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Short Hair Styles For Black Women

The great thing about sporting short hairstyles is the fact that you can choose different styles at any time.

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Many African American women today are simply too busy to manage long tresses of hair. So instead they opt for short, manageable hairstyles that can still look trendy and professional. The great thing about sporting short hairstyles is the fact that you can choose different styles at any time. However there are certain things you must consider when you modify your short hairstyles such as:

1. Your burning desire to opt for an immediate change using your own hair, a sexy wig or adding hair extensions to your own hair to create your fantasy, trendy hairstyles.

2. Not only does your hair frame your face but it substantially transforms it. Essentially, you should determinate what shape your face is before selecting a hair change. It may not be one exact type, in fact it will more than likely be a mixture of two or maybe even more but it should bear some sort of resemblance to one more than others.

3. You should select the right trendy hair styles that best adapt to your face, occasion and personality and change your short hairstyles.

4. Always remember to choose your hair color carefully so that it shows off your natural beauty.

Several African American women, who sport short hairstyles, create their own styles. This is quite a good thing as trying out hairstyles at home can give you inspiration to modify your hair look. You can design your own exclusive short hairstyles for wedding, prom or special event of your life without the headache of a hair salon. It is essential that you keep in mind when choosing short hairstyles your skin color, shape of face and texture of hair.

One of the most popular short hairstyles that are still being sported is the Afro. Like many other short hairstyles it is an easy, low maintenance style since there is no need for chemicals. This style has evolved from the days when it was perfectly rounded and pulled out from the head with a pick. In our modern era, an Afro is simply any length of hair that is in its natural state. It can be cared for with a pick or with your fingers.

Another great option that African American women can select is the cropped cut. This features short layers all over the head finger-combed with pomade for moisture and styling control. This is an excellent choice if you color your hair, since hair is trimmed frequently to remove dryness or damage from processing. This look allows for diversity; from cropped very close to the scalp to tight curls.

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Tight Cut

This no-fuss do will get you out the door in seconds. Just add Jane Carter Nourish & Shine and go.

Lovin' Our Natural Hair

This natural will stand up to sweltering heat even when you can't. Brush hair back on one side and secure with large bobby pins or a hair flower.


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Long bangs

Nothing snaps this look into place like a headband, the wear-with-anything piece for all lengths and textures. Check out our affordable designer handmade headbands. Most are made with real pearls and genuine austrian crystals.


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