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Best Medium Length Hairstyles for Thick Hair

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The medium length works great on thick hair. Thick hair can be a gift, but it also can be a big hustle. Your friends may envy you. But they do not know the trouble you have to go through to manage it daily. It takes you an hour to dry your hair. Finding an elastic tough enough to hold it is a major challenge, let alone a hair clip. A medium haircut can be a great solution. Take a look at our hairstyle collection.

1. Messy Bob

Messy bob for thick hair

This chic hairstyle that works well on thick hair. Embrace your luxurious hair volume and use a texturizer to structure your hair. Creative coloring will add a playful edge to your hairstyle. This hairstyle will look smashing with any type of face shape.


2. Collarbone Length Long Bob or “Lob”

Who said medium hair is only an in-between style as you are straightening your locks out? Becoming to know in the industry as “the Cut”  this haircut become more and more popular. The trick is to keep hair length not too short and not too long, just about collarbone length. For the sharp look blow-dry and straighten your hair using a flat iron hair-straightener. But this length is also great for curling and even long enough for an up-do or braids.

Long bob Lob for thick hair

Medium hairstyle for thick hair

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3. Medium Shag

A shag is a medium haircut heavily feathered into different lengths. Created by the barber Paul McGregor this diverse hairstyle have a million variations and can be shaped to suit different face and hair types.

Shag hairstyle - favorite medium haircut for thick hair

Medium Hairstyles for Thick Hair for Round Faces

Medium length layered hair for thick hair – cut and color!

4. Stacked Bob

Short stacked bog has the right length that allows you to style your hair in slick hairstyle.  Your hair would have to be layered to add rounded shape.

Stacked Bob

5. Layered Medium Hairstyles

Often women with thick hair hesitate to cut it shoulder length worrying it will look like a helmet on their head. The trick is to layer your hair heavily from about ears level. Below are great examples of how thick hair was managed into the shoulder length layered haircuts. Both are stunning and elegant.

Layered hairstyle for thick hair

Medium Hairstyles for Thick Brown Hair

Medium Layered Hairstyle – great for the thick hair

6. Undercut Hairstyle

Undercut can be great on thick hair! It can be as edgy or as subtle as you like.  So give it a try! This is a haircut everyone with thick hair should try at least once in their life.

undercut bob

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7. Medium Bob with Soft Curls for Thick Hair

A timeless look for medium thick hair with soft curls. Transform your classic aspirations with these retro-inspired curls. For a much softer appearance, experiment by using a paddle brush to recreate this simple vintage medium hair soft curls.

Ideal Facial Shapes – square, heart, round, oval

Layered hairstyle for thick hair with slight waves

Layered hairstyle for thick hair with volume and soft waves

How You can Style It

You can use a rounded brush and then blow dry. With a standard curling iron, wrap the top to bottom parts of your hair, beginning with the upper part of the ear and leaving the crown part smooth and then pin curls into position. Spray your hair with a mild hold hair styling spray.

Consider Kenra Volume Spray, Super Hold Finishing Spray. This gives your hair greatest volume as well as hold, at the same time keeping your hair looking healthy, in addition to glowing. It makes soft curls hairstyle stay longer throughout the day.

8. Well-Defined Medium Bob on Thick Hair

It is often advised that thick hair requires a softer, layered haircut and well-defined bob will not suit is.  But there always are exceptions to the rule. Both Katie Holmes and Anna Wintour turned medium length bob into an iconic look that and in their own ways became symbols of impeccable style. Such haircut does require perfect grooming. It was said that Anna Wintour trims her hair daily. This might be too extreme for the most of us. But this hairstyle on thick hair is definitely for those who are ready to take time to style their hair daily.

Ideal Facial Shapes – square, heart, oval

Defined Bob Haircut for thick hair

Katie Holmes defined Bob Haircut for thick hair

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Anna Wintour iconic bob hairstyle

Anna Wintour iconic bob hairstyle

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9. Natural Curly Medium Hairstyles

There is a mistaken belief that bangs/fringe cannot be used with curly hair. This is not quite right and photos below are a proof. Yes, you have to be very careful and account for the shrinkage on curly hair. But you can get fabulous style with soft bangs/fringe on curly natural hair. You will see that your appearance is instantly revitalized, not to mention a completely different level of sophistication added to your hair.

Black Medium Curly Hairstyles

Natural Curly Hair – Shoulder length with bangs/fringe


Side-swept bangs lighten up the thick hair volume around the face. The length and even layers of the curly hairstyle with bangs help to stimulate natural hair texture to be voluminous as well as have weight.

Medium curly layered hairstyle

Shoulder length naturally curly hair with  nice layers


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