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Updated on October 03, 2022
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Women with thick curly hair often complain that their curls are difficult to style and resort to flat ironing as the only salvation from disobedient curls. But why not to use the special qualities of your hair structure to your own benefit? You only need to choose the right haircut, and your curls are going to look superb!

Curly hair adds notes of playfulness and coquetry into your look. If you are also blessed with a good thickness, you may count on a hairstyle as one of the best adornments in your look. You can choose a trendy haircut of any length and experiment with different textures, popular finishes, and new hair color ideas.

There are a few simple recommendations to follow if you want to maintain the health and beautiful appearance of your thick curly locks:

  • Choose hair care products, elaborated exclusively for your type of hair.
  • Limit the usage of a blow-dryer and let your hair air dry instead, whenever you can afford it.
  • Brush your locks with special brushes for thick curly hair.
  • Visit a salon for hair repair treatments once in a while: even strong and healthy hair needs professional care.

Easy and Charming Hairstyles for Thick Wavy Hair

In this article, we are going to view 60 varieties of hairstyles for thick wavy hair. Having looked through them, you’ll realize that your hair structure is not a curse but a cool advantage. The choice of the right hairstyle will help you to look charming every day, whether it’s a formal or casual look.

1. Medium Length Spiral Curls

Mid-Length Curly Layered Haircut

Instagram / @modernsalon

Many people would pay a lot of money to get curls like these, so use what you already have to your advantage. You don’t need waist-skimming lengths to present your curls in the best light. There is plenty of movement going on with her shoulder length style thanks to the rounded shape and layers throughout. Just embrace your natural wavy texture and you will be ravishing!

2. Shoulder-Length Wavy Blonde Style

Whether you have short, medium or long wavy hair, texture and dimension are key players in creating an instagram-worthy look. Darker roots and highlights mixed throughout will help achieve the illusion of depth, while waves – even the frizzy ones – will deliver the texture you crave.

Medium Choppy Cut For Wavy Hair

Instagram / @classicpgh_sami

3. Mid-Length Layered Hairstyle with Tousled Waves

Medium length strands are arguably the easiest to style, since there’s enough length to curl, braid, and more, plus the hair isn’t long enough to weigh styles down. Create a few big waves with a large curling wand and you’ve got an easy, everyday look.

Medium Wavy Bronde Balayage Hairstyle

Instagram / @samrhairlife

4. Razored Lob with Messy Waves

A medium-length lob offers plenty of opportunities to style your hair. For a quick and easy hairstyle, scrunch your long wavy hair with a product and create even more texture and fullness. The razored ends provide a relaxed feathery appearance.

Razored Cut For Long Wavy Hair

Instagram / @julie.hairartist

5. Medium Layered Hairstyle for Thick Wavy Hair

The best haircut for someone with thick hair is one with a lot of dimension. Lowlights mixed with highlights help to break up the color of the hair so that it doesn’t appear too flat. Layers and loose waves are great because they promote these effects even further.

Shoulder-Length Wavy Layered Hairstyle

Instagram / @dc.gabriela.01

6. Shoulder-Length Brunette Lob

Talk about gorgeous shine, subtle balayage and tousled waves. Those loosely curled disconnected pieces are positively glowing. If your locks could use a boost, you may finish with a bit of shine serum.

Medium Wavy Hairstyle For Thick Hair

Instagram / @hairhunter

7. Longer Cut with Medium Wavy Layers

Love long hair, but crave the movement and bounce of shorter strands? Ask your stylist to give you a longer cut with medium layers throughout. This will give your hair a little lift without making it look or feel much shorter.

Ash Blonde Wavy Hairstyle With Blue Black Roots

Instagram / @hairbykacie1

8. Black Hairstyle with Cinnamon Brown Highlights

Long wavy hairstyles are simply mesmerizing. To keep a layered cut interesting, a sleek and soft balayage will enhance movement to your back-skimming locks. The look evokes easy vibes and is a style you can rock any day of the week.

Long Layered U Cut For Thick Hair

Instagram / @amychristinehair

9. Wavy Choppy Bronde Balayage Bob

If you want wavy hair that stands out, try the three Bs: bronde, balayage, and bob. Bronde is having a huge moment right now, and the balayage approach guarantees a seamless blend. A bob cut eliminates dead ends and shows off only the best.

10. Choppy Shaggy Honey Bronde Bob

Thick wavy hair is beyond cute when cut as a bob, especially with choppy layers mixed in to create a shaggy, carefree look. Spritz in a little texturizing spray and let your natural waves do the rest of the styling for you. Effortless, yet chic!

Shaggy Brown Bob With Bleached Highlights

Instagram / @anhcotran

11. Tousled Inverted Wavy Lob

The inverted lob is a fantastic hairstyle for thick curly hair. The waves frame the face, and in the front, they drop down long enough to touch the chest. Vary the angle of your cut depending on how distinctly angled you want your bob to be. To avoid a frizzy look, define your waves with a product.

12. Lob with Long Wavy Layers

If you want a long bob, be sure to balance it out with some piecey layers, since thick, shorter cuts can look too fluffy if not properly thinned out. Ask your stylist to give you layers that remove the excessive weight, not length.

Sliced Lob With Subtle Golden Blonde Balayage

Instagram / @___phine___

13. Messy Chopped Lob with Highlights

Popular hairstyles for wavy hair are associated with layered cuts in the first place. The dark roots and honey highlights create volume and help to frame the face attractively. The hairstyle can be parted on the side with a combover. This is a perfect cut for women who want to let their lob grow out.

Medium Layered Hairstyle For Wavy Hair

Instagram / @rafaelbertolucci1

14. Chin-Length Wavy Brunette Bob

When choosing haircuts for thick curly hair, think of the bob; it will really accentuate your natural texture. This makes it a great choice for anyone who doesn’t want to use heat — just apply a curl-defining product to enhance, and you’ll be good to go.

15. Cinnamon Brown Shaggy Bob

Textured haircuts for thick wavy hair are even more eye-catching when they feature a trendy hair color. The deep cinnamon brown of this shaggy, straggly bob is a unique color that stands out from the rest. The messy bob grazes the shoulders and has an athletic and sporty vibe.

Shaggy Bob For Thick Wavy Hair

Instagram / @sydneyfink_coast

16. Brown Bob with Platinum Blonde Balayage

Have fun with your thick curly hair. A high-contrast balayage will truly stun with all that body. After all, a balayage is all about the illusion of depth it creates. The fuller your locks, the deeper and more dimensional your hairstyle will look.

Choppy Wavy Messy Lob

Instagram / @colorbymichelle

17. Long Layered Haircut for Wavy Hair

Most stylists recommend choosing long haircuts for thick wavy hair since this hair length helps weigh locks down and reduce their frizziness. You can take this charming wavy haircut idea with internal layers and dirty blonde balayagelong curtain bangs as inspiration to tame thick locks and emphasize the beauty of your facial features.

Armpit-Length Wavy Shag for Thick Hair

Instagram / @yukistylist

18. Chocolate Brown Bob with Honey Blonde Highlight

The only thing more appetizing than chocolate and honey highlights is paring them with super-cute and super-loose waves. The piecey layers give the cut a refreshing, airy quality. It’s a very light style, perfect for someone who wants the look of volume despite having fine tresses.

19. Mid-Length Side-Parted Brunette Shag

Many of the best cuts and hairstyles for thick wavy hair are specifically layered to bring out your natural texture, so you don’t have to do much heat styling. A side part and chin-length side bangs help the waves to form a flattering, face-framing shape.

Medium Choppy Combover Hairstyle

Instagram / @salsalhair

20. Shaggy Disconnected Dark Brown Bob

A little shag in your tresses is a good way to find your inner cool girl. The effortless vibes manage to be fresh, fun, and always in style. What’s even better is that the style looks just as chic with your natural hair color as it would with a balayage, ombre, highlights or whatever color you’re feeling.

Brunette Textured Layered Bob

Instagram / @ross_schultz

21. Choppy Wavy Shoulder-Length Shag

A medium-length shag is one of the go-to hairstyles for thick wavy hair. Being parted in the center and tousled so that the waves can fall naturally around the shoulders, it looks just wonderful. Wispy tendrils frame the face, and the subtle gray highlights over black hair are all the rage.

Medium-Length Shag For Thick Wavy Hair

Instagram / @breeloveshair_

22. Stacked Wavy Bob for Thick Hair

Want to really show off your thick strands? A stacked bob is the ideal cut since it lets you really showcase the hair’s body and volume. The thin subtle highlights also contribute to the effect.

Thick Inverted Wavy Bob With Subtle Highlights

Instagram / @kimsantiago10

23. Medium Bob Shag with Long Side Bangs

If you’ve got super thick hair that doesn’t reveal natural wave or curl, a bob cut with shaggy layers will help you create a little movement. Use a sea salt spray to emphasize texture, so the locks look bedhead chic, not frizzy.

Shaggy Brunette Bob With Copper Balayage

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

24. Edgy Angled Wavy Black Bob

An angled bob is an amazing cut for giving long wavy hair an extra edge. To play up the high-low drama of the look, keep face-framing strands as long as the collarbone length and lift it up to the base of the neck in the back.

25. Shaggy Wavy Lob with Contouring

The best way to wear a shaggy, wavy lob is by parting it in the center and adding face-framing blonde highlights to brighten the face. The choppy, sliced ends look gorgeous in free-flowing wavy hairstyles.

Wavy Lob With Choppy Ends

Instagram / @domdomhair

26. Medium Wavy Black Cut with Chocolate Highlights

When you’ve finally found the perfect shape to enhance your thick, wavy locks, you gain the freedom to play around with color and highlights. Adding warmth to black or brunette hair can totally transform it, so, a few chocolate brown highlights are a must.

Shaggy Wavy Black Bob With Brown Highlights

Instagram / @gellalegaspi

27. Shaggy Wavy Black Bob

Naturally wavy hair is ideal for cutting a frame — this refers to the strands around the face being cut so that their ends curve inward, wrapping around the chin. Pairing this with an edgy, unkempt look can add a bit of sweetness to your style.

Side-Parted Messy Wavy Bob

Instagram / @chrisjones_hair

28. Wavy Angled Bob with Chopped Ends

Who doesn’t love a nice, thick angled bob? The cuts featuring choppy, jagged layers prove you definitely don’t need a lot of length to make a statement. If some strands are too short to curl, use a flat iron to bend hair into loose waves.

29. Thick Wavy Shag for Long Hair

Shaggy hairstyles for thick wavy hair are cool and stylish, yet they also help create airy and effortless hair texture. The heavy layering removes a vast deal of bulk, which is peculiar to a thick hair type, making the haircut more lightweight.

Long Wavy Cut with Layers for Thick Hair

Instagram / @tatumshanehair

30. Medium Rounded Wavy Cut

Great hairstyles for thick curly hair often have rounded edges — strands appear to create a U-shape from the back, and the face-framing pieces up front are the shortest. This eliminates unnecessary weight and prevents the thickness of hair from looking too fluffy and unbalanced.

31. Inverted Thick Wavy Brown Bob

There are tons of lob hairstyles for wavy hair to choose from, but inverted shapes are often the most popular. Long pieces in the front allow wavy tendrils to hang, while short layers in the back amp up the natural volume of thick hair.

Angled Bob For Thick Wavy Hair

Instagram / @derley

32. Long Choppy Bob

Long A-line bob on wavy hair is a beautiful sight. Choppy ends and cute irregular waves create 100% natural spontaneous look, you’ll love. The blurred side parting contributes to the overall messy finish that makes this style irresistibly magnetizing, thanks to its effortless on-trend style.

long messy wavy bob for thick hair

Instagram / @brooklyndecker

33. Medium-Length Soft Wavy Bob

Neat platinum waves all through the length cover twisted bangs with their soft curves. No roughness, no choppiness, but a fantastic feminine texture and heavenly lightness reflected in every lock. Natural volume of thick hair is enhanced with darker roots… a perfect shoulder length hairstyle with a romantic tint.

medium wavy bob for thick hair

Instagram / @modernsalon

34. Stacked Bob With Light Wave

Although it has a very distinct texture and jagged outlines, this bob leaves an impression of a very soft feminine style thanks to very light natural waves, accentuated with bold pale blonde highlights for a superb dimensional effect. Pair it with side-swept asymmetric bangs.

stacked wavy bob thick hair

Instagram / @modernsalon

35. Medium Wavy Hairstyle Makeover

Do you like the way the bulky thick wavy hair transitioned into a shorter layered cut with bangs? The new cut does away with a triangle hair view and is amazing in its simplicity and catchiness. Use a curl cream to give your wavy locks a more defined look and add volume to the top of your dark mane.

Medium Wavy Hairstyle Makeover

Instagram / @hollygirldoeshair

36. Angled Brown Lob with Caramel Highlights

Haircuts for thick wavy hair need balance to avoid becoming too voluminous or poofing out into the notorious pyramid shape. Strategic layers are the answer to this problem. Longer at the front and shorter at the back, this cut tames big hair without sacrificing style. For even more dimension, opt for a balayage.

Long Angled Wavy Bob

Instagram / @corynneylon_hair

37. Tousled Choppy Hair

With thick hair you don’t need a complicated haircut. You just need some well-placed layers and a striking shape. A choppy angled lob will do just fine. Blend layering with a color fade if you want to avoid that unflattering triangular silhouette.

Long Angled Tousled Bob

Instagram / @salsalhair

38. Medium Choppy Ash Brown Balayage Hair

A medium length is ideal if you want to maximize how long your hair is yet minimize how much hair you have to maintain on a daily basis. If you’re lucky enough to have naturally wavy hair, something as simple as a soft ombre will bring a chic-factor to your cut.

Medium Brunette Shag With Highlights

Instagram / @maayanbirnstein

39. Dimensional Curly Bob with Bangs

Wavy hairstyles can rely on the bold mix of lowlights and highlights to create the look of depth. The more dimensional your cut is, the more defined the waves will be. The texture really pops against the stark color differences of this blonde-and-brown balayage – or whatever high contrast-color combo you choose.

Inverted Wavy Blonde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @felipefhr

40. Messy Shoulder-Length Hair with Highlights

Hairstyles for wavy hair don’t need to be over the top because the beautiful texture and movement that the waves bring is amply cute. A few highlights will make your tresses stand out, though. Should you opt for a balayage, it can just be a shade or two lighter than your natural hair color and still look gorgeous.

Medium Shag For Thick Hair

Instagram / @kristykellyjarvis

41. Medium Blonde Shag

Haircuts for wavy hair can be totally versatile. With a little tousle, a little frizz and some layers, you have a classic, shaggy hairdo. Effortless waves create a polished coif, while blonde highlights channel SoCal vibes. The more volume your hair has the more you can experiment with different looks. So, embrace your thick tresses!

Shoulder-Length Shaggy Hairstyle

Instagram / @kearybladel

42. Messy Shaggy Shoulder-Grazing Bob

A balayage that mimics the awe-inducing effects of sun-kissed locks is nice if you’re in the mood for something natural, yet still equipped to make an impact. Pair that with messy waves and a hint of frizz and you’ll basically be transported straight to the beach.

Bronde Lob Shag

Instagram / @vipbodyhair

43. Bouncy Curls

Similar hairstyles for thick curly hair have become classics and won hearts of both teen-age girls and adult ladies. The bouncy curls are universally flattering for practically all face shapes, except for very broad faces which should avoid excessive volume on the sides. You can finally forget about flat ironing! The bouncy curls are extremely appealing and feminine.

curly bob hairstyle for thick hair

Instagram / @scarlett.actress

44. Short Curly Bob With A Messy Touch

This hairstyle lets you effortlessly create a look of a sassy girl. I can easily picture her riding a motorcycle or at least a scooter. This hairstyle, nevertheless, remains fairly feminine and will look awesome if paired with a short dress and ankle boots.

A-line curly bob

Instagram / @mgyllenhaal

45. Lightweight Waves

This tender and a bit naive hairstyle suits young and romantic girls. The ease of styling and the excellent look are its main advantages. With the adorable lightweight waves you will feel like a character of French movies, regardless of where you live!

curly bob for thick hair

Instagram / @american_salon

46. Short Wavy Bob with Subtle Highlights

If you are a fan of low-maintenance bob cuts, pay attention to this wavy style. Wavy strands cut in layers make this look remarkably textured and voluminous. Spice up your natural hair color with delicate babylights to attract more glances to your stunning beachy waves!

Neck-Length Hairstyle with Voluminous Waves

Instagram / @rodrigues_ricardo

47. Angled Bob Cut on Long Thick Wavy Hair

A short cut is a good option for someone looking for an everyday style that’s as easy to maintain as it is cute. If your straight hair is ever getting a little boring, add some texture with these tousled choppy layers. Style your hair to the side for extra volume.

Choppy Bob Haircut for Long Thick Wavy Hair

Instagram / @shapesbyveronika

48. Black to Purple Ombre Bob

Clever haircuts for thick wavy hair let you wear it loose and not look and feel overwhelmed with volume. Speaking of coloring, wavy and curly hair is just as versatile as straight locks when it comes to creative dye jobs. This shoulder-length ‘do with slightly longer layers in the front was a blank canvas just calling out for some pretty purple pieces.

Black Wavy Bob With Purple Balayage

Instagram / @chrisweberhair

49. Brown Shag with Subtle Highlights

She doesn’t need a dramatic shape, wild bangs, or hair accessories. Her locks are beautiful the way they are. The long cut style with V-shaped layers and subtle highlights is just gorgeous.

Long Layered Haircut For Thick Hair

Instagram / @sammiiwang

50. Voluminous Long Wavy Layered Hairstyle

Is anything dreamier than long, bouncy waves? This mermaid-inspired look requires hair that holds a curl, so the longer and thicker the better. Wrap large sections around a curling wand and finish with dry shampoo, not hairspray, to add some grit.

Long Layered Haircut For Thick Hair

Instagram / @caroliiine_k

51. Angled Burgundy Lob with Tousled Waves

Shoulder-length hair can appear thicker when its waves are defined with a product and tousled to look natural and casual. The angled cut will enhance the texture and bounciness of your wavy hairstyles.

Angled Wavy Lob Hairstyle

Instagram / @shannonvanfleet

52. Chestnut Brown Wavy Textured Bob

Warm up your hairdo with some chestnut and honey brown highlights. The toasty tones are a chic complement to the ease of a wavy cut. Plus, if you have thick hair, the contrast of the colors will pop, because what you lack in length your locks make up for in fullness.

Warm Bronde Balayage Bob

Instagram / @ericastallings

53. Short Textured Auburn Bob

A good cut for someone with shorter wavy hair has short layers at the back. This way your hair lifts naturally, but it is not too full or poofy. The waves and different lengths will keep your look totally sleek, so you can show off your bright auburn locks in style.

Short Layered Wavy Hairstyle

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54. Black Messy Bob with Cinnamon Balayage

Spice up your bob with a cinnamon balayage. The warm tones brighten up the short cut making a stylish choice, yet still practical for the workweek. The wispy layers add some dynamics, keeping the coif from feeling stagnant.

Short Choppy Bob

Instagram / @shmoakin_hair

55. Thick Defined Gray Waves

You can go for disheveled waves or you can opt for a more structured look. Her silvery gray ‘do falls into the latter category with these gorgeous bouncy, defined curls. The style has a retro vibe, but the funky dye job keeps things modern.

Mid-Length Thick Curly Gray Hairstyle

Instagram / @lilygstyles

56. Long Brunette U-Cut with Caramel Balayage

When shaping hair with a rounded edge, the extra weight is removed, and you may play up the fresh new ends with a balayage. Blending a warm caramel shade into a dark base instantly brightens up hair without too much bleaching.

Long Wavy Black Hair With Caramel Balayage

Instagram / @bysrvt

57. Graduated Angled Bob

Layers are an essential part of hairstyles for wavy hair. This bob features accurate edges and graphic shape although its texture is perfectly undone. It skillfully blurs the strictness of the classic angled bob.

Choppy Angled Brown Bob

Instagram / @modernsalon

58. Long Choppy Burgundy Brown Cut

Since textured, thick hair can do a lot of styling for you, haircuts for wavy hair are often quite simple. Have your stylist create layers that compliment your hair’s natural movement, and use texture-enhancing shampoos and conditioners to bring out your natural wave.

Long Wavy Layered Centre-Parted Cut

Instagram / @timm.morrison

59. Chocolate Brown Inverted Bob with Jagged Ends

Perfect curls from root to tip seem way too formal and finished, so leaving out the ends of hair while curling prevents styles from looking too prom-like. Ask your stylist for piecey, jagged ends to ensure your future waves are effortless and cool.

Edgy Angled Razored Lob

Instagram / @mane_ivy

60. Cute Wavy Bob with Bangs

A hairstyle can say a lot about the person. For example, this wispy wavy bob haircut with long playful bangs will showcase you as an artistic personality. Style your wavy strands with an appropriate hair product when styling them to keep this effect for the whole day. Looks fun and creative!

Ok, there are a couple of worthy go-to options with thick wavy hairstyles, depending on its length. Remember that messed up and carefree styles are on trend, so don’t be in a hurry to sleek your luxurious tresses to make them lay flatter.

Mid-Length Curly Layered Haircut Medium Choppy Cut For Wavy Hair Medium Wavy Bronde Balayage Hairstyle Razored Cut For Long Wavy Hair Shoulder-Length Wavy Layered Hairstyle Medium Wavy Hairstyle For Thick Hair Ash Blonde Wavy Hairstyle With Blue Black Roots Long Layered U Cut For Thick Hair Wavy Inverted Bob With Blonde Highlights Shaggy Brown Bob With Bleached Highlights Lob Hairstyle For Thick Curly Hair Sliced Lob With Subtle Golden Blonde Balayage Medium Layered Hairstyle For Wavy Hair Short Bob For Thick Wavy Hair Shaggy Bob For Thick Wavy Hair Choppy Wavy Messy Lob Armpit-Length Wavy Shag for Thick Hair Messy Wavy Collarbone Bob Medium Choppy Combover Hairstyle Brunette Textured Layered Bob Medium-Length Shag For Thick Wavy Hair Thick Inverted Wavy Bob With Subtle Highlights Shaggy Brunette Bob With Copper Balayage Disconnected Shaggy Angled Bob Wavy Lob With Choppy Ends Shaggy Wavy Black Bob With Brown Highlights Side-Parted Messy Wavy Bob Brown And Blonde Jagged Wavy Bob Long Wavy Cut with Layers for Thick Hair Mid-Length U-Cut Wavy Hairstyle Angled Bob For Thick Wavy Hair long messy wavy bob for thick hair medium wavy bob for thick hair stacked wavy bob thick hair Medium Wavy Hairstyle Makeover Long Angled Wavy Bob Long Angled Tousled Bob Medium Brunette Shag With Highlights Inverted Wavy Blonde Balayage Bob Medium Shag For Thick Hair Shoulder-Length Shaggy Hairstyle Bronde Lob Shag curly bob hairstyle for thick hair A-line curly bob curly bob for thick hair Neck-Length Hairstyle with Voluminous Waves Choppy Bob Haircut for Long Thick Wavy Hair Black Wavy Bob With Purple Balayage Long Layered Haircut For Thick Hair Long Layered Haircut For Thick Hair Angled Wavy Lob Hairstyle Warm Bronde Balayage Bob Short Layered Wavy Hairstyle Short Choppy Bob Mid-Length Thick Curly Gray Hairstyle Long Wavy Black Hair With Caramel Balayage Choppy Angled Brown Bob Long Wavy Layered Centre-Parted Cut Edgy Angled Razored Lob Cute Thick Messy Wavy Bob
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