70 Short Hairstyles for Black Women

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

1. Short Blonde Hairstyle

Short Curly Blonde Hairstyle for Black Women

Source: @salonpk

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. Short Natural Hair with Twists

Short Natural Hair with Twists

Source: @askproy

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

Source: @kashbarb

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

Source: @salonpk

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

Source: @actually_ashly

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

Source: @thecutlife

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

Source: @thecutlife

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

Source: @front_paije

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

Source: @ksigua.gif

In 2019, 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

Source: @thecutlife

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

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

Source: @pekelariley

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

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

Source: @thecutlife

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

Source: @thecutlife

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

Source: @salonpk

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

Source: @salonpk

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

Source: @thecutlife

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

Source: @thecutlife

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

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

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

Source: @beingkrislee_pro_blonde

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

Source: @kashbarb

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

Source: @kashbarb

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

Source: @braidsgang

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

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 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

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

Source: @salonchristol

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

37. Cute Light Brown Bob

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

Source: @thecutlife

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

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

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

Source: @salonchristol

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

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

43. Short Cut + 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

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

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

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

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

Source: @hairbyuno

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

51. Short Asymmetric Hair

Short Asymmetric Hair

Source: @anthonycuts

Give yourself a trendy look with an asymmetrical hairstyle like this one. When hair is asymmetric it means that one side of the hair is longer than the other. For this style, one side of the hair is super short and the other side is a bob length. Hair like this is perfect for the trendsetting ladies!

52. Shaved Blonde Hair

Shaved Blonde Hair for Black Women

Source: @adrianfanus

Next, we have a statement making shaved look. The hair has been shaved to a very short length and features super stylish patterns. It is also a very bright blonde shade too. We love this hairstyle because it will make you stand out from the crowd. You can recreate this look or try a shaved hairstyle with a different color or a different pattern.

53. Stylish Graduated Bob

Looking for a stylish bob? Then this is for you. Here we have a graduated bob. A graduated bob is shorter at the back and longer at the front. This cut is trendy, chic and will suit everyone. For an easy to wear style, recreate the look below or you can jazz up the hair with a different color.

54. Bold Burgundy Hair

Bold Short Burgundy Hair

Source: @msklarie

Our next idea features a bold and trendy color. This short cut is a beautiful burgundy shade. Burgundy is a stylish color that suits all hair cuts and styles. It is a color that never goes out of fashion. Here is a stunning way to wear it. The hair is short at the sides and is long and curly on top. We love this hairstyle.

55. Short Hair with Bold Color

Short Hair with Bold Color

Source: @msklarie

If you don’t want to color all your hair in a bright shade, then our next hairstyle could be perfect. This hairstyle is short and sleek with added color at the front. For this look the hair is red and green but you can recreate this hairstyle with any colors you want. This is a stylish and subtler way to try a new, bold hair color.

56. Chic Pixie Haircut

Chic Pixie Haircut for Black Women

Source: @hairbyuno

Want to glam up your look? If so, choose a pixie cut like this one. Pixie hair cuts are short, feminine and loved by celebs like Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson and Halle Berry. Hair like this will give you an A-list look everyday! Recreate hair like this or choose a pixie cut in a funky color.

57. Fiery Short Hair

Spice up your hair by getting a cut and color like this! This hair is short around the sides and long on the top. It features warm coppery red tones and is beautifully curled. This is a bold hairstyle that will make you stand out from the crowd. Hair like this will look amazing all year round but especially in the fall and winter as these colors suit that time of year perfectly.

58. Simple and Stylish Short Cut

Simple and Stylish Short Cut

Source: @pekelariley

If all the bright colors, patterns and bold cuts are not for you, then consider a hairstyle that is simple and stylish. Here is a stunning example. This hair is shorter around the sides with a slightly longer length on the top. It just looks effortlessly cool, is easy to wear and will suit everyone.

59. Short Natural Hair with Shaved Pattern

Like the shaved hairstyles with the patterns? Then you will love this next pick. For this look the hair is shaved, has a trendy pattern and is short and curly on the top. Hair like this is for the women who want a no fuss hairstyle that expresses their own unique style and personality. You can recreate the hair with any pattern.

60. Short Black Hairstyle

Short Black Hairstyle

Source: @derickus

Our next hair idea is stylish, glam and features beautiful curls. The hair is short but not as short as some of the shaved styles. This makes the hairstyle a great choice for the ladies who are trying short hair for the first time. It is a stunning hair idea that will suit everyone. We love this look!

61. Coppery Short Curls

Short Natural Hairstyle with Copper Highlights

Source: @jdivastyles

Next, we have another curly style to show you. This one is again shaved around the sides with beautiful curls on the top. The curls are a mixture of black and a stylish coppery tone. This is a trendy idea that will make you stand out. You can recreate this look or try black curls with a different color. A bright red would look amazing!

62. Short Burgundy Haircut

Burgundy Shorty Haircut

Source: @pekelariley

Give yourself a glam transformation with hair like this! The hair is a super stylish burgundy shade and is short at the sides and long on the top. We love how the hair has been styled on the top, it is high wavy and very trendy. You will wow everywhere you go with hair like this.

63. Short Layered Haircut

Our next idea is very trendy. The hair is short at the sides and is a little longer on the top. What we really love about this style is the layers at the back. There is multiple lines in the back which create a stylish layered look. Hair like this is gorgeous and will suit everyone.

64. Short, Shaved Hair with Curls

If you love the shaved cuts with curls, then you need to check out this hairstyle. The hair is very short and shaved around the sides with stunning curls on the top. We love this hair idea because it has gorgeous brown highlights. This is chic and trendy hairstyle that will glam up your look.

65. Sleek Short Cut with a Hint of Blue

Want to try a new hair color but are worried it may be too bold? Then we may have the solution. Here we have a sleek, short style with a subtle flash of blue. The front of the hair just has a few blue highlights, this way you get the trendy color without being over the top. Recreate this look or try a different color. Red or pink would look stunning!

66. Short Sides and Long Top

Short Sides and Long Top Haircut Idea

Source: @derickus

Look trendy and edgy with our next hairstyle. This look features short hair at the back and sides with long hair on the top. The hair on the top is curly, textured and gives the hair a faux hawk look. Hair like this is perfect for the ladies who like to stand out and express their unique style. It is great for the inner rock chic too.

67. Trendy Short Blonde Hair

Trendy Short Blonde Hair

Source: @derickus

Be a trendsetting lady with our next hair idea. The hair is super short with long straight hair on the top. We love the color used as bright blondes like this look super stylish. It is an amazing hairstyle and you can try the straight hair or have curly hair. Recreate this look or try an icy platinum blonde, that would look awesome.

68. Short Cut with Vibrant Curls

Next, we have a vibrant curly hairstyle. The hair is quite long on the top and has a mix of pastel peach and pink tones. We love this hair idea because the colors are so bright and stylish. Hair like this is a great way to show off your individual style and love of color. Try this peachy look or try a vibrant color of your choice.

69. Short Ombre Natural Hair

Short Ombre Natural Hair

Source: @adrianfanus

If you are looking for very short hair, then check out this idea. The hair is shaved around the sides and is short on the top tio. There is also a trendy pattern. This hair idea is super easy to wear and will be low maintenance. You can recreate the whole look or leave the blonde and have one color. Maybe choose a different pattern too.

70. Statement Making Short Hairstyle

Statement Making Short Hairstyle

Source: @pekelariley

Make a statement with this next hair idea. The hair is a beautiful color combination of black and a caramel shade. It has been styled high with beautiful curls. This is a super glam hairstyle and it will be perfect for special occasions or the days where you want your hair to impress.

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

About the Author

Mellisa Geyer

Mellisa Geyer is passionate writer and enjoys writing both informative and funny articles aimed to female population. She loves cold winter nights, watching rain falling down through window and eating cupcakes!


33 thoughts on "70 Short Hairstyles for Black Women"

  1. E'Shekinah says:

    This definitely must have derived from Salon PK

  2. Monique says:

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

  3. Shelly says:

    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 says:

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

  5. Nikki says:

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

  6. Tai says:

    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 says:

    I meant to put the bob hair cuts

  8. Yvette says:

    38 style is hot

  9. Yvette says:

    Send this style to my email

  10. Amber says:

    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 says:

    these are lovely, really gonna try about 10 of em

  12. lila says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    Great site, great style ideas

  15. Paulette says:

    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 says:

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

  17. Patricia says:

    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 says:

    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

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  20. Ullika Pankratz says:

    Thank you for the awesome ideas…..

  21. Eman Fatma says:

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

  22. Stacy says:

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

  23. Anonymous says:

    i agree with stacy

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  26. Sue says:

    Very nice short styling options. I found myself looking at the gorgeous make-up and eye lashes and not the actually style…

  27. Anonymous says:

    38 is wow

  28. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Pam says:

    All very beautiful

  30. Sweetie says:

    I’m still struggling to get my hairline back as from 2010

  31. milly says:

    I really want these hairstyles for me. I am waiting for a day when I cut my hair and give the same exact look.

  32. Sandra says:

    Love the hair styles I saw but what about the styles for the (Mature Black Woman). Does she also wear these styles?

  33. Melissa Bolton says:

    I love Short clean cut hair styles with a bang coming across the eye and spikes on top and keep some length in the back that blends in with the sides cut close and lined around the edges,,liked alot of the styles I seen on this page

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