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While many African-American women go through great lengths (pun intended) to have long hair, plenty of sisters still understand that short styles can be sassy and Hot. A short ‘do is a great choice for women who have trouble growing their hair, for those who want something a little more low-maintenance or for anyone who wants to make a bold and beautiful statement.

The ‘Halle’

When Halle Berry burst on to the scene in the early 1990s, she popularized a modern version of the ‘pixie’ haircut that had been long ignored by African American women; the screen siren later admitted that she chose the short chop in order to make her stand out from the many Black actresses wearing long, flowing tresses. Some 20 years later, Berry’s signature style is a classic choice for African American women.

The Caesar

Many women have adopted the classic style that African American men have been rocking for decades, proving that what’s good for the gander can be fly on the goose. The Caesar is a dark, even low-cut that is bold and very low maintenance. Women can save a ton on styling appointments by checking out the local African American barber shop and getting their Caesars, fades or baldies trimmed there.

The Baby ‘Fro

A teeny-weeny Afro is a great style choice for African-American women who have decided to go natural and would rather make a big chop than to grow out their relaxers. The baby ‘fro can be picked out, worn curly or finger-twisted into funky kinks and coils.Be sure to moisturize your Afro adequately, as African American women can be prone to dry scalp and breakage.

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