15 Short Black Hair Ideas to Get Inspiration From

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

There are several ways to wear short black hair in style. You can get a classic bob and keep it sleek and straight, or have some fun with curls and waves. You can even get bangs to add more oomph to your short hair.

Whatever hairstyle you choose, getting short black hair is a great way to show off your naturally dark tresses while sporting a fresh, new haircut. Ready for this look? Take cues from these short black hair pegs we’ve rounded up for you.

1. Sleek, Center-Part Bob

Asian woman with a straight bob wearing a light blue blazer
Rock the corporate-chic look with a smooth, straight bob. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you want a sleek and polished look, style your short hair this way. Straighten your hair one section at a time using a flat iron, then finish with a smoothing hairspray. Remember, though, that heat-styling can damage your hair, so make sure to use a shampoo and a conditioner that nourishes your hair from roots to tips.

Editor’s tip: Get sleek and smooth hair with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Shampoo. It has KERA10 Protein Complex that penetrates hair up to 10 layers deep. It gives your hair 10 salon benefits in one wash, including making your hair soft, shiny, and smooth, fighting frizz, taming flyaways, detangling, and strengthening your hair. 

2. Bob With Blunt Bangs

Asian woman with short black hair with bangs
Try this short haircut to give your look a fierce, high-fashion vibe. Credit: All Things Hair

Look like you just came from the runway with this hairstyle. Nail a sleek bob with blunt bangs by making sure that your hair is free from flyaways and frizz. Pay extra attention to your bangs—blow dry them forward, down, and straight so they keep their shape all throughout the day. You can also iron your hair with a hairs straightener to keep it sleek and smooth.

3. Tousled Wavy Bob

Asian woman with short black hair wearing a black blazer
Love laidback hairstyles? Try this one. Credit: Raka Miftah from Pexels

If you want a more casual look, go for messy-chic hairstyle. If you have naturally wavy hair, just scrunch your hair and fluff it up to give it bounce. Then, finish with a few spritzes of texturing spray.

Editor’s tip: Nail tousled hairstyles with the help of TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Texture Hold Hairspray. It gives your hair a light, invisible hold that helps make your textured hairstyles last longer. It dries quickly and it’s humidity-resistant, so your hair won’t fall flat in the middle of the day. 

4. Tousled Lob With Hair Studs

Asian woman with a tousled lob hairstyle wearing a black shirt
Make your everyday look a little extra by adding hair studs. Credit: All Things Hair

Create this look by curling your hair one small section at a time using a curling wand. Then, finger-comb your hair to loosen the curls. Add some sparkle to your hair by parting your hair on one side and accessorizing with hair studs.

5. 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.

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. 

6. Bob With See-Through Bangs

Asian woman with a bob haircut wearing eyeglasses
Follow the K-wave by getting see-through bangs along with short hair. Credit: Streetwindy from Pexels

See-through bangs have been around from quite some time, and for a good reason! They frame your face in a softer, more relaxed way. They also make you look effortlessly chic, especially when you wear them with a bob. The result is a fresh, trendy look that will have you taking countless selfies!

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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 short black hair! Don’t forget to blow-dry your bangs down and straight so they stay in good shape.

Editor’s tip: Frequent styling can make your hair strands weak and prone to hair fall, that’s why we recommend Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Hair Fall Defiance Hair Fall Ultra Conditioner. It has revolutionary fiber actives that can penetrate your hair up to a cellular level to prevent hair fall and breakage. It also has keratin relaxers that tame frizz, keratin serum that revives hair from damage, and keratin essence that helps in strengthening your hair. 

8. Brushed Back Short Hair

Asian woman with short black hair
Sport a vintage look with teased short black hair. Credits: Shutterstock

If you have short thin hair, add volume to your hair by getting a blowout and teasing your hair afterwards. Spritzing dry shampoo on the roots before teasing can give your hair that much-needed body and texture.

9. 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.

10. Pixie Cut With Side Bangs

Asian woman with a pixie cut wearing a gray cardigan
This short haircut gives you a fresh, new look. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

For straight or wavy pixie cuts, keep the top a little bit long. Then, blow-dry this section while finger-combing the underside of your hair to give it a bit of volume. Then, let this section fall naturally to the side and frame your face.

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11. C-Curl Bob

Asian woman with short black hair wearing a red blouse
Look as chic as your favorite K-pop stars with this hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Creating this Korean short hairstyle is easy. Part your hair at the center. Then, brush the underside of your hair inwards while blow-drying it. Do this to one section of hair at a time so the tips of your hair get that well-defined C-shape. If you have bangs, divide them into two sections and comb each of them towards the left and right side of your head.

Editor’s tip: Keep your short black hair shiny with Cream Silk Rich Organic Powerfusion Rich Lustre Ultra Conditioner. This nature-powered conditioner has cinnamon, cassia leaf oil, and sunflower seed oil that helps in smoothening your hair and adding shine. It also has shea butter and almond oil to keep your hair moisturized. 

12. A-Line Bob

Woman with a short haircut wearing sunglasses
The diagonal tips give your short haircut an interesting shape. Credit: All Things Hair

This bob haircut has tips that form a diagonal line because it has longer hair in front and shorter hair at the back. Highlight the A-shape by ironing your hair straight and keeping frizz and flyaways at bay.

13. Bouncy Bob With Wispy Bangs

Asian woman with short hair with bangs wearing a white top
Look extra chic even on a regular day with this hairstyle. Credit: Panadda Suwanjundee

Add some volume to your bob by brushing your inwards with a round brush while blow-drying it. And for your bangs, you don’t always have to keep your them straight and polished. You can blow-dry your bangs quickly, then style them casually using your fingers to make them wispy and complement a bouncy blowout.

14. 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.

15. Half-Up Top Knot With Bangs

Asian woman with short hair in a half-up top knot
This hairstyle looks great with eyeglasses as well. Credit: Shutterstock

Putting your short hair in a half-up top know is a great way to keep most of your strands in place. Style your hair this way on days when you’re busy. For your bangs, just style them with your fingers and let them fall casually on your forehead to frame your face.

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

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