Short Hairstyles for Black Women

Black women look awesome with short hair. Of course, they look great with medium and long hair, too, but short hairstyles are something different. They are creative, that’s what we love about them — there are lots of interesting short hairstyles that will give your hair a new look. And guess what – we’ve found the best of them and collected them here! Meet more than 50 (56 to be precise) fantastic short hairstyles for black women – we don’t know which one will you choose, but we can guarantee that you’ll definitely find something interesting here. We’ve done our best!

The good news is: it’s not only about curls. We know that curls were extremely popular among black women a few years ago, but we believe that it’s not the only option for a black woman in the late 2010s. There are literally hundreds of interesting, creative, badass (if you need) and feminine (if you need) short haircuts, so forget about the “classic” styles – here you’ll find something really modern and trendy!

Whether you prefer very short or “almost-medium-length” cuts, pixies or wavy hairstyles, sexy or cute, messy or formal hairdos – we have something interesting for you in all these cases. So enough talking – just continue reading and you’ll see that you’ve just found the place with the best short hairstyles. Seriously, we’ve included only the best ones to this list.

Alright, let’s finally start it. There are 14 paragraphs here – all of them are different, and each of them is focused on a certain type of short haircuts. We’ll begin with some messy hairstyles – it looks like the effortless and relaxed hairdos are the trend of this year (as well as the next few years).

Messy short hairstyles for black women

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When it comes to messy hairstyles, the main idea is to create a hairstyle that will look like you’ve just woken up. However, the real “I Just Woke Up” hairstyles are often not the thing you’d like to show to the world, so these messy cuts are more like the stylish imitations of the morning look.

Stylish, yeah. Messy hairstyles can look extremely stylish and trendy – here you’ll see images that will prove we’re telling the truth. They all are relaxed, very simple (which means it won’t take too long to maintain these hairstyles in the morning) and of course, each of them will be a great choice for your short, black hair. It’s time for bob haircuts and for pixies – to be honest, we don’t see any reasons why these hairstyles should go out of trends in the next few years. The experts agree with us, btw.

Check the pictures right now – as we’ve said, we found only the best short messy haircuts and included them to this list. Each of them is definitely worth trying!

Black women short hairstyles with bangs

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Bangs are a perfect tool for those who wanna frame the face and express a personal style. You can make dramatic side bangs, romantic and feminine blunt fringe, trendy and modern short bangs or side-swept bangs that will show your beautiful eyes off. It’s only you who makes the choice, actually.

And of course, we are happy to help you with making the right choice! Check these four pictures above — these pretty short hairstyles with bangs will 100% work great for every black woman. We can guarantee it!

Very short haircuts for black women with round faces

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Full chicks? Rounded jaw shape? Equal face length and width? Not a problem at all.

Yeah, we know that lots of women think that round is not the best face shape type — but a good haircut can solve this problem easily. Of course, short bob haircuts, blunt cuts and short haircuts with straight bangs will not work well for your face shape — because the main idea is to make your face look longer and more oval. You should try something different — like, a short updo, a pixie haircut or a mohawk with shaved sides and back. Take a look at the photos and choose!

Cute short black hairstyles

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Did you know that short hairstyles can be extremely cute and romantic at the same time? We’ve found four amazing haircuts for your short hair, and they all are the true quintessential of cuteness. Check them out right now and you’ll see it with your own eyes — short doesn’t always mean “boyish”. We are sure that short can mean “cute, sexy, romantic and playful” — it depends only on your personal preference”!

Quick hairstyles for short black hair

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We are also sure that the majority… no, the absolute majority of women prefer simple and quick hairstyles. It makes sense that a hairstyle must be easy to maintain (unless you are gonna have a formal event this evening), right? If you agree with this idea, then you’ll definitely love the short black hairstyles we’ve found for you here — they are extremely simple, and it won’t take too long to maintain them. Simplicity is the key to brilliance, as they say.

Cool styles for older black women with short hair

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Who said that a woman can’t have cool short hairstyle if she’s over 50? We can say with full confidence that it’s not true. Waves, curls, pixie cuts and bob hairstyles — come on, there are literally dozens of amazing haircuts that will work great for older African American women. All you have to do is to check them out right here — we’ve found only the best ones. Are you ready?

Beautiful short cuts for black females

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The good news is: there are hundreds of beautiful short haircuts for black women. Another piece of good news is: we have included only the best of them to this list — only the most beautiful, stylish and the simplest short haircuts are waiting for you here!

Whether you are planning to go for the Big Cut or you already have short hair, you will definitely find a cool short cut here. The thing is, there are lots of real masterpieces when it comes to the short haircuts, and they all are waiting for you — so don’t waste your time and take a look at them right now!

Stylish ideas of short hair for black women

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Here you’ll find stylish and modern ideas of what can you do with your short hair. We aren’t trying to act like experts, of course, but we have considered the trends and done our best to find these haircuts. It doesn’t mean that you have to copy them, of course — but they can work great as an inspiration for you or for your hairdresser. Don’t hesitate and make your choice right now — we are completely sure you will love at least one of the cuts here.

Short wavy hairstyles for African American women

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Straight hair can look boring. Curly hair is unmanageable, as they say. Waves are the so-called golden mean — they are not totally unmanageable (however we can’t say that they are very simple, too) and they are definitely not boring. Wavy hairstyles can be feminine, sexy, elegant and stylish at the same time. They can have that rock ‘n’ roll vibe, they can be very formal — basically, they work great for almost every occasion. Agree?

If the answer is “yes”, then you’ve just come to a right place. What we can offer you here is the ideas of great short wavy hairstyles — and we know that all of them will surely suit every African American woman!

Sexy hairstyles for black girls with short hair

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Wanna change your look? Worrying about if the short haircuts can be as elegant, soft or sexy as medium and long haircuts? Well, don’t worry about that. The answer is “yes” — and here we’ll show you four strong arguments that will prove us right.

Messy waves, shaved sides, graphic lines, showing the neck off — there are lots of methods that will make your hairstyle look sexy as hell. Check out the photos we’ve found for you — even if you think that short can’t be sexy, you will certainly change your mind when you take a look at these pictures.

Tips on how to style short black hair

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We’ve already said it: there are hundreds of interesting short haircuts for black women. We don’t know which one will you choose, so it makes sense that we can’t provide any tips for your particular hairstyle. However, there are some common rules that will help you to care for your hair and to make it look even better. Maybe you already know them, but we believe it isn’t a problem at all.

So, at first: don’t wash your short black hair often. Washing it once per week is enough — or, if you do it more frequently, use a sulfate free shampoo. Your hair is already dry enough, so there’s no need to make it drier.

If you use gels, use only the hair products that were designed for the African American hair. It’s about dryness again.

Trim your hair regularly. We bet that you prefer healthy hair and that you don’t like split ends — in this case, you’ll have to trim it every 6-8 weeks. Btw, avoiding curling and straightening can help solve the split ends problems, too. A sleep cap made of satin will work great, too, if you want to prevent split ends.

Dryness is basically the main problem most of African American women with short hair have. Making a hot oil treatment will work perfect for your dry hair/scalp — and of course, increasing the circulation of blood is always a great thing. Both thick and thin hair needs oil, that’s a fact.

Use a heat protection spray, cream or serum — it’s a great way to minimize the heat damage. However, we highly recommend to avoid heat at all — of course, you can treat your hair and fix the problem afterward, but it would be better not to damage your hair, right?

Too tight isn’t good. When it comes to braids or cornrows, pain means damage — so if it hurts, just stop it.

Deep condition your hair. The ends are the most vulnerable part of your hair, so you’ll have to do everything to save them. Deep conditioning is one of those things that will help you.

That’s all, basically. These tips will help you to save your hair, and if your hair is healthy, you’ll be able to try every short hairstyle from this article. Like, these four — they are great, right?

The best short hairstyles for black ladies

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These short hairstyles look bomb on black ladies, that’s what we know. Even if these elegant and trending haircuts are not what you are looking for now, well, they are still worth trying! By the way, there are only simple haircuts here. Forget about sophisticated cuts — your new hairdo must be easy to make and to maintain!

Great short pixie hairstyles for black hair

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You just can’t ignore pixie hairstyles if you are looking for great short haircuts. Pixies look really gorgeous, they draw attention to the face, they are exactly what we call “confident hairstyles” — so if you feel that you are a strong woman, we can guarantee that pixies will work perfect for you. Just look at the pictures and you’ll see how stunning these haircuts are!

Awesome short black hairstyles with color

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Short hairstyles look great, you’ve already seen that. However, there is one thing that can make them even better — we are talking about color, of course. Making highlights, getting all over color, or using one of those coloring techniques (like ombre, balayage, etc.) are the perfect methods to improve your short black hairstyle — and we are happy to show you how can you upgrade your look. Damn, these hairstyles are awesome!

Short Hairstyles for Black Women
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