The cut that makes your hair thicker


You’ve got fine hair and all you want is for it to look thicker. Yes you can load it up with volumising products but what you really want is a haircut that will give it as much width at the sides and lift at the top making it look fuller. So how do you get that? Firstly, show them this picture – an amazing cut created by Scott at Hersheson’s. He created the ‘thickening cut’ specifically because of the number of clients asking for it.

“My fine haired clients were getting frustrated with blunt cuts that weren’t doing what they wanted so I created this which is an evolution of a ’70s shag,” he says.

We sent Layered’s Beth, a fine-haired beauty, to try the cut out. What d’ya think?


Here’s what Beth thought…

“I’ve always thought that a long, blunt cut would make my hair look thicker – so that’s what I’ve always had! I was surprised when my stylist suggested choppy layers but I figured she knows best so went with it. And thank goodness I did, I think it looks so much thicker. Plus it’s easier to style. I’ve been either rough drying it and quickly tonging sections round the front (which I think always helps my hair look fuller) or for mornings when I’m in a bit more of a rush, leaving it to air dry and spritzing through a salt spray (I like Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, £22) to give a bit of extra lift and texture. I’m never going to back to a one length cut ever again.”

Love the cut? Here’s what you ask for:

  • Blunt layers in the front
  • Longer, choppier layers at the back
  • A few softer layers that nip in at your cheekbones to frame your face