Have you always wanted to sport those hot short hairstyles for black women? Women of color often feel intimidated by sporting very short hair. But we’re here to tell you that longer isn’t always better; if you’re considering going short, there’s probably a style that will suit your personality and lifestyle. Don’t believe us? Check out how these celebrities pulled off their short, sexy looks.
We love Toni Braxton in long cascading tresses, but when she goes short, her features pop and this style really suits her. If your hair is relaxed, you can bypass the curling iron by pinning it up at night. Naturals can also achieve a similar look by blowing out after a shampoo and deep condition and pinning the hair in Bantu knots. Shake it off in the morning and voilà!
Halle Berry looks good in anything and her hair rarely disappoints. This cropped ‘do shows off her striking looks and cheekbones while the tousled hairline is balanced with long, dangling earrings. This is a sophisticated look for just about any age and face shape. If you want to go deeper, colour the tips for added spunk.
Rihanna took it a step further and flipped the front of her hair and crown into a funky focus point. With faded sides and designer shades to complete the look, you need at least some attitude to pull off this off. But the looks you’ll get will be well worth the effort.
Kandi Buruss is fierce in this multi-toned windswept style. You have to be bold to pull this one off but when worn with confidence, you’ll be unstoppable. Paired with bold hoops as seen here or with any equally daring accessory, this cut will stop everyone in their tracks.
We’ve seen just about everything on Chrisette Michele but short hair really does her beauty more justice. A cute fro is a great choice if you’re transitioning to natural hair and in between textures. Consider copying this look or modifying it by sleeking back the top or installing some cornrows. Colour is everything for this look, so the bolder the style, the more the colour will stand out.
Straight duotone layers frame Keri Hilson’s face, bringing out the singer’s cheekbones and features. This sleek look will complement different face shapes, is best suited for longer necks and is versatile enough for both work and play. Play it up with some fun earrings or get bolder and trim some more.
How short would you go?