• Blunt Bangs Bangs like Zooey Deschanel's are ideal for thick-haired ladies. A finer textured fringe is prone to looking stringy, but your full strands hold up. Read more: The Best Hairstyles with Bangs
  • Long Layers Add lightness and movement to thick hair by opting for a cut like Connie Britton's. Her chin-skimming layers give her style a flattering shape. Read more: 5 Bad Habits That Are Ruining Your Hair
  • Choppy Bob If shoulder-length hair is more your style, thin out a bob with razor-cut ends — Julianne Hough's cut is ideal — to downplay your hair's heaviness. Read more: Real Girl Makeover: "I'm Bored with My Straight Hair"  
  • Half-Up 'Do When you have hair to spare, a half-up style like Minka Kelly's keeps your mane out of your face while emphasizing its lushness. Read more: How to Get Long Hair ASAP
  • Big Braid Unlike fine-haired ladies, whose braids can look scrawny, your plait is perfectly sized. We love Keri Russell's loose side braid. Read more: Braids Gone Wrong: 6 Hairstyle Don'ts
  • Undercut When you have thick hair, you don't want a short cut to look too bulky. A close-cropped under layer like Coco Rocha's lets you play with length in the front without any of the heaviness. Read more: 10 Beautiful Short Celebrity Hairstyles
  • The Perfect Length When thick hair gets too long, it can become unmanageable. We love the length of Eva Mendes' cut because it still reads as long hair but can be styled in half the time. Read more: How to Wash Your Hair — The Right Way
  • Ombré Highlights Lighter ends like Vanessa Hudgens' can help balance thick hair, since they make the tips look less heavy. Plus, highlights look so pretty with her wavy texture. Read more: An Owner's Guide to Naturally Wavy Hair
  • Tucked Behind the Ear Sofia Vergara's slicked back center part gives her Emmys hairstyle a more formal feel — and helps keep her full hair out of her face. Read more: Cute Hairstyles You Can Wear to Work
  • Big and Beautiful We love big hair like Nicole Scherzinger's. Her long layers keep her hair from being weighed down at the roots — a must for all-over volume. Read more: The Best Brown Hair Colors That Are Anything But Mousy

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10 Perfect Hairstyles for Thick Hair


10 Perfect Hairstyles for Thick Hair

These cuts and styling ideas make the most of big, beautiful hair.

If you have thick hair, you probably get tons of compliments on it from people who wish they had your lush, luxurious mane. And those people probably have no idea how much work goes into taming full-bodied hair—the washing, the blow drying, the detangling. But these hairstyles for thick hair are designed to make your life easier — and bring out your hair’s natural beauty.

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