Whether you like to wear your hair curly and full of natural texture or smooth and straight, a short haircut can make an excellent choice. All you need to do is find the perfect style for you. From beautiful pixie cuts and ultra-short crops to bold bobs and mini afro styles, short hair has more options than you might think. Here are the best hairstyles for black women that will leave a lasting impression.
1. Short Twists
If your cropped cut is looking a little “blah”, try giving it more definition. By twisting your hair into short points, you can take your locks from average to awesome.
2. Short Afro
If your curls are a little on the wild side, try embracing their unpredictability instead of fighting it. A short afro will play to the strengths of your hair, such as its natural texture and volume.
3. Voluminous Pixie Cut
A voluminous pixie cut is a great hairstyle for ladies with naturally thick curls. Try the look for yourself if you want a style that screams retro chic.
4. Temple Shave Pixie
If you’re the kind of lady who loves a short, edgy hairstyle, the temple shave pixie cut is your kind of ‘do. Although there are many ways to rock this cut, a forward style that ends in a smooth side-fringe is one of the best.
5. Straight Layered Pixie
A straight and smooth pixie cut can appear a little flat when worn all in one length. To combat this issue while maintaining a sleek look, try having your stylist cut a few layers into the top.
6. Straight Asymmetrical Lob
Although natural curls are gorgeous, sometimes a sleek look is what you want. For those occasions, a straight, asymmetrical lob is the answer. The sharp and smooth cut is modern glamour at its best.
7. Side-Swept Pixie
A side-swept pixie cut is utterly chic and stylish. The hairstyle, which looks best with sweeping bangs and a bit of volume up top, can be made even more beautiful with the addition of dark honey highlights.
8. Side-Parted Style with Curls
A side-parted style with curls is perfect for the office, a date or a girls’ night out. To rock the look, blow-dry your hair to achieve smooth roots before using a large wand to create your curls.
9. Side-Parted Pixie
Naturally curly, pixie cuts can often lack definition and shape. As such, they can often appear more stylish when partnered with a focal point, such as a side-part.
10. Short Ringlets
Short ringlets that finish just above the shoulder can look beautiful. To ensure your spirals are smooth and soft, keep your hair hydrated with a lightweight leave-in conditioner.
11. Short Copper Curls
Want to give your short curls an on-trend update? Consider dyeing them a new shade, such as a warm and rich coppery tone. The unique colour will instantly upgrade your style.
12. Ringlet Afro
Healthy, bouncy coils deserve to be shown off, and there’s no better way to do so than with an afro. Full of volume and texture, a ringlet afro is a killer statement style.
13. Pixie with Undercut and Bangs
Channel your inner Rihanna with a cut that’s as sassy and chic as the singer herself. A pixie style with an undercut and bangs is not only fashionable but also edgy.
14. Pinned Up Ringlets
Natural ringlets can appear stunning when worn in a relaxed up-do. To create the look, all you need to do is pin up the back section of your short hair and let the rest fall loose.
Try showing off your natural curls in a new way this season. By shaving the sides of your head and leaving a strip of hair down the middle, you can create an incredible mohawk.
16. Mini Afro
Your afro doesn’t have to be big to be beautiful. A mini afro can be just as gorgeous as those of longer lengths. On top of that, this stylish and short haircut is also more easily maintained than longer versions.
17. Micro Bowl Cut
A micro bowl cut is perfect for ladies who aren’t afraid to try something different. The cute and quirky cut looks seriously stylish when worn with complete confidence.
18. Messy Bowl Cut
If you’re after a bold style that’s bound to stand out, look no further than a bowl cut. Just remember to keep the look messy and imperfect for a stylish and modern interpretation.
19. Half-Up Dreadlocks
Dreadlocks can look just as impressive on short hair as they can on long. To make your short dreadlocks more fun and fashionable, consider a half-up style. The look is perfect for the weekend or a night out.
20. Glamorous Bob
In need of a hairstyle that’s sophisticated and sexy? A glamorous bob is the perfect mix of both. To wear the look in style, keep your strands smooth and your curls big and bouncy.
21. Geometric Style
Whether you rock a blowout, pixie cut or bob, adding a geometric element to your cut can inject it with a futuristic and fashion-forward appeal. The look is unique and ideal for ladies with a bold sense of style.
22. Curly Bob with Pinned Top
A thick curly bob is feminine and chic but can often overwhelm a small face. To rock the style without it hiding your features, try pinning back the top.
23. Cropped Natural Curls
Natural curls are beautiful, but they can get a little out of control when grown long. As such, a cropped cut makes an excellent option for showing off your coils without any extra hassle.
24. Choppy Crop with Bangs
Short hair never has to be boring. A choppy crop with bangs, for example, is incredibly exciting. Not only does the rough cut add texture and interest, but the bangs inject a fashionable flair.
25. Buzz Cut
Want a hairstyle that’s short, chic, and completely practical? A buzz cut is a perfect choice. This ultra-short cut, which is ideal for textured hair, is eye-catching and beautiful at the same time.
26. Braided Side
To nail the look, keep your braids to the side of your head and let your natural curls take centre stage up top and at the back.
27. Bob with Bangs
A thick, full bob looks great on its own. But, if you add bold bangs, the cut can quickly become even more stylish and exciting.
A blowout can turn short curls into an edgy, straight hairstyle. Try wearing the style blown up for a statement look or backwards for a more subtle take.
29. Blonde Pixie Cut
A pixie cut is an excellent hairstyle for ladies who prefer a shorter cut. But, if you find the look a little plain, you can always spice it up with a new colour. An unexpected hue, such as blonde, is the perfect option for making your pixie cut stand out.
30. Beach-Wave Bob
If you have hair that is naturally wavy, embrace its kinks with a beachy bob hairstyle. To rock the look, just remember to keep things relaxed and carefree with minimal styling and an undefined part.
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