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.

Thick and straight hair cut into this angled bob cut with blunt bangs.


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Short, blue hair in a blunt bob cut enhanced with blunt bangs.

Lena Headey sporting side-swept, layered bangs and teased hairstyle

Lena Headey sporting side-swept, layered bangs and teased hairstyle at the Pride And Prejudice and Zombies Premiere last JAnuary 21, 2016.

Imagine a job where you do what you are absolutely obsessed with for 8-14 hours a day. You get to laugh, be serious, educate, build confidence, create and be social! It’s a high school reunion with more flashbacks than Friday and a family get together, but you also meet a ton of new people and make lifelong friends in the process! That’s my job. That’s hair for me. Thank you. To all of you who support me LITERALLY with my passion, fulfilling my dreams and happiness and allowing me to be able to pay my bills + the Fairy Taxmother. Here is my cousin @chriscandy1993 looking more than fab at 40 👀 (can’t even believe that) groovin and movin! Thank you for your support and love from day 1. (Cut only, not my colour 😊) #ygk #thankyou #blessed #gratitude #bob #bobhaircut #ilovemyjob #ilovemyclients #fabat40 #cutebob #shorthair #shorthairideas #invertedbob #hairstyle #fashion #thickhair #coarsehair #straighthair #naturalcurl #precisioncutting #texture #kingstonhairstylist #supportlocal #salon296 #kasho #razorcut #bangs #haircut #womenscut

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Chunky highlights on a straight, inverted bob emhapsizes the smooth flow of the hair.

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!

Thin, curly hair might sometimes look awkward and needs a but of styling. A layered style adds a little volume while making the hair look thicker. This hairstyle is also incorporated with some babylights for a dimensional finish.

Thin hair curled for a bit volume and then dyed with dark roots for a bit of dimension.

A simple bob cut transformed into a unique one! The hair is permed and highlighted to perfection, set with a hairspray for that shiny and creative finish.

Thick and wavy hair in an angled bob with edgy bangs. This look is definitely a beautiful execution of the popular Just Woke Up look.

Pintura highlighting is probably one of the best ways to style and color a curly hair. It gives the hair a nice finish while accommodating even the roots of every strand.

Lena Headey is a game-changer indeed. She chose to have a short, wind-swept hair on her detailed gown during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, September 2015.

Lena Headey is a game-changer indeed. She chose to have a short, wind-swept hair on her detailed gown during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, September 2015.

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.

Solid options include:

  • Short with layers;
  • Short bob (assuming straight or slightly wavy hair);
  • Angled bob;
  • Standard pixie cut;
  • Loose messy bob.

These are obviously just a few cuts that work.

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.
  • 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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