18 Best Short Dark Hair Color Ideas of 2018

Short dark hair is the perfect modern bold look! Celebrities like Halle Berry, Rihanna, Natalie Portman and Victoria Beckham have all embraced their naturally dark color with an edgy and strong short do to match their personality. If you’re looking for the same thing, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, I’ve put together some amazing photos of dark hair colors for all types of short haircuts. You’ll find pixies, choppy layers, short bobs, highlights and more. Get ready to be inspired to make the chop and go for that bold new you!

French Roast Black Curly Hair

French Roast Black Curly Hair
Instagram @curlpop_n_hair

Rock a bob that can appear amazingly stylish when you embrace your natural texture. Keeping it ear-length not just balances the height of your hair and face but also highlights your eyes.

Inverted Bob with Dark Brown Hues

Inverted Bob with Dark Brown Hues
Instagram @styled_by_carolynn

This highly flattering balayaged and angled bob works best when styled with waved layers. It’s an easy hairstyle to grow out since you’re keeping your natural dark roots.

Dark Purple Stacked Bob

Dark Purple Stacked Bob
Instagram @headrushdesigns

This features a universally flattering angled bob with long layers that give texture and dimension to the hairstyle. We’re loving the deep violet hue that suits her fair skin perfectly.

Edgy Pixie

Edgy Pixie
Instagram @angelicagrechkina

This attractive look is enhanced by a rounded hairline that makes short or round faces look more oval. A super short pixie cut like this with lots of texture needs only a wee amount of product to style for a piecey look.

Dark Brown Pixie

Dark Brown Pixie
Instagram @elletaitunefois

Having long hair on top can give you varieties of styling options to choose from when you’re growing out a short hair cut. You can style it down to your forehead as wispy bangs to accentuate your gorgeous eyes.

Piecey Messy Shag

Piecey Messy Shag
Instagram @jessicayanelis.r

With this tousled long pixie cut, you can easily create height and a soft texture. It’s a wake-up-and-go style that has a feminine finish and puts the spotlight on your pretty face.

Dark Burgundy Wedge

Dark Burgundy Wedge
Instagram @sergeyshapochka

This short edgy haircut allows you to play with rich colors that doesn’t need much upkeep. Style with side bangs and long layers for a fabulous finish.

Vintage Bob with Fringe

Vintage Bob with Fringe
Instagram @hollygirldoeshair

A classic yet unique hairstyle is this super cute jaw-length bob that can suit any face shape. Style with a soft razor cut fringe for that distinct look.

A-Line Bob with Silver Highlights

A-Line Bob with Silver Highlights
Instagram @jessiejanesway

The coolest hue for cold to neutral skin tones – this metallic grey when partnered with an edgy short hair cut is one of the trendiest styles you can try this season! Keeping it short also makes it easier to maintain and style.

Curly Blue Highlights

Curly Blue Highlights
Instagram @littlefenu

Get this eye-catching vibrant ocean hair that suits fair skins amazingly! It’s easy to maintain on a pixie cut, and it can also make your eyes pop!

Steel Dark Blue

Steel Dark Blue
Instagram @raybarronhair

A super stunning metallic shade like this that’s ideal for fair skin looks so exceptional on a layered bob cut. It doesn’t need too much styling as the color works well on its own!

Layered Angled Bob

Layered Angled Bob
Instagram @guyannescissorhands

Enhance your hair’s texture with this choppy A-line cut that benefits thick hair the most. It removes bulk yet leaves your hair looking so stylish and easy to manage at the same time.

Choppy A-line Bob

Choppy A-line Bob
Instagram @ro.hsiqueira

A simple and easy yet fabulous way to spice up your boring straight black hair is this layered chin-length cut. It’s super fashionable even when tousled for that lived-in casual hair look that everyone wants right now.

Textured Bob with Blonde Highlights

Textured Bob with Blonde Highlights
Instagram @styled_by_carolynn

We adore this simple yet gorgeous cut that’s perfect when you’re growing out a pixie. Style with waves and a texture spray for an undone and dimensional look!

Pixie with Caramel Highlights

Pixie with Caramel Highlights
Instagram @jackieonair

Simpler to take care of and easy to style yet the results are marvelous! This short hairstyle leaves you some length on the side to create cute styles such as waves and warm highlights, giving it an edge and uniqueness.

Dark Red Layers

Dark Red Layers
Instagram @headrushdesigns

The beauty about this stylish bob is that it’s super versatile to fit any face shape. This bold crimson pieces can completely transform your look to a whole new level especially when you have a warm skin tone.

Velvet Dark Red Highlights

Velvet Dark Red Highlights
Instagram @rebeccataylorhair

For those who’s looking for a way to add some volume and interest to shoulder length hair, you can mix your wavy chocolate bob with sweet crimson highlights to add depth to your hair. These colors are truly an eye candy and so perfect for each other!

Dark Brown to Blonde Ombre

Dark Brown to Blonde Ombre
Instagram @onelittlemomma

This features a natural and soft blend of sun-kissed colors that give you more depth if you have fine hair. It’s easy to maintain and style yet looks eye-catching all the time.