16 Best Shaved Hairstyles for Black Women

Short, sweet and edgy styles you'll love.

At the moment we’re having a slight obsession with shaved hairstyles for black women. While there is comfort in having long hair since you can style it in a number of ways, there’s something really liberating and fun about short hairstyles. Whether you believe it or not, you can update the look of your shaved hairstyle to create fun, fresh, and new styles and we’ve got the proof.

Scroll through this gallery to see how you can pull off any one of these shaved hairstyles for black women whether you’re going for a buzzcut, a pixie with an undercut, or a side shaven look.

1. The Bald Shave

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Dare to go bare with your hair.

Go all the way for the shaven look with this bald style. There’s nothing more freeing than going for this bald style. If you decide to go with this shave, try asking for some clean lines at your forehead for a crisp and sharp finish. This length is perfect if you’re ready to take on all the lengths after if you choose to grow it out!

2. Blonde Shave

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Make it blonde and bold. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

Just because you shaved your hair doesn’t mean your look can’t have color. Go bold with a platinum blonde hair color to make your look stand out. Adding a platinum or lighter color over dark roots is seriously trending this season, and it’s easy to see why.

Keep your baby curls happy by washing with a duo like SheaMoisture Moringa & Avocado Power Greens Shampoo and Conditioner.

3. Blue Mohawk

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Go with the blue.

Tired of wearing the same mohawk style but don’t want to get rid of it just yet? Update it with a fun hair color. Adding in just a few blue highlights is a great way to play up a darker color and add in dimension. Color doesn’t have to be incredibly bold and in your face, sometimes just some accents is more than enough. Plus, everyone loves a blue hue, right?

4. Dreads and a Shave

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How cool is this hairstyle? Photo credit: Craig Alexander

This is a look you definitely need to add to your shaved hairstyles for black women list! You can get the best of many words with this hairstyle. This dreadlock and side shave is everything you need for a bold hairstyle.

5. Super Short Shave

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Go short, now shorter. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

Keep your shave extra short for a style that will set you apart from the rest. This cut is easy to maintain and requires zero styling. The only maintenance this length needs is the occasional trim. What could be better?

6. Wash and Go Mohawk

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A cute natural style for curly girls.

Create defined wash and go styles on your mohawk hairstyle. A mohawk is a great style to add with a shave because it adds more texture and allows you to create a style with your natural texture. You’ll be able to show off your shave and your voluminous curls, all in one look.

If you’re after curls without the crunch, use Suave Professionals Define & Shine Serum Gel to style your hair.

7. Combed Out Curls with Undercut

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Brush your curls out for an undone look.

Switch up your curly undercut style and create this fluffy brushed-out look. Use a detangling brush to gently undo your curls and set with a shine spray.

SheaMoisture Wig & Weave Tea Tree & Borage Seed Oil Shine Spray is a great product to use to finish off your styling process. This spray adds a lustrous shine, without any oily, greasy feel.

8. Long Wavy Hair with Undercut

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You can wear this look more ways than one.

If you’re looking for shaved hairstyles for black women with long hair, this is your pick. When you want to hide the shaved side of your hair, you can just flip your hair over to hide it. Add to the fun of this look by going for a fun color transition, like the popular ombre style.

9. Shaved with Side Part

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Play around with that real estate.

It’s all in the details! Add a side part to add a fun detail to your look. Sometimes just adding one clean line in the middle of your style is all it takes to bring it to the next level. We recommend starting out with a clean line before moving into other shaved designs, just to make sure you like it.

10. Pixie Undercut

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Add an edgy look to your pixie cut.

Create an edgy look with your pixie by adding an undercut to your look. The undercut is a classic that can easily be taken to the next level with a combover-pixie hybrid length on top.

Recreate this sleek style with the help of Dove Amplified Textures Define N’ Moisture Styling Gel.

11. TWA with a Subtle Side Shave

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Give your TWA a subtle side shave. Photo credit: Roisin Murphy

Go for a sophisticated look with a teeny-weeny afro and a subtle side shave to create the appearance of more volume. This look is sleek yet full, and perfect for any occasion.

12. Barely There

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Go for the barely-there-shaved hairstyle. Photo credit: Kim Carpenter

Similar to the complete shave, a barely-there cut is perfect for the girl ready to bear it all. We love how there is still color and texture to be seen at this length, but there is zero styling required! Note that this length still requires the occasional shampooing and don’t forget to show your scalp some love, too.

13. Bold Pattern

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Add in a bold pattern to personalize your cut. Photo credit: Jakayla Toney

When you’re ready to take your shaved hairstyle to the next level, you need to try a bold pattern. Adding in some statement lines creates movement in your style and a whole new attitude to your look. Experiment with your color and design to give yourself a custom style.

14. Half Shave

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Add dimension with a half shave. Photo credit: Gabrielle Henderson

Another way to totally switch up your texture and style is to go for a half shave in the middle of your head. This shave style looks great when your overall length isn’t too long, to begin with, it makes the shift feel more natural but still adds a major contrast overall.

15. Blue Curls

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Add some blue on top. Photo credit: Cassandra Hamer

If you’ve been wanting to add in a fun color, here’s your sign to go for it. Black hair with blue tips is a major color combo that’s been trending, the blue plays off of darker roots perfectly and blue is an incredibly wearable yet bright color.

16. Baby Hair Length

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A cute length to try after shaving your style.

We know this length isn’t a shaved hairstyle, but it comes from a length that once was! This baby hair length looks best when it’s grown out naturally from a shaved style, instead of cut down by a stylist. We love this cutesy length and seeing those fresh hairs that have come so far since the time they were first mowed down.

Those are some of our favorite shaved hairstyles for Black women! They are all bold yet wearable and totally on-trend for this season. Happy styling!

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