34 of the Best Short Haircuts and Hairstyles for Thick Hair

There’s a very simple way to make short thick hair easier to deal with….cut it off! Chopping some of those luscious locks and keeping your mane short and sweet is often a great way to reduce styling time for those with thick hair. Check out these spectacular short hairstyles for thick hair and see which one works best for you!

Muted Edge Bob

Q&A with style creator, Amber Moyer
Owner @ Shear Envy Salon in Tupelo, MS

How would you describe this look?

Muted edge. I feel that the muted tones of this color really accentuate the haircut! It’s soft, edgy, and fashion forward.

I also live for the versatility. This guest is only nine years old, but this look is timeless and can be worn at any age!

Any advice for someone considering it?

There are so many factors to consider when choosing a haircut that will suit your guest. For instance, my guest has extremely thick but fine hair and her face shape is round. I lightly layered her hair throughout and created invisible layers underneath. I also opted for a slight taper around her face to show off her cheekbones!

To style, I started with Unite Expanda volume root booster in wet hair for lift and 7 Seconds Leave-In spray as a detangler and for thermal and UV protection. I used my Bioionic 1-inch Style Winder to create soft beach waves and added Unite Texuriza spray to make her hair more gritty and separated. I finished her with 7 Seconds Glossing Spray as well as Sahag AirPowerhairsprayy! I love these products because they leave the hair feeling soft and untouched

Shattered & Unstructured Wavy Bob

Q&A with style creator, Dani Russo
Stylist / Owner @ The Room Salon in Palm Harbor, FL


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a shattered and unstructured bob haircut.

My favorite thing about it is that it is super flattering and so easily managed. It gets better the messier it gets!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice to someone interested in this look is to make sure you communicate with your stylist! This look is all about texture.

Are you someone with a natural wave and super thick hair? If so you’ll really need your stylist to cut into your hair to remove weight so you can achieve an effortless choppy look. If you have more of a fine texture, then some extra layering and product will get you a similar look! Remember to keep your ends wispy. This will keep the look modern and keep you from getting into that old-fashioned blunt bob look.

This look is great for someone who wants to look effortlessly chic. Busy moms, college students, or pretty much anyone who wants a great style with minimal time spent will love this look. If you have a curling wand, curling iron, or flat iron and some texture spray or wax, you are all set! Simply give yourself a few loose waves and tousle with a waxy product.

A few more points to consider are where the ends of this cut should hit on your face. If you have a round face, be sure to have the long front points hit below your chin and your shorter layers start a bit above your cheekbones. This will thin your face and open you up to look brighter.

A person with a longer, thinner face can allow those long points to hit between the jawbones and chin. This will help take the focus away from a long jaw and draw the attention up toward your eyes!

Blushing Rose Gold Bob

A blushing bob haircutInstagram @randie.hair

Q&A with style creator, Randie Lemire
Stylist @ Time N’ Again Hair Design in Winnipeg, MB


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a blushing bob just in time for spring. It’s fresh and trendy whether it’s worn straight or in waves, and it’s perfect for the spring and summer months.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This style is more work to maintain. I recommend coming in every six to eight weeks for upkeep. With any type of color service, I always recommend using professional products to maintain the look desired and integrity of the hair. To maintain this blushing strawberry, I would send them home with Blonde Me shampoo and conditioner with our Strawberry Instant Blush Spray Conditioner to keep the color looking fresh.

To get this smooth volume look, I recommend using Osis Volume Root Mousse and Osis Big Blast Volumizer. Blow dry with a round brush, then finish with a straight iron. This style is versatile and can be worn with class by anyone.

Versatile Textured Pixie Cut

A versatile textured pixie cutInstagram @luigi_monte

Q&A with style creator, Luigi Altomonte
Hairstylist / Barber / Co-owner @ Fratelli Hair Salon in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


How would you describe this look?

This pixie cut has it all with short sharp edges and lots of internal texture. It starts shorter at the top/back, increasing in length to the front. The sides are clipped with a grade 1 at the hairline. To keep softness and femininity, scissors were used on the rest.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is not for the faint-hearted, you need to be ready to go this short. It’s great for all face shapes if you keep a bit of length and softness on the top and it’s all about how you style your hair.

You have to be someone who likes to style their hair because pixie cuts look better styled. Matte waxes and texture sprays work really well with these shapes. This pixie is very versatile and can be shaped in many ways.

Chic Textured Pixie Bob

A chic textured pixie cutInstagram @pnwhairstylist

Q&A with style creator, Brenna Torres
Hairstylist @ Elle Marie Hair Studio in Lynnwood, WA


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this haircut as a chic textured pixie for the modern woman.

I love that it can be styled in so many ways. It can be styled in a smooth fashion slicked down to your head, you can make it piecey for an everyday classy businesswoman, or you can give it texture and volume for a more non-conventional, punk look. There is a lot of dimensions, even with a shorter cut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Know how your har lies. If you have a lot of strong cowlicks, thinning hair, or a strong part that is hard to change, this cut may not be the one for you.

There is so much versatility to this look, so get ready to play and have fun with it. I styled her hair with a spray wax and a straightener. Your options on parting it, styling tools, or products is endless. It could look different every time!

Thick Short Bob with Bangs

A soft short bob with bangsInstagram @etdoeshair

Q&A with style creator, Emily Tyler
Master Cosmetologist / Owner @ Headlines Salon in Rochester, MI


How would you describe this look?

The best way to describe this look is a very soft baby lob. There is some graduation in the back for texture purposes, but it’s not a severely stacked bob.

I think my favorite thing about this bob is the ease of styling! I round brushed the ends, then took my curling iron and made a few bends in it. That’s all it took to complete the look! I love an easy style that doesn’t take a lot of time to create and looks super cute. I also think the straight across bangs really bring this whole look together.

Any advice for someone considering it?

One thing I always tell people about this specific look is that styling is very easy, but it does require upkeep at the salon. I usually tell my clients anywhere between four to six weeks for a clean up is necessary. This is especially important in my client’s case because the length in the back exposed some of her hairline. If she lets it grow out too long, it could completely alter the whole look.

Hair type does play a big factor in this look as well! Finer hair does well with this cut because it doesn’t require much debulking, but it does require some good styling products to aid with texture. For thicker hair, this cut can definitely be done, but it requires a good amount of debulking and layering. I always love to scoop sections and over-direct them to the opposite side of the head and point cut. This is a great technique to not only blend layers, but to create “invisible layers” and get rid of unnecessary bulk!

This cut is great for someone who doesn’t want to spend much time styling (10-15 minutes tops) and is looking for a lower maintenance look. But it does require more frequent visits to the salon.

I am a product junkie and I love experimenting with different volume products. For my client’s hair, I used all Redken products. I used the Glow Dry Oil before I blow dried (I recommend for any hair type), I used Guts on her roots, and finally Thickening Lotion throughout the rest of her head. These products were helpful in giving her some volume and texture without going too overboard. They will also help the curls last longer in her hair.

Lastly, face shape is a major factor to consider in a cut like this. My client’s face is slightly rounded but mainly oval shaped. Because of the slight roundness, I wanted the length in the front to be no shorter than her chin. If she had a more oblong face, we could have gone shorter, but I usually recommend the chin and down for rounder faces.

Playful Auburn Wavy LOB

A playful short haircut with auburn hair colorInstagram @hairbycollin

Q&A with style creator, Collin McNeal
Lead Colorist & Stylist @ Tallulah East COLLECTIVE in Salt Lake City, UT


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as edgy but playful, and the color has everything to do with that. You see so many similar silhouettes and textured bob haircuts on blonde and brunette hair, and they look great, but I feel that the depth in the color in using the red-violet dimensions gives it more of an edge.

My favorite thing about this look is the combination of the texture through the ends in conjunction with the color. A lot of reds go for a more sleek and sophisticated look. This texture makes it so much more fun and modern.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When my clients want to go red, I always point out how it might look with their skin tone and their eyes. The difference between warm tones and cooler tones is something I think a lot of people forget about. A good look is one that accentuates the client’s face and eyes.

I also let them know that in order to keep the richness in the color, good products are ESSENTIAL. With reds, maintaining your color and shine at home is so important if you want to keep it looking nice.

As for the style and current trends, I believe everyone should own a texturizing spray. It adds instant volume, a natural and tousled finish, and keeps the style in place without it feeling stiff or mattifying the color.

Soft Disconnected Pixie

Q&A with style creator, Torrey Lynn Archer
Hair Designer @ Lee’s Studio Medispa in Parkersburg, WV


How would you describe this look?

This is a soft, versatile take on a disconnected pixie. The sides and back are all done with clippers, giving it a clean look and feel. The top is all shear work, giving the artist the flexibility to leave lines as harsh or as blended as they choose.

I love the versatility of this cut! It can be worn so many ways. I am all for a cut that can change with the mood of my clients, because who doesn’t go through different phases in a week? This can be tailored and neat, completely disheveled, or somewhere in between.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To any of my clients who come to me wanting a shorter style, my first question is always about how much effort they want to put into their hair. So many people think short hair is simple and low maintenance, and for some it is! Those people are unicorns and should be studied. For most, however, short styles require a little luck, some effort, and some great product.

I typically send my clients home with a good pomade or spray wax. Occasionally I’ll throw in a volumizing mousse if they’re going to blow dry their hair. I also make sure my client is comfortable with themselves. With short hair, there is nowhere to hide. So if you’re uncomfortable with your neck, chin, or anything that you’ve always counted on your hair covering, make sure you can love yourself just as much without that safety net.

Textured Stacked Bob with Side Bangs

Q&A with style creator, Craig Parkinson
Freelance Hairstylist / Barber @ Mane Hairdressing in South Yorkshire, UK


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this haircut as a textured long bob or lob. My client has incredibly thick hair, and this is the perfect hair type to showcase the incredible shape.

My favorite thing about this haircut on my client is the amount of texture and volume you can achieve with it!

Any advice for someone considering it?

My client has the perfect oval face shape, so we have experimented with many different styles over the years! This haircut can be flattering for most face shapes as it is very soft at the front. It is suitable for most lifestyles as well because the length can be tied back if needed.

The best way to achieve this look would be to blow dry the hair with a heat protecting spray using a large to medium round brush. Smooth it with a flat iron and finish with a texturizing or salt spray. This style also looks incredible when styled with a soft wave using a curling iron.

Trendy Inverted Bob for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Kaysie Jean
Hairstylist @ Hair and Body Solutions in New Berlin, WI


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as very trendy and shaped. The natural-looking highlights are perfect for blending the greys, and the inverted cut gives great volume!

My favorite thing about this look is that you don’t have to style it for it to look good, which makes this a great style for low maintenance clients.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Think about your lifestyle before considering length. If you love to wear your hair tied back in a ponytail daily, you can wear this cut in a longer form, which would be considered a long bob or “lob”.

This inverted bob is great for all hair types including thick, fine, straight, and wavy/curly. Think about how you would like to style it every day, then purchase the products that will help you achieve that look. These could be volumizing products, shine products, smoothers, or defrizzers.

Most face shapes can pull this off. If your face is more oblong, consider some bangs!

Pixie with Movement

A remarkable short pixie cut with movementInstagram @jo_gallagher

Q&A with style creator, Joanne (Argeras) Gallagher
Hairstylist @ Bumble and Bumble in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

This is a pixie with movement. Using a razor allowed me to remove weight while cutting a soft line. This client’s hair is really thick and straight, so I used a broad stroke all over and weight removal through the top.

What I love most about this cut is the versatility! The length on top is slightly longer and disconnected so depending on the products used, the style can completely change. This works perfectly for her because she is a dancer and always needs to change her look. I also love the softness around the edges that keep it looking feminine.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I’m a firm believer in anyone can have a variation of any haircut. Lifestyle, texture, and face shape all come into play. I love when my clients bring in photos. Even if the photo is completely unrealistic, it starts the conversation.

Leaving more length on top can be slightly more forgiving and extend the life of the haircut. This look in particular works on pretty much any face shape and hair texture because of how soft it is.

Classic Bob With Edgy Red and Blue

A classic bob haircut with an edgy flairInstagram @pati.rodrigz

Q&A with style creator, Pati Rodriguez
Matrix Bilingual Artistic Educator / Salon Owner @ Lozanía Studio in Milwaukee, WI


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a classic bob style with an edgy flair.

My favorite thing about this look, besides the fun colors throughout, is the concealed undercut that allows this rockin’ asymmetrical bob to really take shape and have a lot of movement.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To maintain this look, I recommend Matrix Biolage R.A.W Bodyfying Styling Jelly and Biolage R.A.W Texturizing Styling Spray on damp hair. Blow dry upside down to give a lot of textured volume.

This look is great for clients with medium to coarse hair that are looking to go short as the undercut removes a lot of unnecessary bulk. Any face shape can wear this look as the area around the face is left longer and can be customized to their preference.

This is a perfect cut for someone who has a busy lifestyle as the undercut will give them more wearability and longevity between haircuts.

Playful Copper Layered Bob

A playful layered bobInstagram @leaht.hair

Q&A with style creator, Leah Williams
Hairstyling Apprentice @ Jerome Salon in Calgary, AB


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

I’d describe this look as a playful layered bob. The layers are quite short in this cut, which benefits short thick hair types by removing excess weight and creating movement.

My favorite thing about this shape is how versatile it can be when it comes to styling at home. I chose to finish it with a smooth curl, but my client, posted a photo the next day and I love what she did with it at home. She chose an edgier, textured way of styling it, totally opposite to the polished curls I created, but it works so well!

This cut is very versatile and trendy. It can also look sleek and professional when styled straight or blown out with a round brush.

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

I used three products to create this style. I started off with Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil primer to protect from heat and add moisture. After blow drying and curling, I used a Kerastase product called Elixer Ultime to add shine. It’s an oil, so it’s important to concentrate on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Adding it to your roots could result in a greasy look and feel. Start with a small amount because you can always add a bit more if needed. I finished off with Bumble and bumble’s Does It All hairspray to tame flyaways and hold the curl.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

A layered bob can be well executed on a variety of hair types, but this particular cut was designed for my client’s thick hair. The layering is pretty extreme, which makes her hair much more manageable (and so much lighter)!

It can be adjusted to flatter any face shape, by altering the layering (especially around the face) to suit the client. If you like to put your hair up in a ponytail frequently, this style might not be for you. The good news is that half-up looks are very trendy right now, so you can still go for this look and keep your hair out of the way when necessary!

Neo-Punk Pixie Undercut with Design

A classy Neo-Punk with a cool designInstagram @heartzilla_love

Q&A with style creator, Ana Rivero Rossi
Stylist @ HeartZilla Salon in San Francisco, CA


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

This client is an amazing artist and out of the box thinker that at the same time keeps a real job working in tech.

I would descrobe this look as classy neo-punk, and my favorite thing about it is that it can be versatile. She can style the front as a framing sweep bang, a 50s toupee, or even a punk look like the one we see in the photograph.

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

I am in love with the different dusts (Davines or Puff Me) to put on your roots. I also recommend extreme moisturizing and not washing it too much!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I don’t believe in dogmatic recommendations on women’s looks. If you want that look, get it!

Short Ear Length Pixie Cut

A fantastically short ear-length pixie haircutInstagram @lisaminthair

Q&A with style creator, Lisa Smith
Owner and Stylist @ Mint Hair Lounge in Port Moody, BC


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

I describe this look as a short pixie cut. This is a great cut for women of all ages as the length on the top can be adjusted to flatter all face shapes.

My favorite thing about it is that the structure of the cut enables the cut to hold its shape until you need a trim.

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

The products I recommend for this look are Wella EIMI Perfect Me layered with EIMI Shape Me. Finish the look with a small amount of Sebastian’s Sublimate cream definer.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

What I love most about this haircut is that it can suit woman of all ages. If you like your hair sleek and sophisticated, this cut lays down smoothly. For the woman that likes texture and fun, you can easily put in a few curls and a texture spray to give it height and volume.

Textured and Tousled

A Flawless short textured and tousled hairstyleStyle by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

This look is so easy and super cute. It’s a great style for a casual day or fancy night out!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with dry hair and your bangs styled as desired.
  2. Use a 1¼-inch curling iron and working big sections, curl all of your hair.
  3. Once all hair is curled, use your fingers to separate the curls so that they look messy and not too perfect.
  4. Spray a texture spray all over your hair and use your fingers to separate the curls for a piecier look.

Recommended Products:

I love The Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray to add a textured, just-out-of-the-ocean look. It’s light and won’t get super sticky. Plus, it smells wonderful!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is perfect if you have short, thick hair with a little bit of a natural wave. A square face shape will be complemented by this style.

Naturally Curly

An excellent short naturally curly haircut for black womenStyle by Cora Saxton, Cybles Hair Care Salon, St. Petersburg, FL

If you have short, super curly and incredibly thick hair, going totally natural is always a great option!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair.
  2. Apply a curl cream or mousse combined with a de-frizz serum or oil.
  3. Use a diffuser to dry your curls.

Recommended Products:

One of my favorite product combos for curls is Paul Mitchell’s Sculpting Foam mixed with Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum. The serum will keep the frizz down and the mousse will define your curls!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Super curly hair that’s medium to thick in texture is ideal for this look. This look will flatter a heart or oval shaped face.

Tip:

Once you have put product in your curls, try to touch them as little as possible! Touching your hair too much can cause frizziness.

Rose Gold Fauxhawk

A Unique fauxhawk with rose gold hair colorStyle by Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Glen Mills, PA

If you have a ton of thick hair, keeping it extra short is such a great way to have a low maintenance look that takes little to no time to style!

How To Style:

  1. Begin with damp hair that has been prepped with a thickening spray.
  2. Use a blow dryer to style your hair back and away from your face.
  3. Once hair is completely dry, use a strong hold gel or molding cream to push your hair into a mohawk style.
  4. Spray your hair with a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

I love Bumble and Bumble’s Gel. It’s a strong hold gel that won’t get too sticky or flaky.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Super thick hair with a slight natural wave is ideal for this look. A heart shaped face will be super complemented by this look as the height on the top of your head will elongate your face and highlight all of your best features!

Ringlets with Deep Side Part

Marvelous ringlets with deep side partStyle by Bob Steele Salon, Atlanta, GA

These cute ringlet curls are such a great way to show off short thick hair. Adding a sparkly or decorative headband is just right to complement this look!

How To Style:

  1. If you have naturally curly hair, apply a curl cream and use a diffuser to define your curls even further.
  2. If your hair is naturally wavy or even straight, use a 1-inch curling iron to curl small sections of your hair.
  3. Once all of your hair is curled, apply a bit of shine spray to your ends, then curl everything with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

If you opt to curl your hair to create a look like this, a heat protectant spray is definitely a necessary product to use. Spray Kevin Murphy’s Damage Manager on dry hair before you use any heat tools!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

As I mentioned above, straight OR naturally curly hair can work for this style! A square face shape will be softened by this look.

The Asymmetrical A-Line Bob

A flattering asymmetrical a line bob haircutStyle by Flonnie Westbrook

Nothing adds flair to a hairstyle like a little asymmetry! Changing up your style like this will give you an edgier, trendier look that is sure to turn some heads.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a mousse or root boosting product to the roots of wet hair.
  2. Using a medium-sized boar bristle round brush, blow dry your hair section by section until everything is dry.
  3. If desired, used a flat iron to smooth out your hair.
  4. Finish with a shine polish or serum on the ends.

Recommended Products:

I love my Sam Villa medium-sized boar bristle brush for just about every style. It holds up well even after plenty of use and will give you enough tension to pull your thick hair straight, and get it smooth!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Someone with asymmetrical features could benefit greatly from this haircut. It will balance out and disguise one eyebrow that is perhaps higher than the other!

Tip:

Be sure to ask your stylist to create plenty of layers. These will prevent the cut from looking bulky and too heavy.

Sleek Blunt Bob with Bangs

A stunning sleek blunt bob with bangsStyle by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

If it’s sleek and straight you want, then this is the look for you! Short hair looks fantastic when it’s smoothed out. It really allows your cut and color to shine and steal the show!

How To Style:

  1. Apply a smoothing serum to wet hair.
  2. Using a flat paddle brush, dry your hair.
  3. Taking small sections, use a flat iron to smooth out your hair.
  4. Use a smoothing serum or shine paste on the ends of your hair.

Recommended Products:

I love Moroccan Oil when I’m flat ironing because it adds tons of shine and softness.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is great for those gals with thick hair that want to really accentuate a blunt bob or some fun color. Those with a longer or oval face are best suited to this style.

Edgy Asymmetrical Red

An edgy asymmetrical cut with red hair colorStyle by Folicle Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

This style is excellent for those thick haired girls who really don’t want much hair to have to deal with. Those with thick hair will have enough texture to create this funky fun style, but with the hair so short, it won’t take you much time at all to create the look!

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair with a paddle brush.
  2. If necessary, or desired, smooth out the hair with a flat iron.
  3. Using a styling paste or texture cream, create as much volume or smoothness as you want in the crown area.

Recommended Products:

I love Paul Mitchell’s Grooming Pomade for creating fun, edgy looks like this. A little goes a long way! Use it sparingly.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is great for those with a long, narrow face and those who want less hair to deal with.

Tip:

Styles like these require plenty of maintenance and you will probably need to be in the salon every 6-8 weeks getting the cut cleaned up.

Ultra Sassy Pixie

Ultra sassy pixie cutStyle by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasota, FL

This look puts a whole new spin on the pixie cut! Once again, here’s another style that is great for those gals who want less of their thick hair to deal with.

How To Style:

  1. Dry your hair, smooth out bangs as desired with a flat brush, and then flat iron.
  2. Apply texture paste to create a more “undone” look if desired.

Recommended Products:

Kevin Murphy carries a great texture-creating product called Gritty Business. You only need a little bit though, so use it sparingly!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style rocks for those ladies with a longer, narrower face shape. I love a little pop of color in the front like what’s shown in the picture!

Feathered Peacock Highlights

Cool feathered peacock highlightsStyle by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Here’s another twist on an asymmetrical cut. It still allows for less styling time spent on your thick locks, but it allows you to rock something other than a typical straight across bob as well!

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized boar bristle round brush.
  2. When dry, if desired, use a 1¼-inch curling iron to flip the ends of your hair out.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

I love Classic Hairspray by Bumble and bumble for light, but not crispy, finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is great for those wanting to soften harsh features, or for those with a narrow face.

Short Bob with Long Fringe

The prettiest short bob with long fringeStyle by Cutting Loose Salon, Sarasota, FL

I love a short cut with a very defined and heavy bang. This style is absolutely perfect for my girls with thick hair because you have enough hair to give you a solid fringe to frame your pretty face!

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair with a medium-sized boar bristle round brush.
  2. If desired, flat iron hair to give it a smoother, sleeker look.
  3. Apply texture cream to the ends of your hair to achieve a “piecier” look.

Recommended Products:

I like Brilliantine by Bumble and bumble for a light texture cream that will define your ends and give this fun cut a little extra “oomph!”

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This cut is perfect for those with a rounder face, or for anyone looking to soften harsh features.

Messy Pixie Blonde

An outstanding messy pixie with blonde hair colorStyle by Global Hair & Fashion Group

This style is one of my favorites for my thick haired gals. It allows you to keep the back short and easy to deal with, but the top can be big and bold. Thick hair allows you to get tons of texture on top and really make this look stand out!

How To Style:

  1. Using a small round brush, dry your hair section by section.
  2. If desired, smooth down your hair using a flat iron.
  3. Using a light texture cream, run your fingers through your hair, and separate pieces to achieve the look seen in the photo.

Recommended Products:

Styling Wax by Bumble and bumble would work well for this look. Be careful to keep it away from your roots though! Focus on only the ends as it will make your roots greasy.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for those girls who have a small face. The height you can gain on top will lengthen your face!

Tip:

No need to be too perfect when styling this look. Messy is great, so go with whatever your hair wants to do.

The Piecey Pixie

A super cool piecey pixie haircutStyle by Global Hair & Fashion Group

Here’s yet another variation on a pixie cut. It’s a bit edgy and with some awesome color, you are sure to turn heads with this short ‘do.

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair and if desired, smooth out the hair with a flat iron.
  2. Using a texture cream, use your fingers to separate pieces of hair and create volume and body in the crown area if desired.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Give Paul Mitchell’s Grooming Pomade a shot when styling this look. It has enough hold to give you the texture you’re looking for, but it doesn’t dry shiny and wet looking.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great if you are hoping to soften harsh features or disguise a long forehead. The bang in front gives you plenty of styling options!

Neck Length Tottie

A classy neck length tottie haircut and colorStyle by Global Hair & Fashion Group

Here’s a style that puts a spin on your everyday bob that will also adds some flair and personality to your cut. Plus, it’s extra simple to achieve…score!

How To Style:

  1. Begin by blow drying your hair using a medium-sized boar bristle round brush.
  2. When your hair is completely dry, take small sections, and using a 1¼-inch curling iron, flip up the ends of your hair.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try a Hot Tools curling iron to get that extra flipped out look. Their products are awesome and always hold up!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style would work well for those gals looking to elongate a round face.

Long Face Framing Layers

The loveliest long face framing haircut with layersStyle by Edie’s Styling Center, Oldsmar, FL

Nothing makes thick hair easier to style than adding in some layers! If you have an above the shoulder length cut and want to remove some weight, give layering a shot.

How To Style:

  1. Using a round brush, blow dry your hair.
  2. If desired, smooth over your hair with a flat iron.
  3. Apply a smoothing serum to the ends of your hair.

Recommended Products:

Try Super Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell to get your ends looking extra shiny and sleek!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for those with a rounder face. Extra thick haired girls will love the weight that some simple layering removes.

Tip:

Be sure to keep your flat iron at a reasonable temperature for your hair. Too much heat can fry the ends which will leave you with a whole new set of problems! Most hair doesn’t need a hot tool set at over 300 degrees.

Formal Curls

Inspiring curls for a formal eventStyle by Jamie Hendrix

Nothing spices up a short style like adding a little bit of curl! This style is extra simple to create and it adds an element of fanciness to an otherwise ordinary cut.

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair using a flat paddle brush.
  2. Using a 1-inch curling iron, take small sections and curl all of your hair.
  3. Finish with a light holding hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Try L’Oreal Professional Infusium 3 Hairspray for a nice finish that won’t leave your hair crispy and crunchy.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for anyone wanting to soften harsh features or for those with a narrow or square shaped face.

Volumized Lob with Bangs

A superbly volumized lob with bangsStyle by Alex Goldhammer & Lia Hawthorne The Brown Aveda Institute, Rocky River, OH

Sometimes a little volume is all a girl needs to really make an ordinary hair day extraordinary. Get out your round brush and get to rolling, ladies!

How To Style:

  1. Using a medium-sized boar bristle brush, blow dry your hair in small sections.
  2. Once hair is completely dry, back comb hair at the roots for extra volume if desired.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

I love the “little wonder” brush by Spornette for back combing. It is a must-have tool for any of my volume chasing girls!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Try this look if you want to make a round face look lengthened. Extra thick hair with lots of layers will add plenty of extra volume and body.

Jaw Length Blunt Cut Bob

A wonderful jaw length blunt cut bobStyle by Janet Reid

I say “neat” because this blunt cut creates an element of neatness and class! It’s a classic look that thick haired girls simply can’t go wrong with.

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized boar bristle round brush.
  2. If a smoother, straighter look is desired, smooth over your hair with a flat iron.
  3. Finish by applying a smoothing serum or shine spray.

Recommended Products:

I love Shine by Bumble and bumble. It’s an aerosol spray, so be sure to spray it in your hands and then apply it to the hair on only the mid shaft and ends. It can get greasy if you just use it as a spray!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is great for those with a long, narrow, heart or oval shaped faces.

Tip:

The cut shown here has little to no layers. This can be a great thing for thick haired girls, but it also doesn’t allow for any weight to be removed. If you have incredibly thick hair, this might not be the look for you. Your stylist will be able to advise you on the best thing for you!

The Sassy Spikey

A sassy and spikey haircutStyle by Global Hair & Fashion Group

There are few things I love more than a girl who can rock short, sassy hair, and still be feminine and gorgeous. With a little product, your short spikey ‘do will make all the other long haired girls jealous!

How To Style:

  1. Begin by drying hair using a flat paddle brush.
  2. If a straighter look is desired, use a flat iron to smooth hair.
  3. Using a texture cream, use your fingers to separate pieces of hair and “mess up” the hair around the crown of your head.

Recommended Products:

Try Sumo Tech by Bumble and bumble to achieve the spikey, sassy look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is awesome for girls with tiny, petite faces. The longer bangs will also frame your face well and draw attention to your eyes.

Short Shag with Heavy Bangs

The best short shag haircut with heavy bangsStyle by Global Hair & Fashion Group

I love love love a thick, prominent bang paired with a cute, short haircut. These blunt bangs will draw a ton of attention to your eyes and will make your face the main attraction!

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair using a medium round brush.
  2. When hair is dry, smooth over each section using a flat iron.
  3. Use a texture cream or wax to smooth out bangs and give a messier, “undone” look as seen in the photo above.

Recommended Products:

I love Undressed by Kevin Murphy. It’s a texture cream with a smooth finish that is perfect for making a heavy fringe look shiny and for “roughing up” the rest!

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is great for those looking to disguise a bigger forehead, or for someone with a long, narrow face.