5 Hot Short Hairstyles for Black Women

Just gone through a new change in your life? Tired of wearing your hair up on weekends, or is it that blowout or straight, flat-ironed hairstyle you do every day that’s getting you down? Not only is it a new year, but every new, big change in your life deserves a hairstyle update, which means you should treat yourself with a brand new look.

#1 Short and chic is killing the hair game for black women right now

Once dominated by beautiful girls sporting spectacular weaves – the black hair care industry is changing, with many women going back to basics. Nothing says edgy, sexy and stylish like short hair and arched brows and thanks to celebrities like Rihanna, Halle Berry, Pearl Modiadie, Lupita Nyong’o, Lira, Nomuzi Mabena and Nandi Mngoma, short and natural is killing the hair game once again. A form of fashion that marks a certain period in a woman’s life – the perfect short hair should match the shape of your face and enhance your best features, especially the eyes. Out of ideas? Here are 5 of the hottest, top trending short hair cuts for black women.

#1 Bring out your inner sass with the faded glory

If you‘re adventurous with your hair, take a page from Fantasia’s book. Undercuts are hot, especially in the under 30s scene. A flattering style that can look fierce day or night, the faded glory has a way of drawing attention to your entire look, which is why so many women like to complement it with colour.

#2 Radiate sex appeal with chic, short and choppy

Looking to radiate sex appeal, 24 hours a day? A low maintenance cut that suits just about every type of face shape, this classic no-frills shortcut is popular right now. Whether you wear it smooth or messed up with product; this ‘get up and go’ style is super versatile, especially for women on the go.

#3 Add fun, flare and flavour with the asymmetrical angled bob

Want a look that makes a big impression with minimal effort? Try the asymmetrical angled bob. To create the impression of boldness that doesn’t just say “I’m here,” but also proclaims it, this sexy cut is one that can be styled in several ways.

#4 Exude elegance with a smooth pixie cut

If a short bob or asymmetrical is not for you, then try out a low-maintenance short pixie cut. As one of the hottest and trendiest styles today, not only is this style, attractive and eye-catching but most celebrities rock this style daily. From Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna to Jada Pinkett, who has been sporting it for almost a decade, the pixie cut is a versatile look that can be dressed up for nights out and dressed down for days at the office. And it keeps your morning hair routine to a minimum.

#5 Embrace your natural curls and go short and natural

There is no need to straighten your hair or wear a weave to look fabulous. In fact, many black women have embraced their natural locks and wear as they are. Take Nandi Mngoma and Lupita Nyong’o, for instance. Proud of their naturally short hair, these women are doing incredibly well in their careers. Not only was Nandi the face of the short hair revolution in South Africa in 2014, but Lupita is one of Hollywood’s up-and-coming actresses. From a buzz cut to free form curls – if you’re a woman who wants to rock your own natural hair, there are many fashionable cuts that can help you do it.

And there you have it – the 5 hottest, top trending short haircuts for black women.