Cute hairstyles for short hair on black women

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Cute hairstyles for short hair on black women
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Although long hair is often thought to be sexy, some of the most attractive hairstyles are that of short hair on black women. These looks may be hard to pull off, but if successful, there is nothing more eye-catching than a sassy, short haircut.


Whether you consider short hair to be a chin length pixie cut or a simple bob, short hairstyles have become increasingly popular and have even turned some black women into style icons.

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Some of the most emulated short haircuts are that of African-American women. The names Halle Berry and Rihanna immediately conjure thoughts of great hairstyles. In fact, although Berry has parted ways with her short hair, the style is still one of the most coveted, according to

The look Berry debuted in 2006 is still relevant and incredibly striking today. A pixie cut with a bit of fierceness, this haircut is not for the self-conscious or the less daring of women. But it can look incredible on most face shapes.

Cute hairstyles for short hair on black women
Halle Barry debuted a short hairstyle look in 2006.


Don't be afraid of change. If there is anything that women like Rihanna have taught us, it is that no short haircut should be ruled out. Whether it is a bob with heavy fringe, an asymmetric chin-grazing style, or her infamous super-short style, Rihanna proves that short hairstyles can come in many varieties. Again, these is not for the faint of heart, but the dramatic bang complements eyes and cheekbones well.


Don't worry that short hair is not right for your face shape, body size or hair type. There is a cut out there for everyone. If a pixie cut won't work for you, try a bold and daring bob, ala Mary J. Blige. This hairstyle can work for women of all sizes and can be done with either highlights or fringe to set you apart.

Cute hairstyles for short hair on black women
Mary J. Blige is a model for the bob cut.


Many famous and undeniably gorgeous black women have become hairstyle icons because of their short styles. Magazines like "Essence" name women like Rihanna their "It" girl of the month because of their chic hair and impeccable style. They also feature articles on women like Solange Knowles, who is taking the short hair cut one step further with a clean, buzz cut. Hairstyles like pixie cuts, chin-length bobs and mohawk-esque cuts have been made famous by celebrities and can inspire black women to keep it short and sweet.

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