6 Dapper Black Men’s Hairstyles for Short Hair

Allison | 22 February 2017
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Sleek looks you’ve got to try.

We love that haircuts for dudes now cover all lengths and hair types. For naturally curly and kinky hair types, we’ve noticed a preference for short hair. Black men’s hairstyles for short hair can be super varied. You aren’t stuck with the same all-over length anymore! You can try high tops, angles and fades to make black men’s hairstyles for short hair more interesting.

Read on to see our top six different black men’s hairstyles for short hair:

6 Black Men’s Hairstyles For Short Hair To Try This Year

black men's hairstyles for short hair buzz cut
This military cut is perfect. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Close-Cropped Buzz

For the shortest of black men’s hairstyles for short hair, go for the buzz. This all-over abbreviated look keeps you from totally shaving your head while giving that barely-there feel. This particular cut is great because military haircuts have become so popular. Bonus: An all over short buzz looks good on almost everyone. It’s a confident look that we think is extra dapper.

black men's hairstyles for short hair mini afro
Do the ‘fro without all the length. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Mini ‘Fro

If you like to show off your natural hair texture while keeping your cut short, try this mini-afro. To keep your mini ‘fro in great shape (literally) make sure you have a hair pick. It’s useful for making sure you can maintain a nice rounded shape to your afro. You should also keep some hair oil on hand for hydrating your hair and adding sexy shine. Just run through your hair with a few drops of Nexxus New York Salon Care Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil to hydrate your curls.

black men's hairstyles for short hair high top
A crisp, clean high top. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Clean-Cut High Top

If you’re really going for that clean-cut look, ask your barber to pay extra attention to your hairline. They can shave and style your hairline to get that perfectly straight look. Ask for a Brooklyn fade to get the short fade right at your temple for a look that’s definitely more unique.

black men's hairstyles for short hair angle
Precise cuts create a unique look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Angled Top With Fade

For a slightly more funky high-top look, try adding in an angle. The precise cut of this look makes it extra special and stylish. To get this look, make sure you show your barber just how much of an angle you would like. You don’t want it to be too steep of an angle or risk looking a bit silly. But, too low of an angle may just make it look like your haircut is slightly off-kilter. Aim for an angle like our model, that makes the look obvious without going too far.

black men's hairstyles for short hair mini dreads
A fade can update any cut. Photo credit: Dvora

5. Mini Dreads With Fade

We love the look of short locs with an undercut fade around the ears and neck. It takes this old-school style and makes it totally modern. Make sure when you have dreadlocks to keep them clean and hydrated with a moisturizing shampoo. We like Axe Max Hydrate 2-In-1 Shampoo + Conditioner because it’s a one-and-done! Curly hair tends to run on the dry side. And when your hair is in dreadlocks, it’s harder to penetrate with hydrating products. That is why it’s important to use a hydrating shampoo for extra moisture.

black men's hairstyles for short hair curly top
Texture and style? Done and done. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Curly Top

For a cut that is right in between a high top and a mini ‘fro, try the curly top. It’s got the clean cut look of a high top, with the curly appeal of an afro. This is another cut that looks particularly great with a fade. Depending on your curl structure and preference, you can keep your curly top longer or shorter. We like this medium length on most dudes.

Need more black men’s hairstyles for short hair to take a look at? Check out these trendy haircuts for black men