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There’s no denying it, my friend—if you’re a guy with a full, sexy head of hair, you’re basically the king of the hill. And if you’re looking for the best short hairstyles for men with thick hair, you’ve come to the right place. In fact, probably the only reason you’re reading this now is that you’ve got too much of a good thing going (if that’s even possible) and you just need some ideas on reigning it all in.
Worry not, we’ve got a couple suggestions up our sleeve, whether you’re a corporate kinda guy who wants to keep it sharp, or the boy next door who just wants something his girl can run her fingers through. Read on to check some of the best short hairstyles for men with thick hair.
The Best Short Hairstyles for Men with Thick Hair
1. Modern pomp
What the updated pomp lacks in grease, it makes up for in personality. This updated take on a style popularized by greasers from the 1950s features a crown and sides that are combed back, but with some volume or wave at the top. Having thick hair is crucial to achieving the height in this look, and the hair at the crown is usually kept around 2 to 3 inches short to achieve a slightly slicked-back feel.
Use with: Bed Head for Men by TIGI Slick Trick, a leather jacket, buckle boots
The cheekier twin brother of the pomp is the quiff, which features hair being brushed back or to the side (instead of molded forward) to create that hairline lift. Guys with straight to wavy hair will find it easiest to style a quiff, as this style looks best with some mussed-up texture. Think model-off-duty, or basically how your hair looks like when you’re out clubbing/in a boyband, but with more control.
Use with: Dove Men+Care Sculpting Paste, a white tee, white sneakers
3. Classy comb-over
You want a style that matches that crisp, thousand-dollar suit but doesn’t look stuffy, you might want to ask your barber for a modern comb over. This style employs a fade on the sides and back while leaving the top just long enough to brush neatly to an angle. Some guys like balancing this look out with a trimmed beard or leaving the thicker hair on top a bit messy after hours.
Use with: a suit, an Old Fashioned, Axe Styling Signature Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade
4. Deliberate bedhead
Update your favorite spiky, devil-may-care style of the ’90s with this shorter version, which is perfect for guys with a lot of hair to work with (you’ve probably experienced this by accident anyway, first thing in the a.m.). Ask for a fade that leaves around 1.5 to 2 inches at the top, slightly longer than your general high and tight, and maybe a guard 1A on the side. Keep things work-friendly by slicking down any weird cowlicks and keeping the texture up top. A matte wax or paste that easily rubs through strands will ace the look.
Use with: Bed Head for Men by TIGI Matte Separation, a 2-o’-clock shadow, a cotton button-down
5. Clean and fratty
When it comes to short hairstyles for men with thick hair (and to all officers and gentlemen out there), a clean-cut style that has no fade makes the most of the thickness you have. Be the envy of your peers in a style that showcases your hair density by asking for a cut that’s simply trimmed all around, with the top being just around a half-inch longer. This cut usually is done with your hair part in mind. To style, blow-dry damp hair and run through a finger’s-width sliver of non-shiny gel or regular pomade all over and refine with a comb.
Use with: Dove Men+Care Defining Pomade, stripes, sexy-fresh cologne
What do you think are the best short hairstyles for men with thick hair?