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9 Ultimate High Impact Hairstyles For Short Hair

9 Ultimate High Impact Hairstyles For Short Hair

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t comes as no surprise that short hairstyles are some of the edgiest hairdos for Black women, especially when you’re on the quest to make an unforgettable statement. In addition to their high-impact appeal, these hairstyles for short hair are also timeless and are perfect for the girl who’s always on the go with little time for grooming longer lengths. Plus, they can be styled neatly or left strategically messy depending on the occasion and outfit of choice.

While there are several short hairstyles for Black hair to choose from, not all are universally appealing. That is to say, a particular hairstyle may look great on one and totally horrible on another lady. This is why it’s imperative to take your face shape into consideration before opting for that big chop. For example, a buzz cut looks incredible on square faces, but that same face doesn’t fare so well in blunt bobs as it hits the chin; accentuating the jaw to create a boxy effect.

On the other hand, there are also hairstyles for short hair that flatter all faces like bantu knots. Bantu has become one of the most dominating tresses women with short hair revert to, and for good reason. Regardless of how short your hair is, you can rock this hairdo effortlessly and they can also be updated to match your personality. For example, it’s not unlikely to switch up your look with colors, textures, accessories, and everything in between. The results are refreshingly individualistic!

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Of course, not every woman is lucky to have short hair that she would currently love to experiment with or is ready to chop her hair. Not to worry, as you can still enjoy the glam of short hairstyles by opting for weaves and wigs to achieve your desired look. Ready to experiment with short hairstyles?

Check out the top 5 edgy short hairstyles for black hair to explore in 2022…

#1. Crew cut

Gone are the days when this hairstyle was reserved for just the guys. Today, celebs and influencers alike are exploring their edgy side with the crew cut. The tapered sides, especially when faded add a lengthening effect to the chin, thus, making your face longer than it already is. This is certainly great news for the girl with a round face.

 
 
 
 
 
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#2. Pixie

The tried and trusted pixie is an edgy, yet darling hairstyle perfect for short hair. In my opinion, what makes this option great for short hair is how effortlessly it balances high impact with femininity. Very few hairdos can compete with that which makes a pixie cut one of the first point-of-call for ladies opting for a chop. Pixie is one of those universal hairstyles that flatter almost all face shapes including oval, square, and heart-shaped faces. However, it steals more points on round face shapes because it provides angles, which can soften the face’s roundness.

 
 
 
 
 
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#3. Blunt bob

Through the course of several years, bobs have stayed loyal to women irrespective of how often they’ve been updated. These updates have taken varying tones, blends, and of course, cuts. One of such variations is the blunt bob — a miracle for oval faces! This edgy hairstyle for short hair commands an air of glamour that adds an instant refinement to any ensemble. This means that when you go blunt, you don’t need to sacrifice glam. 

 
 
 
 
 
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#4. Bantu knots

Tell me that you’re pro-African without actually saying it? Yeah, Bantu knots should be the answer! This African-inspired hairdo is not only edgy and trendy but it also protects your natural hair. Yes, you read that right! You can make all the statements you want and still lock in much-needed moisture in your hair. It definitely is a colossal win-win situation.

 
 
 
 
 
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#5. Buzzcut

How low can you go? If real low is the goal and you’re daring enough to pull off a table-shattering look, then the buzzcut has your name written all over it. This short hairstyle is by far the easiest to manage as all you need is your daily moisturizer, a small comb, and you’re good to go. If you’re feeling fierce, have your barber add some creative details to your cut like swirly lines, steps, and even drawings. No holds barred!

 
 
 
 
 
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#6Finger waves

 
 
 
 
 
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#7Baldie

 
 
 
 
 
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#8‘fro chop

 
 
 
 
 
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#9Natural Jheri curl

 
 
 
 
 
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