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: 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.
#4: 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.
#5: 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.
#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: 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.
#8: Short Bob with Tapered Back
“Stylish” and “sleek” are the two words to describe the short, straight bob that features a rounded silhouette and a tapered back. Closely cropped at the nape of the neck, the bowl-shaped cut is slightly feathered and completely covers the ears. The pure chocolate brown color is full-bodied and has a great sheen.
#9: Messy Shaggy Inverted Bob with Subtle Highlights
Blessed with natural waves? Consider shaggy short hairstyles for thick hair like this one. Stacked in the back and unruly all the way around, this pixie-length inverted bob is a haircut designed for a creative woman who is willing to take chances. Dark brown hair with subtle auburn highlights keeps it somewhat tame.
#10: Short Stacked Bob with Subtle Balayage
Layers are quintessential to short haircuts for thick hair — add body around the crown by stacking a multitude of lengths together. The dimension of this classy thick short hairstyle can be enhanced by balayage coloring.
#11: Cute Shaped Crop
A perfectly shaped short cut? Yes, please! This haircut is what short-haired dreams are made of. Easy and simple but at the same time stunningly sexy. The long side bangs create flattering face-framing layers, while the back is kept sassy and short.
#12: Stylish Grown Out Pixie
Short haircuts for thick hair are all about layers. When cut to a medium short length, there’s enough hair to experiment with different textures and show off a beautiful layering. If you’re struggling to pick between a bob and pixie, this look is your answer.
#13: Sleek Rounded Inverted Bob
An inverted bob hairstyle with smooth lines and harmonious angles is professional and fashion-forward. A perfect choice for women with straight, thick hair, the style is full of body and depth that is enhanced by the subtle chestnut highlights over the deep mocha base color.
#14: Layered Tapered Pixie for Thick Hair
Over-the-eye bangs and a deep side part are what moves short layered pixie cuts a couple of notches higher on our list of “classy” hairstyles. The top and bangs are slightly feathered and there’s an extra lift in the crown area. Piece-y sideburns are an elegant detail that draws attention to the cheekbones.
#15: Tousled Razored Bob
If you are interested in non-trivial bob haircuts for thick hair, look no further than a shaggy razor cut. The medium brown color is neutral and flatters most skin tones. Feathery layers with a slightly tousled finish prevent the haircut from being overly stiff and structured.
#16: Inverted Brunette Bob with Feathered Highlights
The piece-y back section and curvy flipped side pieces tucked behind the ears add an air of sophistication to the short to medium inverted bob. A phenomenal choice for naturally wavy hair, the side tendrils and feathered honey blonde highlights also provide depth and character to this pretty bob style.
#17: Black and Ash Blonde Pixie Bob
Two-tone hair colors are a fantastic solution applied in short hairstyles for women with thick hair. Not only does it highlight your generous mane, the contrast complements every season! Make sure to stick within the same color undertone (warm, cool or neutral) for the most flattering and cohesive combination.
#18: Long Feathered Espresso Brown Pixie
Tousled, shaggy pixies keep short hair looking fun and feminine. The espresso brown shade bears a reddish tint making the hair color sophisticated. Long bangs and side pieces flow over the eyes and ears, framing the face in a sultry and mysterious way. Jagged ends and a messy crown give the cut a casual and sporty feel that is easy to maintain.
#19: Sexy Pastel Pixie
Get a real pixie with a fantasy-inspired hair color that can take you all the way to a fairyland. This multidimensional color is made all the better with creative waves. To style this look, first blow hair out with a round brush, then use a straightener to flip the front pieces at the ends.
#20: Classic Layered Bob for Thick Hair
What makes thick haired gals so lucky is they can crop the length while still maintaining all the luscious body in short medium haircuts! The richness of texture and color in this classic chin length style is a perfect example, and a bonus — it’s an anti-aging choice for more mature ladies.
#21: Short Wavy Cut with Messy Layers
Women who like to wear hair undone should consider messier short haircuts for thick wavy hair. Cut in haphazard layers, this style offers nonchalant, effortless allure, charming for all natural textures. To style this coiffure, use a sea salt spray on damp hair and scrunch it while it’s drying.
#22: Choppy Pixie Bob with Stacked Nape
One of the best pixie cuts for thick hair is a style that minimizes bulk by utilizing stacked layers as a thinning and structuring technique. Chunky layers are placed carefully around the crown for an extra lift, and the nape is trimmed accurately to complete the sassy yet neat look. The bronde balayage with graduating tones of honey blonde and piece-y locks also help to tame down naturally fluffy hair.
#23: Brunette Bob with Curled Ends
Here’s a haircut for Hollywood! A slightly longer bob with smooth and shiny locks is gracefully elegant, and the extra-long front curl frames the face perfectly. Honey-blonde highlights swirl deliciously around the curly finger waves and enhance the lustrous and sleek finish of the hairstyle.
#24: Razored Pixie Bob with Irregular Layers
Layers are essential when it comes to creating structure within bob haircuts for thick hair, but don’t worry if you’re not into prim and proper ‘dos! Irregular layers bring in a flirty essence; especially when worn on curly or textured locks.
#25: Short-to-Medium Feminine Layered Cut
A short-to-medium layered ‘do is a timeless cut fit for women of all ages. This haircut is adaptable to any type of texture, and is sure to make you seem put together, stylish and unique. A minimalist wardrobe would suit this hairdo wonderfully.
#26: Undercut Bob with Jagged Ends
Undercutting your bob with choppy ends is one way to sassify your short length hairstyles. Making a bold statement by leaving the front strands significantly longer, pair them with an extra short dark nape. Don’t forget to tease the ‘side bang’ area to add some extra volume and drama.
#27: Short Stacked Bob Blowout
Thick coarse hair looks unappealing when left to its own devices. Opt for a structured cut and a full “blowout” to really make an impact. A super dark ebony brown shade (one tone lighter than jet-black) keeps the haircut looking uniform and orderly. A great option for a woman on the run!
#28: Stacked Copper Balayage Bob
Copper brings a lot of personality to a mane, whatever the haircut; but pair it with a stacked bob and boom! Your haircut won’t miss any attention whenever you enter a room. This ‘do is a little more high maintenance because you must keep the nape very short and perfectly trimmed, but the effect is well worth the upkeep!
#29: Rounded Tapered Bob with Shorter Layers
This chocolate tapered bob is one of the most unique medium short haircuts. The extra pieces are added to the crown section for an all over piece-y, rounded look. An off-center part draws the eye to the face, and textured side swept bangs cover the forehead and eyes.
#30: Straight Cut Bob with Layers and Subtle Highlights
Chic short hairstyles for thick hair don’t always feature steep angles and inverted cuts. Whether you’d like to have layers cut or not, here’s a contemporary twist on a more traditional bob. It’s straight cut and subtly highlighted.
#31: Inverted Bob with Swoopy Layers
Nothing says “swoopy” better than a dark brown layered bob with long sensual waves that gently curl around the head. A bit shorter in the back and parted on the side, the long bangs are face-framing and feminine. The layers are carved subtly into the shape of the hairstyle and function as a texture-enhancing element.
#32: Pixie Bob with Golden Blonde Feathers
Feathered cuts and feathered coloring techniques work wonders on pixies, as they really highlight the details, make your hairstyle dimensional and eye-catching. Try a tapered pixie cut with highlighted ends for a gorgeous look that is doomed to turn heads.
#33: Straight Textured Angled Bronde Bob
For a hairstyle that works great with super-straight locks, try out a chin length bob with choppy layers. High on texture and angles and short on fuss, it’s a wash-and-wear cut that looks great on most women.
#34: Stacked Blonde Balayage Pixie for Brunettes
There’s something a little bit 1960s about a stacked pixie cut for short thick hair. White-blonde highlights, wispy sideburns and looooonnnngggg peek-a-boo bangs are just a few features that make this a unique cut. With a deep side part and added volume around the crown, it’s sassy and trendy without being over the top.
#35: Lip-Length Tousled Brunette Bob
Are you one of the lucky women who are blessed with naturally thick hair AND sexy, pouty lips? A brunette combover bob that is cut to hit exactly at the lip line is a great option for you. Bangs that drop gently over one eye are also a gorgeous way to draw attention to other features, such as the bent brow. A side part and tousled finish complete the look.
#36: Caramel Blonde Rounded Layered Bob
If you prefer hairstyles that are one-length, a medium bob might be the way to go. To break the density of thick hair, throw in a few shorter chunky layers. Sun-kissed blonde highlights over a bronde base color are fresh, bright, and summery. You’ll love the rounded, full shape with its feathered locks and inward-curled ends caressing the neck.
#37: Disheveled Brunette Choppy Bob
When you think of short haircuts for thick hair, you might believe that a messy side-parted bob isn’t the best choice. You’d be wrong! Disheveled layers and the “hand-tossed” crown ooze an artistic flair. Long bangs, a side part, and slightly curled ends emphasize the jawline and elongate the neck.
#38: Dirty Blonde Pixie with Bright Highlights
You might be somebody’s mommy, but this is definitely not your mother’s long pixie hairdo! The dirty blonde base with brightening highlights provides the volume you need to balance out the short sides and feathered top section. Side swept bangs, a closely cropped nape, and V-shaped sideburns bring in a touch of corporate elegance.
#39: Messy Choppy Layered Bob
Short haircuts for thick wavy hair look even more snazzy and chic when they’re choppy and disheveled. The wavy pieces are strategically layered to build the height and fullness. If you have coarser hair, you can style this cut to work with your natural texture. The solid dark brown hair color keeps the focus on you!
#40: 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).
#41: Stacked Black Bob with Cherry Balayage
Full, rounded, and seriously stacked, check out this kind of inverted bob in case you have straight and thick hair. The cut is deeply angled and layered, dipping from the nape all the way down to long pieces that graze the collarbone. The rich pink balayage color palette is unique and trendy.
#42: Rounded Bob with Razored Layers
Just by changing the cutting tool from shears to a razor gives an edgier result! Juxtapose the softness of a rounded bob with sharply cut layers for a sophisticated hairstyle with a hint of intrigue. Leave front locks longer and wispy to truly bring in a flirty, feminine flair.
#43: Angled Burgundy Bob with Voluminous Layers
Is there anything as sultry as a burgundy bob? Some women believe medium to short cuts don’t deliver the femininity that long locks ooze, but you’ll definitely have plenty of spunk with this bright angled ‘do!
#44: 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.
#45: Chic Asymmetrical Cut
This look just might be an ideal mix of edgy and feminine. The short, shaggy cut definitely makes a statement, but the thick waves and long bangs bring girliness to the look. Pair this cut with strong brows, full lashes, and some big earrings — oh, but of course.
#46: 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.
#47: Long Pixie with Bangs
The best short hairstyles for thick hair always incorporate texture. By styling the hair in a messy, bedhead look, you can make any short cut appear playful and youthful. The products that can help you achieve a perfect bedhead are texturizing creams, dry shampoos, and tacky products designed for short cuts.
#48: Voluminous Nape-Length Inverted Bob
One way to instantly update a traditional straight short to medium bob is by inverting it. Ask your stylist to lift up the back of the cut for a boost of volume and lovely back/side views if you have a beautiful neckline.
#49: Gorgeously Layered Balayage Bob
A short choppy bob is a longtime favorite option when it comes to layered haircuts for thick hair. For the shorter haircuts to work, the layering must start higher up on the head. This way, the stylist can create a flattering overall shape (instead of the dreaded triangular head).
#50: Short Bob with Piece-y Layers and Babylights
Sometimes highlights may be a little overwhelming on short hairstyles for wavy hair, while babylights are ideal. The understated streaks are cute and delicate, but if you want a bolder look, simply choose a highlight hue several tones lighter than the base color for a greater contrast.
#51: Stacked Blonde Balayage Bob
Another two tone bob that proves how striking women’s short layered cuts can be! Ranging from platinum blonde to the blackest black, this stacked haircut is seamlessly balayaged for a cool dimensional look. Maximum effect is achieved when styled straight.
#52: Adorable Wavy Bob
Short thick hair that looks light and effortless is not unattainable! This cut features piecey layers and soft wavy texture to create a covetable bob style. Ask your stylist for a choppy bob with slightly shorter top layers in the back and a short fringe.
#53: Angled Bob for Thick Tresses
Medium short haircuts are a great choice if you’re not into the idea of shearing off all your hair. This steeply angled bob is feminine, sophisticated, and fun all at the same time. Because the haircut looks especially gorgeous with highlights, you might want to consider getting a little bit of color work done too.
#54: Short Crop with Colorful Highlights
Short hairstyles for women with thick hair can sometimes skew a little frumpy. That’s definitely nobody’s goal! This hairstyle does the exact opposite, oozing that special fresh, youthful appeal. The bright girly colors pair well with the edgy, boyish shape of the cut.
#55: 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.
#56: 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.
#57: 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.
#58: 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.
#59: 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.
#60: 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!
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.