African American Hairstyles: Men’s Haircuts from Instagram

Alyssa François | 02 October 2016

Our favorite haircut styles.

Amongst the many options of African American hairstyles for men out there, black men have endless options when it comes to haircuts. We’re talking variations of high top fades, low fades, undercuts, ‘waves on swim’ looks and more. However, they decide on the look that works for them, these dudes are killing it!

Here we’ve rounded up some of our favorite black men haircuts from Instagram. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your new look, consider your search complete! Read on to check out some of these hot African American hairstyles for some instant hair inspiration:

African American Hairstyles: Men’s Haircuts We Love!

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African American hairstyles with the skin fade. Photo credit: @ChazPringle

1. Clean Skin Fade

Instagram: @chazpringle

Fashion Account Executive Chaz Pringle rocks a skin fade cut that complements his cool and laid-back style. This cut is clean and well-balanced around his entire head, allowing his actual skin tone to peek out throughout the surface. Guys who love to showcase their natural waves should think about opting for this type of fade.


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African American hairstyles with an angular high top. Photo credit: @williamtucker

2. Retro High Top Fade

Instagram: @WilliamTucker

Christopher Hawkins sports a stylish diagonal high top fade haircut. Guys who love to have fun with their look, and love a funky edge reminiscent of ’90s hip-hop days would covet this style. If you want to use a style like this to embrace your hair texture, opt for using a styling gel to help with definition. We love the Dove Men + Care Control Gel, work a dime sized amount into your hair for a flexible hold and a nice matte finish. Also, check out some of our favorite retro hairstyles for more style inspiration.


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African American hairstyles with an undercut.Photo credit: @courtneychenard

3. Dapper Undercut

Instagram: @CourtneyChenard

Stylist Courtney Chenard wears a well-groomed and polished undercut. The back of his head is cleanly shaven and the top is left neatly trimmed, which gives the contrast an elegant finish. Love this undercut style? Here are even more ways to wear the undercut hairstyle.

Looking for more African American hairstyles? Check out our gallery of stylish black men hairstyles.

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