Q: Dear Bill, I'm a 28-year-old Danish girl. My whole life, I have been trying to find a haircut and style that suits me, but without any luck.
I have a round face and thin, straight, naturally blonde and Scandinavian-looking hair. It is really flat on the top.
I have really big cheeks and a small head. But I'm a tiny girl—5'3" and size XS. I have short legs, no hips and no boobs. So my hair should be feminine.
I really hope you can help me choose a good-looking haircut. I'm a bit of a fashion girl, so I want a fashionable and easy haircut. I'm up for almost anything! Kind regards — Sofie
A: Sofie, thank you for your consultation request. Anyone with fine hair wants to have volume, curl, height and length. The reality is that the natural resources you were born with will dictate what will or won't work.
If your priority is keeping your hair long, then you might want to make peace with your fine texture and lack of volume. When it's long, fine hair tends to look thinner. The length also weighs it down at the roots, making it appear flat.
That being said, I think long, fine, straight hair can be beautiful—just keep the layering to a minimum and make sure the ends are crisp.
Here are some examples of the company you keep with this style.
Notice how changing up the part or adding bangs can give you different looks.
If your priority is making your hair look thicker, then I recommend taking up the length to between the collarbone and the chin. A bob or long bob is always chic—with or without bangs—and gives the illusion of more bulk to the hair.
No matter which length you choose, you can also play with it by wearing it up or half-up, or by adding some bend with a curling iron.
I hope this helps you to make the most of your already pretty hair.