The Best Haircuts for Thick Hair
Like Connie, Halle and Zooey
Ladies with supersized strands, you know the importance of a good cut. A few, well-placed layers can mean the difference between looking like Mufasa--or looking like, well, any of these well-coiffed celebs. Need inspiration for your next chop? Take a cue from a few of our favs. Here are the best haircuts for thick hair.
Jennifer Aniston's face-framing layers
Oh, how far you’ve come since “The Rachel.” If you have straight hair (or you prefer to wear it straight like Jen), ask your stylist for piecey layers that start at the jawline to give it plenty of movement.
Connie Britton's all-over layers
Whether she’s playing Tami Taylor or Rayna James, there’s no denying that the woman has a good head of hair. If you’re similarly blessed, keep your strands from puffing up by cutting long layers all around your head--front and back.
Zooey Deschanel's long bangs
Fact: Full fringe works well on thick hair because it holds shape better (and is much less likely to get stringy). Just make sure they sit below your brows and the ends are snipped into so they’re not too heavy (lest you want to relive that tragic bowl cut you had in the second grade).
Halle Berry's modern shag
We’re dubbing it the “official haircut of 2016.” Why? Well, the low-maintenance shag is a genius way to grow out that bob you got last year. Keep your layers long and pair with feathery bangs like Ms. Berry here for a little extra edge.
Hilary Duff's asymmetrical lob
Still loving the lob? Give it an update by trimming the back shorter and having it gradually lengthen as it reaches the front of your face. Work in some texturizing spray while your hair is still damp so that it dries into defined waves--not a puffy mess.
Serayah's tapered curls
If you have dense curls, keep hair just below your shoulders to let the weight prevent it from ballooning around your face. Then ask your stylist for uneven ends to avoid a bottom-heavy effect.
Scarlett Johansson's long pixie
Prefer to just chop it all off? Thicker strands are actually great for a pixie because there’s more to work with. (And they’re basically pomade’s best friend.) Keep your sides closely trimmed (even shaved on the sides) and your bangs long for infinite styling options.