Black Hairstyles: 55 Of The Best Hairstyles for Black Women

Black hairstyles


We all know:


Black hair of African origin is very different from other hair types out there.



The Internet keeps overflowing with hairstyles for women with the perfect straight or wavy hair but fails to address the black women and the woes they face with their hair types.




We understand that black women need separate hair advice based on their skin color, face shape and hair types and we are here to address the issue.


AFRICAN AMERICAN HAIR TYPE

First things first, black women have thick, curly and notorious hair that is hard to style and maintain.





The curls range anywhere from wavy to kinky coils. Which makes a lot of hairstyles for straight-ish hair, not applicable for the black woman.





This however does mean that the African American woman needs to compromise on her style...





...Not at all. There are plenty of hairstyles that look brilliant on black woman, you just need to learn how to style them in a way that looks good on your face and can work for your hair type.




Below are few beautiful black hairstyles that will suit a wide range of face shapes and hair types for the black women and will also look very gorgeous at the same time


1. BOX BRAIDS IS A SIGNATURE BLACK WOMAN HAIRSTYLE

Box braids, also known as Ghana braids, is a braid look popularized & worn by black women for centuries now.


If you have long hair or natural hair, you can always get them into box braids. Box braids have made a comeback in the last couple of years and it's time you join the trend as well.

box braids for black women
Box braids can be really versatile

2. STYLISH SHORT HAIRSTYLES FOR A POWERFUL NEW LOOK

Not all black women have hair that is long enough to go down to their waists,


Some black women can never cut their hair and it still won't budge past shoulder length. Whereas some black women have even shorter hair.

short black hairstyles


short straight black girl hairstyle

Black hair recoils within itself which gives an illusion of short hair, but in reality, the length of the hair is very long.


Regardless, of whether your hair is naturally short or if you get it cut short regularly, you should try out some short hairstyles for some fun new change.


4. COLORED HAIRSTYLES LOOKS REALLY GOOD ON BLACK HAIR

Black hair accepts color really well. And with the right shade based on your skin tone, it can look really flattering as well.

colored hairstyles for black women



5. PROUDLY FLAUNT YOUR NATURAL HAIRSTYLES

More and more women are choosing to not manipulate their hair using chemical & heat treatments.


The Natural hair movement is on the rise over the years and you can so many black women on and off the screen wear their natural hair.


It's about time you embrace your naturally beautiful hair.

natural hairstyles for black women


6. YOU CAN WEAR REGULAR SIMPLE BRAIDS TOO

You don't need to limit yourself to box braids.


Sure, box braids look good but so do regular braids. Regular braids give you a ton of options when it comes to styles and suit black women pretty well too.


braided hairstyles for black women


7. BOB HAIRCUTS FOR THE STYLISH BLACK LADY

Bob haircuts are a great hairstyle for a lot black women.


They are particularly helpful to those with rounder faces, which is the most common face in Black women.


The Bob not only looks stylish, but makes round face shape look more rounder by making it look thinner & longer. The sharp angled cuts are a bonus and make up for a great look overall.

angled bob with bangs


bob haircuts for african american women

9. MAKE WEAVE HAIRSTYLES A PART OF YOUR ARSENAL

Weaves can add a lot of fun & option to black hairstyles.


Weave give you the freedom to move away from your regular hairstyles & play around a bit. Every black girl needs to know how to rock a weave hairstyle.

weaves hairstyles for black women


10. UPDOS LOOK FABULOUS. PERIOD.

Updos are a great hairstyle to wear in day to day life, to work, right to your wedding.


And whoever says that black hair can't be put up in an updo...


...well they are simply wrong.

vintage bandana afro hairstyle


black girl updo hairstyle

12. AND SO DO LONG BLACK HAIRSTYLES

Yes we know:


Getting thick curly hair to grow long is a real struggle.


But if you've dealt with the hard part, have long hair and are wondering how you should style them, then wear them long and natural without a second doubt.

Waist long curly black hairstyle

You can let it all down long, rock an afro, braid it or wear any other long hairstyle. Don't feel shy to rock long glorious looking hair.


13. FLAUNT YOUR AFRO

If there is one hairstyle that just screams 'black girl hairstyle', it would be the afro.


Afros have always been an important part of the black culture and will continue to do so for years to come.


If you've never had an afro yet, it's about time you gave it a try.


black girl afro hairstyle


brown afro hairstyle

15. THIN BOX BRAIDS

Thin box braids have always been a signature black girl hairstyle for centuries now. A lot of black women have spent decades of their life with box braids hairstyles and you can't complain because they're just so easy and low maintenance compared to other black hairstyles


16. SHORT STRAIGHT BOB HAIR LOOKING ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS



17. LOW HANGING STRAIGHT HAIR BUN WITH BEAUTIFUL ACCESSORY. 

Another great straight hair hairstyle for black women, proving that straight hair can look just as good as curly hair on black women.



18. SHORT HAIR TURNED INTO A LOOK GOOD ENOUGH TO BE WORN ON A RED CARPET 



19. BLONDE HIGHLIGHTS

Everyone from Beyonce to your girl-next-door is wearing blonde highlights and oh so well. Dar goldenish blonde highlights really compliment black hair and skin color really well.



20. RIHANNA WITH SOME SHORT SIDE PARTED HAIR. REALLY ACCENTUATES THE FACE AND ACCESSORIES.




21. SHOULDER LENGTH BOB WITH SOME SMOOTH SIDE SWEPT BANGS




22. THIN LONG BRAIDED HAIRSTYLE



23. THREE DIFFERENT WAYS TO WEAR CURLS



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26. ELEGANT SIDE HAIR TIED BACK IN A BUN




27. BRAIDED UP WEDDING HAIR WITH TIARA



28. MOHAWK STYLE BROWN WAVY HAIRSTYLE FOR AFRICAN GIRLS



29. SHORT BLONDE HAIR FOR A UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT LOOK




30. HALLE BERRY SPORTING HER SIGNATURE SHORT HAIR LOOK



31. SHORT HAIR FOR AFRICAN LADY WITH A BEAUTIFUL EAR PIECE



32. THIN BRAIDS TIED BACK IN AN BEAUTIFUL BUN KNOT



33. SHORT JAW LENGTH COILY WEDDING HAIR



34. ALICIA KEYS BRAIDED HAIRSTYLE

Alicia Keys has sported few of the most interesting hairstyles over the years and can rightfully be called a style icon for black women.


35. A UNIQUE UPDO HAIRSTYLE FOR STRAIGHTENED BLACK HAIR FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN



36. STYLISH UPDO BUN. MIGHT NEED THE HELP OF A STYLIST TO GET RIGHT THOUGH



37. A GOOD CHOICE FOR FORMAL EVENTS WHEN YOU WANT TO LOOK TONED DOWN



38. MIDDLE PARTING YOUR HAIR IS A GREAT CHOICE FOR GIRLS WITH CURLY< COILY AND KINKY HAIR



39. ANOTHER BIG CURLY MIDDLE PARTED HAIR. GLORIOUS



40. PERFECT BRAIDED WEDDING HAIRSTYLES FOR BLACK WOMEN

There are so many choices for black women for their wedding hair, this is one such braided black hairstyle out of them. The side look helps accentuate the accessories and the neckline of the dress so well. Beautiful.


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We hope you enjoyed the list and that it provided enough insight and inspiration to help you on your next trip to the salon.