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The 30 Sexiest Hairstyles For Black Women

How do you like to wear your hair? Tied up? Cascading down? In a messy side bun? Whatever your preference we’ve got some sexy black hairstyles that will keep heads turning!

1. Posh Ponytail

A sleek and posh ponytail with long side bangs can help elongate your face.

High Pony Tail Black Hairstyles

Style by Y’Sheeka Corbin, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

High Pony Tail Side View

Style by Y’Sheeka Corbin, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

How to Style:

  1. Section out a rectangular shape on the interior part of head.
  2. Smooth hair into high ponytail using gel.
  3. Style bangs as desired using a 1½-inch gold barrel curling iron.
  4. Use finishing spray for light hold.

Recommended Products

To execute this style, Eco-Styler brand gel, spritz and any type of sheen is needed.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits all face shapes because it elongates the face to make it  look slender. This style best suits long, straightened hair.

Tip(s):

Since gel tends to dry out hair using  grape seed, jojoba or coconut oil before applying the gel will help keep hair moisturized. If your hair is not long enough for a ponytail, feel free to wrap a bone straight extension ponytail around your own hair.

2. Classic High Bun with a Twist

This style is clean and classy and compliments any little black dress.

Classic High Bun Black Hairstyle with a Twist

Style by PAMELA WEBSTER, Greg’s Professional Barber and Beauty Salon, Mobile , AL

Classic High Bun with a Twist

Style by PAMELA WEBSTER, Greg’s Professional Barber and Beauty Salon, Mobile , AL

How to Style:

  1. Make a horizontal parting from ear to ear.
  2. Make four to five triangle sections (pizza slices) in the front.
  3. Choose one triangular section. Take a small slice parting and separate into two, then tie hair together in a knot.
  4. Take another thin slice and separate hair into two. This time, add the two ends from the previous knot and make another knot. Make sure you tie the knots with the hair going in the same direction.
  5. Repeat this process until you reach the end of the horizontal parting.
  6. Place a small black rubber band to secure the section and move onto the next triangular section.
  7. After completing the front portion, simply smooth the rest of the hair into a high bun. You may use a chignon as a hair filler for a huge, round bun.

Recommended Products:

Use a pomade for a sleek finish. Use a light finishing spray will help keep your style fresh for one to three days .

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits round and oval face shapes. Naturalistas and relaxed ladies  with medium length hair can pull off this beautiful style.

Tip(s):

It’s best to reduce the bulk of thick, coarse hair by flat ironing for a clean finish. Tying down this style with a head scarf will also  help to smooth fly-aways.

3. Victoria’s Secret Curls

This style is perfect for any woman who wants a sophisticated, relaxed yet sexy look.

Soft Flowing Curls Glamorous Style

Style by ERMA STEPHENS, Head’s Above, Crestview, FL

How to Style:

  1. Use a 1½-inch curling iron on hair, section by section. Part hair as desired.
  2. Bend over and shake out the curls lightly.
  3. Finish with a light hold finishing spray and sheen for ultimate shine.

Recommended Products:

Use any type of light finishing spray and sheen to  keep your curls secure.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is perfect for women who want flirty curls. This style fits anyone! The best length to achieve this look is medium to long hair. Make sure you use a good conditioner for healthy hair.

Tip(s):

Using a bit of oil before curling the hair can help reducing the stiffness of this do. When using finishing sprays or sheen, try to keep about a 12 inch distance from your style to prevent too much product settling in one area. Even distribution is key.

Some finishing sprays have from level 1 (being the lowest) to level 8 or 9 (being the highest) which determines how sturdy the spray will keep the hair. You definitely want to stay within levels 1-3.

4. Elegance…With a Side of Curls

Curls are so fun to play with! You can easily transform a regular set of drop curls into a beautiful side swept style.

Elegance with a Side of Curls

Style by Tanisha Higgins, A Heavenly Place In Hair , Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Use a 1 ½ inch curling iron for curling the hair, section by section.
  2. Sweep hair to the side as desired.
  3. Finish with a light hold finishing spray and sheen for ultimate shine.

Recommended Products:

Any type of light finishing spray and sheen will keep your curls secure. Try using a bit of oil before curling the hair to help in reducing any stiffness. Remember, when using a finishing spray you’ll want to stay within levels 3-4 so a secure, yet movable hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Almost any  face shape and hair texture can pull off this beautiful style. If you have a small face you can still rock this do by reducing the amount of curls on either side. The point of this style is  to compliment the face, not hide it behind a whole lot of hair.

Tip(s):

Using large and long bobby pins create a more secure style. Be sure to lock the pins in place by creating a crisscross pattern alongside the curls. Start at the nape of your neck and push the 2 large pins upward using the crisscross method. The final 3rd pin should be pushed downward.

5. Pretty Pixie

As many black women mature, they opt for shorter hair. Why? One reason maybe that long straight hair can sometimes age a woman by seemingly dragging her features down. Why not rejuvenate your look by taking a chance with the bright color and cut?

Blonde Pixie Cut for a Black Woman

Style by ASHLEY WHEELER, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Blonde Pixie Cut for a Black Woman Back View

Style by ASHLEY WHEELER, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Straighten hair with flat iron or hot comb.
  2. Style hair as desired. To get results similar to photo, slightly turn hair inwards to head.
  3. Take small sections and flip the curl for a fun look.

Recommended Products:

Use finishing sprays between levels 1-3.  Try incorporating pomade and hair creams to give shine and shape to hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a great style for individuals with chemically straightened hair and  oval faces.

Tip(s):

To add movement to this do include some low lights.  Remember to condition and moisturize color treated hair.

6. Modern Mohawk

 Shorter sides and longer hair at the crown makes for a sexy modern mohawk.

Short Mohawk Style for a Black Woman

Style by LASHONDA HOWARD-MERCHANT, First Impressions, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Short Mohawk Style for a Black Woman Back View

Style by LASHONDA HOWARD-MERCHANT, First Impressions, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Use a ¼ inch or smaller curling iron on the sides and back.
  2. Using a flat iron and spritz,  create a pineapple effect where the longer hair resides.
  3. Use 1 pump of sheen for a finishing touch.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using pomade for this style to maintain its shape. Use spritz for extra hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a great style for any face shape and is best suited for individuals with short, chemically straightened hair.

Tip(s):

Remember to visit your salon regularly  to maintain the quality of this short cut.

7. Silk and Shine

 This classic, asymmetrical style will keep you ready for any and everything!

Silk and Shine Pretty Soft Asymmetrical Bob

Style by KANITRA BARRETT, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

Silk and Shine Pretty Soft Asymmetrical Bob Back View

Style by KANITRA BARRETT, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

How to Style:

  1. Use a  1 ½ -2 inch curling iron for the hair, section by section. Part hair as desired.
  2. Slightly curl hair to frame face.

Recommended Products:

Try using pomade for the edges to keep hair sleek.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any face shape with medium length hair  can rock this style.

Tip(s):

Hair tends to fall better when less product is used after it’s been flat ironed or curled. The trick to soft curls is to use little to no product.

8. Warm Low Curls

This sultry look is complimented by the addition of warm colors.

Warm Low Curls with Highlights

Style by Sheleta Mason, Shelia’s Creative Hair Designs, GREENSBORO, NC

Warm Low Curls with Highlights Side View

Style by Sheleta Mason, Shelia’s Creative Hair Designs, GREENSBORO, NC

How to Style:

  1. Part hair as desired.
  2. Flat iron hair bone straight.
  3. Take the ends of hair and curl the hair away from the face.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using color safe shampoos that help color to last longer.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits any face  shape. Straight hair best suits this style.

Tip(s):

Using color doesn’t have to leave you with dry hair. Use reconstructive masks and conditioners to maintain hair health.

9. Brown on Brown

Carmel hair with chocolate low lights give dimension and depth to this cute pixie cut.

Brown on Brown Glamorous Short Cut

Style by Courtney Garcia, Royal Designs, Oklahoma City, OK

Brown on Brown Glamorous Short Cut Back View

Style by Courtney Garcia, Royal Designs, Oklahoma City, OK

How to Style:

  1. Use a small round brush about 1 ½ inch in size to blow dry hair towards face.
  2.  If the bangs are too long, trim to the desired length.
  3. Use sheen to finish.

Recommended Products:

Using styling foam after you wash your hair to mold and set hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

An oval face fits this style perfectly. Because the fringe covers 40% of the face, women with larger foreheads may choose this style to help proportion their facial features.

Tip(s):

Try styling your hair away from  your face if you want less of your face hidden.

10. Short and Sassy

A simple pixie becomes sassy with a highlighted middle and blond crown.

Pixie Cut Short and Sassy Black Hairstyle

Style by SHAE THOMPSON, A Heavenly Place In Hair , Walton Beach, FL

Pixie Cut Short and Sassy Back View

Style by SHAE THOMPSON, A Heavenly Place In Hair , Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Use styling foam to set hair, then dry.
  2. Curl hair using flat iron.
  3. Section out hair in desired location for added flair to style.

Recommended Products:

Use firm hold hairspray to freeze style in place. Using Olive Oil sheen will give the hair beautiful shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits oval,  heart , diamond and round face shapes.  This style is best for relaxed hair.

Tip(s):

Have your colorist plan out the best section to color in order to complement the style.

11. Chignon

This high bump and straight ponytail is a wedding worthy hair do.

Half Up and Half Down Beautiful Style for Black Hair Chignon

Style by TERRESA MURRAY, Hair Explosion, Panama City, FL

How to Style:

  1. Section hair from ear to ear.
  2. Straighten the lower half with a flat iron and bevel under for look similar to photo.
  3. Either back comb or use a filler to create the hump.
  4. For a sleek look use L’Oreal cream and flat iron the hair surrounding face. (Flat iron should be 400c)
  5. Style hump as desired.

Recommended Products:

Try any pomades or styling creams to sculpt this style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Although this style can make a round face look slender, it has the potential to widen the face. Oval shapes work best.

Tip(s):

Use the appropriate amount of filler. You don’t want the hump over powering the rest of the style. Also you can add curly ringlets, or crimp the hair at the ponytail for a slightly different look.

12. Poetic Justice Braids

This is easily one of my favorite styles. Long extensions have a wonderful Afrocentric Feel. Look below the ways to style your hair as in the photo.

Poetic Braids Glamorous Look for Long Extensions

Style by ASHLEY WHEELER, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Poetic Braids Glamorous Look for Long Extensions Back View

Style by ASHLEY WHEELER, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Section out hair from ear to ear.
  2. Take top half of section and make a part from middle all four head back.
  3. Part here in the star formation extending from one point in the middle into little pizza slices.
  4. Add hair for thickness to cornrows.
  5. The rest of the hair is braided into jumbo braid extensions.

Recommended Products:

There are a plethora of hair oils you can use for maintenance, mango lime oil will help your scalp stay moistened.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval to round faces look good with this do. All textures can have fun with it.

Tip(s):

  1. Use the brand xpression hair for smooth texture and extra-long length.
  2. If your hair is thin, use bigger partings.
  3. When using any type of oil, only use a fingertip of it. You don’t want to over saturate your hair.

13. Peek-A-Boo Red Highlights

This vibrant, asymmetrical, highlighted bob will draw attention anywhere you go!

Red Highlights Asymmetrical Bob

Style by Kanitra Barrett, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

How to Style:

  1. Choose crown high lights with any red color that best suits your complexion. If needed, color the rest of hair with any black color.
  2. Curl hair away from face using a 1 1/2 inch curling iron.
  3. Bevel under the rest of the hair as desired.
  4. Use a light finishing spray.

Recommended Products:

Try using Jane Carter Solution’s Tantalizing Leave-in conditioner for moisturized hair. Use AU Natural Sheen Sealing Nectar as a finishing spray.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is fabulous because it compliments all face shapes and hair textures.

Tip(s):

Have your stylist pre lighten your crown by using Magi Red from L’Oreal Professional colors line.

14. Black Swirl

This low maintenance cut screams contemporary and chic.

Black Swirl Short Style for a Black Woman

Style by DRE RAMSEUR BLANTON, Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon, Charlotte, NC

Black Swirl Short Style for a Black Woman Back View

Style by DRE RAMSEUR BLANTON, Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon, Charlotte, NC

How to Style:

  1. Use styling foam and mold hair into desired style.
  2. Once dried, slightly curl the ends of the hair.
  3. Use finishing spray for beautiful results.

Recommended Products:

Use Argan Oil to protect hair from heat. It may also be used in addition to an intensive hair repair treatment.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Relaxed hair texture  and round face shapes work well with this hairstyle.

Tip(s):

Make sure your stylist cuts and trims the fringe to best suit your face shape.

15. Red Royalty

A classic up-do with side swept bangs.

Long Black Hairstyle Updo With Red Highlights

Style by Jessica Giron, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

How to Style:

  1. Section out a rectangle piece in the front along the hairline.
  2. Flat iron this piece and smooth it into the pony tail, creating a little swoop on the side as desired.
  3. Smooth hair into the center of the head.
  4. Mold sections of hair from the ponytail into Loops.
  5. Use finishing spray to complete this look.

Recommended Products:

The best product for hold is liquid mousse firm hold spritz.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits round faces and  make them appear slender.

Tip(s):

For a photo ready style  spray hair with spritz and sit under the dryer for five minutes. Remember to spray hair 12 inches away from hair to over saturation of product on hair.

16. Common Copper Curls

This soft layered cut is an easy go to style for just about an event you have in mind.

Copper Curls View 2

Style by Alvienia Middleton, Blue Velvet Hair Studio, Laurel, MD

Copper Curls

Style by Alvienia Middleton, Blue Velvet Hair Studio, Laurel, MD

How to Style:

  1. Use a 1/2 inch gold barrel curling iron on this uniformly layered cut. Curl hair away from face and style as desired.
  2. Use light weight finishing spray if desired.

Recommended Products:

L’Oreal Majireal colors work well with this style.  Try Olive Oil pomade for edge control and a slick finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style looks great on women who have round faces.

Tip(s):

Use darker colors at the nape and brighter colors at the crown for a similar look.

17. Tucked Mohawk

This cornrowed mohawk style works for all occasions.

Natural Updo Tucked Mohawk

Style by Shontelise Crutch, FabStylez Hair and Braid Studio, Columbia, SC

How to Style:

  1. Make 2 equal vertical partings in hair going from forehead to nape.
  2. Cornrow braids from ear to middle section on the 2 outer sections. The size and amount of cornrows are up to the designer.
  3. Rope twist the middle section into mini or medium size twists for similar results to photo.
  4. Pin twists using bobby or “U” pins to secure style.
  5. Light finishing spray is recommended.

Recommended Products:

Try Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter. It’s an effective hair cream loaded with cocoa and shea butters that deliver moisture.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Any woman with natural hair can rock this classy do. This style compliments most face shapes.

Tip(s):

If you have fine or thinning hair use kinky natural hair to add to this style. The hair is made more secure by bending one side of the “U” pin outward and down as you slide it in.

18. Funky Fishtail

This fashion forward fishtail ponytail plus front mohawk hairstyle is reserved for the divas!

Updo Funky Fishtail

Style by NATASHA JOHNSON, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

Updo Funky Fishtail Front View

Style by NATASHA JOHNSON, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

How to Style:

  1. Make a part from ear to ear.
  2. Smooth bottom half of hair into ponytail.
  3. Add Xpression brand extension hair to braid ponytail into fish tail braid.
  4. Use a curly weave for the mohawk on top. Sew it in or add  bobby pins to secure the extension.
  5. Use finishing sheen to give shine.

Recommended Products:

Use the black Ecostyler Gel for a sleek finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits round, oval and heart face shapes.  If you’re natural, texturized or have a relaxer, you can definitely wear this do.

Tip(s):

After using the Ecostyler Gel to smooth the ponytail sit under a hooded dryer to set. For an added touch, incorporate some colored pieces into the mohawk.

19. Copper Bob

This classy bob is complimented by the copper and brown high and low lights.

Copper Bob Cute Look

Style by DRE RAMSEUR BLANTON, Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon, Charlotte, NC

Copper Bob Cute Look Back View

Style by DRE RAMSEUR BLANTON, Hair Infiniti Wellness Salon, Charlotte, NC

How to Style:

  1. Part hair on preferred side. Smooth hair forward for similar style of fringe (bangs).
  2. Flat iron hair using a CHI flat iron.
  3. Use sheen for a beautiful shine.

Recommended Products:

L’Oreal Professional has a great shampoo and conditioning mask that will keep your colors looking bright and moisturized.  I also recommend following up with Mythic Oil.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style looks best on oval or diamond face shapes.

Tip(s):

Use oils sparingly prior to flat ironing. Place a little less than a dime size  amount of oil in the palm of your hand then rub hands together and smooth throughout hair.

20. Dark and Lovely

This medium cut,  sleek do is the perfect everyday look for that on-the-go woman.

Dark and Lovely Pretty Look for a Black Woman

Style by LACEY SINGLETON, Upscale Hair Salon, Savannah, GA

How to Style:

  1. Make a 3 inch part from the center of the forehead going back. Smooth the sides down.
  2. Flat iron hair using a CHI flat iron.
  3. Use sheen for a beautiful shine.

Recommended Products:

For everyday maintenance, make sure your hair is conditioned and moisturized.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Absolutely any face shape with medium to long length natural or relaxed hair can wear this hairstyle.

Tip(s):

Follow the instructions concerning best levels at which to flat iron your hair to prevent thermal damage.

21. Classy Curls

Big barrel curls on long hair is a classy go-to style.

Classic Curls Long Black Hairstyle

Style by ANGEL GARY, Upscale Hair Salon, Savannah, GA

How to Style:

  1. Use a 1 1/2 inch- 2 inch curling iron. Curl section by section.
  2. Use sheen for shiny results.

Recommended Products:

For everyday maintenance, make sure your hair is conditioned and moisturized.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits many face shapes and works well for individuals with long natural or relaxed hair.

Tip(s):

If you find your face is small, pull curls back to show more of your face to prevent the curls from overwhelming your features.

22. Side Swept Beauty

These simple cascading curls pulled to one side makes for the perfect glamour meets DIY at home do. Check out the details below on how to style.

Side Swept Beauty Long Look

Style by Shontelise Crutch, FabStylez Hair and Braid Studio, Columbia, SC

How to Style:

  1. Part hair on preferred side.
  2. Slick one side down with pomade for smoothness and shine.
  3. Use a 1 ½ inch gold barrel curling iron for voluminous curls.
  4. Use sheen for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

To hydrate and  help restore hair’s natural strength try Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Shine Pomade Hairdress.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style suits oval faces with various hair textures.

Tip(s):

When drying your hair after a wash blot your hair with a towel to remove some of the dampness. Remember to be careful not to wring the towel with your hair in it because wet hair is fragile.

23. Playful Bob

The combination of turquoise and purple makes for a fabulous flirty bob that will keep heads turning.

Playful Bob Cute Look

Style by SHAKIA ALLEN, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

How to Style:

  1. Part hair on preferred side.
  2. Iron hair with ceramic flat iron.
  3. Style fringe (bangs) as desired. For a style similar to the photo, curl fringe away from face.
  4. For finishing touches use sheen to make color pop.

Recommended Products:

Use argan and grape seed oil to seal and add sheen and softness to hair.  Remember a little bit goes a long way.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

The shape of this bob suits a slender oval shaped face.  Best hair to do this on is relaxed hair.

Tip(s):

Place highlights strategically around the face and use Goldwell colors for brightness.  As with all hair dye, coloring hair is a very drying process. Be sure to deep condition hair to keep moisture levels from depleting.

24. Brown Bob

A beautiful bob cut taken to the next level with multi-dimensional browns and a dramatic feathered bang. She’s definitely rocking this hair!

Brown Bob Professional Style

Style by YSheeka Corbin, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

Brown Bob Professional Style Back View

Style by YSheeka Corbin, Micah Thomas Studios, Covington, GA

How to Style:

  1. Distribute fringe towards face. Comb others sides down and to the back.
  2. Slightly curl hair under using flat iron.
  3. Style fringe as desired or section by section curl and strategically place hair as seen in photo.
  4. Use serum for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Try Paul Mitchell’s serum for the silky stretch line.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, heart, and oval shaped faces best suit this style.

Tip(s):

Choose the right colors to compliment your skin tone and eye color. Multidimensional color with high lights and rich brown undertones work well.

25. Twist over You

Beautiful twists leading up to a spiral and spiked crown. With such an intricate hairdo they’ll all be asking you for your styling tips.

Twist Over You Funky Style

Style by LASHONDA HOWARD-MERCHANT, First Impressions, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Twist Over You Funky Style Back View

Style by LASHONDA HOWARD-MERCHANT, First Impressions, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Section hair with horizontal parting from ear to ear.
  2. Take top section and make a 1 inch part closest to the ear.
  3. Twist hair to scalp while gathering hair as you go along (flat twist) while remaining inside of  the predesignated parted section. Secure with mini black rubber band.
  4. Take thin parting and slick hair back. Secure with mini black rubber band.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the front section is completed. Use “U” pins or bobby pins if desired.
  6. Smooth section in the back up into high ponytail.
  7. Take a section of hair and twist into mini Bantu knot. (Leave ends out and pin as desired for similar style in photo.) Spray sheen on style for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Use Olive Oil Pomade for smoothing twisted section.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Anyone who wants this style can do it!

Tip(s):

For fuller twists, use Kanekalon hair.

26. Keeping It Hot with Red

A pixie cut goes from sweet to sassy with a splash of red dye and some loosely defined curls mixed in.

Keeping It Hot With Red

Style by Ebony Curtis, A Lady Becoming Salon, Laurel, MD

Keeping It Hot With Red Front View

Style by Ebony Curtis, A Lady Becoming Salon, Laurel, MD

How to Style:

  1. Use a 1/2 inch curling to curl hair away from face. Style as desired.
  2. Use an 1/8 inch curling iron and or flat iron to curl hair.
  3. Use mechanical liner for the nape of the neck. Shape hair line as preferred.

Recommended Products:

Depending on your desired curl texture use wrap lotion with a perm rod set for soft and defined curls or use a curling iron for more defined curls that can stand the test of time.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Ovular, heart, and round shaped faces work well with this style.

Tip(s):

Spray freeze hair spray  12-15 inches away from hair.

27. Side Hawk Heaven

A close cropped haircut with soft flipped curls at the side.

Side Hawk Heaven

Style by LACEY SINGLETON, Upscale Hair Salon, Savannah, GA

Side Hawk Heaven Back View

Style by LACEY SINGLETON, Upscale Hair Salon, Savannah, GA

How to Style:

  1. Wash and mold hair starting from the crown area of head down to front, sides, and back.
  2. Once dried, hair should be flat. If not flat iron hair in specified direction.
  3. Slightly curl longer side in flipped style using the 1/4″  or 1/8 ” sized  curling iron.

Recommended Products:

Try using Motions Foaming Wrap Lotion for flat hair. It gives ultimate hold for wet sets and wrap styles.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Ovular, round and heart shaped faces work with this style.

Tip(s):

Use wrapping strips to hold down hair after molding hair into proper position with wrap lotion.

28. Deep Waves

A short do with romantic waves. What’s not to love?

Short Do Sculpted Black Hairstyles

Style by Chondra Wilson, Diversity Hair and Nail Salon, Charlotte, NC

Short Do Sculpted Look Back View

Style by Chondra Wilson, Diversity Hair and Nail Salon, Charlotte, NC

How to Style:

1.Use wrapping lotion to mold hair from the center going down to the sides, front, and back.
2. Once dried, straighten hair with flat iron. Spiral curl longer hair at the side.
3. Use sheen for finishing touches.

Recommended Products:

Try using Diamonds Oil Sheen from Design Essentials.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Best on ovular and, heart and round shaped faces. Best on straightened and/or relaxed hair.

Tip(s):

Use Design Essentials 6n1 for conditioning treatment for hair. The tingly sensation will leave your hair feeling clean.

29. Natural Mohawk

An elaborate and sophisticated mohawk style for the edgy natural.

Natural Mohawk

Style by SHAKIA ALLEN, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

Natural Mohawk Front View

Style by SHAKIA ALLEN, 10 Gems Salon, Beaufort, SC

How to Style:

  1. Section hair by parting horizontally from ear to ear.
  2. Smooth hair at the bottom into ponytail.
  3. Do 2 vertical partings in the top section.
  4. Braid 2 sides into cornrow style. Two strand twist the end of the braid.
  5. Lastly,  two strand twist your already twisted ends to form a larger twist that goes down the center of the head.

Recommended Products:

Try using Jane Carter cream product before braiding or use twist gel for twisting natural hair. This will give you definition in your twist if you decide to wear the middle as a twist out.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style compliments all face shapes

Tip(s):

Use Design Essentials Oil Sheen for a sleek shine.

30. Crazy Curls

Sweet and sassy curls that transition seamlessly from day to night. See below for more details.

Medium Curls for a Black Woman

Style by RASHEEDA BERRY, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Medium Curls for a Black Woman Side View

Style by RASHEEDA BERRY, Godly Image Hair Studio Inc., Ft. Walton Beach, FL

How to Style:

  1. Blow dry hair straight.
  2. Part hair where desired.
  3. Use a 1 inch curling iron. Only curl from the mid strand to the end.

Recommended Products:

Use Paul Mitchell Serum for a soft finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Best on round to diamond shaped faces.

Tip(s):

If you would like to add more volume to your curls use an afro pick comb to gently lift  hair at the roots.

The ability to accentuate, manipulate and exaggerate our hair texture is part of the beauty of black hairstyles. All hair, relaxed, natural and in between can be fabulous if you care for what you have. When caring for your hair however, don’t forget to care for your whole being, mind, body, and spirit. Be balanced and be beautiful; inside and out.