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Fine hair can be rather tricky to style. If you use much product, it becomes instantly greasy and impossibly tangled, but if you use too little, the hair is slippery and will lose its shape in seconds.
Luckily, this summer was the season of the bob hair cut, which was a godsend for those with fine hair. Tactical layers and clever cutting techniques gave rise to styles such as the paper cut bob, to the A-line biob, to the textured bob, all of which provided an easy way to keep hair on trend without having to style it very much at home (the best bobs are styled at the cutting stage, meaning styling and maintenance is minimal).
However, a few months after the initial chop and you'll no doubt be feeling the need to switch it up a bit. Only, you've made the job of DIY styling even trickier by giving yourself less hair to work with. There's no chance of achieving a top knot and this season's hottest hairstyle, bubble braids, is next to impossible with short hair.
Luckily, all is not lost. Far from it, actually, thanks to a number of clever styling hacks and helpful hair accessories that promise to deliver seriously covetable and on trend styles that promise to stay in place all day long, even on the shortest and finest of hair.
From dainty knots to create a long-wearing half-up do, to volume-boosting headbands and blow-dry techniques that will add texture and movement, here are our very favourite hairstyles perfect for short, fine hair that are easy to recreate at home…
Still in need of some hair styling help? Check out these genius hacks from the pros on how to care for fine hair, as well as the very best bob haircuts to add body and oompf.
If you have fine, short hair, getting it to stay in an updo is no mean feat. Why not try this low bun, adding body with a ribbon as well as using it to tie the style in place.
Blowdrying the front section of hair forwards over the face will help to create the illusion of fullness and texture.
A statement bow can add flair and fun to an otherwise average half updo. The trick is to add texture to hair with curling tongs and texturising spray before fixing the bow as the final flourish.
Subtly undercutting the hair underneath gives the illusion of body at the crown. Genius.
This delicate knot is one of our favourite options for short, fine hair. It looks impressive but doesn't actually use very much hair, allowing you to keep all the fullness of your lengths. Plus, a targeted spritz of hair spray will keep the knot neatly in place all day.
What could be easier than a bright and bold headband to switch up your hair style? Also, the extra height from the band will create the illusion of extra volume.
If you have fine hair, backcombing is a great idea when it comes to helping your updos last longer. The trick is to only comb the underneath sections, leaving the hair on top smooth and tangle free.
Anything that helps fine hair stay in place is a winner – and if it looks pretty then all the better. These intricate ponytail accessories offer the best of both.
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A work of fine art.