10 Short Black Hair Ideas To Get Inspiration From

Here are ways to style short black hair so you'll look effortlessly chic every day. 

Sleek black hair can make you an instant head-turner. Even the most elaborate hairstyles or hair accessories can’t substitute for shiny, glowing hair. Combine this sleekness with short hair and you have a modern, high-fashioned look. Take cues from these short black hair pegs and rock this ‘do.

1. Bob with full bangs

Short black hair: Woman with bob and full bangs
You can sport a sleek bob with full bangs in formal events and parties. Credits: Shutterstock

Look like you just came from the runway with this hairstyle. Nail a sleek bob with full bangs by making sure that your hair is free from fly aways and frizz. Pay extra attention to your bangs—blow dry them forward, down, and straight so they keep their shape all throughout the day.

Editor’s tip: Apply a drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops on your hair after blow drying to get rid of frizz. 

2. Messy short bob

Short black hair: Woman with textured short hair
Nail a messy ‘do with a few spritzes of sea salt spray or hair wax. Credits: Shutterstock

If you want a more casual look, go for messy hairstyle. Simply finger-comb your hair, spritz sea salt spray, and scrunch your hair to style. That’s it! Go for this hairstyle when you’re in a rush in the morning—you’ll be out the door in a couple of minutes. This is also perfect for days when you’ve skipped washing your hair.

Editor’s tip: Spritz TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your hair to add texture. 

3. Tousled hair

Short black hair: Woman with short tousled hair
Got thin hair? Add volume by creating a tousled ‘do. Credits: Shutterstock

Want bouncy, short black hair? A tousled ‘do is the answer. You can also tease your hair to help add volume, or blow dry to create waves. This hairstyle works for pixie cuts, too. You can sport a tousled short hair to work on casual Fridays or on weekends when you go mall strolling.

Editor’s tip: Enhance your hair’s natural volume and bounce by washing your locks with DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and DOVE Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner

4. Beach waves for short hair

Christmas party hairstyles: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with wavy bob wearing a blue sleeveless dress
Spice up your bob or lob by creating beach waves. Credit: Hariono Halim

Take your tousled look a bit further by creating beach waves for short hair. This simple hairstyle can spell the difference between drab and fab, and you can wear it to just about any occasion.

5. Bob with see-through bangs

Short black hair: Asian woman with bob and see-through bangs
Follow the K-wave by getting see-through bangs along with short hair. Credits: Shutterstock

Rock the K-wave influence with see-through bangs. You can sport this trendy hairstyle at school to spice up your everyday college look. To keep your bob in good shape, blow dry your hair inwards using a roller brush to get rid of fly aways. Make sure your bangs are free from excess oil so they don’t wrinkle and stick to your forehead.

Editor’s tip: Use Sunsilk Expert-Perfect Straight Shampoo and Sunsilk Expert-Perfect Straight Conditioner to help keep your hair sleek and straight. 

6. Straight bob or lob

Short black hair: Woman with long bob
Keep your bob or lob sleek by applying hair serum. Credits: indigitalimages.com

You don’t have to do much in order to have fabulous hair. You just have to cultivate a healthy hair care routine and stick to it. Even a simple bob can look ultra-chic when you have healthy hair. To maintain this, use a shampoo and a conditioner that nourishes your hair from roots to tips.

Editor’s tip: Wash your hair with TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo and TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner to help cleanse your locks and bring back lost nutrients. This way, you can have salon-gorgeous hair every day. 

7. Curly bob with blunt bangs

Romantic hairstyles for short hair: Asian woman with short curly black hair wearing a white top
Falling in love with curly hair? Go for spiral curls.

If you’re not in the mood for pin-straight hair, get your hair rollers ready and curl your black bob! Wear your short hair like this when you’re attending a wedding or a fancy cocktail party.

8. Brushed back

Asian woman with short black hair
Travel back in time with teased short black hair. Credits: Shutterstock

Formal gatherings and themed parties call for extra hairstyling effort. If you have short thin hair, add volume to your hair by getting a blowout and teasing your tresses afterwards. Spritzing dry shampoo on the roots before teasing can give your hair that much-needed body and texture.

9. Blunt medium bob with baby bangs

Baby bangs for short hair: Closeup shot of a woman with black lob and baby bangs wearing a black jacket outdoors
Medium bob with baby bangs? Go for it! Credit: indigitalimages.com

Baby bangs can instantly transform your look from sweet and girly to fierce and edgy. And with a blunt bob, your whole look is given a high-fashion touch.

10. Curly pixie cut

Boyish haircuts: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with short black curly hair wearing a white blouse
Live out “short hair, don’t care” with a curly pixie cut. Credit: Hariono Halim

Having natural curls shouldn’t stop you from getting a pixie cut. Just ask your stylist to layer your hair at strategic points so your curly pixie cut will have a nice, bouncy shape.

With these ideas, it’s easy to look gorgeous with short black hair. Try one of them when you get your next haircut.

Next read: You can cut your hair short even if it’s thick. Check out these chic and edgy short hairstyles for thick hair. Pick the one that you like best and get it when you want a hair makeover.