We are officially in Summer! As many of us are hitting the beach and traveling, the hair woes of black women grows in the hot and humid season. What’s one option for easier hair maintenance this season? A big chop!

Below is a list of some fabulous, stunning, gorgeous short hair styles for black women we have gathered for this season.

Rock any of these styles at your discretion. 

1. Side Swept Bangs with short hair

Classy, and sleek with a touch of sophistication are a few words to describe the side sweep bangs. What’s great about this style is the fact that it has a special way of highlighting and emphasizing facial features and you can spice it up a notch by changing the hair color. So if you feel daring, you can go for red or maybe blonde for softer effects.

 2. Regular Pixie Cut

The pixie hairdo is amazing, and a classic, for several reasons. There’s the fact that it sits pretty with little maintenance and secondly. And it stays out of your face while accentuating your facial features. So you can apply latest makeup trends knowing your hair won’t get in your way.

 

3. Blonde Pixie 

How about spicing up your pixie hair up do with some coloring?  Go on, try curly blonde pixie.

 

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3. Mohawk

If you’re a lady who loves to look daring with a touch of fabulous, then go on and lower the sides of your hair while leaving the top voluminous

  4. Shaved Head 

Get your hair as low as you can for extremely low hair maintenance. 

 

5. Timeless And Fashionable Bob

The bob has been around for quite some time, and we dare say that it’s not bowing out anytime soon. Celebrities like Rihanna have effortlessly pulled off the classy bob look effortlessly. 

6. Short Wavy Bob

We simply nickname this the bob with some swag. All you have to do to get this look is to inform your stylist to touch up your regular bob by adding some waves to it. 

7. Bob with deep side swoop 

Looking out for a style that takes your appeal through the roof and screams grown woman?Try twinning with Gabrielle in her recent hair cut. It’s a classy bob with a deep side swoop. And it mixes the wavy bob too. 

8. The Bantu Knot

Ready for some fun in the sun? Try the bantu knot on your short to medium length hair. 

 

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9. A Short Natural Hair With Bright Coloring

If you are looking for something that screams unique and beautiful, then you can let your natural hair grow into a low afro and dye it into whatever bright color you love. 

10.   Angled Bob

If you have thick mane and you are looking for the perfect hairstyle, then angled bobs would be just perfect. 

 11. The Undercut

This hairstyle was rocked by RiRi herself, and she looked terrific. To twin with her, simply keep the sides short and the top voluminous and long with glorious curls.

12. Asymmetrical Bob

Similar to the other Bob hairstyles, but taking the asymmetry to a whole other level. 

 

13. High-Low Bob

Short on the back, long on the front gives you high bob cut. 

14. Short Afro

Why not keep it simple with a classic: short afro! 

15. Short Hair With Chopped Layers

All you need to do for this look is to comb your hair back, give it a big cut and ensure it has layers running from front to back.

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16. Faded Glory Cut

Don’t let the name scare you. This style is much like the Mohawk except that the top should be a lot more voluminous and should have glorious curls and highlights. Remember to cut the hair at the back slightly lower than the top frontal hair.

 

17. Curly Pixie Mohawk

Instead of shaving your sides like the Mohawk, just slightly lower them and sleek them down. Ensure to introduce some waves.

18. Full Fro 

Your midsize afro can be picked to perfection or left to look a little messy. Either way, it’s a knockout, and classic, style for black women with short hair. 

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19. Platinum bowl cut

Oh, you thought the bowl cut was for kids? Nope, it’s for everybody. Add a sparking platinum to it and it’s a winner! 

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20. Afro with Fade

Afro in the middle, fade on the edges! Give a classic afro an edge with a nice fade. 

21. Curly Afro with Designed Edges 

For this style, keep your top hair longer in order to curl it. Then the sides get shaved and a design can be added for extra flare. 

21. Low cut with design 

The cut is lower and the design is more pronounced in this style. 

 

22. Short Dread Locks, aka Baby Locks

Who said read locks have to be long? You can keep yours nice and short. 

23. Tapered Cuts With Crisp Edges

You will need a barber for this one. Taper your sides, get crisp edges and leave the top with hair enough to do some jelly curls. This can be rocked with short to medium length hair. 

 

24. Feathered Side Swept Pixie Cut

Make your pixie cut slightly longer than usual and create feathered layers at the front.

25.   Faux Hawk Haircut

This style has daring written all over it. To achieve it, lower your sides and the back. Let some curved edges drop at the sides of your ears. Then let the top stand just like punk rockers, or let your natural hair tumble to one side. 

 

26.  A Bob With Bangs

This would always be a timeless and chic classic that is capable of making you all shades of fabulous.

 

27. Spiky Pixie

Halle berry made this look popular years ago and it remains a popular one. 

 28. Short & Violet 

Let that inner colorfulness shine through your hair! This is a great hair color for black women too. 

29. Tight curls with bangs

Fun and flirtatious, this style is perfect for black women with short or medium length curly hair. 

30. Blonde Pixie with Curls

If platinum blonde is the color of your choice, try this pixie cut and incorporate some curls for volume and fun. 

31. Side-parted Afro

Add a part to a classic style for some extra flare. 

32. Short twists

This protective hairstyle is perfect short natural hairstyle for black women. Rock it when you want to give your hair a break from daily maintenance. Or, it can be a permanent style! 

33. Waves for days! 

Let the waves shine! This is a great way to keep your super short hairstyle interesting.  

Let us know which short hairstyle for black women you love in the comments below. 

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Roman Debotch is a filmmaker, photographer, and co-founder of blackexcellence.com. Through the platform that is Black Excellence, she has been able to marry her passion for story telling with her passion for issues affecting the black community. Roman earned her B.A. in Film and TV Studies and ventured into the world of video production after college. She produced music, corporate, and event videos for years before co-founding BlackExcellence.com. Since then, she has been working as a contributor to the platform as well as continuing her video production business. The very limited time Roman is away from either writing or shooting a video, she can be found hiking or enjoying one of Southern California's beautiful beaches.

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