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45 Edgy Fade Hair Cuts for Black Women with Short Hair in 2024

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, she may choose to add a little bit of her personality, along with the creativity of the hairstylist into her look.

If you’ve been thinking of getting a haircut but are not sure what it will look like on you or 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 haircuts are also ideal for women who choose to do a big chop after transitioning or before entirely 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 won’t have to worry about hair damage since your hair is still short. If you’re concerned about looking masculine, you can add an accessory such as statement earrings, necklaces, and makeup.

The good thing is that these haircuts can be worn to a casual or formal event, the workplace, or out on a date if you wish.

How to Maintain Your Hair While in a Fade

One of the upsides of keeping your hair short is the low maintenance you get to enjoy. This means that you can just stick to your usual wash day routine if you can’t be bothered with the upkeep that natural hair requires sometimes.

But if you want to grow your hair out a little bit, so that you can switch up your hairstyle whenever you want, then there may be some upkeep required to maintain the hairstyle.

If you want to wear a twist-out, cornrows, or some sort of a braided hairstyle, you will need products such as a curl-defining cream, hair gel, foam mouse, and a leave-in conditioner to maintain your hair. You will also need to maintain your regular shampoo and deep conditioning routine.

How Often Do I Need to go for a Touch-up?

This depends on how fast your hair grows and the type of look you’re going for. But I will suggest a weekly or biweekly touch-up. This way, your design will remain fresh and new.

Where Can I Get The Most Beautiful Haircut Near Me?

This post will mostly feature three major barbers on Instagram @krewkuts (located in Trinidad and Tobago), @stepthebarber (located in Atlanta), and @dreamcutsbarberlounge (located in East Point, Georgia). To book an appointment with either one of these barbers, please visit their Instagram page to inquire about their services.

If you don’t live near any of these barbers, you can do a search on Instagram for hashtags such as #blackbarber, and you will be able to choose the best barber near you.


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1) Freestyle Design on a Low Cut

There are many ways to be feminine and beautiful with a haircut this short. You can go for stylish earrings such as hoops, studs, or silver earrings such as cuff earrings and drop earrings that this beauty is wearing.

The intricate design of the haircut also adds another layer of femininity to this look.

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2) Waves For Days and Hoop Earrings

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If you’ve been looking for a true “wash and go: hairstyle, but have been struggling to find one, then look no further because you’ve just found a true wash and go! All you need to keep this hairstyle looking fresh is to wet your hair in the morning, apply a hair gel of your choice and brush your hair into waves.

To accessorize this hairstyle, add large hoop earrings and a necklace of your choice.

3) Afro Coils Fade with Design

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If you still want to leave some hair on your head so that you can have something to work with, you will be best served with this haircut. To get the curly look, you will need a perfect twist and loc gel, along with a curl-defining sponge to define your coils.

4) Shaved Sides With Multiple Stud Earrings

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Make your fade cut super edgy by getting multiple stud earrings of your choice 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) Jerry Curls with Triangular Designs

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This haircut is a great conversation starter. It’s an ideal hairstyle for a shy person who still wants her personality to shine through her style. To elevate this style, simply adorn yourself with gold pieces of jewelry of your choice.

6) Twist Outs with Lightening Design Fade tapered haircut with design on natural hair

This twist-out looks absolutely beautiful on short hair. You can change up the hairstyle of the middle section of your hair anytime you wish. This mean’s that you can wear cornrows, roller sets, or a regular fro-hawk. It’s all up to you.

To accessorize, just add matching earrings and necklace of your choice.

7) Tribal Fades

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This unique design is bound to get you a lot of compliments each time you go out. Accessorize it with beautiful makeup, lashes, simple earrings, glossy lips, and colorful nails.

8) Simple Fade Design Haircut For Teenage Girls

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This is a simple design for a teenage girl who wants to keep her hair short and still be able to show her fun and feminine personality. This design is so simple and cost-effective, which makes it ideal for a girl whose hair grows fast.

9) Shield Design Fade with a Transitioning Haircut

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If you’re transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, you will eventually reach the point where you’re ready to do a big chop. Rather than simply cutting off your hair to start your natural hair journey, you can get a stylish haircut such as this. For a formal look, you can wear a favorite piece of jewelry of your choice to fit the occasion.

10) Wavy Design with Juicy Curls

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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. Pair it with a gold chain and jewel earrings or something similar to your own style.

11) Finger Coils with Edgy Design

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Swooping, pointed designs create such a stunning effect, and paired with gold hoop earrings, it can really bring out the femininity in this short style.

12) Aztec Fade Design with Jerry Curls

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Of all the edgy fade cuts, this is definitely one to try. The tribal Aztec designs add a unique dynamic to the style that words cannot even describe. To refresh your curls after a few days, use a curl-activating gel such as Ecostyler gel.

13) Layered Designs with a Wash and Go

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If you’re unsure whether you want to keep long or short hair, you can stay “stylishly undecisive” with this edgy hairstyle. The long mohawk hair will require a little bit of maintenance if you want to keep a curly look. All you’ll need is an excellent curl-defining cream or curl-activating gel to maintain your curls.

14) Minimalist Fade Design

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If you want something quick and simple that won’t take a long time to style or cost a lot with the barber, then you will love this hairstyle. As your hair starts to grow out, you can visit the barber on a bi-weekly or monthly basis for maintenance.

15) Wavy Fade Haircut with a Wash and Go

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This design is fire, literally! To have a flaming hot look, you can use a temporary hair color such as hair wax to dye your hair red.

16) Minimalist Fade Haircut for Young Adult Women

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

17) Windy Design Fade Haircut

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Whether you want a complete buzzcut, TWA, or something in between, like this style, you can still feel feminine and attractive in a short haircut. Just like any other hairstyle, you can play around with trend-setting designs.

18) Freestyle Fade with Curly Fine Hair

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

19) Rich Auntie Vibes

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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. Meaning that you don’t need to have expensive hair extensions to look and feel expensive.

A short statement haircut like this is a show stopper and confidence booster for any lady who wants to feel feminine in a short hairstyle.

20) Cosmo Purple Hair Cut

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Have you been meaning to dye your hair for a while now, but you worry it may damage your hair? Keeping a short haircut means that you can be creative with your hair in whatever way that makes you feel comfortable. You can dye your hair in wild colours such as purple, blue, pink, yellow, and whatever colour you feel comfortable in. Whenever you start to get bored, just cut off the coloured part of your hair and start all over.


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21) Faith Haircut

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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) Purple and Red Heat Fade Haircut

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This haircut is perfect for women who don’t want to spend much time on daily grooming but still want to feel feminine. It’s also a beautiful hairstyle for women who wants to rock faded hair without design lines. You can also have the barber carve a unique shape, such as a heart, star, or diamond.

For an urban look, accessorize yourself with a silver Cuban chain and bracelet.

24) Flames Fade to Grow Edges

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A lot of Black women struggle with bald edges that refuse to grow. If you’re on a journey to re-grow your edges while still wearing your natural hair confidently and boldly, then a fade haircut will be the best way to go. Simply ask your barber to design the edges in a way that will make you almost forget you have lost some hair in that area.

For tips on how to regrow your edges, please read this blog post

25) Burgundy Fade Hair Cut with Curly 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. To maintain the mohawk section of your hair, you will need to deep condition it regularly and use a curl-activating gel to define the curls.

26) Cosmo Fade on Teeny Weeny Afro

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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. Make sure your barber is able to replicate this hairstyle before sitting in the chair.

Like most of the haircuts here, you can add an extra layer of femininity to the style with an oversized earring. 

27) Mohawk Twist Outs with Cosmo Design Lines

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You don’t have to give up your femininity when you cut your hair short. This ginger mohawk fades with twist outs, and curly bangs add a feminine touch to your style.

28) Minimalist Star Design

low cut hairstyles for women with fade designs

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 Hair Cut on Curly Hair

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A deep purple like this is perfect for the colder months because it allows you to stay stylishly colorful while everywhere else is dark and grey.

30) Temporary Red Hair With Wavy Fades

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

31) Navy Blue Hair Fade With Temporary Hair Color Wax

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Navy Blue is typically not seen as a feminine color, but it is, and it looks fantastic alongside a simple edgy design. If blue isn’t your color, you can choose another color.

32) Temporary Deep Blue With 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 Fade

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Everyone who walks by you will be empowered with this inspirational design. Who knew you could touch people’s lives with a haircut?

34) Multi-Color Fade Hair Cut on Curly Hair

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

35) Pink Fade Haircut on 4c Hair

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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 hair color you choose.

36) Deep Red Fade Haircut on Curly Hair

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

37) Super Hero Fade Hair Cut on Ombre Blue Hair

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Just like most colors, you can choose a light or darker shade of any color of your choice. In this case, you can choose between a dark and bright blue to elevate the artistic design haircut you go with.

38) Temporary Dark Blue Fade with a Crowned Swan Design

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If you’re looking for something more artistic than design lines, you can request your barber to draw a piece of art such as this swan on the rear part of your head.

39) Lotus Flower on Blue Hair

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If you like to feel some breeze on your scalp while going about your day, this hairstyle will give you just what you’re looking for. This lotus fade design is ideal for someone who isn’t into large earrings because the design is already bold and audacious.

40) Simple Lotus Fade with Emerald Green

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Not all barbers are skilled on the same level, in case you find a barber that can’t draw a lotus that’s as detailed as the one above, maybe they’ll be able to replicate this one effortlessly.

41) Signature Heart Mohawk Fade Hair Cut

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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.

42) Tangerine Fade Hair Cut with Geometric Designs

low cut hairstyle on black women

Adding geometric designs is just the icing on the cake to stand out. Accentuate it with a pair of oversized earrings for more character.

43) Silver Fox

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Gray or 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.

44) Wedding Announcement Haircut

twa hairstyle for black women

You don’t have to flash your diamond ring. Let everyone know that you’re a newlywed with this haircut. 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.

45) Leafy Fade Haircut with Knotless Box Braids

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Black women are known for their creativity when it comes to hair. If your schedule fills up and you don’t have the time to maintain your hair, you can braid it up, so that you don’t have to manipulate your hair daily. You can use any braiding hair color if you want something different.


There are so many creative ways to cut your hair as a black woman and still look and feel feminine. Regardless of your hair length, you are still beautiful, and your hair does not determine that, nor does having short hair take away from feeling beautiful.

Only a confident woman can rock a short hairstyle and still know that she is beautiful, feminine, and sexy. If you were looking for a sign to get that cut, this may be it!

KrewKutz Barber Spotlight

Before I end this post, I want to highlight my favourite barber, whose work and creativity keep me going back to his page. For more inspiration on your next haircut, please be sure to stop by his Instagram page @krewkutz.

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45 Edgy Fade Hair Cuts for Black Women 2021

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