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50 Hairstyles for Thick Wavy Hair You Will Adore

Serena Piper

2. U-Shape Haircut for Thick Wavy Hair. A medium-length haircut layered in the outline of a U shape will take away the excess heaviness from your thick wavy hair. The beauty of such a haircut is best seen when your hair length is somewhat past your shoulder.

We know it feels like your thick hair has its own personality: it may feel heavy sometimes, difficult, and very time-consuming when it comes to care and styling. Check the following haircuts for thick wavy hair – these can make miracles and save your precious time in the morning.

1. Medium Wavy Hair. Textured layers, tousled styling, and a shiny color make thick hair silky, supple, and lightweight.

2. U-Shape Haircut for Thick Wavy Hair. A medium-length haircut layered in the outline of a U shape will take away the excess heaviness from your thick wavy hair. The beauty of such a haircut is best seen when your hair length is somewhat past your shoulder.

3. Shaggy Long Bob. This hairstyle needs a good tousle before you go out, and you’re ready to look spectacular all day.

4. Wavy Layered Shag with a Center Part. Shaggy hairstyles for thick wavy hair never fail to look cool with their I-woke-up-like-this vibe. And the heavy layering they come with also allows for removing a vast deal of bulk, leaving your waves airy and effortless.

5. Wavy Brunette Lob. If you’re a fan of bobs, this look is for you! Waves made with a straightening iron can give your thick hair a natural beach touch.

6. Mid-Length Cut with Babylights. Do you want to spice up your natural hair color without radical changes? Thick wavy curls will only benefit from a medium cut with delicate babylights. Opt for a blunt cut or choose layers – it will be gorgeous either way!

7. Choppy Lob with Face-Framing Layers. Stylists often recommend choosing longer haircuts for thick wavy hair since extra length helps weigh hair down and tame the frizz. Take this charming lob as inspiration and use its face-framing magic to emphasize or mask certain facial features.

8. Thick Wavy Hairstyle with Curtain Bangs. Layering can be one of the best decisions you make in regard to hairstyles for thick wavy hair. When layered correctly, those thick locks look effortlessly gorgeous and light, like in the hairstyle below. Add curtain bangs to make your hair look this fabulous.

9. Curtain Bangs for Long Hair. Beautiful curtain bangs transitioning into longer layers belong to our favorite wavy hairstyles due to their simplicity and effortless chic. This styling option seems to be made for thick unruly hair!

10. Wavy Shag with Heavy Bangs. Keep in mind your face shape when considering haircuts for wavy hair, and take a cue from this brunette shag that reduces the length and expands the width of the oblong face.

11. Lob with Patchy Highlights. Which styling trick creates even more texture for thick wavy hair? Highlights contrasting with your natural hair color! So, if you want to amplify the beauty of your lob hairdo, select a hue to dye some strands and welcome the changes!

12. Shoulder-Length Hairstyle for Wavy Hair. A shoulder-length cut sitting a little past your collarbones makes a wonderful hairstyle for wavy hair. Make your hair piece-y to show off your lovely waves and keep it tame and put together.

13. Stacked Lob with Partial Highlights. We love hairstyles for wavy hair that look fun and creative! This inverted lob with bright strands is a fit for an artistic personality. Besides, highlighting the front locks helps to showcase the eyes!

14. Choppy Sun-Kissed Layers. Ladies with long wavy hair can achieve a sun-kissed effect either naturally or by dyeing some of their locks a lighter shade. For a sun-kissed effect that will last all year round, we suggest the latter option!

15. Medium-Length Stacked Bob. Lots of closely stacked and flipped layers in the back of your head down to the nape of your neck add a vivacious and cheerful note to your personality. Pair with bangs for extra oomph.

16. Long and Thick Wavy Hair with Bounce. This inky mane with a cool, ashy tone combines a set of short and bouncy layers on the bottom with long curtain bangs beautifully connected to the delicate face-framing bits.

17. Shaggy Above-the-Shoulders Cut. Layering is definitely something that can make a medium wavy hairstyle look complete. The piece-y layers and patchy hair color contribute to the rock’n’roll vibe that is timelessly trendy.

18. Choppy Waves with Bottleneck Bangs. We are in love with choppy haircuts for thick hair since the sliced-out ends add movement and lightness to the dense manes, and this shaggy fringe is the icing on the cake.

19. Smokey Wavy Hair in a Tousled Lob. This undone bob with a dimensional balayage and irregular parting is cut slightly longer in the front to save the hair in the back from looking bulky.

20. Above-the-Shoulder Wolf Cut. Shaggy layers allow you to amp up texture in hairstyles for wavy hair of different lengths, and this modern version of the midi shag shows how to do this on shorter hair.

21. Shattered Ginger Waves. Here, masterful layering and slicing manage to derive maximum texture from the slightly wavy red strands and to hit the optimal balance between keeping the hair full and removing excess weight.

22. Wavy Highlights. Women with thick hair will love this layered haircut with highlights. Let your hair cascade on your back for a more impressive look.

23. Long Wavy Hair with a Deep Side Part. Long hairstyles for wavy hair can easily combine layering around the face or throughout the mid-length with blunt ends which work to add fullness to the bottom.

24. Two-Layer Style with Bangs. Voluminous bangs with a side or middle part add volume to haircuts for thick wavy hair. Besides, if you want an even more textured result, you can also try a two-tier cut like this one.

25. Textured Bob with Curtain Bangs. Featuring minimal layers in the upper part but having fiercely point-cut ends, this long bob with facial framing hints at another way of invoking waves in hairstyles for thick hair.

26. Thick Shaggy Bob. This hairdo is one of the most flattering hairstyles for thick wavy hair. To create this look, ask your stylist to tone your hair to achieve a cherry or mahogany shade and go for uneven layered wavy locks.

27. Medium Wavy Hair with Bounce. Long wavy haircuts aren’t always the best choice for ladies with thick manes since the excessive weight may strip even ample locks of their bounce. The below-the-shoulder lob with a bit of layering to the ends fixes the problem with no sweat.

28. Medium Layered Centre-Parted Haircut. A symmetrical hairstyle with bangs is going to frame your face and draw attention to your eyes. Give it a try!

29. Choppy Brown Balayage Lob. One of the modern classics among haircuts for wavy hair, this choppy lob with a soft balayage is a true gem! The style not only appears splendid but also enables you to tame your thick hair with minimum effort.

30. Tousled Auburn Bob. This cute bob looks totally carefree and flirty (thanks to the strand tucked behind the ear and a bright shade of red, of course), but it has just a slightly defined texture to deliver a smoother feel.

31. All-Feathered Crop with a Deep Fringe. Wavy hairstyles for women with thick tresses pair well with shaggy bangs of all types, including this seriously textured version, that perfectly matches the accentuated pieces around the perimeter.

32. Messy Bob for Frizzy Hair. If your hair is frizzy, tame it with a flat iron – style straight or with messy waves.

33. Lob Hairstyle for Wavy Hair. Long bob haircuts are undoubtedly among the best haircuts for wavy hair. Make your tresses piece-y to create some airy movement in your hair, especially if it is on the thick side.

Piece-y Wavy Lob Haircut
By Yuki

34. Shattered Dimensional Bob. Use a curling iron to make some large curls, and you’ll have an impressive mane.

35. Lightweight Bob with Bangs. This bobbed hair looks full yet extremely lightweight thanks to the light-reflective beige blonde balayage and an airy fringe with razored tips that can be worn straight or side-parted.

36. Shoulder-Length Bob with Copper Highlights. Did you know that highlights have the power to mimic layering in haircuts for thick wavy hair? This lob with few layers but plenty of texture is a good case in point.

37. Chic Bangs and Waves Hairstyle. Wavy hairstyles are aimed at giving you that effortlessly attractive and seductive allure. Define your waves with a curling wand to bring them back to life. As always, bangs will take the cuteness up above the ceiling.

38. Neck-Length Thick Bob. Play with your favorite color for the highlights and go for a beautiful choppy bob crop.

39. Blonde Razor-Cut Layers. This buttery blonde mane gains better lift at the roots with some weight taken out from the bottom while the choppy fringe adds to the body in the front and delivers a flattering face frame.

40. Asymmetrical Wavy Bob Haircut. This is another fun way to rock your short wavy hair. If you have healthy, natural wavy hair, ask your stylist to cut it short with one side longer. The outcome is a sprightly, springy rounded wavy haircut that is easy to manage. Part it to the side for a romantic finish.

41. Layered Bob with Honey Highlights. Here is a low-maintenance cut for opulent wavy hair, as its shaggy nature calls for messy styling that requires only a dab of volumizing mousse and air-drying.

42. Chin Length Bob. A haircut this short gives a great face framing, nice shape, and boost of texture for thick wavy hair.

43. Wolf Haircut with Bangs for Wavy Hair. We’re super excited about this tweak to her thick wavy hair. Bangs are game-changers indeed. The stack of thick bangs pairs so well with her wavy shag.

44. Subtle Ashy Waves. Long shags are good hairstyles for thick wavy hair since they remove bulk and produce movement, which can be further intensified by highlights, as illustrated by this soft look.

45. Rebellious Layers for Wavy Hair. Being nicely structured with layers, this brunette style gets a good deal of boho vibes by combining the waves with a choppy finish and crowning the look with Farrah Fawcett’s bangs.

46. Layered Midi Haircut for Thick Hair. Graduated layers in your thick wavy hair will help to keep it less frizzy and more manageable. They make your hair appear more enthralling too.

47. Voluminous Hazelnut Espresso Hair. This sharply parted hair falls into the best haircuts for thick manes because of the volume and dynamics it delivers, not to mention the depth-adding color scheme.

48. Polished Brown Waves with Subtle Balayage. Wavy hairstyles for thick hair don’t need to be tousled and chopped to show off its texture and fullness, and here, it perfectly shines out through somewhat modernized Old Hollywood waves.

49. Blended Layers with Delicate Money Piece. This medium-length brunette style boasts a cascade of soft waves subtly illuminated with caramel highlights getting a little brighter around the face.

50. Wavy Lob with Blonde Balayage. A lob cut suits thick wavy hair perfectly, adding movement and volume to the style. If you want to make your look even more memorable, complement your hairdo with a soft balayage.

Bobs are some of the best haircuts for thick wavy hair because they are easy to maintain and wear. But if you’re not a fan of medium and short hair, why not take advantage of your chunky strands and emphasize them as much as you can. Anyone always admires a long wavy cascade of hair, and why not be the one who always gets all the compliments?