15 Hairstyles Guaranteed to Make Your Hair Appear Thicker

Mar 13, 2018 at 1:26 p.m. ET
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I can't tell you how many times I've stared at someone's thick, voluptuous hair longingly and asked myself, "How do I get that?" I'd spiral into thoughts of, "Maybe it's time I cut my hair short already..." or, for the thousandth time, ask myself if I should just drop a fat chunk of change on extensions. I never do. Instead, I Google tips, tricks and hairstyles to make my hair appear thicker.

Luckily for all of us with seemingly lifeless, flat hair, there are actually easy ways to get super-voluminous hair. Choosing the right hairstyle is a great start to boosting the volume of your hair and flaunting your natural locks. For me, it was getting bangs; but for you, it might mean getting a pixie cut. Or maybe you're willing to take an even bigger risk: dying your hair with a very "now" color, like violet.

So whether you want a short, medium or long hairstyle that gives you lots of volume, here are 15 styles for you to consider.

A version of this article was originally published in March 2017.

1 /15: The Long, Messy Braid

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1/15 :The Long, Messy Braid

2 /15: The Choppy Bob

Dianna Agron
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2/15 :The Choppy Bob

3 /15: The Pixie Cut

Julianne Hough
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3/15 :The Pixie Cut

4 /15: The Angled Bob

Victoria Beckham
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4/15 :The Angled Bob

5 /15: The Big Bang

Zooey Deschanel
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5/15 :The Big Bang

6 /15: The Classic Bob

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6/15 :The Classic Bob

7 /15: The Shaggy Lob

Emma Stone
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7/15 :The Shaggy Lob

8 /15: The Bangs & Waves

Reese Witherspoon
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8/15 :The Bangs & Waves

9 /15: The Short & Wavy

Carey Mulligan
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9/15 :The Short & Wavy

10 /15: The Colorful Decisions

Katy Perry
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10/15 :The Colorful Decisions

11 /15: The Side-Swept Bang

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11/15 :The Side-Swept Bang

12 /15: The Layered Look

Dakota Johnson
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12/15 :The Layered Look

13 /15: The Swept Bob

Kiersey Clemons
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13/15 :The Swept Bob

14 /15: The Side Shave

Natalie Dormer
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14/15 :The Side Shave

15 /15: The Long Layers

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15/15 :The Long Layers