7 Classic Hairstyles for Men with Thick Hair

Allison Schmidt | 09 August 2018
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Thick hair makes classic cuts easier to style. 

If you’re a dude with thick hair you’re lucky because you can wear pretty much any classic cut. Classic hairstyles for men with thick hair range from the super short buzzcut to a long combover. With thick hair, some men may be tempted to only ever go for a shorter style. But having that much density up top actually makes a lot of classic styles easier to accomplish!

Getting volume out of thick hair is really easy, which makes it possible for your styling time to actually get cut in half. Read on to see seven of our favorite classic hairstyles for men with thick hair.



Classic Hairstyles For Men With Thick Hair: 7 Styles To Try



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A slick pomp gives an instant man-about-town appeal.

1. Pompadour

The pompadour ranks number one in the classic hairstyles for men with thick hair. If you get a pomp, you’ll instantly get a cool ’50s vibe. Styling a pomp with thick hair is easy because the volume is already there. Just use a pomade such as Axe Smooth Look: Shine Pomade and comb your hair backwards.

AXE SMOOTH LOOK: SHINE POMADE
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A wavy combover, quite the dapper look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Combover

The combover isn’t just for making thin hair look thicker, it looks great with thick hair, too. We think the best way to show off thick hair in a combover is to leave your hair a little long up top. A fringe that’s just a bit longer than your ears has extra sex appeal when combed to the side.

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The quiff is the pomp’s less serious brother. Photo credit: Dvora

3. Quiff

The quiff is very similar to the pompadour, but it’s usually a little shorter and has a more defined side part. Similar to the pomp, you’ll want to style this cut by combing back and to the side, sometimes with a crest shape at the fringe area. Thick hair has the advantage here, because it can help hold the height of the style with almost no effort.

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The classic crop. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Short Crop

The crop is one of the most universally flattering haircut for guys. Don’t let this simple cut fool you: It can still take some upkeep with regular trims to keep it looking at its best, especially if you have thick hair. You may want to keep the sides shorter so they don’t end up sticking out as your hair grows.

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Adding an undercut makes this classic style more modern. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Slick-Back

A slicked-back style is a classic everyone knows and loves. This sleek hairdo is streamlined and adds an air of professionalism to your look. Slick it back while your hair is wet and add a gel like Dove Men+Care Control Gel to keep it in place. This gel is shiny without a sticky or slimy feel, so your style won’t risk looking greasy.

DOVE MEN+CARE CONTROL GEL
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We like a guy that looks good with a buzz. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Buzzcut

If you’re going for a buzzcut for your thick hair, you’ll need to invest in a good pair of clippers. To maintain a super short buzz it will take regular trims that you can easily do at home. A buzzcut is a confident haircut, as it doesn’t let you hide behind your hairstyle. Wear it with some swag and you’re golden.

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Call it preppy or call it classic. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Side Part

The side-parted hairstyle can easily read as preppy when styled with a gel or shiny pomade. You can also style it with some matte gel, like Axe Messy Look: Matte Gel, for a more modern (or less preppy) look. The classic side part is a great style for guys with thick hair because it can be cut short or long, depending on how much height you want out of the style.

AXE MESSY LOOK: MATTE GEL