If you are gifted by nature with thick hair, you are the envy of so many women worldwide. You have never had to deal with the issue of limp hair or the lack of volume in hairstyles. Being clean and groomed, thick locks are the natural jewel that doesn’t need any sophisticated rim in terms of fancy hairstyles. At the same time, thick hair in longer lengths may feel heavy. In this case a short haircut is an excellent solution. This article with cool pictures will help you to make the right choice of a short haircut for thick hair.
Short Haircuts and Hairstyles for Thick Hair
So, you’ve opted for a big crop for your luxurious thick tresses? Most people won’t understand you, but we do. Short cuts often look much sharper than longer styles. And if you’ve mastered how to style your short haircut, you are the lucky one, who’ll always have an enviously perfect effortless look. Here are ideas for your bob, pixie or whatever short haircut version you’ve decided on this time.
#1: Short Layered Hair Style
Many women blessed with thick hair who have tried to go short have horror stories. Who wants to walk out looking like a triangle? Layers are key for short to medium styles. You don’t have to remove volume. The look just needs an overall appealing shape.
#2: Short Sassy Bob
Short haircuts for thick hair look great when locks are straightened. Opting for a sleek blowout when you style makes sure that any natural height and volume gets counterbalanced. The layers are shorter in the back and on the sides for a fun, flirty cut.
#3: Thick Hair Bob
Bob haircuts absolutely do work for women with thick hair. Curling hair into modern little twists lets the layering really shine. The front pieces frame the face nicely and will look so cute tucked behind the ears!
#4: Short and Sweet Crop
This short cut is touchable and soft with natural-looking, easy waves. This is a really great haircut universally flattering for thick, thin or fine hair. With thick hair you might want a slightly longer length – just a few inches longer.
#5: Pixie Cut
With short thick hair, you don’t have to limit yourself. You just have to be certain you’re in good hands. This frosted look uses a razoring technique to keep the longer pieces smooth and slicked back. Plus when razored strands are falling on the super short nape, the style becomes sleek (not poufy).
#6: Best Cut for Thick Hair
This popular a-line style is known for being great on thin hair, and hard to pull off with thick hair. But when layered right, it looks just as great on thicker hair. Straight hair in particular can adapt more easily to this style—which tends to create a lot of flattering volume.
#7: Bob with Subtle Highlights
The short length of this hairstyle does not mean that trendy coloring is out of the question. To keep it sophisticated, colors just can’t go too light, but instead just a couple shades lighter than the rest of the hair. This sweet style is very youthful.
#8: Short and Classy Cut
With short hairstyles for thick hair, it’s best to have generous layering that molds the shape of your style. The front pieces that are a little longer than those around the ears keep it edgy.
#9: Asymmetrical Haircut for Thick Hair
The deep side part and asymmetry of this cut make for a modern look that is very flattering and suitable for thick or fine hair. You can show off your features while still having a little bit of hair to play around with. For the longer piece, you can curl it, straighten it, tuck it behind the ear, or pin it back.
#10: Perfect Layered Bob
For women with thick hair, short layered haircuts are not out of reach. If you prefer shorter ‘dos, you can get a cute layered bob with a length at the nape for a low-maintenance hairstyle.
#11: Short and Full Bob
This style has the appearance of no layering because the hidden under layers are shorter. For short to medium hairstyles that look flirty and feminine, be sure to blowout hair with a very large barrel round brush. This will create body and make short hair extra swingy and bouncy.
#12: Smooth Bob
This bob looks beautiful on straight hair. Instead of bangs, opt for layers in the front that feather towards the back. This gives the style a lot of flow and movement. The bottom layer is kept all one length, making the haircut classy and sophisticated.
#13: Layered Thick Hair Crop
Short cuts are the most fun way to freshen up your look. Suddenly, you’re weightless! A leather jacket looks way less serious when paired with a cute wavy style. The natural texture proves that short hair can definitely be low maintenance. Just use a mouse before air drying. Later, quickly curl the front.
#14: Short Retro Mod Cut
Pixie-bob haircuts for thick hair are so versatile that they can even be a way to show off your retro style. The rounded shape following the back of the head is the key to this look. The ears are partially hidden with side bangs.
#15: Adorable Pixie Cut
Channel the Kardashian matriarch with a style sure to show off high cheek bones and full lips. The subtle asymmetry of this cut adds some mystery, but it’s still easy to pull off. Blow dry the longer hair forward with a round brush. To dry the rest of the hair, you can just hit it haphazardly.
#16: Pretty and Sleek Thick Hair
This straight hairstyle is perfection. Very wearable and flattering, the cut is striking the right balance between flat and voluminous. The simplicity of the styling makes it youthful. Ask your stylist for a bob that is subtly longer in the front with barely there layers.
#17: Short Messy Pixie
Short haircuts for thick hair do not have to be straight. If you have hair with a naturally wavy, curly texture, you can still pull off a short cut. When air drying, use workable products and finger-comb the hair in different directions. Use heat tools in the front to get the bangs just right.
#18: Creative Color on Thick Hair
This is such a stunning take on the layered pixie-bob cut. A short to medium pixie cut can help you feel not quite so naked and exposed, especially if you’re a first time player in the short hair game. The dimensional color, with darker roots and lavender highlights, is totally covetable.
#19: Piecey Short Bob
To experiment with color when you’re not ready to go all out, choose peekaboos that aren’t too bright. Short cuts show off such hidden highlights better, so make sure they are not drastically different in tone compared to the rest of your hair.
#20: Platinum Bob on Thick Hair
Women with thick hair look great with medium short haircuts—as long as there’s room for layering. This generously feathered look is the right mix of punky and sophisticated. A simple cut looks best with a bold color, if you’re going for a statement look that’s still classy.
#21: Short Layered Haircut for Thick Hair
A layered bob haircut is a great way to keep thick hair tame. Instead of puffing out at the first sign of humidity, this style will only grow in a workable volume rather than in impossible frizz. Be sure to use mousse directly out of the shower to encourage the texture.
#22: Pixie Or Short Bob Haircut?
This popular Twiggy-reminiscent style is a great halfway point between a bob and a pixie. It’s short in the front with side-swept bangs and longer in the back and around the ears. It’s a perfectly elegant look for any special occasion and an easy way to keep it classy every day.
#23: Angled Bob Hairstyle
This fabulous cut takes all the excessive thickness out of your short hair and turns it into a perfect rounded style with carefully cut layers. It’s gorgeous and modern, a sight to behold! While it’s short enough to be fun and easy, it’s also long enough to tie it up with an elastic if needed.
#24: Pixie Cut With Long Side-Swept Bangs
If you’ve got thick hair, an ongoing problem is how to style it so it doesn’t look and feel heavy or blocky. Layering and short length are good solutions. With this fabulous pixie, you can sport some chic long, side-swept bangs that are guaranteed to soften your look.
#25: Classy Two-Tone Short Haircut
Pixies have been around for a long time, a go-to low-maintenance style, appreciated by ladies who value both their hair and time. This classic cut is a dream that has come true for “difficult” tresses. Once you get a short haircut, you are going to deal with the process of upkeep rather than styling. As long as you keep up with your cuts to maintain the short length, your chic pixie will do practically all the styling work for you!
#26: Long Pixie Haircut
Pixies are among the best short styles for girls with thick locks. At longer lengths, thick tresses can be heavy, or get puffy in all the wrong places. Once you decide on a short haircut for thick hair such as a long pixie, you’ll see the differences immediately. You’ll go from blocky and heavy hair to airy and chic locks!
#27: Angled Long Bob With Straight Bangs
This angled bob is a perfect choice for straight hair. Cut to be longer in the front and shorter in the back where most of the bulk usually is, this look works with thick hair to shape it and even it out. The straight bangs give it a nice touch as well. We love how seamlessly they blend with the style!
#28: Side-Parted Asymmetrical Short Hairstyle For Thick Hair
This look is all about the volume! To mimic this beautiful and big hairstyle, you’ll need to start right out of the shower and have the right products prepared. If you blow-dry with your head upside down after applying some mousse or texturizing spray, you’ll find your pixie will stay just as voluminous as you like until the end of the day.
#29: Angled Bob With Angled Bangs
Never be afraid to try new things. As they say, it’s just hair; it’ll grow back if you don’t like how it turns out. This bob takes on a unique and interesting tone by angling the bangs and one side of the bob. The unusual highlights add even more intrigue to the style.
#30: Angled Undercut Pixie Hairstyle
This short hairstyle for thick hair is a great way to spice up any run-of-the-mill pixies. Ask for long side bangs, tapered layers and V-shaped nape for the truly wow effect from your short hairstyle.
#31: Long Layered Pixie Hairstyle
If you want something different from your common short bob haircut, try a long pixie. It’s fluffy and fun, perfect as a transition to longer locks. In case you want to give off a flirty disposition, this look is for you. The trick to perfecting this short hairstyle for thick hair is to let it air dry naturally, allowing your natural texture to reveal.
#32: Messy Pixie Hairstyle
This cool cut is a dream that has come true for sassy redheads. Shorter styles paired with bold eye makeup always make a statement, and so do can bright colors. This pixie stands out, first of all, with its bright red color. You can recreate the same fun clash with pastel colors as well, like pink or blue.
#33: Short Length Haircut With Bangs
Longer pixies can give you plenty of volume if you style them correctly. Most importantly, they destroy the bulk created by excessive thickness. If you plan on keeping this style for a short amount of time, this lengthy pixie will grow out perfectly into a bob.
#34: Wispy Chin Length Bob Hairstyle
This haircut is a godsend for thick hair! You can keep your natural volume and thickness without all the bulk and accompanying frizz. The layered pieces work together to form the gorgeous wispy style. The only hair product you’ll need to create this look at home is leave-in conditioner.
#35: Textured Pixie With A Deep Side Part
Parted pixies are a great way to tame short thick hair. Instead of letting the tresses run wild, a part can provide a more structured and classy look, best used for work or formal occasions where messy pixies might not be appropriate. In this picture, for example, the side sweep creates an elegant vibe.
#36: Straight Messy Bob
Treat your classy bob with a light teasing at the roots to raise hair on the crown and to endow it with a trendy nonchalant feel. Make an indistinct side parting, remove bangs off the forehead and this time let the edges be neat and accurate for a contrast.
#37: Bob With Inverse Layering
Classic bob hasn’t been out of fashion for at least 100 years, and it remains one of the most popular haircuts for women. Bob may look wonderful on thick hair if your stylist uses the technique of inverse layering, e.i. tapering of length on the inside (the hair that lies closer to your skin). This technique rounds the edges and softens the thickness of your locks at the ends. Besides, bob is a comfortable haircut in everyday life: it easily transforms into an evening hairstyle thanks to light waves shaped by a curling iron or thermal rollers.
#38: Good Girl’s Pixie
With thick straight hair a well-cut pixie doesn’t require any particular styling to look awesome. Although you can always work through your tresses with a dab of mouse for an extra messy touch on the top. Style your bangs to one side and consider subtle highlights. They always give a charming sun-kissed feel.
#39: Sleeked-Down Pixie With Texturizing
When you want a change for your funky-spiky pixie, a sleeked down style is a good solution. You don’t have to make it completely sleek and polished. Rough texture will give it a chic and little wild look, while subtle highlights add just the right amount of spice.
#40: Stacked Bob
Great styling options usually give bob haircuts for thick hair like this one. It embraces 2 different lengths: the first length is cut at the line that defines the low nape section, and the second one is the medium layer that overlaps the first length. The haircut will flatter women with a slim graceful neck and balanced face shape. Besides, it’s going to accentuate your refined facial features.
#41: Textured Angled Bob
Younger women can make a bob haircut more creative at the expense of hair texturing. In such haircuts the locks vary in length and look jagged at the ends. The task is achieved by such haircut techniques as slicing, pointing and point cutting. Their usage is not recommended for fine hair, but thick hair will, definitely, benefit from the achieved effect.
#42: Short Edgy Layered Haircut
This haircut is pretty universal: it suits both thin and full-figured women. The layers, cut in steps, do not only remove the excessive bulk of thick hair, they fall on the cheekbones, hiding the roundness of cheeks. Women with short or thick neck should opt for longer haircuts which camouflage the problematic areas and visually elongate the neck.
#43: Black A-Line Bob With Burgundy Accents
Dyeing helps to play up the texture of your haircut. The rightly chosen shades will bright up your look, refresh your skin tone and accentuate your eyes. So, if you want your new haircut to work at its fullest, please, don’t skimp on a professional colorist, whereas money invested in yourself always pays off!
#44: Indierock Style
Same as boyfriend style, indierock is today at the peak of its popularity. Messy styling for a short haircut with elongated temple locks, leather jacket with metal embellishments, textured knitwear and ankle boots complete the look, successfully and actively exploited by style icons. It should be mentioned that a haircut in indierock style is a good idea not only for straight but also for curly hair. It’s going to bring out the rebellious texture of the latter.
#45: Pop Style Cut
Who said a blonde should have long hair? A short haircut looks no less impressive and stylish, and it can make you stand out from the crowd of other blondes. While styling your short haircut, you need to bring out the smoothness of textures with hairspray, but remember not to overdo in order to maintain the movement and lightness of your cropped locks.
#46: Rounded Bob With Side Bangs
Shorter versions of bobs on thick hair risk acquiring a triangular shape. But if you ask your hairstylist to add some layering to the below-the-ear section and style your tresses flipped inside, you’ll get this simple and gorgeous look. Paired with side shattered bangs which blend with the layering of your cut, it’s getting one more step closer to the absolute perfection.
#47: Cap Cut
This type of haircut has gained wide popularity among business women over 30, because the “cap” isn’t too demanding in styling, while it provides fabulous volume at the nape. Depending on your face shape and neckline outlines, the “cap” can be either shortened or elongated. This haircut looks especially creative when implemented on the hair, dyed in cool blonde or copper tones.
#48: French Haircut
The French haircut is characterized by edgy texture and is usually implemented by razor. Despite the fact that it looks pretty messy and tousled, it has become popular also among older women. Not every lady is ready to go for a really short length. The French cut is elongated at the temples and nape, so it turns out to be a particularly appealing option because of its plasticity, delicacy and the compromise length.
#49: Short Voluminous Haircut
This haircut is a windfall for women with thick short hair, curly and disobedient. It’s pretty easy to style. Just use some foam, rubbed into the roots, and blow-dry your hair, creating the desirable volume. Not only this haircut is extremely stylish, it corrects the shape and size of your head at the expense of the voluminous nape and crown sections. The cut suits slim women with small features.
#50: Disheveled By The Wind
A short layered haircut, covering your ears with trimmed ends can be styled into this fabulous messy hairstyle with the feel of wind in your hair. A stronghold mousse will prevent sticking and support this fantastic volume directed upwards to the crown. And don’t forget to define the rugged edges for an ultra chic finish.
It’s easy to look cool and stylish with a short style, if you pay attention to the details. The choice of the right haircut and proper styling products will ease your hairstyling life immensely.