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45 Edgy Fade Hair Cuts for Black Women 2021

(Last Updated On: October 8, 2021)

Having long hair is great, but it can be time-consuming and expensive. This is why some women will choose to keep their hair short, so that daily grooming can be minimized. However, every woman still wants to feel feminine and beautiful regardless of the length of her hair. To do this, they may choose to add a little bit of their personality, along with the creativity of the hairstylist into their look.

If you’ve been thinking of getting a haircut but are not sure what it will look like on you and whether you will still be able to keep your feminine look, then look no further than this post because I will be sharing many feminine natural haircuts that will elevate your beauty and make you feel more beautiful than ever!

These hair cuts are ideal for women who choose to do a big chop after transitioning or before fully going natural. So rather than getting a traditional haircut that may make you miss your hair, you can opt for one of these edgy haircuts. For a unique look, you can dye your hair and you won’t have to worry about hair damage since your hair is still short and you can always go for another haircut when you start feeling bored of your current hair color or hair cut. 

These haircuts can be worn to a casual or formal event. If you’re worried about looking masculine, you can add an accessory such as statement earrings, necklaces, and a bracelet. If you have a bit more time, wear some makeup, get your nails done, and you’re ready for the day.

This post will feature two major barbers on Instagram. @krewkuts and @stepthebarber. To book an appointment with either one of these barbers, please visit their Instagram page to inquire about their services. 

1) Dream cuts barber

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There are many ways to be feminine and beautiful with a cut this short, like adding earrings. You can go for hoops, studs, or even follow this beauty’s example with cuff earrings and drop earrings. The intricate design of the cut also adds another layer of femininity to this look. 

2) Hoop Earrings & Design



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Hoop earrings always add feminine flair to any style or outfit. You can absolutely not go wrong with having a pair or two in your jewelry box. Hoop earrings also have cultural relevance in black culture as well so it’s a great way to pay homage to that. Don’t be afraid to do a full face beat and get your nails painted any color you desire. 

3) Shaved Side & Chunky Jewelry 

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You also do not have to commit to shaving your hair real short. You can start with shaving the sides and keeping some curls up top. Shaved sides is a very popular edgy fade style, especially among black women. Pair it with a thick necklace and gold stud earrings, or something similar to your own style. 


4) Shaved Sides & Multiple Studs

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Make your fade cut super edgy by getting multiple stud earrings and a Daith piercing. The earrings are totally optional, but if you’re looking for a truly edgy look, this is definitely a great one. 

5) Simple design shaved side

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Sometimes you just want something simple for your hair that still shows your personality. A shaved side with simple silver hoop earrings can achieve that for you. 

6) Statement Earrings & Design


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Put on gorgeous statement earrings and a statement necklace and rock any fade style

7) Double Design 

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Grab attention on your double design by adding a diamond ring (it doesn’t have to be real!), some lashes, and bright red nails to complete it. 

8) Full Design

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A full design edgy cut doesn’t need much at all, but some simple jewelry can add some femininity to it. 

9) Straightened edgy cut

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This style is slightly similar to the styles we saw in the 60s on the popular boy and girl jazz and doo-wop singing groups. We just decided to spice it up and add a design to the side. 


10) Edgy Design

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A design like this definitely does not take 5 minutes to create and requires serious craftsmanship. It may seem like a style that’s mostly for black men but that is not the case. Black women can rock it like no other. 

11) Pointed Design w/ Hoops

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Swooping, pointed designs create such an interesting effect, and paired with hoop earrings, it can really bring out the feminity in this short style. 

12) Multiple Shapes Design

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Of all the edgy fade cuts, this is definitely one to try. The different shapes and the way they are slanted add a certain dynamic to the style that words cannot even describe. 

13) Over the ear design 

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Creating a simple design over the ear is something new and still a feminine touch to a fade cut. 

14) Simple Design

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A simple design can go a long way, especially when paired with simple silver hoops

15) Flames Design

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This design is fire- literally! It looks like a flame meaning that this hairstyle is on fire. 

16) Criss Cross

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Bamboo earrings are a serious throwback and this whole style gives me a 90s vibe.

17) Close Cropped Design

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Whether you want a complete buzzcut, TWA, or something in between like this style, you can still be feminine as well as play with designs and get creative. 

18) Throwback Design

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I remember seeing these designs in the heads of my cousins, and yes, I do mean the male cousins. However, this style is not just for them. It’s for the women too and they can rock it just as well, and they can look good in hoop earrings too. 

19) Rich Auntie

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This style reminds me of the rich auntie who doesn’t have children, is always on vacation to the most lavish destinations, and brings back the best gifts. 


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21) Have Faith in Yourself

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Everywhere you go, you’re leaving a positive message for everyone who walks behind you. It’s not only creative, but it’s beautiful and I bet people will be tapping you on the shoulder thanking you because this was a sign. 

22) Leafy Design

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Be one with nature with a leaf-inspired design carved into your edgy haircut. Nature is beautiful and so is the way black women style their hair. 

23) Mommy and Me

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What could possibly be cuter than similar cuts with your baby boy? Nothing! Mom and son matching haircuts really sets a trend and is an inspiration for other mothers who might be considering taking that step. 

24) Side Shave and finger coils

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The ultimate feminine style would have to be finger coils. No one can deny the feminine energy you have that is emanating from this style. 

25) Side Shaved w/ Bangs

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You don’t have to cut off the front of your hair- in fact, you can grow it out and cut off the rest and it makes a beautiful and feminine short haircut style. 

26) Strong Lines

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Creating lines this defined requires perfect precision by the barber and that’s how you know how incredibly talented they are. They also have an eye for detail and are not likely to disappoint. 

27) Deep Bang & Shaved Sides

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You don’t have to give up your feminity when you cut your hair short. A deep bang adds that feminine touch to it while also still being edgy and unique. 

28) Star Design 

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Find your favorite lipstick, your best earrings, and rock this star design style for everyone to see. It’s the perfect style to turn heads and get attention. 

29) Purple Cut 

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A deep purple like this is perfect for the colder months, especially around Halloween- but you can wear it year-round because it looks amazing. 

30) Dip-Dyed Style

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To add an extra layer of edginess, consider dying only parts of your hair. Add color to the design, and the curly section of your hair to give it a dramatic feminine look. 

31) Navy Blue w/ simple design 

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Navy Blue is not seen as a typically feminine color, but it is and it looks fantastic alongside a simple edgy design 

32) Navy Blue w/ leaf design

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The leaf-inspired design looks great with a navy blue canvas of hair. Adding gold jewelry makes this a simply royal looking style. 


33) Positive Affirmations

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Everyone who walks by you will be left with this inspirational message. Who knew we could touch peoples lives in so many different ways?


34) Rainbow Style

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Getting creative with color is something that naturals tend to stay away from, but who says we have to stay away from amazing things like this? Life is short. If you want to try out some color, please do it. 

35) Pretty in Pink 

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It might seem risky to dye your whole head such a bright color, but on the bright side, since your hair is already cut short, there’s not much to lose if you decide to cut it all off and try again. It’s a great way to try different colors and experiment with looks. You can always find hair pick earrings to wear with any color you choose. 


36) Burgundy w/ Design

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Burgundy/ deep red is a perfect fall color if you can’t decide which color to dye your fade cut. Consider trying out this color to really make the design pop 

37) Ombre Blue 

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Blue is actually a calming color and having your hair dyed these colors can help you to keep a clear head

38) Navy Blue Swan Design

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Is this a hairstyle or a painting of a swan swimming in deep blue waters?

39) Tricolored Mohawk 

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If you decide you don’t like the way a color came out on your hair, just shave it all off and start over again! I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t love these colors though, they are very gorgeous and blend perfectly together. Make sure to maintain it and the design to make sure the style stays fresh and perfect for as long as it can. 

40) Heart-shaped Hair 


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What’s better than an edgy fade mohawk? An edgy fade mohawk with a heart cut out. There’s no limit to our creativity. This is a timeless style that will get anyone who sees you talking. Make sure to mention the barber where you got your hair done. The best promotion is word of mouth and you are a walking billboard with this haircut. 

41) Bright colored hair 

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Yellow compliments our skin so well so why not dye our hair to match the summer sun? Adding geometric shapes is just the icing on the cake for edginess. Add a pair of earrings in the shape of our continent, Africa to add even more regalness and brightness to this style. 

42) Splash of Color 

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There’s nothing edgier than adding color to your fade cuts- but if you’re nervous, just try out a hair paint before committing. You do always have the option of cutting it and starting over which is a win/win situation in my book.

43) Colored Mohawk

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Mohawks are not just for the rockstars or the boys in the band. We can do it too, and we can take it a step further. We can add designs and color to create something incredibly edgy and creative that no one will know what hit them. 

44) Silver Fox

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Gray/ silver hair is already something to behold, but go ahead and add some shapes to the style to really stand out with your edgy cut. Black women are known for their creativity when it comes to hair. 

45) Wedding Announcement Haircut

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You don’t have to flash your diamond ring… Let everyone know that you’re just married by shaving it into your hair! Why not, right? It’s creative, it’s edgy, and sometimes you’re just so happy about the news, you want to broadcast it to the world in a new creative way. 

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There are so many creative ways to cut your hair as a black woman and still look and feel feminine. Regardless of hair length, you are still beautiful and hair does not determine that, nor does having short hair take away from having beauty. Only a confident woman can rock a short buzzed hairstyle and still know that she is still beautiful and feminine and sexy. If you were looking for a sign to get that cut, this may be it! 

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