26 Stunning Haircuts for Thick and Wavy Hair

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If you’ve got thick and wavy hair, you’re in for a fun ride. Styling can be a bit of a challenge, but with the right haircut and care routine, you can flaunt those natural waves with confidence. We’ve got the expert advice of Linda Miller, a seasoned hairstylist, to guide you through this journey.

Considering Your Hair Type

“Thick and wavy hair can take on many forms, from loose waves to tight curls,” says Miller. “The right haircut for you depends on your unique hair texture and face shape.” She suggests a layered cut to remove bulk and add movement to your locks. The length of the layers should be tailored to your hair density, with less dense hair benefiting from longer layers and denser hair from shorter layers.

Nurturing Your Natural Waves

For those with thicker hair, Miller recommends long layers to reduce bulk and add movement. However, for those with denser hair, shorter layers can be used to maximize texture and volume. Ultimately, the placement and length of the layers will depend on your hair’s texture and thickness. “It’s important to choose the right haircut for your hair type, as this can make a huge difference in your daily styling routine,” she emphasizes.

See Which Haircut & Color Flatters You Best

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Linda Miller


Linda Miller is a seasoned expert in the hair industry with over 12 years of experience, currently serving as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of our website. Her journey in the field began after graduating from the University of Houston, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. Linda's extensive knowledge and expertise have been instrumental in shaping the editorial direction of our site. Her work and insights have been recognized and featured in various prominent platforms. Beyond her editorial responsibilities, Linda is passionate about sharing her knowledge and engaging with our readers. Connect with Linda on LinkedIn for the latest trends and advice in hair care. For any inquiries or hair-related questions, reach out to her at [email protected].