Men’s Haircuts: Best Hairstyles for Black Men

From Fades to Deep Waves, These Are the Best Hairstyles for Black Men

For years black men have used their hairstyles as a way to express their creativity and individuality in the world. In the black community, certain hairstyles have been symbolized as a means of black identity, making them so important today.

The feeling of a black man walking into a barber shop to receive a haircut, is an indescribable experience. It’s a cultural safe haven for black men, and it allows for them to be themselves. The shop can also be very therapeutic, in terms of getting a luxury grooming experience, and letting things off your chest, better known as the “barbershop talk.” Also, barbershops are the place where black men begin to experiment with new hairstyles.

The excitement of going to the barbershop and choosing your next look, ranging from traditional to expressive can be worthwhile. These hairstyles for men can vary from getting a clean, simple (#1) cut, fade, or letting your hair grow out into a mini afro. Consistent haircuts for guys also keeps it in shape, makes it healthier, makes it less prone to damage, and overall keeps you looking fresh and clean.

With so many styles to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming over which one you want to try next. We took the time to round up some of the best hairstyles for black men who are in search of a new style for their next cut.

Omari Hardwick

Low Cut (#1.5)

Omari Hardwick's headshot where the actor has a low cut hairstyle.

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Omari Hardwick is rocking a #1.5 cut with the grain and a shallow taper fade. The low haircut works well with his face shape, and his goatee brings the whole look together. It’s a great hairstyle for any child or man.


Box Fade

Khalid's headshot where the singer has a box fade hairstyle.

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Singer Khalid is taking inspiration from the 80s and 90s with the iconic box fade cut. Now you don’t necessarily have to do the same height of hair as the singer, a good 2-3 inches will do.

Rome Flynn

Line up Haircut

Rome Flynn's headshot where the actor has a line up hairstyle.

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Actor Rome Flynn opted for a clean and sleek line up haircut that compliment his facial features. This haircut can vary in length by getting it cut with 0.5 to 2 guard level. The line up haircut is a great hairstyle for anyone who doesn’t like to style their hair daily.

Travis Scott

Plaits with Fade

Travis Scott's headshot where the rapper has plaits with a fade hairstyle.

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Rapper Travis Scott is sporting his signature plaits with a fade. Even though it’s not your typical hairstyle, the rapper has acquainted the hairstyle likes of millions over the world. This is the perfect hairstyle for anyone who wants a daring look.

Kanye West

Buzz Cut

Kanye West's headshot where the rapper has a buzz cut hairstyle.

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Kanye West is another rapper who doesn’t shy away when it comes to experimenting with haircuts, but he decided to opt for something more traditional here. The buzz cut is one of many favorite hairstyles for West. It’s also a style for black men who like a close cut.

The Weeknd

Mini Afro Curls

The Weeknd's headshot where the singer has mini afro curls hairstlye.

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Singer The Weeknd decided to embrace his natural curls and grow out a mini afro. Growing out an afro doesn’t require much maintenance, except getting a shape up every few weeks.

NLE Choppa

Cruddy Hair Fade

NLE Choppa's headshot where the rapper has a cruddy hair fade hairstyle.

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Rapper NLE Choppa has his hair in a cruddy hair fade. This hairstyle just popped up recently over the past few years. To achieve your hair like this on top, use a sponge on it.

Christian Combs

Deep Waves

Christian Combs' headshot where the model has a deep waves hairstyle.

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Model Christian Combs has a line up haircut to embrace his wavy hair texture. Having waves adds style and dimension to your short haircut. If you’re looking to achieve some waves of your own, be sure to brush your hair a lot, moisturize, and invest in a durag.

Quincy Combs

Cornrows top fade

Quincy Combs' headshot where the actor has cornrows top fade hairstyle.

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Actor Quincy Combs has his hair in sleek cornrows and a top fade. This hairstyle requires men to have a certain hair length of at least four inches to make braids.

Childish Gambino

Coiled Hair

Childish Gambino's headshot where the rapper has a coiled hair hairstyle.

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Multi-talented artist Childish Gambino has a coiled grown out hairstyle. This hairstyle is perfect for any man who wants a more natural look.

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