Last Updated: November 17, 2017
1. TWIST CURLS
As a black woman, your looks contribute much towards your credibility. You might not have too much money to spend but a good haircut with a simple twist can change your looks and win lots of hearts. I respect Black African American Women because of their natural beauty and I want to dedicate this post to every black woman out there. But I don’t want us to forget our African Origins, simply keep it natural and beautiful.
TWIST CURLS : You don’t have to look like everybody else with curly hair, twisting that short curly hair can give you a unique look.
To get this type of hair, you need to tint / color your hair with two different colors. Make sure those to colors match very well with your skin color just like the lady in the photo above did.
You can cut hair on the sides shorter and pull hair at the top to the front to cover your fore head. Actually this trick can work for ladies with big fore heads. When it comes to color combination, you should match a bright color with a dark color. For example, the lady in the photo above mixed gold and honey blonde. This is a nice hair color choice for women with dark skin.
2. SHORT WAVY BOB
When I talk about bob haircuts, majority of you think shoulder length bob hairstyles. The lady in the picture above has a super short wavy bob haircut. Hair seems to be healthy and smooth. It will well layered and those big waves just make her look unique. If you have thick long / medium natural African hair, you can go to the saloon and tell them to cut it short, it has to be a few inches above your shoulders but below your ears. To make those big waves, you can use big rollers or a curling iron with a big barrel.
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3. PLATINUM BLONDE POMPADOUR MOHAWK
I have featured different types of blonde short haircuts on this list but what you have to know is that Platinum blonde is next to white so it does not look good on everyone. Ladies with light skins will look good with platinum blonde hair, however, I recommend performing a quick test with temporary dye and see how you look. The other thing you have to know about platinum blonde hair is that it requires regular cleaning because it gets dirty easily and if your scalp is oily, daily watching is recommended. When shampooing / conditioning platinum blonde hair, make sure you use blonde hair shampoo / conditioner otherwise your hair might lose its color.
4. CURLY BLONDE HAIRCUT
If you love messy casual short hairstyles, this trend should be your choice. I’m sure many of you might have trouble choosing the best short haircut / hairstyle from this list because each of these trends looks nice. But what you have to know that ladies featured in this post have different face-shapes skin colors. This messy curly blonde haircut might not be everyone.
It is perfect for ladies with oval / diamond / & heart face shapes. Hair on the sides will be very short so your face and jaws will have more exposure. So ladies with round face shapes, this might not be a good hairstyle for you. You can make those curls by yourself using a curling iron or medium size saloon rollers.
However, for your curls to stay stiff and smooth, you have to use a special hairspray. If your skin is not light, you can opt for ombre / brown dye rather than blonde. Do mix-up of colors, bright and dark just like the lady in the photo above.
5. LAYERED PURPLE BOB HAIRCUT
I’m sure very few of you will opt for this purple bob haircut. This is commonly categorized as a punk hair color but if you want to stand out from the crowd, there’s no reason why you should not tint your hair purple. If you have long hair, you have to cut it in a bob manner, it has to stop on / above your shoulders (depending on the shape of your face). Brown & dark skin colored girls will look cute with this purple layered bob haircut. If you have fine / light hair, you might consider growing it thick before option for this type of hairstyle. We have much hair growth & thickening products for African Americans on the market today, so you will not fail to get what is good for your hair.
6. BALD BLONDE HAIRSTYLE
It is only brave women who go bald. I’m sure many of you know Amber Rose, she’s an African American model. She’s probably among the hotest women on the plannet without hair. Not that she can’t grow it long, she can, but she decided to be bald and blonde and the same time.
I have to admit that majority of women fear this type of haircut because it shows off all facial features, so if you’re not sure of your beauty, please try other hairstyles. But those with well shaped heads like that of Amber Rose, go bald and see how attractive you will be. The blonde dye will only look good if you have a bright skin, but if its dark, try gold.
7. CURLY PIXIE HAIRCUT
Her curly pixie haircut has a light green color. This type of hair dye is not common but if try it out, you will look unique and beautiful. Since its a bright color too, only ladies with light skins should give it a try. I like the way she shaped her eyebrows, they look thick and well groomed. This type of pixie haircut will require you to have more hair at the top because those curls are volumized. To keep this colored / tinted pixie curly hairstyle attractive all the time, you have to spray it with a moisturizing spray at least twice in a day.
8. GREEN MOHAWK HAIRCUT
I told you there’s something for everyone on this list, actually I have almost featured all types of short hairstyles for African American Women (black women). Both teenagers and adults will get what they want on this list. The green Mohawk haircut is for teenagers and up-street girls who’re fascinated with style & fashion.
You will cut all your hair on the side and leave the sides bald and then shape hair at the top but leave it with a huge volume. You have to dye your hair green before styling it. If you have a bang like the lady in the photo above; sweep it to the sides and hide a small portion of your forehead.
9. NATURAL CURLS
It not common to find a black woman with natural curls, so the trick to get them in your natural short hair is to coil your hair using small saloon rollers, however, some hair treatment has to be done to make hair soft and easy to curl. The lady featured in the picture above has a short curly hairstyle with some warm highlights. This is a great hairstyle for ladies who love causal lifestyle, it does need too much attention. However, to keep the curls smooth and healthy, you need to use a good hair spray for curly hair.
10. COLORFUL SHORT HAIRCUT
How about doing things the other way round? Mixing different colors in your hair can make you look unique and outstanding. But make sure you choose the right colors (they have to match with your skin color), mix them well or go to an expert to avoid messing up your hair. If you want to have the same colored short haircut like the lady in the photo above, make sure hair on the sides is cut short and then cut top hair in different levels. To make that front side swept bang, you will need to leave hair at the front long. Mess it up a little bit with your figures just like the lady in the photo above did.
11.SHORT NATURAL HAIRCUT
I love this type of haircut; it is a mixture of African traditional haircuts and modernity. This type of box haircut looks good on women with oval, heart and diamond face shapes. If you have a round face, this haircut will not look cute on you because it will over expose that round face and you will look really fat. African American women are naturally blessed with thick black short hair, so you will not find any difficulty pulling off this hairstyle.
12. ORANGE NATURAL CURLS
This is the kind of hairstyle you should choose if you really want to stand out from the crowd. It does not matter how old you’re, this colorful curly short hairstyle will look good on you. However, if you have a dark skin, you might consider a different bright color like gold / brown because orange does not look nice on dark skinned ladies.
13. FULL HEAD BOB HAIRCUT:
You can as well keep it classic with this short full head bob haircut. This is a good haircut for professional ladies. It does not need to much attention yet if well treated it brings out that professional look in you. Since majority of you have medium / shoulder length hair, all you need to do is to trim it well and also remove split ends. After that moisturize your hair with a straightening hair spray and iron it flat. Since hair for black women does not do well with heat, make sure you apply a heat protectant before ironing it.
14. SHORT BOUNCY CURLS
To get these bouncy thick curls, you need to grow your hair thick. Some of the things you can do to get thick black hair includes: (1) Eating a balanced diet with enough proteins and natural fats. (2) drink enough water so that your scalp stays moisturized throughout the day. (3) Use organic shampoo & hair conditioner; these products feed your natural hair with nutrients which accelerate hair growth. Once you have got thick hair, treat it well and use big hair rollers to create those bouncy curls
15. BLACK PIXIE HAIRCUT WITH LONG BANGS
Pixie haircuts remove hair from your face, women with long and short faces look good with this type of hairstyle. The lady featured in the picture above has a volumous fringe which hides part of her fore-head. You can leave your hair black because it’s a neutral color and it looks good on everyone.
16.ASH BLONDE MOHAWK
To some extent, black women (especially African American Women) love Mohawk casual hairstyle. It is a nice looking hairstyle but it has its own age limit. If you grow beyond 38 years, this type of hairstyle might not be suitable for you, it is better you leave it to young girls. To get this type of Mohawk haircut, you need to cut hair on the sides very short (1-2 inches). Tint hair at the top with an ash blonde color or any color of your choice, spray your Mohawk with a holding spray to keep those big waves in one place.
17. SHORT PIXIE FOR BLACK WOMEN (SPIKY)
A spiky pixie haircut can change your looks in a way you can’t imagine. It is short and attractive, the spikes will attract everyone’s attention and they will help you stand out from the crowd. Much as it looks complicated, once you get used to it, you will fall in love with it because it is very easy to maintain. However, the only way you can keep short hair spiked is by using a good holding spray. Women who have oval, heart and diamond face shapes will look good with this type of haircut.
18. GOLD NATURAL CURLS
Boom……it is time to stop struggling with that natural curly hair, let it grow the way it wants. I know it might get frizzy sometimes but having golden highlights will always make it look nice and attractive. To keep these thick curls smooth and nice looking all the time, you need to condition and wash them with the right organic curly hair shampoo.
19. OMBRE FULL HEAD BOB HAIRCUT
If you have medium hair, you can cut it into a short bob haircut and tint it with ombre to create an ombre bob haircut just like the lady featured in the picture above. This type of hairstyle will keep you young and fresh, it is the kind of hairstyle you can feature for more than 6 months without getting tired of your looks. Bob haircuts differ in style, the one featured in the photo above will require you to cut your hair in a specific angle, it will be shorter at the back and longer at the front. However, to prevent making mistakes with your hair, it is better you go to a saloon and get a perfect bob haircut because you might find it tricky to cut hair at the back of your head.
20. GREY BOX BRAIDS BOB HAIRCUT
Would you pull of this trend for box braids? I know you have short hair but you can grow it to a medium length and braid it into box braids. However, to get that grey color, you need to tint it with grey color; this should be done before braiding it. Since grey is a light color, it will only look cool on ladies with bright skins just like the lady featured in the picture above.
21. CURLY BLONDE BOB
Majority of women love short bobs because they’re easy to manage, however, don’t leave your bob to be straight; add value to it by putting curls in it. The other thing you can do to change your looks totally is to highlight your hair. This process will require you to use at least two hair bleaching colors, but one should be bright and the other should be dark. In that way you will get the right complexion and you will look just like the lady in the photo above. This is the kind of hairstyle you can opt for in every situation.
22. GREY MOHAWK
In 2015, every girl will like to look unique and attractive. That does not surprise me because your looks say a lot about you. I know we have a saying ”Never Judge a Book by Its cover”, but trust me, people will always judge you by your looks. As a young girl, you can opt for a Mohawk haircut, however, you’re not the only one with this haircut so the only thing you can do is to tint it with a grey color. This type of color is not common in teenagers because they associate it with old people. So if you pull it right, you will look unique and beautiful. But before trying out a permanent grey bleach color, test with a temporary hair dye to see if you really look nice with grey hair.
23.MESSY SHORT WAVY BOB
Not necessarily that you hair should be organized all the time. You can do things the other way round by opting for a messy wavy short bob haircut. The first thing you have to do to get this casual hairstyle is to make waves in your hair and then cut it to a medium length level to create a short bob. After that, spray your newly short wavy bob hair cut so that your waves get smoother and shinny. Once that is done, mess up your hair using your figures so that it becomes into a messy short wavy bob haircut.
24. BLACK & BLONDE CURLY MOHAWK HAIRCUT
African American short hair can be styled in so many ways. If you have been stuck with that short hair, confused on what to put in it, I have a good suggestion for you. The lady in the picture above features a black & blonde curly Mohawk haircut. The first thing you need to do to get this hairstyle is to cut off all hair on the sides of your head but don’t cut hair at the top. After that curl your hair with big saloon rollers and then tint it with blonde & black hair dye.
25. CLASSIC BOB WITH HIGHLIGHTS
If you love classic looks, you can opt for this classic bob haircut. It features blonde highlights to give you a bright look. To achieve this hairstyle, you need to cut your bob very well, brush it straight and also cut off all split ends. After that, spray your hair with a heat-protectant spray and then use a flat iron to straighten your hair and fringe. Spray you hair with a shinny hair spray so that it looks smooth and healthy. This type of hairstyle is often loved by professional ladies.
26. BLONDE PIXIE HAIRCUT FOR BLACK WOMEN
A pixie haircut of this style will expose all facial features. It is a good haircut for ladies with oval / heart face shapes. Very few women opt for very short hair because it is not easy to style and it also takes a while it grow it long. However, once you get used to this pixie haircut, you will feel like not having long / medium hair any more in your life because it does not hold heat and its is very easy to take care of. In the picture above we have a lady with a blonde pixie haircut, she looks good with blonde hair simply because she has a bright skin. If you have the same bright skin, you can tint your black hair blonde and create a similar pixie haircut.
27. OMBRE BOB
You can as well try out this Ombre bob haircut with highlights. It is a nice hairstyle for professional ladies. It combines both classic & causal styles. I like the way she swept of the bang and the way her hair fades out at the bottom. To have this type of hairstyle you need to have thick hair and you have to spray it well so that it does not become frizzy. You can a few layers but at different length.
28. SHORT BLOWOUT HAIRSTYLE
This short blow out haircut looks more like a long pixie haircut however; hair at the top is blown to the sides. It is a nice hairstyle for very short hair. But the amount of hair left at the top is more than that left on the sides. If you like the ombre color, buy ombre dye and tint you hair so that it looks exactly like that of the lady featured in the picture above. After that you can spray your hair and brush it to the sides. This type of hairstyle does not require regular maintenance.
29.CURLY, RED & GOLD HAIRCUT
You can as well try out this curly short haircut. It requires you to mix different colors (red & gold) to create a great complexion. Black women look nice with this type of color mix. I love the curls, they make her hair very unique yet it has a regular haircut. This is a casual hairstyle, so I dedicate it to all ladies who need something for the weekend. I have to say that women who have tried this type of haircut have got addicted to it because of its uniqueness, naturalness and easy maintenance.
30. GREEN BOB HAIRSTYLE
I have to admit, a green colored bob haircut is very unique. You can walk all over the street but you will not find ladies with this type of hair color, especially with a bob haircut. This type of color is associated with Mohawk hairstyles and short punk haircuts but not bobs. So, if you feel comfortable and brave, go for this trend and see what happens. It actually looks nice, though you have to fade the green dye with a dark color. Women with oval-shaped face should opt for this edgy bob haircut. If you have a different face shape, cut your bob to suit your face.
31. RED AND GOLD NATURAL CURLS
I have featured this type hair color more than twice on this list but it always looks different on every woman I find. This time we have a lady with small natural curls. She has a chocolate skin which matches very well with red, gold and black. To keep those curls smooth and nice looking; you have to spray them with a curly holding hair spray. Mess-up your hair a little bit to create a simple casual trend.
32. GREY PIXIE CUT
That awkward moment when you’re grandmother she’s dying her grey hair black and you’re dying your black natural short hair grey. Yep….that is what we call style, you have got to feel comfortable in another person’s shoe. The young ones find grey hair stylish. You can easily grab people’s attention if you have grey hair. However, this type of color gets dirty very fast, so you have to wash / shampoo it always so that it stays clean all the time. You should use the right shampoo otherwise you might lose the grey color. Since short hair grows on a daily basis, you have to trim it at least every after 3 days, this will keep your new pixie haircut in shape.
33. EDGY BLONDE BOB HAIRCUT
If you have been searching for a breathtaking hairstyle for 2015, trust me, this should be the one for you; that is if blonde color looks cool on you, if not, try the other 49 options featured on this list. I have to admit the lady featured in the picture above looks unique and beautiful. I like the way she swept of the bang (it exposes half of her forehead and creates a diagonal type of face shape. To some extent, her face looks longer on one side yet shorter on another side. To have these looks, you need to mix blonde with black and iron your hair very well. Spray it with a shinny hair spray so that it looks shinny and smooth. If you notice any split-ends after brushing your bob straight, cut them off with a pair of scissors / an electric trimmer.
34. MEDIUM STRAIGHT PINK BOB
I would suggest this hairstyle to teenagers / young girls between 20 – 28. You will not look good with a pink bob haircut of you score 30 yrs of age. But teenagers have the freedom to look the way they want; to them it is a matter of attraction attention. In most cases bob haircuts are associated with professional ladies, so the only way a young girl and look attractive with this professional haircut is by giving it a unique color, make it look casual not professional. However, you have to be brave enough to feature this pink bob haircut.
35.TINTED SHORT BLACK HAIRSTYLE
I’m not sure if you have ever tried honey highlights, they really look nice in black hair. But you should not apply to much of it, let the black natural color dominate and the honey / gold highlights will give you a bright look. On the other hand, this type of short haircut looks cool and it is very easy to maintain. The bang covers your fore head hence making it shorter and oval.
36. SHORT PLATINUM BLONDE BOB
Platinum blonde is brighter than ”Blonde dye” so if you want to dye your short bob hair cut with a platinum color, be ready for some hard work. This type of hair looks pretty is it’s is clean and less oily. Ladies with oily scalps, you should wash your head with the right shampoo for Platinum blonde to get rid of excess oils. This short bob haircut will look good on ladies with heart / oval face shapes.
37. BLONDE MESSY LAYERED PIXIE HAIRCUT
Another thing you can do with that short black hair cut is to spice it up with mixed blonde shades. If it is thick enough to create different layers that will be good, it will even make you look unique. Brush it to different directions and cover the fore head with front hair. This is a lovely hairstyle for brown African American Women. But don’t forget to spray it every morning, this will keep it wet / smooth and shinny.
38. STRAIGHT GREY BOB
If you have medium hair, you can opt for this straight bob haircut. For the sake of the color, you have to go to a saloon and get a professional hair dye because mixing grey, blue and black is not that easy. After dying and straightening your short bob spray it with a shinny hair spray so that it stays smooth and shinny the all day.
39. BEAUTIFUL LIGHT BROWN BOB
If you look nice with brown hair, give a try to this cute light brown bob haircut. It is a very short bob haircut; your hair has to be above your shoulders. If you have a bang like the lady featured in the photo above, sweep it to the sides. However, short bobs are more likely to have split ends because of the way you brush them, so the best option is to trim of those split-ends.
40. PIN CURLS
If you have very short hair, you can opt for this pixie – pin curls hairstyle. It is an amazing trend but it requires some work. To keep these pinned curls in place, you have to use a curl holding hair spray. She looks so cute and pretty with this hairstyle. Women with oval / heart face shapes will look nice with this hair trend.
41. SHORT STRAIGHT MOHAWK
Try to think out of the box and try out something new. This modern haircut will change your looks on instant. The good thing about it is that it is very easy to style and maintain. You can brush the Mohawk forward and then brush hair on the sides downward. This is a unique and fashionable haircut for trendy / stylish black women.
42.BLACK SHORT LAYERED BOB WITH BANGS
This type of hairstyle will look good on you if you have thick hair. It is a different style of bob haircut, not too classic and not too casual. One side of the bob has to be short (on the same level with the jaw) and the other side has to be long (a few inches below the jaw but above the shoulder). If you don’t have a natural bang, you can use a clip-in bang
43. BLONDE BOB CUT
A blonde bob haircut can change your looks on instant. This bright hairstyle is suitable for women with bright skins. Blonde hair can get dirty very easily so make sure you wash it often with the right blonde shampoo to keep it clean. Always spray your hair so that it stays smooth and nice looking.
44. NATURAL CURLY HAIR WITH HIGHLIGHTS
If you have natural curls, let them grown freely but control their length by trimming them short. Make sure you spray them every day so that they don’t get frizzy. Since you have black hair, you should think of adding some color in your hair so that it looks different and beautiful. For example, you can mix gold & black to create the same color effect like the lady featured in the photo above.
45. EDGY SHORT HAIRSTYLE
Are you feeling edgy and trendy? This is the type of haircut you need. It is a spiky haircut. You will need to spiky up hair at the top and leave brush down hair on the sides. I always see girls up-street pulling of this trend and it looks amazing every time I see it. This is the kind of hairstyle which will last for years, so you can alternate it with other trends every now and then but every time you do it, it will feel like a new hairstyle. If possible you can mix that black hair with Ombre or any other color of your style.
46. CUTE CURLY HAIRSTYLE
This is an elegant medium curly hairstyle. It somehow looks like a vintage medium curly hairstyle though its waves are not that thick as it is with vintage styles. You hair will be pulled to different ends; one will be pulled to the back and the other to the front. Always opt for a color which looks pretty on you and spray your curls very well so that they stay moist and nice looking.
47. SHORT BOB WITH SIDE SWEPT BANGS
If you have short thick hair, you can opt for this cute short bob haircut. It features a side swept bang which hides part of your fore head. Since it hides your fore head, it makes your face look shorter but it also exposes of those jaws very well.
48. SHORT BOX BRAIDS BOB
Ladies who love braids, you don’t have to grow your hair long to enjoy the benefits of braided hair. If you have medium hair, box braids can look good on you. All you need to do is to go to the right hairstylist and how them this picture. Doing braids can help you grow long hair easily.
49. RED AND BLACK CURLY HAIRSTYLE
If you love big curls, this is a good example for you. It is a simple medium curly hairstyle for black women. It has both red & black shades which makes it a unique hairstyle. Judging from its colors, ladies with black / darker skin tones will look better with this hairstyle. If you have a bright skin tone and you would like to have these big curls, then opt for a brighter color like gold, but mix that gold with black to create a good shade.
50. PLATINUM BLONDE MOHAWK
I will conclude this listing for the best African American Short Hairstyles – 2015 with this blonde Mohawk haircut. We have already seen some example related to this but this time you will dye the all hair with blonde. A Mohawk haircut has become very popular among young women; it is the kind of hairstyle which can make you look a celebrity. So if you need to get some attention from people around you, this is the right hairstyle for you. Remember, it gets dirty very fast so you have to wash it regularly with the right blonde hair shampoo.