as usual, Jennifer Lawrence sported the choppy pixie cut to perfection! Perfect for thin or fine hair, the choppy layers add definition and texture to the pixie cut.
Truth be told, only those with fine or thin hair can carry off the sleek look of this style for a whole day! Sitting right above the collarbone, Sandra Bullock’s center-parted sleek lob is definitely a chic look you can achieve for your next party.
Looking for a unique style for a special occasion? Jessica Chastain’s vintage waves is definitely an eye-turner! The sleek and defined waves with flipped ends is perfect for a retro vibe.
Half-Up, Half-Down Hair
The half-up, half-down hairstyle is ideal for a casual, every day look. With layered, side bangs that perfectly frames her face, Courteney Cox definitely looked oh so chic, don’t you agree?
Made popular by none other than Victoria Beckham, the angled bob has become the go-to short ‘do for women wanting to have an edgy look. The asymmetric length amps up the volume and adds shape and body to the hair.
The choppy ends of the bob creates texture to make hair look thicker. Whether you wear your hair straight or style it with waves like Margot Robbie, you can be sure you’re stepping out in a chic look.
Deep Side Part
A deep side part creates an illusion of volume because of all the hair brushed onto one side, making this one of the easiest styles to recreate if you want your hair to look thicker. Saoirse Ronan definitely looked chic and elegant here, don’t you think so, too?
Lob with Side Swept Bangs
Vanessa Hudgens’ lob with side swept bangs is one of the easiest hairstyles to recreate, a simple yet oh so chic style that’s perfect for women on the go who don’t have the time to spend on creating elaborate hairstyles!
Texture is the most important thing to remember if you want to make your hair look on the thicker side. A good texturizing spray should do the trick! Just spray evenly all over hair for an even distribution, style as you would and you’re well on your way to having Natalie Portman’s hairstyle!
If you have short hair, a center part blunt bob like Rihanna’s helps add lift and volume to the hair and is one of the trendiest styles to do. And because your hair is short, the ends aren’t weighed down unlike those with thick and long hairs, which causes limpness.
Long Hair with Soft Layers
If you have long hair and you’re not ready for the chop, creating layers will do wonders in adding volume to your locks. Just like Reese Witherspoon, whose soft layers perfectly framed her face, making for a gorgeous ‘do!
Medium Length Shag with Curtain Bangs
A popular hairstyle from the 70’s that’s so popular it keeps coming back on the hair trends is the shag, which instantly adds a ton of texture and volume to the hair! Chloe Moretz sporting a medium length shag with curtain bangs is definitely a mood!
Short Bob with Full Bangs
Having full bangs dramatically makes hair look thicker and full of volume, as Taylor Swift demonstrates! And while it looks great for women of all ages, the short bob with full bangs helps shave off the years for older women, too!
Balayage Hair Color Style
A gorgeous option if you’re not sure of having your hair cut is to have a Balayage hair color treatment like what Olivia Palermo is sporting. The Balayage works by placing a gradient of colors or “highlights” onto the hair, which helps give the illusion of thicker hair.
Tousled Pixie Cut
Kristen Stewart sporting a tousled pixie cut shows us another great way to style our super short hair! The tousled or messy look gives off a fun and carefree vibe to your overall look.
Long Shag with Fringe
Alexa Chung’s long shag with fringe is what thick hair dreams are made of! The shag creates chic side layers while the full fringe gives off a thick hair on top illusion!
Nothing gives hair fullness and volume like layers do. Julianne Hough’s layered bob style with a zigzag-ish center part is absolutely a chic and trendy one!
Loose Chignon with Curls
Looking for a chic hairstyle for a more formal affair? Look no further than Jessica Alba’s gorgeously styled chignon! The loose chignon creates a softer and fuller look while her bangs are curled to frame her face perfectly.
One-Length Side Part Bob
Side parts help give the illusion of a thicker hair volume at the top of the head, which is where thin or thinning hair shows the most. This chic one length side part bob of Emma Roberts is definitely a beautiful look.
Lucy Hale’s wavy lob is a hairstyle must-have for women who want an uncomplicated “wash-and-wear” kind of style. Add highlights or a Balayage treatment for instant depth along with the waves!
Micro Fringe Trend
One of the hottest trends to hit the hair industry is the micro fringe, as shown by Emma Watson with her micro fringe ala Audrey Hepburn’s famous fringe in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Braided Crown Updo
If your hair is on the longer side, a braid works wonders in bringing volume to the hair, more so if placed around the head in a braided crown updo! Besides addressing volume and thickness, it’s also a chic party look, as what we see from Sophie Turner!
Loose Updo with Long Bangs
For casual, every day hair styles, a loose updo with long bangs framing the face is a great option. Jennifer Lawrence easily made this style look chic and effortless, too!
Slicked Back Hair
For formal affairs, the slicked back hair trend is a classy ‘do, no doubt about it! The slicked back style easily lends an air of thickness at the top, which you can further tease for more height if your desire to do so! Kendall Jenner effortlessly makes this ‘do look sophisticated, don’t you agree?
Loose Top Knot
A style that’s perfect for busy, on-the-go women, the top knot gives the appearance of thickness with all the hair loosely piled up at the center of the head. Hailey Bieber’s top knot in pastel pink effortlessly adds to her chic style.
Bangs are definitely the way to go if you want hair to look thicker. But if you’re not sure of having a full fringe, you can opt for the chic curtain bangs instead. Curtain bangs softly frames the face, as what Dakota Johnson effortlessly demonstrates here.
Zendaya sporting blunt bangs is definitely a style statement! Aside from adding volume and texture, blunt bangs add an edgy and dramatic vibe to anyone sporting this look.
1920s Gatsby-Inspired Pin-Curls
Go for a different, sleek look such as what Diane Kruger sported with 1920’s Gatsby-inspired pin-curls. Definitely levels up the glam factor, not to mention that it’s oh so easy to manage for those with thin hair!
An undercut helps boost the appearance of thickness for those with thin hair as the buzzed sides make the hair on top look fuller in comparison. For an edgier look, take cue from Rosario Dawson’s one-sided undercut!
Hair accessories are great options to add a dash of style to any hairstyle. Not only that, they also do a fantastic job of taking away attention from problem areas, if you have one. Charlize Theron’s loose chignon styled with a bejeweled headpiece is definitely a style on its own!
Bow Headband & Soft Curls
Elle Fanning’s sweet and feminine style looked all the more gorgeous with the pretty bow headband and the presence of soft, romantic curls. The chic headband can help hide thin hair at the top while the curls give off the illusion of volume at the side.
Barely There Braids
If you’re not a full braid type, barely there braids such as what Margot Robbie sported here is an ideal alternative. Braids definitely add texture and fullness to any look and is the perfect casual style for an every day look.
Center Part Bob with Curled Ends
Any short hairstyle with curled ends can instantly add an illusion of fullness to the hair, more so with voluminous barrel curls! Take inspiration from French actress, Lea Seydoux, with her center-parted bob with curled ends and how it added glamour to her whole look.
Loose, Casual Waves
Loose, casual waves for those with long hair help add depth and fullness and takes away any sign of limpness, such as this carefree, gorgeous style from Jamie Chung.
Low, Curly Ponytail
A low-maintenance style that adds loads of chic factor to any look, a low ponytail with curls like Laura Harrier’s is an effortless hair style goal anyone can easily achieve!
Classic Curly Bob
A classic that’s never out of the hair styling trends, the curly bob does an incredible job of boosting the illusion of volume and fullness of the hair. Meg Ryan serves us a dash of inspiration with her curly ‘do!
Sleek, Knotted Bun
A sleek, knotted bun is a glamorous alternative if you’re looking for stylish styles for more formal events. Selena Gomez definitely served us a glam look – let this serve as your next hairstyle inspiration!
An ultra-stylish, glamorous look to add to your style inspirations, the pompadour hairstyle absolutely amps up the volume, so to speak! Gwen Stefani definitely rocked the look, don’t you agree?