By: | Updated: 10/31/2018

Medium Length Hairstyles Perfect For Thick Hair

Are you looking for medium length hairstyles that are flattering for thick hair? Thick hair can both be a blessing and a curse. One of the best ways to flaunt your gorgeous thick locks is with one of the many trendy shoulder-length hairstyles that are popular today. With some long layers or soft, angled layers around your face, you can have added volume, texture, and movement.

1. Frisky Fringe

Fringe and Face-Framing Layers for Thick Hair

With the hair cut just below the chin, the thick fringe and face-framing layers have a dramatic effect. This style works great with bold colorful streaks such as a combination of reds and oranges for a fiery, flirty look. To style, add a texturizing product to your hair and blow dry straight, brushing your bangs forward until they are smooth and flat. Next, flat iron your hair in small sections and add a shining serum for a sleek finish.

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2. Fancy Flipped Layers

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With feathers starting from the shortest layers just above the cheekbones and a sexy side part, this asymmetrical style is both fun and trendy. This look is best for those with oval-shaped faces and thicker, straight hair. To style, blow dry your hair smooth and then curl section by section with a medium-sized curling iron, but flip the ends straight out. If so desired, tease the crown to add more height. This style looks great with a deep two-toned balayage effect.

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3. Delicate Curls

Soft Delicate Curls for Thick Hair

These loose, delicate curls are very feminine for a soft, playful look. First, apply a high quality styling product to slightly damp hair and blow dry using a round brush. Next, add a thermal protectant and make big, bouncy, loose curls using a medium-barreled curling iron. Run your fingers gently through your hair to loosen it and then spray with a flexible hold hair spray.

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4. Boho Chic Chick

Boho Chic Chick on Medium Length Hairstyles

These funky waves are bold and daring and the thick, multi-level bangs rock this retro-chic look with a fun Bohemian flair. Pull your hair from the far back and add a deep side part to create full, sexy bangs. Then make large and loose, bouncy, defined curls. Add a trippy hairband or another funky hair accessory to play up this carefree style.

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5. Textured Layers

Textured Medium Length Hair with Disconnected Layers

These disconnected layers add a great deal of texture to your medium-length hair. With shorter layers and the crown and fun and funky flips through, you will look years younger with this stunning style. Blow dry your hair until totally dry using your fingers. Next, flick out the ends using a flat iron. Then take random sections and bevel the ends out quickly. Gently run your fingers through to break up the flips and add a texturizing product. This is another look that works great with multi-faceted balayage or funky streaks throughout.

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6. Carefree Curls

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This light and airy look is fun and whimsical and works best on those with naturally curly or wavy hair. Wash and condition with products designed for your natural curls and then towel dry to remove moisture. Add your favorite curling mousse, gel, or other curling product and use a wide tooth comb to remove tangles. Next, scrunch your hair starting at the ends and working your way up for maximum curls. Using a diffuser, cradle your curls using low to medium heat while upside down for added volume. When dry, shake it loose and add a light holding spray.

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7. Sexy And Shaggy

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This cut is great for those who love the ever-trendy “rocker-chick” look. Full, thick bangs and point-cut ends give it a jagged edge. Apply a light styling foam or mousse before drying to add texture. Blow dry using a paddle brush or your fingers till your hair is completely dry and smooth. Add a texturizing product for more volume. Do not flat iron your hair as you want this look to appear edgy and gritty as opposed to sleek.

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8. Simply Sophisticated

Simply Sophisticated Layered Cut for Thick Hair

Subtle layers can help accentuate the shape of your head as well as your features. These slight layers give a sleek, tapered look that works best for square-shaped faces. Add a straightening product and blow dry your hair smooth. Next, add a thermal protectant and flat iron your hair in thin sections starting at the nape of your neck. Highlights or lowlights give this stunning look added depth and dimension.

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9. Haircut With Medium Length Layers

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This hairstyle allows for a fuller top section because of its medium-length layers that surround the crown. Usually women spend much time on teasing in order to achieve this look. And you will have it naturally, due to your hair thickness and this cut. Subtle highlights will accent those layers and make them appear more texturized.

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10. Shaggy Medium-Length Bob

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Style the ends of those layered locks so that they could stick to various directions, and the thick tresses will seem lighter. That will make you feel as if your hair is so airy. Ladies who have thicker hair have sported shaggy hair cuts for several years already and gladly keep doing so. Such hair cuts are associated with casualness.

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11. Medium Haircut With A Fringe

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This haircut might seem too simple the first time you see it. However, it has one essential hidden quality – your hair stylist can tailor it specially for you. The moment you realize it, believe us, you will never give it up for the trendiest haircut. This haircut often comes with a fringe. Look for the one that blends seamlessly into those loose layers.

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12. Layered Haircut With Warm Balayage

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This is something you do not want to try to achieve at home. Of course, you start to wonder why now. The answer is simple – to get this stunning hair, you have to build the whole strategy on how to combine these shades of blonde with your caramel-brown hair. It may take a while to get there – but the result will leave you speechless!

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13. Classy Medium Blonde Bob

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There is nothing wrong about staying classy, but you can always add something to make even a classy haircut look all modern and new. This is what you need to do – combine your classy medium bob with platinum blonde and blend in a few slight waves. If you follow these simple instructions, you will get an elegant, feminine, and modern look!

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14. A-Line Bob Haircut

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Brunettes indeed can have more fun! This hairstyle with matching, effortless light brown shades will tell everyone that you know how to take your haircut to a brand new level! With an A-line blunt bob, there is nothing that can go wrong! What is more, none of your photos will go unnoticed as you will look amazing on each and every one of them! Go creative!

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15. Long Bob With Highlights

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A bob is a classic cut, especially for medium hair. Color your look with your favorite shades.

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16. Straight Thick Hair

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Thick hair will look awesome if you smooth out your hair.

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17. Angled Layers For Medium Hair

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Layers are a playful embellishment for every stylish girl.

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18. Adding Shape

Adding Shape

Shape your hair and look eye-catching all day long.

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19. Wavy Medium Hairstyle With Middle Part

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Waves and highlights form the beautiful duo we won’t ever be able to resist. It doesn’t matter what your natural hair color is, emphasizing its charm by highlighting some of the strands with contrastive colors will always be a good idea to get a fresh take on your hair. And waves are probably the best way to show off the dimension of colors: they enhance everything around them, especially when they’re styled with a center part.

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20. Wavy Lob Haircut

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Lob haircut is pretty practical and versatile. Actually, we can’t even imagine a girl that can’t sport it: this simple cut has some approaches for every hair type, so thick hair is not an obstacle to giving it a try. Once you get yourself a lob, you’ll see that taming your unruly locks is not only possible but also easy. Wave it to add more fullness and texture, and be ready to fall in love with your thick locks.

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21. A-line Wavy Medium Length Hairstyle

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The enviable silhouette of A-line cuts is the reason to be proud of your hair. No wonder that so many girls cut their hair medium: such cuts look ravishing on this length. One of the best things is that it’s so easy to style, as the length is pretty manageable. So getting voluminous and textured waves won’t be a problem! Just look what a full silhouette the asymmetric A-shape haircut gets when it’s waved. Just try it out.

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22. Messy Wavy Medium Hairstyle

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Though messy looks work awesome for thin hair, giving them a lot of body, fullness, and movement, there’s a messy approach for thick hair too. The point is to wave your medium length hair as messily and randomly as possible so that each lock is styled in a different direction. In this way, you will calm down your thick locks, creating a stylish silhouette to them.

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23. Middle Part Straight Haircut

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Sporting straight hair can be a disaster sometimes: we all know that it looks very sexy and attractive, but once it encounters a wind blowing, everything goes so wrong. Here’s a little tip to make your straight hair stay beautiful in any weather: style your hair with a deep middle part and secure it with some coats of hairspray.

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24. Asymmetrical Medium Haircut

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A touch of asymmetry in your style can give a brand new silhouette to your look. Every girl gets tired of looking ordinary from time to time, so asymmetrical haircuts are here to freshen up your style. Such cuts usually involve ends texturizing, so the texture of your thick hair will be more airy, which will make it more comfortable to style it.

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Perfect Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

There are a ton of great medium length hairstyles, including haircuts for oval faces. The wrong haircut can make your thick hair seem lifeless. A fun and funky shoulder-length haircut can include anything from a bob cut to a shag cut or even a bold pixie cut.

Color adds texture to ordinary haircuts for round faces. Adding a burst of color with a balayage look, ombre colors, bold colorful streaks or even a daring new color with highlights can totally spice up medium length hairstyles. And there are plenty of hairstyling options that you can easily achieve with the right tools such as curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers or the right styling products for your haircut.


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