10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair
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When it comes to inspiration for sexy cropped haircuts, short hairstyles for thick hair can often feel like trying to solve a particularly complicated math equation. Do you cut it short and run the risk of looking like a runaway hedgehog, or do you leave it a little longer and suffocate your scalp under a layer of crazy-thick locks?

The struggle is real—and yes, we know, because we’ve been there. So if you’re looking for a cute crop that works with your hair instead of against it, you’re in the right place: We’ve rounded up the very best short hairstyles for thick hair of all time. Look through, feel inspired, call your stylist ASAP. Because after all, short-haired babes have the most fun.

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  • 10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

    Audrey Tautou
    The textbook definition of Parisian chic, Audrey's short, wispy layers and volume on top are perfect for thick, wavy-to-curly hair.

  • 10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

    Charlize Theron
    Pomade will help stubborn hair to stay in place, especially when it comes to a deep side part in need.

  • 10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

    Ginnifer Goodwin
    Healthy hair like Ginnifer's needs little more than a good styling cream and a drop of shine serum to make a statement all on its own. You lucky thing, you.

  • 10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

    Gretchen Mol
    Shorter hair can pull off beachy waves, too—just look at Gretchen's easy side flip and loose, face-framing curls.

  • 10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

    Keira Knightley
    An angled bob like Keira's is sexy and easy to style (and relatively painless to grow out, should you change your mind).

  • 10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

    Halle Berry
    Halle's mussed-up, just-rolled-out-of-bed look is edgy and adventurous. Use a generous amount of a good texturizing spray or cream and tousle to your desired effect.

  • 10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

    Jennifer Lawrence
    Use a strong gel or matte-finish cream to push hair up and away from the face at the front and sides.

  • 10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

    Karlie Kloss
    Karlie's long bangs and blunt ends make this look youthful and super versatile.

  • 10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

    Julianne Hough
    Ask your stylist for long pieces in the front and shorter layers on the sides for an edgy, flattering cut like Julianne's.

  • 10 Stunning Short Hairstyles for Thick Hair

    Rose Byrne
    Rose's classic, chin-grazing bob looks great tucked behind one ear for an asymmetrical effect.

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Audrey Tautou
The textbook definition of Parisian chic, Audrey's short, wispy layers and volume on top are perfect for thick, wavy-to-curly hair.

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