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Hair Designs for Black Men

Stephen Rampur Mar 10, 2020
There is no dearth of hairstyles and hair designs for black men that look cool and trendy. This story tells you more about some of the most famous hairstyles for black men.
When it comes to hairstyles for men, there indeed is a variety of alternatives to choose from, depending on the type and length of hair you have. Be it stylish cuts for hair of a short length or for long tresses, you can certainly find the perfect kind you want which suits both your personality and your face.
The main advantage of short hair is that you don't require much effort to wash and maintain them. Though the fashion of sporting long locks is long gone, there are a few people who do so for a unique look, to stand out from the crowd.

Cool Hairstyles for Black Men

360 Waves

This is one of the trendiest hairstyles that can be sported today, and is sure to make heads turn. As the name suggests, it consists of hair made to look like waves around the perimeter of the head.
Earlier, this style was achieved by constantly brushing short hair, and so it was aptly named 'brush waves'. Today, there are many methods that can be used to achieve this hairdo. Onlookers may mistake it to be a stylish wig!

The famous 'Afro'

Everyone knows the most renowned Afro cut, in which the hair is styled in such a way that it creates a kind of puff on the head. How big the puff is depends on how long your hair is. Afro cuts can be flaunted by both men and women. If you do not have the necessary curls for an Afro, you can easily get them done in a beauty salon.


This is one of the most popular voguish hairdos that look good on everyone who tries them. To get cornrows, the hair is braided into tight plaits first. The plaits are then arranged on the scalp as per the preference of the wearer.
There is no typical design for setting braids on the scalp, and you have the option of making detailed patterns and cornrow designs, according to your specifications. Moreover, cornrows do not demand extra care and are really easy to maintain.

Fade Haircuts

There are different types of fade haircuts, also known as buzz cuts, which depend on the length of your hair. Some common types are shadow fade, temp fade, bald fade, etc. The common factor between all these types is that they are a bit thick at the top and fade as they come down the head.

Etched Haircuts

Etched styles actually consist of a variety of patterns made on the scalp, with short hair. For getting an etched cut, you will have to go to a hairdresser, who will use an electric shear to create whichever pattern you want. Popular ones include triangles, stars, and even names. These haircuts are mostly made by teenagers and youngsters, who want to stand out.
So these were some of the popular hair designs for African-American men. These have been famously flaunted even by international celebrities like David Beckham, Jay-Z, and Will Smith, among others.