Black men have a rich choice of haircuts, ranging through traditional lengths: short, medium and long. Most men though stick to short and medium-length haircuts, because they offer a stylish and low-maintenance look.
If you are an African American, your naturally thick kinky hair provides you with a bunch of options as to how you can have your hair cut and styled. Your haircut can tell much about you. Active, sporty men, for instance, opt for attractive short hairstyles or imaginative Mohawks. More creative personalities often choose a natural curly look or braided hairstyles. Younger guys love somewhat messy hairstyles with a cool mean look that drives girls crazy.
The Most Popular Haircuts for Black Men
Anyway, you can look through our selection of the popular in 2016 haircuts for African American men and try one of those stylish images.
#1: Bleached High Top
Do you have thick hair that you can’t seem to manage? Try embracing your robust, textured curls. Grow them out on top and throw in some bleached tips. The highlighted short dreads brighten up that hair and make it look more interesting and unique.
#2: Jet Black Flat Top with Shaved Designs
Prove that hairstyles for black men are anything but predictable by etching a cool design around your head. You can make it as simple or intricate as you want, just make sure it reflects your specific style and flair.
#3: African-American Textured Hairstyle
Show off your natural hair in a fresh, new way by letting it roam free … on the top of the head, anyway. The combo of faded temples and textured curls will add some structure and shape to your look that is containable and manageable. Yes, please.
#4: Dreaded High Top
If you thought long, textured locks on top were cool, try adding a cool design or two into the mix and watch the hair sparks really fly. Etch a long line around the entire half of the head to complement the full head of wild curls up top.
#5: Black Closely Shaved Fade
Dynamic black male hairstyles don’t always suggest keeping the hair long (or even medium) on the head. A super-short, barely-there buzz cut leaves little hair up top, but you can make up for it by growing out your beard. This way you can still have some hair on your head, without needing to style or maintain it all day, every day.
#6: Male African-American Temple Fade
Fades are among classic male styles, and it’s easy to see why. The cut delivers a clean, sophisticated look that is far from boring. It’s perfect for those with jam-packed schedules that leave them with little time for grooming.
#7: Designed Mohawk for Black Men
Take your faux hawk fade to new heights by throwing in a cool shape or line on the side. Let your hair be your wearable art and an avenue where you express your creativity. So pick up that razor and start shaving.
#8: Black High Fade with Textured top
Hairstyles for black men are at their best when they show off the natural texture of the hair. Expose your curls, while keeping them contained and opt for a high skin fade if you love stark contrasts.
#9: Retro ‘90s Cut
Remember that flat top haircut made popular in the ‘90s? Well, it’s back and better than ever! Give it a test drive by flattening out your grown-out hair on the top of the head and channeling your inner Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
#10: African-American Super-Short Line Up
Short haircuts are ideal for men on-the-go, as they require little-to-no maintenance. So, if you’re a busy guy with places to go and people to see, try a close cut with line up, and you’ll have a stylish, stress-free grooming routine.
#11: Black Boxy High Top Cut
Some black male hairstyles don’t need to be groomed or touched too often. For instance, the retro high-top with a full, robust beard is quite a statement-maker, but is far from high-maintenance.
#12: African-American Curly Low Fade
The best part about rocking curls is, well, rocking curls. Don’t hide your natural ringlets! Let them grow out and apply some styling gel to keep them looking great throughout the day. Don’t settle for a curl-free life! With a low fade and line up, you’ll have a neat style with natural texture.
#13: Natural High Top for Black Men
Some of the cutest high top fades with long hair on top come out for natural hair type 4 c. Combine with a high fade that works in pair with a line up. This look is great for those who like to have a little fun with their hair and get funky once in a while.
#14: Clean Black Fade with 360 Waves
The most stylish black men’s hairstyles are classic styles with small individual touches like a temple and nape fade, line up, shaved design, etc. Train your hair into 360 waves if you additionally want a textured yet smooth look.
#15: African-American Burst Fade
Natural afros have been in since 1960. Embraced and popularized by music and movie legends, the afro has deservedly become one of most loved black classic style. Upgrade your rounded afro with the popular today burst fade and line up for a modern look.
#16: Curled Mohawk
Mohawks are all well and good, but a textured, curled mohawk is the stuff of legends. This style is incredibly trendy and unexpected, and it gives your look an interesting edge. You’d be surprised how easy it is to style, too!
#17: High Black Fade with Lines
Black hairstyles for men take on sleek and chic forms when lines and 360 waves are involved. A faded cut with a thick, shaved part running from a forehead corner is incredibly cool and funky, without being too outlandish. In other words, it’s office-friendly.
#18: Angular Line up
You’ve probably seen a lot of fades with designs carved around the sides or back of the head. Well, why don’t you break the mold and try throwing your creativity to the front of the house, er, hair. Etch a line at the top-front of the hair to give it a cool spin.
#19: African-American Undercut
Get a little crazy with your hair and let it grow out nice and long – like, really long. You’d be surprised what wild, free locks can do for your look and self-esteem. Just make sure you keep them frizz-free with moisturizing products, curl-defining serums and/or mousse.
#20: Close and Clean African-American Haircut
Show the world how smooth and sleek African-American men hairstyles can be. Grow the hair out a bit and treat yourself to a flawless line up with a temple fade. This will give you some texture while keeping the hair close, manageable and oh-so nice.
#21: Simple Close Cut
Don Cheadle has a high forehead with a receding hairline. That’s why his best choice would be a closely cut haircut. Here is his new style from the Queen Latifah show.
#22: Well-Trimmed Afro
Kinky coils begin to cause you styling troubles only when they are long. And keeping them short and well-trimmed, you are gaining enviable density and fabulous texture. With this haircut Blair Underwood takes the best from what was given to him by nature.
#23: Fade on The Temples
Cuba Gooding Jr has opted for a clean look that can at the same time demonstrate the texture. This short fade haircut with polished temples is stylish, neat and simply cute.
#24: Accurate Buzz
Anthony Mackie shows with his example that natural black hair can be flawlessly cut for an impeccable smart look with geometric precision. I love the clean lines and accurate angles of this short classic hairstyle.
#25: Low Fade
Nate Parker’s low fade features a sculpted afro top with steep sides fading to the bare skin. Add an angled line of hair growth, like Nate’s, and you’ll get one of the chicest black male haircuts ever!
#26: Awesome Fade with Sideburns
Wow, what a flawless fade John Boyega is sporting! It can boast of optimal length and skillful gradation of hair with enviable precision of contours throughout the cut.
#27: Short Tapered Afro Cut
You have probably seen famous male model Adonis Bosso in all kinds of ad campaigns for mega popular brands, and now we can enjoy his handsome profile and chic extra short haircut with length reduction.
#28: Extra-Short Buzz with Slim Sideburns
Michael Wilcher needs an accurate neat haircut that frames his sculptured face but doesn’t distract attention from it. He got it with this extra-short buzz.
#29: Grown Out Buzz
Sasha’s brother male model Tediou M’Baye has grown out his buzz to bring out the texture of his cute dense kinky coils. This cut looks awesome on teenage African American guys.
#30: Polished Buzz
Trey Songz proves that you can acquire a cool smooth look even if your cut is not a fade. Trey keeps it one length that is short and carefully trimmed with particular attention given to the contours.
#31: Side Taper
Usher’s haircut is fabulous. It shows off his natural texture, demonstrates accurate contours and chic tapering of the above-the-ear sections.
#32: Natural Curly Top
Luke James rocks a rather big ‘fro on top with clean steeply tapered sides and back. This awesome haircut requires frequent trimming to keep it in shape, but it’s worth it, undoubtedly.
#33: Tapered Sides
Miguel is endowed by nature with a very cute curly texture that is not excessively dense and unruly. Thus, he chooses this nice medium haircut with tapered sides for a cleaner and more sophisticated gentleman`s look.
#34: Classy Curls and Natural Look
This is an awesome haircut for African American men. Neither short, nor long, it demonstrates natural kinky texture in its best light. Besides, you won’t have troubles, maintaining this thot boy haircut: a little bit of moisturizing gel will do just fine and that’s it.
#35: Extremely Short, Edgy and Wavy
This one is a very trendy haircut, based upon the contrast of lines and accentuated by unique hair texture of black men, – a very worthy option to try.
#36: Easy-Going Curls for an Easy-Going Guy
These trendy and attractive curls look very professional and natural at the same time. You feel like running your fingers through them.
#37: A Flat Top and a Fade Effect
This is a hot and attractive haircut for guys, featuring contrasts in lines and hair length. You will love it because it’s quite original and easy in maintenance.
#38: Simple and Flawless
Classic facial features can’t benefit better than from a simple short buzz haircut. With this haircut people will concentrate on your face, while you’ll always be confident that your hairstyle is flawless.
#39: Showy Frizz with Accentuated Sides
Men’s haircuts with thinner sides always look quite impressive. This haircut will suit any age and emphasize imposing appearance of a man.
#40: Curvy Braids
Braids are a popular theme for Afro-American hairstyles, both male and female. This one looks very harmoniously on younger guys.