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Updated on December 14, 2022
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Thick hair in men is a guarantee of a great hairstyle. All you need is to choose a flattering haircut that looks stylish and also meets the requirements of your life style. Most men with thick hair want a haircut and hairstyle that don’t let it get overly voluminous, but bring out the natural hair thickness and its health. You can choose a classic, sporty or avant-garde haircut, experiment with lengths and styling finishes.

Mens Hairstyles for Short, Medium and Long Thick Hair

Wheather you are in search of short hairstyles for men with thick hair, medium or longer variants, our ideas in pictures will help to get your bearings and make a cool choice!

1. Shaggy Brush Cut

For a short hair look that is not boring in the slightest, you need to go for texture. Separating the pieces and layers of top hair is easy—just get a texturizing cream or pomade. Style the front pieces forward and the top pieces in alternating directions.

2. Styled Undercut for Thick Hair

The undercut is one of the trendiest hairstyles for men with thick hair. In fact, this look inspires envy in guys not fortunate enough to pull it off. If you have a full head of hair, give the undercut a try. Style it back, to the side, or like this look, as a mixture of both ways.

3. Long Curly Top and Short Sides

If you’re looking for a men’s hairstyle that works well with naturally curly or wavy hair, look no further. The whole point of this cut is volume on top. If you’ve already got volume—well, it’s a no brainer.

Curly Top Undercut For Thick Hair

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4. Thick Wavy Crop

Wavy hairstyles don’t have to be long. You can let your natural texture work for you in shorter looks as well. While you’ll still want to use a product to help create definition in the layers, the work will be half done, as wavy hair creates cool texture all on its own.

5. Retro Styled Professional Cut

When it comes to thick hair, men can style it in different manners, which is definitely a blessing. You have far more options in your cuts and styles. Take retro, for example. Just about any successful retro look requires a decent amount of hair to pull it off. To master this style, create a perfect side part and set hair in place with a medium hold gel.

Side Parted Sleek Fade Hairstyle

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6. Curly Top Taper Fade

Wavy hair men styles are a great excuse to go for long upper layers. You can show off your waves and sport very neat tapered sides. Just ask your barber for a mid or low fade with stark demarcation. Also be sure to tell him you want three to four inches of hair left up top.

7. Textured French Crop

This style is a must for straight hair. If your hair is thick and pin straight, all you have to do is to use a medium hold texturizing cream to work the pieces in different directions. But if your hair has some wave to it, just do not let it grow too long and opt for a choppy cut.

8. Perfectly Styled Wavy Modern Cut

Haircuts for men with thick hair give you an opportunity to try new styling tools. Mens wavy hairstyles can easily be created with a diffuser. This attachment goes on the end of your blow dryer and amplifies curls and waves. As you are drying, be sure to shape your hair as you want it.

9. Thick Faux Hawk Mullet

A faux hawk mullet—wait! Did we just say that? Umm, yes we did. This look is all sorts of expletives. In other words, it’s awesome. Not for the faint of heart, this style takes thick, wavy hair in a whole new direction.

10. Thick Pompadour Men’s Cut

While it might take you a week of practice to master the pompadour style, once you’ve got it down, it will feel like a breeze. Work a bit of heat protectant cream through your hair. Then use a round brush to blow dry individual sections up and back. Finish with some hair spray. Done!

Men's Pompadour Taper For Thick Hair

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11. Brushed Back Under Cut for Thick Hair

Mens hairstyles for thick hair can play with lengths and textures without limitations. A side undershave with extra long top hair is pretty dramatic and ultra edgy. If you have a long face, style your long top flat.

12. Curly Crop with Side Designs

Here’s a cool, urban way to style your hair. This haircut looks best when styled with a light gel to keep everything in place. Consider some subtle or bold carved designs added to your taper fade for added visual interest.

13. Thick Dreadlocks with Side Designs

If standing out is your typical M.O., then this look might be for you. Where do we start? First off, those twisted dreadlocks are perfect—each was created with an equal amount of hair for a smooth, even look. The edged-out designs are a unique way to frame the faux hawk fish tail braid. Whoa man!

14. Side Parted Under Cut

Such cool hairstyles for thick hair men can wear both casually and for special occasions. These are good for the fashionable among you. Instead of sweeping the long top layers back, let them hang to the side. It’s a euro chic style that is catching on everywhere. To get smooth volume, use a blow dryer post shower.

15. Unique Cornrows for Thick Hair

Dang! Those cornrows are pretty amazing. If you’re looking for something like this, you either have to bring in pictures to show your braider, or just trust her/him to create something unique. What so cool about this look are the tiny braids that act like borders.

16. Curly Faux Hawk Fade

For a medium length cut, this style is a great option. While this look is still pretty rare, we are seeing the faux hawk temple fade popping up a little bit more lately. This means it’s a great cut if you want to look stylish but also stand out from the crowd.

17. Long Under Cut with Geometric Designs

Undercuts with designs like this are rather uncommon. This cut is for you if you want something different. Ask any girl and she’ll tell you: girls love guys with buns. It’s true. Plus, what could be easier to style every morning than a bun? It’s a definite win win.

18. Thick Wavy Pompadour

Mens haircuts for thick hair should make you feel proud of your locks. If you’ve got seriously thick hair, you should show it off. What better way to do that than with a long top cut? Combine long waves and a low fade with a perfectly groomed beard and you’ll be feeling like a million bucks.

19. Slick Retro Wave

For a clean, cool look, go ultra retro. To style this taper haircut, use pomade or strong hold gel. Blow dry hair on the sides straight back. On the top, blow dry it over with a small barrel round brush. Hold the hair on the brush and heat it with the dryer to help set.

20. Textured Taper Fade for Thick Hair

Guys with thick hair should definitely try the spiky look. It’s so easy to get the height and volume of this style if you already have naturally thick hair. Just blow dry hair straight up and then style it forward as you apply gel. Finish with hairspray to maintain the spikes. Just don’t overdo with the products!

Men's Haircut For Thick Hair

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21. Spiked Hair

Jeremy Jordan’s spiked hair is at the peak of popularity in 2023. Guys are used to styling their short haircuts spiky and even know what products work the best in this relation: shape pastes, styling creams, and pomades cope with the task fairly well.

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22. Neat And Short Side Sweep

Since spikes are not appropriate in terms of formal hairstyles for men, Jake Gyllenhaal opts for a neat side sweep to fit into the black tie dress code: no parting or extravagant finishes, only a cute brushed-over male quiff, fixed by a matte-finish styling product.

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23. Perfect Raised Quiff

A nice hairstyle for men with thick hair with an accent on the quiff. Great idea for those who want to achieve a presentable hairstyle quickly! Olivier Martinez styles his quiff into a perfect steep wave – any surfer’s dream, actually.

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24. Thatch With A High Shine Finish

Justin Bieber’s top thatch, accentuated by the clean short sides, features the ideal length and thickness. And the high shine finish makes this trendy look for teenage guys even more appealing. Bring out the texture to prevent the style from appearing blocky and heavy.

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25. Sharp And Edgy

Robert Pattinson gives us that glance of a heartthrob, and his edgy hairstyle confirms: he is the one who can break our heart. If you like the image, and see it work for yourself, use wax or pomade for this cool spiky definition on top.

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26. Rough Yet Neat Hairstyle For Men With Thick Hair

Logan Lerman’s hair has been combed onto his face and to the side. The hairstyle could have made a sort of a good boy out of him, but the shattered finish made the right emphasis on the neat roughness that is welcomed in trendy mens’ hairstyles of the current season.

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27. Medium Layered Style With A Middle Part

Nacho Figueras, one of the top polo players in the world and the face of Ralph Lauren Black Label, knows all there’s to know about mens style and being in shape. This natural-looking hairstyle owes its success to his flawless medium length haircut, flattering for guys with longer faces.

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28. Back-Swept And Wavy

Medium mens hairstyles look nice if your hair has a tendency to a wave. Waves give the feel of movement and liveliness to your hair. Jencarlos Canela presents a classic back-swept hairstyle for guys that becomes him so much.

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29. Wispy And Messy

Longer hair is a trend in mens hairstyles for thick hair for this year. Avan Jogia is the type of guy who looks cool with medium and long hair. Anything from men buns and top knots to light crisp waves flatters him immensely. And even this messy style with a side sweep doesn’t seem to be over the edge.

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30. Curly Hairstyle For Guys With Thick Hair

Waves and curls in men have a high time in 2023! Large curls that give a bent only at the ends, small ringlets or medium tight curls like Penn Badgley’s are in the main stream. Curl enhancers are good for guys with naturally wavy hair. If your hair is straight and you want to enjoy cute curls on a daily basis, stylists suggest perm for men.

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31. Classy Tapered Haircut For Thick Hair

A classy tapered haircut for men like Ricky Van Veen’s offers a nice silhouette and sufficient length on top to make your hair look neat and stylish any time. The point cut on top adds great texture. Try the trendy deep side part.

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32. Crew Cut Haircut For Men With Thick Hair

If your hair is thick and you want a haircut with the lowest maintenance, it’s a crew cut. It will give you a nice edge and the hairstyle that looks decent all the time without any styling or even combing. Nick Jonas is here to give an example.

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33. Short Edgy Haircut With An Elongated Quiff

Pete Wentz decides on a sharp edgy look. His haircut features the point cut finish with a razor that provides the cool edginess of the tips. Styling it upwards with lots of texture and a disheveled touch, you’ll achieve a superb men’s hairstyle that is in tune with the latest hair trends.

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34. Strong Shape And “Cut Into” Top

Zac Efron has fabulous thick hair that would be a pity to clipper short even on the sides. He takes advantage of the maximal acceptable length in a short haircut and enjoys a full array of trendy mens hairstyles from sleek formal ones with a side part to snazzy disheveled styles, most young guys are now into.

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35. Elongated Short Haircut For Thick Hair

Men with classic facial features, like Ben Barnes, look great with classic haircuts and hairstyles. You’ll appreciate his elongated cut if you do not like to wear a quiff and prefer a short-to-medium length. We love the semi-matte finish of this hairstyle on the dark hair.

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36. Fade Haircut For Guys With Thick Hair

We are used to seeing fabulous fade haircuts on black men, but not every white guy looks good with a fade. Adam Lambert does. His hair is thick enough for a statement fade. The top is cut into for the nice texture. We love!

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37. David Beckham’s Cut

David Beckham’s signature short slick-back hairstyle has been copied by many guys. It’s easily styled with a root boost spray if your hair is straight. And as for the haircut, the sides and back are clippered on a number two grade, and number one is used along the hairline. The top is elongated and cut square.

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38. Young Mens Medium Layered Haircut

We love Jared Leto for his talent and open mind to crazy fashion attempts. Not every man will wear shoulder-length tresses messy, but we should admit that the cut and the coloristic solution become him so much.

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39. Elongated Short Cut For Curly Hair

European hair that is curly by nature looks nice in elongated haircuts, like Guillaume Canet’s. Thanks to the razored finish through the ends, the sides do not look untidy, and the top features a great curly texture.

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40. Simple Cut For Naturally Curly Hair

British actor of Indian origin, Kunal Nayyar knows that his curls look great when textured with a styling product. A simple elongated short mens haircut for thick hair is optimal for him. The easy styling promises effortless and extremely cute curly hairstyles.

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Well, it seems that nice hair is not all that important for a man, because he can wear a very short haircut and look presentable. But, after all, compared to women, men are more restricted in self-expression through clothes and accessories, so every detail in a man’s look, including his hairstyle, plays a very important role. So, this season don’t miss a chance to get the most flattering haircut and a new trendy hairstyle for your thick hair!

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