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The Best Short Hairstyles For Thick Hair

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Tempted to go for the chop but have thick hair? You’ve come to the right place. Thick hair is notoriously unruly and tricky to manage but short styles make it fuss-free to style and easy to maintain.

Wondering what style you should go for? We quizzed Sam Burnett, owner and Creative Director at Hare and Bone, for his best tips.

What short hairstyles work well for thick hair?

Longer bobs or lobs look great with thick hair however thick hair is incredibly versatile with shorter cuts, it’s all about creating balance throughout the hair. Textured layered haircuts will give you lighter, easier to manage hair with more movement. Depending on the shape and how much weight you want to remove, an undercut or secret panel of layering can be added to reduce bulkiness and slim down the shape.

Check out the best celebrity short hair looks in the gallery below.

What short styles suit thick hair and a round face?

Angled, side swept bangs are very flattering on round faces. You can elongate round face shapes by creating soft layering just below the jawline, keeping the shape square (this is to create an oval shape) throughout. If a bob is your choice of style, go a few inches longer than a traditional bob to balance the roundness of the face.

What short styles suit thick hair and an oval face?

This is the most versatile face shape when it comes to choosing a style. A blunt bob with minimal, subtle layers is best suited to this face shape. However the most important consideration to take into account is the individuals’ natural texture. This will determine the style, shape and length.