Chin-Length Short Black Hairstyles: Bobs, Shags and More

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Sevyn Streeter

Singer Sevyn Streeter attends the 2015 BET Awards Debra Lee Pre-Dinner at Sunset Tower Hotel on June 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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Chin-length hairstyles, including bobs and shags, are very popular these days, including among black women. In this gallery, you'll see photos of gorgeous chin-length cuts on actresses, singers, models and other black celebrities. Some of these styles are wavy, some straight, but all share one thing in common: They are stunning.

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Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith attends the European Premiere of 'Magic Mike XXL' at Vue West End on June 30, 2015 in London, England.
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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith looks adorable in this asymmetrical, chin-length bob. The mussiness of the look gives the style a certain allure as well.

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Actress Mary J. Blige

Actress Mary J. Blige
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Singer Mary J. Blige looks great with this blunt, blonde bob with a part in the middle. 

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NeNe Leakes

NeNe Leakes
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NeNe Leakes is the second woman on this list proving that it's possible to rock blonde hair with brown skin. Here, the reality TV star has a long bob, or lob. A curling iron and extensions likely contributed to the fullness of the look.

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Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin

Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin from ABC's 'Dr. Ken' poses in the Getty Images Portrait Studio powered by Samsung Galaxy at the 2015 Summer TCA's at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin's hairstyle is a dark, slightly more crinkly version of Leakes' lob. 

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson
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Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson manages to pull off a chin-length bob despite having a round face. Unlike some of the women on this list, Hudson's hair appears to be the most natural--both in coloring and in that appears to be free of extensions.

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Actress Taraji P. Henson

Actress Taraji P. Henson poses
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"Empire" star Taraji P. Henson sports a classic bob here that would flatter everyone from a soccer mom to a top executive to a mature woman with some edge.

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Diahann Carroll

Diahann Carroll
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 Veteran actress Diahann Carroll's two-toned hair and black-rimmed glasses really flatter her.

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Iman Gets a Blonde Bob

Iman
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Supermodel Iman looks lovely with this sleek, multicolored bob.

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Actress Chandra Wilson

Actress Chandra Wilson
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 "Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson's hair do is slightly longer on one side.

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Angela Bassett

Actress Angela Bassett
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Actress Angela Bassett sports the same blunt bob that Mary J. Blige does earlier in this slideshow. However, the darker color is truly flattering on Bassett. That's not all the two women have in common. They starred in a Lifetime film "Betty & Coretta" about the wives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.

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Singers Tina Evette Atkins and Erica Monique

Singers Tina Evette Atkins and Erica Monique Atkins of Mary Mary
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 Both singers rock asymmetrical hairstyles with side-swept bangs.

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Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard
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It looks like veteran actress Alfre Woodard is rocking a wavy wig here.

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Kristolyn Lloyd

Kristolyn Lloyd
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Kristolyn Lloyd's waves create a halo effect around her long face. Women with long faces should follow suit by wearing their hair in styles that add volume and de-emphasize their face shape.

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Gayle King

Gayle King
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Oprah's bestie, Gayle King, has had her hair in this style and color for years now. She anchors the CBS morning news, and this look is suitable for an anchorwoman.

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Singer RaVaughn

Singer RaVaughn
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Singer RaVaughn's short hairdo is truly flattering. The side swept bangs seal the look.