What Hair Style is Best for My Thinning Hair?

Thinning-Hair1There are many reasons why women have thinning hair and it seems like there are just as many options to help treat it. Topical treatments, supplements, specialty shampoos, styling products, wigs, or hair extensions are just some of the most popular solutions that come to mind. However, one of the easiest and most effective ways to make your hair look thicker is by finding the right hairstyle for your locks.

SGG-016119If you have long hair, then the thought of cutting it might be something that you have long avoided. Long hair is notorious with youth and beauty but if you have thinning hair, a shorter style could actually make your hair look fuller and healthier and help you to look younger.

A mid-length at the shoulder cut angled in long layers around the face provides both length and fullness if you’re not quite ready to chop off all of your hair. With much of the weight taken off the ends, your hair will have more movement and body. Suzanne Somers and Jaclyn Smith don this cut and still remain sexy and elegant.

Ready to go a bit shorter? Consider the classic, timeless bob. Full side-swept bangs can camouflage a thinning hairline and aa4490cc07d4c34a51a2840945caf67bthe overall length allows for great coverage on any thinning areas with a little fluffing here and there. It’s also low-maintenance and pretty much flatters any face shape. With this style, you’ll be in good company since Jackie O. and Cybil Shepherd both preferred this cut.

In the same family is the short, choppy bob if you want a little more sass and flair. This is even better at covering up thinning spots at the crown or back of the head. This cut is synonymous with Meg Ryan (8)Meg Ryan and Diane Sawyer.

The final option is also the most daring: the short layered crop a la Kris Jenner. Your hair can achieve great texture and will appear fuller with less work. You will need to consider that you will need to get a trim every six weeks or so, but it will be less work on a daily basis.Kris+Jenner+Layered+Razor+Cut+-5VFcUjyZCKx

At Wig Works, we not only specialize in wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions, but we are a full service salon that offers a variety of services including haircuts, coloring, and perming. If you have thinning hair, we would love to work with you to create the best solution and hairstyle to address your concerns.

About Janelle P.

I am proud to be one of the foremost hair loss specialists in the Bay Area with over thirty years experience in the field. At age 12 I began styling wigs for fashion and fun and assisted my mother after she established Wig Works in the early 1970’s. My passion for hair led me to Honolulu where I worked closely with legendary stylist Paul Mitchell. I had the honor to perform onstage platform hair styling with Mr. Mitchell, as well as legendaries Jean Braa, Zenon, and Alan Bush. I was also highly involved with the development and distribution of the Paul Mitchell line and later worked as a color representative for L’Oreal and stylist instructor for Matrix. I returned to the Bay Area and expanded Wig Works, with the establishment of Extensions for Hair. The revolutionary new hair extension method offered my clients with thin hair the opportunity to augment their style rather than relying on a wig or hair clip for length or fullness. These hair extensions are popular with women of all ages. Furthermore, I survived breast cancer twice and once lost all my hair from chemotherapy, so I have a unique perspective on special hair needs.
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