10 of the Trendiest Black Hairstyles Out There

Are you searching for the perfect funky style this season to stand out and turn heads?  These fierce black hairstyles will do the job.

With many color and style options, you can  look edgy and sexy all while showing off your classy personality. Don’t be shy; make a statement with one of the trendiest black hairstyles this season!

1. Fiery Mohawk

This fiery red mohawk is sure to have heads turning your way.  This versatile look can be worn dressed up or dressed down. The pulled up look is a great way to show off your facial features while looking classy but edgy.

Fiery Red Versatile Mohawk Black HairstylesStyle by Monica Robinson, Kenneth Schuler School of Cosmetology, North Augusta, SC

How to Style:

  1. Add texture to your hair with blue curl rods.
  2. Once dry, secure hair up into mohawk on both sides of head with bobby pins, leaving out a side bang.
  3. Use your fingers to style by separating the curls for a fuller effect.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Kenra 25 Medium Hold Hairspray for hold and Influance Rub-On-Shine for shine and smoothness to tame any frizziness.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes and relaxed or natural hair types work best for this look.

Tip(s):

For a funkier effect, side bangs can be pinned up to create a full middle mohawk.

2. Short Layered Style with Violet Accents

This style features a miniature mohawk with stunning violet highlights. It’s definitely a show stopper!

Short Layered Hairstyle with Violet AccentsStyle by Natasha Breeden, Fayetteville Beauty College, FAYETTEVILLE, NC

How to Style:

  1. Start with the right short cut. For this hairstyle to have a feathered effect, hair has to be cut with layers.  The sides and back should be tapered while left a little longer in the crown
  2. Mold hair with a medium foam setting agent and allow to dry.
  3. Grab a medium barrel curling iron or flat iron to create a feathered look on one side.  Create lift in the crown by holding hair up at 90 degrees, spraying a little spritz and curling up and over to continue to give hair the layered effect.
  4. Comb with a feathered comb to blend.

Recommended Products:

Try Influance White Conditioning Foam to mold.  I also recommend Influance Medium Hold Spritz for hold and Influance Shine Spray to create a great, long lasting sheen.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round or oval face shapes are best for this hairstyle.  Relaxed hair types  work best.

Tip(s):

Try adding colored hair to this style to give it added funkiness without the commitment.

3. Golden Curly Locs

This cute and funky hairstyle is a great way to add some fun to your natural locs. A blast of a golden blonde color to dark hair instantly accentuates this fabulous look. The hair is pinned up to show off your neck and shoulders adding a hint of sexiness!

Cute Funky Hairstyle with Blonde AccentsStyle by Vonchelique Liggins, A Touch Of Class II, Fayetteville, NC

How to Style:

  1. Shampoo and condition locs. Use spiral rods throughout hair to create volume, texture and curls.
  2. Once dry, separate curls and pin up front and back to one side with large bobby pins.
  3. Finish by spraying a natural oil sheen for luster and shine.

Recommended Products:

I recommend using Influance Sheen Spray with avocado oil for shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval or round shaped faces would look great with this hairstyle. Natural or relaxed hair works equally well.

Tip(s):

For relaxed or natural hair, twists could be added to the front of this style to add to the design.

4. Short and Spiky

This style features picture perfect golden accents in the bangs along with spikes in the crown for a punch of funk!

Short Spikey Hairstyle with BangsStyle by Olga Brown, No Limit Beauty Salon, Charleston, SC

How to Style:

  1. This style’s foundation starts with a good cut that is tapered on the sides with longer length in the top. Mold hair with setting foam and allow to dry under a hooded dryer.
  2. When hair is dry create spikes in the crown by spraying each section with spritz and flat ironing up with a small to medium flat iron. Flip your flat iron up to create flips in the crown area.
  3. Continue styling by flat ironing the rest of your hair downward lightly to add a slight bump for style continuity.

Recommended Products:

Try Infuance Medium Hold Spritz and TRESemme Smooth Shine Spray. Spritz these products on before and after styling for a shiny glow.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Round, or oval shaped faces can totally rock this hairdo.

Tip(s):

For additional funkiness, mohawk the back by creating flips down the back center.

5. Flipped Out Fashionista

This designer hairstyle is given a little flair with flips throughout this short tapered do. For an undeniably beautiful result, this style is flipped out to perfection with dark golden blonde tips.

Short Hairstyle with Flipped Ends and Blonde TipsStyle by LAKESHIA NEAL, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

How to Style:

  1. Starting with a clean head of hair and a precision tapered hair cut, part hair on one side creating a side bang and mold hair with foam setting lotion and let dry under a hooded dryer.
  2. Make horizontal partings from side to side starting at the nape. Flat iron small sections using a flipping motion throughout hair working your way up to the crown. For best results, move the iron slowly when flipping hair out.
  3. Use a wide-tooth feathered comb to lightly pick flips creating a separated but blended effect.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Organix Flat Iron Spray. This finishing spray works to smooth your locks with an exclusive blend of coconut oil, rich keratin proteins, avocado oil and cocoa butter.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval shaped faces with relaxed hair work best for this look. If your hair can be easily flat ironed straight you can attempt this style as well.

6. Bob with Violet Fringe

This sharp cut and trendy color gives this classic bob a more contemporary look with a little bit of edginess. This short bob has a few short layers with a flipped out fringe and a touch of violet color.  So sweet!

Short Bob with Violet FringeStyle by NAKIA BOYKIN, Mane Inspirations, Columbia, SC

How to Style:

  1. Apply your favorite heat protecting products to strands and comb through.
  2. Section up the top half of hair so you can manage the hair better.
  3. Flat iron strands smooth while creating a slight bend at the ends.
  4. Drop down your top section of hair and repeat.
  5. Slightly flip up fringe area and lightly break up by using a feather comb.
  6. Comb flat iron strands down to create smooth bob style.

Recommended Products:

Try Redken Smooth Lock Heat Glide Serum. Rub the product on your palms and then pull through strands for a silky finish with heat protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This is a suitable hairstyle for all face shapes with relaxed hair or hair that is able to be straightened.

Tip(s):

Add a pop of color with clip in extensions for a hint of funkiness with no commitment.  To keep this style looking good for weeks, wrap at night and use a flat iron to touch up and give strands extra body.

7. Crimson Beauty

This pretty crimson hairstyle is super cute for ladies that like a dose of drama. The texture is curly with a boost of body. Hair is parted and curled slightly to one side. Simply stunning!

Crimson Black Hairstyles with Curls and BodyStyle by Ebony Curtis, A Lady Becoming Salon, Laurel, MD

How to Style:

  1. A precision cut is the foundation of this hot look. While sides and back are tapered, crown and frontal area are left longer.
  2. Mold hair down with your favorite styling foam to give hair a smooth look. Let completely dry under a hooded hair dryer.
  3. Slightly curl sides and back with a small half inch flat iron or a small marcel iron.
  4. Loosely curl the hair in the crown and pick out with a feather comb and/or finger comb to give hair a tousled effect while keeping hair neatly defined.

Recommended Products:

I recommend the Influance Shine Spray and Influance Medium Hold Spritz to give hair shine with just enough hold and firmness.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval shaped faces with relaxed hair is best for this look

8. Asymmetric and Sweet

This hairstyle demands attention. Hair is cut asymmetrically with one side shaved and one side long for some edgy flair.

Asymmetric Edgy Shaved HairstyleStyle by JASMINE EDWARDS, Kenneth Shuler Schools, Columbia, SC

How to Style:

  1. Hair is sectioned off and shaved on one side and back, and balanced with a longer, thick side that is slithered leaving a full side swept bang.
  2. Use a one inch sized flat iron to straighten and smooth hair.

Recommended Products:

Try AG Flat Iron Spray for protection and a smooth finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

All face shapes would look great with this hairstyle. Relaxed or natural hair that can be straightened is excellent.

Tip(s):

To keep shape, wrap hair before bed with a silk or satin scarf.

9. Fierce Bombshell

This golden blonde natural look is sure to set it off wherever you go. The style has tons of layers that create a full, rounded effect that’s sure to be a show stopper.

Natural Golden Blonde Hairstyle with LayersStyle by JASMINE MARIE FERGUSON, Center of Attention Salon, Fayetteville, NC

How to Style:

  1. On clean damp hair, take small 1 to 1 1/2 inch sections of hair and braid or twist hair and allow to dry thoroughly to eliminate frizziness.
  2. Un-twist or un-braid hair section by section to create defined waves using a hair serum to keep strands smooth.
  3. Pick out strands or finger comb strands to achieve your desired height and fullness.

Recommended Products:

I recommend Influance Natural Oil for luster, smoothness and sheen.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval shaped faces with medium to thick hair is best for this hairstyle.

Tip(s):

If your hair is relaxed, you can use spiral rods to achieve this look. Once dry, pick out or finger comb for desired look.

10. Loc and Roll

This stunning updo features head-turning fiery red locs. Locs are delicately twisted forming a french roll and bouffant bun at the crown. If your seriously looking for an upswept style with low maintenance, look no further!

Stunning Updo with Red LocsStyle by CHAVALA WILKERSON, Nubian Designs/Blades Professional, CHARLESTON, SC

How to Style:

  1. Section off front and flat-twist locs into a bouffant at the crown and secure with pins.
  2. Gently pull hair left out in back together toward middle creating a french roll effect that flows up toward center of head, positioning right behind bouffant. Gently secure hair with bobby pins while styling.

Recommended Products:

Try Design Essentials Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion to moisturize.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes and braids or locs are best for this style.

Black hairstyles are very versatile, ranging from short to long, relaxed to natural and black to blonde.   You are sure to find the perfect hairdo to fit your lifestyle and personality.

With so many hairstyles to choose from, be bold, switch it up, stand out and be prepared to dazzle with one of these trendy black hairstyles!