Sure, long hair is great, but with long hair comes a ton of maintenance! You don’t even have to style it every day (although it’s recommended) and you’ll have to deal with constant tangles and knots due to it getting stuck in zippers, armpits, and whatnot.
With that being said, short haircuts have become more popular than ever before on women. What’s not to like? They’re ultra-convenient, they look adorable, and they’re a lifesaver in the summertime! If you have thick hair, you may be wondering if it’s something you can pull off without your hair looking like a helmet.
But don’t worry, we have you covered! Here are the best short hairstyles for women with thick hair!
Layered Balayage Lob
If you’re looking for hairstyles for thick, coarse, wavy hair, then this should be your next go-to. Balayage is super trendy right now, with the gradual, natural-looking lightening of color being an eye-catcher. If you’re new to short hair, then cutting it all off can seem pretty scary.
A great way to let yourself in easy is by first getting a long bob or a “lob”. This shoulder-length style is amazing for women with thick hair, and leaves you with the versatility to pull off multiple styles; even a ponytail!
Short and Layered
Looking for a youthful hairstyle for over 50-year-old women? Take a look at this gorgeous cut. Many women who are blessed with thick hair try to go short and have not so good experiences. That’s why layers are so essential because you have a natural, yet voluminous look.
This particular cut has a beautiful shape and looks even more stunning once you add in some highlights to the mix.
Chic and Dark
This short hairstyle for thick hair isn’t exclusive to those with dark hair, but we have to say, it does look stunning with it.
This sexy, flirty cut looks amazing on women of all ages. So if you’re in your 20’s, or just looking for youthful hairstyles for over 50 years old, you’re in luck! The trick to this hairstyle really being successful with your thick hair, is not only layering, but also giving a tousled, textured look.
This can be accomplished by creating loose waves, and using some kind of wax or gel to subtly separate pieces to give the “messy yet under control” look.
This short layered haircut for thick hair is gorgeous, young, and fun. What could we not love?
We love this look on just about any color, but to be honest, it really shines when it’s cut on blonde hair. The waves appear more defined and you can really take advantage of all of the “messiness” this style has to offer.
If you opt for a long bob but don’t want something super messy of voluminous, then you can add some smoothing product to your hair to give it a tamer finish.
This short haircut for thick, coarse hair is one that you’ve probably seen many times before. However, it’s not always executed well. A-line bobs are a wonderful way to work your way deeper into the land of short haircuts, with thick hair.
The most important part of executing this hairstyle perfectly is a ton of texturizing around the back of the neck. You also need to make sure there’s a good amount of volume in the rear to make sure you’re not trying to add the volume yourself each morning while getting ready.
Short and Classy
This short hairstyle is one that’s commonly seen in many celebrities; probably due to the fact that it’s low-maintenance, easy to style, and looks gorgeous without chopping all of your hair off. It does work best with thick hair, as the look is so “full”, yet seamless-looking.
If you want to successfully pull this look off, you need to make sure your stylist adds a whole lot of layering. This is what’s really going to give you this beautiful shape, while also providing the key pieciness of the sections towards the front. They’re purposefully a bit longer than those around the ears to give you a modern, edgy look.
Short, Purple, and Edgy
No matter your age, you should feel free to express yourself any way you desire, with whatever haircut or color you want! Many women with thick hair often have the wrong idea about straight hair and short haircuts. They think that it will look silly or that it won’t even be really straight due to the thickness.
We’re happy to say that this just isn’t true! Those with thick locks can absolutely pull it off, as displayed above. The edgy, razor-cut look is gorgeous on everyone, but if you really want to stand out, try out this lavender look!
Undercut Pixie with Shaved Side
Okay, so the last one was edgy, but it wasn’t edgy enough for you! If that’s the case, then you need to check our next style out. Not only is it an undercut, but we stepped it up a notch with the shaved side!
The key to accomplishing this gorgeous look is, you guessed it: volume! You’re definitely going to need to style this one a bit more, but we feel it’s well worth the effort. Of course, you’re still going to want a lot of layering/texturing up top, but make sure you have some extra-strong hold gel, wax, or pomade to keep it in it’s intended place!
Curly Bob with Razor Layers
Okay, so we’ve already covered the curly/wavy/messy bobs earlier, but this is a bit of a more modern take on it: the curly bob with razor layers.
This hairstyle for thick, coarse, wavy hair is super-luscious due to the razor cut. It’s a bit of a contrast, between soft and harsh, but somehow they complement each other perfectly. Curly, shortcuts feature attractive layers, and you can help highlight those by adding some balayage in there. You’ll find this style to be very movement-friendly, as well as adding a lot of depth.
Asymmetrical Two-Tone Crop
Asymmetrical looks are absolutely gorgeous, especially with short crops like this one. It’s definitely an exciting, fashionable cut that’s sure to catch the attention of those around you. If you have thick hair and feel confined to the tamer haircuts, we dare you to try this one out!
This asymmetrical pixie features one side that’s longer, and the two-tone colors add even more dimension and playfulness to the look. If you’d like, you can even try an ombre look out for added intrigue.
Thick and Curly
If you have thick, curly hair, then you must try this next hairstyle out for those of us who can’t pull it off! The sides and back are very shortly-cropped but aren’t quite to the extent of being shaved. The tops are purposefully long so as to show off your naturally curly or wavy hair.
The waves flow and gently frame the face in all of the right ways. This sophisticated look can be easily pulled off with a tank top, just as well as with an evening gown. As one of the trendiest short haircuts out there today, what are you waiting for?
Now that you’ve had the chance to look through all of the 11 best short hairstyles for women with thick hair, which one caught your attention? If you’re a bit hesitant, we recommend going to a lob initially and working your way up from there. However, it’s not a rule. You’re going to love the confidence and time you gain by trying out these beautiful, short hairstyles!
A little over a year ago, Jennifer quit her job as a PR consultant to backpack through Europe and Southeast Asia, where she decided to turn her passion into a business and launched JustWomanThings.