There are many short haircuts for black women that one can try out and this is because their skin tones and hair texture allows them to design their short strands in various ways. Whether you like to keep fancy or simple looks, there is always an option for you. These hairdos are also simple to wear and require minimal maintenance since the strands are very short. The following 80 hairstyles demonstrate the many short haircuts that black women can try out.
# 1 Chopped Blonde Bangs
Although blonde is a more familiar tone with light skin women, it can also work well for black women. However, this will depend on how they cut their hair. This headdress is a perfect example of how black women can rock blonde locks. Here the strands are tapered short on the sides and back with longer blonde bangs at the front. You should then style these locks by pushing them to the sides diagonally for a polished look.
One of the things that make black women look fabulous in short haircuts is that they keep them natural. In this design, for example, the natural spirals are trimmed nicely to a couple of inches and then pulled and tied into a side pony to create an attractive look.
# 3 Kinky and Layered Bangs
Short does not mean that you have to cut your locks to a couple of inches since chin length hairstyles still qualify as short. In this headdress, the kinky hair with some amazing highlights and a wet look is neatly trimmed and layered to create a perfect look for a black woman.
# 4 Dope Blonde Pixie Cut
This headdress is another example of how black women can rock blonde hair. It is a typical pixie cut that leaves longer and perfectly textured bangs at the top and tapered sides and back. Although the hair is very short, it will still stand out as it brightens up a black woman's skin tone.
# 5 Curly Box Cut with Highlights
The subtle highlights in this hairdo are splendid, and they make the curly locks look very classy. However, the most outstanding thing about this design is how the curls are trimmed to create a lovely box design with tapered sides and back and a smooth top.
# 6 Sassy Extra Short Crop Cut
This headdress is for ladies who like to keep extra short strands but would still like to look classy and trendy. To wear it you should trim your waves or curls to about two inches and then style it by brushing and layering the short bangs towards the front. Although you can have it in any color that you like, it looks best in shades of brown or blonde.
# 7 Dark Short Waves
Although this is a very simple short haircut, the waves and the dark shade of the strands make it fantastic. It is also a very simple style to wear if you have curls as you only have to trim it short and then style by side-sweeping the strands to create the gorgeous wavy pattern
# 8 Sleek Black Curls
Curls make a lovely headdress whether you keep it long or short, but it creates a distinct look on a black woman. In this design, the curly strands are not only neatly cut, but they are also styled to create a refined look on the crown while the sides and back are relaxed to appear shorter than the top.
# 9 Modern Faux Hawk with Side Part
This style looks very fancy, but it is a simple faux hawk with a modern touch. In the design, the sides have a high fade while the couple of inches of hair in the middle are layered. You should then finish the short sides with a hard part line to add some detail to your style.
# 10 Smooth Face Frame Design
This design does not require a lot of trimming, and you can even wear it as you grow out your locks. However, it only works for straight hair as this makes styling easy. To style your strands, you should create a center part and push your locks to the sides diagonally to create the cute face frame.
# 11 Adorable Swirled Bangs
The design that these swirls form when they fall on the face is fabulous, and it will make any black woman want to keep their hair curly. However, the front curls are not the only thing that makes this a top notch headdress since it also has some tapering at the back and sides.
# 12 Dark Toned Wavy Haircut
Dark hair on a black woman creates the perfect combination, and it can help you achieve a lovely headdress like this one. In this design, the full strands are nicely cropped and layered to create a wavy pattern at the top. The locks on the back only require a simple brush back style for an exquisite look.
# 13 Classic Chic Pixie Cut
There are many things you can do to your short strands to make them look fabulous, and this pixie cut is one perfect example. Although it is a simple headdress, the hair is relaxed to create a lovely pattern that you can enhance further with two smooth side part lines.
# 14 Light Brown Choppy Haircut with Undercut
The hues of this hair are very sweet, and they add more class to it than the cut. Light brown makes a lovely shade especially when used on a voluminous hair like this one, and it is made to look more incredible by its contrast with the dark undercut.
# 15 Purple and Blue on Curly Locks
Purple and blue are used moderately in this design, but they make a big difference. Apart from this, the headdress also has some lovely shiny curls that are a result of a creative and skillful pixie cut.
# 16 Cute Red Pixie
Adding some color to your short haircut will make it look stylish and trendy without having to do any sophisticated styling. In this pixie cut, the perfectly textured bangs have a conservative styling but the red dye makes them look very intricate.
# 17 Massive Fringe Bangs
The idea of this design is to keep things short, but it still manages to maintain a big brown fringe. Apart from the fringe, the rest of the head is shaved short and brushed back. What will catch the attention of most people in this hairdo is how the fringe is styled to cover the forehead and one eye almost entirely.
# 18 Short and Sexy Look
Most black women prefer to keep their short strands curly as this gives them more styling options, and it is also trendier than traditional designs. This particular style is a typical short curly pixie cut with its tapered sides and back being its most outstanding feature.
# 19 Cute Golden Blonde Haircut
The color of this hair is spot on, and it can make any black woman look lovely. Since the color is already perfect, you do not need to overdo your cut or styling to look fabulous. A simple curly top with short sides and back is enough to help you show off your beautiful color.
# 20 Gorgeous Undercut with Shaved Designs
An undercut is a distinct style, but it can also be used to spice up other designs like these highlighted curls. The brown highlights on the dark hair make the curls charming, but the introduction of an undercut with razor patterns takes the style a notch higher.
# 21 Trendy Short Layered Fringe
Short haircuts also offer you plenty of styling options and a black woman who knows how to design her hair will always stand out. This hair has a nice volume and a dark tone, but this is not the only thing that makes it look outstanding. The shallow side part and diagonally layered fringe are the other things that make it a top notch headdress.
# 22 Flawless Straight Bob
A razor cut and a center part are all that you need to wear this magnificent style. However, you should also have straight locks with a medium density to create this bob cut. Color does not matter a lot, but a black shade will look elegant.
# 23 Classic Platinum Fade
If you prefer to keep very short strands, you should also choose a fresh color as this will help you look fashionable. Platinum blonde is a perfect choice, and the beauty of this short crop haircut shows this. However, the fade design that the color creates also helps to make this a trendy look.
# 24 Sexy Color Pop
Without the color pop, this would be a very simple straight bob as there is nothing else fancy about it. The brunette hue that pops through the dark strands creates a fabulous look and also adds some detail to a rather simple bob haircut.
# 25 Multi-tonal Curls
A curly pixie is one of the regular hairstyles for black women as it is very easy to wear. However, for it to look this good you should use two different colors on it and also apply them creatively. Here black forms the base while a dark red tone is used on the crown to create the multi-tonal look.
# 26 Edgy and Chic Pixie Cut
The curls in this headdress are effortless and natural, and they have a fantastic messy look. Apart from this, the look is enhanced with a beautiful undercut that accentuates the messy curls on the crown to create an edgy and chic appearance.
# 27 Pretty In Red
Red is one of the colors that most black women will turn to when they want to wear a fresh haircut. However, this dazzling color still requires a neat cut for a woman to look elegant. Long front swept bangs and tapered sides and back like in this design will be perfect for your red tone.
# 28 Mohawk Pixie with a Hint of Purple
You can never go wrong with a Mohawk whether you have long or short locks and this lovely pixie cut demonstrates this. It is a classic short Mohawk, but its edge comes from the hint of purple in the long section and the slightly messy front.
# 29 The Blonde Bombshell
This wavy blonde cut will brighten a black woman's face and make her feel young. It might not be as dazzling as other bright hues, but it enhances the look of any short haircut. The style of the hair is simple but still very trendy and to replicate it you only need to brush your sweet blonde strands to the sides to create the gentle waves.
# 30 Refined Honey Blonde
Even if you want to go with a blonde hue, you should choose something that is not very common. Honey blonde is one of the best of them all as it is unique and also works well for a short style. In this design, it makes the short tapered curls appear more voluminous than they are.
# 31 Classic Bowl Cut
A classic bowl cut is perfect for ladies with round face shapes or those who have something on their face that they would like to hide. The bowl cut is also very chic especially if you have dark locks like this one, and you can wear it as both a formal and casual look.
# 32 Vintage Waves and Curls
This headdress can work for ladies with natural curly hairs and also those with straight ones. Those with natural curls or waves should start by creating them after cutting the strands short. There are many ways to create waves and curls, but hot tools are the best. For the vintage look, you should then relax your curls and also use a generous amount of gel on them when styling to get the wet look.
# 33 Stunning Curly Frohawk
Frohawk is one of the classic short haircuts for black women that will require some skills and a lovely hair to wear. However, if you can pull it, you can be sure of a refined headdress with your short strands. The afro texture on the curls and their volume will make other ladies wish to have the same looks.
# 34 Messy Finger Waves
Such a lovely color may seem hard to achieve, but it is as simple as any other as you only need to figure out the formula. The color is fantastic, and it gives the style all the beauty that you can ever wish for and so apart from cutting the tresses to a couple of inches you only need to mess them up to create a polished and colorful look.
# 35 Vibrant Asymmetrical Red Bob
Asymmetrical bobs look fantastic, but this one is a class higher than the rest not only due to the quality of the cut but also its lovely red tone. The diagonal sweep and layering to cover one eye also make it look very modern, and this will give a black woman some confidence.
# 36 Simple and Healthy Pixie
If you keep your strands natural and healthy, there are no limits to the styles that you can wear and in most cases you will not have to do much. A simple pixie cut with shorter sides and back brings out the beauty in this design and makes the natural locks look full and healthy.
# 37 Black and Grey Bowl Cut
Most black women incorporate some color into their short haircuts, but you can separate yourself from the typical red, brown or blonde hues used by many. A mixture of gray and black layers on your sweet bowl cut will help you look classy and unique.
# 38 Girly Brown Curls
This headdress keeps everything moderate but still manages to give a woman a very elegant look. It uses only one color on the hair, and the curls are trimmed nicely with a longer top and short tapered sides and back. The honey blonde hue is fantastic, and it has a hint of gold to give it a sparkling effect.
# 39 Simple and Sweet Bob
A Bob is one of those haircuts that a woman can turn to when she is not sure what she wants to do with her strands. This style is a classic bob without anything special apart from the trims used to create it. The hair has a natural color and styling only involves a shallow center part and brushing the strands to the sides and back.
# 40 Golden Blonde Swirls
If you prefer to keep curly locks, this is one of the outstanding headdresses that you should try out. The color of the hair is excellent but the swirls are also very fascinating, and you can tell that they are the work of a pro. They are also designed nicely with the sides and back tapered shorter than the top.
# 41 Retro Platinum Blonde
This style is a classic pixie cut that involves tapering the strands from the crown towards the back. It also has a lovely side part design from where the soft strands are side swept to create an attractive hairstyle. However, what gives this look an edge is its platinum blonde hue that has a hint of purple at the front.
# 42 Tapered Light Brown Curls on a Dark Base
Black forms an excellent foundation for any color, and if you do not have it as your natural tone, you should get it before trying any other color. In this design, it forms an excellent base for the light brown locks on the crown and also helps create the amazing contrast.
# 43 Popping Curly Bob
Many people seem to prefer the traditional straight bob, but it does not always have to be straight because curls also work just fine. The popping curls in this style are trimmed to create a perfect bob that is enhanced further with a center part that creates a fabulous face frame.
# 44 Red Classy Bangs
You can never get enough of red strands because there is always something new to try out. This hue looks fantastic on a black woman's short haircut, especially if it is a stylish and creative one like this. Here the sides and back are tapered short while extra-long bangs are maintained at the front and styled to cover one eye.
# 45 Chic and Vintage Waves
A pixie cut is perfect when you want to keep a short hair as it makes you look edgy and classy depending on how you style it. However, these waves veer more towards a polished look due to the vintage textures and hence it is ideal headdress for a woman who likes to draw inspiration from past hairdos.
# 46 Curls with a Tapered Undercut
This fly haircut is perfect for black women with round face shapes. It is also very decent and easy to create if you have a full hair. You should start by coloring the strands with a dark brunette shade and then fade the sides and back before finishing with a neat razor line.
# 47 Pretty Pink Faux Hawk
The curly bangs in this headdress are splendid, and although they look very intricate, they are not since you only need a little creativity to get them right. To wear this design you should first dye your strands with a sweet pink tone before shaving. The cut involves leaving a couple of inches of the curly locks on the crown and fading the sides and back to create a faux hawk.
# 48 Amazing Color Combo
The color combination of this mermaid pixie cut is fantastic, and it will make a black woman feel beautiful. Although the most dominant shades are black and copper the strands also has a hint of purple that adds a twist to the style.
# 49 Purple and Red Balayage
The best short haircuts for black women involve a combination of statement colors and pronounced textures. In this headdress the color choice is splendid, and it helps to bring out all the delicate textures of the locks. Hand-painting the strands also make the colors look natural and attractive.
# 50 Cute Kinky Curls
This headdress features a tapered silhouette and a long top that shows off the beautiful kinky textures. A few ringlets are shaped to cover an inch or two of the forehead to enhance the design. The lovely red tone in the hair is also important as it spices up the look.
# 51 Edgy Relaxed Waves
This headdress is an ordinary pixie cut, but it is hard to tell this due to its styling. After the cut, the strands are then brushed neatly to create some lovely waves on the sides and back. The design on the crown is a messy up style with subtle highlights at the front.
# 52 Curly Blue Mohawk
Mohawks never seem to go out of trend, and so they are also a perfect idea for your short haircut. In this design, the Mohawk looks unique thanks to its bright blue hue and the texture of the curls. The straight side part line is also fantastic, and it creates a lovely V shape pattern at the back to add some detail to the hairdo.
# 53 Purple Ombre Bob
Everything about this style is perfect from the cut to the colors. The blunt cuts on the Bob are splendid, and they make the straight hair look very detailed. However, the ombre color is the center of attraction in the headdress. The drastic transition from a black base to purple creates a contrast that will turn heads. Apart from this, the Bob also has a soft center part that helps to create the face frame.
# 54 Beautiful Braided Bob
Braiding your short bob will contribute to giving you the unique look that you desire. The design will look even more attractive if you have a lovely color such as light brown on your hair. However, you should ensure that you maintain the Bob design when you are braiding.
# 55 Soft Purple Finger Waves
The level of detail on this headdress is amazing, and one may be tempted to think that the wearer spent a lot of time to ensure that each strand is in the right place. However it is a very simple design as all you need to do is trim your strands to a couple of inches, color them, use a generous amount of gel then finish by styling them into waves.
# 56 Layered Asymmetrical Bob
If you would rather go with a short bob, then you should spice it up a little bit with an original cut and layers. This asymmetrical design is a perfect example of how you can wear a cool bob, and you can enhance it by layering the locks nicely from the side part.
# 57 Cute Ash Gray Side Sweep with Undercut
The color of these short locks is breathtaking, and it makes them look very intricate despite the fact that they have a very simple style. For your hair to look this good you need an undercut and a smooth side sweep to display it. Ash gray is a lovely tone, but you have to get the right tone for your strands to look attractive.
# 58 Sexy Blondie Cut
You can never go wrong with an undercut if you know where to place it. However, it is not the only thing that makes this headdress stand out since the strands also have some lovely colors. The blonde hair with darkened roots is splendid, and it looks more attractive due to its contrast with the dark undercut section.
# 59 Stunning Kinky Strands
The texture of this hair is incredible, and it brings out the beauty of a black woman. What makes it unique is that it is all natural and the only other thing you need apart from trimming it is the center part that helps to give it an excellent flow.
# 60 Purple Blowout Bob
Purple is slowly becoming one of the most common hair colors as more women embrace its beauty. In this headdresses, it accentuates the curly blowout Bob and makes it look very trendy. Apart from the lovely hue, the curls also have an excellent volume and a beautiful center part styling.
# 61 Flawless Layered Fringe
Some styles can convince any black woman to cut their hairs short. This layered fringe is one of them as it adds a touch of class to a woman’s hair. Apart from the layered fringe, the design also has a simple tapered pattern at the back that creates subtle waves to add some detail to the appearance.
# 62 Flawless and Vibrant Red
There is nothing fancy in this haircut apart from the vibrant red tone. Although it may look complicated, the style only involves trimming the strands into some nicely textured short bangs and pushing them forward in layers. However, the red hue makes it look incredible, and it also goes well with the wearers’ skin tone.
# 63 Icy Blue Bangs
Icy blue may not be as common as other tones, but it still makes a great headdress. This color looks particularly beautiful when used on lovely bangs like these, and their styling is also fantastic. The hair is not very short, but its styling involves pushing the bangs to the front in layers to keep it down.
# 64 Spiky and Wet Strands
You can almost count the number of strands on the top section of this headdress due to their texture. The wet look of the strands is also eye-catching but still very easy to make with the right products. This look is easy to replicate if you have the right size and products, and you only need to create spikes on the crown and brush back the rest of the hair to make some smooth waves.
# 65 Charming Voluminous Coils
The volume of these coils is what makes them stand out. Since the locks are short, you should have a naturally voluminous hair to wear this headdress. Apart from the nice volume that the curls display on the crown, the side and back also create a lovely pattern when you trim them short.
# 66 Beautiful Layered Bob
Fall colors on a Bob can also give a black woman an eye-catching appearance. The colors are attractive, but they are made to look more incredible by the smooth side sweep and layering. There is also a perfect peek-a-boo color that creates a contrast with the layered brown locks.
# 67 Blondie Buzz Cut
The stronger and denser texture of black women's hair gives them the freedom to wear almost anything than they can think of and still look good. This blonde buzz cut is a variation of the famous men military haircut. It involves shaving the hair close to the scalp and dyeing the crown blonde while the sides and back maintain their natural tone. Two side part lines are also introduced to add some detail to the design.
# 68 Grey Edgy Pixie Cut
This headdress is styled to create an extra height at the top section, and so it will be perfect for ladies with small heads as it will conceal this physical feature. The gray hue is also lovely and looks great with dark skin.
# 69 Fierce Undercut Design
Undercuts are amazing, and many women nowadays use them to enhance their short haircuts. Even if you have never tried one, you will fall in love with this design as it is not only fierce but also very feminine. The razor shaved hard part line creates a lovely boundary between the undercut and side swept bangs and also creates an attractive disconnected pattern.
# 70 Asymmetrical and Blunt Ombre Lob
The asymmetry on this long bob and the blunt cuts at the back are simply amazing and are perfect for any woman who does not wish to keep very short hairs. Apart from this, the hair also has an unusual color pattern with shadowed roots and a dark shade peeking through the brown locks.
# 71 Soft and Bouncy Coils
Some ladies prefer to have full or thick hairs, and so these coils will be perfect for them. They have an incredible brown tone, but this is not the only thing that makes them stand out as they also have a cute styling with a soft side part and shadowed roots.
# 72 Retro Pixie Waves
Wavy strands couldn't look better than this, and it will be impossible to tell their exact size just by looking at them. The smooth waves on the side are splendid and also have a lovely dark tone but what makes this headdress stand out is the light brown wavy design on the crown that is a result of professional styling.
# 73 Edgy Straight Bangs
The edgy straight bang on this headdress is everything that a black woman can wish for on her hair. Apart from having a lovely look it also has a perfect texture and the diagonal side sweeping makes it very trendy. The back and sides are trimmed short to make sure that all the attention remains on the cool bangs on the crown.
# 74 Short Bob with Blue Highlights
The cuts done on this hair are fantastic, and so the colors only enhance a design that is already polished enough. An extra-long fringe that almost covers the eyes and cute face framing side bangs make this haircut lovely. However, the introduction of the blue highlights also takes the beauty a notch higher.
# 75 Shot Chic Mohawk
Most people looking at this style will not know that it is a Mohawk as it looks very different. However, it is a modern variation of the traditional style that maintains the Mohawk pattern in the top section while the rest of the hairs are brushed back and to the sides.
# 76 Slicked Back with Side Curls
A slick back is a common style for women who want to have a smooth finish for their short strands. However, it does not always have to look plain and straightforward since you can add some detail to the design with lovely curls on the sides that should be styled to hang in the face.
# 77 Classic and Simple Faux Hawk
The contrast between the blonde longer middle section and short sides in this faux hawk is fascinating, but there is still much more to the style than this. To replicate this design you need to trim the middle of the head to create the lovely short bangs that you should then brush to the front. The sides and back can be faded or tapered short to finish the look.
# 78 Flawless Purple Crop Cut
A lovely crop cut like this one will help portray all your beautiful facial features because the short strands don't cover anything. It is a simple design that involves sweeping some of the strands to create a diagonal fringe and brushing back the others. However, the purple hue is what makes everything look classy.
# 79 Dramatic Gray Design
It is very hard to tell the gray tone used on this hair because there are a few shades that one can see in the hair. However, a professional stylist will have little trouble figuring out the right shades to use to give you the same look. Apart from the perfect color, the dramatic design on the short sides also helps to spice up the look.
# 80 Natural Twist Out with Tapered Sides
Black women can never go wrong with natural hair, and they just have to let it grow so as to get a perfect haircut. This design may not be as short as others, but the beauty of the natural twist out makes it worth keeping the extra length. The sides are also tapered to add to their beauty.
The 80 short haircuts for black women above are just a few examples of the many available. No matter the type of hair or length that a black woman keeps she can rock any design and look elegant. And the best thing is that all that one needs is a little creativity and basic styling skills to get a polished look. Whether you have short hair or not the 80 headdresses above will give you some ideas on what you can wear to look trendy and modern.