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9 Short Natural Hairstyles That Are Anything But Basic

Short natural hair is forever versatile. From decorative styles to work-in braids, there’s no end to the levels of switch-up when blessed with short natural hair. But sometimes you need a little extra inspiration when it comes to finding the right look for you. Inspired by the pros of Hollywood and the babes of Instagram, here are the top short natural hairstyles to try right now. These short hairstyles for natural hair work on anyone, so don’t be afraid to try them all.

Best Short Natural Hairstyles

Top Heavy

Short hair is no excuse for shapeless hair. Switch up your look by concentrating volume at the crown and pushing curls upward and outward, like stylist Vernon François does for Lupita Nyong’o.

 

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Avant Garde

Hair besties Nyong’o and François are a never-ending source of short hairstyle inspo. Instead of hiding hair pins, this style brings them into focus in a truly unique way, that you can copy.

 

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Fringetastic

Layers make short hair appear more voluminous—and adding a fringe is the ultimate dimension boosting hack.

 

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Headband Twist

Delicate braids push hair back, functioning as a built-in headband in this style.

Close Cropped

Curls are defined and soft cropped close to the scalp in this always on-trend pixie by Hollywood go-to stylist Lacy Redway.

Faux Hawk

This colorful faux hawk is an unexpected (and relatively easy) way to switch up a short style.

 

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Side Shifter

Concentrate volume to one side of your hair and then switch it up next week, like this iconic look on Felicia Leatherwood.

 

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Hanging Coils

Even if your length is shorter, you can still cheat long curls. These super defined coils are stretched enough to create length, thanks to this motion-boosting cut.

 

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Mesmer-Edged

Extend shorter curls through your edges. These baby hair ringlets are laid and shaped to perfection.

 

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Short is fun and flirty, but sometimes we wish our hair was longer. If you’re having trouble growing out your natural hair, THIS could be the reason why!



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