12 Black Female Celebs that Rocked Barber Cuts and Killed It!

Each of these queens came through dripping, flipping the script on beauty standards, and shouting, “This is ME!”
Britney Jeanine
Affectionately known as The Pivot Queen (or The Pivot Pusher), Britney Jeanine is a wife, mom of two, and a creative entrepreneur for 15+ years.

Time and time again, black women have showcased the beauty and power that comes with embracing low haircuts and fades, not only challenging conventional beauty “norms,” but also highlighting the versatility of black hair…come on somebody, that deserves a snap!

So let’s have a little fun with it… “Alexa, play “Bring Em Out” by T.I.” And by “them” I mean all the black female celebrities who’ve rocked barber cuts and fades, and totally (like the young kids say these days) “ate”.

Alright now, this is in no particular order, so don’t come for me.

Solange Knowles

Solange said, "Short hair, don't care," and served us that epic buzz cut we didn't know we needed.

Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany went bald and bold, proving she's just as fearless with her looks as she is with her jokes.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita's always slaying, but her short natural vibes? Absolute fire. (And since I have y’all here, we should just go ‘head and nominate the entire Black Panther cast, right?)

Chrisette Michele

Chrisette rocked those low cuts with artsy vibes, giving us R&B soul with a side of edge.

Jada Pinkett Smith

No matter how you feel about this woman right now, Jada's been serving short hair fierceness for years; from edgy to elegant, she nails it every single time.

Sanaa Lathan

Sanaa said bye to hair length when filming for "Nappily Ever After”, and hello to a whole new level of fab. Come on, Cheekbones!

Toni Braxton

Toni's 90s short styles? Iconic. She gave us voice, vibes, and that unmatched hair flair.

Yvonne Orji

Yvonne's fade was all sorts of sleek – Molly may be complex, but this look was straight-up sleek.


Eve's short 'do + those legendary paw prints = early 2000s hip-hop royalty.

Keke Palmer

Bet you didn’t remember this one. Keke switched it up from glam waves to a bossy shortcut, showing she can rock ANYTHING (and bonus points for the color—yassssss!)


Saweetie dipped into the short hair club and, as always, looked icy and spicy.

Grace Jones

Grace? A whole vibe! That flat top was levels of magic we're all still aspiring to.

Each of these queens came through dripping, flipping the script on beauty standards, and shouting, “This is ME!” with every strand (or lack thereof). Talk about hair goals and power moves!

Who did I miss? Let me know in the comments.