19 Best Bob Haircuts for Thick Hair to Feel Lighter

Bob haircuts for thick hair

Bobs for thick hair are a women’s short hairstyle done using techniques such as layering to remove weight from the hair. Voluminous hair has never looked so good in a bob as it did on megastars Julianne Hough, Rita Ora, Naomi Campbell, and Priyanka Chopra, and their footsteps are indeed worth following!

Getting a fitting bob is the best way to take advantage of the fullness and texture of your naturally thick mane. Plus with all that hair, you’ll surely have tons of options to choose from – wear it straight and polished or wavy for an easy shattered, beachy look.

De-bulk with Bob Haircuts with Bangs for Thick Hair!

“Having thick hair gives you so many options for short hair. A hairstyle for women with thick hair can have fullness and texture with their bob and that is so on-trend right now,” says Holly Painter, renowned hairstylist and owner of the Prissy Hippie Beauty Shop in Virginia.

“Don’t be afraid of texture! I love the look of a blunt bob, but if you have thick hair, it will need internal texture in order to have movement! It doesn’t mean your hair will be thin! Adding texture will shift the weight of your hair to give you volume and a modern feel,” she tells us. You could even opt for a pixie bob, which will help to remove bulk if your hair is too heavy.

Holly also suggests staying away from products that will leave your hair weighed down like heavy styling creams, pomades, and strong hold hairspray. “Products I love for thick hair are a lightweight shampoo and conditioner,.., texture spray to create that beachy, textured look, and shine spray to leave it shiny without feeling weighed down,” she tells us.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspirational pictures of the trendiest bob haircuts for thick hair!

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Short Bob for Over 50

short bob for over 50
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How would you describe this?

A graduated short bob for women over 50 with thick hair is classic and chic. It elevates your style but is simple and wearable.

The thing about a graduated bob is that it can work with pretty much any type of hair. It can make fine hair bob look thicker and also sort of de-bulk the locks. Straight hair looks sleek, and curly hair looks polished and edgy.

What’s your best advice?

Women with thick hair considering this traditional bob style should know the length and steepness of the angle are dependent on your face and head shape and overall aesthetic. A graduated blonde bob can be subtle or totally extreme in its length and shape.

Styling of any bob haircut for thick hair should be fairly effortless. The beauty of a great cut is that you shouldn’t have to spend tons of time or use a million products to make it look good.

Graduated Bob for Wavy Thick Hair

Graduated Bob for Wavy Thick Hair
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How would you describe this?

A great way to get a graduated bob for wavy, thick hair is to get a blunt, textured cut.

Bobs on thick hair benefit from using the razor cutting technique, you can remove a lot of weight to give a more lived-in feel.

To style this razored bob, use Privé Smoothing Solution and round brush your hair, and when your hair is dry, use a 1-in curling iron to create soft waves followed by Privé Finishing Texture Spray for separation and definition.

What’s your best advice?

This graduated bob is perfect for women who want to stay low maintenance and not have to come to the salon every four weeks. It’s also for the woman who isn’t afraid of texture and wants to stay trendy without having to do a lot to their hair on a daily basis.

When it comes to hairstyles for women with thick hair, the bob is a classic style with many different variations, so it can be fine-tuned to fit any woman’s face shape.

Shoulder-Length Bob With Fringe

Shoulder Length Bob With Fringe for thick hair
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A shoulder-length bob with a fringe is a popular cut and works well on thick full hair. A bob on thick hair gives you a beautiful line at the bottom. Style this with some gel for a lived-in look. A messy layered bob cut is an edgy look for young women and will make you appear super stylish.

Layered Bob Haircut with Bangs

Thick layered bob with bangs
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A layered bob with bangs is a great cut for women with thicker hair who want a more casual, messy hairstyle.

The wild look here is all thanks to multiple layers that are cut shorter than your typical bob length. Therefore, the layered bob for thick hair is optimal for thick-haired ladies.

Shaggy Bob for Thick Frizzy Hair

Shaggy Bob for Thick Frizzy Hair
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A shaggy bob for thick, frizzy hair pairs perfectly for women with a more natural curl in their tresses.

Adding waves adds a soft form to this wild tapered bob cut, while still balanced out with tapered ends.

Lob for Thick Hair

Lob for Long Thick Hair
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A lob, or longer bob, is ideal for thick-haired girls when multiple layers are added to create texture.

Layered Long Bob with Bangs

Shoulder Length Bob With Fringe for thick hair
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Show off your thick full hair by having it in a layered bob cut right at the shoulders. The soft fringe gives a light effect contrary to the weight of the heavy bob on thick hair.

Curly Bob for Thick Hair

Bob for Curly Thick Hair
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A bob for curly thick hair does a wonderful job at helping thin out the hair for a lighter look and feel.

The shaggier it looks, the more attitude it has! Get the look by having your curly hair cut into shoulder-length bob, then add some light bangs to the look.

Choppy Bob

Choppy Bob for thicker hair
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Bob haircuts for thick hair look amazing when you add waves and highlights to create more dimension. This is a great cut women with more angular faces because the shorter layers give you a fuller look. Ask for a balayage bob to enhance the layers even more.

Jaw-Length Bob

Keeping a short cut for thick hair may result to a messy look but keeping the cut tapered and layered would thin out the hair a bit. This would make it more manageable and flexible for various styles.
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Keeping a short bob for thick hair may result in a messy look but keeping the cut tapered and layered would thin out the hair a bit. This would make it more manageable and flexible for various styles.

Angled Bob Haircut for Thick Hair

Angled Bob for thick hair
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An angled bob is a great way to manage naturally thick tresses.

Layers make a shaggier look but you could still enjoy layers when you keep it at a minimum.

An advantage for thick locks is that it keeps its form in various hairstyles such as this so you’ll be sure to enjoy your new look every time.

Blunt Bob for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Marissa Melvin
Hair Stylist @ Spruce Blow Dry Bar Salon in Norman, OK

How would you describe this look?

This is a blunt bob haircut that’s styled smooth with minimal volume and beveled the ends under.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The blunt bob is a great bob haircut for women with thicker hair who want to have a hairstyle that’s fun and easy to maintain. This cut is great for anyone with fine or medium-density straight/wavy hair.

For styling at home, all you need is a little bit of leave-in conditioner and some smoothing cream and blow dry smooth with a paddle brush. This is a great hairstyle for a woman who wants to be able to get up and go and still have a great hairstyle.

Short Bob

Short Bob with thicker hair
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Q&A with style creator, Mélissa Quirion
Hair Stylist @ Complexe 10e Avenue in Quebec, CA

How would you describe this look?

Short bobs are often influenced by the ’20s era. Adding waves with your thick hair gives a more modern and natural feel than the classic version.

The empty space between the base and the shoulder is entirely part of the cut. This space draws a pronounced line and gives the cut a floating appearance.

To style this short bob cut for thick hair, use a half-moon iron and texturize by hand using a bit of Living Proof Amp2 Instant Texture Volumizer for a more organic look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

The most important thing to consider before choosing a bob hairstyle for thick hair is that you won’t be able to attach your thick hair anymore. For an active woman usually wearing a ponytail, this might not be the best choice.

We often think that shorter hair is easier to style but they’re not. Every morning you’ll have to adjust the volume with the help of a brush and a hair blower.

For thin hair, you will have to pump up the roots. I like doing it with Living Proof Dry Volume Basto, and for coarse hair, I suggest to use Living Proof Instant Defrizzer.

Also, a straight bob will give a completely different look depending on the shape of the face. For example, on a square face, the volume of the cut is located at the base which is going to amplify the squareness of the face. For a round face, the line at the base will help to draw a thin jawline for a more defined look.

For short women, the space between the base and the shoulder will stretch out the neck. It all depends on what we want to highlight our morphology and what we want to hide. In the end, if you feel good about this look, the short bob haircut is going to be wonderful!

Asymmetrical Bob with Undercut

Asymmetrical Bob with Undercut for thick hair
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Q&A with style creator, Dani TyGr
Hairstylist @ Modern Salon in Los Angeles, CA

How would you describe this look?

This asymmetrical undercut bobs are perfect for women with thicker hair who want an edgy and glamorous look.

The size of the undercut can range from a low one to a high one. It’s all depending on the density of your hair and the desired look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

An undercut bob is best for those women who desire a short and sassy style but have and “hate” their thick hair. It is the easiest to style because just think, you have the luxury of styling only half of your hair! No need to hassle with the bottom half of your hair, as it’s not there!

The best thing about undercut bobs is that it is completely customizable to fit any face shape, and if cut correctly.

For styling an asymmetrical cut, all you need is a little texture spray or dry and no shine styling wax, and she is ready to take on the day!

Thick Hair Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Carolyn Showman
Master Stylist @ Master Cuts in Calgary, CA

How would you describe this look?

A mid-length stacked bob is perfect for ladies with thicker hair who are looking for a polished finish that’s low-maintenance.

The bevel and texture in the cut really help the style to fall into place.

A thick bob cut like this has clean lines that are versatile when styling. You can go with sleek and sophisticated, or use a curling wand and toss some texture in for a more playful look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Be prepared for the upkeep for this rounded bob hairstyle for thick hair. To keep it looking fresh and those lines crisp, you need to have your hair trimmed and reshaped every 6-8 weeks.

When styling, use either a cream leave-in conditioner or light oil, as well as a thermal styler on damp hair. Tousle dry with your fingers, or flat wrap with a paddle brush until dry. Finish up by smoothing with your flat iron or adding texture with a curling wand.

Inverted Bob

Q&A with style creator, Lindsay Jean
Master Hairstylist and Makeup Artist @ Shear Escape Salon And Spa in Saskatchewan, CA

How would you describe this look?

For women with thick hair considering an inverted bob should ask their stylist for heaving layering to ensure optimal volume. You can also break up the ends with deep point cutting for a sassy, textured feel. It gives lots of volume at the crown for easy, low maintenance styling.

When styling inverted bobs for thick hair, use Living Proof Full Root Pump to give lift at the root when blowdrying and Living Proof Full Thickening Mousse through the midshaft and ends so the hair not only looks thicker. To finish, use Living Proof Dry Volume Blast it a similar texture spray and spray it into the hair while I’m blowdrying at a slower speed. This helps disperse the product and gives the hair all kinds of airy volume!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This black bob is great for so many face shapes since you can adjust the length at the front to hit where it will be most flattering on the guest’s face.

Textured Bob for Coarse Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Leanna Walker
Salon Owner / Hair Stylist @ Leanna Marie Artistry in Temecula, CA

How would you describe this look?

Getting a textured bob for coarse, thick hair is very versatile.

You can get really creative with style this look. It can be made to look more polished with a flat iron and light styling products or can be messed up a bit and styled with some curls. In addition, use products that are denser like a hair putty or stronger hold hairspray to make it an edgier, more piecey bob that really brings out all that fun texture.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Take into consideration how much time and effort you are willing to put into their hair in the morning. Short hair can be super fun and is so trendy but the common misconception is that short hair is easier to take care of, when most of the time, it takes a little bit more effort when styling.

If you’re the type of person who only likes their hair in a high ponytail or doesn’t like any heat styling then this style may not be the best fit for you.

A-Line Bob for Straight Thick Hair

A-Line Bob Straight Thick Hair
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Q&A with style creator, Alexey Tancura
Barber / Stylist @ Tantsura in St.Petersburg, RU

How would you describe this look?

For women with smaller faces, an A-line bob for straight, thick hair is a great way to lengthening the face.

The bob haircut is iconic and has an easy styling and correct distribution volume. It looks clean, elegant, and expensive.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is suitable for women of any age. This haircut visually emphasizes the lint of the cheekbones and neck. It’s ideal for those who do not have time for styling. You just blow dry your hair using products for smoothness. You can use a hair iron to create an even clearer geometric image.

Medium-Length Bob

Medium Length Bob
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Q&A with style creator, Greer Tepper
Master Colorist @ Mason & Friends Salon Spa in Columbia, MD

How would you describe this look?

If you have a ton of thick hair, then a medium-length bob with a blunt cut and a few layers is perfect.

For styling a medium bob, use a flat iron to give a slight wave, then use a texturizing spray to give it a messier look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This brunette bob cut is very low maintenance. If your hair is naturally curly it would be more difficult and higher daily maintenance but still possible.