Are you someone who struggles to find new ‘dos for your short black hair? Well, you’re in luck. We firmly believe that having short tresses 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 looks around!
Sleek and chic
The secret to achieving this catwalk look IRL is to comb all your hair backwards.
Alternatively, try a side parting for a modern Victor/Victoria look like Christina Milian.
Once you have brushed or combed your hair back slick your strands with gel. Finally, smooth your mane back with a natural bristle brush, and you’re done!
Editor’s tip: Try using the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel it’s perfect for creating styles that require hold and a slick, wet-look finish.
Cool and contemporary your kind of vibe? In that case, turn to Kelly Rowland for your 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 parting makes it look flawlessly symmetrical and sophisticated.
Or why not trying working two trends in one look by slicking back your bob?
Not only is this look totally edgy and on-trend, but it also makes for an ideal way to refresh your short style for the year ahead.
Think that the pixie is too ‘pretty and prissy’ for your look? Try a slicking back your pixie or asking your hair stylist for a blunt, boyish cut instead. You’ll ooze edgy, cool-girl vibes.
Did we mention this cut is celeb-proved too? 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.
Love braids but not a plaiting pro? If you’re looking for a hairstyle that’s similar but easier, twists are the answer.
Nice and natural
Why not keep it nice and simple by just proudly rocking your natural hair texture?
This short black hair idea is super flattering, because of its complementary rounded shape.
Contrary to belief, fringes aren’t just for those with straight hair. Shaping your afro and teaming it with bangs is great for really showing off the texture of your short black hair.
Ask your stylist to work with your natural hair texture and take your face shape into account when it comes to cutting your afro.
Flat plaits like cornrows are the perfect protective hairstyle for short black hair.
And you don’t have to spend your time styling your hair every day as you keep cornrows in for a few days or so!
In our option, a TWA is an effortless hairstyle for naturalistas transitioning that don’t want to deal with two hair textures at once.
We love the idea of jazzing up your TWA with the addition of a fashion-forward headband like this natural-haired beaut, above.
The best thing about having a short crop is that you can really show off your accessories and earrings!
Want to freshen up your TWA? Colour is a great way to experiment.
Whether you’re more of a pink person or think that blondes have more fun – the hue options are truly endless!