If you have thick hair, it may be difficult for you to get a short haircut like a bob or pixie. Short hairstyles tend to look heavy and bulky on thick hair, so a drastic haircut is a risk that few women with thick hair are willing to take.
However, there are short bob haircuts that complement thick hair without requiring thinning. These ten modern fashion styles are easy, low-maintenance, short bob haircuts that you can wear because of your thick hair, not in spite of it.
Wispy Honey Blonde Chin-Length Bob
Thin top layers keep this classic chin-length bob from looking unwieldy without requiring significant thinning of the heavier bottom layers. A bright honey brown bob gives this hairstyle extra elasticity and lightness.
Styling this blunt bob is easy. Pin the top layers and use a round brush to curl the heavier bottom layers of your hair while blow-drying. If necessary, iron over thin top coats for a smoother, more polished finish.
Textured Orange A-Line Bob for Short Hair
The stacked layers of this orange bob keep it lightweight and prevent bulkiness. The layers are shortened at the nape at the back and lengthened at the front, framing the face and adding a feminine touch to this stylish cut.
Using a round brush, blow-dry the back of this bob to keep the short, unruly hair from sticking out. Spray the rest of your hair with a light texturizing spray and tousle it to give it volume and tousle.
Straight Mid-Length Bob
This mid-length bob falls between the chin and shoulders for a balanced style that doesn’t look too heavy and suits almost any face shape.
If your hair isn’t naturally straight, you’ll need a heated styling tool to flatten and straighten the bob. Use a blow dryer or flat iron to achieve the desired smoothness and tidiness of your hair.
Beachy Bob with Balayage
The slight tilt of this layered beach-style bob frames your face and creates a flowing swing that defies volume. Subtle balayage adds interest and balance to this bob without ruining its natural style.
To get the classic beachy look of this bob, use a flat iron or curling iron to create loose, wavy curls. Instead of hairspray, apply a light texturizing spray to your hair and comb through to relax your curls and transform them into natural beach waves.
Wavy Bleached Bob， Balayage Short Haircut
The wavy bleached bob is an ultra-modern haircut that will add elegance and liveliness to your look.
Create thin, wavy curls for this bob with a thick curling iron. Focus on curling your hair down the middle of the shaft to add volume. Do not try to tame or tuck the ends of the curls. Leave them loose and movable to give this style a bounce and lightness.
Blunt Bob with Bangs
This blunt bob falls just below the chin in a modern style that always looks sophisticated. The graduated length of his bangs compliments your facial features naturally and keeps your bangs from looking too heavy.
The short bangs of this bob can be styled quickly and easily with a blow dryer and a round brush. Break the straightness of this bob by creating wispy curls that give bounce and volume to the hairstyle.
Curly Textured Lob, Office Hairstyles for Short Hair
This forehead – an elongated bob – falls just above the shoulders so that heavy layers do not disturb the natural shape of your face. Tousled, textured curls give this bob a casual, classy look.
Use a thin curling iron to create loose curls in your hair. Leave the lower layers of hair uncurled for a more natural look. Use texturizing spray instead of traditional hairspray to create sexy tousled texture.
Flippy Bleached Bob with Side Bangs
The wavy ends of this mid-length bob and the bleached colour give it a flirty and fun look. Shorter layers in front create a stylish bont and blunt bangs give it a balanced, streamlined finish and break up any bulky layers.
Part your hair straight down the middle and use a flat iron to achieve the pin-straight, tucked-under style of this bob. Finish styling by spraying your hair with a smoothing serum for a shiny, sleek finish.
Messy A-Line Bob with Asymmetrical Part
The slight slant of this mid-length, messy-on-purpose bob makes styling easy and keeps bulkiness at bay. An asymmetrical part breaks up heavy layers and gives this style a modern finish.
Create the intentionally tousled style of this bob by scrunching a liberal amount of lightweight texturizing spray through your hair in multiple layers. If your hair is naturally wavy, you can leave it completely natural. If necessary, use a flat iron to tame and smooth your ends before you add the texturizing spray.