When you consider adding extensions to your natural hair it’s typically for fullness or to add length, but not always. Short weave hairstyles can be an excellent alternative to trying out a new short hair style without altering your natural hair!
Before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of short weave hairstyles.
#1: Short Quick Weave for African-American Ladies
Get sassy with these soft and feminine waves in short quick weave styles like this one. Such bob styles are natural-looking and only require little to no maintenance for African-American ladies.
#2: Weave with Shaved Sides for Natural Hair
can look super edgy. The volume can be customized to your liking, and it can be paired with a natural tapered cut. See more short natural hairstyles here.
#3: Weave on Tapered Haircut
Choosing a weave on a tapered haircut is perfect for women who want to add some flair to their low haircut. Your stylist can install human hair weave at the top and use a combination of razor and shear cutting techniques for texture and desired length. For fun tapered haircuts, ask your stylist to add some color weave or some designs with clippers in the back or sides.
#4: Short Weave with Braids in Front
Consider a short weave with braids in the front if you’re wanting volume and texture with braids. Curls in the back can be achieved with individual braids braided with kanekalon hair or human hair weave installed.
#5: Short Weave with Human Hair
A short weave with human hair is a style to consider if you’re experiencing thin areas in your natural hair or in the stages of growing your hair from a very short cut. Installing the quick weave with human hair allows you to style at home with flatirons, curlers, and product. Use a large tooth comb for feathered styling and a small tooth comb to create a sleek flat look.
#6: Choppy Pixie Weave Hairstyle
A choppy pixie weave hairstyle is a good way for women of color looking for something simple to keep. Consider a straight, side-swept style with shorter layers to make your hairstyle a little playful. Remember to wrap your tresses with a silk scarf to maintain the style.
#7: Weave Perfect For Long Faces
Keep the hair length of your weave past your chin to balance your oval face. Cutting it blunt and adding in straight bangs are also smart and stunning ways to make your long face look shorter.
#8: Short Curly Hair Weave
Get a natural look when you wear this super cute curly short weave over your head! With those subtle copper highlights, you’ll absolutely have a unique appearance!
#9: Wavy Bob on Short Hair Weave
Keep your short hair simple yet cute and curly with short weave styles like this! This shoulder-length black bob haircut is perfect for black women who want a fabulous look without too much going on.
#10: Weave with Bangs
A straight, thick, and classic ear-length cut – this weave style is sleek! Aside from its elegance, it can also highlight your eyes and makeup.
#11: Curly Sew-In
Short and curly sew-in hairstyles are all about volume and movement! Its fullness, texture and face-framing pieces will surely make you fall in love with it instantly!
#12: Bright Red Highlights on Layered Bob Weave
If you think that long hair isn’t fun anymore, why not go for this short layered weave? This is a black weave with red highlights that features lots of flips and curls for extra flair.
#13: 27-Piece Weave Hair Extensions
The 27-piece hairstyles like this short black pixie cut with a wavy hair texture show so much body and volume. Such classic hair ideas are definitely gorgeous for most settings.
#14: Asymmetrical Bob Weave for Black Women
Go for something longer with an unequal length like the asymmetrical bob style. This trendy look is simple yet sassy!
#15: Weave with Closure
Shape and cut that’s ideal for oval and long faces – this jaw-length bob weave for black women has a balanced look that’s super easy to manage. Short natural hair is already stunning, but if you upgrade your style, wearing short weaves is one way to go for.
#16: Side-Swept Bob on Black Hair Weave
An easy way to liven up your simple black hair is to go for an uneven look with a weave. Part it on one side for a more interesting, side-swept finish.
#17: Black Weave with Warm Brown Highlights
The asymmetry and dimension of this totally envy-inducing look make this short weave style very unique. Ask your stylist to add in light brown streaks and flirty layered side bangs, for a fresher vibe!
#18: Cute Jet Black Weave
If you want less hassle and a cute style, then this asymmetrical bob weave is for you. It’s a closure sew-in parted in the middle for added sophistication.
#19: Short Bob Weave with Blonde Hair Color
A jaw-length graduated bob weave, styled with a side part is on-trend. Try going blonde for a beautiful contrast.
#20: Quick Weave Bob
This is a quick weave bob, created by stylist Roe Withers of Chicago, IL.
Withers explains, “We chose a sew-in installation as the protective style, and neutral colors in the brown family to bring out the natural brightness of her skin.”
When considering short quick weave hairstyles like this, Withers recommends an extensive consultation with your stylist to determine what route to take to achieve the desired style without damaging the hair.
#21: Weave with Side Part
A neck-length blonde bob with a side-part and weave is the best way to go if you don’t want to damage your hair.
Stylist Kayleigh Carter of Georgia describes this look as a blonde balayage bob or the BBB. “The entire look was a win! We had been transitioning from dark to light for a few months and got the final look we were looking for,” Carter explains.
When transitioning from dark natural hair to blonde, Carter explains, “It’s not an overnight process. To maintain the integrity of the hair, it’s important to do it responsibly. Typically, it takes around 3 sessions to achieve.”
#22: Sew-In Weave with Loose Curls
This sew-in weave with loose curls was created by stylist Jacoby Beasley of Texas. He states, “I like this hairstyle with or without an added hair color. Here, she wanted a few highlights, and that made the style stand out even more.”
It’s recommended to get quality hair that does well while being in its natural state—not too curly but just right—before considering short sew-in hairstyles. Beasley used raw curly hair from Jritzy Hair Collection.
Beasley adds, “Those with a longer neck, slimmer face, this look is for you! If you are on the go and don’t have time to style in the mornings, this style is perfect. Water and a moisturizing conditioner in a spray bottle will be your best friend.”
#23: Short Pixie Cut and Curly Top Sew-In Weave
This short pixie modern cut with a soft curly top was done by stylist Doris Akoth of Nairobi, Kenya. “The greatest thing about it is the mixing of colors, which brightens the face,” says Akoth.
The first thing to consider before getting a short curly pixie like this is the shape of your head and face. According to Akoth, “This style suits oval face shapes. Also, it’s suitable for young women, too.”
#24: Stacked Bob Weave
For black women who are tired of their afro curls, here’s a short a-line weave idea to try! Round up your hair and give it layers with this kind of angled bob weave.
#25: Weave With an Undercut and Caramel Highlights
A cropped weave with curls and an undercut needs one thing—caramel highlights! The light colors and curly weave create a sophisticated style.
#26: 28-Piece Burgundy Weave
Every black woman should try a short curly burgundy weave. With a short weave set, you definitely have lots of styling versatility. Curl and style these hair extensions however you want to achieve a different look every time.
#27: The Jerry Curl Weave
The effortless curls in this Jerry weave make it easy to make a statement with less styling. Short weave hairstyles like this are making a comeback!
#28: Straight Bob Weave Ideal For Round Faces
This short bob weave with a middle part closes in on the wider areas of the face, making a more elongated shape for round-faced girls.