60 Classy Short Haircuts and Hairstyles for Thick Hair

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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: 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.

#9: 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).

#10: 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.

#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: Layered Bob for Thick Hair

So gorgeous! This look has tons of life and movement. The glossy dark color only serves to play up the light, voluminous layers. You can rock this style with wavy hair or blow it out for a flowy, playful style. Be sure to skip the bangs so you don’t weigh it down.

#14: Asymmetrical Two-Tone Crop

Short hairstyles for thick hair can’t be just plain and boring. We mean, well, you should try something gorgeous if you have a good base for it. An asymmetrical pixie with one side long and colorful is a cute idea to try if you want a short style worth a double take.

#15: 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.

#16: 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.

#17: Short Crop for Thick Wavy Hair

So, maybe you’re convinced that short cuts work on thick hair, but what about thick, wavy hair? Sure, it’s a challenge. But with short cuts becoming more popular for women of all ages, this is a challenge that more and more stylists are mastering. Lots of textured layers do the trick!

#18: 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).

#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: Pixie-Bob with Colorful Roots

A side sweep, fresh color and choppy layers come together to create one jaw-dropping look fit for a true fashionista. Thick hair needs a quality trim to look shaped, but once it’s done, you can play with whatever texture and color and invariably end up with statement hairstyles.

Colorful Pixie Bob

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#21: Messy Textured Bob

Bob haircuts for thick hair look super sexy when styled in an easy, effortless way with a dab of mousse or styling cream. The key to the perfect messy style is shaggy layers and soft, touchable hair, of course.

#22: Asymmetrical Pixie for Thick Hair

For a super cute look, go for asymmetry. Adding long side bangs to a short cut creates an air of mystery and provides a nice framing to your face. This is a necessary element of a pixie cut because it adds femininity in what could otherwise be a boyish style.

#23: Edgy Pixie with Fade

To take your pixie cut to the next level, ask your stylist to fade out one side and the nape. Shaving hair super short gives the haircut a more edgy, urban vibe. With this style, you’re claiming that you’re bold and unafraid to go short.

#24: 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.

#25: Long Feathered Pixie

This easy-to-style cut is sort of an outgrown pixie. It’s beautiful in silhouette and comfortable in length. If your hair is straight, with this cut you are going to enjoy wash-and-go (and look-gorgeous) routine. Chalk it all up to seamless layering and scant product use.

#26: 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.

#27: 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.

#28: Soft and Flowy Bob

Short length hairstyles are often simple and classic, and the look in the photo is no exception. The keys to this sophisticated style are the hidden layers, glossy color, and soft, smooth hair. When hair is short, it’s easier to keep it in an excellent condition, so you might find that perfect ends are well within reach.

#29: Short Choppy Thick Hair Style

A textured cut plus a smoky pastel color equals a trendy hairstyle. This look is mad cute. To get that style, start off with a volumizing mousse applied to damp hair. Then rough dry your hair using only your fingers. Later, add in a few twists with a straightener and create some separation with pomade.

#30: Cute Pixie with Short Bangs

If you’re looking for thick hairstyles that aren’t overdone, try a messy crop with super short uneven bangs. This style is great for the urbanite who wants a little edge in her look. You can let your hair air dry, and then simply put in a tacky texturizing product designed for short hair.

#31: 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!

#32: 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.

#33: 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.

#34: 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.

#35: 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.

#36: 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.

#37: 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.

#38: 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.

#39: 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.

#40: 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.

#41: 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.

#42: 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.

#43: 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.

#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: 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!

#46: 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!

#47: 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.

#48: 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.

#49: 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.

#50: 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.

long pixie with highlights

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#51: 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.

#52: 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.

#53: 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!

textured pixie haircut

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#54: 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.

#55: 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.

#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: 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.

#60: 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.

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.

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