17 Cutest Short Haircuts for Thick, Wavy Hair to Style More Easily

Short haircuts for thick wavy hair
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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Short haircuts for thick, wavy hair range from pixies to bobs that create a voluminous look. The best part is you’ll spend less time styling your locks in the morning!

Stylist Audrey Wells of Santa Cruz, CA believes that short hair is for everyone. Find the right cut, and it’ll certainly complement any face shape.

Wells states, “Wearing short hair feels liberating, light, plus it looks sassy. The shorter the cut is, the more it’ll accentuate all your other facial features.”

A razor cut is ideal for women with thick hair. It removes a healthy amount of weight, allowing the hair to blend softer and not feel bulky.

Don’t forget to consult your stylist regarding the upkeep of your chosen cut. Wells explains, “Shorter hair requires more maintenance. It tends to lose its shape quicker as it grows out.”

A short pixie, for instance, needs a trim every 6-8 weeks.

It’s also essential to ask your hairdresser for some styling tips. Know the best products to use, depending on your hair type.

The only downside of having a short haircut is having a limited variety of styles. “You may not be able to pull your hair back anymore. So, bobby pins will become your best friend,” Wells points out.

Give your look a fresher edge. Check out these inspiring images of the trendy short haircuts for thick, wavy hair!

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Short Wavy Lob with Blunt Bangs for Thick Hair
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#1: Wavy Lob with Blunt Bangs

A wavy lob with blunt bangs adds sharpness to a groovy style. This wavy style is soft and chic perfect for any trendy gal.

Related: See more short wavy haircuts with bangs.

#2: Curly Pixie Cut for Round Face Shapes

A curly pixie cut can work even for round face shapes. A long pixie cut is necessary for thick wavy hair to keep enough weight to prevent hair from sticking up. Try this short haircut for thick wavy hair and a round face.

Related: Best pixie haircuts for thick hair.

#3: Angled Bob Cut with Textured Waves

A favored way to style an angled bob cut is with textured waves. If you’ve ever wanted to try a short cut, the angled bob is ideal for thick hairstyles.

Low-Maintenance Wavy Lob with a Side Part for Short Thick Hair
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#4: Low-Maintenance Wavy Lob with a Side Part

A low-maintenance wavy lob with a side part is the perfect place to start if you’ve never had a short haircut before. Minimal to no layers are best on low-maintenance short haircuts for thick wavy hair.

#5: Feminine Blunt Bob with Loose Waves

This feminine blunt bob with loose waves is straight from the roaring 20s. The 1920s was the start of short hairstyles for women. This haircut gives the illusion of having the thickest hair.

#6: Messy Bob with Layers for Thick, Frizzy Hair

Try a messy bob with layers for thick, frizzy hair to embrace what you might already have. Though this short cut would look amazing on most girls, those with natural waves would benefit most.

#7: Edgy A-Line Wavy Bob

If you’re into rock and roll, this edgy a-line wavy bob is the perfect cut for you. Short bobs can work for fine to thicker hair types. This wavy haircut can be styled in no time with an inch curling iron and your favorite texture spray.

Related: Coolest jaw-length choppy bobs with bangs.

#8: Short Tousled Layers and Bangs for Square Faces

Short tousled layers and bangs add softness to square faces. Short wavy bobs are great for thick hair and fine hair, whether you want to add volume or embrace it.

Related: See more short wavy hairstyles.

#9: Layered Choppy Bob on Coarse Hair

A layered choppy bob can complement thick coarse hair. A wavier texture is best for adding another layer of pickiness to the final result. At your next appointment, ask your hair stylist for a choppy bob if you have thick wavy hair.

Related: Best ways to pair wavy hair with layers.

Neck-Length Shaggy Wavy Cut with Curtain Bangs for Thick Hair
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#10: Neck-Length Shaggy Cut with Curtain Bangs

A neck-length or longer shaggy cut with curtain bangs is the look for any day. Try a wavy cut if you want to enhance natural texture or a shaggy bob for thick wavy hair.

Related: Best bob hairstyles for thick hair.

#11: Long Inverted Bob with Textured Ends

Try a long inverted bob with textured ends if you have a thick haircut. This inverted bob for thick wavy hair removes weight and adds so much style to naturally heavy hair.

Short Beach Waves on a Wavy Graduated Bob for Thick Hair
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#12: Beach Waves on a Graduated Bob

Beach waves on a graduated bob are a fun way to bring texture and movement into this haircut. A layered bob for thick wavy hair is the perfect way to remove weight and add ease to everyday styling.

#13: Sassy Stacked Bob for Women Over 60

This sassy stacked bob for women over 60 is fresh and fierce! A chin-length stacked bob for thick wavy hair is fun to style and easy to wear.

Related: See more short wavy bob hairstyle ideas.

Short Layered Shag with Bangs for Oval Faces with Thick Wavy Hair
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#14: Short Layered Shag with Bangs for Oval Faces

If you have an oval face and short thick hair, try this short layered shag with bangs. Also, a great cut if you’re wanting a lower-maintenance style, something to wash and wear. Ask your stylist about short haircuts for thick wavy hair on oval faces.

#15: Textured Cut with a Middle Part

A textured cut with a middle part is bringing 90s hairdo vibes back. This short style is super versatile and can be worn straight, wavy, or anything in between.

Short-Length Heavily Layered Cut for Women Over 50 with Thicker Hair
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#16: Short-Length Heavily Layered Cut for Women Over 50

A short-length heavily layered cut for women over 50 is a fun, and easy style. Short haircuts for women over 50 with thick wavy hair can lift the face and highlight facial features.

#17: Short Textured Haircut with Jagged Ends

A short textured haircut with jagged ends can be styled wavy or smoothed out straight. Short haircuts for coarse wavy hair need more weight taken from the ends to allow the hair to lay more flat. If you struggle with too much hair try this at your next appointment.

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