Super Cute Thick Hair Looks Worth Copying From the A-List

Megan Segura
Super Cute Thick Hair Looks Worth Copying From the A-List
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We’re firm believers in that age-old mantra “thick thighs save lives” and as far as we’re concerned, the same can be applied to our equally full-bodied tresses. However, that isn’t to say having thick hair can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you have that gorgeous fullness and volume that can be manipulated into all kind of looks; from towering top knots to jumbo braids and what seems like hundreds of tiny tendrils.

But on the other hand, you have the frizziness, the weight and the hair-related summer misery. And no matter how hard you try, there aren’t enough products in the world to alleviate it all. The good news is there are ways to style your hair so everything doesn’t depend on what cream, spray or gel you’re putting on your strands (though those things are sort-of important too). What it really boils down to is making sure a cut and style compliment your texture and head shape.

Thankfully, the most flattering ones for thick hair are timeless classics. From the ear-length bob to long waves with layers, these cuts are also easy to maintain, meaning you won’t have to spend hours with a flat iron or block out an entire day for detangling. Each one looks good when freshly styled and when you’re in that second-day hair phase.

What could be better than that? Ahead, Anne Maza, CEO of Olivia Garden Hair Accessories, weighs in on the three best haircuts for thick hair, along with inspo for each one as well as a few more of our faves.

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Long Layers

“If you have medium to long curly hair, a long-layered haircut is a great way to create shape to the hair and add a vibrant bounce to the curl,” says Maza.

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Shoulder-Length Hair

“For thick straight or thick wavy hair, shoulder length is flattering. Also add some light layers to provide texture, movement, and a smooth, blended finish to your look.”

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Bob or Lob Haircut

“If you have thick hair, a bob can be tricky, so it’s important to work closely with your stylist to achieve the best look,” says Maza. “Typically, if you have thicker hair and want a bob, the ends should be piece-y to avoid that mushroom-head look. Or go for a lob, which is a little longer than a bob. It’s very hot right now, and adds weight to thick hair, keeping it more controlled.”

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The Old School Updo

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The Classic Pixie

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The Non-Flat Top

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The Flowing Half-Up, Half-Down

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The Kinky Milkmaid Braid

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A Slick Strand

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The Messy Pony

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Bone Straight and Parted

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The Bump-It

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The Faux Bang

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Slicked Back and Wet

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