There are many versatile haircuts for black men to create all kinds of looks. From looking your best in business meetings to a party, you must choose a cut that you are comfortable with. Of course, once you decide upon a cut, ask your stylist as to how much daily maintenance it will require. Just remember that each head of hair differs and may require unique types of care to ensure that you look your best.
From fades to braids, we’ve got you covered.
Short and Crisp
High fade Short Curls
An extremely simple style, this cut is always trendy. It looks well on grade school-age boys to teachers, virtually any professional. Cornrows also allow one to easily grow hair into another look that may be longer, perhaps like an afro or other styles. Be sure that the stylist you choose has expertise with cornrow cuts.
High Top Fade
This is one of the trendiest haircuts for black men, particularly young men. With virtually no or little work, this cut keeps hair very short and close to the neck (this area can also be buzzed or bald) while top length rises towards the head top. Great for men with curly or afro textured hair, tapering starts usually at the ear and leads up a few inches according to your length requirements and texture.
If you desire to emphasize natural long curls, this is among the best haircuts for black men as it requires easy care. Like any good style (particularly if you choose longer hair), trimming is unquestionably needed to make sure that hair stays healthy and ship-shape. By trimming frequently you avoid frizzes, the potential for knots and split ends. Make sure that you inform the stylist if you desire some layers and exactly how much hair you wish trimmed. You also should ensure that you visit a stylist who understands how to keep black hair healthy.
Often resembling a crew cut, a flat top differs in that the top head hair is cut to that it stands up then cuts evenly across to achieve a neat shape that is square. If you want a style that is not much work, then you should consider a flat top cut. Usually it only needs some daily application of a wax or gel, with frequent trims to avoid shabbiness and keep it looking neat.
Regarding many of the haircuts available for black men, the small afro doesn’t take much to look great and up-to-date. Ever so popular in the 70’s, this short length is attractive and refined on any man and requires a small bit of styling. If you are considering this look and your hair is longer, consider having it cut down to achieve this look. As far as styling tips, some men apply wax to their hair while damp prior to styling it. Be sure to have hair conditioned regularly to avoid breakage and use good styling products.
For men who wish to be edgy, you cannot go wrong with this cut. It is simple to care for and hair can remain in the natural condition that you choose (curly or using a chemical to straighten). The hair sides below and above ears can be bald, shaved or cut very low. Upkeep for this style is a breeze as you can choose to put some pomade in, brush and go!
Buzz Cut with Line Up
A buzz cut never goes out of style when it comes to haircuts for black men. If you find yourself constantly on the run, then a buzz would probably suit your daily regimen. You need very little care in maintaining it daily and you don’t need styling products unless your hair is a medium length. Simply put a dab of moisturizer and brush it.
Head Turning Twists
If you are the kind who enjoys keeping hair length long, but you worry that it may not look professional, then consider hair twists. This style needs very little daily work, however trimming should be done about every eight weeks. Frequent trims are vital to ensure that split ends are prevented, reduce hair breakage and maintain its overall appearance, as no one wants sloppy twists.