Thick hair can be both a blessing and a curse. While it’s absolutely fabulous to have luscious locks with a lot of volume and depth, they can also be a nightmare when it comes to hygiene, maintenance, and styling. Fortunately, there is one, simple trick that you can employ and that takes care of all that. Chop it all off! There are so many outstanding short hairstyles for thick hair out there, you won’t believe. A lot of them are even inspired by your favorite celebrities, and we promise you’ll simply fall in love! Scroll down to see them all.
1. Short Layered Haircuts for Thick Hair
This first idea is a very basic layered chin length bob. It takes the edge off thick hair and makes it look less voluminous and fluffy thanks to all its layers. Invest in some good quality hair products to make it look shiny and sleek.
2. Short Textured Hairstyles for Thick Hair
Actress Raquel Welch has always had an impressive head of hair. When she went over the hill and turned 60, she too got the big cut, just like most women do. Only that, for her it was a super stylish layered pixie cut, seeing as she has such thick hair.
3. Modern Short Haircuts for Thick Hair
This is a super cool long pixie cut, textured and very messy, with 2000s-inspired spikes all around. But what we love most about it was the color. It’s a very silky iceberg blonde, almost metallic, which will work fantastic with smokey makeup.
4. Low Maintenance Short Haircuts for Thick Hair
Does it get more low maintenance than this? This is a beige blonde bob with long bangs on one side. It has choppy ends and it’s very straight and sleek so that you don’t have to worry about styling it every day.
5. The Felicity Jones
If you were looking for celebrity inspiration when it comes to short hairstyles for thick hair, look no more. We have several on this list and actress Felicity Jones is just the first one. She usually wears this fantastic black brown bob with very loose beach waves and 60s heavy set bangs.
6. The Lily Collins
We’ve seen actress Lily Collins go through a lot of short hairstyles for thick hair. However, we do have to say that this jaw length bob is our favorite. It favors her round face best, making her look incredibly chic and feminine. No wonder she was chosen to be the face of Givenchy!
7. The Christina Hendricks
Some actors become known for different parts of their aspect, beside their acting chops. That’s the case for Christina Hendricks as well, who is very famous for making a case for redheads. This is how you do short hairstyles for thick hair, ladies.
8. Short Shaggy Hairstyles for Thick Hair
Meet the Italian chic. This is a wavy and shaggy bob that will attract all eyes on you. If your hair is not naturally wavy of curly, you can always use your flat iron to create this look, along with some sea salt spray for that mermaid feel.
9. The Mandy Moore
We were pleased to settle our eyes on Mandy Moore and discover she has turned into a fabulously fashionable and beautiful woman. Here she is wearing a chocolate brown long pixie cut spiked with blonde and red streaks and a pair of gorgeous golden statement earrings.
10. The Anne Hathaway
Another celebrity in dire need of ideas for short hairstyles for thick hair is our lovely Anne. Taming that mane has not always been easy for her. Remember those scenes in The Princess Diaries? But if she could do it, so can you and then we can all pretend to be the princesses of Genovia.
11. Asymmetrical Haircuts for Thick Hair
How cute is this asymmetrical pixie? One side of it is completely shaved off while the other keeps all the goodness of your natural curls. This type of short hairstyles for thick hair really gets you the best of both worlds.
12. The Selena Gomez
One celebrity with amazingly thick hair has always been Instagram sweetheart Selena Gomez. Nowadays, she wears her hair long and curly. However, there was a time in her more youthful years when she went for this awesome and slick bob.
13. The Charlize Theron
Arguably the most beautiful woman in the world and the face of French perfume J’adore Dior for many years, actress Charlize Theron has been a fan of short hairstyles for thick hair. Here she is wearing a very long and curly blonde pixie cut.
14. The Victoria Beckham
She’s probably been through almost as many hairstyles as her equally famous husband has. Evidently, some were more successful than others. This, for example, is a an asymmetrical caramel blonde long pixie, perfect when it comes to ideas for hairstyles for thick hair.
15. The Meg Ryan
Although we got used to her 80s and 90s long hair look, when she became famous for starring in some of the best romantic movies ever made, we also love Meg Ryan with this shaggy and layered hairstyle that almost gives the impression she has curly hair.
16. The Lea Seydoux
French actress Lea Seydoux also has a healthy head of hair. Therefore, she loves to turn to short hairstyles for thick hair. This is an amazing sandy blonde scruffy bob which she paired with almost no makeup at all. And we believe she looks absolutely amazing.
17. Short Hairstyles for Thick Dark Hair
If you love this haircut and want to copy it, then you will need to break out your blow dryer or rotating brush. Use some styling mousse and gently rotate the brush so as not to get it entangled in your hair. You know perfectly well that once it’s in there it’s impossible to get out.
18. The Jaimie Alexander
We were first acquainted with her as the Lady Warrior Sif in the first Thor movie and she has been turning heads ever since. Speaking of heads, she is a fine example of how you need to approach short hairstyles for thick hair. Look her up.
19. The Audrey Tatou
The second French actress on our list of short hairstyles for thick hair has opted for a very rich cacao colored long bob. Evidently, hers is totally Parisian chic so you need to copy it in detail if you want to look like you just came back from a trip to la belle France.
20. Mature Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
If you are past a certain age and your hair has gone either totally or partially white, we suggest you don’t dye it. Embrace and enjoy what nature gave you because it’s an awesome color and change that needs to be celebrated instead of hidden away under hair dye.
21. Sexy Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
Everything about this look positively screams beauty and sultriness. This is an ear-length bob with a retro side part and loose vintage curls. Think Marylin Monroe or Jane Russell off duty. Pair it up with cat smokey eye makeup and a pair of dramatic earrings.
22. Curly Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
One of the best ways in which you can manage your very curly hair is by cutting it down to a short bob. We suggest this jaw-length pouffed up version. It simply looks incredibly chic and very 20s Jazz Age, don’t you think?
23. Short Sassy Haircuts for Thick Hair
Speaking of the Jazz Age, here’s another type of bob, which will bring you even closer to the roaring 20s. If flapper is your preferred style, then this is definitely the haircut for you. Use some argan oil to get that extra shine in your hair.
24. Chic Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
Here’s British actress Keira Knightley in her ad for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle perfume. She is the embodiment of the young French woman with a short and simple brown bob, natural makeup, and, of course, wearing Chanel.
25. The Sophia Loren
If you want to go back even further in time for inspiration when it comes to short hairstyles for thick hair, there’s no one better than Sophia Loren. She was the true diva and bombshell of the 50s and 60s, showing the world what European beauty really looks like.
26. Short Hairstyles with Bangs for Thick Hair
Speaking of the 60s, this is a slick bob with thin and wispy bangs that was inspired by that era. You can use it as your muse for short hairstyles for thick hair. We love how all the other elements belong to that era as well. The long, oval nails, thick eyeliner, and the typical dress.
27. The Natalie Portman
Here’s another actress who famously serves as the face of an iconic perfume and who simply loves short hairstyles for thick hair. Natalie Portman has been the beautiful face of Dior’s Miss Dior for a long time and happier we could not be. It’s a match made in heaven.
28. Short Blonde Hairstyles for Thick Hair
If you’re thinking about going blonde for the first time, you have to do it in style. Take Rita Ora’s example. Here she is channeling the unique beauty and style of the one and only Marylin herself. How’s that for short hairstyles for thick hair?
29. Cute Short Haircuts for Thick Hair
Which Sienna Miller is your favorite? The one with short hair or the one with long hair? As far as short hairstyles for thick hair go, we obviously prefer the short haired one. However, we won’t say no to a long hair Sienna, as long as she keeps her sweet, white honey blonde colored tresses.
30. Easy to Manage Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
This naturally wild short bob is absolutely fantastic. The color is truly something to behold. The basis is a warm natural and luscious brown, streaked with blonde and brass peekaboos. If you have green or hazel eyes, you should definitely try this color.
31. The Zendaya
Her many hairstyles are almost as famous as she is nowadays. However, we have to say that we absolutely adored this former Disney star when she emerged sporting this blonde shaggy pixie cut complete with layered bangs and a brown matte lipstick to match.
32. 50s Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
If you’re in love with the 50s or simply adore pinup, do we have the hairstyle for you. These are bottle blonde bombshell curls which will surely get you noticed, especially if you pair them with a striking red lip and some eyeliner.
Here are some more pinup hairstyles for you.
33. Retro Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
You know that retro has been all the rage in the past years, ever since the hipster trend has emerged. However, here’s a tip. If you do go for these hairstyles for thick hair, make sure you have just the perfect makeup and outfits as well. Otherwise, it will just look outdated.
34. Short Edgy Haircuts for Thick Hair
This is a fantastic ginger asymmetric bob with wavy ends and short bangs that brush the eyebrows. The look is so beautifully striking that it almost looks like something out of The Fifth Element. Pair it with nude eye makeup and a tangerine red lipstick to mirror the orange in the hair color.
35. The Morena Boccarin
If you think her face is familiar, you’re not mistaken. She was Ryan Reynolds’ love interest in Deadpool. She was amazingly cool, as she is in real life, with her brunette pixie cut and side swept bangs. Don’t you love how her name matches her hair color? Morena means brunette in Spanish.
36. The Julianne Hough
Leave it to actress Julianne Hough to show us how blonde short hairstyles for thick hair should work. She sports a cross between a short bob and a long pixie with really feathered ends and dark caramel roots. Just look at what it does for those crystal clear blue eyes of hers!
37. Short Stylish Haircuts for Thick Hair
As far as style goes, we don’t advise you to copy just this haircut. We’re giving you the green light to copy this entire look. Down to the polka dot silk shirt with the theatrical bow on one shoulder, the 60s makeup, and the beautiful selfie in the vanity mirror.
38. Short Haircuts for Thick Wavy Hair
We’ve referenced Marylin impersonators several times in this article already. But now we think we found the best one. It’s a superb idea for short hairstyles for thick hair that you can use too. The shade is Marylin blonde, of course, and all you need are some well-placed curls and a lot of red lipstick.
39. Short Bobs for Thick Hair
Actress Julia Stiles is here to demonstrate how to pull off short hairstyles for thick hair as the girl next door. It’s easy. First, you get a simple bob with a set of side swept bangs in the color of your choosing. Then you style it with some mousse. Then you become everyone’s favorite.
40. The Marion Cotillard
We believe it’s safe to say by now that our list of short hairstyles for thick hair has been dominated by French actresses and French perfume. Therefore, we don’t mind one more, especially when she’s this gorgeous. Marion Cotillard is wearing a fresh and sweet, natural brown bob.
41. The Emma Stone
Speaking of a sweet bob, it doesn’t get any sweeter than Emma Stone on the red carpet. By the way, did you know the Easy A actress is actually a natural blonde? But she likes to dye her hair a fiery shade of red or a much more delicious type of ginger.
42. Easy to Style Short Haircuts for Thick Hair
Lucy Hale’s outstanding short and choppy raven bob should win awards for its beauty. It had us believing she should have had a part in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby if not as Daisy herself, then at least as some form of eye candy. We’re in love!
43. The Michelle Dockery
We bet you’ve never seen Lady Mary with this amount of makeup and showing this much skin before. The downstairs of Downton Abbey will surely have something to talk about when she gets back. Not to mention her fantastic hot chocolate colored 1920s bob which we are glad to see she maintains in real life as well.
44. The Ginnifer Goodwin
Although she has become the queen of the boyish pixie in these past years, Ginnifer Goodwin looks equally good in a bob as well as far as short hairstyles for thin hair go. We love how she always pairs it with oversized earrings so as to elongate her round face.
45. The Diane Keaton
It seems to us as if actress Diane Keaton has been sporting this very hairstyle ever since we can remember. It has now become part of her image and a bit of an iconic look for her. We support her fidelity to the style and look forward to seeing if she changes it at all in the next few years.
46. The Sharon Stone
Here’s a pixie cut that will send you straight back to the 2000s. Sharon Stone is keeping the beacon lit for that decade with a bottle blonde spiky hairstyle, raw black eyeliner, and large hoop golden earrings. She’s another lady faithful to glory days long gone.
47. The Pink
No matter what she does, Pink is always current. Maybe that’s because she was always so ahead of her time. This 2008 super shocked platinum pixie is still very much the rage today, almost ten years after she wore it. It goes to prove that some ladies really do know how to wear short hairstyles for thick hair.
48. The Afro
What to do when you have such curly hair? The answer is so much simpler than you ever thought. Get the shortest pixie cut you can. The second step is to dye your pixie cut in one of today’s most fashionable colors, such as this copper red mixed with a bit of brown.
49. Best Short Haircuts for Thick Straight Hair
Here’s a fact for you. If you have straight and thick hair and you go for a blunt cut, it will blow up on you like a little mushroom. That’s why you need to let your stylist give you some layers, so that the tresses can arrange themselves neatly on your head and loose the volume and the puff.
50. The Kerri Russell
Once you got those layers we talked about above, you can run to your curling iron and get these fantastic sweetheart curls that Keri Russell wears. Part your hair sideways and sweep your bangs to one side as well. The pink-red lipstick is a must here, of course.
Here are the 50 ravishing short hairstyles for thick hair we promised. They included everything from layered bobs to curly bobs, boyish pixies, spiky pixies, 50s curls, retro looks, celebrity inspired cuts, and much more. Write to us in the comment section below and let us know which one was your favorite and why.