Let’s explore short haircut options for Black women’s natural hair, relaxed hair, and other options. Whether you’re looking for a bold new style or a classic cut, short hair can be both versatile and chic. In this post, we’ll cover 7 trendy short haircut ideas and provide tips on how to maintain your fabulous new look.


Why Short Hair?

Short haircuts offer a lot of benefits:

  • Low Maintenance: Easier to manage and style daily.
  • Versatility: Multiple styling options, from sleek to textured.
  • Healthier Hair: Removing damaged ends promotes healthier hair growth.

My Personal Short Hair Journey

Last summer, I had extremely damaged relaxed hair with severe breakage. I was forced to cut it all off and go for a really short hairstyle. Having always had long hair and the ability to wear weave if I wanted, I was nervous and a bit dismayed about getting such a short cut—a style I had never worn before.

However, I ended up looking nice with it, and my sister showered me with compliments about my hair, which made me feel better about it. I also got clip-ins that I could still clip around my hair, which looked good with my bangs, so I could still have a long hair look if I wanted to. I loved that for me! Special thanks to Sandra from Perfektion Hair Salon in Houston for giving me the cut that allowed me to slay through my summer trip through Europe.

10 Short Hair Cut Ideas for Black Women

Choosing the right wig brand is essential for ensuring a natural look and feel. Here are some top wig brands that cater specifically to the needs of white women:

1. Tapered Cut with Loose Curls

    • A tapered cut features longer hair on top with shorter sides and back. This style is perfect for adding volume and height.
    • Maintenance Tip: Regular trims every 4-6 weeks to maintain the shape.This gorgeous hairstyle can be managed by using rollers at night, then putting a silk or satin head covering on at night before you sleep. 

2. Tapered Cut with The Side Swoosh

Arguably the side swoosh with short size or variations of this hairstyle is the most popular black community right now. Just beautiful. If you’re in Houston, TX book an appointment at Perfektion Hair Salon that can do this style really well! 

3. Pixie Cut

Bringing back 1920 vibes, this hair style never gets old. 

4. Afro


    • Embrace your natural texture with a short afro. This style is both bold and beautiful.
    • Experiment with different colors on short, natural hairstyles. Blonde is always popular! 
    • Maintenance Tip: Keep your afro moisturized and detangled with a leave-in conditioner, oils, and hair lotions and a wide-tooth comb.

5. Faux Hawk

Faux Hawk

    • The faux hawk adds edge with a longer strip of hair down the middle and shorter sides.
    • Maintenance Tip: Use a strong-hold gel to style the central section upward.

7. Finger Waves

  • Finger waves offer a vintage, glamorous look. This style is perfect for formal occasions.
  • Maintenance Tip: Use a styling gel and a fine-tooth comb to create the waves, and cover with a silk scarf at night.

8. Curly Bob

    • A curly bob provides a playful, voluminous look. It works well with natural curls.
    • Maintenance Tip: Define curls with a curl cream and refresh with a water spray bottle.

Video on Best Short Hairstyles for Black Women

How to Maintain Short Hair Cuts

Maintaining short hair requires regular care to keep it looking fresh and healthy. Here are some tips:

  • Regular Trims: Schedule trims every 4-6 weeks to maintain the shape and prevent split ends.
  • Moisturize: Short hair still needs moisture. Use leave-in conditioners and oils to keep your hair hydrated.
  • Protect at Night: Use a silk or satin pillowcase or wrap your hair in a silk scarf to reduce friction and breakage.
  • Gentle Cleansing: Avoid harsh shampoos. Opt for sulfate-free shampoos that won’t strip your hair of its natural oils.
  • Styling Products: Choose products that suit your hair type and desired style. Light gels, curl creams, and mousses can help achieve different looks.

Final Thoughts


Investing in a high-quality wig can make a significant difference in your overall appearance and confidence. Avoid the temptation of low-quality options from unreliable sources like TikTok, and instead, opt for reputable brands and sellers. The Lativ Blonde Wig With Bangs is a fantastic choice for white women looking for a stylish, comfortable, and durable wig.

For more hair care tips, styles, and recommendations, stay tuned to the Perfektion Hair Salon blog. If you have any questions or need personalized advice, feel free to reach out to us. Happy styling!

Visit Us! We’re here to help you achieve your hair goals and keep your locks looking fabulous. Visit Perfektion Hair Salon for all your hair care needs.

Location: 10910 Cullen Blvd suite c, Houston, TX 77047
Contact: (832) 874-5070
Website: https://www.perfektionhair.com/

Thank you for being part of the Perfektion Hair Salon family. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Warm regards,
The Perfektion Hair Salon Team