50+ Haircuts for Men With Thick Hair
For those who genuinely love the texture and are not scared of volume
For many men, thick hair is a double-edged sword. There are 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.
Medium Fade and Uniform Brush Back
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.
Swept Back Hairstyle
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.
High Volume Low Fade
The most beneficial haircut for thick hair is undoubtedly the high-volume cut combined with the low fade: the messy hair on top visually lengthens your face and sharpens your facial features while the low fade can balance out the beard and even make your cheeks look thinner if that’s something you look for. Moreover, if you have a few tattoos already it might be a great reason to get another one behind your ear or on the back of your neck. It will look incredibly stylish and tempting with a such cut.
Flat Brush Up Ombre
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.
Finger Styled Pompadour with Taper Fade
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.
Wavy Side Swept
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.
Rusty Thick Texture with Clean Sides
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.
Side Brush Up
Classy and professional, this swooping brush up is an excellent choice for the man who wants a smart, refined hairstyle.
Spiky Brush Up and Hardline Design
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.
Pronounced Scissor Taper
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.
Messy Wavy Blowout
This wispy, high-volume style is an eye-catching haircut that takes the popular blowout look and amplifies it to new (and messier) levels.
Thick Curls with Tapered Sides
This is a combination of thick and thin curls altogether. The sides are tapered all over with a low fade that just makes it ten times worth it. The temple fade, which can fall under low fade is something that makes this style even fancier. The key to that finesse is that highlight dye that pops out pretty well.
Wavy Scissor Crop
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.
MarianoDi Vaio's Statement Side-Brush Up
Now this is thick hair! This sun-kissed brush-up hairstyle is incredibly simply to get and easy to maintain but creates an awesome masculine look.
Pompadour with Hair Part
A throwback to the legends of old, the pompadour is a stylish cut that consistently garners attention. With so many different accents to the style, you can make it your own. Feeling bold, have your barber add some artistic linework in the fade or taper. Here, the part is cut in, so you don’t have to worry about all those hairs folding in the wrong direction.
Long, Straight Fringe
Long, straight hair doesn’t have to hold you back. Here the bangs are lined up to oppose the rugged lines of the jaw, framing your face and calling attention to the eyes. Give it a little mess on the top, and it’s sure to grab the attention of even the most fashion-forward.
Textured Skin Fade
Rolling out of bed never looked so good. With this textured skin fade, the longer hair on top is given free rein while the sides are clean and attractive. This look works great for thicker hair that can settle any way you want, offering remarkable variety.
The faux hawk is a style that can be dressed up or relaxed. It has its place in both the office and on the weekend. This one is accentuated by the skilled fade. The beard lends this look more power, whereas a shaven jawline would give off a sleek, clean appearance.
Brush-up with Long Taper
If classy and professional are your go-to ensembles, this brush-up with a long taper is your sidekick. Add a little pomade with a mild shine and use that sandalwood comb to grab attention in any setting. Ask the barber to add some linework, as we see here at the part. You’ll have an immortalized look that’s always appreciated.
Temple Fade Messy Fringe
Is long and thick hair your style? This is the way to go for you. Keep the fringe as long as you’re comfortable with and give it a shake to add texture and volume. The temple fade here highlights the fringe and leads the eye to the contrast between the straight back and sides while allowing the focus to stay where you want; the messy front. The perfectly trimmed mustache and touched-up eyebrows lend an eye-catching allure to the style, giving you all the compliments you deserve.
The Wild Quiff
If you want your hair to echo your wild personality, then give this a try. Keeping the fringe and top of your hair long so that you can pull it up to provide a rugged appearance. Contrast this with the medium fade that takes it down to the skin to keep the controlled chaos throughout the style. The subtle silver nosering brings the look home by adding some intrigue to keep ’em guessing.
Dyed Undercut Pompadour
Here’s a dyed pompadour which shows carefully-styled, super thick hair on top. The plus-side of thick hair with a cut like this is that it’ll definitely hold its shape!
Wind Blown Medium Quiff
This medium-length quiff retains its structure thanks to the thick hair, while short sides and a clean shave ensure a young, elegant look.
Natural French Crop
If you always get compliments about your thick head of hair, then this is for you. The short and clean french crop combines style and an easy-to-maintain cut. The top is kept the same length as the fringe, which is given some expert line work, to keep the appearance of volume and control. A slight mess on the top gives you just enough contrast with the high fade to keep everyone thinking they should be looking to you for fashion advice.
High Volume Brush Up Hairstyle
This brush up hairstyle variation takes the hair straight up. The resulting windblown look is expressive, dynamic, and fun.
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.
Brush Up 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.
Wavy Brush Up Hairstyle
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.
Long Curly Style
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.
High Volume Undercut
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.
Crowded Thick Volume with Undercut Taper Fade
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.
Textured High Volume Undercut
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.
Wavy Brush Up Hairstyle
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.
High Volume Quiff
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.
High Volume Top with Side Brush
For high volume haircuts, thick hair can be both a good thing and a bad thing. In this case, it’s definitely a good thing: with hair this thick, you can easily brush up a quiff that will stand proud on its own.
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!
Disconnected Side Swept Blonde
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.
Thick Top Style
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.
Partially Wavy Texture with High Volume
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!
Tousled N' Roll
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.
Thick Quiff with Undercut
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.
Taper Faded Undercut
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.
Thick Undercut with Hard Part
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!
Diagonal Fade with High Volume
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.
Wavy High Volume Top with Low Fade
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.
Scissor Taper and Side Part
With finger-combed waves and longer sides, this straightforward side part is a highly fashionable look that works in any situation.
Thick-Textured Medium Top
Multi-Toned Highlights and Hardline Design
Mountained Brush Up with Faded Temple
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.
Natural Taper and Brush Up
Simple and no-fuss, this neat brush up is a classic gentleman’s haircut that can effortlessly match almost any personal style.
Perfect Low Fade and Faux-Hawk
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.
Burst Fade and Heavily Textured Top
This longer tangled style explodes at the front of the head but is tamed by a stylish burst fade on the sides.
Caesar Spin Off with Hardline
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.
Winged Blow Out with High Volume Pushed Back
This blowout hairstyle is another example of how thickness can be incredibly helpful in haircuts that have to “stand up”, as opposed to cuts that hang down. It’s cool, young, and refreshingly unique.
Messy Brushed back with Undercut
If you’re looking for a more modern, free-spirited twist on the undercut, an easy way to do that is by messy-ing up the top hair. The result here is pretty cool, right?