Short hairstyles for thick hair women


Short hairstyles for thick hair come in a wide variety. These styles vary from the pixie-cut to simple layered effects and short braids. No two heads are exactly the same. There are different facial structures, hair textures, and even ambient lighting can change style and color appearance greatly. However, there are a few general traits that seem to hold true for thick hair no matter who the hair belongs to. These traits include the tendency to ‘poof’ if the hair is not cut appropriately. Tangling is also a major issue with thick hair.


There are a lot of short hairstyles for thick hair, however. In fact there are some styles that only work right with thick hair.

There is a general rule when it comes to hairstyles for thick hair. At a certain length thick hair will tend to become very puffy. This means that either long or very short hairstyles are the normal limits of what work well. Avoid straight, blocky, cuts as these types of hairstyles do not look good with thick hair normally. These type of cuts turn the hair into a wedge that is often difficult to pull off no matter what the event or outfit you wear with it. Instead it will be better to work with a layered concept.

Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

Using dynamic layering effects remove some of the heaviness from the appearance of your hair and allows for a large number of short hairstyles for thick hair to become available. If your hair seems to be curly and out of control you might want to consider using a flat iron to remove the issue.

One of the best ways to spice up short hairstyles for thick hair will involve changing your hair’s color. Streaks that include contrasting colors are often quite useful for breaking up the solid appearance of thick hair. However, avoid color treatments that are meant to be used all over. These sorts of treatments may cause your hair to look similar to a wig due to the fact that the thickness and overall uniformity of color will tend to look unnatural when combined together.


When it comes to short hairstyles for thick hair one of the best is the pixie-cut. If the cut is done properly it will result in the creation of an incredibly soft and heavily layered look that is both adorable and edgy at the same time. By highlighting or lowlighting certain sections of the hair it creates the appearance of volume and bounce without the heavy look that thick hair usually has.

In the same line of thought there is the short shaggy bob. This style requires a lot of razor-cuts around the shape of the face that also need to take the overall structure of your face into account. A heart-shaped face, for instance, would have more layers and cuts near the chin. An oval face would need cuts overall.

Another style to consider when thinking about short hairstyles for thick hair is the spiky style. Spiky and textured hair is popular with many celebrities and this cute style can be yours if you like. A spiky cut will make your hair look roguish and interesting without the feeling of being flat and heavy that so many styles seem to encourage.

Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

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