Short hairstyles might seem daunting to those who’ve stuck by long hair for most of their lives, but embracing short hair is not only a fun way to switch up your vibe, but also offers a much more low maintenance approach to haircare. Much like actresses who contractually agree to keep their hair long for recurring roles—think Emma Watson, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Emilia Clarke, to name a few—if you’ve grown bored of your longer lengths, this is your sign to consider a dramatically shorter style.
Short hair can be an ideal option if you’re blessed with a head of thick hair, too. If you select your cut wisely, it can quite literally lift a weight off your shoulders and cut down on maintenance time, too. So, which short hairstyles for thick hair work best? We consulted with Nicholas Hardwick, principal stylist at Josh Wood Colour, and Amir Mayha, co-owner and director of Aer Blowdry Bar, to discover their recommended short hairstyles for thick hair. See what they had to say below.