With a new wave of chic and cool hairstyles to try, the only hard part is deciding which one to wear first. From gorgeous pixie cuts to sleek, relaxed cuts, there is an African American hairstyle for every personality. Whether you have long locks or prefer to have your hair cut and cut, there are plenty of on-trend styles to inspire and excite. All you have to do is choose your perfect style and go from there.
1. Pixie Cut + Blonde Hair
This cool pixie cut looks most striking in a blonde shade. Not only does its lightness command attention when paired with darker skin tones, but its warm, yellow tone creates an overall glow.
Not only are cornrows handy for taming wild locks, but they’re also incredibly cool and chic. Opt for thicker, fewer cornrows for a more modern take on this trend.
3. Box Braids
These thin box braids give an elegant and trendy look this season. Combined with a leather jacket, they look edgy and tough.
These cool dreadlocks are thicker and looser than your average dreads. Appearing messy and almost brushed, the look is modern and free.
5. Hair twists
These thick hair twists are a stylish way to help manage the bulk of thick hair. A great alternative to braids, these twists have a slightly softer look.
6. Hair Twists with Updo
Hair twists can create a sleek bun, like with this chic updo. Adding some colorful braids makes this a contemporary hairstyle option.
7. Short Hair + Bangs
These little bangs are completely edgy and cool. They are also perfect for women with short hair who like to wear them straight.
8. Long hair + bangs
Long bangs look great with voluminous hair. For a polished style, wear them smooth and straight with a high ponytail.
9. Blunt Cut
This blunt cut carries the length of her bangs around the rest of the head. Unique and completely stylish, this look is sure to turn heads.
10. Half shaved
This half shaved style is both rugged and chic. Depending on how daring you are, you can shave a large patch, like this, or a smaller section.
11. Long and voluminous hair
Let your natural hair make a statement by growing it long. The bigger the volume, the better. Just make sure the locks are healthy and full of shine.
12. Loose Waves
These loose waves create a nice beachy look on long hair. Ideal for summer, the style is casual and relaxed.
13. Long Hair with Side Part
This model’s long hair has been given an extra dose of glamor with a deep side part and natural waves. When recreating the look, be sure to tame frizz with anti-frizz serum or hair oil.
14. Curly Bob
This naturally curly bob is both cool and chic. While its length would be much longer worn straight, its curly height perfectly highlights this model’s cheekbones and eyes.
15. Dreadlocks + update
Dreadlocks can also make a gorgeous bun. Ask for the help of a colorful scarf to keep your hair up in a beautiful way.
16. Medium Length Pixie
A medium length pixie cut can be a great way to sport curly hair. By focusing curls and volume on top while keeping the sides short, you can create a modern, balanced look with edge.
17. Slicked Bob
This slicked back bob haircut offers a polished look. With both sides and the top slicked back, this look is also a great option to show off your face.
18. Short Afro
A full length short hairstyle like this tends to look fantastic on African American women. Naturally, voluminous hair is perfect for short styles like this.
19. False Hawk
This cool faux hawk look is totally fierce and fashionable. The extra blonde coloring also makes it a bit more special.
20. Fashionable cut
If you’re considering cutting your hair short, why not consider a buzz cut? After all, this barely there haircut is incredibly chic.
21. Side Braids
Side braids can make a great feature for any hair type. These two thick braids leading into a ponytail are just one example of how they can be worn.
22. Straight Hair
If you like to wear your hair straight, a simple, shiny and loose look like this can be the perfect choice. Just add a deep side part to keep things fresh.
23. High Ponytail
Nothing is more beautiful than a high ponytail with lots of volume. While curly versions are great for flirty and fun looks, try a straight, sleek style for a seriously sexy attitude.
This simple low bun is polished and chic. If you are looking for a quick bun for straight hair, consider this your go-to look.
25. Straight and smooth bun
A straight, smooth bun can quickly be turned into a cute look with the addition of a scarf. Although this soft pink is feminine and lovely, you can choose any color you like.
26. Messy bun
Short hair does not always have to be worn out. This messy bun is a great option for women with shorter locks.
This messy bun is simple to create and so beautiful. Simply pull your hair up into a messy bun before undoing a few pieces.
28. Mini buns
An elegant and unique look, such as this mini updo is perfect for special occasions. Part the hair into sections and twist them tightly into mini buns. Don’t forget your black lipstick to make the look even more intense.
29. High Crown Braid
A high crown braid can create a pretty feminine look. Add a chic accessory for a special touch.
30. Wavy Lob
A wavy lob is a perfect hairstyle to try this season. It’s also a great way to cut long hair without too much intensity.
What are the best black hairstyles?
Black women are blessed in that they look amazing in so many different hairstyles. Whether they’re rocking their hair au naturel or using a protective style, it always looks good. Some of the best black hairstyles include natural curls, cornrows, box braids, knotless braids, goddess braids, crochet braids, tribal braids, lemonade braids, twists, pixie crops, dreadlocks, wavy hair, buns and long voluminous locks.
What are the different braided hairstyles for black women?
There are many different braid styles for black women. These include Senegalese Twists, Cornrows, Box, Black, Lemonade, Power, Marley, Goddess, Fulani, Yarn, Ghana, Micro, and Pixie Braids.
How do you style natural black short hair?
Short natural black hair can be styled as afro, buzz cut, cropped bob, bob, pixie cut, mohawk, cornrows and curly bob.
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