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20 Evening Hairstyles For Black Women

When I think of evening hairstyles, I think of hairstyles that are glamorous, stylish, fashionable, and glitzy. With that being said, I’ve selected 20 great evening hairstyles that are sure to turn heads on your night out!

20. Glamorous Side Bun

I truly admire the simplicity and beauty of this updo as an evening look. The flower adds such a special touch!

Style by JENNIFER FOSTER, Hair Favor by Jennifer, GREENSBORO, NC

Style by JENNIFER FOSTER, Hair Favor by Jennifer, GREENSBORO, NC

Style by JENNIFER FOSTER, Hair Favor by Jennifer, GREENSBORO, NC

Style by JENNIFER FOSTER, Hair Favor by Jennifer, GREENSBORO, NC

How To Style:

  1. Gather your hair to the side of your head using your hand or a hard bristle brush.
  2. Use an elastic band to secure and lock ponytail in position.
  3. Wrap the tail (of the ponytail) around the elastic band, use hair pins to secure the tail in place.
  4. Apply black or clear hair gel to smooth and sleek hair neatly into place. Apply a small amount of hair gel to the front, sides and back of the head- use a brush or small tooth comb for extra sleekness.
  5. Apply a clip-on donut shaped bun (this can be purchased at your local beauty supply store or online).
  6. Apply your favorite hair accessory, then spray with hairspray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Hicks Edge Gel for sleek edges.

Best Face Shape:

All face shapes are suitable with this look.

19. Glitzy Finger Waves & Curls

If you’re familiar with popular evening hairstyles of the 50’s and 60’s, then this look will come as no surprise to you. This look has the glitz and glam to make you the center of attention anywhere you go.

Style by BO HAYNESWORTH, Fayetteville Beauty College, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

Style by BO HAYNESWORTH, Fayetteville Beauty College, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

Style by BO HAYNESWORTH, Fayetteville Beauty College, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

Style by BO HAYNESWORTH, Fayetteville Beauty College, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using medium sized rollers
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove rollers, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair.
  3. Part hair on one side.
  4. Comb hair on both sides of the part downwards
  5. Lay your left hand over the curls, with your fingers spread apart
  6. Slowly close your fingers while gather curls between your fingers-this motion will create finger waves
  7. Spray with hair spray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Motions Pink Lotion as a moisturizer for this style.

Best Face Shape:

All face shapes fit this look.  

18. Extra Low Side Part with Drop Curl

This hairstyle takes me back to the 80’s because it’s very playful and sexy. I love that the curls are different sizes and lengths as it adds depth to this ‘do. Follow the steps below to create this look.

Style by DENISE GRANBERRY, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

Style by DENISE GRANBERRY, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

Style by DENISE GRANBERRY, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

Style by DENISE GRANBERRY, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using small, medium and large sized rollers.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove rollers, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair-the hair lotion will help stretch and lengthen the curls as well as provide a substantial amount of movement.
  3. Part hair on the side.
  4. Spray with flexible hair spray to complete look.
  5. You’re all done.

Recommended Products:

I recommend a flexible holding hairspray like Design Essential Form Professional Holding Spray.

Best Face Shape:

All face shapes best suit this look.

17. Straight & Sleek Side Part

This sleek and smooth look is extremely easy to fashion. It’s the perfect evening look for any occasion. Follow the steps below to create this look.

Style by Tammy Herod, Tammy\'s Hair Gallery, Oxford, MA

Style by Tammy Herod, Tammy\’s Hair Gallery, Oxford, MA

Style by Tammy Herod, Tammy\'s Hair Gallery, Oxford, MA

Style by Tammy Herod, Tammy\’s Hair Gallery, Oxford, MA

How To Style:

  1. Flat iron hair straight and sleek- Apply a heat protection crème to hair before applying hair.
  2. Part hair on side
  3. Use a flatiron to bump ends of hair- bumping is done by clamping the ends of the hair to the flatiron then turning the flatiron inwards, then releasing the ends from the flatiron.
  4. Spray with a light oil sheen to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using Mizani’s Therma Strength Heat Protecting Serum to guard from heat damage.

Best Face Shape:

This style is suitable for all face shapes.

Tip(s):

Pre-set your flatiron for best results.

16. Side Swept Curls

Most really nice evening hairstyles are not easy to create and may require the assistance of a professional hairstylist or beautician, however this ‘do is can be done  all by yourself.  This simple swept to the side look requires  no professional assistance which is a big plus for budget conscience fashionistas.

Style by Shay Samuels, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

Style by Shay Samuels, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

Style by Shay Samuels, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

Style by Shay Samuels, L3 Salon, Spring Lake, NC

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using medium sized rollers
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove rollers, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair.
  3. Brush hair to one side of the head using a hard bristled brush.
  4. Spray with hair spray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend medium-sized flexi-rods to get the curls for this look.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

All face shapes best suit this look.

15. Side Part with Water Fall Curls

These frizz free waves scream glamour and sex appeal. Try this ‘do out on your next night out!

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using small, medium and large sized rollers.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove rollers, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair-the hair lotion will help stretch and lengthen the curls as well as provide a substantial amount of movement.
  3. Part hair on the side.
  4. Spray with flexible hair spray to complete look.
  5. You’re all done.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Motions Pink Lotion to moisturize your hair.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

This style is suitable for most face shapes, especially oval and round.  

14. One Sided Swept Curls

In this side swept ‘do, the curls have been twisted and turned to neatly fall over the model’s left shoulder.  For a very sultry feel, try this look.

One sided Swept Curls 1

Style By Tracie Esmond

One sided Swept Curls 2

Style By Tracie Esmond

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using extra-large sized rollers.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove rollers, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair-the hair lotion will help stretch and lengthen the curls as well as provide a substantial amount of movement.
  3. Part hair on the side.
  4. Using a hard bristled brush, transfer hair to one side of the head.
  5. Spray with flexible hair spray to complete look.
  6. You’re all done.

Recommended Products:

I recommend extra large-sized hair rollers or flexi-rods for heat-free curls.

Best Face Shape:

This style compliments most face shapes.

13. Middle Part with Descending Waves

This look is oh, so Rihanna! The red tips and cascading waves take this look to the next level.

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using large sized rollers.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove rollers, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair-The hair lotion will help stretch and lengthen the curls as well as provide a substantial amount of movement.
  3. Part hair in the middle.
  4. Spray with flexible hair spray to complete look.
  5. You’re all done.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Design Essentials Form Professional Holding Spray for to help his look last through the day.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

This look is suitable with most face shapes.

12. Wild & Free Curly Tresses

This look is fabulous with its unruly and free spirited curls. Follow the steps below to create this look.

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using medium perm rods.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove perm rods, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair-the hair lotion will help stretch and lengthen the curls as well as provide a substantial amount of movement.
  3. Separate and spread curls using fingers.
  4. You’re all done.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Crème of Nature shampoo to help keep this style moisturized.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type

All face shapes are suited for this look.

11. Rebel Curls

These are GORGEOUS! Don’t you think? It features tight spiral curls that have been shaped to form an afro. Follow the steps below to create this look.

Style by Rasheeda Berry, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Style by Rasheeda Berry, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Style by Rasheeda Berry, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Style by Rasheeda Berry, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using medium perm rods.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove perm rods, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair-the hair lotion will help stretch and lengthen the curls as well as provide a substantial amount of movement.
  3. Separate and spread curls using fingers.
  4. Style hair using fingers.
  5. You’re all done.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using perm rods to create the tight curls.

Best Face Shape:

This style looks great on all face shapes!

10. Short, Slim & Sweet Tight Drop Curls

The tiny, tight curls lends to a very clean and polished look, perfect for a classy evening affair.

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using medium perm rods.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove perm rods, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair-the hair lotion will help stretch and lengthen the curls as well as provide a substantial amount of movement.
  3. Separate and spread curls using fingers.
  4. Style hair using fingers.
  5. You’re all done.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Motions Pink Lotion.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type

All face shapes best fit this look.

9. Side Swept Fringe Pixie

This style features soft layers and a tapered side and back for ladies that prefer rocking a chic, short look.

Style by Vicki Lynn Kelley

Style by Vicki Lynn Kelley

Style by Vicki Lynn Kelley

Style by Vicki Lynn Kelley

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using medium sized rollers- roller setting the hair with the largest amount of hair.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove rollers, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair.
  3. Part hair on one side.
  4. Comb the hair located on the left side of the head downwards than forwards using a wide tooth comb, then using a hard bristled brush, brush the side of the head with the shortest amount of hair downward-A small amount of black or clear hair gel can be applied for extra smoothness.
  5. Spray with hair spray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using Luster’s Pink Lotion to moisturize this style.

Best Face Shape:

This style is suitable for all face shapes.

8. Sleek & Smooth Looks with Side Part

If you’re looking for an evening ‘do that will go with just about any outfit that you put together, than this would be the look for you. Follow the steps below to create this look.

Style by Nancy Dwight, Exquisite Styles By Nancy, Goose Creek, SC

Style by Nancy Dwight, Exquisite Styles By Nancy, Goose Creek, SC

Style by Nancy Dwight, Exquisite Styles By Nancy, Goose Creek, SC

Style by Nancy Dwight, Exquisite Styles By Nancy, Goose Creek, SC

How To Style:

  1. Flat iron hair straight and sleek- Apply a heat protection crème to hair before applying hair.
  2. Part hair in the middle of the head.
  3. Spray with a light oil sheen to complete look (Optional Step)

Recommended Products:

I recommend Organic Root Stimulator’s Oil Sheen to add a healthy shine to this style.

Best Face Shape:

All face shapes suit this look.

Tip(s):

Pre-set your flatiron for best results.

7. Super Low Clean Cut

More women are trading their hair weaves, braids, relaxers and perms in for a clean shaven head, one that doesn’t require chemical alterations of their natural hair or extensions. This look may not be for everyone but it will be for some.

Super Low Clean Cut

How To Style:

  1. Begin by picking or brushing hair first-depending on the starting length.
  2. Use a number 1 clipper guard to cut the entire head of hair evenly-a hard bristle hair brush should be used to properly direct hair pattern for adequate cutting.
  3. Use an alcohol spray to properly cleanse invisible or visible nick cuts and or scratches.
  4. Wash hair to remove previously shaved hair from hair/head.
  5. Dry hair thoroughly and spray with oil sheen to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend hair clippers with guards.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

This style best suits oval, heart and round shaped faces.

6. Side Part with Free Fall Waves

This look features a perfectly centered part with just the right amount of layers and curls for a very airy and light feel. Follow the steps below to create this look on your own.

Side Part with Free Fall Waves

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using large sized rollers.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove rollers, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair-the hair lotion will help stretch and lengthen the curls as well as provide a substantial amount of movement.
  3. Part hair in the middle.
  4. Spray with flexible hair spray to complete look.
  5. You’re all done.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Design Essentials Form Professional flexible holding hairspray.

Best Face Shape:

All face shapes work with this look.

5. The Aaliyah

I truly believe this hairstyle does every women that wears it true justice. The curls are huge and voluminous and it’s just the right length. Follow the steps below to create this look.

The Aaliyah

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using small, medium and large sized rollers.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove rollers, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair-the hair lotion will help stretch and lengthen the curls as well as provide a substantial amount of movement.
  3. Part hair on the side.
  4. Spray with flexible hair spray to complete look.
  5. You’re all done.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using hair rollers in a variety of sizes.

Best Face Shape:

All face shapes suit this look.

4. The Pixie

If you have hair that doesn’t grow past your ear or you’re looking for a new short ‘do, than this maybe be the look for you. This pixie’s lightly curled top and tapered sides have me falling heads over heels in love with this style!

The Pixie

How To Style:

  1. Have a professional hairstylist or barber cut your hair into this style.
  2. Using a curling iron, curl the hair located at the top of the head backwards (towards the back of the head). Then curl the hair located on the sides of the head downward (towards the ears). Curl the hair located at the back of the head of the downwards (towards the nape of the neck).
  3. Lift the hair located at the top of the head using a wide tooth comb.
  4. Apply a generous amount of hair wax to the hair located at the sides and back of the head-Smooth and warm wax in hands prior to applying to hair.
  5. Spray with flexible hair spray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

Try Mizani’s Defyne Wax for sleek edges.

Best Face Shape:

All face shapes suit this look.

3. Slanted Length Bob Cut

This look wouldn’t really be classified as bob cut due to its length, however because of the way the hair has been tightly curled, it give an illusion of beautiful and chic bob cut. Learn how to turn your mid length hair cut into a fashion-forward “lob”.

Slanted Length Bob Cut

How To Style:

  1. Flat iron hair straight and sleek- Apply a heat protection crème to hair before applying hair.
  2. Part hair on side.
  3. Use a flatiron to bump ends of hair- bumping is done by clamping the ends of the hair to the flatiron then turning the flatiron inwards, then releasing the ends from the flatiron.
  4. Spray with a light oil sheen to complete look.

Recommended Products:

Use Organic Root Stimulator Oil Sheen to achieve a healthy shine.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

This style suits all face shapes.

Tip(s):

Pre-set your flatiron for the best results.

2. Hollywood Curls with Side Part

Now this look here is do Kendra from the house wives of Atlanta. I’m sure when you create this look you will look and feel as gone with the wind fabulous as Kendra does. Follow the steps below to create this look.

Hollywood Curls with Side Part

How To Style:

  1. Roller set clean damp hair using small, medium and large sized rollers.
  2. Once hair has dried completely, remove rollers, then apply a small amount of hair lotion to hair-the hair lotion will help stretch and lengthen the curls as well as provide a substantial amount of movement.
  3. Part hair on the side.
  4. Spray with flexible hair spray to complete look.
  5. You’re all done.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using Motion’s Pink Lotion to moisturize this style.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

All face shapes are suitable for this look.

1. Curly Pixie

The layers in this chic ‘do hair allow the directions of the curl to become well-defined adding some interest and dimension.

Style by DeVonya Nightingale, Auliah Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

Style by DeVonya Nightingale, Auliah Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

Style by DeVonya Nightingale, Auliah Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

Style by DeVonya Nightingale, Auliah Salon & Spa, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. Have a professional hairstylist or barber cut your hair into this style.
  2. Using a curling iron curl the hair located at the top of the head backwards (towards the back of the head). Then curl the hair located on the sides of the head downward (towards the ears). Curl the hair located at the back of the head of the downwards (towards the nape of the neck).
  3. Lift the hair located at the top of the head using a wide tooth comb.
  4. Apply a generous amount of hair wax to the hair located at the sides and back of the head-Smooth and warm wax in hands prior to applying to hair.
  5. Spray with flexible hair spray to complete look.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using a Babybliss Torumaline Ceramic  curling iron for best results.

Best Face Shape And Hair Type:

All face shapes suit this look.