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African American Hairstyles with Color

Appropriately Handling African American Short Hairstyles

What better way to adopt a look that appears great, is low maintenance and emanates attitude than to go for any one of the many African American short hairstyles? Think African American short hairstylesand hairstyles of celebrities like Rihanna or Tyra Banks would pop up in your mind. These hairstyles are fierce looking and yet they look very trendy and are perfect for those who prefer to wear their hair short.

Cutting it short

African American Short Hairstyles

African American Short Hairstyles


Cutting your hair short so that you can try out African American short hairstyles is not that hard as you just need to understand the texture of your hair and work with it instead of working against it in order to achieve optimum results. You should understand that some styles are just not meant for some hair textures. Whether you have coarse hair, fine hair, thick hair or thin hair you can always work with it and use hair products to achieve the desired look if you cut your hair right.

Some of the things that should be taken into consideration would be to cut one’s hair dry instead of doing it when it is wet and cutting the hair at an angle. Hair magazines, guides, salon tutorials and online videos can be a huge helping hand here.

Coloring short hair for additional oomph

African American Hairstyles with Color

African American Hairstyles with Color


Wearing short hair is trendy, funky and cute by itself, but when you team African American short hairstyles with color then you would be kicking it up a notch. Choose from an array of colors like auburn, pale pink, crimson or bright red for extraordinary results. You can also go for highlights if you don’t feel very adventurous. Purple and royal blue highlights look great on dark hair while pink or blue highlights look good on light hair.

Trying on wigs first

There is no point going to the salon and getting your hair cut short resembling one of those African American hairstyles if you are unsure of how your hair would look when it is short. You do not need to take such risks and you can get a short wig which is close to the hairstyle you want and try it on to see how you would look with short tresses.

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Halle Berry Short Dark Haircut

Short Black Hairstyles: Style Icons to Emulate

The first thing you will want to do when looking for short black hairstyles (or short hairstyles especially made for Black women) is to get a list of style icons to emulate. There are many celebrities whom you can get inspiration from. Some of the big names in the world of short black hairstyles are:

  1. Michelle Obama short hairstyle.
    Michelle Obama Hairstyle

    Michelle Obama Hairstyle

    The ever simple yet stylish wife of President Obama is one of the persons who sport a great looking short hairstyle that you would want to have. Her short, straight hair is something she wears in a lot of White House functions. The look is of wash and wear style thus is very easy to manage.

  1. Fantasia Barrino short hairstyle.
    Fantasia Barrino Dark Curly Hairstyle 2013

    Fantasia Barrino Dark Curly Hairstyle

    This American Idol winner remains to be very popular not only for her singing prowess but for the short black hairstyles she had worn through time. Just recently, she has this rock star punk look that any Black women would want to try. Just some mousse will help enhance the style.

  1. Halle Berry short hairstyle.
    Halle Berry Short Dark Haircut

    Halle Berry Short Dark Haircut

    This Oscar-winning actress never failed to impress when it comes to her short hairstyles. She was once known for having shoulder-leveled straight or curly hair. Later on, she was seen to have a short haircut that perfectly fits her slim and trim body. The good thing about these hairstyles worn by Berry is the fact that they can be straight at one time and curly in another. You simply have a choice.

  1. Chandra Wilson short hairstyle.
    Chandra Wilson Short Dark Curly Hairstyle

    Chandra Wilson Short Dark Curly Hairstyle

    Who will ever fail to include this Grey’s Anatomy star in their list of style icons for short black hairstyles? Obviously, you will emulate the look of this vivacious Hollywood star. There was a time she wore her short hair with fly away tips and at some point, she held the short hair back in a ponytail. Anything simply looks good on her. She also had her own version of the short curly style.

  1. Rihanna short hairstyles.
    Rihanna Short Dark hair styles

    Rihanna Short Dark hair styles

    The controversial singer was once known to project different types of hairstyles. She was most stunning in her bob cut but she looked perfectly awesome in her pixie hairstyle. She can carry every type of hairstyle she wants, that’s for sure.

If you are looking for short black hairstyles, you can begin looking at the haircuts worn by these popular women. Of course, there are yet other stars who you want to consider as inspirations. Take time out to see which of the haircuts sported by these women will look good on you.

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