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Updated on March 28, 2023
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Medium length is the most universal one, especially when it comes to thin hair, and you can make lots of cool hairstyles even if you wish your hair was much thicker. These are rather versatile, including loose styles on the basis of bob haircut and various updos with braiding, twists or ponytails. If you don’t know how to style your fine hair, opt for a bob cut that looks great straight with teasing at the roots or curly. Enhanced texture and a messy touch will save you when you are constantly on the go.

Shoulder Length Hairstyles for Thin Hair

Explore a variety of charming shoulder-length hairstyle ideas tailored for thin hair. These visually captivating options are perfect for elevating your look and embracing your individual style.

1. Blunt Blonde Bob with Layers

Sometimes straight cut shoulder length bobs can show off how thick or thin hair is, which may not be what a lady with finer hair is looking for. However, uni-length trims can work for anyone if there are sparse, delicate layers incorporated into the cut, as they deliver volume and movement.

2. Layering and a Headband Twist

This awesome serene look is made on the basis of a layered collarbone bob. Something as simple as a headband twist can perform both a decorative and a practical function, keeping your long bangs off the forehead and serving the zest of this gorgeous eye-catching style for straight thin hair.

medium hairstyle for fine straight hair

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3. A Flip of Blonde

Champagne blonde hair is a sexy and fun alternative to more common blonde shades. When you’re looking for medium length hairstyles for thin hair, remember that your color choice can really make or break a look.

Medium Layered Blonde Balayage Hairstyle

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4. White Blonde Shaggy Bob

A shattered, shaggy bob is a great choice of medium length hairstyles for thin hair. The bright, bleachy blonde color and the tousled waves give it a distinctly summery appearance that is carefree and easy to manage. The hairstyle barely touches the shoulders and can be parted to the side or in the middle.

5. Medium Cut with Angled and Feathered Layers

When you are growing out your fine hair from a short to medium length, opt for a feathered cut. This piece-y feathery cut looks great on straight hair. The slightly flipped up ends and golden blonde balayage add an extra special, almost magical, touch.

Piece-Y Feathery Cut For Medium Length Hair

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6. Warm Bronde Shaggy Lob

A shoulder-length choppy lob looks cute on most women with fine hair. The midshaft waves have a beachy texture, and the side part and peek-a-boo bangs offer casual and fuss-free styling. The piece-y waves enhance the golden blonde highlights and the light brown base color.

Shoulder-Length Shaggy Choppy Lob

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7. Chic Sliced Golden Blonde Bob

If your fine, straight hair doesn’t hold a curl, consider cutting it into a style that has a side or center part and long, feathered bangs that frame the face. The shoulder-length cut is one of the classic options of medium hairstyles for thin hair, and the brightening blonde balayage adds an extra layer of interest.

Long Blonde Balayage Bob For Thin Hair

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8. Honey Blonde Collarbone Bob

Collarbone bobs are easy medium length hairstyles for thin hair that look trés chic. Virtually uni-length, when styled straight it’s sure to minimize your morning grooming routine and give you a signature ‘look’. Play up the dimension factor of this cut with balayage.

Blonde Balayage Bob With Swoopy Bangs

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9. Messy Updo for Medium Cut

Finger comb your hair back into a messy bun or ponytail for a fun look that also adds volume. Messy style is very “in” right now, and it’s a great option if you’re in between color appointments or are growing out your locks.

10. Messy Blonde Lob

Thin hair appears fuller when styled tousled. Achieve this ‘do by backcombing hair from ends upwards and teasing the crown as well. If you’re into this aesthetic, balayage or ombre coloring suits this lob perfectly.

Shoulder Length Tousled Hairstyle

Instagram / @jenniehairartist

11. U-Shaped Cut with Curled Ends

A U-Shaped cut allows classic styling (the ‘70s inspired waves) to be achieved easily. With added bounce at the ends, fine hair appears fuller and thicker. This effect can be gained with a flat iron when you twist hair at the bottom. Using a curling iron with a clamp or hot rollers works just as well.

Medium Bronde Hairstyle

Instagram / @paulolinn

12. Choppy Inverted Lob with Balayage Highlights

The great thing about inverted medium haircuts for thin hair is added body and edge. Throw in some choppy layers and subtle balayage highlights, and you get a current look many want to copy.

Long Layered Bob For Fine Hair

Instagram / @kristen.lumiere

13. White Choppy Lob for Thin Hair

The straight hair parted in the center and cut into a shattered long bob has an urban punk feel that is both modern and trendy. The bright, white-blonde color can set off your complexion, and the peek-a-boo bangs do a fabulous job of framing the face.

Long Choppy White Bob

Instagram / @salsalhair

14. Brown Bob with Subtly Layered Ends

The key to acing haircuts on thin or thinning hair is to not overpower locks with heavy layers or dramatic cuts. Light layers in combination with subtle coloring are flattering for this delicate hair type, and they really strategically benefit thinner locks.

Layered Lob For Fine Hair

Instagram / @rinniemichele

15. Messy Wheat Blonde Bob with Layers

Messier medium hairstyles for thin hair are among the most advantageous hairdos. They work particularly well on naturally straight fine hair, boosting the body and transforming the texture. Try curling your hair loosely, teasing it, and setting with spray. Using volumizing products on damp hair can also cut down on your styling time while still delivering the messy-chic look you are after.

Choppy Blonde Bob

Instagram / @hairbysaretta

16. Medium Hairstyle with Feathery Ends and Bangs

The feathering technique works wonders on thin hair. A fuzzy appearance is formed when razors are used instead of shears to cut, giving some extra texture to the mane. Texturizing adds fullness. Complete with dreamy sparse bangs and you’ve got a lovely medium style for straight hair.

Medium Straight Layered Cut With Bangs

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17. Angled Bob with Waves and Subtle Highlights

One can never go wrong with a cute angled bob! Highlights get shown off beautifully on big, luscious waves that are achieved with a large barrel curling wand. Make sure the style doesn’t look too “done” by ruffling with your fingers.

Wavy Lob For Fine Hair

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18. Sleek and Glossy Blonde Balayage Bob

Messy shoulder length hairstyles for fine hair are the route to building texture, but if pristine hairdos are your cup of tea, go for an A-line sleek bob. To style, pump up the gloss factor by using a shine spray: sleekness will make your hair look healthier and thicker as a result.

Sleek and Glossy Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @kalicolourshair

19. Casual Braided Pompadour

Sometimes cute hair doesn’t have to come through a cut – instead, think about creative ways to style your locks. For finer hair, a braided pompadour is always lovely. Get inspired by the French braids of childhood and braid only the top section of your hair, adding a kick of volume while the rest flows free.

20. Perfect California Blonde Bob

Choose a blonde that has undertones complementing your skin tone, whether cool, warm or neutral. Highlights help amp up the dimension in a bob regardless of styling – straight, wavy or curly.

Blonde Lob For Fine Hair

Instagram / @colour_samlee

21. Medium Length Angelic Waves

Cute hairstyles for thin hair aren’t complicated. Try large loose waves with a flat iron or hot rollers. These flatter longer medium hair in particular and look equally great in updos and downdos.

Wavy Medium Hairstyle

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22. Medium Feathered Bronde Cut

The sun-kissed, natural blonde highlights of this textured, piece-y haircut add depth and texture to thin hair. The collarbone length has a slimming effect, and the crunchy waves bring even more volume. It’s a flexible cut that works well parted in the center or on the side.

Piece-Y Collarbone Bob For Thin Hair

Instagram / @hairby_gabbs

23. Smooth Thin Layers

The coolest way to go blonde is with a soft ombre. This bob is a perfect mix of balayage highlights and ombre — the colors are well blended and smoothly faded, but the hair still has that custom, hand-painted effect. Shoulder haircuts look best when they skim the collarbone.

24. Curly Caramel Blonde Bob

Curls look so sweet on a bob! Keep the waves near your face loose, making sure to curl away from your face for the most flattering result.

Curled Bob For Fine Hair

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25. Sliced Ash Blonde Shag

When you are seeking new options of medium length haircuts for thin hair, you might not think of a shag, but a shaggy, textured cut helps give thin hair an extra lift.

26. Wavy Choppy Midi Cut

Wavy medium length hair that hits the shoulders creates a nice, effortless, girlish downdo. The blonde, summery tresses with shadow roots are playful and carefree, and the versatile length makes it easy to style an updo or ponytail whenever you are in the mood.

Medium Wavy Blonde Hair With Shadow Roots

Instagram / @johnnyramirez

27. Texture-Boosting Shag for Thin Hair

Texture is key in shoulder length haircuts for fine hair. Shorter layers around the face are unique additions to this cut, charging the shag with volume and providing an overall bohemian appearance.

Medium Choppy Cut For Fine Hair

Instagram / @hair_by_pedro

28. Perfectly Textured Thin Hair

Shaggy medium length hairstyles for thin hair are all the rage, so why not to try this choppy blonde bob on your next salon visit? This hairstyle with volumized top layers and piecey waves shows off every detail of the haircut. The bright blonde balayage highlights will shine in any crowd!

Perfectly Textured Thin Hair

Instagram / @yorkhair_

29. Blonde Jagged Shag

Shags are generally on the edgier spectrum of shoulder length haircuts, so they’d suit a thrifty, more rock n’roll wardrobe well. Pair this cut with any solid or subtly highlighted hair color for maximum impact.

Choppy Messy Shoulder Length Cut

Instagram / @suzido_

30. Feathered Brunette Lob

Straight fine hair always looks thicker and healthier when it’s layered. The razored ends and tousled top also help add volume, and the flared silhouette tricks the viewer’s eye into thinking that there’s a lot of extra fullness and body in this hairstyle. The side part emphasizes the copper babylights, and the long, feathered bangs act as the perfect face frame.

Layered Razored Brunette Lob

Instagram / @jamiekeikohair

31. Choppy Shoulder-Length Shag

Choppy medium length haircuts for thin hair are quite popular among the youth as they deliver the desired effortlessly chic appeal. A middle part is also the cool and up-to-date choice that suits all kinds of face shapes.

Choppy Shoulder-Length Shag

Instagram / @beckym_hair

32. Shaggy Messy Brown Lob

Give your fine hair a boost of volume with messy waves. Wearing your hair in a no-frills style makes highlights look very natural and effortless. A purposely messy hairdo should be your go-to option when you grow out a shorter bob.

Messy Lob For Fine Hair

Instagram / @mizzchoi

33. Side-Parted Bob for Straight Hair

This adorable look is so feminine and flattering. The body at the back of the style gives the hair shape, while the sleek layers in the front are sexy and simple. To keep the cut modern, make sure to ask your stylist for very long side bangs.

34. Milk Chocolate Lob with Honey Highlights

Layered haircuts for thin hair should be complemented with subtle dimensional highlights, like in this case. Treat your strands to a delicious blend. The light chocolate brown color with honey highlights helps the hair look lush, healthy and supple.

Layered Lob Haircuts For Thin Hair

Instagram / @_julieanna

35. Medium Blonde Bob with Shadow Roots

A longer bob with side bangs can work for thinning hair. A feathered lob that barely grazes the collarbone appears sleek and sophisticated; the light feathering and face framing bangs bring out your best features.

Long Bob For Thinning Hair

Instagram / @williamkernhair

36. Beautiful Golden Curls

Flowy curls make the best hairstyles for thin fine hair. To maximize the volume-giving power of curls, you must curl the hair in alternate directions. This allows you place the curls one on top of the other, building up a beautifully full head of hair.

37. Messy Inverted Lob

A chocolate brown hair color and vivid honey highlights make a statement on their own: you’re an easy-going woman who looks at the brighter side of life. Pair a choppy cut with an inverted shape, and you’ve got a winning combination.

38. Sliced Bronde Lob for Thin Hair

Try a lived-in look with a choppy medium haircut for thin hair. Make the most of your natural waves by giving them a midshaft bend with a flat iron. The different shades of the blonde balayage also help create the illusion of thickness and volume.

Medium Choppy Blonde Haircut For Thin Hair

Instagram / @patriciajhair

39. Flowy and Voluminous Curls

To really enliven thin hair, you need to make it as bouncy as possible. That’s why large curls are so important. Smaller curls can easily fall flat, but whipped large curls like these perform beautifully to produce a voluminous look.

Curly Blonde Hairstyle For Medium Hair

Instagram / @braidsnfashion

40. Mahogany Red A-line Bob

Medium length haircuts for thin hair deserve a dose of color. Brightening up with some expertly placed highlights helps breathe life into thin hair. This gorgeous red shade is a perfect choice for brunettes.

Mahogany Red A-line Bob

Instagram / @marlainably_hair

41. Angled Choppy Blonde Bob

Plump up your boring and flat shoulder-length hair with a vivacious, inverted bob that has lots of chunky waves and textured, shaggy pieces. The bright blonde color has been muted with some honey undertones, and the side part allows for long, face-framing bangs to dip down toward the clavicles.

Shoulder-Length Wavy Blonde Bob

Instagram / @anhcotran

42. Side-Parted Razored Bob Cut

If your straight mid-length hair looks thin and dry, cut off the damaged ends and go for a shorter, razored bob cut. The streaks of blonde look fantastic over the darker base color, and the feathered bangs and tousled top add volume and roundness to the overall silhouette.

43. Soft Gray Blonde Lob

Metallic colors are one way to dress up hairstyles for medium length thin hair. The silvery blonde tones are shiny and seem to glow, and the deep side part allows the full set of heavy bangs to fall across the forehead.

Medium Length Gray Blonde Hairstyle

Instagram / @lestatty_

44. Cute Two-Tier Brunette Hairstyle

A two-tier cut makes shoulder length hairstyles for fine hair appear fuller and rounder. The upper section tapers in towards the neck, and the bottom section flips out, allowing the ends to sit pertly on the shoulders. The copper brown color is a safe choice if you want to keep the cut looking conservative.

Two-Tier Shoulder Length Hairstyle

Instagram / @mosshi0105vain

45. Caramel Bob with Root Lift and Swoopy Bangs

A root lift adds overall volume, which is especially beneficial when trying to distract from thinness of hair. Caramel bobs have light, airy and enticing vibes, wonderful for warmer weather. They’re also great for brightening up complexions and showing off green, blue, gray, light brown, and hazel eyes!

Bob Blowout For Thin Hair

Instagram / @caitycaatt

46. Medium Length Bangs

Medium hairstyles for fine hair can also be pretty stylish. While you might not be able to achieve the curls or waves that hold, you can still look sophisticated and lovely with straight, swooping layers and bangs.

47. Choppy Layers for Thin Hair

Fine hair always looks better with layers and color help – brighten up your style for summer with some various shades of blonde that are sweet and sassy.

48. White Hairstyle with Swoopy Layers

Swoopy layers on mid-length cuts are essential as they are delicate enough not to overwhelm fine hair, yet they are still functional in adding movement. This sway brings lots of dynamics which is especially important when selecting a color, like white, that may look flat otherwise.

Medium Cut With V-Cut Layers

Instagram / @saidhenriquegyn

49. Adorably Poofy Pony

Bumping up the hair by teasing it is the easiest way to achieve some extra volume fast. Basic pony tails can get really boring. Why not shake things up a bit and make your look way dressier and put together at the same time? This cute pony does the trick.

Ponytail With A Bouffant For Short Hair

Instagram / @alliedoeshair

50. Chic and Sleek Side Parted Bob

Sleek medium hair should still be slightly teased at the roots and tousled towards the ends. It’s hard to imagine a more gorgeous bob than this: asymmetry, body, sleekness, and shine, with just a touch of that bedhead look. An absolute must-have.

51. Tousled Blonde Bob Hairstyle

Less is more — keep it simple with a tousled bob. Pretty whatever your natural hair texture is, you can spice up the hairdo by parting hair deeply on the side. This is also a great, artsy hairdo for ashier hair tones, like this highlighted dishwater blonde.

Messy Bob For Straight Fine Hair

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52. Medium Blonde Hairstyle with Flicked Ends

Medium haircuts with long layers are excellent choices for those who want to keep locks lengthier and switch between updos and downdos. Flick the ends of strands to spice up a straight style and create the helpful bounce in finer hair.

Medium Blonde Hairstyle with Flicked Ends

Instagram / @alaynawest2.0

53. Tousled Medium Length Locks

Let’s not forget the benefit of keeping things simple. Fuss-free styling injects an instant dose of sexiness into your look. The key to playing up the choppiness of your haircut is an imperfect texture. After blow drying, add random waves and twists with a clipless curling iron.

Tousled Medium Length Locks

Instagram / @sofiawithaf31

54. Short-to-Medium Blonde Waves

Medium haircuts for thin hair must be light and airy — never weighed down. This style hits the mark perfectly with its gravity-defying waves and loose curls. Flipping the bottom layers out (instead of in) also serves to bring a lot of life and vibrancy to your casual hairstyle.

Layered Blonde Bob

Instagram / @hairbyginala

55. Smooth A-Line Bob

Remember, hairstyles for shoulder length hair don’t have to be complicated. Often times, the best thing you can do is show off your cut. Straight hair plays so nicely with an A-line cut, especially when the layering is smooth and subtle.

Smooth A-Line Bob

Instagram / @loczistyle

56. Medium Blonde Balayage and Jagged Layers

Blonde balayage is a sure-fire way to brighten up those megawatt blue eyes. Umm… so stunning! These face framing highlights are bold, but the placement makes them appear almost natural. It’s an enviable style that is totally on-trend.

Medium Blonde Shag Hairstyle

Instagram / @stephengarrison

57. Blunt Medium Length Haircuts for Thin Hair

Sometimes a blunt cut is best for thin-haired girls. If you tend to feel prettiest with bangs, have them trimmed to just below the eyebrow length and pair them with medium length hair cut straight across to match. Straight, lovely and bright, wow!

58. Shaggy Cut with Flipped Up Ends

This layered look is totally easy to style. As a rule, fine hair isn’t frizzy, so there’s no need to blow hair out for smoothness—only for volume. Let your hair air dry partly and then use a round brush to flip the ends out if necessary. Next, apply a very light weight texturizing cream.

Shaggy Medium Haircut For Thin Hair

Instagram / @jeffersonbolina

59. Medium Length Hairstyles

If you are growing bored with your shoulder-length hair, try a hairstyle that is as unique as you are. As shown below, create a braid down the center of the hair line. This is a great style if your roots are growing out, too. Hide imperfections until that next salon visit and breathe new life into your medium length at the same time.

60. Gorgeous Shoulder Length Blowout

Vavavoom! Flowy shoulder length hairstyles shouldn’t be a thing of the past. This classic bombshell look definitely deserves a revival. To try it out, blow dry hair straight down, flipping it up with a large round brush at the ends. The bright platinum ombre gives the style a new life.

61. Sexy Texturized Celebrity Bob

Light teasing at the roots on the crown is another secrete of how to make your thin hair more appealing. Asymmetry for the front tresses and the whole shattered texture make everyone believe that your hair is flawlessly gorgeous. You may even tuck some strands behind your ear on one side for an extra sexy touch.

62. Messy Backswept Curls

Curls are a win-win option for thin hair. The fun ringlets make your mane appear thicker and nonchalantly natural, especially when they are silky yet messed up and swept back as if by the wind. Very subtle highlights are a big plus for added dimension, even if they are not so evident at first sight.

63. Super Sharp Medium Style

Ashley Olsen wants to keep up with the current trends, and she easily completes this task when rocking her simple spontaneous look. A centre parting, natural-looking highlights, light messy touch and edgy tips are all it takes.

64. Fabulous Disconnected Angled Style

Jennifer Aniston is so overwhelming with this bold pattern of disconnected locks, enhanced by highlights and transition of brown blonde hues. Her hair is teased at the roots which adds volume and provides a flattering lift around the face. Medium length hairstyle for fine hair like this will make your day perfect!

65. The Softness You Want To Follow

This is probably the cutest medium haircut for thin hair we have ever seen. A deeply feminine look, like Kristen Bell’s, instantly disarms without a single word or move. Her charming softness overflows through the smooth gradation of hues and very loose silky waves.

66. Disconnected Messy Bob

The effortless scrunch-and-go style is absolutely adorable. Besides, it’s on-trend and easy to style. Long side-swept bangs and a side parting is exactly what is needed for a round or square face. I love this look and often use it in casual wear, do you?

67. Naughty Pony With Bouffant And Braiding

A bouffant works great for medium hairstyles for fine hair, adding volume and making your style more sophisticated. Highlighted top tresses, braided on one side, enhance a fancy feel of your hairstyle, while you can see yourself how simple it is. Let your pony occupy an intermediate position: neither too high, nor too low, as most girls would do these days.

68. Messy Shag

Anja Rubik opts to look sexy with each and every of her hairstyle. Thus, she is inclined to messy ‘dos with a nonchalant “undone” feel. This layered cut incorporates loads of layers which are styled wet and sassy. We love and want to copy.

69. Layered Locks With Pinned Back Bangs

Taylor Momsen’s highlighted locks are just super cute as they are – layered and styled straight. Plus pay attention that pinned back bangs are not just a convenient but also a chic styling trick for pretty girly hairstyles like this.

70. Sexy Layered Style With Darkened Roots

Cameron Diaz is rocking a heart-stopping layered look with jagged edges brought out especially vividly against the black leather of her sexy fitted dress. The side bangs are covered by side locks, because we want to see those bright blue eyes, don’t we?

These were some of the super flattering options for fine hair. Draw inspiration and bring it to life in your fresh gorgeous looks.

Choppy Blonde Lob medium hairstyle for fine straight hair Medium Layered Blonde Balayage Hairstyle Medium Length Shaggy Blonde Bob Piece-Y Feathery Cut For Medium Length Hair Shoulder-Length Shaggy Choppy Lob Long Blonde Balayage Bob For Thin Hair Blonde Balayage Bob With Swoopy Bangs Messy Blonde Updo Shoulder Length Tousled Hairstyle Medium Bronde Hairstyle Long Layered Bob For Fine Hair Long Choppy White Bob Layered Lob For Fine Hair Choppy Blonde Bob Medium Straight Layered Cut With Bangs Wavy Lob For Fine Hair Sleek and Glossy Blonde Balayage Bob Medium Braided Pompadour Hairstyle For Thin Hair Blonde Lob For Fine Hair Wavy Medium Hairstyle Piece-Y Collarbone Bob For Thin Hair Smooth Thin Layers Curled Bob For Fine Hair Medium Length Ash Blonde Shag Medium Wavy Blonde Hair With Shadow Roots Medium Choppy Cut For Fine Hair Perfectly Textured Thin Hair Choppy Messy Shoulder Length Cut Layered Razored Brunette Lob Choppy Shoulder-Length Shag Messy Lob For Fine Hair Side-Parted Bob for Straight Hair Layered Lob Haircuts For Thin Hair Long Bob For Thinning Hair Medium Curly Blonde Hairstyle Easy Inverted Lob Hairstyle Medium Choppy Blonde Haircut For Thin Hair Curly Blonde Hairstyle For Medium Hair Mahogany Red A-line Bob Shoulder-Length Wavy Blonde Bob Mid-Length Razored Bob For Straight Thin Hair Medium Length Gray Blonde Hairstyle Two-Tier Shoulder Length Hairstyle Bob Blowout For Thin Hair Long Bob With Short Bangs Medium Layered Cut For Thin Hair Medium Cut With V-Cut Layers Ponytail With A Bouffant For Short Hair Side Parted Blonde Balayage Bob Messy Bob For Straight Fine Hair Medium Blonde Hairstyle with Flicked Ends Tousled Medium Length Locks Layered Blonde Bob Smooth A-Line Bob Medium Blonde Shag Hairstyle blunt bob with bangs for fine hair Shaggy Medium Haircut For Thin Hair mid-length hairstyle with a braided centre part Medium Dark Brown To Blonde Ombre Hair texturized bob for fine hair curly bob for fine hair Ashley Olsen medium hairstyle for fine hair Jennifer Aniston edgy hairstyle Kristen Bell medium hairstyle for fine hair messy bob for fine hair braided ponytail for fine hair Anja Rubik layered hairstyle Taylor Momsen medium hairstyle Cameron Diaz medium hairstyle for fine hair
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