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Best hairstyles for fine blonde hair

Q: Hi Bill, I've tried many different haircuts, but have not been able to find one that would complement my natural hair texture. I've found myself in a bit of a rut and I am ready for a change.

Leah is seeking a new look for her fine, natural blonde hair.

I have naturally blonde, fine hair, and a lot of it. It has a wave, but generally straightens itself out by the end of the day. I tend to keep my hair long because the weight helps keep my hair straight without having to use a straightener. 

Leah's hair is straight to slightly wavy.

All of these pictures show how my hair looks after drying mostly with a blow dryer, and then air-drying.

I would really like some ideas on some different cuts I could try. I had bangs last year and they are growing out. I would be happy to have an extreme change as well as a less extreme, longer hair option. I am even willing to give short hair another shot. 

Leah is open to trying an extreme hair change.

I have also been tossing around the idea of colouring it. However, I've never coloured my hair and am not sure what would be a good shade for my skin tone. What do you think? I appreciate any advice you can offer. Thank you! — Leah

Leah has never coloured her hair before.

A: Leah, thank you for sending in your consultation request. I have to say, you are very lucky to have such a gorgeous natural hair colour. As for the texture, I happen to be a fan of long, fine hair with the right bangs. 

This is how I would refine what you already have:

Taylor Swift Capital FM Summertime Ball 2013

Taylor Swift at the 2013 Capital FM Summertime Ball.

A side-swept bang also suits you:

Emma Stone The Amazing Spider-Man London premiere 2012

Emma Stone at the 2012 London premiere of 'The Amazing Spider-Man.'

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Taking your hair up to collarbone-length, with either bang shape, would be a chic option:

Reese Witherspoon Water for Elephants London premiere 2011

Reese Witherspoon at the 2011 London premiere of 'Water for Elephants.'

At this length, you could also do a more choppy fringe:

Anna Faris GQ Men of the Year Celebration 2011

Anna Faris at the 2011 GQ Men of the Year Celebration.

Then there is the next step up, a bob length. You could either rock your natural wave, with a messy fringe....

Kirsten Dunst Cartier Orchid Jewelry Collection launch 2005

Kirsten Dunst at Cartier's 2005 Orchid Jewelry Collection launch.

Or wear it super straight, with a deep side part like this....

Margot Robbie Oscars 2015

Margot Robbie at the 2015 Oscars.

And here are a few shorter shapes to consider:

Michelle Williams Blue Valentine Cannes photocall 2010

Michelle Williams at the 2010 Cannes photocall for 'Blue Valentine.'

Sienna Miller Casanova Los Angeles premiere 2005

Sienna Miller at the 2005 Los Angeles premiere of 'Casanova.'

Scarlett Johansson Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Benefit 2014

Scarlett Johansson at the 2014 Champions of Rockaway Hurricane Sandy Benefit.

As for your colour, I see no reason to change the pretty blonde that you already have. A fresh cut alone could very well satisfy your thirst for change. 

However, if you do feel the need to walk on the wild side, any of the tones I've shared here could also work for you, whether you want something darker or brighter. 

Keep in mind that playing with colour is easier with short hair, as you can simply cut off any hair that becomes damaged.

Have fun changing things up!