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20 Short Hairstyles For Black Women On A Schedule

I’m sure you can identify with the  hundreds of women who contemplate cutting off all their hair just to minimize their day to day prep time. Short hairstyles are excellent for busy women because they tend to require little maintenance.

Below are 20 short hairstyles for black women on a schedule. Try one out; you might be amazed at how well it works for you!

1. Bobby Brown

The strategically placed  highlights in this do denote  style and grace while the  cut and length will help you get out the door in seconds.

Bobby Brown Bob with Highlights

Style by Alvienia Middleton, B-Hive Salon, Richland, WA

Bobby Brown Bob with Highlights View 2

Style by Alvienia Middleton, B-Hive Salon, Richland, WA

How to Style:

  1. Section hair on preferred side.
  2. Flat iron hair bone straight.
  3. Add shine promoting product to finish.

Recommended Products:

Use Shea Cocoa Leave- in Conditioner to keep hair moisturized.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Beautiful for every texture of hair and my ladies with oval faces.

Tip(s):

To keep hair looking straight and feeling soft, wrap your hair into a beehive style, then place a head scarf on it before going to sleep.

2. Peacock Priss

You want a style that will last? This one is perfect for you. Little to no curling plus a simple head tie at night and in the morning you’re set!

Short Hair with Blonde Highlights

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

How to Style:

  1. Mold hair while wet in slight circular motion.
  2. Set and sit under heated dryer until dry.

Recommended Products:

Try  Carol’s Daughter Tui Moisturizing Oil for shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type: 

This style especially suits oval and round shaped faces.

Tip(s):

Eating healthy foods can keep your hair strong and lustrous and also prevent hair loss. Foods such as flax seed, milk and tuna are great for the health of  your hair and body.

3. Inverted Curls

This modern cut  can  carry you from week to week, requiring the most maintenance at the crown.  But don’t worry, it’s easy to work with!

Short Do Cropped Look

Style by Ebony Curtis, A Lady Becoming Salon, Laurel, MD

Short Do Cropped Look Front View

Style by Ebony Curtis, A Lady Becoming Salon, Laurel, MD

How to Style:

  1. Make a side part.
  2. Use  a 1/2 inch curling iron to curl both sides toward the side part.
  3. Use sheen product for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

A hairspray  product is a must for ultimate hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits round faces best. Relaxed and texturized sisters, this one’s for you.

Tip(s):

To keep this style intact, use a rectangle shaped head tie. For additional support, use a bonnet over the head tie.

4. Side Copper Swept Fringe

The side copper swept fringe style is particularly popular.  It’s tapered edges and bangs make it a favorite of short hair divas who want a chic and easy look.

Side Copper Swept Fringe

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

How to Style:

  1. Use a 1/2 inch flat iron or curling iron to slightly curl sides and back of head.
  2. Flat iron hair towards the face. Sweep hair to preferred side for long fringe effect.
  3. Use serum for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Try natural grape seed oil for heat protection and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Relaxed and texturized hair is best for  achieving this straight hair style.  This style is suited for beautiful round or oval faces.

Tip(s):

Opt out of saturating hair with too much product.  This will contribute to the soft and light look.

5. Black Side Swept Fringe

This hairstyle is great for a day at work and for a night out on the town!

Black Side Swept Fringe Pretty Short Style

Style by LASHONDA HOWARD, First Impressions, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Black Side Swept Fringe Pretty Short Style Back View

Style by LASHONDA HOWARD, First Impressions, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Mold wet hair from center of head down in the back, down to the sides of the ear and down to the front.
  2. Part hair on desired side and dry.
  3. Use a 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch curling iron for the sides and back.
  4. Flat iron hair to the side.

Recommended Products:

Use Design Essentials Relaxer for soft texture.  After, try their 6 in 1  Conditioning Treatment which will rejuvenate  your hair with the moisture needed after the chemical relaxer service.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works great for relaxed and texturized hair.  This style flatters round and oval shaped faces.

Tip(s):

If you have just relaxed your hair and wish to have color, use a colored clip-in weave to avoid excessive chemical processing. Use taper shears to blend the weave with your relaxed hair.

6. Classy Bob

The soft wave curls of this style lay ever so gently over the ears for a classic and  fresh look.

Asymmetrical Bob Soft Wavy Style

Style by Kanitra Barrett, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

Asymmetrical Bob Soft Wavy Style Side View

Style by Kanitra Barrett, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

How to Style:

  1. Part hair as desired.
  2. Section by section, flat iron hair. Curl bottom of hair towards the middle of head for similar effect.
  3. Use serum for soft shiny results.

Recommended Products:

Try Jane Carter Solution leave-in conditioner to  de-tangle and protect hair while heat styling.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style best suits  oval faces. Texturized, relaxed, or natural women can wear this style.

Tip(s):

Getting hair treatments every 2 to 3 weeks will keep your look fresh and heads turning.

7. Natural Nancy

This is the ever popular and low maintenance wash and go.  Perfect for curly ladies on the move!

Natural Nancy Wash and Go Look

Style by KATRINA AMMONS, A Perfect Image Hair Studio, Hampton, VA

How to Style:

  1. After washing hair, lightly blot out about 30% of the water in hair.
  2. Use curling mousse to set and define curl.
  3. Use sheen for a shiny finish.

Recommended Products:

Try using Got2B Curling Mousse by Schwarzkopf. It gives high volume and has double curling power.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape would look great in this style. This style compliments curly hair.

Tip(s):

If your face is small fold and pin your  hair back so that your hair doesn’t over power your face.

8. Blond Fringe Copper Brown

Mature women  who have a hard time keeping up with their grey hair could benefit from this  short cut. The style plus the warm brown color with blond fringe call for easy maintenance and cover up.

Short Cut Blonde Look

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

How to Style:

Mold wet hair from center of head down in the back then mold down to the sides of the ear and down to the front.

Recommended Products:

If you find your hair is getting damaged from heat and color, use Absolute Repair Cellular from L’Oreal Professional. This mask will help restore your hair and give it a soft texture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits those with relaxed hair and  round to oval shaped faces.

Tip(s):

Color retouches should be done every 6-8 weeks. The goal is to keep the hair healthy and not incur chemical damage so be sure not to  color it too often.

9. Flipped Side Bob

A cute bob is an easy to do style. Saved time in the bathroom means more time to get things done.

Flipped Side Bob Glamorous Look

Style by MARIE COLEUS, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Flipped Side Bob Glamorous Look Back View

Style by MARIE COLEUS, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Part hair as desired.
  2. Choose the side that will be beveled under. Use a 1 inch curling iron to curl hair as seen in photo.
  3. Take fringe section all the way to behind the ear and flip hair using 1 inch curling iron.

Recommended Products:

Jane Carter Solution Scalp Nourishing Serum helps heal and sooth your scalp using all natural essential oils, botanicals, and vitamins.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style looks best on round and oval faces.  All textures can enjoy  this fun do.

Tip(s):

Minimize heat styling by  flat ironing no more than once a week. If you are successful, try stretching the time between each heat styling session by a few more days since too much heat can make your hair brittle and weak.

10. Classic Bevel Under

Framing your face with subtle curls always makes for a cute style. Check below for ways to achieve this look.

Classic Bevel Cut with Fringe

Style by LACEY SINGLETON, Upscale Hair Salon, Savannah, GA

How to Style:

  1. Blow dry hair as straight as possible.
  2. Use a 1 ½ inch gold barrel curling iron to style.
  3. Comb fringe towards the front side of face. Bevel under slightly.

Recommended Products:

Try Motions Weightless Conditioning Shampoo for a wonderful bounce and lots of body.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All types of faces and hair textures can rock this do anytime, anywhere.

Tip(s):

You are what you eat! Make sure you are eating foods such as salmon, walnuts, sweet potatoes and oysters to grow healthy and strong hair.

11. Dark Silk

This cute pixie cut is fashion forward, fresh and beautiful.

Dark Silk Cropped Cut

Style by KATRINA AMMONS, A Perfect Image Hair Studio, Hampton, VA

Dark Silk Cropped Cut Back View

Style by KATRINA AMMONS, A Perfect Image Hair Studio, Hampton, VA

How to Style:

  1. Mold wet hair from center of head down in the back, down to the sides of the ear and down to the front.
  2. Slightly curl hair with flat iron. To achieve this look, refrain from making too tight of a curl.

Recommended Products:

Try using vitamin rich almond oil to moisturize your scalp, prevent split ends and promote soft and silky hair. 

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is best for round and oval shaped faces. Relaxed hair will give the sleek look needed for this do.

Tip(s):

When lining the hair at the nape of the neck, be sure to use alcohol to wipe away any dirt from the blade on the liner.

12. Lovely Layered Bob

A high bob with volume and shine will keep heads turning! This hair on the go requires low maintenance.

Lovely Layered Bob Pretty Stacked Look Front View

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

Lovely Layered Bob Pretty Stacked Look

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

How to Style:

  1. Make section part in the middle of head.
  2. Curl hair away from the face.
  3. Use finishing spray for added shine.

Recommended Products:

Use Olive Oil Professional Replenishing Conditioner to restore moisture and rebuild damaged hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style looks great on ladies with  oval faces and relaxed or texturized hair.

Tip(s):

For added flare place peek-a-boo colors on the sides.

13. Natural Updo

This funky natural updo will last about a week before you need to retouch it.

Natural Updo

Style by RASHEEDA BERRY, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Make 2 vertical partings from temples of head to nape of neck.
  2. Braid the outer sections in style desired. Use mini black rubber bands to hold each braid in place.
  3. Use curly pudding on the middle section to define curl.
  4. Use sheen for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Moroccan Oil Curl Defining Cream is for wavy and curly hair and will help give great definition. If your curls are frizzy, you can also try  Moroccan Curl Control Mousse.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This do looks best on oval faces and  natural hair types.

Tip(s):

Stay away from heavy grease or wax so  your curls don’t lose there body.

14. Classy Layers

Classy layers plus healthy hair makes for an attention grabbing hairstyle.

Classy Layers Smooth Look

Style by LACEY SINGLETON, Upscale Hair Salon, Savannah, GA

Classy Layers Smooth Look Front View

Style by LACEY SINGLETON, Upscale Hair Salon, Savannah, GA

How to Style:

  1. After using heat protectant, blow dry hair straight.
  2. Flat iron hair, section by section.
  3. Slightly curl the ends of the hair using vertical partings.
  4. Use serum for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Ultra Sheen Gro Natural has a hair and scalp treatment that is a light weight oil. As it does contain some  mineral oil, be sure to only use as much as needed.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Every face shape and every texture can wear this becoming hair do.

Tip(s):

Wrapping your hair at night is great for keeping your hair moisturized and  straight for this style,  but it can be a difficult task for first timers. Purchase a silk pillow cover  in case your head tie comes off during the night.

15. Curly Sue

Tight curls can look contemporary and chic without  having to look messy. This look will last long and save you time in your morning rush.

Curly Sue Natural Look

Style by PATRICIA CLINKSCALES, Why Knot Hair Salon, Fayetteville, NC

Curly Sue Natural Look Side View

Style by PATRICIA CLINKSCALES, Why Knot Hair Salon, Fayetteville, NC

How to Style:

  1. Wash hair and towel blot dry so that hair is 30% dry.
  2. Use soft rods or flexi rods to wrap hair around rod. Use end paper to prevent fishhooks at the end of your hair.
  3. Sit under dryer until the style is completely dry.
  4. Remove rods and separate curl if desired.
  5. Use finishing spray and sheen.

Recommended Products:

Use Kinky Curly Curling Custard on your curls for long lasting hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

A beautiful oval shaped face with natural hair can wear this style.

Tip(s):

If it’s the winter season and you want to protect your hair from the cold, make a wig and keep your hair braided underneath. This way you are able to moisten your scalp and hair when needed.

16. Brown Tint Beauty

Showing up fashionably late with this style is ok in my book! The cut and color go so well with her fashion. Look below for details.

Brown Tint Beauty Cropped Pixie

Style by Kanitra Barrett, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

How to Style:

  1. Mold wet hair from center of head down in the back, down to the sides of the ear and down to the front
  2. Use flat iron to slightly bevel hair. Style fringe as desired.
  3. Use sheen for a shiny finish.

Recommended Products:

Use coconut oil to give your hair a healthy shine while protecting your hair from the inside out.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval and round shaped faces with relaxed hair can pull off this style.

Tip(s):

A hair style is only part of the package. Make sure your life style and personality match up.

17. Ready Copper Red Fringe

Sleek and clean always makes the cut. See details below on how to achieve this look.

Ready Copper Red Fringe Pixie with Highlights

Style by LaRhonda Fields, Royal Designs, Oklahoma City, OK

How to Style:

  1. Mold wet hair from center of head down in the back, down to the sides of the ear and down to the front.
  2. Choose desired parting where fringe will lay.
  3. Slightly curl middle of head forward to the face.

Recommended Products:

Tea Tree oil is great to add to your shampoos or conditioners to enhance the cleansing ability.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This  style looks great on oval shaped faces with relaxed hair.

Tip(s):

Use a wide tooth comb to separate curls and for blending purposes.

18. Black Berry

There’s nothing better than waking up to a style that’s easy to handle like this one. The two tone color and shape of it all blends together so well. Here’s how you can accomplish this look.

Short Layered Hairstyle with Red Highlights

Style by Barbaralene Sellars, Heavenly Creations, Burlington, NC

How to Style:

  1. Mold wet hair from center of head down in the back, down to the sides of the ear and down to the front.
  2. Part hair on preferred side.
  3. Curl hair away from face using ½ inch curling iron.
  4. Use serum for a healthy shine.

Recommended Products:

Design Essentials Silk Essentials is a light weight serum that will leave your hair shining.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Best face shape goes to the oval ladies. Best texture for this do is a relaxed one.

Tip(s):

To minimize chemical damage do not place a permanent color on top of your relax hair. Choose instead to use a semi-permanent color.

19. Blond, Red Highlights on Black

The red and blond in this style really stands out and makes  a bold statement. This low maintenance do is a show stopper!

Blonde and Red Highlights on Black Hair

Style by Angela Vickers, Staci Salon and Boutique, Oklahoma City, OK

How to Style:

  1. Part hair as desired on preferred side.
  2. Curl hair using a 1 ½ inch barrel iron only on the ends of the hair.
  3. Add colored clip in weave to top and sides of hair. Make sure your hair covers the clip in completely.
  4. Use sheen for additional shine.

Recommended Products:

Use antioxidant rich pomegranate oil to repair dry and damaged hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works best with round face shapes.  Relaxed and texturized hair are perfect for this do.

Tip(s):

When adding clip-ins, slightly back comb the area where you want to place the piece.  Follow up with hair spray. This technique will help secure the clip in.

20. Blond Beauty

This almost buzzed cut is the easiest low maintenance hair style out there!

Blonde Beauty Short Curly Look

Style by MELODY TRICE, MELODY’S BEAUTY SALON, Linden, AL

How to Style:

1. Drench hair with water.
2. Apply curl activator evenly throughout hair.
3. Sit under hooded dryer until ready or leave style to air dry.
4. Use sheen for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Try Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Leave-in conditioner for curl definition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This styles best  suits individuals with round faces and  natural hair.

Tip(s):

If you’ve colored your hair blond, stay away from using black gel.

These low maintenance hair dos will save you lots of time and stress. So go ahead and book an appointment with your stylist to request a fresh, easy to style cut with a dash of color so you can continue on being that awesome black woman on a schedule that everyone loves. Work hard, stay humble, and keep it moving!