Short hair is practical, low-maintenance, and will help you reduce your daily grooming time. There is nothing boring about short hair, and there are many styles to choose from; edgy and cool looks like a short mohawk and a pixie with shaved sides to classic and chic cuts like the bob and the pixie, but with a unique twist. The appeal of short hair is that it can be adapted to suit your hair texture and type and styled to suit your face shape. The right cut will also draw attention to your face and highlight your best features. If you are looking for a fabulous way to wear your hair, keep reading to become inspired.
1. Short Twists
Short twists are a perfect hairstyle for those who want a gorgeous look that is low-maintenance. Twists can be created on your natural hair, giving you a spiky and textured appearance as you work your hair into little points. They can be done with various lengths, but this is a fantastic option if you are growing out your hair; maybe you have just had a buzz cut. It also has an edgy and cool appearance. In addition, twists are a protective style that will help to reduce daily grooming and prevent breakage and friction. Protective hairstyles can also aid natural hair growth and lock in moisture.
2. Short Afro
If you want to embrace your natural curls but do not want a high-maintenance look, then keep it short and simple. A short afro is a great way to show off your hair texture and give your hair volume. It is also an opportunity to take a break from heat styling and result in stronger, healthier hair. Use regular nourishing treatments to keep your hair in its best condition and moisturized, and embrace not having to spend hours at the salon.
3. Voluminous Pixie Cut
The pixie cut is one of the most classic and iconic short hairstyles for women, and it can be adapted to suit hair of various textures and thicknesses. If you have naturally curly hair, then a voluminous pixie cut is a wonderful way to show it off. It is also a style that is easy to maintain and will require little effort to style. Your hair will appear full, fluffy, and super healthy. The way the fringe falls on your face will also give it a softness and can be incredibly flattering and feminine. It can highlight your eyes and cheekbones. Leave your hair in a deliberately undone look for a relaxed aesthetic.
4. Temple Shave Pixie
If you want a classic hairstyle but want to make it feel edgy and cool, you need a temple shave. The temple shave features hair shaved down on the side of the head, creating an interesting contrast between the sides and the top and back of the hair. This can highlight your hair texture and is perfect for women who want an expressive but stylish look. Experiment with how you wear your fringe, choosing something that complements the cut. A long, side-sweeping fringe is a great choice and will draw attention to your face, highlighting your best features. Your hair can have an androgynous appearance and is an excellent choice for those who do not want a traditionally feminine look.
5. Straight Layered Pixie
The appeal of the pixie cut is that it is one of the most versatile haircuts. It can be adapted to suit hair of various thicknesses and textures. You can add your personal touch to it by experimenting with your fringe, adding color, or opting for edgy details like an undercut or temple shave. Or, you can keep it simple and chic with a straight, layered look. Layering the hair can be incredibly flattering and is created by cutting your hair at slightly different lengths. This gives your look dimension and volume. Cut your bangs so that they fall just over the browline, making for a very flattering look that will highlight your face.
6. Straight Asymmetrical Lob
The lob is one of the most versatile and universally flattering hairstyles and looks great on women of all ages. It is a cut that can highlight your hair texture and give you a polished and glamorous look. Try an asymmetrical cut if you want a lob haircut with a modern appearance. This style is defined by being shorter on one side and longer on the other. The result is incredibly flattering, drawing attention to the eyes and jawline. It can also take years off you, giving you a youthful glow. A sleek and straight texture will further highlight the cut.
7. Side-Swept Pixie
A side-swept pixie cut is stylish and voluminous and is perfect for the woman who wants a simple but chic hairstyle. Pixie cuts are versatile haircuts that suit your preference and complement your hair texture and thickness. Deciding on a side-swept look will give your hair direction and add dimension. You can add to this by including a few highlights, which will give your hair depth and make it appear healthy and full. This cut is also flattering on face shapes like the heart and square. Opt for subtle sweeping bangs for a low-maintenance look that’s easier to wear.
8. Side-Part with Curls
Curls are among the most sought-after hair textures because they can make even the most simple cut look interesting. Curly hair can also be soft and feminine, and the way your hair falls around your face can create a face-framing effect that highlights your features. There are many ways to wear your curls, but keeping them short ensures that you can embrace the best of both, showing off your texture and ensuring it is not hard to maintain. Adding a side part to your hair is a great choice and complements most face shapes. It is also excellent for women of all ages and can give you a youthful appearance.
9. Side-Parted Pixie
The pixie is one of the best short hairstyles for women and can be adapted to suit your hair texture and thickness. It is also suitable for women of all ages and can have a youthful appearance. In addition, you can change your pixie cut slightly with the way you choose to style it; this can include different lengths for your bangs or partings. A side part is one of the most flattering and easy-to-wear partings and will help highlight your cheekbones and soften your jawline. Depending on your desired finish, it can be as defined or subtle as you wish.
10. Short Ringlets
Ringlets are an excellent way to show off your natural hair texture. This look is full of volume and will demand attention. Ringlets can be worn long or short, but shorter ringlets are often more manageable and will let you have a break from heat styling. It is also an excellent alternative to braids. It will give you healthy-looking hair that is surprisingly versatile with how you can style it; you can work your ringlets into an updo by pinning them or keeping them loose and letting them fall around your face. This can help to soften your features. You want to focus on keeping your hair moisturized to prevent frizz.
11. Short Copper Curls
If you want to embrace your natural hair texture, wearing it in short curls is a beautiful choice. This is a wonderful look for those who are growing out their natural hair and want to take a break from heat styling or braided hairstyles. You may think keeping your curls short is a restrictive look, but you can add your touch to it by experimenting with different colors. One of the hottest colors, especially on naturally dark hair, is copper. This rich tone will further highlight your hair texture and brighten your appearance. If you are a woman who likes to stand out from the crowd, this is a way to do it.
12. Ringlet Afro
Ringlets are defined by their corkscrew-like shape, and the hair is incredibly textured. Wearing your hair in short ringlets is a wonderful way to highlight this texture and create a voluminous and bouncy look. You can style it in several ways, but a ringlet afro is a hairstyle that will demand attention, and you can give it more depth and dimension by opting for a few highlights throughout; choose a color that is only a shade or two lighter than your natural hair color for a more subtle and blended appearance.
13. Pixie with Undercut and Bangs
What is not to love about the pixie haircut? It is one of the most stylish looks for women with short hair and can be adapted to suit your preference. You can experiment with different bangs and give your look an edge by including details like an undercut. The undercut is created by shaving the lower section of the hair. This results in a contrast between the hair on the top of the head and the sides and will highlight your hair texture. Keeping more length on top will highlight the difference even more, and you can choose bangs that are long, voluminous, and textured. Alternatively, wear them sleek and straight with a side-swept fringe for a fashion-forward look.
14. Pinned Up Ringlets
Natural ringlets are pretty and textured. They can also be worn in several ways and if you want to create a more glamorous finish, consider styling them in an updo hairstyle. Pinning up your ringlets will take them off your neck, drawing attention to it and your face. It can also look gorgeous because the ringlets have an unstructured appearance, giving you a loose and slightly messy updo, perfect for those who want to achieve a relaxed aesthetic. You can let a few ringlets fall around the sides of your face, giving it a framing effect that can be incredibly flattering. This will also give your hairstyle a romantic and feminine feel.
Those who want edgy and rebellious hair look no further than the mohawk. Traditionally the mohawk is defined by a strip of hair that runs down the middle of the head with the sides clean shaved. This creates an interesting contrast and is a haircut that demands attention. The mohawk can be done using various hair textures, from straight to curly. The cut seems less dramatic with curly textures, and your locks will add a softness to your appearance. Opting for short hair on top will also make your look more wearable, and it will feel less punk and more runway-ready. For those who want a dramatic finish, consider dying the strip of hair on the top a bold color like pink or blue. This hairstyle is all about expressing yourself, so have fun.
16. Mini Afro
An afro is a gorgeous way to embrace your natural hair texture, and this is a hairstyle that is all about volume. You do not need a thick, full head of hair, though, for it to make a statement and can look just as stylish when worn small. A mini afro still gives you fluffy and full hair, but it is easier to maintain than longer versions and will be less prone to breakage. It is an easy look to do at home and a great way to give your hair a break from heat styling. You can experiment with different ways to wear it, including shaving the sides for contrast or wearing it in different partings.
17. Micro Bowl Cut
The micro bowl cut is not for those who want to blend into the crowd because these mini bangs will get you noticed. They are also a great way to show your playful side, and the hairstyle is very quirky, but it can be created on various hair textures. The blunt cut can draw attention to your facial features, and this is a look that is effortless to maintain. It is also surprisingly flattering on most face shapes and is a great short hairstyle for those who want something different and have the confidence to pull it off.
18. Messy Bowl Cut
If you like the idea of a bowl cut, which is defined by hair that is the same length all around the head, but prefer a more modern approach, consider a messy bowl cut. This is a look that is more textured, less precise, and uses layering. Layers will give your haircut depth and volume. It is also a way to change the classic 80s feel of the bowl cut to something more wearable. Messy hair has a relaxed feel and is not dramatic. This is a great short hairstyle for women who wants something fun without being too daring.
19. Half-Up Dreadlocks
Dreadlocks are rope-like strands of hair that will give you an edgy and cool appearance. They can be worn in various lengths, including keeping them short, and are surprisingly versatile when it comes to styling them. If you love the thought of an updo but still want to show off your dreads, work them into a half-up, half-down look. This style is also practical, especially in warmer weather, keeping the hair off your neck and away from your face.
20. Glamorous Bob
The bob haircut is one of the most versatile short hairstyles. It can be worn by women of all ages and easily adapted to suit your hair texture and thickness. You can also change the classic approach for something that feels more modern, which can be achieved by wearing bangs or the length and angles of your cut. Consider a glamorous bob if you want a pretty and feminine look perfect for all occasions. This look is all about voluminous hair with large curls that are bouncy and full of life. It can be incredibly flattering with the way the curls fall around your face and can soften your features.
21. Geometric Style
Consider a geometric style if you want a hairstyle that experiments with interesting angles and creates a unique and daring finish. Adding a geometric element to your short hair can give it a very fashion-forward appearance and is for the woman who is not afraid to try something new. You will need a lot of confidence to pull off this look, but there is a definite appeal; in addition to highlighting the natural texture of your look with your unusual haircut, it is also an expressive option that feels modern and fresh.
22. Curly Bob with Pinned Top
The appeal of the bob haircut is that it is versatile and highly adaptable. This lets you create the cut with varying hair textures and thicknesses, including curly hair. A curly bob will be less precise than a cut on straight hair and will have a softness to it. This is also fantastic to show off your natural hair but keeping it shorter makes it easier to style and more manageable. If you want to keep the hair out of your face, you can do this by pinning it at the top. This is a great way to open up your features and is especially appealing for those with small faces. Pinning the hair is practical and can give your look a more sophisticated finish.
23. Cropped Natural Curls
Embracing your natural hair can be empowering, and it also looks great. There are many ways to wear your hair short that are both flattering and stylish, including opting for cropped natural curls. Keeping your hair short makes it easier to maintain and effortless to style, and this can be appealing for a woman who wants a no-fuss hairstyle. Your curls will look full and voluminous. Embracing your curls is also a way to take a break from heat styling and will result in strong, healthier hair.
24. Choppy Crop with Bangs
A choppy cut is great because it is so textured. The cut features several different angles, which helps make for an interesting look that produces a relaxed aesthetic. It also has a softness, whereas more precise cuts can be harder to pull off and take time to style. Choppy styles can remove weight from very thick hair, and wearing your hair short is a great way to reduce style time. It is also easier to manage and maintain, but short hair does not mean boring! There are several ways to add your personal touch to your hairstyle, including experimenting with different bangs. Leaving your bangs unstructured and deliberately messy appearance can be flattering and draw attention to your features.
25. Buzz Cut
The buzz cut is an incredibly low-maintenance look perfect for those who want a no-fuss hairstyle that requires no styling time. It is defined by its short appearance, shaved close to the head, and is a look that will demand attention. This is a beautiful way to draw attention to your face and is best for women with strong features. There is no denying that a buzz cut takes some serious confidence to pull off, and it is not something that suits everyone. Before taking the plunge, consider your face and head shape. You also want to ensure that there are no imperfections on your head, as these will be highlighted.
26. Braided Side
Braided hairstyles are a protective look that can help aid natural hair growth. It is also a way to reduce style time, take a break from heat styling, and have fun with your hair. There are many styles to choose from, so the right braids can be expressive. For those who want to try out the best of both worlds, consider braiding the sides of your hair and leaving the top natural. This will create an interesting contrast between the braids and your natural curls. The longer your hair is on top, the more of a statement your hair will make.
27. Bob with Bangs
What is not to love about the bob haircut? It is a classic cut that is incredibly versatile and will suit women of all ages and most face shapes. It can also be adapted to suit your hair texture and thickness, and you can wear it with bangs of your choosing. Bangs can transform your appearance and highlight your features. They have a youthful feel and can take years off your age. They are also practical for helping disguise your forehead or problematic skin. Choose a blunt cut for bangs that make a statement, or opt for a choppy and textured finish. There are many cuts to choose from, so work with your hairstylist to find the look that will best suit you.
The blowout hairstyle is versatile and achieved with heat styling. You can create large curls and add movement to your hair or blow it straight for a sleek finish. It has a very 80s feel and can add volume to your hair but can also be a great way to tame your curls. There are also several ways to style the hair, including blowing it up or backward, depending on your preference and the look you wish to achieve. A blowout on natural hair can have an interesting effect. With the hair swept away from your face, it can draw attention to your features.
29. Blonde Pixie Cut
The pixie cut is the perfect hairstyle for women of all ages and is chic and timeless. There is a lot to love about the classic cut, but women are also drawn to the pixie because it lends itself well to personalization. This includes experimenting with different lengths and fringes, embracing your natural hair texture, finding a cut that highlights it, and having fun with color. Blonde hair is a great way to lighten your locks and draw attention to your texture. It can also brighten your appearance and give you a youthful glow. Of the many pros to blonde hair, you should remember that coloring naturally dark hair can be a lengthy and often damaging process.
30. Beach-Wave Bob
Beachy waves create a romantic appearance and are incredibly flattering. The way the hair falls around your face can soften your features and highlight them. It will help you achieve a carefree but chic appearance and is perfect for every day. The bob haircut is appealing because of its versatility and can be changed to suit your hair texture and thickness. It is also a cut that can be modernized to reflect your style. Keeping your hair at this length can also be practical as it will be more manageable.
31. Short Messy Spikes
Do you want a hairstyle that is fun and textured? Look no further than short spikes. This look is great for women who have short hair and want to have fun with it. The messy appearance helps create spikes that are less structured; a more modern approach to the 90s trend, which featured very distinct spiky pieces of hair that relied heavily on wax products. The softness of your spikes makes them more feminine and easier to wear. Consider dying your hair a bright and bold color for a truly standout look. This could be your favorite hue like blue or green for a punk aesthetic, or keep it less dramatic with a brilliant shade of blonde. Blonde hair is gorgeous and can brighten your appearance.
32. Short Crimped Hair
Crimped hair is an excellent look for short hair and is a quick and easy hairstyle. Crimping will give you a textured look with its wavy, zigzag appearance. You can wear your hair styled to have a decidedly 80s feel, or you can make it modern by adding exciting elements like shaved sides, hair design, or a hard part; this will also create contrast and highlight the crimping effect even more. If you have a bit of extra length, you can work your hair into a messy updo or keep it simple by leaving it loose.
33. Curly Hair Updo
Updos are a gorgeous way to transform your hair and give you a sophisticated and glamorous appearance. An updo is perfect if you are attending a special event, have a work function, or just want a practical look that keeps you cool. You are not restricted with your hair texture either, and curly hair looks great when worked into an updo. Whether your hair is kinky, coily, or wavy, all of these textures can be worn up. You may want to embrace an unstructured and deliberately messy updo for a more relaxed aesthetic. For a romantic look, leave a few curls to fall around the face, adding a softness to your features.
34. Cute Natural Hairstyle
There is no better time to embrace your natural hair. More women are deciding to style their hair in a way that lets them show off their texture and give themselves a break from heat styling or braided looks. This can be empowering, but it is also gorgeous. Find a cut that will highlight your curl pattern for a cute and simple look. Keep your hair short but allow just enough length to give your hair volume and movement. The result is a pretty, youthful look that can draw attention to your face and compliment your features. Use a curl-defining product to enhance your natural curl pattern and prevent frizz.
35. Mini Afro Hairstyle with Highlights
Afros do not have to be big and bold to look good, and sometimes keeping them short is a better option. This is because it is easier to maintain and effortless to style. Your mini afro is a fun way to embrace your natural hair texture but will also give your hair volume and make it look thick and full. For a more daring finish, consider adding color to your hair. If you want even more depth and dimension and brighten your appearance, a few highlights could help achieve this. Opt for only a shade or two lighter for the best results, as this will give your hair a more subtle and blended appearance.
36. Slicked Back Hair with Side Part
Slicked back hair is a great way to achieve a sophisticated look that is perfect for formal occasions. It has an androgynous appearance and is created using a strong gel or similar product, which will give your hair hold and also help to achieve that slightly wet, glossy look. It will highlight your features, including your eyes and jawline. The side part can give your look a more personal touch. This is also one of the most flattering partings and looks good on most face shapes.
37. Tribal Braids
Tribal braids is a braided hairstyle that features tribal elements. This includes traditional braiding patterns, which serve a greater purpose than just being a protective style. Braids can tell a lot about the wearer, including social standing, marital status, and which tribe they belonged to. It is an expressive and meaningful look that should be worn with pride. Your braids can also be a way to feel closer to your ancestors and celebrate your heritage. You can add beads or cowrie shells to your hair for a unique finishing touch that’s rich in symbolism.
38. Pixie with Curly Fringe
If you want to embrace your curly hair and want a practical and manageable style, a pixie cut is just what you’ve been searching for. The appeal of this short hairstyle is that it can be adapted to suit your hair texture and type, but you can also play around with different finishes. This includes opting to leave your fringe longer than the rest of your hair and is a great way to highlight your curls. It can also add a softness to your appearance by how the curls fall against your face. This can be incredibly flattering and youthful and draw attention to your facial features.
39. Cornrows with Natural Hair
Cornrows are one of the most popular protective hairstyles and look great on short hair. The braids are created close to the scalp using the underhand technique. The result is raised braids that are a great protective style, keeping your hair moisturized and aiding natural hair growth. Your braids can also prevent friction and breakage. You can braid your entire head or opt for a contrasting look by focusing the cornrows on the side of your head and keeping your curls natural and loose on the top.
40. Knotless Bob Braids
Knotless braids are braided hairstyles that do not use knots when attaching braided hair. Your hairdresser will weave the braided hair into your natural hair, making this a fantastic option for those who want to reduce tension on their scalp. Knotless braids are also less damaging to your natural hair. They are flattering and versatile and look great, long or short. You can also add accessories of your choosing, including beads and cuffs, which are symbolic and beautiful. These braids are a protective style and can last for weeks at a time. This is great for reducing daily styling and helps prevent friction and breakage.
41. Short Shag Haircut
The shag haircut is a 70s favorite defined by its choppy, heavily layered cut. The appealing thing about this hairstyle is that it can be adapted to suit hair of various textures from straight to curly locks and can be altered to suit your face shape. It is a fantastic way to add texture and volume to short hair and transform your appearance. It is also edgy and cool, making it the perfect haircut for a woman who wants to rock short hair and look great doing it.
42. Tomboy Haircut
If you are looking for a short hairstyle that is androgynous and effortless to style, then try out the tomboy haircut. This simple cut is low-maintenance and can be styled to suit various hair types and textures. If you have curly hair, this will give your look more texture. Or you can opt for a haircut that gives depth and dimension to straight hair. There are many haircuts to choose from, and you can add to them with interesting finishes such as shaved sides, a hard part, or an undercut; this will also give your hair a rebellious and somewhat masculine feel. Have fun experimenting with different proportions and trying out new hair colors, including platinum blonde or a bold shade of pink hair or blue hair color.
43. Blue Mohawk Hairstyle
The mohawk is a daring and expressive hairstyle that features a strip of hair down the middle of the head with shaved sides. The traditional cut has been adapted to suit various hair textures and lengths and looks great on curly hair. The difference between the top of the hair and the sides has less contrast, and curls are a softer approach to the original solid spikes and punk aesthetic. The style benefits from color; finding a bold and bright hue is the perfect way to make your hair stand out. It will also show that you are a woman who is not afraid to take risks and has a playful personality.
44. Braids with Beads
There are several braided hairstyles to choose from, allowing you to find a style that best suits your personality. Your chosen braids can be long or short, thick or thin, and include various hair accessories. One of the most stylish but symbolic additions is wearing your braids with beads. Traditionally, beads have been worn by tribes and can tell a lot about the wearer, from social standing to marital status. There are also several types of beads to choose from, with different materials, including wood, metal, gold, and brightly colored beads. They can give your hair a personal touch, and you can add as many or as few as you want.
45. Small Cornrow Braids
Cornrow braids are one of the most popular braided hairstyles and can be created on short hair. These mini braids need less hair to complete and are a great protective style for those who want to take a break from heat styling. Wearing your hair in cornrows will also help aid natural hair growth and lock in moisture. They can be time-consuming to install but are durable and long-lasting, and you can leave them in for several weeks. If you want a low-maintenance look that is simple and gorgeous, this is it!
46. Blunt Bangs
Bangs are fantastic because they can transform your face, making you look younger and highlighting your facial features. Depending on your preference, there are several ways to wear your bangs, but opting for a blunt cut is a great choice. Blunt bangs are defined by being cut straight across and are one of the more dramatic styles to choose from. It can also take more styling than other bangs, but this is worth it as it looks chic and fashionable. These bangs should be cut thick and look heavy and full, but you can also work with your hairstylist to find the best look for you. Perhaps this is with more wispy bangs or a fringe kept at a longer length.
47. Short Curls with Highlights
Curly hair is one of the most sought-after hair textures because it can make even the most simple cut look interesting. Your curls can also give you a more feminine appearance and soften your features. A great way to give your hair depth and dimension is by adding a lighter color, which can be achieved with highlights. This will draw attention to your natural curl pattern and brighten your appearance. You can style your hair in several ways, working it into a loose updo or trying out a chic tapered cut.
48. Wavy Asymmetrical Bob
The bob haircut is one of the most versatile cuts and can be styled with various hair textures, from straight to wavy. You can also opt for different styles, from a blunt bob to an asymmetrical haircut. The latter is a bold hairstyle that features hair that is longer on one side and shorter on the other. This can be created subtly or more dramatically with a lopsided shape. The cut will draw attention to your jawline and eyes and can be incredibly flattering. It is also a look that takes some styling time, and you may have to readjust it to ensure the hair is not in your face.
49. Short Glamorous Curly Hair
If you want a short hairstyle that feels glamorous and feminine, you can achieve this with curly hair. Curly hair is texturally interesting but will also give your hair softness, complementing your features and drawing attention to them. You can style your hair in big dreamy curls that fall around the face or embrace your natural texture with small curls. Wear them with side-swept bangs for a look that can frame your face and will highlight your eyes, lips, and cheekbones. To let your lips stand out even more, consider wearing one of your favorite bold shades of lipstick.
50. Short Bangs
Bangs are an excellent addition to any hairstyle and can be adapted to suit most face shapes and hair textures. Bangs can transform your appearance and give you a youthful glow. They can also hide fine lines on the forehead or disguise problematic skin. Although there are various lengths you can wear your bangs, keeping them short will make a statement that is edgy and cool. They also look fantastic when paired with a haircut cut at chin length or above and can draw attention to your facial features. They require more maintenance than longer bangs, and you will need to make regular trips to the hair salon to ensure they are kept at the desired length.
51. Short Thick Wavy Hair
You may think that wearing your hair short when it is thick is a no-go, but the right hairstyle can be incredibly flattering on thick hair. The key is to work with your hairstylist to find the perfect look for your face shape and hair texture; you may also want to use layers to remove some of the weight from thick hair and make it less bulky. A timeless and versatile cut is the bob, which is not too short and dramatic or difficult to pull off. It is also fantastic with wavy hair or curly hair. Plus, it will look great when worn with a fringe or a side-parting — letting a few locks of hair fall around your face will soften your appearance and complement your features. Try a curl-defining cream or sea salt spray to enhance your natural hair texture.
52. Micro Cornrows with Pearls
Cornrows are a great protective style that can be created on short hair. Wearing your hair in micro cornrows will help lock in moisture, aid natural hair growth, and prevent breakage and friction. The braids are made using the underhand technique and created close to the scalp. In addition to reducing your daily grooming time, your cornrows can be personalized with your choice of accessories. This includes beads, cuffs, and even pearls. Pearl detailing can give your hair a very feminine and luxurious appearance and is a way to have some fun with your look.
53. Short Passion Twists
Passion twists are another great protective style that you can try out with short hair. Passion twists are a more modern approach to braiding, only emerging in 2018. There are several ways to install the braids and various options depending on your desired fullness. Your braids can appear voluminous and take less time to install when kept short. This is an excellent option for women who want a pretty look that is also low-maintenance. They can also be styled in various ways, including working them into a simple updo or leaving them loose to fall around your face. In addition, this is also a protective style, letting your natural hair grow and helping to reduce breakage and friction.
54. Bob Goddess Braids
Goddess braids are a feminine and gorgeous way to style your hair, and they look good when styled in various lengths and thicknesses. These protective locks can aid natural hair growth, but they are also incredibly versatile and easily adapted. Try it out with braids for a chic but modern approach to the bob haircut. This length is flattering on women of all ages and gives you a youthful appearance. The cut can also highlight your facial features and is low-maintenance and easy to maintain. Experiment with different hair accessories, including beads or cuffs, or play around with color for a unique finish.
55. Updos for Short Hair
Updos can be created with long or short hair; longer lengths give you more versatility with your styles, and you can still make a beautiful and feminine look with shorter locks. The great thing about updos is they often give you a glamorous appearance and are perfect for more formal occasions, whether you choose to wear your hair in braids or embrace your natural texture. The key is to opt for something simple and easy. Wear your hair slicked back for a sophisticated look, or let your hair fall loosely around your face for a deliberately undone finish to produce a relaxed aesthetic.
56. Box Braids with Half Up Half Down
Box braids are a 90s favorite that is stylish and cool and can be adapted to suit hair of various lengths, textures, and thicknesses. They have been favored by some of the most fashionable women in the world, and there are multiple ways to wear them; this includes working them into a stylish updo. The half up half down hairstyle is more versatile for short hair and can be incredibly flattering on most women. It complements many face shapes, and if you leave a few braids down in the front of the face, this can create a face-framing effect. This will highlight your features but also draw attention to your neck.
57. Side Braids with Loose Hair
Choosing to wear your hair to one side can create a fabulous and feminine appearance. The look will help highlight your cheekbones and soften your jawline, and there are various ways to try it out, depending on your preference. For a fun and fresh hairstyle, you may wish to opt to braid one side of your hair, leaving the other curly. This will create a gorgeous contrast that further draws attention to your natural curl pattern. The result is a casual look with a very youthful appearance and perfect for those who want something different and modern.
58. Curly Bangs
You can add bangs to almost any haircut, and they will be able to transform your look. The appeal of bangs is that there is a wide range to choose from, and the right cut can highlight your facial features and give you a youthful appearance. Bangs can also be cut in various ways and created on hair of multiple textures. If you have naturally curly hair, wearing it with bangs will make for a gorgeous and romantic look that will soften your features. Your bangs will complement the volume and movement of the rest of your hair. The key to this look is to reduce frizz and ensure that your hair is kept in the best possible condition; you may find that a curl-defining cream will work wonders for you at enhancing your texture and keeping it smooth.
59. Messy Updo
If you want to create a perfect everyday appearance and have a relaxed aesthetic, you need a messy updo. The appeal of this style is that it works with short hair and is cute and casual. The deliberately undone look can be incredibly flattering, and if you leave the hair to fall around your face, it can also have a soft and romantic finish. It is also much easier to create than other sleek hairdos because short hair can be somewhat restrictive in styling; if there is an uneven piece or two, this will blend in. This is also the perfect look for when you are growing your hair. To give your hair some grit and make it easier to style, do not attempt this updo on freshly washed hair; it is best a day or two after a wash.
60. Bowl Cut
There are several ways to wear the bowl cut, with modern approaches to the classic 80s version of the cut. The traditional bowl cut features hair of the same length all around the head, but you can change this style to make it feel more wearable. This could be with a longer fringe, more texture, or even shaving the sides of your head to produce a contrast. For a very sexy look, let the length of the bangs skim the brows to make the focus of your appearance on your eyes. The appeal of the bowl cut is that it can be personalized and adapted to suit hair of various textures and types. It is also low-maintenance and a gorgeous way to wear short hair.
61. Faux Hawk
The faux hawk is a fantastic alternative to the mohawk but is more wearable and less dramatic. The great thing about this style is that it is youthful and will draw attention to your hair, highlighting your natural texture at the top. It is also a hairstyle that can give you volume while contrasting the sides. As a fun alternative, instead of keeping the hair short on the sides, you can braid it. This will make for a stunning but also practical hairstyle. You can take your braids out at any time and change your look, so this version of the faux hawk is less commitment in the long term.
62. Short Pink Hair
There are many short hairstyles to choose from, allowing you to find the style that best suits your hair texture and type. Your hair can also let you express yourself. If you want to show the world that you are playful, you may want to try out bold hair colors. Pink is a popular choice and is often associated with femininity and romance. There are several shades to choose from, and a lighter shade, like pastel pink, is a very wearable option. You can choose to dye your entire head pink or pair it with blonde or even black. The downside to pink hair is that it fades quickly and is difficult to maintain. With naturally dark hair, you will also need to bleach it to a lighter base color first, a process that can be time-consuming and damaging.
63. Pixie Cut with Bleached Hair at the Top
Pixie cuts are gorgeous on women of all ages and can be adapted to suit various hair textures and types. You can also alter the look to best suit your personality and face shape; this can be done with different fringes, varying lengths, and bold or bright colors. If you want to brighten your appearance and lighten your hair, bleach is a great way to do this. It can help create a stylish and modern look that will instantly get your hair noticed. It also works better on short hair because the dying process can be incredibly drying and damaging, and shorter hair can be in a better condition. Take care to counteract this damage by going to a salon and having a specialist bleach your hair for you. You also want to try regular treatments to help nourish your locks.
64. Edgy Blue Hair
Blue is one of the most stylish colors for hair. Blue hair demands attention when worn on its own, or you can blend it into your dark hair for a more subtle approach. Opting for bright hair colors is a way to have fun with your appearance and show your playful side, but it also takes a lot of confidence to pull off. For a rebellious feel, try shaving the sides of your hair and dying the top a brilliant shade of dark blue. Or you can draw attention to your fringe by dying it blue and keeping the rest of your hair your natural color. Try the ombre hair color technique and focus the blue on the tips for a more subtle approach.
65. Short Yarn Braids
Yarn braids are an effortless style and look great when worn short. They are braids made of yarn and provide you with a low-maintenance protective hairstyle that can be styled in various ways. They have an interesting texture and are best created with acrylic yarn. You can add your touch to your hairstyle with colors, including trying the ombre hair color technique or with accessories such as wire, beads, or cuffs. Yarn braids will help prevent breakage and aid natural hair growth, giving you a break from heat styling and grooming. The style will last around four weeks but can last a little longer, depending on how you care for them.
66. Short Knotless Braids
Knotless braids are a fantastic way to wear your hair to reduce tension on the scalp. The technique adds braids gradually into your hair without using knots, which also causes less damage to your natural hair. It can be more time-consuming and expensive, but this is the perfect option for women with short or fine hair. Try out box braids for a stylish and trendy look that is low-maintenance and attractive. You can wear them short or long, but creating them in a style that frames the face, like the bob, is a beautiful way to draw attention to your face. Give your personal touch to your braids by adding beads or trying out interesting colors like the ombre hair technique.
67. Short Bob with Curtain Bangs
Curtain bangs are one of the most versatile fringes and can be adapted to suit your hair texture and type. The appeal of these bangs is that they can frame your face, highlight your features, and give you a youthful appearance. Wearing bangs can also give you the illusion of longer hair, despite cutting it short, as it can frame the face. Curtain bangs can also complement a short bob haircut. The bob is a great cut that looks good on women of all ages and can be particularly flattering when cut around the chin level.
68. Short Ponytail Hairstyle
The ponytail is one of the most versatile and simple updos. It can be created on hair of all textures and lengths and looks cute and stylish on short hair. This look takes minimal styling and skill and can work with all face shapes. A ponytail is a great way to keep your hair out of your face and off your neck. It is practical and perfect for warmer climates or working out but can also be styled to look chic. With shorter hair, it is best to wear your hair lower. For a more edgy approach, you can shave the sides of your hair and wear it up in a ponytail. This can create a slight contrast between the sides and the top and back of your head and is incredibly cool.
69. Short Bantu Knots on Natural Hair
Bantu knots are a protective style that is an excellent look for various lengths and textures. It can aid natural hair growth, prevent breakage, and help achieve stronger locks. Keeping them shorter is also a way to stick to the more traditional approach and can be incredibly flattering. This style is an excellent chance to take a break from heat styling and reduce grooming time every day. The look is versatile and can be traced back to the Zulu tribes of South Africa; it is a fantastic way to honor your heritage and feel closer to your ancestors.
70. Curly Afro with Side Part
Wearing your hair in a tight afro is a beautiful way to show off your natural hair texture. These tiny twisted ringlets are kinky, have a corkscrew appearance, and look fantastic when styled as an Afro. The problem with this texture is that it can be prone to dryness and frizz, so you need to counteract this with regular treatments and good conditioners. To give your look a unique finish, you can opt to part it on the side. Side partings can be incredibly flattering and also highlight your facial features. Afro hairstyles are also symbolic of strength and power, and wearing them can be a source of pride.
Black Haircuts for Black Women FAQs
What is the most popular short haircut?
The most popular haircut depends on age, hair texture, and type. Among the best short haircuts are the pixie cut and bob haircuts. Both styles are classic short hairstyles that can be adapted to suit your preference. This can be with different fringes, different approaches to the cut, and adding fun finishes like color or shaved sides. Braided looks are also fabulous as they are protective styles that help lock in moisture, prevent friction and breakage, and give you a break from heat styling.
What hairstyle is best for short hair?
The best hairstyle for short hair includes the pixie cut, cornrows, Bantu knots, the bob haircut, and a tight crop. Curtain bangs and curly fringes are also fantastic additions. The right hairstyle for you should depend on your face shape, hair texture, and type. Choose a cut that lets you express yourself, or pick something low-maintenance and chic; the choice is yours.
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