Entertainment Fashion & Style The Best Short Hairstyles for Black Women Share PINTEREST Email Print Jason Kempin/Getty Images Fashion & Style Hair Accessories Tops & Sweaters Dresses Skirts Jeans Pants Outerwear Lingerie & Swimwear Do It Yourself Shoes Skincare Advice Makeup Fragrance Tattoos and Body Piercings Kids and Teens Bumps & Babies Learn More By Julyne Derrick Contributing Writer Texas Lutheran University American University Julyne Derrick is a freelance beauty writer and contributing writer for Byrdie. our editorial process Julyne Derrick Updated January 12, 2021 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. 01 of 15 Jada Pinkett Smith Samir Hussein/Getty Images 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. 02 of 15 Mary J. Blige Jason LaVeris/Getty Images Singer Mary J. Blige looks great with this blunt, blonde bob with a part in the middle. 03 of 15 NeNe Leakes Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images 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. 04 of 15 Tisha Campbell-Martin Maarten de Boer/Getty Images Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin's hairstyle is a dark, slightly more crinkly version of Leakes' lob. 05 of 15 Jennifer Hudson Dave Hogan/Getty Images 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. 06 of 15 Taraji P. Henson Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images "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. 07 of 15 Diahann Carroll Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images Veteran actress Diahann Carroll's two-toned hair and wire glasses really flatter her. 08 of 15 Iman Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Supermodel Iman looks lovely with this sleek, multicolored bob. 09 of 15 Chandra Wilson Charley Gallay/Getty Images "Grey's Anatomy" star Chandra Wilson's hairdo is slightly longer on one side. 10 of 15 Angela Bassett Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images 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 and Coretta" about the wives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. 11 of 15 Tina Evette Atkins and Erica Monique Charley Gallay/Getty Images Both singers rock asymmetrical hairstyles with side-swept bangs. 12 of 15 Alfre Woodard Araya Diaz/Getty Images It looks like veteran actress Alfre Woodard is rocking a wavy wig here. 13 of 15 Kristolyn Lloyd Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images 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. 14 of 15 Gayle King Michael Loccisano/Getty Images 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. 15 of 15 RaVaughn Earl Gibson III/Getty Images Singer RaVaughn's short hairdo is truly flattering. The side swept bangs seal the look.