51 Best Short Natural Hairstyles for Black Women

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11. Finger Coil Out Fauxhawk

There are plenty of benefits to NOT having hair extensions for a while. Firstly, think of all the time you will have freed up by NOT needing to go to the hairdressers. How long does it take for you to have your entire head done? Think of all the other things you could be doing. Short natural hairstyles for black women like these are perfect because it frees up those hours for you – you could spend them studying, working, spending time with your kids, and more. Why wouldn’t you go short every once in a while?

Short Natural Finger Coils Fauxhawk

Source: @glammzmore

12. Fade Haircut

You don’t just free up valuable time when you opt for natural hair – it’ll save you a small fortune in all those appointments, hair extensions, and treatments necessary to keep them looking great. You could spend more money on your closet! Or makeup. Or vacations… The possibilities are endless. Now you’ve seen how many ways there are to wear these adorable short styles, aren’t you a little tempted yourself?

Natural Fade Haircut for Black Women

Source: @brittj_mua

13. Short, Gray Curls

Gray has been a massive color over the last few seasons, and everyone has been rocking it. From light silvers to gun-metal grays, there is a shade for everyone and one we’re loving right now is this one – short, gray curls on the top. It’s a look that is cool and modern, but still cute with those spiral curls. If you’re going for the chop and you’ve never played around with color before, it might be time to try.

Short Natural Gray Hairstyle

Source: @itstoian

14. Short, Copper Hairstyle

Red and orange like a sunset, we might just call this one sunset hair! It’s beautiful, that’s for sure, and if you were looking for cool short natural hairstyles for black women, this is one that should go right to the top of the list. These fiery shades are bold and brave – are you up for the challenge?

Natural Curly Short Copper Haircut

Source: @kflewellen

15. Cute & Easy Style

If you’re going super, super short, just let your hair do it’s own damn thing. Why wouldn’t you? With hair like this style, all you need to do when you wake up in the morning is add some wax (if at all) and on your way you go. It’s simple, easy and to the point – no muss, no fuss and definitely no hassle.

16. Caramel Curls

A massive number of high profile celeb lovelies have opted for short natural hairstyles for black women such as these to give their scalp a well deserved rest. Heaving around those heavy lengths can give you a headache, especially if the tension isn’t right, and with repeated use, could even lead to damage and hair loss. Follow in the footsteps of Jada Pinkett Smith and go for something short, sharp and super! We love this look. What about you?

17. Beautiful Tapered Haircut

Solange Knowles, Queen Bee’s sister, is another hot celeb who has been seen wearing both long weaves and short, natural styles, and after shaving her head in 2009, decided to grow things out naturally. It’s a brave choice for some but we kinda love it. If you’ve had long hair for too long and fancy a change, perhaps this is the look you should go for.

Natural Tapered Haircut for Black Women

Source: @myhaircrush

18. Pop of Blonde

For those days when you’re not brave to go totally blonde, go a little bit blonde. We love this pop of blonde look – perfect for summer we say! Blonde might not be for everyone so don’t be afraid to play around with different shades. We’ve seen copper, caramel and even bright blonde pops of color in this list, along with some other bright and wonderful shades too, but if you have something in mind, don’t be afraid to mention it to your stylist. you might just come up with this season’s hottest new trend.

Short Natural Haircut with a Pop of Blonde

Source: @lolaoj

19. Short Haircut for Bold Women

A simple shaved line in your design can make the world of difference, as you can see from this short haircut for bold women. It’s a simple addition, just a little extra touch, but one that certainly transforms your look. The addition of this one simple shaved ‘pattern’ or design in the look has changed it from being pretty generic to something funky and edgy.

20. Big Chop Haircut

Raven Symone is another celeb favorite who underwent the short hair treatment, although she didn’t go quite as short as this number one all over style. A brave and bold look for sure, it’s one that literally resets a world of damage to your hair. you’re giving your scalp a chance to breathe, and the hair to grow naturally and gradually again. That’s one way to deal with a dry and frizzy hair problem!

Big Chop Haircut for Black Women


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  1. Cheye R. Williams

    July 15, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    I would like to see some more short Black Women Hair Cuts

  2. Weezy

    August 15, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Love these looks!!!

  3. Valerie Horton

    October 7, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Going Natural loving less time on my hair and would like advice how to grow my hair out.

  4. Rosemary Watson

    October 9, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Love the natural look,I have wearing my hair natural for a year now,but getting different styles is not easy. The salons are very expensive.

  5. Malika

    March 26, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Most of the women appear to have naturally curly hair, which makes the styles effortless.

  6. Donna

    April 15, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Show some styles of women who do not have naturally curly hair.

  7. MediacoreShri

    May 4, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Too Shabby I don’t see my comment Posted lol

  8. She

    May 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I would like to see some styles for older ladies with Naturals hair.

  9. Anonymous

    May 25, 2017 at 5:05 am

    I would like to see natural styles for women who do not have curly or naturally curly hair, but styles for women with the more kinky, nappy hair


    June 9, 2017 at 1:52 pm


  11. Uchenna

    June 22, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Plz consider show styles with different textures. My natural is a dry and kinky butbyou don’t have any styles representing me.

  12. Anonymous

    July 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    These women manipulated their hair to get those curls and coils. Utilize YouTube for directions on how to get them.

  13. thodhlana pauline

    July 3, 2017 at 8:40 am

    nice. would like more of natural hair styles

  14. Jeannine toudle

    July 30, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    I love my natural 55 yrs old and I’ve never wore makeup.and i look stunning.taking care of my hair.has been a blessing and i thank god for my hair body and brain

  15. Anonymous

    August 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm


  16. Anonymous

    August 21, 2017 at 1:45 am

    The beautiful thing about african american hair is that it can do so much. It has even fooled some of you into thinking that some of these women are naturally like this. Some may be but some are definitely not. As a 4c girl myself who has learned to style her natural hair, i can tell you its manipulation. These are the results you can get after a twist out or rod set etc.

  17. Anonymous

    August 28, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Nice one

  18. Darwton

    August 30, 2017 at 12:54 am

    I wear my hair very short and I have been given some great suggestions for varying my looks

  19. Latoya

    September 3, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Fact i love my natural hair…and it does take it’s time growing..maybe because i don’t give it mucb time groaning it. Have been extension braiding for long,yet now i just want to treat my hair and watch it grow…I was wondering what am i going to do…so i googled and Yes am happy with what i found..the hair styles are just Perfect.

  20. Chery

    September 11, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I’m just going natural now just taking out the extensions I’ve had for years so it’s gonna be my first day go natural happy days .

  21. Anonymous

    November 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Show some really real nappy natural hairstyles. No hairpieces

  22. ash-lee

    December 24, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    seems as if you got no one who has nappy hair to show us those hairdo…but i do have nappy hair and i cant use one of the styles couse they curled…show us hairdo with stiff hair

  23. Anonymous

    January 13, 2018 at 7:26 am

    These styles are great for the young ladies, but being a senior with mixed gray hair and very nappy I don’t feel represented in the photo’s shown. Please provide more variety. than you

  24. Gail B

    January 15, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Need more styles for women growing out of a perm Most of the styles shown are for naturally curly black hair.

  25. Trina

    January 18, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Please add more kinky hair styles for medium length hair.

  26. A. Natty

    February 3, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Ladies check YouTube. There are videos showing how to get these curls

  27. Charlotte Marsh

    March 3, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Thank you A.Natty I’m 66 have no ideal how to do it always had a perm now gray & natural

  28. Joanne

    March 24, 2018 at 1:21 am

    I have short, natural hair but it is thin on the sides. and temple I want to see pics on how it would llook if the sides are cut extremely low/faded. I’m afraid to go that low of fear somecportions will be lower than others and I don’t want the look of a guy.

  29. ameenah k

    April 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    this is what you find when you type in “short natural hairstyles for black women”. these women look great, but their hair is nothing like mine. and last time i checked i was still black. is it even worth saying we need to do better? this is what i’ve always found in “black” hair magazines. this is why i stopped looking in them 15 years ago. this is partly why i grew locs. and now that i’m thinking of cutting my locs, this is still what i find. nothing for us. thanks for nothing.

  30. ameenah k

    April 4, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Well, not quite nothing. looking back, there are a couple of girls with natural fades. i guess it’s fades for us, ladies. that’s our only option.

  31. Ekemini

    April 22, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    I also keep natural hair nd it’s long full and fluffy but sometimes I cry to comb it but anyway am happy it’s growing

  32. Anonymous

    April 26, 2018 at 6:22 pm


  33. Easter Robinson

    June 21, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Do have locks for black ladies?

  34. Gracie

    June 21, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    I am Jamaican. in Jamaia, a lot of people wear long rasta locs. You can call me a notty-head rasta gal. I just love my natural hair. I love using aloe and coconut oil in it to grow my hair any make it beautiful. I know that natural beauty is easy to achieve by just being true to oneself. When a lady wears her hair natural, it is very sensual and attractive on her. I am true to myself by wearing my hair natural year round.

  35. Monique

    July 5, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Easter! Yes, we have articles that feature beautiful faux locs looks. Make sure to check them out!

  36. Kryss

    July 19, 2018 at 2:06 am

    I am a black female and a lot af the girls in this have hair like mine, I think they did a good job representing all grades of natural hair! Thank you

  37. MzMulaah23

    July 31, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Not so many options for girls in between phases… like growing out a perm or something like that. And most of the styles are short what about medium short hair styles??? All these. Short styles are making me want to cut my hair off again but I was planning on continuing to grow out my hair so thia totally difeated the whole perpouse for me… Also all these styles I would have to manipulate my natural hair texture Im tryna grow out my natural hair so that goses aginst what Im tryna to accomplish yet again. Im not completely staisfied or disatisifed as I didnt find what I came for for but left with some pretty good ideas but a bit dissappointed that Ill have to cut my hair again to achieve something cute, sexy and apropreiate to rock as a black girl wanting to go natural. It seems like the go to is always lox/dreads. Not really my style though Im sure Id look great. I always wear weaves and for the past 10 yeasrs Ive been wearing wigs {Mostly lacefronts and frontals} so my sides are a bit shy as well. So maybe Ill use this opportunity to shave the sides into something cool funky and low so that they have the opportunity to come in much, much, much more fuller than they are now. I dont know as of yet but it gives me a lil bit of stuff to think on I guess. Oh yea my hair should be growing back fast too cause Im starting my rice water treatments today as well, hehe.

  38. Anonymous

    August 11, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Great looks, but this literally the same 2-3 styles repeated over and over until you got to 31. So not helpful for transitioning natural women.

  39. Anonymous

    August 30, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I Love All the Natural Hair Style there awesome!

  40. Rusestela Cordones

    October 7, 2018 at 2:44 am

    Me encantan esta pagina

  41. Rosalind Goens

    November 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    I love the gray curly top, I’m 68 years old, I don’t wear makeup but I still look good with that style. I don’t have that texture hair but would love to know how she makes the top like that, and I’d like to see the back. I love all the beautiful styles we can wear

  42. Karen

    November 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Hello, am on a low hair-cut but it doesn’t look curly when washed nor glowing. Please, what kindda things can i use for my hair.

  43. Jaleah

    December 3, 2018 at 3:27 am

    This was a good description

  44. Denice

    February 5, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Looking for good styles for natural hair

  45. melb

    February 10, 2019 at 9:25 am

    they all look great but most of them look inappropriate for professional women. I wish I could see more natural hairstyles for doctors & lawyers

  46. hildah

    February 16, 2019 at 11:58 am


  47. cynthia

    February 26, 2019 at 1:23 pm


  48. Andrea Street

    May 2, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    I just recently decided to cut my hair because of hair breakage and I like the natural look just get up go.

  49. Beatrice Ashford

    June 1, 2019 at 12:06 am

    I’m 79 and have been wearing a short natural consistently for over twenty years. My problem is that I have just moved to Phoenix and can’t find a beautician to cut and style.

  50. Carol G

    June 3, 2019 at 1:08 am

    I love all the styles , you have done a lovely Presentation of each cut, The makeup also added a Pleasant complement to every model hair cut. It’s really difficult for me to decide on just one. It’s great that the Styles can please a large group of black ladies of all professions

  51. anonymous

    July 13, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    All the hairstyles are beautiful, think I will try a few I just love the natural look.

  52. Anonymous

    February 8, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    I was thinking at first, Wow…these negro women have some nice hair. Is it truly their “natural” hair or have other things been added? Even if not chemicals, but something else? Show some styles with really tough negro hair, not so much the curls and twirls.

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