19 of the Best Short Black Hair Styles for Women

Miriam Herst | 21 November 2018

19 cute cropped styles to try this spring.

There’s something undeniably chic and bold about short haircuts and styles in general, and something beautiful about short black hair styles for women in particular. Short black hair is bold, beautiful and elegant in a way that not all hairstyles are. Few looks fall into all of these categories at once and that’s what makes this look so unique. Read on for some standouts:

The Best Short Black Hair Styles to Try this Season

short black hair wispy pixie
Work with your thin and wispy texture.

1. Wispy Pixie

Make your thin and wispy hair texture work for you and cut your hair into a wispy pixie.

short black hair undercut curls on top
Pair your undercut with a head of curls.

2. Curly Undercut

This contrasting look gives you the best of both long hair and shaved sides. Let your curls run wild up on top and shave the sides of your style for the ultimate contrast.

short black hair ultra short
Wear your curls cropped short.

3. Ultra Short

Wear your curls cropped short for an ultra chic look.

short black hair tousled curls
Wear your curls messy.

4. Tousled Curls

Soften your style by wearing your curls tousled and messy.

short black hair swooped pixie
Play with texture and length.

5. Swooped Pixie

Give your pixie some edge and definition by styling the ends with S Factor by TIGI Creamy Molding Wax. A little bit of this product goes a long way and just a touch with define the ends of your hair without weighing them down.

short black hair straight blonde pixie
Go light and bright.

6. Blonde Pixie

Brighten up your relaxed hair by dyeing it a bright shade of bleached blonde.

Make a statement with color and texture.

7. Red Twists

Twist your hair out and transition into that red hair life by dyeing just the ends of your twists red.


short black hair red tones natural texture
Who says you can’t wear a headband with short hair?

8. Add a Headband

Wrap a bandana around your short haircut to add some extra visual interest to your classic style.

short black hair red curls gelled
Style your curls with the right hair product and bring them to their full potential.

9. Gelled Curls

Run TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel through your hair when it’s still damp from your shower for perfectly gelled and defined curls.

short black hair mini afro
Celebrate your curls.

10. Mini Afro

Show off your curls by wearing them in an all-natural mini afro.

short black hair hard part curls
Borrow a styling trick from the guys.

11. The Hard Part

Take a leaf out of the guys’ hairstyling book and ask your stylist for a hard part.

short black hair grown out pixie
Make your style work as you grow it out.

12. Grown Out Pixie

Don’t worry about the awkwardness that sometimes comes with growing shorter hair out. Make your look intentional with this grown-out pixie.

short black hair falling red curls
Consider this sexy style.

13. Falling Curls

Let your curls fall down onto your forehead for an easy, sexy look.

short black hair curly bob
Wear your curls in a cute bob.

14. Curly Bob

Wear your curls in a cute bob for a look that’s both chic and sweet.

Wear your blonde curls closely cropped.

15. Curly Blonde

Wear your curls just long enough to show them off and highlight them even more with a bright shade of blonde hair color.

short black hair cropped curls
Ultra short is ultra chic.

16. Chic Curls

Sometimes the chicest option is to cut your strands ultra short.

short black hair contrast
Create a high contrast look with different textures and lengths.

17. High Contrast

Create a look that includes lots of contrast by incorporating different textures and lengths.

short black hair classic afro
Why mess with a classic?

18. Classic Afro

This classic afro shows off your natural curls in a beautiful way.

short black hair brushed up
Add some height to your hair.

19. Brushed Up

Brush your hair up into a gravity-defying style and hold it in place with a spritz of Dove Style+Care Extra Hold Hairspray.


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