20 Unique Medium Length Haircuts for Thick Hair

Those will thick hair have more than one option.

Thick hair is one of the most coveted hair types, although that’s something you may not realize when faced with the complications of figuring out the right style and look for this unique hair type.  Like any hair type, you’re always on the hunt for the perfect cut that won’t make your hair look too puffy. For the most part, medium-length haircuts might just be the look that can offer you some style and much-needed manageability.

Read on to discover some of our favorite medium length haircuts for thick hair:

1. Layered Haircuts

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A layered cut with some waves is an awesome style for your thick hair. Photo credit: Dvora

It’s all about the layers when you have thick hair. This classic medium haircut can make your hair more defined and textured as it adds 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

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

If you want to have 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 it length sits on your collarbone. It also works great for a variety of textures and hair types. If you experience any frizz or flyaways, simply use some of Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Hair Serum whose formula works to nourish your hair, while also making it smooth and soft.

3. Angled Blunt Cut

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A blunt cut is a fun style to rock with your medium hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

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. Dramatic Side Part

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Swoop your hair all to one side for a dramatic and head-turning effect. Photo credit: indigtalimages.com

Thick hair has so much definition in its strands that you can really have fun with your part. After you cut your hair, ask your hairdresser to play with your part, going in a completely different direction than you usually go. Trust us, this look is a style game-changer.

5. Shoulder-Length Cut with Bangs

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A shoulder-length cut with bangs is a stunning look for your thick hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

To bang or not to bang? That’s really one of the biggest conundrums when it comes to cutting your hair. Those with thick hair really benefit from getting a stylish fringe, as this new length can shape your frame while also offering a new texture to your hair.

6. Rounded Cut with Fluffy Ends

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Go for some loose waves on your medium-length hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Those seeking a little shape can opt for a rounded cut. Enhance this look by using a curling wand to create loose and fluffy ends. Don’t forget to use some heat protectant like TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray. This product works to protect your hair from heat styling with a soft finish.

7. Layered Curls

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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 a variety of ways. Just be sure to use a curl-defining cream, like TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Cream to help hydrate your hair and make your curls stand out.

8. Sleek Straight Shoulder-Length Hair

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Go for a super sleek and straight look.

Want to feel like the queen you are? A simple medium-length cut can make a huge statement when worn pin straight. This look screams powerful!

9. Face-Framing Curls on Medium-Length Hair

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Add face-framing waves to your look.

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

10. Medium-Length Top Knot Half-Updo

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Go for a half-up top knot!

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

11. Ombré Curled Haircut

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Switch up your color with a medium cut.

Spice up your medium-length haircut for thick hair by switching up the color! A blonde ombré look is one of our favorite ways to lighten your strands for the summertime without committing to an all-over color change.

12. Headband Hairstyles

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Dress up your look with a headband.

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.

13. Curly Shag Medium-Length Haircut

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Thin out your hair with a shag cut.

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.

14. Twisted Half-Updo

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Opt for a unique updo.

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

15. Curtain Bangs

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Add curtain bangs to your look.

Want to stay on-trend? Ask your stylist for curtain bangs to go with your medium-length haircut. We love how the style looks when you wear your hair up. Plus, fringe-like this helps add interest when your hair is down.

16. Beaded Box Braids

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Try out box braids.

We love box braids because they can be worn at just about any length, they’re especially popular worn at a medium length too! Feel free to dress up your braids by incorporating different colors and beads.

17. Waterfall Braud Updo

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Create a waterfall braid!

Thick hair comes with its perks! One of our favorites? You can do so many various braid styles. We love this waterfall braid because it shows off any highlights you may have and can be done on medium-length hair too.

18. Wavy Shoulder-Length and Bangs

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Try out bangs with your wavy texture.

Medium-length hair is one of the best lengths for sporting your natural wavy texture. If you have naturally wavy hair, go for a shoulder-length cut to embrace the fullness of your strands!

19. Middle Part Collarbone Length

girl with medium length hair and middle part
Switch your part to the middle for a new look.

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

20. Side Bangs

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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.

To keep your side bangs in place all day, use a hair spray like TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Boost Hold Level 3 Hair Spray. We love this spray because it holds your style in place all day without making your hair feel crunchy.

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

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