50 Best Bob Haircuts for Thick Hair to Feel Lighter

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief
Angled Bob for Thick Hairstyle
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#1: Angled Bob

An angled bob is a great way to manage naturally thick tresses. Layers make a shaggier look, but you can still enjoy layers when you keep them at a minimum. An advantage of this cut is that it keeps its form in various vibes, so you’ll surely enjoy your new look every time.

Voluminous Short French Bob Haircut for Thick Hair
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#2: Voluminous Short French Haircut

A classic French cut has a broader boundary, forming a triangular shape. This style compliments those with oval, diamond, or heart-shaped faces, especially narrow jawlines. The hair has a natural wavy texture or can be styled with a curling iron to provide a soft, feminine feel. Lastly, it suggests that your eyes can be framed with slight curtain bangs for finishing touches.

Short-Length Ash Grey Bob on Thick Mane
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#3: Short-Length Ash Grey Bob

A bob with an underbevel is a good option for thick hair. This hairstyle contours your face nicely and allows for hair cutting without adding layers or extra texture. The ash grey color gives this hairstyle a modern touch and helps conceal grey strands.

Thick Airy Bob with Deep SIde Part
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#4: Airy Bob with Deep SIde Part

An airy bob with a deep side part carries texture and lightness in appearance. Even with thick hair, you can give it a soft look by texturing the ends and styling it to highlight this effect. Try a deep side part and secure your hairstyle with lots of volume to highlight the airy texture. A round brush creates a curve through the ends and roots. Use a small amount of hairspray to keep your hair in place. However, be careful not to use too much hairspray and avoid creating a stiff look that resembles hairstyles from the 80’s.

#5: Round Wedge Bob with Blunt Ends

Thick hair looks stunning with a full blunt bob. The blunt bob’s classic shape gives the style a soft touch. Having a slight underbevel in the bob will maintain its full shape. The bob’s slight cheek-hugging frame blends well with your face shape.

Short Dark-Rooted Dimensional Bob with Angled Layers for Thicker Hair
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#6: Dimensional Bob with Angled Layers

The hairstyle is a dimensional bob with angled layers. Adding dimensional blonde highlights softens the look of a bob. Incorporating over-directed angled layers, this cut shapes beautifully. Cutting the ends gives it a softer texture. A long side bang blends perfectly into this cut.

Chin Bob with Curtain Fringe for Thicker Tresses
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#7: Chin Bob with Curtain Fringe

Consider wearing a bob that ends around your chin and add a curtain fringe. People with an oval face shape, a narrow jaw, and a long neck will look great in this airy bob. You can still create a fuller look near the chin if you don’t have thick hair. An option is wearing a bob with a graduated perimeter. To add airy fullness to your cut, use a round brush and light hair spray to keep the style in place. Pair the hairstyle with light curtain bangs to enhance the style’s movement.

Wavy Bob with Shorter Choppy Layers for Thick-Haired Ladies
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#8: Wavy Bob with Shorter Choppy Layers

A wavy bob with shorter, choppy layers is perfect for beauties. You can remove weight and add movement to your haircut by texturing through the middle and end parts. Use a curling iron to make a full, romantic style. Change the curling iron’s direction for separate curls, which adds to the texture.

Thick Red Bob with Black Roots
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#9: Thick Red Bob with Black Roots

Consider a thick, red hairstyle with black roots. A sleek bob is perfect for someone with thick hair. This style offers a gorgeous full bob with the ease of styling shorter hair. Add a full-page bangs cut, like the iconic Bettie Page style, to give dimension and to structure your face shape. Adding a deeper red at the roots enhances this dimension. Achieve this look by using a variety of color tones.

Textured Long Bob with Waves for Thicker Locks
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#10: Textured Long Bob with Waves

A shoulder-grazing bob sits well with textured ends. Use a razor or slice cutting to lighten up thicker textures and achieve the pointed texture in many bobs today. Adding curls with a one-inch barrel iron will highlight the cut’s textured ends and add bounce. Adding perimeter texture eliminates the need for layers, creating a layered effect.

#11: Short Blunt Cut with Wispy Layers

Don’t be afraid of a short chin-length bob when you have thick hair. If the hair is cut properly, it will look smooth and natural. This cut comes with a blunt perimeter, which makes your hair appear full. To modernize the bob, add textured layers. These layers can softly cover the thick, blunt edges. Add waves to the top part of the thick hair to showcase its textured layers.

Neck-Length Thick Bob with Swoopy Bangs
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#12: Neck-Length Bob with Swoopy Bangs

A skilled stylist can get a neck-length bob to suit all face structures by using the right facial framing, bangs, and a well-cut perimeter shape. For those with more of a convex face outline, an a-line bob displaying your hair gradually rounded at the nape could prove ideal. A low, swoopy bang can work benefits in balancing the look of a convex face structure and meshes perfectly into the hairstyle.

#13: Metallic Luxury Blonde Bob

When choosing the right hairstyle, it’s always important to consider your hair color, too. Short hairstyles on dark hair can be less noticeable, while a light blonde bob cut is sure to stand out.

Blunt Bob with a Slight Bend for Thick Hair
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#14: Blunt Bob with a Slight Bend

Consider a blunt-cut bob with a slight bend in the ends if you have straight hair. Your hair will look much thicker and healthier if you leave the ends of your bob full. Use a good thermal protectant to keep your hair strong and healthy.

#15: Round Bob with Face-Framing Bangs

A hairstyle that features a round bob goes well with face-framing bangs. Thick hair makes a rounded bob look full of life. A length right above the shoulders suits round, long, pear and square face shapes perfectly. Face-framing bangs blend well into this shape, especially when flipped upwards and away, accentuating the eyes.

Short Bubble Bob with Soft Layers for Thicker Locks
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#16: Bubble Bob with Soft Layers

A bubble bob is a hairstyle with soft layers. A bubble bob refers to a rounded, graduated bob. In hairstyle terms, ‘graduated’ means a bob angled at 45 degrees all around. This is a beautiful cut suitable for faces with a narrow jaw and heart and oval-shaped faces.

Butterfly Bob at Jaw-Length for Thick Hair
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#17: Butterfly Bob at Jaw-Length

This butterfly bob at jaw-length is a versatile and flattering haircut for women with thick hair. Butterfly bobs are beautiful. They feature layers and texture that add movement and volume to the hair. Meanwhile, the length of the jawline frames the face beautifully. This style enhances natural texture and defines thick hair. To style this bob, begin with damp hair. Apply a volumizing mousse. Next, use a diffuser to dry the hair and enhance its natural waves or curls. For added volume, use a pick to gently lift the hair at the roots.

#18: Textured Inverted Bob

Choose the bold style of a textured short haircut. You’ll appreciate the short back and longer front, which provide a softer, lengthier look to the haircut. Request for medium layers to enhance the flow and movement of the hair. If your hair is not naturally wavy, curl it using a 3/4-inch iron to create a messy, voluminous style.

Fresh Short Bob Cut Makeover for Thick Hair
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#19: Fresh Short Cut Makeover

If you’re looking for the next big chop, your hair could look like this. A tapered stack in the back for weight removal and a straight line through the front to the back of the ear with heavily textured ends. Your stylist may use a razor, slicing, and texturizing shears to remove heavy weight.

Long Curtain Bangs on a Short Bob for Thick Hair and girls in their 20s
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#20: Long Curtain Bangs on a Short Bob

Long curtain bangs on a short bob are a trendy, youthful, cool shape. The curtain bang should be thick enough to make an impact since it’s the focal point of the cut. Make sure the bang is long enough to peek through to give you a mysterious look. The bob length can be layered or left more than one length.

Slightly Stacked Platinum Bob for Thick Hair and women with a short edgy style
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#21: Slightly Stacked Platinum Bob

If you want a modern yet low-maintenance new look, ask for a stacked platinum bob. The cut features a gentle stack at the nape, which helps lighten the heaviness of thick hair. The platinum color adds a contemporary touch and enhances the hair’s dimension. These hairstyles work best for women looking for a fresh image with practicality.

Jaw-Length Bob for Thick Hair
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#22: Jaw-Length Bob

Keeping a short bob may result in a messy look, but keeping the cut tapered and layered would thin out the hair. This would make it more manageable and flexible.

Swing Bob with Natural Highlights for Thick Hair
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#23: Swing Bob with Natural Highlights

Ask for an inverted bob if you have thicker hair and want a modern short haircut. Ask that it’s longer in front to create a beautiful swing. Use a razor to add texture and definition to your layers. If you want more movement, ask your stylist for a razor cut.

Highlighted Bob with Layers for Thick Hair
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#24: Highlighted Bob with Layers

If you have thick hair and want a lighter look, I suggest getting this bob with layers. This style of thick hair bobs is ultra-flattering from its graduated layers. They help soften the outline of your silhouette. And it brings texture through movement. The highlight accents give an added dimension. This cut is perfect for those who want more depth and vibrancy from their color palette!

Curly Bob for Thick Hair
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#25: Curly Bob

A bob for curly, thick hair does a wonderful job at helping thin out your 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 a shoulder-length bob. Bobs suitable for thick hair appear even better when adding light bangs.

#26: Natural-Looking Tousled Bob

If you need a low-maintenance hairdo, try a tousled bob. For those with wavy hair, the best way to style these bobs designed for thick hair is to apply a product with hold. Try Oribe Matte Waves texture lotion to damp hair, then air dry. No waves? No problem. Use a wand or flat iron. Twisting your hair vertically will ensure a soft, natural bend along the hair strand.

#27: Rooted Blonde Thick Bob

If you’ve got thick, blonde hair, don’t shy away from a rooted blonde bob. I highly recommend thick-haired women try bobs with lots of texture. It will give an edgier vibe to their look. Trying the bobs perfect for thick hair with a rooted blonde helps blondes transition into a more lived-in look. But, with that, avoid going too dark with the root so that it blends more with your blonde.

Slightly Angled Rounded Bob for Thick Hair
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#28: Slightly Angled Rounded Bob

If you have thick hair but want a bobbed cut, ask your stylist for a razor cut. Thick hairstyles need a textured cut along with additional texturizing to remove bulk. When was the last time thick bobs were in? If you have wavy to curly thick hair, consider thinning shears instead of the razor. Sometimes, a razor cut on bobs intended for thick hair can give the appearance of more frizz. Meanwhile, thinning shears are cut between your hair and layers.

Dark Caramel French Bob for Thick Hair
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#29: Dark Caramel French Bob

If you’re a woman with thick locks, try a dark caramel French bob. A bob is versatile and can work on many different hair types, including the thickest. Layers will be great to give some movement and height at the crown. Remove any unwanted thickness to remove bulk and have a lighter, wispy feel.

Thick Black Bob with Thick Bottleneck Fringe
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#30: Thick Black Bob with Bottleneck Fringe

Going for the grungy look seems stylish with options like a bob with bottleneck fringe. To achieve such bob hair styles meant for thick hair, it is best fitted with textures from straight to curly. The bottleneck bangs can be cut in stages. You can model the grown-out curtain bangs or begin shorter for longer wear.

Chin-Length Thick Bob Cut
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#31: Chin-Length Thick Bob Cut

In my experience, a chin-length bob can be a good choice for thick hair. A thick bob can help you create the illusion of a strong jawline. Ask for interior texture to keep your hairline from becoming too bulky. To get the ends to turn under, use a flat iron and flick the iron toward your face as you get to the ends.

Thick Hair Stacked Bob
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#32: Thick Hair Stacked Bob

A short stacked bob is perfect if you’re a lady looking for a polished finish that’s low-maintenance. The bevel and texture in these styles help the style to fall into place. This cut 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.

Stunning Bob Makeover for Thick Hair
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#33: Stunning Bob Makeover

If you want to donate your hair or chop your locks, opt for a stunning bob makeover! To wear your hair super long requires a lot of product, feta going, and tired arms. Women who go from long to short will love the newfound freedom and styling ease of a shorter bob.

Modern Short Bob with a Middle Part for Thick Hair
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#34: Modern Short Bob with a Middle Part

A modern short bob with a middle part is one of the best hairstyles for medium to thick hair. These bobs are classy and chic for people with thick hair, perfect for a low-maintenance style. Remember to ask your stylist to texturize in certain areas to allow your hair to lay properly.

Chic Thick Bob with a Center Part
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#35: Chic Thick Bob with a Center Part

A thick bob with a center part is one of the most classic looks. Shortening the locks to a more manageable length can add body and shape and reduce style time. For thicker hair, I recommend adding texturizing by asking your stylist to point cut into the ends for a softer look. This will also minimize bulk on the ends of your hair strands. If you have been toying with the idea of changing your side part to a center part, a chic hairstyle can inspire you.

#36: The Choppy Bob

Choppy bob haircuts for thick hair look amazing when you add waves and highlights to create more dimension. This is a great cut for 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.

short bob for women over 50 with thick hair

#37 Pixie Bob for Over 50

A graduated, very short bob for older ladies over 50 with thick hair is classic and chic. This pixie bob 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. 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.

#38: Graduated Bob for Wavy Thick Hair

A great way to get a graduated bob for wavy, thick hair is to get a blunt, textured cut. When it comes to short hairstyles for women with wavy thick hair, the bob is a classic style with many variations, so it can be fine-tuned to fit any woman’s face shape.

Shoulder Length Bob With Fringe for thick hair
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#39: Shoulder-Length Bob With Fringe

A shoulder-length bob with a fringe is popular 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.

#40: Layered Bob with Bangs

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 choppy layered bob for thick hair is optimal.

Shaggy Bob for Thick Frizzy Hair
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#41: Shaggy Bob for Thick Frizzy Hair

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 cut while balanced with tapered ends.

#42: Lob for Thick Hair

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

Layered Long Bob with Bangs
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#43: Layered Long Bob with Bangs

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.

#44: Blunt Bob

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

Short Bob with thicker hair
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#45: Short Bob

Short bobs are often influenced by the ’20s era. Adding waves to your thick hair gives a more modern and natural feel than the classic version. The empty space between the base and the shoulder is part of the cut. This space draws a pronounced line and cuts a floating appearance.

#46: Asymmetrical Bob with Undercut

Asymmetrical undercut bobs are perfect for women who want an edgy and glamorous look. The size of the undercut can range from a low to a high one. It all depends on your hair’s density and the desired look. The best thing about undercut bobs is that it is completely customizable to fit any face shape.

#47: Inverted Bob

Women with thick hair considering inverted bob haircuts 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.

#48: Textured Bob for Coarse Thick Hair

Getting a textured bob for coarse, thick hair is very versatile. You can get creative with the style of this look. It can be made to look more polished with a flat iron and light styling products or can be messed up and styled with some curls. In addition, use denser products, like a hair putty, or stronger hold hairspray to make it an edgier, more piecey bob that brings out all that fun texture.

#49: A-Line Bob for Straight Thick Hair

For women with smaller faces, an A-line bob for straight, thick hair is a great way to lengthen the face. The bob haircut is iconic and has easy styling and correct distribution volume. It looks clean, elegant, and expensive. 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 need more 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
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#50: Medium-Length Bob

If you have a ton of thick hair, 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.

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 many options – 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 short hairstyle for women with thick hair can have fullness and texture with their bob, which 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 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 avoiding products that will leave your hair weighed down, like heavy styling creams, pomades, and strong-hold hairspray. “Products I love for a thick hair bob 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!