22 Unique Medium-Length Haircuts for Thick Hair & Styles

Those will thick hair have more than one option.

Looking for a new medium-length haircut for thick hair? We feel you.

Although thick hair is one of the most coveted hair types, that’s something you may not realize when faced with the complications of figuring out the right style and look! In our opinion, when in doubt, go medium.

Medium-length thick hair is super versatile and lends itself to a variety of styles, from layered haircuts to blunt bobs. Discover our favorite haircuts and medium-length hairstyles for thick hair to try this season.

22 of the Best Medium-Length Hairstyles & Haircuts For Thick Hair

Read on to discover some of our favorite medium-length haircuts for thick hair and cool styles to try.

Medium-Length Haircuts for Thick Hair

Whether you like shoulder-length haircuts for thick hair or prefer a little more length, discover your new favorite below.

1. Layered Haircuts

Woman with cute layered haircut and loose waves.
Give your layers a loose wave.

It’s all about the layers when you have thick hair. This layered classic medium haircut can make your hair more defined and textured, adding depth to your features.

You can test out really long layers that swoop around your entire head or go for something more dramatic with short layers that line your facial shape.

2. Lob Haircut

Woman with thick medium-length lob.
The lob is a chic way to enhance and play with your thick hair. Photo credit: Dvora

If you want some length and aren’t ready to go really short, we suggest trying the lob haircut. This in-between haircut looks perfectly modern and chic as its length sits on your collarbone. It also works great for a variety of textures and hair types.

If you experience any frizz or flyaways, try using For Every Hair Type Revitalizing Hair Oil to nourish your hair while also making it smooth and soft.

3. Angled Blunt Cut

Woman with blonde blowout thick hairstyle.
Flip your strands to show off your best angles.

Create an illusion to your hair with this dramatic cut. It essentially involves a longer, more dramatic length at the back of your hair as it angles shorter on the front. The cut itself is blunt and sharp, which gives off a controlled look while showcasing your stunning silhouette.

4. Inward Layers

Woman with brown and blonde highlighted bob with inward layers.
You can’t go wrong with a sleek medium-length cut.
The best way to show off your natural thick, straight hair is with a sleek bob like the one in the picture. Boss woman look guaranteed.

5. Layers for Thick-Wavy Hair

Woman with layered curly mid-length hair.
Highlight your layers with a gorgeous wavy blowout.

Make the most of your layers on thick, medium-length hair with a wavy blowout.

6. Rounded Cut with Flowy Ends

Woman with medium-length haircut and loose waves.
Go for some loose waves on your medium-length hair.

Those seeking some shape can opt for a rounded cut. Enhance this look by using a curling wand to create loose and flowy ends.

Don’t forget to use a heat protectant like Dove Style+Care Smooth and Shine Heat Protection Spray. This product protects your hair from heat styling and leaves a soft finish.

7. Layered Curls

Woman with layered curls thick haircut.
Add layers to create volume throughout your hair.

Have fun with your thick hair by rocking your natural texture. We love the look of curls on medium-length hair that you can style in many ways.

Just be sure to use a curl-defining cream, like Suave Luscious Curls Curl Defining Cream to help style your hair and make your curls stand out.

8. Face-Framing Curls on Thick Hair

Woman with face-framing curls on thick hair.
Add face-framing waves to your look.

Face-framing waves instantly elevate any long-layered haircut. Plus, this is a great way to show off the natural fullness of your hair!

9. Ombre for Medium-Length Hair

Woman with ombre medium-length haircut.
Switch up your color with a medium cut.

If you want a change, combine a medium haircut with some highlights that will create a beautiful gradient effect along your strands.

10. Curly Shag Haircut

Woman with curly shag haircut.
Thin out your hair with a shag cut. Photo Credit: instagram.com/erikast.pierre

A shag haircut is great for thick hair, especially those with curly strands, because it helps thin out your hair, making it not as heavy.

11. Wavy Shoulder-Length and Bangs

Woman with wavy thick hair and bangs.
Try out bangs with your wavy texture.

Medium-length hair is perfect for wavy textures. If you have naturally wavy hair, go for a shoulder-length haircut for thick hair to embrace the fullness of your strands!

12. Middle Part Collarbone Length

Woman with middle parted, collar-bone length hair.
Switch your part to the middle for a new look.

Simply switching your part can make a huge difference! When trying a middle part on medium-length hair, ask your stylist to incorporate long layers. The layers will help create more movement and make sure your haircut isn’t bottom-heavy.

13. Side Bangs

girl with side bangs and medium length hair
Add side bangs to your cut.

So, you’re not feeling blunt bangs or curtain bangs but still want to try fringe? Opt for side bangs! We love how this fringe type can instantly transform any haircut.

14. Layers and Bangs

Woman with black hair with layers and thick bangs.
Show off your thick hair with this combo.

Thick hair comes with its perks! One of our favorites? You can do so many various styles. We love this haircut with bangs as it shows your hair thickness in all its glory.

15. Seamless Long Layers for Thick Hair

Woman with blonde hair mid length
Try a mid-length cut with long layers to add movement.

This seamless haircut will make it look like you have a blowout every morning! Layers are also great for keeping split ends at bay and have healthy, shiny strands.

16. Inward Layers

Medium-length, long layered hair with bangs.
We love these inward layers with pretty bangs

Flowing inward layers can add a lot of movement and texture to your hairstyle. This cut removes weight from the interior of the hair, creating volume while easing the bulk of thick hair. Finish your styling with a texturing spray.

17. Curtain Bangs

Woman with thick hair and curtain bangs
Curtain bangs help blend layers.

Give your medium cut some movement by adding curtain bangs to the style. They suit almost every face shape and are less demanding than a full fringe.

Medium-Length Hairstyles For Thick Hair

18. Gorgeous Blowout

Woman with thick medium haircut blowout.
Highlight your layers with a gorgeous blowout.

Nothing suits gorgeous long layers for thick hair like a blowout. Treat yourself to a trip to the salon and, after getting a layered haircut, finish it off with some gorgeous fluff.

19. Beaded Box Braids

Woman with half updo box braids.
Try out box braids.

We love box braids because they can be worn at just about any length, looking particularly stunning on medium lengths! Feel free to dress up your braids by incorporating different colors and beads.

20. Twisted Half-Updo

Woman with medium-length twisted half up do.
Opt for a unique updo.

Add interest to a regular half-updo by adding twists on the side. It’s such an easy way to make your half-updo stand out.

21. Headband Hairstyles

Woman with medium-length haircut with headband.
The perfect accessory for medium-length haircuts

Need a little something extra to revamp your style?  Add a colored headband to your look! We love padded and braided styles, which really pop against any hair type.

22. Medium-Length Top Knot Half-Updo

Woman with medium-length half-up top knot.
Go for a half-up top knot!

A half-up top knot is a perfect way to keep thick hair out of your face while still showing off your lovely locks. Plus, you’ll be totally on-trend!

Whether you want to try bangs or long layers, there are so many options for medium-length haircuts for thick hair.

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