Tackle It: 45 Perfect Hairstyles for Thick Hair

Thick hair is awesome. You have enough hair to decide whether you want to keep your density, make it look like you have even more, or make it look like you have less. Here are some perfect hairstyles thick hair. We promise you have more options than you think!

Cross Between a Lob and Shag

Cross Between a Lob and Shag hairstyle Instagram @maurajannetta

Q&A with style creator, Maura Jannetta
Hairstylist & Salon Owner @ Salon Fiber in Phoenixville, PA

How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a cross between a lob and an updated shag. I love how flattering the bang shape is on the face and how easy it can be to style if the wearer embraces their natural texture. It’s such a fun and modern look!

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you’re considering this look, I recommend air drying with some sea salt spray worked in to bring out natural texture. You can blow dry just the roots if more volume is desired. Then take a 1-inch curling iron or wand and wrap random sections around it to give the hair some polish and define the waves.

If you like or need to wear your hair up, consider keeping the fringe section long enough to tuck.

Soft Layering

Soft Layering hairstyleInstagram @shearstobrooke

Q&A with style creator, Whitney Henson
Hairstylist @ Osgood O’neil Salon in Dallas, TX


How would you describe this look?

My favorite part of this look is that no texturizing or weight was taken out. We embraced the fullness and simply took the weight out by adding lots of soft layering around the face and long layers through the back.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When it comes to long, thick hair, you have to think about how taking weight out makes it more frizzy if it’s not done right. Layers aren’t always a struggle when they are done right.

Face-Framing Cut

Q&A with style creator, Rosie Pieternelle
Hairstylist @ Mark Garrison Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

This is a face-framing cut with a lot of layers for long hair. My favorite thing about it is that this hairstyle can be styled straight, wavy, or natural depending on the occasion.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Some advice that I would give is that this haircut works best with thick hair. Also, make sure to go to the right person to cut your hair because it has to be well proportioned depending on a your face shape and structure.

Grunge Chic

Grunge Chic hairstyleInstagram @zplacejustine

Q&A with style creator, Justine
Hair Designer @ Z Place Salon & Spa in Kennewick, WA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as 2018 take on the fashionable “grunge chic” trend.

My favorite thing about the color is my guest’s ability to try different pastel tones as she wishes. The beauty of pastels now is that the more faded they get, the more fashion-forward your hair looks. The cut gives her styling flexibility. She can wear it smooth, textured, tucked behind one ear, or pushed back away from the forehead.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a high maintenance color that requires more commitment on the guest’s end. They must come into the salon for a retouch every four to five weeks. There is a point where the service becomes a project again instead of routine maintenance.

I also remind my guests that this type of double process service must be done slowly and that they must commit to using Aveda’s Damage Remedy line at home to ensure the hair is at its healthiest. Healthy hair enables my guests to change their hair color more often.

Since my guest had a round face shape, she can pretty much pull off anything. I try not to limit ideas and styles because of their face shape. I encourage my clients to be brave! Take this hair journey with me and I will be there every step of the way.

Don’t put your client in a box, but be honest about what is realistic for your guest regarding cut, color, and upkeep. They will appreciate you for this. After all, we are the experts and it’s our responsibility to keep our their hair healthy, current, and life-changing.

Soft Graduation

Soft Graduation hairstyleInstagram @hairatsixteen

Q&A with style creator, Gemma Purser
Salon Owner / Head Stylist @ Hair At Sixteen in Southend-on-Sea, UK


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this hairstyle as a layered textured bob with a soft graduation into the neck.

I love this look because of its versatility. It can be worn sleek, but also with volume and texture to create the perfect party or evening look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consider your hair type as this look is really best suited for medium hair texture.

This is a style that needs some attention every day to get the perfect finish, so having a good hairdryer and a hair straightener would be needed to perfect the look, along with using the correct hair products.

To create this look, I used the Montibello Absolute Plus Cream and Volume Roots Up to blow dry the hair. I used Fudge Head Shine and Skyscraper Hairspray to finish.

Layers with Side-Swept Fringe

Layers with Side-Swept Fringe hairstyleInstagram @hairbyjennaek

Q&A with style creator, Jennae Kunsman
Stylist @ Autumn Houston The Salon & Sunshine Salon in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is a mid-length layered haircut with a side-swept fringe, complemented by a gentle balayage/ ombré to create a smooth transition from dark to light.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is extremely versatile and complements most face shapes well. It has lots of texture which allows it to be worn well styled or just left alone to dry. The haircut works best for someone with thicker hair and the long fringe is flattering for a prominent forehead or someone who has grey around the hairline and wants to stretch their color a little longer.

The color transitions from a darker root to a lighter end which allows for a long time in between coloring services, making it great for the person who can’t get into the salon very often. This look can be created with a light hold styling mousse for body and styled with a 1 1/2-inch barrel curling iron, leaving the ends out for loose lived-in curls that will last for days.

Warm Balayage Waves

Q&A with style creator, Whitney Lee
Hair Artist @ Salon Seven Twenty in San Antonio, TX


How would you describe this look?

This look is best described as a warm balayage. It’s definitely one of my favorite styles of balayage because I feel the warmer tones, especially the deep color spectrum of brunettes, give you much more dimension.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This is a great start for anyone with thicker, darker hair that’s looking to go into their first balayage. It’s a realistic goal, plus it lends itself to less maintenance by working with the client’s natural color and blending the hand-painted color up into the client’s root.

It’s definitely a color style that looks best on medium to long hair. Balayage always looks best when styled with loose, full-bodied waves. Use a color safe shampoo and conditioner to ensure that your color will last longer. And for those fun beachy waves, I’m a huge fan of all the Amika and Kenra products.

Versatile Caramel Lob

Versatile Caramel Lob hairstyleInstagram @stylesbyame

Q&A with style creator, Ame Putman
Hairstylist @ Dulce Vida Salon in Poway, CA


How would you describe this look?

My best description of this look would be versatile and timeless. My favorite thing about this look is that it is exactly as described. It is versatile in that it is wearable for almost anyone, especially for women with thicker hair.

The lob is really age appropriate for all women, making it a timeless and classic style that has continued to evolve over the last few decades. Versatile, easy hair is a way for women to feel put together and sexy all the time. My ultimate goal is to have everyone leave the salon feeling sexy with hair that they can style and maintain at home!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for someone who is considering this look is to not be deceived by it. It is a classic style that will be easy to maintain and style. It can be customized depending on length and fringe, and both can easily transform this look to match face shape. The color placement is meant to give a natural, sunkissed look that is low maintenance.

For thicker hair, I recommend using a thermal protectant or primer like Bumble and bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer to help smooth out the cuticle surface. This will add moisture and all the styling products to coat the outside of the hair shaft to allow for a better blow dry.

As for styling products from the wet to dry phase, I recommend a blow dry cream/serum like Bumble and bumble’s Repair Blow Dry. This product works for all textures of hair and is heat activated. It will smooth out the hair shaft and give better results for second and third-day hair.

If the client is wanting a more wavy or curly look, I recommend using a 1 to 1 1/2-inch barrel curling iron. Starting in the front, take vertical sections and curl the hair back and away from the face. Once you reach the back of the head, start on the other side of the head and continue to curl the hair away from the face. Allow the curls to set for a minute, then run your fingers through or brush the curls for a softer, more lived-in look.

For dry styling, I recommend using a dry texture spray like Bumble and bumble’s Dryspun or Design Me’s Puff.ME Light. This will give life and movement to the hair without it feeling too heavy. You can complete the look with a soft hold hairspray like Bumble and bumble’s Spray De Mode.

70s Vibe

70s Vibe hairstyleInstagram @hairbysarahe

Q&A with style creator, Sarah English
Hairstylist / Owner @ Sarah English Salon in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look?

This look has a 70s vibe to it! Think Brigitte Bardot. It’s a textured, lived-in, layered cut and color.

My favorite thing about it is how it can be worn smoothed out with some beachy waves, or air dried with some product in it.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this look for anyone with naturally wavy and thick hair that needs some sort of style. It removes weight while adding movement and texture to any hairstyle. It also looks great with it pulled back, keeping a few layered pieces down and around your face. You will always have a cute style even while wearing it up!

For this client, we balayaged caramel pieces around her face then gave her lots of layers blending down from the fringe. For styling, we used a smoothing cream to help blow dry and control frizz and added Unite’s Boosta Spray for a little body while blow drying. I then went back in with Unite’s Argan Oil to smooth any flyaways and gave her a loose beachy wave. We finished with a spray wax to tousle and give that lived-in look.

If you’d like to air dry, you can still use a smoothing cream and argan oil, but add a little sea salt or beach spray to amp up the texture.

Razor Cut

Razor Cut hairstyleInstagram @amybennetthair

Q&A with style creator, Amy Bennett
Master Stylist @ Headlines The Salon in Encinitas, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I used a straight (unguarded razor) for the whole cut. This is my favorite cut and texture to work with. I love the “feeling” when working with a razor.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend a sea salt spray for grit while blow drying and a molding paste to finish.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Anyone who has a wee bit of attitude can wear this style and can be worn played up or down. Depending on the finishing product, it can be a mohawk or a more natural chill look.

Bouncy Long Layers

Q&A with style creator, Marsona Horan Salon
Owner / Hairstylist @ Marsona Horan Salon in Fairfield, CT


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

Layers, layers and more layers! These layers are perfect for any face shape.

My favorite thing about this look is how all of the movement and textures in layered haircuts like this one allow for a lot of diversity when it comes to styling long hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For this cut, I used Kevin Murphy Body Mass to blow out while using the large Varis round brush. We finished with Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair for some extra texture. I recommend getting a trim every eight weeks to maintain the bounce in the layers.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is a great look for someone with thicker hair with a little bit of wave to it. It works for most face shapes. My guest has an oval face shape and came in with a long, almost one length cut. After feeling like her hair had no life and all she was doing was throwing it up in a bun, I decided to add all of the layers to allow for a more versatile look.

I advised my guest to sleep with her hair in a rolled bun to preserve the blowout. All she needs to do in the morning is some tousling followed by some hairspray or texture spray. So easy!

Sleek Hairstyle for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Wendy Portillo
Hairstylist & Color Specialist @ The Plaza Salon in Orange, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is sleek, sophisticated and so much fun. I love so many things about this look. It’s easy to maintain and looks great on most hair types.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

For this look, I recommend using a heat protectant, weightless volume, shine serum, and a light hold hairspray. I specifically used these Aveda products: Brilliant Damage Control, Phomollient, Light Elements Smoothing Fluid and Air Control Hairspray.

To style this look, I used a medium round brush, but a paddle brush would also work. We did flat iron, but depending on the hair type that may not be necessary.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look for clients with thin to medium hair. I honestly think this looks great on all face shapes and fits well into a busy lifestyle. It is perfect for professionals that are on the move with not a lot of time to spare in the mornings.

Volume and Dimension

Volume and Dimension hairstyleInstagram @goode_hairday

Q&A with style creator, Sara Goode
Stylist @ Salon One19 and Spa in Leawood, KS


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This soft layered bob is one of my favorite looks! It’s a great transition for ladies wanting to grow out a shorter cut while maintaining a style. I love how this cut creates volume and dimension.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always think it’s important to start with a good foundation in your products and build from there. I love using LOréal Professional Sleek and Swing on all of my styles to protect against heat and smooth the hair, all while building volume. It leaves the hair bouncy and shiny!

I love to finish my styles with a dry finishing spray. This allows me to set the style without making the hair feel dry or look crunchy.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is great for clients with medium to thick hair with medium to moderate texture. Long and round face shapes are not ideal for this style.

This style of bob is meant to be styled daily and is not meant for wash and go. It is great for anyone trying to grow out a shorter cut or someone wanting to try shorter hair, but isn’t ready to commit to a pixie hairstyle!

Subtle Balayaged Bob

Subtle Balayaged Bob hairstyleInstagram @laurahyatthair

Q&A with style creator, Laura Hyatt
Booth Renter / Owner / Licensed Cosmetologist @ Laura Hyatt Hair in Jacksonville, FL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a subtle, balayage highlighted bob. This guest had a very dark natural base, so my favorite part is that I was able to give her some dimension and lightness without taking away from her beautiful dark hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This look is very low maintenance. Because of the Balayage highlight technique I used, she can go three to four months without a touch up because it looks so natural! She can blow dry it with a round brush to recreate the style I gave her, or throw some leave-in conditioner and a styling cream in for some natural texture.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look to anyone that would like a change without having to commit to high maintenance upkeep. This look is very flattering for many face shapes and since it is so easy to maintain, can work for many lifestyles.

Easy Styling Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Margaret Cunningham
Senior Stylist @ Arté Salon & Spa in Wayland, MA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

The look I created here is effortless. My client is low maintenance, but in no means sloppy. We took her faded out summer golden blonde and used Wella color to add dimension and shine and cut it into a medium bob with lots of texture.

My favorite trend right now is using a 1 1/4-inch curling iron but not pulling it all the way to the ends to create waves instead of tight curls. This is easy, on-the-go hair for the busy woman!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

The key to a good style starts in the shower. We washed and conditioned with L’Oreal B6 Biotin. We then used Dual Stylers by Techni.art Liss and Pump-up (also by L’Oreal) for volume with a velvety smooth finish. I finished the look with Kevin Murphy Shimmer.Shine and a little hairspray!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut and style can be done on many different hair textures and densities, but I wouldn’t suggest it for a curly haired client unless she is good with her blow dry and straightening tools.

For a client with a round face, I would suggest having it about an inch longer than shown here with few more angles in front to create corners and soften in the right spots.

The overall styling is for any woman on the go. By having waves instead of curls, it never looks like it lost its look as it loosens through the day. The layers take out weight and add movement, creating the texture which is all the rage right now!

Brenda

This hairstyle is layered short and tight on the sides and in the back. It is longer and layered on the top, then connected to the hair on the sides and in the back. It is shorter in the back and gradually gets longer to the front, making the pieces instantly function as a trendy fringe.

Short Layered Hairstyle for Thick HairStyle by Kelly Hicks, Makeup by Caroline Lease, Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL
Short Layered Hairstyle for Thick Hair SideStyle by Kelly Hicks, Makeup by Caroline Lease, Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart and oval face shapes with hair that it medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Tip:

Cutting the sides and the back really short and tight removes a lot of hair density. This is a great way to make thicker hair lighter and more low maintenance.

Grace  

This haircut is short on the sides and in the back. The back is cut in a way that emphasizes the roundness of the head, giving it a beautifully feminine profile. The top is layered long as it starts out shorter in the back and quickly gets longer towards the front.

Short Hairstyle with Long Layers for Thick HairStyle by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH
Short Hairstyle with Long Layers for Thick Hair SideStyle by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Texture Finishing Spray gives hair texture by keeping strands from clumping together using bodifying polymers.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart and oval face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Tip:

When using texture sprays, make sure to apply it throughout the hair and not just on the surface.

Medium-Length Thick Hairstyle

Curling one-length thick hair will give the hairstyle a triangular silhouette and make it look solid. This gives it a more fashion forward, chic and confident look.

One Length Hairstyle for Thick HairStyle by Alison Wilson, Makeup by Robbin Jackson, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Wrap sections of hair around a curling wand in different directions, leaving the ends straight.
  5. Apply a texture spray while roughing the hair up a little between your fingers and the palms of your hands.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Working Hairspray gives long-lasting hold without the crunchy feel. It also gives a natural-looking finish and protects hair from humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Vivianna

Thick hair is a hairstylist’s best friend when it comes to event styling. Normally, we’d have to put padding or extensions to make the hair look thicker and do a lot of teasing. With thick hair, all you really have to do is curl and pin things in place!

Hairstyles for Thick HairStyle by London Hair

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection to dry hair.
  2. Curl sections of hair with a curling iron.
  3. Gather a quarter of the hair from the top into a half ponytail and secure with a clip or bobby pins.
  4. Set with a finishing spray.
  5. Spray a shine spray on the finished look.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Micromist weightlessly gives hair a frizz free, shiny and silky finish. What’s best about it is that it can easily be applied without disrupting the hairstyle.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Thalia

This haircut is shorter on the sides and in the back. The back is shortest at the nape and gradually gets longer towards the crown, giving the crown area beautiful volume. It is layered on top, shorter in the back, and longer in the front.

Short Hairstyle with Volume for Thick HairStyle by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA
Short Hairstyle with Volume for Thick Hair SideStyle by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth longer pieces with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Blowout Creme smoothes the hair, gives it shine, cuts down on styling time, and protects hair from heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart and oval face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Jackie

The sides and the back of this haircut are cut really short and tight. The top is left long, layered and disconnected from the rest of the haircut. The very front of the top layer is a short fringe and longer pieces of the hair on top lay over it for a chic and interesting finish.

Short Hairstyle with Fringe for Thick HairStyle by Caroline Behan, Makeup by Amber Beck, Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL
Short Hairstyle with Fringe for Thick Hair SideStyle by Caroline Behan, Makeup by Amber Beck, Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth and bend longer pieces with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for texture.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Heart and oval face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Thick, Stacked Bob

Stacked bobs create volume and will make thick hair appear even thicker. Sometimes it can even make really thick hair look like a flying saucer! Instead of getting a stacked bob, get a layered bob. Layering your hair will remove volume while still giving you style and movement.

Stacked Bob Hairstyle for Thick HairStyle by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA
Stacked Bob Hairstyle for Thick Hair BackStyle by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Working Hairspray gives long-lasting hold without the crunchy feel. It gives a natural-looking finish and protects hair from humidity.

Thick Layered Bob

If you need your bob layered to remove volume, but miss having a curvy beautiful feminine profile, you can get convex layers. These layers follow the shape of your head. It can give you the feeling of having a stacked haircut, minus all the crazy volume. The line on this bob is incredible. It is curved and very precise.

Short Bob with Convex LayersStyle by Hair Styling Efe

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for shine.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Treatment Omega+ Nourishing Oil is amazing. It has a concentrated dose of Omega-3 and C22 Fatty Acids that deeply nourish hair while adding intense shine. This results in smooth, silky soft and shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Straight Hair to Hide Thickness

Styling your hair straight is a great way to make thicker hair seem skinnier.

Long Straight Hairstyle for Thick HairStyle by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for shine.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Working Hairspray gives long-lasting hold without the crunchy feel. It gives a natural-looking finish and protects hair from humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Thick Hair With Curls

Styling hair straight keeps thicker hair looking skinny. If you’d like to wear it curly and still look skinny, just make sure not to expand the curls. Keep them close to your head for a subtle yet gorgeous result.

Long Hairstyle with CurlsStyle by Candy Pena, Makeup by Amber Beck, Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Wrap sections of hair with a curling wand away from the face.
  5. Set with a finishing spray.
  6. Spray shine on the finished look.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Luminous Shine Mist weightlessly gives hair shine while eliminating frizz and flyaways.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair that is medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Thick & Deep Side Part

This bob is asymmetric and has a deep side part. The heavier side of the part is layered more to make sure it isn’t too bulky. The lighter side of the part isn’t layered as much since there isn’t as much hair on that side.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for shine.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Stacked Bob for Thick Hair

Bobs don’t always have to be layered. If you want to celebrate your thick hair and make it even bigger, get it stacked. The hairdresser term for it is “graduated”. This haircut will give you a lot of volume. To add even more volume, curl it!

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Curl sections of hair with a medium barrel iron in different directions.
  5. Loosen curls using fingers.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Amplifying Mouse gives hair volume with long-lasting hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type: 

Oval face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Long, Thick Hairstyle

If you love your thick hair and want to flaunt it, go for it. Expand it, show it off, and turn some heads!

Long Hairstyle for Thick Hair with Natural CurlsStyle by Randy Currie, Makeup by Jess Moss, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Curl sections of hair using a medium barrel iron.
  5. Once you’re done curling all sections of hair, wait until all of them have cooled.
  6. Once they have cooled, lift sections of hair to get a texture spray evenly distributed throughout the hair.
  7. Scrunch and rough up the hair with your hands to separate hair. Create space in between to create more volume.
  8. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Texture Finishing Spray gives hair texture by keeping strands from clumping together using bodifying polymers.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Beachy Hairstyle for Thick Hair

Another fun texture to try with thick hair is beachy waves. On layered hair, it looks more textured and lighter since the hair on the surface is shorter and lighter.

Medium Hairstyle for Thick Hair with Beachy WavesStyle by Lacey Geitgey, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH
Medium Hairstyle for Thick Hair with Beachy Waves SideStyle by Lacey Geitgey, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Wrap sections of hair while twisting on a curling wand in different directions, leaving the ends straight.
  5. Apply a texture spray while roughing the hair up a little between your fingers and the palms of your hands.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Working Hairspray gives long-lasting hold without the crunchy feel. It gives a natural-looking finish and protects hair from humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Naturally Curly Bob

Why curl your bob if you already have natural curls?

Curly Bob Hairstyle for Thick HairStyle by London Hair

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Scrunch your hair to encourage curl formation.
  3. Diffuse the hair with medium heat on low speed until the hair is 90% dry.
  4. Switch to cool air on low speed until the hair is 100% dry.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Anti-Frizz Curl Defining Cream is a lightweight conditioning cream that separates and smoothes curls. It leaves the hair touchably soft.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Tip:

After scrunching, try not to touch the hair with your hands until your hair is completely dry. Doing so will cause the dreaded frizz!

Asymetrical Bob

If you want an asymmetric look for your bob but aren’t ready to commit, wear one side behind your ear. It will give the illusion of an asymmetric haircut. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be ready to visit your hairstylist and actually get the haircut.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for shine.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Treatment Omega+ Nourishing Oil is amazing. It has a concentrated dose of Omega-3 and C22 Fatty Acids that deeply nourish hair while adding intense shine. This results in smooth, silky soft and shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Layered Bob

This layered bob is asymmetric because of the disconnected long piece on one side. Having a section of hair strategically left longer gives it a more edgy feel.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for shine.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Blowout Creme smoothes the hair, gives it shine, cuts down on styling time, and protects hair from heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Thick, Soft Curls

These curls are the perfect “first date” hairstyle. They are soft, feminine, youthful and beautiful without appearing like you’re trying too hard.

Medium Hairstyle for Thick Hair with CurlsStyle by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Wrap sections of hair with a curling wand away from the face.
  5. Gently loosen the curls by combing your hair with your fingers.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Blowout Creme smoothes the hair, gives it shine, cuts down on styling time, and protects hair from heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle. 

Thick & Textured Bob

This layered bob is styled smooth but with a ton of texture to really show off its layers.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for texture.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Texture Finishing Spray gives hair texture by keeping strands from clumping together using bodifying polymers.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Swept Up Ends

Another way to style a chic layered bob is to add some bend to the very front pieces.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair except for the very front pieces with a flat iron.
  5. Using a flat iron, smooth the pieces in the front and flip the ends outwards.
  6. Apply a product for texture.
  7. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Working Hairspray gives long-lasting hold without the crunchy feel. It gives a natural-looking finish and protects hair from humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Glam Curls for Thick Hair

By having smooth curls just towards the end of the hair, you will not only get a glamorous and classic look, but also hair that isn’t any bigger than it naturally is.

How To Style:

  1. Apply thermal protection spray to dry hair.
  2. Curl large sections of hair from the middle of the shaft to the ends with a curling iron and secure them with clips.
  3. Once they’ve cooled, remove the clips and use a dressing brush to loosen the curls.
  4. Combine sections of hair and twirl them to create one big wave.
  5. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Thick Hair With Long Bangs

Adding a fringe to a haircut will not only give it more character, but will also help in removing bulk. By cutting a fringe, (taking hair that normally falls to the sides and have it fall over the forehead) it lessens the hair and bulk on the sides. This beautiful fringe swoops over the forehead beginning at a deep side part.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for texture.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle

Thick, Mermaid Waves

Another curled style that won’t make thick hair look so much thicker are mermaid waves.

Long Hairstyle for Thick Hair with Mermaid WavesStyle by Michelle Pritchard, Makeup by Jess Moss, Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington, DE

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Wrap sections of hair with a curling wand away from the face.
  5. Brush through the curls until they all marry into a wave.
  6. Set with a finishing spray.
  7. Spray shine on the finished look.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Working Hairspray gives long-lasting hold without the crunchy feel. It gives a natural-looking finish and protects hair from humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Tip:

Try to curl each section as uniform as possible to get this look.

Thick, Side-Swept Bangs

This asymmetric bob starts out even one side and continues to be even as it reaches the back, but gradually gets longer as it reaches the other side. It is parted to the side and has a sassy side-swept fringe.

Asymmetric Bob with FringeStyle by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH
Asymmetric Bob with Fringe BackStyle by Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for shine.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Treatment Omega+ Nourishing Oil is amazing. It has a concentrated dose of Omega-3 and C22 Fatty Acids that deeply nourish hair while adding intense shine. This results in smooth, silky soft and shiny hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Longer face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Lots of Thickness & Layers

This haircut has a lot of layers which is perfect if you’d like your thick hair to feel skinnier.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for shine.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Bamboo Smooth Pure Kendi Treatment Oil controls frizz, smoothes hair and gives incredible shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Tip:

When using serums, make sure to choose a clear one. Some serums that are yellow leave a yellow cast on silver and blonde hair.

Faux Bob for Thick Hair

Want a bob without having to cut your hair short? Tuck and pin your thick hair into a trendy faux bob!

Short Hairstyle with Side Fringe for Thick HairStyle by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Curl sections of hair with a larger curling iron.
  2. Apply a texture spray to give it some grit.
  3. Gather the hair into a very loose and very low ponytail.
  4. Secure it with an elastic band.
  5. Roll the ponytail and tuck it underneath all the hair.
  6. Secure the roll with bobby pins.
  7. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Texture Finishing Spray gives hair texture by keeping strands from clumping together using bodifying polymers.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle. 

Organic Textured Hair

Organic texture is still so on trend. Harness the power of those gorgeous thick strands and flaunt a natural wave!

Long Hairstyle with Organic TextureStyle by Kimberly Morgan, Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Wrap sections of hair with a curling wand in different directions, leaving the ends straight.
  5. Apply a texture spray while roughing the hair up a little between your fingers and the palms of your hands.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Texture Finishing Spray gives hair texture by keeping strands from clumping together using bodifying polymers.

Tip:

Don’t expand your curls too much unless you want your hair to appear bigger.

Thick, Face Framing Bangs

Add a little drama to straight, thick, long hair by flipping the face framing out.

Long Straight Hairstyle with Blunt BangsStyle by Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL
Long Straight Hairstyle with Blunt Bangs SideStyle by Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth all of the hair except for the very front pieces with a flat iron.
  5. Using a flat iron, smooth the pieces in the front and flip the ends outwards.
  6. Apply a product for shine.
  7. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Iron Spray protects hair from the heat of irons up to 450 F.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Long Bob for Thick Hair

This is a longer version of the classic bob, more commonly known as a “lob” or a “long bob”. It is short enough to be easy to style, but long enough for styling versatility!

Long Bob Hairstyle for Thick HairStyle by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to wet hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair with a styling brush.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Smooth the hair with a flat iron.
  5. Apply a product for shine.
  6. Set the style with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Working Hairspray gives long-lasting hold without the crunchy feel. It gives a natural-looking finish and protects hair from humidity.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

Soft Waves for Thick Hair

This long bob is styled into beautifully soft and loose waves.

Long Bob with Loose WavesStyle by Kim Padgett, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Apply a styling product to damp hair.
  2. Blow dry the hair smooth.
  3. Apply thermal protection.
  4. Wrap sections of hair with a curling wand going away from the face.
  5. Loosen the curls by combing your hair with your fingers.
  6. Set with a finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Caviar Perfect Blowout Creme smoothes the hair, gives it shine, cuts down on styling time, and protects hair from heat.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes with hair of medium to high density and medium texture will suit this hairstyle.

These are just some of the many hairstyles you can try you on your thick hair. I hope they’ve inspired you to mix and match them or even create other styles! You have awesome hair. It’s your asset. Flaunt it!