Short hairstyles for thick hair can really help add life to your thicker tresses. Thicker hair can often be difficult to manage. Therefore, a cute shorter hairstyle might be just what you need for a fresh new look! If you are looking to add more body and texture to your hair, a short style might be the way to go!
At the same time, thick hair can become damaged over time from over-styling and overuse of hair products. For that reason, a shorter haircut is a great choice to trim off the dead hair and give your locks a fresh start. Also, if you have curly hair, a short cut will add more bounce to your waves!
Cool Blonde Pixie
If you aren’t afraid to say goodbye to your long locks, this short pixie is a good start, then! Since cooler shades of blonde look pretty when paired with dark undertones, we recommend you going for balayage as well. As for styling, keep your bangs long and wear them to one side for a flirty vibe.
Blonde Layered Pixie with Dark Roots
If you’re new to the short hair trend, you can get started by opting for neck-length crops and delicate pixie cuts as they best highlight thick hair textures. Charlize Theron's short blonde pixie with dark roots might be one of the best short layered haircuts this season for summer. When it comes to styling your cut, consider using a lightweight mousse or styling cream to define layers and control frizz.
Bold Pixie With Side Bangs
When you don’t want to lose any of your fantastic weight but still want a decent look, pixie bob comes in. Not only does this haircut provide the hair with a balanced and precise structure but it also whips thick hair in decent shape. A bit of layering at the tips will be a nice addition for a smooth and stress-free styling, by the way.
Sleek Short Pixie with Bangs
For a polished and sophisticated option, this sleek short pixie cut with bangs exudes elegance and frames the face beautifully. Halle Berry is known for embracing short haircuts, particularly pixie styles, giving it a touch of glamour with her iconic red carpet appearances.
Silver Ombre for Short Pixie
Pixie hairstyles suit round face shapes while angular bobs are especially flattering for oval-shaped faces. So if you’re interested in a very short bob, or bob for thick hair, a short pixie can create magic.
“Just like other haircuts, it is quite important to consider your face shape before committing to a particular short cut,” says Merrick-Thirlway, who recommends consulting your stylist to discuss various options.
Side-Swept Layered Pixie
Thick and sharp layers look exceptional on trendy colors such as platinum, whitish, and silvery blonde. The best thing is, with such a cut, sweeping the hair to the side will be enough for a versatile style.
Ashy Pixie with Long Bangs
“Those with thick hair should consider short hairstyles that feel bouncy without much weight for an effortless result,” says celebrity hairstylist Glen Coco—who regularly styles models like Chrissy Teigen, and Olivia Culpo. “Ask your hair stylist to shed the weight in bulky areas, and if you like short hair around your face, add face framing layers like long bangs.” The muted color palette makes this pixie bob more exciting.
Short Pixie with Baby Bangs
Zendaya is well known for trying out various hairstyles and the short pixie is one of her many bold hairstyles. If you’re interested in short haircuts, this short pixie with side swept bangs is worth giving a try.
In the words of Merrick-Thirlway, “Adding layers will introduce movement and remove extra weight.” However, consider your hair type because “If you have smooth or straight hair, then long layers on top will look great with a short crop,” says renowned hairdresser, Michael Van Clarke.
Feminine Pixie Cut
Short bob haircuts are very much in trend and the pixie keeps gaining the spotlight. A soft and feminine natural hair pixie style features delicate layers and a gentle silhouette, offering a timeless and graceful look. Emma Stone often opts for this style, revealing its versatility for both casual outings and formal events.
Natural Curly Pixie Bob
Embracing thick curly hair, this pixie bob combines the ease of a short thick hair cut with the playful bounce of curly hair, resulting in a carefree and stylish appearance. The stylist of this cut, Kristina Katsabina decided to opt for a center part fringe, you can ask your stylist for one too or a more personalised style.
“On clean hair, apply Thickening Style Foam for shine and hold, then blow dry with a round brush for added volume,” says Howard McLaren, founder of R+Co.
Voluminous Choppy Pixie
Pixie haircuts are super hot right now and we’ve seen the likes of Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, and Ginnifer Godwin flaunt choppy layers with this hairstyle. Chicago-based hairstylist Raven Hurtado comments that Pixie is all about embracing layers and shedding off excess weight for a lighter feel that’s easier to manage even on wavy hair.
Messy Platinum Pixie
Thick wavy hair can be styled to suit square, round and oval face shapes if you go for the right pixie haircut. THis edgy and rebellious shade of pixie style features a messy tousled texture which can be one of your memorable and iconic looks. The secret is to ask your hairstylist for lots of layers to decrease bulk as well as shorter sides.
One Side Sweped Pixie with Long Bangs
While some might wonder whether short straight hair would work well for thick hair, we have to assure you that they do! If you’re on the side of women with thick hair, you can opt for short bob haircuts that allow you to get rid of some weight and volume. Keira Knightley has been spotted with this chic hairstyle, showcasing how the longer bangs can add a touch of elegance to a short pixie cut.
Ear-Length Pixie Cut for Thick Hair
Charlize Theron and Ginnifer Goodwin have both rocked the ear-length pixie cut, showcasing its versatility and modern appeal and you can too. This trendy pixie for thick hair, styled by Salsalhair is perfect for women with round faces as it accentuates the jawline and adds definition.
Short Mohawk for Thick Hair
Well, on short thick hairstyles, a short mohawk on thick hair is a pair we never knew we needed but thanks to Kamila, a notable stylist, we’re here for it!
Chicago-based hairstylist Raven Hurtado notes that “If you have natural hair, a Mohawk haircut with mid or low tapers and a longer top with long bangs will make your hair appear thicker and voluminous.”
Every time Miley Cyrus wore a mullet cut, it’s hard to deny how sexy and fashionable she always looked. Thus, it’s safe to say that mullets can be sexy and if you’re in for that type of style, don’t look too far! All you have is a playful and flirtatious hairstyle that combines short sides with a longer, textured top.
Short Bob For Thick Hair
Celebs are trading in their long locks for stylish bob haircuts. Not only is this angled A-line bob is classy and chic but it's also nicely colored. And in case you're aiming for a more polished look, going darker will be the best idea.
Messy Round Crop
Those with round faces can embrace the messy crop for a carefree and low-maintenance style. “Short haircuts work great for thick straight hair as long as the cut is well thought,” says Jack Merrick-Thirlway, creative director at Neville Hair and Beauty for L’Oréal Professionnel. Of course, when short haircuts tend to appear thicker so try to create soft elegant shapes. Also, make use of a flat iron for that sleek and shiny feel.
Center Parted Long Bob
Center part lobs have a soothing way of complimenting round face shapes and this style is no different. For those more intentional about the length of their short hairstyle, this cut falls above the shoulders. It’s also quite versatile when it comes to styling, so switch between loose waves and straight bob.
Colorful Bob with Long Face Framing Bangs
We loved Katy Perry’s fearless approach to hair color and style while rocking a colorful bob and we’ve decided to bring the trend back. The long face-framing bangs not only highlight one’s facial features but is also a great haircut for thick hair. The colorful hue adds a personalized yet playful charm to the style.
When considering bold and edgy haircuts, it’s hard to miss the wedge haircut featuring a graduated, stacked back and shorter layers towards the front. Spotted on Dorothy Hamill who popularised the cut back in the 1970s, the short hairstyle has been recently spotted on celebrity artist, Rihanna, proving it’s ability to transcend through time.
Short Bob with Layered Bang
If you love yourself a fringed stacked hairstyle that’s short, LH editors recommend the short bob with a layered bang. Although Emma Stone’s version of this style varied in terms of length as hers was below her chin, yours can be shorter, reflecting your taste and sense of style.
Long Bob for Thicker Hair
It is quite understandable that not everyone can commit to a short hairstyle, so why not start with this lob by Salsalhair that falls just above the shoulders, offering a balance between short and long? We’ve seen Jennifer Aniston embrace the long bob, demonstrating how it suits individuals with thicker hair by maintaining manageability while showcasing the hair's natural volume.
Burgundy Center Parted Bob
A center-parted bob can be considered a classic at this point yet new ways to rock this same bob keep coming out. If you don’t want much change in your hairstyle, simply dye your bob burgundy to elevate your look in a sophisticated way.
Brunette Bob Hairstyles For Thick Hair
This short bob cut is a great way to tame your thicker hair, even if you think they're too unmanageable. The blunt silhouette will give you a trendy balanced look while the shiny black color will add some sophistication to your mature and refined image.
Classic Short Bob for Brunette
A simple short bob never goes out of style despite its simplicity. This variation is tailored for brunettes, showcasing a rich, deep color that adds depth and dimension to the look. Their glossy, sleek bobs have set trends and highlighted the versatility of this chic hairstyle.
Sleek Center Parted A-line Bob
The sleek center-parted A-line bob is a modern take on the traditional bob, featuring a longer front that gradually shortens towards the back. If you have an interest in symmetry and order, the center part adds a touch of that and elegance to the overall look.
Pink Balayage For Short Hairstyles
Pink hair is so pretty and girly. Although this angled bob is stylish as it is, it will look striking once you add in some pretty pink balayage tones. You can also ask your stylist to angle your bangs slightly to keep up with the sleekness of this chic bob!
A-Line Bob With Highlights
The angles on A-line are super dramatic. That's because they start out very short in the back, and then get longer in the front. Furthermore, the pretty blast of sunset red, orange, pink and yellow highlights add a ton of dimension and depth to this trendy bob cut!
Two Colors Combo for Wavy Bob
For a little twist, introduce contrasting shades that best highlight the texture and enhance the movement of the waves. Van recommends using a round brush with dense bristles with drying hair.
“Loose wave styles pair well with thick hair,” says Van Clarke, “however, it may also need a lift at the roots.” Consider curling irons perfect for thick hair if you desire waves that last pretty long to accompany you all day to the beach
Natural Brown With Blonde Highlights
When going for shorter hair, it doesn't mean you have to cut your locks to a pixie length. Shoulder-length curls can also add life to your thicker hair, allowing you to wear it back if you want. Undoubtedly, this wavy longer bob is so pretty with the contrasting brown and blonde lowlights.
Messy Wavy Lob with Blonde Highlights
It’s okay if you’re not interested in serious-looking styles but rather prefer cuts that give off a relaxed and effortlessly chic vibe. The messy wavy lob is versatile enough to accompany all face shapes and where the blonde highlights are strategically placed, you have a beachy sun-kissed and stylish look. Tip- try not to go overboard with hair thinning.
Bob With Waves
If you want a retro-chic look that harkens back to the golden years of Hollywood, this short timeless bob is your key, then! Indeed, the honey blonde and caramel tones give it a bit of a modern vibe to the glamorous curls.
Copper Layered Waves for Short Hair
Jessica Chastain and Julianne Hough's copper waves are enough to get you excited about trying out this short hairstyle. The copper tone would suit the summer and fall seasons offering warmth to your style while the layers give your hair a well-needed movement that's not boring to behold.
Short Hairstyles For Thick Hair With Bangs
The fashionable French-girl image is making a comeback with the iconic short fringe bob. Apart from changing the angle and length of the cut, you can also pick a type of fringe that suits your face shape the most. To please your thick locks, ask your stylist for invisible layers at the ends.
Short Hair with Colored Bangs
We all love to be creative in our ways but when it comes to hairstyles, the sky is the limit. So if you’re still looking for what to start with, how about adding a contrasting hue to the bangs of your layered bob? That extra pop of color is all you need to stand out from the crowd.
Pixie with Long Wavy Bangs
Long wavy bangs with a short haircut is all about drawing attention to your eyes while highlighting your cheekbones and jawlines. The length also adds a touch of femininity to your overall aesthetic and if you’re considering maintenance, it’s less stressful and time-consuming.
Angled Short Bob
Haircuts with angled silhouettes work wonders taming unmanageable textures, especially when they’re as short as possible. The first and foremost reason why you shouldn’t be afraid of such a short cut is that it has a lot of room for framing. Also, such cuts usually go with soft texturizing at the ends. So, you can rest assured your hair won’t feel heavy.
Curly Short Hairstyles For Thick Hair
Girls with thicker curls will love this short curly cut. Besides adding tons of fullness, these long layers will also enhance the texture. The pretty yellow blonde highlights in this light auburn shade. However, it also plays a big role in creating a balanced multi-toned feel.
Highlighted Curly Pixie-Bob
A lot of times, we are influenced by what we see especially from celebrities known for setting new and mind-blowing trends. For this look, consult with a curly hair specialist to get the best out of the style. It’s a fun flex using your natural hair texture to create a style and we’ve seen Lupita Nyong'o do this effortlessly.
Short Pixie Bob with Sliced Layers
When it comes to being unique and standing out from everyone, you have to be intentional about what you want and communicate it properly with your stylist. For instance, this short pixie bob with layers requires more intentionality in making the layers stand out and give off an appealing and high-fashion vibe.
Inverted Short Hairstyles For Thick Hair
The very first aim of short hairstyles for thick hair is to get rid of the extra weight to make the hair airy and manageable at once. If that’s what you’re looking for, you are bound to try an inverted bob! Get long layers throughout the length, and you’ll be able to create a messy do in minutes.
Blue Long Angled Bob
We all saw how Kylie Jenner’s turquoise blue wavy bob kept making it to the headlines which is why we have something similar. If you’re on the darker color spectrum, this dark blue angled bob is very vibrant with its special dramatic charm. Perfect for those who always love anything bold and involve a splash of color.
Blonde Bob With Bangs
Bob with a fringe is a great way to elongate your face. The pretty blonde bob pictured below has thick eye-grazing bangs that give it a mischievous vibe. And the layered waves add a ton of volume! Keep your roots dark and then go pale blonde for a look that will stop men dead in their tracks!
Rounded Blonde Bob with Side Bangs
Countless times we’ve seen Emma Stone and Taylor Swift rock the rounded bob with side bangs and we’re sure it would also look great on you with the right stylist. Consider the blonde hue for a touch of freshness and youth.
Natural Angled Bob Hairstyles
This textured bob is a classy option these days, especially for those with super thick tresses. Such ideas as platinum, honey, and golden blonde will be the best picks for multi-dimensional looks. Feather your hair to one side all the way around to add even more volume and take this style to the max!
Short Haircut for Natural Red Hair
While we’ve talked about embracing your natural hair texture, you don’t have to go the extra mile to change your hair color if you love it in its natural state. Even stars like Jessica Chastain and Julianne Moore have embraced their natural red locks so don’t think twice.
Shaggy Brunette Hairstyles With Bangs
Known for her role in the "Fifty Shades" series, Dakota Johnson has embraced the shaggy brunette look with bangs, showcasing a perfect blend of sophistication and edginess. Use a texturizing spray to enhance the shaggy layers, and a round brush while blow-drying to achieve volume.
Long Bob with Short Fringe Bangs
Thick hair and lob go hand in hand while the short fringe helps in thinning the hair a little. Use a flat iron to create sleek and polished waves for the long bob. The short fringe bangs can be styled straight across or slightly feathered for a softer look.
Thin Bangs and Thick Hair Combo
Despite having thick hair, you can make little adjustments depending on your style. Instead of thick and texture fringe, you can opt for something thinner like wispy bangs to compliment the rest of your hair. Our expert stylists suggest keeping the bangs sleek and straight for a modern look.
People Also Ask
What is the best short haircut for thick hair?
Pixies, bobs, and long bobs are among the greatest haircuts for thick short hair. There are countless variations within these three styles. Experiment with a concave, layered or choppy bob or an asymmetric or undercut pixie style. Also check out styles like a long layered bob, thick bangs, or long angled bob if you want to keep it longer.
Is short hair suitable for chubby face?
You can have short haircuts regardless of your facial shape. All you have to do is choose the perfect haircut for you. Hairstyles that affect your hair texture while giving you the look of a longer face are the best option for round faces.
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