If you are looking for the latest black men hairstyles and haircuts, you are in the right place.
Most guys don’t have time to research and find new fashionable hairstyles. And the truth is that different hairstyles look better on some guys than others. Whether it’s due to different hair types (thick, wavy, wavy, straight, thin) or face shapes, our collection of trendy haircuts for black men offers a lot of great options.
The latest hair trends for black men range from short, medium, and long hair to classic and modern haircuts. With a drop or fading on the sides, pompadour, fohawk, fringed hairstyles, and not only, there are many popular cuts and styles to choose from.
If you want to try a brand new hairstyle or cut for black men to update your look, then we will help you find the freshest and coolest hairstyle ideas.
The Best Black Men Hairstyles
If you are thinking of getting a new haircut and want a style that attracts attention, these wonderful black men hairstyles are the way to go. The elegant cuts and cool hairstyles below will refresh your look and show you exactly how to style your hair.
You will notice that in this article we have included hairstyles for long and very long hair that allows movement and flow. These trends are styled with a more natural finish for a messy, textured look. The best hair products to achieve this include pomade and light to medium wax, which offers a matte finish.
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the short hair. Men’s short haircuts will always be cool and popular because they are clean, fresh, and easy to style. In addition, short hairstyles are perfect for curly, wavy, and thick hair.
1. The Top Knot with a Fade
We begin with a hairstyle that has been the rage over these past few years. This one is a natural top knot with a hard parting all around and a clean fade.
2. The Top Knot with Front Braids
As far as black men’s hairstyles are concerned, you can even pair the top knot with some kicker braids. Try some front ones and let them hang loosely so that they can frame your face and make a continuum with your beard.
3. The Natural Curly with Undercut
If you have very curly hair, you can always keep it short and simple when it comes to black men’s hairstyles. However, just so that you can add a bit of pizzazz to it, go for the smooth undercut that links to your bushy and beautiful beard.
4. Hair Styling with a Design
Here’s another very sought-after trend of these past few years. The hair designs for men. They are also called hair tattoos and they can come in any shape you want. Just let your creative juices flow and see what you can come up with.
5. The Curly Mohawk with Burst Fade
If there’s something we truly love, then that’s black men’s hairstyles that boldly combine several haircuts into one. For example, here we have a curly Mohawk, dyed completely blonde, with a shaved undercut and a v-shaped neckline design to top it all off.
6. Long Twists Black Men Hairstyles
Here’s a hairstyle that you can pull off by yourself, at home, with a bit of dexterity. And if you have long enough hair, of course. Don’t worry, there are plenty enough tutorials and how-tos on websites like Pinterest and, of course, YouTube.
7. Short Hair with Skin Fade
Here is a classic short haircut that you can wear all year long. The great thing about this hairstyle is that it transitions superbly from day tonight. In other words, you can wear it both at the office and at a fancy dinner party in the evening.
8. The Short Wavy Taper Fade
A version of the simple buzz cut with a fade that we showed you earlier includes a few elegant waves. Pair that with a very well-trimmed beard with clean shaved edges and sideburns that slowly fade into the haircut itself.
9. The High and Tight Blowout with Temple Fade Black Men Hairstyles
This is one of our absolute favorite black men’s hairstyles. It’s called a high skin blowout and you can see why. The great thing about it is that it elongates the face and highlights your cheekbones, not to mention that it adds an inch or two to your height.
10. The Narrow Afro Black Men Hairstyles
If you like the idea of an afro, as far as black men’s hairstyles are concerned but you don’t fancy that much pouf or blowout, you can always opt for a narrow afro. It means that you get a lot of lengths but none of the width or volume of the classic afro.
11. Prom Black Men Haircuts
How about going for a classy side swept hairstyle with a hard part for prom? It has a very stylish old Hollywood glamorous feel to it and you can wear a tux to match.
12. Chocolate and Blonde Black Men Hairstyles
This is a puffed-up curly fauxhawk with a very slight fade and barely visible sideburns. But what we loved the most about it was the colors. It’s a chocolate and blonde mix, very reminiscent of fall colors.
13. The Long and Curly Top Black Men Haircuts
Black men hairstyles are all about being creative and having fun with your ideas. This is an under shave with a very long and curly top. Some of the strands fall on the forehead, creating a beautiful, albeit fake set of bangs.
14. Caramel Black Men Hairstyles
Don’t be afraid to play with colors. Here is a caramel shade that is simply to die for. It will complement the natural color of your beard and highlight your eyes. Evidently, you can go for a darker or lighter shade, depending on what you want.
15. Hipster Black Men Haircuts
This is one hipster hairstyle that you will adore. It has a very high and narrow top, getting rid of the side volume. In this way, it has the wonderful architecture to it, which makes it look almost geometrical. Pair it with the classical hipster mustache.
16. Short and Curly Black Men Hairstyles
Keeping it simple is always a good idea as well. Especially when you’ve got other things going on – such as piercings, studs, earrings, tattoos, and everything in between.
17. Black and Blue Black Men Hairstyles
The great thing about black men’s hairstyles is that you can mix them up with just about any hair color you can think of. Including this outstanding neon blue that is just a tad reminiscent of the old 80s and their style.
18. The Black and White Mohawk
A mohawk is really badass, we all know that. But a two-color mohawk is even more badass than that. You can choose a classic black and white version or you can go for some kookier shades.
19. Neon Lemon Black Men Haircuts
And speaking of kooky hair colors, here is a neon lemon shade that we simply adored. The haircut is very simple. In fact, it’s a buzzcut, kept straightforward and neat because the color here is supposed to do all the talking.
20. The Blue Flat Top Black Men Haircuts
Two things are completely striking about this hairstyle. First, you notice the beautiful, inky blue color. Second, the perfection of the flat top that was cut down to the last strand of rogue hair.
21. The Blonde Streak
When it comes to black men’s hairstyles, boy do we love an afro with a twist! This is a high and narrow afro with a blonde streak running the length of it, just like a lemon twist in a tall glass of satisfying cola drink. Yum!
22. Salt and Pepper Black Men Hairstyles
Natural is the best way to go as you age and you know it. There’s absolutely no point in dying your hair after you’ve passed a certain age. Embrace what nature is giving you and make the best of it!
23. Dreads in a Bun
One way in which you can keep your dreads looking classy and protect them at the same time is to tie them up in a man bun. This way, you get a business casual look that you can wear in meetings and still look cool.
24. The Medium Curly Black Men Hairstyles
Curly hair doesn’t care? This should be your motto as well. Instead of cutting it all off and pretending it’s not there, why not let it grow out? This is a medium-length cut at its full volume and body.
25. Lilac and a Flower Crown
Embrace your feminine side by sporting a soft, pastel color in your hair, such as this super lilac. For the sake of art, you can even take it a step further and wear a beautiful flower crown. You will be a hit on Instagram in no time!
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26. High Top Dreads
As we all know, regarding black men’s hairstyles, dreads come in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, you can wear yours exactly as you please. These are high-top dreads cut short with a rough and natural parting down the middle and shaved sides.
27. 90s Black Men Hairstyles
Ah, yes, the 90s! Such a crazy and inspirational style decade that was! You can still channel it, of course, if you’re feeling nostalgic or you have an impeccable fashion sense. Here are some asymmetrical medium-sized dreads to help you out.
28. Bold and Beard
Going bald or going bald? Letting go of your hair might be nature’s choice or it might be your choice as a fashion statement. Especially when you have an awesome beard to back it all up and a pair of hipster Harry Potter glasses.
29. Jumbo Braids
Braids can be a protective style for your hair, but they can also be a powerful fashion statement. What’s even more amazing is that you can do this one at home, all by yourself. Look up some tutorials online!
30. Long Dreads
Here is another timeless example of black men’s hairstyles. Long dreads. They look good on everyone so don’t be afraid to get them if you really want this haircut. However, you will need to learn how to take care of them.
31. Dreads in Messy Buns
Continuing on the idea above, one of the ways in which you can wear your dreads and take care of them at the same time is to tie them up in two messy buns at the sides of your head. It’s a very cool and ‘I woke up like this look.
32. The Fashion Rebel
Would you like to be a fashion rebel or are you one already? How about a shocking marsala hair color in two jumbo braids that have been then tied in two space buns on top of your head? Don’t forget the golden embellishments on your face.
33. Hard Part All-Around Black Men Haircuts
Typically, a hard part is only done on one side of the head or in the middle. However, seeing that you are a style guru, you can push black men’s hairstyles to the limit and create new boundaries. Make the hard part go all around the head.
34. The Simple Top Knot with Temp Fade
Here is one hairstyle that has been a complete rage in the past few years. Everyone has been wearing it, as we are sure you’ve noticed, from Hollywood A-listers to the guy bagging your groceries. Jump on the trend yourself!
35. The Jumbo Dread
We don’t actually believe it’s possible for anyone to look at this idea for black men hairstyles and not fall in love with it. It’s a jumbo dread mixed with a fauxhawk, mixed with hair designs.
36. Short Afro Fade with Bandanna
Another way in which you can vamp up your hairstyle is by adding a bandanna to it. It’s a very cool accessory that is definitely making a comeback. You can choose the pattern and the colors so that they complement the hair and eyes.
37. Blonde Dreads
The possibilities of what you could do once you get dreads are truly endless. Here is a wonderful example of a fauxhawk made up of sandy blonde dreads with shaved sides and dark chocolate roots.
38. Dreads and Wrap around the Hair on Top
Another idea would be to grow your dreads out as much as you want and use a head wrap as a fashion accessory. You can also go for a pair of dangly earrings in a color to match that will tie up the entire look.
39. Jumbo Dreadlocks
We’ve got yet another idea concerning dreads and black men’s hairstyles. Once your dreads are long enough, you can always twist the front ones into two jumbo braids. They will make you look very manly and cool at the same time.
40. The Jaden Smith
Will Smith’s son is all grown up now and very famous on his own. Just as his hair is when it comes to twisted hairstyles for men. He wears a set of shaggy and ragged medium-length-sized dreads which he manages to comb from the backside to the front in a now-signature hairstyle.
41. The 2Pac
Here’s another very famous styling choice that might inspire you – the 2pac. His signature hairstyle was bald, not because he needed it but because he liked it that way, paired with a goatee and his famous nose ring.
42. The Lenny Kravitz
Lenny is another very famous musician who greatly influenced black men’s hairstyles. He had many hairstyles the length of his career, but none so famous as the medium-sized shaggy dreads he sported.
43. The John Legend
The third musician on our list to have a major say in black men’s hairstyles is none other than soul master John Legend. He usually wears his hair short and dapper in a very sweet buzzcut. If he managed to win over beauty Chrissy Teigen with that, we suggest you take some notes. A very nice haircut for black men indeed!
44. The QuestLove
We all know and adore Questlove. If not for his music then definitely for his musical sidekick role on the Jimmy Fallon show. We also adore his quirky hairstyle, with the shocking afro complete with teasing comb inside it.
45. The Jimi Hendrix
We conclude the list with none other than the legendary Jimi Hendrix and his even more legendary hairstyle. Who doesn’t know the puffed-up afro and the bandana that the singer used to wear on stage every single time? Those were the good times!
46. Long Hair Curls Swept to the Side
Sometimes, the simplest way is also the best. By this we, of course, mean you flaunt what nature gave you. Grow out your naturally curly hair to the desired length and create a fabulous look that will turn heads.
47. Medium Twists Black Men Hairstyles
You can also go for a protective hairstyle in case you want to take care of your natural curls and not show them off at all. These tight and medium twists are the best way to make sure your hair is safe but looks cool at the same time.
48. Blonde Cheeto Hairstyle for Black Men
Blonde dreads are always a superb thing to watch. It’s a bold choice for many men but we’re happy to see times are changing and men everywhere are getting more and more creative in terms of color.
49. Platinum Blonde Hair Black Men Haircuts
Speaking of bold colors, everything this year has been about platinum blondes. If you’re bored of black hair, take it a step further and dye your beard as well? We suggest you leave your eyebrows as they are to avoid the Santa look.
50. Silver Black Men Hairstyles
There are several ways in which you can achieve this look. You can dye your hair silver, use a weave in this color or go for yarn braids, which are much less expensive and a lot easier to manage and wear.
Be bold and look for something completely different. Find a new look in this list of 50 black men’s hairstyles and haircuts and update your style. Look good, get noticed!
How about you? Were you inspired by our top picks for outstanding black men’s hairstyles? Or are you already on top of your game with one of these haircuts and rocking Instagram stories like no one else? Let us know in the comment section below because we would love to hear from you!
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Mia is our junior copywriter and professional hair stylist. She is now working as a hairdresser in West Hollywood and dreams of opening her own salon. Mia is an Economics graduate who has found her true career path by developing a natural passion for men hairstyles and experimenting with vibrant colors. In her free time, Mia chooses to bond with her pets and share her work experience with our readers.