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13 Short Hairstyles For Black Women

When you really want to make an appearance or stand out in a crowd choose a short style to complete your look. Pixie and bob cuts are perfect for everyday and a few curls added can keep you looking fun and fierce.

Whether highlighted with blond or red you can wear any of these short black hairstyles with flair and confidence.

1. Short But Fierce

This style features short, sexy curls and a nice bang.

short but fierce cut with bangs

Style by TERRESA MURRAY, Hair Explosion, Panama City, FL

How To:

  1. Curl hair all over with curling iron.
  2. Heighten the top by using super hold spray..

Recommended Products:

I recommend super hold spray, not spritz for a lasting hold.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for round and heart  face shapes.

2. Edgy Mohawk

This style features a funky quick-weave mohawk.

edgy mohawk quick weave

Style by Tammy R. Herod, Tammy’s Hair Gallery, Oxford, MA

How To:

  1. Mold the sides down.
  2. Curl the rest of the hair as desired.

Recommended Products:

Use quality  foaming mousse and light holding styling spritz for perfect curls and hold.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for heart face shapes.

3. Blond Bombshell

This do features a soft wrap and curls.  It’s a perfect everyday get up and go length and  style.

blond bombshell short black hairstyles

Style by ANGIE WILSON, Amanda’s Salon 2844, Charlotte, NC

How To:

  1. Mold hair down.
  2. Sit under hooded dryer and allow to dry for about  30 minutes.
  3. Comb out and style.

Recommended Products:

Try  Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell along with your favorite mousse for a lasting style.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for all face shapes.

4. Classy Curls

This do is a short, classy haircut that is very easy to manage and great for everyday living.

classy curls short everyday look

Style by DRE RAMSEUR BLANTON, Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon, Charlotte, NC

How To:

  1. Mold hair in circle.
  2. Sit under hooded dryer and allow to dry for about  30 minutes.
  3. Comb out and style.

Recommended Products:

Use Paul Mitchell’s Skinny Serum, mousse and heat protectant for the perfect coiffure.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for any face shape.

5. Goldie Lox

A beautiful golden blonde patch turns up the heat on this short black hairstyle!

short goldie lox golden patch

Style by Alvienia Middleton, Blue Velvet Hair Studio, Laurel, MD

How To:

  1. Mold the sides down.
  2. Allow 30 mins drying time.
  3. Comb out then style as desired.

Recommended Products:

Use quality  foaming mousse and light holding styling spritz for perfect curls and hold.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for all  face shapes.

6. Short and Sassy

This style features a haircut with volume at the top to heighten the style.

short and sassy cut with volume

Style by SHAE THOMPSON, A Heavenly Place In Hair , Walton Beach, FL

How To:

  1. Mold hair in circle.
  2. Allow her to dry for 30minutes under dryer.
  3. Comb out then style as desired.

Recommended Products:

Use quality  foaming mousse and light holding styling spritz for perfect curls and hold.

Best face shape:

This style suits all face shapes.

7. Cherry Bomb

This style features soft curls flowing into a layered smooth haircut..

cherry bomb short layered black hairstyle

Style by Barbaralene Sellars, Heavenly Creations, Burlington, NC

How To:

  1. Mold the sides down.
  2. Sit under dryer for 30 minutes.
  3. Comb out then style as desired.

Recommended Products:

Try  Skinny Serum by Paul Mitchell along with your favorite mousse for a lasting style.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for any face shape.

8. Orange Sapphire

This is a burnt orange colored cut with curls going opposite the face.  This do is perfect for a summer day or any special occasion.

orange sapphire black hairstyle

Style by Sheleta Mason, Shelia’s Creative Hair Designs, GREENSBORO, NC

How To:

  1. Mold hair in circle.
  2. Sit under hooded dryer and allow to dry for about  30 minutes.
  3. Comb out and style.

Recommended Products:

Use quality  foaming mousse and light holding styling spritz for perfect curls and hold.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for heart face shapes.

9. Fiery Red

This style features red layers falling on top of a black, flat and smooth cut.

fiery red layers on black

Style by Alvienia Middleton, Blue Velvet Hair Studio, Laurel, MD

How To:

  1. Mold hair in circle.
  2. Sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes.
  3. Comb out then style as desired.

Recommended Products:

Use quality  foaming mousse and heat protectant.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for all face shapes.

10. Ruby Red

This style features nice subtle curls softly flowing into a concave cut.

ruby red concave short black hairstyles

Style by Sheleta Mason, Shelia’s Creative Hair Designs, GREENSBORO, NC

How To:

  1. Mold hair in circle.
  2. Sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes.
  3. Comb out then style as desired.

Recommended Products:

Use quality  foaming mousse and Paul Mitchell’s Skinny Serum.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for any face shape.

11. Sunshine

This cut features a nice honey blonde color to compliment the model’s soft brown skin tone.

sunshine blond color on brown skin

Style by ASHLEY WHEELER, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How To:

  1. Mold hair in circle.
  2. Sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes.
  3. Comb out then style as desired.

Recommended Products: 

Use quality  foaming mousse and light holding styling spritz for perfect curls and hold.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for all face shapes.

12. Opulent

This is a medium length bob with light brown and golden blonde highlights.

opulent medium bob light brown highlights

Style by Courtney Garcia, Royal Designs, Oklahoma City, OK

How To:

  1. Mold hair in circle.
  2. Sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes.
  3. Comb out then style as desired.

Recommended Products:

Use quality  foaming mousse and light holding styling spritz for perfect hold.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for heart and square face shapes.

13. Curly Sue

This style features tighter curls for a beautiful comb out.

curly sue tight curls cut

Style by PAMELA WEBSTER, Greg’s Professional Barber and Beauty Salon, Mobile , AL

curly sue tight curls short cut

Style by PAMELA WEBSTER, Greg’s Professional Barber and Beauty Salon, Mobile , AL

How To:

  1. Mold hair in circle.
  2. Sit under a hooded dryer for 30 minutes.
  3. Comb out then style as desired.

Recommended Products:

Use quality  foaming mousse and light holding styling spritz for perfect curls and hold.

Best face shape:

This style is suitable for heart and square face shapes.

If you love fun and fierce styles, you won’t go wrong with choosing any of these short black hairstyles for yourself!