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56 Popular Short Hairstyles for Black Women in 2018

When you really want to make an appearance or stand out in a crowd, short hairstyles for black women are the perfect go-to for natural hair. Pixie and bob cuts are perfect for an everyday hairdo and a few curls added can keep you looking fun and fierce. Whether highlighted with blonde, purple or red, you can wear any of these colors with a short haircut.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these pictures of this year’s most popular short hairstyles for black women.

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Taper Fade for Natural Curls

Taper fade for natural curlsInstagram @flemingolivier

A taper fade for natural curls is the perfect cut to maintain the edges of natural hair while giving the longer top hair a place to shine. To keep the sides tapered, hair appointments every three weeks are necessary. Hydration is vital to maintain the intricacy of your curls. Make sure to use oils to keep your curls from drying out.

Short Finger Waves with Weave

Instagram @elandadunn_stylist

Short haircuts for African-American women are chic but don’t always look modern as they get older. These short black finger waves make a more modern and younger-looking hairstyle for black women in their 40’s.

Modern Bob with a Side Part

Instagram @cymonebeatsqueens

A modern bob with a side part never goes out of style and can be modified to suit your preference. Many modern bobs don’t have layers. If you’re looking for a fuller look, ask your stylist to add texture and layers!

Short Afro Mohawk

Instagram @dreamcutsbarberlounge

Look fresh and fun with these highlights on a short afro mohawk. The curly hair twist hairstyling with caramel tips definitely achieves that look.

Naturally Curly Bob

Instagram @pekelariley

Let your envy-inducing wavy locks go wild with this natural short bob hairstyle for a black woman! Use your stylist-recommended products to show off your natural hairstyles structure and volume effectively!

Ear-Length Straight Hair with Side-Swept Bangs

Instagram @xspreshunhair

Featuring an ear-length rounded bob haircut with side-swept bangs that’s very sweet and sassy. The dark maroon hair color not only showcases the smooth strands but also complements the complexion perfectly! There are lots of styling options for this short hairstyle for black women!

Short Purple Balayage Hair

Instagram @gigidoesmyhair

Add some major pop into your life with this gorgeous short wavy style with purple hair color. It’s one of my favorite vibrant short haircuts for black women!

Short Weave Bowl Cut

Instagram @kemeonstarstylist

The straight hair texture on this short weave hairstyle gives black women a simple and everyday look that’s very easy to wear.

Pin Curl Black Hairstyle

Instagram @cthomdmv

These short pin curls are on fire with this red and orange blend. The short style sure gives the hair fullness and a unique definition.

Razor Cut Pixie for Black Women

Instagram @hairbyuno

A perfect stylish short razor cut never goes wrong on girls as long as you have the confidence to rock it. Keeping it simple makes a textured layered pixie cut, which is what you all need to look sexy in any outfit you wear.

Edgy Undercut with a Shaved Design

Instagram @pekelariley

The undercut designs on this short black hairstyle are a perfect example of some new trends that go well with a long blonde pixie cut. The natural black base plus the blonde color in this short hairstyle with a shaved design looks dope, too!

Waves & Curls on a Black Pixie Cut

Instagram @nikki_h_stylist

The waves and curls are a great way to spice up your standard black pixie cut. For an African-American, short hair is a way to stand out and express yourself.

Copper Pixie Bob Cut

Instagram @moodday_ph

A copper pixie bob is a bold look for black girls with bold personalities. Do you have what it takes to rock these natural curls on the chocolate rose gold color?

Faux Locs Bob Crochet

Instagram @vanitybydanit

This neck-length cut has unique crochet tresses that black ladies with the right personality can really pull off.

Tapered Crochet Pixie Cut

Instagram @onyestyles

A naturally curly short black haircut like this is a unique mix of black and dark tresses. It’s a very natural tapered cut for short black hair that any black girl can pull off.

Disconnected Faux Hawk Fade

Instagram @floyds99nation

A curly pixie faux hawk for black hair does a great job balancing the volume up on top with those playful ringlets while keeping the sides short with an edgy surgical line. Keeping your short natural haircut like this is a great way to amp up your hair. Ask your stylist for a taper fade to get the sharp edges.

Side-Parted Pixie

Instagram @t.techniques

It’s is a traditional choppy pixie haircut with layered bangs and a side-part for more drama, created by hairstylist Tynisha Escobar of Sandy Springs, GA.

“I love the versatility the bangs give to the style. It’s one of the best cuts if you’re looking for short hair ideas. Choose to loosely curl the bangs or flip them back,” Escobar explains.

Silver Pixie Cut for Older Women

Instagram @livelifemichxox

This is a gorgeous choppy pixie cut for older women with gray hair.

Stylist Shakeela from New York describes this look as simply beautiful. “My favorite thing about this short hairstyle is that it’s lightly curled so it goes in any direction that you want,” Shakeela notes.

Keeping your cut simple doesn’t require too much maintenance. It’s a great hairstyle for older ladies on the go. Shakeela continues, “You will have to use a silk scarf at night, wake up and add just a little oil. If you have to bleach their hair to achieve this look, then oil will most definitely be necessary.”



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