5 Sleek, Short Buzz Haircuts for Black Men

Allison | 27 April 2017
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Get the look of summer with these sleek and fresh buzz cuts. 

The military haircut trend is still booming, dudes. We know you’ve seen it pop up again with an extra-special recurrence for short buzz haircuts for black men. We’ve always been a fan of the buzz cut since allows you to get a sleek, strong haircut in no time at all. Plus, it makes getting out of the house so much easier! You can even master this look at home, if you have the right clippers and cutting skills.

The only buzz cuts we recommend you always see a barber for are the ones that include a fade. It’s just way too hard to try to get an even fade without a seasoned professional. You can also see your barber to add side clippings and other cool designs you can match up with your short buzz. Read on to check out our top five ways to wear a short buzz haircut for black men.

Different Ways to Wear a Short Buzz for Black Men

Different short buzz haircuts for black men
An all-around classic cut. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. All-Over Buzz

The standard buzz is going to be one length all around your head that gives off that quintessential military look. It’s also a super-easy haircut to maintain at home! All you need is a set of clippers and a very short guide comb. Having a friend help is always a good choice when doing even simple haircuts at home.

Different short buzz haircuts for black men
Fade those temples for a cool look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Buzz Temple Fade

When it comes to the short buzz haircut, there isn’t all that much to do when it comes to styling. Your main styling product will be your shampoo and conditioner that will work to keep your hair healthy-looking and shiny. We recommend the Axe Max Hydrate 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner. It’s extra-hydrating, which is needed for dudes with curly hair. It’s extra important for slightly longer cuts, like this buzz cut temple fade.

Different short buzz haircuts for black men: Nearly Shaved Buzz
Definition of short and sweet. Photo creditL indigitalimages.com

3. Nearly Shaved Buzz

If you have a much shorter cut (like this nearly shaved short buzz), you’ll need to focus on your scalp care. When your cut is so short you can see your scalp pretty easily, it’s extra-important. We recommend you use the Suave Men 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Classic Clean Shampoo + Conditioner. It will keep you flake-free, and the added conditioner is great to make sure it won’t dry your scalp.

Different short buzz haircuts for black men
The fade is an easy way to add some style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Buzz and Long Fade

For a low-key change to your short buzz, try this long fade. The long fade, in this case, really just means that the edges are faded away. This makes sure you don’t have any harsh lines besides a clean-cut line at your forehead. Having faded edges on your military haircut gives the look a whole lot more style!

Different short buzz haircuts for black men
Add one clipped-in line for a faux part.

5. Buzz and Bald Fade

For the ultimate mix of haircut techniques, get the buzz-plus-bald fade. And, heck, throw in some side clippings for an edgier look. The bald fade goes all the way down to skin so your buzz gets some much-needed contrast.

Need more short buzz haircuts to look through? Check out these short, modern cuts for black men.