Luxe short hairstyles
for thick hair

Explore our favourite short hairstyles for thick hair and take your full-bodied locks to the next level.

Lustrous thick hair presents a gorgeous world of styling opportunities. Combine your lush locks with a cool short chop for stunning results. Boast bouncing curls, turn heads with extra volume in straight tresses or make a statement with an edgy half-updo.

Thick hair is the perfect partner for a jaw-brushing cut. Whatever your style, bring luxe looks to your short chop with the help of ghd.


Take your cropped locks to new heights with a cool pompadour style. This contemporary cut is all about rocking eye-catching volume and heaps of attitude. Go for slicked back sides and tease the top with the ghd tail comb for a ‘do that roars edgy street style. Make a bold statement and opt for this swept up look to transform your thick locks


Loose waves epitomise carefree style and effortless glamour. It’s a must-try short hairstyle for thick hair - embrace flowing twists and turns for a boho spin on your look. Whether you’re all about everyday elegance or searching for a sultry evening style, curl some loose waves in your locks and get ready to impress at any occasion.

Tip: Use the ghd platinum+ styler to create flowing, loose waves throughout your hair.


Cool, modern and edgy, this short hairstyle for thick hair won’t fall flat. Your natural extra volume will work wonders on a straight style, giving you a luxe down-do that brings glamour to any occasion. Up the sass factor and go extra sleek with a spritz of ghd final shine spray and achieve that coveted fresh-from-the-salon look.


Double up on a pair of Dutch braids for an extra hit of romance. Your full-bodied tresses will bring enviable volume to the braids, giving you the benefit of gorgeous chunky texture to complement the intricate styling. Don’t be afraid of leaving a few flyaways in this look - they will add to the charm of the overall style.


Exude sleek modern romance when you embrace slicked back locks. Use this contemporary short hairstyle for thick hair to introduce sultry vibes to your style. Uncomplicated, understated and undeniably cool, this luxe hairdo will transform your short locks and add an edgy twist to your styling routine.

Tip: Keep every hair in place with a spritz of ghd final fix hairspray.


Swap your everyday look for all-out glamour and amp up the luxe volume in your hair with a bouncy blow-dry. Sleek, sophisticated and full of body, never underestimate the powers of a voluminous blow-dried ‘do. Craft the perfect waves and curls with the ghd air® hairdryer- style the look with the ghd natural bristle radial brush in size 1 for a sleek and bouncy hairstyle.

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Combine a topknot with tousled curls for a match made in styling heaven. Ideal for thicker hair, you can achieve attention-grabbing body with ease when you use the ghd curve® creative curl wand. Create flirtatious twists and twirls in every direction to add depth and movement to the look. Embrace the effortlessness of an easy-going half-updo and upgrade your textured jaw-length curls when you style them with a simple topknot.


Throw it back to the golden era of Hollywood with seriously chic retro waves. A staple for lovers of all things vintage and must-try look for the fashion forward, this is a killer short hairstyle for thick hair. Your natural texture will add extra body to this style, ensuring a show-stopping, nostalgic look.


Emanate cool romance with soft, sultry curls. Shorter, thicker hair will help you pack in extra twirls for a voluminous, bouncing style. Rock these pretty curls for a glamorous twist on your usual street style. Or pair it with an LBD and statement earrings for a killer evening look.

Tip: Keep your style in place from morning until midnight by prepping your hair with ghd curl hold spray before styling.


Trade in flawless styling for a perfectly undone down-do when you add tousled waves to your repertoire of short hairstyles for thick hair. Your thick locks will add extra depth to this look to make a cool statement. With beach babe vibes and boho styling all rolled into one, this is the easy-going ‘do that’ll inject effortless glamour into your day-to-day routine.

Experiment with this striking selection of short hairstyles for thick hair and bring added lustre to your edgy chop. Emanate luxe glamour with every stride and slay street style with ease.


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