Stylish Black Men Hairstyles: 9 On-Trend and Modern Hair Ideas

Serena Norr | 23 April 2016
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Some of our favorite hairstyles for black men.

Not all hairstyles for African American men are the same. Rooted in history and modified through the years, we have seen many iterations and styles on this hair type such as on cool dread styles, the natural afro, hair that’s buzzed short and more! No matter how you want to style, your hair one thing is for sure: there are tons of black men hairstyles out there for you. To get inspired to switch things up a bit, or just check out what’s out there, we’ve complied a gallery of some of the most stylish black men hairstyles that just may inspire your next ‘do.

Stylish Black Men Hairstyles

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Keep things cool with a baby afro Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Baby Afro

This look is great for professional dudes who want some length but don’t have much time to style their hair. Go for an all-over chop and maintain this look with regular trips to your barber. Be sure to use a pomade like the Bed Head for Men by TIGI Slick Trick Firm Hold Pomade to help you create your structured and defined afro hairstyle.

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Mini dreads on African American hair.

2. Mini Dreads

Another take on the classic dreads, this modern version works for those that don’t want long hair but still want to express some of their unique style.

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Twist out and master this cool style for your hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Twist Out Hair

This style works on both men and women where you create curls by twisting your hair. You’ll have to maintain this look by constantly twisting your locks, but it’s so worth it to try out this stylish look.

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The high and tight is a classic look on black men. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. High and Tight

A great look for the clean-cut dude. The high and tight is all about shaved sides with some length on the top of your head. Great for professionals and low-maintance guys.

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Go for a buzzed look for your next look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Buzz Cut

To go one step further in the short hair department, opt for a buzzed cut. This is a great look for summer that requires minimal styling while looking effortlessly cool.

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Go short with your look with these awesome dreads. Photo credit: Dvora

6. Short Dreads

Another take on the dreads with a little more length is to rock short dreads. Have your locs styled towards the front of your hair where you can showcase some edge and your length.

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Go for a bold afro for your next style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

7. Bold Afro

Channel the ’70s with this bold afro. Whether you take it to the next level and opt for color is up to you, but if you go for this look you’ll have to master how to style and maintain this awesome hair. Be sure to keep your afro style in check by using some Dove Men+Care Control Gel. This product will works to give your afro hairstyle a strong hold with a smooth finish.

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Try out new hairstyles with your dreadlocks.

8. Dreadlocks

Rooted in Rastafarian culture, dreadlocks have definitely made their way to popular culture and it’s easy to see why! Once you’ve mastered the loc style, you simply have to maintain the look with minimal styling. Add some color or cool hair ties to your hair to mix up this cool look!

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Embrace those curls in this mid afro.

9. All Over Curls

African American men with curly hair should embrace their look by rocking a full-head of curls. You’ll need to master your own styling routine (hair mousse, like the TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse, is key!), but once you have that you’ll be golden and look incredible to boot!

Looking for more Black men hairstyles? Check out some of our favorite African American Men from Instagram.

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