These 4 Low-Maintenance Hairstyles Look Particularly Chic With Thick Hair

After being understandably denied the salon experience these last few months, it makes sense that scheduling in an appointment with our favourite hairdresser has become a priority, and will mark the first time that most of us will have had a trim in a long while. 

Much like actresses who contractually agree to keep their hair long for recurring roles—think Emma Watson, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Emilia Clarke, to name a few—it seems that now we have the green light to switch up our hair, we're fully embracing the opportunity by opting for dramatically shorter styles

Spoiler alert: Shorter hair doesn't necessarily mean its easier to manage—particularly if you're blessed with a head of thick hair, too. But if you select your cut wisely, it can quite literally lift a weight off your shoulders and cut down on maintenance time, too. So, which short hairstyles for think hair work best? We consulted with Nicholas Hardwick, principal stylist at Josh Wood Colour, and Amir Mayha, co-owner and director of Aer Blowdry Bar, to discover their recommended short hairstyles for thick hair. See what they had to say below. 

GROWN-OUT PIXIE

"This is a very practical but charming haircut and works on both wavy and straight hair types. You'll need to work with your hairdresser to determine the best length for your hair type, and how long you actually want it to sit, and how much product you want to use, but thicker hair looks gorgeous styled in a long pixie." — Amir Mayha, co-owner and director of Aer Blowdry Bar

OUR FAVOURITE GROWN-OUT PIXIES:
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @misstpw with a grown-out pixie cut

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@misstpw
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @trayslounge with a grown-out pixie cut

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@trayslounge
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @inthing_ with a grown-out pixie

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@inthing_
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: Zendaya with a grown-out pixie cut

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@zendaya
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @emrata with a grown-out pixie cut

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@emrata

ONE-LENGTH BOB

"The iconic one-length bob haircut is probably one of the coolest looks out there, and it's an excellent option for women with thick hair. It can be combined with a thick short fringe to give your face a bold square-shaped framing, or with a side fringe should you want to add some softness." — Amir Mayha, co-owner and director of Aer Blowdry Bar

OUR FAVOURITE ONE-LENGTH BOBS:
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @basicstouch with a one-length bob

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@basicstouch
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @jourdandunn with a one-length bob

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@jourdandunn
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @himichelleli with a one-length bob

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@himichelleli
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @nicoleocran with a one-length bob

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@nicoleocran

SIDE PARTINGS

"Rachel from Friends is the ultimate thick-hair muse, and while she had many looks throughout the seasons, one of the common denominators amongst them was side-partings. While those with thinner strands usually opt for centre-partings to ensure even distribution of the hair, those with thick hair can embrace a deep side-parting without concern." — Nicholas Hardwick, principal stylist at Josh Wood Colour

OUR FAVOURITE SIDE-PARTING STYLES:
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @greceghanem with a side-parting

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@greceghanem
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @dawn.tan with a side-parting

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@dawn.tan
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @tylynnnguyen with a side-parting

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@tylynnnguyen
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @jen_wonders with a side-parting

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@jen_wonders

LAYERED BOB

"While blunt bobs can look amazing on those with thick hair, some of my favourites looks involve a bob with long layers, which can then be styled to appear lighter in weight using waving wands for movement and products for defining texture. It's easily one of the most popular hairstyles my clients ask for—most likely due to its timelessness and versatility." — Nicholas Hardwick, principal stylist at Josh Wood Colour

OUR FAVOURITE LAYERED BOBS:
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @rosiehw with a layered bob

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@rosiehw
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @smythsisters with a layered bob

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@smythsisters
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @lefevrediary with a layered bob

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@lefevrediary
Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair: @maria_bernad with a layered bob

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@maria_bernad

NOW, SHOP THE BEST HAIR PRODUCTS FOR THICK HAIR: 

A rich treat for your tresses, this OUAI shampoo is specially formulated to deliver the right care for the thickest of hair types. 

Much like the OUAI shampoo, this conditioner, packed with extra nourishing properties, has been created with thick hair in mind. 

The key to keeping hair looking healthy and glossy is to indulge in a weekly mask; Miracle Mask is great for thick hair as the coverage is sublime. 

A time-saving, transformative styling treatment that gives coarse or thick hair types a smooth, easy, and visibly healthier finish. 

Anyone who has thick hair knows that the tangles can be terrible, so a detangling brush is a must. The thick bristles on this chic brush will separate your hair follicles with ease. 

This rich cream works to de-frizz, hydrate, and protect, all wrapped up in a formula designed for thick hair. 

Prevent those inevitable tangles while you sleep with a silk pillowcase, which is less likely to pull or snag your hair. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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