If you’re ready to take a break from relaxers and give yourself a big chop, then you’re in the right place! Short natural hairstyles for black women are trending right now. You’ll find short hairstyles ranging from twist-outs, blowouts, puffs, sponge curls, afro’s, finger coils, finger waves, flat twists, and all-natural looks!
All you need for many of these are just an inch of hair. If you’re feeling bold, you can go for a super short cut or TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro). If you want to go a little edgy, try some popular short haircuts like an undercut, shaved and faded sides, surgical lines, and patterns.
When it comes to going all-natural with your African-American short hair, moisture will be key, ladies. You’ll need to condition your hair often with natural products like olive oil and coconut oil.
Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of short natural hairstyles for black women:
Cute Natural Tight Coils
The world needs to see more beautiful natural haircuts like these short tight coils. The volume and definition really enhance the texture of the curls.
Natural Tapered Pixie
A natural tapered pixie is perfect for the edgy girl. While short hair around the sides and nape has limited styling options, the longer hair at the top has a wide variety of style choices. Curls one day and straight hair the next, this style can look great for any occasion. For easiest management, chemically relaxed or soft textured hair is best.
Twist Out Haircut with Shaved Temples
Consider a twist out haircut with shaved temples if you’re going for the punk rock or street edge. Your barber can even get crazy creative with freestyle designs on the sides. For women with naturally coily hair, style it out with moisturizer and a highly diluted foam wrap to keep the curls loose and soft.
Easy TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro)
The teeny weeny afro for natural locks is an easy and stylish way to flaunt your texture. Confident African-American women won’t mind wearing a gorgeous short haircut such as this.
Natural Tapered Cut on Curls
Protective hairstyles are a great idea, but a tapered fade for natural coiled hair is a must-try, too! To achieve this tapered cut, the cut will require shaping and layering.
Natural Spirals on Short Haircut
Opt for a springy short cut that features shorter sides to keep a round shape at the top. For such curls, use hair products that offer moisture without weighing them down, so they don’t lose their bounce.
Heart Lines + Mohawk Fade on Afro Curls
The heart-shaved lines on a mohawk for curly hair create a super edgy style that everyone will love! Ask your stylist about adding a shade of blonde that will bring out a softer finish.
Funky Caramel Blonde Undercut
A caramel blonde undercut is a stylish way to show off the fullness and texture of your natural curls. The shade of blonde matches women with a bronze skin tone, for sure. Jazzing up this natural undercut with a shaved design brings out a fierce element to it.
Natural Type 4 Hair Coils
Here’s a striking natural hairstyle for black women with type 4 coils. The sides look clean, emphasizing the curls on top. What’s great about this chop is that the shape and height are customizable to match any face shape.
Short Hairstyle with Blonde Twists
A short twist-out haircut gives the natural hair a good amount of definition. For an added dimension, add a shade of blonde!
Elegant Updo with Side Cornrows
Show creativity and uniqueness by wearing this elegant updo with side braided cornrows. It looks neat but textured at the same time.
Edgy Curly Faux Hawk Coils
This African-American hairstyle features a short faux hawk with twists that makes a head-turning fashion statement. The curls offer a remarkable definition and shape.
Short Pixie Cut for Natural Hair
Here’s a simple but stunning pixie cut, which most black women can rock the best! If you have an oval, square, diamond, or heart-shaped face with thick or thin hair, opt for this trend.
Very Short Undercut with Shaved Designs
Very short natural hairstyles are versatile, too. Feel free to add shaved lines to carry out an eye-catching finish or just a fade for a low-maintenance hairstyle.
Super Cool Low Undercut Pattern
Short black haircuts with a low undercut never fail to draw attention. Pair it with a shaved line to emphasize the low cut effect better.
Bright Blonde Curly Hair with Surgical Line
Partner curly hair with a surgical line to create disconnection, allowing the hair texture to pop. Feel free to paint the locks with a bright shade of blonde, too.
Gorgeous Short Black Curls
Flaunt your natural black curls with a short haircut, and let it complement your square-shaped face. For maintenance, make sure to hydrate or moisturize the curls for a healthier-looking finish.
Shaved Sides with Rainbow Highlights
Play with rainbow colors as you wear a short natural haircut. The shaved sides allow for an edgier and stronger finish, while the highlights make it fun and younger-looking!
Natural Afro with Shaved Side Designs
This short natural hair isn’t the same tapered natural haircut you usually see. The shaved lines on both sides are what makes this more striking and charming.
Short and Natural Undercut with Longer Hair On Top
A natural curly undercut works best on thick hair that seems unmanageable when short. The undercut removes bulk from tresses, keeping them in a nice shape.
Crown Braid Style with Short Natural Curls
A crown braid style with short natural curls makes a fun and modern look that’s perfect for any occasion.