Short Hairstyles for Black Hair: Nia Long's Fantastic Fringe
Long hair isn't everyone's dream, believe it or not. Some women are more than satisfied sporting a fierce short 'do, especially when it flatters them so well, as these styles demonstrate. When choosing to go short, you'll be much happier with your overall look if you select a cut that complements your face shape, and works with your hair's texture and thickness. Consider this a good time to consult with a qualified professional who's well-versed in creating great cuts.
Nia Long's look takes advantage of longer bang lengths, which can be brushed forward or back.
Halle Berry Look #1
Halle Berry has worn a multitude of short hairstyles over the years -- so much so that women go into the salon asking for that "Halle Berry cut." In recent years, her short 'dos have evolved into slightly shorter lengths than she wore at the beginning of her career, but they're no less stylish. This chic cut demonstrates how to achieve textural interest with just inches of hair at the crown.
Halle Berry Look #2
Create different styles from one basic cut. Here, Halle Berry combs front lengths up and away from her forehead, while also piecing out top lengths in a seemingly random way. It's perfectly "done" while looking like she didn't try too hard.
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Malinda Williams' Perfect Pixie
Pixie cuts can be surprisingly flattering to a range of face shapes, including round and square faces alike. Malinda Williams has more of an oval shape, so she can wear just about any hairstyle and look great in it. This head-hugging pixie is not only adorable, it's low-maintenance.
Eva Pigford's Platinum Crop
Another celebrity well known for rocking short 'dos, Eva Pigford plays up this chic crop nicely with a complementary color. Hair this short can be low-maintenance on a daily basis, so plan on wrapping it at night and combing through in the morning. However, regular visits to the salon will be in order; you'll need routine trims to maintain the shape and, if you relax your hair to achieve a straight texture, you'll probably need more frequent touch-ups than every eight to twelve weeks.
Selita Ebanks Two-toned Style
As a model, Selita Ebanks has to be versatile with her looks, and she does a good job going from long to short locks with ease. A neat part allows her to slick back hair on one side, while letting the other side fall forward.