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50 Unique Natural Hairstyles for Short Hair

There was a time when women with natural hair tried to hide their manes, but now they embrace their textured curls and proudly try different hairstyles. Many of them choose to cut their hair pretty short, and the result is breathtaking. We know it’s a bold step, but after a quick look at the hairstyles below, you’ll want to have short natural hair too.

1. Short Sides Long Top Curls

If you desperately need these curls, conditioners, masks, and oils are your best buddies!

Are you tired of spending so much time fixing your hair, styling it, going to hair salons? Take a look at these impressive short haircuts and styles for natural hair and you’ll crave for a radical change. Why? Because they are AWESOME!

There was a time when women with natural hair tried to hide their manes, but now they embrace their textured curls and proudly try different hairstyles. Many of them choose to cut their hair pretty short, and the result is breathtaking. We know it’s a bold step, but after a quick look at the hairstyles below, you’ll want to have short natural hair too.

1. Short Sides Long Top Curls

If you desperately need these curls, conditioners, masks, and oils are your best buddies!

2. Highlighted Curls

Don’t be jealous of this girl, all you need to do is to book an appointment at your salon and show them this picture. You’ll love the result!

3. Extra Short Natural Hairstyle

No need to worry about your hair in the morning with this haircut. Moisturize it well, and you’re good to go!

4. Short Caramel Taper

That razored line is a little edgy detail to give you a glamorous look. Another advantage is that you can enjoy quick hairstyles and stop losing precious time in front of your mirror every day.

5. Textured Natural Coils

Detangle your hair with a brush and start moisturizing. Try twist out curls with a side part for a neat and chic hairstyle suitable for work and play.

6. Wrapping Flat Twists for Short Hair

Do you want your hair to grow faster? A protective hairstyle is what some stylists recommend. Others say that such a thing doesn’t exist. What do you think?

7. Thin Side Twists and Kinky Curls

A hairstyle like that is suitable for everyday activities but also parties with your friends, and you can do it yourself!

8. Tapered Hairstyle with Finger Waves

These are perfect if you like keeping your hair short, and they’re not that hard to create.

9. Short Natural Golden Blonde Hair

Why hide your loops when you can highlight them in such a showy way? Add a single braid on one or each side for a complete makeover.

10. Curly Mohawk with Buzzed Sides

Don’t be afraid to cut your hair short! A curly Mohawk with shaved sides like this one is super-comfortable to wear.

11. Afro Puff with Twist Out Curls

With these defined curls, sleek edges and a couple of eye-catching accessories people won’t be able to take their eyes off you!

12. Bright Copper Hairstyle

This color is eye-popping! If you want to make a radical transformation, why not try a look like this?

13. Short Natural Waves

Those easy natural curls blend perfectly with nape-to-crown flat twists.

14. Natural Pineapple Updo

A good idea is decorate your braids with some jewelry. You’ll stand out from the crowd even more!

15. Simple Twists Hairstyle

A neat back and dynamic top provides a convenient and cool hairstyle. Twist that black hair, girl, it looks incredible!

16. Two-Tone Blonde Natural Undercut

Those highlighted curls are so perfect! If you are ready to bleach and shine, do it!

17. Easy Short Natural Curls

Loops at their finest! Rod set curls of varied sizes can do magic, as we can see in this example.

18. Puffy Tapered Cut

This curly ‘fro might be the solution to all of your natural hair problems.

19. Undercut and Twist Out Curls

It’s a challenge to manage 4c hair, isn’t it? Moisturize your hair and discover the beauty of twist outs. It will take some time, but after that, you’ll definitely enjoy the look of your curls!

20. Copper Twists with Undershave

Finger coils and a side shave have never looked better together! For a more memorable effect, keep your roots dark and dye your lengths.

21. Bob Length Natural Spiral Curls

Twist hairstyles are something you surely need! Everybody loves them, tries them and looks fantastic with them.

22. Black Natural Hair with Braided Sides

Short natural curly hair seems hard to handle but not if you pick the right hairstyle!

23. Thick Nape Braids

Try braiding your back hair and create some lovely loops in front. Believe us, the result will be mesmerizing!

24. Tri-Color Red Natural Style

Why have a regular look when you can always pick the colors you like and mix them up! You go, girl!

25. Thin Swoopy Braids

African American hair can give you quite a struggle. Braiding parts of your hair always comes in handy, and the effect is marvelous.

26. Braided Sides and Purple Curls

Tired of old-fashioned braids? Add a pinch of color? Dye the ends of your hair leaving the roots natural.

27. Updo with Upswept Cornrows

Braiding is so popular right now, and everybody wants a piece of it. Why wouldn’t you, the curvy braids look so cute!

28. Wash and Go Hairstyle

Who says that if you have short curly hair, there’s not much to do with it? Take a look at this fantastic short haircut with line up!

29. Fade with Design

Want to spice up things a little bit? If you have very short hair, you can make some designs on the sides and back, and you’ll change your boring haircut.

30. Braids and Bantu Knots

Such a nice mix, isn’t it? The knots are the cherry on top!

31. Braided Mohawk

Braid some stylish cornrows on the sides to spice up your curly Mohawk. Give your curls some texture, and you will fall in love with this hairstyle.

32. Flat Twist Updo

Get your ends dyed, twist your hair vertically up and adorn with colored curls. Charming! You won’t need and won’t want another hairdo for a couple of weeks.

33. Crochet Braids

Hair extensions can be a real aid when you want to recreate certain hairstyles. It looks so perfect! Tell us what you think!

Short Upswept Crochet Braids
By Ntia

34. Short Textured Hair

Short is sexy! The key for a mane like this is hydration. Cut it, dye it, and always keep your hair moisturized.

35. Mohawk with Criss-Cross Sides and Cuffs

Yes, natural hair is versatile and the proof is the picture below! Don’t forget, jewelry always makes a difference. Balance the sleek criss-cross strands on the sides with natural curls, and you’ll get an incredible hairstyle.

36. Flat Twists to Faux Bangs

This hairstyle is not only too cute, but it’s also very glam and easy to maintain.

37. Colored Top with Dark Back

Now it’s time for tight curls! It takes some time to get this tapered cut and color but look at her! She’s definitely wearing her hair like a crown! And with a hairstyle like this, so should you!

38. Mix and Match Burgundy Twists

Blending braids with twists featuring burgundy ends is a mere pleasure! If you’re tired of a regular hairstyle, give this mix a try.

39. Rich Natural Curls

Your mane looks beautiful when your curls are well defined. And of course you need a structured cut.

40. Short Dark to Blonde Ombre Curls

She looks impressive, doesn’t she? Ombre makes real miracles on any haircut, hair type and skin tone!

41. Edgy Blonde Hairstyle

Dare to be different, get out of your comfort zone! This light blonde taper is a thing you won’t regret!

42. Short Thick Cut with Undercut

Never been to a barber? Maybe it’s just the right moment to do that! The combination of the sharp design and those thick curls is outstanding. It’s a bold solution but why not try it?

43. Twisted Protective Style

This updo is perfect as a protective style! The pattern is incredible and you’ll get a break from your unmanageable hair.

44. Pigtail Buns with a Nape Design

A barber can help you get any design you want. You can style two buns, braid hair up, twist it, or even cover it if you don’t want to draw attention.

45. Voluminous Curls and Twisted Sides

Those curls are a pleasure to see! They look astonishing, fresh and perfect for a night out or a day at the office.

46. Black “Big Chop” Hairstyle

It takes a lot of courage to cut your hair this short, but it also comes with some advantages: easy to wash, dry and hydrate.

47. Tall Curly Combover Hairstyle

Want to jazz up your hair with color and a new shape? Here’s a mix of short sides and a tall highlighted top you can replicate.

48. Neat Haircut with a Shaved Design

Consider a stylish makeover for your short natural hair. That pattern is eye-popping, indeed.

49. Short Haircut with Tapered Sides

In this picture, it’s not only that the haircut is amazing, but also the awesome highlighted curly top!

50. Brightly-Colored Short Length Hair

If you’re sick of your regular color, try something brighter while your hair is short. Will it be copper, auburn or blonde?

Yes, natural hair is not the easiest thing to have! But women all over the world have embraced their rich manes and created astonishing hairstyles. Whether it’s long or short natural hair, the opportunities of having a perfect style are encouraging. Braids, twists, razor designs, colored curls – all these fit perfectly.

by Andreea Haba
She is social media enthusiast and loves everything that goes hand in hand with that. Since high school, writing is one of her passions and that's what got her into PR and social media area. She loves animals, has two dogs and enjoys any moment she can spend reading. When it comes to hairstyling, she loves bright colors and she's not afraid of changes.