A versatile bob
It’s fair to say that ‘limp and lifeless’ are two words that no woman wants associated with her hair.

But what if you’re the reluctant owner of lacklustre locks?

We caught up with hair stylist extraordinaire Nick Malenko, from celebrity favourite Royston Blythe salon, to find out his top tips and tress-transforming tricks.

Is it possible to make limp straight hair less lifeless?
Malenko: Firstly, a good cut will help define its shape and give the illusion of fuller hair. Plus, professional hair colour helps swell the hair shaft making it feel and look a lot thicker. A good thickening spray product will also make a huge difference to fine hair. Try L’Oreal Tecni Art Volume Lift or TIGI Bed Head’s Queen for a Day.

Which up-dos would suit someone with poker straight hair?
Nearly all up-dos use curls but fine straight hair can struggle to maintain them so, it’s best to have an up-do that is all ‘up’ and doesn’t have any loose curls. Try carefully backcombing your hair to create a sophisticated topknot or bun. Alternatively, clip-in extensions are another inexpensive, versatile solution that will add instant body to your hair.

Which hairstyles suit fine straight hair? Which styles should be avoided at all costs?
Avoid anything too short or too long! Pixie or boyish crops will make you look almost bald, whereas styles longer than the jaw line will weigh the hair down, making it appear flatter, and will look wispy at the bottom. A good bob is definitely the most flattering, with or without layers, and is a really versatile cut that can be styled in a number of ways. © Cover Media