There are a number of hairstyles for thick hair that will instantly make it easier to detangle and style. With that in mind, we’ve created a guide outlining the best haircut ideas for thick hair that are quick and easy to do.
Take a look below and find the right hairstyle for you. You’re welcome!
The best hairstyles for thick hair
1. Long bob
With so many celebrities opting for a long bob (AKA lob), it’s no surprise that it comes up high as one of the top haircut ideas for thick hair. The universally flattering style suits all hair types and textures, so whether your thick mane is adorned with cascading waves or a halo of curls, try a lob haircut on for size.
2. High puff
There are lots of ways that afro hair queens can show off your long, luscious mane. But, we must admit, a high fluffy puff is definitely one of our favourites!
Layers are a great way to add movement while also removing excess weight from thick hair. Perfect for framing the complexion, chin-skimming layers are also great for all face types, creating a flattering finish.!
Editor’s tip: The key to blown-out hairstyles for thick hair like above, is down to your styling prep. We recommend using a volumising mousse to give your tresses extra body. Our favourite is the VO5 Extra Body Styling Mousse. The feather-weight formula supersizes your style without leaving it crunchy.
4. Faux bob
Bob haircuts always stand the test of time and are highly coveted all around the world. So, if you’re thinking of taking the plunge and cutting off your thick mane, why not try a faux bob before your trip to the salon.
The quickest way to create a faux bob is to simply part your hair down the centre (or side if you prefer) and wear a high neck top leaving your hair tucked inside – sounds too good to be true right?
5. The thick braid
Looking for the ultimate summer hairstyle? Then braids are the thing for you! From milkmaid braids to fishtails, this Bohemian-inspired trend is perfect for taming thick locks and showing off plaits of all shapes and sizes. And the best thing about this trend is that it literally works for all occasions!
So, whether you’re in the office or attending a wedding, this versatile trend will keep your locks looking hot, stylish and summer-ready! To add a new dimension to your braid, try intertwining some fresh flowers or ribbons to create a fun and playful look. And if that still isn’t enough, try hair chalks to inject some vibrant (non-permanent) colour to your braid.
Editor’s tip: Before braiding, try spritzing some Toni & Guy Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo on your hair to give it some texture and grip, making it easier to plait, while also boosting its staying power.
6. Twisted low bun
Good hairstyles for thick hair are aplenty, but if you want a look that is not only incredibly hot right now with all the bloggerati, but is so carefree you’ll hardly be able to resist it, then say hello to the twisted low bun.
Now, this look doesn’t require perfection. So, simply tie your hair into a ponytail and wrap the length around the base. Then, secure with a second hairband or bobby pins and you’re done. Any loose strands or layers that poke out all add to the appeal.
7. Tapered pixie cut
When looking for hairstyles for thick hair, short-cropped ‘dos are certainly not off-limits. But which short ‘do will work with your thick strands you ask? Pixie cuts will always be a huge hit and thankfully they never go out of fashion.
Editor’s tip: Make your pixie punch by asking your stylist to give your ‘do a tapered shape.
8. Half-up, half-down ‘do
A great way of showing off your long, thick hair is to sport a half-up, half-down look. What’s more, is that this look also keeps your locks neat and away from your face. Simply scoop up half of your hair and create a subtle bouffant on the crown of your head, then clip the rest back with a statement slide!
Editor’s tip: To keep your style looking neat and intact all day, don’t forget to spritz your half updo with TRESemmé Firm Hold Styling Hairspray.
9. Subtle wave
Embrace the thickness of your strands with some subtle waves. Just create a middle path and let it settle behind your shoulders.
Editor’s tip: Give your strands added texture with by using a sea salt spray. We love the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray for creating texture and natural movement. Spray evenly over damp or dry hair to create a rough texture and tousled waves.
10. Bob & bangs combo
Just a simple scroll through your social channels or a read through your fave digital site (cough cough allthingshair.com) and you’ll see articles on French beauty everywhere. From skin rituals, make-up routines to their “I woke up like this” hairstyles, the world is buzzing over what the women of France are wearing and how they’re wearing it.
So what’s the need to know hairstyle coming out of France? Bob and bangs. Get the look by asking your stylist to cut your thick strands chin length and your bangs above your eyebrow.