Discover the best cutting techniques for coarse, dense or frizzy hair and always get the best hairstyles for thick hair from your stylist!
Medium-length best hairstyles for thick hair
There are lots of great new hairstyles for chin to shoulder-length hair right now that can be worn successfully on thick hair types. To calm your fears of getting a ‘triangle’ or a ‘mushroom’ shaped cut by a stylist inexperienced in cutting techniques for thick hair, book an initial consultation and ask questions until you’re satisfied.
Sliced layers are the key to layering thick hair properly, as this takes away the weight and encourages hair to lie sleeker to the head and move in a specific direction. Among the current best hairstyles for thick hair are long, sleek layered bobs or long bobs with loose waves and a trendy straight-across fringe.
The centre-parting is the most popular look for AW15 and on an oval face you can wear this with shorter layers parted to create soft ‘wings’ that frame your face. If you don’t have an oval face, just choose an off-centre parting that balances with your individual face shape!
Best half-up hairstyles for thick, long hair
Bring your long or medium-length hair right up-to-date with a half-up style that has a bun on the top and flowing hair at the back. It’s a classic look, that’s never really out of fashion but make sure your fringe is cut straight across to be totally trendy for this year.
This is one of the perfect half-upstyles to choose if you have thick, long hair as it chimes perfectly with the 1960’s vibe that’s reflected in lots of the hair-fashion preview look-books!
Left casual and windswept it’s an authentic retro-Beatnik look from the late-50’s, but it also looks fabulously elegant when carefully styled for a formal event!
Best hairstyles for thick hair – short bobs
Another of the basic cuts that always makes the list of the best hairstyles for thick hair is the graduated bob. The correct layering technique should aim to break-up the solid sections of ‘weight’ and leave the hair with its natural movement defined and flexible.
So, there should not be a set line circling the head as is the case for other hair types. An experienced ‘thick-hair stylist’ should make an artistic evaluation of your hair and create a tailor-made cut that encourages the hair to fall in an inward curve at the ends – minimising any trace of bulkiness – whilst achieving the right amount of crown lift!
The choice of long, medium and short styles for thick hair is huge, so dive into our fabulous Inspiration Gallery of the trendiest and best hairstyles for thick hair right now and fish-out your favorite new look!
1. Chic chunky waves on warm cocoa long bob
Here’s a long, angled bob with extra-long layers at the front resting on the shoulders. The tousled layers in chunky, loose waves create lots of volume from eye-level to the tips. The side-swept fringe and waves are beautifully highlighted in a natural slightly lighter shade, so it’s hard to tell whether they are natural or balayage!
2. Layered brunette wavy hair with bangs
Zooey Deschanel hairstyle for thick hair: Bangs like Zooey Deschanel‘s are ideal for thick-haired ladies. A finer textured fringe is prone to looking stringy, but your full strands hold up. This cut is perfect for oval, oblong, diamond face shapes.
3. Rita Ora Cropped Choppy Bob Hairstyle for Thick Hair
Celebrity hairstyles for thick hair – the latest trendy short wavy bob hairstyle. Rita Ora’s pretty blonde choppy bob corresponds absolutely. She has her thick hair layered near the ends (to avoid the dreaded triangular shape) and styled into large voluminous waves.This simple casual short bob hairstyle is perfect for oval, round, diamond and oblong face shapes.
4. Layered Medium Wavy Hairstyle with Bangs
Kerry Washington’s Highlighted Hairstyle for Thick Hair: Kerry is rocking her stylish edgy lob with trimmed bangs straight across her forehead. She chooses the same chocolate hue for highlights, and this time they are thin random streaks.
5. Long dark to brunette Ombre Hair with waves
Latest celebrity hairstyles: Rocsi Diaz looked super sassy with her high-volume ombre curls at the Angel Ball. There’s a perm for every face shape too, each of them done differently and creating different types of curls to suit you. You can get perms done of medium hair too but they tend to look far better on long hair like Rocsi Diaz’s. Oh, and the thicker your hair the better your perm will take.
6. Long Red Curly Hairstyle with full bangs for women over 50
Kathy Griffin Hairstyle for Thick Hair: Trendy red curly hair style for women with thick hair! Kathy Griffin wore her hair in a mop of curls with curved bangs during the Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala. This is a perfect hairstyle for mature women age over 50 who love to wear long hair.
7. Lob With A Fringy Finish
Sarah Jessica Parker Hairstyle for thick hair: Sarah Jessica Parker showed off her latest hair style, a chic layered long bob haircut. It’s rather rare to see Sarah Jessica Parker with these short lengths, yet she is invariably beautiful with all of her cuts and styles. This lob offers a fantastic fringy finish for the edges – a cool idea, you can embrace for your mid-length haircut.
8. Center parting long straight hair
Olivia showed off her latest hairstyle at the premiere of ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’, she sported a face-framing center-parted ‘do, this hair style is perfect for women with medium/thick hair. It’s simple and easy to do at home!
9. Sexy side sweep curly hairstyle
Chiara Ferragni Hairstyle for Thick Hair – Chiara Ferragni looked absolutely gorgeous with her flowing curls at the Sonia Rykiel fashion show. Dense curls need weight to keep them from ballooning around your face, so go for a style that falls below your shoulders, suggests Neal Farina, who works with Knowles. Ask for uneven ends to avoid a bottom-heavy effect.
10. Long Side Sweep Wavy Hairstyle for Round, Square Face Shapes
A sexy long layered wavy hair style for round, square faces. Joanna Garcia-Swisher sported an oh-so-sweet wavy hairstyle at the ‘Once Upon a Time’ season 4 screening. This is a great hairstyle if you’re looking for something quick and easy and one that’s easily maintained throughout the day. Just add a bit of hairspray and you’re good to go.
11. Long Center Parting Wavy Hair Style for Summer
Kim Kardashian Hairstyle for Thick Hair – – Kim Kardashian sported her signature center part with subtly wavy layers during the Kardashian Kollection spring launch in Sydney. This is a great hairstyle if you have a round face as it means you don’t run the risk of making it look any rounder, though as you can see from Kim Kardashian it works for more delicate face shapes too.
12. Chic Center Parting Long Blonde Straight Haircut
Simple easy hair styles for women with long thick hair. Heidi Klum showed off her latest hairstyle at the Michael Kors fashion show, she opted for a sleek straight ‘do with a center part. This hairstyle really suits her square-shaped face, as the layers soften the angles of her jaw. We also adore Heidi Klum’s hair colour – beautiful blonde with expertly placed high- and low-lights. Do you like this style?
13. Bella Thorne Hairstyle for Thick Wavy Hair
Sexy long blonde hairstyle for thick wavy hair from Bella! Bella Thorne looked gorgeous with her long wavy ‘do during Fashion Rocks. This look is perfect for wavy hair, and with the right hair styling tools it can be recreated with straight hair too. This is a perfect long hairstyle for night out.
14. Minnie Driver Hairstyle for Thick Curly Hair
Latest popular thick curly hair for women over 40 – Amelia Fiona “Minnie” Driver is an English actress and singer-songwriter, she attended the NBC Upfront Presentation wearing her hair in bouncy curls. This fabulous long thick curly hair style is perfect for mature women age over 40, and great for square, oval faces.
15. Erin Heatherton Medium Blonde Hairstyle with Waves for Thick Hair
Latest hairstyles for women – the sexy blonde wavy cut for thick hair from Erin! Erin Heatherton sported casual center-parted waves at the Badgley Mischka fashion show. This is a great haircut for fine, straight hair as the layers make hair a lot more dynamic. We also adore Erin Heatherton’s wheat-blonde hair, which would be perfect for summer in this year.
16. Keira Knightley Long Hairstyle for Thick Hair
Casual center parting wavy hair style for long thick hair from Keria! She rocks the girl-next-door look with her shaggy, textured layers of hair.
She opted for a casual center-parted ‘do when she visited the Variety Studio, this simple easy casual brunette hairstyles perfect for oval, round, and square faces. If you’re looking for a new hairstyle for spring or fall, try this one!
17. Abigail Breslin Long Straight hairstyle for Thick Hair
Looking for a cute back to school for long thick hair now? Here is a simple easy long hair style from Abigail, which is perfect for long thick straight hair! Abigail Breslin wore her hair down in sleek strands during the InStyle 20th anniversary party. You can experiment at home with ways to recreate this hairstyle – try using hair-clips, small hairbands, and plenty of hair-clips.
18. Lea Michele Long Hairstyle with Full Bangs
Hairstyle for Thick Coarse Hair: Looking for hairstyles for Thick Coarse hair? Lea Michele shows you how to wear long wavy hair! She looked cute with her beachy waves and eye-skimming bangs at the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ premiere. This stunning long wavy hairstyle with full bangs suits her perfectly. It has all the elements of a great, easy-to-maintain long hairstyle: texture, layers, waves and a great color. Keep these elements in mind when choosing a new hairstyle for this season!
19. Chrissy Teigen Long Side Sweep Hairstyle for Thick Hair
Here is an elegant look from Chrissy! She looked gorgeous with her long, side-parted waves at the Celebrity Fight Night. This asymmetrical hairstyle is currently very popular, and it can be tweaked to suit any face shape and any style. Use maximum hold hairspray to keep hair to one side, and to keep your curls in shape all night. This long thick wavy hair style is perfect for round, oval faces.
20. Sexy center parting wavy hair style
Cameron Diaz went for a boho vibe with this center-parted wavy ‘do at the ‘Sex Tape’ photocall in London.
21. Beyonce Knowles Long Hairstyle for Wave Thick Hair – African American hairstyles
Latest trendy wavy thick hair style for black women from Beyonce Knowles, she rocked disheveled-chic waves at the MTV VMAs. Feel free to experiment with different hair colors, but bear in mind that frequent coloring damages hair.
22. Short Thick Wavy Bob Hairstyle with side swept bangs for Women
Celebrity short wavy bob hair style with side swept bangs for thick hair. Anne Hathaway looked darling with her vintage-chic short waves at the ‘Interstellar’ London premiere. She’s had her chin length hair cut into choppy layers, making for an edgy, chic and carefree look. This short wavy hair style is a great haircut for round, oval, and diamond faces.
23. Trendy Short Green Bob Hairstyle with Side Swept Bangs
Lena Dunham had fun with her look during her book signing in London, rocking a bright green bob cut.
24. Jennifer Lawrence Layered Short Wavy Hairstyle for thick hair
Looking for the latest most popular hairstyle for short hair? Here Jennifer tells the result! Yes, the sexy short wavy bob cut! Jennifer Lawrence looked adorably chic, as always, wearing her trademark short waves at the Elle Women in Hollywood celebration. While any woman can pull of curls whether her hair is thick or thin, I find curls always look better on thick hair, namely because of the volume thick hair gives them. By curling short hair which often sticks to the head, you instantly transform your look and volumes it.
25. Layered Razor Cut
The great thing about having thick hair is that you instantly have volume and texture without even trying, something that will make your highlights really stand out and take on a life of their own. Julianne Hough looked hip with her center-parted layered razor cut at the Elle Women in Hollywood event. This layered short hair style is perfect for oval, round, diamond faces.
26. Jennifer Hudson Layered Razor Cut
Looking for a new trendy short haircut for African American women with thick hair? Jennifer tells how to wear short straight cut! Jennifer Hudson sported a cool short ‘do with jagged bangs at the Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala. This is a great style whether you’re professional or planning on going out partying, plus it suits any face shape so you don’t have to worry about it not suiting you.
27. Classic round bob cut with full blunt bangs
Here is the classic short bob cut from Anna, which is perfect for short thick hair. Anna Wintour made an appearance at the Thakoon fashion show, of course wearing her signature bob. Note how her hair has no layers, making it look even thicker, something which you ought to do too if you’re considering this style. This style is great for oval and heart shaped faces but it’s not likely to suit people with square or round face shapes.
28. Shaggy Bob
Latest popular layered medium length hair style with waves – the red shaggy bob cut. She varies its length and styling nuances, but its shaggy version is one of her favorites. I love this shoulder-grazing cut with chopped ends and grading at front.
29. Emma Stone Short Bob Haircut with Bangs for Thick Hair
Here is a great short hairstyle for round face shapes. Emma Stone debuted a cute short ‘do with side-swept bangs at the Venice Film Festival opening ceremony. The side swept look is great for helping to make round or square faces look more delicate too, especially if you have bangs like Emma. If you’re looking for a short thick bob cut with layers for round, square faces, consider this cut.
30. Layered Razor Cut with Bangs
Latest popular layered short thick hair style for women age over 40. Lisa Rinna stuck to her signature layered razor cut when she attended the Emmys. This style works best on square, oblong or oval shaped faces but don’t be afraid to try it out if you have round face.
31. Christine Baranski Layered Short Thick Haircut for Women Over 60
Looking for an elegant short cut for ladies age over 60 with thick hair? Here is a great one from Christine Baranski, shewas gorgeously coiffed with a short, windblown ‘do at the Emmys.
32. Julie Bowen Hairstyles for Short Thick Hair
The short curly bob hair style is really hot these days, if you don’t want to try the classic straight bob cut, why not consider the wavy or curly bob cut? It’s really popular now! Here Julie Bowen showed off her latest new short haircut, she finished off her look with a cute curled-out bob when she attended the Variety and Women in Film Emmy nominee celebration. By adding layers to your thick hair you make it instantly less bulky and therefore much more manageable.
33. Katharine McPhee Shoulder Length Thick Hairstyle
Chic layered medium wavy hairstyle for thick hair. If you’re looking for a simple and easy hair style for medium thick hair, this shaggy bob cut with bangs from Katharine is for you! She wore her highlighted hair down with a slight wave for the golf classic. This style works best on heart or oval shaped faces but don’t be afraid to try it out if you have a square or round face too.
34. Layered Medium Wavy Hairstyle with Bangs for Women Over 60
Elegant medium thick hair style for older women over 60. Frances Fisher sported bouncy waves and wispy bangs at the Pink Party. The great thing about having thick hair is that you instantly have volume and texture without even trying, something that will make your highlights really stand out and take on a life of their own.
35. Sexy shoulder length layered side sweep haircut
Latest trendy medium wavy hair style for women with thick fine hair. Anja Rubik attended the Golden Heart Awards wearing sexy waves with a deep side part. She’s curled her medium length curls to make her look like she’s walked right out the twenties, a style which is really coming back into fashion right now. This hairstyle is great for oval, oblong, diamond faces.
36. Naomi Campbell Medium Thick Hairstyle for Black Women
There are a lot styles for African American women to choose from, and some of you may tired of the curls, why not try the medium wavy hair this time? Naomi Campbell attended the Badgley Mischka fashion show wearing her hair in edgy-chic layers with wispy bangs. This is a great style and one which looks different every time you do it. You can use a bit of product to create this style but personally I prefer just running fingers through the hair and then finishing it off with a touch of hairspray, no fuss needed.
37. Center parting Shoulder Length bob cut
The lob – long bob hair style is hot these days, a clot celebrities wear lobs these days. Kiernan Shipka wore her hair sleek straight with a center part during the Tory Burch fashion show, this lob is simple and easy to recreate at home! I love Kiernan’s center parted bob cut here. She looks so chic despite her hair being somewhat ragged, a style which really suits her. Note how her hair has no layers, making it look even thicker, something which you ought to do too if you’re considering this style.
38. Side loose braid!
Mackenzie Foy pulled her hair back into a charming fishtail braid for the ‘Interstellar’ premiere. I love side braids, they’re probably one of my favorite hairstyle, and I can tell you that they definitely look better when done on thick hair. This is because your braid will have much more bounce to it, and you can even tease it apart to make it look thicker still. Also, to make the most of showing off your thick hair don’t bundle all of your hair into your braid. Leave some of it flying free so your thick hair really catches people’s eyes.
39. Nikki Reed Messy Loose Updo for Thick Hair
Celebrity latest popular updos for thick hair – Nikki Reed looked romantic with her messy-glam updo at the Elle Women in Hollywood event.
40. Chrissy Teigen Braided Bun Updo for Thick Hair
Chrissy Teigen went for demure styling with this braided bun when she attended the Variety Power of Women event. If you’ve got thin hair then you can easily achieve a thick bun by using a doughnut however if you have naturally thick hair you can great an even more natural looking affect without quite so much hassle. This beautiful braided updo works for long hair and can be done by first tying you hair into a high ponytail and then looping your hair around and fastening it into this fab looking bun. This style can be done in minutes, though you wouldn’t think it with how great it looks.
41. Layered Shoulder Length Hairstyle With Razored Edges
Here is a great hair style for shoulder length thick hair. Gina Gershon is sporting a statement haircut of medium length with razored finish for the bangs and face-framing locks. Her bottom line is neatly trimmed and flipped out. This cut is really popular for women age over 30. If you’re looking for a simple easy daily hair style for medium thick hair, consider this one.