If you have thick hair, you already know having such a lustrous mane comes with its ups and downs. On the one hand, you have enough hair to pull off just about any hairstyle you can imagine—no clip-ins necessary. On the other, all of that hair can start to get seriously heavy. If your thick locks are weighing you down (and giving you a headache), it may be time to trade in your signature lengthy strands for a much shorter cut. Why not consider a pixie haircut? The quintessential short haircut is perfect for thick strands (dark brown, blonde, and everything in between) and seriously stylish.
If it sounds like a short cut might be right for you, continue reading for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about pixie haircuts for thick hair.
What is the best short haircut for thick hair?
The best haircut for your thick hair will depend on a few things including the texture of your hair, your lifestyle, and what you want your hair to look like. If you are unsure which haircut is best for your thick hair, we recommend making an appointment for a consultation with a trusted stylist. Your stylist will work with you to determine the best haircut for your hair type, lifestyle, and desired final look.
If you’re still unsure which cut is right for you after your consultation, start with a bob. While there is no one-size-fits-all haircut for thick hair, a bob is a perfect length for those who want to try out a short haircut without getting rid of all of their length.
Can you cut your hair short if it’s thick?
There is no rule that says you can’t cut your thick hair short and even if there was—we don't really consider ourselves rule followers. Whether your hair is thick, thin, or something in between, there’s a short haircut out there that’s perfect for your hair type.
Are pixie haircuts easy to maintain?
The day to day maintenance of a pixie haircut is often easier than longer haircuts. Because you have less hair, you can usually spend less time styling your hair in the morning.
While the day-to-day maintenance of a pixie cut may be easier, don’t be surprised if you spend more time in the salon. If you want to maintain the perfect pixie length at all times, expect to head back to the salon every two to four weeks depending on how fast your hair grows.
Wondering which pixie haircut is perfect for your thick hair? We’ve rounded up eight pixie haircuts for thick hair that you won’t be able to get enough of.
No matter your hair type, you can’t go wrong with a traditional pixie haircut. Closely cropped in the back with a little length on top is the pixie haircut dreams are made of.
Long Pixie With Full Bangs
If you’re not ready to get rid of all of your length but love the look of a short haircut, consider a long pixie with full bangs. Both the length in the back and your full bangs give you plenty of hair to play around with while still keeping your thick strands off of your neck.
Modern Mushroom Pixie
The mushroom haircut is back and it’s better than ever. Update this elementary school throwback by tapering the hair at the back of your neck and dying your strands an on-trend color like millennial pink.
Mushroom Taper Fade
If you like the look of a modern mushroom haircut but want your pixie to be just a bit shorter, ask for a mushroom taper fade.
Straight-haired ladies can’t have all the fun! If you have thick, curly hair, this pixie haircut is the perfect way to show off your enviable texture.
When we think of showstopping hair, images of down-to-there strands immediately fill out minds. You don’t have to have princess-length locks to steal the show, however. If you’re looking for a visually striking pixie haircut, look no further than this geometric inspired cut. Allowing your stylist to cut your mane into unconventional shapes makes your hair look like an avant-garde piece of art.
Pixie With Shaved Sides
Thick hair can sometimes feel a little hot and heavy, even if you opt for a pixie haircut. If you’re looking to take off even more weight, consider a pixie haircut with shaved sides. The bare sides will get rid of any unnecessary weight while looking totally rock and roll.
Pixie With Long Bangs
Having a pixie haircut doesn’t mean you have to get rid of all of your length. If you want to keep some longer strands to play around with, opt for a pixie with long bangs. Wear them swept to the side, tie them up in a top not, or rock a full-on fringe. The options are endless!
Interested in a pixie haircut for your thick hair? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.