20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

If you’re a woman who has straight hair, you’re probably used to people always telling you that they wish they had tresses just like yours. And while there is a part of you that’s thankful, there’s probably another part of you that’s rolling your eyes simply because you know that thick hair can sometimes be a real beast when it comes to styling.

That’s why we wanted to provide you with some short hairstyles that are specifically for your type of hair. That way, should you decide to go with one of them, you’ll know exactly what it will look like. In short—pun intended and not intended—pretty darn spectacular!

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1. Asymmetrical short shag for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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Who wouldn’t want an asymmetrical short shag like this one? And with thick hair like yours, you’ll be able to add so much volume and dimension to it!

2. Longer short pixie for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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This is basically pixie cut that’s in the process of growing out. We like it a lot because it would work well with so many hair textures whether bone straight, kinda wavy or even really curly.

3. Asymmetrical short pixie for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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Speaking of bone straight, if that’s the kind of hair that you have, how about going with this style? It’s a super short pixie except for on one side where there’s length down to your chin. Sweet, sleek and chic.

4. Vintage blue short cut for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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What a nice vintage cut. And what a truly royal blue color that’s added to it. It’s fashionably refined and super memorable too.

5. Choppy pixie short cut for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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If you’d like a pixie cut with a bit of volume, ask your stylist to give you a choppy one like this. Then ask them what they think about you going with a color like this too!

6. Spiked pixie short cut for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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Can’t nobody rock a spiked haircut (and kind of spiked haircut) quite like a woman with thick hair can!

7. Asymmetrical short cut for thick and wavy hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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Who could possibly have something negative to say about a short cut like this one? Go ahead. We’ll wait…

8. Traditional short pixie cut for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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This is basically a traditional pixie cut. But being that it’s on thick hair it has a bit more height than it would with a thinner texture.

9. Short shag for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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If the asymmetrical shag wasn’t quite your style, how about this one?

10. Short pixie cut with long side bang for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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We’re in love with this particular pixie cut for a lot of reasons. But probably the main one is the fact that the long front makes it look so modern and yet the simplicity of the cut still makes it really easy to maintain.

11. Short bob with bangs for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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Not all bobs have to be chin or even ear-length. We like how this one appears to stop right at the cheek and how well the length complements the blunt bangs.

12. Bright red asymmetrical short cut for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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This haircut looks a lot like the asymmetrical pixie cut that we already talked about. Except it’s bright red. It’s a great representation of how much hair color can change a look.

13. Shaved in the back funky short cut for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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If you absolutely can’t imagine parting with the length in the front of your head, then ask your stylist to take a clipper to the back. You’ll still have styling versatility without a ton of styling drama to deal with.

14. Wispy short cut for naturally wavy thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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Is your hair naturally thick and wavy and you’ve been wondering what kind of haircut would go best with it? Here ya go.

15. Razor-cut pixie for straight and thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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Hands down, this is one of the most delightful (and yet at the same time alluring) pixie cuts. Especially if your hair is straight and super thick.

16. Short cut for thick hair with highlights

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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If you’ve been thinking about dyeing your hair but you’re not quite ready to make a big commitment, you can always start with highlights. Caramel-colored ones happen to be really big this year.

17. Choppy short cut for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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If you like standing out from the crowd, you will definitely do so with a choppy short cut like this one.

18. Short A-line bob for thick hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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A-line bobs are awesome. They are able to give you “a little bit of short” and “a little bit of long” all in one hairstyle.

19. Short bob for thick wavy or curly hair

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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Or you can go with a really short bob like this. If your hair is wavy or curly, the thickness will make it extra full and shapely.

20. Short pixie cut for thick hair with blonde streaks

20 Great Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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Here’s another color trick to try. Rather than full-on color and rather than subtle highlights, do something in between.  Go with some bold blonde streaks instead. It’s way too cute of a look to ever regret it!

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