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 a cut!
With just 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 Haircuts 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 Haircuts
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 Haircuts 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 Hairstyles
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.
5. Sassy Short Haircuts 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 out there is the pixie cut and for an edgy look, leave your bangs longer and styled to the side.
6. Short Bob Haircuts for Thick Hair
Besides pixie haircuts, short bobs are also among the most beloved haircuts 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 Hairstyles
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 Hairstyles
Choppy hairstyles continue being just as popular as blunt cuts, and you can confidently play around with both. What’s even cooler is that having a blunt haircut doesn’t mean that you can’t get the messy impact of choppy ones. All you have to do is incorporate layers into your haircut.
9. Short Spiky Haircuts 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 Hairstyles
Turn the edginess up a notch by adding an undercut to your short hairstyle! Regardless if just cut the lower part of your hair extremely short or shave it down completely, this is certainly a haircut that won’t go by unnoticed!
11. Short Layered Haircuts for Thick Hair
Layers are usually the go-to piece of 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 Hairstyles
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 hairstyle that’s spiked in the back.
13. Feathered Hairstyles
To continue our examples of the major role that 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 Haircuts for Thick Hair and Round Faces
It is not always easy to find the perfect short cut, especially not if you have a round face shape. But rest assured, there are many short haircuts that work wonders on rounds faces – some that even create a slimming effect – and this pixie-bob mix is just one of them.
15. Professional Short Haircuts for Curly Thick Hair
Curly hair can be a pain to maintain sometimes, especially when it’s cut short. So how do you know what the best short haircut for curly and thick hair is? 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 Hairstyles
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 Haircuts for Thick Hair
Here’s another idea for ladies who want a short to medium-ish haircut. The hairstyle here is about shoulder-length and 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 Bobs
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 Haircuts for Short Thick Hair
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 Hairstyles
Want to attract attention through your elegance? You can easily do so through a well-planned short haircut, and it 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 flawless set of bangs? There are numerous ways you can style yours, but one of our favorites is the fully side-swept look that goes extremely well with any short haircut.
22. Short Haircuts for Thick Coarse Hair
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. Short Haircuts for Thick Hair and Oval Faces
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 Hairstyles
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 chin-length haircut that is fabulously tousled.
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 quite like ladies with thick hair. Enjoy these full bangs as they gracefully cover your forehead.
26. Short Haircuts for Women over 50 with Thick Hair
There are few women over 50 who 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 Short Haircut Styles for Thick Hair
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 pass by unnoticed.
28. Statement Hairstyles
To take your entire look to the next level, bump up your bold hairstyle and make it a statement one. For this, experiment with various colors, cuts, layers and basically anything else that comes to mind!
29. Afro Hairstyles
Tapered hairstyles are not only enchanting but also highly flattering for women with afro-textured hair. To rock your natural locks in a jaw-dropping way, go for a pompadour-inspired tapered haircut.
30. Easy Short Haircuts 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, as time passes, it will gracefully grow into a chic shoulder-length hairstyle.
31. Form-Friendly Hairstyles
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 a remarkable hairstyle.
32. Very Short Haircuts 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 has 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 Short Haircuts for Thick Hair
Shoulder-length hairstyles are popular among girls with thick hair for more reasons than one.
35. Boyish Pixie Cuts
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 Bobs
If you’re not into neither layered bobs nor blunt ones, play around with inverted bobs. Considering the fact that you have thick hair, the inverted cutting will help it fall into place and frame your face marvelously.
37. Short Haircuts for Thick Black Hair
We absolutely love the twist on this pixie haircut. What makes it stand out in a breathtaking way is the styling of the short bangs. Not only are they swept to the side, but also upwards for a genuinely dynamic outcome.
38. Short Pixie Haircuts 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 pixie is adorable, edgy and classy, all in one, and helps create a hairstyle that will make heads turn wherever you go.
39. Angled Lobs
Long bobs can be worn in multiple ways. If you cut your hair at a slight angle, you will get a “Wow!” effect, for sure. This goes to show that even the smallest of details can make a big difference and create a hairstyle to remember!
40. Short Haircuts with Bangs for Thick Hair
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 Hairstyles
What about color blends to help you make the most of your thick locks? Balayage hairstyles are trending just as much than ever, particularly those that mix pastel hair colors. This coloring technique will emphasize your thick strands and add a splash of color to your appearance.
42. Short Stacked Haircuts for Thick Hair
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 appealing hairstyle. It can also make for a cool playground for adding streaks of colors to your hair.
43. Dynamic Hairstyles
If you want to sport a hairstyle that expresses dynamism, this is the look for you! It’s an original take on the traditional pixie with plenty of short layers all styled to the front. The outcome is as textured and dynamic as can be.
44. Short Haircuts for Thick Frizzy Hair
Curly hair can prove to be a blessing one day and a frizzy curse the next. Instead of trying to tame your frizzy locks, embrace them! This kind of hairstyle will bring out the best of your curls thanks to the layering and messy bangs.
45. Artsy Hairstyles
If you carry high fashion, art, and everything else that’s related to them in your heart, then incorporate this into your hairstyle! For instance, do so by ending your nape-length hair with a dynamic design, like the shaved one in the photo above.
46. Outgrown Pixie Cuts
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 pixie to a bob, style your hair in a similar manner to make the look unforgettable.
47. Short Asymmetrical Haircuts for Thick Hair
Asymmetry is an excellent way to make a haircut stand out. While it’s indeed a daring haircut to adopt, it also has a touch of sophistication that just can’t be denied. After all, the asymmetry can be as dramatic or discreet as you want it to be!
48. Short Edgy Haircuts 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 haircut that’s suitable for all, but rebellious girls or anyone with a colorful personality will likely enjoy wearing it!
49. Finger Waves
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 Hairstyles
This is an ideal shaggy haircut for thick hair. It has a certain touch of innocence mixed with mystery, both of which make it very 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 Hairstyles
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. Short Haircuts for Thick Hair with Shaved Side
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 a bit challenging to grow it out, but it will all be worth it!
53. Hipster Haircuts
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 Short Haircuts 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
Last but definitely not least, take your short haircut to the next level by playing around with textures. If you have naturally curly hair, straighten the bangs to get an intriguing combination. Likewise, you can curl the main part of your hair if your locks are naturally straight.