51 Best Short Natural Hairstyles for Black Women

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21. Short Cut with Shaved Sides

This one combines a couple of styles in one, although the length has been kept relatively long with just the subtlest amount of shaving on the sides. If you don’t want fully shaved sides, that doesn’t mean you can’t shave at all. Only the smallest sections have been sheared on this look, but it still looks great and modern nevertheless.

Short Natural Haircut with Shaved Sides

Source: @bashab__

22. Natural Hair Mohawk with Caramel Highlights

Here we give you proof that caramel highlights are the perfect accompaniment for these short natural hairstyles for black women. We’re in love with this look and we can’t rave about it enough. The sides are short, leaving all the length on top, and with those curls and chocolate / caramel highlights running through, the style looks good enough to eat!

Natural Hair Mohawk with a Pop of Color

Source: @misskendrak

23. Gorgeous TWA Cut

We’re back to the teeny-weeny afro again, this time incorporated into a gradual cut across the sides and back, giving it a neat and tidy look that Halle Berry has been known to rock from time to time. Let’s face it, if it’s good enough for one of the most famous and beautiful black actresses of all time, it’s good enough for us. Plus it looks super cool so, of course, we love it.

Natural Curly TWA Haircut for Black Women

Source: @itstoian

24. Golden Blonde Curls + Side Shave Design

Another bold and bright look, this time the short on top and shaved sides have been mixed with a wonderful blonde tone, just perfect for those summer nights you hope to have lots of fun on! Why not look at intricate shaving designs? These are simply lines cut into the short hair but the way they have been cut just adds a little something new to the look. If it’s not something you’ve thought about before, perhaps now is the time to start?

25. Colorful, Short Afro

For those days when you can’t decide which color you want, throw them all in! This look would be perfect for the end of summer, towards the fall months, when all the leaves on the trees are turning this exact russet shade. Individually curled spirals are blended so that you can’t see where one shade begins and the others end, and if it’s bright you want, this is perfect!

26. Beautiful Natural Hair with Shaved Sides

You can care for your own natural hair a lot better than you can with synthetic hair, and you often need various chemicals to process and install them, and then to wash them with afterwards. By going back to short natural hairstyles for black women just like this one, you’re eliminating the chemical presence, taking care of your hair and your head!

Natural Fade Mohawk Haircut

Source: @brittj_mua

27. Perfect Cut for Summer!

After three or so days of wearing the same style, you may find that the look starts to look a little frizzy and you might think it’s time to wash it again. Rather than running straight for the shower, try a different approach instead. Add some of your favorite hair oils to your hair after that three or four day point, when your hair starts to look a little less-than-perfect and you think about giving it a rinse. The oils (or wax if you prefer) can help bring the look back to life and give you another couple of days before you need to worry about styling or washing it again.

Short Natural Haircut for Summer

Source: @curlbox

28. TWA with Shaved Sides

When going back to basics and opting for these short natural hairstyles for black women, make sure you have a chat with a good stylist. You’re going to want a cut that will accentuate your looks, not overcome it. Your face shape, skin tone and state / style of your natural hair will all need to be taken into account before you can decide on a definitive new look.

TWA Haircut with Shaved Sides for Black Women

Source: @mary_jaine

29. Short Natural Cut with a Side Part

When you have short hair, you might think that you don’t have many options but that’s not the case. Even when you have relatively short locks, you can still plait and braid if you wanted to, they’ll just be much shorter … Obviously. Partings, and other hair features, can still be used in these short natural hairstyles for black women. If you want an easy way to push those natural curls back out your face, don’t be afraid to throw some teeny-tiny corn-rows into the mix, or add a parting to help style.

Short Afro Haircut for Black Women

Source: @sxvllen

30. Perfect Short Haircut

When adding products to your hair, or oils to moisturize, make sure you’re splitting the hair into sections before you do to ensure that everything is evenly coated. It’s easy to flick some oil around your roots, but unless you’re doing the job all over, your hair won’t be any better off for it – you’ll just have patches of un-cared-for hair!

Short Natural Curly Hairstyle for African American Women

Source: @curlbox

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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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