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 hairstyles for older women over 60 commonly include layers, and this textured pixie will surely look perfect for them.
Women over 60 with thick hair loves the layered cut and this style is perfect for them.
Covering a wide forehead with long bangs can really make a huge difference.View this post on Instagram
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Brushed-back gray hair with a lavander accent.
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Straight and stylish gray bob with bangs.
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Thick and straight hair cut into this angled bob cut with blunt bangs.
Short, blue hair in a blunt bob cut enhanced with blunt bangs.
Lena Headey sporting side-swept, layered bangs and teased hairstyle at the Pride And Prejudice and Zombies Premiere last JAnuary 21, 2016.
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Chunky highlights on a straight, inverted bob emhapsizes the smooth flow of the hair.
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This face-contouring cut with blunt bangs in dirty blonde is truly appealing. It frames the face perfectly while giving that sass you need.
This blonde balayage in a curly bob is a great hairstyle to wear during summer. It is simply sassy and it's easy to maintain, you won't be needing some extra sweat!
What short haircut styles work for thick hair?
1. Bob Cut
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
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.
3. 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
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
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.
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
Thick hair looks gorgeous on vintage looks! When the strands are thick, waves and curls are more visible and emphasized.
8. Dyed Hairstyle
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
- 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.
- When short, you’re limited with the number of styles you can apply on any given day.
- 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.