The afro is a legendary haircut for men. Everybody knows at least one 80s song or movie featuring a cool guy with a big afro on his head, and it’s up to you to continue that stereotype. With that said, there are dozens of approaches to the humble afro; we’ve compiled some of our favorites in this image gallery, so you can choose the perfect contender.
Donald Glover's Afro
Apparently it’s not just cool actors from the 80s that wear afros, since Donald Glover is man enough to wear this wild and frizzly cut.
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Drake's Short Afro
The short afro is almost it’s own haircut. It’s incredible how sharp you can look with just an afro hairstyle, a little facial hair, and a black bow tie.
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Frizzly Afro with High Fade
Trimming the sides of an otherwise big and messy afro creates a totally different look. It might be classified as a mohawk at this point, but there’s one thing we know for sure: it’s fun and it’s unique.
Did you know you can tie your afro into a man bun? This rare men’s afro hairstyle combines the best features of two controversial styles: the afro and the bun. We love it, and, as an added bonus, you can switch to and from this style whenever you like.
Top Heavy Long Afro
This afro hairstyle is a great example of just how easily you can manipulate the length of an afro. It features long, curly top hair which stands proud and shorter side hair to better suit this face shape.
Technically speaking, this men’s afro hairstyle is extremely similar to the previous one. In practice, added length on top, an out-facing shape, and a skin-close fade on the sides gives off a youthful vibrance.