One of the most common things you hear when you’re the proud owner of thick hair is that you’re very lucky. That’s true. However, the reality is that you also need to learn how to care for your mane, keep it in check all the time, and make sure it’s healthy.
You also need to learn what type of hairstyle works best for your thick locks so that they can be protected and look good at the same time. Here are 50 celebrity inspired haircuts for thick hair that can help you out.
1. The Felicity Jones
British actress Felicity Jones is the first one on our list of celebrity inspired haircuts for thick hair. She opted for a classic bob with beach waves and a very cute heavy fringe that sweeps her eyebrows.
2. The Dakota Johnson
Here’s another very famous set of bangs. Dakota Johnson really made a splash in the 50 Shades of Grey movies and will forever be remembered as the actress who portrayed Anastasia Steele. In real life, she has a shoulder-length bob in honey brown.
3. The Olivia Munn
This actress knows a thing or two about haircuts for thick hair. Her sultry brunette bob received a careless touch thanks to the side part that makes her look like she’s off for a fun day at the beach or a session of shopping.
4. The Katie Holmes
Actress Katie Holmes models a quintessential look of the 2000s. We’re talking, of course, about this shaggy bob with layers and a very choppy finish to it which we all used to wear when we were back in high school.
5. The Cindy Crawford
Be honest. How many times did you wish you could have a supermodel’s hair? These ladies flaunt the best hairstyles in the industry, and Cindy Crawford is the absolute 90s queen. Here she is with a layered medium cut.
6. The Salma Hayek
If you have thick hair like Salma Hayek, then you need to find a way to make it work in your favor. Here is where the haircuts for thick hair come in. Salma chose a simple yet sultry dark shoulder-length bob which makes her look sexy.
7. The Cheryl Cole
It’s no secret that this British songstress has always had an enviable mane. That’s why she loves to show it off every chance she gets by puffing it up with volumized curls. She is all in when it comes to hairspray!
8. The Jane Fonda
Another actress who takes great pride in her hair is Jane Fonda. We could also say that she is very consistent when it comes to her looks. Miss Fonda has not really changed her 80s hairstyles since, well… the 80s.
9. The Taylor Swift
Did you know that, in reality, Taylor Swift has curly hair? that being said, she is in desperate need of ideas for haircuts for thick hair. Nowadays she straightens out her hair most of the time and wears it in a good girl bob.
10. The Rosie Huntington-Whitely
Here’s another case of gorgeous supermodel hair which has inspired many haircuts for thick hair over the years. Jason Statham’s wife always wears a sweet shade of blonde that highlights her blue eyes and a long bob that accentuates her angular features.
11. The Ciara
This songstress has been through many haircuts for thick hair in her life. However, we have to say that this retro-inspired one with heavy side-parted bangs is our favorite. Doesn’t she look a bit like a modern version of Farrah Fawcett?
12. The Margot Robbie
It would be hard to find a woman prettier than Margot Robbie in Hollywood even if you tried. But we won’t. We are simply going to talk about her casual haircuts for thick hair on the red carpet. She always looks perfect and effortless.
13. The Mila Kunis
This is a perfect example of how to do a sleek and straight hairstyle when you have thick hair. The key here is hair care products. You will definitely need a fantastic glossing agent that can keep the entirety of your mane in check.
14. The Kristen Dunst
Say hello to the most adored hairstyle of the first half of the 2010s. Kristen Dunst is wearing a simple, blonde, medium cut with parted side bangs that frame her face in a beautiful way. We also believe that this is definitely the shade of blonde that suits her best.
15. The Chrissy Teigen
This Sports Illustrated model is a huge fan of both haircuts for thick hair and balayage. She has been sporting this trend for a very long time because it suits her so well. Chrissy also adopted the mom bob in a longer version.
16. The Kerri Washington
Speaking of bobs, here’s actress Kerri Washington at a red carpet event displaying a gorgeous long bob. Her hair has been straightened out but left messy enough for her to roll that ‘I woke up like this’ look that we all love so much.
17. The Katy Perry
A chameleon in her own right, singer Katy Perry has donned quite a few haircuts and hair colors throughout her career. This is a fantastic yet simple brunette which, thanks to the blunt cut and bangs reminds us of the 1920s.
18. The Miranda Otto
You might have fallen in love with her as the fearless blonde Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings, but actress Miranda Otto is a fiery redhead in real life. This color makes her look sophisticated and classy, exactly like a mermaid living among humans.
19. The Rihanna
It would not have been possible to put together a list of haircuts for thick hair and not talk about Rihanna. She too has undergone many transformations since the humble beginnings of her career. Her she is with honey blonde hair and dark roots.
20. The Gigi Hadid
This megastar model has many things to be proud of when it comes to her looks and her super hair is definitely one of them. She loves her hair so much that she refuses to cut her long, honey locks.
21. The Jessica Alba
If you have thick, long hair, then you qualify for vintage curls. This can be your go-to look for parties, special events, your prom or weddings. With a little bit of practice, you can even learn how to do it at home by yourself.
22. The Christina Hendricks
We cannot get enough of how good actress Christina Hendricks looks with this retro-inspired hairstyle choice. The burnt red highlights her baby blue eyes and makes her fair skin look like alabaster.
23. The Jennifer Lopez
When speaking of haircuts for thick hair, we need to mention Jennifer Lopez. She too takes great pride in her locks and for good reason. The singer has always had fantastic and inspirational hair, so much so that she actually advertised for different hair care products over the years.
24. The Zooey Deschanel
You know you deserve to be on a list of celebrities who have the best haircuts for thick hair when you have such an iconic haircut that people don’t recognize you without it. It’s true. Google photos of Zooey Deschanel without her bangs and you’ll see she looks like a completely different person.
25. The Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is the most followed person on Instagram in the world. We cannot help but think that her gorgeous hair had a little something to do with that. She’s a true style star and a beauty queen, rocking haircuts for thick hair like no other.
26. The Priyanka Chopra
Do you need advice on how to handle your bundle of hair? This gorgeous actress from India has them. Her go-to haircut is a long bob with flowing beach waves in a very natural deep brunette that highlights her eyes.
27. The Jenna Coleman
You’ve seen her in Doctor Who and Captain America, but you fell in love with her in Victoria. Jenna Coleman is a styling queen in our hearts thanks to her fantastic haircut and hair color which is a mushroom brown.
28. The Rose Byrne
Wavy, volumized hair has never looked so good in a bob than it does on Australian actress Rose Byrne. If you want to copy the look, you will need hair rollers or a curler, a soft-haired brush, and lots and lots of hairspray.
29. The Faith Hill
Singer Faith Hill is not only one of the most beautiful women in country music but one of the most beautiful women in music overall. Here she is emulating one of Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic photo shoots.
30. The Kate Upton
When considering haircuts for thick hair, you must give the short bob a fair try. They are incredibly easy to style, whether you choose to wear the straight and sleek or in a handful of sweetheart curls like model Kate Upton.
31. The Carrie Bradshaw
We could have called this one the Sarah Jessica Parker, but we feel that this haircut along with the makeup are just quintessentially Carrie. It’s a jaw-length bob with her natural curls all teased up while the makeup is made up of clubbing colors such as peacock blue and frosted pink lip gloss.
32. The Charlize Theron
Always a symbol of elegance and refined taste in her fashion and styling choices, Charlize Theron has been the face of J’Adore Dior perfume for years. Here she is with a long and wavy pixie cut, nude eye makeup and a bold, red lip.
33. The Cobie Smulders
Actress Cobie Smulders is as inspirational as they come, which is why we have chosen her for our list of haircuts for thick hair. Going from funny lady on How I Met Your Mother to certified badass on The Avengers, she knows how to pack a punch and a joke.
34. The Gabrielle Union
This feathery and volumized bob is every elegant woman’s dream. It’s a haircut that transitions very easily from day to night, which means you can wear it all day at the office and then change into a cocktail dress and go to a party in the evening.
35. The Marion Cotillard
French actress Marion Cotillard’s attempt at a messy and curly short bob is an adorable exercise in casual cuteness. You can copy the look by using your hair curler or a set of curlers and sleep on them through the night.
36. The Michelle Obama
Everyone’s favorite former First Lady has always known how to style her hair and makeup with just enough grace and dignity mixed with a good dose of fun and youth. Here she is with a long and curly pixie cut which you can wear as well.
37. The Ellen Burstyn
If you’re looking for haircuts for thick hair for women over sixty, actress Ellen Burstyn can be your inspiration. She’s wearing a lovely white-beige blonde and an overgrown pixie cut with faux curls that have been teased out with a soft brush.
38. The Keira Knightley
This is an exercise in how to do highlights and lowlights the correct way. Notice how there are some golden highlights placed around her face where they are supposed to illuminate her features and her neck but not alter the brown color of her hair.
39. The Jennifer Garner
As far as medium haircuts for thick hair go, this Jennifer Garner inspired number can serve you well if you have a wedding or a garden party to attend. It’s a half up half down hairstyle which is incredibly easy to pull off on your own.
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40. The Carrie Underwood
The great thing about this haircut is that it has a fantastic set of side swept bangs plus the layered strands of hair in the front which cascade and frame the face. This will give you a lot of structure, especially if you have an oval face.
41. The Amanda Seyfried
This is an actress with one of the best heads of natural hair in Hollywood. So much so, in fact, that we would really like to know all her secrets to maintaining it. In the meantime, we’ll settle for her haircuts for thick hair.
42. The Jennifer Love Hewitt
Here’s another lady of the silver screen who has always known how to flaunt one of her best assets – her hair. Jennifer Love Hewitt has stayed true to the hair color that suits her best, which is a dark, deep, and smooth chocolate brown.
43. The Penelope Cruz
We might have seen her as a platinum blonde when she portrayed the equally famous Donatella Versace in The Assassination of Gianni Versace, but, ultimately, Penelope Cruz looks a lot better with brown hair and caramel highlights.
44. The Olivia Palermo
It’s safe to say that, when it comes to fashion, Olivia Palermo has an unbeatable game. That means that, if you’re not following her already on Instagram, you’re wasting your time. She also knows a thing or two about haircuts for thick hair, so she can help you out.
45. The Olivia Wilde
From one Olivia to the other, with a wild and casual take on haircuts for thick hair. Here is the actress with a medium hairstyle, her hair parted down the middle, and some beautifully executed beach waves.
46. The Lucy Hale
One of the biggest trends of last year has been the slick back or the no parting hairstyle. It was adopted by celebrities all around and Lucy Hale is just one of them. It’s a very bold look that you can wear while clubbing.
47. The Beyonce
With more hairstyles under her belt than just about anyone in the business, Queen Bee constantly reinvents herself to stay fresh and relevant to younger and younger audiences. Her thick haircuts are amazing to behold, such as this lovely and blunt jaw-length bob.
48. The Zendaya
If you thought that Beyonce had a lot of haircuts throughout her career, you haven’t met Zendaya yet. And she’s still in her early 20s. From her natural curly hair to mullets to dreads and this fantastic bob with vintage curls, Zendaya knows all about haircuts for thick hair.
49. The Anne Hathaway
On the other hand, actress Anne Hathaway hasn’t changed so much throughout the years. She stills sports the same chestnut brown she always has with a set of beachy waves that add a little softness to her deeply square face.
50. The Sofia Vergara
Her long hair is already legend by now, as is her beauty. When it comes to looking your best all the time, nobody does it quite like Sofia Vergara. She even got a fresh set of bangs to prove that she can pull of anything.
Haircuts for thick hair range from Sofia Vergara’s long, flowing locks to Zendaya’s vintage curly bob to Beyonce’s blunt bob to medium cuts with beach waves to pixie cuts with an attitude like Charlize Theron wears.
All you have to do is consult with your stylist and find the haircut that suits your facial type best. Let us know in the comment section below which one was your favorite!
July 2019: We updated the styles in this article.