6 Beautiful Short Styles for Growing Your Hair Out

5 perfect styles for growing out a pixie cut
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Short hair styles are amazing. Wearing a short hair style has many benefits such as it can look gorgeous, classy, and be very comfortable. In addition, another great benefit to wearing a short hair style is that it can put you on a great trajectory to grow your hair out. Whether you have a pixie cut or teenie weenie afro (TWA), I want to share with you 6 beautiful short styles for growing your hair out. The good thing about short hair styles is that you can wear them anytime whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall. Also, I’ll share the products you can use to achieve these amazing styles. 


Dry waves take some skill but it’s perfect for someone who is in that in between stage.  Chicago Stylist @Oluchizelda shows how beautiful and classy this style can be.


#FingerMagic #OluchiZelda #ChicagoStylist Song: Le Kwa Ukwu Artist: @iyanya ??

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This cut is perfect for growing out a pixie or if you’re looking to keep a side shaved. Styled by New York Stylist @swesthair.


When your #haircut ✂️ gives you options ? Love this style by #nycstylist @swesthair ❤️ #voiceofhair

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This cut is still short but if you want to grow out your bangs it’s another great alternative. This look is styled by Los Angeles stylist @madaboutmeechie.


Love this cut ✂️ by #lastylist @madaboutmeechie ❤️ #voiceofhair

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This cut is one of our favorites because it’s still short but it allows you to grow out the top and the back of your hair. Plus, who doesn’t love a super chic mohawk. This style was done by Chicago, IL stylist @oluchizelda.


STYLIST FEATURE| This #mohawk is FIERCE✂️ Styled by #chicagostylist @oluchizelda on @iamdrea❤️ #voiceofhair

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While some would consider this a pixie cut, it’s actually a lot longer and is more of a mid-length cut. Moreover, this cut is great for someone who wants to maintain this length without needing a relaxer. In addition, this style was done by Baltimore stylist @britanyrese.


Pretty mid length cut by #baltimorestylist @brittanytyrese ✂️❤️ #voiceofhair

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This style is sexy and chic and features longer hair in the front. However, since the hair is not shaved, but just tapered in the back it is a great option for growing out a pixie cut. This cut was styled by Atlanta Stylist @rozie_katore.


Love this cut by #atlstylist @rozie_katore ✂️ So looks GORG ❤️ #voiceofhair

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Next time you oil your short hair style be sure to use an all-natural that has ingredients that help to moisturize your scalp like the VoiceOfHair PureFix Elixir and the Quench HairCare Collection.

I originally published this article on December 14, 2016 and updated it on January 19, 2021.

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Brandelyn Green is the Founder of VoiceOfHair, a platform to help women of color find the best hair care products, regimens and hairstyles! Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 1MM+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find the best products, hairstylists, advice and trends.
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  • Desiree Savage says:

    Where in New York are you located? I would love to come to you so that you can do my hair like that. I would like to try something new with my hair as of cutting it to a nice hair style. And as of looking at your page and seeing your work I actually love it!

  • Tammy dewberry says:

    I love all these styles

  • Jo Wilson says:

    My hair is medium length but around the edges is coming out at front and the back and at the top there is a spot that is out also I need a medium short hair styles that is easy to manager could u seen me some picture for a 55 year old

  • Akiva Brown says:

    I would like to receive different ideas on hairstyles from different stylist.

  • tiffani says:

    R any/all of these styles for the naturalista??

  • Prentiss Shaw says:


  • Kay Brown says:

    Send me more style ideas

  • I would like to start taking care of my hair. It’s really damage

  • Donna Mckenzie says:

    Thanks my hair grows so fast can’t keep it shaved the last shave was the end of September, it’s almost 2inches long on the sides 7inches on top
    Looks similar to the 1st photo
    I want to let it grow no perm any suggestions?

  • Jacquelyn says:

    I love, love all the hairstyles!! I’m trying to grow my hair back out, any suggestions?

  • Brenda Lee says:

    My granddaughter hair grows slow. What can I do to help it grow?

  • Paule Webster says:

    My hair is thinning and I’m Going natural (have not permed in months) I need a short cut to hopefully give my hair some life. I need someone that can cut my hair.

  • Cheryl Rouse says:

    Since chemo the texture of my hair has changed and is beginning to thin. I would love for you to do my hair. I would love and welcome a short cut. Something i always wanted.

  • Mieka says:

    Never be nervous to try a new cut! I’ve had just about all those cuts even just a simple taper and embraced every look! #OwnItWerkIt

  • Donna marshall says:

    Can I get haircut like this being totally natural. I haven’t had a perm in over 5yrs. I’d like to keep it that way.

  • Hi, I’m like a previous post. I too have been through Chemotherapy/Taxotere my hair is thin and I have been natural since March 2013. Like all the styles and the layer feather has always been my favorite.

  • Janita says:

    My daughter and I live in Monmouth County Nj (07740 zip) we cannot find a stylist out here do have suggestions. We’ve been going to the local Domician soon he shops but it would be nice to go to good stylist that knows Black hair.

  • Stephanie Pink says:

    Lovely Styles!

  • Rose says:

    I’m a 53 y/o African American. My hair is very thin. I tried a sew in for the first time 2 Months ago for the fullness and I didn’t go back to the stylist that installed the sew in. I let my stylist take it out and OMG So much of my hair came out, and my hair is now even more thinner than before! I’m so depressed I thought about cutting it off in a short style with hopes it will thicken back up. Then I thought about getting the sew in once again to keep from combing it with hopes that will help. Please advise I’m so depressed I’ve had long hair all my life but wanted to try something different due to the thinness!! My hair is also permed

  • Shawntalyne says:

    I love the hair styles ???

  • Terra Swift says:

    I love all the styles. Making me feel like I want to cut my hair. Great talents from the stylists. The part I like the best is how healthy each customer hair is…

  • Syn says:

    What styles do you have for those with thin hair natural and relaxed/ straightened?

  • Myrna L Walker says:

    Are any of the stylist in or near Cape Coral FL

  • Fortinee Forbes Cruz says:

    I would like to come get my hair cut in your New York location. Your work looks amazing.

  • Arlene A says:

    Love these! I have short hair now, and looking for a new style!

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