Top 60 Black Men Hairstyles & Haircuts for 2021

picture of a black man hair styles and haircuts

 

Are you tired of your current look?

It can be a struggle to find the perfect look, especially if you are having trouble keeping up with all of the latest black men hairstyles. Fortunately for you, there are so many different black men haircuts that you really have endless options. Are you looking for short haircuts black men or longer styles? Even choosing a fade isn’t that simple, since there are so many different types of fades haircuts for black men to choose from.

 

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List of the top black men hairstyles, comment below on which style your gong for!

 

1. High Bald Fade Haircut

picture of black man with High Bald Fade Haircut

This can be a bold choice, where the hairline is raised dramatically. The top of the hair is buzzed down, keeping everything looking tight and fresh. If you want something more dramatic, this could be the perfect option for you.

2. Box Fade

picture of black man with box fade haircut

The box fade is a style that was incredibly popular during the period considered the Golden Era of Hip Hop. Now you can see this hairstyle all over the NBA courts, showing that classic styles can still be appreciated. If you don’t want something so dramatic, you can get the rectangular top much tighter. 

3. High Fade, Short Curls

picture of black man with High Fade, Short Curls

This is a low-maintenance look that can work wonders highlighting your facial features while only requiring minimal product to keep it looking fantastic. If you want to keep this style looking great, it’s recommended that you get it trimmed up at least every 6 weeks.

4. Geometric Cut

picture of Geometric Cut

Hairstyles are reflections of your personality, so why not get a bold and visually interesting look like the geometric cut? Using sharp lines and geometric shapes, this is a classic style that will always be a popular choice.

5. Afro Fade

picture of black man with afro fade

The Afro fade is another classic look that doesn’t go out of style. This look combines the classic fade while giving you the option of growing the top however long you want. You can really make this look as unique as you are.

6. Short Hair with Low Taper Fade

picture of black man at barber with Short Hair with Low Taper Fade

With this look, you get a rounded profile that is desirable while getting a fade that defines the forehead to give a sharp look with this fresh cut.

7. FroHawk and Burst Fade Combination

picture of black man with FroHawk and Burst Fade Combination

If you wear tight curls or ringlets, you are going to love this look. You can highlight the texture of your natural hair while having a short fade along the side to get a tight look.

8. Short Part and Fade

picture of black man with Short Part and Fade

This is a really popular look because almost anyone can look great with it. This look has the short fade on the side while also having a part shaved into your hair.

9. Cornrows

black man with Cornrows braids

Cornrows are an extremely popular and simple hairstyle, one that is classic and doesn’t seem to go out of style. This is a look that is great on its own or you can wear while you grow your hair out for another hairstyle.

10. Hard Part and Fade

barber shop picture of black man with Hard Part and Fade

 

Similar to the short part and fade look, this has longer hair on the top and sides with a part shaved in rather than a deep shaved haircut. 

11. Deep Waves

picture of black man with Deep Waves hair cut

If you want waves with longer hair, deep waves can be a great option. Be sure to use a wave brush and take care of this look with conditioner.

12. Edge Up and High Low Fade

picture of black man with Edge Up and High Low Fade hair cut

This is a shorter cut, but you still get to show off your kinky curls. The fade with this look isn’t as dramatic as some of the other fades on this list, but it still has enough fade to look tight.

13. Line Up

Line Up

Rather than relying on the natural hairline, the barber can create sharp angles in your hair. However, this is a high maintenance look, which you need to consider before getting this look.

14. Fade and Surgical Line

Fade and Surgical Line

Using a standard fade, a surgical line gets shaved in the hair to offer geometry and style.

15. Twists with Fade

Twists with Fade

If you have twists, you can freshen up your look with a stylish fade on the side which gives you the best of both looks. It looks better if the twists are longer and a little unruly.

16. High Low Fade with a Solid Line

black men with High Low Fade with a Solid Line

This is another look that offers a little bit more length on the top of the head while also having a high low fade on the side that has a wavy line emphasizing the fade.

17. Buzz Cut

Buzz Cut

The buzz cut is popular because it’s timeless and very low maintenance.

18. Curls and Temple Fade

black man Curls and Temple Fade hair cut

If you like the fro look but want something more modern, this is the option for you. The edges around the temple have a fade while the top is left longer.

19. Short All Over

short all over haircut for black men

There are few styles that are more timeless than this. It’s long enough to show off your natural curls but short enough to be low maintenance.

20. Taper and Solid Line

Taper and Solid Line haircut

Sporting loose curls on top, this look is finished off with a tapered fade that is highlighted by a sharp, straight line.

21. Geometric

Geometric

Wants something really bold and unique? Using your thicker hair and tight curls, you can get a geometric look with sharp angles that are as unique as you.

22. Twist Curls and Surgical Part

Twist Curls and Surgical Part black man hair cut

The tight, twisted curls on top are highlighted by a surgical part and fades into the sides.

23. Pompadour

Pompadour

The pompadour is a classic look that is typically worn by those with tight curls. You can really make it your own by deciding on the shape of the hair.

24. High Low Fade and Detail

High Low Fade and Detail

Similar to other styles on this list, there is more hair on the top that gets a rounded shape. The sides have a high low fade with a surgical line.

25. Clean Shave

Clean Shave

The buzz cut leaves a little hair behind, while this look is a completely smooth, bald look.

26. Curved Flat Top

Curved Flat Top

This is a retro look that isn’t quite as dramatic as the geometric look but gives you a flat top look with a little curve to it.

27. Tall Flat Top

 Tall Flat Top

The tall flat top is similar to the box fade but has rounded edges rather than an angular rectangular look.

28. Twists, High Fade, Carved Beard

Twists, High Fade, Carved Beard

With this look, you get a stylish beard with an angular look in addition to a twists with high fade. for tips on how to keep your facial hair under control, checkout this beard balm for black men.

29. Flat Top and Reverse Fade

Flat Top and Reverse Fade

What makes this look stand out is the double V design you get from the reverse fade.

30. Waves, Skin Fade, Full Beard

 

Waves, Skin Fade, Full Beard

This is a shorter wave look with a simple fade on the side. Wear a beard however you want to add even more appeal to this look.

31. Long Curls and Surgical Line

Long Curls and Surgical Line black men picture

If you have longer curls on top, this is the look that is going to give you a unique but trendy look.

32. Burst Fade Mohawk with a Disconnected Beard

Burst Fade Mohawk with a Disconnected Beard

The very sides of the hair are shaved down into a stylish fade, but also separating the hair line from the beard.

33. Long Twists and Fade

Long Twists and Fade

Clean up your long twist look with a tight fade on the sides and back.

34. Dreadlocks, Ponytail, Fade

Dreadlocks, Ponytail, Fade

Sporting dreadlocks can be unique as is this option with the high fade and a ponytail that’s dyed a different color.

35. Adding Designs to Beard and Hair

Adding Designs to Beard and Hair

Have a cool design in your fade? Add it to part of the beard for a cohesive and trendy look.

36. Taper Fade and Full Beard

Taper Fade and Full Beard

With longer hair and a longer beard, you get a clean look that stylishly fades the hair into your stylish beard.

37. Short Dreadlocks, Temple Fade, Full Beard

short dreadlock temple fades full beards

Think dreads aren’t professional enough? This look that combines shorter dreads and a tight temple fade flow right into your well-kept beard for that professional look.

38. Afro Undercut with Skin Fade

Afro Undercut with Skin Fade

 

Keeping that stylish Afro, you get a lower maintenance version here thanks to the fade and undercut.

39. Curly Mohawk

Curly Mohawk

Showing off the natural curls, this mohawk on the side is emphasized with a sharp shaved in line.

40. Twists, Line Up, Design

Twists, Line Up, Design

What makes this look incredible is the unique design, adding style to this low maintenance look.

41. Medium Length Curls, Low Fade, Line Up

Medium Length Curls, Low Fade, Line Up

Combining geometric looks with a low fade and longer curls, this can be a great look for you.

42. Hard Part with Dyed Hair

Hard Part with Dyed Hair picture black men

With this look, you can dye the top of your hair any color you want while the cut itself is a traditional cut with a hard part with a fade.

43. Designed

Designed

You want a hairstyle that represents your personality. Different barbers have different designs that they can shave in your hair to really stand out.

44. Medium Dreadlocks with Fade

Medium Dreadlocks with Fade

Fades can add a clean look to dreadlock looks of any length.

45. Long Dreadlocks, Shaved Nap, Design

Long Dreadlocks, Shaved Nap, Design

It’s easier to manage dreadlocks when you have a shaved nape. Plus, you can wear it up to make it look even trendier.

46. FroHawk with Dyed Hair

FroHawk with Dyed Hair

You could get a standard FroHawk, or you can add your own touch of personality by dying the FroHawk.

47. Half Moon Part with Short Twists

Half Moon Part with Short Twists

While the hair is high and tight, there is a half moon shape shaved into the head to add a cool look.

48. Crew Cut with Line Up

Crew Cut with Line Up

This look is a classic look that you can’t go wrong with, especially since it’s so low maintenance.

49. Short Afro with a Shaved Line

Short Afro with a Shaved Line

The short Afro is a modern approach to the traditional look, especially when combined with a sleek shaved line in the sides.

50.

Crew Cut with High Skin Fade and Line Up

Another stylish and easy to maintain look, giving you the sleek look of a crew cut with a crisp fade.

51. Short Afro with Temple Fade

Short Afro with Temple Fade

This is a short afro, but instead of a shaved line you have a temple fade to better accent the face.

52. Burst Fade with Faux-hawk

Burst Fade with Fauxhawk

Don’t want to commit to a mohawk? This gives you the same look, but with a classy touch.

53. High and Tight with Double Part

High and Tight with Double Part

This high and tight look gets a double part accent, adding a modern update to this classic look.

54. Line Ups

Line Ups

Lines ups are the perfect choice for people who love the clean and sharp look to their hairline.

55. Blowout Hair

Blowout Hair

Showing off your curls and a low fade, this blowout creates a cool, youthful look.

56. Braids with a Line Up

Braids with a Line Up

This look combines the cool look of braids with the sharp hairline you want.

57. Sponge Twists with Temple Fade

Sponge Twists with Temple Fade

This is a higher maintenance look, but sponge twists can look great on most people.

58. Southside Fade

Southside Fade

Leaving some hair at the crown of the head, the rest of the hair is tapered off from there to the back of the head.

59. Dreadlocks with Designs

Dreadlocks with Designs

Shaving out the hair under the dreadlocks, you can get a stylish design that can be seen under shorter dreadlocks or when you put your dreadlocks in a ponytail.

60. Modern Afro

Modern Afro

For those who want an Afro but want something more modern, this offers shorter sides rather than the round shape of the traditional Afro. 

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