Feel a “short hair, don’t care!” vibe? Are you tired of the hardcore maintenance that thick hair requires when kept long? Then be bold and go for short haircuts for thick hair!
With the right hairstyle for your texture, you can take a walk on the wild side and flaunt short locks with confidence.
Get started and inspired by looking at some of the best short haircuts for thick hair, all below!
1. Cute Short Haircut for Thick Hair
Bobs are one of the all-time top haircuts that do thick hair justice. Although we have talked all about bob haircuts for fine hair, we want to reassure you that they work amazingly well for thick hair too!
2. Choppy Haircut
For a hairstyle that’s pumped with attitude, consider an edgy haircut like this one. As far as short haircuts for thick hair are in discussion, choppy is the way to go. You can obtain this effect by cutting your hair in dramatic layers in key areas.
3. Short Hairstyle for Thick Wavy Hair
Gals with thick and wavy hair are some of the luckiest ones around. Their natural waves will fall into place beautifully no matter which long or even short hairstyles for thick hair they go for. This longer, choppy haircut that accentuates this generous texture is a perfect example of this.
4. Low Maintenance Hairstyle
This next one is a perfect solution for ladies looking for an easy-to-style haircut. This smart hairstyle requires little maintenance and almost no styling time. Skip the frontal bangs and rock a messy blunt bob haircut that you won’t have to spend hours styling every morning. This is also a great summer hairstyle look.
5. Sassy Short Haircut for Thick Hair
If you’re all about attitude, a short and sassy haircut is just what you need to express your personality through your look. One of the boldest short haircuts for thick hair is the pixie cut, and for an edgy look, leave your bangs longer and styled to the side.
6. Thick Hair Short Bob Haircut
Besides pixie haircuts, short bobs are among the most beloved ones that flatter thick hair. Not only are they super easy to maintain in the long run, but they go hand in hand with thicker locks. Sport yours with or without bangs.
7. Long Bob Hair
Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that long bobs can’t give short ones a run for their money. If you’re looking for more of a medium-length haircut for your thick hair, the lob is irreplaceable. Play around with the length until you get the results you desire.
8. Blunt Hairstyle
Choppy hairstyles continue to be as popular as blunt cuts, and you can confidently play around with both. Even cooler is that having a blunt haircut doesn’t mean you can’t get the messy impact of choppy ones. All you have to do is incorporate layers into your haircut.
9. Short Spiky Haircut for Thick Hair
Not afraid to go shorter than most? Then be as bold and daring as can be: pick a spiky haircut! Although these are some of the most radical short haircuts for thick hair on our list, they are also among the most alluring ones too!
10. Undercut Hairstyle
Turn the edginess up by adding an undercut to your short hairstyle! Regardless of just cutting the lower part of your hair extremely short or shaving it down completely, this is certainly a haircut that won’t go unnoticed!
11. Short Layered Haircut
Layers are usually the go-to advice for women with fine hair who long for more natural volume. However, this genius cutting technique can also work wonders to accentuate the natural volume of thick locks.
12. Back Spiked Hairstyle
Ladies longing for spikes but unwilling to cut down their hair to just an inch or two long can opt for spiking just a part of it. For example, it is easy to spice up longer pixie haircuts by layering their way to a spiked hairstyle in the back.
13. Feathered Hair
To continue our examples of the major role layers can play in a haircut, here is another style that will prove our point. Talk to your hairstylist about taking a feathered approach to your layered haircut to create a more intriguing shape.
14. Short Haircut for Thick Hair and Round Face
It is not always easy to find the perfect shortcut, especially not if you have a round face shape. But rest assured, there are many short haircuts for round faces – some that even create a slimming effect – and this pixie-bob mix is just one of them.
15. Professional Short Haircut for Curly Thick Hair
Curly hair can sometimes be a pain to maintain, especially when cut short. So how do you know the best short haircut for curly and thick hair? Well, this office-friendly hairstyle surely gets a 5-star rating from us with its strategic layers that help keep the curls in place.
16. Mohawk Hairstyle
In the mood to channel your inner rock star? You can always look at P!nk’s style for inspiration, even more so if you have thick hair and want a short and edgy haircut. Go above and beyond with a super cool mohawk!
17. Short to Medium Haircut for Thick Hair
Here’s another idea for ladies who want a short to the medium-ish haircut. The hairstyle here is about shoulder-length, with an abundance of layers to emphasize the thick locks. We also love how the lowlights bring the entire look to life.
18. A-Line Bob Hairstyle
It’s obvious that we’re head over heels in love with bobs, be it a layered bob, a lob, or any other of the many types of bobs. But here, we want to shine a light on the A-line bob. Also known as the angled bob, this can be a dream come true for women who want a classy yet outgoing hairstyle.
19. Vintage Haircut
Who doesn’t appreciate a timeless hairstyle? This wavy bob is retro-inspired and provides a polished outcome that will never go out of fashion. It’s ideal for women with thick and wavy locks who are also passionate about vintage things.
20. Classy Short Hairstyle
Want to attract attention through your elegance? You can easily do so through a well-planned short haircut, which is particularly easy if you have thick hair. One approach we particularly recommend is this long pixie cut.
21. Thick Side Swept Bangs
What better way to make your hairstyle pop than with a perfect set of bangs? You can style yours in numerous ways, but one of our favorites is the fully side-swept look that goes extremely well with any short haircut.
22. Thick Coarse Hairstyle
We can’t stress enough how much layers matter for getting a glamorous look. If your thick hair leans towards the coarse side, you can count on layered hairstyles to keep it in place. As a side note, the shorter your coarse hair is, the easier it will be to maintain.
23. Elegant Hairstyle for Oblong Face
After covering round faces, we want to give a few pointers to ladies with an oval shape. Pixie haircuts will look brilliant on this type of face. In fact, it’s arguably the most flattering face shape of all for this hairstyle. The layered bangs are the cherry on top.
24. Tousled Hairstyle
Don’t shy away from going messy with your thick locks! The messy hair trend is going strong and will probably continue doing so. After all, you can’t go wrong with a fabulously tousled chin-length haircut.
25. Full Bangs for Thick Hair
We’re here to point out yet another significant advantage of thick hair: its fullness. While women with fine hair can pull off blunt bangs, no one rocks them like ladies with thick hair. Enjoy these full bangs as they gracefully cover your forehead. This Asian look is a great reference. Check it out! Or better, try it yourself!
26. Short Haircut for Women over 50
Few women over 50 can nail a youthful look quite like Kris Jenner. The head of the Kardashian clan proves that you should always be brave with your style, regardless of age.
27. Edgy Haircut for Women
Hitting the razor for your hairstyle takes a lot of courage, no matter how determined you are to begin with. However, a razor pixie cut like this one will definitely not go unnoticed.
28. Statement Hairstyle
To take your look to the next level, bump up your bold hairstyle and make it a statement. For this, experiment with various colors, cuts, layers, and anything else that comes to mind!
29. Afro Haircut
Tapered hairstyles are not only enchanting but also highly flattering for women with afro-textured hair. Go for a pompadour-inspired tapered haircut to rock your natural locks in a jaw-dropping way.
30. Easy Hairstyle for Thick Straight Hair
Another low-maintenance look we’re sure you’ll adore if you have straight hair is this choppy bob. Provided your hair is generally straight, you should have no problems styling and maintaining it. Also, it will gracefully grow into a chic shoulder-length hairstyle as time passes.
31. Form-Friendly Hairstyle
If you’re all about funky shapes when it comes to hairstyles, you definitely need to check out this look. The fact that your hair is thick will make it settle in beautifully, and the curved edge makes for an awesome hairstyle.
32. Very Short Haircut for Thick Hair
Yet another super short style for gals with thick hair is the textured pixie with short bangs. This type of artsy hairstyle has a unique allure and a sense of mystery and romance.
33. Highlights for Thick Hair
For a natural approach, consider playing around with colors and getting some highlights to add a bit of sunshine to your locks. Blonde streaks on brown hair will always be appropriate.
34. Medium Haircut for Thick Hair
Shoulder-length hairstyles are popular among girls with thick hair for more reasons than one.
- Firstly, they add a fresh touch to your appearance.
- Secondly, the hair is long enough to style with or into braids or ponytails.
- Thirdly, it can help you transition to longer locks.
35. Boyish Pixie Cut
It’s striking how some haircuts that are generally referred to as “boyish” are as feminine as hairstyles can be. Admire this pixie haircut inspired by the classic bowl cut boys get in their younger years. The results are spectacular!
36. Inverted Bob
If you’re not into either layered bobs or blunt ones, play around with inverted bobs. Because you have thick hair, the inverted cutting will help it fall into place and frame your face.
37. Short Haircut for Thick Black Hair
We absolutely love the twist on this pixie haircut. The styling of the short bangs makes it stand out in a breathtaking way. Not only are they swept to the side, but also upwards for a genuinely dynamic outcome.
38. Pixie Haircut for Thick Hair
You have surely noticed the most common elements among short haircuts for thick hair: pixie haircuts and bobs. This version of a fairy is adorable, edgy, and classy, all in one, and helps create a hairstyle that will make heads turn wherever you go. Stay cool with those blondes!
39. Angled Lob
Long bobs can be worn in multiple ways. If you cut your hair at a slight angle, you will surely get a “Wow!” effect. This shows that even the smallest details can make a big difference and create a hairstyle to remember!
40. Short Haircut with Bangs
This hairstyle is full of attitude: from the rugged layering to the short frontal bangs, it simply exudes confidence. Aside from the tousled styling, another aspect that makes this look meaningful is the discrete side-swept nature of the bangs.
41. Pastel Hairstyle
What about color blends to help you make the most of your thick locks? Balayage hairstyles are trending just as much as ever, particularly those that mix pastel hair colors. This coloring technique will emphasize your thick strands and add color to your appearance.
42. Short Stacked Haircut
Cutting layers in a stacked fashion will help add more volume than ever before! It’s not that you need a drastic volume boost when you have thick hair; it’s just that it results in a truly attractive hairstyle. It can also make for a cool playground for adding streaks of color to your hair.
43. Dynamic Hairstyle
If you want to sport a hairstyle that expresses dynamism, this is the look for you! It’s an original take on the traditional fairy with plenty of short layers styled to the front. The outcome is as textured and dynamic as can be.
44. Short Haircut for Thick Frizzy Hair
Curly hair can be a blessing one day and a frizzy curse the next. Instead of trying to tame your frizzy locks, embrace them! This hairstyle will bring out the best of your curls thanks to the layering and messy bangs.
45. Artsy Hairstyle
If you carry high fashion, art, and everything related to them in your heart, incorporate this into your hairstyle! For instance, send your nape-length hair with a dynamic design, like the shaved one in the photo above.
46. Outgrown Pixie Cut
There are more than enough reasons why pixie haircuts are so loved. The fact that they grow out so amazingly is certainly one of them. When transitioning from a fairy to a bob, style your hair in a similar manner to make the look unforgettable.
47. Asymmetrical Haircut
Asymmetry is an excellent way to make a haircut stand out. While it’s a daring haircut to adopt, it also has a touch of sophistication that can’t be denied. After all, the asymmetry can be as dramatic or discreet as you want it to be!
48. Edgy Haircut for Thick Hair
Bring on the spikes! This is yet another example of how to spike short and thick hair. It’s definitely not a suitable haircut for all, but rebellious girls or anyone with a colorful personality will likely enjoy wearing it!
49. Finger Waves Hair
Let’s take a trip back in time for this delicate hairstyle. Finger waves were a must in the ’20s and ’30s, and this hairstyle has also withstood the test of time. The technique is embraced nowadays more than ever – especially so among women with thick hair.
50. Shaggy Hairstyle
This is an ideal shaggy haircut for thick hair. It has a touch of innocence mixed with mystery, making it alluring. The full side-swept bangs also make it a wonderful haircut for those looking for an emo or scene hairstyle.
51. Lowlights in Short Hair
Regardless of your age, lowlights can be a great addition to any short hairstyle. Play around with gray undertones if you’re a senior, or play around with any other hair colors you like.
52. Shaved Side Hairstyle
Here’s another cool short haircut for rebellious girls. Rock your thick locks chopped short and shave your hair on one side of your head. It might be challenging to grow it out, but it will all be worth it!
53. Hipster Haircut
Are you drawn to feminine, Parisian-style short haircuts for thick hair? Then recreate it in your hairstyle by adding short, flirty, and choppy layers. Leave the bangs a little shorter to get that European hipster vibe.
54. Mermaid Haircut for Thick Hair
We’ve talked about pastel short haircuts for thick hair, but what about experimenting with the mermaid hair trend? Essentially, this takes the tones from a multi-pastel balayage and makes them brighter. Cooler tones usually work best for mermaid hairstyles.
55. Thick Curly Hair with Straight Bangs
Lastly, take your short haircut to the next level by playing around with textures. Straighten the bangs to get an intriguing combination if you have naturally curly hair. Likewise, you can curl the main part of your hair if your locks are naturally straight.
56. Undercut with Sharper Style
One way to style your thick hair short would be with a fresh undercut underneath the top layer. That is what she has done here, and she has also kept her top layer cut right at chin level. This type of cut also helps you obtain more volume.
57. Short Curly Thick Hair
Women who have curly hair have a hard time finding the right look. But here is a short style for curly thick hair. She added a thick fringe and kept the hair right at chin length. Throw in a few highlights all the way around, and it looks great.
58. Big Chop Hairstyle
After a big chop, you will feel refreshed and like a brand-new woman. In the look above, she kept her longest layer cut right at the nape and the rest of the hair layered and highlighted. She parted her short hair to the side and wore a side-swept style.
59. Short and Messy Haircut
Short haircuts for thick hair can be done in so many different ways. Here she went with a fresh style with long layers and kept it straight. This is long enough to pull up into a half-up style.
60. Thick Curly Hair on Warm Blonde
Women with wavy hair will love this next short haircut for thick hair. She kept the layers short in the photo above, added blonde highlights, and finished it with beautiful curls. Be sure to add plenty of hairsprays so you can stay looking fresh all day long.
61. Clipper Cut Bob Hairstyle
Clipper cuts are such a vibe. In the look above, she has her short brown hair cut right at the chin line and went with a swept-side bang style, which looks so pretty.
62. Soft Edges Hair
Short haircuts for thick hair always look great when you trim them to the natural hairline. They have done that in the photo above and added micro bangs in the front. Keep the sideburns short you are going to love your new style.
63. Salt and Pepper Hairstyle
Salt and peppered hairstyles are all the rage in 2023. Here she has kept her style short and cut it right at the chin length. Throw in a few long layers, brush all of the hair back, and you will love your style.
64. Short Platinum Hair
You are already so blessed if you are lucky enough to have this beautiful platinum hair color when you get older. She has kept her thick silver hair short with plenty of long layers, which looks amazing.
65. Bob Cut with Blonde Highlights
Bob is a fabulous way to keep your thick hair under control. Here she has gone with a blunt bob style with bangs added in the front. She has a base of dark brown with a few honey-blonde highlights added throughout.
66. Texturized Shears Hair
Adding textured layers is one of the most popular short haircuts for thick hair. She has so many textured layers in the look above and added a light blonde color on the top layer.
67. Razored Hairstyle
Razor cuts are such a vibe and work great when you have thick hair. Here she went with a short bob haircut and added a lovely dark black color. Keep the edges razored to get the most out of this style.
68. Short Hair in Warm Tones
Short and thick hair can be hard to manage. But with this next cut, your hair is going to stay looking amazing. Here she went with an inverted bob with a light blonde hue that looked so pretty.
69. Feathered Layered Hairstyle
Short layered looks are great when trying to thin out your thick hair. She has kept her layers textured and added in a few blonde highlights, which look amazing.
70. Contrast Colored with Blonde
Next up is a contrasting hairstyle with both low and highlights added in. Keep your hair straight and about chin length to show off your new colors.
So, What Is YOUR Hair Motivation?
To sum up, we hope we’ve helped you get all the short haircuts for the thick hair inspiration you need! Our personal selection will surely get you on the right track for finding the top hairstyles to flatter your enviously thick locks.
Once you’ve had your makeover, make sure you stop by and tell us your hair story in the comments!
Lorene Kendall is a professional hairdresser who has been around in the industry for quite some time. She has traveled to different countries and cities because of her undeniable passion for styling. Her creativity and eyes for fashion are what make her stand out the most. With her talent, she provides service that will beautifully translate what her clients want into actual art.