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Go Black: Short Cuts for Black Hair

Hairdos for Short, Black Hair
Elegant, cool, modern: Black is eclipsing the rival hair colours blonde, brown and red – especially when it comes to short cuts (seen with the designer label N°21)
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Black beauties! Black hair is THE eye catcher, and not only in Snow White length – trendy short cuts are just as popular in dark! Find out what makes short cuts in black stand out, how to get a feminine look and how to care for short black hair:

  • Cleopatra, Coco Chanel and Dita von Teese – these women not only share a sense of beauty but also their hair colour: Black! Sophisticated, exclusive and mysterious: Black hair stands for strong women who know exactly what they want – and usually get it too. Be it a kingdom, a fashion empire or international triumph. Keep going and never stop is their motto. Who wouldn’t want to gain a bit of the self-confidence exhibited by these black beauties? Yet the ladies in black can also afford to lose something – by cutting their hair. A cool short cut is almost better to highlight the ambitious character of the black beauties than a long, magical Snow White mane.

  • Short Cut: Black Deluxe

    With dark hair it is very important for the hairdo not to be too dominant, overwhelming the face. This makes a short cut ideal, balancing the powerful black haired look. Clear cuts (such as the blunt cut) and shapes (like the geometrical cut) also work perfectly with dark hues since the structure of the cut is more striking and intensive compared for example to light hair. Black beauties do not have to forego the frizzy look or a fringe. Quite to the contrary: A messy bubi cut makes them look a few years younger and a fringe instantly adds a seductive note.

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  • Short Cuts for Black Hair

    Hairdos for Short, Black Hair

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    Black Hair: Undone Bobbed Cut

    Boyish, but very cool: The bobbed cut looks especially good with black hair. It emphasises feminine, even facial features and appears soft and delicate notwithstanding its crisp shortness. The messy look is a popular style. How to make the black hair look appear feminine is illustrated by the Burberry Prorsum label: Volume wave and dark lips. Glamorous but also young and dynamic in one. It has class!

    Hairdos for Short, Black Hair

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    Black Hair: Black Basics

    Simple styling is especially flattering for dark hair. Contrasts are brought out to best advantage. A modern, minimalist look underscores the mysterious nature of black hair, an unbeatable team for any hairdo concept in this combination. Designer Wes Gordon for example hits the mark by choosing a simple hairstyle for his models – centre parting, tied at the back of the neck. Attractive, suitable for everyday wear and absolutely fit to imitate

    Hairdos for Short, Black Hair

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    Black Hair: Sexy Sidecut

    The striking colour is also good for hairdo experiments with short cuts: A cool sidecut in bob length is a double highlight with black hair. This style is good for anyone who likes attracting attention. The hairdo becomes even more extravagant when both sides are short (the classic sidecut is shaved on one side), almost creating an undercut. Even though this look is very androgynous, it appears glamorous and edgy. You can wear the top hair curled or slicked back – seen with designer Sophie Theallet

    Hairdos for Short, Black Hair

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    Black Hair: Peppy Moptop

    Clear cuts and shapes are better in combination with dark hair than with light! This makes the accurately cut moptop a genuine must-have for black short cuts, abstractly bringing out the fine lines of the round cut with a fringe! Korean designer Jackie JS Lee adds gaudy, kissable lips to the look (for instance in luscious cherry red), creating a great contrast to black hair – sensational and exciting!

    Hairdos for Short, Black Hair

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    Black Hair: Pixie with Fringe

    Play with your charms. This works well with a short cut: A pixie with a frayed fringe can appear really sensual. The short, cool ebony look appears charismatic in this cut with classic contours, highlighting an expressive gaze. Smart, sexy, self-confident. Signal red lips and glamorous earrings perfect the impressive presentation! 

  • Black Hair: Proper Care

    Versatile for styling, a bit tricky to care for – if you really want to shine with black hair, your pampering program must be uncompromising. Black hair (natural or coloured) can quickly appear dull and brittle, which means it needs maximum gloss care. 

  • Care tip 1

    Be sure to use shampoo and conditioner tailored especially to black hair for every single washing. Weekly intensive treatments also help keep the exterior hair cuticle closed. This retains the pigments so the colour shines brighter and lasts longer.

    Care tip 2

    Use a straightening iron every now and then for special radiance. Be sure to apply heat protectant prior to use, and then go for it! Straightening can intensify gloss since light reflects wonderfully off your hair. Your black hair looks fresh and ultra-healthy.

    Care tip 3

    Apply hair oil for super suppleness and an extra dose of brilliance. Simply work a few drops into the ends and/or apply it to the top hair – for the ultimate brilliant performance!