There are short hairstyles for thick hair for every face shape, so you can find something that will suit you. Find tips for what short haircuts for thick hair suit you best and what you might want to avoid. Whether you have straight, curly or wavy hair, there are short hairstyles for women that are perfect for you. If you don’t know what your face shape is then follow this trick from this quick video to learn:
Find Your Face Shape
Short Hairstyles for Women with Round Faces
You may think that short hairstyles for thick hair aren’t possible if your face is round in shape because they wouldn’t suit you. If your natural face shape is round, then you will want to look for hairstyles that will make your face appear longer. This will help create the illusion that your face is thinner, too. This hairstyle with two different lengths on either side of the face helps to draw the eyes down the face toward the longer side of hair, making your face appear longer. The long bangs sweeping across the forehead and down towards the longer side of the hair aids in this as well. The volume at the top on the crown of her head is wider than her face, which again helps to create the image that the face is thinner. The bangs also hide the true length of her forehead and mixed with the volume of hair above creates a longer looking forehead, than it actually may be. All of these elements combine to give the rounder face a more oval look to it.
This adorable pixie hairstyle is perfect for her round face. With all of her hair being concentrated at the top of her head it draws the eyes upward making her face appear longer as it seems her chin is farther down than it is. As long as the eyes are drawn up or down the face and not across it, this helps to narrow the look of a round face. Once again, we see the trick of adding volume and height to the hair, which again adds length to the overall appearance of her face. Having thick hair is definitely a bonus when you have a round face shape, as the thickness of your hair can be used to your advantage easily with these short haircuts for thick hair and round faces.
Actress Alexis Bledel has a classic heart shaped face and demonstrates how short hairstyles for thick hair can work for this face shape. When your face is heart shaped your forehead and temples are wider than your jaw line and small chin. To make her forehead seem narrower, volume has been added to her hair around her cheek and jaw area, as opposed to the forehead and top of the head areas that a round face requires. Her hair has been kept rather flat on top to take emphasis away from her wider forehead. Having her hair length cut to the length of her chin helps to draw the eye down her face again away from her forehead. This helps to even out the width of her face.
Ex-Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is another woman with a heart shaped face. Volume is easy for her to achieve with her naturally thick hair. Most of the volume has been accentuated towards the back of her head, which pulls the eye farther back from her face and makes her forehead seem narrower. The hair length is just below the chin at the front making her chin and jawline appear wider to help even out the width of her face. If you are looking for short hairstyles for women with thick hair and a heart shaped face, then remember to keep the volume of your hair to the back or lower half of your face and try to keep the length near the chin.
Short Haircuts for Oval Faces
If you have an oval shaped face, then consider yourself lucky, because this is the ideal face shape. All the other face shapes will choose hairstyles to try to create the illusion that they have an oval shape to their face. You can wear pretty much any short hairstyles for thick hair that you want, as just about anything will suit your face shape. An oval face is even in width along the face from jawline to forehead. You can get away with hairstyles that other face shapes, would not dare to try. The hairstyle in the photo above is cut to all different lengths around the face and head, which is acceptable for the oval face, as their face is even in width and they can play around with hair length, however they wish. If you have a feature of your face that you prefer, such as your eyes or lips, and you have an oval face then you can try a hairstyle that will bring attention to your favourite feature. The hairstyle in this photograph above is designed to highlight her eyes.
With an oval shaped face you can have just about any short hairstyles for women with thick hair that you want. You can have fun with your hair and try out all sorts of haircuts for thick hair. Add volume and length to anywhere along your face that you like. This hairstyle is very short and messy and suits her oval face. You can play around with your hair and it should almost always look good on you.
Short Hairstyles for Square Faces
If you have a square face your jaw is rather straight edged and square in appearance and your facial features are close to together and you could almost draw a square or rectangle around them. You will want to soften your face and edges. This hairstyle is very short which draws the eyes upward away from your jawline. Her bright, bold, red hair also draws attention away from the edges of her face. The soft wisps of slightly curled hair add much need softness and volume to her forehead area, which helps to mellow out her overall look and add an air of femininity to her square features.
To soften the features of a square face, this hairstyle adds volume at the top of her head and the soft curls once again help contrast her square jawline. The hair is kept short and away from her jaw. You will want to avoid hairstyles for thick hair that are cut to the jaw length, as this will only emphasize the squareness of your face. The only way you might be able to get away with your hair that length is if it is very curly and soft in appearance. Having your hair very short draws people’s gaze up your face creating the illusion of a longer, narrower face.
Short Haircuts to Suit a Long Face
If you find your face is long, it may still be oval in shape, but just longer than the ideal look. You will want to avoid any hairstyles that make your face look even longer than it is. Try not to have a haircut that is the same length as your jaw or chin because this will doubly emphasize the length of your face. Try hairstyles for thick hair that draw the eye across your face and give width to your look. In the picture above, she has long bangs that fall across her eyes. This helps to hide the true length of her forehead and by having the bangs cut across her forehead helps to widen her look, and understate the length of her face. Try more boxy hairstyles with this face shape but be careful of the length of your hair.
For her long face, she has chosen a hairstyle that is slightly longer than her face. Because her hair is just a little longer it helps to shorten the appearance of her naturally long face. Her bangs are pulled across her forehead to help hide the length of it, and to create a more square appearance to her face overall, which again aids in widening the look of her face. The wisps of her layered hair that are yanked out away from her face also play the same tricks to shorten and widen her face. You will want to avoid straight, one length, chin length hair that will only make your face look even longer than it is.
So, now that you have learned some tricks for choosing the best short hairstyles for thick hair that will suit your face shape, let’s take a look at different types of hair to find the absolute perfect cut for you. In today’s, fast paced world, you will want to avoid hairstyles for short thick hair that will consume a lot of your time to try to recreate that salon look everyday, once you get home. Many women want hair that is different from their natural style and will want curly hair if their hair is normally straight and vice versa. You need to ask yourself, do you have time to fight your natural hair everyday, to create these styles? Would it be easier to just go with the hair you have and find a great and easy cut you don’t have to waste a lot of time fussing over? It might be easier and save you a lot of time in the mornings getting ready for work or the day ahead of you, if you have a quick and easy hair routine.
Straight Hair Short Cuts
If you have naturally straight hair, then look for short hairstyles for thick hair that already suit the hair you were born with. This simple bob cut is perfect for straight hair and is a no muss, no fuss style that you can wear everyday. Keep in mind your face shape when choosing hairstyles for short thick hair that suits your straight hair. If you think this would be a good look for you, try to keep the length to one that suits your face shape. This style and length would probably work best on a heart shaped face and work well with an oval face. For a long face, you will want the length to be slightly longer than this and may want your bangs to be shorter and more square in shape. A square face would probably be best with a different haircut than this one. This could work with a round face if you remember to keep lots of volume at the top of your head and keep it shorter than your jaw line to help your face look longer.
This is cute hairstyle, that would work great for a round face with straight hair by making lots of volume on top. A heart shaped face may want to avoid this hairstyle as it will emphasize your face shape. This would work for an oval shaped face, but then again, just about anything works with your face shape. There is enough width to this haircut that it may just suit a long face as well, if you keep the bangs cut across as she has them. For this cut to work with a square face, you will want to add volume and softness to this hairstyle by working it with gel or mousse to pump it up.
Short Hairstyles for Curly Hair
Short hairstyles for thick hair that is curly can again be suited to go with your face shape. This style is perfect for women with oval shaped faces and would work very well with a square face if it were cut shorter, as the curls help to soften the edges of your face. To make this hairstyle work for a heart shaped face, you would want to lessen the volume at the top of your head and add more near the lower half of your face. This hairstyle would work well with a long face, but remember to keep the length slightly longer than your chin and jawline. This style would not work well with a round face, as it would emphasize the roundness quality being quite a round hairstyle.
This is another of the great curly short haircuts for thick hair. The curls certainly help to soften her square features. This hairstyle would suit an oval face, long face and square shaped face type. A round face may wish to avoid this style, unless they wore it very short. This would not suit a heart shaped face as it is the opposite of what you need.
Short Hairstyles for Thick, Wavy hair
Short hairstyles for thick wavy hair can suit any face shape, if you choose the right cut. This style in the photograph above would best suit a square face, as the waves will help to soften your look. It works for anyone with an oval face shape, too. This might work for a round face if the bangs are kept long and down one side. This would not suit a long face as it would just make your face seem even longer than it is. It wouldn’t really work for anyone with a heart shaped face either, as the emphasis is in the wrong places.
This style would work for anyone with a long face as the bangs help to square off of the face, widening it and the few tresses that are longer would help to shorten the face. These features would not be good for anyone with a square face, however. This style would also suit someone with a heart shape face, as the volume is emphasized on the lower half of the face and the bangs help to hide the width of the forehead as they are not as wide as the face. A person with a round face, might be able to wear this if they have longer bangs or no bangs at all. An oval shaped face could wear this hairstyle.
When looking for short hairstyles for thick hair, keep your face shape in mind at all times and try to remember the tricks that work best for you. Don’t fight your natural hair type, unless you have lots of time to fuss over your haircut. You can easily find a hairstyle that will work with your face shape and your hair type. Look online for pictures that follow the guidelines and rules for you and when you find the perfect style you want to try, print the picture and take it in to your hairdresser, so she can see for herself what is you want. It is easier to show a picture than trying to describe a hairstyle, to be sure your hairdresser knows exactly what you want. If you have a good hairdresser ask them what hairstyles would best suit you and your face shape.