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Best Hair Cuts For Fine Hair

Selecting Best Hair Cuts For Fine Hair

When Neutrogena commissioned the research firm Yankelovich Partners to explore "bad hair days," some years ago the firm found that 90% of female respondents had them.   But what were they? Days when hair is "out of place," according to 76% of respondents; "flat" hair (63%) ; or limp" locks (58%).  What do you do when "flat and limp" describes your hair type on any give day? Probably, have a whole lot of bad hair days.

(Image of L-R Patrice Jennings and Jennie Garth wearing a center parted shoulder skimming all-one-length platinum blonde bob on her fine hair.  Image at Tori Spelling Book Party - 04-13-09 - DailyCeleb.com - All Rights Reserved).

Never fear, if you have fine hair, which tends, regardless of the texture (straight, wavy, naturally curly, kinky) having the very best hairstyle to match your hair type will do wonders for preventing a bad hair days.

Keep in mind that many celebrities like Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears have fine hair and look at the amazing hair styles they have rocked over the years.  OK, well except when Britney was having a hair crisis.  But generally speaking the superstar performer does have naturally fine hair.

While Jessica tends to have a natural wave to her fine strands, Britney's hair tends to be straighter.

The top hair cuts and hairstyles for fine hair (all textures from straight to wavy, curly and kinky) are listed below in no special order:

The Bob - in its thousands of constantly changing variations. A short bob (ear-lobe length) can make hair look super-healthy and about twice as abundant as it really is. Unfortunately, it doesn't necessary work with all face shapes.

(Image of Jennie Garth wearing a deep side part shoulder skimming slightly notched bob on her golden blonde fine hair.  Image at TV Guide Magazine's Sexiest Stars Party - 03-24-09 - DailyCeleb.com - All Rights Reserved).

A bob, especially if cut too short, may not work with a heart-shaped face or a face shape with a strong or soft jaw line. A longer bob may be better.   Shattered bobs are also potential options but again the length must be carefully weighed against the face shape.


The Chop - in basic bob-length with irregular ends. It gives fine, sparse hair both style and shape and can be very easy to maintain, when cut above the shoulders. It generally works better than a totally blunt cut, which may look limp and lack dimension.

The Cap Cut - with its all-bangs approach. Best for petite or oval facial shapes.  A short cap with full heavy bangs can look spectacular.  The key is to select bangs which work with your facial features.

(Image of Jennie Garth with lots of texture added to her below-the-chin wavy bob.  Jennie gets lots of play for her blonde hair color. Jennie Garth - 11th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards - 02-17-09 - All Rights Reserved).

The Crop - which really refers to any short, tapered cut. Crops especially look gorgeous on younger women; if you're over 45, watch out for what they do to your chin and neckline in profile. Also, short crops put so much focus on your eyes, they draw attention to less than flawless skin.  Keep that in mind when selecting a crop.

The Lightly Layered Mid-length - You can go just to or even below the shoulder with a smart shape and regular trims.

A cut like this can be the very best cut yet. It lightly brushes the shoulders, is cut on a slightly diagonal-forward moving line at the sides and contains a few, light layers, which provide volume when hair is blow dried with an appropriate round brush.

(Image of Jennie Garth with dark brunette hair and slightly below-the-shoulders slightly layered - Premiere Magazine's Women in Hollywood Luncheon 2001 - 10-22-01 - DailyCeleb.com - All Rights Reserved) 

A Lightly Layered Shag - Depending on your face shape and your age, a carefully layered shag can offer flexibility to wear your hair brushed on or off your face.  Keep in mind that if you go with a shoulder skimming or a slightly below the shoulder shaggy look you can find your hair being too thin and wispy throughout the perimeter.

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