When you have thinner hair, it can be hard to find the right hairstyle that will not only compliment your facial shape but also perhaps hide the thinning spots of your hair as well. All too many times the latest and most popular hairstyles tend to only accentuate your thinning hair instead of making you feel more comfortable and fashionable. There are millions of people who have thin or fine hair that may not go well with absolutely every hairstyle, but there are many great hairstyles that can compliment your hair and your style. As men and women both experience thinning and fine hair, men have to be just as careful with their hairstyles as women. For men the absolute best hairstyle and cut to go with is of course the short hairstyle. If you have really fine and thinning hair than you will want to avoid the spiked up look but if your hair is only slightly fine than you can more than likely still pull off the gelled spikes and enjoy this style as it is a classic that will never go out of style. If you hair is too fine for this look than there is nothing wrong with leaving your hair short and not styled. Men can pull off this look as sexy, rugged and even casual. As a woman, it is not as easy to find the best hairstyles to compliment their thin or fine hair. Short hairstyles are known for taking the attention away from your hair and back to your face. This makes the shorter lengths, about chin length or slightly longer, your best choice for appropriate length. The side swept bangs are very popular for 2008 and they are perfect for thinning hair because they bring attention to your face and add a bit of volume to your hair cut at the same time. To create the appearance of thicker and fuller hair all you have to do is pin your hair behind your ears. It is the simplest technique to create the appearance of thick hair, even if you don't have it. If you are attached to your long hair, there are several different styles you can go with in order to hide your thinning or fine hair and make it appear as though you have a thick head of hair. Any style that allows you to pull your hair up into a fancy up-do or even just a pony tail can help you minimize the look of thinning hair. Braids are another option you have at your disposal as they create a great look for going out at night and going to work during the day. Each of these ideas provides a variety of different options within one another so you are never coming up blank with hairstyle ideas. For those of you out there with thinning hair it is important to stay out of the sun for longer periods of time because this can greatly damage your hair and even make it thin that much more. Also using curling irons or flat irons on a regular basis is also something you should try to avoid. These are both damaging treatments for your hair, if you can avoid using products and styling tools to create your hairstyle you should.