Those who are naturally blessed with fine hair need not be angry about it: Smart hairdressing techniques, such as the right haircut or cleverly set strands, can give fine hair more volume and volume. An expert explains how to do this.
Perfect for fine hair or very straight hair that naturally lacks movement: hidden layers. “The gradation is called 'Invisible Layers', which describes a minimal graduation of the hair”, says Andreas Wild from London, Senior Stylist at John Frieda.
With the cutting technique, the hair is usually not graded as a whole, but only partially shortened where it lacks movement. The steps are often barely visible to others.
Andreas Wild describes the effect: “Invisible layers help the hair to fall more dynamically. Straight hair gets movement, fine hair more body."
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Ask your hairdresser about so-called babylights: These strands are placed directly at the roots and stretch extremely thinly into the lengths. This requires fine-tuning from your hairdresser.
The effect: "Because it is positioned along with the roots, the mane appears more voluminous," explains hairstylist Andreas Wild. "They let the hair fall more dynamically and subtly freshen up natural blondes."
This is how it works: "With the babylights, a lot of, and above all, extremely fine highlights are colored. To do this, the hairdresser works with a comb or puts in lots of mini strands of foil, "explains the expert.
Influencer Jeanette Friis Madsen with babylights
Hairdressers often use it as a finish after blow-drying: the 90s swoosh, in which the hair is tossed over one side. The trick straightens the hair, which immediately gives you a cool stand at the roots. Important: Don't comb your hair, just style the Swoosh "messy" with your fingers.
Swoosh fan Gigi Hadid