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Natural, ethnic hair is beautiful just as it is, but it can take time and maintenance to keep it healthy and looking its best. It goes without saying that extensions and weaves are an expensive and time-consuming way to keep your hair. One option is to go short and put your gorgeous face front and center.
Pixie hair works tres well for women of color whose hair is a mixture of African American and Caucasian. It's also ideal for women who want to draw attention to their cheekbones or lengthen their faces. This style will take a good flat iron and some pomade. But, the good news is that it can last for a couple of days before you need to restyle. You'll get out the door fast with this look, too. What's not to like about that?
Edgy Boy Cut
Rihanna is gorgeous, talented and a style icon when it comes to short styles for black women. She rocks the edgy boy cut to perfection. Ask your stylist to cut relaxed hair in a tapered, angled-forward style, with the back no longer than the top of your neck. Long bangs at a sharp diagonal over one eye add a touch of mystery and take your sex appeal to new heights. Why not take a page out of Rihanna's playbook and add a shock of color to your shorn locks? Bright red is her signature.
Back in the '70s, the au naturale Afro was picked out with a comb to a dry, frizzy-looking poof. Ditch the comb and use your fingers instead, to give definition to your natural texture. Use a moisturizing cream and a deep-conditioning treatment three times per week to keep your 'do looking fresh and free from the frizzies.
The modern inverted bob is easy to style, chic and classic at the same time. Less dramatic than the angled-forward boy cut, you'll be able to sport this out at night as well as to the boardroom. If you have an oblong or oval face, blunt bangs add an architectural, ultra modern vibe to your look. All you need is a flat iron to style your bob once your hair is relaxed. As you pull the straightener through your locks, angle your wrist toward your neck to turn the ends under.