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35 Types of Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair (Women)

Have thick hair? Want a short cut? Check out these many different types of stylish short haircuts for women with thick hair.

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Thick hair can be great.  Really thick hair can be a type that causes frustrations.  Really thick hair can have a mind of its own offering little opportunity to get it styles the way you want.

While thick hair can be great for long hair, it can also be great for a short cut.  In fact, a short cut can help make managing unruly thick hair easier.

Below we set out our gallery showcasing stylish hairstyles for women with thick hair.

Short hair never really goes out of style and it is probably one of the many versatile kinds of hairstyles. You can get a sleek angled bob, a funky pixie-cut or perhaps, turn it into a chic lob. Whatever you do with your thick, short hair, chances are that it will probably always end up looking spectacular and iconic.

Below is a list of some of the most unique, stylish and funky short hairstyles that will truly take your entire look to a whole other level.

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This stunning and petite actress not just created a buzz in the entertainment industry but gave us some major hair goals, too. Lily Collins looks spectacular in this short bob with a subtle side parting locks of hair at the bottom that have been styled into soft wavy-curls.

This stunning and petite actress not just created a buzz in the entertainment industry but gave us some major hair goals, too. Lily Collins looks spectacular in this short bob with a subtle side parting locks of hair at the bottom that have been styled into soft wavy-curls.

This is the beautiful Bella Hadid absolutely rocking her short hair that has been cut into a short angled bob. Although simple, there is a very obvious wave going on in the middle of the hair that gives it a little dent. If anything, it takes the look to a whole new level, making it super chic and unique.

This is the beautiful Bella Hadid absolutely rocking her short hair that has been cut into a short angled bob. Although simple, there is a very obvious wave going on in the middle of the hair that gives it a little dent. If anything, it takes the look to a whole new level, making it super chic and unique.

Anne Hathaway looks like the epitome of beauty and grace is this hair style. This is a slightly longer bob with a side parting and hair that has been transformed into slightly messed, ruffled waves-like curls that anyone can pull off effortlessly.

Anne Hathaway looks like the epitome of beauty and grace is this hair style. This is a slightly longer bob with a side parting and hair that has been transformed into slightly messed, ruffled waves-like curls that anyone can pull off effortlessly.

After the movie Pride and Prejudice, Keira Knightley had left quite a mark on her fans’ hearts with that perfectly sleek, chiseled jaw-line and gorgeous hair. She looks even beautiful in this simple yet stunning shirt hairstyle that is again a short bob but with super straight and pointed ends. The hair has been parted slightly to the left that gives it some volume and an elevated look.

After the movie Pride and Prejudice, Keira Knightley had left quite a mark on her fans’ hearts with that perfectly sleek, chiseled jaw-line and gorgeous hair. She looks even beautiful in this simple yet stunning shirt hairstyle that is again a short bob but with super straight and pointed ends. The hair has been parted slightly to the left that gives it some volume and an elevated look.

Vanessa Hudgens, the High School Musical’s favorite star looks dazzling in this dress and the chic hairstyle that simply accentuates the overall look. This is another short bob hairstyle that is yet so distinct from the rest. The hair has been parted in the side and the short locks have been styled in a mixture of waves and loose curls that give the hair a lot of volume and dimension.

Vanessa Hudgens, the High School Musical’s favorite star looks dazzling in this dress and the chic hairstyle that simply accentuates the overall look. This is another short bob hairstyle that is yet so distinct from the rest. The hair has been parted in the side and the short locks have been styled in a mixture of waves and loose curls that give the hair a lot of volume and dimension.

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The Hunger Games’ star Jennifer Lawrence never fails to give us some wonderful hair style ideas and here she does it again with side-parted short hair that has been styled into ruffled waves. These waves make the hair look super voluminous, and also give it some extra texture.

The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence never fails to give us some wonderful hairstyle ideas and here she does it again with side-parted short hair that has been styled into ruffled waves. These waves make the hair look super voluminous, and also give it some extra texture.

 

With her mesmerizing voice and striking blonde hair, Taylor Swift has always left people in awe and love. She looks like a true diva in this blood red dress and a killer hairstyle. All the hair has been beautifully piled towards one side, covering most of the forehead. The ends have slight waves going on that make the hair look extra voluminous and uplifted.

With her mesmerizing voice and striking blonde hair, Taylor Swift has always left people in awe and love. She looks like a true diva in this blood-red dress and a killer hairstyle. All the hair has been beautifully piled towards one side, covering most of the forehead. The ends have slight waves going on that make the hair look extra voluminous and uplifted.

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This is Betsy Brandt looking utterly graceful in this dazzling hairstyle of hers. It is a simple, low-key hairdo yet with quite a modern touch to it. It has an-almost middle parting followed by slightly tousled waves and curls that elegantly fall at the beginning of the shoulders.

Perhaps, take a leaf out of Emma Watson’s hair book and give your short hair a whole new look. This is a simple and elegant hairstyle that has been styled into soft curls, all of which have been piled towards the back of the head. The front has a single lock of hair that has been twisted which gives the hairstyle quite a distinctive look.

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Rachel McAdams manages to pull off a super simple looking hairstyle in the most stunning and a stylish manner. This is yet another shoulder-length bob with layers of slightly wavy hair falling on top of each other. Although quite similar to a few other bob hairstyles, this one still stands out and looks really pretty.

Rachel McAdams manages to pull off a super simple looking hairstyle in the most stunning and stylish manner. This is yet another shoulder-length bob with layers of slightly wavy hair falling on top of each other. Although quite similar to a few other bob hairstyles, this one still stands out and looks really pretty.

This is a classic, ruffled and messy-looking short hairstyle that looks absolutely chic and funky. Although this one of those hairstyles that are slightly harder to pull off, it is just gorgeous. This hairstyle has layers of short hair that resemble a pixie-cut and the layers seem to have been styled randomly so they graciously fall on top of one another.

This is a classic, ruffled and messy-looking short hairstyle that looks absolutely chic and funky. Although this one of those hairstyles that are slightly harder to pull off, it is just gorgeous. This hairstyle has layers of short hair that resemble a pixie-cut and the layers seem to have been styled randomly so they graciously fall on top of one another.

If you are one of those who like to keep their hair game simple yet stylish, this hairstyle might just work for you. It is a slightly angular bob with super straight and sleek hair that fall on the nape of the neck.

If you are one of those who like to keep their hair game simple yet stylish, this hairstyle might just work for you. It is a slightly angular bob with super straight and sleek hair that fall on the nape of the neck.

Not everyone fancies going big and bold with their hair but if you are a risk-taker, this hairstyle is for you. It is another classic pixie-inspired cut with a neat side parting. The hair from the top has been poofed a little to give it more volume and texture and the hair at the back has been set in a gelled-back manner to give it a clean, sharp look.

Not everyone fancies going big and bold with their hair but if you are a risk-taker, this hairstyle is for you. It is another classic pixie-inspired cut with a neat side parting. The hair from the top has been poofed a little to give it more volume and texture and the hair at the back has been set in a gelled-back manner to give it a clean, sharp look.

 

This has to be one of the most breathtaking short hairstyles for thick hair. The hair from the front has been a straightened a little with a side parting. The back, however, is where the actual hair game begins. All the hair at the back has been curled into soft and gorgeous curls that elegantly fall on the neck and simply lay on top of one another effortlessly.

This has to be one of the most breathtaking short hairstyles for thick hair. The hair from the front has been straightened a little with a side parting. The back, however, is where the actual hair game begins. All the hair at the back has been curled into soft and gorgeous curls that elegantly fall on the neck and simply lay on top of one another effortlessly.

This is yet another short bob but it is still quite unique and modish. It is a simple looking bob but the hair at the end has been slightly curled inwards to give the hair added texture and dimension.

This is yet another short bob but it is still quite unique and modish. It is a simple-looking bob but the hair at the end has been slightly curled inwards to give the hair added texture and dimension.

This is a super voluminous long bob that is little towards the messy and ruffled side. There is a slight parting followed by tousled hair that elongate into soft wavy curls.

This is a super voluminous long bob that is little towards the messy and ruffled side. There is a slight parting followed by tousled hair that elongates into soft wavy curls.

Thick and short hair has never looked as amazing as this. This is an absolutely terrific-looking hairstyle which seems to be a hybrid version of a bob and a pixie-cut. It has numerous layers of sleek, straight hair falling on top of one another and ending towards the bottom of the neck.

Thick and short hair has never looked as amazing as this. This is an absolutely terrific-looking hairstyle which seems to be a hybrid version of a bob and a pixie-cut. It has numerous layers of sleek, straight hair falling on top of one another and ending towards the bottom of the neck.

Those who love a little drama going on with their hair will absolutely love this hairstyle. This is full of short and voluminous layers of hair going all around that have been curled and twisted all over. While the front has slightly longer layers falling on either side, the back has shorter and bouncier curly layers resting on top of each other gracefully. This has to be one of the most beautiful voluminous and textured hairstyles of all times!

Those who love a little drama going on with their hair will absolutely love this hairstyle. This is full of short and voluminous layers of hair going all around that have been curled and twisted all over. While the front has slightly longer layers falling on either side, the back has shorter and bouncier curly layers resting on top of each other gracefully. This has to be one of the most beautiful voluminous and textured hairstyles of all time!

Another classic short hairstyle, this is an uber-short pixie-like bob with small tight curls going all over the head. While it does look like it has come right of the ancient era, it still looks super chic and modern.

Another classic short hairstyle, this is an uber-short pixie-like bob with small tight curls going all over the head. While it does look like it has come right of the ancient era, it still looks super chic and modern.

Have you picked your favorite short hairstyle yet?

Kelly Osbourne with her stunning look on 19th of August, 2010, perfect during her visit at the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Season 5 Premiere Party.

Kelly Osbourne with her stunning look on 19th of August, 2010, perfect during her visit at the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Season 5 Premiere Party.

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Tyra Banks was quite lovely with her sexy black dress and vintage curly side-swept hairstyle in the press room at The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Kodak Theatre on April 28, 2006, in Hollywood, CA.

Tyra Banks was quite lovely with her sexy black dress and vintage curly side-swept hairstyle in the press room at The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Kodak Theatre on April 28, 2006, in Hollywood, CA.

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Katy Perry had thick bob cut with eye skimming bangs at the Gridlock 2008/2009 New Years Eve party at Paramount Studios on December 31, 2008.

Katy Perry had a thick bob cut with eye skimming bangs at the Gridlock 2008/2009 New Year’s Eve party at Paramount Studios on December 31, 2008.

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On September 05, 2014, Lady Gaga attended the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS Celebration at The Plaza Hotel. She came in a lovely black and white smart casual outfit, gorgeous diamond necklace and a short tousled bob hairstyle.

On September 05, 2014, Lady Gaga attended the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS Celebration at The Plaza Hotel. She came in a lovely black and white smart casual outfit, gorgeous diamond necklace and a short tousled bob hairstyle.

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Selena Gome kept it simple and classy in her H&M dress and short curly bob hairstyle at the Women in Film Los Angeles 2009 Crystal and Lucy Awards, Hyatt Century Plaza in Century City, Los Angeles on June 12, 2009.

Selena Gome kept it simple and classy in her H&M dress and short curly bob hairstyle at the Women in Film Los Angeles 2009 Crystal and Lucy Awards, Hyatt Century Plaza in Century City, Los Angeles on June 12, 2009.

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On April 13, 2015, Scarlett Johansson was at the world premiere of her movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood. She wore a sexy strapless black dress to go with her undercut pixie hairstyle with a tousled side-swept finish.

On April 13, 2015, Scarlett Johansson was at the world premiere of her movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood. She wore a sexy strapless black dress to go with her undercut pixie hairstyle with a tousled side-swept finish.

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Halle Berry attended the ‘Extant’ Premiere Party on June 06, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a stylish metallic gray dress that she paired with her raven pixie hairstyle with side-swept wispy bangs.

Halle Berry attended the ‘Extant’ Premiere Party on June 06, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. She wore a stylish metallic gray dress that she paired with her raven pixie hairstyle with side-swept wispy bangs.

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Beyonce Knowles opted for black tousled short curls paired with a bold lipstick during the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2015 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015.

Beyonce Knowles opted for black tousled short curls paired with a bold lipstick during the Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2015 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 22, 2015.

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Kristen Bell in a sexy black dress that she paired with voluminous side-parted waves as she attends the 74th Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles last January 8, 2017.

Kristen Bell in a sexy black dress that she paired with voluminous side-parted waves as she attends the 74th Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles last January 8, 2017.

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Natalie Portman paired her simple pink outfit with a tousled half-up curly hairstyle with long side-swept bangs at The New York Premiere of MR MAGORIUM’S WONDER EMPORIUM in New York, NY on November 11, 2007.

Natalie Portman paired her simple pink outfit with a tousled half-up curly hairstyle with long side-swept bangs at The New York Premiere of MR MAGORIUM’S WONDER EMPORIUM in New York, NY on November 11, 2007.

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Vanessa Hudgens was at the premiere of “Captain America: The First Avenger” at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood on July 19, 2011, Los Angeles, CA. She was charming in her tan sheer outfit to go with her brushed-back short raven hairstyle.

Vanessa Hudgens was at the premiere of “Captain America: The First Avenger” at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood on July 19, 2011, Los Angeles, CA. She was charming in her tan sheer outfit to go with her brushed-back short raven hairstyle.

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What short haircut styles work for thick hair?

It depends on whether your hair is straight, wavy or curly.  If curly, the actual extended length of the hair will be longer than if straight, yet still look short.

1. Bob Cut

Kylie Jenner in a straight bob with a shiny finish.
Kylie Jenner in a straight bob with a shiny finish.

Thick hair goes well with the classic, straight bob. Adding a bit of shine using hair sprays and serums will create a beautiful dimension especially when you have dark hair.


2. Bob with Bangs

Taylor Swift in a bob cut with bangs.
Taylor Swift in a bob cut with bangs.

One benefit of having thick hair is the control to style it according to the shape of your face. If your chin is quite pointy, you might want to balance it off by creating an illusion of a narrow forehead, with the use of bangs.

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3. Layered Bob

Kristen Stewart's subtly layered bob.
Kristen Stewart’s subtly layered bob.

Subtle layers help reduce the dullness of thick hair cut in a plain and straight manner. A layered cut also gives a nice volume to your hairstyle.


4. Loose, Messy Bob

Jennifer Lawrence in a messy bob.
Jennifer Lawrence in a messy bob.

Tousling the hair gives it life and volume. A messy bob on thick hair helps in exhibiting the flow of strands for a stylish finish.


5. Standard Pixie Cut

Anne Hathaway looking gorgeous with her pixie cut.
Anne Hathaway looking gorgeous with her pixie cut.

Thick hair might be too bothersome and heavy so others tend to cut their hair really short. A pixie cut is quite convenient and lightweight, hassle-free indeed.


6. Side-Swept

Lily Collins in a fresh and short haircut, swept to one side.
Lily Collins in a fresh and short haircut, swept to one side.

A side-swept, short haircut looks edgy and elegant at the same time. Others are too scared to try some short hairstyle because they want a very feminine look but guess what, you can achieve that finish by styling it with attitude.

7. Vintage Look

Katherine Heigl in a polished, vintage look.
Katherine Heigl in a polished, vintage look.

Thick hair looks gorgeous on vintage looks! When the strands are thick, waves and curls are more visible and emphasized.


8. Dyed Hairstyle

Kylie Jenner in a stylish blue bob.
Kylie Jenner in a stylish blue bob.

A shade that is too dark creates the illusion of thicker hair. If you want to lessen the “thickness”, try dyeing your hair with lighter tones and shades.


Pros and Cons of Short, Thick Hair

Pros

  • It’s faster to dry than long thick hair.  Thick hair generally takes longer to dry.
  • More manageable than long thick hair, especially if unruly when long.
  • Thick hair can withstand more product/styling than thin or fine hair.

Cons

  • When short, you’re limited with the number of styles you can apply on any given day.
  • It can be difficult to get behave, at least compared to finer hair (which isn’t without problems either).
  • Need to get it cut more frequently to maintain the style.
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48 Types Thick Hair Styles and Cuts for Women (Photo Ideas)

Check out these dozens of different hair styles and cuts for women with thick hair.

A young woman flaunting her thick and messy hair.

Ask anyone with thinning hair and they’d love to have thick hair as their hair type.  However, sometimes thick hair is difficult to manage, whether long or short, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fabulous hairstyles for thick hair.

Check out these styles and cuts for thick hair.

Retro Pompadour

Wear your hair loose with a statement pompadour. Ask your stylist to take the thick hair in the front and curl and sweep it to the side. Giving a 1960’s Hollywood look. The look works great for women with shoulder-length and thick hair.

Wear your hair loose with a statement pompadour. Ask your stylist to take the thick hair in the front and curl and sweep it to the side. Giving a 1960’s Hollywood look. The look works great for women with shoulder-length and thick hair.

Long Corkscrew Curls

If your hair is long as well as thick, style it in some long corkscrew curls. The great thing about this hairstyle is that it does not just add dimension to your hair but it also gives your hair a springy and bouncy impression.

If your hair is long as well as thick, style it in some long corkscrew curls. The great thing about this hairstyle is that it does not just add dimension to your hair but it also gives your hair a springy and bouncy impression.

Tight Kinky Curls

Contrary to popular belief, white women also have naturally tight and kinky curls. The great thing about this kind of hair is that it gives an impression of a lot of volume. Plus, it is also fun and playful and doesn’t need to be retouched every few minutes.

Contrary to popular belief, white women also have naturally tight and kinky curls. The great thing about this kind of hair is that it gives an impression of a lot of volume. Plus, it is also fun and playful and doesn’t need to be retouched every few minutes.

Bardot HairPopularized by the 1950s actress, Brigitte Bardot, this iconic hairstyle features thick, eye-skimming bangs that are often parted in the middle to achieve a look similar to a curtain. The rest of the hair is either styled in a bouffant or a beehive, giving you a perfect old Hollywood look.

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Popularized by the 1950s actress, Brigitte Bardot, this iconic hairstyle features thick, eye-skimming bangs that are often parted in the middle to achieve a look similar to a curtain. The rest of the hair is either styled in a bouffant or a beehive, giving you a perfect old Hollywood look.

Blunt Bangs

Celebrities are embracing the blunt bangs look, and it just so happens to be flattering to people with thick hair. If you have thin hair, your bangs tend to be piece-y or wispy. But with thick hair, it is just like a thick and glossy curtain framing your eyes. For a complementary look, keep your hair straight with ragged ends.

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Celebrities are embracing the blunt bangs look, and it just so happens to be flattering to people with thick hair. If you have thin hair, your bangs tend to be piece-y or wispy. But with thick hair, it is just like a thick and glossy curtain framing your eyes. For a complementary look, keep your hair straight with ragged ends.

Choppy Bob

Short lobs and bob cuts are back in style. One of the best ways to sport this classic look is to get your stylist to give you razor-cut ends for a choppy, less blunt look. This will give your hair edge but also gives it a textured look.

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Short lobs and bob cuts are back in style. One of the best ways to sport this classic look is to get your stylist to give you razor-cut ends for a choppy, less blunt look. This will give your hair edge but also gives it a textured look.

Mullet

Not many women can show up at on the red carpet with a mullet and still look good. Take a leaf out of Zendaya’s book to nail this 1970s look. The singer’s variant highlights her cheekbones and frames her eyes in a wonderful look.

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Not many women can show up at on the red carpet with a mullet and still look good. Take a leaf out of Zendaya’s book to nail this 1970s look. The singer’s variant highlights her cheekbones and frames her eyes in a wonderful look.

Long and Loose

One of the best ways to show off your thick and long hair is to style them in a loose fashion like Blake Lively. The beautiful actress is known for her super-blonde, sensual hair. Here, the “Gossip Girl” star has blow-dried her naturally wavy tresses and used some spray to keep the style in place.

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One of the best ways to show off your thick and long hair is to style them in a loose fashion like Blake Lively. The beautiful actress is known for her super-blonde, sensual hair. Here, the “Gossip Girl” star has blow-dried her naturally wavy tresses and used some spray to keep the style in place.

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Sleek Beehive

The retro hairstyle has undergone thousands of modern modification, and the beehive is now a favorite amongst A-list celebrities like Marion Cotillard and Adele. The hairstyle is created by piling up the hair on top of the head in a conical shape, giving it a distinct beehive or a bird’s nest look.

The retro hairstyle has undergone thousands of modern modification, and the beehive is now a favorite amongst A-list celebrities like Marion Cotillard and Adele. The hairstyle is created by piling up the hair on top of the head in a conical shape, giving it a distinct beehive or a bird’s nest look.

Cluster Curls

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Jessica Alba may be facing a string of controversies because of “The Honest Company” but there is nothing wrong with her fashion sense. The “Fantastic Four” actress has styled her long brown hair into a cluster of riotous curls. She achieved the look by keeping some curls furled on her head while letting some looser strands skim her shoulders.

Messy Top-knotA wonderful option for ladies with thick and curly hair is to grab all their locks and then twist them up in a simple, classic topknot. Don’t be afraid to keep the look messy and tug out some curls from the side for a casual and no-fuss look.

A wonderful option for ladies with thick and curly hair is to grab all their locks and then twist them up in a simple, classic topknot. Don’t be afraid to keep the look messy and tug out some curls from the side for a casual and no-fuss look.

Loose Waves

Sofia Vergara is just as popular because of her ultra-thick, luscious brunette locks as she is for her hilarious acting in “Modern Family.” The beautiful actress frequently rocks hairstyles that show off the length and thickness of her hair and her long, loose curls here, are one of her best looks.

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Sofia Vergara is just as popular because of her ultra-thick, luscious brunette locks as she is for her hilarious acting in “Modern Family.” The beautiful actress frequently rocks hairstyles that show off the length and thickness of her hair and her long, loose curls here, are one of her best looks.

Pixie Cut

Super-short hairstyles like the pixie cut also work great for women with thick hair. Take a look at this one, which is great for women with fine-textured thick hair. The style is cut in various lengths, with soft-looking eye-skimming bangs in the front, slanting into straight and wispy hair on the sides. Some of the back hair is also cut longer than the undercut. The great thing about this style is that it keeps thick hair manageable without a lot of fuss.

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Super-short hairstyles like the pixie cut also work great for women with thick hair. Take a look at this one, which is great for women with fine-textured thick hair. The style is cut in various lengths, with soft-looking eye-skimming bangs in the front, slanting into straight and wispy hair on the sides. Some of the back hair is also cut longer than the undercut. The great thing about this style is that it keeps thick hair manageable without a lot of fuss.

Long Mega Curls

Zendaya has such a pretty face that she can successfully rock a lot of dramatic hairstyles. Here, the singer-actress has styled her hair in cool-looking, waist-length mega curls for a totally casual but a totally glam look.

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Zendaya has such a pretty face that she can successfully rock a lot of dramatic hairstyles. Here, the singer-actress has styled her hair in cool-looking, waist-length mega curls for a totally casual but a totally glam look.

Edgy Lob

Whether she is sporting long or short hair, Jennifer Lawrence’s thick tresses are designed to transform into a huge variety of looks. Here, the actress has her hair styled in piece-y bangs that give way to jagged, tousled layers. The actress has added some strawberry-blonde highlights to give her hair even more definition.

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Whether she is sporting long or short hair, Jennifer Lawrence’s thick tresses are designed to transform into a huge variety of looks. Here, the actress has her hair styled in piece-y bangs that give way to jagged, tousled layers. The actress has added some strawberry-blonde highlights to give her hair even more definition.

The Rachel

Jennifer Aniston’s signature look in the long-running comedy sitcom, “Friends” has been a source of hairspiration for many of her fans. The actress’ thick tresses were styled in clearly delineated feathery layers that are perfect for girls who want to thin down on some volume, yet don’t want to make their hair look flat.

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Jennifer Aniston’s signature look in the long-running comedy sitcom, “Friends” has been a source of hairspiration for many of her fans. The actress’ thick tresses were styled in clearly delineated feathery layers that are perfect for girls who want to thin down on some volume, yet don’t want to make their hair look flat.

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Cornrows

One of the greatest hairstyle sported by women of color is cornrows. This beautiful cultural hairstyle can only be styled if you have very thick hair that women of color are blessed with. The wonderful thing about this hairstyle is that it has dozens of variants.

One of the greatest hairstyle sported by women of color is cornrows. This beautiful cultural hairstyle can only be styled if you have very thick hair that women of color are blessed with. The wonderful thing about this hairstyle is that it has dozens of variants.

Khaleesi Braids

Emilia Clarke sports a headful of long, platinum, braided locks in “Game of Thrones.” Duplicate this look by asking your stylist to put some of your hair in varying styles of braids, while letting the rest of your hair flow down in loose curls.

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Emilia Clarke sports a headful of long, platinum, braided locks in “Game of Thrones.” Duplicate this look by asking your stylist to put some of your hair in varying styles of braids, while letting the rest of your hair flow down in loose curls.

Elaborate Updo

If you are going to a wedding, a great way to keep your thick hair off your face and neck is to style it up in an elaborate updo. Here, the model is sporting an updo with a braided headband and her thick curls pinned up in a classy updo.

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If you are going to a wedding, a great way to keep your thick hair off your face and neck is to style it up in an elaborate updo. Here, the model is sporting an updo with a braided headband and her thick curls pinned up in a classy updo.

Fancy Ponytail

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There is more than one way to make a ponytail. To get some inspiration, take a look at this wedding style, with a subtle bouffant and braids all gathered up in a thick and soft-looking ponytail.

Top Knot With Blunt Bangs

Another way to achieve a simple and minimum-effort look for a party is to do up your hair in a stylish topknot, just like Gigi Hadid. The model has fashioned her hair into wispy, eye-skimming bangs, then pulled back her long blonde hair and twisted it up into a messy topknot.

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Another way to achieve a simple and minimum-effort look for a party is to do up your hair in a stylish topknot, just like Gigi Hadid. The model has fashioned her hair into wispy, eye-skimming bangs, then pulled back her long blonde hair and twisted it up into a messy topknot.

Click here for Gigi Hadid’s hairstyles over the years

Sleek and Straight

Naomi Campbell is known for her radiant smile and her thick, long and super-black hair. The supermodel loves to flaunt her super-long Rapunzel hair by keeping it relaxed, smooth, shiny and glossy.

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Naomi Campbell is known for her radiant smile and her thick, long and super-black hair. The supermodel loves to flaunt her super-long Rapunzel hair by keeping it relaxed, smooth, shiny and glossy.

Half Updo

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The perfect compromise between an updo and flowing locks, the half updo style, keeps your hair away from your face but lets it flow down in a cascade to your shoulders. Here, Beyonce has pulled back her front hair in a subtle bouffant but let the stick-straight strands free and flowing.

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Side-Swept Bangs With Feather Cut

To keep your thick hair manageable and stylish, cut it into side-swept bangs and soft feathery layers, like Carrie Underwood. This look is timeless and classic.

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To keep your thick hair manageable and stylish, cut it into side-swept bangs and soft feathery layers, like Carrie Underwood. This look is timeless and classic.

Upswept Pompadour

The highly-textured hairstyle of pompadour is just as fashionable among women as it is among men. Here, Scarlett Johansson has waved and teased back her thick blonde locks into a modern variant of the classic pompadour to give it an elegant look.

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The highly-textured hairstyle of pompadour is just as fashionable among women as it is among men. Here, Scarlett Johansson has waved and teased back her thick blonde locks into a modern variant of the classic pompadour to give it an elegant look.

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Gold Highlights

If you have caramel-colored hair like Gigi Hadid, try a super-glam look by adding lots of gold highlights to your locks and sweep it to the side for a multi-dimensional look.

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If you have caramel-colored hair like Gigi Hadid, try a super-glam look by adding lots of gold highlights to your locks and sweep it to the side for a multi-dimensional look.

Click here for Gigi Hadid’s hairstyles over the years

Banana Bun

One of the most chic looks for any given formal event is a French twist or a banana chignon. The look is made even more dramatic if you have super-thick and long hair with lots of cool-toned highlights or lowlights.

One of the most chic looks for any given formal event is a French twist or a banana chignon. The look is made even more dramatic if you have super-thick and long hair with lots of cool-toned highlights or lowlights.

Wedding ChignonLooking for hairspiration for your wedding? If you have thick and long hair, try a super-intricate hairstyle with lots of braids, multiple twists, and curls in your hair. Embellish it with jeweled accessories.

Looking for hairspiration for your wedding? If you have thick and long hair, try a super-intricate hairstyle with lots of braids, multiple twists, and curls in your hair. Embellish it with jeweled accessories.

Loose Waves

Britney Spears exhibited a charming aura with her long side-parted hair at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Arrivals held on August 28th.

Britney Spears exhibited a charming aura with her long side-parted hair at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Arrivals held on August 28th.

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Alexandra Daddario at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards Arrivals, Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA on Aug. 11, 2013.

Alexandra Daddario at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards Arrivals, Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA on Aug. 11, 2013.

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Kelly Osbourne spotted at the February 12, 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at Beverly Hilton Hotel, wearing a black elegant dress perfect with her blonde wavy hairstyle.

Kelly Osbourne spotted at the February 12, 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute To Industry Icons at Beverly Hilton Hotel, wearing a black elegant dress perfect with her blonde wavy hairstyle.

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On September 11, 2017, Gigi Hadid walked the runway at the Anna Sui Spring Summer 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week. She was dressed in a sequined piece and her hair was loose, tousled and wavy.

On September 11, 2017, Gigi Hadid walked the runway at the Anna Sui Spring Summer 2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week. She was dressed in a sequined piece and her hair was loose, tousled and wavy.

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Tyra Banks’ medium-length curly hair was perfectly tousled and toned to pair with her colorful outfit at the Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Phenom Awards, Hearst Tower in New York on September 15, 2008.

Tyra Banks’ medium-length curly hair was perfectly tousled and toned to pair with her colorful outfit at the Cosmopolitan’s Fun Fearless Phenom Awards, Hearst Tower in New York on September 15, 2008.

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The singer arrived for The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! Nokia Theatre on December 3, 2008 rocking a tousled curly hairstyle along with a blue one-shoulder dress.

The singer arrived for The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! Nokia Theatre on December 3, 2008 rocking a tousled curly hairstyle along with a blue one-shoulder dress.

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On May 20, 2012, Miley Cyrus attended the 2012 Billboard Music Awards Arrivals, MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She wore a lovely white outfit and paired it with a unique vintage tousled sandy blond flippy hairstyle.

On May 20, 2012, Miley Cyrus attended the 2012 Billboard Music Awards Arrivals, MGM Grand in Las Vegas. She wore a lovely white outfit and paired it with a unique vintage tousled sandy blond flippy hairstyle.

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The singer looking gorgeous in a colorful floral gown along with her thick jet black curls at The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – Arrivals, Lexington Armory on November 10, 2010.

The singer looking gorgeous in a colorful floral gown along with her thick jet black curls at The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show – Arrivals, Lexington Armory on November 10, 2010.

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On May 2, 2016, Lady Gaga attended the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She wore a shiny and silvery fashionable outfit with circuitry details and a large tousled blond hair with a slight beehive look.

On May 2, 2016, Lady Gaga attended the Manus x Machina Fashion in an Age of Technology Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  She wore a shiny and silvery fashionable outfit with circuitry details and a large tousled blond hair with a slight beehive look.

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Selena Gomez was seen at the Global House on Sep 23, 2015, in London. She was walking with her cool sunglasses, lovely outfit and long layered hairstyle left loose.

Selena Gomez was seen at the Global House on Sep 23, 2015, in London. She was walking with her cool sunglasses, lovely outfit and long layered hairstyle left loose.

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Emma Stone’s thick red curly hair with side-swept bangs was paired with a black dress at the Gentleman’s Quarterly GQ Men of the Year Event, Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, CA on November 18, 2009.

Emma Stone’s thick red curly hair with side-swept bangs was paired with a black dress at the Gentleman’s Quarterly GQ Men of the Year Event, Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, CA on November 18, 2009.

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Kim Kardashian was seen at the Cinema For Peace Fundraiser For Haiti, Montage, Beverly Hills last January 14, 2012, sporting her voluminous side-part curls that are complemented with a satin dress and layered necklace.

Kim Kardashian was seen at the Cinema For Peace Fundraiser For Haiti, Montage, Beverly Hills last January 14, 2012, sporting her voluminous side-part curls that are complemented with a satin dress and layered necklace.

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Halle Berry attended the Los Angeles Premiere of “Robots” held at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California on March 6, 2005. She came wearing a casual Von Dutch shirt to match her half-up curly hairstyle and cool colored sunglasses.

Halle Berry attended the Los Angeles Premiere of “Robots” held at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California on March 6, 2005. She came wearing a casual Von Dutch shirt to match her half-up curly hairstyle and cool colored sunglasses.

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Beyonce incorporates her slicked-back waves with long curtain bangs at the Fashion For Relief at Bryant Park, New York, NY held on September 16, 2005.

Beyonce incorporates her slicked-back waves with long curtain bangs at the Fashion For Relief at Bryant Park, New York, NY held on September 16, 2005.

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Actress Angelina Jolie went with a slicked back and tousled long hairstyle with her black leather dress at the world premiere of her new movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith on June 7, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA.

Actress Angelina Jolie went with a slicked back and tousled long hairstyle with her black leather dress at the world premiere of her new movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith on June 7, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA.

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Natalie Dormer exhibited a retro look featuring her voluminous side-parted waves at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2013 held at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on October 2, 2013.

Natalie Dormer exhibited a retro look featuring her voluminous side-parted waves at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2013 held at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on October 2, 2013.

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Actress Kate Hudson went with a slight 80’s look in her brushed curly blond hairstyle that is perfectly tousled at the premiere of “The Killer Inside Me” at the School of Visual Arts Theater during the 2010 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 7, 2010, in New York City.

Actress Kate Hudson went with a slight 80’s look in her brushed curly blond hairstyle that is perfectly tousled at the premiere of “The Killer Inside Me” at the School of Visual Arts Theater during the 2010 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 7, 2010, in New York City.

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Vanessa Anne Hudgens was at the 2007 ABC All-Star Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA On July 26, 2007. She came wearing a lovely beige outfit to pair with her stylish messy tousled hairstyle with loose curly tendrils.

Vanessa Anne Hudgens was at the 2007 ABC All-Star Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA On July 26, 2007. She came wearing a lovely beige outfit to pair with her stylish messy tousled hairstyle with loose curly tendrils.

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On August 31, 2017, Amanda Seyfried wore a casual black dress that she paired with her long sandy blond hair that was loose and tousled with subtle waves at the ‘First Reformed’ photocall during the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

On August 31, 2017, Amanda Seyfried wore a casual black dress that she paired with her long sandy blond hair that was loose and tousled with subtle waves at the ‘First Reformed’ photocall during the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Thick vs. Dense

You don’t want to confuse thick and dense hair.  Dense hair is a head of hair with a lot of strands.  Thick hair refers to the individual strands having a wide circumference.

How thick is thick hair?

I think providing an actual measurement isn’t helpful.  Can you seriously spot the difference with the naked eye between the 100th of a millimeter and the 200th of a millimeter?  More to the point, can you measure it?  Unless you have a microscope at home, you can’t.

However, sometimes we geek out and want to know this type of stuff and so we can tell you.  Below are the general diameters of hair strands.

  • Blonde hair:  1/500 to 1/1,500 of an inch
  • Black/Dark hair: 1/140 to 1/450 of an inch
  • In-between shades fall somewhere in between.

Source: The Physics Factbook

What’s interesting about the actual thickness of the hair is the range.  What that means is that the thickest hair is a whopping ten times thicker than the finest hair.

It really boils down to relativity.   Your hair is thick, think or medium relative to other people.  And so you just have to observe other people and you’ll be able to assess whether you have thick hair or not.

  • In general, blonde (flaxen) hair is more often fine; brunette and black thicker.
  • Curly hair is often thick, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have thick hair if it’s straight.
  • These are just a couple of generalities.

What are the benefits of thick hair?

As a person with fine hair where the grass is always greener on the other side, I’ll tell you:

  • Sustains less damage:  With thick hair, you can abuse it a bit more with product, styling and hair appliances.  Of course, I don’t advocate hurting your hair, but the fact of the matter is it’s tougher.
  • More body:  Thick hair offers a fuller look which can look better.  When you have fine hair, it’s very difficult to get it to have a body.
  • More textures:  If you get a layered cut or like the loose look, for example, those layers will be more prominent.

As I said, grass is always greener.  But there’s not much we can do with the hair type we get.  The best you can do is accept it and get cuts/styles that look best for you.

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