50 Best Short Hairstyles for Black Women

By on July 14, 2015






Black women hair has a very special texture and tips and tricks of how to style short hair might not always work for this hair type. However, it is not a reason to not treat yourself with a nice hairstyle, and below you will find 50 best short hairstyles for black women that will make you smile in admiration. Enjoy!

  1. Short and natural.

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Here we have short natural curls that provide great texture for you to work with. The short cut helps keep the curls neat and easy to manage. The color has natural highlights that lighten up her complexion and add definition to the shape of the cut.

  1. Short cut with colorful highlights.
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Want to be different and stand out? Here is a short cut in the back and sides leaving the top long. Blue and purple highlights add excitement and give her a fresh look. The colors could be changed out to best suit the skin and personality of the women. With this look color makes all the difference.

  1. Curly with burgundy highlights.

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Bouncy spiral curls can be made with rollers or a curling iron. They have been given burgundy highlights against a rich black hair color. Big spiral curls add depth and dimension with a soft bounce. You could change the highlights to a lighter color for a more dramatic effect.

  1. Short edgy mohawk.

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Her hair is cut short on the back and sides, leaving the top long with a feathered cut. The result is an edgy uneven Mohawk with attitude. For a more polished look use a curling iron on the top layer to add soft curls instead of spikes taking this edgy Mohawk to modern elegance.

  1. Box braid bob.

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This box braid style has an exotic flair all on it’s own. It conveys confidence and attitude. Here it has been cut into a side parted bob style making a beautiful cascade of braids around her face.

  1. Straight short mohawk.

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This look is shaved on the side with the top styled forward in a smooth Mohawk. You can easily brush the top down to create a different look or style with some short waves to switch things up. Either way this look is sure to draw attention.

  1. Layered pixie cut with blond.

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Taking the pixie cut to another level with uneven cut and two shades of blonde this look is going to attract attention. The uneven bangs add attitude to the hairstyle while the brighter blond in the front draws attention to her face and eyes.

  1. Cute natural hair.

 

short natural hairstyles for black women

This hair cut keeps things short and natural. The curls are cut short along the side to keep them under control and easy to maintain. The top is left longer and fuller to add height to the style without a lot of work. The look elongates her face and provides easy maintenance hair.

  1. Short blowout hairstyle.

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This short style is low maintenance, wash brush and your done! Layers add volume to the look and added highlights or blond and red add depth to this look. The colors chosen here work well with her skin tone and could be adapted easily for a darker complexion.

  1. Pixie cut with pin curls.

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Pixie cuts are always a fun way to go. To add extra elegance, we add pin curls. These beautiful delicate curls add sophistication and are easy to maintain. The deep black color makes the curls really stand out in contrast to her skin tone and makes her eyelashes pop as well.

  1. Blond pixie cut.

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This pixie cut is a simple cut that lets the color do all the talking. This short cut is still feminine and sexy with the darker color peaking though underneath the blond. The blond contrasts well with the darker undertones and her natural eye brows.

  1. Natural curls.

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When time is not your friend and you need a style that is ready to go, this is your style. Add highlights like blonde, caramel and honey and the curls take on a new life. This natural curl look lets your natural beauty shin without having to stress your hair with lot of heat treatments.

  1. Twist curls.

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For a unique look, how about twist curls pulled up to the crown so they cascade down around your face. The addition of some multicolor highlights to mix up the colors and you will have a look that will not go unnoticed.

  1. Curly blonde teased hair.

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This versatile style can go from wavy to messy curls. To get this look use curlers and tease the curls to get the volume and controlled chaos. Blonde highlights are shown here but almost any color will add a dramatic flair to this look.

  1. Chop cut.

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When you have thin hair and don’t want to deal with curls, this cut is perfect. The style is very forgiving so you can keep the split ends at bay. Color and highlights will allow you to customize your look without the stress of styling curls everyday.

  1. Buzz cut.

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The thick dense curls of women of color make this a beautiful option. Even cut this short their hair retains texture and makes for easy to care for hair style. This cut tends to highlight their face so that there is no hiding any of their facial features.

  1. Retro bowl cut.

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This sleek look is tapered on the sides and a straight cut around for the vintage bowl look. To pull off this look you will need a quality smoothing cream to keep the hair moisturized and a flat iron to give you the sleek shinny look. Add a pair of big retro sunglasses and your look is complete.

  1. Bangs with sides framing face.

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Another easy to maintain hair style is cut close on the sides with long bangs. Letting the side of the bangs tapper to longer lengths will allow your hair to frame your face without requiring a lot of care and time like an all around cut. This cut is very feminine and great for accenting cheekbones.

  1. Waves and curls.

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Why choose waves or curls when you can have both. This popular look is growing to be one of the top rated cuts for women of color. Natural curls are balanced out by creating the softer wavy curls creating a fun simple look.

  1. Layered bob.

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This look takes the traditional bob cut and than sections layers out to style in waves to achieve the multi length look. The bangs sweep across the forehead drawing attention to the eyes. Using a curling iron will add the waves and wispy ends to make this look stunning.

  1. Textured pixie.

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Here we see a fun and simple pixie cut that is styled in what looks like a haphazard way. The short cut to curly hair adds natural waves to the side and back. This wave adds attitude to the spiky points up top. The end result is an original fun look that can be achieved with little effort.

  1. Classy bob.

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The classy bob has remained one of the most popular styles because it is so complementary to all types of face shapes. The front frames the face and with added highlights makes an elegant look even more classy. Here we have light brown highlights under the darker brown top layers that peak through when the bob is styled. The highlights help her skin appear brighter as her hair hugs her face.

  1. Edgy crop cut.

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For a variation on the normal crop cut, this one is left a little longer. Backcombing the hair crates a lifted look that is spiky but still soft on the top. It adds height and draws attention to face elongating their look.

  1. Vintage curls.

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Soft vintage curls are perfect for any occasion be it out shopping or a night out. This look will never go out of style. Add highlights to compliment your skin tone to change up the look and keep it fresh.

  1. Side swept spiral curls.

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Spiral curls are a great way to tame your hair when it is wants to go everywhere. Start by perming your hair in a spiral curl style. After that this look takes the spiral curls and shapes them irregularly to one side. The side swipe look is different and fun.

  1. Soft straight cut.

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When you don’t want the hassle and maintenance of curls, this beautiful sophisticated cut will leave you looking soft and polished. The ends are slightly swept under to help frame the face.

  1. Assymmetrical purple- Gray bob.

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This asymmetrical bob is sassy and different. The peek-a-boo look is achieved by an uneven part making for a dramatic view. Her purple / gray color makes the cut even more unique while complementing her skin color.

  1. Short feathered cut.

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This short look is feathered to create wispy and jagged bangs. It is just long enough to avoid the hair turning into spikes. This cut helps elongate the look of he face.

  1. Wavy bangs.

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An alternate to the standard pixie cut is to leave your bangs long. In this cut the bangs sweep across the forehead and rest just above the eye. Add some curls and you have a rocking wavy bangs look. Add some color and highlights to add dimension and depth to the look and you can’t go wrong.

  1. Side part wavy bob.

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This bob uses styling to add wavy texture to the side part. This makes for a fuller look without adding curls. The front sweeps across the face resting above the cheekbone drawing attention to the round checks.

  1. Side part straight bob.

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For this look use a flat iron to smooth out the bob and part to one side. The ends curl around the face highlighting the shape and drawing attention to the eyes. The slick smooth look is elegant and sophisticated. This is a great look for the office and going out, professional and flirty.

  1. Layered razor cut.

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Here we have a style with attitude and sophistication. This asymmetrical look is fresh and exciting. The layers give you dimension to play with and the razor cut on the bangs makes a feathering look drawing attention to the middle of the face highlighting the eyes.

  1. Textured bob.

short hairstyles for black women

When the normal bob is too boring for you, try the textured bob style. This cut will allow you to have uneven ends that flip out and add volume to your look. Using a flat iron will smooth out the layers and allow you to flip the ends out.

  1. Tight coils.

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For and easy style that is ready to go, pick tight spiral coils. This versatile style is beautiful and demands attention weather it is just hanging down or pulled up. The spiral curls allow the curls to hang at different lengths giving the appearance of layers.

  1. Large wavy curls.

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To achieve large curls use rollers and than tease to reach the desired wavy messy look. The curls have a nice bounce and are soft not tight harsh spirals. This look is great for when you don’t want to worry about perfect curls and can relax knowing your hair will look great no matter what you are doing.

  1. Small wavy curls.

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Similar to the large curls, this is achieved using smaller rollers and adds more volume as the curls are more compact. This look is more polished but still offers flexibility in knowing that a few curls out of place won’t ruin the whole look.

  1. Multi-length bob with short bangs.

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There are so many different ways to style the bob hair cut. This one is multi-length on the sides and adds a feathered bang to add more dimension. The different length looks even longer with the addition of a side part instead of down the middle.

  1. Short wavy.

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This hair cut is trimmed to around the ears and curls up into a fun flip on the ends. The top is styled in a straight fashion to add multiple layers and textures to the look. With the top long and straight you can adjust the part to make different looks to suit your mood. This would be a good cut to add some fun highlights too as well.

  1. Short wavy bob with long bangs.

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Instead of a longer bob with short bangs, we reverse things here. The bob is cut short around the back and sides leaving long bangs. The style is than curled and styled to create luxurious waves.

  1. Playful curls.

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If you have natural curls that hold their shape, go with it! Here she has trimmed the bangs and shaped the sides to make a great look with her natural curl. One of the beauty of natural curls is that the curls are all going to fall at different lengths.

  1. Side swept bangs with highlights.

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This short cut is simple to care for and style. If your hair isn’t straight use a straight iron to smooth things and make a side part. The highlight add extra dimension and color to complement her completion.

  1. Short cut long bangs with highlights.

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Another variation on the short cut with long bangs, this one the bangs are extra long and swept off to the side with multicolor highlights. The bangs are straightened and smoothed to a sophisticated shine.

  1. Trendy pixie.

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This pixie cut is a trend setter. It keeps the top long and flips the ends out to create a dramatic image drawing attention to the face. This look is sure to get noticed.

  1. More natural curls.

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More natural curls showing off their beauty. Here she pulls them up to the crown of her head and lets them cascade down for a fun and flirty look.

  1. Classic elegance pixie.

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A simple elegant pixie cut with the banks softly swept to the side, keeping the overall look classical and elegant with little teasing.

  1. Wavy bob.

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This bob cut is full of volume and life. The looks is parted in the center and shaped to frame her face. The wave adds texture and style to the simple cut.

  1. Long bang crop.

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Here we have another crop hair cut but with extra long bangs to add a flirty appearance. The bangs are cut uneven to add more texture to the image and frame around the eye area.

  1. Blond crop cut.

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Here is a basic crop cut, short, straight and simple to maintain. With her completion the blood looks amazing and draws a lot of attention to her eyes. If you are really ambitious you could add some fun color highlights to this look easily.

  1. Short natural curls.

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Natural curls are beautiful and can hold their own in hair style fashion. Here we have tight natural curls that shaped into a beautiful silhouette around her face.

  1. Textured spiral curl.

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The spiral curl is also beautiful on it’s own. Here the curls are cut to create a shape to loosely frame her face. The different lengths add texture while the curls add plenty of volume.

Now you have a whole variety of cool and trendy short hairstyle to choose from.

(all images are sourced via pinterest.com)





14 Comments

  1. Desire

    October 9, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Wow very nice and beautiful.

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      October 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm

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  2. lidya julius

    November 14, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    av enjoyed a lot

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      November 23, 2016 at 1:32 pm

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  3. Linda

    June 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    How do i save these pictures

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      June 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      I think if you right click on the image and select save, it should work. If that doesn’t, right click on the image, choose “open in a new tab” and save it once it opens in a different tab. If you are trying to bring one of these pictures in for a haircut, you could also just print it out. Good luck, Linda!

  4. karen esso

    May 3, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Thank you very much!!! I like it

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      May 9, 2016 at 7:11 am

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  5. Anthea

    February 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I love it

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      February 20, 2016 at 10:02 pm

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  6. Anthea

    February 17, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    I like the short hairstyles

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      February 20, 2016 at 10:01 pm

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  7. Kayla

    July 21, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Thanks!

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      July 21, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      You are very welcome!

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