52 Flattering Haircuts for Thick Hair

Hairstyles for thick hair

If you have thick hair and are looking for hairstyles and haircuts that will make your hair look less poofy, then you’ve come to the right place.

The key to taming thick hair is to thin out the hair using the razor cut technique.

You have enough hair to decide whether you want to keep your density, make it look like you have even more, or make it look like you have less. With a full head of hair like yours, I promise you to have more options than you think!

Here are the best haircuts for thick hair.

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Thick Wavy Cut

Thick wavy cut
Instagram @daniwatermanhair

Smooth vintage waves on your thick locks is one of the best haircut ideas. Having thick hair is a great way to create fancy and wavy hairstyles. If you don’t need to add volume to your hair, then this is your look.

To style your thick mane, spray with a really good long-lasting hairspray, put some beautiful make-up on to complement your waves, and you’re ready to walk the red carpet!

For Very Short Hair

Haircut for very short thick hair
Instagram @oro.salon

The best short haircuts for thick hair are layered and sassy.

Having very short hair doesn’t mean you can’t style your hair anymore. Just have your favorite styling product besides you and you’ll discover the many ways of styling it, especially if you don’t need your hair to appear thicker.

Choppy Hair

Thick choppy hair with bangs
Instagram @themonnikerstudio

If you wanna keep your long thick strands but you’re not up to the upkeep it might need, the shag looks great for women with thick hair. It offers texture and great volume throughout your hair and would make your life so much easier.

Best For a Round Face

Haircut for for long thick hair and round face
Instagram @taylornees1

This is the perfect haircut for long thick hair and round faces. This haircut is easy to style into long beachy waves or put up into a ponytail or braids.

Perfect for Women Over 60

Thick white bob perfect for women over 60
Instagram @shearmaiden

Neck-leck bobs are the most stylish haircuts for women over 60.

White and totally right! This elegant straight natural-colored bob haircut flatters older ladies with thick tresses out there.  It’s also easy maintenance, what more can you wish for if your hair is thick?

Best for an Oval Face

Thick hair best for an oval face
Instagram @brigittelynhair

The best hairstyles for thick hair and an oval face is a shoulder-grazing wavy bob.

Those bent ends can add thickness to the hair around your jawline, and the center part prevents your hair to look too squared.

Perfect for Women over 50

Thick hair perfect for women over 50
Instagram @goldsworthyshair

The best haircuts for women over 50 with thick hair are long pixies or pixie bobs.

When it comes to cutting your hair length, less is better when you wanna remove some weight off your thick white hair.

Blunt Bob

Blunt Bob for Thick Hair
Instagram @acutshair

This cut is a textured bob that’s perfect for thick frizzy hair. It has minimal layers to create a heavy look at the bottom but just enough to give it movement and bounce for girls with much thicker hair.

It’s the perfect haircut for girls considering haircuts for thick hair!

Rounded Bob

Short stacked bob for thick straight hair
Instagram @laurachristopherhairartist

Q&A with style creator, Laura Christopher
Balayage & Vivid Artist @ Slice Salon in Reno, NV

How would you describe this look?

I love how clean this look rounded bob looks on thick straight hair. It’s a classic hairstyle for thick hair.

This kind of haircut is always on-trend for women with a full head of hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

To keep this thick haircut looking it’s best, ask for a haircut every 4 weeks.

Haircuts for super thick hair can grow out fairly quickly and start looking a bit shabby. If you want that perfectly crisp look, be sure to stay on a regular schedule with your stylist.

Short Stacked Bob

Rounded bob
Instagram @hair_hau5

This disconnected cut and style looks great on thick hair. It’s so versatile in how you style it even though it’s short.

Get a haircut that removes weight. If your hair is too thick, it will be very hard to style. Too fine and you just may not be able to style it the way your stylist can!

Straight Cut Bob

Straight cut bob
Instagram @izzish_

Q&A with style creator, Elizabeth Gettys
Stylist / Color Specialist @ BANG BANG Salon in Cincinnati, OH


How would you describe this look?

A blunt cut for very thick hair was cut with whispy interior layers to create movement as well as thin out some of the bulk.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would recommend haircuts for girls with thicker hair follicles and with a busy lifestyle who still wants a “styled” look without all the effort. This look can be worn when your hair is straight, wavy, or curly.

Textured haircuts are great for thick hair. You can wear this both straight or simply popping a few flat iron curls in for texture. This cut can be styled in a matter of minutes!

Depending on one’s face shape, you can choose the right haircut length, as it can be brought to the chin for a thinner face or a little further down cutting it to mid-neck for a fuller face.

Asymmetrical Cut

Asymmetrical cut on thick coarse hair
Instagram @stephstyles21

Q&A with style creator, Stephany Lopez
Balayage Artist @ Carbon Salon in Longmont, CO


How would you describe this look?

The haircut is suitable for girls with long, thick coarse hair who want to shorten it.

She wanted a short haircut because she was finding herself just pulling her hair up in a ponytail all the time.

Request long layers to thin out your hair, so you can tame some of the thickness of your hair.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This hairstyle definitely needs everyday styling! You could straighten it and bevel the ends in or you could curl it so you can have a messier look!

This haircut would be good on thick and thin hair and someone with a petite face!

For Very Thick Curly Hair

Haircut for thick curly hair
Instagram @girl_with_the_curl_

Q&A with style creator, Stephanie Siclari
Hair Artist & Owner @ SaSa Salon in Trumbull, CT


How would you describe this look?

This shape of this haircut for thick curly hair is all about showing off full hair and space for the natural texture to move.

When looking for a haircut that removes weight, keep your hair in it’s natural texture and the key is to give it enough controlled chaos for it to be harmonious. This cut was done dry in its natural state.

Dilute the weight of very thick hair internally and detail the lengths around the face.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut is perfect for girls with thick curly hair.

Low-maintenance haircuts are the ultimate wash and wear style.

If you embrace your incredibly thick hair that’s either wavy, curly, or kinky and you haven’t already received a dry cut customized for your texture, go get one!

Angled Bob

Angled bob
Instagram @cailyn_gratton_stylist

Q&A with style creator, Cailyn Gratton
Owner & Stylist @ Ambiance Salon and Day Spa in Latham, NY


How would you describe this look?

Her hair is extremely thick and coarse, so I knew we had to do a lot of undercutting so that she wouldn’t end up bushy looking.

If you have naturally thick hair, then ask your stylists for an undercut with your haircut.

The nape area is cut shorter and layered, and the hair above lays over it with some light texturized layers. I used mostly texturizing shears to cut the layers because I knew we wanted a softer layered look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If you like a low maintenance hairstyle, have a haircut with fewer layers that are easier to smooth or curl.

Deep Side Part

Thick hair with a deep side part
Instagram @charliebrigitte

Q&A with style creator, Charlie Brigitte Lawless
Freelance Hairstylist in New Jersey & New York


How would you describe this look?

A low-maintenance haircut is a great option for a haircut for thick hair!

If you have thick hair with a slight wave, so this haircut will flow whether she wears it straight or natural.

Long layers with a slight face frame are flattering on almost all hair types, but especially thick hair. It is important for the stylist to know where to take the weight out of the hair so the cut is flattering and grows in well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut be a generally easy look to achieve. However, an effort to achieve a smooth blow dry like hers will vary depending on the density, texture, and frizziness of your thick hair.

Chin Length Thick Wavy Hair

Chin-length thick wavy hair
Instagram @beautybyryleeem

The best types of haircuts for extremely thick hair are textured, messy and cut into an asymmetrical bob.

It looks so cute straight or curly, but looks great when it’s big, messy, and wavy!

Because length of hair gets pretty short in the back, getting thick hairstyles like this cut if you have straight/slightly wavy hair texture.

Short Layered Haircut

Short layered haircut
Instagram @bradatbellissimo

Q&A with style creator, Brad
Hairdresser / Barber @ Bellissimo in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


How would you describe this look?

This bold hair cut has inverted loads of layering to enhance the shape and reduce all the weight in thick and frizzy hair.

If you want a haircut that shows the sharpness of it, leaving you with a textured weightless cut.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I would only carry out a cut like this on someone with thick and unmanageable hair to remove the weight and leave a softer shape, so as it grows out it stays balanced.

Almost anyone could carry this look with the right hairdresser. This hairstyle is amazing for busy moms.

Because this client has thick hair, the products I’ve used on her are all L’oreal.

L’oreal mythic oil shampoo & mask (thick hair) – I left the mask on for 5 mins to rehydrate her hair.

Black Layered Bob

Black layered bob
Instagram @joanosterberghairstylist

This is a haircut is effortless with lots of texture for girls with very thick hair. The layers flow with the natural growth pattern.

Shoulder-Length Haircut

Cross Between a Lob and Shag hairstyle
Instagram @maurajannetta

This shoulder-length haircut for thick hair is a cross between a lob and an updated shag haircut.

A women’s haircut should be easy style if you embrace your natural texture.

If you’re considering this haircut, air dry with some sea salt spray worked in to bring out natural texture.

You can blow dry just the roots if more volume is desired. Then take a 1-inch curling iron or wand and wrap random sections around it to give the hair some polish and define the waves.

Soft Layering

Soft Layering hairstyle
Instagram @shearstobrooke

Q&A with style creator, Whitney Henson
Hairstylist @ Osgood O’neil Salon in Dallas, TX


How would you describe this look?

This haircut has no texturizing or weight was taken out to thin out thick and healthy hair.

We embraced the fullness and simply took the weight out by adding lots of soft layering around the face and long layers through the back.

Any advice for someone considering it?

When it comes to long, thick hair, you have to think about how taking weight out makes it more frizzy if it’s not done right.

Thick layered hair isn’t always a struggle when it’s done right.

Face-Framing Cut

Face-Framing haircut for long hair
Instagram @rosiepieternelle

Q&A with style creator, Rosie Pieternelle
Hairstylist @ Mark Garrison Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look?

This is a face-framing cut for women with thick stands and lots of layers for long hair.

This style for thick hair is that can be styled straight, wavy, or natural depending on the occasion.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut works best with thick hair. Also, make sure to go to the right person to cut your hair because it has to be well proportioned depending on your face shape and structure.

Jaw-Length Bob

Grunge Chic hairstyle
Instagram @zplacejustine

This jaw-length bob was a lot thicker before it was cut.

If you have a round face shape, you can pretty much pull off any haircut and hairstyle.

Soft Graduation

Soft Graduation hairstyle
Instagram @hairatsixteen

Q&A with style creator, Gemma Purser
Salon Owner / Head Stylist @ Hair At Sixteen in Southend-on-Sea, UK


How would you describe this look?

This haircut features a layered textured bob with a soft graduation into the neck.

I love this haircut and style because of its versatility. It can be worn sleek, but also with volume and texture to create the perfect party or evening look.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Consider your hair type as this look is really best suited for when your hair appears thicker.

This is a style that needs some attention every day to get the perfect finish, so having a good hairdryer and a hair straightener would be needed to perfect the look, along with using the correct hair products.

Layers with Side-Swept Fringe

Layers with Side-Swept Fringe hairstyle
Instagram @hairbyjennaek

Q&A with style creator, Jennae Kunsman
Stylist @ Autumn Houston The Salon & Sunshine Salon in San Diego, CA


How would you describe this look?

This is a mid-length layered haircut with a side-swept fringe.

This cut is complemented by a gentle balayage ombré  hair color to create a smooth transition from dark to light.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This haircut goes well with lots of hair textures which allows it to be worn well styled or just left alone to dry.

The haircut works best for women with thicker hair and the long fringe is flattering for a prominent forehead.

Warm Balayage Beach Waves

Warm Balayage Waves hairstyle
Instagram @whitneyleehairmagic

For when you have hair thicker than what you want, try adding lots of layers with a balayage.

Versatile Caramel Lob

Lob haircut for thick wavy hair
Instagram @stylesbyame

Q&A with style creator, Ame Putman
Hairstylist @ Dulce Vida Salon in Poway, CA


How would you describe this look?

Shoulder length haircuts for thick hair like this are versatile and timeless.

It is versatile in that it is wearable for almost anyone, especially for women with thicker hair.

The lob haircut for thick hair is really age-appropriate for all women, making it a timeless and classic style that has continued to evolve over the last few decades.

Any advice for someone considering it?

These types of haircuts for thicker hair, I recommend using a thermal protectant or primer like Bumble and bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Primer to help smooth out the cuticle surface. This will add moisture and all the styling products to coat the outside of the hair shaft to allow for a better blow dry.

When considering haircuts for thick wavy hair or a curly look, use a 1 to 1 1/2-inch barrel curling iron.

70s Layering

70s Vibe hairstyle
Instagram @hairbysarahe

Q&A with style creator, Sarah English
Hairstylist / Owner @ Sarah English Salon in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look?

This hair has a 70s vibe to it!

Think Brigitte Bardot.

Thick haircuts are textured, lived-in, layered cut to get thicker hair to look less poofy.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I recommend this look for anyone considering haircuts for thick wavy hair that needs some sort of style. It removes weight while adding movement and texture to any hairstyle.

Razor Cut

Razor Cut hairstyle
Instagram @amybennetthair

Q&A with style creator, Amy Bennett
Master Stylist @ Headlines The Salon in Encinitas, CA


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

I used a straight unguarded razor) for the whole haircut for when your hair is actually thick.

This is my favorite cut and texture to work with. I love the “feeling” when working with a razor.

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

I recommend a sea salt spray for grit while blow drying and a molding paste to finish.

Bouncy Long Layers

Bouncy Long Layers hairstyle
Instagram @marsonahoransalon

Q&A with style creator, Marsona Horan Salon
Owner / Hairstylist @ Marsona Horan Salon in Fairfield, CT


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

Layers, layers and more layers! These layers are perfect when your hair looks thicker than what you want.

My favorite thing about this look is how all of the movement and textures in layered haircuts like this one allow for a lot of diversity when it comes to styling longer hair.

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

For this thick hairdo, I used Kevin Murphy Body Mass to blow out while using the large Varis round brush. We finished with Kevin Murphy Bedroom.Hair for some extra texture. I recommend getting a trim every eight weeks to maintain the bounce in the layers.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is a great haircut for ladies with thicker hair with a little bit of wave to it.

Sleek Hairstyle

Sleek, Sophisticated and Fun hairstyle
Instagram @wendyportillo_stylist

This haircut is perfect for when your hair seems too thick and you want less weight. It’s sleek, sophisticated and easy to maintain.

To style this look, use a medium round brush, but a paddle brush would also work.

Soft Layered Bob

Volume and Dimension hairstyle
Instagram @goode_hairday

Q&A with style creator, Sara Goode
Stylist @ Salon One19 and Spa in Leawood, KS


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

This soft layered bob is one of my favorite looks! It’s a great transition for ladies wanting to grow out a shorter cut while maintaining a style. I love how this cut creates volume and dimension.

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

I always think it’s important to start with a good foundation in your products and build from there. I love using LOréal Professional Sleek and Swing on all of my styles to protect against heat and smooth the hair, all while building volume. It leaves the hair bouncy and shiny!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is great for clients with medium to thick hair with medium to moderate texture. Long and round face shapes are not ideal for this style.

This style of bob is meant to be styled daily and is not meant for wash and go. It is great for anyone trying to grow out a shorter cut or someone wanting to try out short hairstyles, but isn’t ready to commit to a pixie hairstyle!

Long Pixie Haircut

Short Hairstyle with Long Layers for Thick Hair
Style by Katie Kacere, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

This pixie haircut is short on the sides and in the back. The back is cut in a way that emphasizes the roundness of the head, giving it a beautifully feminine profile. The top is layered long as it starts out shorter in the back and quickly gets longer towards the front.

Medium-Length Hairstyle

Medium-Length Thick Hairstyle
Instagram @quinncohairstudio

The fusion of blonde balayage and wavy lob is always sensational. You can’t deny the dimensional effect here to spice up a medium-length, thick hairstyle.

If you want to put it into a ponytail, then get thick hair ties for ponytails, as they are thicker than regular hairbands.

Mid-Length Locks

Mid-Length Thick Locks
Instagram @amakiya_

Imagine the uniqueness you can manifest with this one. Change your hairstyling game, and give your dark brown tresses a new appearance. Wear your sweetest smile and look gorgeous as you pull off these mid-length, thick locks.

Short Pixie Cut

Short Hairstyle with Volume for Thick Hair
Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

Pixie cuts for thick hair are shorter on the sides and in the back. The back is shortest at the nape and gradually gets longer towards the crown, giving the crown area beautiful volume. It is layered on top, shorter in the back, and longer in the front.

Asymmetrical Pixie Bob

Short Hairstyle with Fringe for Thick Hair
Style by Caroline Behan, Makeup by Amber Beck, Yellow Strawberry Salon, Sarasota, FL

The sides and the back of this haircut are cut really short and tight. The top is left long, layered and disconnected from the rest of the haircut. The very front of the top layer is a short fringe and longer pieces of the hair on top lay over it for a chic and interesting finish.

Stacked Bob

Stacked Bob Hairstyle for Thick Hair
Style by Peles Salon & Day Spa, Johnstown, PA

Stacked bobs create volume and will make thick hair appear even thicker. Sometimes it can even make really thick hair look amazing.

Thick Layered Bob

Thick Layered Bob
Instagram @hairbyrebeccalong

For a youthful vibe, dimensional blonde is sure to revamp a shoulder-grazing cut like this. Opt for this thick layered bob to offer you more textured ends, which also removes weight from your hair.

Straight Hair to Hide Thickness

Straight Hair to Hide Thickness
Instagram @dionfisher.e57

Flatten out your strands, and achieve straight hair to hide the thickness.

To keep your thick hair health, get Kérastase’s Nutritive Masquintense Thick Hair Mask to help it feel softer, detangles your thick mane.

Thick Curly Bob

Thick Hair With Curls
Instagram @sabina.styles

In this neck-length hairstyle, the texture is everything for thick and curly hair! Your thick hair with curls and subtle bangs needs it to bring out a new life.

Lob Cut with Deep Side Part

Thick and Deep Side Part
Instagram @hairstar86

When a shoulder-grazing lob meets voluminous waves, the result is breathtaking! And, that’s evident in this thick and deep side part hair trend. Balayage and babylights do work hand in hand to carry out a nice bronde dimensional illusion, too!

Stacked Bob

Stacked Bob for Thick Hair
Instagram @catkeenam

It’s edgy, and you’ll be fond of it! Remove the bulkiness from your dense, brown locks by having some graduated layers. This stacked bob for thick hair will also help you achieve a round shape at the back of your head.

Perfect for Long Thick Hair

Long Thick Hairstyle
Instagram @thecolorpalettestudio

Who can resist a long thick hairstyle that’s as suave as this one? No one, for sure! Wavy layers create a movement to show off further the dimension of a luscious blonde hue.

Naturally Curly Bob

Naturally Curly Bob
Instagram @curlyonq

Be smart enough to choose the perfect haircut, which can bring the bounciness out of your locks. Go for this naturally curly bob where the ends go around your neckline. Adding a bright blonde hue will boost the lively spirit of your new hairstyle.

Asymmetrical Bob

Asymmetrical Bob
Instagram @ambermcmahen

Don’t just pull off a common short and thick hairstyle. Take a step up! Rock a deep side-parted, asymmetrical bob with platinum blonde on a dark root. Style this blunt chop with minimal texture, and you’re good to go.

Layered Bob with Long Side Bangs

Layered Asymmetric Bob for Thick Hair
Style by Uwe Keller Frisör

This layered bob is asymmetric because of the disconnected long piece on one side. Having a section of hair strategically left longer looks best on hair that is thicker.

Layered A-Line Bob

Layered A-Line Bob with thick stacked layers
Instagram @mattrazook

Layers are always helpful to people with thick hair. It provides body, styling, and lessens the drag of a heavy, thick hair.

Textured Bob

Thick and Textured Bob
Instagram @caylascolorroom

A thick and textured bob makes a modern version of a vintage bubble cut. Waves on your short bronde locks create a shape and movement for a much divine appearance.

Medium-Length Bob with Blunt Bangs

Medium-Length Bob with Blunt Bangs
Instagram @theowlcove_brittany

For medium length hairstyles for thick hair, choppy bob with bangs can lighten things up. Carry a light vibe while keeping an upright composure with this cut-bangs combo.

Middle Part for Wavy Hair

Glam Curled Cut for Thick Hair
Instagram @thefaraheldakkak

Here’s a glam curled cut for thick hair to grant you some natural-looking beach waves. Texture and movement in this one are so hard not to notice. Pair it with a blonde balayage ombre for a color melt effect that works great in this mid-length chop.

Long Shag Haircut

Thick Hair With Long Bangs
Instagram @marina_at_haus

Amp up your thick hair with long bangs and layers. They add volume to give your long tresses a subtle and gorgeous body and movement. Keep your look neat and straightforward as you flaunt this style with a dark brunette shade.

Thick Textured Layers

Thick, Textured Layers
Instagram @hair_by_erika_s

Ask for a layered trim from your stylist and leave the chair looking fabulous! It lessens the thickness of the hair into a more manageable state without removing volume.