50 Most Captivating African American Short Hairstyles

#49: Updo with Side Curls

A messy side ponytail with curls is a classic style, but if your hair is not long enough there are ways to fake it. Sweeping your bangs and brushing your hair loosely to one side creates the appearance of a ponytail and the tighter hanging curls further support this idea. As with the previous styles, using blonde highlights is a perfect way to brighten and add a glow to your skin.

49 updo with side curls
Credits: Carol Deas, Phenominal You Hair Care Salon, Chip Foust