50 Short Hairstyles for Black Women

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There is something about women with short hair that we just adore. It’s definitely their fierceness and confidence. Short hair gives you a taste of power that you can’t experience with long, boring hairstyle.

One things is for sure – short hair will never go out of style. Also, the shorter your hair is, the easier it is to switch hair hues and manage your  curls. Short hairstyles are easy to care for and will save you a ton of time in the morning.

We collected 50 pictures of ladies who look great with their short hairstyles. They might inspire you to go short today.

1. Curly Blonde Hairstyle

Short Curly Blonde Hairstyle for Black Women


This short hairstyle looks fabulous with messy curls at the crown. You can get these curls using a hair curler or hair rollers. Make sure to tease them for a big, voluminous hair.

The hairstyle can be easily transformed into a mohawk if you shave the sides of your head.

2. Twist Curls Hairstyle

Short Twist Curls Hairstyle


Leaving your sides sleek and guiding all the twist curls to the crown, you will come up with a quite unique and impressive short hairstyle.

Highlights are the easiest way to switch up your short hairstyle, without going overboard. Golden and honey blonde highlights look great on women who have darker skin.

3. Curly, Light Green Pixie Hairstyle

Short Curly Green Hair


This gorgeous lady brings out an amazing example of short hairstyle with unique color solution. We love women with enough courage to dye their hair in bold colors.

You can achieve this color no matter how dark your hair is. Just make sure you keep your hair moisturized.

4. Natural Curls Hairstyle

Short Natural Curly Hairstyle Black Women


Short curly hairstyle with warm highlights is a great option for women who don’t have much time to style their hair. Blonde, caramel and honey highlights will make your curls even livelier.

5. Short, Bouncy Curls Hairstyle

Short  Bouncy Curls Hairstyle for Black Women


This short and curly hairstyle is gorgeous and easy to pull of. To achieve voluminous, bouncy curls use hair rollers. Paying attention to texture is key.

6. Ash Blonde Mohawk

Ash Blonde Mohawk for Black Women


Women with mohawk hairstyle rock! A mohawk offers a unique and interesting style that will turn heads, especially if you dye it ash blonde. Are you bold enough to try this look?

7. Short Pixie Hairstyle

Messy Pixie Cut Hairstyle


This spiky pixie cut is a proof that low maintenance hair is possible. Women with short pixie hairstyles don’t spend hours and hours straightening and curling their hair. Lucky them!

8. Curly Blonde Bob

Short Curly Bob Hairstyle


We love this curly bob with highlights because it looks effortlessly chic. Also, with this hairstyle you can look amazing in every situation. This is the perfect hair color for ladies who want to brighten up their curls.

9. Grey Mohawk with Shaved Sides

Grey Mohawk Hairstyle for Black Women


In 2015, grey hair isn’t a symbol of aging anymore. More and more young women are  turning to salons to go grey early. Are you feeling this chic and fun trend?

10. Black & Blonde, Curly Mohawk

Black and Blonde Curly Mohawk


Short hair can also be glamorous and sexy, especially if you confront two quite contrasting hues – black and blonde. Blonde highlights are recommended for women who want a completely new and fresh look.

11. Blonde Pixie Cut

Short Blonde Pixie Cut


There aren’t too many women that can pull this look off. As you can see,  you can still look feminine and sexy even if you’re rocking a pixie cut. Headbands are simple and easy way to glam up your short hairstyle.

12. Curly, Red & Gold Hairstyle

Red & Gold Curly Short Hairstyle


This combination of colors will bring out the warm undertones in your skin. Once you try this hairstyle you’ll find yourself obsessed with it. Try at your own risk.

13. Long, Straight Pink Bob

Straight Pink Bob Hairstyle


Surprisingly, a bright pink shade works pretty well with darker skin. The transition of dark brown into dark and light pink looks pretty cool. If you want to play with pink color but you’re not brave enough to go all the way with it, just play around with the tips.

14. Pixie Hairstyle + Pin Curls

Pixie Hairstyle with Pin Curls


Pixie cut with pin curls will bring out the beauty of your facial features. We love pixie hairstyles because they are easy to maintain and style. So cute and pretty!

15. Short Layered Bob with Bangs

Short Weave Bob for Black Women


Short bob with bangs is type of hairstyle that’s always trendy and stylish. Bob isn’t time consuming and it can be easily styled with the right brush and blow dry.

16. Short Blowout Hairstyle

Short Blowout Hairstyle in Light Brown


With this short hairstyle, you just wash and brush your hair and you’re ready to go.  The layers in the back create volume giving you a fashionable and super stylish look that doesn’t require high maintenance.

17. Red Natural Curls with Golden Highlights

Red Natural Curls with Blonde Highlights Hairstyle


We can’t get enough of this lovely color combination. This hairstyle is perfect for women who want to keep their natural hair texture. The less you do to your curls, the better they look.

18. Short Black Hairstyle + Honey Highlights

Short Black Hairstyle with Honey Highlights


Add depth to your dark hair with some big honey highlights. This combination of shades is gorgeous. Also, this short hairstyle isn’t as high-maintenance as you would think. It literally takes tow minutes to style. Wow!

19. Green Bob Hairstyle

Green Bob Hairstyle for Black Women


Try something unique and go with an edgy bob in green shade. This bob is ideal for women with oval-shaped face. Make sure to refresh it every 3-4 weeks.

20. Straight Grey Bob

Straight Grey Bob with Blue Highlights


Here’s another cool bob, but this tome in lovely grey color with blue highlights. Besides the offered style, you can rock it curly or wavy.

21. Natural Curly Hair with Highlights

Natural Curly Hairstyle with Highlights


Sometimes you need to let your natural hair do its thing, right? Make sure it’s properly hydrated.  With this hairstyle you will get a ton of attention. You have been warned.

22. Bald Blonde Hairstyle

Shaved Blonde Hairstyle for Black Women


When you think of bald, blonde hairstyle, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Probably Amber Rose. She’s one of the hottest women without long hair. Amber inspired many women to go bold and love their unique cut.

We must admit that it takes a lot of self confidence to wear this look. This hairstyle is truly a statement-making look.

23. Short Natural Haircut

Short Natural Haircut for Black Women


With short natural hairstyle, you can finally take control over your unruly curls. We love how this hairstyle is worn here, with bold lips and neutral eyes.

24. Short Platinum Blonde Bob

Short Platinum Blonde Bob for Black Women


If you need a drastic change, go platinum blonde. We love this short bob because it’s sexy, sleek, and on point. Keep some length at the front to frame your face.

25. Grey Pixie Cut

Grey Pixie Cut for Black Women


This shade isn’t just for old ladies. Many women opt the pixie hairstyle in bold color to look trendy this year. Will you be one of them?

26. Elegant Curly Hairstyle

Short Curled Light Brown Hairstyle for Black Women


 This curly, elegant hairstyle is suitable for an everyday wear as well as for special events. Soft whimsical curls in light brown shade are super flattering.

27. Full Head Bob

Short Full Head Bob for Black Women


Keep it classic with timelessly stylish full head bob. Before drying with a round brush it’s recommended to apply volumizing serum to your roots. It will help you achieve that va-va-voom volume.

28. Messy, Layered Pixie Cut in Blonde

Messy Layered Pixie Cut for Black Women


Spice up your layered pixie cut with a mixture of two blonde shades. We love it because it doesn’t hide your face. Steal her style by wearing it with pink lips and neutral eyes.

29. Straight, Short Hair Mohawk

Straight Short Hair Mohawk for Black Women


Versatile hairstyles are the best! When brushed forward, this hairstyle becomes an edgy mohawk. Brush the hair down and you have a completely different look. Unique and modern option for fashionable women.

30. Short Box Braids Bob

Short Box Braids Bob


If you’re looking for an eye-catching short hairstyle that’s totally exotic and sexy, short box braids bob might be your perfect choice. This hairstyle is not only trendy and gorgeous, but also keeps your hair protected.

31. Orange Color + Natural Curls

Red Natural Curls Hairstyle for Black Women


Stand out from the crowd with vibrant, orange hair color and natural curls. Bold hair colors are only for women with strong personalities.

32. Grey Box Braids Bob

Grey Short Box Braids Bob


Grey box braids? Yes, please! This season, colored box braids rock and we love it. Box braids might consume some time during the braiding process but the end result is worth it.

33. Short Bob + Side Swept Bangs

Short Bob with Side Swept Bangs


This cute short bob with side swept bangs will emphasize your beautiful facial features. Depending upon your hair texture and facial shape, you can use slight modifications in the hair color and haircut.

34. Layered Purple Bob

Layered Purple Bob for Black Women


Layered bob looks incredibly cool, especially if you add a bit of color. This style is anything but boring. You wont regret if  you opt for this fabulous short hairstyle.

35. Platinum Blonde Layered Mohawk

Platinum Blonde Layered Mohawk for Black Women


This platinum blonde mohawk is left longer on the top and can be worn wavy, curled or straight. It’s perfect for showing off your smooth complexion and beautiful face.

36. Green Hair Mohawk

Green Hair Mohawk for Black Women


We love this bold, brave mohawk. For more mohawk hairstyles check our other article with 50 Mohawk Hairstyles.

37. Cute Light Brown Bob

Cute Light Brown Bob for Black Women


Short bob with long side-swept bangs suits lots of different face shapes. It also looks great on women of all ages. Short bob requires volumizing products at the roots and good round brush.

38. Edgy Short Hairstyle

Edgy Short Haircut for Black Women


Feeling edgy and trendy? Ask your hair stylist for this spiky haircut. Spiking up the top layer adds a trendy, fun flair. Prepare hair styling products, you’ll need them if you op for this short hairstyle.

The top of your hairstyle can be easily switched up with a curling iron for a more elegant look.

39. Burgundy & Black Curly Hairstyle

Black and Burgundy Short Curly Hairstyle


For a pop of color, we recommend these bold highlights. Burgundy highlights can be a beautiful option for black women who want to jazz up their curls. Shades like this one are not only chic but complimentary to darker skin tones.

Bantu knots are a great way to get these gorgeous voluminous curls without heat. The finished result will  last you a few days. Easy, heat-less and chic!

40. Edgy Blonde & Black Bob

Edgy Blonde Black Bob


This two-toned hairstyle is breathtaking! To keep it in a phenomenal shape, you will need a great flat iron.

41. Long Bob + Messy Weaves

Long Bob Messy Weaves Hairstyle


Imperfect curls and long bob are the perfect match. Bob hairstyles are easy to style, versatile, and super-trendy, whether it’s worn  straight, wavy or curly.

42. Ombre Bob with Blonde Highlights

Ombre Bob with Blonde Highlights


Your natural hair color will break up the ombre effect making it look even more flattering and natural.

43. Short Cut + Colorful Highlights

Short Hair with Colorful Highlights


If you’re not brave enough to dye your whole hair in some wild-looking color, blue and grey highlights can do the trick. These colors look great against dark black hair. Perfect pop of color!

44. Blonde Bob Cut

Blonde Bob Cut for Black Women


Straightened bob with side-swept bangs is fierce yet feminine hairstyle. This blonde color will definitely brighten up your face.

45. Auburn & Gold Natural Curls

Auburn Gold Natural Curls Hairstyle


It’s time to stop fighting with your natural hair and  take advantage of its frizzy texture. These auburn and gold highlights are easy to maintain and will compliment your natural skin tone. Big hair, don’t care!

46. Short Curled Bob

Short Curled Bob for Black Women


Even though this bob is super short, it’s still ultra-feminine and cute! Will you get this cute hairstyle a go?

47. Classic Bob with Highlights

Classic Bob with Highlights and Bangs


This classic bob features side-swept bangs that are accented by blonde highlights. Style is achieved by flat-ironing or blow-drying. Gorgeous!

48. Platinum Blonde Pompadour Mohawk

Platinum Blonde Pompadour Mohawk


If you decide to dye your hair in platinum blonde, take note that this color will require more frequent touch-ups.

49. Black Pixie Cut with Long Bangs

Black Pixie Cut with Long Bangs


This short and sleek hairstyle features full, volumous fringe. Style will compliment women with oval-shaped face.

50. Ombre Full Head Bob

Ombre Full Head Bob for Black Women


Ombre bob hairstyle will keep your look fresh and in style. The cut is angled longer in the front and cut shorter in the back.

Are you brave enough to go for the chop? We know we are!

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  1. E'Shekinah

    April 28, 2015 at 2:43 am

    This definitely must have derived from Salon PK

  2. Monique

    April 28, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Yes, some pictures are from their salon because we love their work! Photo credits are below pictures.

  3. Shelly

    May 6, 2015 at 3:32 am

    I Love !!’The black pixie cut with long bang,49,I’m interested in seeing how the back is cut.Is it possible?Very cute!!!

  4. valda

    May 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Love to see the back of the pixie cut with long bang

  5. Nikki

    May 28, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I love almost 75% which makes it harder to choose which one I’d love to try! Beautiful

  6. Tai

    June 12, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I fell asleep with gum In my hair had to cut I’m multi racial I have issues with my thick head of hair I have never been able to manage it . I love the job hair cuts they are time less

  7. Tai

    June 12, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I meant to put the bob hair cuts

  8. Yvette

    July 3, 2015 at 2:09 am

    38 style is hot

  9. Yvette

    July 3, 2015 at 2:10 am

    Send this style to my email

  10. Amber

    August 12, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Hi, awesome Stuff Mellisa Geyer! But some of them is not good. It doesn’t suit for black. Why not Some different colors for blacky’s

  11. eva

    August 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

    these are lovely, really gonna try about 10 of em

  12. lila

    November 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    hi,i love the messy, layered pixie cut and the black pixie cut w/ the bang. Love to to see the back in both hairstyle.

  13. Shon

    January 15, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Am I the only one who read through ALL the comments to this article and noticed that Amber just referred to these women as ” blacky’s”?! Ignorant!

  14. Anita

    February 9, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Great site, great style ideas

  15. Paulette

    March 30, 2016 at 1:40 am

    No Shon, I noticed it too. Ignorant is a nice way to put it, because I sure was thinking of calling her a lot worse! Yes, we are talking about you Amber.

  16. Deb

    May 26, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    what the Hell?? Amber needs to go back to school!!! Why say something like that! You dummy!!! Yes I said it!!

  17. Patricia

    November 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I love the colors of the blonde pixie cut #11 are you able to tell me what colors they are looks like a blonde with black.

    Thank you.

  18. AnnaBrinkley

    December 30, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    I wish I could be beauty and enchanting as the women in the pictures with my wagon wheel hairstyle my face hands skin all over that red indian skinn and the smooth peachy afro look smooth and thick like

  19. Gwendolyn Chisholm

    January 23, 2017 at 8:06 pm


  20. Ullika Pankratz

    January 24, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Thank you for the awesome ideas…..

  21. Eman Fatma

    August 6, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    wow beauty full list for hairstyle ,, i love it..

  22. Stacy

    September 10, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Nice hairstyles, i wish there were more darker skin toned ladies for reference.

  23. Anonymous

    January 26, 2018 at 12:55 am

    i agree with stacy

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