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The Top 19 Hottest Black Men Haircuts

Shaved, short, long, fro or natural, there are several different ways for black men to style their hair. Considering a style change? Check out these varied (and handsome!) black men haircuts to try next time you’re at the barber.

#1 Short and Refined

Written by Tanya Ramirez

This super short look features a high taper with a softly blended finish and a refined ‘line-up’.

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Image credit: Encore HD

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Image credit: Encore HD

How to Style:

  1. Apply water-based pomade to hair all over.
  2. Brush hair smooth.

Recommended Products:

Try Suavecito Pomade for a styled finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will wear nicely on most all face shapes and work best with coarser hair types.

#2 Faded Twists

Written by Carina Connelly

This look is so on trend among young celebrities and athletes. It is a very groomed professional style that makes a serious statement.

Professional Hairstyle for Black Men

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How to Style:

  1. Apply styling aid to lengths and the sides.
  2. Brush the sides close to the scalp.
  3. Twist the top to the size twists desired.

Recommended Products:

Design Essentials’ Natural Daily Moisturizing Lotion is a very moisturizing styling liquid that gives a soft to medium hold and does not leave the hair feeling stiff or dry.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will wear nicely on most all face shapes and work best with coarser hair types.

#3 Tapered Fro

Written by Carina Connelly

This a is great haircut if you like the feeling of a close taper, but want to style your hair out longer without the maintaince or commitment of long hair.

Close Tapered Hairstyle for Black Men

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How to Style:

  1. Apply grooming serum throughout hair and massage in.
  2. Brush the sides and back close to the scalp.

Recommended Products:

Farouk’s Royal Treatment Pearl Complex is a rich serum that is made of refined moisturizing properties that condition and replenish the hair while taming frizz and grooming the hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will wear nicely on most all face shapes and work best with thicker, coarser hair types.

#4 Parted Box Fade

Written by Carina Connelly

This look is for the man that is out to make a statement. The cut is very fashion forward as it is a modern take on the popular looks from the late 80s and early 90s.

Modern Hairstyle for Black Men with Part

Image credit: Encore HD

How to Style:

  1. Apply oil moisturizer throughout hair and massage in.
  2. Pick hair straight up and brush the sides and back close to scalp.
  3. Shape and groom with hands and brush, then apply more product if needed.

Recommended Products:

Bronner Brothers Oil Moisturizer Hair Lotion contains natural oils for shine and powerful conditioning.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will wear nicely on most all face shapes and work best with coarser hair types.

#5 Low Tapered Fro Out

Written by Carina Connelly

This is a great look to take on while trying to grow out your hair. The grow out phase can be difficult at times and it can be hard to find a style that will work in between. This look will carry you to the fro stage where you can start styling a little more.

Low Tapered Fro Hairstyle for Black Men

Style by Frederika Taylor, F & D Professional Beauty Salon, Sumter, SC

Low Tapered Fro Hairstyle for Black Men Side

Style by Frederika Taylor, F & D Professional Beauty Salon, Sumter, SC

How to Style:

  1. Apply styling gel throughout hair and massage in.
  2. Brush the sides and back close to the scalp and brush hair as desired

Recommended Products:

Sada Pack’s Elegance Triple Action Styling Gel provides strong hold, long lasting shine and does not leave flakes.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will wear nicely on most all face shapes and work best with curlier hair types.

#6 Side Parted Low Taper

Written by Carina Connelly

Here is a very modern and stylish look for men who aren’t afraid to stand out. This very dapper style is a hot trend with deep side parts and clean edges that is sure to leave an impression.

Hairstyle for Black Men with Side Part

Style by Myeisha Meeks, Mye Stylz, Irving, TX

Hairstyle for Black Men with Side Part Side

Style by Myeisha Meeks, Mye Stylz, Irving, TX

How to Style:

  1. Apply product throughout hair and massage in.
  2. Brush the sides and back, then use a pick to shape the top.
  3. Pull hair away from the part to create a clean parting.

Recommended Products:

SheaMoisture Three Butters Styling Smoothie smoothes and defines a curl pattern, leaving the hair moisturized with natural shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will wear nicely on most all face shapes and work best with medium to thicker hair types.

#7 Long Tight Taper

Written by Carina Connelly

This look is all about contrast. The long disheveled look on top in contrast to the very closely cut sides make this style very becoming. It is fashion forward, yet still something that can translate to a professional look.

Black Hairstyle for Men with Close Cut Sides and Longer Top

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How to Style:

  1. Apply product to top, comb through with fingers, then use product on hands to smooth the sides and back.
  2. Pull hair on top forward and twist with fingers.
  3. Brush sides and back close to scalp.

Recommended Products:

Pureology’s Smoothing Serum is a humidity protectant that leaves the hair soft and touchable without leaving flakes or build up.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look will wear nicely on most all face shapes and work well with most all hair types.

#8 The Buzz

Written by Carina Connelly

Closely cut, this hairstyle is perfect for the man on the go because it requires little to no maintenance between cuts.

The Buzz Dwight Gooden Style Black Men Haircuts

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How To Style: 

  1. Apply a scalp and hair moisturizer.
  2. Brush hair with a boar bristle brush.

Recommended Products:

Try using a small amount of coconut oil to moisturize both hair and scalp.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

#9 The Small ‘Fro

Written by Carina Connelly

Have great curls, but don’t want long hair? Try an in between style that lets you show off your natural texture without having to commit to long hair.

The Small Fro Black Men Haircuts

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How To Style: 

  1. Starting with clean, damp hair, apply a leave-in conditioner.
  2. Using, a wide tooth comb gently brush through curls.
  3. Apply gel from roots to tips.
  4. Fluff curls using fingers and allow to air dry.

Recommended Products:

Try Mix Chicks His Mix Leave-in Conditioner For Men to help tame frizz and define curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

#10 Clean and Short

Written by Carina Connelly

Clean and Short Black Men Haircuts

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How To Style: 

  1. Apply a scalp and hair moisturizer.
  2. Brush hair with a boar bristle brush.

Recommended Products:

Try using a small amount of coconut oil to moisturize both the hair and scalp.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

#11 The Grown Out Buzz

Written by Carina Connelly

Looking for a style that’s a little more lived-in, but too long? Try this grown out buzz for a style with texture.

The Grown Out Buzz

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How To Style: 

  1. Starting with clean, damp hair, apply a small amount of a hair and scalp moisturizer.
  2. Gently brush curls using a boar bristle brush and apply a small amount of pomade.
  3. Allow hair to air dry.

Recommended Products:

Try L’anza Healing Style Refine Pomade for smooth frizz-free texture and definition.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

#12 All Twisted Up

Written by Carina Connelly

Growing out your hair and need to look professional? Try twists! They are low maintenance and a great way to show off your personality.

All Twisted Up Style for a Black Man

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How To Style: 

  1. Starting with clean wet hair, section hair into four quadrants. Begin at the neck hairline and work up.
  2. Taking a 1” by 1” section, apply a small amount of pomade and twist hair from root to tip.
  3. Continue until all quadrants are done.
  4. Allow hair to air dry.
  5. Once hair is dry, you can leave it as is or shake it out.

Recommended Products:

Try Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Shine Pomade Hairdress with Shea butter and Cocoa butter to moisturize ends and provide hold with shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

#13 Naturally Curly

Written by Carina Connelly

Love your natural curls? Let them be free in this natural, easy going style.

Naturally Curly Style for a Black Man

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How To Style: 

  1. Starting with clean, damp hair, apply a leave in conditioner, gel, and a small amount of argan oil.
  2. Gently detangle using a wide tooth comb.
  3. Twist various sections of hair to define ends.
  4. Allow hair to air dry.

Recommended Products:

Curly hair is naturally a bit dry. Use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like Mixed Chicks His Mix Shampoo and Mixed Chicks Deep Detangling Conditioner.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

#14 Wave Maker

Written by Carina Connelly

Like the classic look of waves? Try this style for a timeless style that always looks professional and put together.

Wave Maker UJA-Federation Haircuts

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How To Style: 

  1. Starting with clean, air-dried hair, apply a small amount of pomade.
  2. Brush hair forward with a boar bristle brush.

Recommended Products:

For freshly cut hair, use a soft boar bristle brush. For longer hair, try using a hard boar bristle brush. Try Brush Strokes Two-Sided Boar Bristle Brush for handy access to both types of brushes.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

#15 Polished Fade 

Written by Carina Connelly

This slick hairstyle is polished and devilishly handsome. The style mostly comes from the cut and is easy to maintain at home.

NYC Black Men Haircuts

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How To Style: 

  1. Apply a small amount of coconut butter to hair and scalp.
  2. Brush hair forward with a boar bristle brush.

Recommended Products:

Try Dr. Bronner’s Coconut oil. It’s organic, cold-pressed and has a light (and delicious) coconut aroma to it.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

#16 The Fro Hawk

Written by Carina Connelly

Thinking of trying something a bit rock ‘n’ roll? Try the ‘fro hawk for an easy to maintain, edgy style.

The Fro Hawk Black Men Haircuts

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How To Style: 

  1. Apply a small amount of pomade to slightly damp hair.
  2. Using a boar bristle brush, gently brush hair towards crown.
  3. Allow to air dry.

Recommended Products:

Try Aveda’s Humectant Pomade for definition and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

#17 Short Curls

Written by Carina Connelly

This style combines both natural curls and a short haircut — the best of both worlds! It’s hip, stylish and seriously easy.

Short Curls Power Haircuts For Black Men

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How To Style: 

  1. Apply a scalp and hair moisturizer.
  2. Apply a small amount of curl defining crème.
  3. Allow hair to air dry.

Recommended Products:

Try AG’s Curl Details Defining Cream for lightweight, frizz-free hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Styling Tip:

To get your style to last another day, mist hair with a little bit of water to re-activate the product and resuscitate your curls.

#18 Clean Shaven Skin

Written by Carina Connelly

Have thinning hair or sick of having to style it? Try going for a clean-shaven look! It’s ageless and stylish.

Clean Shaven Black Men haircuts

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How To Style: 

  1. Apply a scalp moisturizer.

Recommended Products:

Try the Lab Series Shave Line collection for shaving creams that help prevent nicks and post shave creams to repair the skin.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

#19 Long Curls 

Written by Carina Connelly

Have a loose curl pattern? Try growing out your hair and rocking a long layered style. Lacking loose curls, but still craving the look? Try an s-curl texturizer to loosen your curls.

Long Curls Haircuts For Black Men

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How To Style: 

  1. Starting with damp hair, apply a leave-in conditioner and a small amount of gel from roots to tips.
  2. Gently remove excess moisture with a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt.
  3. Allow hair to air dry.

Recommended Products:

To remove excess moisture without disrupting the curl pattern, try using a microfiber towel. Jessi Curl’s Scrunching Towel removes moisture without causing frizz.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style is perfect for any face shape and hair density.

Black men’s hairstyles often rely heavily on the cut. If you are thinking of trying a new style, talk it over with your barber and get his or her opinion. There are some seriously cool styles to try, so try one or try them all!