For many men, thick hair is a double-edged sword. There’s a lot of hairstyle possibilities with thick hair, but it can also be unruly and hard to tame.
And for guys who want extra volume, it can be difficult to make thick hair work. Not every hairstyle is suitable for thick hair, but when you find the right style, your hair will be transformed.
Ranging from conservative to crazy, here are 20 of our favorite hairstyles for men with thick hair.
The hair is grown out long and swept to the side for a dramatic effect. The hair’s thickness gives the style a full-bodied appearance that’s impossible to miss.
Thick hair is especially striking when styled into a quiff. This stylish take on the quiff creates a smooth arc of motion that draws the eye.
In this style, the hair is packed on top of the head while the sides are clipped, creating a strong contrast. The thick poof of hair is fluffy and vibrant, and it’s a fun style you don’t often see.
Instead of brushing the hair to the side, here it gets brushed backward. The sides are cut (not clipped) to create even more fullness in the hairstyle.
This is a brush-up hairstyle with some serious length. The thick hair is held in place with a high-quality product to maximize volume and presence.
With this hairstyle, the hair gets tousled into all kinds of curls and waves and gives a soft impression, leave your hair breathe without too much product for this one as it gives it an “I woke up like this” feeling.
Here’s the classic brush up style with a twist. The hair is brushed upward and forward to create a sharp edge that’s undeniably stylish.
Add some volume to your hair to get this look. The smooth texture of the thick hair shines through and breathes life into the style.
This style combines the quiff and the undercut to create a ton of visual appeal. The top is kept long with volume while the sides are clipped short.
Thick hair becomes soft and smooth with this wavy style. The hair in front is brushed up into a makeshift side swept quiff and the rest of the hair is kept full for maximum effect.
This style keeps the hair long and extra curly. The thick hair creates bolder curls that allow for a variety of shapes and a lot of movement.
For a smart-looking, trendy style, look no further than this disconnected undercut. The thick hair on top is brushed into a strong quiff, creating a strong focal point that’s impossible to ignore.
Liam Hemsworth sports a short quiff that’s stylish yet conservative. With the quiff’s subtle styling and neat appearance, this hairstyle could fit right in at work or class.
Orlando Bloom opts for a rather short, slicked back quiff. The hair in the front is swept back and to the side a bit, making this a unique flavor of the classic quiff style.
Prepare to brush your hair almost on the side to get this high volume undercut. With a dramatic swoop, the quiff on the side becomes the focal point of this exciting style.
Thick-haired men with round faces and a fondness for extreme hairstyles, this one’s for you. With a large, fluffy quiff on top, this style is sure to stand out in a crowd.
Here’s a twist on the high volume undercut. The top of the hair is tousled and spiked to give the hairstyle more motion and variety.
For a hairstyle with a lot of presence, this brush up delivers. The fluffiness of the thick hair is utilized here for the “just rolled out of bed” look.
This brush up hairstyle variation takes the hair straight up. The resulting windblown look is expressive, dynamic, and fun.
This thick undercut is a classic guys’ look. Like all undercuts, it’ll work for anyone — no matter their face shape, hair color, or facial hair!
A thick undercut pairs wonderfully with heavy facial hair. Make this look as elegant or as scruffy as you like by choosing how often to trim the hairlines and how much time to spend combing!
Here’s another thick undercut with a few light styling motifs. For one, the sides are tapered. Secondly, some light curls at the front add another layer of texture.
A curly mop isn’t what most people think of when you say thick hair. This is definitely a cool look, but there is a lot of hair for you to take care of here!
Check out yet another variation of the undercut. This style is ultra-long on top (by undercut standards), but has short sides and a mostly clean shave for a more reserved look.
This side-swept, disconnected undercut has a lot going for it. It balances a restrained, elegant look with plenty of youth (thanks to the curly top and light disconnect), giving you the best of both worlds.
We’ve already seen plenty of styles like in this gallery, but it’s hard not to get excited about undercuts and pompadours when they work so well with thick hair.
This medium-length quiff retains its structure thanks to the thick hair, while short sides and a clean shave ensure a young, elegant look.
Some things just work: long on top, short on the sides. This thick, spiky undercut looks fantastic with light facial hair. Nose piercing: optional.
This trendy high-volume look will instantly earn you maximum fashion points. This is a style that you can really only pull off with thick hair since it’s so voluminous.
Need something even more voluminous? Break out your styling product and try tackling this beast of a haircut. The hair is styled directly upward into an incredibly tall pompadour that will give some skyscrapers a run for their money.
Thick hair can also benefit wavier styles. This dapper, classic-meets-contemporary style has a lot of motion to it, but the thickness of the hair helps to keep everything in its right place.
Tall quiffs and short sides have been trending for a while now, but this style takes that to the extreme. Featuring an unruly top and a dramatic low drop fade, this haircut isn’t for the faint of heart.
This messy, tousled cut is equal parts formal and casual. It’s like you took a businessman haircut and roughed it up a bit, resulting in a highly stylish look.
Extremely neat and clean, this brushed back style sculpts the hair into tidy waves that are nicely contrasted by the even fade.
If you like line ups and defined lines in general, you’ll dig this striking Caesar-inspired look. The curved line along the check makes this style stand out in a crowd.
For a look that’s truly versatile, consider this brush-up. You can wear this style in many ways; namely, you can easily make it more formal or casual depending on your needs.
Here’s an adventurous, outgoing style that you won’t see every day. The hair on top is styled into distinct columns of waves, while the sides are skin faded for maximum contrast.
With every hair slicked into place, this super tidy brush back is the way to go if you want a retro look with contemporary flair.
Classy and professional, this swooping brush up is an excellent choice for the man who wants a smart, refined hairstyle.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, there’s this extreme style that blends a brush-up and mohawk, finishing off with some designer hardlines.
Another cut that can be both formal and casual, this lowkey side-swept fringe is great for all hair types but works especially well with thicker hair.
With finger-combed waves and longer sides, this straightforward side part is a highly fashionable look that works in any situation.
This is a very trendy style that features a messy quiff with longer sides. Thick hair will help to hold this style and place and give you the ideal amount of volume.
If you’re after a classic, dapper style, this haircut will deliver. The pronounced wave in front is rather unique and works well with the slicked-back look.
This wispy, high-volume style is an eye-catching haircut that takes the popular blowout look and amplifies it to new (and messier) levels.
Retro-inspired, this two-toned brush up flat top is a combination of several classic cuts. The dyed top is optional, but it really makes the style stand out.
This longer tangled style explodes at the front of the head but is tamed by a stylish burst fade on the sides.
Here’s a mullet with a (literal) twist. The mullet is well known by its description “business upfront, party in the back,” but with this variation, you’re adding a little party to the front.
A sharp, angular fade serves as the perfect companion to this wavy faux hawk. The beard work is especially attention-grabbing and helps to tie the entire look together.
Simple and no-fuss, this neat brush up is a classic gentleman’s haircut that can effortlessly match almost any personal style.
The French crop is the basis for many excellent haircuts, and this wavy crop is just one of them. Loosely styled into place, the hair is allowed to behave naturally, giving the style a ton of character.
This low-maintenance hairstyle is short but doesn’t sacrifice movement––you can see the distinct waves near the front. A timeless taper rounds out this look.