25 Groovy Short Natural Hairstyles For Black Women

Black women have innate incredible hair texture that sets them apart from others in an illustrious manner. Natural hairstyles for black women include neatest braids, tight curls and exotic volume. They weave their dreadlocks in a fantastic way and carry them with utter zing.

These days with modern hair products and tools you can further groom your thick tight curls for atypical styling options. Black women hairstyles offer wide array of choices for short, medium and long hair. Take a look at 25 examples below for some cool ideas on Short Natural Hairstyles For Black Women.

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Cute Girl With Side Parted Short Black Hair

Perfect side bang on her straightened hair giving a nice edge to her sharp facial features.

Cute Girl With Side Parted Short Black Hair

Cute Girl With Side Parted Short Black Hair

Grace And Beauty

Conditioned curls let to fall loosely for a natural glory.

Grace And Beauty

Grace And Beauty

Girl In Surprise

Loosely straightened hair for settling down the volume to a slight extent.

Girl In Surprise

Girl In Surprise

Black Beauty For B Movie

Fluffy dreadlocks cut in medium-length for a retro-chic style.

Black Beauty For B Movie

Black Beauty For B Movie

Afro

Sizzling thick curly hair with lots of volume and natural oomph.

Afro

Afro

Curly Brown Hair

Fresh looking short curly ringlets treated with glossy caramel highlights.

Curly Brown Hair

Curly Brown Hair

Bana woman

Ethnic tribal Afro-style of keeping braided dreadlocks.

Bana woman

Bana woman

Tightly Pulled Short Black Hair

Tightly pulled back short hair reflecting the roots of their incredible hippy style.

Tightly Pulled Short Black Hair

Tightly Pulled Short Black Hair

Bev Hair

Neatest thick layers set tightly touching the scalp with a long lock hanging behind the ear.

Bev Hair

Bev Hair

Black Hair With Small Curls

Nice tight curly locks forming natural spikes and great volume.

Black Hair With Small Curls

Black Hair With Small Curls

Girl With Stick Fan

Cool bushy mane cropped upwards in buzz-cut style close to the scalp.

Girl With Stick Fan

Girl With Stick Fan

Happy Lady

Crisp cropped hair for a neat and clean appearance of the dreadlocks.

Happy Lady

Happy Lady

Front Braids

Short curly hair styled at front with braids pulled back in corn rows pattern.

Front Braids

TFront Braids

Dominique Ladybug Mitchell Mua

Long fac- cut can be bedazzled with this neatly cropped close to scalp curly hairstyle.

Dominique Ladybug Mitchell Mua

Dominique Ladybug Mitchell Mua

Side Parted Blonde Hair

Short layered angled front bang with back hair slightly tapered at top.

Side Parted Blonde Hair

Side Parted Blonde Hair

AfriCanada Beauty

Thick Afro-hair straightened to create a clean chin-length bob.

AfriCanada Beauty

AfriCanada Beauty

Paopu

Asymmetric layers on loose curly short hair.

Paopu

Paopu

Braided Short Hair

Long braids woven close to scalp all over the head in zigzag pattern.

Braided Short Hair

Braided Short Hair

Short Curled Hair

Great looking short-length effect for springy curls effect.

Short Curled Hair

Short Curled Hair

Angled Bang

Cool pixie style short hairstyle with angled front bang.

Angled Bang

Angled Bang

Barbie Doll Haircut

Chic looking bun hairstyle with immense volume and striking zing.

Barbie Doll Haircut

Barbie Doll Haircut

Miss Black Britain

Straightened, textured and layered hairs to settle down the volume for a sophisticated look.

Miss Black Britain

Miss Black Britain

Beauty With Grace

Gorgeous pixie short hairstyle with neat spiky effect on top and soft fringes on forehead.

Beauty With Grace

Beauty With Grace

Standing Black Hair

Awesome blow-waved thick curly standing bangs for striking bounce.

Standing Black Hair

Standing Black Hair

Miss Lea Hairstyle

Corn-row braids at back head with front-inclined fringes towards forehead.

Miss Lea Hairstyle

Miss Lea Hairstyle

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  • http://www.geekandblogger.com Pavan Somu

    Hairstyles on black women look best when they are left natural. Some of them are really funny. I can’t stop laughing.

    • Cee Cee

      Pavan Somu, that is a silly statement that some that some of the hairstyles are funny to you. That was something you could of left out. Have some respect for cultural diversity. How would you like it if I (not that I ever would, I am a cultural anthropology major) say that particular styles of hair and dress from your country was funny to me?

    • cheryl

      Pavan. They are not meant to be funny. No one here is laughing at your culture! Leave your racist comments for your friends and don’t insult black women.

    • boodafo

      u can shut up because we are a beautiful race and go with any race.so apparently we aren’t funny to them.

    • Missv

      I’m a black woman and I agree with Pavan. I’ve been natural for a years and some of these styles are simply a hit mess, most are beautiful but for example ‘ girl in surprise’ I don’t find that to be a nice style. I love curly fros I love braids. But natural or not have some style.

  • Marie

    We Black people can do so many different things to our hair, more than any other race. We wear our styles proudly and to hell with anyone who think they look funny. It’s a Black thing they just don’t understand and why waste time trying to explain it.

  • Queen V

    Pavan, what a ignorant and contadictal remark. In one breath you say that black hairstyles look best on women when natural and then in the other breath you say they look funny which tells me that you are a confused person! There is a saying that says ” it’s best to keep your mouth closed and people think you are a fool, than to open your mouth and prove them right.” Black is beautiful !!!

  • nicole

    Im glad to see this site my 15 year old has decided to go natural this is day two…day one was hard for her. She chose to wear the natural afro just as it was. The minute she walkwd in class her peers laughed at her, of couse she was irritated but she made it through the day. This morning we woke up and i decide to find her some styles she might like and we ran into this page. Needless to say she is more confident in her choice and i am proud of her.

  • Bee

    I’m a black woman who loves to wear her hair naturally and I’m not offended by what Pavan said at all. In fact I agree with him, I couldn’t stop laughing at some of the styles either and wondered whether the ones taken of people in their bedrooms were seriously meant to inspire true black women to sport our beautiful locks or whether they were just a mistake. I mean, look at ‘girl in surprise’ are they being serious? That hair is in such incredibly bad condition as well as ‘Papau’.
    The African styles are truly an inspiration though so beautiful. I really think the people who have either misread or misinterpreted Pavan’s comment need to look inside themselves and turn those insecurities on their head.

  • Bee

    Additionally, the people who run this site should ensure the styles shown are with healthy hair (should go without saying!). I’d rather see a cool funky short Afro style than an over processed mess with split ends that the writer has the audacity to call ‘groovy’.
    If you don’t know about black hair then you shouldn’t blog about it period. Better that than promoting an unhealthy head of hair as a good move, it’s just incredibly ignorant. I’m surprised and irritated that none of the previous comments reflect this.
    I myself have an Afro which I trim regularly to ensure the healthy hair flourishes. Our hair is beautiful but we must ensure that we promote healthy natural short styles – NOT damaged hair as a positive image. Won’t be surprised if this comment doesn’t get approved as the truth hurts sometimes.

    • NaturalBeauty

      THANK YOU

    • Veggie 210

      Amean Bee! Amen………

    • Ezichi

      Thank you Bee. It’s so rare these days to find people who go on their natural hair without having unnecessary insecurities. It was like you read my mind, I completely agree with everything you’ve said! Oh, and with Pavan’s comment as well.

    • Barbara Lewis

      @ BEE, I WHOLE HEARTLY AGREE WITH YOU. HEALTHY HAIR IS A MUST JUST BC YOU DECIDE TO GO NATURAL DOES NOT MEAN YOU DON’T HAVE TO MAINTAIN YOUR HAIR. IT IS A MUST TO CONDITION, CUT,TRIM AND WASH YOUR HAIR. IT’S NO DIFFERENT THAN MAINTAINING A PERM. I HAVE BEEN NATURAL FOR WHILE AND MY DAUGHTER IS ALSO, WOULDN’T CHANGE FOR ANYTHING BC IT’S BEAUTIFUL.

    • Melody

      I AGREE!!!!

  • Veggie 210

    Amen Bee! Amen…….

  • jessi

    I just decided to go natural,surprisingly I love my hair the texture and everything.I will encourage any one who is considering going natural just do it your hair deserve to be healthy.

  • Babela

    This page and hairstyles are very poor examples of black hair and half of them are processed hair not natural. Try again.

    • Nina

      I have been natural for about two years. I have had some days when I did not know wha to do with my hair. It has looked like really wild at times and then again okay. I am determined not to go back to a perm. I was looking for ideas just to see what other women are doing. Some of the styles are I have worn before when I’m trying to find something to do with my hair. I think we as black women who have all kinds of different textures of hair do have options. The texure of your hair has a lot to do with how the style comes out. A bad hair do is not what any women wants I would think but like myself moving from a perm to natural may be a task. So a hair do that looks like an electrical shock or uneven is a what the hair is going through to get back to its natural beauty.

  • Jessica

    I came to this site because I’m just getting used to wearing my natural hair, and trying to figure out how to make it look nice. I think we all need to learn to ignore negative comments, guys. Usually people like that are just looking for attention. Let’s not give it to them. :-)