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Black short hair ideas for 2017: Celebrity inspiration

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Are you someone who struggles to find new ‘dos for your black short hair? Well, you’re in luck. We firmly believe that having short hair needn’t prevent you from rocking some seriously cool styles. After all, why should people with long locks have all the fun?

Whether you’re someone who wants to stand out from the crowd, or just someone who prefers to keep things understated, there are heaps of short hairstyles for black hair that you can try this season. So, regardless if you want an easy to maintain go-to look, or are looking to win yourself some style points, keep reading and discover the chicest naturalista looks around!

Black short hair ideas to try now


Kelly Rowland with sophisticated short, straight bob
Kelly Rowland’s sophisticated bob. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Sleek and sophisticated bob

Cool and contemporary your kind of vibe? In that case, turn to Kelly Rowland for your short black hair inspiration. Ms Rowland really is the queen of this ‘do and proves just how great a simple bob can be!

Now, while there are loads of different ways this can be worn, we happen to think that adding a middle part makes it look flawlessly symmetrical and sophisticated. And to recreate Kelly’s look, just apply a little of the VO5 Classic Soft Moulding Wax, to tame any pesky flyaways and to give your ‘do a smooth finish!

Black short hair Jennifer Hudson with a short pixie cut wearing all black
Jennifer Hudson’s pretty pixie. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Pixie cut

When we think of the pixie cut, we immediately think of The Voice UK judge Jennifer Hudson’s new look. Not only is this look totally edgy and on-trend, but it also makes for a ideal way to refresh your style for the new year! And as you can see, Jen really rocks this pretty pixie like a pro, showing us all that braving the chop can pay off big time.

Sibley Scoles with blonde short pixie haircut
Sibley Scoles’ bold and blonde ‘do. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Bold and blonde

Bright, bold blonde hair is set to be big yet again for 2017! And the lady we think is working it best? Presenter Sibley Scoles of course, who proves that it looks great with short hair, too. So, our only question to you is: which shade of blonde will you pick to rock this year?

Editor’s tip: Looking for a new shampoo and conditioner that’s been specifically designed for coloured hair? Try the TIGI Catwalk Fashionista Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as the TIGI Fashionista Blonde Maskto help avoid your blonde hair becoming brassy!

Christina Milian wearing a sleek short hairstyle with side parting
Christina Milian’s sleek hairstyle. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Sleek and chic

Sleek hair was a huge hit this past party season, so it comes as no surprise that it’s carried through into 2017. The secret to achieving this look, is to comb all your hair backwards (or evenly to one side for a parted look), before slicking your strands with the TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Mohawk Gel. Finally, smooth your mane back with a natural bristle brush, and you’re done!


Now you’ve seen some of our favourite black short hair ideas for 2017, we think you should see what other styles are on offer for you naturalistas, over on our Black Hairstyles page. Trust us, there’s something for every curly head in this style hub!

All Things Hair
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16 January 2017