Great Short Hairstyles Ideas for Black Women

Actress Gabrielle Union shows off her short and sassy shaggy bob. The tapered back helps shape the face and makes this short hairstyle great for women with oval and heart-shaped faces.

Shaggy Bob

Update your short black pixie with a single curl like singer Janelle Monáe. Shape the curl by using hair wax or your favorite edge control product.

Playful Pixie

Model Maria Borges is known for rocking her teeny weeny afro, and she switched it up with a short blowout look. So chic!

Blowout Beauty

Short looks can be super versatile: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross knows a thing or two about easy, protective styles. Keep your braided bun sleek and edges laid without the mess by using an edge control product like her own Pattern Mini Strong Hold Gel.

Braided Bun

Actress Taraji P. Henson's short tousled tresses give off a romantic air. The bias cut helps to show off her highlights and draws attention to her collarbone.

Tousled Tresses

Try flipping out...your hair that is! This sleek look is coming back and singer Saweetie shows us how it's done. The 70s are trending on runways, so it's no surprise that the "70s big hair flip out will be popular this year," Porsche says.

Flip Hairstyle

Actress Issa Rae's glam updo hairstyle has an extra touch of sparkle with gold embellishments. With or without the decorative beads, this Fulani braids look is both regal and fun.

Fulani Braids

Have some fun with your TWA by pinning or braiding the sides into a cute fro-hawk like Issa Rae's.

Pinned-Up Fro-Hawk

Taraji P. Henson smiles as she shows off her easygoing chin-length bob with loose curls. Don't be afraid to separate the curls for added volume.

Loose Curls

Actress Samira Wiley is showstopping in a tapered updo. Blow out your natural hair and twist it up to create a beautiful updo that allows the focus to be on your face.

Updo With Tapered Sides

Let your curls loose with this carefree hairstyle seen on actress Tessa Thompson. For more defined ringlets, part strands and twist small sections around a curling iron.

Curled Bob

Actress Danielle Brooks adds sparkly barrettes to her finger waves for a red carpet-worthy natural hairstyle.

Finger Waves

Pair your curls with intricate cornrows. Actress Regina King mixes it up by tightly braiding one side of her hair and leaving the rest to cascade in beautiful ringlets.

Curls and Cornrows