Read the latest trends in women’s hairstyles and hair care from our team of Sydney hair stylists.


3 Perfect Hairstyles For Thin Hair

hairstyles for thin hair

Many women see their hairstyle as a deep part of their identity, because a bad hair day is not just a bad hair day, it can affect your confidence. Fine or thin hair lacks volume often appearing flat and limp, presenting a greater challenge for so many women.

But thin hair doesn’t have to be your hairstyling nightmare!
The key to making the most of thin hair is choosing a hairstyle that adds the appearance of volume and body and haircare and styling products that support it.

Fine or thin hair has a smaller diameter than thick hair – it’s like comparing a thin rope to a thick rope – thin hair has the smallest diameter.

At Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup – Sydney’s best hairdresser – we know exactly how to make the most of your fine or thin hair and will help you fall in love with your hairstyle all over again.

You might think that choosing the perfect hairstyle for thin hair limits you to short haircuts. While it’s true, shorter hair can more easily give the appearance of greater volume to fine or thin hair, whether you like it short, medium or long – we’ve got you covered with our three favourite hairstyles for thin hair.

Short hairstyles for thin hair: The tousled bob

One of our favourite of the many cool haircuts for thin hair – is the classic bob.

It can be styled up in a modern way using styling products to provide distinct ruffled and tousled look to give the appearance of volume. As we said, the best hairstyles for thin hair are short, but that doesn’t mean un-stylish and unsexy.

This enticing, flirty bob hairstyle is super-easy to volumise because of it’s blunt cut. Add a fringe, side part or even some asymmetry, and the tousled bob is the perfect haircut for thin hair. Using styling products that are designed to thicken and volumise the hair is a must (see styling products below).

Jules Peacocke, Director and Owner also suggests using a volume powder to dry hair which will increase the illusion of volume. Check out her recommendations below.

Medium hairstyles for thin hair: The angled lob

The angled wha? The ‘lob’ stands for ‘long bob’ – so it’s the perfect compromise between short and long hair.

Add some angle to that medium-length lob that grazes the shoulder and what you get is the appearance of extra body and shape. Again the ideal angled lob for thin hair needs a certain amount of bluntness because too many layers can give the impression that the hair is stringy and fine. Using appropriate haircare products for thin hair is a must!

Long hairstyles for thin hair: Shaggy blonde waves

While it’s easy to add the appearance of volume with short cuts, you don’t have to give up on your beloved long hair and favourite long hair styles completely.

It is going to be tough to pull off awesome long haircuts for thin hair simply by leaving the ends all the same length and simply blunt.

A great hairstylist applies a variety of techniques, adding body and volume to long thin hair. The shaggy blonde waves hairstyle is a great example. Adding some gentle layers provide texture without harsh lines.  Talk to a hair extensions specialist – adding hair extensions to thin hair will help your hairstyle look fuller and longer.

Consider getting some colour as well – colour can play a really important role in creating body to fine or thin hair. Be warned about going blonde however, it can make the hair strands thinner if your hairdresser uses cheap bleaches and professional colour.

Colouring your own hair is never recommended. Here’s why.

The best styling products for thin hair

To keep those good hair days rolling and feeling sexy, we’ve listed our favourite products for fine hair. Many women with thin hair avoid using styling products altogether for fear that their will appear limper, but there is a range of quality hair styling products for thin hair that boost volume including thickening sprays, mousses, and volumising detanglers. Best of all they’ve been road tested by our expert hairdressers!

Prescription products for thin hair and thinning hair.

We prescribe the Nioxin range of products to treat and volumise thinning hair. It requires a formal consultation and prescription but clients absolutely love the results they achieve when using this range consistently.

Shampoo and conditioners for thin hair:

It’s important to use shampoo’s and conditioner’s that are specially formulated for fine or thin hair because they contain specific ingredient that plump up the hair cuticle to give the appearance and feel of more volume without weighing the hair down.

If budget is an issue then you can’t go past the Goldwell Dual Senses Ultra Volume Shampoo and Conditioner for Fine Hair.

Designed to deeply cleanse the hair and remove residue and product build up on the hair, the Dualsenses Ultra Volume Boost range from Goldwell is an innovative shampoo that really works. Both products work to improve your hair’s volume, retain moisture levels, while adding bounce and creating a fuller, voluptuous look.

Mid range we have clients who swear by R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner. Again advanced polymers and botanical extracts will add vitality to fine or thin hair.

At the luxury end of the market, then you can’t go past Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Magnificent Volume. With body-building polymers your hair can have volume and thickness, the conditioner is a gel-like formula instead of a cream-based one for feather-light moisture. This range also contains botanical extracts that leave hair full, lush, strong and easy to love.

Thin hair? Don’t despair!

Here at Lily Jackson Hair & Makeup, we know that the thinner your hair, the more trouble you can have finding great cuts and styles that really work for you. And while our friendly, professional team of Sydney hairdressers can draw on their experience to create a look that works perfectly for thin hair – We’d also love to hear from you our readers!

Will you be giving one of our top 3 hairstyles for thin hair a try?

Got a thin hair experience you want to share?

We’d love to hear from you in the comments!


The Difference Between Balayage & Ombre Hair Colour

There are so many hairstyle buzz words around these days: ombre, sombre, balayage and bronde …it can be hard to keep up!

Don’t fret, we’ve created a simple outline so you know exactly what to ask for on your next visit. This way you can gain understanding of the techniques we use to achieve perfect Instagram ready colour. As colourists reinvent and improve techniques, the resulting colours are “re-branded” to differentiate it from other techniques and keep hair colour exciting for clients.

Traditionally, foils are used to achieve different hair colouring techniques. Balayage and ombre are modern, massively popular trends in hair colouring.

Where foils produce a uniform, defined colouring, balayage and ombre produce a more random or blended transition of colour for your hair. It can be done with blondes, browns, auburns, or bright colours like red, purple or even grey. The technique has developed to such a level of expertise that now the best hair colourists have down pat the perfect blend or fade for your hairstyle. Read more

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Asian Hair Tips

Asian HairdresserAsian Hair is unique and with the right hairdresser it can hold amazing shape! The biggest misconception about Asian hair is that you need an Asian hairdresser, however you just need a great hairdresser.  About 35% of our clients have Asian hair.

Asian hair is just like any hair type that we look after – it requires understanding of the client, how they live their life and what they want from a hairstyle.  The rest is talent and experience.

Read on to find out some great advice on which haircuts suit, and what works best when styling, Asian hair from Lily Jackson’s Sydney Hairdressers.

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Hairstyles for different face shapes

Debunking the hairstyle myths around what we should and shouldn’t do.

On a daily basis we are bombarded with messages of should and should not’s:

  • ‘what clothes you shouldn’t wear’
  • ‘what style is appropriate for your age and body shape’ AND
  • ‘your face shape doesn’t really suit that hairstyle’.

We’re going to debunk those blogs and articles about who suits what, and show you what you really need is a great hairdresser who can translate hairstyles and hair cuts into shapes that suit you.

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How to blowdry the perfect fringe

A fringe is a great way to create interest in a haircut. Can a fringe look bad? Our stylists answer without a second thought – YES! Fringes can look boring, lank and unflattering but a quick, easy but great blowdry will solve that. Read more

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Modern Make Up Sirens

The women who we admire from bygone eras all have strong personal image and great personal style. When we think of these diva’s of the past, some names that spring to mind are Marilyn Munroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren. Who would fall into the category of Modern Sirens? There are many successful, glamourous and beautiful women doing their thang in this world, but lets take a look at 3 Modern Sirens who have a very strong public-image and a definite style that they showcase not only in what they do, but also in their signature hair and make up style….

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Style Icon: Kelis

kelis1Lets explore some of the amazing hair, make up and body painting creations that the R&B turned Dance artist Kelis has brought to life in her music videos, on the red carpet, in her everyday life and for her album covers as well as editorial shoots. We love Kelis as she is not afraid to try something different and she allows the hair, make up and body painting artists imaginations to run wild!


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This hairstyle receives mixed reactions; some people love it and others think it makes your head look like a mushroom or pudding bowl! I am of the former group, seeing this hairstyle as chic, stylish and sleek. It was a great statement hairstyle when it was first created in the 70’s, and modern takes on the style keep it current and wearable. Lets take a look at the Purdey’s origins… Read more

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Feature Product: KMS Silk Sheen Polishing Serum

So you’ve washed your hair, given it a quick blowdry at home, but the style doesn’t look as finished and polished as when you leave the salon. You want more shine, more smoothness and for the ends to look healthy and hydrated. So, what should you do?Well clearly you need to get your mitts on to KMS Silk Sheen Polishing Serum!






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How to wear your hair & make up Chola-style

chola7Mexican culture is diverse, rich and beautiful, with many colourful and creative hair and make up styles created for a variety of cultural celebrations and sub-cultures.

In this blog we take a look at the key hair and makeup features of Chola women. The look is feminine yet assertive and is a thing to be celebrated. So lets take a look at the emblematic hair, makeup and dress of this fashion statment/identity…

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