The allure of short hair for women is powerful. Once you see that one crop cut that inspires you, it’s hard to stop thinking about it. For a lot of women short hair just makes sense because of lifestyle, facial features and personal style. For black women crop cuts are particularly great because black hair is characteristically thick, unruly and coarse. Cropped hairstyles can be edgy, soft, romantic, simple, elegant and practical. When you are choosing a crop it’s important that you choose a look that works for your face shape and hair texture, so make sure you talk to your stylist about what is best. Here are some of our favorite-cropped hairstyle ideas that work particularly well for black women.
A Buzz Cut
Buzz cuts are really a great option for black women. Because their hair is stronger, denser and coarser a buzz cut is not only practical but also a seriously sophisticated look on black women. Its low-maintenance appeal is obvious but the confidence that pours from this look is untouchable. This hairstyle can work for every face shape too.
These undercut hairstyles have become tremendously trendy. Rihanna has rocked this hairstyle many times (and with many different hair colors). You have a shaved side or shaved on both sides but the top is much longer. The length on top varies greatly so choose a length that you are comfortable with. You can style in a Mohawk, with vintage curls, straight and sleek and more.
Blonde Crop for Black Women
If you are looking for a completely new and trendy look then why not try dying your short crop blonde? Blonde has become more and more popular among black women in recent years and Beyoncé showed the world just how great short blonde hair looks. However, it’s important that your shade of blonde also works well with the pigment in your skin-tone so rather than opting for a DIY hair dye, seek professional advice. Try some all over highlights or lighten slowly before opting for a full blonde.
Razor Cuts on Straightened Afro Hair
Razor cuts work well with curly and super straight hair textures. The key to choosing the right razor cut is choosing the right length. Tiny curls tend to become shorter so it is important to judge for the right length before the chop. Black hair when short and styled naturally has plenty of volume and shine. The razor cuts can have defined lines and angles, which makes it perfect for every face shape and hair texture. If you are going to ask your stylist for a razor cut then we have to recommend opting for some long side-swept bangs because they really make this cut stand out.
A Classic Crop
A crop cut is one that is very short and cut close to the head. The crop became famous in the early 1920’s in USA and it was seen as a symbol of their desire to escape subjugation. Clearly this hairstyle has always been seen as one that demonstrates power and independence. A crop is an elegant hairstyle that can be worn with both straight and curly hair textures. It is almost as low-maintenance as a buzz cut but allows for a little more styling.
A Spiked Pixie
Black women’s hair is generally naturally full of texture and volume so there is no use in fighting that but rather embrace it. A close cut crop can be made even more stylish and bold when spiked up to show off the fullness, body and texture of your natural hair you could also choose to add highlights to your pixie hairstyle. All you have to do is add a little bit of hair gel and styling puddy and you have a gorgeous look.