Short haircuts are particularly gorgeous on black women because of their strong facial features and their natural hair texture. If you have coarse, thick and curly hair then short hair can make things more manageable. Of course, you should consider your face shape before you get a dramatic haircut like a short pixie but there is a short haircut out there for every face shape. Here are some of our favorite short hairstyles ideas on black women.
Close Crop Asymmetrical Cut with Curly Side
If you have curly hair (or perhaps you want to get a perm to have beautiful curls) then this is the cut for you. The crop cut is short on one side but the other side is left long so that you have a long curly section that looks like bangs. This will also give you lots of volume so the cut is perfect for a round face shape or short face shape.
Chin-Length Graduated Bob with Straight Hair
If you prefer to wear your hair straight but can’t worry about straightening your hair every day then going shorter could be the answer. A graduated bob has shorter length in the back but it’s longer in the front. This way you can still style your hair and still have a soft feminine shorter look. It’ll be a lot easier for daily straightening too.
Short Styled Pixie with Tousled Front Section
If you really want to chop off all of your tresses then a pixie could be the haircut for you. It’s dramatic but it’s truly gorgeous for a confident woman. The length is a little shorter on the sides than on the top but it is still very short on the front. Style the front with a subtle tossled front hair to soften the look.
When you have big gorgeous curls, you should rock them. What better way to show off your rockstar hair then with an awesome curly Mohawk? A Mohawk can be as short or as long as you want it to be. The only requirement is that it’s styled upward and that it’s longer on the top than on the sides. We love when it’s shaved on the sides with big curls but it’s also fabulous with longer hair on the sides.
Short Curly Asymmetrical Bob
Another great way to tame your curls but still show them off is by getting an asymmetrical bob. One side will be longer than the other but it’s longer than the pixie cut. This cut naturally has a deep side-part, which will create the illusion of side-swept bangs and frame your face while drawing attraction to your eyes and cheekbones. This cut can work with every face shape too.