Haircuts For Black Men – Most of these styles are a combination of texture on top, a line up and taper fade. Create your own unique style by choosing length on top, type of curls and the placement of the fade. For something extra, add a surgical line or hair design.
From a short buzz to long curls and everything in between, here are 75 cool haircuts for black men.
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Latest Haircuts for Black Men
Black men often opt for a high fade haircut, featuring complete disappearing of hair much higher than the natural lines of hair growth at the temples and back of the head. With a low fade hair disappears about an inch above the lines of hair growth, while a regular fade is something in between these two. As a rule, when you are going to have your first fade, they recommend to start from its regular type.
Tightly coiled natural hair can also look fabulous in high top fades where the top of your hair is standing in a vertical position, while the sides and back are trimmed to fade with a polished finish. More abrupt transitions between lengths can be achieved with temple fades.
1. Box Fade
The iconic that symbolized the golden era of hip-hop, the box fade brings all kinds of nostalgia. The box fade is back, with some thanks to the style making a big comeback on NBA courts. You might know it as the hi-top or flat top. It is the style that combines sides that taper down to a short length with a sharply-defined rectangular top. Yep, hence the name. Typically the hair is about 3-5 cm on the top, although the way you rock it depends on your style and what suits your head. For a less dramatic look, opt for a gradual taper on the sides with a shorter, tight top.
2. Afro Fade
The Afro fade is a fun haircut for any man able to pull it off. In essence, the Afro fade incorporates the tapered sides of the box fade with a top that is somewhat left to grow how it likes.
3. Hard Part with Fade
With such thick hair, the idea of a part might be laughable. But the seemingly pointless part line can be utilized as a very deliberate design feature in any hairstyle. If your hair is on the thicker, curlier end of the spectrum, have your barber shave a feature ‘part’ line for stylish results. The part line acts as a point of asymmetry and adds interest to what could otherwise be a standard haircut. With the addition of faded sides, this style is very relevant right now.
4. Line Up
Instead of letting your natural hairline dictate your hair’s outline, this haircut sees your barber shave a straight hairline with sharp angles into your hair. The line up takes the idea of defining your hairline on your neck to your forehead, and it looks spectacular. Do keep in mind, that this cut requires frequent maintenance, lest you end up looking as if you have facial hair stubble on your forehead. This style draws attention to your eyes and brow line.
5. Twists With Fade
This is another combination of style that brings relevance to the look. Maintain some length on the top and style twists in the way outlined above. On the sides, opt for a length that tapers down. The style draws attention to what’s happening upstairs. This haircut works particularly well if the hair on top is a little longer and unruly.
We can’t decide whether we love this haircut, or if it’s completely garish. One thing is for certain; it is a style that could only be achieved with the benefit of thick hair. The style makes your hair a feature in its right. If you decide waves are for you, it’s best to see a barber beforehand. He or she will get your hair looking right before you start the wave process. The look will take a while to appear, and you will need a few products to get it going, most importantly a wave brush. Speak to your barber for more advice on how to achieve this unique haircut.
7. Curls With Fade
For those guys with looser curls, an undercut or fade with some more length on top could prove an interesting choice. Let your curls grow to a longer length on top, and have them take on their own style. The juxtaposition between the unrestrained medium-length curls and neat, faded sides makes for a unique look.
8. Buzz Cut
Another easy option for those who don’t want to worry about dealing with difficult hair. The buzz cut is the short, military-inspired hairstyle that is low-maintenance but high impact. As with any super-short haircut, the look will draw attention to your brow and make your face look more defined.
9. Short All Over
Simple, short all over. Longer than the buzz cut, this standard short style still acknowledges your hair’s curly nature without it becoming something you need to deal with day-to-day. To truly make this style yours, regular trims are imperative to keep from having your hair appear untamed.
Even though it’s long gone, we still love the frohawk sported by Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling. Think of it like a reimagined box fade, narrower in the middle and rocked with the kind of maverick air that only comes with mohawk styles. This haircut can be either angular in style or left to grow more freely. Those with tighter curls will find they have greater control over the shape of their frohawk and can opt for a bolder imagining of the cut.
11. Buzz Cut With Beard
Technically not a haircut in its own right, but the combination of a buzz cut and beard is always a winner for men with thicker hair. For the best results, buzz your beard down to a length that is consistent with your beard. You can achieve the neatest looks by manicuring your beard’s shape around the sideburn area and by keeping the cheek line consistently well-maintained.
This haircut is another style that takes advantage of thick hair and tight curls. Strong angles define a geometric cut, but there is no steadfast rule on how it should look. Your imagination is your guide here. One option is to use your part line (whether that’s real or imagined) as a guide to creating a right angle part in your hair.
13. Short Hair With Fade
Clean, fresh and neat. This haircut keeps the hair’s length in check before it can take on a life of its own. It takes its cues from the fade haircuts that are on-trend right now. For extra striking results, combine the fade with facial hair, the disconnected length makes for an attractive and eye-catching aesthetic.
The pompadour is traditionally worn by men with fine, straight hair. However, this type of cut is also a perfect match for those with tight curls; you can style tremendous control over the shape your hair takes. By shaping a quiff at the front of your hair, you’ll make for an intriguing alternative to the standard box cut.
15. Clean Shave
It’s the easiest way out, sure, but it can look amazing and fresh on the right head. Not just the killer solution for a receding hairline, a clean shave might just look amazing on your head. The look sends a bold message of confidence in your style. Keep in mind, if your hair is particularly coarse, you may be prone to razor bumps. Ideally, you should shave with wet hair, moisturizing shaving oil, and decent shaving cream to avoid the bumps. And remember always to shave with the grain.
16. Stepped High Top Fade
Every aspect of this high top fade and beard has something interesting going on. The flat top features steps and shapes that are highlighted by multiple hair colors. The fade at the sides includes geometric patterns that complement the shaped beard.
17. Hair + Beard
A cool trend this year is bringing a hair design into the beard. The jagged lines contrast a curly hair and a rounded beard shape.
18. Short Dreadlocks + Temple Fade
This dapper lock proves that gentlemanly style is all about the attitude. A temple fade creates a mohawk profile out of short locs. The cool hair looks great with a stylish shirt, suit and scarf.
19. Curly Mohawk
Here’s another temple fade mohawk but with curly hair instead of locs. A shaved line extends the tape up and provides a linear contrast to the rounded profile.
20. Low Fade + Line Up + Beard
This fresh style combines shaved geometry with spiral curls. A line up and low fade cleans up the edges around medium length hair while the full black beard is shaped with a shaved square at the chin and curved line at the cheeks.
21. Mohawk + Drop Fade
Here’s a totally different combination of a curly mohawk fade with a shaved line. The mohawk is concentrated on the top of the head and comes to a peak. A shaved line adds a part on one side while a drop fade goes down to the skin around the sides and back.
22. Buzz Cut + Line Up
This buzz cut shaped with a line up and three shaved arcs is a high style, no maintenance cut that works for men and boys.
23. Waves Haircut
The waves haircut is all about texture. A combination of growing hair out and brushing hair creates a spiral of waves that get more defined over time. Waves can coil around the head in 360 waves or add a fade.
24. Blue Hair + Pompadour
Plenty of guys straighten hair to create a pompadour. This gentleman takes the look to the next level with blue hair color, an undercut and elaborate hair tattoo.
25. Shaved Head + Long Beard
This look is all about the beard. A shaved head means all attention is on the full and wide black beard shaped into a perfect curve at the chin and cheeks.
26. Curly High Top Fade
This cool medium length haircut for black hair wears that classic high top with curly texture.
27. Medium Locs + Mid Fade
Many medium length hairstyles for men are easier to manage with a fade and these medium length dreadlocks are no exception. With a line up at the forehead and mid fade around the sides and backs, locs can be worn loose or tied back.
28. Long Locs + Shaved Nape
Shaving hair behind the ears makes long hair easier to manage and looks very cool when worn up, especially when it reveals a cool hair design. These long dreadlocks are pulled up into a messy man bun but that is just one way to wear hair.
29. Half Moon Part + Short Twists
This cool high and tight haircut adds some slightly twisted texture to hair on top. A shaved half moon part divides hair into two sections while a pair of shaved lines cross each brow.
30. Short Afro + Shaved Line
This short afro gets a modern update from a squared shape at the forehead and shaved line above a temple fade.
31. Short Afro + Temple Fade
Here’s another short afro with a temple fade and taper at the neckline.
32. High and Tight + Double Part
A pair of shaved parts add a cool detail to a classic high and tight.
33. Blowout Hair
Cool curls with a low fade create a cool blowout hair.
34. Fade Haircuts for Boys
You’re never too young to be stylish. This high and tight has plenty of texture on top. Fade haircuts are a great option for boys because they look great without styling.
35. Southside Fade
The Southside fade is a variation of the high and tight that takes the fade all the way up to the crown of the head. It makes a bold statement with very little hair and is the ultimate low maintenance style. It is also an excellent choice for balding men because the fades extends over thinning hair at the crown.
36. Modern Afro Haircut
This longer afro haircut gets a modern finish from shorter sides and a vertical front instead of that classic rounded shape.
37. High Top Fade
The high top fade is one of those cool hairstyles for black men that never goes out of style. Wear it in all it’s 90s glory with a turtleneck or style it modern.
38. Twisted Hi-Top Fade + Infinity Part
This updated version of the hi-top fade adds lots of texture and a cool side part that meets the mid drop fade.
39. V-Shaped Neckline
This V-cut neckline is a cool way to finish a mohawk or many other short haircuts.
40. Pompadour + Temple Fade
This fresh looks cuts kinky curly hair into a rounded pompadour shape instead of the more common flat top. A temple fade at the sides contributes to that classic pomp shape.