90 Best Medium-Length Hairstyles for Thick Hair to Feel Lighter

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Medium length hairstyles for thick hair
Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Medium-length hairstyles for thick hair are a way to cut and style your hair to enhance and flatter your natural volume. The only problem most women with a dense mane have is needing to learn how to work their hair properly and end up having a medium-length hairstyle with no movement!

Your number one goal should be to make your hair more dynamic and smooth to make up for all that weight your hair has. You’ll want to use layered cuts that will suit your face shape best, too.

Going mid-length allows you to have versatile styling options and the ability to pull your hair up into a cute ponytail or a sophisticated updo. Haircuts ranging from the shoulder down to the chest are the best length for thick hair. They compliment almost all face shapes and a wide range of hair textures, so there is nothing to worry about!

Having thick tresses is about choosing the right shape and texture to suit you beautifully. Bring your look to perfection with one of these cute medium-length haircuts for thick hair.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these pictures of the best medium-length hairstyles for thick hair to get ideas.

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Collarbone-Length Hair with Short and Long Layers for Thick Hair
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#1: Collarbone-Length Hair with Short and Long Layers

Collarbone-length hair with short and long layers is a great option for women with thick hair! The right styling can help make your locks look light and airy. The layers will create movement in the hair while keeping the length manageable. Try face-framing shorter layers near the cheekbones to enhance your features. To maintain this style, use a texturizing spray or wax to piece out sections of hair as you blow dry. Finish with a strong-hold hairspray. Try Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hairspray for staying power all day long.

Dimensional Highlights and Soft Layers for Medium-Length Thick Hair
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#2: Dimensional Highlights and Soft Layers

I recommend adding soft layers with highlights if you want texture without a huge change. If you use a texturizing product, try to focus styling more on your ends. That’ll help enhance the subtle dimensional highlights to give you the most out of your style!

Totally Blonde Shag on Thick Medium-Length Hair for women with choppy ends
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#3: Totally Blonde Shag

Instead of cutting your hair short, try this blonde shag! Remember to use a good volume mousse to keep your hair full and bouncy.

#4: Gorgeous Blonde Foiled Thick Hair

Consider gorgeous thick hair with foiled blonde at your next salon visit. To keep a natural blonde look, ask for a bold blonde around the face. It should slightly get softer as go it towards the back of the hair. Add a root smudge and soft toner to create an overall soft and natural blonde. It’s important to remember to cut your hair first. If you decide to get rid of some length before adding blonde, you will cut off the hard work.

#5: Long and Internal Layers

If you have thick, coarse hair, try incorporating long, internal layers. This is a wonderful way to add soft movement to your hairstyle. If you do not like traditional layers, ask about internal layering and add a micro bang for a little edge. If you don’t enjoy styling, try using a soft sea salt product to air dry into your locks. I recommend the Kristin Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Mousse.

Medium Sleek Side-Parted Thick Hairstyle for women with heart faces and blunt ends
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#6: Sleek Side-Parted Thick Hairstyle

Ask about a thick and sleek side-parted hairstyle. If you have medium-length hair and want a sleek cut, you can cut your hair to one length. Or you can wear it smoothed out with a round brush and flat iron if needed. To make sure your ends are not too bulky with thicker textures, ask your stylist to point-cut the perimeter. They should also go in slicing out more weight to make your sleek style soft with movement.

Medium Effortless Flowing Shag for Thick Hair and women in their 30s
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#7: Effortless Flowing Shag

Here’s an effortless flowing shag. You can seriously remove some bulk and weight from thicker hair with a soft shag. When you want to show your facial features, think of where you want to pop most around your eyes, cheeks, and jaw. This will help determine the length. And also where you want your hair to flip out and bring attention to the area.

Medium Thick Hair with a Root Lift for ladies with bangs and a mid-length chop
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#8: Medium Thick Hair with a Root Lift

If you have medium-thick hair, add a root lift, and you’ll have a cool cut that is easy to style. To achieve great results, ask for short layers on the top, blending into the length and a full bang. You’ll want to apply a volumizing product to the roots. Try Pureology’s Style + Protect Instant Levitation Mist. You won’t have to spend time struggling for fullness. Try scrunch-drying your trendy shape and touching up stubborn ends with a round brush for a quick blowout.

Medium Subtle Middle-Part Thick Haircut for women with blunt ends and no bangs
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#9: Subtle Middle-Part Thick Haircut

A subtle middle-part haircut with blunt ends and long layers is timeless. You might consider the middle part to add symmetry to your face. The subtle longer layers remove weight from the shape. This cut is great for women with thicker hair as it avoids adding volume and maintains thickness. I recommend using a smoothing cream for enhanced shine and minimal frizz.

#10: Face-Framing Elongated Layered Cut

Opt for a face-framing layered cut on medium to thick hair. You can expect to create a hairstyle that is both feminine and bouncy. This type of cut is ideal for those who want to add body and movement to their hair. And you can do so while maintaining a polished look. Ensure your layered cut is the perfect length. Have your stylist cut the shortest layers to the desired length first. Then, blend into the desired length. Having the layers start higher up will create the illusion of a longer face.

Thick Side Bang Style for Mid-Length Hair and choppy ends
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#11: Thick Side Bang Style

For thick and mid-length hair, try a chic side-bang style with choppy ends to feel lighter. Ask your stylist for this look to create beautiful movement and definition in your locks. Thick hair can be tricky to manage. Ask for this cut if you want a modern appeal with square, oblong, or heart-shaped faces. Use a light-hold mousse to keep your style sleek and smooth throughout the day. Use Garnier Fructis Sky-Hi Volume Mousse. It’s for added texture without the crunchy feel of hairspray!

#12: Subtle Side Part for Thick Curls

If you’re looking for a subtle yet stylish haircut for your thick curls, a side part on mid-length hair is perfect. With this cut, your hair will look full and voluminous. Before styling, I recommend using a wide-toothed comb. Use a styling cream to keep your curls defined. Use some hairspray or a little gel to keep your side looking sharp. With the right care, your hair will look amazing!

#13: Medium Haircut with Subtle Layers

A medium haircut with subtle layers may help to make the hair appear thinner and more manageable. For medium to thick hair, subtle layers help ensure your strands are easy to style. Ask your stylist to add layers that lay softly with your hair texture. Point cutting or texturizing may help give a beautiful result.

#14: Side-Swept Medium Wavy Hair

You must add movement to your hair to achieve a voluminous, luscious look. Adding layers will remove the weight, allowing it to bounce up. Layers create a texture that is important for thick hair. Layers create the perfect side-swept look, especially for medium-length, wavy hair.

#15: Thick Voluminous Hair with Flipped Layers

Ask for thick, voluminous hair with flipped layers for your next hairdo. A glamorous and spice up hair by flipping out layers with an iron or a round brush. Get a balanced look by asking your stylist if they can de-bulk your hair. De-bulking takes weight out while adding manageability.

Fluffy Layered Medium Cut with Natural Thick Curls and Face-Framing Bangs
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#16: Fluffy Layered Cut with Natural Curls

A fluffy layered cut with natural curls is the best way to show colors off and is perfect for medium to thick hair. Asking for layers enhances the volume while giving a flattering form. Some clients are fearful of layering in curly hair. But, I reassure them that they help to form the hair into a desired shape.

#17: Dark and Textured Medium Hair

You need a textured and tousled cut if you have dark medium hair. Parted down the middle and waved with a big barrel iron, it will look effortless and messy. You will have the look of stylish and natural beauty. This requires little maintenance. Just dustings every few months to keep the ends from splitting.

Blow-Out Shag on Thick Medium-Length Brunette Hair for Women with Long Faces
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#18: Blow-Out Shag on Medium-Length Brunette Hair

Try a blow-out shag on medium-length hair for a switch-up in your traditional routine. There are many ways to do a shag, but this is great for anyone. Adding layers around the face is flattering for round or square face shapes. Be sure to incorporate lots of texture at the base of your nape for extra volume and lift. Try this haircut and style for a refreshing new look.

Medium-Cut Layers and Thick Waves for Black Hair
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#19: Medium-Cut Layers and Thick Waves

Mid-length hair can be challenging to style. However, this medium cut with layers and thick waves might be your best solution. Often, the growing out phase of a haircut can be tough. For example, this bob has grown into a medium shoulder length, lovely style. A great way to add movement to it would be dry texturizing. This is enough to remove unwanted bulk while allowing you to preserve the length.

Rezo Curly Cut with a Face Frame on a Shoulder-Length Cut for Thick-Haired Ladies
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#20: Rezo Curly Cut with a Face Frame

If you want to upgrade your curly locks to something more modern and dramatic, do it. Consider a Rezo curly cut at shoulder length with face-framing layers. These haircuts are perfect for those with thick hair. The extra texture will help to disperse the weight of your locks. The face-framing layers work to soften your features and bring out your eyes. At the same time, the shoulder-length cut will work to keep the look manageable. Use a curl-enhancing product like a curl cream or lightweight gel to maintain this look. Also, use a diffuser to help define your curls.

Mid-Length Brunette Shag with Straight, Full Bangs and Shorter Layers for Thick Hair
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#21: Mid-Length Brunette Shag with Full Bangs

A mid-length shag enhances natural texture. Add a full bang to tie the entire haircut together. Shags with layers add volume and eliminate weight from the length. A texture-enhancing shag is perfect for any occasion and can be as dressy or casual as you want it to be!

#22: Layered Shoulder-Length Waves with a Center Part

Layered shoulder-length waves with a center part are a top trending style. It allows you to narrow the forehead while framing the face. This is a simple and stylish way to wear your hair if you naturally have wavy or curly hair. That’s because the natural curl pattern will do the work for you.

Wavy Collarbone Bob with Jagged Ends on Fine, Thick Hair
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#23: Wavy Collarbone Bob with Jagged Ends

Texturizing the ends on a wavy collarbone bob gives a lighter appearance to your ends. Plus, it eliminates weight towards the ends. Adding this cut and color gives you a more natural look. To choose the right cut for your hair type, ask your stylist which bobs are best for your texture and hair length!

Sun-Kissed Layered Hair with Curly Bangs for Women with Thick Locks and Medium Cut
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#24: Sun-Kissed Layered Hair with Curly Bangs

Opt for sun-kissed layered hair with curly bangs if you have thick locks and a medium-length cut. You either air-drying your hair or use a diffuser to bring out your natural texture. And then, add a heat protectant before styling. To create a layered look, use a razor to thin out the ends, which will help the hair lift and add more movement. You can use a curling iron or experiment with different hot rollers to add curls to the bangs. And finally, to keep the hair in place, finish with a light-hold hairspray.

Center-Parted Thick Style with Layers on a Shoulder-Length Cut and Kinky Black Hair
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#25: Center-Parted Kinky Haircut with Layers

A chic style like this center-parted kinky haircut with layers is the “it” girl haircut of the season. I love the volume and shape this haircut gives. It brings attention to all the right areas while highlighting the face. Those with a kinky curl pattern can embrace their texture. All while elevating their hairstyle. The center part is so youthful, trendy, and chic.

Thick Medium Bob with Twist Out Curls and Side Part for Black Women
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#26: Medium Bob with Twist Out Curls

A medium bob with twist-out curls is flattering for most face shapes. I love the volume and the rounded shape this haircut gives. Most curly haircuts can be executed wet or dry. However, a dry haircut is ideal for most curly hair textures. This ensures you don’t cut off too much length and experience curl shrinkage. You can also do protective styles, like braids, between haircut appointments.

Mid-Length Silver Hair with Thick Layers and Light Bangs for Older Women
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#27: Mid-Length Silver Hair with Thick Layers

A mid-length silver hair with thick layers and light bangs is a great idea for any older woman. It can also be cut so that it provides incredible versatility. To create this style, use a razor to create textured layers and add long, side-swept bangs that frame the face. Use a curling iron to create soft waves throughout your hair for added volume. This style looks best on oval, heart, and diamond-shaped faces. When styling, use light hairspray to keep everything in place.

Soft Waves on Collarbone-Length brunette Thick Hair with no bangs
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#28: Soft Waves on Collarbone-Length Hair

Don’t be afraid to take the plunge and get those soft waves you dream of! You have the perfect canvas for this hairstyle if you have medium-thick hair. To create the look, your stylist will wrap small sections of your hair around a curling iron 1-1&1/2 times. They’ll do this from the midshaft, leaving the ends straight. To maintain these beachy waves, start with a product such as a hair mousse or lightweight gel on damp hair. This will ensure your style lasts all day. Remember your heat protectant before blow drying and when using hot tools. Finish with a lightweight hairspray to enhance the wave pattern and keep it in place. Try experimenting with different ideas, such as a middle part, side part, or no part. Try using different-sized curling irons when styling for a messier, more bohemian look.

#29: Collarbone-Length Choppy Bob with a Center Part

A thick, choppy lob with a center part gives you the perfect opportunity to embrace your wild side. For a truly unique look, cut the edges of your bob in a choppy line to ensure the style stands out for a not-so-clean cut. When styling, use your hands to create tousled waves and to bring out the choppy texture. When you’re finished, use a medium-hold hairspray. It will keep the look in place and add extra definition to the edges.

Graduated Wispy Layers with Medium Cut for Straighter, Thick Mane
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#30: Graduated Wispy Layers on Medium Cut Hair

Graduated wispy layers on medium-cut hair are ideal for finer hair types. Especially when you’re trying to achieve volume, you can also enhance the density of your hair visually when color is placed throughout the style. Like this dimensional ginger, play with fun tones to enhance your natural color.

#31: Center Part Ash Brunette Hair

Center part ash brunette hair can also be called mushroom brown hair. Added face-framing layers give extra movement to any brunette style. A nice way to add lightness and dimension is a partial highlight. Keeping the highlight placement strategic ensures you stay a brunette babe.

#32: A-Line Wavy Lob with Choppy Ends

A-line wavy lob with choppy ends is a great way to go short without the commitment of a short style. To look extra pieced out, try curling your hair with a large barrel iron for that wavy, effortless style. Today, most women are opting for low-maintenance hairstyles. Most lobs or medium-length haircuts are just that. This vibrant take is fun, youthful, and inviting.

Long Curtain Bangs and Mid-Length Textured Waves for Ladies with Thick Locks
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#33: Long Curtain Bangs and Mid-Length Textured Waves

Long curtain bangs and mid-length textured waves are a nice style for ladies with thick locks. The combination of the two creates a look that is both stylish and manageable for those who have this hair type. There should be zero limits to styling curly hair. Longer bangs are a fun transformation while still having length and movement in the rest of the hair. To get the most out of this style, use a bumble and bumble curl creme to de-frizz and soften your unruliness. And blow dry your bangs to give them a nice bend.

Thick Face-Framing Medium Cut with Swoopy Layers and Side Part Style
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#34: Face-Framing Medium Cut with Swoopy Layers

This thick face-framing medium cut with swoopy layers and side part style is a great choice, especially for adding volume and movement to your look. The medium haircut with layers creates texture and definition. It can accentuate facial features and create a flattering silhouette. To make it work, it’s important to use styling products that have memory. Try a thickening spray to create volume and separation. To give a look a more enhanced finish, add a few big curls and pin them until cooled down. Pump one or two drops of shine serum to the ends to make it shine.

Soft Wavy Medium Layers with Long Bangs for Thick-Haired Ladies with Long Faces
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#35: Soft Wavy Medium Layers with Long Bangs

Soft, medium layers with long bangs are a popular hairstyle for thick-haired ladies. All the layering and longer bangs can help soften the face shape while creating balance. The medium layers will keep the hair looking full and give it a fresh look from a blunt haircut. Enhance your different shades of highlights and dimensions. Use a curling wand throughout and finish by spraying all over with a texture spray.

Straight Layered Cut with Face-Framing Bangs and Middle Part on Dense Hair
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#36: Straight Layered Cut with Face-Framing Bangs

A straight layered cut with bangs is the perfect way to show off your hair’s high density and movement. It’s a style ready for any occasion, from a day at the office to a night out on the town. To make the most of this cut, create a deep middle part to draw attention to the face-framing layers. Finish the look with a light styling serum to give your hair extra shine and separation.

#37: Fluffy Shag with Thick Bangs

Try a fluffy shag with thick bangs at your next hair appointment. Embracing your natural texture is a great way to enhance your look. Fluffy hairstyles are only sometimes people’s first choice, but they can be a fun way to stand out. Use a smoothing lotion to keep the frizz down but still have volume.

Mid-Length Cut for Women Over 50 with Thick Hair
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#38: Mid-Length Cut for Women Over 50 with Thick Hair

This is a great mid-length layered cut for women over 50 with medium-thick hair. It has tons of movement in the interior while maintaining a stronger shape on the bottom. This style is perfect for a woman who is growing out a stacked bob or women who would like to add some life and fun to their shoulder-length hair. This cut works for all hair types but shines on medium to coarse hair.

Styling this haircut for thick hair can be done with a round brush, large barrel curling iron, or flat iron. My products for this look are mousse for volume, blow-dry cream with a light hold on the midshaft to ends for the body, and a paste or pomade to piece out the layers after heat styling. You can finish with a light-hold hairspray if desired.

#39: Thick Medium-Length Hair with a Side Part

Ask for a medium-length cut with a side part for a fresh look that won’t weigh you down. Thick hair can sometimes feel heavy and hard to manage. Adding texture and weight removal will keep this style light and airy. To maintain this look, use lightweight products like Hairstory Balm or Undressed. They define the waves without weighing them down.

#40: Warm Mushroom Blonde Side-Parted Thick Hairstyle

If you want to add dimension to your thick hair, try a cool mushroom blonde balayage. The contrast between dark and light will give depth and shape to a flat color. The depth in the ash will give a cooler tone, making your blonde more subtle. If you can, avoid blue or purple shampooing in between appointments. They can dull or make your ash tone look muddy.

#41: Layered Thick Blonde Hair with No Bangs

If you don’t want to cut your blunt, thick hair but want to add definition, I suggest trying a balayage ombré. The color pattern is great for giving your hair the illusion of depth and shape. You’ll want to get a trim every 6-8 weeks to keep your ends full and healthy. Ask your stylist about haircare products. They will recommend them for your hair type.

#42: The Fullest Thick Curls

It’s important to see a stylist who knows curly hair to manage thick curls. Rounded layers can help add volume while allowing your natural curl pattern to be its best. Curls are often dehydrated. You can give your curls extra love by using a hair mask once a week. If your hair expands or becomes poofy, adding a curl gel to your routine is important!

Stunning Above-the-Shoulder Black Lob for Thick Hair
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#43: Stunning Above-the-Shoulder Black Lob

I empathize if you want to keep your hair after growing it out. But don’t be afraid to go for a stunning above-the-shoulder black lob. Especially if your ends are straight, breaking off, or uneven. A curly cut is a bespoke method of cutting hair to build shape while retaining length.

Jet Black Medium Cut with a Bright Money Piece for Thick Hair
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#44: Jet Black Medium Cut with a Bright Money Piece

If you want a bold, contrasting color, try a medium to dark brown/black with a bright money piece. Keep your money piece blonde, or try a fun color! If you decide to go darker, you’ll need to remember that the color may bleed onto your money piece. You’ll need to take extra care when shampooing. Your best bet will be to section the back from the front and wash each part separately with cold water.

Medium shag for thick hairstyles
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#45: Textured Medium Shag Hairstyle for Thick Hair

Try this medium-length shag haircut if you have wavy hair so the layers complement you when you wear it naturally. The number one thing for shoulder-length hairstyles for thick hair is that they will need product.

One of my ‘go-to’s is a leave-in conditioner. Consider Bumble and Bumbles invisible oil primer, as it’s awesome and great for maintaining moisture. Followed by a foam wrap lotion. It’s for women who have texture in their hair. Of course, there are different holds, Kera Care, Mazani, & Shea Moisture are all brands that carry this.

#46: Side-Parted Mid-Length Thick Curls

Having side-parted curls can be hard to manage without the right styling products. So, get dry haircuts and visit a curly hair professional. Be aware of salons that don’t have curly hair specialists. This is going to be important in the overall shape of your haircut. Try specialized curly hair lines such as Mizani Texture Line. This line has gels, creams, and treatments for all curly hair types.

Medium-Length Thick Shaggy Cut with Caramel Brown Tones
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#47: Thick Shaggy Cut with Caramel Brown Tones

You’ll want to try a thick, shaggy cut with caramel brown tones. My favorite style to recommend in the salon is a shaggy lob. The medium-length and soft layers compliment most face shapes and hair textures. I like to use a 3/4-inch curling iron to create messy waves. Add warmth to your color with caramel highlights, and your hair will sizzle.

Mid-Length Jet Black Thick Shag
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#48: Jet Black Thick Shag

You will love rocking a new look with a jet-black thick shag. A shag is one of the easiest haircuts to manage and is flattering. A modern shag has lots of soft layers that move. In my professional opinion, a tousled shag is great for medium to thick hair and can be customized to your specific texture.

Mid-Length Sassy Dark Brown Thick Hair
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#49: Sassy Dark Brown Thick Hair

If you have thick hair, try a sassy dark brown color. When it comes to in-salon maintenance, dark brown hair is the simplest color to achieve. If possible, ask for a dark brown close to your natural hair color for a more graceful grow-out period.

Mid-Length Full Blonde Thick Hair
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#50: Full Blonde Thick Hair

Rock full blonde thick hair and look on-trend. Tons of shaggy layers will give your hair lots of movement and texture. If you wear your hair with lots of volume at the top, take some weight out at your crown to get extra lift. Remember to use a smoothing serum before blow drying and a salt spray to finish.

Cool and Textured Medium-Length Thick Hair
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#51: Cool and Textured Thick Hair

Consider this cool and textured hairdo for thick hair if you have a ton of hair. Light layering with texturizing helps minimize the triangle and bulky look on the ends. Pair with a cool-toned brown hair color for an even more WOW factor. After curling your hair with a big barrel iron, pull sections downward to pull out some of the curls for more of a wavy look.

Trendy Layered Thick Medium Shag
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#52: Trendy Layered Thick Shag

A shag cut will show off your beautiful tresses. Adding texture and layers will lighten up your thick hair.

Mid-Length Thick Bronde Shag Cut
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#53: Thick Bronde Shag Cut

A bronde shag can be helpful for women with medium to thick hair. The layers in a shag can help remove a lot of weight, which will assist you with your styling time. The shaggy layers can also help you achieve more body and height when styling.

Medium-Length Voluminous Thick Hair with Feathered Ends
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#54: Voluminous Brown Hair with Feathered Ends

Voluminous, thick brown hair with feathered ends defies gravity for a 90s vibe. It offers volume that is touchable and soft. 90s hair has made a comeback, so take out those big rollers to set your hair to get massive volume and body.

#55: Lived-In Soft Waves with a Middle Part

Try lived-in waves with a middle part if you have medium to thick hair. Release dead weight to make your hair look healthy and to help your natural waves pop. Thinning out thick hair may be necessary at a medium length for it to sit down instead of flipping out, which makes styling easier. Use a curling iron to get a soft wave for that lived-in look.

Wispy Medium-Length Thick Hair
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#56: Wispy Medium-Length Thick Hair

If you want beach vibes in your hairstyle, opt for wispier hair. This textured cut is perfect for women with thick hair who want to remove heaviness and bulk.

Voluminous Thick Shag Haircut with Bangs
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#57: Voluminous Thick Shag Haircut with Bangs

Try a thick shag haircut with bangs for a lightweight, voluminous, low-maintenance style. Mid-length, thick locks tend to weigh down your hair. Adding shaggy layers lift your hair and start to take on its texture. These make your hair lighter and your bangs softer. The bonus is that it shouldn’t need too much styling, as the overall style should be a little disheveled and undone.

Wavy Shoulder-Length Lob with Balayage Highlights
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#58: Wavy Shoulder-Length Lob with Balayage Highlights

Ask for a wavy shoulder-length lob to make your heavy locks feel lighter. The best thing is it’s also super flattering on most face shapes. Shoulder-length thick hair can be made into a layered hairstyle or be kept one-length, depending on your desired movement or how sleek you like to wear it. Opting for a little texture can lift your hair, which may be used to feeling weighed down. Balayage highlights will also help the finish of this medium bob.

Classic medium cut with textured layers
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#59: Classic Medium Cut with Textured Layers

A medium cut with textured layers is a wonderful style to keep your hair healthy. Medium layered haircuts remove split ends with your 6-8 week cuts. The textured layers are point-cut and are very soft and lovely. A balayage would complement this cut tremendously.

#60: Medium A-Line Lob for Coarse Hair

A medium A-line lob for coarse hair is usually adopted by women with thin hair, but in large quantities, it gives a heavier finish to the ends.

#61: Collarbone-Grazing Lob with Layered Front

Consider a collarbone-grazing lob with a layered front for your new style. The soft angle around the face gives this cut its beauty. Remember, if you don’t have any waves in your hair, you must use a curling iron to achieve it. If you have a wave, blow-drying your haircuts for medium-length thick hair with a metal barrel round brush should give you some bounce.

Fabulous Medium Dark Brown Lob for Thick Hair
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#62: Fabulous Medium Dark Brown Lob

A medium dark brown lob is a fabulous choice if you need a change from long, lifeless hair. A blunt cut with minimal layering grows easily and gives you a super chic look. Any age group can pull off such beautiful shoulder-length haircuts for thick hair.

#63: Mid-Length Swoopy Face-Framing Layers

Mid-length swoopy face-framing layers and a middle part are trending now. To style this cut, a round brush and curling iron should be used to softly move your hair away from your face. Maintenance is easy because the longer bangs will grow out slowly.

Mature layered lob with razored layers for thick tresses
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#64: Mature Layered Lob with Razored Layers

If you’re looking for a well-blended cut, a layered lob with razored layers would be a good choice. Using a razor to cut the hair softens the ends and makes the layers almost invisible. Medium-thick hair works well for a long bob (lob) cut.

#65: Medium Cut with Bangs for Women Over 40 and Blonde Highlights

Feathered layering can do wonders for haircuts for thick hair, as it balances it out by taking away the bulk. Such a feathered medium haircut looks great on older women, too. So, if you’re at an older age, ask your stylist about this cut.

Bright Medium Wavy Hairstyle With Deep Side Part for Thick Hair
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#66: Bright Medium Wavy Hairstyle With Deep Side Part

Medium-length haircuts with a deep side part are great for women with thick hair. Ask for a tapered or textured haircut to remove bulk weight so your hair looks airy and light. Sometimes, layers can make a medium-textured haircut look choppy and motionless. Finish with a straight blowout and a deep side part to create effortless volume.

Cute Shoulder-Length Cut for Thick Wavy Hair
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#67: Cute Shoulder-Length Cut for Thick Wavy Hair

A wavy shoulder-length cut for thick hair is the perfect way to go shorter without worrying about too much volume building up. Thicker-haired ladies tend to worry about going shorter. The shorter they go, the more triangular and widening their hair may become. Yet, shoulder-length hairstyles for thick, wavy hair can be a great way to keep the weight at bay.

Angled Bob Cut for Medium Thick Hair
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#68: Angled Bob Cut for Medium Thick Hair

Opt for an angled bob cut for medium-thick hair for a sleek, blunt look. The mid-length angled bob keeps all the fullness in the baseline, letting the weight of your hair stay smooth and flat for a sharp appearance. To avoid an unwanted flipped-out style, straighten the ends of your hair.

textured shoulder-length wavy layered haircut
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#69: Textured Shoulder-Length Wavy Layered Haircut

Go shaggy with this heavily layered shoulder-length cut with choppy ends.  Medium wavy hair has lots of movement, and the fringe adds to the volume. For ladies with natural curls or waves, keeping the length at or beyond the shoulders will enhance the texture.

Heavy Choppy Layers for Thick Hair and medium length
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#70: Heavy Choppy Layers for Thick Hair

Heavy choppy layers for thick hair allow lots of movement in heavy hair, keeping a softer feel at the ends. Trendy medium-length hair styles for thick hair need layers with balance, so adding choppiness keeps them textured rather than bulky when taking the layers shorter.

Mid-Length Shaggy Haircut on Curly Brunette Locks
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#71: Mid-Length Shaggy Haircut on Curly Brunette Locks

Elevate your brunette hair color with one of these effortless medium curly hairstyles for thick hair. It’s super casual and fun. This medium brown hair on a shoulder-length shaggy cut has many razored layers here!

Messy Asymmetrical Lob on Side-Parted Medium-Length Hair
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#72: Messy Asymmetrical Lob on Side-Parted Medium-Length Hair

Wearing your hair side-parted with this messy asymmetrical lob is one of the easiest medium haircuts for thick hair to style! It’s a smart and edgy look if you’re a low-maintenance gal. The blonde ombre with dark natural roots, medium-length waves, and choppy angled ends all contribute to how gorgeous this layered lob is!

long thick layers on a hairstyle for medium hair
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#73: Long Thick Layers on a Hairstyle for Medium Hair

This medium hairstyle has soft face-framing layers, perfect for straight hair. Simple yet classy. Curtain bangs/soft face-framing is flattering on all face shapes if customized properly. Medium thick hair with front layers creates a diamond shape, which cuts off bold features and focuses on the eyes and the lips.

#74: Modern Medium-Length Layered Bob

This medium-length layered bob with blonde highlights is one of the best gorgeous medium hairstyles for thick hair. This look does require some styling, so it’s best to use a round brush to blow it out. Then, use a flat iron to create loose waves.

Shoulder-Grazing Cut for Thick Beachy Waves
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#75: Shoulder-Grazing Cut for Thick Beachy Waves

This hair is a shoulder-length blunt cut with internal graduations, and the finishing was done with the Babyliss, creating a beachy and stripped style. This is the perfect look for women looking for low-maintenance shoulder-length tousled hair. This timeless hair matches oval and round faces.

#76: Stunning Thick V-Cut Shape

This is a medium hairstyle with v-cut layers. Extensions were added to this hairstyle to create the V-shaped cut. Adding a few pieces of extensions to create the hair design you desire is a great way to have a new hair look.

#77: Layered U-Cut for Thick-Haired Women

If you have a lot of hair, a layered U-cut for thick-haired women is for you. Long layers remove bulk, so you have some swing. The beautiful U-shape gives some interest to this medium haircut. Plus, when styling, you can still pull it up.

#78: Lived-In Layered Cut for Wavy Mid-Length Hair

A layered cut for mid-length hair works wonders on thicker hair. Medium-thick hair reduces weight and lifts your tresses. The layers can flow a little lighter and look a little more textured, too.

#79: Versatile Chopped Lob Haircut for Thick Hair

This medium-length hair style gives you more movement and texture.  This is one of the best medium-length hairstyles for thick hair for versatility. It’s one of the most popular cuts. Certain aspects of it can be customized to be better for thick hair, like adding shorter layers, bangs to complement your face shape or more textured ends. The best advice I could give women is not to wash their hair daily! Dry shampoo is a must! If you haven’t found the one you love yet, ask your stylist for a recommendation suited for your hair type.

#80: Ideal For Thick Curly Hair

This thick curly hair is a medium-length hairstyle for women who have embraced their naturally thick curls and are committed to curly hair. Shape your curls to make them stand out from the crowd, and update them with a fashion color to make a bit of pop. It’s low-maintenance and very easy to manage and refresh in the morning before you head out for your day. The dark red tone with subtle copper highlights is a plus, suitable for the fall season.

#81: Medium to Long Face-Framing Layers

This medium to long cut is a shaggy layered haircut with a slight A-line perimeter and middle-parted long bangs. This haircut is great for women who want to avoid going to a bob length but can’t handle the super long hairstyles. This works best on women who have a medium to thick density. Hairdos for medium-length, thick hair can work with many face shapes because the A-line perimeter helps to elongate, and the shaggy concave layering can create width and volume.

#82: Rooted Collarbone-Length Inverted Lob

This collarbone-length inverted bob cut with a rooted platinum blonde hue is for women with hair that is thick, curly, or straight. You can do this look shorter, medium, or into an inverted lob hairstyle, which is a longer bob. It’s extremely trendy and always stays in style.

These medium-length styles for thick hair are great with a mousse (Aphrodite Argan Mousse) and a sticky texturizing paste-like (Apollo spiking paste). Finish them off with a shine spray (Athena shine spray).

Sexy Medium Layers for Thick Hair
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#83: Medium Layers for Thick Hair

If you want to remove weight from the perimeter, use medium layers for thick hair, and avoid the length looking too triangular. Layering the medium-length hairstyle will help soften the length, adding a soft movement without adding extra width to already full hair.

#84: Stylish Feathered Layers for Thick Hair

Feathered layers for thick hair are a great option for an airy feel with a weightless flow. This medium hairstyle with layered ends removes heaviness from your hair. The feathered layers are great to keep a light feel to them. Medium-length thick hair hairstyles with layers may sometimes feel they can still be clunky, so discuss the feathering most suitable for your texture.

Perfect for Straight Thick Hair
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#85: Perfect for Thick Straight Hair

A medium-length is perfect for straight, thick hair as it’s the right balance between long hair being dragged down and a short bob becoming too wide. A shoulder-length cut for thick hair can be kept one length. It can also have invisible layers or texture through the ends to give your hair some swing.

#86: Medium-Length Blunt Bob Cut for Thick Hair

This thick shoulder-length hair has been paired with a dark brown color. The cut is a slightly angled bob with minimal layering. If you have very thick hair, ask your stylist to debulk and remove some weight so that you can better style it at home. Please remember that with medium-length haircuts for women with thicker locks, stylists may also have to debulk and take weight out so styling will be manageable. Again, this depends on the thickness of the hair.

Thick Medium Haircut for Round Faces
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#87: Thick Medium Haircut for Round Faces

A great option for a thick medium haircut for round faces is keeping the length below the shoulders and one length to elongate the face. While layered haircuts for thick hair are normally recommended, you can discuss with your stylist about removing weight from your hair without too much layering to maintain its structure.

#88: Soft Thicker Lob Cut

Opt for a thicker lob cut to maintain weight in your bob and embrace your fullness. A medium-length haircut for thick hair doesn’t need to have loads of layers or shaping; just a little softness around the perimeter of the length will balance out any weighty issues.

Blonde Medium Hairstyle for Wavy Thick Hair
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#89: Blonde Medium Hairstyle for Wavy Thick Hair

This effortless beachy lob hairstyle for thick hair works for mostly fine/medium hair types. If you want an effortless lived-in cut, then thick hairstyles for medium hair cuts like this are for you. It’s definitely for the low-maintenance woman who still wants to be on-trend. My favorite dry shampoo to style haircuts for thick, wavy hair is R+Co Death Valley dry shampoo.

#90: Undone Mid-Length Shag with Layers

A mid-length shag with layers is the key to perfectly undone hair. A choppy, textured cut makes styling a blast, as nothing needs to be uniform – it’s effortless! Curl a piece here, bend a strand there, and tease a bit to get that purposely messy look.