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Updated on February 23, 2021
Black hairstyles with bangs often make a sweeping-off-my-feet impression. No wonder, African American women are very versatile in terms of many things: style, aesthetic, skill, intelligence. This article is going to give insight on 20 different hairstyles for African American women that are not only flattering but fun and classy as well!

 The Most Ravishing Black Hairstyles With Bangs

1. Shoulder Length Downdo With Forehead-Veiling Bangs

The hairstyle seen in the picture is shoulder length with forehead bangs. This works for a variety of face types but looks best on those with killing-me cheek-bones. The wispy bangs conceal a larger forehead while the medium length layers frame your face in the most gracious manner. It’s a win-win!

black downdo with straight bangs

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2. Voluminous Black Hairstyle With Side Bangs

The medium-length roller set with side bangs serves a variety of deeds. It softens more angular face shapes with its body and blunt cut ends. The subtleness of layers assists in maintaining simplicity while being glamorous. A roller set is typically a great option when you want to cut back on the direct heat and pump up the volume!

curly A-line black hairstyle with bangs

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3. Collar Bone Bob With Wispy Bangs

This collar bone length bob with wispy bangs is awesome for framing a rounder, fuller face. The wispy bangs graze the forehead without completely covering it. The length touches just at the collar bone which causes the bob to “hug” the cheeks and maintain its style. Even if you want to put it up or pull it back, it is still long enough for comfortable styles.

black bob hairstyle with bangs

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4. Black Pixie Hairstyle With Bangs And Cute Babylights

This ombre pixie cut is very sharp and sassy! It’s perfect for a woman in power. It demands attention and carries a professional aesthetic. The ombre bangs create dimension within the face and truly emphasize your eyes and cheekbones. The short choppy cut also allows one a low maintenance regimen with a longevity of up to two weeks!

black pixie with angled bangs

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5. Medium-Length Layered Hairstyle With Side Bangs

This hair do is great if you want to optimize the thickness of your hair. It works on basically any face shape but looks best on those with more angular bone structure. The blunt cut ends allow the hair to obtain optimal density. The side swept bangs create the flattering A-line silhouette. It all comes together so beautifully!

medium black hairstyle with bangs

Helga Esteb /

6. Edgy Half-Hawk Black Hairstyle With Bangs

The half-hawk means that the front of the hair is in the shape of a faux-hawk yet the back of the hair hangs loose. This is a very rebel chic hair do that goes prefect with an edgy outfit! The volume at the crown gives drama to the hairstyle, while the side swept bangs add structure to the look.

black hairstyle with bangs for relaxed hair

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7. Wavy Black Bob With Arched Bangs

As a cool spin on the traditional straight bob cut, adding a wavy texture really individualizes the hairstyle. It gives a new look to the Asian-oriented haircut. Although this style may be hard to pin away, the waves are so chic that you will always want to show them off!

black bob hairstyle with bangs

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8. Side-Swept Wavy Black Hairstyle With Bangs

Side swept curls are very elegant and semi-effortless. You can achieve this look within just a few minutes as long as you are ready with the curly base. Take a large-barrel curling iron and curl medium size chunks of hair until everything is spiral. Simply run a wide-tooth comb through the curls to create uniformity, sweep the lock to one side and pin – you’re done!

black side downdo hairstyle with bangs

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9. Short Back Sweep With Side Bangs

This short back sweep with bangs is very good for the ladies who have just cut their hair short. It gives you some versatility with a formal flair. You simply style your bangs as usual. Then, slick the sides of the hair and pin them to create a back sweep!

short black hairstyle with bangs

Helga Esteb /

10. Medium Black Hairstyle With Bangs And Angled Layers

This hairstyle is very edgy and it’s a great alternative to scene hair for those who relax their locks. You can achieve the same rocker glam effect with less damage to your hair. Begin with a good cut. A razor cut gives a more piecey appearance with an edge. When styling, run through the strands with a flat iron to smooth everything out.

layered black hairstyle with bangs

Helga Esteb /

11. Volumized Ponytail With Bangs

The volumized ponytail with side swept bangs is a very trendy hairstyle with attitude! The height at the crown adds drama while the length enhances femininity. Although it looks great on the red carpet with a ball gown, it can also be worn on a casual event, at the office or on a date. It can serve a number of occasions.

ponytail black hairstyle with bangs

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12. Black Lob Hairstyle With Full Bangs

This shoulder length bob with forehead bangs is rather timeless, and it’s maintaining a fashionable essence. It is a great option for mature women who want to look chic yet not overly kiddish.

black lob hairstyle with straight bangs

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13. Shoulder Length Curls With Forehead Bangs

Shoulder length curls with forehead bangs work fantastic for any age. The high shine finish is amazing, but try not to overdo with the styling product or you’ll end up with plastic-looking curls.

black wavy hairstyle with bangs

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14. Low Silvered Ponytail Hairstyle With Forehead Bangs

This low ponytail is very simple to create. It’s is best on hair that is straight and long. Silver ombre hair is trend looks wonderful on young ladies when complimented with a bright makeup.

black pony hairstyle with bangs

Helga Esteb /

15. Feathered Pixie Hairstyle With Short Bangs

This short pixie is a solution for women who want to minimize their hair volume and draw attention to their lovely faces. It really allows your best features such as high cheekbones or beautiful eyes to shine!

short black hairstyle with bangs

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16. Curly Natural Hairstyle With Bangs

The curly ‘fro works well for women who want to embrace their ethnic heritage through their natural coils! You may experiment with hair colors and try some new delicious hair hues like this fabulous milk chocolate. Every girl should love her curls!

natural black hairstyle

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17. Black Updo With Long Highlighted Bangs

This updo with long curled bangs is hot! It allows you to have some elements of glamour while still being low key. The long curls in the front frame the face so that it is not completely open. Meanwhile, the updo in the back helps to cut down on unnecessary drama, keeping it simple and fun!

black updo hairstyle with bangs

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18. Straight Black Pixie Hairstyle With Short Bangs

Pixie cuts are typically curled and feathered. However, they can look just as nice when left straight! This straight pixie cut is very stylish and it does make a statement! It shows that the wearer of the cut likes to add their own mix to things while displaying some concurrence with modern trends!

black hairstyle with bangs for short hair

Helga Esteb /

19. Feathered And Volumized Short-To-Medium Style

This feathered volumized style is excellent for mature women who want to spice up their daily look. The volume at the crown gives the hair shape and defeats limpness. The feathers create awesome texture and accentuate the body of the ‘do.

black bob hairstyle with eye-brow-grazing bangs

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20. Sleek Black Ponytail Hairstyle With Side Bangs

The sleek ponytail with side bangs is very classy, and it looks great on everyone. The sleekness of the ponytail is neat and long-lasting, while the side bangs add it a fabulous flair! The best part is that this style is ageless – it looks great on teens and adults alike!

sleek black hairstyle with bangs

Helga Esteb /

As you see, there are many different hairstyles that African American women can work with. Not just the 20 mentioned here but many more! Take some of these styles into consideration next time you are getting dolled up and see where they’ll take you!  
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